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GEMINI 12 MISSICN C%lMENTARY, ll/ll/6h

,

5:39

C.S.T.

Tape MC-1 Page 1

This is the Gemini News Center with report

a 9:30 a.m.,

EST status

on the Gemini 12 countdown and the overall of minutes, count will actually begin.
3:43

Gemini 12 mission.

In a matter spacecraft

a.m.,

EST, the Gemini for the Gemini 1L'

The backup pilots

m%ssicn, Astronauts standing by.at

Gordon Cooper and Gene Cernan are now and in a matter of minutes, level they'll

the blcckhouse,

be boarding their

the Gemini spacecraft checkout

at the 100 foot

to start

prelaunch

of the spacecraft.

The backups will to the prime when they report are still asleep is

remain in the spacecraft pilots, Astronauts

and be ready to report

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin afternoon. Love11 and Aldrin

on the scene this at this time.

The plan,

according however, if

to the astronaut

countdown,

to awaken them at 11:30; that, they will

they do awaken earlier time. We will

than

get up at an eariier but our advisories asleep.

keep close the two

watch on this, astronauts

right

now are that

are still

To cover some of the highlights all is going very well the propeliants with the

of what has transpired
countdown

thus far,

at this

time.

We brought starting

aboard the morning,:

Gemini Launch Vehicle and completed

at 2:53 a.m., loading started,

EST, this

the propellant

in 3 hours and 21 minutes. this was tile real 'T'ne Atlas EST, start

Th? range in Agena countdown of the countdown, standard

at 4:23 a.m.,

EST, at T-680.

launch vehicle

countdown

came in at 8:23 a.m.,

or the T-443 mark in the count and as we mentioned start of this status report, the next highlight

at the

names up in

GEMINI 12 MISSION CO-TARY,

11/11/66,

8:3g C.S.T.

Tape MC-1 Page 2

just

several

minutes

when the spacecraft by phone just this

count begins.

We've

already before definitely

been informed coming up with intends

a matter that

of a few moments the Test Conductor that As

announcement, this count.

to start

We can consider

the Gemini 12 count will we reported,

start

on time at ~-360, Cooper and Cernan, to start their

9:43 a.m. will be

the backup pilots,

going aboard the spacecraft checkouts. countdown. So all We'll

shortly

preliminary

is going well

at this

time of the Gemini 12 more reports over

be coming up with

several

the next hour or so from here in the News Center, reports 11 a.m., of Mission EST, this time, Control morning. will begin

and then the 11 o'clock, par'? of the

at approximately early

During will

the 4till

count at that half if

the reports

be coming up about every bhe count. either as rapidly with Obviously, from here as we

hour or so until any problems arise,

we get deeper into they will

be reported Control

in the News Center

or from Mission All

know they have occurred. countdown at this time,

is going well

the Gemini 12 point now, the

and just

about at this

Gemini spacecraft Center.

countdown

starting.

This is the Gemini News

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66,

9:06 k.m. CSl'

Tape 2 Page 1

This is the Gemini News Center with the spacecraft

at Cocoa Beach.

The countdown up right leading

of the Gemini 12 mission mornin, TTand all times of 2:08 this

was picked well

on schedule

at 9:‘13 this liftoff

goes quite afternoon Control

to our planned Our formal

and 3:46. Center at Cape

announcements

from the Mission

Kennedy are scheduled the countdown proceeds

to start quite

about 11 o'clock, well and repeating

but as of now, it again, we T?xis is

did pick up the spacecraft the Gemini News Center.

count at 9:43 this

morning.

END OF TAPE

c ‘. 4.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/11/66,

9:54

a.m. CST

Tape 3

Page 1

This is Gemini Launch Control. counting. and all time. ago with with That is T-289 and counting is going well with

We are at T-289 minutes

and

on t>e Gemini 12 mission, countdown at this hours wind up countdown As reported,

our simultaneous started

The count actually the beginning

about 6 and a half and will

of the range countdown functions

some nine different

in the simultaneous liftoff.

as we get closer all is going well forecast Astronauts

to the Planned Atlas/Agena at this time.

We also have a satisfactory

weather track.

both here in the Cape area &d around the world Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin, ago, actually the prime pilots, at lo:30 that a.m., EST.

got up about 23 or 2& minutes The astronauts retire a.m., pilots, earlier got up. this

We received at tie this

confirmation a.m.

they did

morning

They went to bed at one Meanwhile, thejr backup

and got up at lo:30 Astronauts

morning.

Gordon Cooper and Gene Cernan are aboard the making preliminary checks, at:th'e 100 foot

Gemini 12 spacecraft level being at Complex 19. checked out,

At Complex 14, where we have the Atlas/Agena up foi the start during of some the

the crew is gearing loading that

of the major propellant final

is conducted

phase of the countdown. start

Coming up about seven minutes loading the hydrozine fuel aboard back of

from now, the crew will the Agena second stage. the gantry oxidizer the final service

This will

be followed

by roll

structure

and then they will A little further loading for

load the acid

aboard the Agena.

on in the count, the Atlas/Agena,

phase of the propellant

GEMINI 12, MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66,

9:54

a,m. CST

Tape 3 Page 2

the loading will pilots their begin.

of the liquid All

oxygen aboard the Atlas!fi,rst To repeat, a.m. EST.

stage

systems going well.

the prime They will start

are up, they got up at lo:30 physical examination

about 11:30, later

11:30 a.m., or 11:40 a.m.,

EST, and EST. Now

have breakfast at T-286 #inutes, Launch Control.

about 10 minutes

52 seconds and cnunting.

This is Gemini

END OFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/11/66,

10~28 a.m. CST

Tape !+ Page 1

This is Gemini Launch Control. seconds and counting at launch

We are at T-255 minutes, All going well

26 both and

on the Gemini I.2 count.

complex 19 with

the Gemini 12 and launch vehicle, At this point

at complex 14 with we are just finishing

the Atlas/Agena. up the loading

at complex 14, fuel aboard

of the hydrazine

the Agena second stage. aboard the Agena this to get a report 12 minutes fuel gantry its fall loading service shortly

We are loading morning that and all this

some 4000 pounds of fuel is going well. We expect About the Agena back that back to -- then

has been completed. for

from this

time,

once we get the report we'll start It will rolling

has been completed, structure

at the pad. -- this takes

rolled

back position

about 30 minutes

the crew will nitric

be ready to load the oxidizer, is used as an oxidizer In the meantime, for

the red-Mng the Agena in the for the mission, crew

acid that

second stage, Astronauts quarters the hall couple

the prime pilots

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin, at the Kennedy Space Center. to start their final physical This will

are up at their They will exsmination be followed

be going down just a

of minutes

from now. They'11

by breakfast for shortly.
3

in the crew quarters. breakfast, All we'll

have about ten guests on the guest list

give you a report at this point

going well

in the count,

254 minutes,

seconds and counting. END OF TAPE

This is Gemini Launch Control.

GEMINI 12 MISSIUN COMMENTARY, 1411/66,

10:38

a.m.

CST

Tape 5

page1

This is Gemini Launch Control T-245 and counting, countdown all still

at T-245 minutes with

and counting. our simul~8neoas Astronauts

going very well time,

for Gemini 12.

At this

the prime pilots,

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin, crew quarters physical

have gone down the hall

from their final

at NASA's Kennedy Space Center This will

to take their

examination. will

take about ten minutes

or so. We'll get a

The examination report

be' given-?by Dr. Norman Pincott. follow&ng the examination. will sit

from Dr. Pincott is completed,

When the down for breakmignon,

examination fast. steak,

the two pilots astronaut

They will

have the usual

menu of filet

and eggs, toast a.m.,

and coffee, EST, this

and juice. after

The two pilots about 9 and a half Astronauts

got up at lo:30 hours sleep.

morning their

In the meantime,

packup pilots,

Gordon Cooper end Gene Cernan, craft at complex lg. They've

are aboard the Gemini 12 spacenow been in the cockpit checks, later and they'll about two

hours making the preliminary report to the two prime pilots

be ready to

in the countdown when they gearing up to bring That is begin

come to the pad. in the final the start some three
major

Also at complex 19, we're part of our simultaneous

countdown.

of the Gemini Launch Vehicle and a half
the

countdown which will time.

minutes
count,

from this
we’ll then

When the so-called
countdowns

GLV does come into going simultaneously

have some nine

leading

up to the launch

of the Atlas/Agena

and the Gemini 98 minutes still going well with

later.

At complex 14, our count is The crew is monitoring

the Atlas/Agena.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COWEKTARY, U/11/66,

10:38

a.m. CST

Tape 5 Page 2

the progress this time.

of the removal

of the gantry

service

structure to get the Then they'll the oxidizer nitric

at

This is about a 30 minute back to its fallback

operation position. loading

service

structure

be ready to clear

the pad area and start

aboard the Agena second stage. acid that is used with All

This is the red-fuming fuel

the hydpezine

to give us our engine at this time. T-242

burn on the Agena. minutes,

systems going well

46 seconds and counting.

This is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION CMNTARY,

11/U/66,

lo:53

A. M. Tape 6, Page 1

This is Gemini Launch Control All still proceeding very well with

at T-230 minutes

and counting. time

Gemini 12 count at this vehicle and

both at launch spacecraft, crew quarters prime pilots, to their usual juice.

complex 19 with

the Gemini launch the Atlas/Agena, Merritt

and at complex 14 with

and at the Island. The down

at the Kennedy Space Center, Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin, As reported of filet earlier,

are now sitting they'll have the coffee

breakfast. fare

astronaut

mignon, this

eggs, toast,

and Chief

They have ten guests Office,

morning

for breakfast,

of the Astronaut the scientist

Alan Shepard is joining - they are Gwen Garri&and astronauts names rapidly the da;y.

them; two of Ed Gibson who were named here, and

astronaut8

and eeven of the newest team of pilot last we'll April. We will give you their throughout

have them available who are attending

The seven new

astronauts Don Lind,

the breakfast

are Bruce McCandless, Pogue and pilot astrothe

Al Worden, Jack Swigert,

Ron Evans, Williem

Vance Brand. nauts. :

Those are seven of the newest selected last April

They were selected

and they are joing the backup pilots,

prime crew for breakfast.

Meanwhile, still their

Gordon Cooper and G&e Cernan, craft making their checks. good. All

aboard the Gemini 12 spacereports coming back to all nine ele-

the blockhouse

says,

The whole countdown, countdown, are all

ments of the simultaneous at this time.

going very well The

We also have a- go from the weatherman.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

lo:53

A. M. Tape 6, Page 2

prediction

is

for

satisfactory track.

weather

here at the Cape and will be satis-

around the world factory partly

Weather conditions with a forecast

for the flight cloudy skies, offshore

at Cape Kennedy of at ten knots,

Wind8 fran

the southeast feet

a sea state forecast acceptable

of two to three

and an expected Weather is track. We

of about 80 degrees all throughout

at launch

time.

the rest

of the world

are go at T-227 minutes, Gemini Launch Control.

45 seconds and counting.

This is

ENDOFTAIZ

‘?

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, l-1/11/66,

11:02 a.m.,

CST

Tape 7 Page 1

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This is Gemini Launch Control We are proceeding down at this time. and all is still

at T-221 minutes well with

and counting.

the Gemini 12 countAstronauts Jim Love11 at

While the prime pilots, enjoy their breakfast

and Buzz Aldrin,

at the crew quarters

the Kennedy Space Center, Gene Cernsn are still

their

backup pilots,

Gordon Cooper and level at

hard at work at the 100 foot

complex 19 making the preliminary The two backup pilots point, computer at this/joined spacecraft itself.

checks of the Gemini 12 spacecraft.

are participating

in a test of the spacecraft a by the blockhouse/short distance from the complex 14 with structure preparations We'll rolled the Atlas/Agena, back and the crew we

At launch service

now have the gantry

is making the preliminary

to load the acid oxidizer be loading propellant loading some 10,000 pounds loading of the

aboard the Agena second stage. of the acid to complete Agena. vehicle The final will

the overall

phase of propellant later

for the overall the loading This will liftoff afternoon.
35 seconds

come a little

in the count with first stage.

of the liquid continue scheduled All still

oxygen aboard the Atlas

down to the final for

moments before

the Atlas/Agena EST, this

2:06 -- correction, at this point

2~08 p.m.,

going well

at T-219 minutes,

and counting.

This is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

11:13

A. M., CST Tape 8, Page 1

This

is

Gemini Launch Control All time. still

at T-210 IIdnUt~B and COUnting. well with the overall

T-210 and counting. countdown at this Test Conductor oxidizer propellant ters

proceeding

At launch

complex 14 the Launch Vehicle the loading the final of the acid phase of the

ha8 given a go to start

aboard the Agena BeCOnd stage, loading

of the second stage Agena. Merritt

At the crew qurcrthe prime pilots, enjoying their

at the Kennedy Space Center, Jim Love11 at this

Island, are still

Astronaut8 breakfast ters

and Buzz Aldrin,

time and are due to depart

from the crew qw%rto the ready

at about 35 minutes

past the hour and proceed

room at launch space suits

complex 16 where they will

don and check out their

and stand by to be called

to complex 19 at about the Astronauts at a The

125 minute mark in the countdown. Gordon Cooper and Gene Cernan, the lOO-foot little less level

The backup pilots,

now have left

the spacecraft just

of complex lg.

They have been there out the spacecraft.

than three

hour8 checking point

reason they leave at this for the pressurization

in the count is in preparation which will White Room be

of the Gemini Launch Vehicle We do evacuate that

coming up in about 20 minutes, area while with we pressurize and following return for

both stages of the Gemini Launch Vehicle that, the backup pilots level and the White

nitrogen

Room crew will preparations All still

to the lOO-foot

to make the final Love11 and Aldrin. time,
~-208

the arrival with

of astronauts

going very well

our countdown at this

minutes,

24 seconds and counting.

This is Gemini Launch Control.

'

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/11/66,

11:23 a.m.,

CST

Tape 9 Page 1

This is Gemini Launch Control, T-200, all still proceeding well with

T-200 minutes

and counting. countdown away

the simultaneous

for Gemini 12. from the planned

We.are now about an hour and five Atlas/Agena liftoff -- correction, liftoff

minutes

about an which is

hour and 45 minutes scheduled for

away from the Atlas/Agena EST. We are continuing

2~08 p.m.,

to load some

10,000 pounds of the acid oxidtzer The report from the blockhouse is going well.

aboard the Agena second stage. the loading Jim

at complex 14 is that We expect

of the oxidizer

the prime pilots, from their

Love11 and Buzz Aldrin,

to be departing

crew quarters time.

at the Kennedy Space Center They will their final then proceed preparations All

in about 12 minutes

from this

to the ready room at complex 16 and make for the flight and standby at this to be called point, now

to complex lg. at T-199 minutes,

systems still mark.

going well

This is Gemini Launch Control.

END OFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION C@lMEWARY, 11/U/66,

ll:33

A. M. CST Tape 10, Page 1

This is Gemini Launch Control Just about a minute and Buzz Al&in, leaving

at T-190 minutes Astronauts

and counting. Jim Love11 and are now the ready make checks

ago the prime pilots, from their

departed

crew quarters

the Kennedy Space Center and proceeding When they arrive their suits,

toward

room at Launch Complex 16. their final preparations sensors

at 16 they'll having final

donning and the suit

of both their

circuits

themselves,

then will from -

stand by awaiting

the call

to the pad.ThEy~~Fe-due to depart Gemini 12 spacecraft

Complex 16 to ho to their ute mark in the count.
31 minutes

at about the 125 mindeparture as

We mark the time of their

past the hour.

This is Gemini Launch.Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

11:44

a.m., .

CST

Tape 11 Page1

This is Gemini Launch Control, All for still proceeding very well tith

T-179 minutes our simultaneous

and counting. countdown morning. have been

Gemini 12.

This has been the.report up early this

we've had all morning;, 'there Astronauts

Since the count was picked no problems Buzz Aldrin

in our countdown thus far. should be just time. about arriving They departed a matter

Jim Love11 and

complex 16 at this

at the ready room at _.. their crew quarters at ago. On

-

the Kennedy Space Center their status arrival report for

of some 12 minutes

at the ready roam, they will on the overall countdown.

get an immediate They will time. be told that

the status

Gemini 12 is very good at this

We are now

about an hour and 24 minutes liftoff, the first

or so away from the Atlas/Agena planned today in the of the

of the two launches At launch

Gemini 12 mission. countdown yehicle vehicle from this clock

complex 14, the control

haslnow been given to the control at pad 14. at 14 will This means that

of the Iaunch the launch any holds

Test Conductor Test Conductor

be the one to clear liftoff. time,

time down to the Atlas/Agena in operation at this

We have a very some nine different the so-called

complex countdown countdowns control all

operating

simultaneously, factor.

As a result, It

of the clock

is a very vital

now has reve#ted for the We are at

to pad 14 where we are making our final Atlas/Agena launch. All systems still

preparations looking good,

T-177 minutes, Control. i END OF TAPE L LI -

24 seconds and counting.

This is Gemini Launch

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This is Gemini Launch Control T-169. Our countdown continues Astronauts

at T-169 minutes

and counting. time. The

to go very well

at this

backup pilots,

Gordon Cooper and Gene Cernan, at the lOO-foot.level their spacecraft

are 'now of checkout

back aboard the Gemini 12 spaceoraft Complex lg. after vehicle with They returned to continue

we completed

the hookup of the destruct the two stages

packages aboard the

and pressurized

of the Gemini Launch Vehicle while these two activities

nitrogen.

The pad area was cleared They have been completed final checks.

were in process. aboard making their LUnney appears all nauts

and the backups are now Director, Mr. Glynn check. All the overAstro-

The Flight

in HOU8tOn, has come aboard to make a status to be going well as far for as the overall Gemini 12.

operation,

simultaneous

countdown

The prime pilots,

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin, final

are in the ready roan at Launch T-168 minutes and

Complex 1.6 making their counting.

preparations.

This is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTABY, NOVEMBER 11, 1966,

12:04

CST

TB 13, PAGE1

This

is Mission

Control

Houston.

We are standing

now in the

Gemini count at ~-158 minutes and 50 second8 in the Atlas Networklwe

and 53 seconds, Agena launch

and ~-663 minutes Around the a

count.

Manned Space Flight high frequency remoting estimated while station feet all station this

have one minor problem with voice it is

transmitter

out at the Canton Island Pacific. However,

in the Central will be repaired
Ship8

at 12: 30 p.m. CST. are reported

Mean-

of the recovery waiting to support

to be on An initial cross the

the Gemini l.2 mission. the spacecraft will

wet time or the time that

beach at Cape Kennedy has been passed along as 45 seconds after liftoff. We'll switch now to launch control at the Cape.

This

is Gemini Launch Control. still going well

At this

point

in the simultaneous In process Gordon

countdown all

here at the Cape. Astronaut's

at Launch Complex 19, the backup pilots Cooper and Gene Cernan still craft and they'll standby making their

checks of the spaceto the Prime Pilots' Zt Complex 14

to give a report

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin we are getting loading, stage. time, prepare that We will but we will ready for is, loading actually

when they come aboard. the final liquid start

phase of our propellant oxygen aboard the Atlas first

this

about 17 minutes

from this to

have about a 10 minute system for

showdown period

the complete

the extremely

low temper8tures

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER ll,

1966,

12:04

p.m. cm

TAPE 13, PAGE 2

encountered zero. all

with

the liquid

hydrogen,

some 297 degrees below at 14 now,' T-157 minutes ..a

The so called going well

launch preps are in process countdown.

on our simultaneous This

10 sdconds and counting.

is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPE

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66,

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Tape 14 Page1

This is Gemini Launch Control T-149 and counting, countdown. tions all proceeding

at T-149 minutes very well with

and counting. our simultaneous prepara-

At Complex 14, the crew has been making final oxygen loading be loading first loading which will some 18,400 start gallons

to the liquid time.

about 8 minutes of liquid

from this

We'll

oxygen aboard the Atlas the overall fuel All propellant

stage this

afternoon

to complete

of the vehicle. first the liquid

The hydrocarbon days a$o. They

was loaded

aboard the Atals

stage several

systems look good to start made a status this

oxygen loading.

have just

check in the blockhouse We'll

and have received oxygen

a "Go" to start

key sequence.

load the liquid level,

aboard at a high rate, to top it liquid off during

up to 95 percent the remainder

and then continue because the

of the countdown,

oxygen is such a -- at such an extremely It continues to boil,off

low temperature aboard

at -297 degrees. the vehicle. until

as we feed it to top off

As a result,

we continue

the supply when

the two minute

and ten second mark in the countdown, and we should, at that point,

the boiloff percent effect

vent closes of liquid

have 100 Also, the of the in

supply at this

oxygen onboard the vehicle. command teat with

time is the guidance This is a simulation

Atlas/Agena. Atlas/Agena separation It is a test

of the powered flight engine%ustainer

vehicle. and ignition

That is,

the booster

and performance

of the Agena second stage. system and-the that it will

between the radio crew with the launch

command guidance vehicle to insure

blockhouse

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66,

l2:14

p.m. CST

Tape 14 Page 2

respond

to the radio

cornmand guidance

coxttnands during

flight, all still

We are now at T-147 minutes, going well.

11 seconds and counting,

This is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

12:24 P. M. CST
fhpe 15, Page 1

This is Gemini Launch Control and counting. Atlas/Agena Time. with All

coming up at T-139 minutes away from the planned Standard

We're now about 44 minutes liftoff scheduled still for
2:08

P. M. Eastern

our checkouts

going very well

at Complex 14

the Atlas/Agena and spacecraft.

and Ccmplex 19 with

the Gemini Launch Gordon making

Vehicle

At Pad 19 the backup pilots, still aboard the spacecraft be standing

Cooper and Gene Cernan, their final checks. Jim Lovell

They'll

by for the prime crew, when they cane aboard a from this on has

Astronauts little time. later

and Buzz Aldrin,

in the count probably

about 15 minutes

The backups will of their report

give a report

to the prime pilots

the status gone, this

spacecraft.

Frau the way the checkout At this point,

should be a very good one.

Cooper and Cernan are participating the spacecraft the blockhouse. fuel cells with

in some final

checks of in

the spacecraft

Test Conductor

At Complex 19 we have - correction, of the liquid earlier, oxygen supply we'll

Complex 14 aboard the some

we have begun the loading Atlas 18,000 loading'. 'first stage.

As reported

be loading

gallons

of "lox"

aboard today to complete sequence will go all

the.propellant' the way down.in off valve supply from

This lox loading

the count to two minutes closes onboard. and at that All point

and ten seconds when the boil we should have our 100 percent going well.

systems still

About 12 minutes

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

12:24 P. M. CST Tape 15, Page'2

now, Astronauts

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin to come from their

should

get the word

from the blockhouse their All

ready rocm at Pad 16 to level at Complex lg.'

Gemini 12 spacecraft systems still going well

at the 100-foot at 13'7 minutes,

20 seconds and

counting.

This is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 11, 1966,12:25p.m. TAPE 16 PAGE 1 Shepard at Launch Complex 16. are in the final stages The crew, Aldrin process. and Love11 They will

CST

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of the suiting

be coming out in approximately to Pad lg. Everything

10 minutes

to go from here so far. The

has been going smoothly shape. They are particularly

boys are in excellent with the launch weather

pleased

which as you all no problems

can see down here at all on either

is beautiful.

We have heardof

of the two launch vehicles the launch from this point

and as far as we are concerned of view will go on schedule.

Do we have any questions? QUESTION - What time, did they get to bed last how did you (garble)' Shepard - They went to bed last were spending looking throughly night about 1:OO. dinner They night and

most of the time after Plan again. it

in the evening

over the Flight trained

Once they get so is pretty hard to keep down and

for a flight

them away from it

and any spare time they sit

look over the checklist Flight

one more time and look over the There is no such thing the Flight Plan, as on

Plan one more time. with

becoming too familiar a detailed flight.

particularly

So they went to bed about 1 and got today and we resumed the countdown quarters all that ever since. time?

up around lo:30

QUESTION - Did they stay in their Shepard - Yes. FNDOFTAPE That is correct.

GRMINI 12 MISSION COMENTARY, 11/U/66,

12:37

p.m. CST

Tape 17 Page 1

This is Gemini Launch Control. four seconds and counting. All still

We are at T-125 minutes, proceeding at this time. very well with

the Gemini 12 simultaneous ing by to await and BUZZ Aldrin, should be leaving

countdown

We are standJim Love11 They

the departure from their shortly.

of the prime pilots,

ready rocm at Ccmplex 16. They will

come over to Launch level and the so-called are

Complex 19, go directly

up to the 100 foot

White Room where the hatches located. pilots, final as far of fact, all They will be greeted

for the Gemini 12 spacecraft among others by their

backup

Gordon Cooper and Gene Cernan, report

who will

give them a Frcan the count, and as a matter

on the status of their spacecraft. has been as the spacecraft i(* concerned thus far, the complete hardware and it

we have at both Pads 14 and 19, is expected that is the report shortly. We liftoff checks

has been going well receive.

the primes will

They should be departing away from the planned some final

are now about 29 minutes with all going well. vehicle have just

Atlas/Agena telemetry

At Complex.14, taking place.

of the overall The astronauts

Now 124 minutes

and counting.

come out of their

ready room at Complex 16, the transfer vsn,

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin. and in a matter Complex 19. of minutes,

They are boarding

should be at the base of the pad at 42 seconds and counting. This

Now at T-123 minutes,

is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPI

.

.

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ll/ll/66,

12:43 P. M. CST Tape 18, Page 1

This is Gemini Launch Control All still going well as Astronauts

at T-120 minutes Jim Invell

and counting.

and Buzz Al&in,

the prime,pilots, their located

now have arrived

at Complex 19 and sre on The White Room is report on

way up the elevator at the lOO-foot of their

to the White Room. level. After

they get a quick backup pilots,

the status

spacecraft they'll

from their

Cordon This is time.

Cooper and Gene Cernan,

be ready to cane aboard. and a half minutes

due in the countdown about four To repeat, Astronauts

from this

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin away from the planned

now at the Pad. liftoff. greeted

We're about 24 minutes They have now arrived

Atlas/Agena

in the White Room and they are being time.

by the crewmen in the White Roan at this in two very large up the-ramp tickets tickets that

They have turned

were given to them as they came These two

at the base of the complex at Complex 19. tickets of a ferris

were admittance

marked Admit One aud each one of wheel on them outlining and Gemini flights the

them had the printing complete history

of the Mercury

thus far with

the names of the crewmen who participated. that has welcmed in large close

There is also a sign

the crewmen in the White Room which says as block after letters: this "Notice: last chance, no reruns,

follows show will utes,

performance."

We're now at T-118 min-

30 seconds and counting.

This is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPE

.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 11, 1966, l2:46 p.m. CST TAPE 19, PAGE1

This

is Gemini Launch Control, Some 21 minutes

T-116 minutes

25 seconds and Atlas/

counting. Agena liftoff hour.

away now fran

the planned

which is due to occur at 8 minutes of moments ago, Astronauts'

past the Jim Love11

Just a matter

went over the hatch and are now aboard the .Just prior to their going aboard, each Gemini I.2 Spacecraft. was presented Room. replica fact that with a little gift by the crewmen in the White with a rather king size to the

and Buzz Al&in

Buzz Aldrin of a slide

was presented rule.7

This partly Doctor Aldrin,

was in tribute that is,

he is in fact Doctorate.

he has a that he paid the

Science quite

Also a tribute

to the fact details

a bit

of attention

to even minute

during

checkout with

of the Gemini I2 Spacecraft. copy of a Flight changes to'the

Jim Love11 was presented that there their final

a large

Plan indicating Plight

had been several preparations now aboard,the 15 minutes that occurs. all frau while

Plan during

they were here at the Cape. should be closed time. We will

They are -

hatches this

about 10 minutes to see when

standby

In the meantime at Launch Complex 14 with is still going well.

the

Atlas/Agena of the final Eastern

We're in the process

range safety

command check between the Air Force and the Atlas/Agena the dwtruct system

Test Range and the blockhouse That is, checking that

Launch Vehicle.

GEMINI I2 MISSION CCX#JENTARY, NOVEM?3ER 1966, 12:46 pm, CST 11, TAPE 19, PAGE2

aboard the Atlas/Agena AU systems still

will

be acceptable

for

the flight.

$ooking

good, we are now at T-114 minutes This is Gemini Launch Control.

56 seconds and counting.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

12:53 P. M. CST Tape 20, Page 1

This is Gemini Launch Control. in our overall planned the hour. the checkout Astronauts spacecraft va.rious make will Conductor cator, simultaneous liftoff. count. It's

T-110 minutes T-15 minutes due at eight

and counting away from the

Atlas/Agena All

minutes

past

systems still of both vehicles

going very well

at both pads in

and the Gemini 12 spacecraft. are now aboard the Gemini checked in and the checks they will the spacecraft Test

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin and fn the process

of getting

plugs

connected.

Some of the first check with and "Stoney"

be a communications in the blockhouse

the Capsule CcmmuniAstronaut that there Stu Roosa. will be satis-

who is one of our newest astronauts, his name, R o o s a. medical Following

He spells some final factory Meanwhile

checks to ensure that from the sensors that

we are getting both pilots still that

readouts

are wearing. continuing two key tests That

at Launch Complex 14, our countdown We've received confirmation

to go very well. during this final

phase of the count has been completed. Command Test, the check of the destruct

is the Range Safety system of the vehicle, actually swivel

and an autopilot

system check which we vehicle they All

those engines

at the base of the Atlas

in response will perform

to commands from the autopilot properly looking during

to ensure that

the powered phase of flight.
34 seconds and

systems still counting.

good at 108 minutes,

This is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION c@MMENTARY, 11/U/66,

12:58

p.m. CST

Tape 21 Page 1

:

This is Gemini Launch Control. T-10 minutes closed Lovell's and counting for

T-105 minutes

and counmg.

the Atlas/Agena. was just

We have just followed by Jim

Buzz Aldrin's

hatch and this closed. of locking

hatch also being

Both hatches

are now closed

and we are in the process level minutes

them up at the 100 foot

at Launch Complex 19. early

This came about 4 and one-half but this is the way the count are now the pilots. Merritt

in the countdown, excellently start all

has been going, closed. We will

day and the hatches checkouts with

our preliminary

Down at Launch Complex 14, the Launch Mission Preston, readiness and this has just to fly conducted a final status All

Director,

check of our launch came back "GO"

the Atlas/Agena. that

reports

was the order All

was given to the Launch Director looking good. liftoff. We are now It is

at Complex 14. some nine minutes due at eight Control.

systems still

away from the Atlas/Agena past the hour.

minutes

This is Gemini Launch

EN-DOFTAPE

11/11/f%, GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY,

1:03 p.m. CST

Tape-22 Page 1

This is Gemini Launch Control. counting. reports T-5 minutes and counting fast

We are T-100 minutes for the Atlas/Agena.

and The on the

are coming rather of activities checking of their

now from both blockhouses place. their Astronauts cmications Meantime,

rapdd series

taking in with

Jim Love11 checks and at Launch power. -- final

and Buzz Aldrin giving readouts

biomedical

sensors.

Complex 14, the Agena second stage, That is, five on its own batteries,

now has gone on internal the last

and we are stsrting Some of the highl&ghts system of the Atlas,"going We close

minutes

of the count.

coming down from on internal liquid oxygen

here will

be the telemetry minutes

power at three boiloff complete gallons. seconds. Atlas/A.gena. past the hour. are now three latter half, stages valve

and 30 seconds.

that

at two minutes

and 10 seconds;

This will

give us our

load of liquid

oxygen aboard the vehicle. and counting T-4 minutes

Some 18,000 in about two for the

Now coming up on 99 minutes Mark 99 minutes and counting.'

As we ccme up to 98, the time will We will minutes attempt to count that

be f$ve minutes We

down for you. To continue minute

and 47 seconds away.

down the and a has There

of the countdown over about the last test conductor

the launch vehicle a series

in the blockhouse on his console. fram yellow

been monitoring

of ready lights turn off.

are about 20 of them and they will these particular final events click

to green as

We wind up at about the conductor presses the auto-

19 second mark in the count. matic sequencer switch,

The test

and we go on automatic

sequence which is

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMEDJTARY, 11/U/66,

1:03 p.m. CST

Tape 22 Page 2

completed Atlas

with

the ignition

sequence of the first

stage of the liftoff at

at the 4 second mark in the countdown with

zero e Now nine seconds away from three minutes.,,and . five minutes .. after the hour. 4’, 3, 2, 1, mark. T-3 minutes and counting. Pive minutes after the hour. This is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPE

C;EMINI 12 MISSION CWNTARY, .

NOVRMRER 11, 1966, 1:06 p.m. CST TAPE 23, PAGE1 T-2 minutes series and counting. are

This T-2,

is Gemini Launch Control, all going well as the rapid

of reports

continuing The liquid

to come in from the blockhouse oxygen boiloff

at Complex 14.

vent valve now has been closed. at Com&ex 14 standing
267 thousand

We now have a launch 103 feet minute and weighing

vehicle s&

about

pounds. liftoff.

Now one The

and 38 seconds away frcm the planned Test Conductor now monitoring

Launch Vehicle and we'll lights

his lights as these ready good. We are Agena

get a rapid All

sequence of reports systems still looking

cane on.

now one minute launch.

and 22 seconds away fran

the planned

Astronauts' spacecraft

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin

standing

by in their Agena launch. still looking

at Launch Complex 19 for the Atlas 10 seconds all systems at

At T-l minute'and good. The water on it T-l All continues

for the fleme bucket start pouring

Pad 14 has been turned 30,000 gallons a minute.

will

out some T-60 good.

minute.

and counting. looking

seconds and counting. The sequence still ready light, ready light --- --__ All

systems still

to command.l,:We have an Agena ready light, the final

we have a range safety has just come on. good.

T-45 seconds and counting. T-40 seconds and counting. Recorders

dystems still

looking

The crew continues

to monitor

in the blockhouse.

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11, 1966, NCVEMBF,R GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY,

1:06 pm CST 23, TPAGE 2

are now at 'the fast All
.

speed.

T-30 seconds and counting,

T-30.

our sequent

lights

appear to be.on,

T-24 seconds and count-

T-20 seconds and counting. .. '1 the sequencer/is in'we are onan .. ing. time.

T-15 seconds and counting, automatic sequencerlat this

T-U?, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5; 4, 3, ve have ignition. . . 4 We have.liftoff at 'approximately 8 minutes and o'second . the hour." launch. Everything Flight

past

appears normal up to now, in the Agena reports everything liftoff plot is looking time of of the here

Bynamiss Officer standpoint,

good fran his 7 minutes

We have an official hour. Tracking

59 seconds past'the quite

Agena Launch is following in Mission we:will that .liftoff Control.

closely

to the plotboard liftoff

Some 2 minutes engine

11 seconds after

have::Bhe booster everything here. is green.

shutdown.

Range Safety

says

We are 1 minute 13 miles

15 seconds after in height everything now, is

We are approximately T+l minute Twenty miles

downrange is 12 miles. still looking good.

45 seconds, downrange.

Looks good for cutoff has engine

a booster

engine

cutoff.

BECO or booster

engine

been confirmed, will

now the 47,000 pound thrust

sustainer

push the Agena& to near insertion system will place

speed, where upon the orbit. This which

Agena propulsion
_-_ _----

the Agena into

Atlas orbited

Launch Vehicle

was the same type of Launch Vehicle

four men and one somewhat apprehensive

chimpanzee named

GEMINI 12, MISSION CWNTARY,

NOVEMBER 11, 1966, l:C% pm CST TAPE 23, PAGE 3

'I.

EnQs during after

project

Mercury.

We are now at 2 minutes downrange,

50 seconds

Agena liftoff.

Some 105 miles

56.6 miles

altitude. velocity Mark,

We are coming up now on 50 percent for insertion; required 143 miles velwity downrange, for'insertion. - 200 miles

of the required 70 miles altitude.

50 percent

179 miles All

downrange, incoming Officer. minutes

77.9 miles data looks
260 miles

altitude,

downrange.

good according downrange, liftoff.

to the Flight in altitude.

Dynamics Four

96 miles Flight

29 seconds after Director that

Dynamics advises good for sustainer engine

the Flight engine c11toff. this Atlas

we are looking

cutoff. Flight

We've had confirmation Director Atlas. Glynn Lunney's Separation

of sustainer

comment here was that

was a great

af the Agena from the downrange,

has been confirmed. miles

We are now 410 miles (PAUSE) in altitude.

124.5 nautical
495 miles

in altitude.
136 miles

downrange,

We have had The primary We've had Speed of

the secondary propulsion Ponfirmation looks
147.8.

propulsion

system initiated. ignite propulsion

system should of primary

in a few moments. system ignition.

good we are now 592 miles

downrange at an altitude that

We've also had confirmation collar

the shroud covering

the docking separated into orbit.

in the upper end of the Agena has been Guidance looks propulsion good for insertion

successfully. This primary

system engine has a

r
GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 11, 1966, 1:06 pm CST TAPE 23, PAGE 4

‘. :

thrust after velocity miles all

of some 16,000 launch. for altitude.

pounds.

Seven minutes

and 10 seconds of the required
157 nautical

We are now at some 75 percent insertion at 756 miles downrange. real downrange, Flight

810 miles

Dynamics says

data coming in looks

good to him.

END OFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/l@,

1:16 P. M. CST Tape 24, Page 1

Eight range, right errors

minutes nautical

and ten seconds. miles altitude.

910 nautical Apparently azimuth

miles

down-

160.9

the Agena is

down the slot are quite

on the desired

and the crossrange launch north azimuth of

negligible.

The intended

the Agena was 83.32 degrees which is slightly Coming up on Primary thousand and 60 miles Flight that Propulsion downrange. System cutoff.

of east.

We're now a Propulsion Director, '

We've had Primary advises

system cutoff. Glynn Lunney, looks good.

Dynamics Officer

Flight

they've

had a good cutoff

and everything on the Agena.

We've had the antenna boczn extended and sixseconds bird after

We're now at ten minutes Apparently and we're

Agena launch.

we've got a perfect now standing

here in the Agena target and 47 seconds in the Houston.

at T-84 minutes Control

Gemini count.

This is Mission

END OF TAPE

.

!

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66,

1:25 p.m. CST

Tape 25 Page1

This is Mission into liftoff.

Control

Houston.

T-77 minutes

and 58 seconds Agena

the Gemini count and T+17 minutes All of the events

and 9 seconds after

in the Agena launch were on schedule control launch, room here were beautiful. our initial tracking‘

and comments aroundthe Apparently data through that our orbit it

mission

was a very perfect the Antiqua stands with station

of the Eastern

Test Range, show miles and

a perigee

of 159 nautical

.apogee at 163 nautical at the Cape.

miles.

We switch

back now to Launch OontrU

This is Gemini Launch Control. and counting. during its During this excellent Astronauts

Now at T-77 minutes, performance

17 seconds

of the Atlas/Agena

powered flight,

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin doing some of their of the major

have been busy at work in the spacecraft preliminary highlights in orbit closed, to its for checks. However, that this

they were kept abreast

and were told them. During

we appear to have a very good Agena period, after the hatches were completely of other in

the two pilots 100 percent tests

proceeded

to purge the spacecraft and did a series that a final

oxygen atmosphere prior to the test

communication right now.

they are involved

Both of them, and that's

check of the switches to ensure

in the spacecraft. that Aldrin, location well with all

A ccsnplete checklist

of the switches

of them are in the proper are reporttng of all their

positions. test

Both Love11 and conductor continues on the to go these

to the spacecraft switches.

Our countdown

the Gemini Launch Vehicle.

The primary

work during

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMENTARY, 11/11/66,

1:25 p.m. CST

Tape 25 Page 2

last

ten minutes

or so; however,

has been primarily and Lovell.

concerned About ten

with

the spacecraft minutes

and the work of Aldrin time, the remaining level will

from this

crewmen who are in the depart leaving the spacelowering with the

White Room at the 100 foot craft area free

and ready a short All

time thereafter systems still

to start

the erecter

at Complex 19.

going well

Gemini countdown.

T-75 minutes,

49 seconds and counting.

This

is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPE

GEhfINI 12 MISSION COMMRN!l!ARY, ll/l,l/&,

r:33

R. M. CST Iape 26, Page 1

This is Gemini Launch Control. one second and counting. All system time.

We're at T-70 minutes, still Astronauts tests going well with and

our Gemini countdown at this Buzz Aldrin spacecraft the crewthat are participating in the blockhouse has helped

Jim Lovell with

in further

the Mniai

at Complex 19. the two pilots

In the meantime, during the final

support

phases of the preparations White Roan at the lOO-foot in their to spacecraft

now have cleared level. Lovell

from the so-called and Al&in now alone

aboard the lOOafoot which

level
is

and we are starting due in about the from now. this However,

gear up for

th& rc@o lowering

55 minute

mark in the count scme 14 minutes it is possible We'll

with might

the count going very well occur a little bit earlier.

key event

stand by to get further the GR Burroughs into trades, We have used

word frcm the blockhouse.

In the meantime,

Radio Ccmaaan Guidance System which guided the Atlas/Agena d - the Agena - into if you will, its excellent orbit now has switched

back to support

the Gemini Launch Vehicle.

the same Radio Camand Guidance System, the same techniques to guide the Gemini Launch Vehicle Cming up shortly will ~ on its

powered phase of flight.

be a key,,$uidance ccanmand test with the kill Gemini Launch Vehicle'which .,b- simulate the complete ascent run vehicle working with the Guidance System, the two itself. All systems looking which will

of the launch

on the pad and the Launch Vehicle good. We are standing by for

the next major event,

GEMINI I.2 MISSION CCdMEN!WRY,ll/ll/66,

1:33

P. M. Tape 26, Page 2

erectbr be word on the #'.X-J lowering. counting.

T-68 minutes,

30 seconds and

This is Gemini Launch Control.

END OFTAPE

I

GEMTNI I.2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66, This is Mission Gemini lift-off. network, Bermuda. Control

1: 40 PM CST TAPE 27 PAGE.1 57 seconds before

'

Houston at T-62 minutes of the world radar

In our status

wide tracking system at Meanwhile, apparently out

we have one minor problem with

However they can work the mission. the.high frequency transmitter

at Canton Island, is not repairable time of repair item for Target portion

in the near future. of 22 November. and will

They have an estimated is not a mandatory The Agena

However this

the mission

cause no problems.

Vehicle

at the present

time is over the South Central and will come over the 19 min-

of the continent Australia switch

of Africa

Carnarvon, utes.

tracking

station

in approximately control

We will

now to launch

at the Cape.

This is Gemini Launch Control counting. gone through All sy;;tems still a status

at the Cape. looking good.

52 minutes We have just

and

check at the blockhouse the erector

to determine is concerned

how we stand as far as lowering and all

the crewmembers .in the blockhouse it. It is due about 5 minutes

reported from this

they were time.

ready for Astronauts to expect Just prior the first the oxidizer the first

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin the 138-foot to this erector will

have been notified be coming down shortly. in

event we have opened the prevalves

stage of the Gemini Launch Vehicle. or some oxidizer stage system. to flow into of this

This permits a stand pipe in

Therpurpose

stand pipe to

.

.

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

1:40

PM CST TAPE 27 PAGE 2 get in and this We are now

help supress possible flight. particular

vibrations

that "pogo"

we could effect

This is the so-called test has already

been completed.

at T-61 minutes Launch Control.

8 seconds and counting.

This is Gemini

ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMENTARY, 11/U/66,

1:45 p.m. CST

Tape 28 Page1

'

This is Gemini Launch Control. counting. A matter

T-57 minutes,

48 seconds and a report It is

of about 30 seconds ago, we received that the erector was starting

from the blockhouse, in the process

to move.

of now being lowered.

This is done through down into its

a winch place

system at the complex that for launch. This will of it

eases the erector

take about eight just prior

minutes.

The astronauts

were appraised and we are still concerned

to the first as far

move of the erecter as the mission for a liftoff is time for

in a "Go" condition time.

at this

We are now aiming -- that is a liftoff

the Gemini Launch Vehicle and 30 seconds after the Gemini liftoff.

time of 46 minutes

the hour. This should

That is at 3: 46 and 30 seconds, give us a hold time at the T-3 and 27 seconds.
3:46

minute mark of about three to repeat the planned

minutes time,

Once again, EST.

launch

and 30 seconds p.m., as the erecter

We are now at ~-56 minutes, to come down.

43 seconds,

continues

This is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION CC%!MENTAHY, ll/ll/66,

1:s

P. M. CST Tape 29, Page 1

This is Mission

Control

Houston.

We're now at ~-48 minutes, Meamwhile, the

57 seconds ahd counting

on the Gemini count.

Agena target It will

vehicle

is some 46 minutes Australia

and 13 seconds en route. tracking station everything vehicle. For in

come over the Carnarvon, fourminutes
looks real

approximately looks, still

frannow. good with

Apparently, the Agena target

the progress at the Cape.

of the Gemini count we switch

now to Launch Control

Gemini Launch Control 22 seconds and counting. Gemini countdown. making final

at the Cape. All

We're now at T-48 minutes very well with still making the

stilLi. proceeding Jim Imrell

Astronauts

and Buzz Al&in They will test start

checks in the spacecraft. shortly for a static

some preparations Propulsion this time.

of the spacecraft or so from to moniguidance

System which will In the bloakhouse major funct&ms but sIl is still

came about 15 minutes Itself ptiticularly going well. the'crew

continues

tor various at this mation point

CQXLC&~& with

We also have reaffirforecast here

of a go fram the weatherman with cloudy conditions, sea state

a weather

at the Cape of partly at ten knots to three All feet

winds from the southeast at the Cape of about two of about 80 degrees. 29 seconds and

and an offshore and au expected going well.

temperature

systems still

T-47 minutes,

counting.

This is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPS

GEMINI I2 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NGVSMDER 11, 1966, 2:02 pm CST
WG'E 30,

PAGE1

This T-41.

is Gemini Launch Control We are still proceeding time.

at T-41minutes and we still

and counting, have a good for Gemini l-2, they

countdown at this Astronauts' have left

The backup pilots'

Gordon Cooper and Gene ,Cernan, now that Complex 19 are here in the Mission monitor of actual the rest flight. Control

Center where they will and the early itself stages

of the countdown At Complex 19

the count still

going well.

Coming up shortly one of the final controls

will

be the programmed sequence test, of the primary the spacecraft on the test this test will and secondary flight

checks . in

for both Also tied

and the Gemini Launch Vehicle...

be the crewmen in the blockhouse. do swivel or gimbal

During

we actually

those engines to commands fram up in the propulsion on the from work

in the Gemini Launch Vehicle the Guidance System. spacecraft system, for a static

in response

The astronauts test fire

are getting

of the spacecraft

where we actually That will

the small thrusters

spacecraft. this time,

be coming up about 15 minutes some preliminary

but they are going through for it at this This point.

in preparation

We are now at T-39 minutes

50 seconds and counting.

is Gemini Launch Control.

END OFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66,

2~08 p.m. CST

Tape 31 Page 1

This is Mission

Control,

Houston.

At T-34 minutes

and 57

seconds in the Gemini 12 count. vehicle, now over the Carnarvon,

Meanwhile, Australia

the Agena target tracking station, picture for has

been in flight around the world the first the Atlantic, cloudiness

one hour and 16 seconds. shows that it is pretty

The weather well

satisfactory Across

couple

of days of the Gemini 12 mission. the first pass, we'll encounter

during

extensive

and showers between the latitudes landing cloudy zone, northeast

50 and 60 degrees.

In the mid-Pacific skies
5 feet.

of Honolulu,

tihe

are partly

and winds east 15 knots landing

and seas 4 to of Tokyo,

In the west Pacific cloudy skies, Atlantic

zone southwest at 10 knots

partly

winds northeast Landing

and seas 3 feet. west

The Eastern

Bone, which is some 300 miles partly cloudy skies,

of the Cape Verde Islands, the northeast primary miles landing

winds are out of In the

at 15 to 20 knots,

and seas 4 to 5 feet, Atlsntic, skies,

zone in the western partly cloudy

which is some 300 winds north with to northeast heavy swells. at

east of Miami,

at 15 to 20 knots, At T-33 minutes, the Cape.

seas are running 25 seconds, let's

4 to 6 feet switah

now to Launch Control

This is Gemini Launch Control. Complex 19, still this morning.since going well as it

And our checkout has all picked countdown this up.

continues and all

at

afternoon

the count actually in the general

There have been with

no problems

thus far

or specifically

.

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2~08 p.m. CST

Tape 31 Page 2

the Gemini spacecraft mark in the countdown, into play. it

itself.

Just as we passed the 35 minute op'krations sequencer until control system csme

the master

This is the automatic is not fully automatic

at Complex 19.

However,

we get down to the T-5 does become a and leading to that up time,

mark in the count. complete, automatic

Fram T-5 minutes

down, it

sequence on the final

checkout Prior

to the ignition the sequencer

of the Gemini Launch Vehicle. coxmnands some 10 actions functions

and monitors

the performance In the confire of

of some 25 other

as we continue

to countdown.

Gemini 12 spacecraft, tinue to make their

Astronauts preparations system.

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin for the so-called That is the orbit static

the spacecraft maneuvering

propulsion

attitude in orbit. section

system which is used to power the spacecraft 25-pound and we will this time. thrusters test that ring

We have some eight of the spacecraft or ten minutes.from countdown in certain

the adapter

them in a matter bit mainly

of some five ahead on our because the
49 seconds

We are a little at this time,

activities so well.

count has been going and counting.

Now at T-31 minutes,

This is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPE

a
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This is Gemini Launch Control.
~-28.

~-28 minutes

and counting. is

Our propulsion

test

with

the Gemini spacecraft We are testing the adapter out - test the section

in progress

at Launch Complex 19. that ring

small 25 pound thrusters of the Gemini spacecraft. thrusters orbit.

We tested

out these in

in the modes in which they would operate Those are the modes that in orbit. pitch

are used to maneuver

the spacecraft

The sequence goes as follows: down, yaw right, pitch up, yaw The test by

We apply yaw left, left.

This is a good test at this time.

of these thrusters. It

is in progress Astronaut

is being monitored in the spacecraft

J,im Love11 and Buzz Aldrin

and the crew in the blockhouse. the Gemini Launch Vehicle the final vehicle time. checks, itself. itself,

In the meantime,

with

we are making one of detection with system of the at this This

the malfunction All is going well

the test

Now coming up on T-27 minutes

and counting.

is Gemini Launch Control.
END OF TAPE

GEMINI I2 MISSICN COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 11, 1966,

pm CST TAPE 33, PAGE1
2:23

This All

is Gemini Launch Control, still going well at this

T-20 minutes point.

and counting,

T-20. our test-

We have completed

ing of the Orbit

Attitude

Maneuvering

System, the propulsion appears Director to be very Mr. Glynn

system of the Gemini 12 Spacecraft satisfactory.

and it

In the meantime the Flight

Lunney has informed Launch Vehicle

the Cape of the time he wants the Gemini That is T-O in the countdown and and 30 seconds after the

to ignite.

the time he gave is 46 minutes hour. We will get liftoff

about 3.2 seconds or so after will be 3 seconds after mean a hold time

we get the ignition.
46 - 30 seconds after

So our liftoff the hour,

which will

at the T-3 minute mark in the count of about 3 and one-half minutes.
T-3 minute 3-l/2

To repeat,

we will

have a built The duration

in hold at the of the hold about

mark in the count.

minutes.

Aiming at an ignition at 46 minutes

time or T-O of the and 30 seconds after that will is, to make a the

Gemini Launch Vehicle hour. third

Our window in which to launch, or fourth revolution rendezvous

end at 48 minutes window goes

and 53 seconds after from 46 minutes

the hour.

So our complete

and 30 seconds after the hour.

the hour to 48 minutes

and 53 seconds after in the blockhouse going well counting. at this This

Our checks are continuing appear to still be

at complex 19, they all time.

Now at T-18 minutes

24 seconds and

is Gemini Launch Control.

END OFTAPF

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2:29

P. M. CST Tape 34, Page 1

This is Gemini Launch Control, T-14. With the Agena spacecraft south of Hawaii, All

T-14 minutes in orbit now just

and counting. travelling our count The Launch all are

over the earth

we are continuing are go.

here at Complex 19. Vehicle

systems still just

Test Conductors recovery

made a status the recovery

check with forces that

the various

elements,

in the immediate forces primarily

Cape area, all report

and these Department that test

of Defense the mission.

they are ready for

Coming up will

be a data link

of the Guidance System of

the Gemini Launch Vehicle. and the vehicle Conductor confirm itself. that

This is between the ground guidance We also have the launch vehicle Test

we will

have a built

in hold at the

T-3 minute mark in the count. coincided with the launch will

The exact time of the hold be three minutes and 29 seconds. for a and sec-

The countdown then will T-O or ignition
30

be resumed.

We'll

be aiming

of the Gemini Launch Vehicle the hour. Liftoff will

at 46 minutes

seconds after

come about three

onds thereafter.

Now T-12 minutes,

50 seconds and counting.

This is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

2:34 PM CST TAPE 35 PAGE 1

This is Gemini Launch Control T-9 and all this time. aspects

at T-9 minutes still

and counting. good at

of the mission

looking

The Agena 12 spacecraft as it starts States. to make its Our latest

in orbit approach ephemeral

now southeast to the west coast data, that is the

of Hawgii

of the United

apogee and perigee following Repeat: minutes, velocity be applied numbers:
163.6 90.48

of the Agena spacecraft an orbit

gives us the miles.

of 163.6 by 159 nautical
, miles.

by 159 nautical minutes.

A period

of 90.48

And the Agena has an inertial miles per hour. This data will in

of 17 294 statute

here at the Cape and fram the computers us the proper

Houston to'give system, computer.

numbers for the guidance and the spacecraft come just hold. after we resume launch

the Gemini Launch Vehicle The final after update will the j-minute

our countdown plan we will At this Astronauts close point

Under this azimuth

be launching

on a flight all

of 100.6 degrees.

in the countdown,

still

going well. to

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin visors. test

has been advised this

in and lock their

They have repo.ted conductor informed

is complete. that pilots

The spacecraft

them Both

they were all expressed

set and wished them a good flight. their thahks. We will

We are now at T-7 minutes have a built-in hold, a We

26 seconds and counting.

planned will

built-in

hold at the 3 minute mark in the hold.
3 minutes

hold for

and 29 seconds in order,coincide Agena. This is Gemini Launch

our launch with Control. END OF TAPE A h -

the now orbiting

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This is Gemini Launch Con&o1 All systems still into going well. hold. time, We'll

at T-6 minutes

and counting.

be coming up in about three occurring at aspects

minutes

our builtin at this

fi ma,jor highlight a final status

the blockhouse of the mission. their various

check of all

The crewmen are now reporting systems are called time. out. All

back "GO" as functioning

systems still

normally internal fuel cell

at this power.

The Gemini 12 spacecraft ago it

now is on complete

About two minutes

went on the power of its The final and his turn the other go will will be

system within

the spacecraft Bill

itself.

be given by Mission the last A status ing go. one after report

Director

Schneider from all at this

he hears a report in effect eight

elements. are reportThis is

is still

time and all

Now T-5 minutes,

seconds and counting.

Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPE

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

2:40 p.m. CST

Tape 37 Page1

This is Gemini Launch Control. our hold, T-3 minutes 29 seconds. seconds after just a second away. Mark.

We are about to go into T-3 minutes last three and holding. minutes and 30 of the the Agena thard with Agena. as well All this and

and holding. We'll

This hold will

resume our countdown at 43 minutes for a T-O or ignition

the hour aiming

Gemini Launch VehCcle at 46 minutes hour. This will coincide

and 30 seconds after the orbiting

our launch with

spacecraft revolution Astronauts

in order rendezvous

to help us to accomplish

the planned

between the Gemini 12 spacecraft and the orbiting

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin

We are now in the hold and the crew in the blockhouse as the crew in Houston are monitoring systems are still go at this time. the various Holding

systems.

at T-3 minutes,

is Gemini Launch Control.

END OF TAPS

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY 11-11-66

2:43 P.M. CST Tape 38 Page 1

This is Gemini launch countdown . ..mark complete Astronauts munications Air we'll automatic

control

. . ..we are about to resume our and counting T-3. We are on a time. cofrom earlier
6 degrees.

T-3 minutes

sequence at launch

complex 19 at this have made final a clearance As reported of 100 point

Jim Love11 and "Buzz" Aldrin checks.

We have also received Test range to launch. on a flight azmith

Force Eastern be lauhching

T-2 minutes Control.

35 seconds and counting.

This is Gemini Launch

ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NCVEMRER 11, 1966, 2:45 p.m. CST TAPE 39, PAGE 1

Gemini Launch Control All systems still at this

at T-2 minutes

and counting,

T-2. and

go with time.

the Gemini Launch Vehicle The Launch Vehicle the proper updates, and the that is,

spacecraft spacecraft the proper versions after this

have received parameters fedto

t. T the Launch Vehicle for 'fl

These were the final and spacecraft just

we resumed our countdown on the T-3. point in just will a matter

Caning up at

of' seconds from now, the internal power. That

Launch Vehicle is it's

go on complete power.

own battery

Our countdown will

continue

down automatically in the first 77 percent They'll

to the zero mark when those two engines ignite, when they build will be released up some for flight. with

stage will thrust

the vehicle

have a total

of some 430,000 on the pad. key test

pounds of thrust

the Launch Vehicle and counting. just completed

Now at T-l minute during test the final

and 9 seconds phases that in was

Another

was a test

- “a final

of those engines gimbaled

the Guidance System, and as we actually a final test of swinging them to insure

those engines to the

they responded

Guidance System. and counting. consoles during

Now caning

up on 50 seconds,

MARK T-50 seconds their

The crew in the blockhouse these final phases.
T-35,

now monitoring reports

All

come back good has been opened i -_

at T-40 seconds and counting. I A i L A. I

the prevalve A ia

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'I-',

,

to permit

the propellants

to come down toward

the chamber. T-25

There is only one valve which will seconds and counting. It is quite T-20

open at zero.

T-15 seconds and counting. as we continue to monitor

in the blockhouse

at 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0.. We have ignition.

And we have liftoff.

Liftoff

is approximately The roll

46 minutes

36 seconds past the hour. twist the Launch Vehicle

program has gone in which azimuth of

over to a launch The clacks This will

approximately the pitch

100.6 degrees.

are in sync, now pitch the vehicle into a over

program has begun. flight

to horizontal

in a gradual

manner to put it miles high. Let's

launch window of scme 87 nautical now on the air

eavesdrop

to ground conversation Controllers

between the crew of on the ground.

Gemini 12 and the Flight HOU SC HOU SC HOU Plot mately HOU -.-- -------. . SC HOU .. . . looks
l

Mark,

50 seconds.

Ready to go. Roger, Houston,
Roger

roger. 12.

You are looking Pressure holding

good. at 5.75.

real

good here in Mission downrange and 10 miles Mark, 1 plus 02 Roger .T 40.

Control.

We are approxi-

7 miles

in altitude.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NUVEMEIER 11, 1966, 2~45 p.m. CST

?

TAPE 39, PAGE 3

! :..

Flight launch. SC HOU Staging
SC

Dynamics says all Mission All Control

data looks is go for

good on the Gemini 12 staging. staging. staging on the ground.

systems go for

Roger you are go for will occur at 2 plus DCS updated Roger, DCS
38.

HOU SC Initial Vehicle HOU SC steering looks

(garbled) on the second stage of the Gemini Launch A perfect staging. 12.

good.

You gkA#good second stage thrust Roger.

Flight SC HOU

Dynamics says it

is right delta

down the middle. p lights out now. right down the

Houston that Roger. k-ble)

You are steering

SC

Man this here.

is a pretty

good.<isual

simulation

HOU

How do you like

that? of 70.4 the Every-

We are now some 193 miles nautical various miles. positions Flight

downrange at an altitude Director

Glynn Lunney is polling Control Center.

here in the Mission

body says go.

GEMINI I.2 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NCVEMBER 11, 1966,

2:45

pm CST

TAPE 39, PAQZ 4

SC HCU

Houston, Roger,

Gemini 12 (garbled) you.are go here on the ground.

The plots Mission better

in the - the trajectory Control here are following

plotboards almost

on the front on the money.
8, that

of Even

t&n

simulations.

Coming up on point velocity
8, 12.

is, ....

when 80 percent HOU SC HOU
SC

of the required Standby for point Roger Mark, point Roger.
8.

for

insertion

Coming up on second stage engine SC HOU HCU SC HOU
SC

cutoff.

SEC0 Roger, SEC&W IVAR

-Roger, 12, you are go for (garbled)
704

You are go. (garbled) Roger. Address 94, we used plus Copy
44 seconds after liftoff.

OOC32

HOU SC HOU

CCC14

We are now at 6 minutes
-_

GEMINI 12 MISSIa

CCB!MENTARY, NOVEMBER IJ,

1966,

2:45

pm CST

TAFJE39, PAa 5

SC HCXI

Rearing

(garbled)

28 forward,

8 left. 8 left.

Roger understand correct?

24 forward,

Is that

SC HOU The reference so called

28 forward. 28 forward,

roger

copy. refers to the Routine.

to 28 feet

per second forward Velocity will

IVAR, or Insertion

Adjustment

Wherein the crew of the spacecraft after a second stage engine cutoff

tune up the orbit

to take out any small vehicle. IVAR is

under speed quantities another

in the launch

one of the many acronyms ,in the space business. accurate and make for a

However, these acronyms are quite very concise other conversation

on the air

to ground loops and Center. We are now

conversations

here in the Control liftoff.

at 7 minutes

53 seconds after

END OF TAPE

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2:55 P. M. CST Tape 40, Page 1

HOU s/c

12, Houston. Roger, Houston. Not much conversation

Nominal one bravo.

between Gemini 12 and the ground 8t for initiril measurements to Mission on Control

the present

time.

We're waiting orbit. All

the Gemini 12's looks very good.

the data incoming

This is Gemini Control liftoff. 12, Houston. 12, Houston. Now one minute You're You're

Houston at nine minutes

48 seconds after

HOU

in a 87 by 152, in a 87 bv 152.

to LOS. at the Antigua station

We're Coming up on Loss of Big&. in the Eastern the present miles Control perigee Test Range.

As you heard on the air-to-ground is 87 nautical This is Mission .

measurements of the Gemini 12 orbit with a 152 nautical mile apogee. liftof'f'.

at XI. minutes,

7 seconds after

END OFTAPE

GEMINI I.2 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/11/66,

3:00

PM CST TAPE 41 PAGE 1

This is Mission lift-off. the last

Control

Houston,

13 minutes

59 seconds after its 4-day mission time

Gemini I2 is well

on its

way into

of the Gemini Progrsm.
33 seconds past

The official the hour.

lift-off

was 46 minutes

We will

now play crew

back the taped voice

communication during

between the Flight the launch phase.

and the ground controllers

10-g-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

ignition.
s/c

Lift-off.

Roll

program. roll. program. the pitch. (PAUSE) Mark 50 seconds.

FLIGHT s/c FLIGHT s/c FLIGHT S/C

Roger, Pitch Roger, ... Roi:er,

roger,

you are looking

good. holding

This is I2 here.
5.75....

Gemini pressure

FLIGHT s/c FLIGHT s/c FLIGHT s/c FLIGHT s/c FLIGHT

Roger. Mode 2. Roger. ... Roger. 32.

204633.

Mark 1 plus 40.

Go for

staging.
staging on the ground.

Roger,

you are go for in.

IX% update Roger, DCS.

?

I :

GEMINI I.2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

3:00

PM CST TAPE 41 PAGE 2

s/c FLIGHT s/c FLIGHT s/c

okay. You are looking Lights... Roger. Roger. light good here 12. are going out nicely. off. P

Gemini needles

You got good second stage thrust All of them. Houston that delta

is out now. copy. You are steerin,right down the

FLIGHT

Roger,
pipe l

s/c

Man, this

is a pretty that?

good visual

s&mulation.

FIJGHT s/c FLIGHT
This is Mission

How do you like ... Roger, Control lift-off

you are go here on the ground. Houston. We are now at 19 minutes of Gemini 12. at the Ascension This will We Island

31 minutes

after

in the Mission our acquisition

are standing tracking renoted

by now for

station

in the South Atlantic, that is, if there

be a voice

conversation,

is any conversation ccmuuunicator,

between the crew of Gemini I2 and the spacecraft Pete Conrad, No conversation is putting FLIGHT here in the Control as yet. now. Center. standing in.

We are still Let's listen

by.

Pete Conrad

in call

Gemini 12, Houston. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Cam. Gemini 12, Houston. Over.

GEMINI I.2 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/11/66,

3:00

PM CST TAPE 41

PAGE 3 FLIGHT No response stand by. FLIGHT Gemini 22, Houston. Houston on UHF. We have only got 3 minutes station. left Gemini 12, Gemini 12. Gemini 3.2, Houston. as yet from the crew of Gemini 12. But we will

Over. in this pass over the Ascention puts in calls any response. on UHF-2 if

Pete Conrad meanwhile, We are still 12, Houston. you are reading

periodically by.for

to Gemini 12. FLIGHT

standing

Give me a call me.

Gemini 12 Houston.

ENBOF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION Cm,

U/U/f%,

3:10 P. M. CST Tape 42, Page 1

HOU This is Mission

Gemini 12, Houston. Control through again. Apparently, the contact is unsucless than be !&is

between the spacecraft cessful

the Ascension

station a little

over VHF or UHF. We're one minute, Loss of Signal throu& at Ascension.

one minute,to more successful will

Perhaps we'll later on.

the Tananarfve past the hour.

station

cape at 34 minutes the liftoff

Among the guests here in the viewing Thompson who is

watching

from Mission

Control

room were the following: Ambassador Designate Allen, of other Director State

Ambassador Llewelyn Union,

to the Soviet

Ambassador George V. and a number 25 minutes,

of the Foreign Department is Mission

Service

Institute, At T plus

officials. Control.

32 seconds this

END OF TAPN

,

GEMINI 12 MISSION COk@ENTARY,11/11/66,

3:20

p.m. CST

Tape 43 Page 1

This is Mission after liftoff.

Control,

Houston, time, voice

at 34 minutes

and 3 seconds the

At about this from the Tananarive

we should be acquiring remoting station

spacecraft island

on the

of Madagascar.

We are standing

by now for

any air-to-

ground conversation

between the crew of Gemini 12 and Pete Control Houston.

Conrad here in Mission HOU

Tananarive, Tananarive,

Houston. Houston. Tananarive, Houston. go ahead. Go remote UHF. remote.

TAN HOU

Houston, Tananarive, Roger.

Tsnanarive,

HOU

Gemini 12, Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn through Tananarive , go reentry antenna, how do you read? now, Houston

s/c

This is 12. over.

Read you loud and clear,

HOU s/c

Roger. We didn't we tried

Did you have a camp problem locate any problem here.

or was it tier

us?

Ascension, but

-- we thought

you were broadcasting,

we couldn't HOU Okay, well

hear a thing. we had a low pass at Ascension. Are you

ready to copy your NC-l? s/c Roger, right adapter ready to copy. now. We first We are on reentry antenna on

heard your transmission

antenna.

Do you want us to stay in reentry?

GmINI

12 MISSION CWMENTARY, 11/11/66,

3:20

p.m. CST

Tape 43 Page 2

::

HOU

Yes, let play with

me get the NC-1 to you and then we'll your radios.

Go ahead, ready to copy. HOU Roger. NC-l - 49 + 40, Delta pitch V - 66.6, Delta T -

1 + 28, yaw - zero, 00666; address Thrusters
s/c

- zero. 27 - all

Address zeros.

25 -

26 - address

aft,-maneuver

posigrade. GETR? . . . time address

Roger,

got it.

Do you want to repeat per second, pdtch zero,

+ 40, Delta

V - 66.6 feet yaw zero,

1 + 28 seconds, 25 - 00666, HOU Okay that ...

burn time was 49 + 40, I didn't you have it right.

get your

copy, but I think s/c HOU s/c HOU Roger, Roger, Roger,

time = 49 + 40. your orbit understand is 87 by 146. the orbit . . . by 146. antenna there and

Okay, now go back to adapter give me a call please.

s/c

Houston, read?

Gemini 12 on the adapter

antenna,

do you

HOU

Okay, I read:ycu

loud and clear.

I think

our You

problem was you low pass at Ascension. canremainon going? adapter

antenna and how's everything

GEMINI 12 MISSIOR CCMEN!lMY,

11/11/66,

3:20 p.m. CST

Tape 43
Page3

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s/c

Roger,

one amall anomaly on the liftoff.

Our secondary . . . 5000.

number two engine when we went up to about HOU s/c Okay. Can't G? HOU s/c HOU I didn't . ..(garbled) You are breaking to Carnarvon. up pretty badly. copy that, would you say it we go on up to a higher level during

the high

again please?

You can pass it

ato
HOU

Yeah, Gene. other okay.

That's

secondapy@02 is closed a flight

and the

secondary

O2 is open for

burn.

t, . .I_

This is Mission

Control

Houston.

Apparently

there

will

be no

more con -- no further

conversation

between the Mission the Tananarive

Control station. The

here and the crew of Gemini 12 through

numbers you heard being passed to the crew were for the first translation will maneuver, the so-called phase adjust liftoff, maneuver, wvich

occur at 49 minutes, one minute

40 seconds after fromnow. feet

which will

be approximately from now. It will

As you were -- ten minutes per second posigsade
87 nautical

This will

be a 66.6

burn. miles to

raise

the perigee
miles.

from the present

119 nautical orbit, mately

For each!tiwo feet

of energy added to an around by appr&ciAt 40 minutes Houston.

the orbit one mile,

will

be changed 180 degrees

from where the maneuver was made. liftoff, this is Mission

and 13 seconds after

Control

r .

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Tape 44 3:36 P.M. Page 1

This is Mission liftoff.

Control

Houston 49 minutes ie now in electronic tracking station

53 seconds after

The spacecraft

contadt

with

the Carnarvon Australia communicator the first at Carnarvon

and the spacecraft that they have begun with the

has confirmed the later

translation vehicle.

burn for

rendeevous by for

Agena target tion.

We are standing

some conversathat the

The telemetry

to the ground has indicated This will be the 66.6 feet thruetera

burn is now under way. posigrade space craft. burn using

per second

the after

firing

on the Gemini We'll bettieen Al

Carnarvon

has reported

C-band traok. conversation

stand by to go live the spacecraft 'of now there

when we have direct

communicator

and the crew of Gemini XII. to call the spacecraft.

has been no attempt

Data from the tracking the Control

at Carnarvon

hae begun filter We are still

in to standing by to

Center here in Houston. communication

for the spacecraft put in a call

conmrunicator Apparently

at Carnarvon they don't this first

to the spacecraft.

want

to begin conversation burn. Again, this

while . the crew is mking is the first phase adjustment

maneuver to spacecraft and

get the rate

of closure vehicle

between the Gemini XII in to their proper

the Agena target

relationship.

The next maneuver is at approximately after liftoff, the so-called corrective

one hours and 44 minutes combination raised maneuver. the crew

Carnarvon let's CR0 join

spacecraft

communicator

has just

the conversation... Okay standing by for your go for
15 dash 1.

.

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Tape 44 3:36 P.M.CST Page 2

s/c CR0 s/c

Roger

Gemini XII

Go ahead... Would you time? report mark commandtat apparently our

CR0 s/c cpo

Okay,we'll

do that. go,' is "go"...all You're systems are "go" go for
15 dash 1

Gemini XII we'll Roger, radiator

here on the ground. Alpha.
s/c

I give you mark a¶?.+. at 54 minutes.

Roger.
5 4 3 2 1 mark..this

CR0
s/c

is 54 minutes.

Roger (garbled) Say again Roger, 12. on an out-of-

CR0 s/c

do you have some infornmtion

plane burn? CR0 That's solution
s/c

affirmative.

You are "go" for your onboard change.

for the plane

Roger Okay, would you give me a PQI please. Roger PQI reading Roger. Carnarvon Carnarvon Flight. Gemini main OBC....; please.
85 percent.

CR0 s/c CR0 HOU

from flight..

Gemini main OBC please.

Carnarvon Zrom flight... CR0 HOU Go ahead flight Did you copy that and some OBCs.... Carnarvon.. send us a couple of Gemini mains

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY 11-11-66

Tape 4.4 3:36 p,m. CST Page 3

HOU

Carnarvon

from flight...Did

you copy?

This is Mission is still

Control

Houston again.

Spacecraft tracking

Gemini 12 but now.

over the Carnarvon,Australia on air

station quiet

the conversation

to ground is relatively propellant of their quantity

You heard the p&I readout They now have 85 percent still first in the,tanks.

remaining. propellant this

onboard thruster quiet switch

Since it

is rather we'll

pass here, now to the

pass over Carnarvon

station

Press Conference after liftoff.....

at Cape Kennedy.

At 56 minutes

40 seconds

ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/11/66.,

4: 05 p.m.

CST

Tape 45 Page 1

This is Mission 20 seconds after present Earlier, completely few figures liftoff

Control

Houston.

One hour,

18 minutes

and

in the flight

of Gemini 12. tracking

At the station. pass was A

time the spacecraft it was reported that

is over the Hawaii the Carnarvon, stsndpoints, rates.

Australia

ncuninal from all here on heartbeat rates

systems, At one minute

and crew. after

liftoff

the command pilot minute, in this leftover other their early
s/c

ranged between 120 and 126 beats per they ranged from 82 to 110. the crew reported on their right that there Earlier were no In on

and on the p&lot, pass over Hawaii,

numbers or resitduals words, inertial portion they burned velocity of this Hawaii, it

out-of-plane

burn.

down to the zero point

indicators.

We have the tape of the which we will roll now.

pass over Hawaii Gemini 12.

Just completed are nulled.

the out-of-plane

burn and the residuals RAW Roger, thank you.

accelercxneter s/c RAW s/c

We are going to start check biasI'. at this time. We are in prelaunch.

an

Roger, understand. Roger, Hawaii, rotating thank you. this is 12.

We are in the process zero, zero.

of

back to zero,

We are going

to have to stop the rotation RAW Roger. you let bias

here shortly.

As soon as you get the zero down, would me know-and we'll time? , start the accelerometer

check at that

.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

4:05 p.m. CST

Tape 45 Page 2

s/c

Roger. Roger, go ahead.
12. ,

HAW
s/c

Roger, Hawaii,

12.

HAW s/c HAW HOU HAW

12, Hawaii. Roger. How much longer will this it check go? here. satisfied, Hawaii.

We are just After

about to complete

your next summary, we're That completes

12, Hawaii. bias check.

the accelerometer

s/c

Roger, Roger.

thank you.

We're still

yawing up somewhat.

RAW

We're showing him rolled like there. HOU HAW HOU RAW s/c HOU " RAW Roger. And for the yawing, Rog. 12, Hawaii. Roger, Hawaii. And we'd like Wiltiov. Looks like H&J Roger. One minute he's 60 degrees

over to about -- looks up to about 50 degrees

and pitched

correcting

it

now.

to our LOS.

a Gemidi LOS main please,

Hawaii.

we've had LOS of the hyena.

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4:05 p.m. CST

Tape 45
Pase 3

HAW HOU HAW

And we have a breakup with Roger. Cryo O2 tank pressure

Gemini.

i.lEl going down, its under. on.

right

around 700 or maybe slightly have neglected HOU HAW Okay, we'll Roger. to turn

They -Y

the heater

take a look at that

when we come up.

I

This fs Mission station. stateside

Control

Houston.

That winds up the pass two minutes, with we'll start

over Hawaii the first station Range.

.:\In approximately

pass over the -- starting the stations

the California Test this

and going down through At one hour, Control. 24 minutes

in the Eastern liftoff,

and 7 seconds after

is Mission

END OF TAPE

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 11, 1966,

4:12 pm CST TAPE 46, PAGE 1

This

is Mission

Control with station. further

Houston.

Spacecraft Control join that

Gemini 12 has here through now.

come in contact the California Standing by for

the Mission Let's

Center

conversation

converqation

between Gemini I2 and

the ground. Guymas remote, CAL This is Mission portion California Control California local.

is local again. Let us back track a bit for

the first

of the stateside

pass and get the first station and

40 seconds of contact Gemini 12. HOU

between the California

. . . . . . . 1002 pressure We'll them.

and we're

standing

by.

pass you the maneuvers when we get

SC

Roger.

Thank you, we're .......

reading

550 on

cry0 OOZ? we'll We have a solid we're

. range

lock on now, first

able to read out after

the accelerometer

bias was 235.52 miles. HOU SC HOU Roger. Looks like the radar meets respect.

I guess so. 12, Houston, no update. you're Everything accelerometers looks good. require

.-- -_

SC That completes

12, roger. the first portion of this pass. We're standing:

11, 1966 4:12 pm CST NOVEMBER GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, TAPE 46, PAGE 2 by for Mission This flirther Control communications and Gemini 12. first stateside passes in any standing between Pete Conrad here in

is one of the quietest we've had in quite conversation

mission by for

some time.

We;re still

between Pete Conrad and the crew of

Gemini 12. Still standing by. Apparen;tly for the crew is involved later with some

onboard computations rendezvous with

some' of their Vehicle.

maneuvers toward Pete Conrad said time

the Agena Target hesitant to talk

he is a little

to them at the present Before

but they are still

standing

by though.

the state-

side pass is completed conversation.

we should have some additional

Texas remote, TEX GYM HOU SC HOU SC HOU HOU SC HOU SC Texas remote Guaymas local. 12, Houston.

Gua&as

local.

.

Go ahead Houston,

I.2 here. your ATM off.

Roger would you turn Roger. Thank you. 12, Houston This Roger. Roger, is 12 go. Your cutoff
16 percent

will

be 1.6 percent. and '

to cutoff

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cwNTARY,

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4:12

pm csT

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TAPE 46, PAGE 3

we're HOU Roger, right

standing she's with

by for

our CSI and CDH updates. We'll be

ccming to us now.

you.

Texas Jocal.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY 11-11-66

4:22 P.M. CST Tape 47 PAGE 1

HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU

12 Houston 12 "go" Roger,

'

I have CSI ready for you.

Ready to copy. Roger. GETB 01 + 47 + 52 Delta T 00 + 10 V,' 7 point P
6

Burn time Delta pitch address south:
s/c

Yaw 10 right

27 up address

2WOO67 address aft

2690035

27 90011 thrusters

posigrade

up

zero Y at zero one plus 7 point pitch
6, duration

47 plus

52 Delta

V

00 + 10 Yaw 10 right
26 is 90035, 27 is

27 UP, 25 is ooo67,

90011, aft.... HOU Roger, that's a charlie on that posigrade up

and south. Roger and I have CDH for you if to copy.
s/c

you are ready

Roger, Roger, 01 + 06

go ahead with

CDH. V 49.9 Delta 25 T

HOU

GETB 02 + 22 + 54, Delta Yaw 1 right
26

pitch

4 up address 27 90007

00498 address thrusters
s/c

90035 Address

aft

maneuver is posigrade

up south V

Roger, Houston.
49.9;

CDH at 02 + 22 + 54 Delta 01 + 06; yaw 1 right 4 up;

durations

25 is 00498, 26 is 90035;27
i -

is 90007 thrusters

s.*

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY ll-ll-66 '.
l

4:22 P.M. CST Tape 47 Page 2

HOU

Roger that's 12 Houston.

Charlie. 12 Houston.

s/c HOU

Houston 12, go ahead Roger, frog the temperature eggs if is going up on your cover on,

you can get to the thermal would you put it

without please?
s/c

interferring

Roger. Thank you. And 12 this is Houston, Could

HOU

* you give us a report windows please. 12 Houston.

on your left

and right

Could you give us a-report

on

your windows when you have a chance please.
s/c

Roger,Pete . ..We got smudging.....staging still aren't good. there adjusted the covers...the windows

bad' though right

now they are pretty

HOU s/c HOU

'Okay, thank you. Frog eggs are tucked Thank you. 12 Houston. Your Delta We have about one minute H looks like 10 miles. H. to LOS in nicely.

s/c
HOU

Roger. Understand Roger standing by.

a 10 mile Delta

END OF TAPE

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12 MISSICW COFTARY,

ll/ll/66,

4:32

p.m. CST

Tape 48 Page1

This is Mission 11 seconds after at the Antigua coming up will minutes Houston. this after We'll

Control

Houston. Apparently

One hour,

47 minutes

and

liftoff. station

we've had loss Test Range. station

of signal

of the Eastern Island

Our next station 52

be the Ascension liftoff.

at one hour,

This is a voice any possible Control

r-emoting station conversation out.

through thnough

stand by for This is Mission

station.

Houston,

END OFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

4.is39 PM CST TAPE 49

PAGE 1 This is Mission after lift-off Control Houston one hour 52 minutes We are standing voice by for
58 seconds

of Gemini 12. Island station,

acquisition Control

by the Ascension here in Houston. tion. saying Spacecraft

remoted through

There will

not likely

be too much conversajust will their put in a call likely last consist maneuver.

communicator, by.

Pete Conrad,

he is standing

The conversation

of a report Let's FLIGHT join

by the crew of Gemini 12 that that conversation

now and stand by. by

Gemini 12, Gemini 12, Houston standing through Ascension.

s/c

... Say again 12. Gemini 12, Houston. This is 12, go ahead. Roger, would you check your Agena control power circuit on position, breaker please? and see if it is in the

FLIGHT -, -’ S/C FLIGHT

s/c

.. .

FLIGHT s/c FLIGHT

Say again, ...

it

is on, is that

correct?

Could you say it broken up a little.

again,

slowly.

You are

GHMINI I2 MISSION COMMFNTARY, 11/11/66,

4:39

PM CST TAPE 49 PAGE2

This is Mission the extent spacecraft

Control

Houston again.

Apparently

that

is

of the conversation Gemini 12 through

between Houston and the the Ascension voice station. station, Pete Conrad station We

are coming up on the Tananarive which will just that likely advised occur in approximately of the crew through

remoting

9 minutes.

the Ascension LOS.

they have one minute until will be the extent lift-off,

However, that At 2 hours Houston.

of the conversation. this is Mission

33 seconds after END OF TAPE

Control

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4:55

P. M. CST Tape 50, Page 1

This is Gemini Control after liftoff.

at two hours,

nine minutes,

23 seconds by

At the present voice remoting time.

time we are waiting station. Tananarive will

acquisition does have

the Tananarlve acquisition conversation

at this

There likely

not be too much station with

between Houston through They're

the Tananarive

the crew of Gemini 12.
13 minutes

coming up in approximately maneuver which will be 49.9 feet

on the coelliptical

per second in a posigrade air-to-ground. HOU While we're Roger waiting

direction.

Let's

switch

now to live

for Control

further

conversation

between Pete

Conrad here in Mission translation

and the crew of Gemini 12, the coelliptical 22 minutes with and that

maneuver or making the orbit take place liftoff.

of the Agena, will
54 seconds after

at two hours,

The purpose

of this miles.

maneuver is to This in turn will

raise place lower

the perigee it

to some 150 nautical

in - the spacecraft

- in an orbit time will

of some ten miles be trailing by for the Agena any fur-

than the Agena, and at this miles.

by some 60 nautical ther conversation

We're still

standing Tananarive

from Houston through

to the spacecraft

Gemini 12. (PAUSE) HOU Gemini 12, Houston. bys/c Roger, Houston. One minute to LOS,standing

!.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CO-,

ll/11/66,

4:55

P. M. CST Tape 50, Page 2

.

s/c

Houston, through

Gemini 12. the sextant 12, copy. Houston.

We've got visual

contact

at an access of 85 miles.

HOU This is Mission

Roger,

Control

We're coming up on - I think voice remoting station.

we have had Loss of Signal

at the Tananarive

That was very sparse conversation busy in calculating next after station liftoff their

but apparently

the crew is very The

next maneuvers for will be Carnarvon

the rendezvous.

to acquire which will 17 minutes

at two hours, nine minutes liftoff

25 minutes from now. this is

be approximately

At two hours, Gemini Control.

and two seconds after

END OF TAPE

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66,

5:~

p.m. cm

Tape 51 Page1

This is Mission
3 seconds after

Control

Houston at 2 hours,

25 minutes, by the

and

liftoff.

We've just tracking as it station happens,

had acquisition and we'll

Carnarvon, join
s/c

Australia conversation
. .004g5.

stand by now to

that

CR0 s/c CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 CR0 HOU

Okay, copy. Roger, pa

We'd like this

a PQI also.
75 percent.

time is reading roger.

\

Seventy-five, Carnarvon

frcxn Flight. Carnarvon.

Go ahead, flight,

Did you read his 25, 26, and 27? Roger,
25 - 00495, 26 - 90065, 27 - goool.

Copy, thank you. Rog. Carnarvon Roger. Could we have a Gemini main, please? has C-band track.

CR0 HOU CR0

Roger. And OVC's every 60 seconds. Roger, we're trying to do that. We're getting

intermittent HCU CR0 HOU Okay. No valid Rog.

PCM-1 sync.

data yet.

Radiators

look go.

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COI&ENmY,

11/11/66,

5:12 p.m.,

CST

Tape 51 Page 2

We still Carnsrvon

have some four minutes We'll

and 20 seconds of this

pass remaining.

standby.

s/c

We received
64 miles.

our lock on our radar Gur radar powered circuit

lockon

at about is on, on

breaker

And we don't 13 CR0 the encoder. Roger,

seem to be able to get anything

stand by.

Okay, we show you locked

on here

on the ground.
\ s/c

We show you also at nav mode rather

than rendezvous. We're on the nav mode. we have a lockon. CR0 Okay., getting
s/c

We're waiting

to be sure

The Agena's no indication

receiving of that.

you evidently

he's

We're getting Carnarvon Go ahead,

fluctuation

in the analog

,';.;(garbled)

HOU CR0 HOU

from flight.

Do you want to read back what he said there? having a hard time reading him. lost radar

I'm

CR0

Yeah,

Okay, he said the -- he's

lock

at about 64 miles. HOU CR0 Got that. And he's again, trying to maintain lock again or get lock It is fluctuatan L-band ) A k ri

but he can't bit,

seem to get it. but we're receiving

ing a little coder lockout & a & L -

down on the ground. IL h. L

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/11/66,

5:12 p.m. CST

Tape 51 Page 3

HOU CR0 HOU CR0

Did he say his'power He says its Closed, closed,

circuit its okay.

breaker

was stopped?

okay. the Agena is receiving him. But there's

We show that nothing

going back to the spacecraft, evidently. level We've got a good RF power/output indicating the transponder HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 Say again. I say the RF power level Okay. And that Yes. Rog. Carnarvon, Roger. Gemini or Agena? HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 Gemini. Rog. Carnarvon, Go ahead. How does the AC look? Stand by. Four minutes
s/c

is okay also.

looks

good.

indicates

the transponder

is okay.

As far

as you can tell.

would you send us an Alpha summary please?

flight.

Frequency?

And voltage?

to LOS. no lockon.

How are you doing? We are getting still. It's a going

Roger,

still

fluctuation

on the analog

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

5:12 p.m. CST

Tape 51 Page84

back and forth, CR0 s/c CR0 HOU okay. Other than that, AC voltege Roger.

but we haven't

had any lockon.

everything's flight.

okay.

is okay,

And we need a contigency CR0 Roger.

EZ on the Agena.

,I

. This is Mission

Control

Houston again. of signal will

At 2 hours,

32 minutes

. and 3 seconds, tracking 2 hours, from now. station. 49 minutes we've had loss at Carnarvon, be acquired Australia at The spacecraft after liftoff, by Hawaii

which will

be some 15 minutes match

We are still

about an hour from the velocity means rendezvous.

maneuver which essentially spacecraft in quite keeping 2 hours, Control will slowly

This is when the

match the velocity

of the ,Agena and then move per second for I should this stationsay. At

at some one to two feet rendezvous

and subsequent 32 minutes, Houston.

or docking liftoff,

44 seconds after

is Mission

ENDOFTAPS

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5:36 P.M. CST Tape 52

Page 1

This is Mission
55 seconds after

Control liftoff.

Houston 2 hours 49 minutes

and

We're coming over the Hawaii at the present time. And

station waiting

with for

both spacecraft contact

between the spacecraft

communicator

at Hawaii with

the crew of Gemini XII. co-elipticity, that

At the present is.the average

time the so-called distance

between the spacecraft Vehicle

Gemini XII

and the beout to

Agena Target

ranges in altitude which is switch

variation

tween 9.4 miles of perfectly

to 10.0 miles, Let's

.‘6 of a mile

circular.

now to live

air

ground and see what is said. AFD HAW HOU . Hawaii Cap Corn AFD

Go ahead AFD Okay, when you get your message they forgot to amperes GETB so please read up the GETD.

HAW

Let me see we need GETB..yeah . we need to read up the whole works up here GETB, okay. is that right?

HOU HAW s/c

AFD away.. GT 12 this is HAW, we have TM solid on you. on the

Roger Hawaii, Agena.

wish we had LOS solid

HAW

You still that, huh?

having

negative

luck with

all

of

s/c HAW
i -

Posi..we're Okay, if A -

proceeding

with

a radar

failure. at the present

you have the opportunity

time to try L L

some commands to see if you command A L L, h. A IL

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMRNTARY ILXL-66

5:36 P.M. CST Tape 52

Page 2

capability. s/c RAW Roger, go ahead. for you to do is command 211

Okay, what we would like

give us SDP dim and break that's and 201. s/c RAW s/c RAW s/c RAW When you're

ready go. Mark. Negative

MAP light;

Okay we have the function. Okay would you give us 201. Roger, Negative sending 201.'Mark. '.: _ _. ., We also ' have

MAP.light.

Roger, we have MAP on the ground. (faded out) We're showing that fine

conrmsnd capability

is working s/c

here on the ground. we do have the diPole

Roger, are you showing that selected?

RAW

Phat

is affirmative.

We do have the dipole

selected. sI/c RAW s/c . . . ..try a spiral a try. that one was too

Yeah, go ahead give it Well, good. it doesn't That didn't

look like

help out too much. Your

RAW

Okay, go ahead and go back to dipole. commands are going through fine.

s/c

Yeah, we're

getting

a more steady it looks like.

lock on when

we are on the spiral RAW Okay, stand by and I'll

see what they want to do.

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY ll-ll-66

5:36 P.M. CST Tape 52

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Page 3

Whether they want to stay on spiral Is he getting s/c H4W s/c Dipole Still Well, range :/a%nge here. rate?

or dipole

is the best right not getting it

any range infonaation Let's one it's

right?

is intermittent. got the latest 58 is that

see, right
34.58

now I'm HAW s/c
34 point

miles.

right? with our we've

Roger. angle.

That agrees approximately

Our angle is about 16 degrees, on it sight.

got visual the optical H4W HOU s/c

now both to the %!%tant.arid

Okay. Go ahead flight. We're just Cur angle copying. is going to be a little TPI. bit later

than nominalonthat H&W HOU okay. Frank, Hawaii HAW HOU Go flight You better lower your set.

from flight.

read them up that up down right

TPI backup,

GETR ,_

and the forward range rate. RAW Rog. XII

and ~r&@t5&1&~-

I have your TPI backup information

wheri you are ready to copy.
s/c HAW Ready to copy, go ahead. Delta T 026, Delta Y 22.8

Okay, GETD 30551; forward Delta

T 010;

Delta

V 3.2 up; Delta

T

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY 11-U-66

5:36 P.M. CST Tape 52

Page 4

0.08; will

Delta

V 2.7 right.

Okay, your range 95 feet per

be 24.7 miles at point understand

range rate Charlie.

second, s/c Roger,

GET a burn 30551; range at point

22.8

forward

3.2 up; 2.7 right, 95 feet HAW Roger. per second.

C is 2.47

Okay, we've completed

a tape on that. on

Would like

to have some more information

your co-elipticity. s/c HAW Go ahead. Okay, it will be at 9 point zero nautical 4 nautical miles and that miles will

to 10 point be almost

at TPI or at time 3:04:27. be at that time. be at TPI?

10 zero will s/c HAW s/c H&W s;c HOU HAW HOU Roger, 10 zero That's

understand.

What will

the 10 zero. The apogee would be at TPI.

Roger understand. That’s affirmative.

HAW from flight Go flight The data is showing that ing the radar data, the computer is accept-

how does it we’re

look to them now? getting here on is accept-

HAW

It’s

okay,

the information

the ground is showing that ing the radar data,

the computer

how does it

look to you now?

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5:36 P.M. CST Tape 52

Page 5

HOU

Data is looking

fairly

reasonable

are you showing

a steady pass now...gotta HAW Think it's Flight? HOU Less than a minute now. Hawaii will HAW HOU HAW Roger. worth a try.

go now remote.

have LOS in less than a minute about all that

now. flight?

What do you think

Say again. Rog. He isn't standing really sure up there, we should he is go in

by to see whether

a rendezvous HOU H4W You're I don't

mode or stay in N&V.

about 30 seconds to LOS. think we have enough to know that stay in NAV. you stay in Nav. it

is working HOU Okay, flight with s/c HOU Roger, it. .

so we better

recommends that

we agree. know we may have a little

Okay. I don't contact

going here. Gemini, flight. 31 seconds station. the

HAW This is mission after liftoff.

We've had LOS with control Houston,

at 2 hours 58 minutes tracking

We have had LOS at the Hawaii the minute station we should have first be voice

And within California

contact

through

which will Control.

remoted from Pete Conrad pass of this Spacecraft

here in Mission mission.

And the second stateside by for this first contact.

We're standing

L

i

-

Gemini 12 is nearing the end of its IA A, L b. & -

second revolution in this L L 1 L

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5:36 P.M. CST Tspe 52 Page 6

four

day mission.

The last

in the Gemini series.

California

is getting with signal. station.

geared up to begin the reception We are standing the conversation by for

and transmission acquisition of

the spacecraft. Let's join

now through

the California

The..........

END OF TAPE!

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY 11/11/66, ,

5:46

p.m.

TAPE 53 PAGE 1 the

HCU

Let's

join

the conversation station. it will

now through it

California and see if your s/c Roger. (dead air) HOU GYM CALIF We are standing conversation. three three

See how well

is operating

be of any help to you during

braking

period.

Guaymas remote - California Guaymas is remote. California is local. Control

local.

by here in Mission

for

additional at

Coming up on the terminal minutes elapsed

phase initiation

hours and five minutes

time which

is approximately per second

from now. line

This will of sight

be some 23.1 feet toward

posigrade vehicle. 20 miles.

along the

the Agena target the Agena by about

The spacecraft The crew will

should be trailing make this

maneuver when the Agena is We are still standing

at some 26.8 degrees by here for Hopefully additional

elevation

angle.

conversation

between the ground. burn and their comments

we will

hear the actual

about the thrusting. HOU !cEx Texas remote - Guaymas local.

Texas remote.
Guaymas is local.

GYM

GEMINI I.2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66,

5:46 p.m.

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S/C
HOU S/C

Don't Roger. Sure,

want to give any significant Have you burned TPI. TPI was an on-board at . .

burn of 22 forward when did you burn

and 3 up was burned three HOU up Buzz.

Burned at 2 + 05 + 48. you burned 22 forward, up or not.

Okay, 12 say again,

did you burn the three

S/C
HOU

Negative. Okay, you burned 22 forward, and nothing up at 03:05:48 no out-of-plane is that correct.

S/C
HOU

This is l-2, we burned 22 forward. Okay.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66,

5:f36 P. M. CST

Tape 54, Page 1

This is Mission pass. We're still

Control standing

Houston. by for

Fairly

silent

stateside You

additional

conversation.

heard the readouts tiation, hours, having 22 feet five

of the last

maneuver,

the terminal

phase initime of three is still

per second forward
48 seconds.

and an elapsed

minutes,

-The crew apparently the radar.

intermittent

lock

on with

They went briefly antenna. of radar con-

to the spiral

antenna and are now back to the adapter are getting confirmation

However, the ground stations commands and so on. versation ground. HOU s/c HOU 12, this

We're standing We'll

by for any additional continue to monitor

from the ground.

air-to-

is Houston..

Go ahead Houston. As best updating ae we can tell correctly, on the ground, eight it is

oh, within

seconds

every once in awhile I don't pit, s/c HOU s/c

then to 40 seconds and reading in the cock4

know what you're

but it

Houston, Roger,

doesn't look too good'on the ground. ... first correction is two up., correction we're two. up. no range rate or

first

And Houston,

getting

range analog at all; HOU s/c HOU Okay, you getting Occasionally anything out of the computer? whenever we get a lock. the encoder off, please,

intenhittent

Okay, and would you turn _'

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

5:56

P. M. CST Tape 54, Page 2

we want to update the Agena. s/c s/c HOU S/C HOU Roger. . . . ..angle..... Say again, 12. rate. 12. Would you 393.

29.51 . . . ..range

You're repeat?

very intermittent,

s/c s/c HOU s/c HOU

garbled We're now getting You say you're Affirmative. Okay. stations well. good radar data. data? good radar of switching read you too data.

getting

good radar

We're now getting

We were in the process there and we couldn't

s/c

Okay, eight

seconds to . ..stand

by for

a midpoint star in.the don't

angle... sky we,

You might have known it, up here. Buzz? HOU 12, this is Houston. You still

there's.not'a

have inertial

needles,

You can put the encoder back UHF on intercom Tell us if there.

on and you are transmitting s/c Roger. Roger, we're clear

on VOX. enough.

we're

coming through

HOU

Okay, you’re coming through.
the encoder off, please?

And would you leave

s/c

Encoder's

off.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, ll/l.l/66,

5:56 P. M. CST Tape 54, Page 3

HOU

Thank you. AntiguaAOS.

s/c

Okay, we want three half.

degrees

at a minute

and a

s/c

That looks up good.

pretty

good.

Acq lights

are showing

s/c

Range is caning range rate

in now on the analog but that

is lousy. nothing on the range rate world. here.

s/c s/c

Yes.

Still

Angle track to reading.

is out of this

Three seconds

s/c s/c s/c s/c

. ..like a little

she might be drifting. fast, huh? now? light?

Got the stars . . . drifting Thank you.

I have a new star...66. On my mark.359. That's That's It now? right. pretty 346.

Stand by for pitch. Okay, run three up.

That looked little s/c s/c s/c

good on the plot

there.

A

outside. for sure when the range is valid.

You'llknow . . . . field Field

of radar.

of radar?

MMEWTARY, U/11/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION CO

5~56 P. M. CST

Tape 54, Page 4

HOU

12, Houston. solider

We show you're

getting

a little

on the radar. We are - range looks good. Range rate like is lousy.

s/c

Roger, Houston. it might be pretty

HOU s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c \ s/c S/C . ,

Rog. Ten seconds to reading. Roger. Now check the yaw on it Okay, rog. Range IS 8.36. Very good. Yaw is 3591.......... a star path out there stand out very nicely. now. Got
31.

this

time,

Jim.

s/c S/C s/c s/c
HOU

Good. Got a range rate Very good. Sure is a bright 12, Houston. encoder on. acq light. to LOS. You can go of 79.

One minute

s/c
HOU s/c s/c

Roger. Have fun. okay, fifteen Will rate seconds to our midpoint.
74 feet per second. Range

be 70, 7.3, is okay now.

Range rate

looks.....

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

5:56 P. M. CST Tape 54, Page 5

This is Mission
34 seconds after

Control

Houston at three We've had loss

hours,

21 minutes, at the - over

liftoff.

of signal

the Eastern Island

Test Range. within with

We'll

have acquisition We'll

by the Ascension stand by to come Ascension.

station

about nine minutes. any conversation Houston. with

back on the air This is Mission

Houston through

Control

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11, 1966, 6:15 pm CST NOVEMBER GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, TAPE 55, PAGE 1

This

is Mission

Control

Houston,

3 hours 29 minutes We are waiting Island

and now the

4 seconds after acquisition station

Gemini 12 liftoff.

of signal and conversation

at the Ascension

tracking communicator

between the spacecraft Control in thie

Pete Conrad here in Mission 12. during The actual rendezvous

and the crew of Gemini mission voice will occur at station station you the

the pass over the Tananarive have a brief

remoting

and we'll

gap between the Ascension We will stations bring

and the acquisition conversations Let's a call HOU standby through

at Tananarive.

over both of these now and wait the Ascension

as they occur.

for Pete Conrad to give the crew station. standing by

Gemini 12, Gemini 12,Houston at Ascension.

SC HOU SC SC

(garbled)

2-l/2

degree burn. standing by through Ascension.

Gemini 12, Houston Roger Houston.
6 feet

per second (garbled)

(garbled) (garbled)

OK you, can thank us we have brains. Need some space, for them. This ----.. is Mis"sion Control through Houston again. (garbled) The quality

of the we'll and

transmission drop off

the Ascension it

station

is so poor that

of this

pass and pick

up again over Tananarive

GEM~EJI12 MISSION C~NTARY,

NOVEMBER ii,

1966, 6~5 pm cm PAGE 2

TAPE 55,

hopefully

it will

be a little

better

quality while

at that

time

and we should be approaching Tananarive station. This

rendezvous

over the Houston.

is Mission

Control

ENTI OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66, This is Mission after lift-off. Control Houston, at three

6~32 p.m.
hours,

TAPE 56 PAGE 1

45 seconds

We are now in contact voice their remoting velocity itself station.

with

Gemini I.2 through they should maneuver at over the Indian

the Tananarive have completed this time.

Actually

match or breaking will take place

The docking to acquisition

Ocean prior Sentry which sation

by the tracking Let's join

ship Coastal the present conver-

is South of Japan.

between spacecraft

communicator

Pete Conrad and

Gemini Spacecraft. HOU Gemini 12, Houston. to talk" please. a minute Houston. finished now. Would you go to "push

S/C
HOU

Hold it

Okay, I got it

Gemini 12, Houston, talk" please.

would you go to "push to

HOU S/C HOU S/C

Gemini 12, Houston Okay, . . . . (garble) Say again 12. Starting (broken to roll

is standing

by at Tananarive.

around a bit.

(garble)

transmission). the old, I think (garble).....

Hey, I think

Whew, what a burn. HOU 12, Houston, please. s/c HOU s/c would you go to "push to talk"

(Broken transmission) 12, Houston,
Man, that Alright, Do you read.

baby is bright. now let's see, let's get around to

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/11/66,

6132 p.m*

TAPE 56 PAGE 2 up

see where we are going aren't more. HOU s/c HOU S/C HOU s/c HOU HOU s/c Gemini 12, Houston
. . . . and the time....

. . . straight

we.

. . . . (garble)

dark side any

Gemini 12, Houston. . . . forward. Okay.

Do you read.

Gemini 12, Houston . . . . time . . . (garble).

Gemini 12, Houston. Gemini 12, Gemini 12, Houston I still don't know what they ask about.

. . . . . the Agena.

HOU HOU

12, Houston. Gemini l-2, Houston Gemini 12, Gemini 12, Houston

s/c
HOU * "

Go ahead, pull lights

around so I can see what the

look like.

Gemini 12, Houston X2,.... was lousy.... (broken)

s/c
HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Gemini 12.
Go to "Push to talk"

s/c“
HOU

will

you and you are GO

for

docking.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66,

6:32 p.m.

TAPE 56 PAGE 3

s/c
HOU

(garble) 12, this is Houston, one minute to LOS, you

are GO for docking. This is Mission Control Houston. As you heard the crew of )(locks mode" on their is tied into trans-

Gemini 12 are in the so called mitter, so that that is, the intercom

the transmitter transmitting to com-

when they talk, However,

they are actually this prevented Control

the ground. municator We will Coastal

the spacecraft

here in Mission standby Sentry for for

from reaching

them. ship should

the acquisition

by the tracking docking

a word on the actual Ocean within

which

take place

over the Indian Control liftoff.

the next few moments. 53 minutes,

This is Mission 49 seconds after

Houston at 3 hours,

EI'4DOF TAPE

GEW3lI I.2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66

6:56 PM CST, TAPR 57 PAGE 1

This is Mission 3 seconds after still Sentry, HOU CSQ HOU CSQ HOU CSQ HOU CSQ HOU CSQ HOU CSQ s/c CSQ s/c CSQ undecked.

Control lift-off.

Houston at 4 hours 9 minutes Spacecraft

and

Gemini 12 and the Agena ship Coastal now.

Are now passing Let's

over the tracking join-:,in on that

south of Japan.

conversation

CSQ, what percentage Say again, Flight.

on PQI 57?

What is the P&I readout 7 6-7 7 Great. Is he docked,

- was that

5 - 7

*

CSQ?

That is negative,

Flight. with the AgenaP

Okay, are you satisfied Roth vehicles Okay, let Okay. Roger, are go.

him know that.

Gemini 12, CSQ. CSQ. you a go for docking.

We are giving Roger,

thank you. Do you want to

And I want to send you a TX. place your TM switch

to command and your

?

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCNMENTARY,11/U/66,

6:56 PM CST, TAPE 57 PAGE '2

CSQ s/c CSQ s/c

adapter

C-band to command? C-band c-and. cell purge.

TM to command, adapter Stand by for your fuel Roger. CSQ, Flight. Go ahead, Flight.

HOU cs& HOU
CSQ

Let me know when he docks. Roger, And would you send us a Gemini main, please. Geminimain. Roger. Okay. Flight, CSQ.

HCU
CSQ

HOU
CSQ

HOU
CSQ

Go ahead. We show the Agena in pitch, we think than rate that high. CSQ, it wait CSQ. ought to be low, but until we get docked there. should be low. yaw rates high and

Rate low rather

HOU

That is correct, why don't we just Flight,

CSQ

Roger.

HOU s/c
CSQ

Stand by. CSQ, this Go ahead. We are docked. Roger. Roger. Did you copy Flight? is 12.

s/c
CSQ

HOU

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6:56

PM CST, TAPE 57 PAGE 3

CSQ s/c CSQ

Would you give me a cryo O2 and H3? Roger. Okay, would you give me an . . . . reading psge 21 on

s/c CSQ

Roger....

now and the pressure

is reading

550.

How about 02' O2 reads 97 percent I will pump it and we are exactly . . . psi

WC

up a little. LOS.

CSQ

Roger, Roger.

and 1 minute until

s/c
CSQ

You can turn Roger. Control

your encoder back on.

a/c This is Mission signal

Houston.

We have had loss of ship Coastal Sentry. time of to acquire

of Gemini‘.12 from the tracking time of docking

The actual

was at a ground elapsed The next station

4 hour 13 minutes will be the Hawaii

and 53 seconds. station

at a ground elapsed

time of 4 hours 9 minutes this is

25 seconds - 25 minutes which will
from now at T+4 hours 16 minutes Mission Control Houston.

be approximately and 16 seconds,

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GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 11, 1966, 7:12 pm CST TAPE 58, PAGE1

This is Mission

Control liftoff

Houston at 4 hours 25 minutes on the Gemini 12 mission. of Gemini 12 Spacecraft

and We're -

53 seconds after
standing apparently tracking versation by for still station.

acquisition docked with

the Agena, over the Hawaii amount of conat Hawaii and '

There should be a certain Conznunicator

between the Spacecraft

the crew of Gemini 12. in a call HAW now, let's Mighty join

The Spacecraft

Communicator

is putting

that. conversation. you're looking good from down here.

fine,

Have you completed SC Roger have completed now BEF, Agena 000. HAW Roger, very good.

gyrocompassing? gyrocompassing, we are

We have one question, before,you the rest SC Roger, respects. HAW Roger, Flight very good. looks like

we had LOS at CSQ your purge, how did

had completed of the purge go?

purge appeared to be normal in all

cmputer it's

is still

on should to go off about

I remind him that

scheduled

this time?
HOU Say again Hawaii.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVl3Mf3ER LL, 1966

7:12 pm CST TAI'E 58, PAGE2

HAW

Roger,

the computer it

is still

on should

I

remind him that prelaunch HOU

is scheduled

to go to the time. is

and then off to him that

at about this the computer

Just mention still on.

HAW

OK. 12, Hawaii. still on. computer ccming off at this time. We're showing that the computer is

SC HAW L’ SC

Roger, Roger. We'd

like

to leave it turn it

on for the undocking off right for after that.

here

and then we'll HAW Roger, will SC Roger,

you broke up there you say again?

a few seconds

we'd Like to leave the computer on until the undocking which we are going turn the

we've completed to start right

away and then we'll

computer off. Roger, Hawaii It very good. Cap Corn, AFD, how is the tape dump going? at the present time, we have it

is in process

good solid though.
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TM should be no problem with

Roger

NOVEMBER 11, 1966 7:12 pm CST GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, TAPE 58, PAGE3

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Tape dump is completed. Roger.

12, Hawaii...
present.

We show that

you are undocked at

SC

Roger Hawaii,

we are sitting

out about 2 feet

away from the vehicle. HAW SC Roger. Hawaii that this is 12. Please inform the people is deployed

the loop on the Agena tether good.

and looking HAW HOU HAW SC HAW ‘ Roger. Houston, 12, Hawaii

copy. will have LOS in about one minute.

Roger Hawaii. Hawaii has had LOS of both vehicles.

This is Mission

Control

Houston. Vehicle

We've had loss

of signal

from

both the Agena Target Hawaii minute tracking station.

and the Gemini Spacecraft

at the like one from is state-

However, we've got something by the California to the crew. revolution. discuss with

or less till

acquisition talk third

station

which Pete Conrad will nearing the end of its

The spacecraft During this

side pass Pete Conrad will

the crew a suspected

problem in the Agena primary propulsion
there Agena. was some erratic However, this by Air data during is being

system.

Apparently
burn of the looked and the at

the insertion

- this

data is being personnel

very closely

Force and Contractor

CZMINI 12 MISSION CCBIMENTARY, NOVEMBER 11, 1966,

7:12 pm CST 'PE 289

decision up after

as to what modifications these discussions. Let's

will join

be necessary

will

come

now the conversation the stateside pass.

between Pete Conrad and the crew during HOU SC . . . ..turn Roger will your X-ray do.

on when you are ready.

END OFTAPE

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY 11-~.-6t,

'i:22 P.M. CST Tape 59 Page 1 here between the was There

Just prior Mission received

to joining

the conversation

Control

Center and the Gemini 12, the report they are now undocked.

from the crew that dockings period

are several during further "Pete" this

and undockings of the mission.

by both crew members We'll stand by now for communicator

communications

between spacecraft is wearing

Conrad who tonight

his cap presented of Gemini XI. The

him aboard the Wasp at the conclusion blue cap with

the T'scrambled eggs" on the brim and the insignia on it. We're standing by for

Gemini XI "Pete" further CONRAD s/c CONRAD

conversation. You letting "BUZZ" fly that thing now?

What say Houston? I said, now? you letting "Buzz" fly that thing

s/c

Yes, we're He hasn't

all

having plenty

of opportunities. yet.

used up his share of the fuel

CONRAD s/c

Yeah, watch him, he's a time hog. I'm seeing tail that. We're right around to the right up

end of the Agena now, looking

the engine. CONRAD You can really to can't s/c you. put that thing where you want

Roger and did you get the word about the Agena tether. It's solid and waving in the breeze.

CONRAD HOU GYM

Yeah, we got the word. Guaymas remote California Guaymas remote local.

GJ!MINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY 11-11-66

7:22 P.M. CST Tape 59 Page 2

Calif HOU s/c CON-RED

California 12 Houston

local

Go ahead Houston. We seem to have a little frog egg experiment problem with the

and they would like and "jigglen

the pilot

to reach up there connector at you. do.. We'll

the electrical we're s/c Roger, looking will

to the box while

"jiggle"

the electrical

connector. CONRAD s/c CONRAD s/c CONRAD s/c Thank you. Just getting Say again. I just Sorry had a chance to do some flying. about that. connection did you have in a chance to do some flying.

What electrical mind.

CONRAD s/c CONRAD FD HOU GYM HOU s/c Conrad

The one that Okay, it's Okay.

goes in to the back of the box. being pushed and pulled.

Texas remote Guaymas local Texas remote Guaymas local 12 Houston Go ahead Roger, Jim, we have seen an anomaly in the PPS was being burned into orbit and

engine when it

GJBJINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY 11-U-66

7:22 P.M. CST Tape 59
Page 3

we're

still

going over the data right appears to be one that turbine pump trouble

now. inand bit

And the problem dicates we're later not. looking s/c Roger, right on. Conrad That's 12 this affirmative. possible

going to give you a "go" a little whether We'll

you can make the PPS burn or keep you advised and we're still

at the data right understand now.... until

now. in the turbine

a problem

you want us to go later

is Houston we have about one minute

to LOS, you got anything? S/C Negative now. CONRAD Okay this through s/c CONRAD Roger, You're turn is the last the states, time we'll Have Fun. talk to you Houston, we're coming in to position

thank you for your cooperation. welcome. And 12 this Houston you can out)

your quantity.............(faded END OF TAPE

GEMINI l-2, MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

7:32 p.m.

TAPE 60 PAGE 1

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HOU

12, this quantity now.

is Houston,

you can turn switch

your to OFF

- cryo quantity

S/C

Roger, that

thank you Houston, baby yet. so, it

has my wife

had

HOU

Yea, I think I talked tremely

was during

some flight.

to both of them and they are expleased with your rendezvous. off.

S/C HOU s/c .

Who turned

the radar

Joe Shea said he didn't. Tough luck. Control Houston. That winds up the Stateside The spacecraft will crosses begin the

This is Mission pass on this its fourth

third revolution

revolution.

in a few moments as it There will station

longitude

of Cape Kennedy.

be a very low elevation Rose Knot which is The pass will seconds, pass. this We will

angle pass over the tracking hove to off only last standby the West coast some three minutes

of South America. and thirty-two during that

for any conversation

At 4 hours, is Mission

47 minutes

and, 33 seconds after

liftoff,

Control

Houston.

END OF TAPE.

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY(NOT AIRED),

11/11/66, TAPE 61

7:45

PM CST

PAGE 1

RKV HOU RKV

RKV... Roger. We show them as being TM is breaking AFD,RKV. up pretty spacecraft bad. free.

AFD RKV AFD RKV AJ?D RKV s/c RKV

Go ahead. Okay, Roger. our TM doesn't I out of contact about the with tape him. dump, then. look very good at all.

Our TM completely Roger, Roger. Gemini,

you can forget Gemini RKV.

12, RKV.

Gemini

12, RKV.

Okay, we are having locking information I: would like up on your while

a little TM. I will

bit

of trouble give you some

I have got you though. that your X-ray is on.

to confirm

Do you copy?

s/c
RKV

. ..RKV. Gemini Gemini 12, RKV. 12, transmit that Did you copy? in the blind. I would in the like on

to confirm position..* the

you have the X-ray like

and I would time for

to advise

you that

experiment

Mike 408 is nominal.

GEMINI 12 MISSION C~TARY

(NOT AIRED),

11/11/66,

7:45

PM CST

TAPE 61 PAGE 2 RKV s/c We have LOS minus 1 Gemini 12. Roger, with RKYV stand by. the control. He has pitch He reports trouble. and roll high, excessive We are having a little trouble

RKY, Flight. . ..fuel bit high.

he is having

a little

of control

We have not had real

good telemetry HOU RKV HOU RKV Roger. He is configured

as yet on Gemini.

FC-1 000.

CapY 0 His problem was in roll? Pitch Agena. and roll are still high. We have LOS

'HOU

Roger. . ..O? cryo 02 tank pressure is reading
674 psi.

HOU RKV HOU

Roger.

Send us an LOS main?

Roger roger. And would you give us a read back'on crew said to you, as for their control what the problem;

RKV

Roger, control with

ali

he reported

was that

he was having

problems'and

never did get good contact

me and we never did get good tebemetry. copy.

HOU RKV HOU

Roger,

AFD, RKV. Go ahead, RKV.

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7:45 PM CST

TAPE 61, PAGE 3 RKV HOU They were undecked. Roger, on that understand. conversation Spacecraft free and rigid.

Can you make a tape playback and send us in verbatim what

they said? RKV HOU RKV HOU RKV HOU ' RKV HOU RKV Roger, will Roger. AFD,RKV. Roger, Roger. Roger. Flight send us a Gemini Alpha. On its way. do.

RKVCap Corn.. AFD.

RKV, Flight. RKV.

Were they undocked your whole pass? That is affirmative, pass. all I believe and this Flight, undecked the whole

the only comment they made at I have from control problem.

is the only transmission a slight

them that HOU RKV

they were having

Okay, and what did you see on the ground. Okay, we show the spacecraft cone was rigid. Pitch horizon horizon The vehicle to be free was within and the deadbands. roll

sensors were off-scale

high,

sensors were off-scale

high and the position

was within HOU

the deadband on the Agena. and roll horizon sensors were offdeadbands?

You said pitch scale high,

but that

you were within

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY (NOT AIRED), 11/11/66,

7:45 PM CST

TAPE:61, PAGE 4 RKV That is affirmative. have some pretty HOU RKV Say again. It looks like we have some pretty Copy? within deadbands? to the healthy And it healthy heart looks like we

rates.

heart HOU RKV

rates.

Yes,.but

you were still

That is affirm. position gyros.

That was according

HOU RKV HOU END OF TAPE

Say again. That was according Okay, let to the position gyros.

me come back to you RKV.

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8:07 pm CST, TAPE 62, PANE 1

I

This is Mission after liftoff.

Control, Spacecraft remoting

Houston,

at 5 hourf+ 20 minutes time,

50 seconds is over the

Gemini I2 at the present Let's

the Tananarive conversation. s/c

station.

cut in now and join

Secondary roll

gyro.

Got it

back again and we've We've which will

docked here towards

the end of the night. of M-408 experiment completed

only got about 4 minutes we're be it. HOU Roger, did you confirm

doin& now and we've just

that

that

you had a primary

rate

gyro problem or what? s/c No, we didn't. We set back the primary rate docking gyro. was

What we might have done, in the night to steer position had to let

the Agena since we were not in the regional but was actually it rotating around, and we

tap itself / we came back in. HOU s/c Okay, you were in PC-l, Yes, I confirm disturbance

out forI awhile

and'bhen

huh? looks like a slight get docked.

PC-1 and it

with-that

Agena if we don't

because of the radar.

HOU

I 6ee.

Could you give u8 a PQI reading and also
cryo 02 pressure please.

would you check you're

s/c

Cryo 02 is reading reading

about 660 PSI and the PQI is We're a little low and

about 56 percent.

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contemplating practice HOU

forgetting

about the second docking

to save fuel. Are you satisfied with your

Roger, we concur. control

system now? it appears that at this time. our control system is We're disturb

s/c

Roger, adequate still

We're not too sure.

in the flight

path and occassionally to fly with

the Agena.

We're trying like

the Agena and

it makes us feel valve. HOU . s/c HOU Okay. Houston, 12

we might

have had:a control

Go ahead. Go ahead 12, this this is Houston, go ahead.

is Houston.

Gemini 12,

s/c

Roger, Houston, just to try

we are contemplating system again. its position

another

docking

our control

The Agena doesn't to accurately, It moved abbut

seem to be maintaining and we noticed 40 degrees HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU Okay. off that .

in the daylight.

Are you still

in flight control

control mode 1.

mode l?

Roger, we are in flight 12, this is Houston.

Gemini 12, Houston.

Go ahead, Houston. Roger, doesn't Jim, when it gets off like that in PC-l, it

come back very fast,

why don't

you go to PC-2

and gyro compass to your head and set up the commands

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/11/66,

8:07 pm CST, TAPE 62, PAGE 3

to gyro compass in FC-2 to what you Want? s/c HOU That sounds like 12, this a pretty good idea. rate

is Houston.

Have you been using keepings

command for your station

and dockings,

or did you do them at pulse s/c This is 12. final That's docking

or what? and on our command.

We've been using pulse

maneuver we went to rate

when we thought

we had the discrepancy. and trying to figure out

While we were undocking what was wrong, what the situation HOU Okay. thrusters That's HOU Okay.

we went to rate was.

command to see

When you undock, to undock with? affirmative. Listen,

are you using your maneuver

we found that just

if

you undock,

don't

touch anything, TDA will control and hit

send the undock command and the and you don't set it have to use any in rate command, fine. firing

shove you out, at all. "undock",

You can just and it will

push you out just your forward

You may be disturbed thrusters. s/c HOU s/c Roger. 12, this Go ahead. We read you. is Houston.

at FC-1 with

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HOU

Why don't and see if you get it

you go ahead and gyro compass in FC-2 that's all do. you can go ahead and do your undocking you feel that if that you have the fuel this let time, and I when you doing the job for you and that should be.

back to where it

s/c HOU

Roger, will And then, again if recamend

you do it just

send the undock comand, you out. firing s/c HOU Roger. What we'd like do it You don't thrusters

the TDA push the forward-

need to fire

to back out of there.

you to do when you undock,

irs'

over the CSQ, which will

be your next station. that your

Just back on out to assure yourself control

systems are okay and then you can go back

'and redock. s/c HOU s/c HOU Roger. Gemini 12, Houston. Co ahead Houston. We have one minute will.give to IDS, and before that you undock, we

you GO for

over the CSQ. We'd like bit.

to look at you a little s/c HOU Roger. Yes, that

Take a look at the Agena too. is what we're doing. I think if you'd

been backing out using your forward firing in FC-1, you might Tananarive, This is Mission Control, LOS 5 hours 29 minutes upset the Agena.

thrusters

Houston.

and 30 seconds

GEMINI L2 MISSION COMMENTARY, ll/ll/66,

8:07 pm CST, TAPE 62’, PAGE 5

after station. tracking

liftoff.

We've had loss

of signal

at the Tananarive will

remoting be the

The next station ship, Coastal

to acquire

the spacecraft

Sentry.

And at ground elapsed Control Houston.

time of 5 hours

42 minutes.

This is Mission

END OF TAB

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GEMINI x11 MISSION COMMENTARY ll-IL66

8:28

P.M. CST Tape 63 Page 1 and 59 contact

This is Mission seconds after with

Control liftoff.

Houston 5 hour6 41 minutes We're momentarily Sentry,and at it expecting we'll occurrs.

the tracking

ship Coastal

stand by here Still is still this pass got

to listen

in on that

conversation

a few seconds yet to acquisition. docked with the Agena Target will Vehicle

The spacecraft and during

over the CSQ there on the control acquisition have solid standing

do an undocking

and run some tests They have time. They

systems of both the spacecrafts. from the CSQ at this

add contact telemetry

both vehicles

from the CSQ. Still between the CSQ are "go" on the We're stand-

by here for voice Gemini XII. still

connrmnication Roth vehicles

and spacecraft ground, there's

no voice

coxmnunications.

ing by for the comrmnications craft s/c CSQ s/c Gemini 12. Come in CSQ Go ahead. Roger, you're

between the CSQ and the space-

right

the sensors

on the Agena

are in high gate CSQ s/c Roger. That's gate. CSQ s/c Okay . Gemini 12 CSQ This is low CSQ
CSQ

low gatie flight

not high gate,

low,

low

Roger.

Roth vehicles

look good.

We would like to do it slowly.

to go ahead and undock and like

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8:28 P.M. CST Tape 63 Page 2 44 and 30, we just Delta P light

s/c

Roger, be informed got on two fuel

that

cells

HMJ s/c HOU CSQ HOU CSQ HOU

Roger. What's your onboard pressure Well, Roger. How do the fuel We're looking cells look to you? now. Gemini let's solve that now? CSQ.

one first.

at them right

Would you send us a summary please soon.

\

C$Q s/c

Roger, we'll CSQ this

send you another

main.

is 12 do you want us to undock over

your station. CSQ ' Let's first. s/c HOU Okay Does it look alright to you CSQ? in CSQ take a look at these Delta P lights

This is flight CSQ HOU Come in flight

CSQ....come go ahead

Okay, the 02 and H2 pressure
okay.

differential

is

We can't

tell

the 02 to water. ?

CSQ s/c CSQ s/c CSQ ,~L s/c i A

Okay,

do you have any bi-levels

That’s affirmative.
What are they saying? They're both on. .

Which ones? That's Baker Baker 03 and Baker Baker 04

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MISSION COMMENTARY ll-11-66

8:28

P.M. CST Tape 63 Page 3

HOU

Okay 9 CSQ can you verify

unit

2 SPS temps

Raker 271 s/c
CSQ

Roger PCM counts

.

s/c
CSQ

CSQ Gemini XII Go ahead XII Roger, the fuel cell Delta P just went up

s/c

No change in the Delta

P area

CSQ
s/c

What was it? That was it. Roger, both H2s are reading H20 readings point 15. about point
55 and

CSQ

are both one to two or about 2.1

HOU
CSQ

Roger Roger, copy.

HOU HOU CSQ

Affirmative. CSQ flight Go ahead flight. Proceed with the undocking system.

and take a look at the control HOU
3.

Baker 271 reads 88
88

CSQ

Agena PCM count. Roger, Roger. Bill, did you tell them to go ahead with system. the and CSQ we need another Gemini main.

HOU CSQ HOU

undocking

in the control

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-11-66

8:28

P.M. CST Tape 63 Page 4

CSQ

Roger,

I've

got something flight.

here I don't

quite

understand

Give me a chance about

30 seconds or so. Flight HOU
CSQ

CSQ

Go ahead Okay, I've got indications that all the attitude on

maneuver thrusters,.I'Tegot in all HOU -

the vent lights thrusters. is off

cases maneuver and attitude means the power switch

'Then that it?

doesn't
.

CSQ HOU

Roger. Okay, let's get this unddcking under way 60 we

can get anevaluation
CSQ

at you or at Hawaii. at Hawaii. and see how

Okay, you going to do it

HOU

No, have them go ahead and do it it looks to them.

CSQ s/c CSQ s/c HOU
CSQ

Okay. 12 CSQ CSQ 12 Go ahead and undock. Roger. How does it He's still look CSQ? docked. .

HOU s/c CSQ HOU

30 seconds to LOS Gemini 12 Roger, we're Flight CSQ doing this as fast as we can.

Go ahead

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Page 5 You want to hold off Hawaii? HOU Cs& s/c Csg Yes, let's 12 this hold it is CSQ off. this undocking until

CSQ

This is 12 Bill Let's hold off on the undocking until you

get to Hawaii. s/c Roger, we're holding off till Hawaii.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/11/66,

8:47 PM CST, TAPE 64 PAGE 1

'..

This is Mission seconds after tracking Meanwhile,

Control lift-off.

Houston at 6 hours 1 minute We are approaching

and 13

now the Hawaii

station.

We should

acquire

in the next few seconds. Control

the decision

has been made here in Mission

to omit the primary vehicle

propulsion

system burn of the Agena target to an apogee problem concern this portion 2 of

which would boost miles.

the combined vehicles The earlier

of some 400 nautical with the engine turbo

mentioned of enowh with

pump is apparently

to where it of the flight the secondary elapsed

has been decided plan.

not to continue propulsion

The secondary system will

system unit

propulsion

be used at a ground in retrograde, the spacecraft However or during possible. at this

time of approximately per second delta for the solar remain closed will

7 hours 5 minutes, V. This will eclipse during place

some 54 feet in proper the hatches the eclipse Let's time. s/c join

phasing will

Sunday morning. this experiment

and there

be no ultraviolet

photography

the Hawaii-to-spacecraft

Gemini 12 conversation

Roger, be informed control actually flight rolled

that

while

we are under Agena we have this pass

control

mode 1, that

about 15 degrees during

between CSQ and Hawaii. HOU Roger, Okay.

?.

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8:47 PM CST, TAPF 64

PAGE 2

WC
HOU HAW HOU

Roger, we will Okay. Hawaii,

commence with Flight.

the undocking.

Go Flight. He said he rolled mode 1. 15 degrees in flight control

HAW HOU

We concur

on the ground here too. it is an Agena problem?

Does he think

Did he have the OAMSoff? HKW Yes, he had the OAMSoff, about it. HOU And he rolled That is affirm, HOU And how is pitch They look just HOU roll. what you think it
15 degrees

there

is no doubZ

in flight

control

l?

Strictly and yaw?

out of the Agena.

good from here:

It

looks

like

it

is

Okay, any way of telling might be?

Okay, we have got an indication HOU What? It HOU looks
like

of spacecraft

free.

he starting

to undock.

Okay. No, we don't Gyro 2 turned thruster firing know what it back on. is yet, Flight. No

On the spacecraft. at all.

on the spacecraft

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8:47

PM CST, TAPE 64 PAGE 3

HOU s/c H&W s/c

Roger, Hawaii. Hawaii, Roger, this is 12. Undocking successful.

very good. a slight there workout

I was able to give our control before wrong. we redocked -* by. thruster. to see if

is anything

HAW s/c HOU

Okay, we are standing Touchdown. Hawaii Alpha's Down firing

Corn. Flight. during

Send us Gemini continusncy exercise.

the control

HAW HOU

Okay. How does it look to you? seem to be any problems at

hooks good, doesn't all. HOU RAW

What is the Agena doing? We had quite jet no. - that it a lot

Holding

in roll? on The Agena

of thruster off

firing on roll.

is still

thinks HOU HAW Okay. It looks

is coming back in now.

like

we are going to miss our dump on

the Agena here. HOU Okay. please? HAW Which kind? the present. A lot of yaw left activity here. at Can you send us a couple of Agena sums

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66,

8:47

PM CST, TAPE 64 PAGE 4

HOU

Where?

Spacecraft No, it

or Agena? is looking okay. now? Hawaii.

Spacecraft. HQU HAW HOU HAW What control

modes is he using command.

We are showing rate Okay.

Okay, we are going to send reset c-and.

timer

reset

HOU HAW .

Okay. 12 Hawaii. reset Agena. timer At the present reset time we are transmitting - I mean to the

to the spacecraft

s/c HAW

Roger.

your encoder back on.

Okay, you can turn

s/c
HAW

Encoder was on, Hawaii. It was? that-it lock and it Oh Oh, we have indication wasn't. at all Flight on the ground

we are not showing encoder We sent 'the command

on the ground.

was verified.

s/c
HOU

The encoder has been on. He said the encoder was on? Yes, it isn't is obvious locked on. the encoder is on from the switch it isn't at all or at least it

HAJi

HOU

Okay, he thinks

and we are getting

commands through.

GEMINI 12 MIssmv

c CMMENTARY,

11&l/66,

8: 47 PM CST, TAPE 64
PAGE 5

Hold on.

The control

mode:lboks

real

good.

HOU

okay. 12, Hawaii, got into you might be advised that our command

the Agena okay. there is anything wrong with our

Roger, you feel encoder? Yes, it HOU Well,

kind of begins

to look that control

way. with it

he has had satisfactory Hawaii? know whether recently.

has he not, Well, I don't

he has done any check right here.

controlling 12, Hawaii. recently, Say again,

I will

Have you done any controlling oh oh, it Hawaii. at the present locked now.

We are showing encoder locked time, . We concur.

s/c
HAW HOU HAW

Okay, roger. Roger.
Okay.

What does he concur with, Yes, he concurs it off. it.

that

it

is on? he did have

Apparently

HOU

Okay.

Pitch horizon sensor showing off-scale

low.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, 11/u/66,

8:47

PM CST, TAPE 64 PAGE 6

Okay, is he satisfied 12, are you satisfied Roger, we checked it

with with

the contrcil the control

system? system?

out and pulse

and rate

command and the control Okay, it HOU s/c HOU HAW looks like

system is go. it back off.

you turned

Okay, would you tell . ..control

them about the PPS.

system is off. for the eclipse. the present we

And the SPS phasing Okay. 12, Hawaii.

You are no go for Instead

time on the PPS burn.

of doing that

are going to do an SPS retrograde
54 feet 5 minutes

burn of approximately time of 5 - 7 hours with eclipse at

per second at an elapsed and this
16 hours.

is to rendezvous

roughly s/c

This is 12. present retrograde rendezvous

Let me see nowd

We are,no

go at the

time for

a PPS burn andwe

are going to do a to

SPS burn at about 7 hours ,5 minutes with .... and it will be a 54 foot

HAW

That is roger burn.

per second

s/c HAW

-Y. Yes, it I don't with

Roger,

the eclipse like

sky goes after it. a little

all.

kind of looks know Flight, Agena.

we are still

unhappy

this

,

l

GEMINI 12 MISSION CWNTARY,

11/11/66,

8:47

PM CST, TApE 64 PAGE 7

HAW

Thinking more.

about it.

We are thinking

about it

some

HOU

What do you mean? Oh, it looked
like

it

was coming back in but it around. 12, Hawaii, 30 seconds. we will

seems to be wondering

have LOS here in about another s/c HOU Roger, Hawaii. the Agena.

Ask him how he likes about the roll axis?

Are you talking

HAW

Does the Agena look are?

stable

to you from where you

s/c

This is 12... LOS Flight.

This is Mission Hawaii station.

Control

Houston.

We have had loss in the control the thrusters

of signal

at

The apparent as being causing

problem either

system seems from the Gemini or physical

to have been resolved during the undocking

the Agena to move about a bit

bumping of the Agena by the nose of the spacecraft erratic attitude indications of this on telemetry last

which caused the ship Rose flight

at the tracking Ati further

knot at, the beginning plan updates

revolution.

come along we will propulsion

pass them up to you on the exact times the upcoming pass over scheduled at 6 hours Houston.

of the secondary the tracking 11 minutes ENDOFTAPE

system burn during

ship Rose Knot. and 33 seconds after

There is an eat period lift-off.

This is Mission

Control

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GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/f%,

9:13 p.m.

TAPE 65 PAGE 1 after

This is Mission liftoff.

Control

Houston,

six hours, contact with

27 minutes

We have had electronic

the spacecraft Flight Director to up

Gemini I.2 from the tracking Glenn Lunney at the present the spacecraft to the crew. HOU comrmnicator Let's join that

ship Rose Knot. time is issuing

instructions passing

on board the REV for conversation the VM word, now.

425 is 90430, fromLSBtoMSB

the index 531 and 000.

000100101000 read back.

m

Roger,

I'll

531 ooo 100 101 000 000.

Roger.
43 feet

Have your man confirm

that

that

is in

a second , have the crew toggle it.

and verify Roger,

Roger. in GO and heading

Okay, we have both vehicles . . . . Agena. HOU RKV Say again We can tell vehicles HOU REV s/c Roger Gemini l-2, REV Go ahead FXV, 12 here. Okay, I have information to copy. Roger, Is that That's standby one. for REV.

the Agena is 000, FC-2, both

GO.

your burn,

ready

an SPS Unit right, that's

2 burn on the Agena. affirmative SPS Unit
2.

a GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66, 9:13 p.m. TAPE65 PAGE 2 burn '-;

Roger,

Purpose - horizontal V.43 feet 2590430,

retrograde

GET 07 05 06, Delta Delta T 51 seconds. 2.

per seconds. thrusters you toggle Did you

SPS unit in will COPY* s/c Roger.

Your VM word that

be 531 000 100 101 000 000.

Understand

the purpose SPS.

of the burn is GET of the burn per second, thrust 26270, retrograde

a horizontal is Delta 07:05:06,

retrograde

Delta V 43 feet 2590430, 2.

T 51 seconds. SPS Unit

thrusters

Maneuver-and

VM word 531 000 100 101 000 000. RKV HOU Roger, you copied correct.

Have him go ahead and load the VM and verify it.

RKV s/c RKV

Roger, Roger.

would you load the VM and verify

it.

. . . garbled is low. 000.

. . . on dock.

S-Band wide,

purge

HOU

Have him gyrocompass around after they've got . that loaded. Gyrocompass around to 180. Alright Gemini 12, RKV. Would you have that in, would you gyrocompass around to

RKV

VM ordered 0180. s/c 12, Roger.

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, . 11/11/66,

9:13 p.m.

TAPE‘65 PAGE 3

s/c

REV, Gemini 12, the VM word is in if you detected. Roger.

HOU REV REV HOU REV

Verify Will Roger, Roger. Negative yet.

that

word REV.

do Flight. it checks Flight. this 43 feet per second. that

Can you verify Flight,

we have not verified

HOU HOU REV HOU REV

Have somebody do that. RKV, Flight. Go ahead Flight. Has he started Roger, Flight, to bring it around yet. it around now.

he's bringing control

Okay, what flight HOU REV What flight control

mode.

mode are you in REV. mode,

Standby Flight.

He is not in proper

he is in S-Band now. HOU REV Say again. He is not in a proper Wide. HOU HOU REV HGU Okay, is he coming around. RKV is he.. (g-ble) Say again. He's is a control HOU
-

mode, he is in S-Band

mode for plus 90.

Okay.

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66,

9:13 p.m.

TAPE 65 PAGE 4

He is coming around to plus 90 then he will go to 180. HOU Okay, does it Roger, Flight. HOU RKV Okay 12, RKV, (garble) ground. S/C Roger, VM checks on the ground. Okay s/c We are gyrocompassing Flight, HOU RKV Roger. He says he is gyrocompassing scale low. now. like he is reset that around.now. minus 1, VM checks on the look like it's going alright.

VM to 42.62.

They are off doing alright HOU RKV This is Mission the tracking station Okay. LOS on Gemini, control

He looks

now, Flight.

this

is RKV. we have loss of signal from

Houston,

ship Rose Knot of both spacecraft. will be the Tananarive We'll voice

The next remoting station time here and

to acquire

in some 20 minutes with the conversation Control

from now.

ccme back up at that communicator 36 minutes

between the spacecraft and Gemini 12. this

and Mission

At 6 hours, Control

12 seconds after END OF TAPE

liftoff,

is Mission

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, ll/11/66,

9:43

pm CST, TAPE 66, PAGE 1

This is Mission after Mission station. through TAN s/c HOU liftoff. Control

Control

Houston at 6 hours, by now for

56 minutes

and 4 seconds from

We're standing

a voice

remoting

here in Houston through putting join

the Tananarive

tracking

Pete Conrad is'now Tananarive. Let's

in a call

to the spacecraft

the conversation'now. over is ,12. got a little we'd like cells word for you here. you to, After

Tananarive, Roger, this

Okay, I've you're burn,

at your convenience no. 1, and you We the

purge fuel

no. 2 then fuel

can go ahead after intend rest I'll s/c Roger,

you purge and power down. plan update for you're

to give you your flight of the evening

at the CSQ and if

ready

give you node update here. lo... We're having the Agena. some trouble with gyro

compassing hold. HOU s/c

It doesn't

seem to want to

Okay, are you in flight It's

control

mode 1 or 2? either side

been going from 60 to 30 degrees heading. control

of the proper HOU S/Cc HOU

Okay, are you in flight Flight Okay. control mode 2. it's

mode 1 or 2?

Does he think

satisfactory .

for .

the burn?

a Y, GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTAR u/11/66,
9:43

pm CST, TAPE 66, PAGE 2 -:

12, Houston. ' control s/c That's flight HOU Ok&Y. think

Has it

been doing this

in flight

mode 21 affirmative. control You're it's It does the same thing in

mode 1. trying to tell me that you don't Is that

satisfactory

to do the burn.

correct?

s/c
HOU s/c

Say again? I say, you're it's That's she's proper satisfactory affirmed just rolled indicating to me that you don't think

to do the burn. with the Agena control. to the left Right now,

40 degrees

of the

heading. or did it yaw? about 15.

HOU s/c HOU s/c

Did you say roll Sorry, Rolled Affirmed. right it

yawed 40 degrees about 151

and rolled

We used the gyro compass alright but then it overshoots to drift control

in the

direction

when we get off about

settled

down, it

then starts in flight

30 or 40 whether On the burn, the spacecraft

we're

mode 1 or 2. do it with

I think flight

we could probably command. Over.

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9:43

pm CST, TAPR 66, PA& 3

:,

HOU

Okay, why don't at the proper if it holds

you quickly heading there

go to gyro compassing is FC-7 once. And see

in FC-7.

s/c HOU s/c HOU s/c

Roger. 12, Houston. Go ahead Houston. How's FC-7 doing? We're trying with spacecraft to get it control back to the proper so I'll heading mode.

put FC-7 initial back to the proper you got a good

HOU

Okay, now when you say get it heading, platform are you satisfied alignment? that

s/c

Roger, we have a good platform the window here.

alignment

just

out

HOU s/c . HOU

Okay.

12, Houston.

Go ahead. Okay, we only have about 2 minutes on this control pass. If it doesn't and 30 seconds

look good in flight

mode 7, we want you to make the burn with but set up 41.5 fps for the OAMS. to set up this burn?

your OAMS system, s/c HOU s/c

Do you want us to use our OAK fuel Say again.

Do you want us to use to use our OAMSfuel that burn?

to set up

GEMI

12 MISSION C-Y,

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9~43 pm CST, TAPE 66, PAGE h

HOU

That's
413

affirmative.

On your computer

set up the number meter

feet

per second in address per second giving

25, vice

of feet load. s/c Roger.

you in the velocity

If we burn SPS, what do you want us to have 257 We would appreciate this it if you could We've got

in address HOU

We passed you. get into 1 minute way you're

F'C-7 before

pass is over. We'd like

and 30 seconds. going to go.

to know which

s/c

Roger. and it

We're in flight looks like it's

control holding

mode 7 right within
5 degrees?

now,

about 5 degrees

HOU s/c

Okay, 12. Negative, now. it

Is is oscillating

seems to be holding

pretty

steady

right

HOU

Okay. Because in' FC-7 than a drum. do you think?

it

should be locked

in tighter What

Okay., we only have 30. seconds.

s/c

We're going to purge flight going to purge into SPS.

control Standby. there,

mode.

We're

HOU

Okay, just control,

use your checklist rate

attitude off. the Gemini.

c oamnandand the power switch over with

She gets away from you, take it

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/11/66,

9:43 pm CST, TAPS 66, PAGE 5

s/c This is Mission after liftoff. station.

Affirmed. Control Houston at 7 hours and 4 minutes through 50 seconds voice

We've had loss of signal

the Tananarive

remoting propulsion

We're coming up now on the time that Mark..they

the secondary the

system burn is scheduled. time. We'll

should begin

burn at that results during

have confirmation

of this Sentry later

burn and the on in this rev,

the pass over the Coastal

which is due in about 13 minutes Houston.

from now.

This is Mission

Control

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, l-l/11/66,

lo:05

PM CST, TAPE 67 PAGE 1

This is Mission after lift-off.

Control

Houston at 7 hours 18 minutes now come into Sentry

54 seconds
area pass

We have just ship Coastal

the acquisition

of the tracking of the evening

for what may be the last still be awake.

in which the crew will

They are so
‘.

going to bed about an hour earlier that

than previously

scheduled

they can get awake 2 hours earlier which will Let's tie

in the morning

for the

eclipse time. craft

occur at 16 hours 2 minutes in now with the conversation Sentry

ground elapsed between the spaceand the crew of

communicator

aboard the Coastal

Gemini 12. CSQ HOU CSQ HOU s/c CSQ s/c Agena is go. Say again. The Agena is go. How does it look to you. In attitude all right?

This is 12 say again. Gemini 12, CSQ. CSQ.. How did the burn go? Roger, we burned the Agena...we flight control mode 7 with burned it in

CSQ
s/c

the Agena control. it was not

Address 8 shows is with aligned at rendezvous.

the platf6r-m

. . . zero zero zero 1281300 Yaw attitudes real good.

028 82 reads minus 0019.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/11/66,

10: 05 PM CST, TAPE 67 PAGE 2

s/c

We have recaged attitude now.

the platform Looks like And all it

to the Agena was about 2 or are

3 degrees off.
quite well now.

the attitudes

CSQ
HOU

Roger.

Flight,

CSQ.

Go ahead. Okay, attitude is 01800. control mode is he in?

CSQ
HOU

01800? What flight
FC-1

CSQ
HOU

Okay, and does the vehicle its attitude looks about right? now.

look all

right.

Holding

CSQ

It

good right

We want to keep a good

look on it. s/c CSQ, Gemini 12. Can you tell us whether it was

a VM shutdown or whether HOU Say again. Did you turn Encoder off. Another

we shut it

down...

c$Q
s/c HOU

the encoder off?

Gemini main please.

CSQ
s/c CSQ

12, CSQ. CSQ, 12 go ahead Have a lock up date and flight plan update for

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U/66,

lo:05

PM CST, TAPE 67 PAGE 3

CSQ s/c

you when you are ready to copy. Roger, stand by a minute. This is IL!, ready

to copy.
CSQ
Okay,

here it 50.

is 6-3 Aplha, All in all

08 35 01, 19 plus

17 100.

24 plus

bank angles..80

roll

right

The weather

areas is good and a SEP for all
49,

maneuver is required Bravo. 8-Alpha 44.

areas. 24 plus

Area 7-3
36, area

10 10 47, 18 plus Charlie,

11 06 38, 20 plus Charlie

04, 22 plus

Area g-Alpha

12 40 24, 20 plus 06 14 14 08, 20 plus Charlie. hea
pius

22 plus 22 plus
19 plus

41. Area 10-2 Bravo.
39.

04,

Area ll-Alpha 53.

15 50 31,

59, 23 plus

l2-Alpha
38.

Charlie

17 26 18, 19 pius 48, 24 s/c CSQ s/c CSQ This is 12, I copied

DO YOU copy?

the updates. plan update for you.

Okay, and I have a flight Roger,
57 plus

go ahead. 30 start door will sleep period, be opened,
8 plus

05 ground

. ..S-I2

14 plus 20 ground 14 plus 40 end plan update

ECS S-12 door closed of sleep period. over Canary.

and locked.

14 plus 42 flight

Do you copy? . . . 8 plus 14 plus 05 S-12 open and 40 sleep, 14~1~s 42

s/c
-.

Roger. 14 plus flight

I have copied 20 S-12 closed plan update.

GEMINIl2MISSIONC

-Y,

11/U/66,

lo:05

PM CST, TAF'E 67 PAGE 4

CSQ

Roger, we realize

you have been busy tod@y, any water.

but have you had a chance to drink s/c Roger, we have had some water
8 . ..water.

and drank about

..Charlie.
s/c CSQ s/c CSQ s/c

A sub for Roger. The pilot

the brownies.

finished

everything

and that

is..

How much water? The guu is now reading chance have our inertial
814.

Do you by any

reading?

CSQ

Stand by.
715
l

HOU
CSQ

Say again Flight.
715
l

HOU CSQ HOU
CSQ

We don't
7 1 5.

read you Flight.

Say again.

Roger.

,.

.

HOU CSQ HOU

CSQ Flight Go ahead Flight. Ask him if the purge went all right and is

he powered down.
CSQ

12, CSQ

I.

‘..

GEMINI 12 MISSION C(BB4ENTARY,ll/l.l/66,

lo:05

PM CST, TAPE 67 PAGE 5

s/c CSQ s/c

CSQ, J-2, goDid the purge go all We haven't right? Sorry.

had enough time yet. 0nLOS.

We are comingup HUU CSQ HOU CSQ

Have them go ahead and do that. Flight, CSQ.

Go ahead. I didn't LOS. have enough time Flight, he is

HOU

Okay, was he still Los? What equipment.

- what was still

on at your

CSQ HOU CSQ This is Mission seconds after spacecraft

The computer was on, he was rate Was the platform Platform Control ligt-off. was on. on?

cnmmnnd,

Houston at 7 hours 27 minutes We have had,loss ship Coastal of signal Sentry.

and 48 on both

over the tracking

We will

be

coming up 0vvPrHawaii We will

at - in approximately there period

10 minutes

from now. before

stand by to see if their rest

is any further for the night.

conversation

the crew takes Control Houston.

This is Mission

ENDOFTAPE

?.

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY ll-ll-66-9Si5 This is Mission after liftoff. Control

pm CST Tape 68 Page 1 and 4 seconds area

Houston at 7 hours 37 minutes now
come

We have just tracking station Vehicle.

in to the acquisition both the Gemini spacecraft by now for and Hawaii last

of the Hawaii

with

and the Agena Target versation

We are standing communicator likely be their

conand the

between the spacecraft This will

crew of Gemini XII. a station to a rest sation HAW

pass over go in

in which they are awake, or at least period shortly thereafter. Let's join

they will that

conver-

now. Roger, we've got a bunch of items we would like First of all I would like showing to

to clean up here. get started

is a purge. P lights

We are also on. a purge.

02 to H2 Delta

Roger, we have just in the process lights HAW s/c HAW s/c I&W Roger,
are

completed

We are P

now of powering

down both Delta that.

on... Would you believe

we sure would. fine, on that. onboard. light before. to know is the last you gave us some P

Okay, mighty

Get the readings I've seen this

Yeah, yeah.

What we'd like

time you reported information

the readings

on them and at the time was the Delta

on when you gave the readings? s/c RAW Roger, it was. now? Could you give us the

What are they reading readings again then?

.

,

GFMINI XII s/c

MISSION COMMENTARY ll-11-66 Roger, on section

g:O5 pm CST Tape 68 Page 2 .70

1 the H2 now reads about

and the H20 reads 2.2. HAW s/c Roger, copy. 2 point
65,

On section

for the H2 and H20 is 1 5 .

about 2.1......2 HAW s/c Roger Thank You Seems to be within the lights HOU . HAW HAW Yeah, it That's

point

the limit,

I'm not sure why

are on. looks good here. was the last looking time too. it's kind

the way it

Thanks a lot, of a wild .one.

&Ire

in to it,

s/c HAW

Roger. I notice

you have 'your encoder off so we're going

to send a commarid to the Agena to reset gency timer. s/c HOU IIAW Roger. Okay. Okay, we've got it. turn I guess there go ahead;

the emer-

is no need to already

the encoder on is there.

Since he's

separated. s/c HAW HOU Roger, Roger, Hawaii tingency HAW
L L L

ready to turn go ahead.

the encoder back on.' Is he docked?

we need some summary from you and a conCharlie in the Agena.

Roger r

. I

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-11-66
HAW

9:05 pm CST Tape 68 Page 3 I was under the imseparated. Why should he be separated? the spacecraft in a

,

Hey.Bud is he still pression

docked,

they had already

HOU HAW

No, he should be docked. Oh, that

maneuver was done with

docked configuration. HOU Affirmative . . ..that's alright of this Hawaii let's see if pass.

we can get the rest

done on this

How about the PQI and the purge? purge in yet. HAW HOU HAW s/c HAW s/c HOU s/c That's firm, he's completed it.

Did he get the

Okay, PQI before

he goes to sleep.

Okay, could we get the PQI Gemini 12? Roger, PQI is 55 percent. Roger copy 55. Anything else. Thank you.

We need some Agena summaries from you. We'll send them, which kind do you want? What would

you like? HOU s/c HOU s/c We need Agena main and Charlie. Agena main and Charlie, Okay, everything Yes, it 900. HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU Roger. That should be good. How does the ACS look on the Agena? Within Okay bands and holding. Rog. for the night? is up around

look alright

sure does.

02 tank pressure

?.

GEMINI XII

MISSION COMMENTARY 11-11-66

9:05 p.m. CST Tape 68 Page 4 BO59 as

s/c

Yeah, we're 2 point

showing the PPS gas that's PSI. It's

06 thousand

on a 1218

HOU

Roger. Hawaii from flight, is he powered down and what

is the pump configuration? HAW HOU HAW HOU He's got both B pumps on. Hawaii Go flight Okay why don't night. HAW s/c HAW Gemini 12 Hawaii Go ahead Hawaii. Roger, that it's been kind of a busy day thanks much and flight says to tell you you give them our best for the from flight. He is powered down.

about does it

Good Night. s/c Thank you and glad the flight light HAW HOU HAW This is Mission the Hawaii , we feel lonely without gave us a Delta them up here. P

Oh yeah..... LOS hawaii Roger.... Control Houston. We have loss of signal from minus one.

tracking

station. sleep. It

The crew of Gemini 12 have been is highly the night unlikely will that any of

given a "go" for the subsequent however, ditions. we will

passes during be m.nnitoring

be any conversation spacecraft conAt 7 hours

the passes for as indicated .

S:jstems conditions

telemetry.

?

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-l-l-66

9:05 pm CST Tape 68

Page 5

-'

46 minutes

and 2 seconds after

liftoff,

this

is Mission

Control.

ERDoF!l!APE

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GEMINI I.2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/l-l/66,

lo:50

pm CST, TAPE 69, PAGE 1

This is Gemini Control. the west coast 38 seconds into propulsion of a bearing

The Gemini 12 spacecraft

is approaching

of South America at this the mission. To recap,

time at 8 hours 3 minutes during the day the primary

system burn was scrubbed, malfunction

the Agena due to the probability fuel-turbo States

which would cause the turbo..

pumps to overspeed. is out.

Therefore,

the high apogee over the United while eclipse ago to enable pictures

The QAMSwas burned a short to get the solar The flight

the spacecraft

to phase in order tomorrow morning. sleep period approximately early

at 6:50 am CST the

director,

Glenn Lenney declared into the mission they will arise

as of 7 hours 44 minutes 1 hour early. After they will

, which is 1 to 2 hours time then we to acquire the ati 'IT

We estimate

tomorrow morning. calculated, photography.

they get up at an earlier be in phase hopefully during

originally eclipse docking

We did accomplish

the day, rendezvous Gemini 12.

which was one of the major aims of our flight, the ~-408 experiment while

They did accomplish around the spacecraft, At 8 hours 5 minutes END OF TAPE

which is to measure radiation the South Atlantic this anomaly

going through

15 seconds into

the mission,

is Gemini control.

GEMINI l-2, MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/E/66,

TAPE 70 , PAGE 1

.

': j

This is Gemini Control. into the mission

Nine hours,

23 minutes, has lost

32 seccnds signal with There since into the

of Gemini 12.

Hawaii into

Gemini 12 at nine hours, has been no voice the sleep period mission. contact

18 minutes with

the mission.

the Gemini 12 astronauts seven hours, 44 minutes duty. Center.

was declared

The Black team has now gone off

The Blue Gene Cranns sitting During plan for . .

team is now on duty here at the Control is acting as Flight Director. astronaut

We have D$$ Bill

Slayton

in as Cap Corn with the night tomorrows rite this

Andera asisting. the flight

team will

recalculate

activities.

The S-12 experiment,

the micrometero-

collection after

experiment 1l:OO o'clock

door has been opened at sometime Central Time this evening by a

shortly

ground signal. hour, Hawaii and that so it

At 11:45 this reported

evening, that

45 minutes

pass the

Costa1 Sentry reports if that

both crew men are asleep.

Gemini and Agena look good from telemetry it is roiling very slowly forecast for

the Agena is roiling, to be stabilized..

appears

The weather

tomorrow

appears

to be in the dash one or primary 8 to 10 foot swells,

area off 5 to 7 foot

the East coast

of America,

waves, 25 knot winds, scattered.

the ceiling

is forecast

to be 1000 foot area,

This is acceptable,

but not too good in that and in the Mid-

In the East Atlantic, Faclfic forecasted 25 minutes, Landing area,

in the West Pacific: the weather sppears tomorrow.

to be good and is At 9 hours, is

to remain good through 41 seconds into

the mission

of Geminl 12, this

Gemini Control. END OF TAPE

GF,MINI l-2, MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66, This is Gemini Control. the flight of Gemini 12. Ten hours, Ascension

TAPE 71, PAGE 1
31 seconds

3 minutes,

into

has lost

the signal into the

of

Gemini 12 spacecraft, mission.

ten hours and one minute contact with

There has been no voice

the astrohas been going

nauts in the sleep period. on now for naut Aldrin's rate Aldrin asleep approximately heart beat rate

The sleep period two hours, twenty

minutes.

AstroAstronaut

Lovell's heart

is 64 beats per minute.

is 58 beats per minute. Love11 is I2 per minute Both astronauts minutes ago.

The breathing and for Astronaut were reported Information has to take South, of
3 seconds

for Astronaut it

is I2 per minute.

at one hour and five

reached us that eclipse

tomorrow morning when the endeavor the position will

photography,

be 6.5 degrees at the coast 2 minutes,

82.1 degrees West. South America. into the mission

That puts them right happen 16 hours, This

That will

of Gemini 12.

is Gemini Control.

ENDOFTAPE

?.

GEMINI XII

MISSION coh3mvmR~,

ii/ii/66,

1:50

8m cm,

mm

72,

Pm

i

.

This is Gemini Control the flight approaching We still period.
3 hours

at 11 hours 3 minutes The position

31 seconds into

of Gemini 12.

of the spacecraft

is coast.

the Rose Knot ship off contact with

the South American the astronauts now for heartrate

have no voice

in the sleep approximately is 48 beats

They have been in the sleep period and 20 minutes. Astronaut .Loveiis

per minute. The breath Doctor advises

Astronaut,Aldrins rates are:

heartrate

is 50 beats per minute. Aldrin 14 per minute. Center,

Love11 14 per minute,

Hawkins, that

the NASA doctor

on duty here in the Control soundly.

they are both sleeping

The apogee at this is 139 miles

time of the spacecraft The Gemini 12 spacecraft, however, it's quite

in 153.8 miles, as we said,

the perigee

is in the sleep period; center director, that nobody and the flight the

evident

here in the control acting as flight

here is sleeping. the staff plan flight for support tomorrow.

Gene Kranz,

rooms are busily

engaged in updating

At 11 hours 4 minutes is Gemini Control.

51 seconds into

of Gemini 12, this

END OF TAPE

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GEMINI XII MISSION CCMMENTAHY, 11/U/66,

2:50 am CST, TAPE 73, PAGE 1 '

This is Gemini Control, mission of Gemini 12. the eastern

12 hours 3 minutes

31 seconds into

the

We're in the 9th revolution coast of China. with telemetry We still Coastal

over China Sentry ship will 46 with

approaching acquire

the spacecraft

at 12 hours 4 minute have no voice contact

seconds into the spacecraft, in this that since

the mission. still being

in the sleep period.

They have been We assume

sleep period

now for for

some 4 hours 20 minutes. at least that

they have been asleep the Coastal station

3 hours and 5 minutes fact 3 hours and 4 minutes We

confirmed

ago from readouts. have a report National an aircraft determination the predicted
y\rLIcl-,-

They are still a low pressure Center at Miami. investigate this

docked on the Gemini.

that

area is being watched by the At 5:30 EST this low pressure actually is. morning

Hurricane will

area to make a We know that Atlantic

on it weather

and see what it for tomorrow

in the -1 or western

area should be about 2,000 feet 25 winds. waves . situation.

broken.

We should have about swells with 5 to 7 foot for a landing the mission of

We should have 8 to 10 foot This is acceptable,

but not most desirable 15 seconds into

At 12 hours 5 minutes is Gemini Control.

Gemini 12, this

END OF TAPE

GEMINI XII

MISSION COMMENTAFlY,ll/ii/66,

3:50 am CST, TAPE 74, P&GE 1 a_

This is Gemini Control, mission of Gemini 12.

13 hours 3 minutes The position

34 seconds into

the

of our spacecraft Our Ascension from now.

now is tracking We still began days

approaching station will

the west coast of Africa. acquire contact

in less than 1 minute with the crew. For a short

have no voice

The sleep period recap on the first

5 hours 20 minutes activities and docking,

ago.

in Gemini 12 flight, a main objective

we did accomplish in Gemini 12.

rendezvous

We accomplished To measure the South

~-408 experiment, radiation Atlantic while anomaly,

which is a Beta Spectrometer. the spacecraft that is going through

was accomplished. - or correction, the first their

The crew went to sleep period mission, 1 hour

sleep one hour early early. Also, during

day of this

we did not

have a primary have heightened United States

propulsion

system burn on the Agena which would miles over the that due

our apogee to some 400 nautical for photographic of the fuel not have that reasons. turbo

We did not'have

to the probability Therefore, mission. in order we will

pump varying

malfunction. on the

high apogee photography propulsion

We did have a secondary

systems Agena burn where the Solar At this the perogee arise at

to phase the Gemini 12 to be in position at 16 hours and 2 minutes into

Photography time,

the flight. miles,

the apogee of Gemini 12 is 154 nautical miles, approximately.

is 139 nautical approximately The eclipse

The crew will

14 hours 42 minutes photography

or 1 hour 40 minutes into

from now. the mission After that,
of

at 16 hours and 2 minutes
approximateiy

should be accomplished they will
engage

3 ho>urs from now. hx then the

in the preparation

xcomplishment

.

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTAPY, li/11/66,

3~50 an; CST, TAPE 74,

PAGE $

the first Aldrin. time,

standup EVA, or extra This should last

vehicular

activity

for during

astronaut which

some 2 hours 18 minutes the S-13 experiment star fields star for fields.

he will

accomplish

which is a photographic of investigating they wili the

experiment ultraviolet close

to photograph regions

the purpose After that,

in these

the hatch,

repressurize

the spacecraft

and go on with

mission. Hurricane

There is a low pressure Center approximately

area be,ing watched by the National miles north: southeast of

1300 nautical

Cape Kennedy at positioning That is on the eastern weather forecast for

of 24 degrees

f% degrees west. zone. The

edge of our prime or -1 landing that area for tomorrow,

is 2,000 feet

scattered This

8 to 10 foot

swells,

5 to 7 foot

waves and 25 knot ::;inds. condition. eastern

is not obviously however. aircraft

an ideal

landing morning

It is acceptable, standard time, an

At 5:30 am this will fly

out to investigate area.

the area we just

mentioned

in our -1 landing of that area other

We had no further we just

word on the condition is a low pressure Center,

thanwhat

said that

area which is being watched by the National At 13 hours 7 minutes Control.
47 seconds into

Hurricane

the mission,

th!.s is Gemini

El'44 OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/12/66,

4:$X3 AM CST TAPE 75, PAGE 1

', /

This is Gemini Control, into the mission

14 hours,

three

minutes,

31 seconds is now The We still

of Gemini 12. Ocean. acquire It's

Gemini 12 spacecraft in its tenth revolution. from now. We're

over the Pacific Rose Knot will

in some 20 minutes with

have had no voice informed that

contact

the astronauts.

by the doctor

on duty here at the Control state.

Center

they are still for

in a sleeping six hours,

They have been now. They ' re
42

in sleep period due to arise minutes into

20 minutes

some 40 minutes the mission. to accomplish
16 hours,

from now -- 14 hours, When they do arise, the eclipse into

they will at or

get prepared approximately

photography the mission rates

two minutes

two hours from now. Astronaut Breath rate

Presently

the heart Aldrin

stand at

Love11 -- $5, Astronaut

-- 12 per minute. breath rate is the

is Love11 -- 50, correction -- 12. we will that, After

Love11 -- 12, Aldrin eclipse photography,

they accomplish

go in immediately the EVA will as yet. five

to EVA

preparations;

and after

be accomplished.

We do not have times on that minutes 'from now. into the mission

We hope to by a few minutes,
9 seconds

At 14 hours,

of Gemini 12, this

is Gemini Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

5:28 AM CST

TAPF 76, PAGE 1 This is Gemini Control, into the mission 14 hours, 41 minutes,
31 seconds

of Gemini 12.

The Gemini 12 spacecraft

is

approaching It will 14 hours, from now.

the coast of Africa

-- the west coast of Africa. area of Canary Islands than one minute to wake the crew up a burn -- 811 SPS at

come in the acquisition 42 minutes, At this

30 seconds or less it is planned systems for

time,

and to update their

onboard

Agena burn -- secondary spacecraft information. contact CYI HOU FLT with with the solar

propulsion eclipse

burn to phase the and pass on further astronaut station. both vehicles. Roger, Canary, have voice

We will

now stand by for tracking

the Canary Islands

Canary says TM solid Roger. at it. We're go.

CYI

Gemini 12, Canary Cap Corn. Gemini 12, Canary Cap Cam. Gemini 12, this Canary Cap Com. is

s/c

Canary, clear.

this

is 12.

You're

loud and

How me? Good morning. Did

CYI

I hear loud and clear. you have a good sleep.

s/c

Oh, so so.

Not bad.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/12/66,

5:28 m CST

TAPE 76, PAGE 2 CYI Ok. Could you turn please. your encoder on,

We're going to update the VM

mode for a burn. s/c CYI Roger. OK. We have allong you. first ready. s/c CYI Roger, OK. Canary. This is 12. I'd
like

flight

plan update for to you when you

I hate to give it wake up.

Let me know when you're

Ready to copy.
to

First

of all,

check the switches. ......

positions s/c CYI

of your spectrometer

Roger.X-tiyiis

on, and the Beta is

OK.. Would you turn off position, please.

both of them to the

S/C
CYI

Roger.

They're

both off. . . . you give The

OK. We got a good VM word in your can turn the encoder back on.

And I'll

you your Agena maneuver update here. purpose is eclipse Delta phasing. V is 15.0. for

The GETB is Delta TB -two.

15 16 18.
18 seconds.

Thrusters

SPS -- unit Over. phasing.

Maneuver GDA forward s/c Roger. Understand.

posigrade. Eclipse Delta

GET Delta GDA TB --

a burn 15 +16 +18.
18 seconds.

V -- 15.0. two.

Thrusters

SPS unit

L

A

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GEMINI 12 MISSION comma,

n/12/66,

5:28 AM CST

TAPE 76, PACE 3 forward CYI OK. posigrade. plan update, pass

Now here comes the flight I don't get it all Here's

and if it

to you, we'll your eclipse

over KANO. OK.

procedure.

The camera configuration

-- the-

l&m Maurer -- we want the 18mm lens -- F2 at l/50 seconds, six frames per second. Use S 29
l

so368 film.

The 7OmmMaurer -- S.95, On the super-wide

back.

No filter.

Hasselblad. range infinity. HOU FLT CYI s/c . OK, Bill. OK.

Use 80mm lens at S 11 at l/250 Film ~0368. copied 12? We don't have so far.

Make sure he's

Have you copied Except for

so far, one thing.

Roger.

an 8&m lens on our Hasselblad. CYI OK. I'll go on with the rest of it, and we'll Flight?

get back to that. HOU FLT CYI Affirmative. OK. The procedure install

Did you copy that,

is priortothe

eclipse, and

command pilot the pilot

the window filter,

install

the opaque sleep shade. and align the spacecraft on the

Put the ACS off
SUII.

Do you copy? We have that.

s/c

Roger.

L

L

A

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

5:28 AM CST

TAPE 76, PAGE 4 CYI OK. At 15:48, 15:51:33 enter you'll have sunrise. At 16:00 -At

penumbra.

16mm Maurer on. total eclipse. with

At 16:01:44

-- start as A --

Take the following the Wmm Maurer.

possible

one minimum time exposure. one-second exposure

B -- one

and C -- one four-

second exposure. HOU FLT CYI s/c CYI OK. See if he copied, Bill. point? sunrise. That

Did you copy up to this Roger. OK.

Say again the time after penumbra.

15: 51:33 you enter

should put 5:51:33

penumbra.

WC
CYI

Roger. OK. At 16:01:52 spacecraft
don

end total

eclipse.

Maneuver Pitch

to photograph 135'.

ground shadow.

25' , yaw left

Keep sun off windows. range

D set the 16mm Maurer to ~16 l/200, infinity. s/c CYI Roger. OK. l/200. second. One frame per second. Say again after Set at a depth 16. Your range infinity. 16mm Maurer.

Your time will

be 1

One frame per

t

.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/12/66,

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H,&J FLT CYI

OK, Bill.

I think

you're

going to . . . Infinity. One

. . . 16mm Maturer F16 l/200. frame per second.

s/c
CYI

Roger. Track and photograph with the moon's shadow

your 16mm and your Hasselblad.

s/c
CYI HOU FLT

Roger. This sets your TX. to LOS, so I'll Cut him off, local. Ok. About 30 seconds here

keep reading. Com Ted. Kano remote. Canary

KNO Hoi: FLT

Kano's remote,

and we have acquisition. Kano. Are

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com, through you reading?

s,/‘C HOU FLT

Roger. Roger. exit

Go ahead, Houston. Continuing

This is Gemini 12. --

your update at 16:10:33 090.

penumbra.

Set up spacecraft

Agena

o 180 o.

Do you copy? 16:lO: 33 -- exit penumbra. Spacecraft

s[c:.
HOU FLT

Roger. 000. OK.

Agena 0 180 0. On 02 usage -- is slightly and with ahead of we'd like

schedule,

your concurrance,

to make this powered down.

SPS burn with Over.

your platform

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Roger. OK. We'll be giving you a flight plan

HOU FLT

update at Canary at 16:16, convenience, cover off. s/c HOU FLT Roger. OK. We'll take the frog by for

and at your

can you take your S3 therm0

egg cover off. a GE time hack

Now I'm standing
Mark.

at 14:51:30.

14:51:30.

S/C
HOU FLT s/c

Roger. OK. Houston, Delta

We're right

on.

This is 12. on.

We still

have both

P lights

HOU FLT

Roger.

We understand,

and as far

as your Go

super-wide goes, leave with s/c Roger. them with HOU FLT Roger. leave s/c the other That's settings. for

the lens you have.

taking

the shadow.

Take

the same thing? Leave the lens you have on there and

the settings

we gave you. off the fuel cell Delta P

How about turning circuit breaker. Yotire

HOU FLT

Standby.

go for your burn.

Do you breaker?

want to check your water heater

circuit

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

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TAPE 76, PAGE 7 s/c How about turning circuit off.
HOU FLT

on sane fuel so we can turn

cell

Delta

P

breakers

the lights

Stand by. it"s

We'd like

to keep them off

unless

bugging

you too bad.

SJC
HOU FLT

. ...

We've got 30 seconds to LOS. on.your super-wide Hasselblad

And I say again -- use the lens

you have, use your updated s/c HOU FLT KNO Roger. Understand.

settings.

That ought to keep you busy. Kano has LOS.

El!DOFTApE

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HOU s/c HOU s/c

. ..Mark. Roger, Okay. Houston, on.

14:51:39.

we're

right

on it.

this

is 12.

We still

have Lath Delta

P lights

HOU

Roger, we understand

and as far

as your super wide Go with the other

goes, leave the lens you have. settings. s/c . Roger, that's affirm. By taking

the shadow, take them

at the same setting. HOU Roger, with the--leave that the lens you have on now and we gave you. off the fuel cell Delta

leave the settings s/c All right.

.How about turning breaker.

P circuit HCU Stand by.

You are go for your burn. circu-St the fuel

You want to

check your water heater s/c How about turning breaker, HOU Stand by. We'd like too bad. off

breaker? cell Delta off? P cirouit

so we can turn

the lights

to keep them off

unless

its

bugging

you

WC
HOU

We'll

leave it

the way it

is right

now, And I say again

Okay, you've

got 30 seconds to LOS.

on your super wide Hasselblad, use your updated settings.

use the lens you have,

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s/c HOU KNO

Roger, understand. That ought to keep you busy. Kano has LOS.

This is Gemini Control. Canary Islands lost contact updating

We started

with

a conversation

between

the spacecraft

and the crew.

Canary Islands Anders for

and we ended with

Kano going remote and Bill finishing their briefing

here in the Houston Control the update. for the solar During eclipse this

Center

time,

they passed up camera configuration They indicated install window filter This will that prior and the be done They gave to

photography. will

eclipse, pilot will

the coxmnand pilot install with

an opaque sleep

shade,

obviously the times
15 hours,

doors closed,

not in an EVA situation.

as entering
51 minutes,

the penumbra or the light
33 seconds into

shadow area as at 16 At 16 hours, eclipse end the total the Moon's after

the flight;

hours,

they'll

turn

the 16 mm Maurer camera on. they'll start the total

one minute, photography. eclipse

44 seconds,

At 16 hours,

one minute, track

52 seconds, and photograph

photography.

They will

shadow, with this.

the 16 mm Maurer and the Hasselblad, exit the penumbra, or the light

also,

They will

shadow area,
into the

on the other
flight.

side at 16 hours,

10 minutes, that

33 seconds

The crew was also advised ahead of schedule, and it

the 02 usage onboard is to leave the

slightly platform

is our desire

powered down for the SF'S burn.

We had an indication

.

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from the crew, when they were awakened by Canary Islands had a good sleep, outlook tropical it was not bad, sort In the Atlantic of so-so. area,

that

they

We also have an the outlook for the

on the weather. Atlantic

west of longitude a low pressure

35, the Caribbean an extensive

Sea and the area of Rico

Gulf of Mexico, cloudiness continues

system with

and showers about 800 miles this morning and this will

northeast

of Puerto

be investigated Elsewhere

again later around the
56

in the morning by reconnassaince world, minutes, conditions seem,to be fine

aircraft. and normal. this

At 14 hours,

11 seconds into

the mission,

is Gemini Control.

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This is Gemini Control; the flight the astronaut of Gemini 12. contact with

15 hours,

3 minutes,

30 seconds into and Bill for the

We have just

given you the update and with Astronaut

Canary Islands Center.

Anders here at the Control Agena secondary at 15 hours, propulsion

They have been updated which should the mission affect

system burn, 18 seconds into

take place with a velocity

16 minutes,

change of 15 feet

per second.

This should

the apogee, but miles. This is

in a very minor way. a phasing position maneuver,

Not more than seven or eight so the Gemini 12 spacecraft of the solar eclipse. will

be in a We have a We do not until

to take photographs in front contact

long dry spell reach another 16 hours,

of us now between contacts. point with

the Gemini 12 spacecraft the mission, time,

5 minutes,

54 seconds into Until that

which is one the updates now from

hour from now roughly. are sufficient

we assume that knowledge

and the pilots

have sufficient Controller photography. with

the ground from the Flight of taking photography hours, Control. the solar before eclipse

to accomplish They will

the mission take that At 15

we have contact 2 seconds into

them in Antigua. this

5 minutes,

the mission,

is Gemini

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

6:20

a,m. CST

Tape 79

Page 1

Gemini Control flight

Houston.

Fifteen

hours,

33 minutes

into

the

of Gemini 12 now. part

Gemini 12 is currently Ocean.

making a pass have no contact
5

on the southern with

of the Pacific Antigua,

We will

Gemini I2 until into

which will

be at some 16 hours, Control, Charlesworth, being briefed the blue team

minutes

the mission.

Presently

in Mission Cliff

we are the on

in the process Flight Director

of the change of shift. for

the green team is currently who has operated with

our status most of last phasing ago.

by Gene Kranz, night's

activities. the SPS by this

We should have had our second time, some several just minutes how that and at the Surgeon

burn with

However, we will after

not be able to ascertain our solar acquisition well eclipse

burn went until

photography

time when we establish advises crew, that

at Antigua. last night.

Flight

the crew slept

Both members of the

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin, sound sleep.

having

some six and one-half
35 minutes

hours of reasonably the mission now, this

At 15 hours,

into

is Gemini Control,

Houston.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

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Gemini Control into the mission tenth

Houston,

Fifteen

hours,

and 58 minutes andBuzz Aldrin

now are We

of Gemini 12. revolution

JimLovell. in this flight

now in their

of Gemini 12.

are about four minutes with a 52-mile

away now from our attempt

to rendezvous eclipse. This

wide shadow on the ground, corridor

the solar that

of course is a narrow craft is speeding

when you consider of 300 miles

the space-

along in the order

per minute. eclipse time.

This gives us about seven seconds or so of total Now the Gemini 12 should be in the light and we expect that shade at this shoot through. time. Jim Love11 has installed He has a slot

shadow of the eclipse his Polaroid window

at the bottom frcun which to eclipse at 16:01:44 with the

When we reach our total

GET, we are going to take the following
70 mm Maurer.

if possible exposure

That will exposure

be one one-second

and one

four-second eclipse, ground this

at 16:01:52;after

we go out of our total to photograph into the

we will shadow.

maneuver the spacecraft

At 15 hours -- or 16 hours Houston.

the mission,

is Gemini Control

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Gemini Control of Gemini 12 now. Antigua after should

Houston

16 hours,

5 minutes

into

the flight tracking. seconds We'll

We are nearing

the range of Antigua Fifty-four

acquire that that

at about 54 seconds. is.

the minute, by for

Or some 10 seconds from now. any contact that

be standing have with regard play artist this

pass awaiting

we might with

the crew which will eclipse that

update us as to their activity. You will Control

activity

to the solar -- the display concept time.

note on the disnow, we have an look like at

is in Mission

of what the eclipse

might very well

HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com through Roger, Roger, Well, Houston, this is 12.

Antigua,

over.

how did the eclipse we hit the eclipse

photography right

go?

on the money.

Very good. we'd like like

When you get the Agena squared away, to have you turn the encoder off. We'd

to do a tape dump and a -- reset We were unsuccessful We couldn't

the timer.

s/c

Roger.

in piticking up the pick it up by the

shadow, Houston.

time we got around the eclipse. HOU Roger. but let s/c Roger. We figured it would be a long ways off, up.

me know when you get the Agena lined

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Tape 81 Page 2

HOU

If

you can.t.t get it And if

here,

we'll

get it

over

canarys .

you have a chance, 0 heater circuit

we'd like breaker on

to know was the and is it s/c HOU H20 heater

%! on now? circuit

breaker

is on. about it, we

Okay, and in case you are worried had the S-12 door closed We are sorry we didn't prior tell

to waking you up. over Canarys.

you that

s/c HCJU

Say again. We had the S-12 door closed you up and we are sorry over Canarys. by DCS prior tell to waking you that

we didn't

(dead air) Gemini Control pass. Houston. We are still undergoing the Antigua right on

As you heard Jim Love11 say, they hit However, they probably the total

the eclipse

the money.

did not acquire

the shadow after Gemini 12

they passed through that

eclipse.

The ground advised

the S-12 door was closed.

(dead air) HOU s/c HOU Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com. Go ahead, Houston. Roger. encoder We got about 30 seconds to AOS. on before we could terminate You got your Would

the dump.

you send 'IN off

zero 3 zero and TM on zero 2 one?

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HOU s/c

Do you copy? Roger.

Gemini Control Antigua. their

Houston.

We've had a loss

of acquisition

at

At 16~20 GET, the Gemini 12 crew is scheduled At 16:55 over Csrnarvon, we will

to enter a

eat period.

receive cells.

Go/NoGo for At 17:30,

30 dash 1 landing

area and purge the fuel

we'll

start

standup EVA preparation. night GET. standup EVA will At 16 hours,

And at 19:43:30 begin. At sunset, this is

sunset time, and that

the first

is at 19:43:30 Houston.

15 minutes,

Gemini Control

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

7:04

a.m. CST

Tape 82 Page 1

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Gemini Control of Gemini 12 now. spacecraft

Houston,

16 hours,

17 minutes

into

the flight time as by for

We are standing

by at the present

Gemini 12 passes over Canary and we are standing that might transpire with the crew.

any conversation contacting

They are

the crew now.

s/c CYI

Roger. Okay, have a notal update and the flight plan updates

for you when you are ready to copy.
s/c

Roger,

go ahead. update time 16:05, Ascension, rev 11 - 71.0 Okay, your eat period.
30 dash

CYI

Okay, your notal degrees west, flight
16:55

right

11 + 32.

plan update, at Carnarvon,

from 16:20 to 17:30, you'll cells,

have a Go/NoGo for section

'one , purge the fuel two. time. We'll

one and section at that

give the cryo O2 and H2 readout give you block

And they'll start

3 PLA update.

At 17:30
17:+

EVA -- standup we'd like first

EVA preparation. the S-3 heater standup EVA. pitch on.

At

45 at Antigua,

At 19:43:30,

sunset,

night

s-13

GammaCassiopeiae,
30 degrees

yaw 87 degrees north, Have you copied so far?

up.

s/c CYI

Roger. Okay, at 2l:l3:3l, sunset, pitch second night,
45 degrees

S-13 . . . up.

Yaw 150 degrees north,

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And we have a note here, orbital shifted period, forward activities

due to the change in the in the flight one-half forward plan have hour at 17

approximately

hours GET, and have shifted at 24 hours GET.
s/c CXI

about an hour

Roger,

understand. is the end of the flight to get a water water gun is 863. plan update.

Okay, that I'd like

gun count from you. L' :. .

s/c CYI

Roger,

copy 863. ground.

Okay, 12, you are go down here on the We'll be standing by. We'll be eating.

s/c CYI

Roger, Rogef.

thank you very much.

HOU CM HOU

Canary Cap Com, Houston Flight. Come on in, Roger, water Flight. they took any

could you ask the crew if during the night?

CYI

Roger. I mean prior Okay. to waking up, I guess, is the question.

HOU CYI s/c CYI

12, canary.

Go ahead. We'd like the night to know whether at all? you took any water during

That is prior

to waking up.

s/c CYI

Roger. Roger,

Perhaps 10 count. copy. Copy, Flight?

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HOU CYI HOU CYI HCU HOU

Roger, Flight,

thank you. Canarys.

Go, Canarys. We've completed Okay thank you. Canary Cap Corn, could we have an Agena contigency India, please. coming up. could we have an Agena LOS main, also. the tape dump.

CYI HOU CYI

Roger, Canarys, Roger.

Gemini 12, Canarys, s/c C-L!! HOU CYI Roger, Canarys.

abcut a minute

to LOS..

Houston Flight, Go Canarys.

Canary Cap Corn.

Okay, we've had Gemini LOS and Agena LZ. Both vehicles are go.

HOU

Roger.

Gemini Control just had loss

Houston. with

Sixteen Canary. and this

hours,

26 minutes,

we've to ccniact 5; conditions and zone

of signal

The next station will

Gemini 12 will minutes, this

be Carnarvon

be at 16 hours, that the weather

43 seconds GET. for the flight

Weather advises
of Gemini

morning

12 remain satisfactory landing

in most areas

of prime

concern,

in the mid-Pacific

G-1

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centered skies, Pacific

about 300 miles

northeast

of Honolulu,

partly

cloudy

winds east 15 knots, landing zone centered cloudy

and seas 4 feet. about 600 miles

In the west south-southwest 10 to 15 landing

of Tokyo, partly knots

skies,

winds east-northeast In the eastern Atlantic

and seas 3 to 4 feet. about 300 miles skies, landing

zone centered partly cloudy

west of the Cape Verde Islands, and seas 4 to 5 feet. Atlantic centered In about

winds 18 knots,

the primary 800 miles

zone in the western extensive

east of Miami,

cloudiness,

winds 10 to -showers.

20 t0 25 hots, An interesting during

seas 5 to 7 feet meteorological

and a few scattered that

feature

should be overflown an extensive area

the day is a low pressure

system with

of cloudiness Rico. this

and showers about 800 miles into

northeast

of Puerto

At 16 hours 28 minutes is Gemini Control,

the mission

of Gemini 12,

Houston.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI I2 MISSIoEl CCMMENTARY, NCVEMBERl-2, 1966,

7:40

am CST TAPE 83, PAGE1

Gemini Control

Houston, time.

16 hours 54 minutes

into

the flight are now

of

Gemini I2 at this in their

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin revolution

11th spacecraft

and Gemini 12 is making and a perigee of 139 nautical

good an apogee of 162.9 nautical at the present with Carnarvon time. tracking.

We're standing Acquisition

by now for acquisition with Carnarvon should we fuel

take place anticipate cell now.. HOU' SC .CRO FD CR0 HOU
SC

in a matter

of seconds now. for

Over Carnarvon area 30-1,

a GO/NO-GO decision We're caning

landing

purge.

in with

our pass over Carnarvon

Roger standing Roger standby. Flight, Go ahead

by for your GO for

30-l.

Carnarvon

I show o&puter'is.faulty. Roger Carnarvon, Go ahead 12 Roger, readouts. fuel cell . . . . . 18 - do you want all these 12 here

CR0 SC

HOU SC HOU

No, we don't Say again Just

need them, just

give us a go.

give us a go.

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SC

Roger,

we're

GO, we've employed a little The RCS failure is about

discrepancy.

280
HOU

2800 psi and temperature
Roger. OK it looks pretty steady

of 58.

down here.

SC HOU

Roger Ok we'll give you a GO for 30-l. We'd like

an onboard section delta SC Roger, section lights HOU

- an onboard 02 to water,

P both sections. section 1 is 2.1 that's The fuel 02 to water cell delta and P

2 is 2.1 also. are out now.

OK. You can start then section 2.

your purge,

section

1 and

SC I-IOU SC HOU

Roger. OK and I have a PLA update Go ahead on the update. OK. angles for you.

13-l bravo,
are roll

18 52 00, 21+00, 24+48, all
left 80, roll right 100, 14-l 22 03 58,

bank bravo

20 27 59, 20+31, 25+30, 15-1 alpha,

19+56, 26+08, 16-4 bravo,
17-4 alpha,

24 51 47, 2l+Ol,

26+42,

26 27 46, 20+32, 26+O4, 18-4 bravo

28 03 43, 19+59, 25+21,
CR0 We've had LOS flight.

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HOU CR0 Gemini Control To recap a bit that he hit regard

Roger did you get it That is negative. Huston,

all.

we've had loss eclipse

of signal

over Carnarvcn. we restate Anders that

on our solar

photography, our Cap Com Bill

Command,Pilot the total

Love11 advised eclipse righ

on the money.

However, with

of the shadow, the Gemini 12 crew had a maximum time minutes to turn the spacecraft At that and shoot towards time the shadow

of some three the shadow. was described trast ratio

This is not very long. as being with

over the ocean and had a very low conAt the time of the turn off in that the

the ocean.

shadow was also a great at the time was quite difficult

distance low.

the inclination

This made the task exceedingly inhibited the success of our toward the shadow into

and as a consequence item, eclipse and that

second priority of the total the mission

was shooting

on the ground.

At 17 hours' 1 minute Houston.

of Gemini 12 this

is Gemini Control

END OF TAPE

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8:10 A. M. CST Tepe 84, pase 1

Gemini Control the flight rently

Houston at 17 hours, Jimhvell

23 minutes Aldrln

now into are cur-

of Gemini 12.

andBuzz in their

moving across

the South Pacific llth

Gemini 12 Our EVA

spacecraft preparations minutes fran

on the tag end of their are now scheduled now.
or

revolution.

to start this

some six to seven

The time for about 30 minutes

EVA was moved forward as a and and

approxinrately matter of fact,

because we did not, yesterday

go into

our high orbit with

evening

we wanted to continue the same star of course, fields

our ssme lighting the S-13 experiment.

conditions

for

To do this, period,

because of our chan&e in times per revolution for this by moving our time table the first night's

we've canpensated forward. Buzz Aldrin

or schedule

To recap a bit, was very good. sleep.

sleep in space for

He had some six to six and a half

hours of useful Jim Lovell naturally. could

This is the 15th day in space for to it as might be expected, Ccuxaand Pilot quite

and he's

taking

As a matter

of fact,

Jim Novell of Manned establishes moment a is

accurately

be described With every passing

as the Johnny Unitas Unitas

Space Plight. a new footbsll In this flight,

pass canpletion and with

record

every passing

Jim Lovell

by the same token, At 17 hours,

establishes this

new time in space record. Gemini Control Houston.

25 minutes,

END OF TAPE

12, 1966, 8:24 am CST NOVEMBER GEMINI 12 MISSION CXMMENTARY, TAPE 85, PAGE 1

Gemini Control

Houston,

17 hours 38 minutes
by for

into

the flight at Grand

of Gemini 12 now. Turk. Acquisition

We're standing with

acquisition

Grand Turk is expected the mission.

at 17 hours

38 minutes
now.

56 seconds into time Bill

Some 40 seconds from with the

At this

Anders in-

his discussions He will

crew will to finish during

receive,

a crew status landing last

report.

also endeaver

his planned their pass,

area update which was cut short with the crew during standing This their by is Gemini

contact

paes over Carnarvon. for our contact with

At 17 hours

39 minutes

the Gemini 12 Spacecraft.

Control. AOS Antigua HUJ Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn through over. SC HOU Roger Houston through Grand Turk. your block update. Grand Turk,

Roger I am ready to continue What was the last

one ~011 copied? in,

SC

Standby we've got to dig out the book it's we're in our EVA prep. you're doing that be advised

HOU

Okay, while

your we your

RCS B pressilre figure estimate prior it

looks

['good on the ground, off. We'd like

is .just cooling of when the delta

P lights

went off with

to Carnarvon

and was that

associated

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12, 1966, 8:24 sm CST NOVEMBER GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, TAPE 85, PAGE 2

drinking SC This

any water? It might have been Bill breakfast a bit at that because

is 12.

we were fixing taking HOU quite

time and

of water

out of the tank. to Carnarvon

Okay, back - about how long prior was it, do you have any estimate? to Carnarvon we believe.

SC HOU

Just prior

Okay would you cycle through 02 and H2 for 02 at this

your cryo quantity

read

about 10 seconds each?

SC HGU

Roger,

time.

Okay, would you go to H2? Also we'd like a crew status report from you

when you have a chance and would yo11 - is your

S3 heater
SC Negative

on?

S3 heater

is not on yet.

Wasn't that

45?
HOU Okay, give 11s a call give us a call SC HOU SC HOU SC HOU Roger, No just - you can go on now or

when you get it.

do yell want to MARK on it? turn it on.

S3 heater
Roger Start

coming on, 2, 1, MARK

passing

your updates. one York got?

Okay, what was the last

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HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn, what was the last one you copied?

SC
HOU

Standby 1. Gemini 12, Houston cry0 qliantity
, YOU Cm 80

Off

OYI YOUr

etnytime you want. Do you want the frog I assume you do for egg this

SC

Roger,

going off.

cover put back on? EVA. HOU SC ALDRIN HOU That is affirmative. Roger.
18 4 Baker last

one.
19-4 Charlie, 29 40 03,

Roger,

got one more.

19+1.5, 24+08, over. SC
HOU HOU Roger, Roger. We're standing you are ready, SC HCU SC Houston, 12. Go ahead 12 Houston here. water by for a crew status report, when I copied,
19-9 Charlie.

Gemini 12.

Go ahead 12. Roger,

we have both completed meal 2 alpha,
985.

grin is reading

We have consumed about the Sleep was about 2 hours

same amount of water. solid HOU apiece.

Roger copy.

.

GEMINI I2 MISSION CClWENTARY, NOVEMBER 12, 1966,

8:24

am CST TAPE 85, PAGE 4

LOS Grand Turk.

END OFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMSNTAHY, 11/12/66,

8:34 A. M. CST

Tape 86, Page 1

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn. One minute to Antigua LOS and standing by.

s/c ANT Gemini Control with Antigua with

Gemini 12, roger. LOS Antigua. Houston. We've just had Loss of Signal One point of clarifi-

the Gemini 12 crew. that

cation, solid

the crew indicated sleep. Our indications rest

they received here are that for

two hours of they were in a period console period

good reasonable than that.

condition

a somewhat longer from the medical

The indications that

readings

on the ground indicate indeed. with We don't expect

they had a very restful

too much in the way of conversation This will be a most busy time for

the crew for

awhile.

astronauts preparation

Love11 and Aldrin. check list time. of their

They have a seven page EVA which should such thing6 occupy

to contend with They'll suits be doing for

most of their the readiness

as assuring making tomorrow's the

EVA configuration, the handrail for

sure the camera gear is ready, EVA will dayside be unstowed. pass. It's

to be positioned

today during

And the therm0 cover for the frog will while be put back on to provide the hatch is open.

egg experiment protection run

which was mentioned for this experiment

To quickly

down what our schedule

in ground elapsed

time looks

to be for

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/12/66,

8:34 A. M. CST

Tape 86, Page 2

milestones

leading

up to EVA, at lg.iO

ground elapsed

time At the At

over Texas we should give a go for 19:23 ground elapsed crew will
19:28

depressurization. is going well,

time,

assuming all

start

their

depressurization the hatch

of the spacecraft.

or thereabouts to sunset.

should be opened. the - during would start

This would the first

be prior night

And at 19:43:30 Buzz Aldrin

pass - astronaut

on his S-13 little

experiment.

We're now picking during this

up Canary.

We expect

or no conversation any that CYI HOU CYI transpires.

pass but we'll

stand by for

Houston Flight, Go ahead. Okay, we're the Agena. configuration

Canary Cap Com.

showing dead bands narrow on There supposed to be a next at this time? Stand by.

HOU CYI HOU CYI

I think

there

should be an FC2. in FC2 right Canary. now.

Okay, they're That's Roger. This is Gemini Control correct,

Houston. This,

We have had no contact is attributable with their It's EVA prepa system as they This is

with

the crew over Canary. that

of course,

to the fact arations. of negative apparently

the crew is most involved no contact when all our lack with things of contact

We expect reporting are with

the crew.

are going well at this time.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

8:34 A. M. CST Tape 86, Page 3

to be expected. and standing CYI s/c CYI CYI by.

Gemini Control

Houston,

17 hours,

57 minutes

Gemini 12, Canary. Roger, Roger. Houston Flight, LOS both vehicles. Canary.

About a minute

to LOS.

We're in EVA prep.

Canary Cap Cm. Both were go.

We've had

HOU Gemini Control canary. ring

Roger. HOU8tin. We've just had
Loss

of Signal

with

We're on a brief with

pass over Kano.
Kano,

This is in the outer be etanding by for any

of acquisition

and we'll

conversation.

END OFTAPE

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Ho-r s/c KNO

Gemini 12, one minute 12, roger. Kano has LOS.

Kano LOS.

Gemini Control of Gemini 12 now. we expected, Anders, however, their pass.

Houston, We just

18 hours,

4 minutes with

into

the flight And as

had loss of signal with

Kano.

we had no conversation

the crew. that

Cap Corn, Bill transpire; with
this

only stood by for to reiterate

any conversation

might

again,

the crew has been most involved no conversation the mission during

EVA preparations At 18 hours,

and we expected 5 minutes, will now into

of Gemini 12,

our next station 27 minutes,

to contact

be Carnarvon.

This is at 18 hours, Houston.

44 seconds GET.

So this

is Gemini Control

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/12/66,

9:lO a.m. CST

Tape 88 Page 1

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Gemini Control of Gemini 12 now. revolution. Carnarvon

Houston,

18 hours 23 minutes

into

the flight 12th

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin

are on their

The spacecraft tracking.

Gemini 12 is presently to today's

approaching

With regard

EVA, we are following in Gemini 10 the by an

the ssme EVA sequence in Gemini 12 as was practiced by Mike Collins. umbilical eye-watering EVA.

Today we have the standup EVA and tomorrow Although Collins' well standup EVA was shortened during the umbilical early. to the

problem, fuel

he fared shortage

EVA. And

Only a,spacecraft there is a school

closed

the activity exposure

of thought

that

an initial

vacuum of space in a standup of orientation built in EVA.

environment morning,

might

aid for the purposes EVA

So this

we have the standup two night

around the S-13 UV photography then another sunset for this night. first

covering

passes, opening pass standup pass,

then a day pass, shortly should NVA9s. or before spacecraft before

We expect hatch night.

Our dayside

be a busy one differentiating The -- at this the dayside time, pass,

somewhat from earlier during the dayside

Love11 will, Love11 will

maneuver the Gemini 12 will for install the

to heads down position.

Aldrin

16 mm ENA camera which will t,Jday. for He'll install umbilical these

be used tomorrow rail which will retrieve strips

evaluation intact

the.hand EVA.

be left

tomzrow's

He will

and replace to measure contami-

some GLV strips, nation. collection with

are glass-type he'll retrieve for

He exercises, package,

the S-12 micrometeorite

and try During this

some S-5 and s-6 photography time, Love11 will reconfigure the

his camera.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMENTARY, n/12/66,

9:10 a.m.CST

Tape 88 Page 2

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S-13 for during During

further

S-13 -- S-13 csmera for pass.

further

photography unique. Both

the second night today's

One item that

is rather

standup EVA will be performed Al&in

be two sets of exercises. seconds or so. the cabin pass.

of these will be done before The second will he will

for thirty

One will is depressurized.

stand ups, but after the dayside

be done during

We expect that of

move his hands to his helmet And this

and back at the rate will activity

about once per second. calibrated with

activity

be measured or predetermined note the differences We are tracking. pass as

a metabolic

cost of this

in the case of Aldrin

on the ground.

And we'll

between the two environments. some one minute

We continue

to stand by. with Csrnarvon during for their this

now away from acquisition little involved or no conversation in preparations 16 seconds, this

However, we expect the crew is still At 18 hours,

standup EVA. Houston.

27 minutes,

is Gemini Control

CR0 HOU CR0 s/c CR0 HOU (dead air)

I have TM-1 solid, Roger.

Gemini.

Gemini 12, Carnsrvon. Gemini 12, roger. All

Standing

by.

systems are go Gemini, Carnarvon.

all

systems are go Agena.

Roger,

END OFTAPE

GPIIINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NCVEXBER12, 1966,

9:20 a.m. CST TAPE 89, PAGE1

Gemini Control whatsoever still minute SC CR0

Houston,

18 hours 35 minutes

- no conversation

over Carnarvon. in-their Lo6.

Gemini 12 crew is obtiously and we have one

involved until

EVA preparations

Gemini 12 Roger. Carnarvon has LC#3Gemini and Agena. All

systems GO at L(xj. HOU Roger Carnarvon.

Gemini Control flight

Houeton,

18 hours 36 minutes

now into

the

of Gemini 12.

We've had loss of signal Gemini I.2 will

at Cernarvon.

The next station

to acquire

be Texas at of Gemini 12. Anders, here

19 hours 10 minutes

28 seconds into Andera,

the flight Cap Can Bill with

Over Texas we expect Bill in Mission Control

to be in contact contact he will

the crew and this time if the

woul* be a milestone situation is suitable

because at this give a GO for

depressurization. is Gemini Control.

So at 18 hours 37 minutes

25 seconds this

ENDCZ'TAPH

CiEMIM 12 MISSION C~NTARY,

l.l/12/66,

9~57 A. MS CST

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Tape 90, Page 1

Gemini Control flight tact

Houston at 19 hours, time.

10 minutes

into by for

the
con-

of Gemini 12 at this over Texas and at this regard

We're standing Bill

time we expect

Anders to talk If we the

to the crew with receive spacecraft

to their

depresaurization. start depressurizing

a go over Texas they will over Canary. Standing

by at 19 hours,

I.0 minutes.

This is Gemini Control. HOU Gemini 12, Houston Cap Can, through and standing s/c by. We're going check now. through our Texas

Roger, Houston. suit integrity

HOU Gemini Control pass over Texas. (PAUSE) HOU s/c HOU

Roger. Houston. Still

standing by during

this

Gemini lJ?, Houston Cap Can. Houston, Roger. pressure until this is 12.

Over.

We'd like

you to pump up your O2

when you go to manual 02 heater

YOU get 850 psi.

S/C
HOU s/c

Understand Correction, w

pumping up the O2 till that's 700.
.3 to

850.

. . . . was up to about

.4 and my

mannand pilot's

was .4.
Make that 02 pressure 700.

HOU

Understand.

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9:57

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s/c HOU HOU s/c HOU

Understand Right.

700.

It's

650 now.

Gemini 12, Houston. This is 12, go ahead. Roger, 12. schedule. You're

Over.

go for

depress

on your

s/c

This is 12. about 19:23.

Roger.

We'll

be depressing

HOU

Roger. This is Gemini Control Houston at 19 hours, You just
18 minutes

into Bill

the flight

of Gemini 12 now.

heard Cap Cw The crew was

Anders give a go for

depressurization. up slightly

advised

to pump the pressure and this

or move the pressure aboard

up slightly

was done with

the manual O2 heater

the spacecraft. during s/c the process

?t was reading of moving it, Houston,

650 psi.

They've moved it,

to 700 psi. you want to add

you have anything bag?

to our jettison HOU HOU BDA HOU s/c Stand by.

Bermuda go remote. Bermuda remote. Gemini 12, Houston. Okee doke. in the pilot's tive. Be advised That's that negative, the right over. mike

helmet appears just the left.

to be inopera-

I'm using "

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9:57 A. M. CST Tspe 90, Page 3

HOU

Understand.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/12/66,

lo:07

a.m. CST

Tape 91 Page 1

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HOU s/c HOU

Gemini 12, Houston, Go ahead Houston. Roger. 2 circuit

over.

Would you check your audio UHF TR number breaker? Number 2 audio is up and on.

s/c HOU HOU

Roger. Roger.

Gemini 12, Houston.

One minute

to LOS.

See you

at Canarys in about three
s/c ::ou CYI

minutes.

Roger. Canary Cap Corn,, Houston Flight. Go ahead, Canary Cap Cam. Okay. Standing Everything looked good going over the hill here.

HOU

by for you.

CYI

Roger.

We are standing by naw for This is Gemini Control Houston. As our pass over Canary./, soon as we have an indication as to the . status of hatch opening, we'll pass this along to you. Nineteen hours,
26 minutes, 54 seconds,

this

is Gemini Control.

This is Gemini Control Canary has acquisition. and go. We are standing

Houston.

Nineteen

hours,

27 minutes. depressurized Th+s of these

The spacecraft by.

has indicated

Cabin depressed has been completed.

and exercise, The first

is the arm raising exercises.

exercise

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/12/66,

lo:07 a.m. CST

Tape 91 Page 2

Canary advises time. The cabin

Flight

that

everything (pause)

is looking

good at this

is depressurized. Houston. standing he's

Gemini Control this time. Still

The suit by during getting

pressures this

look very good at

pass over Canary. are checked

Gemini 12 advises out. (pause) Gemini Control advised the hatch

set and the lights

Houston.

Nineteen

hours,

33 minutes.
on time.

We are

is open, was opened right Houston. out, that Aldrin advises

(pause 1

Gemini Control tendency outgassing restrained to float effect

he has a small no doubt, He's tether, an

but very little.

This is,

occurs when the hatch

is open.

by his oxygen hoses as well much like

as the fabric

which Love11 can operate

a seat belt.

(pause 1

ENDOFTAPE

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GEMINI I2 MISSION CCIMMENTARY, NGVEMHER 12, 1966,

lo:21 am CST TAPE 92. PAGE 1

Gemini Control

Houston,

we are about one minute of the flight

until

LOS

over Canary and all time.

aspects

look good at this

This

is Gemini Control

Houston,

19 hours and 35 minutes time. We are - have just

into

the flight

of Gemini 12 at this or will be acquired

been acquired

- we've just pick that

been acquired

by Kano who has acquisition tion at this time,

and we'll

up the conversa-

any conversation

might transpire.

SC ALDRIN

Okay I'm in rate Notice any motions

conxnand,.or

rate

test. combination

of the spacecraft a little bit?

when I move around just COVELL ALDRIN Yes a little. That's how I think

we got turned

aro!lnd. star field. the

Okay at 20 minutes I got the first exposure star

- oSien% of first

which is Cassiopeia,

is of 2/20 seconds - 2 at 56 seconds

and 2 at 2 minutes covELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN Give me the MARK You got a MARK. Right on time there it looks like.

Soon as I get there the .,..

I'm going to have to give you

‘:'

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 12, 1966, lo:21 am CST TAPE 92, PAGE 2

ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIIV

That's

vehicle

pressure getting into position fire here ......

Okay I am just

Dip you hear those thrusters around?

when you move

LOVELL AIDRIN

Negative. I said did you hear those thrusters you move around? fire when

LCVELL ALDRIN

Can't

hear you. firing when you

Can you hear those thrusters move aroun ?

LCVELL ALDRIN LOVELL

Oh, no, I'm not. Well I do. Seems a good amount of garbage area up here. Things floating all around us. Look like some

of the paint ALDRIN LOVELL

has peeled stage,

on the Agena.

Roger in the first Yes . . . . . ..the melting. velco

covering

on the

. . ..cover

is

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com. We have about one minute to Kano LOS. Your VOX is going five that by

and Buzz will in the daylight? ALDRIIV --Negative, like there

you confirm Over. really

you can see stars

I won't

confirm

that.

It

looked

was stars

when I first

got up but a

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1966,

lo:21

am CST

PAGE 3 TAPE 92

closer

examination

- there

is so much moving

away from both vehicles it HOU LCVELL appears

- hate to say it but

to be going up. one minute. direction frcu you

Understand,

It may be going in another however, for it..... that

wollld be the way that

I am looking

HOU LOVELL HOU LGVELL ALDRIN LCVELL

.

Understand. I think COPY. The . . . . . . Okay can you look back and see all of that..... a I mistook that for a star.

Now when you look to the sun we might e& little bit far to.thevright.

KNO Gemini Control at 19 hours like this.
42

Kano has LOS Houston, minutes we've just . Heartrates had loss of signal at the start over Kano,

of our EVA ran Ed Aldrin

For Ccmmand Pilot rates

Jim Lovell.85,

for Pilot

92, respiration pilot their which

for the command pilot the crew will fie will

was 15 and for the involved in

18.
S-13

Very shortly
experiment.

be heavily

shoot first

at GammaCassiopeia which is the field will Nay. be They

is in the northern star

sky, secondly

at Sirius

brightest

in the sky visually

and the third part

GammaVelorum down in the southern

of the Milky

GEMINI I2 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 12, 1966, lo:21 am CST TAPE 92, PAGE 4

will this

use the grating

attachment

for

this

experiment.

At

time we have a tape ready for play that

our pass over Canary

and we'll CYI SC

tape for you now. by

Gemini 12 Canary Cap Com standing Roger. Cabin is depressed,

exercise

is completed. CYI CYI HOU CYI Roger, Flight, you're Canary looking good down here.

Say again Canary I say everything pressures looks real good,both suit good.

are up, 02 pressure

is holding

HOU CYI HOU HOU CYI HOU CYI SC LOVELL ALBRIN LOVELL ALDRIN

Roger,

how about sending

some summaries?

They are on the line. Okay, we have them. Canary from Flight. Go ahead Flight. Send us a bravo Gemini. Bravo, Gemini.

We're in VOX now. Jettison just missed the dipole. S-13. checked ol:t.

Okay, . . . . ..for . . . ..lights Okay

already

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 12, 1966, lo:21 am CST TAPE 92, PAGE 5

. . ..watching it LVYEIZ m' is really

your attitude sanething.

thruster

firing,

We'll

go at about.....aren't is right behind all us.

we.

The star I believe

I see stars

around us.

Are you sure that Stars'ln

is not the repress. I don't one star think so. waste

the dqlight. that

Wait a minute poucher. HOU CYI SC Canary fran Roger.

was that

Flight,

send us another

main,

Gemini.

We've got saue of the timer me here. What's the air say. Agena Charlie. like dump?

cord hanging

around

ALDR’PSJ HOU -

Can't Flight, It

looks

I might have to pull

some of that

stuff

away when I get back to the adapter. standard dynamics. here it to float looks like I

Why await

Okay, I'm just

drifting

have a small tendency I'm ccmpletely -- -__ _ free

up but very little, away and it seem to

to push myself

. . . ..away from the hatch. be any tendency at all

There doesn't

to want to leave the hatch.

GEMINI I2 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 12, 1966, lo:21 em CST TAPE 92, PAGE 6

. . . ..out

of the way of those washers.

I

presume particles but they don't I imagine there

coming out of the cockpit, seem to be pushing is a little bit me out. of tension on

my hoses now but otherwise completely LOVELL ALDRLE3 Okay. A beautiful view. free. I see . . .

I'm moving out

Now one of the mountains LCVELL CYI SC ---c I'm going to rate

over there.

command Buzz. to LOS.

Canary is about one minute Roger,

can you hear us in VOX. is 12, can you hear us in VOX. you loud and clear.

Canary this CYI SC ALDRllU LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRllV

Roger, we are reading Roger. A thrill.

Are you in a good position For what the picture? Yes. Okay, can you tell I'm slipping, me if

Buzz?

I'm going SEF I can see me?

can you tell $@F. patterns

LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL

Yes your-going Oh, / . ..cloud

I'm going to rate

command Buzz.

GEMINI 12 MISS1 ON CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 12, 1966, 10:21am CST TAPE 92, PAGE7 .

ALORIN HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI FD FD K.NO HOU

Let me back down in the hatch a little Canary Cap Com, Houston Flight. Go ahead Flight. Send us an Agena Charlie. Say again Agena Charlie Roger Kano remote Canary is local Kane is remote and we have acquisition. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Cam through standing by.

bit.

Kano and

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION C@fMENTARY,u/12/66,

10:4g A. M. CST Tape 93, Page 1

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Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12.

Houston,

20 hours,

two minutes

into

the

The Gemini 12 spacecraft for

has been out we are There

of range of acquisition currently approaching

some time now; however, tracking remaining station.

the Carnarvon

is approximately pass. their

ten to 15 minutes

on our nightside phases of

The crew is no doubt completing first S-13 experiments. standing by for

the final

We have picked any conversation. from Flight.

up Carnarvon

now and we're HOU s/c

Carnarvon Carnarvon, circuit

What did you say? off that Delta P

how about turning

breaker?

CR0 HOU s/c

Stand by. Plight, I rather Carnarvon. doubt that it would effect just pictures interfere

taken by the grating with CR0 HOU CR0 s/c ALDRIN LOvF#LL ALDRIN LOVELLI ALDRIN LOVELL ..,.

but it

might

Okay, stand by and I'll Plight. Roger. Okay. Can you turn Yes. Oo ahead.

get them in Houston.

Go ahead and turn

it

off.

the cabin light

on, Jim? . . . Buzz.

You may have to move the ....

Let me know when you're I've Now? Now. got it.

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ALDRIN

I took them at 8 seconds, all right?

okay?

Is that

HOU LOVELL ALDRIN L0vFzL ALDRIN LOVELL

Roger. You're facing to the left. to the left. aligned up right.

Hey, Jim, move it I don't Well, Yeh, it think

you're

I guess it's

to the left. it.

should be going up towards coming up on Antares. I got Antares.

Okay, you're s/c s/c s/c

Okay, I got it. Okay. You know we're

way behind.time.

I don't

know how they expect and then....... s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c Got it lined up? of . . . . . the left

us to do these things

To the right . . . . . . ..to Yes. I got a roll.

of us.....

Watch out for your knee.

Watch out for your knee. s/c s/c HOU CR0 Where is it? I'll do it. Don't you do any of it. Agena main.

Carnarvon Roger.

from flight.

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s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c , s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c S/C s/c s/c
CR0 L h

What's

that

forward

......

Must be . ..., What's that

I suppose. before us?

Must be.. garbled hard right.

Orion.

Stand by a second.
. ..401

nominally. Buzz.

Good pictures, What's that?

No reflections. All set?

Okay, stand by 20 seconds.

Okay, go ahead. Stand by.
Mark.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, &&.

Stand by for next one.

Stand by. garbled okay.

Mark.

Stand by..huh? down.

Get your foot How's that? Okay.

Stand by. ....

Mark. 4, 3, 2, 1 Mark.' Stand by. Mark.

Stand by for Nothing Yes. One minute Stand by. L L L on it.

to LOS.

Standing

by.

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s/c

We got a blur okay, it. Tell standby

in this now.

thing,

have we got -

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Ma&

Oksq, stand by for me when you're

one in one minute.

ready.

s/c s/c
CR0 HOU Gemini Control flight

Right. Stand by. Mark. LOS, Ageua and

Carnarvonhastelemetry Gemini. Roger. Houston at 20 hours, We've just calm pilot, ll

minutes

into

the

of Gemini 12.

had Loss of Signal Buzz Aldrin,

over Car-

narvon and an amazingly He was performing rates should ration hours,

as you heard. Current heart Al&in
76. 18.

his S-13 Star Photography. Al&in

on Camnand Pilot say, read 75. rates for

read 75 - or on pilot Jim Lovell,

I Respi!Vwenty

On Camand Pilot 12. this

Jim Lovell,
34 seconds,

For Buzz Aldrin,

12 minutes,

is Gemini Control

Houston.

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Tape 94 Page 1

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Gemini Control of Gemini 12. are approaching acquire

Houston,

20 hours,

23 minutes

into

the flight We and should hatch at

The Gemini 12 spacecraft acquisition with

is now in daylight. station

Canton tracking that by for

Canton momentarily.

We are advised Standing

the official acquisition

opening time, Canton.

GET, was 19: 29:Ol.

This is Gemini Control.

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com through standing by. I can't do anything

Canton and

s/c
HOU s/c HOU

Okay, stand by.

now.

Gemini 12, Houston. We're on a tight schedule right now. Canton and

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn through standing by. GLV strip. now.

I&TELL TURIN LOVELL HOU

Buzz, watch your white Okay. I'm doing it

right

Take pictures. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn, through standing by. we're in daylight again. Tell ... Canton and

s/c

Roger,

we could not catch GammaVelorum because we didn't have time by the time we got oriented

out on the platform. HCU l%LcYEr'E Roger, All copy. we'll tape them in.

right,

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Lo\FLL

All

right.

You turn

the camera on.

I've

got

the radiator you're ALDRIN LCVELL Okay. It

on , I'm going to . . .

I believe

on the S-12 now. . ..pouch.

was in a pouch.

Speak up. ALDRIN LOVELL Okay. ..... . ..*. ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL I'm off a little bit on the ...

is getting and wait

against for

my back now. . ..(garbled)

a command. anything

Did they come up with Its Oh. Stand by one and let still blowing.

from the ground yet?

me go ahead with

the air-

to-ground. ALDRIN LOVELL Stand,by one. the air-to-ground. and hand rate gyro.

Let me go ahead with I've

got to give water

ALDRIN LOVELL

Let me get started Start

and I'll.. okay the lanyard, but depress.

your Maurer and . . . that'11 be all

and essentially ALDRIN LOVELL Okay, I'll (garbled) We'll breaker ALDRIN LOVELL

help with

the K-pumps.

change at the first is on.? (garbled. )

.. .

The circuit ...

Make the third

Do you want to give me a code? Well, let's see. Hold it.

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Page

94 3

ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN HOU s/c HOU s/c

(garbled) Nd; Its

DF? is it I say how/looking? fine. One minute to LOS.

just

Gemini 12, Houston. Roger, Roger, Roger, changed.
s-13.

Houston, reading

can you hear us? you five by. is in. Tapes have been .:'RlflW of the

the nose handrail hzz

was on the prism

HCU s/c HCU
s/c CTN

Roger. We'll Okay.
. . . out.

We've been copying. have to pump up the oxygen here pretty soon.

Canton has LOS.

Gemini Control flight

Houston.

Twenty hours, time.

31

minutes

into

the

of Gemini 12 at this

Our communications

over Canton

,were extremely an indication
S-13

rugged and hard to foliow. that the prism attachment

However, we did receive has been placed on the

camera by Command Filet

Love11 in preparation We also understand

for the second that Aldrin

set of S-13 UV star did acquire that

photography.

the GLV strips.

He's moving right

dcwn the time lines or did night

we anticipated.

We also read that

he did not acquire

not have time to acquire pass. We do expect

GammaVelorum at the end of his first the spacecraft over Guaymas at

to reacquire

GEMINI 12 MISSION cCMMENTARY,11/12/66

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a.m. CST

Tape 94 Page 4

20 hours, weather

41 minutes, advisory

20 seconds.

In the meantime,

we have a pass.

regarding frontal with

the weather

on the stateside

The near stationary U.S. is associated activity weather and this map.

system throughout c&oudiness

the southeastern and scattered area on the over the so viewing shower

extensive

is as shown in the scalloped clouds prevail

Only a few scattered

southwestern conditions

U.S. frcsn Texas to southern should be reasonable Another frontal

California,

ground taack. moving into
33 minutes,

along that portion of the and system/associated cloudiness of the U.S. At 20 hours,

is

the northwestern this

part

is Gemini Control.

END OF TAPE

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ii:28

a.m. CST Tape 95, Page 1 41 minutes into the

:

This is Gemini Control mission of Gemini 12 now. during

Houston,

20 hours,

We are coming up on the final acquisition with

phases of have

our 13th revolution a continuous

Guaymas and we will Guaymas and we'll

run over the States

following

stand by

now for our pass over Guaymas. s/c s/c s/c HOU Love11 Aldrin Love11 . ..over Yeah. Unfortunately, I can't read your trigger. Guaymas, standing by too. by. here by your window?

Gemini 12, Houston Capr Corn thru Roger, Houston, Ah, there Everything we are. has been completed, this is 12.

We are standing

except retrieving taking all kinds

the of pictures

EV camera, Buzz is out there of water. HOU Aldrin Roger It looks like a good heading Southern without California it

here,

Jim.

There's

Baia,

California, Love11 Houston, cult while

coast out there. might be a little it takes diffi-

a platform three star

to get all

fields,

a little

to get from one to the other. of which of these pass he doesn't

Does the experimenter three star fields on

have any choice the second night CAP COM That's affirmative.

want to have??

If you want to drop one, drop

the second one, Algo. Love11 CAP COM Roger, we'll That's drop Algo if we don't have time.

affirmative.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COtMENTARY, n/12/66,

ii:28

a.m. CST Tape 95, Page 2 a little....can you

'.. 1 *..

Aldrin

It

looks

great...down just a tad?

there...

move it Love11

Just a few feet. lapse and I think the way?

No, its all

way up there

Buzz, its

already

the way.

Aldrin Lovell

Its

all

If you're the other

ready to come on down, I can't end of it.

even see

Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Lovell. Aldrin Love11

Ok. I've got the blue. it. know....too loose.....into everything.

Ok, that's . . ..I Roger don't

(garbled) there's California 102. . ..pretty clouds down wanting to get some

Look at that,

shots of NewrMexico, Aldrin Roger. there. HOU TEX GYM s/c CAP COM Can't

see (garbled)

Texas Remote, Guaymas local. Texas Remote Guaymas local. How is the weather in Houston? Its cloudy. Ah, roger. /We have a front laying
coast.

just

off

the

Aldrin Love11

Yes, I think

I can see it. you, Buzz? Four days vacation with pay:!

What did I tell To see the world!!

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTAPY, n/12/66,

1~28

a.m. CST Tape 95, Page 3 smile down there.

Aldrin CAP COM Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Love11 Al&-in Love11 Aldrin Love11

Yeah!!

Hey, don't

everybody

We are smiling. . ..pitch Pitch Yeah. (garbled) Ok. down a little down? more Jim?

. ..now over here to the South. . ..coastline Ok. there to the left. in the... of it. We are

. ..me how much is left but let's it

. ..know.

take some pictures pretty soon. at this

going to retrieve Aldrin Love11 Aldrin CAP COM

We ought to ccme over Florida Heading over the Gulf now? Yeah. You'll be passing

pass.

over the southern

tip

of Florida,

Gemini 12. Love11 CAP cm Aldrin Roger . . . . ..can't Roger. Was there concern burn?
CAP cm

be a little

higher.

a definite

turbine

problem or was it that scrubbed

your the

over the attitude

control

Stand by. Hey BUZZ, did you shoot the contrail Where abouts? down there?

Love11 Aldrin

CRMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/12/66,

1~1~28 a.m. CST Tape 95, Page 4

Love11 Aldrin Lovell Aldrin

Right over.the

hull,

right

on the nose.

See it?

Yeah, picked up the contrail. Good.
OK, looks

like

Florida

is coming up.

How about

pitching the Keys. Love11 Aldrin CAP COM Lovell Al&in CAP COM . . ..that Yaw right

down just a little

bit more? There are

National a little,

flight

to Houston.

if you can.

That's the backup crew. Right. . . ..going the wrong way. No, that'6
the backup crew. There was nothing wrong with the

Gemini 12, Houston. Agena attitude any PPSburns. Love11 Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Lovell Aldrin Love11 Roger, understand.

control,

we are just not going to make

Want to pitch down a little Roll right? Yeah. Hey, look at that. Recognize that? Looks like, uh, let's

more Jim, roll

right.

see, Mobile??

Would you believe Tsmpa? OK, 1'11 believe Tampa.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, u/12/66,11:28

a.m. CST.
Tape 95, Page 5

Love11 Aldrin CAP COM Aldrin Love11 A1dri.n

I can't Alright,

see a thing. pitch down a little a typical beautiful more. Navy nagigator. water.

That sounds like Boy, look at that Well, that's

the Cape, I can see that. to do a little skin-diving there.

Sure would like Looks like too. there

are a few clouds

over the Cape

Love11 CAP COM

Looks like

we launched

on the right

day.

Gemini 12, Houston. good cloud

You ought to have some pretty

cover in the 16-1 area.

Love11 Aldri!l CAP COM

Roger. Yaw right a little. to get a picture of that if you can.

You might try

END OF TAPE

GEMINI I2 MISSICN COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 12, 1966, 11:39 = CST TAPE 96, PAGE 1

. . ..try ALDRIN LCMXIL ALDRIN LOVELL

to get a picture all

of that

if you can.

Are YOU logging Yes I am writing

of these in? down.

them all

That one must be 45. That is why we're staying under it. there of the sun-

There is a shot to?ihe ALDRIN, FD ALDRIX BDA SC BDA ALDRIN I know it bjt Bermuda remote. I don't think that's these

&gti

clouds

are . . . . . . .

much.

. . . . . . . . . . mainland Repress See you next pass. Do you suppose these are the clouds about? he is talking

LOVJZLL

I don't visible......

know, look down there

there

is a big 16-1

ALDRIN LCMZLL

Yes, I can...... Yes, this
......

must be it

right

here.

ALDRIN HCU SC

Move forward

I am taking

your picture.

You'remi about over 1.6-l Gemini 32. Okay there is a lot of clouds out here.

Roger we can see a lot

of clouds.

GEMINI 12 MISSIONCOMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 12, 1966,

11: 39 am CST TAPE 96, PAGE 2

ALDRIN LOVEXL ALDRIN LOVEXL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN BLDRIN LOVELL

Ready to smile. Yes. Affirm. Did yoq get the right What are you guessing?
5/6 maybe.

setting.

. . . . ..(garble) Okay, smile. Okay. You're really going to have to fix see a thing Buzz. me this It's time

because, I can't

very

hard for me to align slipped ALDRIN LOVIZLL Yes I'm having up

because - my tie-down

a hard time seeing

out of the

....

ALDRIH HOU

Maybe we ought to make one more trip Gemini 12, Houston. like One minute

beforehand. We'd

to LOS.

to have you do the next exercise if possible.

period

over Carnarvon SC
HOU SC

Roger, Standby.

can you give us a GET? We'll give it to you over Canary. I might as well (garble)

I got 50 showing cn here, l:ntil it's all over.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER l-2, 1966 11:39 am CST PAa 3, TAPE 96

: .I ,

7 7 -1-2

Yes. I don't this know whether we got any pictures with

ALDRIN

stuff

on the back of us. in the camera.

i-l LOVELC ALDRXN LOVELL

You used up what's Yea it's Well, I don't off. let's

take a picture it's all

of each other

then. it

know if

gone or not but let

run out Buzz. ALDRIN LOVEXL It is still running,
35 minutes

(garble) do you want to start all bring-

Okay, it's ing away.

5hat camera in and get it Cut the (garble) still off.

squared

AIDRIN LOVELL

I can hear it

running. will run forever.

Yea, I know, but it I just turned it off.

Gemini Control

Houston,

21 hours now into

the flight

of Gemini 12. a

We are out of range with Bermuda. lengthy conversation

You were just

tuned into

between Jim Love11 aboard Gemini I2 and Control. Anders did advise their second

Cap Com Bill Gemini 12 that night

Anders here in Mission if

they had a time problem during regard field to the S-13, that Algol if

pass with or star pass,

they choose to drop choice. Dur-

any star ing this

would be the likely with

they will

be shooting gives

the prism,

instead

of the grating. spectra

The grating

us the heighth

dispersion in the

which - where we might hope to see some details r

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCX4dENTRRY, 12, 1966 NOVE3IEER

11:39 am CST TAPE 96, PACIF,4

spectra

the ptksm gives

a shorter stars heart Standing

spectra

but it

also allows

us to see the much fainter Surgeon advises us that

than can be seen otherwise. are remaining acquisition very steady with

rates

in the high 70 range. Canary.

by for HOI ston.

This is Gemini Control

ENDOF

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GEMINI 12 MISSION cc:MMENTARY,u/12/66,

11:49

a.m. CST

Tape 97 Page 1

s/c

...

I flipped

your circuit pressure?

breaker.

LCVELL ALDRIN CYI

What's your; suit Pressure's good.

Okay, we have both vehicles. go*

TM solid.

Both are

HOU CYI s/c CYI

Roger. Gemini 12, Canary Cap Corn. Roger, Canarys. How do you read us?

Read you loud and clear. Okay. Your Carnarvon 21 + 38. affirmative. We are standing by. acquisition will be 21 +38.

s/c

Roger. That's Roger.

CYI s/c LCVELL

Look at that there.

old

. . . (garbled)

at the workstation

ALDRIN

Yeah. before.

It

looks

just

like

the one that

was there

L!3vELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LCVELL ALDRIN

Okay, let's Okay.

leave here,

give up on SGFW. .

Give up on SGF? Yes,believe You're Yep. It you're right. now. coming up.

out of film Here's Africa

come?

Yeah.

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Tape 97 Page 2

ALDRIN HOU CYI HOU ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN

The . . . out. Cana.ry,Houston Go ahead, Flight. Send us a Gemini main. There's Roger. Wonder why the pressure Yeah, pressure gauge is is that? is dropping ... off. no sign that it would effect ... Flight.

LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIX s/c CYI s/c

What pressure O2' Okay on seven. No. Canary, this

Have you got the heater

on?

is 12.

Go ahead, 12. Roger. We just saw a drop in O2 psia on the ground? a little bit, butit is holding slightly.

Did you get that CYI Okay. pretty
s/c

Its

bouncing

steady It's

down here. over that 700 now, but it bottomed

Okay.

down to about 400 telemetry a while. CYI Okay. in it.
s/c

and then 600 for

We haven't We'll

noticed

any big fluctuations for you.

keep an eye on it just

Okay.

It might

be a gauge problem.

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a.m. CST

Tape P7 Page 3

ALDRIN HOU ALDRIN LOVJILL

Okay, let Canary, Cmhra Roger. rates.

me get the camera in. send us a Gemini A, please.

is off. I'll direct the command to stop these

ALDRIN LOvEiLL ALDRIN TmELL

.,.

both on the seat. Watch it.

Watch it. Okay.

Get your foot Get your foot

out of the way. out of the way.

ALDRIN LCVELL ALDRIN LCV-ELL

Okay. You're I don't on the switches want to hit to the fuel cells.

those. Can you look down of them on?

I can see three and see the other

of them. three

ALDRIN LOvFlLL ALDRIN CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI LCVELL

The back switches? Yes. They're on, Canary Cap Corn.

Houston Flight, Go ahead. Gkay, that
836?

O2 is holding

real

steady

at 836.

Right. Now why don't you check that Delta P gauge? Can

you reach around there

and do that?

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a.m. CST

Tape 97 Page 1,

Alr.amN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN

Check it The Delta I can't

for what? P gauge. reach around there now.

You've got a problem. No I can't. In the first place, you let it slip.

LOVELL ALTmN

S&and there

and tighten

up on ..now wait. be able to get these

Roy, I don't know if I'll straps on / . . the way this suit is. (Garbled)

LOVELL

If you can, get in the same position before. And I'll put the strap

you were in

in the spot the

same spot it CYI

was before. to LOS.

Gemini 12, Canary Cap Com. About a minute That O2 pressure here. is holding real

steady now down

s/c

Okay, Canary, Houston Flight, both vehicles

thank you. Canary Cap Corn. I've and both were go. had LOS

CYI

HOU

Roger.

This
we’re

is Gemini Control.
up now at Kane.

We've just We should

had LOS with start

Canary end

picking

our second night

pass after

acquisition

at .Keno and before

Tananarive.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CO-ARY,

n/12/66,

11:49

a.m. CST

Tape 97 Page 5

s/c KN6

(gaxbled) Kano is remote and we have acquisition. Gemini 12, Houston'Cap standing by. Cam, through Kano and

HOI'

s/c

Roger. With reference it'll con,flict to your exercises with S-13, We'll over Carnarvon,

HOU

so do yofir exercise get it off the tape.

on your schedule.
s/c

Roger. Okay, looks like we're for set/S-13 through Kano.

LOVELL

END OF TAPE

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GENINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

11:59

a.m. CST Tape 98, Page 1

s/c s/c

. ..at r. -i..in .a*

lunch"

time. have a tendency to go

the box, does it

sideways?
s/c s/c

Let me look and see. . ..still Roger. . ..on our back. what? I say we are on our back. Ok. See the horizon? Looks like Maybe... Yeah You sure it May be (Garbled) Right? Right. .... here. to....right you? to...adapter...out here. now. there on our . . . ..right. isn't a Lockheed bolt? the one behind us taking pictures of the sunrise and..

HOU s/c s/c s/c Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Aldrin Love11 Love11 Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Love11

Pick up a feeler That's beginning

I hope you....did Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Yeah. It

takes me a while

Yeah, I've Yeah. Its

been out of the sun. like coming in out of a snowstorm.

GR4INI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

11:59

a.m. CST Tape 98, Page 2

Lovell Aldrin

Hey, there's.... I'm beginning that's to....some now. Man, I'll tell you,

hard to see. coming up on...in a few feet

Love11 (Several Love11

Ok, you're sentences . ..I

of garbled think

VOX transmission) see out buzz, I

I am.... I can barely see down.

can barely Aldrin Aldrin (Garbled) Ok, it now. CAP COM KNO

should be that

star

that's

coming into

view

30 seconds to KAno LQS. Kano has LOS.

Gemini (Control Houston 21 hours 18 minutes of Gemini 12 now. next station hours, We've just will had loss of signal be Tananarive, the Flight 2nd night this

into

the Flight The

with Kano. will

to acquire

be at 21 The

22 minutes,

37 seconds into

of Gemini 12. pass during this this

Gemini 12 spacecraft

is now in its

standup EVA. At 21 hours, Control Houston.

18 minutes,

40 seconds,

is Gemini

ENDOFTAPK

GEMINI 12 MISSION Cc+aam~Ry,

u/12/66,

12:08

P. M. CsT Tape 99, Fwse 1

Gemini Control the flight Buzz Aldrin, tion

Houston at 21 hours,

22 minutes

now into

of Gemini 12.

The Gemini 12 crew, in their

Jim Love11 and pass porTananarive by for any or

now are involved

second night with

of the standup EVA.

We expect

acquisition

in a matter conversation during standing HOU this by.

of a few seconds now and we're which might transpire during

standing this

acquisition

pass over ,Tananarive.

This is Gemini Control

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Can through and standing by.

Tananarive

s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c

Mark. garbled All right. Mark it. on, Buzz. on this time. Buzz.

Stand by.

You were right

I'm not so sure the csmera's I think . . ..I it mean. Mark. could stand a little

moving,

s/c

Stand by. Tell

Stand by for ready.

the next one.

me when you're right. Msrk. Mark it.

s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c

All

Stand by. Stand by. All right.

Stand by.

Mark.

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P. M. CST Tape 99, Page 2

s/c s/c s/c s/c

It's

going pretty

well. ready.

Let me know when you're All right.

Stand by, Mark. Got if?

s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c

okay. Okay, we'll Okay, we're Onmymark. Okay. It's not very far fran looking at them. be . . . . . in a second. going over to Canopus.

. . . . . . . ..which
s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c

way you go. The bird, huh?

What's

that

to the right?

Yeh, the bird garbled. . . ..approximately read off

wings of Velorum.

appears

to be 29 degrees.

the . . . . wing. One minute to

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap cau. Tkmanarive LOS.

s/c

Roger, Houston.

I have the voice

transcript

two hours now, going remote. HOU Roger, understand. LOS. 21 hours, 30 minutes into the

Tananarive Gemini Control Houston,

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/12/66,

12:08

P. M. CST Tape 99, Page 3

flight

now.

We've just

had our LOS or Loss of Signel you've

with

Tananarive. this

Most of the conversation with

heard during

pass was concerned

the S-13, the UV Star Photography will be at Carnarvon and that

experiment. will

Our next acquisition
38 minutes,

be at 21 hours,

one second into

the mission.

This is Gemini Control

Houston.

END OF TAPE

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GEMINI 3.2 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/12/66,

l-2:25 PM CST, TAPE 100 PAGE 1

This is Gemini Control mission now.

Houston 21 hours 38 minutes with

into

the

Just coming up on acquisition Standing by for it. together

Gemini 12

over Cernarvon. ALDRIN

When I rub my gloves electricity

there

is static

between them. Do you read?

LOVELL ALDRIN LCVELL WC CR0 S/C s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c HOU CR0

Stand by.

. ..phenomenon. Stand by. Mark. Stand by. Mark.

..load . ..pictures. 12, Carnarvon Roger. All set? Stand by-Mark. Mark. standing by.

Stand by. Next one.

Low as I can get it. All right. Mark. going?

Hold this

under now.

Stand by. How is it Well,

Pretty bit

well? left, but it ...

I . . . a little

That is okay. Stand by. . ..give Carnarvon Roger. Mark. one. When you are ready. Gemini main.

me another

Corn, Flight.

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l-2:25 PM CST, TAPE 100 PAGE 2

s/c CR0 s/c CR0

Stand by.

Mark.

3.2, Carnarvon. Go ahead. Roger, we have requested GET at start that you record a

of . . . exercise. do. . . . holding this cable

WC s/c

Roger, will

How about the exercise

and . . . down for 2 minutes? CR0 S/C s/c LOVELL That doesn't Doesn't No useful count, count. huh? done. cell

work is being

Just keep your feet switches.

out of the fuel

ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN

. . . ‘I do believe Is it? Well, we will

the sun is coming up.

get one more...

be there

in

a couple on that LOVELL

of minutes. one?

How are you doing

5 seconds to;go.

Stand by.

Mark.

Go when you are ready. ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOv$LL Okay. Stand by. Mark.

Sun coming up.... We will make an 11 .in.nihg version..

mdmc

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CR0 S/C

One minute until Roger. Standing

LOS. by.

Standing Mark.

by.
. ..S-13

exposure

Carnarvon...l CR0 s/c s/c s/c Okay.

minute

. . . due to the sunrise.

You want to record okay. Okay, let camera.

that

one.

me know when you sre ready with

the

LcnJELL

Okay, stand by e second. Buzz. We will just

Just let

her hold there

keep it.

S/C ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIX LUVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVXLL CR0 HOU CR0 Gemini Control

Did... ... Okay. Taking a few pictures Do you feel What? Do you f&l No, man. ... We have LOS of both vehicles. Roger. All systems go at LOS.
21 hours 47 minutes. We have just had

here,

just

about dawn.

that

you rested

for 2 minutes?

that

you rested

for 2 minutes?

Houston

LOS over Carnarvon. END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/12/66,

1.2~36 p.m. CST

Tape 101, Page 1 This is Gemini Control the mission to acquire Fifty-seven, Houston at 21 hours, time. 50 minutes Our next into

of Gemini I2 at the present will be Canton and this will

station the hour.

be 5'7 minutes

after

43 seconds after

the hour.

By the time we are acquired and repressurization 50 minutes, of this

.by Canton we expect the spacecraft being

the hatch to be closed
taken

place.

So at 21 hours,

is Gemini Control

Houston.

END OFTAPE.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/12/66, Gemini Control, now. taking Houston, 21 hours,

12:45 p.m. CST
58 minutes

Tape 102 Page 1 the mission is

into

We have acquired place now with,

Gemini 12 over Canton and conversation remoted through Canton with

Pete Conrad and

the crew. Love11 Aldrin CAP COM Lovell Aldrin That was a pretty Yeah. good exercise, of fun. closing star go? wasn't it?

That was a lot

12, Houston. . ..slipped . ..pick ...

How did the hatch on me there,...one

to the other.

up stars.

Take too long for me to get

Love11 Aldrin HOU s/c HOU s/c

Yeah, I am starving If we can... 12, Houston. 'Go ahead. -Roger,

to death already.

This is 12. go? now. We

how did the hatch closing above right we pull

Roger, we are two feet want to pull off until copy.

up some pressure.

HOU S/i

I didn't

quite

Would you say again? trying to

We are 2 feet build

above and the cabin,

up some pressure.

Let me know when we are cockpit.

going to start... HOU s/c HOU Houston copy. Houston, 12 here.

pressurizing

I sm sure . . easily.

Houston copy.

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12~45 PM CST TAPE 102 PAGE 2

s/c s/c s/c S/C s/c s/c s/c s/c

. ..going

by me now. of' this.

Maybe a little ... .-going

up again. for you Flight.

I have a status

Oh, I see what is broken What is it. My lap belt apart is broken. Well, It apparently ... came anyway.

somehow.

it wasn't

s/c s/c HOU

No. ..appreciate... 12, Houston, by1 minutes until LOS. Standing

s/c

Roger. again.

We are building We are about 4...

up pressure now.

in the O2

IiOl! S/C S/C S/CC CTN Gemini Control

Houston copy. . ..another Well, I don't pressure...

do we have everything? know:

Canton has LOS. Houston 22 hours 7 minutes time we have just into the flight of Passed over

Gemini 12 at this

had loss of signal.

out of' range of Canton tracking Canton was quite quite garbled. difficult

station.

Our communications The transmission

to follow.

did come in

However, we did read that to have been closed they- were building prior

the hatch has been closed. to Canton and the crew in the cabin.

It was scheduled did indicate that

up the pressure

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COMMENTARY, u/12/66,

12:45 PM CST TAPE 102 PAGE 3

Also a confirmation

was made that or exercise.

they performed Buzz Alrdin

their

set

second set of exercises his exercise California and we will

performed will be

over Carnarvon.

Our next acquisition into the flight

at 22 hours 15 minutes pick up at that time.

of Gemini 12 Houston.

This is Gemini Control

END OF TAPE

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GE34lNI l2MISSICN

12, 1966 COMMENTARY,NOVEMBW

1:02 pn CST TAPE 103, PAGE1

Gemini Control

Houston,

22 hours 15 minutes We're standing an acquisition by for California

into

the flight our in

of Gemini 12 at this stateside just

time.

by now for by California this

pass and expect Standing

8 mcment.

is Gemini

Control. HOU Gemini 12, Houston. Gemini 12, Houston. SC HOU Go ahead Houston Roger, breaker wollld you turn on and let I've your delta P circuit Standing by at California.

me have an idea how you're got a rather want it lengthy give

ccming there. update. it SC

If you don't

now we will

to you later. P circuit breaker is caning and we're all this on. right so We in

The delta still

have the two lights of unstowing it

the middle

stuff

how about giving H&J FD GYM EAL This

to ug later. by. local.

Okay, we are standing Guaymas remote, Guaymas remote California is Gemini Control to standby local. Houston, during this

California

22 hours 18 minutes. stateside pass.

We are However,

continuing

as yor- heard Command Pilot

Love11 indicate

the crew is quite

GEMINI I.2 MISSION CCB!MENTARY, NOVSMRER 12, 1966

IL:02 pm CST TAPE! 103, PAGE 2

involved

at the present

time of restowing during

all

of their Continuing

gear which was involved to standby F-D

the standup EVA. this

at 22 hours 18 minutes, Texas remote, Texas remote.

is Gemini Control.

Guaymas local.

GYM HOU SC HOU

Gwqmas lo&L. 12, Houston. Go ahead Houston, Gemini 12 Houston. Gemini 12. time circuit

Roger would you check your delayed breaker please? it

SC

Roger

appears to have been bopped, forward. While you

let

me put it HOU

Okay, thank you very much. are listening starting eat period like

we got an eat period

for you that

at 23:OO to 23:50 and during at 23:17 over Carnarvon cells,

we would section 2

you to purge the fuel 1. We'll

and then section of your flight SC Okay, that we'll

update the rest

plan at Carnarvon. cells call over Carnarvon, for us to

is purge the fuel by for that

be standing

do that. HOU SC Okay, that 23:17, will be 23:l'i':OO.

okay.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CUAMENTARY,NClVEMBER 12, 1966 1:02pn CST TAPE 103,
PAGE 3

SC

Okay,

is there
p8SS?

any s-5,s-6

of interest

on

this HOU

That is negative. it, will that

We are going to delete plan update that we

is in the flight

pass you whenever-you stateside

are ready to copy it.
pass

SC

I mean on this

right

now.

END OFTAPE

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

1:12 P. M. Tape 104, Page 1

HOU s/c HOU

12, Houston. Go ahead. At your convenience, FCl please? would you go back to

s/c

Roger, will Wait one. 12, Houston.
139 by 163.

do.

What is our orbit

now?

HOU HOU s;/c HOU

You're
lhank

still you.

in a 139 by 163.

Jim, for your information, Bermuda there, on a little

as you pass

the Blue Angels are putting now.

show right

s/c

Uhhuh. Excuse me, over GBI. And 12, this is Houston. If you have a chance

HOU HOU

could you give us 15 seconds on what happened to your tie
s/c

down? One of the tie part downs we found out lap belt

Yeh, Pete. after let

we repressed go.
break

way, welLthe

HOU s/c

Roger, did it It looks like

or did

it

just

come loose?

maybe it like that.

wasn't It

fastened just

correctly I

or something tried HOU it

came loose.

again after

we got down and it

was okay.

Okay, thank you.

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--

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1:12 P. M. CST Tape 104, Page 2

~..

s/c

It happened on the day pass that . . . ..up against difficult -stars

it

let

go very

the top where it made it

to see anything on the second pass.

but we may get the

HOU HOU BDA
s/c

Okay, th8nk you. Bermuda remote. Bermuda remote. Houston, Go ahead. Go ahead, 12. We're listening. is Houston. We're listening. 12.

HOU

HOU s/c

Gemini 12, this Roger. EVA.

A possible We attempted

problem popped up before a urine We'll dump and we weren't another try here

too successful.

give it

a6 soon 86 we get squared away. HOU HOU s/c
day.

12, Houston. Can you guess what the Canmand Pilot jettison on the last EVA? We want you to check your valve circuit, breaker, please. did not

HOU

Yes, we can guess. secondary coolant

HOU s/c HOU

12, Houston. 12. Negative.

Did you copy that?

Roger. circuit

Check your secondary breaker. The celanoid

coolant urine

valve dump

: GEMINI 12 MISSION CWlEN9NRY, u/12/66, 1:12 P. M. CST Tape 104, Page 3

is wired BDA HOU BDA HOU

to that.

HOU6tOn Cap Corn, Bermuda Cap Can. Go ahead. You're 12, this coolant not - . . . transfer i6 Houston. loop circuit understand a minute, 12. resumed.

Check your secondary breaker.

s/c

Roger, wait

you want the secondary got that one on.

-

we've

Houston, HOU HOU HOU s/c HOU Roger,

Say again. it is On. 16 that on?

check that

12, Houston.
12,

We have one minute

to LOS.

HOu6tOn.

How do you read me now? Houston. Secondary coolant loop circuit

Much better,

Okay, check that breaker on.

s/c

All

coolant

loop circuit.bre6kers the urine

on. dump or

HOU

Okay, and have you tried 63-e you going to?

s/c

We haven't give it

tried

it try

yet but we're here.

going to

another

HOU

Okay, we're

cauing up on about 30 seconds to

LOS at Antigua.

S/C

Oh, okay, Pete, place now.

it's

beginning

to fall

into that

I remember samebody saying

GEMINI 12 MISSION C(IMMEM%RY, u/12/66,

1:12

P. M. CST Tape 104, Page 4

.

when you have that circuit urine HOU s/c HOU breaker dwnp.

secondary

coolant

valve do 8

open that right?

you can't

16 that

lha8t'S 8ffi?.Ntive, Just the configuration
Okay.

th8t'66ffiITll8tiVe. we’re in.

END OFTAPE

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,,1:Li'p,Lm.

CST

Tape 105 Page 1

Gemini Control The next station with

Houston.

We're out of range now with will be Canary. into We expect

Antigua.

to acquire

acquisition At 22 hours,

Canary at 22 hours, -- minutes,

39 minute6

the mission.

36 missions

this

is Gemini Control

HOUStOn.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/12/66,

1:2$ p.m. CST

Tape 106 Page 1

Gemini Control into Al&in we will transpire the flight

HOUStOn.

Twenty-two
AStrOnaUt6

hours,

38 minutes

now

of Gemini 12. acquisition for

Jim Love11 and Buzz tracking, trhich might Control, and

6re nearing

with

Canary Island

stand by -- standby during this pass.

any conversation

In the meqtime, inkassion I the babkup crew members for Gemini 12 qe now present.

HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI s/c CYI

Affirmative. Okay, we'll Okay. Okay, we've got TM solid. Roger. Gemini 12, Cen6ry Cap Cam. Canary, Roger. heaters. Gemini 12, go ahead. Like to check the status of your RCS give them a TX then.

s/c

Roger. checklist.

RCS heater6

have been on since

inversion

CYI

okay.

And verify

that

your TM switch

in in the

command position.
s/c CM

TM is ccanmand. Roger. Sending you a TX.

GEMINI:12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, 11/12/66, .

1:25 p.m. CST

Tape 106 Page 2

CYI HOU CYI

Houston Flight, Go ahead, Canary. Okay. still

Canary Cap Cam.

He's got his ACS on, horizon off and the geo.rate's them on? still

sensor6 off.

are

Do you

want him to turn HOU Negative. Canary, CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI

HOUStOn Flight.

Go ahead. Send us another Roger. Agena main, please.

Agena main?

Affirmative. Roger. 12, canarys. standing by. Canarys. We'll be able to take an update About a minute to LOS. We'll be

s/c

Roger,

here shortly. CYI Okay. I'guess we'll give it to you over Carnarvon.

And we'll
s/c

see you in the morning.

Righto. Houston, Go ahead. Okay. Okay. We've had LOS on both vehicles We'll see you in the morning. affirmative. and both were go. Canarys..

CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI

Aye that's

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1:25 p.m. CST

Tape 106 Page3 -?

Gemini Control LOS with meantime, Canary.

Houston, We expect

22 hours, to pick

44 minutes.

We've just

had

up Kano momentarily.

In the

as we started

to mention,

the backup crew members for are now in the in and assiSt Anders. in

Gemini 12, that's Control Center

Gordon Cooper and Gene Cernan, and its expected they will fill

Cap Corn duties by for

along with

Pete Conrad and Bill transpire

Standing is

any conversation Houston.

which might

over Kano, this

Gemini Control

HOU KNO H9U s/c HCXJ

Kano go remote. Remote. Gemini 12, Gemini 12, Houston through Roger, Roger, Houston, this is 12 here. Kano, over.

did you get the -- did Buzz get the on the EVA?

GLV strips s/c HOU Naturally. Very good. about a five standing s/c (pause > , ENDOFTAPR Roger.

Very good. minute You'll

12, Houston.

We have We are

pass here at Kano. be updated

by.

over Carnarvon.

WnderstBnd.

.

.
, . .!

GEMIXI 12 MISSION CCtAMENTARY,NOVEMBER12, 1966,

1:35 pn CST
TAPE 107, PAGE 1

HOU

12, Houston. by-

One minute

to LOS Eano, standing

SC

Roger Houston. lunch now.

We are breaking

out some

HOU KNO Gemini Control We've just referenced

Okay. Kano has LOS. Houston, 22 hours with 52 minutes Kano. into the flight.

had loss of signal during

The GLV strips

the conversation

between Pete Conrad and glass like strips 12. to pull that

the Gemini 12 crew, these are forlr are located the first behind the hatches

on spacecraft was scheduled two others to pull

During two of the

standup EVA, Aldrin and replace with

these strips cabin. strips.

stowed within all four

Tomorrow he is scheduled These are aboardito or in orbital

of these either of

measure any contamination flight during the flight

in powered flight - during that

the mission

of Gemini 12. in fulfilling

We assume from his answer the needs of the flight this is Gemini

he was successful today. Houston.

plan for Control

Twenty-two

hours 53 minutes

END OFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMRER 12, 1966, 1:54 pm CST TAPE 108, PAGE1

This is Mission after liftoff. voice

Control, During

Houston, the just station,

23 hours 7 minutes completed

38 seconds

pass over the ccxnmunicator

Tananarive

remoting

spacecraft

Pete Conrad passed to the crew of Gemini 12 an update of their Horisor, flight plan which included Experiment, using two runs of the Airglow S-11, the S-29 Moon Libration as the target landing area

Photography

Region Photography star. An eat period

the stargmalhaut planned

was programmed,

update during report

the pass over ttdelcoastal cells during

Sentry.

Crew status pass, and

and a purge of fuel

the next Hawaii Experiment

and another

run of the MkI8 Beta Spectrometer out the hours for particular their

also he spelled

sleep period

tonight. play it for

We have a tape of this you now and it various inclt?des

pass and we will

the ground elapsed Let's

times of these listen to that

experiments

and activities.

tape now. FD TAN HOU Tananarive Tananarive go remote. remote. Tananarive

Gemini 12, Gemini 12, Houston through standing by. 12 here. We won't be copying

SC

Houston,

but can

you give us a brief

resume of what we have coming

HOU

Okay, we'll are now.

do that.

We got you eating we'd like

as you an

Around 24:13 elapsed,

.

. ,.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CWMJZNTARY, NOVEMBER l-2, 1966,

1: 54 pm CST TAPE 108, PAGE2

.:

S-ll

. mode A, and then on the next rev at mode - S-11 mode B. get the X-ray experiment Along about back on Then we update

25:43 another 27:05 we'll

and at 27:13 an/S-29 got you at another

on fomalhaut. eat period, we'll

your PLA update at 28:Ubver get a few things crew status fuel like cell report at that
28:27,

the CSQ, and a

time over Hawaii, you'll

have another

purge and right

around 29:OO we'd which we missed

to catch

that M408 again,

yesterday.

Then we are going to have you go to

bed at 29: 30. SC HOU Thank you. Okay, they'll that give you the exact details for You can to you

whenever you are ready to copy. at Carnarvon again. or we will * give it

get it

at the states SC HOU SC HOU SC HCU Okay, was that That is affirm. Houston, 12.

S-29 on fomalhaut?

Go ahead 12. (garbled) Say again 12, I sm not reading Gemini 12, Horlston, that. you. copy

say again I didn't

SC HOU

I said all Roger

the experiment....

12, 1966, GEMINI 12 MISSION CC&B!JZNTARY, NOVEMBER

1:54 pm CST TAPE 108, PAGE 3

HOU SC HOU

12, Houston. Go ahead Houston. Roger, now on your EVA tomorrow but it will you will be

going a rev later mately realize

be approxiYou

the ssme GET as scheduled. that

seeing you have not gone into you will pick up about one

your high orbits

whole rev in time but we are going to keep the flight plan going according you will to the GET. recover a rev the

This also means that later b\:t it will

be at approximately scheudled.

same GET as originally SC HCU CR0 HOU Roger, understand.

Carnarvon Flight,

Cap Corn, Houston Flight. Carnarvon go ahead. at your

Would you send us an Agena Charlie acquisition?

CR0 HOU

Roger. Gemini 12, Houston. standing by. LOS. Houston again. voice That completes remoting station. the In One minute to LOS Tananarive

TAN This is Mission recent

Tananarive Control

pass over the Tananarive between spacecraft

the discussion

communicator that

Pete Conrad and grolnd

the crew of Gemini 12, he did mention elapsed flight times of flight plan events

the actual

would be as on the original resulting from

plan but because of being

in a low orbit

. GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 12, 1966, 1: 54 Pm CST TAPE 108, PACZ 4 .

not being able to do the high apogee burn the actual will being be some one revolution in a lower orbit later,

events

because of the spacecraft in a shorter period. Australia as put

travels

faster

We were expcting tracking station.

acquisition We will

now by the Carnarvon, cut into that conversation

soon as we hear the spacecraft in a call join SC CR0 it. Carnarvon, to the spacecraft.

communicator

at Carnarvon

They are coming up now, let's

12 here. up a TX. for you to turn your encoder timer

Okay, I'm shipping Okay, and I'd off reset like

for a minute

so we can get a reset

c ommand to the Agena.

SC

Roger. We're standing by for the update.

CR0

Okay, you can turn All right

your encoder back on. cell purge section 2,

we have a fuel by section

followed

1 and you are ready to affirmative? fuel cell purge if you'll

copy update is that SC Roger, we'll start

give us the update. CR0 Okay. 24 13 22 S-11 Mode A, 25 43 33 S-11 Mode B,

27 05 00 X-Ray on, data with Mack, 27 13 36 S-29 Fomaihaut degrees. at yaw south, 50 degrees,pitch up 50
28 12 00

From 27 50 to 28 30 eat period,
28 27 00 at Hawaii

at CSQ a PLA update,

you will

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVFMHER 12, 1966,

1:54 pm CST TAPE 108, PACE 5

have a crew status
section 2 and leave

report,
the

a fuel
cryo read

cell

purge section
the sleep

1 then

in H2 for

period. period, HOU CR0

At 28 57 00 ~408 Mode A, 29 30 00 start H2 heater off for the sleep period.

the sleep

Carnarvon Roger.

send us an Agena main please?

At 38 40 00 end sleep period. that?
SC .

Did ycu copy

Roger, we got everything the cryos crew status - is that report7

except

about leaving with the

at H2 at Hawaii

CR0 SC

That is affirmative. Roger, lights water and also be informed on the fuel cells that our delta P

go out while

we consume

in making the meals.

CR0 CR0

Okay we copy that. Okay and let the fuel cell us know when you are through purge. with

SC

Will

do.

END OFTAPF

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/12/66,

2~04 p.m. CST

Tape 109 Page 1

'

HOU CR@ HOU CR0 s/c

Carnarvon Go ahead.

from Flight.

How about an LOS main Gemini. Okay. Carnarvon, cell purge. Gemini 12 is through with the fuel

CR0

Ckay. Okay, can you switch please? to H2 on your borrow switch

s/c

H2' Okay, we've got it, o2 off. 12, Carnarvon. be standing by. We have one minute to LOS. We'll daylight. thank you, you can go back to

CR0

You should be coming into

s/c

You're

right. of a day do we have? pretty clear up here. '

CR0 s/c CR0 s/c CR0 s/c

What kind Well, Right. its

What have you got down there? Haven't had a chance to look at it yet.

Did anybody ever, find our radar? to No, not/my knowledge. a problem with ...

out what was wrong with

CR0

Seemed like

some sort

of

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMENTARY, 11/12/66,

2:04

p.m. CST

Tape 109 i Page2 '

CR0

Carnarvon go at LOS.

has LOS.

Both vehicles.

All

systems

This is Mission and 50 seconds after

Control liftoff.

Houston again. Both spacecraft pass. station Hawaii

23 hours,

22 minutes were

as you heard, be coming up 10

go on the ground over the Carnarvon over Canton Island minutes. voice remoting

It'll

in approximately toward

And should

be approaching area.

the upper edge pass, the

of the Canton acquisition vodce-remoted spacecraft

Should be one continnous Canton and then through This is Mission Control.

from Houston through at Hawaii.

icator commun

ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

2:20

PM, TAPE 110

PAGE 1 This is Mission Control lift-off Houston at 23 hours 33 minutes of the Gemini 12 mission. with 23

seconds after are standing voice Hawaii

While we

by for momentary contact which will

the Canton Island on through the

remoted station tracking station this

continue

pass , we have a time of repressurizing morning's standup EVA. time. It was 21 hours Now you can earlier going join than on

the cabin during
58 minutes

and 35 seconds ground elapsed the hatch was closed

assume that this.

some 1 minute and conversation Let's

We now have acquisition

between Pete Conrad and the spacecraft. conversation
HOU s/c

the

now'. ..you used on your eclipse Roger, photos.

I took about 4 of them, one of them time and I think . . . one second Four seconds time. one.

was a ,..

was probably

very good picture.

we were beginning So I finished
HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU S/C

to break out at that

that

one and one more short about 4 photos.

Roger, understand Roger, that's

how many we took.

Okay, thank you. How are we doing with I didn't Roger, copy that, the update that pass ,.....

say again please. said that the rear window was

suppose to have
HOU I will

a shade on it.
on that for you, I wasn't

have to check

here when all

that

was going on.

S/C

Yea, . .I . . .

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2:20 PM, TAPE 110 PAGE 2 here at

HOU

12, Houston,

we have about six minutes by.

Canton and we are standing s/c HOU CTN Roger Canton go local. Roger, Canton local.

LOS both vehicles, HOU HAW Roger, Hawaii.

everything

is okay.

Gemini 12, Hawaii for you.

- standing

by, we have nothing

s/c HAW

Roger,

Hawaii. is down around 780 or

Cryo O2 tank pressure somewhere to that.

HOU HAW

Okay, let's Okay. It

just looks

both watch it. like it is still coming down

somewhat. HOU HAW HAW Okay, keep your eye on it. Where are we staying on the dome right it looks now. like we

Yea, from what we show on it, should be able to go clear

down to 500 .

HOU HAW HOU HAW

Standby, Okay.

we will

get a number here.

Yea, we use 500 to call Okay, very good

them.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/12/66,

2:31 PM CST, TAPE 111 PAGE 1

We are showing the delta HOU HAW HOU Survey of delta Roger. P lights

P lights off. thinking

off.

What is the present we lower

on that. in

When we take a drink that water

the pressure a little

system and allow so we don't trigger delta

more room switch.

in there okay. HOU -Y*

the pressure P lights

We just

got all

on‘now.-.

No, TM . . . sorry HOU HAW This is Mission press conference Okay. Hawaii Control has LOS.

about that.

Houston again.

The change of shift Controllers Participants Mission Flight Director and ComAt will in

of the Green Team of Flight in the Houston News Canter. will be Mr. William

begin momentarily the press Director

conference for

Schneider,

Gemini 12, Mr. Clifford

Charlesworth,

of the Green Team, John Aaron, munications engineer

Electrical

Environmental

and Dr. Fred Kelly
31 seconds after

from the Green Team. This is Mission

23 hours 48 minutes Control. END OF TAPE

lift-off.

GEMINI 12 MISSICN COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

3:13 PM CST, TAPE 112

PAGE 1 This is Mission
8 seconds after

Control lift-off.

Houston at 24 hours 27 minutes We have accumulated transmission tape during

and

some 6 minutes the recent Island remoting press

of voice state station, briefing. CAL HOU s/c HOU

air-to-ground

side pass and the pass over the Ascension which accumulated Let's play those California during

the change of shift

tapes back now. is remoted.

Gemini 12 Houston. Go ahead. Roger, I have got a few things First, if you haven't to pass to turned it on on,

you here.

your manual O2 heater please? s/c HOU okay. And bump it

would you turn up to 700.

And on your S-29 experiment, series of photos, do.

between each

would you skip one'frame?

s/c HOU

Okay, will

And I have a node update COPY.

if you are ready to

s/c

Houston . ..generally it a little bit later.

low rate

now, we will

get

HOU

Okay, and also I would like about your fuel cells

to talk

to you

when you have time.

s/c HOU s/c

Okay. You want'it Co ahead. ? now?

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

3:13PM CST, TAPE 112 PAGE 2

HOU

Okay.

What we feel

is happening

here on the the

ground that water water line

you are leaking from the fuel

some O2 into

cell.

And as you drink We feel that you

you relieve

the pressure. the water

put enough oxygen into you have completely therefore pressure its

side now that and water

expanded the N2 bladder up some higher water, it

you are building and as you drink and turn

can down to P lights

normal level

out the delta tank.

as you filled rid

the spacecraft

Now to get we are going to

of as much water

as possible

ask you to purge oxygen once every rev for 30, seeonds and then we will purges, your first jettison continue normal hydrogen is when

but in doing that

the feeling

open the oxygen purge valve you what water is in there with the oxygen

flow and by doing a 30 second purge each rev, we will possible. get rid of as much product call water as

And we will

you when we want

you to do the 30 second purge. over a station once a rev.
s/c

Do you have any questions

on that?

Roger.

What does that it

do to our oxygen supply? for

HOU

It won!.t affect

because yokre purging

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3:13 PM CST, Tape 112

PAGE 3 HOU
30 seconds once per rev and that

is the same

as for

2 minutes

every 6 hours.

WC
HOU

okay. We are watching have the feeling you okay on 02. your oxygen very carefully that we will and

be able to keep

No problem. camera....

s/c HOU

Okay.

(Keying)

12, Houston. convenience?

Would you pass me a PQI at your

s/c HOU s/c HOU GYM CAL HOU

We have 52 percent. Roger. Roger. Guaymas remote, Guaymas remote. California 12, Htiston, local. in-:.&bout a minute and a half count. We are here in California local. Understand five two percent.

I want to ask you for a short going to remote through Texas just acknowledge to check it this

an aircraft out.

And you need not I will call you

transmission.

in about 2 minutes. Gemini 12, Houston. 10 and down, please? Would you give me a count to And that is all we needed.

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GEMINI 12 MISSION CWNTARY,

11/l-2/66,

3:13 PM CST, TAPE 112 PAGE 4

s/c

Onyourtoes,l-2-3-4-5-6-7-89-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-l count out. Long

HOU GYM

Gemini 12, Houston. Guaymas local. Fisher 372 go remote.

Outstanding.

Thank you.

3 1 HOU

...

Gemini 12, Houston. tti5 please?

Would you do it

one more

s/c

Okay,lo-g-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-l-2
3-4-5

- 6 - 7.- 8 - 9 - lO....from send it to you.

Houston,

we will HOU Roger. time. Houston,

Thank you very much for Houston is standing by.

the airplane

that is

Gemini 12, this

we are going back to our normal communications at this'time. . ..372 go local.

configuration . ..372 GBI HCU go local.

LOS GBI. Gemini 12 Houston 1 minute you via Ascension. standing stsnding to LOS Antigua, see

Gemini 12, Gemini 12, Houston Gemini 12 Gemini 12, Houston Over.

by at Ascension. by at Ascension.

s/c HOU

Very great. 12, this is Houston say again. Oh, busy, I got

Y0-U. Never mind.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/12/66,

3:13 PM CST, TAPE 112

PAGE 5 HOU Gemini 12, Houston. at Ascension. s/c HOU s/c Cne minute until by. LOS

Standing

This is Gemini 12. Go ahead, 12, this Roger, is Houston. the same problem the Agena

We seem to be having yesterday

we were having to hold, and... HOU s/c HOU Roger, Negative okay. it

in getting already

is starting

to gyro compassing

are you using Flight, 12, this

FC-11

mode 2. is Houston. The last time we were at the sensors

able to look at you, you had not stablized time you turned were still on. the ACS off. You might

And the horizon

go over your whole set of it is damped itself

caumands again. before s/c HOU s/c you turn

And ensure that it off.

You mean turn. it'.onT Do you have it Negative, it on now? is not on now.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI I.2 MISSION COMMENTARY 11/Z/66,

3:23 p.m.

TAPE 113 PAGE 1

'-

HOU S/C HOU

Is it

on now.

. . . is on now. Okay, but what you are telling you did have it me is that it when

on.gyrocompassing,

didn't

seem to be responding. and coming back, s/c HOU S/E HOU s/c . That is affirmative. How far was it 90 degrees. 90 degrees. Yea, we still the proper in Flight is that

It was over-shooting right.

over-shooting.

show the proper

aim . . and got and

cormnand in for TDA forward

Command Mode 2 . . . the Agena control on 90 degrees. We have

and she took off

double checked our commands. HOU I see, Okay, let bit. us kick it around for a little

S/C
HOU

Roger. 12, Houston, the states. Ascension when did this Was this while happen. Were you over over'

you were still

and over the range. sure where it was happening, Houston.

s/c

I'm not for okay.

HOU

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GEMINI I.2 MISSION COMMENTARY u/12/66,

3:23 p.m.

TAPE 113 PAGE 2 and 2 seconds voice

This is Mission after liftoff. station.

Control

at 24 hours,

41 minutes

That completes We have loss

the pass over Tananarive of signal there

remoting

and in some over the the

ten minutes Carnarvon, sixteenth

the spacecraft Australia revolution. Control, tracking

and Agena will station,

be passing

mid-way through

We will

come back up at that

time.

This is Mission

Houston.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION C-Y,

11/12/66,

3:34

P. M. CST Tape 114, Page 1 '

This is Mission and three picked station. Carnarvon etry Let's s/c CR0 s/c CR0 solid listen.

Control liftoff.

Houston at 24 hours,

48 minutes

seconds after

Gemini 12 momentarily Australia connnunicator

be tracking out at

up electronically We're standing to put in a call at Carnsrvon.

from the Carnarvon, by for spacecraft

to Gemini 12. Carnarvon

They now have telemin a call.

is now putting

Cq ahead, Carnarvon. I'm going to send you up a TX. Roger. Okay, we've got an Agena clock We'd appreciate off. if you'd turn reset load.

your encoder

s/c CR0

Encoder off. Okay, 12, Carnarvon. encoder back on again. You can turn your

HOU CR0 HOU

Carnarvon Go ahead.

from Flight.

Ask him how he thinks right now. Looks real

the Agena is performing

CR0 CR0 s/c CR0

okay*

steady from the ground,

Flight.

12, Carnarvon. Go ahead.
Okay, we show you in FC2, Agena 0 0 0, and you

BEF.

Is that

affirmative?

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMER'IARY, 11/12/66,

3:34

P. M. CX' !?33peU-4, Page 2

s/c

Roger, we're

not too sure yet.

We're in that

area where we can't We were just

see the ground at all.

about ready to ask you what you

had down there. CR0 Right. We show the ACS is on, horizon gyrocompassing pretty sensors

are on and you're Everything looks

!L'DAforward. Could

steady down here.

you give us any idea from up there? s/c. Yeh, we're we're just steady from here too. I guess maybe time to gyrodown.

going to take a little

compass around and get settled CR0 HOU CR0 HOU Okay. Carnarvon Go ahead. We agree that and give it think we ought to let it from Flight.

settle

down

time to gyrocompass.

The other when off, did

we'd like calls

them to check is that for horizon sensors

checklist

he note that

the last

time out,

we may or may

not have seen that CR0 HOU CR0 HOU

over the states. over the states?

Okay,You did not see it That's right.

Right.
But, we just might

at
not have contacted/the time,

Jim, but you might remind him of it.

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u/12/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY,

3534 P. M. CST

Tape 114, Page 3

CR0 CR0 s/c CR0

Okay. 12, Carnarvon. Go ahead. Okay, just that that a reminder that when you go through sensors it still off,

checklist

and come to horizon in there that

you might put it

seems as on.

though over the states They didn't . s/c CR0 All right. notice

they note it sent.

the off

Okay, and right there all.

now, you're

perfect.

You're at just

at TJJA forward You're real

and no yaw park rates Though you might

great. a little

have to give it s/c CR0 HOU CR0 Right. Flight,

more time to gyrocompass.

Carnarvon.

Go ahead. Okay, we're noticing a slight pressure.. increase temperature, trend in

the OCSA nitrogen me. HOU CR0 HOU CR0 It's
86.3

excuse

now.

Going up? Affirmative. Okay. Okay, we show Canaveral Texas. about 82.7,
81.5

at

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMfZMTARY, 11/12/66,

3:34

p. M. CST

Tape 114, Page 4

HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 CR0

Okay, we'll One minute

watch it. to LOS at Carnarvon and standing please. by.

And can we have an LOS main Gemini, Roger. And a contingency Roger. Carnarvon This is Mission*Control has LOS Gemini. Houston, 24 hours, India.

57 minutes

and

25 seconds after Carnarvon, over Hawaii minutes Mission

liftoff.

We have had loss station. We'll

of signal

at the

Australia

tracking

be coming up be some 20 This is

at 25 hours and 13 minutes We'll

which will time.

from now. Control.

cuse back up at that

ERD OF TAPR

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/K?/&, This is Mission
18 seconds after

4:OO p.m.

TAPE 115 PAGE 1 and

1

Control liftoff.

Houston,

at 25 hours,

13 minutes

We are standing tracking standing table, it station

by here for which should come According

acquisition

at the Hawaii Still

up any moment now. to the site seconds. Let's HAW

by for Hawaii.

acquisition Hawaii

should be in about four solid both vehicles.

does have telemetry any,air-to-ground

standby

now for

conversation. to do a 30 sec-

Gemini 12, Hawaii, ond fuel cell

we would like

purge whenever you are ready. Which section would you

S/C

Roger, like.

go ahead.

HAW

We would like with section start

both sections, one first. out with oxygen, section Hawaii.

we can start

out

s/c HOU HAW s/c HAW s/c s/c HAW

Roger,

one - 30 seconds.

That is just And that's Roger, Roger. Roger, Roger, Roger,

oxygen only on this. Purging on section one.

O2 only.

on section fuel

two.

purge off. good. for you, we will be standing

thank you, looks further

We have nothing by. s/c Roger.

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/Z/66, HAW And we have no Delta no Delta HOU HAW HOU HOU HAW HOU P lights

4:OO p.m.

TAPE 115 PAGE 2 time and

c.L

P lights

at this

during

the purge.

Were they on before
That ’ s nega.tive.

the purge.
They were off the whole time.

Thank you. Hawaii from Flight.

Go, Flight. Would you ask him if the EVA jettison normal or were there any exceptions. list normal list was

HAW

12, HAWAII. or were there

Was the EVA jettison any exceptions on it.

s/c

It was normal except was not jettisoned.

the command pilots

ECD

HOU HAW ,This station is Mission waiting

Thank you. Roger, Control. for thank you. We are still over the Hawaii tracking

additional

conversation

between spacecraft We still Probably

communicator

at Hawaii minutes

and the crew of Gemini 12. and 10 seconds in this conversation,

have some three unlikely standby we will just

pass.

have any further There will

but we will

in case.

be a gap of oh, some 2 minand acquisition at

utes between the Hawaii California olution further

loss of signal

and the Stateside and the beginning conversation

pass at the end of the 17th revof the 18th. We will standby for

from Hawaii.

.

,

GEMINI.12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/12/66, HAW s/c END OF TAPE 12, Hawaii, Roger. we will

4:OO p.m.

TAPE 115 PAGE 3

have LOS in a minute.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/12/66,

4:10 PM CST TAPE 116 PAGE 1

HAW

Hawaii control

has LOS both vehicles. system off

..turn

the

on the Agena and went to the at our LOS.

Gemini control HOU KAW This is Mission there Roger, Hawaii.

system right

Everything Control

was go at LOS. Houston. cell contact During that pass over Hawaii

was a purge of the fuel momentarily,

system aboard the spacecraft. through the California station

We are waiting

from which spacecraft Control contact will converse

communicator with

Pete Conrad here in Mission We should be having a couple of

the crew. In fact

any mcanent now.

they are already

seconds past table. During

the time due according this

to the side acquisition run of the airglow to be run during horizon the

pass the - another S-11,

photography

experiment

is scheduled

pass over the Eastern We will pass. HOU s/c

Test Range just conversatSon

as they go into during this state

darkness. side

stand by now for

12, Houston. Roger, last this one.

How is everything pass looks We are pretty a lot well

going? bettglr than the

stablized. see

HOU

Okay, I kind of think on the ground that time for

from what we could

you may not have had enough down. That's or so in right, for you. all.

the Agena to settle

You can get her set up 15 minutes advance I think it will work all

GEMIJVI 12 MISSION CofllMENTARY,u/12/66,

4:lO PM CST TAPE 116 PAGE 2

s/c

All

right.

We are following

the procedures down now.

of

the S-11 and we are upside HOU Okay.

I have got an s-6 update people are quite

for you which Can

the weather I give it s/c HOU Go ahead.

interested.

to you now?

Okay, the time is 26 49 45 will yaw is zero, sme perculiar is a clouds picture pitch

be an s-6,

the

down, 30 and it

seems to be I guess there to get a

air mass anomaly. associated

they would like

of it. give it a try. node update? up.

s/c HOU s/c HOU

Okay, I will

Okay, and have you gotten No, would you pass that Okay. right Time 25:04:17 Ascension

noda rev 16, 151.0 east and

is 11 hours 21 minutes.

s/c HOU

Right,

thank you. of sports today Notre Dame We

And, in the world
64, Duke 0.

Mississippi

14, Teneessee 7.

will s/c HOU GYM CAL

have some more for you in a little

while.

Sounds great. Guaymas remote, Guaymas remote. California local. California local.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CQdMENTARY,u/12/66,

4:10 PM CST TAPE 116 PAGE 3

HOU GYM HOU

Texas remote,

Guaymas local.

Guaymas is local. Okay.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-12-66

4:20 pm CST Tape 117 Page 1

LQS Antigua LOS GBI HOUSTON 12 Houston, or not, s/c HOU A quickie. Okay it's pitch another
~6. 28 09 54 ~6; yaw zero,

do you have time to copy another want to bother you.

update,

I don't

down 30; it's

a centralized

storm near the if

Phillipines. possible. s/c Will do.

We'd like

to get those pictures

ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION CcMMMTARY, 11/12/66,

4:31

P. M. CST Tape 118, Page 1

HOU

12, Houston. standing by.

One minute

to LOS Antigua,

LOS Antigua. This is Mission and 55 seconds after pass over the stateside Ascension station Control liftoff. range. Houston at 25 hours, 'Ihat was a rather We'll minutes
46 minutes

quiet

station

be coming up over the from now. Control. We'll come

in some five time.

back up at that

This is Mission

END OF TAPE

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66, This is Mission Conrad just Ascension Control Houston.

4:40 p.m.

TAPE 119 PAGE 1 Pete

>:

Spacecraft

Communicator through the

put in a call station. was first Let's

to the spacecraft join that

conversation through

now.

When contact station, standing waiting still

established "this

the Ascension Control Houston

Pete Conrad said, byV through for further

is Mission station. Apparently

the Ascension conversation. round of the Air We will continue

We are still the crew -is photoand monitor

busy in this

glow horizion to standby

graphy experiment. the air-to-ground. (dead air) Still Island two minutes pass.

and 33 seconds remaining very quiet.

of this Standing

Ascension by for Gemini 12

They are still conversation

any possible and

between the spacecraft in Mission

Spacecraft

Communicator'here

Control.

(dead air) HOU Gemini 12, Houston - one minute Antigua s/c HOU s/c HOU ASC This is Mission .... This is Houston, 12, I didn't with copy that . . . . . . closed. standing by. to LOS,

. . . . difficulty Roger, understand. Ascension, Control Island LOS. Houston.

the shutter

We have had loss of signal at 26 hours, 1 minute
and

over the Ascension 9 seconds after END OF TAPE!

station

liftoff.

This is Mission

Control

Houston.

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-12-66

4:55 pm CST Tape 120 Page 1

:.

This Mission liftoff. moting We'll

Control

Houston 26 hours 8 minutes

30 seconds after voice re-

Gemini XII station. be standing

is coming up over the Tananarive within

Should have acquisition by for any conversation

the next 2 seconds.

between Houston through Let's stand by

the Tananarive now on air HOU

station

to the crew of Gemini XII.

ground and see what and listen Tananarive Tananarive go remote. remote.

to hear what is said.

HOU s;/c HOU

Gemini 12, Gemini 12 Houston at Tananarive Roger, Roger, Houston. 12 could you tell And with

over.

me how much S29 film respect

you

have remaining?

to your camera

problem you might slipped
detent,

check that

the F stop has not it's out of the won't

underneath
it

the tape if that

is possible correctly all

the shutter

operate

quite

and also

if the lens is on the

not rotated camera this s/c HOU s/c HOU s/c We finally

the way in to the detent

also may happen. figured a way.to get it to working.

Say again please.
Roger, we have...

Houston copy. We have between 10 and 15 S29 and Sll
on this magazine and be have another

shots left
full magazine.

HOU

Houston copy.

GEMINI x11 MISSION COMMENTARY 11-12-66

4:55 pm CST Tape 120 Page 2

HOU

Gemini 12 Houston, standing Tananarive by. Lo6 Houston,

one minute

to LOS Tananarive

This is Mission the Tananarive acquired will

Control voice

we have had loss of signal The next station tracking station

at

remoting

station.

to be in

be the Carnarvon Australia
9 minutes,

approximately after liftoff

at 26 hours 16 minutes Control Houston.

and 50 seconds

this

is Mission

END OF TAPE

GEMINI l2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

5:ll

p.m.

TAPE I.21 PAGE 1

--,

This

is Mission

Control liftoff.

Houston at 26 hours,

25 minutes the

and

7 seconds after

We should be coming into acquisition area.

Carnarvon, for a fairly

Australia brief

We are standing station.

by It is As

interchange

here over that the last

a very low elevation a matter a duration conversation (dead air) A fairly quiet of fact

angle pass,

one of the day.

the elevation

is only some 3.09 degrees for 41 seconds. Let's join that

of four minutes, now.

pass up to now over Carnarvon. out of Carnarvon, by. He called bytl. Carnarvon. Jim Fucci,

The spacecraft that

communicator

said earlier and said,

he was standing "Carnarvon CR0 HOU CR0

the spacecraft

standing Flight,

Go ahead. Okay, we have pretty looks primary like intermittent valve TM, but it outlet cap

the ECS control

is cycling.

HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0

From what to what. Uh, let's see, about 20 up to around 50 degrees. the ECS primary out.

Okay, 20 to 50, that's That is affirmative. Okay. Now, that

may not be too valid

a reading

because looks

of our intermittent pretty right solid, now.

TM, but the rest

of it

so I can assume it

is fluctuating

GEMINI I.2 MISSION COWENTARY, ll/l2/66, HOU CR0 CR0 Okay, thank you Jim. Right. It
looks

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p.m.

TAPE 121 PAGE 2

like

it

is cycling

for

about 26 to 54

degrees. HOU CR0 CR0 s/c HOU CR0 HW CR0 HOU CR0 HOU
26 to 54.

That's

affirmative; to LOS, and standing by 12.

One minute Roger. Carnarvon Go ahead. How fast

from Flight.

is that

fluctuating,

Jim. cycle.

About 20 seconds for

one complete

Goes up and back down in 20 seconds. Up, down and up. okay. Carnarvon, have them turn the A pump on

in the primary CR0 Roger. primary HOU CR0 s/c CR0 Tell

loop. Turn the A pump on in the

12, Carnarvon. loop.

them why.

12, Carnarvon. Go. Okay, we are getting temperature fluctuation now. on your primary

in your control

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/12/66, s/c CR0 CR0 This is Mission at the Carnarvon, to acquire Roger, Roger,

5:11, right.

TAPE 121 PAGE 3

\ .. /

you want the B pump off that is right.

We have had LOS. Control Houston. We have had loss station. station of signal

Australia

tracking

The next station in some 19 min-

Gemini 12 will We will

be the Hawaii

utes from now. that conversation.

come back up at that Control

time and carry Houston. Twenty-

This is Mission

six hours,

30:minutes,

50 seconds after

liftoff.

EN-DOF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COM6ENTARY,11/12/66,

5:36 PM CST, TAPE 122

PAGE 1 This is Mission Control Houston at 26 hours 49 minutes Gemini I2 at the present station. We should and

6 seconds after-lift-off.

time is

now ccrning up on the Hawaii at any moment. spacecraft We will

have acquisition between

stand by for Keith in.

any conversation

commun icator Let's-listen

Kundel at Hawaii,

and the crew

of Gemini 12. HAW

We have initial It is still

TM contact a little

on both vehicles.

shakey at the present. radar track.

We are getting HOU HAW Okay.

intermittent

Gemini l-2, Hawaii.

We have a 30 second purge this pass, so we show to wait until

to do some time during TM intermittent. later s/c

We would like to do it.

on in the pass,

Roger, Hawaii. bad weather No, it It It

Have you had some pretty today? a little raining. right now.

down there

has been doing quite pretty solid

is raining looks like...

heavy outside

TM, tape dump started. good and solid at that

12, Hawaii. present. purge, let

TM is looking

Whenever you are ready to start us know.

,

. ?

GEMINI 12 MISSION Cm

Y, u/12/66,

5:36 PM CST, TAE'E 122

PAGE 2 s/c Hawaii, go first, Let's Does it HOU start would you tell please? section 2 otl this lone. Flight? us which section to

make any difference

2 and then 1. Roger, section let's 1. here is section 2. start with section 2 and then

s/c HAW HOU s/c HAW HOU HAW s/c HAW

Roger,

Purge on. Roger. Let me know when it Roger. Roger, Section is off.

1 purge on.

thank you.

Purge off. ... Roger, here. thank you. 12, it looked good from

HCU

Hawaii

Can Flight.

Go Flight. HOU HAW HOU How is is control I get no cycling. Roger. valve look.

,i

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PAGE 3 It
looks

like

we might have lost probably We just

a little

bit

of the tape dump off shading. s/c HAW Roger. 12, Hawaii. 1 minute. s/c HAW HOU This is Mission at the Hawaii
Roger.

due to antenna sent you a TX.

12, Hawaii.

We will

have LOS in approximately

Hawaii Roger, Control tracking quiet cell

has LOS. Hawaii. Houston. station.

Everything

was go a* LOS.

We have had loss of signal During wise, the pass over the station there was a purge of station is due We

which was rather the Gemini 12 fiel to acquire will craft

conversation system. within

The California

manentarily

the next 27 seconds or so. of conversation

stand by for communicator

the beginning

between spaceControl and crew

Pete Conrad here in Mission pass toward

of Gemini 12. revolution through northern will Central portion

This particular

the end of the 17th portion of Mexico And over the contact.

curve down over the central America and across of Brazil.

the canal zone.

Standing

by for telemetry join.

Pete Conrad is putting HOU END OF TAPE

in a call.

Let's

Gemini 3.2,

GEMINI XII

MISSION COMENTARY 11-12-66

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pm CST Tape 123 Page 1 “z

Pete Canard is putting HOU s/c HOU

in a call,

let's over.

join...

Gemini 12 Houston, Go ahead Houston. Roger, we'd like the primary again

you to power down your A pump in the B pump back on over the states. when to do that when

loop and bring

so we can watch it give you a call

And we'll

we have telemetry. s/c Well, we just did that. We just powered down the that?

A and put on the B. HOU No, leave it on.

You want us to reverse I don't

have much else for waiting on

you. Navy 30 Vanderbilt the Army score, s/c HOU It's

14, I'm still

about time Navy won.

Roger. for further conversation between the ground from now the S29 moon is due to be run. Let's

While we are waiting and spacecraft librations join s/c HOU s/c

Gemini 12, about 12 minutes photography again. 12 experiment

regions

the conversation

Say Houston, Go ahead 12. We're still and no matter

trying

to

operate

the Agena correctly just wrong

what we try,

the doggone thing

keeps going around. with it,

There must be something

we've gone through

commands a dozen times

Gm

XII

Y MISSION COMMENTAR11-12-66

5:46 pm CST Tape 123 Page 2 ?

:

and unless right

we send these things

out perfectly over rates

get with

on the old heading,

stop all

the old control okay otherwise HOU Roger, we copy.

system and then set it she keeps on travelling.

up she's

Guaymas remote, WM (&a~sremote California s/c We just local

California

local.

found out BEF to go to TFA south,
at

and yawing That's the

around a bit kind of thing HOU s/c Roger, Well, it
went

360 and we're happened.

BE37again.

that stop

did it it

or did you have to stop it? heading or so

never d6ds stop at any reasonable up to a pitch

up of about 40 degrees

and it HOU s/c HOU Roger, It

was going past SEF. is this in SC 1 or 2 or have you tried both?

doesn't

seem to make too much difference we're waiting to acquire you at Texas and see if

12 Houston,

here where we can look at the telemetry we can see anything s/c Roger, we're just on it and we'll control

keep you advised. again so we can

$&king.over

get ready for S 29, and see what we can do. HOU Roger, it with one other thing. Have you tried to stabilize off to

the horizon if

sensors

and the GO rate alright

determine that

your gyros are working

and maybe

would help us to isolate

the problem.

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s/c HOU

We'll

give that

a try one thing

when we get some time here. that would be a help to on it off with the G 0 rate

Okay, I think

us would be to go inertial off and the horizon it will sensors

and say and FC 2 heading in whatever

and see if attitude

hold the fixed

you're

in and then bring sensors

on your G 0 rate

and then your horizon compassing. s/c Yeah, that reference does real

and then your gyro

well,

in holding well with

inertial G 0 rate It

re-

and also does quite without that that it

normal and reverse only when you tie gyro compassing play HOU Well,

horizon

sensors. in with

is the

horizon doesn't

sensor

seem to want to

the game right. it sounds like circuit then you do have something and we'll see....you're try and We in

gyro compassing

coming up on the time for S 29 you can't power up for it while we're looking

at you.

have you here for about 5 minutes. s/c Okay, we have the attitude now. HOU Roger, pitch HOU HOU GYM understand horizon it's off. We're seeing that the p system off on the Agena

sensors

are to the yaw channel

Texas remote Guaymas local. Texas remote Guaymas is local

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s/c

Roger. it

. ..pitch

a right

sensor yaw when we want when we did the 360.

to go TEA south. understand.

That's

HOU

Roger,

ENDOF'WE

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5:56 p.m.

TAPE 124 PAGE 1

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the B pump on in alright now. It

looks

you can leave good. B on, primary

your B pump on.

WC
HOU

Roger,

primary

A off. read

12, Houston, switch

would you put your quantity

to O2 please.

GBI ' HOU

LOS, GBI. 12, Houston, switch you can put your quantity Thank you. the update after on that read

to OFF.

s/c

Roger s-29

You are to be advised

27:13:36.

Sunset came just impossible

time and it's

to see any stars the vibration we have.

enough to get a shot with We are trying HOU S/C Roger. We can attempt a shot of it HOU HOU s/c HOU l-2, this

again at 27:14:57.

to try -and see if we can't a little later time.

get

is Houston - Roger.

12, Houston. Go ahead. Roger - we just region want you to point there at that

and go inertial.

S/C

Roger.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, ll/l2/66,

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p.m.

TAPE I24 PAGE 2

c 2.

HOU

12, this a half by.

is Houston. minutes,

You have about one and to LOS - standing

one minute

HOU GTI This is Mission through will voice angle

12, Houston. LOS, Turk. Control

X-ray

- ON, Beta with

Mag.

Houston.

We have had loss

of signal There Island

the Antigua

station

of the Eastern

Test Range.

be a very low elevation remoting station.

angle pass over Ascension of fact,

As a matter

the elevation minutes and

is only 1.3 degrees for hardly

a duration

of three contact.

20 seconds, we will a certain Control

time to even establish During this just

However, pass,

standby.

completed was carried

stateside

amount of conversation

on from Mission problems in

here and the crew regarding

some apparent

the Agena stabilization it tends to drift However, properly all

system in the gyrocompass while

mode, where

somewhat in attitude the other

in the gyrocompassing modes seem to f'unc-

mode. tion

stabilization

in the Agena. others

The Agena systems engineers Center are going over

and various

here in the Control indications

the schematics might be. this liftoff,

and telemetry will

to see what the problem later on on

Perhaps there

be more discussion 19 minutes,

minor problem. this

At 27 hours,

28 seconds after

is Gemini Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSICN CCMMENTABY, U/12/66,

6:16

PM CST, TAPE I25 PACE 1

This

is

Mission lift-off.

Control

Houston at 27 hours 29 minutes Let's tune in on the conversation station.

37 sec-

onds after

through

the Ascension HOU

Island Roger,

tracking

Gemini 12, would you check your X-ray with mags please.

Beta switch s/c HOU Okay.

And l-2, we are a little

going to try

to get you to over the TDA north,

gyro caapassing
you

exercise

CSQ. We would like

to be either

or TDA south as you arrive

over the CSQ and

then setup the caumands to gyro compass so that the TDA is aft or spacecraft circuit SEF, so we can watch on the telemetry. SEF...

the gyro canpassing s/c HOU

. ..CSQ gyro ccanpass spacecraft Roger,

we want to have you gyro compass for and so we can watch the circuit and plan there.

90 degrees

So you could be TBA south or north to setup your c ommsnd so that at FC-2 to spacecraft s/c Roger,... a platform HOU Roger, pointing we are still reading.. SEF. trying rate

you gyro compass
That

is correct. without

to get...

command..... you, You said your

I think

I copied

c oeunands are not good enough without is that what you are saying.

your platform,

You are not sure where you are pointed.

GEMINI 12 MISSICE? COMENTARY, u/12/66,

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PM CST, TAPE I25 PAGE 2

s/c

That is affirmative, darkness
50 degrees

when you go into

the

up and 50 degrees down You can't work this see a thing. out and better than

means nothing HOU Roger.

to you. We will

I copy.

see if we can't that s/c HOU Roger. 12, this last one.

give you something

and we can talk

to you at Hawaii.

We are ready for a 5.5 update... is Houston. I didn't bad. copy that 12, Houston

Comm is pretty until

we are about 1 minute by. s/c This is Mission loss of signal,, During Control Roger. Control Houston.

DOS. Standing

Apparently Island

we have had voice remoting here for

from the Ascension that

station. in Mission an exercise

pass the spacecraft

communicator

passed to the crew some instructions the Agena gyro compassing ship Coastal be to allow

in operating

system on Sentry south

the upcoming pass over the tracking of Japan. Controlers compassing the problem The purpose of this will Sentry

the Flight

aboard the Coastal circuits on telemetry

to examine the gyro determine what while in

to perhaps

is in apparent

deviations

from attitude

the gyro compassing mode. after lift-off, this

At 27 hours 35 minutes Control Houston.

17 seconds

is Mission

END OF TAPE

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This is Mission after liftoff.

Control

Houston,

27 hours 43 minutes

and 38 seconds

Gemini XII voice

is within

a few seconds of being acquired from which we anticipate

by the Tananarive a brief conversation their

remoting

station

between Houston and the crew of Gemini XII. plan at the present time calls for an eat time to of signal.

Mean while period

flight

lasting

from 27 hours 50 minutes We are standing

ground elapsed by for acquisition Let's join

28 hours

30 minutes.

Tananarive HOU s/c HOU

does have acquisition.

the conversation. over.

Gemini 12 Houston through Go ahead, Tananarive. Gemini 12 Houston through reading little like you, you'-re reading more on this test

Tananarive,

Tananarive,

I'm not

me to give you a

over the CSQ. We would commands to gyro compass and while over the they can that

for you to send all

the 90 degrees to the SEP position CSQ and if verify that you will

send the commands slowly

each command is going in and verify the correct response.

we are getting watch it HOU s/c HOU s/c Roger.

And then we can

from there. 12 Houston, how do you read me now?

Read you loud and clear. Roger, did you copy my last, over. we'll each

Roger, we'll

send those commands over CSQ and slowly so we can verify

be in VOX and say it one.

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HOU

Okay and at ascension thing there this

I didn't

quite

copy the last is help

about the problem you were having pointing, something that we can give you that saying that that will

or are you just locating

you are having from Fomalhaut? like that get

difficulty s/c

region

My only comment there this

Houston is something getting that the region we can't

going on here we're

is high in the sky at sunset to that to go by. light nothing fuel ki2hout a platform.

We have no horizon and the

We are going in to darkness off It

is reflecting to look at.

the Agena so we have requires part to line a lot attitude where and get

on the spacecraft sunset,

to determine up the stars

we are afterin to position that just

to take the pictures

which mean6

we are late

in doing S 29 and we finished it setting as the libration region is / ; which is

too' late. HOU Roger, copy.Yeah, I guess the only thing better wait we can do until you as possi-

for you there,

I guess you'd

are dark adapted and then just ble to Fomalhaut s/c HOU Roger, either that and over.

go as rapidly

or add a platform...one

of the two

Roger, well, like to leave for

we want to save that

oxygen so we would

s/c

Roger.

it down. h'indsight we were set up for /' pass if we hadn't

it

at the end

of the 95 night

had the ~6, we

p_

L

-

-

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:

could have stayed HOU Roger.

inertial

all

time. to

12 Houston. by. LOS

We have about one minute

LOS standing Tananarive And this is Mission liftoff Control

Houston at 27 hours 52 minutes mission. Gemini XII The next will

42

seconds after station tracking that

in the Gemini XII spacecraft

which will'acquire ship Coastal will Sentry

be the At

in approximately run with controllers

15 minutes.

time there

be an exercise flight

the Agena gyro aboard the ship to perhaps particular pin

compassing

system to allow

to check out the circuitry point

by means of telemetry performance system. pass.

the source of the erratic

of this

mode of the Agena stabilization minutes for that particular

We'll

stand by in 15 control.

This is mission

ENDOFTAPR

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6:54

pm CST, TAPE 127, PAGE 1

This is Mission

Control

Houston.

We're at 28 hours 7 minutes

and 2 seconds after ship, Coastal will Sentry

liftoff. with

We're coming up over the tracking Gemini 12. At this time, their experiment Islands; of however,

schedule a tropical let's Coastal
CSQ

be S-6 Synoptic just

Weather Photography

depression

east of the Phillipine conversation

now tune in to the air-to-ground Sentry

between the

and the crew of Gemini 12. Gemini 12, CSQ Roger, Roger. CSQ, go ahead. Before we start this off. and the situation the combination south, that we'll the is test, we'd like

s/c
CSQ

you to turn s/c Roger, this,

your encoder is off

the encoder the spacecraft

control

the TDA North, spacecraft and anytime

the spacecraft holding

is still

situation, go and send

you are ready,

command to gyro &npass flight west.
CSQ

the Agena around in SEF, TDA

control

mode 1 to spacecraft

Okay, now, youtre in flight control

still mode:l,

having

this

difficulty correct?

is that

s/c CSQ HOU

In both flight Okay, we'll And we better CSQ.

control run the test

mode 1 and 2. in 1. and senscr gains,

be in high rise

CSQ

Roger,

flight

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: GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,
6:54 pm CST, TAPE 127,

PA&

CSQ

You can turn like

the encoder back on and we'd test in high rise and

to run this

sensor gain. s/c CSQ Rag, CSQ Okay, give us a call and call HOU
CSQ

when you're CSQ.

ready to go

the command out,

CSQ flight, They've . Okay.

is he in high rise right

and sensor gains? now, flight.

got the ACS off

HOU

The normal checklist

flight for

control

mode 1

has high horizon

sensor gains that way.

gyro compassing

and I want to start
CSQ

That's Okay.

affirmative,

and I advised

them that.

HOU
CSQ

He says roll Go ahead 12. Roger......

right,

set your yaw high RP . . . . . . . .

n s/c
CSQ

in reverse SEF.

360

TDAag$acecraft
310.
. ..0ut

Roll

right

on the schedule

320.

ACS is on 401.

s/c CSQ HOU s/c

Say again. ACS just Roger horizon scanner on 301, Go rate on 351, gyro camp went on.

on to 341.

.

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

6:%

pm CST, TAPE 127, RAGE3

HOU
CSQ

TDA north.

CSQ, flight

Go ahead, CSQ Do you see it That's affirmed. think ccaning around? He's torqueing we're getting it into yaw,

HOU
CSQ

but I don't of this,

very much out Flight, CSQ.

stand by one flight. of going F'DS, we're

s/c
HOU s/c

Instead

going BEE.

Go ahead. Okay, I think a little we ought to organize maybe do it the test is still this just

differently,

at Hawaii. unstable.

The Agena during HOU s/c Say again? It wasn't started
-

lined the test.

up, the Agena wasn't We pulled it it

when we

around with loose. the gyros and then

the Gemini and then turned HOU Yeah, Okay, but that it should

uneages

gyro compass the SEF. right.

s/c
HOU s/c

It's

coming around all

The wrong way? A little bit. you a TX.

CSQ
s/c HOU

This is CSQ, I'm transmitting Roger. CSQ, flight.

Ask him which way he is yawing. he's not doing much of to move toward medium standing pointing half south. way

CSQ

. . ..!Che way we see it, anything. position, They've

started just

but now it's

between BEF and spacecraft

GEZ4INI XII MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

6:54

pm CST, TAPE 127, PAGE 4

s/c CSQ

We see some high tracking Did you say you were fairly attitude?

in yaw. stable at that

s/c

It's That's

yawing around to the left the way it's a little

now.

supposed to go, CSQ. bit off, he might look? go that CSQ.

He started WW,
CSQ

CSQ, flight, really

how does it

I don't

know, flight.

HOU
CSQ

say again. I don't really know, flight. if it doesn't get the we'll let it

HOU

Okay, tell attitude

them that while still

in contact,

go to Hawaii and continue be ccsning around all CSQ s/c CSQ 12, CSQ (garbled) Okay, if seconds, Hawaii. s/c Roger, time. CSQ s/c Roger. It went pretty it nicely last it seems to be fairly you don't let it right.

to watch it.

It may

get the attitude pick it

in about 30 up over

go and we'll

well

behaving

this

night

in SEF position,

could possibly a north

be that

we gyro compassed to

either

or a south position....

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

6:54 pm CST, TAPE 12'7, PAGE 5.

&3Q s/c

Rog. It seems to be slowing down now, with the SEF

attitude. HOU Is it coming SEF? Let's works. just leave it alone and

see how it
CSQ

We've had LOS on Gemini. Okay. I didn't copy his last, did he ssy it down and looked

HOU

was coming around and slowing alright? s/c And this after is Mission A gyro rate Control over Hawaii.

Houston 28 hours 15 minutes that

41 seconds

liftoff.

As you monitored

pass over the CSQ, the test vehicle was run during the

of the gyro compassing mode of the Agena target through and we're going to follow through

on the test

upcoming Hawaii pass which should begin This is Mission Control Houston.

about 10 minutes

from now.

END OFTAPE

11/12/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY,

7:11 PM CST, TAPE 128 PAGE 1

This is Mission onds after are within lift-off.

Control

Houston at 28 hours 24 minutes We are coming up on Hawaii station.

44 secWe We

1 minute

from acquisition Keith

at the Hawaii

station. by to

are - spacecraft continue

canrmunicator

Kundel is standing with the Agena. that were being revolution the initial

the gyro campass exercise through on the test Earlier Standing

During

this

pass to follow

run and checked

by ground telemetry. Sentry let's HAW. s/c tracking join that ship.

in this by for

over the Coastal contact. Okay

conversation. Roger, looks like he is going around okay here. that north or

I was thinking south heading,

we might want to try

but we have got to do some 408

coming up shortly. HAW Yes, roger. doing all We will this. see what Flight thinks about

Also we are going to have another I have got a report.

one of those 30 seconds purges plus block s/c 4 update for you too.

And crew status of work&g on the

Okay, we are in the process meals. report. Roger.

We may have to delay the crew status

HOU

Okay, go ahead and get the rest talk it over here. It looks like

Hawaii. it ---

We will

s/c

---now.

I have got my partner

to copy the PLA update.

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PM CST, TAPE 128 PAGE 2

HOU

Okay, what we want to do is start section H2 this

with

section

1

2 and then also do a normal purge on the time. with the H2 purge, section 1 and Is that

s/c

Okay, want to start 2 and then I will okay?

do the O2 for

30 seconds.

HAW s/c HAW

Yes, that Okay.
Okay,

is roger.

let it

me know when you are ready to copy, looks like he came around real good

Flight,

from here. HOU s/c HAW s/c HAW Roger. Delta P;Lights hydrogen . purge, section 1.

Roger, we COPYReady to copy. Area 20 3 Alpha, Area 21 3>Alpha, Area 22 3 Bravo, Area 23,Alpha

30 56 58, 20 32 32 56, 20

plus
pius

41 26
08

plus

09. 35. 45.

25

PIUS

34 09 17, 19 plus 35 03 12,

23 24 plus

Charley

20 plus

53, 27 plus

27.
26.

Area 24 Alpha Charley

36 38 31, 21 plus

07, 26

plus

Area 25 -2 Alpha 38 12 14, 21 plus Area 26 Alpha Charley And that will be roll

11, 26 plus 41.
07, 26 plus 33.

39 48 37, 21 plus

Left

80,

roll

right

100.

Weather

is good in all is marginal

areas with

the exception

of 24, which Over.

and it

does include

the SEP maneuver.

, 4

I
-i I

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PM CST, TAPE 128 PAGE 3

s/c

Roger, weather marginal.

good except

for

24 which is

HAW HOU H&W HOU HAW HOU

Roger. Hawaii, Wilco. Hawaii Com, Flight. an Agena India please.

Go Flight. Have you got everything up to the crew? That is affirm. up that you had to get

HOU

And how does the Agena look? Agena looks fine.

HOU HAW HOU H&W

Okay. It

SEF, TDA aft.

is 0180. And itts/in de&bands.

Okay.

That is affirm. Very little, activity right Roger. well we are not showing any thruster

now. We talked to them a little We think more

HOU

Okay.

over the States, Keith. stay that this way and do this that

they ought to

408 up over the Atlantic

pass and after

experiment

try

gyro cam-. and see

passing

out these plus

or minus 90 degrees

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, ll/l2/66,

7:11 PM CST, TAPE 128

PAGE 4 HOU how that works. that? after the

Okay, where do you wsnt to do all HOU Just tell experiment HAW HOU Okay.

them to go ahead and do it at their leisure.

And that

was gyro compass to what? Buzz.

Plus or minus 90 is what is worrying So have him go ahead and do it how it works.

again and see

HAW

Okay, 12 Hawaii. stay like

Flight

recommends that

you

you are and go ahead and do that once that has been completed, your plus or minus

M408 experiment,

you can go ahead and try
90 degree maneuver.

s/c HAW

Roger. Okay, it looks like we have got about a minute

and a half. crew status HOU s/c Hawaii,

You going to have any of your report information available?

Flight. of eating report our last meal.

We are in the process We will it.

give you a status

when we finish

HAW

Okay, and would you place to the H2 position, please,

your quantity for us?

read

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12 mssI(3N COMMENTARY, 11/x2/66,

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PM cs~,

TAPE 128 PAGE 5

Roger, HOU Hawaii

thank you. Flight.

Go Flight. HOU You need to get an SP disable 40, spacecraft 240. your encoder off for ground command

Okay, could you turn a brief here. Encoder off. Okay, you can turn Looks like Roger. it

moment and we will

send SPC disable

back on.

We have it.

we have about 30 seconds to LOS.

Okay, Hawaii has had LCS. And this/&&ion Control Houston. station. We have had loss of signal During that pass, the, planned

at the Hawaii tracking landing routine area block updates,

updates retrofire

were passed to the crew. times for a series

These are in

of revolutions Also a fuel that cell

the future

hours of the flight this

for landing.

purge was run during were in the midst very short duration

pass and the crew reported a meal.

they

of having State

We are coming up on a only touch We are scheduled 1 minute

side pass, which will

the California to be acquired

and Guaymas, Mexico stations. at the California station

in approximately

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, u/12/66,

7:ll

PM CST, TApE 128 PAGE 6 indications We will California.

fromnow. through

We will California.

stand by until California

we have telemetry does have acquisition. them a call through

stand by until Let's HOU join that

Pete Conrad gives conversation. Gemini 12, Houston

EXDOFTAPE

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7:21 p.m.

TAPE 129 PAGE 1

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Gemini 12, Houston standing Gemini 12, Houston - over. Gemini 12, Houston. Houston, Roger.

by California.

S/C
HOU

Gemini 12, go ahead. We would like to have you spend about you would like to

20 minutes

on your 408 and then if

to go ahead and do some more gyrocompassing either can let

South or North and wind up SEF, if you the CSQ know how you are doing, we have

looked. at all determine are working fuel all

the data and as best as we can the control correctly. systems in the Agena In FC-1 with a while, all that and if

aboard it ma.y take quite excersion I just

you do have this 40 to 45 degrees,

get off

more than

recommend you go We

ahead and resend all had that

the commands again. on our flight,

happen once or twice

and as I say, the best we can determine, looks like it is running okay.

it

WC
HOU

Roger . You can give us a call through Tananarive or

CSQ on how you make out with North s/c HOU or South headings. proceed by.

your yaw to the

Roger, we will Roger, standing

doing that

after

~-408.

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TAPE 129 PAGE 2

when you get done go on back into

FC-1 and go ahead and go back to your ACS gains low so that s/c ... GYM CAL HOU Houston, 12. we conserve control out. local. gas.

You are fading California

Guaymas remote, Guaymas remote. Cal. Roger, local. 12, this

is Houston through you at California. your test,

Guaymas now. I say again, make sure you

We were loosing

When you get done with

you go back to 460 ACS gains save your control s/c HOU gas,

low so that

Did you copy 12. go back to 460. would you pass how

Roger - Houston we will Thank you. 12, Houston,

many S-29 pictures pictures s/c HOU HOU This is Mission of signal through Standby. You can pass it 12; Houston. Control please.

you took and how many s-6

later. One minute to LOS - standing by.

Houston,

apparently

we have had loss be coming up

the Guaymas station. ship Rose Knot off eight

We will

on the tracking

the West Coast of South minutes. We will come

America at - in approximately back up at that over that onds after time to relay station. this

the air-to-ground At 28 hours, Control

conversation 44 minutes, Houston.
15 sec-

particular liftoff,

is Mission

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7:38

p.m.

TAPE 130 PAGE 1 and with

This

is Mission

Control liftoff

Houston,

at 28 hours,

51 minutes

42 seconds after

we should be now nearing

contact

the Spacecraft

Gemini 12 from the tracking

ship Rose Knot. according

We are approximately to the site conversation acquisition

10 seconds away from acquisition table. We will listen

in to the Bill Buchholz

between Spacecraft

Communicator

aboard the tracking Standing by for

ship Rose Knot and the crew of Gemini 12. and telemetry. from tracking The spacecraft ship Rose Knot. is

acquisition

GO on the ground is the report Let's s/c eavesdrop a little. Roger - RKV Okay, would like . s/c RKV s/c RKV

to have you-bump up your 02.

Uh, Buzz would you bump up the O2 a bit. Turn your O2 heater Roger, ON please.

okay - good enough. for you at this time l-2, we will

We have nothing be standing by.

s/c

Roger - Roger,

do you want these heaters the remainder

put

back on the H2 during RKV Standby 12

of the area.

Do you want the H2 heaters the remainder HOU RKV RKV

on - indicator switch

ON for to it.

of the . . . or just

Yes, we want to go back to H2. Roger - have Buzz put cryo.switch.in l2,RKV H2.

- would you read me your cryo switch

in H2 please. He probably will i L A teletype won't get to it is, South of here, we will k & but

the way it

give the L

information L c

you want presently. * e A L

c

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RKV HOU RKV HOU RKV

Flight,

RKV

Go ahead. Okay, Mean time 1 with Rog. Stack one alpha 4.70; Mean Time 2 12.8. stack stack one bravo 4.46; zero on 14.6.

Stack two alpha 3.54;

two bravo 4.32. Main bus voltage. Brave . . 01. Reads 27.5.

HOU RKV HOU

Okay,

Standby one. Roger. was on.

Was that

in the time when the heater

RKV HOU RKV

It's Okay.

right

at this

time.

The heater

is on

Okay, it

looks

like

his pressure

is going back

up to around 900 on the meters here. RKV l2,RKS' - you are about one minute to LOS. Would

you give me the condition 'at this
s/c

of your heater

switch

time. went back to auto, I'll get

Roger - the heater a reading

in a minute.

RKV S/C RKV s/c

Roger. We.are reading Say again Reading 70 on the O2 pressure. Roger, Roger. 70 . . .

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY 11/l-2/66, , RKV HOU RKV /
HOU

7:38

P-m-

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RKV is LOS Gemini XV, Flight.

Roger, RKV. Send us an Agena Main in a contingency Agena.. india on the

RK!I HOU

Main and an india Rog. RKV is LOS Agena. Both vehicles are GO at DOS. in Houston at 28 hours, We have loss of signal ship Coastal acquire Sentry.
58 minutes,

And this

is Mission

Control liftoff.

and 21 seconds after vehicles station

on both

over the tracking from which we will voice

The next will be in

the two spacecrafts station and that will

be the Tananarive approximately time with Tananarive

remoting We will

20 minutes.

come up again at that from Houston through Control Houston. the

any possible station.

conversation This is Mission

END OF TAPE

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8:05

pm CST Tape 131 Page 1

This is Mission
43 seconds after

Control liftoff.

Houston,

we're

at 29 hours 18 minutes

and

We should be acquiring We'll be standing

the Tananarive

voice

r-emoting station. Control

by for any conversation Tanana"Pete"

out of Mission rive

here with signal. Let's over.

the crew of Gemini XII. We are standing join by for

does have acquisition to the crew. Tannanarive

Conrad to talk HOU

the conversation

now.

Gemini 12, Gemini 12 Houston through Over. s/c HOU Go ahead Houston. Roger, need a few things

Tananarive.

from you before

you go

to bed, please. s/c HOU Roger. Roger, report PQI looks

Could I have a PQI reading? about 49 percent. I'd like your crew status for

4 9 percent. if possible.

I have a node update other questions

you and a couple'of ready to !-copy.
s/c

when you are

Roger, got just fuel

Houston.

Water gun reading

01236,

we've Finished

about an equal amount of water. completed all three meals today.

8223,

HOU

Houston copy. the pilot today. that

12 This is Houston.

You can advise

Army won 6 to 3 over Californid

s/c

That's Roger,

just I've

getting

us set for the big one. you are ready

HOU

got your node up date if

to copy.

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s/c HOU

Reedy to copy. Roger, the time is 31:+ 03 + 39 ascension node Rev 2 0 13 minutes.

59.1 east right over. s/c Roger. ll HOU time 31+

11 hours,

03 + 39, node rev 2 0, 59.1 east right ascension. that you got

hours 13 minutes on the s29. withou

Roger.

Do you think having hit

some pictures

the airglow? schedule another

We want to know whether one tomorrow s/c HOU Say again. Roger, I would like or not.

we should

to know if

you think

that

you've whether

got a good 529 picture to schedule s/c Roger, report... HOU Roger, I know it's that's another with

or not so we can decide

S29 for tomorrow. the airglow, that's the libration

the libration

but you said it you think Over.

went over the horizon you got a good picture s/c Roger, minute, it

and I want to know if of the libration

point.

was in the second series two minute shots that

of 30 second one the two minute

we lost

one, because it HOU Houston, shot? SIC Roger, we did. copied.

was going into Roger.

the horizon. one ~6

Did you get that

We weren't

sure where you wanted us

. ‘.

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8:05 pm CST Tape 131 3 Page 3

'1':

to get a picture. spots down there HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU Roger. Well, it

There were several so we used the right

interesting angle.

And how is your Agena operating? seems to be...

Say again. . ..ise're okay. ther's if going to .,.around You can . ..if no . ..you everything here to..... is going alright the CSQ

do not have to contact

you don't

want to.

You can go ahead and go to

sleep.

I talked

to both of your wives and they say for tomorrow and

good show so far and good luck we'll s/c HOU And this extent Roger. see ya'll Roger. in the morning.

Houston standing is Mission of the air voice Control

by and Good Night. Apparently that will pass, be the via the

Houston.

to ground communications remoting station. it is.

over this

Tananarive Good Night. spacecraft 20 minutes. telemetry

Pete Conrads last The next station ship Coastal it will Sentry

comment was to acquire the

So Good Night will

be the tracking likelihood

in approximately of back

In all indications

be just

a ground readout

from the spacecraft

and the Agena relayed Sentry, is Mission Bill

to Houston from the Cap Corn aboard the Coastal at 29 hours 25 minutes and 43 seconds, this

Garvin;

Control

Houston. ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

8:50

pm cst,

TAPE 132,

PAGE 1

This is Mission after tracking that liftoff. station

Control

Houston at 30 hours 3 minutes

and 3 seconds

Gemini 12 and the Agena are now over the Hawaii where the spacecraft communicator just reported in this Coastal Sentry,

both the vehicles

were GO on the ground. crossed the tracking

Earlier ship,

revolution,

the spacecraft

et approximately the crew apparently

29 hours 43 minutes were still

GET, where it was reported were

awake and both spacecraft Sentry. Some-times for

GO on the ground from Coastal tomorrow,

activities

the crew is due to wake up at 5:2O sm CST, and hatch the umbilical EVA tomorrow morning will be at controllers

open time for
9:30

sm CST.

The members of the Blue Teem of flight to drift into Mission Control

are beginning

Center here to relieve liftoff

the Black Team. this is Mission

At 30 hours 4 minutes Control Houston.

and 8 seconds after

END OF TAPE

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

lo:10

pm CST, TAPE 133, PAGE 1

This is Gemini Control, mission Coastal expected during period today. a total of Gemini 12. Sentry ship.

31 hours

23 minutes

33 seconds into

the

The spacecraft There is no voice this pass, being

is in acquisition contact as there

with was not It's

to be during

in a sleep period. entered

the 20th revolution. 29 hours 30 minutes They will end their

The astronauts into the mission.

the sleep meals for attitude which

They had three

sleep period

38 hours 40 minutes,

sleep period

of 9 hours 10 minutes. quantity readout

The OAMSorbital are 49 percent,

maneuvering is right

system propellent That's flight

on the money. the original
79.

what we expected plan. 12 for

the OAMSreadout are for Aldrin. Love11 Dr. that

to be during 72, for Aldrin Hawkins,

The heartrates Lovell,
13 for

Respiration

the NASA surgeon on duty here at the MCC, indicates they are asleep for the first as yet.

he does not believe so far, very briefly,

To recap the mission

day, we did; have an accomplished We

rendezvous accomplished experiment. experiment astronomical the EVA.

and docking, the ~-408

which was an aim of the mission. or the Radiation experiment,

measurement

Today, we accomplished was accomplished, photography Also, during that today,

standup EVA and also the S-13 ultraviolet during

which is the star-field astronaut Aldrin

accomplished

we have accomplished

the S-29 experiment the S-11 the S-5 experiSynoptic

which is the Lunar Earth experiment, ment, ^

Libration

Regions Photography, Horizon Photography,

which is the Airglow Terrain Photography

Synoptic

and the s-6 experiment,

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I

Weather Photography.

,All in all,:with scheduled appears

the acception

of the high

apogee which we had originally in the mission, factorily. acting Right as flight the mission

but had to give up early very satisGene Franz

to be progressing

now the Blue Team is on duty with director. Astronaut

Conrad is the only holdover

from the Black around midnight into

'l&m.

He seems to be stuck on duty here until
37 seconds

as Cap Com. At 31 hours 26 minutes th9s is Gemini Control.

the mission,

END OF TAPE

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p.m.

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I'!

This is Gemini Control, the mission spacecraft Africa.

32 hours,

3 minutes,

30 seconds into

of Gemini 12. at this

The position

of the Gemini 12 the West Coast of approximately Not

time is approaching

The Rose Knot tracking ago. Correction

ship acquired - that mistakes

thee minutes Africa.

is South America. that

One of those little

happen now and con-

then here in the Control tact with the astronauts rates

Center.

We have had no voice

because they are in a sleep period. Love11 52 beats per minute, Aldrin

The heart Aldrin 12.
46.

are as follows: rate:

Respiration

Love11 14 per minute, are that

The Surgeon says that soundly. tracking

indications

the crew is

sleeping station

That information ship.

was as of the Coastal quantities in the

Onbosrd propellant

Ohms system are right 32 seconds into

on the money at 32 hours,

4 minutes,

the mission.

This is Gemini Control.

ENDOF TAPE

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11:50 pm CST, TAPE 135, PAGE 1

This is Gemini Control mission of Gemini 12.

33 hours

3 minutes

30 seconds into

the

The position

of the Gemini 12 spacecraft Canton should acquire at 33 hours is now on since the sleep

is now approaching 11 minutes it's period

Canton Island,

58 seconds into

the flight.

The spacecraft contact

22nd revolution.

We have had no voice into for

began at 29 hours 30 minutes therefore

the mission.
3 hours

They have The

been in the sleep period weather for

35 minutes.

in the prime West Atlantic 7 to 9 foot to broken, swells,

landing

area.

The forecast covered We

tomorrow,

5 to 6 foot

waves, cloud

2,000 scattered anticipate

wind 20 to 25 knots

from the north. for

the weather

in the prime landing mission.

area to clear The other

Monday and Tuesday, the east Atlantic, forecast

the end of'the the West Pacific

areas that areas are

-

and the Mid-Pacific

to be good through the mission,

the mission. this

At 33 hours 4 minutes

47 seconds into

is Gemini Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/12/66,

12:50 am CST, TAPE 136,':PAGE 1

This is Gemini Control, flight Africa. astronauts the mission of Gemini 12. Kano acquired entered their

34 hours

3 minutes

31 seconds into

the

The position the spacecraft

of the spacecraft some 3 minutes

is over ago. The into four

sleep period

29 hours 30 minutes sleep period contact now for with

so they have been in their

hours 35 minutes. none was planned. have the heartrate
44 per minute..

We've had again no voice

the crew, ship, on Aldrin we .-

From RKV, from the Rose Knot tracking on astronaut rate, Lovell,
48 per minute,

Respiration

Love11 14 per minute, their really

Aldrin

12 per minute. up there. perigee

The surgeon indicates

sawing them off nautical miles, Pete Conrad telemetry ,

Apogee of the spacecraft
139.6

is now 162.1

nautical

miles.

Bill

Anders has replaced station

in the MCC as the Cap Cam, as of now the tracking readings indicate

onboard systems on Gemini and Agena look good. at 34 hours 4 minutes 44 seconds into the

This is Gemini Control mission.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

1: 50 am CST, TARE 137,&E

1

This is Gemini Control, mission of Gemini 12.

35 hours

3 minutes

33 seconds into

the

The position

is approximately

approaching ship

the west coast of South America. should acquire
41 seconds,

The Rose Knot tracking
35 hours

the spacecraft

by telemetry from now. Their

11 minutes no voice

or some 6$ minutes the astronauts.

There is still

contact

with

sleep period

now is extended the sleep period.

to 5 hours and 35 minutes They are sleeping flight controllers activities. soundly.

since they went into Flight director, reviewing

Gene Kranz, the schedule

and the of the

are currently

tomorrows mission

At 35 hours 4 minutes is Gemini control.

19 seconds into

of Gemini 12, this

END OF TAPE

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY, U/13/66,

2:50 am CST, TAPE 138, +AGE 1

This is Gemini Control, mission of Gemini 12.

36 hours,

3 minutes

31 seconds

into

the

The Gemini 12 spacecraft time.

is approaching Sentry ship of

the east coast of China at this should acquire the spacecraft

The Coastal

some 40 seconds past the minute be no voice contact

about 9 seconds ago. just telemetry.

There again will

on this

The sleep period

now stands at 6 hours 35 minutes. to go before they are awakened. the heartrate Aldrin at

There is some 2 hours 35 minutes The last

data from Rose Knot tracking

ship indicates astronaut

of astronaut

Love11 at 43 beats per minute, Respiration rates that are:

42 beat per minute. Aldrin sleeping into 10.

Love11 12 per minute, still 32 seconds

Our surgeon indicates

they are indeed 4 minutes,

in a good deep sleep.

At 36 hours,

the mission

of Gemini 12, this

is Gemini Control.

END OF TARE

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3:21

AM CST TAPE 139,

I

PAGR 1

:

This is Gemini Control, into the mission

36 hours,

50 minutes,

four

seconds

of Gemini 12. with

We have come up in the last a possible director, problem on one of has

comparatively our fuel directed acquisition we will cell. that

few minutes stacks.

The flight

Gene Kranz,

the crew be awakened.

The spacecraft

is in ship, and

by the RKV -- the Rose Knot tracking you the conversation with

now bring

the astronauts.

s/c

.....

Yes, we'd like

to have open circuit

voltage

check on Two Bravo. s/c OK. That's s/c RKV S/C HOU FLT Roger. Open 9.7. Yes, it's Hey, Bill, position. 12, did you do that Negative. Could you give it please. turn Flight, to us in a warm up position, RKV. Did you want him to just in a warm up position. still going up. It's about 30 volts. in the warm up That's affirm. Open circuit voltage is 29.7. with the stack turned on, right.

make sure he did that

the section

to warm up or is it

Two Bravo off?

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3:21 AM CST

TAPE 139, PAGE 2 HOU FLT RKV s/c RKV s/c Stand by. Roger. I have 30.7. 30.7 with Roger. 'Roger. HOU FLT OK. Section Section Two in warm up. Two's in warm up. Did you copy, Flight? Section Two to warm up.

Understand. Let's

do an 02 purge. OK. Gemini 12, RKV. Would Two. on,for 02 only, that,

Roger, Flight.

you do an 02 purge on Section s/c Roger. right? RKV HOU FLT . . . . . through The section correct. Roger. HOU FLT Section That's ", s/c That's on. section on, GBmini 12. your static a normal purge. should be on for You want the section

that.

He's

section

off.

Tape dump's

complete. Alright, I thought only. just hold up. Will you say again.

you said normal purge and then 02

RKV S/C

That’s OK.

affirumtive, Two minutes

12. of 02 purge.

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3:21

AM CST TAPE139, PAGE3 '

Flight,

I don't

believe

we're

going to get

the complete HOU FLT RKV HOU FLT RKV Ok, Bill.

purge before

our LOS here.

Or we can . . . . real Why don't OK. on.

time 0ff:if

....

you leave real it on -- let

time on. him go by with it

Just let

HOU FLT

That's OK. time,

affirmative. I don't do they. think

We'll

tell

Canary. them up this

Canary picks

HOU FLT RKV HOU FLT RKV HOU FLT

Yes, they do. Alright. Give us an LOS summary, Bill. Roger. Say again, looking? It's steady at 2.24. Rod. How's the structure current Both vehicles.

HOU FLT RKV

.

Roger. Gemini 12, you're our LOS. just less than one minute to

s/c RKV

Roger. Canary Islands while, up with so they'll you. will pick finish you up here in a little it all up -- finish it

.

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TAPE 139, PAGE 4
s/c

Roger. Roger. Flight.

02 purge complete Understand.

on Section

Two.

RKV

Purge is complete,

HOU FLT

Roger.

Thank you. Section Two? Two.

So I can go back on with HOU FLT Roger. Roger. Section I don't HOU FLT Roger. We completed us to play HOU FLT That's it Let's

go back on with

Section

Gemini 12, will Two now. know if Well,

you go back on on we have LOS, Flight, transmission.

he got my last

the tape dump here. back? -- for

Do you want

any information.

affirmative.

I want to know . . . .

This is Gemini Control. taking

You heard that cell stack

conversation. that possibly

We're has gone the next will

a close look at a fuel

very low or possibly contact acquire either

is inoperable.

We are estimating

at Ascension

or at Canary Islands.
49 seconds into

Ascension the mission.

&t 37 hours,four will

minutes,

Canary Islands continue contact.

acquire

at 37:08:40

into

the mission. the next

We will station

to keep you advised

and stand by until

T&is is Gemini Control.

END OF TAPE

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3:50

a.m. CST

Tape 140 Page 1

'-. -'

This is Gemini Control mission of Gemini 12.

37 hours,

4 minutes,

2 seconds into

the

As you know, as we reported, ship. cell

we have awakened

the crew at the Rose Knot tracking There is a possibility low in amperage. has three stacks of one fuel

We had some conversation. stack cell in the spacecraft system, so there being

The complete

Gemini fuel

of course, are six stacks thought Ascension
49

-- two, three-stack however,

sections

in the spacecraft; it advisable

Gene Kranz, check this

the Flight situation
37 hours,

Director out.

to wake the crew, with

should

have contact

the spacecraft which is right

4 minutes, We will

seconds into by for

the mission,

about now.

stand

any astronaut

conversation.

This is Gemini Control. of Gemini 12. on this It is possible

37 hours,

6 minutes

into

the mission from Ascension to talk -- correction,

we will

not have contact has been instructed acquire
37 minutes

pass; however,

Canary Islands They will

to the crew of Gemini 12.
37 hours, 8 minutes,

kc0 seconds into We will

the mission,

which is some

two minutes before that

from now.

stand by and ccme up about 15 seconds conversation. This is Gemini Control.

time to hear that

This is Gemini Control. the mission. have contact now. We have just with

37 hours,

8 minutes,

17 seconds into that they

been advised

by Canary Islands be talking

the spacecraft.

They will

to the crew

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

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Tape 140 ?.. Page2 .:

CR0 HOU CR0 HOU

Flight,

Canarys.

Go ahead, Canary. Stack 2-B is reading Okay. being.
1.08.

We're going to leave it

as is for the time

CR0

Roger. Gemini 12, Canary Cap. Com.

s/c CR0 s/c CR0

This is 12, go ahead. Okay. How did the purge go?

Purge okay. Okay. timer reset Could you turn your encoder off? The reset to

timed out over the night a few functions Encoder is off.

and I would like

in the Agena. That purge was just section

s/c

Roger.

2 O2 only. CR0 That's affirmative. You can

Okay, 12, we've got the Agena r,esets. turn Flight, HOU Standby, your encoder back on. Canary. Canary.

Canary Cap Com, Houston Flight. CR0 Okay. We've got the Agena reset, the encoder is

back on. HOU Okay.
You could

switkhes. him turn

ask him a position of the autameter After he gives the positions, you can have I

them both to off.

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a.m. CST

Tape 140 '. P43e 3

CR0

Roger,

copy.

12, Cansrys. s/c CR0 Go ahead. Okay. switches s/c CR0 s/c CR0 What's the positions at this time? of your spectrometer

They are off. They are off? Affirm. Skay. COPY= I've got a FLA update if you are ready to

s/c CR0 s/c CR0

Ready to copy and do you want a Go/NoGo? Roger. Roger. Okay. update You had a chance to test We'll They'll do that after the batteries?

the PLA update. a flight plan Area 27 -

catch you with

over Kano.

Okay, PLA update. 21 + 12.

1 Charlie,

41 16 36.

26 + 41. 26 + 31.

Area - 28 - 1 Bravo,
HOU

42 49 59, 21 + 07,

Slow down a bit, Area 29 - 1 Abel. Area 30 - 1 Abel. Area 31 - 4 Abel.

Bill.
44 25 53, 20 + 49, 26 + 06, 46 01 50, 26 + 16, 25 + 34, 48 50 30, 21 + 06, 26 + 37. 50 + 26 + 21, 20 + 45,

CR0

Area 32 - 4 Bravo.
26 + 10. HOU CR0 Slow down.

Back angle is a roll roll left 80, roll

left right

80, roll 100.

right

90,

Weather in all

areas is good.

And you need a set maneuver

Y, GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTAR 11/13/66,

3:50

a.m. CST

Tape 140
Page4

'. .:

for pick HOU s/c

all

areas.

We're just

about at LOS.

We'll

you up at Kano.

Kano go remote. Do we have enough time to give me that before the last one . ..(garbled). area

KNO CR0 HOU s/c HOU

Ksno remote and we have acquisition. Okay, it was 31 - 4 Abel.
48 50 36.

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Cam, through Good morning Good morning, whether another there, Jim. Houston, 12 here.

Kano.

We are interested

to know

you guys would like rev or would you like

to take a nap for to eat early and would

do some S-5 and s-6. be to sleep, Do you copy? s/c Roger. night. HOU Okay. We slept We're just like but that's

Our recommendation up to you.

a couple

of logs last out.

about slept

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':

s/c HOU

,..we're. Okay. I'd

just like

about slept

out. to the

to give you a correction

P'LA's we've given you so far. RET 400 K should read 20 + 16. Roger. Understand. I thought

On 30 - 1 Alpha,

it

would be kind you got to

of hard to get to rollback
400K a

before

HOU

Rog.

Okay, let quick

me give you a flight

plan update PM's

here real if s/c HOU

and we can get these other on.

necessary

here later one. you've you like.

You ready to copy?

Roger,

standby if

Okay, well you whatever

got your PLA out,

I'll

give

s/c HOU

Ready for the flight Okay.

plan update. plan in kilter, times. essentially We'd

To get your flight

you add 10 minutes like

to the nominal an eat period

for you to start

now, and at sequence give you

38:35 do an s-6 sequence A -- correction, 8 north of track. 38:40, at CYI, we'll

a Go/NoGo for Alpha,

45 - 1 Alpha.

38:55 - S-5, mode

sequence 04.

At 40:30 power up platform is 0 90 0 on' defree, Okay,

and gyro compass to 0 - 900, that the Agena. Agena inertial. At 41:17, sunrise,

platform

42:47:28,

EVA sunrise.

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Tape 141, Page2 s

that's like

the end of the flight a note here before

plan update.

I'd stack

we loose you if

B -- stack 2B current stack until 2B off

goes below 1 amp, turn open circuit voltage at

and monitor

the next site..

And you are holding

1 smp right s/c HOU s/c HOU Rog.

now on ground TM. now.

We're showing about zero on it

You are showing zero? Roger. Okay, let's turn it off. Be advised your flight

plan is also one rev off. 10 minutes. s/c Roger, again? HOU 42:47:28. Bill, What was that

So add one rev and

EVA sunrise

time

We*ve got 30 seconds to LOS. at Carnarvon. voltage real

We'll Could quick.

give you the PLA updates you give me an open circuit On stack 2. s/c HOU Three zero. Understand 30. Section 2.

This is Gemini Control, into the mission

37 hours,

18 minutes,

52 seconds

of Gemini 12.

You heard that

conversation He was

between Astronaut remoting through

Anders and the crew of Gemini 12. Kano, Nigeria.station.

He gave the crew a

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMENTARY, 11113166,

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Tape 141 '. Page3 *

flight into

plan update. the flight,

,To repeat

it

briefly,

37 hours,

15 minutes 38:40,

eat period.

38:35,

an s-6 experiment, 38 hours,

Canary Islands

Go/NoGo for rev 45-l. 40 hours, sunrise,

55 minutes,

an S-5 experiment. 41 hours, EVA sunrise. revolution flight the fuel indicate
37 hours,

30 minutes, 42 hours,

power up the platform, 47 minutes,
28 seconds,

17 minutes,

You also heard him advise plus 10 minutes Also, stack to bring

the crew to add one

them up to the planned to shutdown This does not stacks left. At

plan. cell

the Gemini 12 crew was advised B, which is now inoperative. situation. We have five

a critical 20 minutes,

21 seconds into

the mission

of Gemini 12,

this

is Gemini Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, ll/13/66,

4:22 AM CST TAPE 142, PAGE 1

This is Gemini Control, the flight of Gemini 12.

37 hours,

40 minutes, Sentry

12 seconds into

Coastal

now has acquisition director, is passing

of the spacecraft. instructions spacecraft

Gene Icranz, the flight Sentry fuel

on to Coastal concerning cell this

to pass on up to the cell situation. The short stacks, We will put Sentry

recap is the fuel so,.only continue

stack B, of which we have five to be inoperable. is possible, we will Coastal

one stack appears at least to check this out;if We will it

it back on the line. contact with

now stand by for

the Gemini 12 crew.

CSQ

Roger. OK, Bill, OK. ' OK? . . . . . seconds to go, Flight. Roger. Gemini 12, CSQ. Go ahead, CSQ. Roger. fuel We'd like cell. to run a little test on the we'll stand by for your pass.

HOU FLT CSQ HOU FLT CSQ HOU FLT CSQ s/c
CSQ

What we'd like

you to do is to current

observe

two or three

out of each stack

and give us enough time here to get a ground correlation read out so would'you give us a

.

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'+:22 AM CST TAPE 142, PACE 2

read out on Stack 1 and Alpha. s/c CSQ s/c CSQ s/c CSQ s/c CSQ s/c CSQ Roger. One Alpha reads 3 . . .

8backi.J%o.Alpha. Two Alpha is 2.3 M. Three Alpha. We only have two seconds..... Stand by one. One Apollo Two Apollo. Two Apollo is 0, zero. you to now to measure the on two Apollo. voltage is zero. One Apollo.

is 3...PIM

Okay, we'd like . . . . circuit

voltage

s/c CSQ HOU CSQ

Roger, All still

the open circuit

low on two Apollo. leave it off. for you. of 25, 55.9 left, to LOS.

Okay, Bill, Okay.

I have a new update roll

. . . . time is 38:32:53, right I'll s/c Ascension, transmit 1104.

One minute

you a TX. gravity
25,

Roger. right

. . . . 38~32~53, Ascension, Xi.&.

55.9 left,

CSQ

Roger, roger. Bill, That's do you have any Delta negative. no Delta P lights. thank You. P lights? P lights up there?

HOU
CSQ

HOU
CSQ

Negative, No Delta Roger,

HOU

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US

HOU

CSQ, AFD. Agena?

Would you give/an

LOS main on

CSQ

Okay. This is Gemini Control,
37 hours, 46 minutes,

42 seconds

into

the flight

of Gemini 12. will

We have had LOS from Coastal be some 40 minutes off from now

Sentry. with

The next contact

the Rose Knot tracking recap in revolution B was slightly amps. At that - quite time it

ship, 24, it a bit

the west coast of Africa. fuel cell
.g8 to

A short stack
1.08

was found that

- low in amperage,

was decided and this

to awaken the crew They have had words, they were It was B. pick The up

over the Rose Knot Victor about five and a half

was done. In other

hours sleep.

awakened something decided to instruct voltage This still

around one and a half them to shut down fuel

hours early. cell stack won't

open circuit any load. had a flight everything

appeared to be good but it leaves us with ,five stacks.

They also

plan update which includes other than the loss If that after fuel further cell of that stack

the time for EVA, so fuel cell stack will appears be brought path. At

to be normal. back on the line 37 hours, this

can be, it

checks along the flight the mission

48 minutes,

10 seconds into

of Gemini 12,

is Gemini Control.

END OF TAPE

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Tape 143 Page1

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Gemini Control of Gemini 12.

Houston 38 hours,

17 minutes

into

the flight Jim

The Gemini 12 spacecraft is currently

with

Astronauts

Love11 and Buzz Aldrin Pacific and approaching

passing

over the south coast pass Meanwhile,

the FXV ship off the western

of South America,

The crew was awakened during

the last

over the BKV and they are currently in Mission of Flight Flight Control Controller Houston, teams.

in an eat period.

we are in the process At the present time, things

of a change Cliff Charlesworth

Director

of the Green Team is talking

over with Over the HKV, cell has been

Gene Kranz, we might status.

who has been here most of the evening. scme further time, verification stack of our fuel

expect

At the present The fuel cell

2B, that

is 2 Bravo, this

shut down. one-sixth Gemini 11. fuel cell

has two sections; comparable

would represent

of those two sections,

to what we had on shut down the similar

We showed low amperage and therefore, stack 2 Bravo. fuel This, again,

is a situation picked 19 minutes Houston.

to 11 where the other carried on from there.

cel18.stacks

up the power and into the flight

At 38 hours,

,of Gemini 12, this

is Gemini Control

END OF TAPE

.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMENTARY, 11/13/66,

5:Og a.m. CST

Tape 144 Page 1

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Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12. ring

Houston,

38 hours,

22 minutes

now into

the

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin with

are approaching The he We

the outer

of acquisition Cap Cam will

the Rose Knot Victor. advise the crew that this pass.

Rose Knot Victor is standing expect little Standing

probably

by, and will

monitor

systems during during this the pass,

or no conversation

however. Housta.

by at 38 hours,

22 minutes,

is Gemini Control

RIW

. ..is

on.

Thank you, The Delta Very good. The Agena vehicle The Gemini vehicle Gemini 12, RKV. s/c RKV Go ahead, RKV. Okay, we show you go on the ground here. nothing s/c RKV Roger, Roger. further we're for you. We'll be standing We have by. is go. is go. P lights are out.

coming up on an s-6.

Gemini Control the Rose Knot Victor. or no conversation

Houston. Again, during

We continue as we stated

to monitor earlier,

the pass over we expect by. little

the pass,

but we are standing

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

5:Og a.m. CST

Tape 144 1: Page 2

Flight, HOU

RKV.

Go ahead, RKV. The *.. current is still varying between 3 and

4 PCM counts

on the Agena. looks goodhere. We have

HOU

Roger,

everything

your first Roger.

summary.

Gemini Control the RKV, of course,

Houston. is that

The voice of Flight center a while

have been you/hearing talking Director Gene Franz.

to Mr. and

Kranz has been in the control continues aboard. to remain here for

most of the evening, as the Green shift

comes

RKV HOU RKV HOU

Flight,

RKV.

Go ahead, RKV. Are you reading Affirmative. Okay, we'll Hotel reading Charlie get into the flight plan here on temperature Charlie 02 me loud and clear?

06, RCS-B source

51.2 degrees.

And Hotel reading

RCS-Bravo source pressure HOU Okay,
okay.

2870 psi.

GMC is watching

that.

He says that's

RKV

Okay,

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5:Og a.m. CST

Tape 144 *. Page 3

RKV HOU

Flight,

1, 2, 3. you, Bill. seems that when I key my mike here, some fluctuation to you. site problem. with Agena

I'm reading Flight, it

we come out getting TM when I'm talking HOU I'd We'll say you've

got a local

check around here. You are just about to our LOS.

12, RKV. s/c HOU Roger. Let's Roger.

have an LOS Gemini main, please,

Bill.

We have LOS Gemini. HOU Roger.

Gemini Control mission. We've just

Houston, had loss which will

38 hours,

29 minutes with

into

the

of signal involve

the Rose Knot victor.

The next activity, photography. They will is synoptic seeking

the crew,. is same s-6 in about 10 minutes.

This is scheduled be shooting weather, bands

to take place

sequence 8 pictures; and sequence 8 indicates eminating Control

the s-6 photography that they'll be zone.

Cirrus

from a tropical Houston, the flight floor

converginae controllers are quietly

Meanwhile,

in Mission

in the operations going over their

control
flight

room on the third
plans in preparation

for a very busy

GEMINI 12 MISSION COhMENTARY,U/13/66,

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CST

Tape 144 Page 4

:

morning, part

a moining

which will

involve

the umbilical floor of this

EVA on the windowless

of Buzz Aldrin. its business

And on the first as usual

building, complex.

for the real

time computer of

I-t&7094

computers

are up and humming in support as usual to them means today, and

the Gemini 12 mission, 40 billion certainly world will this calculations this will

and business per day, for

a day like

be the busiest The next station and this

computer

complex in the Gemini 12, to take place That to

morning.

to acquire is scheduled

be the Canary Islands 41 minutes,

in 38 hours,

13 seconds into

the mission. by and continuing

is some 10 minutes monitor, this

from now.

Standing Houston.

is Gemini Control

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION Cm

y, n/13/66,

5:27 A. M. CST Tape 145, Page 1

A

Gemini Control flight

Houston,

38 hours,

41 minutes

into

the

of Gemini 12 at this in an orbit

time.

The Gemini 12 spacecraft nautical and 139.6 nautical stand by for

is currently

of 161.9

and we have just conversation s/c CYI

been acquired this pass.

by Canary and we'll

during

Roger, .ssme one. Okay, we'd like purge, section to get a nominal 2 then section cell 1. purge, section 2 fuel cell

s/c

Understand then 1.

ncxninal fuel

CYI Gemini Control

Roger, we're Houston.

standing As you just

by for heard,

it. Canary advised

the Gemini 12 crew that to accomplish CYI s/c CYI s/c normal fuel

they have a go for 45 dash 1 and they're cell purge, sending first section 2 then 1.

12, Canary, Roger.

you a TX.

And could we have a PQJ., please? Roger, we're using about, oh, between 48 and

49 percent.
CYI CYI HOU CYI HOU HOU Roger, Flight, thank you. Canary.

Go ahead. How about a crew status Stand by. I don't see it report? scheduled. Hold on.

, Canary fromFlight.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

5:27 A. M. CST Tape 145, Page 2

'.

CYI

Go ahead. We're scheduled Okay. for that over ETR next pass.

HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU

Canary Cap Can, Houston Flight. Go ahead, Flight. See any Delta Negative, Delta P lights? P lights.

Canary from Flight. Go ahead. Agena India. .o...Qnega, Agena India. Roger. roger.

CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI (PAUSE) Gemini Control canary. CYI HOU CYI Standing

Houston, by. Flight,

continuing

to monitor

our pass over

Canary.

Go ahead, Canaries. Okay, we've completed on section the tape dump and he's time.

102 purge at this

HOU CYI

Roger. Gemini 12, Canary. quantity switch Would you move your cryo please?

to the O2 position,

Thank you.

Okay, Gemini 12, would you . . . time and move the switch

your H2 tank at this

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to the vent position s/c CYI s/c Roger.

and then to safe?

Did you get the vent pull? Roger, we heard the reaction the . . . back there in

CYI

Okay, and put your cryo quantity off, and your H2 heater switch

switch to auto.

to

S/C
CYI

Roger. And we got about 30 seconds to LOS and we'll be standing by.

s/c HOU KNO HOU s/c HOU

Roger. Kano go remote, Canary local.

Kane's remote and we have acquisition. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com through Roger. Jim, will you move your cryo quantity switch Kano, over.

to H2, please? s/c garbled Gemini 12, Houston Cap Can. I'm not copying. switch .

Did you read leave your cryo quantity in H21 s/c HOU KNO We are back in H2. Mighty fine.

30 seconds to Kano AOS - correction

LOS.

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5:27 A. M. CST Tape 145, Page 4

\
,

KNO Gemini Control of Gemini 12. Houston remoting And at 38 hours, minutes rapWe

Kano has LOS. Houston,
38 hours,

52 minutes The voice

into

the flight

We've had LOS over Kano. through Kano was that into

you heard from Anders. some two

of Cap Corn Bill that's

55 minutes

the mission,

from now, the crew is scheduled This will for be Synoptic an African now this Rift Terrain Valley.

to take some S-5 PhotogPhotography and they will
53 minutes

be shooting into

At 38 hours, Houston.

the mission

is Gemini Control

EXIDOFTAPK

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMEXTARY, 11/U/66,

6:16

a.m. CST

Tape 146 : Page 1

This is Gemini Control the flight

Houston, time.

39 hours,

30 minutes Control,

into the

of Gemini 12 at this Director, with Cliff

In Mission

Green team Flight

Charlesworth, control

has gone around team, the various It all looks

the room and discussed aspects

his flight

of the upcoming umbilical time.

EVA mission, that

good at this part

The surgeon rr&terat?&.

sleep on the

of the Gemini 12 crew was something that he had "all

less than 6 hours. slept out(l. The

Jim Love11 had indicated Gemini 12 crew, 25th revolution.

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin, We've got a long dry spell

are now in their between passes that will

as they cross the south Pacific. acquire into will be Antigua. This will

The next station be at 40 hours, to bring

4 minutes

the mission.

In the meantime, that

you up-to-date the teleduring

on some of the activities scoping his handrail

happened yesterday, put out yesterday activity

which Buzz Aldrin for

standup EVA is in place ready transportation attachment. sections. It

today's

to provide

him with tether two-foot

to the nose of the Agena for by the way, is in three

This handrail, It

has got an 8 inch segment which was inside his Aldrin's hatch so And

spring-loaded. he could readily it is presently

was stowed right reach it

as he started

standup EVA.

mounted on the half-beam side,

between the two hatches. end is plugged Also, yesterday,

This is one the spacecraft into a hole on the docking

and the other

cone of the Agena.

Ir

1L

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

6:16

a.m. CST

Tape 146'. Page2 :

AU.rin behind

mounted the 16 mm EVA camera on the center the two hatches. for a couple That is where it of reasons. will

line

between -today. him a

be positioned will this provide task with

He did this with a basis

One, this

of comparison

between performing

chest pack on, that Yesterday, will of course,

is the ELSS on, and without

the chest pack. Also, that this

he did not wear the chest pack. to evaluate some modifications

give him a basis

had been O-ring

made to the mounting was somewhat swollen problem umbilical

on the camera. during

The csmera mounting

Gemini 11 and had given Dick Gordon a exercise at the start activity, today Aldrin as part of the Gemini 11 did take the

or two in his mounting EVA. Following

yesterday's remount it

camera back in and he will The crew will from now. conversation begin their

of his tasks.

EVA preparations a quiet Antigua.

in about seven minutes and we will have no this

This will with

be during

period

them until Houston.

At 39 hours,

33 minutes,

is Gemini Control

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

6~50 A. M. CST

Tape 147, Page 1

Gemini Control flight

Houston,

40 hours, time. with during

four minutes

into

the

of Gemini 12 at this acquisition

Jim Lovell Antigua this

and Buzz Aldrin station.

are approaching We expect Bill sition

tracking

some conversation

pass between Cap Can stand by for Standing acqui-

Anders and the Gemini I2 crew. which is expected this

We'll

at any moment.

by now for

acquisition

is Gemini Control AOS Antigua.

Houston.

HOU s/c HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn, over. Hello, Roger. wasn't Houston. Ihat it? was. off) copy Gemini 12, say again. for a cliff hanger? Sanething interesting happened 12 here. lonely pass there,

was a pretty

s/c

Yes, it

. . ..(broke HOU We didn't How's that (PAUSE) HOU s/c HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com, over. Co ahead, Houston. You were cut out after interesting. you saw something

What did you see? see anything. I said that during

s/c

We didn't

our S-5 attempt we attempted appears after

to photograph

on photo sequence 4 control control and it system,

to get spacecraft an analysis
ofour

MbfNTARY, ll/13/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION CO

6:50 A. M. CST

Tape 147, Page 2

that HOU HOU

thrusters copy.

2 and 4 are not operating.

Roger,

Gemini 12, Houston. start a gradual

We'd like

to have you on the loops. at least

power up by turning

A pump in both the primary We'd like a rev. to have you leave We'll

and secondary this on for

give you more items over Canary and to have you follow plan power up. that your normal EVA

then we'd like prep in flight s/c Roger. primary

Over.

Understand

you want us to put on B and primary A

A and have both primary time. Is that

on at this HOU s/c Negative. Roger. at this HOU

correct? A in each loop.

Only primary Only primary time.

A in each loop going on

Also we'd like purge in section

to have you do a 30 second O2 2. We'd like to have you start We'll rev.

one now and we want you to do one each rev. advise you when to do them on the following

Do you copy?
s/c *

Roger. at this

30 second purge in section time.

2 coming on

HOU s/c

Okay, and we're Roger, water

ready for a crew status

report.

gun count of 1361.

Water consumed

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/13/66,

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A. M. CST Tape 147, Page 3

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about equal and both eaten meal 3 on day 3 meal . . HOU Roger, make that sections. s/c HOU Roger. Roger. try we'll
30 second purge

a 30 second purge for both

for both sections.

Now we'd like

to have each one of you of water each now and in the

drinking

about a pint

be asking

you to drink over. cell?

more as late

EVA prep as possible, s/c . HOU HOU Roger, Roger. Also we'd like off s/c HOU is this the fuel

to have you turn

your encoder

now so we can reset

your timer.

Encoder off. Okay, and a note to in order attitude to conserve you to

gas in the Agena, we'd like before

make sure that you kill s/c Roger. did you? HOU s/c That's Fuell all

you send ACS on, that

your rates. 2 and 4,

You read about our thrusters

affirmative. cell

We're thinking

it

over.

purge is complete.

You say you want huh?

me to really HOU s/c That's

load up on the water,

affirmative. get any of this on the ground

How come I didn't

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTAR 11/13/66, Y,

6:50 A. M. CST

Tape 147, Page 4

debriefing

- ground briefing? before.

I was asking

these questions HOU s/c HOU We'll

give you a briefing

when you get back.

I guess they will. Okay, you can turn your encoder back on again. of your

And can you give us an evaluation sleep period. s/c HOU s/c HOU HOU Roger, Mighty sleep period fine. was very good.

It must be at least COPY. Gemini 12, Houston. at this time? Roll logic

six hours apiece.

Where is your roll

logic

S/C
HOU s/c

Roger. your roll Roger,

primary.
They’re

Okay, you mean

jets?

in yaw.

understand.

Roger, we've had them both in yaw and pitch. We had them in pitch trouble after initial rendezvous

a day or so ago and then we brought

them back to yaw. HOU s/c COPY. They may have been
out

for

awhile.

At least These problems we

they might have been intermittent. sound a little had.... familiar with

some of the things

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, u/13/66,

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A. M. CST Tape 147, Page 5

HOU HOU

Roger,

understand. You have about one minute

Gemini 12, Houston. to LOS.

s/c

Roger. LOS Antigua.

HOU

Flight. Go ahead, Flight.

HOU

You get everything This is Gemini Control Houston.

you need now? We've just referenced had loss of

sign&L at Antigua. Pilot's

The two thrusters

in Command 2 and that

Jim Love11 conversation Attitude apparently

- these are OAMSthrusters, System. He indicated

4, OAMSOrbital these thrusters indication that

Maneuvering

are out at this time.

time or he had an These thrusters however, reduces control Houston. are

they are out at this down and yaw left what this really

used for pitch point out that

functions; does, it

we should

our control authority. At

authority 40 hours,15

by half. minutes

It does not eliminate this is Gemini Control

END OF TAPE!

11/13/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMEX!CARY,

7:05

a.m. CST

Tape 148. 4 Page 1

Gemini Control and we will pick

Houston.

We've just

been acquired

by Canary

up that

conversation

now.

s/c CYI s/c CYI

. ..gyrc

... to real time and acq 8.

Your !lM switch TM is real time

and acq. to the O2 position.

And your cryo read switch Okay, we got it.

s/c HOU CYI HOU

Roger. Canary Cap Corn, Houston Flight. Go ahead, Flight. Two things. all Ask him if he's getting is, anything whether at
l

out of thrusters

2 and 4, that or out. 9 .

they are degraded CYI s/c CYI Rog. 12, canmys.

Go ahead. Okay. anything We'd like to know whether you are getting Are

out of thrusters

2 and 4 at all.

they degraded . s/c Okay. Here's

or are they off? the sequence we went through. the spacecraft We noticed that to a good we were getting or a yaw We

attempted position a roll

to patrol for S-5,

every time we put it so we finally

in a pitch

maneuver, all

went around and checked off all the circuit

the thrusters

by turning

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

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a.m. CST

Tape 148 Page 2

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breakers,

then turning

them on one at a time.

We put our rate for deflation. solenoid

gyros on, checked our needles We could also hear the thrusters And both 2 and 4

open up of course. at all. circuit

had no response but only those a time. CYI s/c Okay, copy that. It is difficult

We had no -- no response, breakers were on. One at

to get a good evaluation our unusual attitude

because

we didn't response offset it

know whether to the control

maneuver was due to the aboard or whether problem it dawned

CG due to the Agena fuel

was the thruster

powerup and this for

could have existed onus CYI HOU s/c CYI HOU Roger.

some time before was.

what the situation

Okay, very good Canary, We tried Roger. secondary

would you ask him to send.. drivers to no avail.

attitude

Would you ask him to send ACS gains 460, please. Do you copy?

low c-and

CYI s/c

Roger.

12, canarys.

Go ahead.

I.

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d Okay, would you send comman 460, ACS gains to the Agena please?

low

s/c HOU CYI

Roger. Canary Cap Corn, Houston Flight. Go ahead, Flight. already, It indicates low down here anyhow.

but we had to send it

HOU

Okay, would you give us a FCM count from CAO9. Charlie, Alpha 09.

CYI

Roger. Standby one. Okay, that's 184, and in the O2 position.

HOU CYI H@U CYI HCU CYI HOU CYI HOU

Thank you. And 193 in the H2 position. Say again.
193 in the H2 position.

Okay, and we'd like .Roger.

an LOS main Agena.

Canary Cap Corn, Houston Flight. Go ahead, Flight. Okay, we recommend that breakers on TCA-2 and 4. he open the circuit

CYI HOU

Open them and leave them open, right? Affirmative.

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CYI s/c CYI

12, canarys. Go ahead. Okay, we recommend that breakers open. on thrusters you open the circuit 2 and 4 and leave them

s/c

Okay, thrusters open now.

2 and 4 circuit

breakers

coming

CYI

Roger. 12, Canarys, about a minute to LOS. up the

S,S

Roger, platform

Canarys. at 40:30,

We*,plan on powering you concur?

HCU CYI

Affirmative. That is affirmative. Flight, Canarys.

HOU CYI

Go ahead. Okay, looks he turned a few minutes there, the platform on just for

and when he did the main It was reading about

bus,. went to about 25,
26 prior

to that back off?

time. Did he turn it back off?

HOU CYI

Was it It

is off now, right. according

He said he'd power up to flight plan.

at 40:30, HOU CYI

What did the main bus go to?
25. 25
volts.

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HOU CYI

How about the current? Standby one. Okay, looks
20 amps.--

How about the currents?

like

the main bus went up to about

A and B went up or 2 went up to

about 10 or 12 amps. HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU Say the first one again.

Main bus 1 went up to about 20 amps. Okay. Okay, we've had LOS and both vehicles Roger. were go.

This is Gemini Control We've just

Houston.

40 hours, Canary.

26 minutes

now.

passed out of range with breakers 2 and 4.

The crew was advised instruction at the them in a 4 We one

to open circuit was given present power. pitchdown

This was done -- this

since these thrusters We felt indicate that there

are not doing anything was no point thruster in giving 2 is-used that

time.
We will

again that

mode and I believe

we said earlier

thruster

was used for yaw right. will also indicate Gffect for that

This would actually these thrusters authority,

be yaw left.

2 and 4 -- neither There are alternate

have a total mains certainly

on control accomplishing this

each of these maneuvers. is Gemini Control Houston.

So at 40 hours, END OF TAPE

27 minutes,

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7:39

A. M. CST

Tape 149A, Page 1 CR0 HOU CR0 Houston Flight, Carnarvon.

Go ahead, Carnarvon. Okay, we noticed main bus current deleting
36.

the Canary summary of total is a little low. Are we rule? The

that

rule

from the mission

HOU CR0

Which one? The 36 amps minimum for and during EVA. I know of.
19 dash 3.

two hours prior

to EVA

HOU CR0

Not that That's Agena.

Stand by, Jim. Carnarvon has acq aid contact

HOU CR0 HOU HOU CR0 HOU CR0

Roger,

Carnarvon.
90.

Showing the Agena at FC-1 plus
Roger.

Carnarvon Co ahead.

frcm Flight.

What do you show on main bus voltage We don't atAOS. have solid sync Gemini yet. total

now? We're not

What did you want,

main bus?

HOU CR0

Yes, voltage. Okay. Gemini. Oh, voltage. Showing 25 Okay.
volts.

Intermittent

signal

HOU CR0 (Pick

Say again.
25 volts.

up continuation

of commentary from Tape 149, Page 1)

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Tape 149, Page 1

Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12. with

Houston,

40 hours,

52 minutes

into

the

The Gemini 12 spacecraft tracking. To quickly this

is now approaching recap some of The Gemini 12 this morning,

acquisition the activities

Carnarvon that

have taken place

morning. early for. time.

crew was awakened about an hour and a half earlier stack than the normal flight 2B is not operative in two sections plan called

Fuel cell This is one of We're run-

at the present in the fuel plus

six stacks

cell

system.

ning about one revolution flight celled plan.

ten minutes

ahead of our normal that we canday, and pass, that

This is the case because of the fact

or did not do our high apogee orbit Antigua it was reported before that Antigua.

on the first - during Antigua

also before I should

say - it

occurred

It was reported thrusters

two 25 pound thrusters, were apparently our EVA plans and so we'll CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 down. for this

the OAMSthrusters, This will morning.

2 and 4, on

have no effect, We're acquiring

however,

now at Carnarvon, transpire.

stand by for

any conversation

which might

Showing 25 volts. Say again.
25
volts.

What are the currents? 21 and a half amps.. plus one, 13 may plus 2.

Gemini 12, Carnarvon. s/c CR0 Go ahead, Carnarvon. Okay, we're showing your O2 pressure is no go.

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7:39 A. M. CST

Tape 149, Page 2

You're s/c CR0 s/c HOU CR0 HOU

a little

low. up a little.

Okay, we'll Let's get it

pump it

about 710 onboard.

Very well. Carnarvon Co ahead. How about getting heater on? us a main when you get the from Flight.

CR0 HOU CR0 CR0

Roger. And an Agena main. Roger. We're showing about 780 on cryo O2 tank pressure. Way below expected. Okay, we Is that

also show them on both A pumps. where you want them? HOU That's affirmative. That's

what we did over

the states. CR0 HOU I know that, but EVA prep shows secondary it on until B. he

Yeh, but we asked him to leave comes across the states again.

CR0

Okay, I'm getting section 1.

both Delta

P lights

in

HOU CR0

You have both lights? O2 to water on.

Or no lights? 1 and 2. Thqvare

in both section

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A. M. CST Tape 149, Page 3

HOU CR0

Copy, on. Okay, the O2 tank pressure nicely. It's is coming up pretty

740 - 840 correction.

HOU CR0 CR0

Did you send us a Gemini main, Roger.

Carnarvon?

We're showing about 39 amps total current.

spacecraft

HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU

Say again,

please. spacecraft off now? current.

Showing about 39 amps total Okay, does he have the heater Oh, no. It's still on.

The summary shows @t and a half. Okay, we just Carnarvon Go ahead. Ask them if I!m sire they have Delta P lights E&30. got
a

readout.

You're

correct.

from Flight.

they have.

CR0 CR0 s/c CR0

Roger. 12, Carnarvon. Go ahead. Roger. Confirm you have Delta P lights section 1

and 2 . . . the water. s/c CR0 HOU Roger, we have. Okay. When did they come on?

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CR0 s/c CR0

When did they come on? Oh, I'd say about fifteen minutes ago. is go and your

Okay, thank you. and 02 pressure except

We show your O2 quantity is go at 875 ground readout, check and all that

for your integrity current continue

spacecraft s/c CR0 s/c okay, we'll Roger. Carnarvon,

is go, your go for now with

depress.

the EVA prep.

we're just

going to recheck egress

with

you Do

but we have sunrise you confirm? That's affirmative.

time of 42:47:28.

s/c
CR0

Roger. We've had LOS Gemini and Agena. go at LOS. Roger. Gemini Control Houston, 41 hours now into the flight. We've just will be All systems were

had loss

of signal

over Carnarvon.

The next station the mission.

to acquire

Grand Turk. versation revolution into for

This is at 41:37 into awhile with

So we'll

have no con-

the crew as they make their Pacific.

way on the 26th

across

the southern of Gemini 12,

At 41 hours and one minute

the flight

%hi.s is Gemini Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 13, 1966, 8:08 am CST TAPE 150, PAGE 1 Gemini Control of Gemini 12. and Buzz Aldrin, 26th revolution. Houston, 41 hours 21 minutes with now into its the flight

\

The Gemini 12 Spacecraft is passing

crew, Jim Love11 now on its since we

over the South Pacific

This is a quiet contact

time in the mission

do not have a station Turk. One point

again until this

we reach Grand regards the instruction pass of The

of clarification,

given to the crew to drink for fuel a couple cell of reasons.

more water, One it will

this assist input that

was broughtto in disposing here also. they do drink This

water, that

two we have a sllrgeon it is most desirable

srlrgeon feels water prior i!'entified fuel cell

to the extravehicular since there water. are other

activity.

is particularly or disposing

means of venting

At the present

time the Gemini 12 crew, Lowell of their preparations we'd rather conversaso when the chest job

and Aldrin,

are very much in the midst EVA. It won't be quiet

for the umbilical expect tions that

surprise tight lipped This

us in fact in future

they will

on our passes down the line. the camera gear, other

is particularly umbilical,

you consider

the 25-foot they've

pack, miscellaneous of arranging flight plan on their

equipment

got a precision

hands.

Also one term crosses plan checklist.

up in the This is

- crops up in the flight line. This will be strung

a clothes implies, float

in the cabin as the name gear which might One item that otherwise Aldrin

to attach outside

cameras and other

the hatch during

the EVA.

does not plan to do even if and that

they get ahead in the EVA preparation Dick

is to go on his ELSS or chest pack system early. and was hindered

Gordon did this

somewhat because of his efficiency

GEMINI I2 MISSION CCBiMENTARY, NOVEMBER 13, 1966, 8:08 am CST TAPE 150, PAGE 2

in doing except urization

so.

The water boiler So it will

in the chest pack doesn't

work

in a vaccum. we're

be around the time of depressswitches to his ELSS.

sure before into

Aldrin the flight

At 41 hours 24 minutes present time, this

of Gemini I2 at the
Houston.

is Gemini Control

END OFTAPE

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8:25

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Tape 151 Page1

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Gemini Control acquired

Hzton,

43 hours,

38 minutes,

and we've up the

over the Eastern now.

Test Range and we'll

pick

conversation

s/c

. . correlation those lights.

between drinking

water

and

HOU s/c

You say negative I said there,is drinking water

correlation? a definite and those that correlation lights, the .. the food, go between

HOU s/c

Understand. Every-time that or drink out. quite

You feel

we use water a quantity

to prepare of it,

the lights

HOU

Roger.

We have indication after

here on the ground that

you drank water Carnarvon Carnarvon. s/c Rog. that, HOU s/c HOU Roger. I believe Okay. just

the Canary pass and before came on prior to

and the lights Is that

correct? Prior to

The lights

were on at Carnarvon.

they came on. Did you drink it was after, prior Bill, to their coming on?

I'm not sure. situation,

With respect a little

to the Agena control

rundown here. heavy with fuel

As you know, we are --

the Agena's pretty

and therefore, This results

has a in

high moment of inertia.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

8:25 a.m. CST

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effectively order

low ACS control

authority,

and in and with

to avoid any high gas usage, problem, we'd like

your control that kill

to recommend to You

you use rate all rates

c-and

when you attempt ACS on.

prior

to turning

understand?

s/c

Roger. plan, afber

We are now inertial. end we'll EVA. We suggest Also, pint using rate stay in this

As for condition

the flight until

HOU

Roger. EVA. another

command after

we'd like

to have you each &ink as late as possible

or so of water

in the EVA prep.

s/c

Houston,l2, this. Is it

here.

What is the reason behind cell or for body

for the fuel

conditioning? HOU s/c ' We're trying Yeah, well saturated I'd with to condition the fuel cells.

Just as soon not get super water when I'm going to be

exposed to a warm environment. Why don't HOU s/c Stand by. Right now, I think I've been drinking to get through an the you check that out?

adequate day's

amount of water

activities.

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HOU

We agree with it'll

that;if

you can drink cell wise.

any water

help us out fuel I'll If -- I'll

s/c HOU s/c HOU

okay, Roger. I'll Okay. like That's

sacrifice. of any that might help.

you can get rid too,

take care of that, Also, if it

is convenient the S-3 frogs

for you, we'd on your mark.

for you to fix just one unit.

s/c LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL HOU WC .

Roger,

can you read me?

Can you read me now? Yeah, what did you do? I don't know. I just heard something Houston? communications here one? click.

Gemini 12, did you call Roger, for I thought I'd lost

a minute.

Are you! ready for the unit

HOU s/c

Roger. On your mark. . Houston, 12, do you read? Do you read me, over? Houston, 12.

HOU s/c

Go ahead. Did some switch Houston, 12. read you five We're having electrical by. How me, 121 problem get hit maybe?

HOU s/c

Roger, Roger.

an intermittent switches,

here with

I guess because

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Tape 151 Page 4

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you're you let HOU Right.

-- we're

losing

ications. commun

Would

us go back on . . . Looks like unit your keying switch was stuck.

You can fix convenience. s/c HOU s/c HGU Roger.

one in the S-3 on your --

On your mark.

Can you read me now, Houston. by.

Read you five Houston, Roger, biomed. circuit

12, can you read? that's five by and we're not getting

You might breaker.

check your lead and your

s/c H%J s/c HOU

Okay.

How about now?

Looks good. Okay. Mighty Unit fine. over. one. Cnmymark.
3, 2, 1, mu-k.

Gemini 12, Houston, s/c HOU Go ahead. Roger. you feel water s/c Well, We'd like

to get your feeling

on how

about the possibility the urine do it

of dumping some

through we might

system if possible. EVA, Houston. We're

after

in the middle HOW s/c
Okay, we wodt

of EVA prep now.
bug you on that

then. you

Yeah, we've got gear all know, as per standard

over the cockpit,

procedure.

HOU

Roger.

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a.m. CST

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HOU GTI (pause >

Gemini 12, Houston. LOS, Turk.

One minute

to LOS.

Gemini Control, The lights light relative canary. 51 minutes referred

Houston.

We've just

had LOS over Antigua. this pass is the Delta P

to by the crew during light is on it indicates

and when this to water.

an oxygen over-pressure acquisition at

We are standing

by now for

We expect to acquire into the mission.

some two minutes

from now at 41 hours, Houston.

This is Gemini Control

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER13, 1966, 8:39 am CST TAPE 152, PAGE 1

Gemini Control flight. tion HOU C'_'I CYI SC CYI with

Houston,

41 hours 52 minutes

now into

the

We are coming into

Canary now and expect

conversa-

the crew momentarily. Oxygen only Oxygen only, roger.

Gemini 12, Canary Cap Com. Go ahead Okay, we would like only on both sections to get a 30 second 02 purge if you have time.

SC

Roger What purge do you want first Canary?

CYI SC CYI SC CYI

One What section One Section 1. Section 1 coming up. is coming down a do you want first?

12, Canary. little please? bit,

Your 02 pressure

do you want to bump up to 90 degrees

SC

Roger,

it

came right I've

down when we were checking got the heater on now, we're

out the ELSS. building CYI SC CYI Roger. Purge complete. Roger. it up.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 13, 1966, 8:39 am CST TAPF 152, PAGE2

HOU

Canary,

from Flight,

send us another P lights?

Gemini main

and do you still CYI That is affirmative.

have delta

Okay, his cabin pressure but I think HOU HOU CYI Roger. Canary from Flight, Roger Flight, HOU ' CYI Go ahead Okay we are getting this pass. I don't of it. Canary that is fran

is up to about 5.61 the ELSS checkout.

and Agena bravo please.

sane real think

weak radar getting

signals any

you're

C-band off HOU Roger.

That is probably They probably CYI Roger. l-2, Canary, you're

because of the antenna at Canary. rolled over.

got it

about one minute is looking stop it real here.

to LCS,

your 02 pressure SC HOU CYI HOU Roger, well we'll

good now.

Canary Cap Corn, Houston Flight. Go ahead Flight. You've just over Kano. about had LOS, I'll catch him

CYI

ObY

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CYI

He was. about 900 on 02 pressure it off.

when he cut

We've had LOS both vehicles HOU FD ICNO HOU CYI HOU Roger, GO.

and both were Go.

Kano go remote. Kano is remote and we have acquisition. Canary Cap Com, Houston Flight. Go ahead Flight You saw everything correct? okay for depress is that

CYI HOU

That is affirmative. Thank you. through Gemini 12, Houston Cap Cam, Standing by.

Kano.

SC HOU

Roger, Houston. Roger, Gemini 32. curves Be advised that you're stacks perhave

formance

on your remaining

been looking SC Very good. Houston,l2 HOU SC HOU SC

good since power up.

here.

Go ahead 12, we read you weak. Houston, Gemini 12.

Roger 12, go ahead. Roger, story flight. would you ask Chris for another bedtime the last

for me, I kind of miss them since

GEKU'lI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 13, 1966, a:39 am CST TAPE 152, PAGE4

HOU HOU

Roger,

we'll

have one for you. than that.

We may be able to do better

END OFTAPE

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8:4g A. M. CST Tape 153, Page 1

HOU (PAUSE) HOU

You may be able to do better

than that.

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Cam. Kano LOS.

One minute

to

Have fun on your EVA. Will do.

s/c HOU KIOO Gemini Control of Gemini 12. crew during During tether handrail he'll

Rag. Thank you very much. Roger. Karl0 has Los. Houston, 42 hours, five

minutes

into

the flight the Gemini 12 EVA.

That was Cap Com Bill minute of that

Anders who advised

the last

pass to have fun on their Al&in Al&in is attaching will

the first

daytime

pass while docking bar,

the Agena

to the spacecraft which he attached tether section

move down the to the nose,

yesterday. to an attach

As he proceeds point

hook his left

on the end of the He'll bar. hook his other While attaching cone

second telescoping tether

of the handrail.

to one of the rings he will toward

on the Agena docking with

the tether and his feet side. ride task. He'll

be essentially the spacecraft

his head over the docking This will

window.

be on the right than the the same flight

take on the appearance

of a swimmer rather

'em cowboy type approach We're evaluating stable

of Dick Gordon who performed kinds of restraints

different

on this

today to maintain floating

body positions.

This is done to avoid the Aldrin will

up and away effect

from a work position.

GEMINI I2 MISSIOM CClMMWMRY, U/13/66,

8:4g A. M. CST 'l'ape 153, Page 2

evaluate two waist harness. be varied the rings station

the handrailwhich tethers

he'llmove

down. strap

He'lLI. be wearing of his parachute

wrapped under the lower

These are made of nylon parachute in length and have hooks on either

webbing and they can end for attachment to work or These

on the l!DA and to the handrail. he'll evaluate foot restraints

Back at the adapter which closely like resemble

have been &scribed were carried formed well handholds And he will

previously

as looking

Butch shoes.

on Gemini ll in simulations.

but they were not used. Aldrin will carry

They have pera set of

forward

from the adapter evsluate

when he proceeds

to the Agena work station. And for

these by sticking

them on the Velcro.

Gemini 12, our EVA plan is laid task is vital to future events will

out in such a way that in the mission. probably

no individual task proves

If a single

to be too difficult, next item.

Aldrin

bypass it,

going on to the associated with

We want to see the degree of difficulty as well

each of the assignments can be performed, a8 it rest rules, is just

as the degree of ease in which they just as important to know what's hard scheduled

because'it's easy.

is to know what's periods throughout

Now Aldrin

does have regularly

the umbilical if

EVA and in the Gemini 12 ground he feels would call will a need to do so. a time out. be Carnarvon. pass that This

he can also stop and rest like an athletic team that

At 42 hours, This is at

8 minutes,
42 hours,

our next station

to contact

26 minutes,

57 seconds and we will

conversation

on to you as it

transpires.

This is Gemini Control

Houston.

END OFTAPE

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Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12,

Houston,

42 hours,

26 minutes

now into

the

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin acquisition with

are on their Carnarvon

27th revolution tracking station. cabin

and approaching

Over Carnarvon, depressurization now, so we'll

we expect the Go/NoGo and hatch stand by for open. And we

message for

are making contact over Carnarvon.

conversation

CR0 HOU CR0

Carnarvon Roger.

has Gemini contact.

Gemini 12, Carnarvon. your systems now.

We are checking

out

s/c
HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0

Roger,

Carnarvon. from Flight.

Carnarvon, Go ahead.

What did you show as the pump configuration? Both A pumps. Both A. That is affirmative. Carnarvon Go ahead. Agena Bravo. Roger. 12, Carnarvon. integrity Have you completed your suit from Flight.

check yet?

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s/c

This is 12. has not.

The command pilot getting

has, the pilot ready for it.

We're still

CR0 s/c

Okay. I'm pumping up the oxygen a little already on depress and ELSS both. bit. We are

CR0 HOU CR0 HOU

Okay. Carnarvon Go ahead. Just remind him that he has both A pumps and as far as pump from Flight.

to go ahead as per chehklist configuration. CR0 HOU CR0 Okay. You understand? Roger. 12, this is Carnarvon. I think that

comes later.

We're indicating and

here on the ground both A pumps in primary secondary to just
s/c

loops. continue

We just on with

want to remind you your checklist. A pumps on. Is

Roger. that

We have both primary correct? the way you are right

CR0

That's

now, but do it

as

per checklist.
s/c

Roger. Carnarvon Go ahead. A Gemini Bravo. Roger. from Flight.

HCU CR0 HOU CR0

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HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0

Do you have our lights? Say again. Do you have Delta That is affirmative. Roger. 12, Carnarvon. C2 heater. Confirm you are on manual P lights?

s/c

That's

affirmative.

I am, but it up much.

doesn't

seem

to be pumping it open of course. CR0 s/c CR0 s/c CR0 s/c CR0 HOU CR0 Okay. It's holding

We have the repress

about 620.

Roger that. off You want us to go J repress Just follow Roger. Flight, Carnarvon. your check list. and pump it 4 up?

Go ahead. Okay. he's I told It calls It seems with that O2 manual heater that his repress on open.

not doing any good with him to continue for closing check. it on with

checklist. after

a little

later

the integrity HOU Roger, Carnarvon, CR0 Go ahead.

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9:13 a.m. CST

Tape 154 Page 4

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HOU CR0

Send us a main, Roger. 12, Carnarvon, All

Gemini and B's,

Bravo.

we have one minute

to LOS. of eye

your systems are go with

the exception

your cryo O2 pressure. on that before thing EVA. But it doesn't and get it

Just keep a close up to 710 onboard

SIC
CR0

Roger.

seem to be going up, on.

Carnarvon. Roger. It'll

I left

the manual O2 heater

probably

go up when you close

the repress.

s/c
HOU

Roger. Carnarvon, down. he's go as long as it is not going

CR0

Roger that. long as that

go for depress just as does pressure / not decrease, 12. but it is not increasing on. It

You're

s/c

Roger, at all, is still

Carnarvon, with just

the manual 0 heater 2 about repressing. its

CR0

Roger. Flight,

Looks like Carnarvon,

going down Flight,

HOU CR0
HOU

Go ahead, Roger. Rogeti. We've had LOS both vehicles.

11/13/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMEZJTARY,

9:13 a.m.CST

Tape 154 Page 5

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CR0

And it down.

looks Started

like

that

O2 tank pressure

is going about 711.

at 735, 730, LOS short

This is Gemini Control The next station
43:08

Houston,

42 hours,

36 minutes

now. be at

to acquire will well

the Gemini 12 spacecraft

will

and this be passing

be over Texas.

Now the Gemini 12 spacecraft tracking.

will

to the south of Canton and Hawaii opening is presently minutes activity scheduled earlier.

However, with

the hatch

for 42:47:28 Cur first with

cabin depress

some three whatever

opportunity the EVA will At 42:37,

to confirm

has transpired

be over Texas.

We will

acquire

Texas at 43:08,

this

is Gemini Control

Houston.

END OF TAP?3

GEMINI 12 MISSION CmARY,

NOVEMBER 13, 1966,

g:$ PAGE1

am CST

TAPE 155,

Gemini Control flight with

Houston,

42 hours

48 minutes

now into

the

of Gemini 12.

At the present

time we have no contact contact was over

the Gemini I2 Spacecraft. However, plan if

Our last

Carnarvon.

Gemini I2 is holding schedule, time.

to the present

or to the flight

the cabin depressurizaticm We would expect clock it hatch in Mission did occur. out next
43 hours

would have occurred

by this

open time to have occurred. Control is counting

The countddwn

up on the assumption status

that until

However, we will station contact

not know the exact and this contact will

be at 43:08;

and 8 minutes 49 minutes this

into

the mission

over Texas. Houston.

At 42 hours

is Gemini Control

END OFTAPE

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMEZVTAKY, 11/13/66,

9:42 A. M. CST Tape 156, Page 1

Gemini Control of Gemini 12 now. across at this

Houston,

42 hours,

55 minutes

into

the mission proceeding contact -

The Gemini 12 spacecraft out of contact

is still

the South Pacific time.

- out of station in Mission

The bottom countdown clock six seconds at this time.

Control

reads time

13 minutes, of acquisition will

This'clock

indicates

to our next station At that Anders, time Bill

contact. Anders will

This station be in contact

contact with

be Texas. Bill

the crew. talking with

the Cap Com, has been back frequently Cliff Charlesworth. Control. is quite This has been

Flight ocmce

Director

a frequent

in Mission as an astronaut

The Cap Corn by the nature active. He's on his here in of that

of his profession feet

perhaps more often Control. Also, Directors. passing

than the other his console

Flight

Controllers in front

Mission

is directly

of the Flight
tions activity quarterback Director before

Often they have over the desk consultaThis is interesting the duties Director of a and Flight

word along to the crew. It's much like team with splitting

to watch.

on a football calling the plays

the Mission

and the Cap Com passing
56 minutes

on the signals the flight now.

from Mission

Control.

42 hours, Houston.

into

This is Gemini Control

END OF TAPE

GEMINI I2 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER13, 1966,

9:55 am CST TAPE 157,

PAGE1

Gemini Control acquiring through

Houston,

43 hours

9 minutes by.

now.

We are

over Texas and we're Corpus Christi and we're

standing standing

This is remoted

by.

Gemini Control with SC

Houston we have conversation turn

going on now

the Gemini I2 crew and we'll Roger we're over it. just

to the conversation. of view

ahead of my field

SC

I probably ELSS.

will

when I do a little

on the

LOVELL

Say Buzz,

,where did you get that

blue pack

on your back? Where d'id you get that back there? ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVFILL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL Blue pack huh. Okay, here's No 9~. it's Okay. Are you preparing Okay good. Okay let me open it and . . . ..out it now . . . . . . ..{...a little tight. difficult blue pack on your

a little

Open her up. Ooen and I'm going to leave You have it it .....

opened and deployed.

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTAEY, NOVEMBER 13, 1966, 9: 55 am CST TAPE 157, 4 PAGE 2

A&RIN

I think out,.it

the best thing

to do is ppah it better that

strlld,ght way.

seems to be locked

LOmLL ALDRIN

Okay p;lust ,Itllakff~~ loose.
sure it is not going to cane

LOVELL ALDRIN

Yea. Even though you make complete do anything with it, it'll fly PPS burn, down. if they

LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL HOU ALDRIN

Are you still I am still

cold? cold.

Okay, sounds good. Roger, sounds good. the S-10 even

I am going to take the velcro off though I'm through just All another right t, little velcro off with it,

......

bonus. 9s off..

LOVELL

Okay

vebo

of the S-LO,..... before I'have you go--

Ok&y, I' -_-.- .:;~.:':Pis$en s&e;- ahead of the game here, take your tether base a little shots while ALDRIN LOVELL All
He's now.

why don't

you just

and go around to the work and we'll get a couple of

bit

you rest.

right.
getting in a good position for photography

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 13, 1966, 9:55 am CST TAPE ‘57, PAGS 3

HOU

Gemini l-2, Houston Cap Corn, could your heater to auto please?

you turn

SC ALDRIN

Roger,

thank you. see, I think maybe I'll ring, that move this looks a little

Well let's tether bgtter.

out to the other

Okay, how is that LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN Perfect J&n&-let me kick up.

for position?

that

S-10.

Pick your feet

Okay, What you'.peally the handle.

don't

want to do is hit

LOVELL

I'm having

a harder

time getting

the camera up

to the window then you are I think. ALDRIN okay. Houston, have with HOU ALDRIN LOVELL how much longer you? 10 minutes worth Buzz. on this pass do We

We got about another Okay. Okay, why don't of minutes here shortly, the effort. Buzz? we're

ywu just I will

rest try

here for a couple to turn it back

- we got time to go through

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1966 9:55 EUU CST TAPE ‘57, PAGE 4

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HOU SC

Everything Hey point

is looking it towards left.

real

good here Gemini 12. still

the camera I might

have some film
SC

Houston,

this

is 12 here.

I have a couple

of

messages for you. HOU ALDRIN Ready to copy. commemorate our launch.day Roger, fo / (. I have an emblem here that leave LOVELL HOU ALDRIN in orbit. there It

on November 11, to

I would like

says November 11, Vets Day it a second

Stay right

Buzz, hold

Roger copy, November 11 Vets Day I'd like to extend the meaning of it all of the people in the world continue to who to

include

have been and are now and:.will strive HOU
SC

for fine.

peace and freedom in the world.

Mighty

Okay, Flight However, I've

you

are doing a good job. one here. a contest the

ALDRIN

got another

This message that

I have concerns I think this

coming up in the future. precedent was
Set

for

about a year ago. one, so

I'm not sure that I will hear it. read it

Jim can read this

out loud to you so you can all

GO ARM-Y, BEAT NAVY.

r L L I L I L i k A P.

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 13, 1966, 9:55 am CST

TAPE 157, PAGE 5

HOW AEDRIN HCU mm ALDWIN LQVELL 7 I '.

Roger, understand.

Beat Army.

I knew we had the wrong Cap Can on there. It's no sweat.

Always a guy with a mga:notith.
You're not taking broke. of,iC just a:miintte pictures there friend

Camera just

Okay, I'&l.getpa$Scture standby.

7 I ,

That's

a nice

job,

I hate to tell

you that. one.

ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN

You got it, Oh, I got it. okay. I'll just

how about the other

leave this give in,

up here. it's about time for us

LOVELL

Okay, I'll

bb pane back. Okay, let me put the cover on thts.Maurer a second. good Buzz, guess you

csanera here for HOU Everything

is looking

slowed down a little. ALDRIN LWELL SC HOU What a beautiful Yea. We're completely Roger upside down now view.

END OF TAPE

GNMINI 12 MISSION CohB%NWRY, 11/13/66,

lo:05

A. M. CST Tape 158, Page 1

HOU s/c HOU

Roger. garbled. Gemini 12, Houston. good. Everything is looking real

Coming down nice. My feet are still cold.

ALDRIN HOU .LCVRLL AImtIN

Okay. Roger.

Okay, Buzzeroni. Great. deployed

How do you feel? handhold

Let me get one more portable out here. maybe? want to risk I think holds go. Now you'll handholds standing by. it

L&U ALDRIN

Take a.rest, Well, I don't

now going back to about out of film.

the adapter. ALDRIN ALDRIN LCVNLL That Velcro Okay, let's All right.

I'm just well.

pretty

have two handholds - supplied

supplied

- portable pip-pins ALDRIN HOU Right.

up on the nose, two

Gemini 12, Houston. way back you might

If you have a chance on your glance over your left-hand side That's

and see if you see any ice on the I$ vent. on the Command Pilot's ALDWIN I sure do. It's about, side. oh, six inches

high in the

form of a bush sort It's about, oh, eight

of a, icicling
inches across

out radially. and it's pure

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

lo:05

A. M. CST Tape 158, Page 2

'i 1 ?. '9 '1

white. HOU AIbRIN Understand, Jim, I think six inch bush. ,this clamp here might possibl I was using it have

ccme loose while AIIDRIN I don't
.......

as a handhold.

think

it

should be used as a handhold.

LWWJJ

Understand. And I'm going to use the Velcro the ELSS to hold this Okay, this for taking open. the Hasselblad I can get up to on the top of

AILBRIN

Maurer camera sure beats pictures of EVA here.

the window. Well, I'm glad it (i&e:-rupted)

. ..wondered Yeh. All right,

about that.

I'm working now.

my way back along the

handrail Okay.

How's the umbilical Well, Okay. it's

look,

nice and clear? so we better go. just

35 now, Buzz,

Something's

clicking

out here on...

a few minutes. It It's is on? not on. to LOS,

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com. One minute

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTXRY, 11/13/66,

lo:05

A. M. CST Tape 158,

i* ‘i 3
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Page 3

about 20 minutes

to sunset. go.

LOVELL
ALDRIN Il&mL LCVELL HOU LOVELL HOU LOVFSIL HOU s/c ALDRIN L0vEzL AXDRIN

Roger. Okay.

Come on Buzz, let's

Quit horsing

around.

Back in the hatch. Roger. Now he's working Roger. Okay, now have retrieved Three minutes Roger. Okay, here's Okay, give it Wait a minute. Houston, the camera. here. Okay, I think 43 hours, it's free now. now. The Got it? your 16-mm camera. on number 1 on the . . list.

to Canaries.

This is Gemini Control

24 minutes

Gemini 12 crew has as was indicated along very well. pass,. They're right

in our conversation time lines

is moving on this dayside rates

down their

The Agena tether

we read had been attached. as far up.

The heart

have been right here.

down the middle

as the Surgeon is concerned This is when he gave an to stop and take a brief

There was one slight consistent with

peaking

indication rest. of Pilot our next

our ground rules

They've

been ranging

in the area of 120 and below in the case on EVA. will We're standing by for That's

Buzz Aldrin station.

who's currently Our next station

be Canary at 43:26:26.

GmrN112MIss1oNc-,

U/13/66,

lo:05

A. M. CST Tape 158, Page 4

approximately Houston. HOU (PAUSE) LovELT.l

a minute

from this

time.

This is Gemini Control

Houston Surgeon Aercmed 1.

Buzz, the umbilical it will get tangled.. nwt,

. . . . before .Before

you start

back

you go back. the ELSS and the

s/c

may,

c=a;ry . . . ..get fastened.

chestpack CYI HOU CYI s/c HOU L0vEzL ALDRIN HOU CYI HOU
Okay.

Good, Canaries. Okay, he's All right, about 760. that seems to be fairly secure.

Okay, stand by. Okay, go ahead and bring Okay. Canary Cap Cm, Houston Flight. Go ahead, Flight. Okay, in about one minute on manual on and watch it have him put the heater through the pass. on already. her down.

CYI

Okay, looks It's

like

he's

turned bit.

the heater

coming up a little

HOU CYI s/c

=wGemini 12, Canary Cap Com standing Well, now. we have all of the umbilical by. out the hatch

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/13/66,

10:05 A. M. CST
Tape 158, Page 5

LOVELL ALDRIN

Okay,

move to the nose, Buzz. handrail back to the

Moving from the portable retro handrail now.

LOVFSIL ALDRIN

Okay. I'm putting getting one hand over the other, going with right? high. I can see that the EVA a little Jim, just momentum.

myself high,

LOVELL ALDRIR

ELSS still

The ELSS is still light is on.

LOVELL ALBRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVEU ALDRIN LOVRLL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVE&L ALDRIN

Okay. I'm back at the big tail Okay. Getting Okay. Turning ma;y. Going around the edge. Okay. Tieing Okay. It's Okay. Is it straight fairly now. straight I'll from here. just leave it there. through the big tail. . . . sights. the umbilical . . . the big tail. the corner. set to turn the corner. now.

Yes, it's Okay, that's

good.

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LOVEIJJ ALDRIN LOVELL

f--Y*

. . . . . . . 41 minutes now, Buzz.

Good show. And I want you to be .,....

END OF !WPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COkMENTARY,11/13/66,

lo:15

a.m. CST

Tape 159 Page 1

ki !... J .L

s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c

I'll Okay.

see about it.

I want to be positioned I'm going around now. Okay. And it Okay. looks like

with

feet

in foot

restraints.

both lights working

are working.

Both lights

huh? you and you get your

The umbilical feet in the'foot

goes behind restraints.

s/c s/c

Fine. Hey, easy, spacecraft. easy, you're shaking up the whole

s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c

Okay, left

foot

is in the foot

restraint.

Sounds good. And the right okay. At your convenience, And we want this 150, that's right? you want to get some night pass, I don't I'll think be glad to position we're shots. for that. now. . ..(garbled). foot's in.

in one degree per second.

s/c

Yeah, if bn this

s/c

Well, It

on an experiment

doesn't

want to go in as easily As a matter at all. of fact, it

as I would isn't

have liked.

going in easily

t

GEMINI:12 MISSION CCJMMENTARY, 11/13/66

,.10:15

a.m. CST

Tape 159 Page 2

5. SJ 'I !

s/c s/c

It's

fine. see what the problem out quite is other a ways. than this

I don't

beam is sticking

s/c s/c

What seems to be your problem back there? Would you believe the .* bracket? right. maybe I can do a little Itss in. repair But the work that the linkage is broken in

s/c s/c

Is that

Wait a minute, here. linkage

Ah, how about that? is broken, I'm pretty for a little in.

sure. bit?

s/c s/c s/c s/c

How about resting All right,

I got the plug 44 minutes,

Okay, it's

we'll filt

rest

for

2 minutes.

I have the UV c&era one to do.

changed and the other

s/c s/c

What do you see back there7 Everything front? looks good.

Is everything

okay? up

Can you see anything

s/c

Right. come out, higher

They don't but that

seem to have a tendency

to

heel seems to be up a little than anticipated.

in some places

s/c s/c s/c s/c s/c

Did you start No I didn't.

the Camera?

You didn’t
I'll Well, turn wait it

turn it. on did you:’
on nclw for a minute. you.

Have we got enough time?

11/13/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY,

lo:15

a.m. CST

Tape 159 Pagle 3

'I ,9 \.. J .. 1

ALDRIN

there sunrise, Yes e We're going to leave/at got 48 minutes. Rut I'll nothing hold off

so we've

a second. of oriented

LCVFJLL

Yeah. right

There's

to take a picture if we've got it

now and besides, it

I'm afraid ALDRIN ALDRIN Okay.

would be way overexposed.

I'm (garbled)...12 position that I have is just --

The neutral just

about at position

where my -- both hands to grab the hand you know.

would be freely . . bars, Yeah. And that's if just

in position

-- the hand bars,

LCVELL ALDRIN

primarily forward

a suit toward

position.

Now

I move a little

the workstation, to come back, different

I have just

a very small tendency

but you know can put a suit positions back now. and they'll I am leaning with stay.

in several

I'm going to lean back and I'm

straight

almost parallel with little A little

the -- my back 'is parallel axis now. And this is a

the longitudinal bit bit harder

than it

was under water. I'm looking over the desert. right I

more leg force.

down and we9re going right guess this LCMILL CYI I think Roger, so. is Africa, huh?

Hey Canarys,

are you still to LOS.

with

us?

got about a minute

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Tape 159 Page 4

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Lo'.rELL

Okay, why don't

you just

inquire

into /: Houston

sometime at your convenience exercise which is the tether and 3uzfL ad

about the next experiment I will just with put

these thrusters in these CYI HOU WC CYI Roger. Negative, (garbled)

as- and gone on upstairs. Copy that Flight?

say again.

Gemini 12, you want to know all thrusters correct? for the tether exercise,

about the is that

s/c

Yes, the tether what their

is

$tta$$%dI is on using

just

want to know

thinking

2 and 4 or just .Om (garbled). Canarys.

what they want for this CYI HOU CYI Roger. We'll pass that

exercise on. Flight

Go ahead. Okay, he wants to know about the use of thrusters for the tether exercise, whether they are going to

use 2 and 4 or not and we've had LOS. HOU WC KNO Okay. I don't Kano remote. have my checklist.

Kano is remote and we have acquisition.

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lo:15

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Tape 159 Page 5

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HOU AIJJRIFJ

LOS main,

Canary.

Gemini. I'm changing the film

I'm changing for this

cameras now.

-- this

side csmera up there.

LOVEU ALDRIN HOU

what ? The side camera. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com through is sounding great on the ground. job was putting in this Kane. Everything

ALTJRIN

Okay.

By far the hardest

camera here. LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL okay, Buzz.. uh,.

It may not come out. Okay, pulL:the slip umbilical‘cord so it doesn't

in the handrail. done. the penlight and actuate the guidelights

ALDRIN LOVELL

Already Install

on the handbars. ALDRIN HOU Roger. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com,:through standing LOVELL Roger, to start by. Houston. We're down to where we're workstation film task. going Kane and

the adapter

I'm in

the process

of changing

on my lefthand It's pretty

camera, which is no mean task. difficult as a matter of fact.

Buzz is standing

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

lo:15 a.m. CST

Tape 159 $ Page 6 '1

,

by.

He's going to be tied soon. Everything know whether

up with

equipment

pretty , HOU U-DRIN Roger. I don't

is looking

real

good. Tananarive, the

you heard through

I had a problem with linkage to stick
.

the camera. was in the bracket / broken. my finger in underneath so it getting it

Looks like I was able and get it

to work properly, may be a problem

is now installed. the camera off. it out,

There

HOU

If

you have a problem taking

maybe you

can remove the camera from the bracket. LOVELL AGRIN Yeah. I've got both penlights like it out now. Ii&i.dentally, up a good it is

one of them looks bit, bulged LOVRLL The glass

was heating

on the front

or whatever

out a good bit. your camera. the switches?

Okay, Buzz, start Okay, you got all

ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN

All All

but the . ..(garbled). right. . ..(garbled). When I push it in, it's it starts to

Wait a minute. move. All taking right.

Let me see if btit!

going now. is fairly

_.

Qeps free it

pictures

the bracket a minute. pictures.

to swivel. started. It's

No wait taking

I'm getting

.

.

.’

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lo:15

a.m. CST

Tape 159 Page 7

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LCV-ELL

Okay, if rest

you want to,

Buzz, why don't

you

for two minutes and this

because I want to change

a tape, ALDRIN LOVELL All

is a good time to change it.

righty. it or not, this is going to get tiresome before it gets

Believe pretty started.

soon.

I want to change it

ALDRIN

I'm getting is setting a visibility

a slight

warm posterior. It's but it's It's great

The sun from

very agreeably. standpoint,

not too good still plenty

from 'the heating cool, HOU ALLXIN Roger, but it

standpoint.

is getting alittle the that's/sunning effect.

warm.

Yeah, the sun !... the sun on Cernan.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, _ _ - n/13/66, Love11 Aldrin HOU Ok, new voice It

- lo:25

a.m. CST Tape 1.60, Page 1

T. ‘)

tape installed. back here with I'd like all the sun.

sure gets bright

Gemini 12, Houston.

to remind you to

check your manual O2 heater. Love11 HOU Love11 Aldrin Roger, Roger Ok, BUZZ, are you rested? Ok, as I press myself the suit I can feel down against the zipper the bottom of bit on I'm at 17 now, I'll turn it off a little bit.

a little

the warm side. Love11 Aldrin How do you like They are great. sitioning Love11 Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Love11 HOU Love11 HXJ the foot I don't restraints, BUZZ. in po-

see any problem

my body at all. now.

We are going to the checklist Yes, I can see it.

Any time you want to you can start Well, Well, you're it the doctor, you can...

the...

doesn't

make any difference

Three minutes Ok, thank you.

to sunset.

Gemini 12, Houston, be at Tananarive

one minute

to Kano LOS, you'll

in 9 minutes.

Love11 KNO

Ok, fine. Kano has LOS

Gemini Control of Gemini 12 now.

Houston,

43 hours,

42 minutes

into

the mission during this

You have just

heard the conversation

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a.m. CST Tape 1.60, Page 2 at

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long pass, this time,

and the umbilical

EVA is moving along very well

sc>mewhat ahead of our normal time lines, The pilot, Buzz Aldrin, was scheduled

as a matter

of fact. the adapter than that. this

to he back to he did better -

work station The broken

sometime prior linkage referred concerned

to sunset,

to in the conversation with a bracket for the Heart Buzz Aldrin - well

is a bracket

for the . ..is

16mm camera located

back in the adapter extremely rate well,

work station.

rates

are holding

at Canary LOS Pilot rate

was logged at 102 heart what would be expected Pilot

and 16 respiration

within

- what had been anticipated. 96 beats at the present Aldrin

Command time. Back

Jim Love11 is logging

in the work station,the a variety back there and waist the foot of tasks primarily tethers. restraints

adapter

work station,

performs and he's restraints he's tried to the

- there's

about 17 numbered tasks his restraints,

to evaluate

the foot

As was indicated already, a bit

in the conversation that it

he indicated more difficult prior

was close

same amount, perhaps enced during tasks that

than what he had experito the mission. The that may

underwater he will

simulations with

be involved

also are of a variety Aldrin will work with

be needed in future

EVA missions.

a torque

wrench back at the adapter pounds the amount of torque there and he will

work station applied bolt

and he will

measure in inch headsybati might

to a couple similar

of bolt

remove another

to those that put it foot

be expected another hole.

in a Saturn He will try

Sk-B dome and he will do this with with and without debris

back into restraints. and also we would tasks back there.

Here he will like

to cut cables

cutters

to get a comparison

between one and two-handed

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Aldrin

will

have a connector two hands.

that

can be plugged

in with of rings this.

hand and two with a couple of hooks. benefit

There are a couple with

Cernan had some problems of the foot try restraints, these.

was without

however.

In the he

case of Aldrin, will have three

he will different

and link widths these.

Up at the top, strips and he will aspect -

of velcro

see how easy it the tasks effort like that

is to pull will require

An interesting

a continuous and the bolt

or semi-continuous tasks are down low on

the connectors and these tasks

the panel

at the top are the kind where you With the space suit on, the

make one reach and they are over.

helmet on, and the chest pack on, Aldrin will be crouched over and the placement the suit. he will

in a normal position of these tasks is to

avoid working at the present part of this

against time,

In his set of circumstances access to the lower
46 minutes,

have better

work panel. Houston.

At 43 hours,

this

is

Gemini Control

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Gemini Control, of Gemini 12. if there will

Houston,

43 hours,

49 minutes

now into

the flight know is a

We are at acquisition be any conversation

with during

Tananarive. this

We don't

pass because it

short

pass,

and we are standing

by now.

s/c
Love11 CAP COM

(First

part

garbled) you rest here for awhile. Tananarive and

Why don't

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com through standing by. We will rest

Love11 1 CAP COM Aldrirl

OK, Houston. Roger Ther right

a moment.

glove at the base of theihhumb bit of a throb.:

is beginning

to have a little (Garbled)

BAP COM

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com. One minute Carnarvon in 10 minutes. of your visor?

to LOS.

Love11 Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Love11 Aldrin TAN

OK. What is the status No. It's clea.? &

Is it

fogged or anything?

a bell. fogging at all?

The face cover? Is it Negative Are you perspiring Negative No perspifing. I'm bending Tananarive

at all?

back now, looking LOS.

up at the stars.

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Gemini Control had loss of signal station into to acquire

Houston, with will

43 hours,

53 minutes station.

Tananarive

tracking this

be Carnarvon,

is at 44 hours, time.

the mission.

About nine minutes

from this

This is

Gemini Control END OF TAPE

Houston.

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one minute we thought

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Before we acquire

at Carnarvon that

we would background

you on these two pennants conversation.

were referred pennants

to in the air/gro&d

One is..uh..both retangular

dark blue borders, to it pennant

I should say, are white with the in shape and/one that was first referred Day" and on the reverse The second flag, Beat Navy" this side of this

says "November 11, Vet's is an American flag.

also made out of the no doubt refers back

same material, to the flight Command Pilot in portable

said "Go AT,

of Gemini 6 during Schirra handhols

the 7/6 mission

and the sign that Both were rolled up

which said "Beat Army". and, the first for the umbilical pennant,

by the way, would have flight

gone on November ll, schedule pennants had held.

EVA, is our initial that nylon.

We should

also indicate qualified

both of these We have acquired

are made out of flight and we'll . ..also attached pick

now at Carnarvon Aldrin

up the conversation. bush where the bolt was

near the 'raised into

LoveLL

Ok. bolt

Oh I see, I see it. in, huh? Now, a loose bolt, manually a delicate easy. is just fitting it on raised

You were able to get the

Aldrin

Right. inserted and its

with

a washer is being the bottom bolt,

tether,

operation.

Love11 Al&in

Take it The bolt

right here,

straight its

into

the hole

now, zero g is holding Love11 Oh?

not engaged.

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66, CRIY Lovell Geminil2,Carnarvon Roger, Csrnarvon,

lo:48

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Tape 162, Page 2 %. y

standingby. I'm going to go to manual on the

O2 and pump up the oxygen.

CRN Aldrin

Ok, we were just

going to suggest working,

that. that would have

Too bad the camera wasn't been a beautiful picture.

HOU FLT

Carnarvon on please.

send us another

main when he turns

the heater

CRN &Mrin

Roger The picture bolt I was referring to was that I fumbled the in then

and the washer and they both went drifiing qy helmet, I pushed them forward,

underneath moved myself

away from them for

a moment and caught and they are now a couple of more

both of them, and put them together going in manually turns Love11 and put it and I'll in the rest give it

of the way. a little orbital mechanics

Oh I see. to retain

You are playing proficiency.

Aldrin Love11 Aldrin

Yeah, I had to do a little I see, ok. Yeah, this nut and bolt . ..the

rendezvous

there.

work&station

is way too close

to the tethers Lovell Aldrin . ..the Right. tethers

right

one especially. to the work stations...right?

are too close

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/13/66, Aldrin Ok, looks in good shape, up on her.

lo:48

a.m.

Tape 162, Page 3 the wrench here the same words,

I'm using

and tightening

Then there's door,

problem overcoming you unwind just there, Love11 HOU FLT CRN HOU FLT Ok. its going

the rachet

in other

about what cmosB to what you wind; in now. tightened down.

Let me know when you have the bolt from flight. * heater on?

Carnarvon Go ahead.

Does he have that He does?? Ok.

Your main doe&show. main, please.

Give us another

CRN Aldrin Love11

Ok. Ok, it's tight. Gk, it:says we can rest at that? here we to evaluate a few minutes, the . ..reflex. and

do you want to take a look

Aldrin ALDRIN

Ok,. let

me stow the... Okay we can look at the hook and

Wrench is stowed. ring connections.

ALDRIW

Right.

Got out the big ring.

The Velcro Main ring

didn't

want to come undone on it.

is out and

and the big hook and the two are hooked together. LDVELL Okay, big ring together. is out and both hooks are hooked

Okay, let ’ s take a look the small one.

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The smallringis to get it.
I am going

outandit The proper

is more in

of an effort your hand. Into into ring, lLovEm

position

to hook it

in the big ring. is now engaged the big

the big hook. the ring.

The big ring

The hook is engaged into ring. and rest

and the little

Okay, now take a banana pillow while.

for

a

ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVEXIL CR0

You want the little I thought The little okayGeminil.2, LOS. Carnarvon.

ring? the little ring.

you had evaluated hook goes . . .

We have lminute

before

Just a reminder Carnarvon. now.

on your manual heater. about to swittih

S/C
CR0

Roger,

I am just

manual right Okay.
. ..700.'.

s/c
CR0 LOVELL AIDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN

Copy that. Okay, Buzz, while No, not right
...

you are resting

here...

now.

Well,

.,.x&se

one ring

evaluation

of the little

ring.

Ready... little

hook is open.

Ring...

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ALDRIN

..two

are back together. ring where it

I sm going to stow belongs. ring isn't. The hook Okay,

the little is stowed, everything LOVEI&

but the little

is back where it was. and rest for a few

Okay, take a banana pill minutes.

CR0

Carnarvon go at LOS.

has had LOS both vehicles.

AU systems

HOU Gemini Control of Gemini 12. adapter involved indeed,

Roger,

Carnarvon. minutes into the flight back in the tasks that very well than restraints are

Houston 4-4 hours ll .Buzz Aldrin at this

time is still the various are holding

workstation back there. ranging

area performing His heart rates

from a low of 88 up to l-20. this particular time frame.

No higher The foot6

I20 or 22 during back there being gold, this

by the way, bring golden

to mind an old song, the old song The foot restraints are reflection man to try they appear to acquire will and

"Oh, those as a matter

slippers". painted

of fact,

gold for thermal

Sunday morning

Buzz Al&in

has become the first At this point

on those golden

slippers

in space. indeed.

to have worked very well

The next station into the flight,

be Canton at 4-4 hours 22 minutes and this is Gemini Control

some 10 minutes

Houston.

END OF TAPE

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MMENTARY,u/13/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION CO

11:08 a.m. CST

Tape 163 Pa&e 1

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Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12.

Houston,

44 hours,

22 minutes

now into

the

We're approaching

Canton tracking acquire

station

in the Pacific Canton should standing transpire

at this acquire

time and we should the spacecraft by for

Canton or And we're which will

momentarily. any conversation

by now -- standing on this

pass over the Pacific.

HOU ALDRIN

Canton, All right.

go remote. It's .*. in and let (garbled). me make sure its

back in the LOVE&L ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN

Op '250 degrees per second, Okay. And its a good guess. see. When the . . . says no,

Okay, now let's I turn off

the cemera and . ..(garbled) moving.

LOVELL ALDRIN HOU

Find out when it's it's moving.

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com through standing by. . ..(garbled). one way to weigh the tether ... is. How do you like that

Canton and

LOVELL ALDRIN

Roger, I think handhold

is the portable

LOVELL

Yeah it

nose handrail?

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AIDRIN

Well,

It's

pretty

hard to evaluate.uhUl

you

see how they are up here. the Agena now. LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN How far Now don't How about I thought portable LOVFILL ALDRIN Okay. I think maybe that'11 looks do. That%

I smbackingtoward

the .,.(garbled)

are you from your tether? pull ... maybe I'd handhold. have a look at the right me in with it.

. . . is right

on the

top and it LOVELL ALDRIN okay.

to be . . .

Think maybe I should into the side,
l

. . . it

off?

And it's

..

LUVELL ALDRIN

Okay, sounds good. I need just a little bit of body torque here. left The/waist tether is in place with the portable handhold.

LOVELL ALDRIN

Okay. The left handhold. waist tether is off intolrthe of the portable midfit. The

And. it's

. . . pin is out.

LOVELL ALDRIN

Okay. And that one 18 in. Take it easy. .*. out slowly. It's back.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

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ALDRIN

. . . centered lock now. in. for it.

in now. is.

I'm not going to Okay, that's done

There it

Let me do experiment We can get it a little

S-10 on the way Okay, time

out of the way. here. I'll

breather

LOVFILL

Okay, rest ground.

for two minutes.

talk

to the

ALDRIN

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what a terrible

blow.

. ..(garbled)

(Garbled) LOtiLL. ALDRIN I$xJELL ALDRIN Stand Lovell. Yes, Buzz. I @as we'd better cheakc that working. on. Cut your .*. down. retro camera by.

and make sure it's LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL HOU LOVELL

As soon as I get the lights Ukay;,I.Jl.$rturn I . ..(garbled)

off both cameras in a second. goes.

Did you say . ..(garbled)? Better No, it not. says the ssme thing. I'll get it 10 minutes for you. to Guaymas.

Wait a second ..* One minute Okay. Buzz. to LOS.

Hold on a second.

ALDRIN LOVEZL

Yes? Okay, let's do a little checking first.

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11:08 a.m. CST

Tape 163 Page 4

ALDRIN

I have one . . . remaining if I can get it here. ...

here.

Let me see --

The handhold

the spacecraft CTN Canton has LOS. Canton has LOS.

Gemini Control flight station of Gemini 12. now tethered

Houston, Pilot with

44 hours, Buzz Aldrin

31 minutes

now into

the

is at the Agena workthe command pilot's At torque settings

his head facing theyleft

side of the spacecraft, the Agena workstation, wrench to work with.

side of the spacecraft. an Apollo

he has what is called

This wrench can be set for torque he breaks

from 50 to 200 inch poivlds and if a given value, works with approximate he moves the torque of connectors connector,

out the wrench at He also

value up a notch. up there.

a couple

One which wotid

an electrical station. to acquire

one a gas connector. to acquire, next

These are at this tracking station

Our next station

is Guaymas and this

is at 44 hours, This is

40 minutes,

4 seconds, Houston.

or some 8 minutes

from now.

Gemini Control,

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n/13/66,

11~26 a.m. CST

Tape 164, Page 1 Gemini Control, of Gemini 12. We expect Aldrin . .* Houston, 44'hours, 40 minutes now into the flight at Guaymas.

We are standing

by now for

acquisition

conversation Bring with OK.

at any time. up on it and pushing-away. And I am free

no ace'cutters. You are free with no ace cutters. Righto. I)ispetisi@g

Love11 Aldrin

I am going to start tith waist BBtter tbther, get rid

cleaning portable

up shop here. hand holds.

Love11 Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Lovell Aldrin

OK.

of' efreehing. all of this. you?

I trust

you are recording

Boy, you are a litterbug, I had a backup Veteran There it Alright goes. the work station

aren't

space sign here.

is clear

and no tethers.

Lets take a look at . . . . preparation. Love11 Aldrin CAP COM Love11 Aldrin Pardon No tethers. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn standing Roger, Houston. with no tethers and unhook I and hook connect0rs.r; and hook back up. with by.

Disconnect back up.....

by the electrical unhook...

n Love11 Aldrin

no waist OK I think s-10.

tether,

we ought to make one last

check of the

Love11 -.

OK

GESIINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66, tell you .3 what this

0 . :.. 'y 11~26 a.m. CST '1 Tape 164, page 2 of the Agena looks my window, like. did you?

Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Lovell Aldrin

Iwill#

part

Hey Buzz, you never did wipe off Oh, ok. Give me a half a minute.

Hey, would you change the oil Change your oil? tether Looks;hooked Ye@.,8alright.

too? I can see the

up and the spacer is agape. pictures here.

Love11 Aldrin Lovell Aldrin Love11 CAP COM

Ought.to I'll'try

be some great it.

OK, running

out of voice

tape,

Buzz.

Let me take one last

look at the S-10. change voice tapes.

You go ahead and look and I will

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn. You needn't while like you are ahangihg.the to comment that if voice tape.

answer I would

you are willing,

would like thrusters firing

to run a quick by having

we (j c)i' I I‘ check of your 0%~

Buzz observe a thruster in the hatch when the gear inside

while

he is standing

you have a chance. and just prior

We want all

to ingress You might

when you are removing think about this and

the EVA camera. give us a call Lovell CAP COM. OK.

when you have a chance. good. We will do that.

That sounds pretty

OK. We have a procedure get squared away. We will

here for you when you talk you through first here. it.

Aldrin

I have got to wipe his window off Helping any?

Love11 Aldrin

No No? Its slippery if anything is on the outside.

GEiMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/13/66,

11~26 a.m. CST

Tape 164, page 3':: Al&in Wait a minute, The fflm Love11 Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Lovell Aldrin Lovell Aldrin Love11 Yeah, it I think it is looking out now.

is coming off. looks good.

See any improvement?

OK, where is the bad spot? Right Right over here in the corner here? Buzz, there.

I know where you can get a job, Huh? I said that

I know where you can get a job. huh. other tape back in the

Know where I can get a job, I am still (garbled) trying to get this

Aldrin

I can see from the outside film on the inside.

that

you have quite

a

Love11 Houston

Yeah. Texas remote, Texas remote. Guaymas local.

Aldrin Love11

Can you hoZd onto this No. a job,

(garbled) tape which is q&te

I have got to secure this There we go, there that we didn't

we are. get a picture of that

Aldrin

I'm sorry (garbled)

Love11 Aldrin

Do you have anything Yeah (Garbled)

in the way of (garbled)

Love11

OK.

Come on back.

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la . c. 'y 11$26 a.m. CST Tape 164, page 4" I think that..

Aldrin

Alright.

Lets bring

in the umbilical.

yeah, I have the end here. Love11 Aldrin Love11 CAP COM Love11 ok Yeah, it Houston. Go ahead, 12, copy. OK, we are getting umbilical CAP COM Roger, let here. me know when you are ready to try this prepared now to bring in the is just about wqpped around me here.

check of your thruster. Love11 Aldrin , OK. We have got just coming in before standing Lo&l Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Love11 Aldrin Love11 about all of the umbilical that is

I hand in the L 0 S S and I am

in the hatch. clear a little. and Irverything, 1. camera? ': Buzz?

OK is the umbilical Yeah, pull in just

OK. What about the retro OK a little Get the retro OK Put your feet down, Buzz. down further. Camera stowed. more

camera. Watch your feet.

Watch your feet.

Thats it.

Keep your feet

Aldrin Love11 CAP COM Aldrih CAP COM

Yeah OK Houston, go ahead. Confirm What do you want us to do? that the adapter is clear.

OK, Gemini 12. The adapter OK, Jim if breakers.

is clear. you can, turn The ones that A I L two on your/attitude you turned &s I, a circuit

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Love11 CAP COM Love11 CAP COM

OK, will

do.

They are on. power on and direct.

Ok, QAJ& control Have Cm

and direct. Buzz to observe the upper right on his side. That is

Ok, we would like

side of the spacecraft thruster blip, Love11 Aldrin Roger,

no. 4 area while yaw right. short yaw right.

you give a very short

Buzz,you

all

set? It looks another

OK. I can see something
like thruster

coming out there. H?w about hitting

is coming up,

one for comparison, &@@lLove11 CAP COM Aldrin there,

the one ihat no. 3.

is on the same

is that

You want no. 3. OK, hit pitch

That is down below. you are at it. is in the same quartrent

down while

The comparison there will

&a the one that up. Pitch up

be firing down.

CAP COM Lovell Aldrin

Roger, pitch Pitch Alright flame. up.

now in comparison,

that

was a lot

cleaner

CAP COM
Al&in

Roger,

was the first

a flame or a fluid. of them that I

There wasn't

a flame bare#$ on either

could see.
CAP COM

It was only about 30 degrees away.
you try one more short yaw before you

Roger, why don't come in.

Aldrin

Very good idea.

Try that

once more.

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Tape 164, page 6 Lovell Aldrin Yaw right Alright, like that there there is a definite i8.a lot difference. of compartment It look8

material

coming out. CAP COM Aldrin Lovell CAP COM Lovell Roger, copy. a@h&hw?ene, doe8n't that/seems to be working.

Want to try (Garbled) Negative,
At thrust,

you can't there

see it of slight, like after tn,tthe

are piece8

the urine direction CAP COM Roger,

dump, that of that

occasionally thruster that

dnuqt by"out was inoperative. your 0~

copy.

Co ahead and turn your ingress.

control

power off AlJdx!~ Love11 Aldrin Love11 Alright, OK

and start I guess..

how about the handrail?

We missed getting Yeah, ok.

a picture

of that

one.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CO-,

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11:36 A. M. CST
Tape 165, Page 1

LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL AIDRIIV LOVELL ALDRIN LOVFILL We missed getting the picture out.

Yeh, okay.
Doyouhave Huh? Do you have to do anytrhing Well, I don't to get a picture? Go ahead anything going?

know what to say, Buzz. away.

andthrowit LOVFILL ALDRIN LOVELL \ ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL URIN Pull I!u Olray* (skay? it

down to the left. down 80 YOU can Bee it.

slow it

There she goes. Flying low... - the world's back. It's highest lonely. Okay, let'8 device. go back javelin thrower.

The highest Better . . ..get Let'8

go end over end now. hatch holding

in here...... LOVFILL Yes, try

and get this

camera down on top of the

camera box. HOU Gemini 12, Houston Cap Can. power off. LOVEIL HOU Roger, OAMSis off. Confirm OAMScontrol

Good.

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Tape 165, Page 2

LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVFJIL HOU

All

right,

looks

like

the . . . . . filled with debris. but it looks..

Okay, look8 like.... There are flecks Okay? Roger........

of dust in it

Deploy the hatch holding

device.

Gemini 12, Houston. O2 heater.

If you canturnyourmanual

s/c
LOVELL ALDRIX LOVELTJ

All

right.

Okay.. You ready for Check to see if position. the (interrupted) the hatch paw18 are in the lock

ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVRLL

Wait a minutg Okay.

I have one more thing

to . . . .

. . . . . . . was the last

thing

you said?

Hatch pawls in lock position. Yes. They're in lock. device teeth are opened up, right,?

Hatch holding

Where am I right Here you go. into the cabin,

now? . ..m. hoses. restraints Okay, ingress and hand me

Okay, clear release

the ELSS. ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN All right.

And can you, what? I want to tell you that the . . . . . . . moved away

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f+rcm the . . . area. LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL Okay. . . . my restraints Okay......here's That'8 it. ALDRIN LOVELL I'll are coming off. the seat, Buzz. Sit down.

okay, hand me that monster. you if you lose that.

never forgive

What this...(garbled) Oh, I$u going to lose that one.

ALDRIN

&Ll right,

lowering restraints

through loops.

Why ever do you want to pick the top one first? All right, tWi8t on it. that looks good. Just ha8 a slight

If you can turn that toward you. Okay, that'8 right.

Turn it toward you this way.

Take the ELSS and lower it down. ALDRIiN All right, getting in position. - s . . . . hatch . . . . camera box. Okay. All set? All right, Put ,... LOVELL Okay.... Let me check the

LOVELL ALDRIN

make sure . . . . look8 nice and clean.

the footwell

on to the right-hand. I can't hold this whole thing.

Take the top off. w.

AIJIRIN HOW a/c

Pilot's

. . . check.

Everything looking good, Gemini 12. Okay, we're down to the last latch.

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4. M. CST Tape 165, Page 4

s/c
HOU s/c HOU s/c LOVELL ADRIN ALBRIN

i....

tail

off.....

still

warm in here.

About 19 minute8 to sunset. garbled Take your time. Okay,~'ll pressurize with the ELSS shortly.

Okay, that checked out. GARBLED Would you believe both the penlight8 with me? ceme back

i%mRIN

Never thought they'd make it. Now all that remain8 is to see that S-lo.... with the tether comes loose. you, Buzz?

LOVEU

You let the ELSS . . . . didn't Yeh, number 9. Bypass normal. Okay. Oh, can you get this

ALORIN LOVELL HOU LOVELL ALDRIN

. . . . off?

We're going to have to elbow to elbow in it. Oksy, I think it's in the off position.

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Cam. One minute to LOS. New EVA record.. Beautiful job.

ALDRIN LOVELL

Thank you. Oksy, I'm going to turn off the repress now. Can you get the package in now?

ALDRIN n 1LOVELL L

8 iL

What, the ELSS? can you . . . . . up? 11 A h. P L i A in 4 .~ _.

GEMINI 12 MISSIOIVCOMMENTARY, ll/13/66,

ll:36

A. M. CST Tape 165, Page 5

ALDRIN LovELL

Might as well. Okay, good. Stand by.

Okay, . . . . Okay, repress coming off now.

Takeitaway.

ALDRIN

Cabin's to about 3 quarters of a pound...,... 30 seconds. EyebaLLs......

LOVELL

Okay, pressure reads normal.

Gemini Control Houston, .we're out of range of Bermuda now. The hatch is closed on the Gemini 12 spacecraft data indicates we've had a highly and our preliminary EVA today.

successful umbilics3

This is Gemini Control Houston,

ENDOFTAPE

GEKtNI I.2 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 13, 1966, 11: 49 am CST TAPE&, PAGE 1

Gemini Control now. standby SC SC

Houston,

45 hours 2 minutes
il with

into

the IBiSsY6n

The Gemini I2 Spacecraft for any conversation Feels like

now over Canary and we'll the crew.

it might be . . ..but..

That could be perspiration. Carrying to much water.

ALDRIN HOU

Perspiration. Canary Cap Corn, Houston Flight, copy his last Okay, standby Cabin pressure is 2.(garbled) at this point. did you? I didn't

HOU CYI HOU CYI

2 point 87. Roger.

what?

Gemini 12, Canary Cap Cam. How is the repress coming?

.

Roger, ALDRIN CYI

pretty

good we're psi.

at .,.a..

About 3 .(garbled) Roger copy. We're reading

same on the ground at this

time.

SC

Ready for

an exercise. just volunteered. now?

Command Pilot LOVELL ALDRIN HOU What's

the pressure

2.6.

.
What is his

Canary Cap Corn Houston Flight. cabin pressure now? Getting Ir e

CYI
P.A L

Standby one. A c L

a cam on it L i

right li d

now. -

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVE34EER&3, 1966, 11:49 am CST TAPE 166, PAGE2 HOU CYI HOU SC SC E SC SC SC cn: CYI CTCt . :. ,:; okay.

3.68 3.68; thank you.
(garbled), What's ' .: : *
.

the pressure.

Coming up to 4. Pressure (garbled) Okay, I have it. canary, I.2 is now 3.8.

Go ahead 12. Gemini 12, Canary go ahead Gemini l-2, Canary Cap Com go ahead. What's his cabin ..,.a11 now. right pressure Canary?

CM
HOU SC

we're

down to about 1000 pounds

CYI HOU

4.97
Roger 4.97 It's caning up a half a pound

S/C
HOU CYI HOU S/C CYI HOU

Now 5.29. Say again.

5.29
COPY* . . . . see above . . . . Now 5.61 Roger.

GEMINI 12 MISSION co~mmm~,11/13/66,

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TAPE166 PAGE 3

CYI s/c CYI s/c

Gemini 12,CanaryCap Gemini 12, go ahead.
No, did you callus Roger, just Ad a matter trying

Com,did

you~alJ..

down . here.

, We ha?&!

of /intere6insri.es, the cockpit

to repressurize

and

we /wer'using

emergency 0+-J% ~~prE%ize '_ ;

and my eyes :hegan t0.~#3m@rti,-they'-, burn very badly until UP* I went to . . . . . but it didn't.

we got the pressure to see if it would

stop it,

There is a faint

what it visor

was.

As soon as I opened up the and smartness of my eyes

the stickness

went away. CYI s/c Okay, how do they feel They are feeling like Roger, s/c now. It felt at first .,'. waB in my eyes.

okay now.

a smog or&spiration I copy that. to point

And as I tried got worse.

the bars,

the pemiration

CYI

Okay, I understand you are feeling

they have cleared right.

now and

better'now,

WC
CM

Right

Okay, we got about a minute to LOS there
will be standing by.

and we

s/c CYI HOU A L

Okay.
Cabin presBure- 5.61 and holding.

L.

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IMWMRY, GEMINI I2 MISSION CO

11/13/66,

U:4g a.m.

TAF'E 166 PAGE 4

CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI

Did you copy that COPY* O&y, Okay canary Los

about his eyes smartting.

he is back on flow now.

Kane remote. Canary local.
.. .

Good job. Gemini l.2, Houston Cap Corn through Go ahead, Houston Roger, Gemini 32, we suggest andbackto "push to talk". you go off vti ? Kano - over.

HOU s/c HGU

S/C
HOU

Say again. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn suggest VOX and go back to "push to talk. you go off

S/C
HOU

Will

do.
is

Be sure your cabin on the ground, real

5.6.
job.

Looks mighty

fine

nice

EWDOFTAF'E

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66, Gemini Control Kane, no conversation hatch open time that 46 minutes schedule, minutes,
HOUBtOn,

l.l:59

a.m. Tape 167, Page 1 our pass over that the

?,

we are still time.

monitoring

at this

We have been advised Control

we read here in Mission Time, slightly

was 42 hours,

even, Ground Elapsed and the hatch locked

ahead of our initial

time read here was 44 hours, Anders had advised this

55

25 seconds and as Bill and Buzz Aldrin,
is

the Gemini I.2

crew, Jim Lovell Continuing

is a new EVA record. Houston.

to stand by, this

Gemini Control

This is Gemini Control the flight of Gemini 12.

Houston,

45 hours,

15 minutes

now into

We are at the tag end of our Keno pass is expected with the crew. We will

now and no further
BhOrtly

conversation

be going out of range with established represents this morning,

the Gemini 12 spacecraft. by the way, with Astronaut record which includes this yes-

The record Buzz Al&in, terdays Control

a cumulative

standup EVA, so at 45 hours, Houston.

16 minutes,

is Gemini

END OFTAPE

mIN1

12 MISSICEJ CCWENTARY, 11/13/66, This is Mission Control Houston,

l2:Og p.m.Tape 168,Pg 1 let's join the conver-

sation

that's

in progress voice Garbled I'm sorry, q/again

between spacecraft station.

Gemini 12 through

the Tananarive 0 CAP cm

remoting

12, the ccm isn't slowly, please? circuit

too good, would you

s/c

Roger, I think

I've that

noticed....

breaker

was opened, ingress,

was accidentKU.&:done

during

no problem. CAP cad Roger, we copy. when you have a chance, if you remember,

12, Houston,

did you get much roll yaw and direct? Love11 That's affirm, Houston,

when you were doing your

when we started

to yaw

we did a roll. CAP CCM Houston copied, 12, Houston, I'd like thank you. have to acknowledge, and say that exercise for in rate but we

you don't

to t&k

to you a minute the tether we would~like

see no problem with command, however,

you to turn off and

the number 2 and number 4 circuit the reason for that is if

breaker

we have a cold problem you would conby leaving they

every time you flow monopropellant tinue to keep it for cool and possibly

them off

a while,

and in the sunshine

warm up we might

get them back later.

Over.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/13/66, Love11 This is l-2. understand CAP COM That's right, I understand to turn circuit

12:09 p.m. Tape 168,pg 2 you see no problem. breakers 2 and 4 . . . out get I

because if

you flow propellant they'll flow-any just

of them and there's colder, and this

no firing,

way you won't there

propellant problem

out of them, and if in the solenoid and we'll Aldrin CAP COM Roger

is a freezing

area they may warm up eventually after the tether.

check them later

Gemini 12, we have about 30 seconds to LOS. Standing by. Houston,

This is Mission

Control

45 hours,

30 minutes

and

9 seconds after
Tananarive Carnarvon, Meanwhile voice

liftoff. remoting

We have had loss of signal station, we'll

from the

be coming up over from this time.

Australia the'change

in approximately of shZf% press

7 minutes conference

should begin in the

in approximately press Mission Director, aeromedical conference Director,

15 minutes, will

at 12:30 CST.

Participants

be Mr. William

Schneider,

who is Gemini 12

Clifford

Charlesworth,

the Green Team Flight

Dr. Charles console

A. Berry,

who has been on the medical, during the umbilical who has been At is Mission

most of the morning

EVA, and Gene Cernan who is Gemini 12 backup pilot, monitoring EVA from the spacecraft 31minutes communicator liftoff,

console. this

45 hours,
Control.

and 10 seconds after

END OFTAPE

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66, This is Mission station Control Houston.

l2:24 p.m.

TAPE 169 PAGE 1 tracking

sdj ;

The Carnarvon contact with

Australia spacecraft

has had telemetry

and ac-aid

Gemini 12. Jim Fucchi checking ditions.

As yet the spacecraft has not put in a call

communicator to the crew,

at Carnarvon and now he is con-

the various We will

ground readouts

on the spacecraft

standby

for him to put in a call station will last

to the crew. approxat

This particular imately eight

pas~/PverCarnarvon minutes

and 17 seconds..

Mission quiet in a call

stands

45 hours,

38 minutes,

15 seconds.
He is putting

Still

on the airnow, let's

ground over Carnarvon. join CR0 s/c CR0 them.

Gemini 12, Carnarvon. Carnarvon, 12.

Okay, would you go to Command on your TM switch please. We may have uncovered Jim's eyes. The if you

s/c

Roger - TM is command.

what the problem was with @k~amera recall, reported at all, that

came from the adaptor, after It didn't originally

stopped working as working.

take any film because

and seems to have over-heated it on while

I guess we turned still up.

the sun was to know - we bag, and

What we would like it

are going to store we would like has any desire back, HOU or shall

in a plastic

to know if

anybody on the ground camera

to have the over-heated we jettison it tomorrow.

Standby

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/13/66,

l2:24 p.m.

TAPE 169
PAGE 2

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CR0 ... CR0

Okay, standby.on

that

end.

I sm going to ship you up a, TX. Okay, we have a purge. want to purge section thirty Over this section 2, we

1, then section

seconds on the 02, do we have. while, about six.

s/c CR0 HOU s/c

Okay, how many minutes Oh, we have a little About six. Okav, understand section first. Section fuel

cell

purge,

which

30 seconds 02.
1 and then section 2.

CR0 ASC CR0 HOU

Right,

Carnarvon, That's

ASC - have you got C-band track.

negative. we would like to have C-band track,

Carnarvon, See if

you can get it. go down and take csre of that myself.

CR0 HOU HOU CR0

I'll Okay.

Carnarvon, That's Roger.

do you have S-band track.

negative.

HOU CR0 s/c CR0 CR0

We have a C-band skin track. Fuel cell Roger purge is complete.

Just a short flight
minutes at 45:50:00,

plan update in about seven
we want a gyrocompass to

000 that's s/c Understand

Agena 01800. seven minutes gyrocompass OOO,and

Agena 01800.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMENTARY, u/13/66,

l2:24

p.m.

TAPE 169 PAGE 3

CR0

That's to 5

affirmative. please. Flight.

Now replace

your cryo switch

HOU CR0 HOU CR0 CR0 s/c

Carnarvon, Go ahead. Contingency Roger.

Delta

on the Agenp please.

Okay, you can go back to O2 thank you. Cfxrnarvon, Go ahead. Roger Our digital clock stopped at 45:14:00 GBlhini' 12.

have you got the time there. CR0 S/C CR0 s/c CR0 S/C Okay, 1'11 give you a mark at 45:45:30. Okay, standby, it will take a while seconds. to going forward. handle it.

Okay, you got about thirty We cant't okay. Naw - it will look won't into crank forward it seem to get it

or backward,

we

scxue more.

CR0 S/C CR0 HOU

ObY We'll Roger. Is SET still Carnarvon. carrying on your telemetry shake it around a bit.

CR0 HOU -‘. CR0

That's Is it Well,

affirmative. in Sink. we just lost sight, it was in Sink, I -.

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checked it when he told L L L L A L

me about that clock. L h a i

tt * TV.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/13/66,

l2:24 p.m.

TAPE 169 PAGE 4 and

p 6'1

CR0

We have LOS both parameters. all systems were GO. Control Houston. During tracking system.

Both vehicles

And this

is Mission

that station,

just

completed the crew in at

pass over the Carnarvon, conducted

Australia cell

a purge of the fuel post-EVA period,

They are still

what is called

coming up on an eat period time during 47 minutes Control.

s

46 hours,

20 minutes

ground elapsed At 45 hours, is Mission

the upcoming and 1 seconds the

pass over the states. after the liftoff this

We now join

press conference

in progress.

EN0 OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, ll/13/66,

1:23 PM CST TAPE 170
PAGE 1

This is Mission 40 seconds after through

Control, lift-off.

Houston at 46 hours 35 minutes We have just of the Eastern had loss

and

of signal At the

the Antigua state

station

Test Range.

end of this

side pass , we have an accumulation of voice voice air-to-ground remoting completed station state tapes beginning through

of more back at

than 20 minutes the Canton Island station

the Hawaii Let's go

and we have just

side pass.

back and listen HOU CTN s/c

to those tapes now. Canton go remote. Roger. Canton remote. in

Say, do you us . ..Agena around...spacecraft 'the other direction. spacecraft SEF.

HOU s/c

That is affirmative We are having spacecraft a hell

of a time when we place roll . . . to get. this

the

in an inertial out of . . .

. ..we are all

We are going to let straightened.up

it

go we get the spacecraft we will HOU Roger. breaker got that s/c work on it.

and then

And would you check your tone VOX circuit there for your clock out? we said... doesn't the circuit do it. problem. Have you

straightened thing

That is the first breaker is

. . . and that

GEMINI 12 MISSICN COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

1:23 PM CST TAPE 170 PAGR 2

HOU

Well, timer

there

is two circuit

breakers.

Electric

and tone locks. we checked both of them. And your clock is stuck. Is that

s/c HOU

Well, okay.

correct? s/c HOU s/c
....

Okay, you now have the clock. Houston, 12 here.

Is that

correct?

What I meant to say was the seem to be able to in rate command or in Now, it

combination exercise direct

. . . we don't control

proper with

our own attitude I think

system.

may be that... particular HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU Roger. How do you feel

we want to get to a

area..,

about that? heading right now?

Okay, what is your approximate Well ,..back... You say you are upside Roger, correct? down?

you say you are upside

down?

Is that

s/c HOU

Roger. Okay, my suggestion near right is, if you can roll any where

side up, go ahead to FC-2 and set up the

GEMINI I2 MISSION CCMMENTARY, u/13/66,

1:23 PM CST TAPE 170 PAGE 3

HOU s/c

cuumands for Okay, we will

zero zero zero and forget do that. I think

it.

the problem one way and

is the combination... we lose control

when we roll

we seem to lose control the other

when we put the control lose... HOU Yes, I can understand at some vehicle and you can, if second, rates

way, we

that.

Also we looked

for your combined weight of a degree per in FC-1

you have 8/lOths

in yaw, why the whole combination

would go 360 degrees before the attitude thrusters. getting it

it would stop with that it itself the sit total

So we feel just letting

problem is just there

long enough for with

to right

combination s/c HOU okay...

the low gas pressures.

That is affirmative. anywhere near upright see some of the earth, with it

And so if

you get it sensors ' that

so the horizon

and set up FC-2 0000 you will find

gyro ccxupassing I think will eventually but everything

come around. looks

It may take a

while,

good here.

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1:23 PM CST TAPE 170
PAGR 4

s/c HOU

... We have about 3 minutes We will and we are standing by.

see you over the States. 1 minutes until Hawaii. Hawaii acquistion and

12, Houston. we will s/c Roger. ...
\

leave you until

We have the c ommands setup now and we are

HOU

Okay, just

bear with it

it.

It

is just

that

is so

darned heavy that very fast bands. s/c HOU WC HOU Am reading Roger.

is just will

not going to move overshoot the dead-

for you and it

about 28 percent...

Understand

28 percent

attitude

gas.

That is 2 0. Two zero. Roger. 20. You guys did real well. time

You get things and rest. HOU

squared away and take'your of time here.

We have plenty

Canton local. We have got him here at Hawaii. 12, Hawaii. Standing by.

HOU HAW HOU

Hawaii, Roger.

Flight.

GC would like are off.

to know if

the circuit

breaker

2 and 4

U/13/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY,
We concur on the ground. HOU okay. We have one question. dcme here and it around8OOpsion 12, Hawaii. s/c It looks like looks

1:23 PM CST TAPE 170 PAGE 5 We have 2 and 4 off.

We are looking like it

at the

should be sanewhere

cyro 2. I am SendingyouTX. we are down to about 15 percent inspection.

attitude Roger. Hawaii

gas on closer

Corn, Flight.

Go, Flight. Tell them when it gets close to right, low in. to being the go to FC-1

and be sure he puts 460 gains 12, Hawaii. right attitude

When you get close go to F&l

and make sure that

you do get $60 in. s/c Roger. That is gains Flight, low. okay, that he was

did you copy that

showing 15 percent inspection. HOU HAW HOU Roger, we copied Roger.

on attitude

gas on closer

15 percent.

What is the pump*configuration,

Hawaii.

GEMINI l2 MISSION CaMMENTARY,ll/13/66,

1: 23 PM CST TAPE 170
PAGE 6

They have got primary HOU HAW Tell Okay.

A secondary

B.

them to go to both A's. 12, Hawaii. We would like to have you to

go to both A pumps on. s/c HOU Roger. Hawaii Thank you. Flight. Continuancy India on the

Agena, please? We sent one. HOU Do you want another one at LOS. one?

Okay, we want another Okay. We are in flight to the right going back.

control bit.

mode 1, now. And it

We overshot like it is

8

a little

looks

BAW

Roger,

very good. we will have LOS in about a minute.

12, Hawaii,

ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66, HAW Roger, very good. 12, Hawaii, s/c
HaW

1:33 p.m. Tape 171,Page 1

:> \!

we'll

have LOS in about a minute.

Roger . ..and it looks like That's the Agena is settling 000 on the spacecraft.

down a little. Hawaii has LOS. HOU CAL CAP COM California California

remote is remoted by at CaHfornia, items to

Gemini 12, Houston standing have about three talk to you about, or four

or five

when you have a chance. over.

Gemini 12, Gemini 12, Houston, s/c CAP COM Go ahead, Houston. Roger, with Love11 CAP COM I've got five

or six items to discuss

you when you have a chance. me get my book out here. thing was, did you jettison your

Ok, let

Ok, the first anything EVA for that eight believe

you didn't purposes so.

plan to during here?

Love11

I don't

The waist

tethersare

gone,

the handrail CAP COM Ok. And if

is gone. Buzz has a chance, could he give us

an idea as to which flow modes he used on the ELSS, we seem to have picked oxygen and we were interested. up quite a bit of

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66, Aldrin Roger, it

1:33 p.m. Tape 171, Page 2 a short while prior

was on medium for went to high for the entire time.

toeegress, high for CAP COM Roger,

egrees and I was on

ok, thank you.

And Jim, with

I gather

you didn't it

have any more problems apparently correct? Love11 CAP COM Ichat's right. regard wasn't

your lap belt, is that

hooked up right,

Ok, and with to have it problems

to the camera, we would like its causing any aft

If you think back. with fumes / if you could get it there, if

in the right

box and leave it a problem, Love11

not and its of it.

causing

go ahead and get rid in the zipper box shortly. gathered while really that

Ok, we have it it in the aft

bag, we'll

just

stick

CAP COM

Ok, I sorta

you got your fumes in on tb suit loop in the

your eyes there which shouldn't cabin. Love11 You're it CAP COM Love11 right.

you still

come from the csmera

That's film.

true.

Unfortunately...

wasnt the oil

Ok, fine. Perspiration the eyes, water, this going into the eyes, digging into

and the more you blink, gets. condition

the more you know whether is something that causes

the more it is a natural

Now I don't or if this

around the eye and there

would be tears

.

.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, 11/13/66,1:33p.m. irritation. CAP COM Ok, fine. for you. Love11 CAP COM Love to. Ok, why don't clock.

Tape 171, Page 3

Do you want me to sync your GET

I give you a while you set it

to set up the

Why don't

up for 46 hours,

20 minutes, l/2 Love11 CAP COM minutes

00 seconds and you have about 2 and to go.

Roger, 46, 20, 00. Ok, and in the meantime, electrical your tether your local . plan to turn We think power, in order to save

when you are satisfiedcin that you no longer why don't off. this attitude control into that need you just

exercise vertical

needles,

your computer

Love11

we ought to discuss bit before

problem a lktle this for tether

we go leaping

exercise.

I'm not convinced

one we can pitch

the Agena down and maintain

a straight CAP COM

down attitude. to you about that it right in a

Ok, we were going to talk little bit,

we were discussing California local.

now ourselves.

HOU

Guaymas remote,

Guaymasremote
CAL California local

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/13/66, CAP COM
Ok, yoti ’ ve got

1:33 p.m. Tape 171, Page 4
minutes to

'!I

abol:t 1 and a half

clock

sync and Buzz, do you remember whetiher correctly when you were

the 408 blume was deployed out? Aldrin No, I... I didn't CAP COM its on the bottom if

I'm not mistaken. down there. could consider problem,i of course,

get a chance tolook

Very good, thank you. while we are discussing

You might

the thruster

you can use the Agena to pitch and if you are not familiar you have it thing with

down with, that,

I think

in the book there,

we can work some-

out by pitching,

using the Agena control discussing now and we'll

system to pitch exactly

you down, we're

your control

problem right

have an answer for you. Aldrin Yeah, ok. undock. CAP CCX4 Yeah, we are working notice on? Aldrin CAP COM Aldrin CAP COM any tendency on that. to float Also, 12, did you the ELSS We should station keep after we

up any with

When you were standing

in the cockpit?

Negative. Ok. I'll Fine. expand on that later. start,

Ok, ten seconds to clock

5 seconds,

2, 1, Mark.

The time is 46 20 00.

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GEMINI 12 MISSION CCBMENTARY,u/13/66, Love11 CAP COM Roger. Ok, I'll it. Imell CAP COM Roger,

1:33 p.m. Tape 171, Page 5

; ',

give you a hack at 46 20 15 to check Mark.

Stand by.

46 20 15.

thank you. I have a couple of updates here

Ckeydoke. for you if

you are ready to copy them.

Love11 CAP COM

Roger,

go ahead. if you

Ok, 46 20 00 to 47 00 is an eat period, are stowed, time for

and we have down here the sunrise of the tether a fuel exercise cell as

the start

47 18 00.

We would like will

purge at a cryo readout 1 and I

49 13 00, it and it will

be at Hawaii with

be section

2, then section

have a node update for you. Love11 Hang on a moment. fuel CAP COM cell (Pause) When do you want the

purge to start? be at Hawaii and they'll call

49 13 00 - it'll
you.

Love11 CAP COM

Ok.

Ready for

the node.

ok, 46 00 06 node, a rev 29 17 0.9 West, right Ascension 10 hours 54 minutes.

L0vel.l CAP COM

Roger, understand. 12, one other question, for you separation burn of

maneuver which till approximately what's aft

be a posigrade

6 feet per second horizontal,
Do you want to use the or the forward firing

your druthers? thrusters

firing

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/13/66, thrusters, Love11 CAP COM We'll Roger, we'll

1:33 p.m. Tape 171, Page 6
to you either thrusters. posigrade. what the back wsy.

‘t F,, -2 '!

pass it firing thrusters regard

use the aft aft firing with

12 Houston, we would like

to the thrusters,

for you to do is to turn

number 2 and the number 4 circuit 0% - the rolllogic switch

breaker

in the normal position,

with yaw, and go ahead and undock that way and
we think control course if that at that you should have fairly time in rate good attitude

command, end of with it, why

you me not s&tisfied

you can always get rid Love11 Well, this

of the tether. Houston.

is a change in our procedures, with

We were going to start

the Agena vertical, horizontal then, or

do you want us to leave it what.

CAP COM

No, let's with

see.

You were going to fly and you can fly it

it

down there with

the Gemini,

down there

the Agena, and stop it; command. Love11 Ok, I was just gas. CAPCCM Love11 Roger. Houston, call 12 here. curious

and then undock in rate

about our Agena attitude

We didn't

get what you would

an acceptable

rate commandbefore,

rate

GR4lBI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/13/66, command capability we hadri't lost CAP COM

1:39 p.m. Tape 171, Page 7 and I'm wondering if maybe

-f ’1

ought to check and see if thruster. that talk

we have-

another

Ok, let minute

us kick and we'll sure,

one around here for to you again.

a

Al&t-in

Ok, but for there, it

when we went to rate acceptable and it

command

wasn't

wouldn't We still

stop us, is what I am trying had a residual CAP COM Roger. 2/lOths Well, rate.
of

to say.

course you are going to have time breaker

of a de@ree per second and at that

you had the number 2 and number 4 circuit off, and even monopropellant

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, ll/13/66,

1:43 PM CST TAPE 172
PAGE 1

HOU

number 2 and 4 circuit mono-propellant

breaker

off

and even you

or part-by

propellants

are going to get some help from them and that might with don't s/c HOU Roger. 12, Houston. are real ALDRIN LOVELL HOU s/c HOU Roger. Roger. 12, Houston. Go ahead. Okay, I am afraid thrusters that if you start checking combination down Your wives are out here and they your show this morning. change the picture a little. I agree you

you when you are on that get a lot

heavy burn,

of good response

to begin with.

happy with

on the Agena you get that

moving again, here is let's

the consensus of the opinion get set up to do it

and then you

can use the pitch down. 4 circuit with

mode on the Agena to get pitch Now,leave you aren't the 2 and too happy

You go ahead and dock. breakers on and if mode after

the control

you undock you might logic switch to the bit

go ahead and change your roll other
l

one, but one thruster than the other better control and it

may be a little

better a little and if

would give you a

- that way, say for roll with it, why just

you are not satisfied

GEMIN132MIss1oNc0l@lENTARY,

u/13/66,

1:43 PM CST TAPE 172
PAGE 2

HOU

go ahead and get rid

of the docking

bar and then

you can go on back away. you have got a fairly might to rate s/c Roger. give it a couple

You can go ahead, if tether out there you back

slack

of tries

and go right

command again. That is exactly troubles, what we are going to do. we are going to jettison. Okay 12, Houston. When

We had control HOU Very good.

We concur.

you use the Agena to pitch 420 in there and a half 'the s/c GTI This is Mission in progress s/c pitch rate

why remember to get

low so you have the one rate rather than

degree per second pitch

3 degree per second.

Roger. LOS Turk. Control Houston again. voice Let's join the conversation station. down now. We

through

the Tananarive

remoting

We are trying are pointing

to get the spacecraft straight bother down. you.

HOU s/c HOU R

Roger.

I won't

Ready for update. Roger. RET right This is for 32-4 Bravo GETRC 50 plus 26 plus 10 roll
left

21.

4OOK 20

plus 45 RETRB 26 plus

80, roll

100.

Area 33-4 Alpha GETRC 52 plus 34 roll

02 plus 21. remains is with the

RET 400K 20 plus 15 RETRB 25 plus same weather

is good in both areas and this

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/13/66,

1:43 PM CST TAPE 172
PAGE 3

HOU s/c HOU WC HOU S/E il HOU s/c HOU s/c

a separation Understand. mnu3 25
plus

maneuver.

Over.

Say again for RETRB 34-4 A.

34.

Roger, understand. How are you coming with Roger. We are pitched getting down all it pitch down? All right.

right.

Very good. Houston. Go ahead. We went through the proper procedures and got control mode . .

90 degrees down and we are in flight HOU Understand. drifting. Right. . ..we back up we went through and we headed down hill and then'we

You are in FC-2 and you are slowly

the procedures

as described

90 degrees
control coming

down and stopped mode 2. back up. HOU Roger. rate

went to flight

Do you read me.

And we are slowly

If you pitch

down 000 you should be geo is right geo rate reverse.

normal.

Roger that is drifting

And you say it

back up?

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENNPY, n/13/66,

1:43 PM CST TAPE 172
PAGF 4

HOU TAN And this

12, Houston. Tananarive is Mission Control voice LOS. Houston. We have had loss of signal And also the accumulated the recent state side

at the Tananarive backlog

remoting voice

station. tapes during

of a&fisBo+ronnd

pass has been rerun. and the start

Upccming in this exercise. time,

mission This will

is the 4th undocking occur at 47 hours from now will and

of the tether

18 minutes

ground elapsed station.

which is about 13 minutes

over the Carnarvon

Tomorrow's will begin

standup EVA exercise

occur at the EVA preparations the hatch will time. this

at 61 hours 30 minutes

be opened at 63 hours and 30 minutes star fields stars which will that

ground elapsed during

The particular EVA will

be photographed

be any daytime

can be seen plus the star On today's umbilical EVA, time be

Orion and portions the EVA actually and occurred acquiring right

of the Milky

Way.

began at 42 hours 46 minutes at apogee
of

ground elapsed miles. We will

161 nautical
tracking

the Carnarvon We will

Australia

station

at in approximately in on the

6 minutes.
conversation

come back up at that

time and listen

between Carnarvon and 1 second after

and the crew of Gemini I2 at 47 hours lift-off, this is Mission Control.

7 minutes

END OF TAPE

4

GEMINI l.2 MISSION COMMFNTARY, U/13/66,

2:00 p.m.

TAPE!173 PAGE 1
and

This is Mission

Control liftoff.

Houston at 47 hours, Should be crossing Australia tracking signal

I2 minutes

54 seconds after

the acquisition momentarily. contact be-

range on the Carnarvon, We will standby for

station

acquisition communicator

and voice

tween the spacecraft

out at Carnarvon, minute

Jim Fucchi, away from

and the crew of Gemini 12. the fourth Standing undocking by for

We are sane five

and the start

of the Tether

extension.

Carnarvon.

This is a fairly

high elevation station.

angle pass, . Let's.join s/c CR0

almost

over the Zenith

of the Carnarvon

the conversation

at Carnarvon.

Go ahead Carnarvon. ., pitched Okay, when you get her'/.. down there, have to put on that.G that thing 0 rate that's in order you

to keep

going around,

command 351,

we show it s/c HOU Roger.

OFF on the ground.

And make sure it does it

is reversed

Carnarvon.

How

look to you. Flight.

CR0 HOU CR0 s/c HOU CR0

It

is in reverse

Okay. Sending you a TX, 12. Roger. Carnarvon Go ahead. What attitude are you on, in the platform. from Flight.

CR0 HOU

Okay, we are showing 27000. Okay.

-

-

-

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/13/66,

2:00 p.m.

TAPE 173 PAGE 2 of

HOU

Carnarvon, summaries,

would you please

send us a couple

Gemini and Agena Main.

CR0
HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU

Roger Contingency Roger Carnarvon Go ahead Okay, just calls you. standby out there Jim unless he from Flight india Agena please.

CR0 CR0

Okay. Okay, he was is FC-2 when we saw him end he the G 0 rate OFF and that was off, kinda and he turned it the ACS bit.

stabilized

a little

Now he has the ACS back ON again. HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU s/c CR0 s/c Okay, and how is G 0 rate. G 0 rate is on. is reversed?

Okay, and it

That is affirmative. Okay - sounds good. Carnarvon, Go ahead Roger, we are in a verticle going to wait horizon until position. We are on the before 12.

we get a light in the background

or a light

we undock. CR0 Okay - does it seem to be holding pretty good.

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

2:00 p.m.

TAPE 173 PAGE 3

HOU CR0 HOU

Carnarvon Go ahead.

from Flight.

You can tell

them not to acknowledge he may see some extra

- we want pro-

to pass on that pellant control CR0 CR0 okay. Is that break. HOU CR0 CR0 That's Okay. Gemini 12, this acknowledge this, right.

usage out of the Gemini because of the situation.

because of this

two and four

circuit

is Carnarvon, but for

no need to

your information, usage from situation breakers

you may see some extra

propellant

the Gemini because of the control where upside down with those circuit

open on two and four. HOU No, they are closed, closed. CR0 s/c With them closed, Roger - we are going to leave them closed per Instructions. HOU CR0 That's Okay. right. as the circuit breakers are

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

2:00 p.m.

TAPE 173 PAGE 4 _

s/c

It will

only be a minute on this.

to wait

now until

we get a light CR0 H&J CR0 HOU CR0 CR0 And this signal ' okay. Carnarvon,Flight. Okay.

Gemini OBC please. Ol=Y We've got LOS Gemini. is Mission Control Houston
W$

haW.had

loss

of

at the Carnarvon,

Australia

station.

At LOS the and

Gemini and Agena were still both spacecraft a verticle toward lighted Tether gradient. voice all

on docking

configuration

systems were GO. The crew were holding still docked. The Agena pointing They were waiting undocking for down a the

attitude,

the center horizon exercise

of the Earth. before actually

and beginning the gravity

and in an attempt

to establish

We will

come back up again at the Canton Island and continue on through Hawaii and

remoting

station pass. this

the next stateside onds after liftod?f,

At 47 hours., 22 minutes is Mission Control

and 35 sec-

Houston.

ENDOFTAPE

L

GRMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-13-66

2:20 pm CST Tape 174 Page 1

This

is Mission

Control

Houston,

we're

at 47 hours 33 minutes

and 55 seconds after Island voice remoting

liftoff station. We'll

coming up now over the Canton Canton does have acquisition Pete Conrad to put in a they have undecked and have but carrier noise.

of the spacecraft. call

stand by for in fact, Still

to the crew and see if, exercise. pass will

begun the tether This Canton Island Let's join

nothing

continue

on through

the Hawaii pass.

the conversation.

CONRAD s/c

12 Houston at Canton, Roger Houston, you want? If this with 12 here.

standing

by. what do doing

This is Aldrin

you want to have some fun try thrusters out.

two attitude

CONRAD s/c CONRAD S/C

Roger. I'm at the end of it Say again. You're now. broken up. to do a lot it's Slowly please.

We're sure having The A;;ena's and vertical there

of translation. just standing swell there nice

beautiful,

and everything or nothing,

is really

and nice

was no jerk

the Agena went along

beautiful. CCNRAD s/c CONRAD s/c Very good. We
simply

don't

have any spacecraft

control.

I see. Even if I try to translate to the
(garbled)

'GEMINI XII MISSION COMM!ZN!IARY 11-13-66

2:20 pm CST Tape 174 Page 2

CONRAD s/c CONRAD s/c

Roger. (garbled) Say again. You say your rate command doesn't won't work?

Rate command is firing thing.

. . . . . . ..it

stop any

CONRAD

12 Houston,

you'll

be coming in to Hawaii have better

in about be

30 seconds and you'll talking s/c HOU \ HAW HOU to you.

corn.. They'11

Okay Pete. Hawaii Flight flight. Hawaii a couple of time during

Send us a Gemini Alpha, your pass and a couple

of Gemini mains.

HAW CTN

Roger,

will

do. I think we've lost contact with the

Canton local. spacecraft.

H3U HAW HOU

Say again. We have initial Okay, and if by, after Contact he contacts at'the you present. after you're standing

FQI , it local. pretty

is convenience.

CTN RAW

Okay, it's We're still

ragged at the present. standing by. We aren't with having too much

Gemini 12 Hawaii s/c Roger, Hawaii,

this

is 12.

success in maintaining RAW Roger, understand.

position

the Agena.

1.1 :-; : U-13-66

2:20 pm CST Tape 174 Page 3

HAW

At your convenience you.

we'd like

to get a FQI fram

s/c HAW WC

Roger, Roger, Hawaii

that?s

35 percent.

thank you. hereVs the situation at Canton. it again in case you did deployment hung was it up

not get it, fine a:little It we let bit,

The tether

come out and the velcro thrusters slightly

managed to get it

unstuck.

hung-up

just undone.

at the 50 foot marker and shape right now

we got it

WePd be in great system,

if we had a control the tether we can't trol is out, control

The Agena is fine, moving, except that

we are hardly attitude.

Every-time I try

to con-

translation

we change our attitude over it.

and we have

no good control HAW HOU HAW HOU HAW WC Roger. Hawaii

from flight.

Go flight. Has he tried Have you tried Roger, fires any other any other rate control control modes? modes? command

we have tried continously

command, rate

but will

not stop the roll.

RAW s/c

Rog. We switched that helps. right right now. now? back and forth the roll (garbled) and

HAW HOU

He's in direct He's'&&rect

GEMINI 12 'M&3SION &MMENTARY

n-13-66

2:20 pm CST Tape 174 Page 4

HAW HOU

Affirmed. Okay. And if if that doesn't pulse? pulse. pulse. work you might ask him

he wants to try suggests pulse?

HAW s/c HAW s/c

Flight Trying Roger.

trying

We've tried

We've tried recommand. that's roll what's

pulse, We just

we've tried don't

direct,

we've tried control to get

have any roll

wrong Hawaii.

We have tried can't

by pitching

yaw but we just

do it.

HAW HOU HAW s,'c

Roger. Hawaii from flight.

Yeah, go flight. We're thinking that about just letting it go and hoping hold it. here.

maybe whatever

we've got in will was just shape, it's if

HAW s/c

Okay, that's

what flight

suggesting just

The Agena is in perfect and just perpendicular.a.nd

beautiful

we only had a control thing much better

system I'm sure we could do this than even in the simulator. HOU Yeah, ":(e're contention. the roll H.&W HOU HAW HOU go. talking right showing you're Ask him how

hanging in there in good ‘feels he 7 about just letting

Yeah, we're Hawaii? Go flight.

now......(faded

out)

Ask him how he feels

about just

letting

the roll

go?

.

l

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-13-66 2:00 pm CST Tape 174

Page5

i* ;. !I

HOU HAW HOU

And not trying Rog. That's

to control

it. wasn't it?

what he was saying Ask him that

Not exactly. he responds.

question

and see how

RAW

Okay we're

picking

up some now. to have you do if let the roll a while you

Okay, what we would like are willing, if HOU it will is to just damp out after

go and see

here. he's just going

He isn't to let

going to damp out Hawaii, the roll We've.lost doesn't Flight go and just sight worrying

about pitching,... As long as the

ssfc \ HAW

Roger. tether Okay. in roll.

of the Agena. we'll you will

wrap around it doesn't think

do it. really damp out

s/c

Well,

we've stayed well

above him now for quite a little bit.

a while.

We are out in front HOU s/c Hawaii from flight.

of him just

Yeah, we're pressure.

also getting

a little

low on ACS gas

HOU RAW HOU

HAWAII from flight. Go flight. What we want to tell pitch them is try to control it in

and yaw as best he can. to 15 feet it maybe ten feet as...(interrupted) is pretty today of slack

s/c HOU s/c

. . . . ..lO

Try to control Looks like

Hawaii

END OF TAPE

‘2 * -. 9
GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/13/66, Love11
HaW

2:30p,m. is pretty

CST Tape 175, Pg 1 today. in pitch and paw you can

't'l

Looks like It sure is. let ok.

Hawaii

Try to control the roll part

and just do that Aldrin Well, is roll.
HaW

of it

go if

when we put it

in pitch

and yaw all

we get

Ok. tether

we show that that way.

the Agena

. . . ..on the

HOU FLT Haw HOU FLT

Hawaii

from Flight.

Go Flight. Suggest flight and 460 if control model. on the Agena, 451

they can get. to have you go to Flight you could, Conlxol Mode 451 and gas, _

HAW

We'd like

1 on the Agena if 460 in an attempt its Love11
Ht3.W

and include

to save some of the control low.

getting

mighty

Roger, 451 and 460. 451 and 460 - got a map on both Rog, thanks. Hawaii? Flight affirm, Can you confirm Control Flight. l?
of

them. on the ground

HOU FLT

that

Hi3.W

That's ok.

HOU FLT Aldrin

We are still much further to (garbled)

and don't

seem to be getting

too

ahead, we may possible

have to go

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTAHY, u/13/66, roll rate Haw (garbled)/ 3.89 feet way it

2:30 p.m. CST Tape 175, Pg 2
here on the ground. too, Flight, By the

is a \. decrease,

since our

acquisition. HOU FLT
H&W

..say We'll

again have LOS in about a minute since here.

That is a decrease HOU FLT
HaW

our acquisition.

Ok, in roll Affirm.

rate. is staying in there pretty however, good he .

Pitch

and yaw fluctuates doesn't yaw. look like

beck and forth, he's getting

too bad out of

Hawaii has had LOS out of both vehicles. And this Hawaii Hawaii Island is Gemini Control. Tracking station. We've had loss During that of signal from the between a small the position,

the conversation they are having

and Gemini 12 it

was revealed

amount of difficulty Agena target looking quantity is 35$. vehicle.16

in maintaining hanging

Gemini attitude, well

however,

in qui&

in a vertical Their

very beeutifully, remaining

as the crew mentioned.

propellant of Gemini 12 the

at the present

time on the Oams fuel

Part of the attitude being

control

problem has to do with a certain

two thrusters cross-couang

out and they are getting

amount of motions. in the conWe

when they attempt

to take out any roll

are coming up on a stateside California versation at the present through

pass now, should be acquiring time. We'll stand by to join

the stateside

and Eastern

Test Range pass.

EEMINI 12 MISSION CWNTARY, Still putting CAP CCM Love11 W COM standing in a call, by for let's

11/13/66, 2:3O p.m. CST Tape 175, Pg 3
pass. As yet...now he's

2 9 ‘(

1

the stateside join it.

Gemini 12, Houston at California. Roger, Houston, How does it Say again? How does it We are still look now? &aif%ng.i$tle bit ahead and let a little quite 12.

look now.

Lovell CAP COM Imell

me give you the direction bit to the right.

of the travel, ahead for

We've stayed

some while, get . . . Cap Ccm Love11 Roger We've just

and I don't

know, I think

we might

about stopped doing anything, we do all goes to....so

just we are We have

about anything just staying

here to see whet happens.

a loose tether CAP COM ok. 12, Houston,

between the Agene and the spacecraft.

about how many times have you hit

the end of the tether? Aldrin CAP COM Three - four So it off Love11 CAP COM it looks lightly. right. you are either and times. like you're just sort of bouncing

That's It

sound s to us down here that very slightly

rotating

or you are captured

.

ll/13/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY,
and it looks

2:

30 p.m. CST, Tape 175, Paget,,
< 'I you would be alright, night that way

to us like

how do you feel and not trying Lovell CAP
COM

about going into to station keep? I think.

That's Ok.

a good decision, During

the pass over Texas and the Cape we'll be sending just you some DPS loads, to check out computer, we check them.

acquisition

and we want to do this and we'll Love11 CAP CCM Roger. And if we do it
we can

call

them while

its

alright,

I'll

give you a call

before

and you can go to prelaunch
look

for us so

at it.

Lovell HOU

Roger. Guaymas remote. Guaymas remote. California local. 12 here. California local.

Lovell CAP COM Lovell

Houston, Go ahead.

My only concern, have a very loose I'm concerned that

Houston, tether

is the fact and its

that

we around...

snaking

it might

get wrapped around

some of our antennas along the end. CAP COM Thank you, copy. We are about lying of motion He's off now,,we've to~the right.

on the side of the spacecraft,

AldriIl

abreast with him in the direction
been ahead of him up until now.

n/13/66 GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY,
CAP COM Al&in How many feet Well, off

2:30 p;m. CST, Tape 175, Page 5i r
to the right? measure it in degrees,

TV. -y *\

it might be, I'll

about 4-0 ,- 45 degrees. CAP Cal Roger, just keep watching, night. you've got quite a ways

to go before Lovell Yes, I think the horizon.

.I the big thin& is,

can we keep b&tow

CAP COM
Aldrin CAP COM

Roger. The tebher'e COPY kind of wrapped around him now.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66, Texas remote, Texas remote, CAF'COM 12, Houston. pre-launch Lovell CAP COM Love11 CAP COM LoveU Roger, it

2:46 p.m. CST
Tape 176, page 1

Houston

Guaymas local Guamti local .

Would you put your computer to please.

is on pre-$aunch. Stand by, we are sending over you now Houston. you a load.

12, Houston.

We are going right Houston, Almost. might copy. If this

thing

is leaning

just

right,

we

even get a picture

of the Agena and Houston

at the same time. CAP COM Lovell Aldrin CAP COM Love11 CAP COM Lovell Outstanding. Ron,lt keep-yoyr..fingeas~drotitied. Would you settle Affirmative Smile down there Roger we are smiling. I think I got several good shots of the Agena with for Corpus Christi? ;...J

Houston in the background. CAP COM Very good. 12, Houstnn, would you please now. 12, Houston, switch would

the computer to catchup you switch Lovell CAP COM Love11 Roger, l&g&, Got it. dropping to catchup,

the load was good. Thank you. Mark that we are slowly rising up

wb are in catchup. stand by for a TR. it

Houston,

appears

now and the Agena is slowly believe.

to the horizon3

GDKCNI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

2:46 p.m. CST Tape 176, page 2

' '!

CAP COM Love11

Roger,

how much slack

have you got in the tether? occasionally but that

Not too much, we get pulled is about it.

CAP COM

If

it

keeps bouncing

off

the end of it, the night

I think as long

you are safe in going through as you don't feel Love11 Well,

get too much slack.

How do you

about that? there is slack, Houston, and the slack If goes she

back to the back end of the spacecraft. stayed taut, CAP COM we would be fine. that you are hitting
or

What is the rate the tether at,

the end of minutes, or

once every two or more. taut, that

three

less than that Love11

Oh we are going real fairly close. I think

but it there

is coming is probably somehow. in it looks like

some elasticity. CAP COM You are saying, though, it

We lucked that

out I think

when you get slack some slack that

you are getting underneath that

is getting

the spacecraft.

You can't

see the tpSher;.:is

what you are saying. right now we can't see

AlLdxiin

That is right. the tether place. because,

For instance, It

or the Agena. ,obyiotisly right thing right

is down below us somepretty now it close to taut

Rut btvis

for example, spacing to taut

is wrapping It looks

around that pretty CAP COM[ ,: I ,1 _. OK, that b. close

that now.

I put on.

sound familiar. A A F L i L. XL

.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/13/66,

2:46 PM CST TAPE 176 PAGE 3

s/c

And, yes, the Agena, it from the horizon.

is a good ways away

HOU s/c

Roger. But there in that very, is no more than three tether when she hits or four pounds It is

the end.

very gentle. tether.

I would say we just

passed

the taut HOU Roger. Well, s/c it

sounds like

it

is cycling

and that

is good.

We are still gotten a little

on the right closer plane.

side of him.

We have of motion. him now

now, to his line We are mostly tell behind

To the orbit and I think

the way to really

is to how far

down the horizon behind HOU Roger. him. We concur.

we go when we get to maximum or

LOS Antigua. HOU 12, Houston how much of the tether when it s/c Well, thing is over the nose? for instance, right now I can see the whole can you see

because I can see the Agena, but at times see anything. Just the red wire that is below it.

we can't goes right HOU

down around the nose, but it

Okay, can you give us some idea of what your attitude excursions pitch, are with respect to the tether then? In

say, like with

60 de-s, respect

45 degrees,
to the tether?

how much are

you pitching s/c 90 ._ A ). L

-

-

HOU Do you think it is going all 1L LL a. L -

the way to the nose? 6.

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s/c HOU

About 40 degrees. Okay, one says 90 and one says 40, you guys discuss this and let us know. One was with was with respect to

s/c

Okay, I think the tether local

we agree.

and the other

respect

to the

vertical.

HOU s/c

okay. With respect to the local vertical we're pitched

up 110 degrees. HOU SIC HOU Okay, and the Agena is down below you. That's right and we're looking at the sky. up or are you pitching

Okay, are you still down?

pitching

S/C
HOU s/c HOU WC HOU

We're passing Pitching .Rog. ObY And we're

through

the horizontal

plane,

right

now.

back down.

alzpost due aft respect him too,

or straight

behind

the Agena on the

Okay, so with horizon with

to the Agena you're huh? reached

almost

s/c

No, not quite. yet......

He hasn't

the telemetry

area

END OF TAPR

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2:51 PM CST TAPE 177 PAGE 1

HOU

Agena you are almost too, huh.

on the horizon

with

him

s/c

No not quite.

He has not quite

reached

the

rim of the earth. HOU

And he may not get there. me know when you think respect with to

Okay, how about letting you are beginning - in other

to go back up with forward

words traveling

respect

to the Agena. s/c HOU Okay, we are both looking Yes, I think if for the tisme thing. don't you think

you do that,

you are beginning s/c HOU s/c GTI HOU s/c Yes, think so.

to be captured.

You have about 13 more minutes Roger. LOS
Turk.

to sun set.

Okay, correct ..with all

that,

you have about 9 minutes the Agena is still

left. below.

the . . I used,

However, now we have quite I'd HOU say we are about 60 feet

a big loop in the tether. away from it right now.

Opening or closing. 12, Houston. We have got about 3 minutes LOS and we will and

- 30 seconds to Antigua again at Ascension.

have you

I-2, Houston do you have

GEMINI12

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HOU s/c HOU

radar

range.

Are you locked

up on.. anything.

Radar is on, however, Okay, we copied firing.

we are not getting

on the ground here some thruster your maneuver thrusters.

You firing it.

s/c HOU s/c HOU s/c

Just fired Say again. Just fired Okay. ..attitude, at night.

it

briefly.

trying

to see if

we can station

keep

HOU

Okay. think way. station

12, Houston. you are all 12, Houston. keep? give it a try.

What do you think. right to go into night?

Do you Either

Are you satisfied

you can

s/c HOU

We will Okay. until

Very good. LOS Antigua.

And we have about 1 minute We will see you at llscension

at 48 16 18.
ANT

LOS Antigua. at the Antigua side pass, there station of the Eastern

And we have had loss of signal Test Range. During that state

was a considerable to station keep

amount of discussion through eventually this

about whether

or not to attempt

upcoming night

pass or stay on the tether in the gravity

and see whether mode. The

they might be captured

gradient

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tether occasionally would taut between the spacecraft have just and

the Agena. just

The two spacecraft 3lst revolution.

begun Gemini 12 has

begun its

This is the 32nd revolution Island voice

for Agena. remoting 12 minutes Houston.

We will

cme up again at the Ascension in some 4 minutes lift-off, from now. this

station,

At 48 hours is Mission Control

and 9 seconds after

ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

3:05 p.m.

TAPE 178 PAGE1

This is Mission of signal remoting in a call

Control

in Houston.

We have had acquisition Island voice

of Gemini I2 through station.

the Aecension

We are standing

by for Pete Conrad to put station. Here

to the crew through listen.

the Ascension

he goes, let's HOU

Gemini 12, Gemini 12 - Houston at Ascension over.

-

S/C

I.2 - . . . we finally ..0.. turned it

got back .O..

just

over . .

back on again. We are still a little

HOU

12, this

is Houston.

low yet and I couldn't again slowly.

read you - say it

S/C

We are in the light to separate. We expect

now and we just

started . . . 0. silhouette.

We are coming up for

sunrise

at about 30 degrees

HOU s/c

Roger These lights we haven't keep flashing actually started because we have . . . at all because of

the Agena . . . .

HOU HOU

Uh - 12 - Roger. Just pass on to you, if you want to maneuver you might remember that maneuverfbn pitch, if you are gonna switch to

but your logic

yaw and vice.versa. bit... -_ -_ and if

It might help a little

you have a few moments between then you can look at to get the forget it.

Ascension your water count off

and Tananarive

gun, we would like it, if you can't,

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMERTARY, 11/13/66,

3:05 p.m.

TAPE 178 PAGE 2

1597
Understand

1506
incidentally, bit. you I think this is leaking

1507 i...
a little

mu

12, the corn is very bad,, we are not reading too well, little we will get you at Tananarive in a

while.

s/c
HOU

Roger Yea, the "Roger" say it csme through loud and clear, pretty

again now, maybe you are getting

high over the station,

maybe we can read you. about 1507, might now. I'll I think it

s/c

The water be a little

gun is reading higher

than that a little bit,

might be leaking it. Roger - copy.

be watching

S/C

Alright, keeping

on that telemetry

water

tank,

we haven't probably

been

. . that's up.

why it

has been acting

Okay, Roger - copy.

s/c HOU S/C

Gemini 12 Go ahead 12. The Agena looks all like it is fairly nearly taught

the time now and we've just

about to pass

etateover.

We are thinking

of maybe letting

the Gemini pass as we go over.

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HOU HOU

Roger - I didn't Okay, we got that. been looking have plenty.

quite

copy all

that. thing is we have and you now.

The other

at your OAMSpropellant That's no problem right

s/c HOU s/c HOU ...

Roger. 12, Houston - one minute Roger Roger. LOS at the Ascension during Island this voice re. . . . garble to LOS at Ascension. . . . . same attitude.

. . . that

We have had loss of signal mating station.

The canmunications

pass even fuzzie.

though it was.a high elevation We are coming up over Tananarive We will will come back up at that more clear. liftoff this

angle pass and rather in approximately hopefully

seven minutes.

time,

the conrmunications 25 minutes and

be a little

At 48 hours, Is Mission

47 seconds after

Control

Houston.

ENDOF TAPE

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This is Mission acquired standing now. HOU SC HOU SC HOU

Control

Houston. voice

Gemini 12 should be remoting Let's station. listen We're in right

by the Tananarive by for

any conversation.

Gemini 12, Houston standing Roger, Gemini 12 here. How is it

by at Tananarive.

12, Houston. -&rble) Roger. 12, Houston. isn't it? is. '

looking

now?

The ACS is still

on in the Agena

SC

Roger it right

It

is about horisontal

with

us

now.

What we are going to do is put then we'll try

in a very small upthrust.and and kill directly tightly keep it our translation, above it taut taut if

as we pass over The tether is

we do.

how and I think

as long as we can our rates

we might be able to kill over.

as we pass straight HOU HOU Roger. Copy.

12, Houston. Carnarvon

One minute

to Lo6 at Tananarive.

48:48:02. LOS at the Tananarive voice remoting

TAN

Tananarive

And we've had loss station. We'll

of signal

tune back up at the Carnarvon At 48 hours 40 minutes Control Houston.

pass which will and 37 seconds

be in about 8 minutes. after liftoff END OFTAPR this

is Mission

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3:37 PM CST, TAPE 180
PAGE 1

This is Mission now in progress and Gemini 12. s/c

Control

Houston.

Let's

join

the conversation station

between the Carnarvon,

Australiutracking

. ..control

mode do you show the Agena in now and

how much gas is left? CR0 cd HOU CR0 Okay, in FC-1. We show 5 pounds gas Carnarvon. Okay, about 5 pounds of gas. Has there HOU CR0 HOU CR0 been much thruster In fact, it activity in the Agena. nil.

Just very little. What was your last Say again? What was your last say something.

is practically

comment Flight?

comment?

I though I heed

you

HOU

I just first

wanted you - I didn't transmission. I copied.

think

you copied

his

He asked about the Agena. I was just checking on all that.

CR0

Oh yes,

We are showing yaw right, maneuver quite HOU CR0 -I HOU CR0 Say again. He is doing quite Okay. Roger. a bit a bit.

yaw left.

Yes, he is

of maneuvering

right

now.

We need an Agena contir&ncy

India.

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3:37 PM CST, TAPE 180
PAGE 2

CR0 s/c HOU

Okay 12, you can turn Okay. Does he think
ask

your encoder bat on.

he has it

set up yet?

Carnarvon,

him if

he thinks is Carnarvon.

he is close How close

to set up. to setting up

CR0

12, this

the Agena do you think s/c Well, we are trying

yuu have it. position better Rates

to get back into

now and I think crack at this

we may have a slightly time thrh we had before. better.

seem to be nulled CR0 s/c CR0 Okay. We will

down a bit

do what we can.

Do you want to make any comment about the purge, Flight? about that. nulled It sounds like he has

HOU

I am think the rates into it.

and is ready to get started

CR0 HOU CR0

Right. I think okay. I sm going to let The last it go. to me it up there or

time he was talking

sounded like something. HOU

he has a typewriter

That might have been our little

printer

wer

here.

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PAGE 3

CR0 HOU CR0 HOU

Oh. Carnsrvon Go ahead. Are you seeing spacecraft. any thruster activity on the Corn Flight.

CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU

That is affirmative. Is it Pretty Okay. He just

Yaw right. small.

very much or would you say pretty small.

gave about 3 pulses

on, yaw right.

Okay, what control That is affirmative. Okay. There is a little Carnarvon Carnarvon Carnarvon Carnarvon Carnarvon

mode, pulse?.

more yaw right.

Corn Flight. Com Flight. Com Flight. Com Flight. Cap Corn Flight. this is Flight. If you read me, Carnarvon Cap Com, Flight.

HOU

Carnarvon,

send us an Agena LOS main. This is Miss%on Control little of this difficulty pass, with Houston again. the communication Apparently lines we are having portion a

in the last

over Carnarvon.

But we passed the time what should

. . .

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3:37 PM CST, TAPE 180
PAGE 4

have been loss of signal

at Carnarvon.

We will

come back up at

the Hawaii pass, which will 48 hours 57 minutes Control Houston.

be in approximately lift-off,

16 minutes
this

at

and 36 seconds after

is Mission

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMRRR 13, 1966, 4:00 pm CST TAPE 181 PAGE 1 This is Mission Control Houston, the spacecraft Gemini 12 is coming beginning

attached

to the Agena Target Vehicle tracking electronic over the hill.

by the tether They're with

up now over the Hawaii to get sort as it of‘ragged

station. contact We'll

the spacecraft,

ccnnes farther

have a pass here of We:11 standby Comnnunicator, Communicator then it was the

about 8 minutes

and 31 seconds over Hawaii. between the Spacecraft The Spacecraft more stable

for the conversation Keith reports last off HAW SC Kundell that

and Gemini 12. everything

is a lot

time around. at this time.

The control Let's listen

system on Gemini in. by. still giving

is turned

12, Hawaii Roger Hawaii Agena a try.

standing we're

this

tethered

HAW SC

Roger and it Roger,

looks pretty

stable

from here. awhile

we haven't like

dropped it in pretty

in quite

and looks We're just

we're

good shape. south and of orbit

1' to :1' the 10 feet

maybe 20 feet travel. HAW

ahead of the'direction tether now.

Good tight

Roger looks like roll rate and that

you still

have a very slow

is very gradual. you read.

a Is that Affirm. Now while sions

the spacecraft

our attitudes we're

does have certain

excuraft now.

to it,

about 45 degrees pitch

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SC

That doesn't them.

seem to be to much it'll

bother

H&W HOU HAW HOU

Roger, Hatiaii

very good. Flight

Go Flight I copy him the Agena 10 feet 20 feet to which side? down below him and

HAW HOU

Affirm Which side of the Agena? Is he to the right or the left or the left of it? of the Agena?

HAW HOU 9%.

Ark you t‘o the right He's to the left We're just north

of the Agena? now, as far plane.

about to cross right respect

south with

to the orbit

We're cressing ahead.

now and we're

maybe 10 feet

SC SC SC

Yes, 10 feet'ahead. Right. Going just I'll a little bit north now. All right

make that

(garble) reset load to send in please? will not lock right I on

HAW

We have an Agena clock

could you give us encoder off

SC

Roger,

encoder off,

(garble)

and we're now. tried

not able to get map lights directly

We're not pointed to switch to spiral

at it.

or dipole

and was

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12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NCVEMBER13, 1966, 4;&y8;ST

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unable to get any map lights. HAW SC HAW MW okay. Whioh&berma.Uo. At the present At the present antenna. HOU MW Hawaii, -Y* We're rechecking Is the spacecraft That is affirm \ HOU it. computer Flight. Agena - India and still up Hawaii? Flight, a memory compare and SPC load? you showrN*re time you're time you're onTnow?

on the spiral. on the spiral

Okay, send OBC's Hawaii, echo contigency. India Roger, Roger and echo, roger. and an CRC.

HAW

Okay and s&nce we've had acquisition roughly looks pitch 4 minutes about like now, he's a 50 degrees solid. setting , you're

it's it

gone through in roll arid

and yaw are almost he thinks now?: its

HOU

Ask him if

up properly

in the gradient: HAW 12, Hawaii.

Do you think

setting

up

in the gradient at the present?
SC
-.

It

sure looks

like right

it.

We're

- the docking almost

bar is lined

up with

the dipole,

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GEMINI 32 MISSIGN CCMMENTARY, NOVEMRER 13, 1966, 4:0() pm CST TAPE 181, PAGE 4 straight HAW above it fine. on you you look degrees, period and the tether is taut.

Okay, mighty

Since we've had acquisition like that's now. SC That's it's not the attitude more the (garbled) you've rolled

about roughly.60 minute

been over abou5 a five

we%e worried

about

I think attitude

we might want to stay with control a little bit longer

Agena in and then

maybe near the end cut her off. HAW okay. Flight now. HCU Roger. Think maybe we ought to try scmething verify thing. HOU HAW HOU Hawaii frcau Flight. that that sending a ccnnmand, that into we can the go ahead and try to update him right r

we have a function actually getting

we're

Go Flight. They want to use a conmslnd to check it, could use a purge light. they

HAW

Okay, we seem to be having
it too.

trouble

getting

into

I think

maybe we ought to check first it.

and then let HOU Okay. You've

him try

got a memory compare on your clock

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMRER 13, 1966, 4~00 p CST TAPE 181,

PAGE5

load didn't HAW Unfortunately Flight, HGU HAW okay.

you? that was may mistake on that

we didn't.

We're showing we're either.

not getting

into

memory

HOU HAW

Okay, do you want to try Yes, we've resent negative it

it

again? get

again end we still

on the memory canpare. is off right.

HOU HAW

And the encoder Affirm. Oh, it

did go in the second time he said. that it

It is

shows up now on the memory readout in and in correct. HOU okay. You sent SPC enable then. And give him back his encoder
CWl.

as soon as you

HAW

Roger. Okay, we got that in okqy.

HOU HAW

Thank you. Let's on. see, 12 you can turn We'll your encoder back '

have Lo6 in about one minute.

. I
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‘I 1 ‘,

If you'd

like

to change antennas,

we'll

check and see if you get it SC What do the Agena people getting HAW HOU HAW SC HAW SC \ HAW SC HAW SC it locked in?

in okay.

reconnnend for

What do you recommend on it? For what? For their check. now.

Okay, I'm on the spiral Yes, that Okay, I'll is affirm. send

260, see if it
we agree it

switches.

That is affirm,

did switch. here.

Okay, I'm not getting Okay, affirm it

a map light all

is working

right. in

Check and see with

them, the Agena people

Houston which antenna would be best? HAW HOU HAW Did you copy that Affirmative. Oh, one little so the burn will on it. HOU This is Mission of signal . Let's listen in now. Okay Control Houston. Apparently we have had loss pass here, goof here. I didn't get TX in the TM last one Flight?

be coming out with

at Hawaii.

Coming up on the Stateside by the California station

should be acquiring

momentarily.

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HOU s/c HOU

Gemini I2,

Houston through

California.

Go ahead Houston. Roger, you are getting extremely you think low on attitude you are any time

gas in the Agena and if stable, you still

have some daylight

you are ready, ACS off.

you can go ahead and shut the

S/C

Houston, is capture low

the best

indication

we have really If it's that

or not is the Agena.

I guess we will

have no choice.

HOU

Standby a minute.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMgNTARY,11/13/66,

4:ll

p.m.

TARE 182 RAGE 1 as long you

HOU

12, Houston, as you want,

go ahead and look at it I just wanted to advise

about the attitude satisfied, s/c that's

gas and whenever you are up to you about the attitude this We are in gases

Okay, Houston, gas. tether that

we understand

Just what do you plan on doing, exercise region takes a long time.

now where we can stay with by slowly going into

a long period like

the spin We are off the

we did I was afraid now. it

to attempt. We could turn

in good position gas and just no matter the night won't let

go, and I winiLd suggest does that we go through manner. We

what it period

perhaps

in this So that

touch the controls, and we go into

if we are

not captured

a spin we will

come out the next day in that ,spin. HOU Roger;if I gather a pretty you are satisfied, go ahead then. you have

from what you are saying, taught right, tether it's all

the time now. tether. There is we

S/C

That's

a taught

not muchf'f'orce are just merely

in there

at all,

however, it.

going along with

Although time position,

we were in the same position and we slo-w-l-y
.-..

the last horizonal time.

got. in&o'a

and it might be the same this

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/13/66,

4:ll

p.m.

TAPS 182 PAGE 2

HOU

Okay, whenever you are ready you can give her a go.

S/C
HOU

We are not getting to confirm Roger, whether

map lights

so you will

have

the ACS is ON. a couple You lights

you will

be over Texas in just then. or aft

of minutes

so we can look at it

can always send your cone lights or something yourself s/c HOU It's that like that if

you want to assure in. up here.

you(. e getting

kinda

nice and pretty

I'm talking

about when you get in the night -

side if you're S/C s/c H(u
... ..*

Nice recovery. We're talking Whose on first. Guaymas remote - California Guaymas remote - California Guaymas remote. 12, Houston, Telemetry and turn we have you . . we have Agena you want to try local. local. about attitude gas.

GYM HOU

now at Texas if it off. it off.

s/c

Roger, we did turn

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/13/66, HOU 12, Houston, You getting s/c s/c HOU S/C Roger. we show it in alright.

4:ll off

p.m.

TAPE 182 PAGE 3

on the ground.

Houston, 12.
Go ahead. The tether is essentially taught now and to

give you some idea of force the natural the loop,

of the tether, made

bend of the wire when it is still

bent about 70 degrees. the forces

So, you can imagine how small' are in that HOU HOU tether.

Roger - copy. Texas remote - Guaymas local. Texas remote.

GYM

Local.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI XII

MISSION COMMENTARY 11-13-66

4:21 p

CST Tape 183 Page 1

This is Mission further beginning And will within for HOU s/c

Control

Houston, this

we're

still

standing pass.

by for

any just ocean.

conversation it's

during

stateside It

Spacecraft

31st revolution.

is now over the Carribean station acquisition

be passing

out of the Antigua We'll continue

range

3 or 4 minutes.

to monitor

the air/ground

any conversatidn. 12 Houston How does everything Roger, toward it appears as though anything, it its look now? pointed looks right it is

us and if

as if

moving away from the horizon. in pretty HOU s/c Very good. We'll just good shape now. Very good. hold on to this thing

Looks like

we are

through

out the

main period. HOU okay. 12 Houston. On the next rev over Texas I'll for your SEZ?maneuver and it'will

pass you your update be with s/c Okay. device the firing Matter

thrusters. the docking with light at night, is a good it works

of interest,

to illuminate

the tether

out very nicely. HOU Yeah. Roger. We used it on ours. sort We've been watching of looks like you

you here on the ground and it are just WC GTI HOU It's oscillating there

in sort just

of a cone I guess. at attitude.

kind of hard to tell

looking

LOS Turk 12 Houston, we've got about 2 minutes I to LOS Antigua

.

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-13-66 4:21 pm CST Tape 183 Page 2

and see you over ascension. s/c HOU Roger Houston. 12 Houston. Did you get a chance to eat yet?

ENDOFTAPE

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4:31 PM CST TAPE 184
PAGE 1

LOS Antigua. This is Missian the quietest tether Control Houston. We have just mission. well completed Apparently one of the

state

side passes of this

exercise

is going along quite gradient mode.

and tend to be near

what may be gravity Ascension haven't Island been tool

We are coming up over the where ccmxnunfcations will be fairly time. We at 49 is Mission

voice

remoting

station

good this

mission

and there

low elevation will

angles

so they could be worse this time in approximately lift-off,

come up at that

6 minutes
this

hours 46 minutes Control Houston.

and 25 seconds after

ENDOFTAPE

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4:bO pm CST Tape 185 Page 1

4 “. !\

This is Mission

Control Island

Houston. tracking

Spacecraft station

Gemini XII and let's join

is now the

over the Ascension conversation CONRm

between Pete Conrad and the crew of Gemini XII. . . ..section 2, then section 1, hydrogen normal

and oxygen in a normal purge. s/c Roger, is that HOU That's no-1 fiel cells

Two minutes,over.

purge two then one,

correct? correct. Do it
as soon as you come out

in daylight it

And you are satisfied

you can watch and so

and see what happens to . your rates when you purge. we'll have a.........and

forth s/c

(garbled)and does.

s.ee what that

HOU This is Mission during this

Roger. Control Houston we've had only a brief Island voice exchange station

pass over the Ascension icator commun

remoting

between spacecraft trol

Pete Conrc~3&re.~eJ.n J4ission Con. for Mainly~ **. - instructions and the crew of Gemini XII. cell purge after they came out in to daylight that and the

doing the fuel main purpose ing the actual We'll continue It for....

would be to observe any rates purge of the fuel to stand by during is highly let's join unlikely cell this there

might be set up durand oxygen system. concome

hydrogen

pass for any possible will be and then we'll

versation. up again

the conversation,

GFNINI XII

MISSION COMMENTARY U-13-66

4:bO pm CST Tape 185
Page 2

HOW

Hou... Gemini XII Ascension

Houston.

One minute 50:08.

to LOS

and see you Tananarive

s/c

Roger. Ascension Los at the Ascension Island voice re-

And we have had loss moting station

of signal

and in 8 minutes remoting station.

we are due to be acquired We'll

at the

Tananarive time. Control

voice

come back up at that liftoff, this is Mission

At 50 hours and 11 seconds after in Houston.

END OF TAPE

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ThisGssion seconds after let's cator listen

Control liftoff.

Houston.

We're at 50 hours 8 minutes voice remoting

and 46 station communi-

Over the Tannanarive

in for any conversation Let's join

between the spacecraft it......

Conrad and the crew.

HOU

Gemini XII Gemini XII,

Houston through Gemini XII,

Tananarive,

over. Tananarive

Houston through

s/c HOU

Roger, Roger,

Houston this a couple

is XII. Have you turned your

of things.

computer on, over. s/c HOU Both computers Okay. The other are on. thing is have you been moving aat all, we'd like to know if

round in the cockpit

your movements in the cockpit combination s/c We can't tell at all. just now. It's

tend to upset the

still

dark.

I'll

let dump

you know in the light here to see results, HOU we'll what it find

time.

We did make a urine

would do and we didn't out.

get any

Okay, very good and when you do get out in the daylight and after deliberate appreciate the fuel cell purge if you would make some to observe we would

movements in the cockpit that and your comments.

s/c

Okay. We will. ing things. sionally we'll

We've been moving in the cockpit, Turned the Agena control get a little....in system off

stow, occa-

the tother

(garbled)

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and then goes slack HOU Roger, horizon s/c very good. now.

a little mere

bit. to the good?

are you in relation pointed it's

Are you still

down pretty still

As far as we know, however, we put the lights

dark here and have to find

on the . . . ..and we'll bit later.

out where we are a little HOU s/c Okay.

You want us to leave the computer on for telemetry don't No. you on this. We would like it this so that is 12. the computer you will off now if you're power.

not using s/c HOU s/c Houston, Go ahead. Roger, puter the HOU

save electrical

we reported

spacecraft

motions it

through

the com-

and do you want us to leave . . ..degrees. negative,

on to records

That's

we want the computer off, please.

please.

We want the computer off, s/c Hou s/c Roger. Thank you. Houston, purged HOU s/c HOU Roger, Roger, That's

would you say again which sections first. purge section normal 2 minute affirmative. 2 first. 30 seconds to purge.

you want

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HOU s/c

Gemini 12 Houston. Roger, Houston. LOS Houston, remoting noise,

One minute

to LOS Tananarive.

Tananarive And this is Mission Control voice

we've had loss of signal station. A fairly noisy between In

over the Tananarive pass, Mission a lot

of background

but some conversation

Control

here in Houston and the crew of Gemini XII.

approximately over'the We'll

17 minutes we'll
ship Coastal

be coming up on the first Sentry, just that

pass

tracking

south of Japan. pass at 50 hours

come back up at that

time with liftoff

16 minutes and 49 seconds after
Houston.

this

is Mission

Control

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This is Mission

Control

at Houston at 50 hours,

33 minutes
contact We are This

and 14 seconds after over the tracking standing is a fairly Let's HOU CSQ s/c listen by for

liftoff.

We have had ac-ach Sentry that pass.

ship Coastal any conversation

of Gemini 12. might All transpire.

low angle elevation in. Roger. Gemini 12, CSQ Go ahead CSQ Roger,

systems are GO.

CSQ
s/c

how did the purge go. Well, garble I think ... we are still

Purge was go. captured .*.

HOU CSQ

Fuel cell Roger. will,be

purge. We can't standing have anything by. else for you,

S/C
S/C

Roger Uh, CSQ you might relay it is possible during to Houston that if
.

we would like

to take the last

pictures

the stand up EVA tomorrow.

CSQ
HOU HOU CSQ HOU

Okay. I did.

Houston copy.

CSQ from Flight. Go shead Tell them that after the separation, exercise, or after

the end of the tether for will

we are looking later, so they

a maneuver about 25 minutes

have time to get squared away and do an

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align CSQ CSQ s/c HOU Okay.

and then be ready for the burn.

12, CSQ Go ahead. We want to do a burn about 25 minutes you terminate the tether exercise after

and align. that CSQ, we

c/s

Roger - we were just are trying to figure

discussing

out a way of making the . . (fade)

burn both control CSQ S/C HOW CSQ CSQ S/C CSQ And this Rog.

What is the magnitude That is correct. Right One minute Roger. LOS on Gemini. is Mission Control Houston. Sentry

of th'q burn,

is it

. . . sec.

to LOS Gemini 12.

We have had loss of signal tracking ship. We will

on Gemini I2 from the Coastal come up again during mately after eleven minutes. liftoff, this the Hawaii

pass which will 38 minutes Houston.

be in approxiand 17 seconds

At 50 hours, Control

is Mission

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5~35 pm CST Tape 188 Page 1 at 50 hours 49 minutes the Hawaii and Islands

This is Mission

Control liftoff.

Houston we're

5 seconds after
tracking station

We should be acquiring

at any moment, we'll

stand by for

comments beof the

tween the Hawaii and the crew of Gemini XII tether time. landing exercise. Hawaii

on the progress at this

The crew should be in an eat period is scheduled to provide the crew with

some planned another to

area updates.

During

the next pass over the states exercise for experiments

run of the Beta spectometer be run. We're standing

scheduled

by for Hawaii here. send TX for...... For information we would

Roger, would you please HOU Hello like Hawaii, 12 here.

to go clean of the Agena prior and also

to darkness We we're

in the daylight are still

set up for a burn. burn,

discussing

how to make this we're

not to sure how much control make this HAW HOU OE.

going to have to

Roger, we copy. Did YOU copy that? Yes, I copied they were still considering how they sure how

were going to do the burn and they weren't well they would be able to do it with

the control

system. HAW Roger. They also said they would get clean of the

Agena in the daylight. HOU Okay. Stand by I'll be sure that's what we have. Is that what you

You mean do the burn in daylight? mean? HAW L I & L * No, they wanted to make...Yeah, L L L A L k hb

yeah, that's Ir i

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HOU

Well, off

you'd

better

ask them.

Do they mean get

the tether

or do they mean do the burn?

HAW

12 Hawaii. and get off daylight.

Do you mean do the burn in daylight rather than get-off the tether in

s/c

No.

We want to get off

the tether

in daylight,

of course. HOU Yeah, that's fine, and then we'll later in daylight. do the burn about 25 do the burn

about 25 minutes HAW Okay, flight minutes s/c Roger, later I think

says we'll in daylight. it

would be much better

to do the

burn in daylight. just it HAW HOU HAW HOU s/c HAW s/c

We're going to have to determine we have and how long, how much

how much control takes to align , will

the platform.

Okay. Hawaii, 511100. Affirmative. Hawaii, 12.

you send a TX for

Texas for LOS, 511100.

12, Hawaii. Roger, unless we can get off you want us to continue the tether looking gravity gradient

any time you want us to. real close right now.

RAW

Okay, they're We'll

at that

have something

for you shortly.

s/c

Okay.Sounds like they want to get off right now. Do

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you want us to go ahead. HOU
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Negative Hawaii

standby. from flight

HAW HOU

Yeah, flight. We would like the rest them to continue the gradient through

of this

day pass and through

the upcoming

day pass and then separate HAW They would like exercise through

at the next sunrise. this gradient

for you to continue the rest of this

day pass night

time and then separate s/c
.

upcoming sunrise. continue the gradient at sunrise. through

Okay, understand the next night

we'll

pass and separate affirm.

HAW s/c HAW s/c HOU This is Mission Hawaii carry station.

Roger,

that's

understand. 12 Hawaii, Roger, we'll have LOS in a minute.

Hawaii.

Hawaii has LOS Control Houston. We've had loss of signal pass at the that will

We're coming up now on a stateside down over the Mexico,,Central brief time over part station. We'll

the spacecraft a fairly

America and South test range,

America with

of the eastern

Guaymas and the California in approximately

Should be acquiring stand by for

at California connrmnl"-

ten seconds.

spacecraft

cator Conrads conversation with the crew.
HOU CAL HOU

Let’s listen
over.

in.

Gemini 12 Houston to California, Roger, 12.

I got the up date your PI&

anytime

you’re

ready to

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5~35 pm CST Tape 188 Page 4

COPY. s/c HOU okay. okay. Area 34-3A; GETRC 532029 RET 4GOK 2107; are roll left 80

RETRB 2635; the bank angles roll angles right 100, the weather

is good in the bank' are good in all follow-

and the bank angles

ing are&s. quired rest for

There is a separation

maneuver remaneuvers for the

34-3,

no separation

of them.

Area 35-3 Bravo GETRC 545601; RET GETRC

400 K 21 t 05, RBTRB 26 + 53, area 36 - 3,

563201, RET 400~ 20 + 35; RETRB 25 + 58; area

37 charlie

Charlie,

GETRZ 580705; RET 400 K 19 + 55 590142, RET 4COK GETRC!

RETRB 25 + 04; area 38 Alpha charlie

20 + 54 ) RETRB 26 + 40 area 39 Alpha Charlie,

'60 38 01, RET 4GOK 21 + 17, REFRB 27 + 05, area 40-2 Alpha, GETRC 621152, RET 4GOK 21 + 20, RETRB 26 + 42

Do you copy? s/c Roger, I got all of them except the first area and

GETRC and RET hOOK. HOU Roger, area 34 - 3 Alpha, 53 20 29, RET &OOK 21 + 07

RETRB 26 + 35. s/c This is Gemini 12, you faded out at the end but I have it HOU all, thank you. got a separation MsLneuver for you, are you

Okay, I've

ready to copy? s/c Roger, go ahead.

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HOU

Roger, purpose separation.

GETB5.....

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5:49 PM CST TAPE 189 PAGE 1

s/c HOU

Roger,

go ahead. separation. GETB 52 14 27 Six feet 0. per second. Address 25

Roger, perfect Delta

V 60, 6.1 excuse me.

Burn time 8 seconds.

Yaw 0, pitch 27, all

00060.
aft, HOU GYM CAL HOU I s/c

Address 26, address

zeros.

Thrusters

maneuver posigrade. California go local.

Guaymas go remote, Guaymas remote. California 12, Houston, local.

did you copy? at the end. Separation .

Roger, you faded out right

maneuver GET burn 521427, Delta yaw 0, pitch address HOU s/c HOU Roger. 0, address

V 6.0 duration

8 seconds 2500060

25 9 say again address say again after that.

26, 27 zeros,
Thrusters aft,

the maneuver is posigrade. aft maneuver posigrade. problem and

Roger, understand 12, Houston.

thrusters

We appreciate

your control

we are going to see how well how you do on getting everything the rest s/c HOU and we will of it. It

you do on your burn and alignment that and about

your platform talk

to you after

Very good. Okay, I didn't

gives us a little copy your last.

challenge. We would like you to

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5:49 PM CST TAPE 189 PAGE 2

HOU

turn

your X-eray

on Beta with

mag and leave it

on

through s/c Roger.

the sleep period, X-eray

please. mag through the

on the Beta with

sleep period. HOU s/c HOU HOU TEX GUY HOU And what was the last Disregard. Okay. Texas go remote, Texas remote. Guaymas local. Okay and after your separation maneuver, we plan , Guaymas go local. thing you said?

to power you down and get you fed and go to bed. s/c Very good. Houston, 12. There doesn't seem to . .two bit one, but
30

be too much doubt that total amplitudes. angle

we are captured. a little

Seem to be... . . . vertical within

. . . total

. . . previous

they recovered on horizontal. HOU Roger.

about oh, I would say

degrees

In other

words,

you are gone about plus

or minus 60 degrees s/c HOU Yes,
looks

from the vertical.

like

it. 12, Houston, report. PEE will look for whenever

Roger,

very good.

your crew status

You can pass it

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HOU

you are over his station it. No rush.

and you are ready to give

s/c HOU

Roger. And 12, Houston. run approximately Your sleep period is going to

53 hours to 61 hours.
passed over Acapulco. you separate would you

s/c HGU

Roger.

Roger, we just After off.

And 12, Houston. turn your encoder do.

S/C
HOU

Will

Do.you have any fix 12, Houston.

for

the radar? I think we are put

That is negative.

' going to change the plan and see if S-51 in for tomorrow morning. like time. s/c HOU s/c HOU Say again please. Roger, we are going to try Okay, what is that your separation fz

we can't

And it

also looks

from the Agena for the last

for S-51 in tomorrow. that you want.

change address

Yes, we are going to change the time so you do S-51 and the jettison tomorrow.

s/c HOU

Okay. It

You say we are not coming back to the Agena? that way right now. We would like it. to see

looks

how well

you do after

you get off

That is the

main thing.

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s/c

Okay, I guess you want to check our . . . no residuals...

HOU

That is affirmative. hill now and this

Okay you are going over the is your last state side pass.

We will s/c This is Mission Roger. Control

see you in the morning.

Houston again. in the Eastern will be a brief it

We have had loss of signal Test Range. pass just And our next

out of the Texas station station Ascension is highly to be acquired Island. unlikely

over the edge of angle, it

However,

is such a low elevation will be attempted.

any contact

We will

come up 22 sec-

over Tananarive onds. a series jettisoning 49 minutes During

at ground elapsed this state

time of 51 hours 43 minutes

side pass, Pete Conrad passed up to the crew areas updates. Also a time for time of 51 hours maneuver of 6 feet per

of planned

landing

the tether

of ground elapsed

27 seconds and the separation at a ground elapsed At 51.hours Control

second posigrade and 27 seconds. this is Mission

time of 52 hours 14 minutes and 42 seconds. after lift-off,

12 minutes

Houston.

END OF TAPE

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

6:30 p.m.

TAPE 1% PAGE1 and voice by listen.

This is Mission 25 seconds after remoting station

Control liftoff.

Houston at 51 hours,

43 minutes

Coming up over the Tananarive right now. Standing let's

should be acquiring

for Pete Conrad to put in a call.

There he goes,

Gemini 12, Gemini I.2 - Houston through Tananarive s/c Houston, talking. HOU Roger, I've got a few I. .., things for you. As soon you - over. this is Gemini I.2 through Tananarive

as you get off

the i:u@theF, we would like cell purge while and prior you

to hold a normal fuel are aligning SET maneuver. encoder off

the platform Also,

to the

make sure you get the

as we want to set up the Agena.

And then you can go ahead and eat and sleep which will be 53 to 61 hours elapsed and

tomorrow morning we are going to schedule S-51 at will

62:45 and your second pass by us
and schedule you have

be 64:20 and we gonna try

the EVA at 65 hours, enough time then,

so, you think

on your second pass all of pictures.

you have to do is snap a couple Over. s/c Uh, let's Meanwhile think we will about that be asking for

a while.

how critical We

is the4&ne,1

on this

SEP burn Houston.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

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TAPE190 PAGE 2 not

want to take our time and if critical a little HOU Well, between separation bit Roger, later on.

it's

if we burn

I thought

25 minutes

would be

enough for it s/c a little

you to get off. bit later

We could move

I believe. know what it's it's gonna critical

No, I say, we don't take. We just

want to know if the burn.

on the time for HOU No, it's

not critical,

if you can make it,

go ahead and make it. s/c How about burning separate HOU That's during fine, BEF with telemetry, the birds flying

going away.

burn it

any way you want and if if you will that's give fine.

you don't

burn it

on time,

us the exact time of the burn, Whenever you can burn it, Well, s/c HOU

burn it.

what we need is the exact time.

Roger - 12. Okay, for the rest of tomorrow we will work

out a schedule depending ability after s/c Roger.

of D-10, T-2,

S-11 and S-29 system evaluation

on how good your control is after you give us a little

your SEP burn.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66, HOU Although, period reason,

6:30 p.m.

TAPE190 PAGE 3 your sleep for any

if you are awake during in the middle of the night of it, cells

and you can think

a 30 second during awake, a

O2 purge will the night no problem,

help your fuel

time there. but if

If you aren't

you are well

give it

30 second O2 purge.

S/C

Roger - understand. a purge just this a little

We've been able to get bit ago. Do you want purge. to get

to be a forward

two minute

.HOU

.

That is affirmative. a full purge on it

We would like right after

you get off the platform.

the Agena while s/c Roger, understand. at these Delta the only thing circuit lights breaker are on.

you are'aligning Also,

we have been looking for a little through that while the and

P lights

we are getting is the fact

the De1ta.P like to turn

We would kinda

them off. HOU s/c HOU Okay, we concur. Thank you 12, Houston, monitor if the only way we can see and P lights on the telemetry is

the Delta

you leave them on. something

So, if you could cover it if

them with

we would appreciate breaker do it right. on.

you would leave the circuit s/c HOU Plug it in. Okay we will

Okay, the only difference Delta T wise with

on your burn time firing thrusters

the forward

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it will burn. s/c HGU Roger. That last

be a 10 second burn vice

an 8 second

purge you did helped so that's

the fuel

cells

considerably, another

why we want to get

long purge on them.

S/C
HOU SIC HOU s/c HOU

Roger. 12, Houston - have you set from the Agena yet. I am going to now. You are going to now, is that Roger - standby. Okay, we've got about a minute from LOS. and 45 seconds correct.

s/c

We are released

. . we still

got it within

..

Boy, are we released. HOU Understand correct. s/c Roger and the force of . . . . rate... is a you are off the Agena, is that

good one... it looks like . Roger. We get it in rate s/c HOU Say again. I say, we @idti't Mtice

a good . . . . (fade) command.

thet,

we‘\wePe in rate ours was

command when we did it. working TAN real good. LOS.

Of course,

Tananarive

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66, This is Mission Tananarive spacecraft Control Houston.

6:30 p.m.

TAPE 190 PAGE 5 the

As you heard during the tether

pass the crew jettisoned and the Agena target

between the

vehicle

at a ground elapse and 10 seconds. passed

time of approximately

51 hours,

51 minutes

This time may be revised to the crew was that their

somewhat.

Other information

sleep period

would run from approxi-

ma.tely 53 hours ground elapsed time.

time to 61 hours ground elapsed sodium vapor cloud the first test

Times for tomorrow morning site

from the French rocket be 62 hours 45 minutes 64 hours, 20 minutes.

in Algeria,

pass would

ground elapsed

time and the second pass

The second standup EVA tomorrow will At 51 hours, this is Mission

come at about 65 hours. seconds after liftoff,

53 minutes
Control

and 28 Houston.

ENDOF TAPE

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This is Mission Spacecraft tracking

Control

at 52 hours 6 minutes entered

and 4 seconds after area of the

liftoff.

Gemini 12 has just ship Coastal Sentry.

the acquisition by for

We're standing Bill Garvin,

any conversation

between spacecraft Garvin is putting CSQ s/c CSQ

communicator, in a call now.

and the crew of Gemini 12.

Gemini 12, CSQ Roger, CSQ ready to go ahead and start gyro com-

Roger, we're passing

the Agena. touch the Agena yet. We don't have much light to watch. We

s/c

Don't

and we want to get away, we're'trying trying finding to align them. when you are ready four feet know if we'll get a /' but we're the platform.

We have a hard time

CSQ slc

Give me a call I don't

per second

separation, CSQ s/c CSQ HOU CSQ Okay.

ready to compass.

We're using maneuver thrusters Roger. Flight, CSQ

for yaw control.

Go ahead. You may have to have to go ahead and gyro ccmpass this thing over Hawaii

HAW

Yeah, okay. Two minutes from LOS

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You still

have to call

me back.

CSQ
HOU

Okay, Hawaii. CSQ, flight, Okay. Say again, I say, I'd you're like fading in and out, Bill. would you send us an OBC.

CSQ
HOU

CSQ

to remind you to have the Agena time word reset either. load. We didn't

send out that transmit HOU Okay. that

We copy.

CSQ
s/c HOU

We're coming up on LOS, Gemini 12. (garbled) Did he say he was going to burn on time? That is affirmed. Go ahead. We caught that the on control about the fact by using that. that he is, utilizing Flight, CSQ.

CSQ
HOU

CSQ

the maneuver thrusters.

HOU

Yeah, we copied Okay. Control

CSQ
This is Mission liftoff.

We had a LOS on Gemini Houston at 52 hours 14 minutes to acquire They're will 4 seconds after tracking station

The next station

be the Hawaii

in approximately maneuver.in

9 minutes.

coming up on the separation that the In this separation. Mission
Control.

approximately Sentry thrusters

10 seconds and the crew has indicated that they will do the burn on time using firing thrusters. the actual this
iS

over the Coastal forward manner, firing

instead

of the aft

they will

be able to watch the Agena during and 40 seconds after liftoff,

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This is Gemini Control mission.

52 hours 24 minutes 3 seconds into the
with the Hawaii tracking station We

We have acquisition

coming up at 33 seconds. will stand by at that separation ..its okay. Hawaii

That is some 20 seconds from now. with

time to hear conversation

the astronauts

on their HOU s/c HOU HAW HOU

maneuver from the Agena vehicle. in the cockpit.

Com, Flight.

Go Flight After water tonight. those items, as they feel ask them to drink is reasonable. as much In the meal

HAW s/c

12, Hawaii. Go ahead, Hawaii. All right, we would like to know how it went during

HAW

the burn. s/c Okay. We used maneuver thruster was okay. line Also rate to get aligned command was out We made a with the rate

and aligning to the tether

and does hold it. the attitude

burn and we had to correct thruster of plat HAW Orb rate during mode. and plat mode. the burn.

We burned in orbit

Okay.

.

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s/c

Well, thruster

we did have to use a little to correct our yaw.

maneuver

RAW

Okay, and we would also like during the purge. the purge was normal.

to know how it

went

s/c

Roger,

HAW

Roger, verygood.

Okay, and would like that

to

have you check and if you have less

5 frames left
photograph stow it
s/c

on the film

that

you used to

the eclipse

you can go ahead and film pack for tomorrow.

and use the other

Roger, we have already Roger, very good.

done this. little reminder. as

HAW

Okay, another

We would like reasonable. s/c HAW HOU RAW HOU RAW HOU HAW Roger, drink

for you to use as much water Drink water, during

your meal preparation. before.

I have heard that probably hear it

Yes, and you will Hawaii Com Flight. Go Flight. Let him know it

again.

also helps his fuel

cell. But I'll...

Yes, I am sure he is fully Tell him anyway. our main concern cell

aware of that.

Of course, out the fuel

on this

is to help We're only kidding.

as much as possible.

s/c

Roger.

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HOU HAW

Hawaii, It

is the computer on or off? switched it to prelaunch

is on, he just

mode. HOU HAW HOU Olkay. Yes, it Did you send us the OBC? is on its way. to gyro compass the

And are you starting Agena?

HAW HOU HAW

That is affirm. Okay. And the L-band beacon Just turning approach lights off went off now. and am

HOU HAW

Okay. And they are off. off. And he just turned the computer

HOU s/c HAW s/c

Roger, Hawaii. Go 12.

computer off. .

Roger, we are going to power down unless want us to have anything going.

they

HOU

No we are ready to power down. You might go ahead and have at it and we saw the computer

,'ust come off.
s/c

Roger. Okay.

We are just

holding

by on the platform.

HAW

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HOU HAW HOU

Hawaii Cam Flight. Go Flight. I would like you to ask the crew for a general about the control experiments S-51

comment on how they feel system for the remaining T-2 and D-10.

HAW

Well,

we would

like

a general

comment on how to

you feel remaining T-10.
\ s/c

about the control experiments

system in regard

which are S-51 T-2 and

This is 12. decently.

d Rate comman seems to hold it

very

Big burns more than 6 or 7 we are going to stop it. or attitudes, ...

to have to use maneuver controls you have to get certain am not too sure. in rate little HOU I think angles

I
do it be a

we can probably to get it, it will

command and try expensive on gas.

Okay, we are in pretty feels

good shape on fuel.

But he

he can get the attitudes well. Flight.

of the experiments

reasonably HAW HOU HAW

That is affirm okay.

Okay, we are pretty

good on fuel at the present time
too much about heavier

so we are not worrying usage of fuel.

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PAGE 5

HOU

Hawaii, track

did you Bend the C-band beacon on to the spacecraft.

HAW HOU HAW HOU HAW HOU

That is negative. Well, Okay. Hawaii Com Flight. go ahead and do that.

Go Flight. What we 'have.,left is the crew status report.

When they are ready to pass it stand by at CSQ and Tananarive. and Tananarive.

out we will At REV

HAW

Okay, about all is crew status

we have left report

for

this

day

and we will for that.

stand by

over FXV and Tananarive
s/c

Okay, . . . Houston be accomplished.

. . . rerendezvous,

it

might

HAW

You think rerendezvou.

you have a chance of accomplishing

s/c

Well it But it

depends upon how much gaBLwe use. could be done. about it.

HAW

Okay, we have them thinking Did you copy that Flight?

HOU

Affirmative.

We will

look at that and see

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HOU

what it

looks

like

tomorrow. 2 seconds into the

This is Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12.

52 hours 32 minutes You hee;rd that

conversation tracking that

between the station and

Cap Com - correction Gemini 12, separation it from the general

- between the Hawaii maneuver is complete, vicinity of the vehicle. film pack.

is to separate

Purge was normal. to

They have stowed the eclipse use asmuch water as reasonably Lovell

They were advised during

pessible

the meal preparation. before". The

Whereupon Astronaut L-band beacon is off, down.

said "I have heard that is off,

computer

they are going to power Astronaut to accomplish that

They have been given the okay to power down. that he felt they.had enough fuel

Love11 indicated tomorrow probably the S-51,

T-2 and D-10 experiments. rate

He indicated

would best be done through expensive of fuel

command.

He said it that as

would be a little they have plenty to the possibility mative. So that

on gas, but he was then advised He was also questioned and he replied this evening

to go with.

of rerendezvous will for be determined tomorrow's

in the affirfor an update

on the flight

plan

activities.

We are going to for a

stand by at the Rose Knot tracking final crew status this report

ship and Tananarive

at 52 hours 33 minutes

36 seconds into

the mission, END OF TAPE

is Gemini Control.

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY u-13-66

,7:32 pm CST Tape 193 Page 1

This is Gemini Control mission of Gemini XII, point

52 hours 50 minutes The spacecraft with off

2 seconds into

the

is presently

coming up ship off

on the acquisition the coast, should

the Rose Knot tracking

correction,

the west coast of South America some 10 seconds report

acquire

at 32 seconds past the minute

from now.

We will

stand by for what ever the crew status crew before

passes between the Rose Knot and the Gemini XII their sleep period. We are standing by now.

RKV is here Gemini 12 and agena RKV RKV Delta P lights are on and it looks like he is

powered down. HOU Roger. the picture off HOU the is off and aligned. Disregard, it was

.......

Okay, the up grade of plus Pitch position gyro

5 degrees pitch

is . . . . . .

5 1 degrees.

Did you copy? that

CSQ

Roger, ......

stand b;r.

We do not have any indication

HOU

Say again, Say again.

the agena guys weren't

copying

that.

CSQ
HOU

The Agena guys weren't you can give it

copying

that,

your transmissions

to them post pass.

s/c CSQ s/c

Guess you're Say again Bill.

right,

Set your horizon Roger.

sensors

off

to real

low-

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Tape 193 '7:32 pm CST Page 2

This iS MiSBiOn Control. crew conversation craft

It

dOeB not look like It

we will that

have any the Bpacea

over the Rose Knot.

appears

is powered down for their

sleep period.

They did get from Hawaii.

go ahead to power down for the sleep period will have entered our Bleep period it therfore

We

from the time we apstation duty, some

proved they Should enter ten to twelve minutes

from the Hawaii tracking The black team is now off

ago. director

Gene Rt&ne is flight

on the white

team and is now on

duty in the MCC. Pete Conrad is still until midnight. At 52 hours 53 minutes XII this

Cap Corn on duty here

26 seconds in to the

miSSiOn of &mini

is Gemini Control....

END OF TAPE

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8~20 pm CST Tape 194
Page 1

This is Gemini Control mission of Gemini 12. contact with

53 hourg 33 minutes
We originally the astronauts

31 seconds in to the there would be no

reported

more voice

from the time they were we did have some rewas over Tanacenter

given an okay for a sleep period, porting narive

however,

in from the crew and the final remoted with astronaut

reporting

Conrad here in the control status report now.

and we bring

you a tape of that Tananarive remote

HOU

Tananarive Tananarive

go remote remote. Tananarive

HOU

Gemini 12, Gemini 12, Houston through over.

s/c HOU

Roger , Houston 12 here. Three quick quantities would like quite today clear items we'd like switch you to leave cryo tonight. I

in the H2 position please.

a PQI reading about whether

And we weren't

you ate meal 3 Bravo over.

in addition

to 3 Alpha and Charlie,

s/c HOU s/c Hou

PQI Roger,

3 4 percent.
copy 24 percent

Negative, Roger,

3 4 percent. 34 percent.

3 4 percent

s/c
HOU s/c

And we’re consuming 3 Charlie at this time.
Roger, did you consume 3 Bravo for today.

Yeah, we chewed 3 bravo too.

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-13-66 8~20 pm CST Tape 194 Page 2

HOU

Ah, that's Good Night.

good boys,

thank you very much and

This is Gemini Control

(two B LOS

pumps

is right

though)

Tananarive

This is Gemini Control Mission with of Gemini XII,

53 hours 35 minutes
you heard that final

14 seconds in to the recap over Tanansrive Center.

astronaut

Conrad at the Cap Corn here in the Control The sleep period or roughly will

We are now in a sleep period. at 61 hours in to the mission this time. The spacecraft perigee

terminate hours from

7 and l/2

nautical holding

is powered down, the apogee is 162.1 \ 1 142.8 nautical miles, the OAMSsystem fuel is which is quite reasonable quite good. At

at 34 percent

53 hours 53 minutes
this

56 seconds in to the mission

of Gemini XII

is Gemini Control.... ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-13-66

8:55 pm CST Tape 195 Page 1

This is Gemini Control mission of Gemini XII.

54 hours 8 minutes The spacecraft

31 seconds in to the passing out of

is just

the acquisition word from Hawaii systems. voice

area of the Hawaii tracking is that the spacecraft

station

and the last the way on

is "Go" all readout.

This is taken from telemetry with the astronauts

We have had no They will 57 seconds

contact

they are sleeping. At 54 hours 8 minutes

be awakened in about 7 hours. in to the mission, this

is Gemini Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/13/66,

9:57 p.m.

TAPE 196 PAGE 1

This is Gemini Control, the Mission spacecraft 300 miles should craft

55 hours,

3 minutes,

33 seconds into

of Gemini 12. during revolution

The position

of the Gemini 12 2 or ship

number 35 is approximately The Coastal station tracking

west of India. 55 hours,

acquire is trailing

17 minutes,

21 seconds. by 37 nautical

The spacemiles. through

the Agena vehicle started

The sleep period 61 hours.

at 53 hours and will

continue

According

to our surgeon,

the crew of Gemini I2 into the mission.

is not asleep

as of 54 hours,

45 minutes He anticipates

However, they are resting. sleep at any time, get from Coastal rates are for possibly station that

them to go to that we will

on the next readouts will be indicated. Aldrin

The heart

Love11 74 per minute,

74 per minute. Aldrin 18 per hydrated,

Respiration minute. eating all their all

rate

- Love11 16 per minute, is good.

Water intake

They are both well - correction

meals as scheduled

- they have eaten satisfied 4 minutes, with 59

meals as scheduled. condition at this the mission

The surgeon is well time. At 55 hours,

seconds into

of Gemini 12, this

is Gemini Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI XII

MISSION COMMENTARY 11-13-66

lo:50

pm CST Page 1 Tape 197

This is Gemini control, mission of Gemini XII. approaching

56 hours
The position

3 minutes

34 seconds in to the

of the Gemini 12 spacecraft The

is currently

the west coast of South America. of the spacecraft

Rose Knot tracking and will craft Sentry mission have for

ship now has acquisition some 4 minutes miles more.

The apogee of the space-

is 162.2 nautical reports

perigee 24 minutes

143 nautical

miles.

Coastal

at 55 hours

30 seconds in to the are asleep. It will The end

some 40 minutes started

ago, that

both astronauts

sleep period

at 53 hours in to the mission. At 56 hours 4 minutes this

61 hours in to the mission.
to the flight of Gemini XII,

25 seconds in

is Gemini Control.....

ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/13/66,

11:50 PM CST
TAPE 198, PAGE 1

This is Gemini Control, the mission is just lost

57 hours,

three

minutes,

31 seconds into
at this Sentry time, time has they

of Gemini 12.

The Gemini 12 spacecraft of China. minutes The Coastal ago.,

past the east coast approximately

signal

three was go.

At that

reported

the spacecraft

They had no voice Heartrate Aldrin

communication. Lovell

However, they did have telemetry. stood at 50 beats per minute. Respiration minute; Atlantic rate

on Astronaut

-- 56 beats per minute.

-- Love11 -- 13 beats -- correction, -- 11 per minute. area forecasts The weather for tomorrow

13 per

Aldrin

in the-prime'We&t is good. Fifteen

recovery

knot winds from the northwest. waves. area for Pacific 2,000 foot scattered

Five foot to broken. good.

swells. The weather

Four foot in the prime

Tuesday also looks and East Atlantic

In the West Pacific,Midthe weather is anticipated Tuesday being the to

areas,

be acceptable planned into landing

for both Monday and Tuesday, time. At 57 hours,

four minutes,

52 seconds

the mission

of Gemini 12, this

is Gemini Control.

END OF TAPE

. I i GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/14/66, 12:50 AM CST TAPE 199, PAGE 1 This is Gemini Control, into the flight 58 hours, three minutes, 31 seconds 5 3 ‘1

of Gemini 12.

The position

of the Gemini 12

spacecraft Coastal

is presently Sentry

over Africa

in the 37th revolution. 28 minutes, contact 17 seconds with the

should acquire from now.

58 hours,

or 24 minutes astronauts. period for

We hase.had

no voice

None was planned. some five 56 minutes

Gemini 12 has been in a sleep minutes. They now stand at Flight Director are

hours and five roughly

two hours,

to wake-up time.

Gene Kranz and the controllers updating and last sensing tomorrow's stand-up attitude flight plan,

here at the Control which should activity; the S-51,

Center

include

the second

EVA -- extravehicular control experiment;

the D-10 ion sodium vapor region

cloud photographic photography sightings

experiment;

the S-29, Libration

experiment; of celestial

and also the T-2, manual navigation bodies. will One celestial -- first this star miles body to be sighted magnitude star

in the T-2 experiment Betelgeuse. miles It's

be the star in that

interesting That's

is 200 million larger than the

in diameter.

some 14 million

diameter trails

of the earth's

orbit

around the sun. It will five

Gemini 12 now fall farther

the Agena some 71 miles. behind. At 58 hours,

gradually minutes,

and farther the mission

34 seconds into

of Gemini 12, this

is Gemini Control.

END OF TAPE

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1:50 AM CST
TAPE 200, PAGE 1

This is Gemini Control, into the mission

59 hours,

three

minutes,

31 seconds is

of Gemini 12.

The Gemini 12 spacecraft

approaching

the west coast of Africa. by telemetry

The Rose Knot tracking in approximately as was expected at six

ship should have acquisition seven minutes. for some while

We have had no voice now. The sleep period It's

contact,

is now standing

hours and five time. rates

minutes.

one hour,

56 minutes
-- 49.

to wake-up Respiration were taken ship. At This

Heart rates

are Love11 -- 46, Aldrin - 11.

-- Love11 -- 14, Aldrin

These readings Sentry with tracking

from the last this

pass over the Coastal all

time in the mission,

goes well

Gemini 12.

is Gemini Control the mission.

at 59 hours,

four minutes,

31 seconds into

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

2:5O a.m. CST

Tape 201 Page 1

This is Gemini Control, mission coast voice of Gemini 12. of China. contact, Coastal

60, 3 minutes,

32 seconds into

the

The position Sentry

of Gemini 12 is over the east acquired. We have no now stands 56 minutes activities, it. to should at

has just

nor is any planned. It

The sleep period

7 hours and 5 minutes. wakeup time. An updated

should be approximately flight plan for today's

be coming up very shortly. we will sensing \

We are standing

by for

We anticipate the ion

have the second standup EVA, we will attitude control experiment,

have the D-10,

the S-51,

sodium vapor cloud sightings regions of photo-

photography celestial graphic

experiment, bodies

the T-2, manual navigation and the S-29, libration

experiment,

experiment.

The weather

in the prime landing

area in the 15 knot winds The ceiling Tuesday also The weather in

west Atlantic

is considered five

to be good for today with four foot waves.

from the northwest, is anticipated looks good. It

foot ,swells,

to be 2000 feet, looks

scattered

tc broken.

as good as Monday or better. and mid-Pacific

the east Atlantic, secondary landing

west Pacific,

landing

areas, 5 minutes,

areas is also acceptable.' the mission of Gemini 12, this

At 60 hours,

11 seconds into

is Gemini Control.

ENJI OF TAPE!

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, 11/14/66, * Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12. Houston at 60 hours,

3:32 A. M. CST Tape 202, Page 1

46 minutes

now into

the

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin

are now in their They're the

38th revolution,
nearing acquisition

the tag end of their with

38th revolution.
We expect

the Rose Knot Victor. time and we'll

crew to be awakened at this conversation Knot Victor that will

stand by for any

pass between the Cap Com aboard the Rose crew. Standing by now this

and the Gemini 12 flight

is Gemini Control. Gemini 12, RKV. RKV, 12. Good morning. Is it Well, morning it's already? time. here. you. Okay. It's around, oh,

about that

1:15 in the morning s/c RKV
l a

Okay, we'll We'd like at this

believe

jrou to turn time
if

your X-Ray and beta off

you would.

SIC

All

right. a f'uel cell purge at your

RKV

And you can start convenience,

2 then 1. 2 then 1. please.

s/c RKV s/c RKV

Fuel cell

purge,

Give us a mark when you start, Starting fuel cell purge now. just while

Roger, copy. forth

Okay, we'll bit

talk you're

back and purging.

here a little

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

3:32 A. M. CST Tape 202, Page 2

RKV

On this

pass you'll

be getting and suggest

a flight you start

plan your and be

update over Canary, eat period advised looked s/c that real

as soon as you leave us here, during the night

your spacecraft

good on the ground. We'll start breakfast and standing

Sounds good. by for

the flight

plan update over Canary. probably at that time. be updating you

RKV

Okay, and also they'll on the phase adjust

s/c RKV s/c HOU RKV HOU

Roger..... What did you say, again, I was wondering if that 12? was for another eclipse.

RKV, Houston Flight. Go ahead, Flight. Tell them that start what we're updating going to try to do today is try To

and we'll

them over Canary,

to get some of the high priority start RKV HOU RKV Okay. Send us a Gemini Bravo. 12, they're going to be updating with we're

items done. morning.

going to do S-51 this

you over Canary items this morning

as to some of the high priority and get ready for s/c HOU Roger. RKV, Houston Flight. the S-51.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/14/66,

3:32 A. M. CST Tape 202, Page 3

RKV HOU

Go ahead, Flight. Did you get the X-ray That's it with the first him. He got it all. thing off, the beta off? him. I'll confirm

we told

HOU

Okay.

Say again. HOU Rm HOU . He confirmed it. when I told him to turn it off.

He gave me a roger Roger. Tape dump complete.

(PAUSE) Gemini Control Knot Victor. There's Houston. We're still in our pass over the Rose time.

no conversation involved

going on at the present in their fuel cell

The Gemini 12 crew is probably RKV HOU RKV

purge.

Could you go to cryo'switchrto Don't forget your pumps, RKV.

02, please..

And would you turn both primary

your A pumps on at this

time,

and secondary. your cryo switch to O2

RKV

Okay, would you switch and leave it there,

please.

He has h%s A pumps on, Flight. HOU RKV Roger. *Okay, 12, you're just about our LOS. We'll see

you next pass around.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTAHy,u/14/66,

3:32 A. M. CST Tape 202, Page 4

s/c

Roger. XV from Flight. Say again, Flight. A Bravo Gemini LOS.

HOU RKV HOU REV

Gemini Bravo at LOS. Roger. vehicles Gemini Control Houston, with We have LOS of both vehicles. are go. 60 hours, 55 minutes now. We've just will Both

had loss of signal be Canary.

the RKV.

The next station seven minutes will into

to acquire

This is at 61 hours,

the mission, plan update. platform.

and over Canary the Cap Corn there Starting

pass on a flight

over Canary the Gemini 12 crew will to take place at 6~07.

power up their At 61:47,

This is scheduled maneuver, planned. 62:31, update.

phase adjust is

a small maneuver of some 5.5 feet And at 62:23 over the REV, we'll

per second retrograde have a crew status landing

report. area

over Antigua, At 62:40,

a flight we'll start

plan update and a planned our first pass for we'll

the S-51,

Sodium

Cloud Photography.

At 63:15 through

63:48,

have the T-2 experiSightings be done with the

ment, Mode A, Sequence 1. Experiment with utilizing

The T-2 is the Space Navigational handheld. This will to be sighted

a space sextant, and gloves off

the helmets

and the stars At 63:50, for

sextant scheduled At 64:15,

are Betelgeuse to start their

and Rigel.

the Gemini 12 crew is their second standup EVA.

EVA preparation start their

the crew will 64:50, scheduled

second pass on the S-51 experiment. be involved in EVA preparation. and from a:50 through

64:30 t&rough 64:50 we're

the crew will to depress

the spacecraft

GEMINI 12 MISSION COB?4!3NWRY, n/14/66,

3:32 A. M. CST Tape 202, Page 5

65:40 the standup EVA is scheduled. to be closed 58 minutes and repressing now, this

At 65:40 the hatch to begin.

is scheduled

the spacecraft

At 60 hours,

is Gemini Control

Houston.

END OF TAPE

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COI%lENTARY,11/14/66,

3:53

a.m.

CST

Tape 203 Page 1

$!

This is Gemini Control flight its of Gemini 12 at this crew, Command Pilot acquisition

Houston, time.

61. hours,

6 minutes

into

the with

The Gemini 12 spacecraft Buzz Aldrin,

Jim Love11 and Pilot with Canary.

is now will now,

approaching

The Canary station

pass up the flight so we are standing

plan update to the crew. by,

We're acquiring

CYI

TM solid,

Gemini and Gemini is go.

Gemini 12, Canary Cap Com. s/c CYI s/c CYI Good morning .Good morning. That was a short Okay. here. there, Canarys, 12 here. morning?

How are you this night. of bits we're

Got a couple First of all

of info setting

for

you

up the phasing

maneuver because we were not able to burn the Agena last night and so we are giving you the for

phase maneuver to set up the position tomorrow.

SIC
CYI

Okay. And I have the phasing ready to copy. maneuver when you are

s/c CYI

Ready to copy. Okay. Delta Purpose is phase adjust V 5.5, GETB 61 47 47, yaw 060, zip. Over.
A L

burn time 09 second, core 26, 27 all

core 25, 90055, forward,
1 L L

Thrusters

maneuver retrograde.
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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

3:53 a.m. CST

Tape 203 Page 2

s/c

Roger,

understand,

phase adjust V 5.5 feet pitch

maneuver GETB duration 25 thrusters,

61 47 47, Delta 9 seconds,

per second, zero, address forward

yaw zero,

90055, address

26, 27 - zeros,

maneuver retrograde. CYI s/c CYI s/c CYI Affirmative. Okay. I've Roger, got a notal go ahead. update for you now.

Okay, time 61 00 58, rev 39, 40.9 degrees west, right Ascension. 10 + 36. ., .

s/c CYI s/c CYI

Roger,

would you give me the 'degrees again?

40,g west. Roger. Okay, one other gas so we won't item here.

The Agena is out of ACS it any more.

be maneuvering

s/c CYI s/c CYI

Sorry about that. Okay, I've Roger, got a flight plan update for you now,,

go ahead. 61 00 to 62 15 And at 61 47 k7 At 62 23 At 7 PLA

Okay, 61 07, power up the platform, eat period. 61 30 align platform.

the phase adjust at the RKV we'll 62 31 at Antigua, update first

maneuver that

I gave you. report.

take a crew status they'll

give you block

and also your S-51 update. pass. At 63 14 43 sunset,

And 62 46 s-51, T-2, load A, sequence 1.

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63 50 to 64 15, start
S-51 update,

EVA prep.

At 64 05 have an

64 21 S-51 second pass, 64 30 continue
be your EVA sunrise time.

EVA P=P, at 65 17 56, will
s/c CYI s/c CYI Roger, That*s Roger. And at 66 26 at Carnarvon, flight period. s/c CYI WC Roger, say again 65 17 561 affirmative.

EVA sunrise

time.

they,*11 give you another

plan update and at 67 15 end of post-EVA That's understand. real good down here. I'm not too the end of the flight plan update.

And your systems are looking Roger, sure of. let

me go ,over a couple that

63 14 14 was sunset for T-2? 63 14 430

CYI s/c HOU WI s/c HXJ KNO HOU s/c HOU

Negative.

14 k3.
Kano go remote. We've got about a minute Roger. I have that to LOS, here, 12.

update.

Kano go remote. Kane is remote and we have acquisition. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn through Roger, Morning. we'd like sunrise time if Bill. Say, Jim, for your second standup EVA for you to shoot some pictures field after Kano.

of the star you think

you took in the nightit. How do

you have time for

you feel

about that?

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You want us to take some pictures of the star that fields we took during

after

sunrise is

the night,

what you said? correct. you're We can give you some pointing agreeable and if you are ready

HOU

That's

commands if to copy. s/c Roger.

We're ready to copy.

We'll

lee what we

can do about it. HOU Well, let me give you these and give you a chance about it. In your hardsuit pointing, checklist be yaw

to think

for your sunrise

the sun will

47 degrees right,
your post-sunrise that's like

on the horizon. pict'ures,

Okay, for + 7 minutes, we'd

at sunrise

at 34 minutes you to pitch

on the elapse

timer,

up 125 degrees. We'd like

125 degrees up, you to take Taking care to

yaw 20 degrees north. several

one second photographs.

keep the sun off part

the camera and off

the -- any see.

of the spacecraft

the camera might

Another stars, possibly Velora.

note we have for you fs for your night we'd like for you to stress Orion and toward Gaxmna

work down in the regions

Okay.
HOU Could you tell us if you have any water at this time? stored

in bags on the spacecraft

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':.

s/c

We just

started

preparing

breakfxt

so we do

have water HOU Okay, mighty you didn't you depress s/c Oh.
No not

and food in one meal. fine. We just wanted to make sure water in them when

have any bags with the cabin. this time. We pitch,up

Houston, north. HOU Negative. you're time. s/c HOU Roger,

12 here. That's Fitch

125 and yaw to the pitch?

a yaw first,

up and then yaw and we are assuming this

having

the camera on the s-13 bracket

understand. that over if you think you could swing

Okay, think it; it

would give us some pretty

good data here. platform updates?

s/c HOU s/c

Okay, we going to have two other That's affirmative. don't Okay, why /", we get a, pointing eight ball . ..a is. That's

connnand on the

HOU

That's

what this

on the eight

ball,

125 degrees up. s/c Okay, then there pitch. HOU Standby. must be a yaw first and then

Okay, we’ll

have to double check that and give
ball readings over ..O

you some eight END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMFNTARY, 11/14/66,

4:03 A. M. CST
Tape 204, Page 1

CYI

okay, we'll you some late

have to double followings

check that

and give

over the next pass.

s/c CYI CYI Gemini Control of Gemini 12. - this

Roger. You've got 30 seconds to LOS, Gemini 12. Los, Los. Houston,

61 hours,

18 minutes now into

the flight

The phase adjust

burn passed on to the crew over Canary a standoff position for vehicle.

is a preliminary

maneuver to establish

tomorrow between the Gemini 12 spacecraft \ Initially, for this it had been planned but this

and its

Agena target

to burn the Agena following and it

separation

maneuver,

was not possible

was not possible

because we were out of Agena ACS gas. heavy because the Agena was loaded with PPS burn for high apogee in this At 61 hours, acquire will 19 minutes into mission

The usage of Agena ACS gas was propellant since we made no planned. to

as had been originally now, our next station This will

the mission Sentry

be the Coastal

Quebec.

be at 61. hours,

41 minutes,

42 seconds and this

is Gemini Control

Houston.

END OF TAPE

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/14/66,

4:27 A. M.

CST

Tape 205, Page 1

Gemini Control of Gemini 12 at this are approaching expect acquisition Pacific

Houston, time.

61 hours,

41 minutes

into

the flight

Command Pilot with

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin Sentry Quebec. We

acquisition

the Coastal

momentarily and we're AOS Agena. Roger. Flight,

with

the Coastal

Sentry that

Quebec in pass.

the western

standing

by now for

CSQ
HOU

CSQ
HOU

CSQ.

Go ahead. We've got telemetry Roger. Spacecraft Roger. And we got the Delta on Gemini. P lights and I've got AC6 is go. solid on Gemini.

CSQ
HOU

CSQ
HOU

CSQ

HOU HOU

Roger. CSQ Cap Corn, AFD. Charlie on Agena? Would you give us contingency

CSQ
HOU

Roger. CSQ, Houston Flight. Flight, CSQ. thanks the fuel like for staying don't up. This data

CSQ
HOU

Okay, Bill, looks like

cells

look too bad.

CSQ
HOU

Sure looks Yeh, we'll

we've got a good spacecraft.

see you in the morning.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/14/66,

4:27 A. M. CST Tape 205, Page 2

CSQ

Okay.

END OF !WpE

,

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

4:53 a.m. CST

Tape 206 Page 1

"1

Gemini Control flight

Houston,

62 hours,
time.

7 minutes

into

the

of Gemini 12 at this passing

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin in their awhile Gemini 12 they're

are currently spacecraft. passing stations. well

over the south Pacific for

,We've been out of contact

since

to the south of both Canton and Hawaii Meanwhile in MisBion Control Houston,

tracking

Mr. Francois is actively

Pene, a representative involved launch will in coordinating this morning

of the French government, activities leading

up to the Centaur The sodium rocket experiment. using his

from Hammaguir, Algeriah

be launched

in support takes pictures

of the S-51 photographic of the sodium trail filter and film

Here the pilot

Maurer 70 mm csmera with sodium light. attitudes During this

a special time,

for yellow holds

the coxmnand pilot taking. go&es

and records will

times

of picture special

Both Jim Love11 during this

and Buzz Aldrin experiment. photographic atmosphere.

be wearing

The purpose techniques,

of the experiment the wind velocities by ejecting

is to measure by in the upper a sodium cloud taken of the

This is accomplished sounding rocket

from the Centaur clouds

and the pictures miles. eject

measured from about 60 to 90 nautical from Hammaguir, Algeria, miles. cloud will

The rocket, a cloud from

when launched

about 37 to 97 nautical yellow should or almost whitish

This cloud will and when we first

be a very faint see it, it is

appear as an inverted

teardrop.

As the spacecraft

i

, ! .i

GEMINI 12 MISSION COIMEWURY, ~/14/66,

4:53 a.m.CST

Tape 206 Page 2

swung around to the side, mushrooming horseshoe. the Barth will

it

should

appear as a kind of worth mentioning here

Now one point

be about 250 times brighter looking, at a Centaur liftoff

than the cloud. time of 62 hours,

We are currently 41 minutes, or the start

58 seconds GET. Our T-O time for the experiment
of picture taking bit is at 62 hours, about the Centaur

46 minutes,
rocket. It

and is

8 seconds, GET. A little
about 20 feet long, it

has a.body diameter weight

of some 11 inches. And

The maximum launching performance miles

is 1080 pounds approximate. 70,000 feet

speed at approximately

would be 3,378

per hour.

This is Gemini Control its quiet

Houston as the Gemini 12 the south Pacific, and

spacecraft at 62 hours,

continues

pass across

10 minutes,

Gemini Control

Houston.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/14/66,

5:09 A. M. CST
Tape 207, Page 1

Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12. with

Houston,

62 hours,

23 minutes

now into

the

The Gemini 12 spacecraft

is approaching

acquisition Victor

the Rose Knot Victor. - the ship located This will off

This is the Rose Knot the western coast'of over

located

South America.

be the last station.

pass of the morning We expect by now for

the Rose Knot Victor report this RKV s/c RKV s/c RKV s/c RKV s/c RKV s/c RKV at Rose Knot.

tracking

a crew status acquisition and

We're standing

is Gemini Control. Gemini 12, RKV. Gemini 12. Roger, stand by for your crew status report.

. . . . . is 1914 . . . . . AO4, 8 point.... In both.... Yes, both.... Roger....... Roger, we slept . . . . . . . . quality Fair. Fair. Roger, I have a PQIA when you're ready to about 5 hours... of the.sleep period.

COPY* You ready? s/c RKV Stand by. Go ahead.

Area 41 dash Alpha Charlie,

63:48:53, 20 + 49, 65:15:35,
20 + roll

26 + 26.

Area 42 dash 1 Bravo, Bank angles right 95,

49, 26 + 27.
left

for both areas,

85, roll

Weather in both areas,

1

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/14/66,

5:09 A. M. CST Tape 207, Page 2

good. s/c RKV s/c

No . . . . . . required.

Did you copy?

Roger, we copy. I'll Roger. adjust get the rest to you a little bit of this later. phase

Do you want the status burn?

Okay, go ahead. s/c Roger, well, it was very poor. aligned By the time we

got the platform form aligned burn but

- we did not get the platWe attempted to

by the time we burned.

. . . . . . ..We.did aligned

not have enough time to get

the platform Everytime roll

by the time we powered up. pitched or yawed we got left at rate command

we either

because it

. . . . . . We got off and then the diverge... until we get all

in high orbit

by using the.rates damped This

maneuver thrusters

out and then we can then align requires planning . . ..time our fuel cent, Roger, ment. HOU How long did it How long did it take? take? quite a bit

the platform.

of time and tokeep

your flight over to of

any . . . . . . ..will to do it. to align

have to be turned

We also used about 5 percent the platform this morning

- 4 per-

from 34 to 30 percent. copy.

34 to 30 percent.

On platform

align-

Did you figure?

How long did

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/14/66,

5:Og A. M. CST Tape 207, Page 3

it s/c

take to align

it? to 30 minutes

About - I'd just

say about 25 minutes

to stay aligned, understand.

to get the position.

HOU s/c

Roger,

. . . . . gave us the time to align . . . . . . . and unfortunately darkness. At that

the platform

after

we were just

going into

time it was a very good hack started off. of this information about at but the attitude

and . . . . to'get problem REV Roger, up with

the thing

caused us to drift they'll pick the rest

you at the next site.

We're just

our LOS now. s/c HOU RKV HOU RKV HOU REV Gemini Control to acquire will Roger. Send us a main, REV? Gemini main? Affirmative. Okay, did you copy all Affirmative. Gemini Bravo. Houston, that information, Flight?

And also a Gemini Bravo. We've had LOS both vehicles. 29 minutes now. into The next station the mission.

62 hours,
at 62 hours,

be Antigua

31 minutes

This is Gemini Control

Houston.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 14/66, ll/

5 :18 a.m. CST

Tape 208 Page 1

‘tt j ' '1

Gemini Control now. We are standing

Houston,,62 by for

hours, acquisition

31 minutes at Antigua.

into

the mission

s/c HOW s/c HOU

Okay, Houston, Roger, Roger. Roger, S-51.

12 here.

I have your S-51 update.

62 56 08, yaw 28 degrees GMT 11 32 41. Copy?

north,

pitch

12 degrees s/c Roger,

down.

understand

at 62 46 08, S-51. last?

I have the yaw

and pitch, HOU s/c I understand

but what was that

you want a GMT time acq, is that T, when to take pictures

correct? if we

No, we want a Delta don't see it. start at that besides

HOU

Roger,

time to take pictures.

We*d like

you to take, with

the sequence camera, 12 exposures

the Maurer. 12? Twelve Maurer exposures. whether you see the cloud or not. At 63 33 10.

You understand, s/c HOU Roger, Roger. Houston, That's for

And standby 1 Mark. s/c HOU Roger.

a GET time acq.

62 33 10"

I have your S-51 second pass when you are ready to COPY.

s/c

Okay.

:. ” 11/14/f%, GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY,
5:18

a.m, CST

Tape 208 Page 2

*1

HOU

64 20 590

Yaw 12 degrees north,

pitch

11 degrees with the

down. Maurer, s/c HOU Roger. And with stars. s/c HOU

We'd like Over.

you to take 6 exposures

I have that, respect to your standup EVA post-sunrise

You ready to copy? part of that. for ycur post-sunrise

I want to get the last Roger, I have a pointing CWer.

angles

EVA stars. s/c HOU Roger, Okay, that's up. s/c Pointing

yaw 160 degrees is not critical.

north,

pitch

40 degrees

I'm glad you said that about 30 degrees.

because its

going to be list

HOU

Its

going to be what? that's exposures fine. if Just spray the general you think you have time. area

Roger, with s/c HOU

Is there R-e-sunrise

any pre-sunrise stars.

stars? for you to concentrate

We'd like

on Orion and in the area from Orion to GammaVelorum. Would you like s/c It might sunrise, pointing for that? to get to the sun at amount of time with our How

be helpful we'll

if we're

need a good to f'air Especially

to get down there, attitude

hardsuit

system thctt's us a little

not working

tco well,

about giving

rundown on the priorities,

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMENTARY, 11/14/66

5:18

a.m. CST

Tape 208 Page 3

;,

-j ‘1

Which is more important? HOU Orion is first priority. If you have time work Take as many We'll

your way down to GammaVelorum. pictures as you think

you have time for.

give you an Orion pointing prior.
s/c

command some station

Roger, Orion,

understand.

I meant the priority

between pictures..

GammaVelorum and the sunrise is number one priority. That'means affirmative. seconds. you recheck

HOU s/c H0U

Sunrise Yeah. That's Thirty

we've got to be there.

Gemini 12, if breaker. s/c HOU That's affirm.

your biomed circuit

'Thank you and we're

at LOS.

Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12.

Houston,

62 hours,

3’7 minutes

now into will

the

The next station 40 minutes,

to acquire

be Canary.

This is at 62 hours, And during this pass,

46 seconds into

the flight. to perform experiment is Gemini

the Gemini 12 crew is expected The sodium cloud photography

the S-51 experiment. during Control this pass.

So at 62 hours,

38 minutes

now, this

Houston,

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION CNMENTARY, 11/14/66,

5:27 a.m. CST

Tape 209 Page 1

'!

Gemini Control cf Gemini 12. now at Canary.

Houston,'

62 hours,

40 minutes

now into

the flight acquisition to perform

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin It is during this pass,

are approaching they are expected Standing

the S-51 experiment. acquisition with

We are standing

by now.

by for

Canary.

cr:?3

Gemini 12, Canary Cap Corn standing

by.

Gemini Control now for standing the liftoff by.

Houston.

Our countdown clock

shows 46 seconds and we are

time of the French Centaur

rocket

;

Gemini 12, Canary.

Sending you a TX.

We show T-O and we are standing

by.

We have confirmation

of Centaur

liftoff.

cx
HOU CYI

Houston Flight, Yeah, Canarys, Roger. I'll

Canary Cap Corn. the launch went, relay that to 12. looks nominal so far.

Gemini 12, Canary

Cap Corn. s/c CY;’ s/c Go ahead, Okay, S-51 is on its Okay. way.

‘\‘ 7
G-1 12 Misaim cob&fEN~Y, 11/14/66, 5:27 a.m. CST Tape 209 Page 2

I

) .!

Gemini Control time right

Houston..

The French confirm

a nominal

launch

on the money.

s/c cuz s/c

Canarys,

12.

Go Canary -- Go, 12. We never got a Delta pictures T as to when to start see the rocket. T for what? in time see it. taking

and we -- we didn't you want a Delta T after pictures, to us,

CYI s/c

Say again,

We want a Delta to start taking

the acquisition but we don't

They never gave it CYI Okay, standby Start one.

HOU
CYI HOU CYI

at the acq time.

Say again? Start at the acquisition time, that we gave him. at the

Okay, 12, Canarys. acquisition time that

They want you to start they gave you.

s/c

Okay, thank you.

The Gemini 12 crew should have begun their 10 to 15 seconds ago.

photography

some

CYI

Houston Flight,
Go ahead.

Canary Cap Cum.

HOU

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

5:27 a.m. CST

Tape 209 Page 3

'?

CYI HOU CYI HOU

Okay, he's Roger.

in position

at this

time for the S-51.

And the tape dump is complete. Roger. Canary, send us another A, Gemini.

CYI

Roger.

ENDOFTWE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/14/66,

5:35 A. M. CST
Tape 210, Page 1

No conversation this CYI time.

with

the crew.

They are no doubt busy at

Gemini 12, Canary Cap Com. About one minute to LOS, we'll be standing by.

s/c CYI HOU CYI

Roger.

No joy. Did you copy that, Flight?

Roger, understand. Copied. Houston Flight, both vehicles

Canary Cap Com. We've had LOS and both vehicles were go.

HOU \ KNO HOU

Ka.no go remote. .Kano ' s remote. We have acquis,ition. KM-IO and

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com, through standing by. Houston. understand We took the . . .

s/c HOU

Roger, Roger,

you took the photographs

any way

but no joy. s/c HOU HOU That's affirmative.

Okay, dice try. We're right on the ragged edge of Kano here. to LOS. We've

got about one minute KNO Gemini Control of Gemini 12. Kano has LOS. Houston,

62 hours,

52 minutes

now into

the flight

We've just had LOS at Kano. During

our next revolution time, the time passed

over the Sahara end at about 64:15 ground elapsed

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/14/66,

5:35 A. 14. cST
Tape 210, Page 2

to the crew by Bill Gemini 12 crew will which was launched 62 hours,

Anders at Antigua; again attempt

this

is the time that

our

to photograph rocket

the Sodium Clouci over the Sahsra, Houston.

in the French Centaur

52 minutes,

43 seconds now, this

is Gemini Control

END OF TAP?3

‘\ G-1 12 MTSSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

c t, ’!

6:10 a.m. CST

Tape 211 Page 1

Gemini Control of Gemini 12 at this in their craft
143.3

Houston, time.

63 hours,

23 minutes

into

the flight are now The spaceand over

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin in the flight of Gemini 12.

40th revolution

is currently nautical for

clocking a perigee.

an apogee of 158.3 nautical

The Gemini 12 is now passing on this although At this pass. We'll

Woomera. voice

We sidestepped with

Carnarvon

have no data

contact

the spacecraft on the ground. with

we are receiving time, sextan$ Pilot Buzz

from the spacecraft Aldrin

should be involved

the handheld

experiment. Aldrin

This is the T-2 experiment, in the case of this times

space navigational takes sightings

sightings.

experiment,

and marks the the

for the sightings.

The Command Pilot attitude. time with

is busy recording

data and controlling to perform off. this

the spacecraft at this

.They are scheduled the helmet this and gloves

experiment

At 63 hours,

24 minutes,

40 seconds,

is Gemini Control

Houston.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMENTARY, 11/14/66,

6:36 a.m. CST

Tape 212 Page 1

Gemini Control of Gemini 12 at this making its time, initially southerly

Houston, time.

63 hours,

50 minutes

into

the flight is still

The Gemini 12 spacecraft

pass over the Pacific,

and at the present This was

the French are counting scheduled

down a second rocket.

as a backup rocket.

At Hammaguir, Algeria, with the S-51 while ago,

a second rocket

to be launched

in conjunction

sodium cloud experiment. proposed the launch

The French only a short backup rocket receive in this

of their

endeavor. this this

We expect that during their

the crew tiill

an update

regarding 51 minutes,

pass over Antigua. Houston.

At 63 hours,

is Gemini Control

EXDOF!IWJX

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 14, 1966, 6:49 am CST TAPE 213, PAGE1 Gemini Control of Gemini 12. acquisition this their Houston, 64 hours 3 minutes now into the flight

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin Grand Turk,

now are nearing No doubt at for this

with

Grand Turk station. involved in their this

time they are heavily second standup EVA.

preparations pass, during

Also during

pass over Grand Turk and Antigua an update on S-51. Gemini 12 crew. HOU SC Standing

we expect

the crew to receive with the

by now for

conversation Houston.

This is Gemini Control

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn, over. Roger Houston, AOS Antigua. Gemini 12.

SC HOU

Houston Roger, Houston. The spacecraft for you. looks good,

they have an S-5l'info are going to launch

The French Your We'd

a second rocket.

acq times are good for the second half. like to have you start your photos exposures at"your with

acq time and take eight Maurer. SC Roger, putting Over. understand.

the

(garble)

How about will give

back the EVA one rev so it

us a little HOU I understand

more time to get squared away? you are having trouble in EVA putting

prep and your requesting the EVA back one rev,

us to consider is that correct?

-

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 14, 1966, (%49 am CST TAPE 213, PAGR 2

SC

Houston,

I'll

say again,

we're

running

into system really else

a time difficulty and the fact control and we'll that

due to the petroleum we've got a - can't

the spacecraft try

plus do everything

and get the S-51 but it might longer to get the EVA ready take our time and it and maybe

take us a little

to go and we'd much rather

do a good job then to rush into open up hatch towards period. HOU Gemini 12, Houston, EVA one rev later. roger. We'll

the end of the night

You can plan your update your times

when we have a chance. SC Roger, Houston. way we can control maneuver thruster. on doing this HOU Roger, we'll EVA? think that over. Okay? for you to do a now, and breaker : One more discretion, yaw, right the only No. 12

yaw, is with

Now, what is your feeling

Gemini 12, Houston. 30-second

We'd like

02 purge on both sections P circuit

would you check your delta before you do it?

Do you copy? HOU Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com do you have your delta
SC --. -. P
L & L

P lights

on? their on.

That is affirmative,

L

L

b

P

GEMINI 12 MISSION C(3%lHNTARY,NOVEMBER 14, 1966, 6:49 am CST TAPE 913,

Page 3

HCXJ

Roger, I'd if like

copy.

We show them now on the ground. PLA update

to give you one more block if

I could,

you are ready to copy.

SC

Houston you are coming in very weak, we can barely Roger, update. read you. we'd like to give you one more F%A

SC HOU .

Roger. Roger. COPY? 43-l alpha, 66 50 05, 20 + 49, 26 + 23,

SC HCKJ SC HOU .

What was that

area nmber

again Houston?

Area 43-l alpha. Roger, 43-l alpha. keep things going for a couple of :...

That will

revs and when we get squared away on a new flight plan we'll give you the rest of them.

Gemini Control at this Control time. Center.

Houston, Presently Taking

we still there a quick to standby

have acquisition is conversation look at updating on this pass.

over Antigua going on in the our EVA plans

and we are continuing HOU SC HOU

Gemini l-2, Houston Cap Com, over. Roger Houston. Roger, this we are thinking yaw problem with that in order to avoid thrusters

the maneuver-.

14, 1966, 6:49 am CST GEMINI 12 MISSION CrXMENTARY, NOVEMBER TAPE 213, PAGE 4

during

the EVA, considering

the possibilities How do

of holding you feel SC HOU

the Maurer in your hand. about that? discussing that. that

Well we were just Okay, we*11 start

our plan with

in mind about it

and when you have a chance to think a little SC Roger. right control bit Bill, now we're more let us know. align

when we try

the platform, we

in SEF at PLAT, and if

the range to almost nothing she stays. But if

and then do

go to align, that, nothing

we don't in rate is just

is going to hold it

command or PLAT or anything, to go,

going

The only way we can stop it

is with

maneuver thrusters. HOU Roger, develop SC understand. to high a'rate know. You.think if you would

on EVA? do it Now for we were the maneuver if

Well I don't we just

We could probably mode. completed, by using

leave it

in platform we just

the T-2 experiment able to align thruster

on the stars

and very carefully we won't

using pluse mode. EVA

But of course, if HOU we can't fire

be able to do that

number 12 thruster.

Roger.

14, 1966, 6:49 am CST NCVEMBER GEMINI 12 MISSION CC&lMENTA.RY, TAPE 213, PAGE 5

One minute

to LOS to Canary

Three minutes LC6 Antigua

Gemini Control LOS with

Houston,

64 hours 13 minutes, to acquire

we've just will

had

Antigua.

The next station

be Canary

at about one minute

and 30 seconds from now.

As you heard

the EVA plan might be revised lution later. This

to move the time back one revothis pass when Jim that he can yaw

cropped up during

Love11 indicated right

to Cap Com, Bill

Anders,

by - only by using

the number I2 maneuver thruster. in Missinn at Canary. Control.

This of course will We are standing

be under discussion acquisition

by now for

END OFTAPE

‘$I a ’ ‘! G~RMINI12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66, 7:Ol a.m. CST Tape 214 Page1

HOU HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU

Canarys,

TM will

be on at your acquisition.

Canary Cap Com, APD. AFD, Canary Cap Corn. The TM will Roger, Standby, It's also on. off, right? be on at your acquisition.

how about the C-band?

CYI HOU CYI

Okay, and you want us to !lX it Rog . Okay, we have TM solid go.

on the Agena.

And it's

HOU CYI

Roger,

Csnarys. on the spacecraft,

Okay, we have C-band track but no TM.

HOU

Roger. Have you tried the ccmmand at all?

CYI HOU CYI HCU

That's Still Still

affirmative. nothing? nothing. try circuit breakers,

Okay, maybe you better I guess.

HOU CYI

Canary,

from Flight.

Go ahead, Flight.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, ~/14/66,

7:01 a.m. CST

Tape 214 Page 2

HOU CYI HOU

You say you have no TM? That's affirmative. me find out whether that. the S-51 Let's see,

Okay, stand by, let went. We don't

want to interrupt

you have how much pass time you have left? CYI HOU CYI HOU Oh, we've got quite Okay, standby. Okay, TM's coming in now. Roger. Canary Cap Cam, Houston Flight. WI HOU CYI HOU Go ahead, Flight. Okay, it went off okay. a bit yet.

Plenty.

Okay, fine.

We've got TM now. tell him that.

Okay, you might

Gemini Control.

That was the Centaur

rocket.

s/c CYI

12, Canarys. Roger,. it looks good down here on the ground. way and is looking nominal The

S-51 is on its time. s/c CYl s/c (pause > Roger. Sending a TX. Rog.

at this

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

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'tr

Gemini Control conversation

Houston,.

We're still

over Canary. No doubt,

No

transpiring

at the moment.

the crew

is very busy with

the S-51 cloud photography.

CYI HOU CYI HOU

Houston Flight, Go ahead.

Canary Cap Cam.

Okay, his attitudes Roger. Send us another

are good for

S-51.

Gemini A, please.

CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU

Roger. Send us an Agena main, Roger. Canary, from Flight. too. An Agena main-also.

Go ahead, Flight. Okay, they have visual ground of the cloud acquisition one. had visual from the

on this They've

CYI

Okay.

12, canarys.

acquisition s/c

of the cloud

from the ground. That's where we

Wish we could ought to be.

say the'same.

s/c CYI

Eight Roger,

pictures

taken.

No observations. No joy. One minute to LOS. I need

understand.

Gemini 12, Canarys. your LNS-51.

s/c

We saw no cloud, good pikhg

Canarys.

Me' looKed and we had time, ssnd itIt goad

sem~llande this

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

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a thing, CYI s/c CYI s/c Okay. You know what they say, Canarys. Roger, Oh boy. that. This is what that'means. C'est la vie.

Que, sara,sara. CYI HOU We've had LOS both vehicles, doger . Kano remote. KNO HOU s/c HOU Kano is remote. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com through Roger, Houston, Houston. Gemini 12 you're right on the ragged you. Kano. Flight.

edge of Kano.

We're not reading

Gemini Control. Kane.

We're at the outer contact with by.

ring

of acquisition

at

We've had no real

the crew although

we had a

momentary contact.

We're standing

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn through standing by. Houston,

Kano and

s/c HOU

Roger.

how do you read us now? by, You've got about 45 seconds

Reading you five to LOS.

s/c

Roger.

We're right

on the point

that

time,

Bill.

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We sure looked we didn't HOU Okay, real

and just

goggled

all

ways, but

see a thing. nice try and we're mode with kicking around

doing the EVA in plat camera. s/c Roger. lot One other thing

a handheld

about S-51. this

There's

a

cloud coverage up there brighter.

time and this

makes the area a lot

HOU KNO

Understand,

thank you.

Kano has LOS.

Gemini Control the flight
KU-IO.

Houston.

64 hours,

27 minutes now into
over

of Gemini 12.

We've just during

had loss of signal our Canary pass, rocket-was that it

As you heard earlier, the launch however,

the sodium sighted was not that

cloud following from the ground;

of the Centaur

3i.m Love11 advised

seen from the spacecraft. they had good pointing this particular

However, he added that commands for their

he felt

photography it

during

revolution. prior to this

The -- however, experiment that

was considered

very doubtful

the crew would

be able to see the cloud visually, As we had indicated earlier,

even under optimum conditions. surface is some 250 times

the desert

brighter

than the sodium cloud.
Houston.

At 64 hours, 29 minutes, this

is Gemini Control END OF TAP!3

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7:33 A. M. CST
Tape 215, Page 1

Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12. with

Houston,

64 hours,

52 minutes

now into

the

The Gemini 12 spacecraft station. by for this Carnarvon

is approaching station in Aus-

acquisition tralia CR0 HOU CR0 s/c HOU CR0 HOU

Carnarvon standing All

and we're

pass over Carnarvon.

systems are go on the Agena.

Roger. 12, Carnsrvon Roger. Carnarvon Go ahead. Okay, check with ahead with the states we'll EVA. the crew. We assume he's We'll talk going Cap Can, Houston Plight. standing by.

his EVA prep. concerning

to him over and about

the control

situation

have a recommendation

over the stirtes

CR0 CR0 HOU CR0

Okay. Agena's Roger. And we're It's circuit either showing activity that or he's on thrusters opening 2 and 4. the in track at Carnarvon.

and closing

breaker.

HOU CR0

Okay. 12, Carnarvon. the ground. All your systems are go here on to your control situation

In regards

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for EVA, we'll s/c HOU CR0 HOU

talk

to you over the states.

Roger, understand. Carnarvon Go ahead. You might as they're ask him how the EVA prep is going, progressing on with it. from Flight.

CR0 s/c CR0 s/c

Okay. Well, Roger.

HOW'S your EVA prep coming along? we're working on it, Carnarvon......

We have some camera shuffling S-51 experiment.

to do due to the

CR0 (PAUSE) No conversation standing HOU CR0 HOU

Okey doke.

with

the crew at this

time but we're

still

by as we pass over Carnarvon. Carnarvon Go ahead. Query'the crew and see if they can copy 44 dash 1 will take them them for Cap Cam, Houston Flight.

Bravo and 45 dash 1 Alpha and that quite awhile CR0 HOU CR0 CR0 Okay. Ithink Okay. 12, Carnarvon. we got to that point a ways. then. We won't

have to bother

on the PLPI's.

Do you have time to copy two PLA

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7:33 A. M. CST
Tape 215, Page 3

updates?

s/c
CR0

We can take time. Okay, if we give you these two it'll updated there much. for awhile. We won't keep you bug you too

s/c
CR0

Go ahead. 44 dash 1 Bravo,

68:25:41, 70:01:30,

20 + 37, 26 +17; area

45 dash 1 Alpha, s/c
CR0 s/c CR0 HOU CR0

20

+

18, 25

+

56.

‘.

.

Roger, Roll

do you have bank angle? left

85, roll

right

95.

Okay, fine. Flight, Carnsrvon.

Go ahead. Okay, we show them in platform mode we're thruster getting no. 4. probably not getting anything out of considerable mode and in that activity on that

HOU

Yeh, it's it.

It keeps trying. One minute to LOS, standing by. the same

CR0 HOU

Rog.

Carnarvon thing

from Flight.

We're seeing thruster.

over here on that

CR0 CR0 HOU CR0

Okay. Carnarvon Roger. LOS Gemini. All systems go. has LOS Agena.

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HOU Gemini Control Carnarvon.

Roger. Houston. We've had loss involved in that of signal preps&ion they will their be over for

The crew is still

standup EVA and as was indicated updated activity. during their stateside

to the crew, pass, regarding

extravehicular

END OF TAPE

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8:24 a.m. CST

Tape 216 Page 1

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Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12.

Houston,

65 hours,

37 minutes

now into

the

The Gemini 12 spacecraft the Eastern that might

is approaching

acquisition by now for Standing

range with conversation

Test Range and we are standing transpire Houston. during this pass.

by, this

is Gemini Control

GTI HGU s/c HOU

AOS Turk. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com, over. Roger, Houston, 12 here. this EVA thing

Okay, 12, we've been kicking around; we'd like

to -- our plan is to have mode and for Buzz to hold

you go EVA in plat

the Maurer in his hand for the photographs. How does that see to you? You've seen us, but let's We'll be in SGS plat mode

s/c

Okay, Houston. gp over that. and for

Buzz to hold the camera for photographs. along that of the

Okay, now, here are the problems line. sunrise, If

Buzz is to take photographs he needs a visor. up until he can't

Now, he can take the sun comes up, look that way any

the photographs then of course, longer. HOU Okay, be advised

you have a 40 degree field You're

of

view on the Maurer. the hatch.

going to be bebdnd right,

The sun will

be 47 degrees

.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

8:24 a.m. CST

Tape 216 Page2

9I :,

down 17 degrees. going to will
be

I'm pretty

sure that The question

Buzz is is, at

in the shade.

he be able to get the camera looking

the sun?

s/c

Well,

now that's how well a try. we don't

another

question.

We don't it, but we'll

know just give it HOU Roger,

we can handhold 12.

Houston, think

there

is a problem with,
look

Buzz and the visor directly holds okay.

as long as he doesn't We think that area, if

at the sun.

he just, he'll be

the camera in the general

S/C

Roger. prepared

What we'd l&e for EVA.

to do, we're

almost

We'd like

to get out and get squared away,

over the hatch in-daylight, jettison into'the the gear, night

do the exercise,

and go the

pass all

squared away for

photographs. ANT HOU SIC AOS Antigua. Roger, will That's right.

Do you concur?

that

be this And we'll

daylight stay that

pass? way and we'll ingress. before

when we go into

the next daylight, and then we'll do you think

take the sun pictures HOU Roger. you'll How much longer be ready for

depress?

GEMINI 12 MISSION CM4ENT%RY, 11/14/66,

8:24 a.m. CST

Tape Page3

i$ 216 3
'i ,

s/c

We have to go through checks and that's 20 minutes..

a couple I'd

of suit

integrity

about it.

say in 15 or

HOU

Roger,

stand by. you're go for depress on

Gemini 12, Houston, your option.

We would like Either

to do the exercise Canarys or Carnarvon.

over a manned site. At your choice. S/C HOU‘ s/c Roger, you prefer

over a manned site,

roger.

That is affirmative. We'll get all squared away and then we'll check suit integrity checks. go

ahead.. 'We'll HOU Roger, here, s/c if

I'm ready to give you some new times, you're ready to copy.

Stand by. Okay, go ahead.

HOU

Roger,

your sunrise

time for this again,

coming rev will be

be 66 47 57.

And 1:say

the sun will

47 south,
s/c HOU s/c HOU

down 17. time, please.

Say again that Sunrise

66 47 57.

Roger e The sun 66 47 57.
Roger.. night loose, Now, we'd still star photos if like possible. you to try Pointing to get the is real spray

you can hold the camera up and just

the area,

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CkrlMENTARY, 11/14/66,

8:24 a.m. CST

Tape 216

Page 4

i 't .. tj

,

s/c

Roger, but you want me to keep .-the spacecraft . correct? in the plat

maintain

mode SEF, is that

HOU

That is affirmative. trate

We'd like

for you to concen-

on Orion and the area down to GammaVelorum. understand. am I right? These are all one-second

s/c

Roger, pictures,,

HOU s/c HOU

That is affirmative. Okay. If you can, after sunrise, we would like to have or roughly

you point

the camera back 125 degrees,

30 degrees behind the zenith
couple of prctures, pick or several

and take another more pictures, field. have

which will

up about the same star though that

s/c

Roger,

you understand

we won’t

to be outside

to get the sunset

to get these

-- to get these photographs be rising all

bec'ause Orion will make it harder

the time and it'll

for Buzz to take the pictures. HOU Roger, of &ion could just we understand. You can take the pictures the night if you it

at any time during turn that

camera back and point shoulder, with that's over

back up over Russ's his left during shoulder,

the sun off the camera pictures, if we'd

the day and take several it. Rut it's

appreciate

your option,

you

.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CmTARY,

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8:24 a.m. CST

Tape 216 Page 5

'.',

don't

think

you have time,

don't

do it. pictures?

s/c
HOU

Roger. Roger,

How about some Hasselblad understand Hasselblad.

Say again on

the Hasselblad.

s/c

We've got it

all

ready to go.

We can probably

get some of each. HOU Roger, and be advised that the weather clear today. over

the States

is exceptionally we be over that? if you're

s/c
HOU

Roger. It looks

Will like

getting

out this

early,

you'll

probably

have to come on in. that's that okay. over a bit, Gemini 12. bother you

We can stay out if HOU Stand by. Another We'll if

mull

point,

the Delta P lights the night off. I think if pass,

for the light turn the circuit That's

-- for

you can go

breaker

s/c
HOU

Okay.

not a bad idea.

we will. you try

Gemini 12, Houston. the pictures try keeping

I say again,

of the stars the sun off

in the daylight, the camera, and so that of the it

possibly will

have the camera pointed part

not see any illuminated

spacecraft.

S/C
HOU

We understand. Roger.

The stars

in the daylight.

GRMINI 12 MISSICN CCMMHNTARY, 11/14/66,

8:24 a.m. CST

Tape 216 Page 6

S/C

Roger, zenith,

the general is that that's

area is 30 degrees

after

the

affirmative? valid for about five after minutes after

HCU

Roger, sunrise,

about 30 degrees

zenith,

15 north

tn 20 south of track. s/c ANT s/c Roger. LOS Antigua. Maybe somebody can figure Sun> if the stars sun. HOU Okay, if you just bring it straight up from the you'll be they have it will out the angles from the

handy here,

because antually, relative to the

be at a 6th point

sun to the zenith, in good shape. HOU Bermuda, remote. Bermuda, go remote,. BDA Bermuda is remote.

about 130 degrees,

END OF' TAPE

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8:34 am CST TAPE 2173
PAGE1

SC HOU

Houston,

12. Houston, go ahead.

Gemini 12 calling One minute

to LOS. 12. minutes. minutes. this one you can call us

SC HOU SC

Roger, Houston,

Canary is in 2-l/2 Understand, It looks like 2-l/2 after

the litter-bug HOU Be advised

flight. you are at Lo6 and fading out.

Canary Cap Com, AF'D. CYI AFD Houston, Roger, Canary Cap Corn. when you acquire the Agena you'll sensors have on,

the ACS on,geo rate it will be configured mode 1.

on, horizon

for 0, 0, 0 and flight to set the thing it with a be

control

They tried

up to see if little bit

they could

stabilize

of ACS gas that in there

might possibly

remaining

but they said they didn't

have any success. CYI Gemini Control station discussion decision Okay, we'll Houston, 64ll'be take a look at it. The next

we've had LOS over Bermuda. Canary and it appears

to acquire that

frcm the

Gemini 12 crew will

perhaps make a real-time for their second This

as to exactly

when to depress

standup EVA.

They indicated

they were GO for depress.

NCKTEMBER 1966, 8:34 am CST 13, GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, TAPE 217, PAGE 2

would move it talking So it

up from what the time that

we're

initially later. by this

abotit, 'and this

would be at 1 revolution

has become a Gemini 12 crew option. Houston.

Stmding

is Gemini Control

END OFTAPE

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u/14/66, GEMIRI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY,

8:38 A. M. CST
Tape 218, Page 1

1' 1

Gemini Control approaching

Houston, with

65 hours,

51 minutes now.
standing

We're by.

acquisition Houston.

Canary and we're

Gemini Control

Gemini Control

Houston.

We're coming up over Canary now.

The hatch has not been opened yet and the cabin has not been depressed yet but we're Roger, after HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU HOU. CYI HOU standing by to see what transpires. We'll close the hatch

s/c

understand.

we've taken the pictures.

Canary Cap Ccm, Houston Flight. Go ahead Flight. How do they look? Okay, looking Okay. Roger. You're go for depress then, huh? integrity check. good so far. They haven't depressed.

The O2 pressure

up okay?

As soon as he finishes Roger.

his suit

Canary Cap Ccxn, Houston Flight. Co ahead Flight. You see the integrity decay numbers post-pass. of the check, send us,the

CYI Gemini Control Gemini Control

Roger. Houston still Houston still standing standing by. by as we have some two

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, U/14/66,

8:38 A. M. CST
Tape 218, Page 2

minutes HOU CYI HOU CYI CYI

left

in this

pass over Canary., Canary Cap Com, Houston Flight. Go ahead Flight. Gemini main and bravo. Roger. Okay, Command Pilot's at this time. suit is being pressurized integrity check.

I'm seeing

HOU CYI

Roger. Gemini 12, Canary Cap Corn. About a minute LOS. Your suit integrity check is good. to You've

got a go for depress. Roger, Gemini Control advise HOU KNO HOU understand. You just Go for depress.

Houston.

heard the Canary Cap Com

the Gemini 12 crew that

they have a go for depress. canary go local.

Kano go remote.

Kano's remote and we have acquisition. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn through standing by. just We'll about ready to depress. be giving you exercises Kano and

s/c
HOU

Roger, we're Mighty fine.

over Carnarvon.

s/c
HOU s/c

You'll
You’ll

be what? be doing the exercise I forgot over Carnarvon.

Yeh, okay.

about that.

11/14/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMSNTARY,

8:38 A. M. CST
Tape 218, Page 3

Gemini Control the arm lifting part of Pilot

Houston. lifting

The exercise

referred

to there

WCS

activity, Buzz Aldrin

the arms to the helmet his extravehicular one minute by. to go on now into

on the the

during

activity,

second standup EVA. we're

At 66 hours, standing

the mission,

over Kano and we're Gemini Control

Houston.

About two minutes

this

pass over Kano and we're doubt quite HOU busy at this

standing time.

by as the Gemini 12 crew is no

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com. KanoLOS. Have fun.

One minute

to

Be 22 minutes

to Carnarvon. We're

s/c

Roger, .*. psi.

Houston.

We're going down now.

HOU Gemini Control now. HOU They're

Roger, understand. Houston. Gemini 12 advises that their depressing

down to l/2

psi cabin pressure. Reading you

Gemini 12, Houston at Kano LOS. on VOX.

KNO Gemini Control station utes, to acquire

Kano has LOS. Houston. will We've just had LOS at Kano. This is at 66 hours, The next

be Carnarvon. the mission

26 mintime. period -

40 seconds into

or some 20 minutes rates for

from this this

The Surgeon advises this period

that

heart

the crew during

of depressurization

ranged from 50 to 70, which is an

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 1-l/14/66,

8:38 A. M. CST
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amazingly

low figure

but considering this mission it

the heart

rate

pattern

that

we've seen throughout Also, we have witnessed

does not come as a surprise. time option exercised by the Initially, later from

here a real

crew as to the start we had planned

time of their

second standup EVA. time some revolution with Cliff go with into

to pass up a fixed

the ground but in discussing Bill Anders after consulting

the EVA preparations with Flight Director

the crew, Charlesworth, their option. of

csme back and indicated This they have done. Gemini 12, this

to them that So at 66 hours,

they should

7 minutes

the flight

is Gemini Control

Houston.

BND OF TAPE

.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 14, 1966, g:13 am CST TAPE 219, PAGE 1

Gemini Control, mission. we're SC

Houston,

66 hours 26 minutes
acquisition

now into

the and

We're approaching standing by.

at Carnarvon

That one I think a little.

may be illuminating

the hatch

SC SC LQVELL .,

Right. (garbled) Say again, I'm sure. Q&ion is Xp'there now, Buzz :- :

SC CR0 SC CR0

$t w&s-d)lovely

show of the jettison.

Gemini 12, Carnarvon. Go ahead. Okay, we're waiting for a little bit of solid

sync on telemetry exercise SC CR0 LOVELL SC CR0 SC CR0 SC Okay.

and then we'll

have BUZZ'S

started,,okay? Thanks'fbr the DPS burn. you know we are here. of it Buzz as we head towards it.

That is to let Take a picture Carnarvon, Go ahead 12.

Are your batteries That is negative.

- thrusters

firing

now?

We do have a continual moves around in the ..,..

firing

whenever Buzz

CR0 -SC

Okay, we're That is right,

showing intermittent

3 and 4.

3 and 4 keep (garbled)

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GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMEBR 1966, 9:13 am CST 14,
TAPE 219, PACE 2

IEVELL

When he does the exercise to open up.

it

is really

going

SC SC
CR0

Is 4 firing? (garbled) Well the:solenoid is opening, I don't think it

is doing much firing. CR0 Okay, 12, anytime for Buzz's LOVELL AGDRIN ALDRIN ~I.mELL A!LDRIN SC ALDRIIV LOVELL llIlovELL AZDRIN UJVELL Okay. One more picture of Orion.
. .. ..

you are ready,

we are ready

exercise.

Want to hold the camera? Yea. Don't touch the (garbled)
.-. .. .”

(garbled) Okay, I got it. Must,have Firing it been a circuit again breaker Buzz.

When you are ready. Okay, I will give you a MARK and you can start Are you all set.

whenever you are ready Buzz. ALDRIN LOVELL Right. MARK

You eught to get a look at both thrusters ALDRIN Ready to go.

Buzz.

14, 1966, 9:13 am CST NoVEMRIZR GEMINI 12 MISSIGN CCMMENTARY, TAPE 219, PAGE 3

SC CR0 HOU SC HCU CR0

Exercise Flight, Go Standby, Go ahead Roger, shouldn't he be on the B pump. (garbled) MARK Carnarvon

Showing on A on both HOU Standby. It CR0 . AIDRIB

is okay we are satisfied

with

that.

Okay. Can't motion really that get my arms down to far, I am going through the

is comfortable.

but I do have to squeeze my legs a little bit to keep from going up. are left in

cpo I.I
LNE7JJ :,.. ., AIBRIN LGVELL

Would you see how many pictures there Check. Have you already I just turned it turned off now?

on the flashlight?

in here.

(Long pause) There is about 28 or 30 in here yet. Here is the cameraagtin. let's Okay, you've see, can you

gone your tw6 minutes,

get anymore of GannnaVelorum? ALDRIN

(garbled)
I think it;'8 in better'posib$on of fact it? I think it now.. '; bT.

LOVELL

As a matter ahead isn't

is up a bit

14, NOVEMRER GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY,

1966,

9:13

m

CST

TAPE 219, PAGE 4

LCVELL ALDRIN LOVELL ALDRIN LOVELL

No wait No it's

a second, .... at Schedar. is Jupiter is what I was looking at,

Yea, I'm looking

The one in the.middle Yea -Jupiter. thinking it that

was Sirius.

ALDRIN HCU CR0 CR0

(garbled) Carnarvon Roger 12, Carnarvon. bY* One minute to LOS and standing . from Flight, Agena Lo6 main.

SC CR0 CR0 SC CR0 SC

Okay, exercise Roger,

is complete.

thank 'you. has Agena LOS' this, one handed now.

Carnarvon Exhibit Roger (garbled) Let's

burn at 47, we're

see, sunrise

35 now.

66:47 and it's
You rise ALDRIN CR0

66:35. About 12 minutes.
shooting them before sun-

want to start you know.

They want to catch it Carnarvon GO at LOS.

as it's All

coming up (garbled) systems

has LOS Gemini.

14, 1966, 9:13 a CST NOVEMBER GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, TAPE 219, PAGE 5

Gemini Control flight

Houston,

66 hours 36 minutes
We picked

now into

the

of Gemini 12. while

up the Gemini 12 crew was performing his

over Carnarvon exercises. the helmet.

Buzz Aldrin

This is where he moves his arms up toward It was indicated by their conversation that

they had already is with

shot photographs

of the - of Orion this The conversation indicated that

the - utilizing

W S-13 camera. pass over Carnarvon

at the tag .end of.& they were looking to take pictures The heart way, during
HOW

forward

to a sunrise with

time.

They plan

of the sunrise during this

the S-13 camera. read this ranged from a During his

rates

pass on Buzz Aldrin time heart rates

his photographic
UP to

of 82

90.

Respiration

16 to 18.

exercise quite of this

period,

we had a peak of 105, which was considered Respiration rate of 16. The total duration which

normal.

standup EVA is much like we expect

the real-time

option

was exercised,

the hatch to be opened approximately as far as duration. Carnarvon now,

1 hour but we will

have some latitude

So at 66 hours 38 minutes the next station to acquire

and out of range with will be Canton, this

is at 66:49:28

we pass close to the outer but we will standby

edge of the ring

of acquisition, This is

for any conversation

over Canton.

Gemini Control

Houston.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/14/66,

9:36 a.m. CST

Tape 220 Page1

-* :.. !,:,

Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12. with

Houston,

66 hours,

49 minutes

now into

the

The Gemini 12 spacecraft This till station, be a short some three standing

is now approaching pass on the outer minutes by for -- two to

acquisition ring three sation

Canton.

of the Canton tracking minutes on this

pass and we're

any conver-

which might

occur.

Gemini Control been no conversation to go before

Houston. during

We're still this pass. with

standing

by.

There has

We've only got 30 seconds Canton; at this however, time. all This is

we loose acquisition

appears to be going well Gemini Control Houston.

in the mission

This is Gemini Control the mission now.

Houston.

66 hours,

52 minutes

into time.

We're out of range with duration ring

Canton at this

Because of the short just tipped the outer
.

of the pass and the fact Cap Corn Bill this pass.

that

we.

of acquisition, the crew during

AndersOur next

chose not to try station to acquire

to contact

is Guaymas, this flight

is at 67 hours,

6 minutes, flight

17 seconds into.the plan displayed

of Gemini 12.

We have a nominal that close hatch

here now which indicates

and repress

time would be at 67 hours even. that can be exercised on the part

However, there

is some flexibility regard. So Houston.

of the crew in this this

at 66 hours,

53 minutes,

44 seconds,

is Gemini Control

END OF TAPE

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(. ? 3 : ’ I

Gemini Control mission now.

Houston,

67 hours,

six minutes

into

the end

We're just

coming up on Guaymas at the tail Cap Com Bill Anders is trying

of our 42nd revolution. the Gemini 12 crew now. I-IOU s/c HOU s/c

to reach

Roger, you got the cabin repressed? Roger, Roger, 3 psi now... understand 3 psi. leg room here for a change.

We've got a little Yeah. Now we're

known as the litterbugs, see what's

right?

Oh my, now we'll HOU s/c Keep space clean.

next on the docket.

. . . . going to have a fit these little Okay, we're bits four

trying

to stack

all

and pieces. and a half...... Guaymas local.

HOU

Texas go remote, Texas remote.

s/c

LOVELL

Okay, cabin repress Okay, radiator's ant valve circuit that

is going fine,

up to 5 psi. Secondary cool-

going to flow. breaker ..... closed.

ALDRIN LOVFJLL s/c HOU s/c

Did we report

Oh yeah, we have the A pumps on, that's Houston, 12.

right.

Go ahead, 12, Houston here. Let's see, that was pretty expensive in the area

of the way of fuel.
n A -

It was about 25 to 30 percent.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, u/14/66,

9:53 A. M. CST Tape 221, Page 2

HOU

COPY. When you get relatively we've got some stuff for you.

squared away Give us a call.

s/c

Okay; Are you pretty . . . . ..garble well squared away?

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Can, suggest VOX.

you go off

s/c HOU

Roger. Gemini 12, Houston. continuously. circuit breaker off. a bit Will 'IT4 shows thruster you confirm that 4 on thruster 4

is off. During EVA, I turned it off. We

s/c

Yes, it's had quite there

of . . . and we wanted to see if . . . firing from thruster would 'stop firing. 4 to see Putting

was fuel it

if we'd turn it HOU s/c back on.

off

it

Roger. Houston, 12. Did you want to give us some flight

plan updates? HOU Roger, 12. start ?tf you got time, section we'd like you to

a normal purge, starting

1 and then 2. section 1 and then 2. to

s/ c
HOU

Roger,

normal purge,

Roger and when you get squared away we'd like have you .start Mode Echo. a D-10 Mode Alpha, followed

by a

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, u/14/66,

9:53 A. M.

CST

Tape 221, Page 3

s/c

Roger.

After

EVA is squared away, D-10,Mode Any particular time for that? You

Alpha then Echo. HOU No particular time.

At your convenience. We'll

can also go ahead and eat. flight

give you a

plan update next time around on the ETR,

over the U. S. at 68:39. s/c HOU Roger, next f1igH;pla.n Roger, and if update 68:39.

you want to get your next station minutes to what

time up to date you can add five you have on the flight s/c HOU Roger. I have a node update, copy that. s/c HOU Okay. Time 68:30:11, Ascension, s/c HOU Roger. Okay, is there the jettison s/c s/c Stand by one. WC threw away a possibility left-hand EV visor. HOU ----A rL L You kept the EVA visor? L L A L L k 6 anything list. if you'd plan.

like

- have time to

node rev 43, 155.9 west,

right

10 hours,

26 minutes.

you would like

to add to

the S-13 bracket, we threw away

and there

is to the the

both cables

EV camera.

We kept the gold visor,

p.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, u/14/66,

9:53 A. M. CST Tape 221, Page 4

s/c HOU s/c HOU

Right. And everything Roger. Roger, we have the rest whenever you're they're of these PLA updates else went out the door?

in the mood to copy them, but

not critical. copy them now. starting with We wrapped everything 46 dash 4 Alpha, up.

s/c HOU

I'll

Roger,

72:50:31...

END OF TAPE

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lo!.03 a.m. CST

Tape 222 Page 1

j

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HOU

. ..4 Alpha. left

72 50 31, 20 + 47, 26 + 31, roll right 95.

85, roll

47 - 4 Alpha,

74 26 07,

20 + 41, 26 + 17, 48 - 4 Bravo,
25 +

76 01 48, 20 + 18,
is

56, Bank angles are all

the same, weather

all s/c HOU

good.

Roger. And we'd like EKG sensor if to have Buzz press he has a chance. on the sternal

s/c HOU s/c HOU s/c

Roger. That's Okay. It's

Which one is that? the one on your breastbone.

right

in the middle illegible.

of your sternal.

Houston, Is that

going to be it? a second. Roger, you're thanks a lot,

HOU

I'll that

have to wait helped

and be advised

about 129 miles

from the Agena and holding s/c HOU Roger. Gemini 12, Houston. Mighty fine. over.

your own.

How is your purge going?

Gemini 12, Houston, s/c HOU Roger. Roger, planning just

as a matter

of info,

we'll

be on in you

various

modes of D-10 later

the day, which you can just have any trouble with it,

give a try;if we'll just

have you

‘\

GEMINI 12 MISSIGN COkMENTARY,11/14/66,

lo:03 a.m. CST

Tape 222 Page 2

c

"

':

go -- pass on to the next one.
be trying

We'll

also We'll

S-11 and S-29 and some T-2.

give you detailed s/c Roger, require Houston. a plane

update next time around. Just keep in mind all stance, otherwise can be done if you just it. and we'll give just these you

take your time, or you use a lot HOU Roger,

do the job

of gas doing that

we are considering

you a long time for

each mode and you'll

have to do the best you can.
..u.

LOS on Gemini,

.';*.

HOU s/c HOU

Gemini 12, Houston. Go ahead. Roger. Just as a reminder, when you're doing

D-10, mode echo, we don't your up-down or right-left s/c GTI s/c HOU Roger. LOS Turk. Purge complete. COPY.

want you to fire thrusters.

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com. Canarys in three minutes.

One minute

to LOS.

Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12.

Houston,

67 hours,

24 minutes our third

now into

the

We have concluded

EVA of this

i

c

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMENTARY, 11/14/66,
E

lo:03

a.m. CST

Tape 222 Page 3

?,

1

mission,

the second standup EVA progr&uxuned for Gemini 12. J?im Love11 and Buzz Aldrin, at Guaymas. had closed their

The

Gemini 12 crew, hatch prior of this

to acquisition

The exact time, however, hatch

or duration

EVA has not yet been refined; had its

to recap quickly, opened after during his scnneKane,

we -- the Gemini 12 spacecraft and before exercise time prior just Carnarvon. period We picked

up Buzz Aldrin

over Carnarvon,

and the hatch was closed

to acquisition

at Guaymas.

The Gemini 12 crew has During this next

been updated

by Cap Com Bill perform

Anders.

revolution,

they will attitude leisure,

the D-11 experiment. experiment.

This is

the ion sensing then, update Eastern at their

control eat.

The crew will a second flight plan

They expect a flight

at 68 hours, Test,"Range.

39 minutes,

plan update

over the as

The crew appears in very good spirits their already existing EVA record,

they have extended
67 hours,

and at by for Houston,

26 minutes,

we are standing at Canary.

by now -- standing This is Gemini Control

acquisition

momentarily

CYI

Canary has TM solid

on the Agena.

Agena is

HOU

Roger,

Canary.

ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

lo:13

a.m. CST

Tape 223 Page 1

!, 1

CYI

And we have TM solid is also go. about 4.6.

on the Gemini. is still

And it down,

Cabin pressure

HOU CYI HOU CYI

What are you reading
4.6

on cabin pressure,

Canary?

off

the meter.

Okay. Gemini 12, Canary Cap Cam. We will TX at this time. send you a

s/c CYI HOU CYI

Roger. Houston Flight, Go ahead. Okay, the inverter Charlie, temperature on the Agena is 132 degrees. Canary Cap Corn.

Oscar 21, is reading 132. what it

HOU

Roger,

And that's CYI HOU CYI Okay. And that's Okay.

was over the States.

why we turned

the ACS off,

Bill.

The cabin pressure HOU Okay, EECOMadvises it's that CYI HOU CYI Okay. No sweat. Roger. Flight, Canarys.

is 4.68 now. that with the repress off

going to take a couple up.

of hours to build

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMEXTARY,11/14/66,

lo:13

a.m. CST

Tape 223 Page 2

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L1

HOU CYI

Go ahead. Okay, we're reading
768

on the O2 tank pressure. up a little bit or..

Do you want to bump:that HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI Seven what?
768.

No that's

okay. Canary Cap Com.

Houhton Flight, Go ahead.

Okay, on the Agena S-band temperature gone up 2 degrees reading 144 now. since it left

HO/49 has It's

the States.

HOU

Okay, 144. Canarys, Flight.

CYI HOU

Go ahead, Flight. We're not worried time. We'll about that S-band temp at this though.

continue

to watch it

CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI s/c CYI s/c

Okay. Canarys, Go ahead. Ask Jim if Roger. he has deployed the D-10 sensors yet. Flight.

Gemini 12, Canary Cap Corn.

Go ahead, Canarys. Have you deployed the D-10 sensors let yet? We're

Just a second and we'll still

you know.

doing the EVA post-stowage for it.

and you'll

have to wait

‘t

c 9 , ,

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

lo:13

a.m. CST

Tape 223
Page

3

Huu CYI HOU CYI

No, no, no hurry, Stand.by, No hurry, There's They just stand,by that's no hurry

okay. on that, okay. on it. 12. wanted to know. at your convenience.

We just Do it

wanted to know back in Houston.

s/c CYI

Roger. And we have about a minute stand by. to LOS, here. We'll

HOU CYI KNO HOU s/c HOU

Kmo,

go remote.

Canarys local. Kano is remote and we have acquisition. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn through Roger, Houston. it Roger, on the D-10 deploy! and activate tide Echo on your convenience. Kano.

s/c HOU

Roger. Gemini 12, if not reading you are calling you. We are not calling. by. You copy that comment Houston, we're

s/c HOU

Houston, Roger,

12 here. read you five

on D-10? You said there that HOU correct? was no hurry to deploy D-10, is

Deploy D-10, mode Alpha and mode Echo at your convenience.

s/c

Roger,

will

do.

I \

\

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

10:13 a.m, CST

Tape 223 Page 4

t !

6':

s/c HCU s/c

Houston,

12 here.

Go ahead, 12. We'd like forward I haven't using for you to confirm firing thrusters yet, will that the number 12 the D-10. will be

not effect

used it

but we probably

them for yaw control. The forward D-10. and aft firing

HOU

That is affirmative. thrusters will

not effect

s/c HOU

Roger. Gemini 12, Houston, go? how did the EVA photography

s/c

Well,

it

was a little

bit

difficult

to get the

shots of the sunrise.

They were kind of back the all

angle shots around the hatch underneath hatch+closing device.

So we ended up taking and I think

frames of the W film some fairly HOU s/c HO1J s/c HOU Sounds real (garbled) Say again, Do you think Oh we think didn't S/C Well, sunrise, adapter it 12. you could we might

we out to get

good pictures good.

out of it.

Nice,going.

see Orion in the day-time? on W film, if the camera

see any of the spacecraft. was kind of hard after sunset, but after

the sun was shining and I think

on the back of the

I might have been able to

-

A

-

-

.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

lo:13

a.m. CST

Tape 223 Page 5

‘f,

5

*i

get the GammaVelorum area, I'm pretty sure was getting

but the Orion area some...

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/14/66,

lo:24

A. M. CST Tape 224, Page 1

s/c

I think

I might have been able to get the I'm from

gamma Velorum area but the Orion area, pretty sure was getting some scattering

the spacecraft. HOU HOU S/b HOU Roger. Anywhere up there would be great.

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com, over. Go ahead. Roger, if you don't object we'd like for to have the rest of

you go to the primary

scanners

the day and back to secondary s/c HOU s/c Very well, Mighty fine. trying we're,on primary.

tomorrow.

What we're in orb rate

to do is the horizon

scanners does.

of the platform

to see what it

HOU (PAUSE) Gemini Control over Kano. standing There's

Roger.

Houston. one minute

We're in the final to Loss of Signal

stages

of our pass We're

at Kano.

by for

any further

conversation

which might

take place.

This is Gemini Control. HOU Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn, one minute Five minutes KNO Gemini Control L L L L Kano has LOS. Houston. We've just n,. L had loss k of signal f~ over to Tananarive. to LOS.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, n/14/66,

lo:24

A. M. CST Tape 224, Page 2

station. Gemini 12. its

Tananarive

will

acquire

at 67~47 into

the flight

of with

At the present

time the Gemini 12 spacecraft is in its

crew of Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin

43rd revolution. miles and the Houston.

The apogee on the spacecraft perigee reads 142.8 nautical

is now 157.9 nautical miles.

This is Gemini Control

END OF TAPE

GEMINI I2 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 14, 1966, lo:34 am CST TAPE 225, PAGE 1

Gemini Control acquired

Houston,

67 hours 47 minutes and we're

now. standing

We've just by for

Gemini I2 at Tananarive with the crew.

conversation HOU SC

Gemini 12, Houston standing

by at Tananarive.

Roger we have completed mode k, we are in the process of mode B.

HOU

Roger.

Gemini Control

Houston,

very little

conversation Control, spell duties. Bill

during Astronaut

this

pass over Tananarive.

Here in Mission

crotyfsn Cooper has come in to perhaps awhile console HOU in the Capsule Canrmunicator now and is chatting with

Anders for

He is at the

Anders. One minute to

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Can. Tananarive LOS, 9 minutes

to Carnarvon.

Gemini Control loss will of signal

Houston, with

67 hours 55 minutes The next

now. station

We've had to acquire for

Tananarive.

be Carnarvon. minutes,

Our pass over Carnarvon 1 second into the flight

is scheduled

68 hourq,2 As we start

of Gemini 12. this is

over the hill Houston.

on our 43rd revolution

Gemini Control 'END OF TAPE

GRMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/M,

lo:48 A. M. CST
Tape 226, Page 1

Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12.

Houston,

68 hours,

two minutes

now into

the

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin tracking. We expect

are approaching or no conadvises that

acquisition versation

at Carnarvon during this by. Flight,

little

pass, by the way.

Carnarvon

they are standing CR0 HOU CR0

Carnarvon

Go ahead. I'm showing both A pumps on in loops, A pumps and B pumps. both

HOU CR0

Say again. I say we're loops. showing the A Pumps on in both Go ahead, 12. indicate no. 8 thruster plat is

Stand by.

s/c

Check ofourlhrusters also out.

I guess the last it.

mode operation see the thing we found out we

was too much for firing but trying

We can still it

to operate

get no response HOU s/c HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU Okay, that's Roger,

from no. 8 at ail. no. 8, is that no. 8. right?

thruster

OAMSthruster

Okay, copy that. Flight, Carnarvon.

Go ahead. Does he need his computer Yeah, I think for this for D-10? the first

he does need it

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/14/66,

lo:48 A. M. CST
Tape 226, Page 2

part. CR0 Okay, it's showing off right now.

Did you get that being HOU CR0 HOU Yes. Okay. That's on also?

comment on the A pumps

because they're that way. off

powered up, Jim.

Leave it HOU

The computer's Carnarvon.

and that's

appropriate,

CRO. HOU

Say again,

Flight. is appropriate for

The computer being off this mode.

CR0

Okay.. on pitch

We're showing quite-a up a&yaw left.

bit

of activity

HOU CR0 HOU CR0

On the spacecraft? Roger. Yeah, . . . . working. He just breaker. opened up his maneuver thruster circuit

HO1J CR0 HOU CR0 HOU

Maneuver thruster Rog. All All

did you say?

of them or one of them? of them. troubleshooting and trying to find

He's probably

. . .

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

lo:48 A. M. CST
Tape 226, Page 3

sanething CR0 CR0 Rog.

that

works.

Okay, he just 4. Attitude

opened up 5 and 6, 1 and 2, 3 and is now 80 - closing back up.

HOU CR0

Okay. And he's and pitch really down. firing

5, 6, 1 and 2.

Pitch

up

HOU s/c CR0 s/c

Rog. Carntivon, Go ahead. Roger. in plat It seems like mode. right now, Flight. right now we go unstable Gemini 12.

control

CR0 HOU CR0

Roger.

He's in pulse

He's in pulse? Right-now unstable he's in pulse, right. He says he's

in platform That's

mode. have any yaw

HOU

Yeah.

cause he doesn't

going for him except CR0 CR0 HOU This is Mission at the Carnarvon, Yep.

one thruster.

And we've had LOS Gemini and Agena. Roger Carnarvon. Control Houston. tracking We have had loss of signal station. Briefing The next event at from the green

Australia

the Press Center is the Change of Shift

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

lo:48 A. M. CST
Tape 226, Page 4

teem.

The participants who is Mission

will

be Dr. Charles for

A. Berry;

Mr. William Griffith,

Schneider

Director and Control

Gemini 12; Jerry

the Guidance Navigation and green teem Flight Conference 11 minutes Houston. should

Engineer

for the green team; This Press

Director

Clifford

Charlesworth.

get underway in a few minutes. liftoff this

At 68 hours, Control,

and 33 seconds after

is Mission

END OF TA2H

GEMINI 12 MISSION CWNTARY,

NaVEMEBR14, 1966, al;33 &, (-ST TAPE 227, PAGE 1

This Island

is Mission

Control

Houston,

coming up over the Canton We've just for had acquisition beand

Voice Remoting Station. .We will

at Canton Island.

standby

any conversation

tween sp&cecfaf’t communicator here in Mission Control
the crew of Gemini 12. HOU Let's listen in.

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Can, through
and standing by.

Canton

SC

Roger, Houston. Carnarvon

Did ycu get the word from

on sane addresses? your Carnarvon pass

HOU

Roger,

we were-monitoring

and we'd like jets SC HOU Roger. in pitch.

to make sure you got your roll

Would you confirm breaker is on? OAMSheater

that

your OAMSheater

circuit

SC SC

Roger,

circuit

breaker

is on. mode F of the

We are now duitifully D-10.

performing

HOU

Roger, this

we might be doing keeps up.

sane more of that

if

SC HOU

(garbled)

Seems like ym’ve been in thi? situation
Jim.

before,

----------- -. -.

SC

We had little up here.

problem with

two delta

P lights

GEMINI I.2 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NCWEMBER 14, 1966, ll:O8 am CS?' TAPE 227, PACE 2

Roger,

just

like

being back home again. We're still

Gemini 12, Houston. having you try

thinking

of

the other will

mode on D-10 to see work out, but if a try.

how you can - how it you can't' hack it

why you can always give foxtrot to (garbled) SEF but we and we

Well we attempted weren't couldn't .

ito the right even do it

mode (garbled) wJ.thout (garbled)

got the rates hold it.

down but the plat

wouldn't

SC HOU

(garbled) 12, Houston. We'll that You're fading in and out. Be advised

dump you more over the states. if you are still drifting

you might to the

get some pictures weather SC HOU Roger. is pretty

over Mexico and Florida, good,

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com. About one-minute to Canton LOS. See you at Guaymas in 11 minutes.

SC This is Mission

Roger. Control liftoff. remoting Houston at 68 hours 30 minutes We have had loss of signal station. and 39

seconds after Canton voice mately

at the

Coming up on Guaymas in approxiControl Houston. Now to

10 minutes.

This is Mission

the Press Conference. ---‘--+w a END OF TAPE
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.

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GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMJBR14, 1966, 12:00 CST PAGE 1

TAPE 228,

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1

‘1

This is Mission

Control liftoff.

Houston at 69 hours 12 minutes Gemini 12 at the present voice rexnoting station.

and

35 seconds after

time is the

over the Kano, Nigeria just completed stateside

During

pass the crew was given flight Up through the sleep

plan updates period.

for the days activities. several

Included

runs of experiments,

they were

given a GO for of mission that flight. \ n~ber

landing

area 60-l

which is the normal end the crew reported,

landing.

They also reported, was out.

8 thruster

They were now in .drifting of tape of the air play back now, to They will and

We have an accumulation which we will pass,

ground transmissions include the stateside

the Canary Islands under way.

pass,

the Kano, Nigeria tion during roll CAL FD CAL HOU FD GYM HOU SC HOU of that

pass presently pick

At the canpleare made Let's

we will

up whatever remoting

transmissions station pass.

the Tananarive the tape now.

voice

California California California

has acquisition. go remote. is remoting. Over. California local

Gemini 12, Houston. Guaymas go remote, Remote

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Cam, .over. Roger, Houston. Roger 12. Our calculations here on the ground

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GEKINI I2 MISSION CCY4MENTARY, NOVEMBER 14, 1966, 12:00 CST TAPE 228, PAGE 2

indicate

that

you're water this

probably

approaching

an You'll

empty adapter be able to tell will

tank here shortly.

because the water pressure been

drop fran about 20 psi which you've
to almost nothing. You'll have to

having

use a squeeze bulb to get water spacecraft tank.

out of the

You have about 13 pounds in tank. When you notice we'd like
for

the spacecraft

this you to

drop in water pressure, get a gun count.
SC

Over. Ohay, we'll give you a gun count.
of

Thanks a lot.

HOU

Okay, you faded on us on your description the control situation over Canton,

could you

give us a run down? SC Roger. Number 8 thruster appears firing to be out. but it doesn't that

We.can hear the solenoids do anything. Very similar We tried

to a situation to align

we had back on 7. craft SEF after

the space-

we realigned

the Scan Mode and went back to the to put vibration To save fuel, on

when we got back there‘we Plat it Mode and it started

so we got out of it

again.

we just went adrif't.
HOU SC Okay. Sort of like looks like

We're drif'ting
Gemini 5 control another one.

now.
power.

Yes, this

I
14, 1966, 12:00 CST NOVEMBER GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, TAPE 228, PAGE 3

‘!. ‘”
. : 1

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston.

Could you give us a

water gun count now please? SC Roger, 2024. HOU copy, our water gun is looking‘at

2024.

I have a flight

plan update

for you when you are ready to copy. SC HOU Ready to copy, go ahead. Roger. for you. recognizing We have a - several We'd like D-10 modes here them, If you get If just one

for you to try problem.

your control

would do the best you can, if

you can't

it you might move on to the next mode. you have - if you can't get them at all Okay the first

go ahead and do fox trot.

$9 30, D-10 Mode Bravo, end it at 69 40.
At 69 55, D-10 Mode Bravo, At 70 05, start at 70 30. end it at 70 05. end it 71 20

a D-10 Mode Charlie,

70 45, S-11 Mode Charlie;

to 72 20, D-10 Mode Charlie; fuel cells, section

71 55, purge
1;

2 then section

72 20
platform,

to 73 20, D-10 Mode Dog; 73 20 align also D-10 Mode Echo, do that until

'73 45; 75 00

73 45 S-29; 74 20 power down platform;
X-ray
.--

on Beta with mag through

sleep period;

75 18, T-2 Mode Alpha,

sequence 1;

14, 1966, 12:00 CST NOVEMBER GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, TAPE 228, PAGE 4

75 50 eat period;
eight, 2. purge fuel

76 06 CSQ, PLA update block cells, section leave 1 then section cryo read in crew status to

Give us a cryo read, sleep period; H2 heater

H2 for report,

76 25 Hawaii,
pressure

on, raise auto;

667 pounds, H2 heater
sleep period, you copy? Did you:copy SC Roger, I think Gemini?

76 30 to 84 30,
did

also D-10 Mode Fox trot,

I got most of that.

Would

you say again at 75 18 please? HOU SC

75 18, T-2, Tango 2, Mode Alpha,
Roger, before and then the pressure going to auto. for

sequence 1. the H2 heater

HOU SC HOU

667 pounds.
Roger,

667.
a 30-second 02 'purge on

And we are ready for both sections.

Gemini 12, do you copy 02 purge? SC Negative, say again please. Didn't get any of

that.
HOU Roger, we'd like to have you do a 30-second

02 purge for both sections. SC I understand, now. 30-second 02 purge both sections

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 14, 1966 12:OO CST TAPE 228, PAGE 5

HOU

Roger and we!d like give you a load for

to update your TSR and 16-l. Would you turn

your computer to prelaunch? SC Roger, standby HOU SC Make that Okay. computer is prelaunch, for a diagnostic. it's on,

60-1. on the purge I get an in detent. about

Looks like

indication HOU Roger, that. SC HOU It we'll

on the FDI needles

have ECCM and G & C think

showed a yaw to the right.

Roger. Gemini 12, Houston. We understand that you

are able to get 1 T-2 pass, data for us? SC HOU SC Roger, Okay. I wouldn't much, that that HOU SC HOU worry about that standby just a minute.

do you hatR any

FDI needle moving to before I put

accounts

for the fact

one on.

Copy and you are go for 60-1. 60-1, roger. done with the

You got a good load and we’re computer.

SC ._. ..- \ . HOU
-

Done with Roger,

the purge? purge.

copy, done with

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L

GEMINI 12 MISSm

CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER lb,

1966 12:OO CST TAPE 228, PAGE 6

SC HOU

(garbled) Roger, garbled. standby we are reading you quite

FD BDA HOU

Bermuda go remote Bermuda remote. Gemini 12, Holiston Cap Corn. We are ready to copy your T-2 data.

SC

Roger,

I will

omit the times,

I don't

- unless OOOO...,.

you really

want those.

The zero bias,

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66, Aldrin Roger,

12:lO p.m. Tape 229, Page 1 'I unless you really the

1'11 emit the times, 05 00 01, I'll

want those. last

give you just

two digets,

number 2 was 02, number 3 was Did you

59, number 4 was 50, number 5 was 01.
copy? CAP COM Aldrin Roger, we copy, thank you. Roger, I'll I've got several readings digits here,

18.611,

give you the last,two

on the

remaining

ones, number 2 was 06, number 3 was

04, number 4 was 08, number 5 was 04, number

6 was 04, number 7 was 09, number 8 was 06,
number 9, I inadvertently turned the knob,

number 10 was 08, number 11 was 11 and for the last using three I switched to a slightly of the finger all three different to turn of.them.

the thumb instead

the knob, and I got 05 for CAP COM Roger,,we copy.

Gemini 12, Houston. are cleared . Aldrin CAP COM Love11 CAP COM Roger.

You have a good load,

you

out of prelaunch

at your convenience.

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com, over. Go ahead. Roger, could you give us your first and last

T2 time please? Aldrin Roger, the times are reference 42 seconds, now wait to 63 hours a minute

14 minutes,

‘t

‘:, --. y L1

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11/14/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY,
Aldrin the times are-reference 00 seconds. and the last CAP COM 'Roger, copy. First

12:10 p.m. Tape 229, Page 2 to'63 hours,

-

.C

6 minutes,

measurement was at 13 00 8.0

measurement was at 38 51.0.

Gemini 12, Houston Cap C'om, one minute five s/c HOU FLT' CYI HOU FLIGHT CYI HOU FLT CYI Roger CYI, Flight Go ahead, flight. Standing Ok. And no special Roger. getting at this HOU FLT CYI Roger Gemini 12, Canary Cap Can. you at this TX at this s/c CYI t-1 Roger, Flight, CYI. Canary. time, time. requests. on the Agena. rather by for your pass, Bill. minutes to Canaries.

to LOS,

Acq aid contact

We are ragged

TX4out of Gemini now, its time.

We have nothing by, sending

for a:,

we are standing

HOU FLT CYI s/c CYI s/c CYI

Go ahead. (Garbled)

Looks real nice down there.
Say again, I say it It is, 12. looks real nice down there.

very very nice.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66, CYI

12:lO p.m. Tape 229, Page 3 to

\\c ? !

b:

Gemini 12, Canary Cap Com. About a minute LOS. We are standing by and we will

see you

tomorrow. Love11 CYI Roger, Canary. And we've had

We've had LOS on the Agena. LOS on the Gemini.

HOU FLT CYI HOU FLT CYI HOU FLT CYI

Roger, Canaries. And we'll Ah that's That's see you tomorrow. right. Time off, huh?

affirmative. Bill. starting to get dusk over

Have a good night, Roger will here. do. It's

HOU FLT CYI

That sounds like You're this right. mission.

a good time to get off. It's almost like bankers hours

HOU FLT CYI HOU FLT CAP COM

Sure, you and Carnarvon. I don't OK, we'll think Jim appreciates that.

see you tomorrow. Kano, and

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com through standing by. Houston. Mode C....I don't

Love11

Roger,

think...

we have any capability CAP COM Roger.

of a compass.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66, CAP COM Love11 CAP COM

12:10,p.m.

Tape 229, Page 4

'!

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn, over. Go ahead, Houston. Ok, Jim. generally If you can't SEF heads up. got it out of that position stop it. now, We do mode C, try to stay

Love11

Roger, we just

we were very fortunate..just..to can maintain try all.... CAP COM Roger, we copy. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn, over. Love11 CAP COM Roger, Houston. On the S-11, if you don't think this position

somewhat but if we maneuvers, we just yaw

to do an>- particular

you'll just

be able take about

to swing around to the horizon, 12 pictures Love11 CAP COM of whatever horizon

you can get.

Roger, understand. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn, one minutes LOS, five minutes to Tananarive. to Kano

HOU TAN CAP COM

Tananarive , go remote. Tananarive, remote. Tananarive,

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com through over. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn through over. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn, through over

Tananarive,

Tananarive,

END OF TAP

GEMINI I2 MISSION CC&lMENTARY, NCVEMBER14, 1966, l2:20 pm CST TAPE 230, PAGE 1

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Cam through over. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Ccm through over.

Tananarive,

Tananarive,

SC
HOU

Roger, 12, this

Gemini l-2.

Go . you someto the

is Houston Cap Com reading Be advised

what garbled.

we have talked that'if

D-10 experimenter. hold attitudes 20 degrees, acceptable. within

He feels plus

you can

or minus 20 degrees, mode data,would be

at the various If not,

go to Mode F, Mode Foxtrot of oppor-

and do S-5, s-6, and S-29 as targets tunity. Over. that if

SC

I understand after attitudes

we can do D-10 right it would be

now

of 20 degrees

acceptable. as targets HOU Roger, that

(garbled) of opportunity.

s-6, S-5 and S-29
Is that correct?

is S-5, s-6 and'S-29

and D-10

Mode Foxtrot. SC Roger. let HOU We don't (garbled) pulse mode B, I'll

you know how we come out. We'd also add S-11 as target also. of oppor-

Roger. tunity

SC

s-11.

GEz4IN112MISs1c84 cm,

N-R

14, 1966, l2:20

pm CST

TAPE230,
PA032

HOU

Whatever you can get, One minute Nine minutes

we'll

take it.

to Tananarive to Carnarvon.

LOS.

SC
HOU SC TAN

Say again. One minute Roger. Tananarive LC6. to LOS and nine minutes to Carnarvon.

This

is Mission

Control liftoff.

Houston at 69 hours Spacecraft

35 minutes

and

22 seconds after about 2 minutes tracking station. will

Gemini 12 is within Australia pass, the

of acquisition We'll

by the Carnarvon, that

ccme back up with

pass duration To briefly

be 8 minutes

and 40 seconds over Carnarvon. pass the crew of Gemini 12 the flight plan upThe sleep

summarize the stateside landing

were given a GO for date for the entire period through is scheduled 84 hours

area 60-1,

day up through to begin

the sleep period,

at 76 hours

30 minutes and run
During the

30 minutes ground elapsed time.
will flight. be turned Also,

sleep period, the D-10 experiment mode, randa several attitude data and drifting

on in random they were given

runs of the D-10 in other measurements of this

modes for yaw and roll Attitude Control space

Ion-Sensing

Experiment,
sextant scheduled

Onerun - one sequence of the T-2 sextant
was passed up to the crew. at ‘75 hours 18 minutes This is

experiment

to take place

ground elapsed

.*

.

GEMINI l2 MISSION CCMMENTAKY, NOVEMBER 14, 1966, l2:20 pm CST TAPE 230, PAQ3 3

time and it and Rigel. contact with

will

be a measurement of between the stars now has acq aid contact

Betelgeuse

Carnarvon

and telemetry We

Gemini 12. for spacecraft

Both systems are go on the ground. communicator Carnarvon at Carnarvon is standing to put by, let's

are awaiting in a call listen. CR0 SC

to the spacecraft.

Gemini 12, Carnarvon Roger, Carnarvon.

standing We are still

by. doing D-10 system,

Mode B, with asp& I think quite that well

to our control

the experiment and it side.

is coming along response

gave the proper

on the pilot CR0 CR0 HOU CR0 Okay.

C and S-Band track

at Carnarvon.

How .is the S-band temperature. Standby. 144,degrees.

HOU HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0

144 roger.
Carnarvon is the computer on?

That is affirmative. Would you send us a couple Roger, Really we have. makes him happy. of OBC's?

I can imagine.

-

-

-

-

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCB!MENTARY, NOVEMBER 14, 1966, 12:20 pm CST TAPE 230, PAGE4

Rather

a quiet

pass over Carnarvon.

We still pass.

got 3 minutes We'll that con-

and 57 seconds remaining tinue to standby for

in the Carnarvon

any air

to ground conversation

might transpire.

END OFTAPE

a

(.

11/14/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY,
HOU FLT CRN HOU FLT CR.N Carnarvon Go ahead. LOS OBC, please. Roger. Gemini 12, Carnarvon. minutes Love11 CRN HOU FLT CRN And this signal will Roger, to Hawaii. that from flight.

12:30 p.m. Tape 231, Pg 1

9
1

One minute

to LOS, 18

sounds good.

Los Agena. Roger, Carnarvon. All systems LOS. We have had loss station. remoting of

Los Gemini. is Mission Control Australia

Houston. tracking

at the Carnarvon,

The Spacecraft station and We'll

be coming over the Canton Island the Hawaiian Station

voice

subsequently

within

about 8 minutes. that

come up again at that during after

time with

any conversation

happens

these two passes. liftoff, this

At 69 hours, Control

46 minutes and 33 seconds
Houston.

is Mission

END OF TAPE

GEMINI XII

MISSION COMMENTARY 11-14-66 12:44 pm CST Tape 232 9
' '1

Page 1

This is Mission progress

Control

Houston,

let's

join

the conversation Control

in

between spacecraft

Gemini XII voice

and the Mission remoting quiet right station.

Center through This is Mission in this cator during advised ther

the Canton Island Control, it's

rather

now, but earlier spacecraft taking communi-

pass when contact Pete Conrad advised

was first

eetablished, picture

the crew that

opportunit,ies And then he

the upcoming stateside them that

pass were quite by.

good.

he was standing during

There may not be any furpass. We'll stand by... and we have and continue

conversation

the Canton Island

the Canton Island approximately then it bridges

pass blends

in to the pass over Hawaii over both of these pass.

13 minutes
across

remaining

stations We'll

over ,in to the stateside

to stand by...... This is Mission Control again. According to today's flight plan, the Ion the

crew should be in the midst Sensing Attitude‘ first pitch one will attitude left Control.

of two runs of the DlO experiment, Both of these runs scheduled, attitude well

be in the roll mode.

mode, the second in the left, actually about

We have about 5 minutes attitude mode. airglow continue

30 minutes

in the pitch

Approximately horizon

45 minas

utes they will they approach

do a run of the Sll their sunset. We'll

photography

to standby and Hawaii.

for any air

to ground conversation

over Canton Island

Canton go local MW HOU Hawaii has TM both vehicles Roger, of that Hawaii. DlO. Should be quiet Standing by. pass in the middle

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY~-14-66

12:44 pm CST Tape 232 Page 2 by. the DlO mode

HAW s/c

Gemini 12 Hawaii Roger, D. Hawaii.

Cap Corn standing We have just

completed

HAW HOU HAW HOU

Roger. We copy. . . ..showing Roger. computer on mode 1. Remains on.

ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-14-66

12:54 pm CST Tape 233 Page 1

HAW s/c HOU

Gemini XII Roger.

Hawaii,

we'll

have LOS in one minute.

HAWAII leave the C-band beacon on please. That's clocks a little tough to do, I'll turn it wait until TX

out and then I'll over the hill.

back on at

HOU HAW .

Okay. He's had LOS with He thinks it

3 transmitts

C-band beacon on

should be on.

HOU

Fine thank you.

And this

is Mission

Control

Houston,

at 70 hours 11 minutes

and

22 seconds after tracking Hawaii station. station.

liftoff.

We have had loss of signal

at the Hawaii

We have just station

a few moments gap here between pass, the California as

and the first Two minutes

on the stateside

away from acquisition during

at California, pass,

Pete Conrad mentioned today over the states Also there during versation is planned

the Canton Island fine

the weather taking.

is in real a voice

shape for picture exercise We'll using

relay

an aircraft

the pass over the Texas station. during the picture taking pictures

stand by for conwhich areas now

and try of.

to determine

of the states to California HOU s/c L -. A L

crew is taking acquisition.

Less than one minute Gemini 12 now.

Conrad is calling by California.

Houston standing

Roger, we've completed we're L pitching I

DlO mode d, before

we go on

down now slowly L L L

to get in position L ; a

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-14-66

l2:54

pm CST Tape 233 Page 2

for HOU

some S5 and ~6 photos And during

of the states. to

Roger.

your Texas pass, we'd like through

work some rerwte and so I'll you talk

one of the Ryan aircraft chatter there it. and if

give you a little back over Texas we'll

appreciate

s/c

Okay fine. ( Acquisition
of telemetry

Gemini ) the, states the load. we got a little

HOU

On your next pass across

HF music for you to lighten

s/c
HOU HOU

You',re so sweet there

Petey.

I always take care of my pals. Guaymas go remote California Califor....... go local

END OF TAPS

GEMINI 12 MISSXN CCNMENTARY, NOVEMBER14, 1966,

l:O'+ pm CST TAPE 234, PAGE 1

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston. the Texas pass,

We're coming up to look?

how does the weather

SC HOU SC HOU

(garbled) Say again. Just passed (garbled) Very good, and when you have a chance would you give us a passing please. - after you've got the time 02 purge

the states

- a 30-second

SC HOU

Roger. Would you switch flight please? How do you read me now? over the quantity switch to 02

HOU SC

Gemini 12, Houston. Loud and clear. Houston.

We're caning up right

HOU

Roger,

you are transmitting

to us through

the aircraft, description? SC Roger.

could you give us a little

For one thing,

half

of those kids again.

of yours are up on the roof HOU They can't school. If that's

be, they are suppose to be in

the case they are playing being sight on the roof. of Houston, today. Ir L L ii. just

.hooky

besides SC Beautiful it. L L k

right

over

Very clear L L

a

i

.

.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 14, 1966, l:&pm CST TAPE 234, PAGE 2

HOU

Got you. Can you see the Dome?

SC HOU

Roger. Very good. 12, Houston. Are you calling?

SC

Negative.

HOU

12, Houston, the Cape. 12, Houston.

now we are back to you through

SC HOU

Go ahead. Roger, the sextant people passed me this and

information your bias

they took from your readings error'is minus 7.20 seconds and was 9.10 seconds.

the standard SC Roger.

deviation

Try and do better.

END OFTAPF

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTAHY, u/14/66, e HOU 12, Houston.

1: 14 PM CST, TAPE 235

PAGE 1

Could you give us your We would like to

30 second purge here.

watch it.

s/c
HOU

Roger.

Coming up on 30 second purge. And on your next pass across don't antenna tune. forget there to run out your and we will play

Thank you. the States, HF adapter you a little

s/c
GTI GTI HOU

Okay. LOS GTI. LOS Turk. Gemini 12, Gemini 12. minute until Houston. We will One see

LOS Antigua.

you over Ascension. Roger. Los Antigua. And this is Mission Control Houston at 70 hours 35 minutes We have had loss of signal and

40 seconds after last station

lift-off.

at the be

in the Eastern

Test Range, Antigua. Island station

We will

coming up over the Ascension
5 minutes.

at approximately station. through We will that

The Ascension

Island

voice

remoting

come up again at that station.

time with Control

the conversation Houston.

This is Mission

END OF TAPE

GEMINI x11 MISSION COMMENTARY 11-14-66

1~28 pm CST !I!ape 236
Page 1

This is Mission seconds after

Control liftoff. voice

Houston at 70 hours 40 minutes Spacecraft remoting Gemini XII station Control has just

and 33 come up

over the Ascension for any conversation Gemini XII. 6 minutes a call HOU s/c HOU \ s/c HOU This is Mission Ascension darkness. Sll time. Island They're

and we'll through

stand by the crew of will be

from Mission

The duration 54 seconds. Let's

of the pass over Ascension Pete Conrad is getting eaves drop.... standing

ready to put in

to the crew.

Gemini 12 Houston, Roger we're Say it

by at Ascension.

going to try slower, Sll-3

mode.....(garbled) you're not too high yet. we could do it.

a little

We're trying Roger, Control copy.

to see if

H&&on,

a rather Gemini XII

quiet just

pass over went in to mode of

the spacecraft running

another Control

run in the pitch experiment

Ion Sensing Attitude In approximately voice remoting

at the present be coming over the

9 minutes they'll
station.

Tananarive HOU

Gemini 12, Gemini 12 Houston one minute Ascension

to LOS

We are less than one minute Island in orbit voice with remoting station.

from loss of signal

at the Ascension time is of is

Gemini 12 at the present miles

an apogee of 157.8 nautical miles. We'll continue

and a perigee it

142.7 nautical unlikely Ascension & -L that

to stand by however, will take place

any further

conversation

over the

Island. L L

Tannanarive b -

is coming up in approximately A r a. L A i

8

GEMINI XII MISSION CO-

Y IJ.-14-66’1:28

pm CST Tape 236 Page 2

minutes.

This is Mission signal

Control

Houston apparently Island station. the Sll

we have had loss of The flight plan calls photography and 54

at the Ascension

for the crew to be conducting experiment at the present liftoff, this time.

airglow

horizon

At 70 hours 49 minutes Control Houston.

seconds after

is Mission

ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION C-Y,

n/14/66,

1:43 PM CST, TAPE 237
PAGE 1

This is Mission the Tananarive Spacecraft

Control voice

Houston.

Gemini 12 is coming up over field of acquisition. with listen. by

remoting

station,

communicator

Pete Conrad will

be conversing Let's

the crew through HOU

the station.

There he goes.

Gemini 12, Gemini 12, Houston standing at Tananarive.

s/c HOU s/c HOU .

Roger.... 12, Houston, .... Roger. Copy. has LOS. Houston 71 hours 4 minutes after lift-off. voice remoting and say again.

Tananarive And this is Mission Control

as you were 71 hours 5 minutes loss of signal

We have had station.

from the Tananarive

That was a minimum conversation Carnarvon at that station. in approximately time with

pass.

We are coming up over We will come back up Australia

7 minutes.

the pass over the Carnarvdn, Control Houston.

This is Mission

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 14, 1966, 1: 59 pm CST TAPE 238, PAGE 1

This is Mission now entering tracking CR0

Control

Houston,

Spacecraft

Gemini 12 is Australia

the acquisition Let's

range of the Carnarvon, listen in. standing by.

station.

12, Carnarvon

C and S-band track SC Carnarvon, Mode C. CR0 CR0 HOU . CR0 HOU CR0 okay. All 12.

Carnarvon. completed S-11

We have just

systems GO on Gemini..

Roger. Flight, Carnarvon

Go ahead. Roger, our first Gemini main was no good due to Get you another one.

a bad time label. HOU CR0 Okay, thank you. Roger, G.M.T. HOU Okw Carnarvon, CR0 Go ahead AFD this

happens when he switches

the hours

Would you leave the C-band on for Wheeling? CR0 I have already initiated TX, I'll try and

get it back on again. HOU Roger

GmINI

I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, N-ER

14, 1966, 1:59 Pm CST TAPE 238,
Pm2

CR0

One minute

to Lo6 at Carnarvon,

standing

CR0

. . ..all

systems GO lit LC6.

This is Mission at the Carnarvon, Gemini 12 will

Control

Houston,

We've had loss station.

of signal

Australia

tracking

Spacecraft

be caning up over Hawaii At 71 hours 21 minutes is Mission Control

in approximately

16 minutes.
liftoff this

and 43 seconds after

Houston.

END OFTAPE

‘\, 9‘6 ‘*
GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-14-66 2:25 pm CST Tape 239 Page 1

This is Mission seconds after Hawaii for HAW s/c HAW Island

Control liftoff. tracking

Houston at 71 hours 38 minutes We have just station. Let's had acquisition listen

and 25 by the

in between...

the conversation. Gemini 12, Hawaii Hawaii Cap Corn.

12, go ahead. flight plan update for you when-

We have a short ever you're

ready to copy .

s/c
HAW

Roger, Okay, it

go ahead. will be for 45 over %anog, over Mexico. It's S5 and ~6 sequence

_ remote Bravo,

S5 mode Alpha

2 and 6; S5 mode Bravo sequence 7; a red dye marker 20 miles south'of that the mouth of the Mississippi, over.

s/c
HOU s/c

Roger,

was on the next Rev?

The one coming up. . ..on the one coming up right Bravo over Mexico, now. Okay S5, ~6 mode sequence 2 and 6 south

S5 Mode Alpha,

S5 mode Bravo sequence 7, red dye 20 miles of the Delta. HAW s/c Roger. This is the last get it. HAW Righto. Okay, in general information It chance all experimentors

come and

the data from looks control. like you

DlO experiment are doing real

has been very good. fine on your attitude

MMENTARY El-1446 GEMINI XII MISSION CO

2:25 pm CST Tape 239 Page 2

s/c
HOU HAW HOU

Okay, understand............ 4 Hawaii from flight. Go flight.

(faded

out)

And we want to leave the C-band on for the states track.

HAW

Okay, I'll maybe just

realtime

him off

the....or

do you want

go ahead and leave TM on. just leave the TM on also.

HOU HAW HAW s/c HAW HOU
HAW

Yeah, let's Okay.

Gemini 12, we'll Hawaii Roger.

have LOS in a minute. Thank you. real good for you.

Everything

is looking

Roger Hawaii. Have LOS Agena still Roger. is Mission Island Okay Hawaii Control tracking baton, station. station this got Gemini see you next pass. we have had loss of signal We should be coming up on the first station of

HOU And this

at the Hawaii momentarily the stateside of some terrain

on the California pass. During

pass the crew will

take photograpks

objects

in Mexico and also a red dye marker that off the mouth of the Mississippi Delta.

is in the sea, some 20 miles

And also on the high frequency or what is called,

air to ground

GEMINI XII

MISSION COladEN!CARY ll-14-66

2:25 pm CST Tape 239 Page 3

xtwo loop, crew for

some music will. their relaxation.

be piped up to the We're standing by

and California now. HOU s/c HOU Let's

should be acquiring listen in.

any moment

Gemini 12 Houston standing Houston 12 Roger And if you've

by at California.

got your HF on we'll

be bringing

you the music in about 3 or 4 minutes.

s/c

Roger END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 1x/14/66,

2:35 p.m.

TAPE 240 PAGE 1 I get a PQI

HOU

. ..and before and a water

you get busy, gun count

could

from you.

s/c HOU s/c HOU

PQI is 25 percent. Roger, 25 percent. Water gun is 2033. Roger 2033, and after graphy over the states, in Antigua hydrogen
O2 purge.

you make your photowhile we are still full

acquisition, fuel cell

we would like

purge and a 30 seconds at your con-

You can do that after - full

venience,
s/c

you get done. hydrogen and 30 second

Understand

O2'
HOU s/c HOU HOU GYM CAL HOU That's That's That's correct, section thank you. 2,,then 1,

affirmative. California go local.

Guaymas go remote, Guaymas remote. California 12, Houston, local

the music is rolling it right

now, I'm now, it's

not sure you are getting coming out of the Cape.
s/c

Oh, out of the Cape eh, okay. (music)

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

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TAPE 240 PAGE 2 open

Your fuel

cell

Delta

P circuit

breaker

or did the lights

go out. is open, it was open for

S/C
HOU s/c HOU HOU s/c HOU S/C HOU s/c HOU S/C HOU s/c END OF TAPE.

The circuit s-11. ObY

breaker

Standby now? That's affirm. any music yet. turned way up.

Are you getting No, we have it It sounds great

here on the ground.

Just coming in now. Very good. Man, we got the music. Very good. Trying It's to think what it was.

"Sound of Music" .

Very good.

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2:45 Rd CST, TAPE 241 PAGE 1

s/c

We couldn't

pick

it

up.

There is some area.

cloud coverage HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU Roger. It

over that

is coming through

nicely

now.

Very good. Pete, Roger. we are over your favorite I noticed that. islands.

Would you care

to name it7 12, Houston. you can join If you care to nsme it, a very exclusive it is... * Any time you can give us the club.

s/c
HOU

Roger, understand That is affirm. 12, Houston. fuel cell

purge In the next 3 or 4 minutes, it, if you can.

we would appreciate

s/c
HOU

0l-Y. Okay,.12

Here we go now. we saw the purge. Would you give position,

us your cyro switch please?

to hydrogen

s/c
HOU

%’
Very good. music? Thank you. Still getting the

s/c

Just about faded out,

Pete.

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PAGE 2

HOU

12, Houston. to off. Thank you.

You can put the cyro switch

GTI

Lo6 Turk.

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(MUSIC PLAYiXG)

HOU

12 Houston,

one minute

to LOS Antigua,

see you

over Ascension.

s/c

Roger. LOS Antigua

And this

is Mission

Control liftoff,

Houston at 72 hours and 11 minutes with test spacecraft Gemini 12 going Andrews singThis is

and 2 seconds after over the hill.

in the eastern Things"

range to Julia

ing "My Favorite Mission Houston.

from "The Sound of Music".

END OF TAPE!

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3:W pm CST Tape 243
Page1

This is Mission after liftoff. voice

Control

Houston 72 hours 16 minutes
of

and 4 seconds at the Ascenany possilisten

They have had acquisition remoting station. We'll

signal

sion Island

stand by for

ble conversation now. HOU

between the spacecraft

and Houston.

Let's

Gemini 12, Gemini 12 Houston standing Ascension.

by at

HOU

Gemini 12, Gemini 12 H&ton Ascension.

standing

by at

HOU

12 Houston through minute

Ascension,

we're

about one by.

30 seconds to LOS standing
in DlO mode,

s/c HOU And this after minutes station.

Roger, we're

Roger, DlO mode B is Mission Control Houston, 72 hours 25 minutes loss of signal. cross and 7 Becon&

liftoff.

We've had ascension Gemini XII will

Approximately voice

8

spacecraft We'll

the, Tananarive

remotirlrg

come'back up at that Control Houston.

time with

any conversation.

This is Mission

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TAPE 244 PAGE 1 and area of this by

This is Mission
57 seconds after

Control liftoff. voice

Houston at 72 hours, Coming into remoting station.

32 minutes,

the acquisition Duration

of the Tananarive pass will for

be 6 minutes

and 50 seconds. through

We are standing Tananarive call.

Pete Conrad to put in a call It may be just

to the There

crew of Gemini 12. he goes, let's HOU listen.

a standby

Gemini l-2, Gemini 12, Houston through Tananarive standing by.

,

S/C HOU HOU

Roger Okay Gemini l-2, Houston, Tananarive. one minute to LOS

s/c TAN And this

Roger. Tananarive is Mission Control LOS Houston. 72 hours, 40 minutes at This is and

21 seconds after Tananarive. Mission

liftoff.

We have had loss of signal in approximately
8 minutes.

Carnarvon Houston.

Control

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION C-Y,

u/14/66,

3:35

PM CST, TAPE 245 PACZ 1

this after

is Mission lift-off.

Control

at 72 hours 48 minutes

and 34 seconds at

Spacecraft Australia tracking

Gemini 12 is coming over the hill station.

Carnarvon,

And they now have telemetry any air-to-

somewhat at Carnarvon. ground conversation. CR0 s/c

We will Let's listen

stand by to monitor in. by.

Carnarvon Roger.

standing

When we finish

up on D-10,

I think I think in mode we

we have time to sneak in mode C. can do that. D. CR0 HOU Okay. See an S-band track Com Flight. We will do a minute

at Carnarvon.

Carnarvon Go ahead.

CR0
HOU

What mode did he ssy he was going to try sneak in while he had time.

that

CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0

Charlie. Roger. Carnarvon ComFli&t.

Go ahead. We want to leave the C-band on. Okay. I will turn it back on for you. until LOS, see you

12, Carnarvon. tomorrow.

1 minute

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PAGE 2

s/c CR0

Roger,

and thank you. has LOS Gemini and Agena. All

Carnarvon

systems go at LOS. HOU Okay, Carnarvon. for breakfast. CR0 And this signal the last will bring is Mission Roger, Control that. Houston. We have had loss station. of Sounds like it is time

from Carnarvon,

Australia

tracking

That was

pass for today over Carnarvon. the spacecraft ship Coastal revolution

The next revolution pass for the

Gemini 12 over the first South of Japan. Island tracking

tracking in this

Sentry

Our next station station. In time for

is the Hawaii we will

approximately that pass.

18 minutes,
This is Mission

come back up at that Houston.

Control

END OF TAPE

GplINI

XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-14-66

4:OO pm CST Tape 246 Page 1

This is Mission seconds after hill at Hawaii.

Control liftoff.

Houston, Gemini XII

73 hours 13 minutes is just contact

and 19

coming over the through telemetry

Should be getting We'll

and air this

to ground.

stand by for contact

to be established. Let's listen in.

is an 8 minute

8 second pass over Hawaii.

HAW s/c HAW

Gemini XII

Hawaii

Cap Corn we're finishing up DlO mode C

This is 12 Hawaii, Roger.

I have one item update ready to copy. s/c Roger, stand by

for

you whenever you are

Go ahead. HAW Roger, this will be on this upcoming night pass.

There is an S29, from FDS pitch east, 4 minutes region Sll after

up, 90 degrees Saturn. on camera

sunset to acquire

Libration axis if

then is approxinmtely is used. pitch up 90 degrees and the Sll

bracket

s/c

Roger, after will you.

understand, sunset, be pointing pick

4 minutes bracket thank

up saturn

at the libration

region,

HAW HOU HAW

Roger. Hawaii Go flight from flight.

G-1

XII

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HOU HAW HOU

Hawaii

from flight.

Go flight. The Agena wants to know when you do get that in, the clock in, load. and verified. load

RAW HOU HAW s/c RAW s/c

Yeah, it's Thank you. Rog. Hawaii 12

12 Hawaii Do you have sunset time or a time 4 minutes sunset? after

HAW HOU HAW HOU RAW s/c HAW

Stand by Hawaii Go flight Sunset GET is 73 + 44 + 51 12 Hawaii, your sunset time will be 7.3 + 44 + 51 flight

Roger 73 44 51 Roger Flight we've got a problem on our time label summaries so there probably on our

automatic in there. HOU RAW

not getting

Okay, thank you we'll Roger, we're The first looking

watch for for it right

it. now. the problem

two went out and then we hit

HOU

Okay

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-14-66

4:OO pm CST Tape 246

RAW s/c RAW

Gemini 12 Hawaii, Roger

one minute

to LOS

We've had LOS both vehicles.

And this

is Mission

Control tracking

Houston. station.

We've had loss of signal While we are waiting we'll suxmnarize briefly was giving region

at

the Hawaii Island

for them the point-

to come over the hill conversation ing instructions experiment This will

at California

over Hawaii.

The crew of Gemini XII

for a run of the 529 librations saturn their

photography point. be at

which would use the planet occur some 4 minutes after

as a reference sunset which will time.

73 hours 44 minutes standing

and 51 seconds ground elapsed acquisition.

We're

by now for California

ENDOFTAPE

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GEMINI l-2, MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

4:lO p.m.

TAPE 247 PAGE 1

Still putting HOU s/c HOU

standing

by for

the State

side pass.

Now Conrad is

in a call

to Gemini 12. by California.

12, Houston standing Roger Ed, do you still We can get it up. Okay, why don't more pass there two for you.

have your HF' up.

s/c
HOU

you get it up, we got one and we got a little tune or

s/c
HOU GYM CAL HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU HOU

Very well. Guaymas go remote, Guaymas remote. California local. up any music yet 12. California go local.

Are you picking Not yet. okay.

We are doing D-10, Mode A now Houston. Roger, very good. we are reading and it looks like your D-10 on you've got

12, Houston, the ground, a real

good alignment. it looks like all these thrusters

s/c

Yes sir, degraded

so much they are coming out even now. You picking picked up any music yet. up any music yet,
over Acapulco

HOU WC

Right.

Nope, haven't like

looks

we are passing Eirerybody sorry

again. the

HOU

Roger. music,

in Amoco is enjoying to you. A. Y

we are not getting h

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HCUl

12, Houston, another

any time you can, we would like at your

30 second oxygen purge

convenience. Roger. Texas go remote, Texas remote. Guaymas local. (Music ) END OF TAPE Guaymas go local.

.

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4:20 PM CST, TAPE 248 PAGE 1

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HOU

(Music)

Thank you for

the purge.

Did you

get the music?

s/c
HOU s/c HOU

Roger.

What song were they playing?
What else?

Going Back to Houston. Yes. We had a meeting morning

in the office

this

and we just

voted you two guys that Can get the out of the least

the two astronauts most attitude thrusters.

control

Congratulations. of interest, like Pete, it Buzz is

s/c

Fine. that

Say, as a matter

smudge on the window looks of the first and it

on the outside nipped

window, is pretty

my window off

clean now. HOU ANT GTI HOU Roger. Los Afltiglla. LOS GTI. 12, Houston, working all fired it looks was he in plat right? off... it if holds, you get it right in mode? Was it

s/c

Yes, it there

There is very She will just sit

very little there HOU Roger. for

disturbance. awhile. . ..hit

the deadbands yet.

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4:20 PM CST, TAPE 248 PAGE 2

s/c

It it

is holding

a little

bit,

Houston.

However

could maintain... I did not copy the first part of

HOU

I em sorry that.

Would you say again? but it is...needles. up against deadband. you are

s/c HOU

It

is holding,

You mean you are sitting It looks

to us on the ground, right up against

12, like

sitting GTI HOU LOS Turk.

the deadbalids.

12, Houston. to Los.

We are about 1 minute

30 seconds it

It looks within is right.

to us on the ground like the deadbands. She is holding.

\ s/c

was holding Yes, that

END OF TAPE

GEMINI XII

MISSION COMMENTARY 11-14-66

4:30 pm CST Tape 249
Page 1

HOU

30 seconds,

see you at Ascension

'LOS Antigua
And this is Miseion station Island Control Houston. test We've had loss of signal range. Be coming up on at

the Antigua Ascension At this regions

of the eastern remoting

voice

station

in approximately set up for their that

8 minutes.
libration

time the crew should be getting photography experiment. It

was reported remaining.

they have this

some 210 pounds of usable just completed stateside

propellant

Also during

pass mDre music was piped up to the crew loop. One portion of the music included and 3 seconds

over the second air/ground "Going Back To Houston". after liftoff this

At 73 hours 45 minutes Control Houston.

is Mission

END OF TAPE!

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/U+/&,

4:39 p.m.

TAPE250 PAGE1
Gemini I2

This is Mission has just station. through let's HOU

Control

Houston.

The spacecraft Island

been acquired

by the Ascension by for

voice

remoting

We are standing the station listen.

Pete Conrad to put in a call There he goes,

to the crew of Gemini 12.

Gemini 12, Gemini l2, Over.

Houston through

Ascension

-

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston through don't finish have to aotiowledge

Ascension. this,

You

when you

your S-29, you can go ahead and

power down your platform. This is Mission any further remaining we will HOU S/C And this Control Houston standing by at Ascension over a minute Island station and for

conversation. of this

There is a little

pass over the Ascension to standby until loss

continue

of signal. to DOS Ascension.

Gemini 12, Houston, Roger is Mission Control Houston,

one minute

apparently tracking

we have had station. voice We remoting

loss of signal will

at the Ascension

Island

come back up during in approximately

the pass over Tanenarive nine minutes. this

station

At 73 hours, Control.

59 minutes,

and 23 seconds after

liftoff,

is Mission

END OF TAPE

n/14/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY,

4:54 PM CST, TAPE 251
PAGE 1

This is Mission 4 seconds after Tananarive any manent. HOU voice

Control lift-off. remoting listen

Houston.

74 hours 8 minutes

and

Gemini 12 is coming up over the station. Should be getting acquisition

Let's

in to the conversation. by at Tananarive. by at Tananarive.

Gemini 12, Houston standing Gemini 12, Houston standing

s/c
HOU

Roger. Now that bit, you have had time to fly seem like a little any

does it

you have gotten more

of your thrusters stuff

back or a little

out of them or are you in about the

. s/c

same shape? We are in about the same shape. that . . ..I think we get a little ..or just It bit is just of thrust out.

out of them. Now with this

dumping fuel

type of work, around...

we are not moving

the spacecraft HOU s/c Roger.

Very good. or try like to roll that. left, you pitch

. ..yaw left up and things

HOU s/c HOU

Roger. Houston, Go ahead. 12.

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4:54m CST, TAPE 251
PA(IE 2

s/c HOU s/c HOU

.... Say again. Powering down. We just finished clicking S-29. them

Very good. off.

You are really

Looks good.

And you can go ahead and power down the platform s/c HOU Roger. Three or four more days up there will s/c HOU s/c really get them all done. and you anytime.

Thanks a lot. 12, Houston. Roger. Tananarive LOS. Houston. voice will We have had loss station. The ship Coast1 One minute until LOS Tananarive.

And this of signal

is Mission

Control

at the Tananarive to be acquired

remoting bethe

next station Sentry.

tracking

In approximately lift-off,

15 minutes.
this

At 74 hours 16 minutes is Mission Control Houston.

and 32 seconds after END OF TAPE

GEMINI XII

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5~18 pm CST Tape 252
Page 1

This is Mission the Coastal and we're

Control

Houston. ship.

Gemini XII

is coming up over the Agena

Sentry standing

tracking

They have acquired

by for Gemini to be acquired ship. Standing We have solid by for

by electronic telemetry on

gear aboard the tracking Gemini. Bill Gemini is go.

spacecraft

communicator listen.

Garvin to put in a call...there

he goes, let's

CSQ
s/c

Gemini 12 go ahead..

CSQ

CSQ

The only thing

we've got for you this

pass is

an ~6 . . . . ..experiment s/c What is it? It's a Midway area. It's yaw a cloud photography. zero at pitch down

CSQ

Time 74 47 24, that's

30. s/c cs&
HOU s/c . . . . ..time again CSQ?

The time was 74 47 341 24 Delta Roger. Copy, you would like a count from us. time CSQ, I'm readiqyou

35.

CSQ
s/c

I copy, you want a count from us, affirmative?

CSQ
s/c HOU CSQ

Roger. . . . ..CSQ? Come in CSQ. Go ahead

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5~18 pm CST Tape 252 Page 2

HOU CSQ

Co ahead Houston, he's completely powered down, he's got the

B pumps on. HOU He's got the B pumps on? CSQ flight CSQ HOU Go ahead Just circuit CSQ for the record breaker we ought to have that Delta P

on when the crew is ready to do it. the Delta P circuit

Do you want me to have them turn breaker on?

HOU CSQ CSQ s/c CSQ

Affirmative. Okay 12 CSQ Go ahead

When they are ready to.

You can go ahead and turn on.

the Delta

P circuit

breaker

CSQ s/c CSQ HOU CSQ

CSQ is one minute November Delta LOS on Gemini. CSQ are you copying Roger. Flight. working in loops.

to LOS

Tango

that

Tango? the people are

A term the question

HOU CSQ And this onds after

Say again. I say, somebody's working is Mission liftoff. Control on the circuit. and 30 sec-

Houston at 74 hours 37 minutes

We have had loss of signal

on Gemini 12 from the

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that pass instructions photography pointexperi-

tracking

ship Coastal

Sentry.

During

ing instructions ment picture an elapsed

for an ~6 synoptic

weather

were passed up to the crew. time of 74 47 24. be acquired_,by

Near midway Island at
from now. in

This is about 10 minutes the Hawaii tracking station

Gemini 12 will approximately liftoff this

9 minutes.
is Mlssion

At 74 38 minutes Control Houston.

and 16 seconds af'ter

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5:35 p.m.

TAPE 253 PAGE 1

This is Mission seconds after Island dications Keith HAW S/C HAW HOU HAW tracking

Control liftoff. station

Houston,

74 hours,

49 minutes

and 4

Should be acquired at any moment.

by the Hawaii by for in-

Standing

from the spacecraft He is putting

c ommunicator in a call

out at Hawaii, listen in.

Kundel.

now, let's by.

Gemini 12, Hawaii Roger. And he has closed Roger. He said that

standing

the Delta

P circuit

breaker.

the power relay

would not reset

on the Agena, so we sent the command. HOU HAW Roger. Pilots At least HOU internal lead indicates that anything is loose. out of it.

we are not getting earlier. thought turned

We had that Okay, just

we would check on it. the OAMScontrol system

HAW

Okay, he just back on again.

HOU HAW HOU HAW s/c

Roger Playing Roger Gemini 12, Hawaii, Roger. one minute to LOS. the tape dump on Gemini.

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

5:35 p.m.

TAPE 253 PAGE 2

HAW HOU And this signal

LOS Hawaii, Roger, Hawaii is Mission at the Hawaii Control station.

all

GO. - see you next pass.

Houston.

We have had loss of one minute the California, not be

In approximately be coming across However, pass in that

the spacecraft

Gemini.12

will

Guaymas, Texas acquisition what you would call shore during this

areas.

it will

a stateside

they stay off cross

pass in the Pacific

and eventually

the West coast \ They will Range. evening.

of South America at approximately

Bolevia. Test

not come over the stations This will Let's also be the last join the conversation.

of the Eastern stateside

pass of the

Gemini 12, Houston at California s/c HOU Roger - Gemini l-2. Okay, I've
. . ..a..

- over.

got your sunset

time for

your

ENDOF TAPE

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-14-66 5:45 pm CST Tape 254 Page 1 HOU Okay I've got your sunset time for your T2

mode A sequence 1 if

you are ready to copy.

s/c
HOU s/c HOU

Go ahead Roger. Roger And you can turn mag and leave it night please sir. your x-ray on for on Beta with of the

75 + 15 •t 01

the rest

s/c HOU

Okay And that's Roger. Guaymas go remote California Guaymas remote California Control local A fairly stations updating quiet pass this go local it, we're standing by.

s/c
HOU GYM CAL This is Mission

Houston again.

time over the states So far

or over the stateside is involved experiment.

at any rate. on sunset
time

the only conversatinn

of the upcoming T2 Space sexton scheduled elapsed on the flight time and it will plan

The experiment ground

is

for 75 hours 18 minutes

be measurements angular Betelguese and Rigel.

measurement with The ground

the sexton between the stars measured angles

are 18.6 degrees

and an earlier

measurement with measurements out close continue

the sexton in the mission
to 3 decimal probably points.

they have come up with

18.611 with the sexton which is pretty
than the ground measurements. We'll

more accurate

GEMINI XII MISSION COElMENTARY 11-14-66 5:45 pm CST Tape 2% Page 2 to monitor the evening HOU s/c HOU the air/ground for any further during this final stateside pass of

conversation.

12 Houston Go ahead Roger, if after you get these readings this time to

you could pass those to CSQ we'd like to influence respect

look at them tonight give you tomorrow with s/c HOU Okay. we'll give it

what we to the I??.

a try. you ought to know that started we've on'

Okay and I thought

got the big TR clock the board. s/c Sounds good. It's

up and counting down.

18 53 58 and counting

CSQ
HOU GYM HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU

Texas go remote Guaymas go local Texas remote Guaymas local 12 Houston, Roger Have a pleasant A night Tonight evening. one minute to U.S. LOS

on the town. is the big fight We'll here in Houston between keep you advised.

Clay and Williams. s/c And this signal off is Mission the lower It is tonight. Control Houston.

Apparently

we've had loss of Gemini XII will

edge of the Texas station. hitch

pass at the very extreme northern

of the Rose Knot tracking

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5:45 pm CST Tape 254 Page 3

acquisition

area.

The elevation barely

angle during

this

pass will

.be

.25 degrees which is just 9 minutes Houston.

over the horizon. liftoff this

At 75 hours Control

and 41 seconds after

is Mission

END OF TAPE

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6:3C PM CST, TAPE!255
PAGE 1

This is Mission 4 seconds after Tananarive transmission station. voice

Control lift-off.

Houston at 75 hours 43 minutes

and

Gemini 12 is coming up over the We will stand by for any

r-emoting station. Control

from Mission

here through station

the Tananarive will last about their here

The pass over the Tananarive and 12 seconds. at approximately Control

8 minutes
eat period in Mission until

The crew should be beginning

7 minutes.

Retrofire

clock

now shows 18 hours 15 minutes Still standing through

and 35 seconds air-to-

retrofire.

by for any possible Here we go. by Tananarive.

ground communication HOU

Tananarive.

12, Houston standing Houston, Gemini 12. , .:'<

s/c HOU s/c

Roger, copy.

Okay, are you busy? Well, we are trying to fix it...stow to

get ready for dinner. HOU Okay, I got a couple copy, s/c HOU I will Okay. if of things if you can

not we can give it get it at CSQ, Pete.

to you at CSQ.

12, Houston.

You need not acknowledge, both trans-

but right mitters

now CSQ air-to-ground,

are out and they may not be up on

your pass over them.
s/c

Roger,

understand,

CSQ is out at this

time.

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PAGE 2

HOU

Yes. (PAUSE) 12, Houston. until All LOS Tananarive. right. LOS. Houston. voice

One minute

Tananarive And this of signal is Mission through Control,

We have had loss remoting Sentry weather station. in approxiin the

the Tananarive pass will

The next station mately

be the Coastal the present

15 minutes.

Meanwhile,

prime landing
.

area in the Western Atlantic, winds from the north no swells. 2000 feet

we have scattered at 13 knots, Forecast visibility

clouds

at 2500 feet,

10 miles,

waves 2 feet-high, area,

for tomorrow - scattered 10 miles

in the prime landing to broken visibility, front clouds', 4 foot

scattered

broken,

wind out of the north waves, 5 to 7 foot

at 15 knots, swells.

A weak cold area early

is due to pass through

the prime landing

Tuesday morning. lift-off this

At 75 hours 53 minutes

and 9 seconds after retrofire,

and 18 hours 6 minutes is Mission Control Houston.

46 seconds until

This is Mission outlook,

Control

Houston. us this

For the world-wide

weather of of like

we have with

afternoon, skips)

Mr. Ken Negler, - composite looks

the U. S. Weather Bureau. satellite series of photos

He (tape

of weather.

Ken, that

GEMINI 12 MISSION cm

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the Indian NEGLER

Ocean area.

Is that

correct? Ocean area. A picture satellite.

Yes, this taken

is the Indian

earlier

today by the ESSA III support.of satellite But this

Now in our weather we have used weather a number of years. of this printed data.

manned missions, information is a new form the data Is turns out to is the is the which And storm India for

A mosaic whereby

out in map form and it Here, here,

be very usable. Arabian remanents pensula

in the - this Africa, storm, Sea into and this

of a tropical

a typhoon Arabia.

moved from the Arabian here, over India,

is another

tropical
over

which moved in and is dissipating today.

As you can see, you can very clearly continents on this was

make out the oce&n.and new mosiac.

Here is another afternoon

map, this

taken yesterday Atlantic continental show up quite type area.

of the North

Here we-have drawn on the because they didn't but this that shows the we can. satellite.

boundaries, so well,

of very broad coverage

see each day, from the weather

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i “. ! ' '>

NEGIJZR

Of interest that

here was the frontal

weather
!I!hiS

we had moved through out.

yesterday.

has cleared

Today of course. in the Central but it

And this that to the We just because

is a disturbance

Atlantic is well

we have been watching, east of our landing thought it this

area out there. interesting

would be rather

does give us such a very broad view of the systems and all around the world, each

cloud day. MISSION CONTROL In all

likelihood,

then,

the crew of Gemini 12 these areas in the experiment. to see when Mr. Negler, as we
This

has been photographing
s-6 Synoptic

Weather Photography interesting

This should be quite they get back. and we will approach

We thank you a lot, to you later tomorrow morning.

be talking

splashdown

is Gemini Control. END OF TAPE

GEMINI l2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

6:53 p.m.

TAPE 256 PAGE 1 44 sec-

This is Mission onds after quired During liftoff.

Control

Houston,

76 hours,

5 minutes,

Spacecraft

Gemini 12 has just Sentry Sentry will

been ac-

by the tracking this

ship Coastal

South of Japan. there is a series ,

pass over the Coastal landing updates cells that

of planned

be passed up to the crew. of cryogenic oxygen there

Purge of the fuel remaining. it starts. We will

and a readout for

standby

the conversation...

CSQ
s/c

Gemini 12, CSQ. Roger. Go ahead, start you are ready. Regular purge. your fuel Section cell purge whenever

CSQ

1 and then section

2.

s/c CSQ

One and then two. And I've flight got a PLA update plan update. plan update, Mike. for you and also a

s/c CSQ s/c CSQ

You want to give me the flight Okay. . . . . garble Cry0 75 5920 Ascension. yaw left ... - 4889. 10 hours,

.2 degrees East - right

17 minutes.
pitch

761614 s-6
-

43 degrees,

down 30 degrees

Marcus Island. pitch

762233 s-6 yaw 10 degrees,
- Midway Island. 0 degrees. Islands. Pitch That's

down 30 degrees

76:28:26 s-6 yaw right
down 30 degrees

- Hawaii

the end of the update.

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TAPE 256 PAGE 2

s/c CSQ

For the s-6 yaw left The second s-6 was yaw 0 degrees, down. degrees. The first pitch

one I gave you was yaw left

43

s/c CSQ
HOU s/c

Roger - have it. The spacecraft Roger . . . . . . 2 minute purge check. That's .... Okay, 49-3 Alpha. The bank angles roll areas. right 77:21:& for all . . . 0 + 38, 26 + 16. at 85, affirmative. . . . Flight

CSQ
s/c.

CSQ

areas are roll

95.

The weather

is good in all

Area 50-3 Alpha 78:56:38

30 +28

25 + 58, Area 51-3 bravo 80~32~16 20 + 02,

25 + 30, 25 + 09. 26 + 05. 26 t 13.
that,

Area 52-Cc 82:06:10, Area 53-AC 83:02:46, Area 54-AC 84:36:59, Area 55-A 86:=:39,

19 + 44,

20 + 14,
20 + 25, Uh delay

that's

86:42:36, 20 t 36, 26 t2o.

That will

be the update. - thank you.

S/C
CSQ HOU CSQ

Roger, Flight,

have them all CSQ.

Go ahead. Okay, the purge is going good, we're about finished. just

HOU CSQ I_

Okay.

Glad to hear you have your air-to-ground. out here. L L L a i

Got some good techs A L *

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CSQ
HOU

Flight, Go ahead

CSQ

CSQ
HOU

Uh, we show the Agena . . . load reset. Roger - Okay, have you got everything except T-2. down then

CSQ
HOU

Say again Flight. Did you get all your pass side completed. yet. I'll

CSQ

I have not got the cryo readout wait until they finish this

purge.

HOU

Okay, and then see what you can get on T-2, he said he would try your site. to read them down over

CSQ
HOU

I can't

read you too well

Flight. to read you

And he also said he would try the T-2 numbers.

CSQ
HOU

P-2 numbers? Tango 2 numbers. Okay Would you put the cryo switch are standing to 02. We

CSQ CSQ

by to copy the T-2 numbers if

you get a chance.

s/c CSQ S/C

Roger, we switched

to 02.

Okay, would you go to H2. . . . . . pressure reads 75. +2 00 +37 . . . 25 . . .

5055...
18.04 HOU

l 5 . . . . . 45 . . . 105 . . . .430 38 . . .
. . . . 05 . . .
B

. . . 08

4 . . . . 05

(fading)

CSQ, Flight. Go ahead Flight.

CSQ

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6:53 P.m. ZE c56

HOU

Did you get all Negative, of it,

the way through

it. a part

CSQ

I got LOS here. copy all. rattie.

I copied

didn't

The air-to-ground

was pretty HOU

Okay, send in what you have. Roger, will is Mission Control do. Houston. We have had loss of Sentry. We will Coming up on standby and

CSQ
And this signal Hawaii

at the tracking in approximately

ship Coastal

9 minutes.
time.

come up again at that 41 seconds after retrofire, this liftoff,

At 76 hours, and 17 hours, Control.

15 minutes,
44 minutes,l14'seconds until

is Mission

END OF TARE

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-14-66

7:11 pm CST Tape 257

This is Gemini Control mission Hawaii of Gemini XII. tracking station time.

76 hours 24 minutes Gemini XII spacecraft

3 seconds in to the is approaching the

we should hear comments between the crew Hawaii should acquire the spacecraft

and Hawaii

at that

as of 1 second ago. That's HOU affirm contact, still pretty

Okay we've got initial shakey.

HAW HAW

Rog. . . . . . ..just taking pictures here. contact yet with the

This is Gemini Control Hawaii HIS? S,'J HAW station,

we've had no voice

but we should be completing..... Hawaii'. Go ahead Hawaii, We were having readout 12 here. LOS on the CSQ could you give another Please.

on your T2 experiment? did you copy any of it?

s/c
HAW

Roger,

Oh, we might have gotten whole thing over again.

some of it

let's

do the

HOU HAW HOU

Hawaii AF'D Go Like all the Agena sums at your LOS time is 75 12 00. first measure-

S/C

Okay, the reference ment 05 elapsed .

time 08 14 l/2.

Give you the last

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two numbers.

95 95 95 05 03 star will

to

star

measurement

18.604 the remaining

be the last

two numbers

05 08 05 09 04 05 06 06 05 04 05 06 04, did you COPY* HAW s/c That's affirmative 12, thank you. time from the refer-

And the last

measurement elapsed zero.

ence 29 11 point HAW s/c Roger

And at the 05, the reason to the last two is that

for

jump the first

three up

the cog seems to hang jumps across

in the vicinity if your're bit

of zero and it I'll

there

very careful, more.

have to look at that

a little HAW HOU HAW Roger.

Thank you.

Hawaii AFD Stand by. Okay, go ahead, I was trying all copied down while to make remember. the

sure I got it HOU

I still

Okay, did they get the H2 heater pressure, then go back to auto? not as yet.

on to raise

HAW

Negative,

.4s -far as I know on the H2 showing 265 on H2 which

stand by one..... is up pretty HOU HAW S/C high.

Okay we're

Say again the number 265 PSI 12 Hawaii, could you give us a PQI please.

1

.

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HAW s/c HAW HOW HAW

its . . ..about Roger,

23 or 24 percent

thank you. AFD

What do you think Go ahead Do you still We don't think

want to bump it the heaters

up higher? on here. report here before

HOU

Bill,

get us a crew status

you lose them. HAW Rog . Okay, the crew status is in auto. RAW Gemini 12 Hawaii, in auto. would you verify the H2 heater is reports verify the H2 heater

s/c

Roger, run it

it's

in auto,

do you want us to at this

time

up to 667 right? And we'd like drink counter yet. a clear is 2074. The pilot status report. had a change meals

HAW s/c

Rog. The

We haven't

of pressure today, to find at it HAid

has eaten three

the command pilot Hawaii all this

only two since he was trying time. And I'll try and get

as soon as I can.

And no sleeping

so far today.

Okay, thank you much. 12 Hawaii we'll have LOS in about a .ninute to say Good Night here

and we would like Island of Hawaii.

from the Garden

Thank you. Aloha Rog. *

Garden Island.

Y GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTAR~-14-66

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This is Gemini Control, the crew this evening.

we will

have no further

conversation sleep period at

from

They are now in their

76 hours 32 minutes

20 seconds in to the mission. A short

The wakeup recap,

time should be about 84 hours 30 minutes. the weather is anticipated . . . ..you meals, just in the west Atlantic landing

area as you heard before The planned landing three is time

to be good for tomorrow. heard the crew status report,

the pilotate

the command pilot position,

ate two meals today. the PQI as it orbittal is referred attitude

The H2 heater

on automatic pellant

to or the promaneuvering is in good shape

quantity

in the Om

system stands at 23.4 percent. everybody said good night

The spacecraft

to them, they are now in a sleep period. this is Gemini

At 76 hours 33 minutes Control....

14 seconds in to the mission

END OF TAPE

. GEMINI 12 MISSION C-Y, n/14/66, 7: 50 FM CST TAPE 258 PACE 1 This is Mission into the mission Control 77 hours 3 minutes The position (skipped)..1 of this seconds Gemini 12

of Gemini 12.

spacecraft tracking

presently station

is over the South Atlantic.

The Tananarive 23 seconds. which

should acquire their

at 77 hours 10 minutes

The crew entered is a half on duty. that

sleep period Presently,

at 76 hours 32 minutes,

an hour ago.

in MCC we have the White Team of Gemini, I believe,

This is the only team in the history color in the middle

changed its

of the mission.

We started

as the Blue Team. as Flight Director.

We are now the White Team. We have relieved

Gene Kranz is acting Astronaut with

the Black Team. Center

Cordon Cooper is presently Bill Anders and with

in the Control

conversing During

Gene Kranz on the flight. attitude control

the sleep will be during

period,

the D-10 Ion-sensing for

equipment flight

on in mode foxtrot, this sleep period. all cells

randan datlr during Director indicate

drifting

The Flight controllers

has checked out his that systems look okay. This is the 77 hours

controllers; The fuel last night

are operating flight

in good condition.

and the last 55 seconds into

in the Gemini Program. this

4 minutes

the mission,

is Gemini Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-14-66

8~50 pm CST Tape 259
Page 1

This is Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12.

78, hours 3 minutes
The position

31 seconds in to the
is in the The pilots ago at 76 hours contact reports with the

of the spacecraft station.

acquisition entered their

area of the Hawaii sleep periods

tracking

one hour and one half

32 minutes

in to the mission. time. is asleep,

We have had no voice tracking station

them since that command pilot time. hours

The Hawaii the pilot

is probably

awake at this

At 78 hours 4 minutes

6 seconds in to the mission,
retrofire, this

15

55 minutes

48 seconds until

is Gemini Control.

ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

9:ll

p.m.

TAPE 260 PAGE 1

This

is Gemini Control,

78 hours,

24 minutes,

5 seconds into here

the mission

of Gemini 12.

We have come up to a position Gene Krane., cell system, because of the has decided

now where the Flight hydrogen pressure

Director

in the fuel

that ship on to

he should wake the crew up at the Rose Knot tracking the West Coast of South America and request check to be sure that Auto position. contact RKV HOU Okay, Fill, if after you are through if with with the hydrogen, the 5 the pilot switch

is in the

We are standing the astronauts

by now for

the Rose Knot

in Gemini 12.

that

the crew has time,

Jim comes up, ask have

them since they are awake, you could them give you a 30 second O2 purge. RKV HOU ,Roger. 350 That's HOU affirm. until you get about another . . . 04 reads 350.

Okay, wait

30 seconds in your pass and then wake the crew up. RKV HOU Roger -They don't Okay. in about 28 seconds the RKV will wake look like they are asleep.

This is Gemini Control,

the crew up and you heard the instructions the Flight Director, we are now awaiting

given by Gene Crance, that time to find out

about the % switch.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

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Gemini 12, RKV. Gemini 12, RKV. Go ahead RKV. Hate to bother looks like it you Gemini 12, but your H2 is building up a little bit.

Would you verify switch That's thing as being right ...... it

the position OFF.

of the H2

is OFF, we noticed

the same

Okay, would you place It's RKV HOU[ RKV HOU Roger, off. apparently

the H2 switch

to OFF.

......

RKV Com Houston Flight Roger - standby Roger, one. - Go ahead Flight. the switch off. was still to OFF. as well purge, O2 to OFF when you

did he place

ask him, or did he have it RKV He had it building HOU in Auto,

and the pressure it

up, and then he placed

Okay, while ask them for purge there, watch it for

you got them, you might a 30 second fuel and you can tell the next rev. cell

them we will

Gemini 12, RKV Go ahead Okay, we are sorry 30 second O2 purge, in the OFF position
a

we woke you up, give

US

a

and leave your H2 switch now, and we will be looking

i

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/14/66,

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p.m.

TAPE 260 PAGE 3

t

“!t, b

at it S/C Roger.

through

this

next rev.

This is Gemini Control.

You heard that

exchange between The Gemini 12 for the system

Gemini 12 and the Rose Knot tracking crew was advised H2 switch pressure that on the Automatic

ship.

position

was building

up in the hydrogen off.

so they were advised did, ector it for

to cut the H2 switch

This they Dir-

they had an O2 purge and Gene Kranz3 the Flight advised RKV to advise the crew that The reactant in the adapter we will supplies section

watch for in

the next revolution. cells are located containers. which

the fuel

vaccum insulated hydrogen fuel,

These containers for the fuel

store cells and

is the fuel

oxygen and these are stored and cryogenic. Heaters slight Cryogenic

at super-critical are very extremely

pressures low temperatures. and have a to state.

are employed in the system to energize rise in temperature

which causes the liquid in the liquid

expand since these gases are stored When the expansion rises into takes place

in those tanks

the pressure molecules

and the gas molecules a homogenous state. as I said, of the system.

combine with

the liquid

When those heaters continue

remain on, to rise, causing

naturally, venting

the pressures

We do not desire We are watching 51 seconds into it

to have the hydrogen for one more pass this

system vent too much. at 78 hours, 29 minutes,

the flight,

is Gemini Control. END OF TAPE.

GEMINI 12 MISSION C--Y,

n/14/66,

9:50 PM CST !~%RR 261 PAGE 1

This is Gemini Control the flight left

79 hours 3 minutes

31 seconds into has just tracking

of Gemini 12.

The Gemini 12 spacecraft The Coastal Sentry

the east coast of Africa. acquire the spacecraft

ship should

at 79 hours 17 minutes bit on our

6 seconds into fuel cell

the mission. it

To recap a little a short while

problem,

was noticed

ago about time,

25 minutes

ago over the Rose Knot ship or around that that cell the hydrogen system. tank

when Rose Knot had acquisition, pressure Flight was high in the fuel Director, if directed the H2 heater The astronauts that

Gene Kranz, of the position.

the

Rose Knot inquire

astronauts

was in the automatic indicated that it

This was done. automatic possibly don't position

was in an This We

and the pressure a malfunction

was still

high.

could indicate time.

in the switch.

know at this

There was a further

exchange with that and

the astronauts they should

over the Rose Knot where it cut the circuit that with breakers off

was indicated on the heaters

Gene Franz advises and the hydrogen

the pressure present cells

in both the oxygen level, they are the night and

system attheir the fuel So it

high enough to sustain through occasion the mission. or will

through

does not appear as we have an to wake the crew again. and we will in that advise you Gene

have an ocassion a close look on it happening

We are keeping if there

is any further

direction.

Kranz also advises

the Rose Knot that

they have a singular

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position

out there,

because this

is the third

night

in a row

where the crew was awakened prematurely. 36 seconds into the flight

At 79 hours 5 minutes is Gemini Control.

of Gemini 12, this

END OF 'TAPE

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/14/66,

lo:50

p.m.

TAPE 262 PAGE 1

This Gemini Control. the flight

80 hours,

3 minutes,

30 seconds into caning over the

of Gemini 12.

Gemini 12 is just

Western Coast of South America. ship has acquired craft the vehicle.

RKV our Rose Knot tracking He reads out that was entered the space-

is GO. The sleep period into the mission

at 76 hours and All of

32 minutes this

and will

end at 84:45.

is not sleep time however, sleep period

they were awaken once shortly They have go'ne to

after-the

was announced. advises

sleep though. Center sleeping

Cur doctor

here in the Control the pilots astronaut entered a

at 79 hours approximately, state. Heart rates astronaut

are - for Aldrin

Love11 50

beats per minute, \ Respiration ute.

45 beats per minute. Aldrins 10 per minpresent

for Love11 15 per minute,

Our present

apogee is 157.5 nautical miles. the fuel A short cells

miles,

periogee tion that

142.9 nautical happened with

recap on the situamight serve a purpose. 49, that but

It was noticed the hydrogen tending

in the last tank pressure

revolution, f'uel cell

revolution

was not too high, that

to go high.

It was also indicated

we should indicated the H2

wake the crew up by Gene Kranz , Flight

Dire&or,

we should wake the crew up and have them check that heater was in the Automatic ship, position position.

This was done at pass. The heater was off

Rose Knot tracking in the Automatic the heater.

on the last

so Mr. Kranz had them turn in both oxygen and hydrogen this sleep period

The pressure

systems are sufficient

to complete

and

also we have enough in both systems to complete for that matter. The heater circuit breakers

the mission have been

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p.m.

TAPE 262 PAGE 2

and both tanks have been pressurized

to that which

extent.

We have

30 percent
quantity, concern. this

roughly

of hydrogen time there

left,

is a comfortable no cause for the mission

and at this At 80 hours,

is certainly

6 minutes,

31 seconds into

is Gemini Control.

ENDOF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/14/66,

11:50 PM CST TAPE 263, PAGE 1

This is Gemini Control, into the mission

81 hours,

three

minutes,

30 seconds is

of Gemini 12.

The Gemini 12 spacecraft time.

over the west Pacific by telemetry minutes, will

Ocean at this

The next contact at 81 hours, nine are in contact, some to be and

be with

Canton station the mission.

52 seconds into

The astronauts

a sleep period. therefore, four hours, with

They are asleep. them.

We have had no voice period for

They have been in this

35 minutes.

Their wake-up time is scheduled The fuel cell pressures

84: 45 -- 84 hours, quantities for

45 minutes.

the hydrogen

and owgen

systems have settled currently is 334 Oxygen is This indicates

down very satisfactorily. pounds per square inch.

The H2 pressure Quantity

-- 30.9 per cent. -- lg.6

820 pounds per square inch. is very satisfactory. that at this

Quantity

per cent. director,

Gene Kranz,

the flight

time Gemini 12 is go. the flight

At 81 hours,

four minutes,

48 seconds into

of Gemini 12, this

is Gemini Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI XII

MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

l-2:50 AM CST TAPE 26k PAGE 1 minutes, 31 seconds into of Gemini I2 is The Kano tracking time. We're in a into it.

Thi& is Gemini Control, the flight just of Gemini 12.

82 hours,

three

The current

position

passed over the west coast has telemetry still, acquisftion some four

of Africa. at this

station

sleep period

hours and 35 minutes Cur fuel cell

Wake-up time is 84 hours, and oxygen pressure last report.

45 minutes.

hydrogen

and quantities for

are much the same as the -- 334 psi pressure. inch.

That is,

the hydrogen

Quantity . lg.6 flight

-- 30.6 per cent.

Oxygen -- 820 pounds per square so far on this last

per cent.

We have a good box score

in the Gemini program.

We have accomplished the tether

rendezvous We have We have our 400-

and docking. accomplished accomplished mile

We have accomplished two'stand-up

exercise. EVA.

EVA's and one umbilical

our experiments.

We have not accomplished States

apogee over the United propulsion accomplish

because we did not have a Tomorrow, hopefully, of our spacecraft

primary we will

system burn on the Agena. also the automatic reentry

Gemini 12.

The weather clouds

in the prime -1 area is satisfactory. forecast at 2500 feet. The wind 350°

We have scattered or roughly visibility have five satisfactory the mission, at 82 hours,

out of .the north forecast. to seven-foot weather all five for

at 13 knots.

We have ten miles waves forecast, and we

We have four-feet swells forecast.

That is certainly area. At this
time

the prime landing with Gemini 12.

in

goes well minutes,

This is Gemini Control the mission.

49 seconds into

END OF TAPE

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

1:50 PM TAPE 265 Page 1 minutes, 31 seconds into west coast ship should are still one

This is Gemini Control, the flight of Gemini l-2.

83 hours,

three

Our position

is approaching

of South Ainerica. occur within

Acquisition

by Rose Knot tracking The astronauts

approximately

six minutes.

in a sleep period. hour, fuel 40 minutes cell hydrogen

They should from this time.

be awakened in approximately We have some readouts

on the now

and oxygen systems here.

The H2 pressure Quantity

stands at 327 psi -- pounds per square inch. per cent. Quantity The flight readings. update The oxygen pressure -- 18.8 per cent. director,

-- 30.1 inch. park. these

-- 790 pounds per square is well is well within satisfied plan the ball with

This

Gene Kranz,

We have an update on our flight plan for

on our flight today.

-- a tentative 45 minutes, and the beta eat period. will At

At 84 hours, be turned begin off

over the Rose Knot, spectrometer 85 hours, on mark. turned 10 minutes, They will

the X-ray will off. They will

their

Canary Islands. purge fuel cells

The .S-3 unit two then one. The flight

be fixed

The cryogenic plan update they will --

02 and H2 readouts planned end their navigations At 86 hours, 30 minutes hours, landing

and the cryo read off. At 85 hours,

area update.

40 minutes,

eat period. star

At 85 hours, experiment they will they will

45 minutes,

the T-2 manual

sightings

-- mode A, sequence two. At 86 hours, report. At 86 At 86 hours,

20,.minutes, at Antigua,

load module four. have a crew status weather

40 minutes,

the S-6 synoptic

experiment.

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

1:50 PM CST TAPE 265 PAGE 2

50 minutes, photography another

the S-5 mode Atsequence experiment. At 87 hours, star

four

synoptic

terrain we will have

15 minutes,

T-2 manual navigation At 87 hours,

sightings,

mode A,sequence have more five minutes and turn weather terrain

two experiment. s-6 synoptic over Antigua, A pumps on. photography. photography, they will minutes,

50 minutes,

we will

weather

photography.

At 88 hours, test

they will At 88 hours, 88 hours,

pass up thruster 10 minutes, 25 minutes, four.

procedures

more s-6 synoptic more S-5 synoptic At 88 hours,

mode A,sequence

40 minutes, 88 hours, 45

power up the platform the T-2 manual navigation 88 hours,

of Gemini 12. star sightings

experiment, purge

mode B, sequence one. the fuel 89 hours, 40 minutes, mode G. minutes minutes will cells, section

50 minutes,

at Carnarvon,

one then two. the platform will attitude thruster

Cryogenic be aligned. control test.

O2 and H2 readouts. 89 hours, experiment in 30 30

20 minutes,

the D-10 ion sensing 55 minutes,

89 hours, into will

At 90 hours, 91 hours,

the flight,

they will until All

stow equipment. 92 hours, looks well

be an eat period preparations. goes.

30 minutes

when they area

begin retro as weather

in the recovery

as far

We have a forecast at eight scattered.

which shows waves one knots. Visibility like 18

to two feet. 10 miles, ideal

Wind out of the north

the cloud base 2000 feet, in the recovery the mission area.

That looks eight

weater

At 83 hours,

minutes,

seconds into

of Gemini 12, this

is Gemini Control.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/15/66,

2:50 AM CST TAPE 266, PAGE 1

Gemini Control, flight period within

Houston,

84 hours,

three

minutes

now into in their

the sleep

of Gemini 12. -- the final acquisition

Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin stages of their sleep period Sentry

are now passing Quebec. This is

range of the Coastal landmark in the flight this will

an interesting

of Gemini 12 and in the pass made over is now in readings

Gemini program in that the CSQ in Project its 53rd revolution

be the last

Gemini. at this

The Gemini 12 spacecraft time. Its apogee, perigee Meanwhile

are 157.3 for Control control Center, teams.

apogee, 142.9 for perigee. Houston, we are undergoing

in Mission

a change of flight controllers is now

The green teem of flight

aboard and ready to take over from the white be relieved flight this momentarily. At 84 hours, flight five

team which will minutes into the

of Gemini 12, the final is Gemini Control, Houston.

of the Gemini program,

END OF TAPE

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

3:36 a.m. CST

Tape 267 Page 1

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Gemini Control of Gemini 12 nov.

Houston,

84 hours, was just

50 minutes

into

the flight Center

The decision

made in the Control

to awaken the crew over the Rose Knot Victor. to the crew now and let's pick up that

The RKV is talking

conversation.

s/c

. ..one telemeter like

is off,

so we concur and we'd

to go over to zero.

RKV HOU

Roger. RXV, you might as well get his X-ray and Beta off

and go ahead with awake. RKV Okay. here,

the eat period

since they are

12, as soon as you get a little I've got some information

bit

awake

for you.

s/c
RKV s/c RKV

Okay. Would you turn X-ray Roger. your X-ray and Beta off?

and Beta going off. When you get over Canary6 the next pass, they'll have a flight plan and PLA

at 85:06:00, update

for you. Flight that's plan update it. and PLA update.

s/c
RKV HCU RKV HOU

Roger. Roger,

RKV, Houston Flight. Go Flight, RKV. to get a 30 second 02 purge at this

We would like time,

both sections.

RKV

Roger.

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3:3& a.m.

CST

Tape 267 Page 2

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RKV s/c RKV

12, RKV. Go ahead. Roger, this we'd like to get a 30 second O2 purge at

time on both sections. 30 second purge both sections coming up.

s/c RKV HOU RKV HOU RKV

Roger, Roger.

RKV, Houston Flight. Go, Flight. You might remind them to go ahead and start Roger. eating.

Okay, 12, when you -- at your convenience, your eat period and I think 85:25:00. it's

you can start planned

between now and 80--

s/c
RKV

Roge$. And you are about one minute just want to say Adios, to our LOS, and I

see you at the Apollo

program.

s/c

Roger, all

thank you very much. the flight.

You've been a help

through

RKV

Agena TM off. Flight, didn't we didn't get the complete time. purges. We

copy them in real

HOU RKV

Okay. We had to get the TM off. Both vehicles go. . We have LOS both vehicles.

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Gemini Control the Rose Knot Victor.

Houston.

We've just heard,

had loss of signal

with

As you just

the crew was awakened a fuel cell

over the Rose Knot Victor. purge, and as was indicated the final

They are now performing last night night, or yesterday

evening,

in the coxrrnentary,

of sleep

for a Gemini crew in hydrogen

in space was interrupted tank pressure. and pulled pressure. their

-- interrupted this

by a buildup

To alleviate circuit

problem,

the crew was awakened stabilized this There

breakers reading a buildup

which in turn had gotten

The pressure that

up to 337 psi.

was some concern hydrogen to vent,

beyond 350 psi might cause the The hydrogen reading

which we did not want to happen. stabilized. 317 psi,

tank pressure

is -- has since

At our last

over the Rose Knot Victor shape. Bill In Mission Control,

indicated

so we are in good

Cap Corn Bill

Anders is now aboard. the three EVA's This Pete

Anders,

who has talked again

to the crew through

of this

mission,

is wearing

cowboy boots to work. Center.

has become quite Conrad, the other

a tradition

here in the Control

Cap Corn, has traditionally

worn his billed Gemini 11. time

cap, which he had aboard the recovery Our next station is 85:05:26. to acquire will

ship following

be Canary. Houston.

Acquisition

This is Gemini Control

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION C~!CARY, 11/15/66, 3:52 a.m. CST
Tape 268 Page1 I, :. ‘ii )!

I

Gemini Control of Gemini 12 at this Canary tracking We expect contact

Houston, time.

85 hours,

5 minutes,;into

the flight with revolution.

station. with

acquisition the We are in the beginning of/54th

We are approaching

the Gemini 12 crew mcunentarily, contact.

and we

are standing

by for that

HCU CYI HOU CYI HOU

Canary Cap Com, Houston Flight. Go ahe@, Flight.

Okay, you have any questions? Negative. Okay, just go ahead in real time on this flight

plan update until have to copy all the fuel CM COPY. cell

you get to 85:45,
that jazz. the S-3. In other Copy?

so he doesn't
words, do

purge,

i! s/c CYI s/c CYI s/c

Gemini 12, Canary Cap Ccm. Go ahead, Canarys. Good morning. How are youf: Fine thank you and you? Well, that's we had another all. We've got a special here. We'd like 2. 2, roger. We just d&d fuel cell purge we fuel cell stack went out,

CYI

Roger.

want to pull

to do a 30 second

O2 purge bn section

s/c

A 30 second O2 on section a 30 second 0

2 on both sections.

.

GRMINI 12 MISSION CCWENTARY, 11/15/66,

3:52 a.m. CST

Tape 268 Page 2

CYI s/c CYI

Roger, Roger,

they want another another

one. 2. do

one on section that

And when you finish

one, then we'll one O2 purge. 2.

30 seconds more on section

s/c
HOU CYI HOU CYI

Two 30 seconds ccmlng up, on section Canary, from Flight.

Go ahead, flight. Can one copy while Roger. this I thought purge, one purges? you wanted to step through

though?

\

HOU CYI HOU s/c CYI

Yep. Okay. We've got a lot Section I've 2. to do. one now? for you to copy, here. if you

You ready for of stuff we're

got a lot

can copy while

purging

s/c
CYI

Go ahead. Okay, I've 53. got a notal update. right Time 83:28:29, Ascension, rev

25.8 degrees west,

10 hours,

07 minutes.

s/c CYI

Okay. Okay, we'd like a 12 second H2 purge on section one. 2,

then 12 seconds on section

s/c
CYI

Twelve seconds on 2, then 12 on 1. Roger. for. you. Okay, I've got scQne flight plan updates here

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMTARY,

11/15/66,

3:52 a.m. CST

Tape 268 Page 3

WC
CYI

Okay. 85:45; T-2, load A, sequence 02. crew status 86~20, load module 4. Okay, now on 2

86:29 at Antigua, the purge, followed

report.

we'd like

a 90 second O2 purge on section 1.

by a 90 second O2 purge on section

Gemini 12, Canarys. b

s/c CYI

Go ahead. Okay, we'd like to fix unit 2 of the S-3 experiment the mark.

on your mark. Roger,

stand by for . .

s/c.
s/c

Roger, Ready.

you ready?-

Fix the unit . ..(garbled)

2, 3, 2, 1, Mark.

CYI

Okay, we've got that. flight plan update here. of track.

Okay, 1'11 continue At %:41(, s-5, s-6,

the sequence

01, north 04. 87:15,

86:54,

mode A, sequence 87:57, s-6, 88:30, s-6,

T-2, mode A, sequence 2. 88:15,

sequence 08, south of track. 07, strip photos, north

sequence S-5,

of track. At 88:40,

load A, sequence 04. At 88:45, T-2,

powerup platform. At 88:51, 1, then 2. D-10,
SO

load B, sequence 1. purge fuel cells,

at Carnarvon, At 89~20, align

section At 89:40,

the platform.

mode G; we've got about 30 seconds to LOS, stop here. HOU We'll pick up the rest of it

I'll

later.

Kano go remote.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

3:52 a.m. CST

Tape 268 Page 4

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s/c
KNO HOU s/c HOU

Roger,

I copied.

Kano is remote and we have acquisition. Gemini 12, Houston, Roger, Cap Com through I&no. to give you this PIA Kane, over.

Houston through I'd like

Good morning. block update, right,

now, Jim.

s/c
HOU s/c HOU s/c

All

stand by.

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com, over. Go ahead. Roger, Righto. Send it up. Area 56, Alpha, Charlie. you ready to copy a PLA block?

HOU

Roger.

87,149:32,
89:13:48, 30:49:24,

20 + 34, 26 + 19, 57 - 1 Alpha; 20 + 36, 26 + 24, 58 - 1 Bravo. 20 + 36, 26 + 19; correction That's gO:49;24. number GETRC? GETRC for We'll 58 - 1 Bravo.

to 58 - 1 Bravo.

s/c
HOU

Houston, That's to LOS.

We have 30 seconds later, Gemini 12.

pick up the rest

s/c
HOU s/c HOU KIN0

Roger. And, were you able to complete Roger, purge is complete. your purge?

30 seconds to LOS. Kano has LOS.

.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

3: 52 a.m. CST

Tape '268 Page 5

Gemini Control

Houston.

We've had loss During this

of signal

over Kane.

We are out of range of Kano now. both over the Canary Island Kano where Cap Cam Bill African station. station

pass, we've passed into that

and went ixmnediately -- remoted through

Anders talked

The S-3 referred That's

to in the pass over Canary egg growth experiment.

is the S-3 experiment.

the frog

On the time hack or mark you heard given by the Canary Cap Can, the crew activated frog \ egg unit. a lever The first or actuated unit a lever for the second the be Next .is

was activated

midway through We'll

Gemini 12 mission.

This is the second of two units. we have our next station of fact

a long time now before station contact

contact.

as a matter

is over Antigua

and this

at %:hours, this time.

29 minutes,

and 1 second GET., Over an hour from Houston.

This is Gemini Control

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCRMENTARY,11/15/66,

4:50 a.m. CST

Tape 269 Page 1

Gemini Control of Gemini 12 at this

Houston, time.

86 hours,

3 minutes

into

the flight with its

The Gemini 12 spacecraft is now passing stations

crew of Jim Love11 and Buzz Aldrin Pacific Hawaii, well out of range of tracking this quiet pass,

over the south

at Canton and times this

and during

we have preliminary for early

for the retro afternoon. present separation 400,000, time,

sequence,

which is scheduled that

The GET for retro is 94 hours,

we are looking

at at the adapter Time for

1 second.

Time for retco

would be time of retro 400 K, would be retro retro retro

plus 45 seconds.

plus 20 minutes, plus 22 minutes, plus 27 minutes, retro retro

10 seconds. 21 seconds, 19 seconds. 7

Time to begin blackout, time for Time for seconds. 49 seconds. seconds. end of blackout,

50 K, drogue chute deploy, Time for main chute deploy, Time for splash, that retro

plus 29 minutes, plus 30 minutes, 10

plus 35 minutes, conditions this this

Weather advises

weather

in the is recovery afternoon. showers

prime recovery area 60-1, We forecast

area in the western for

Atlantic,

are satisfactory partly
of

splashdown

cloudy

skies with

very isolated area, with

in the vicinity to be northerly Our predicted almost identical

the aiming point

winds at -3 to 4 feet.

at 15 knots weather

and wave heights

in the prime recovery

area appears

to that

which we had for the Gemini 11 splash. wind direction. At 86 hours, time, this is

With the exception 6 minutes, into

of our forecast

the flight Houston.

of Gemini 12, at this

Gemini Control ENDOFTAPE *

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GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMERTARY, 11/15/66,

5:16 A. M. CST Tape 270, Page 1

Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12.

Houston,

86 hours,

29 minutes

now into

the

The Gemini 12 spacecraft We're standing

is approaching pass. pass. We

acquisition expect Standing

at Antigua.

by for this during this

a crew status by this

report

to take place

is Gemini Control. Roger, Houston. Roger, turn if you have module 4 loaded you can please. Houston, you. Go ahead. we want to

s/c
HOU

your computer off, not loaded yet. with

s/c

It's

check a procedure HOU s/c Go. Co ahead.

Gemini 12, Houston.

Roger, we've run out of water the squeeze bulb

and we have put

. . . . down below and opened up want to

the valve next to the . . . and we just check that position. our H20 switch Is that correct? book. We'd like should

go to the off have that

We don't

in the procedures HOU We'll check it

out for you.

to give you're

you a flight

plan change in update if

ready to copy.

s/c
HOU

Co ahead. Roger, the item we gave you at 88~5 to have you delete test. and 88:30

we'd like

them and substitute

at 88: 10 thruster HOU

Copy?

Do you copy Gemini 12?

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

5~16 A. M. CST Tape 270, Page 2

s/c

Houston, thruster

did you say at 88:lO we'd have a check? affirmative. Delete I'll tell you about it We're

HOU

That's later.

the items at 88:15 and 30. them,at 89:50 do the s-6,

substituting do the S-5.

at 90:06

Understand?

s/c
HOU

Roger,

stay in sequence?

Okay, was the same s-6 and S-5 at the times we deleted.

s/c
HOU

Roger. Okay, 90:30 stow equipment; 92:05 Carnarvon, 92:30 retroprep; retrofire. Copy? 94:00? you to give us a 30-second preliminary 91:30 eat period; reentry update; update; $:OO

92:50 U. S. pass,

s/c
HOU

Roger, was retrofire That's rough.

We'd like

O2 purge on each section.

s/c
HOU WC

Roger,

30-second

O2 purge in each section. report? hours; gun

And could you give us a crew status Pilot slept medium to good, five about four hours,

and a half fair; breakfast yet.... water

Command Pilot

count is 2215; Pilot Command Pilot HOU Roger, after

finishing

and water. to

has not had anything

you have module 4 loaded we'd like the computer off.

have you turn

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

5~16 A. M. cm Tape 270, Page 3

s/c
HOU

Right. And then turn your A pumps on. Copy? after

Gemini 12, do you copy?

Computer off

module 4 loaded and then A pumps on.

s/c
HOU

Roger, Roger. thruster like scale

computer off I'd like

and then A pumps on. to you about this we would rate

to talk

check now.

The configuration

to have you in is rate low, attitude control circuit

gyros on, FDI's direct. breakers thruster

And using we'd like and fore to aft

your CAMS thruster have you fire

each attitude

maneuver thruster a rate FDI'S. fire

independently

in order

to establish

of approximately If you can't for 25 seconds.

1 degree per second on the get these rates We'd like let the thruster the

for you to record correlation.

GET of the test stand? check?

for postflight

Underfire

Gemini 12, do you copy the thruster

s/c
HOU

I'm trying Don't write

to write it down.

it

down. We'd just breakers that like off to have you add and bring thruster for whichone

these - all

the circuit

of them on at a time and fire either

one degree per second or 25 seconds,

ever comes first.

s/c

Roger,

rate

gyros on, FDI's

rate

scale low, attitude

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5:16 A. M. CST Ta.pe 2'70, Page 4

control to fire

direct,

we use OAMSthruster

circuit

breakers separately

each attitude

and maneuver thrusters

tG get 1 degree per second or 25 seconds. HO'.; Roger, we're only interested in the fore and aft

maneuver thrusters, s/c HOi; Only fore Roger, like and aft this

not the radio

maneuver thrusters.

maneuver thrusters. thruster check looks okay we'd the computer direc-

and if

to do D-10 Mode G at 89:40 without

by having you fire tion

one second in each lateral

and then one second aft Copy?

to take out the forward That's

component. negative . S/C Okay, if

Gemini 12, did you copy?

on the A pumps on. you guys get together. Negative on the

A pumps on, huh? II ou Roger, let us change our mind. over Canary. We'll give you that

word on the water

Do you copy that

about the D-l@ Mode George? ANT &mini Control LOS Antigua. Houston, time. 86 hours, 37 minutes check that into the flight of

Cremixi 19 ?t this will

The thruster is designed

the Gemini 12 crew behind it,

be going through

primarily, analyses.

the philosophy As you will

i s to pin

data for Fast-mission

recall,

we've

h:afl t'nr~!xLers

2, 4 and 8 go out earlier to acquire the mission. will

in the mission of Gemini 12.
86 hours, ;iouston. 39 miwtes,

03r next station 41 seconds into

be Canary and that's

This is Gemini Control

.

G-1

12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

5:25 a.m. CST

Tape 271 Page1

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1

Gemini Control flight station of Gemini 12. at this time.

Houston,

86 hours,

39 minutes

now into

the

We're coming within We expect

range of Canary tracking between the Canary and

conversation

Cap Com and the Gemini 12 crew to be coming in very shortly we're standing by for any conversation which might transpire.

..m

the four

stacks 1 evidently

are looking helped

pretty

good.

The purges' last time.

over your site

C,$
CYI HOU CYI

Okay. Flight, Canarys.

Go ahead. Okay, those Delta whether what. he's P lights are out. breaker I don't pulled know or

got the circuit

Want to find

out about it?

HOU CYI s/c CYI

Yes, you might

ask him. .

Gemini 12, Canary Cap Corn. Go ahead, Canarys. Okay, we're to you~ver looking that bit. real going to try our site here.

to get the water Your four cells.

answer are

stacks Evidently

good in the fuel

purge we did last

rev helped

them out a little P circuit breaker

And do you have the Delta time? We just

open at this s/c That's

affirmative.

finished

checking

them out. CYI Okay.,

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5:25 a.m. CST

Tape 271 Page 2

s/c
CYI s/c

(garbled) Say again? I pan it that 12, I didn't on for just P lights copy. so you.:cti' still on. see

a minute are

the Delta We got it.

CYI HOU

Rog.

We don't

have any preference it open.

on that

Cap Com.

If he wants to leave CYI He opened it Flight, HOU CYI HOU CYI

back up again.

Canarys.

Go ahead. Okay, we're Affirmative. Okay. Flight, 12, canarys, Canarys. sending you a TX. back to sending the TK's again?

HO1J CYI

Go ahead. How far did we get on that last time? PLA update over Kano it off now?

'You want to finish

HOU CYI HOU

We got down to 59 -1 Bravo. Okay, do you want to finish If it's ccnvenient it it off now? you go

for them, why don't off?

ahead and finish CYI HOU CYI s/c Roger. If not,

we can pick

it up next pass.

12, Canarys. Go ahead.

11/15/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY,

5:25 a.m. CST

Tape 271 Page 3

CYI

If

it's

convenient off this

for you at this

time,

we can

finish s/c CYI HOU CYI HOU It's

PLA update. at this time, Canarys.

not convenient pick it

Okay, we'll

up next rev.

Canary Cap Corn, Houston Flight. Go ahead, Flight, Okay, we are a little here. we think be to off off. Trying to figure confused about his query but

out what we copied, was should

his question and it

the H2 valve to pressure

should be H20 valve

CYI HOU CYI

H20 valve to.. Pressure Pressure That's off. off.

-

where you want.it,

right?

HOU

Right. Then you pump up the bulb. him. Better get that to

CYI s/c CYI

Rog.

Gemini 12, Canarys.

Go ahead. Okay, in regard H20 valve to your query, they war&'-the* and

to the pressure

off position

then you pump up the bulb.

s/c
CYI HOU

Roger. Roger.

I thought

so, I just

wanted to check.

What did he say, Canary?

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

5:25 a.m. CST

Tape 271 Page 4

CYI

He said that's to check.

what: he bhought,

he just

wanted

HOU CYI

Okay. About a minute to LOS, standing LOS Gemini. by. Both vehicles

We've had Agena LOS. are go. HOU Roger.

Gemini Control of Gemini 12. statement

Houston,

86 hours,

49 minutes

into

the flight Canary. The

We have just the four

passed out of range with remaining stacks cell. at this

regarding

which was passed up We have four time. off good

to the crew refers stacks stacks

of course to the fuel

aboard the Gemini 12 spacecraft are holding good. morning.

These four when the crew

Stack 1-C was turned

was awakened this which -- fuel cessful cell

Awakened over the RKV, and the purges have-proven the flight of suc-

purges which have taken place At 86 hours, 50 minutes Houston. into

thus far.

Gemini 12, this

is Gemini Control

EXDOFTAPR

n/15/66, GEDIINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY,

&@I A. M. CST Tape 272, Page 1

Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12. and Pilot

Houston,&

hours,

17 minutes

now into with

the

*

The Gemini 12 spacecraft Buzz AL&in is approaching of its

Canmand Pilot over

Jim Lovell Carnarvon mission. standing CR0 CR0 \ HOU CR0 HOU CR0 s/c CR0

acquisition in this

now and the backside Carnarvon will by for acquire

55th revolution shortly

the spacecraft

and we're

conversation. And telemetry Carnarvon Roger. All systems are go on Gemini. solid. Gemini.

has TM solid

Roger. 'Gemini 12, Carnarvon.

Go ahead. Okay, We know you're that, in the middle of T-2 and all to get a

but as soon as possible purge on each section 2.

we'd like

30-second tion HOU s/c After Is it night HOU CR0 s/c CR0

in the 02, sec-

1 and then section they finish required at this? after after T-2.

during

the day pass, we'll

be all

Negative, All right,

they get out of...(interrupted) you're through.

Okay. Okay, we'd like to know how you're doing out of

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6:04 A. M. cST Tape 272, Page 2

water?

s/c

Well,

you can scrub the rehydratables. water out of there but it

We can goes down in the bags water.

get a little very slowly so it's CR0 CR0 Okay.

so you can't

put any water

strictly

dry food and drinking

12, for your information, good.

your T-2 data looks

real

s/c
(PAUSE) CR0

Right.

Carnarvon by.

has one minute

to LOS, we'll

be standing

s/c
CR0 HOU CR0 Gemini Control of Gemini 12. craft
Grand

Roger. Carnarvon Roger. LOS Gemini. Houston, All systems go at LOS. 23 minutes with now into the flight has LOS Agena.

87 hours,

We've just tracking.

gone out of contact The next station into

the Gemini 12 spacewill be

at Carnarvon Turk
at

to acquire

88 hours,

two minutes

the flight

of Gemini 12.

This is Gemini Control

Houston.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COldmNTARY, 11/15/66,

6:31 a.m. CST

Tape 273 Page 1

Gemini Control flight of Ganini passing quiet 12.

Houston,

87 hours,

44 minutes

now into

the 55th And

The Gemini 12 spacecraft

is on its time.

revolution during tracking bit this

over the South Pacific

at this

pass over the South Pacific to the north, we have a bit with

out of range of on our -- a gun aboard the in the Mission water

stations

of insight

on our difficulty

the water thoughts

Gemini 12 spacecraft. Contribl aboard. sufficient the gun. Center are that insight

Our preliminary

Gemini 12 does have gufficient here is that

An.early pressure

we are not receiving out of

from the system to push the water situation before

We had a colnparable out shortly

in Gemini 9 when the In that instance,

water gun played however, there

reentry.

was a mechanical

problem with

the gun itself. we Our

From the description don't believe this

given by Jim Love11 to the ground, is the case in Gemini 12, however. will be over the Eastern 2 minutes into

next station And this will

to acquire

Test Range. of

be at 88 hours,

the flight

Gemini 12.

This is Gemini Control

Houston.

END OF TAP'F

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 15, 1966, 6:48 am CST TAPE 274, PAGE 1

Gemini Control, at this SC time.

we're

acquiring

over the Eastern

Test Range

Well he c&n.:. ' , get water it just dribbles

out of it,

out very slow pressure, at this low rate.

very small pressure HOU Okay, I think shutoff schematic here that off valve there that

is more to the manual is shownon the of feel down

on the GOH. We kind this +hutoff valve

ought to be

when you are pumping.

This acts as a the 02 to

check valve which does not allow bleed back out as it on position. measuring normally

would in the is used in letting it with

The on position blood pressure

when you're So try

the pressure the valve SC off.

out of the cup.

Are you talking blood pressure

about the check valve cup itself? We think correct? I thoughtT1 had her, it's a little

in the

HOU

That is right. sleeve, is that sleeve,

sliding

SC

A sliding I'll

off,

check it

again. that doesn't work, then pump it that will

HOU

Okay, look if

up and remove the bulb and I think let the check valve operate.

ACS Antigua HOU i L & b Did you copy that L c L A about removing L *L L the bulb? I L

GEMINI 12 MISSION C@Q4ENTARY, N0JXMSER 15, 1966, 6:48 am CST TAR3 274, PAGE 2

SC

Yes, okay, we'll bulb.

pump it

up and remove the

HOU

You should be able to pump as hard as you can stand on that should on. Right, check'if to build up the pressure. shutoff It valve s

you have that off. . valve

Correction

the 02 water

- theH2G

valve pumping

is in the off position up the bulb.. HOU Okay. I'd
like

now and we're

to talk

to you about your Did you copy the on

D-10 Mode George at 89:40. change that that? SC HOU Wait a minute let me check. to'you pass. we had into

your procedure

Okay, we were talking the last stateside

at about LOS on

SC

I have - have D-10 Mode G that at 89:40.

is all

I have

HOU

Okay, in your procedures bring Rather

it

calls

for you to 80.

up the computer and use address then bring

the computer up we'd like off and burn each radial Then burn aft for 1 delta

for you to leave it thruster
--- -

for

1 second.

second to take out the resultant v. Understand?

forward

csEMINI12MISSIc%J

CC?@lENTARY,NOVEMBRR l-4,1966,

6iM&m7ST

PAGE .5 '

E

SC

Leave the computer for

off,

burn each radial for -1 second

1 second then burn aft out the delta the radials will V.

Co'thke HOU Roger, forward, aft okay. SC HOU Roger.

give you a little out with the .

we want to take that

thruster,

Okay, you can bring now. We're all

your A pumps on the line

agreed to it. to get the 30-second and the states? 02 purge

Were you able

in between Carnarvon SC HOC Roger. Very good. Gemini 12, confirm

that

you understand with

that the ford:

you are suppose to burn L - aft ward thrusters SC Roger, lateral HOU we're they on this D-10.

.* to take out the residuals give us. Would you give us another

at the

Very good. 02 purge?

30-second

Section

2 then section 02 purge,

1. 2 then

SC

Another section

30-seconds 1.

section

Roger I have my right the pumping right

hand mad here,

he is doing

now, be with

you in a second

GEMINI 12 MISSI~

CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBEZ15, 1966,

6:48 am CST ;Ag 2474,

Okay.

I'd

like jet

to make a change to your checklist, if you can get it

post retro out.
SC

okay, just

..... either now or any-

HCU

There is no rush on this, time we get your next....

SC

Section

2 purge.

HCU

That is affirm. Gemini 12, Houston. up the platform a 22 volts When you start
if

to power maintain

at 88:40,

you can't

minimum on the main bus, we want

you to go ahead and power down again. SC HOU Understand, Roger. We'll 22 volts - later minimum on the main bus. on we'll have you bring before you bring

the main batteries

on the line

your computer up for reentry. SC okay. Purge complete. HGU Roger, complete. you busy this morning?

Are we keeping SC t

Yes, you are doing pretty Everytime getting write I try

well. I'm either taking updates,

to eat saaething, cells,

ready to purge fuel down sanething ....

GSMINI I2 MISSION CCNMENTARY, EDEMBER 15, 1966, 6:48 am CST TAPE 274, PAGE 5

HGU

What are you doing with We want you to eat so if a bind, just

your left

hand? into

you are getting

drop one of the S-5 or S-6 and

go ahead and get a bite. SC Yes, they are on borrowed time, we have just

about over 150 of those magazines mow; HOU Roger, understand.

Gemini 12, we show your B pumps are on, you want to just SC HOU SC HUJ SC Understand, Roger,Apumps Houston, 12. go to just A pumps. and secondary.

A pumps in primary only.

Go ahead 12. Roger, we're following your updates now almost in the flight

exclusively. plan it

If we miss anything

is because we don't

have them both

open out at the same time. HOU Roger. Roger, we've given you everything The only thing plan for in the update

Gemini 12. other
SC

you might need the

flight

is for your acq time.

Roger.
We got about a minute you got that can get that? post retro ahd a half jet to LC6. out, Have we

HOU

checklist

L

L

i

GEMINI 12 MISSION':CCt+fMENTARY, NOVEMBER 15, 1966, 6:48 am CST TAPE 274, pm 6

SC HOU

Okay, go ahead. Roger. This is pre retro says nominal checklist 92 45 41, breaker ......... opposite

the page that

we have Agena power circuit

END OFTAPE

11/15/66, GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY,

6:57

A. M. CST Tape 275, Page 1

HOU

We have Agena power circuit That's in about the middle jet now?

breaker

open.

of the page.

s/c
HOU

. . . . retro Roger, that this

is in the - right

after

the page quantities.

gives you all

the MDIU reentry

You got that?

s/c
HOU s/c HOU

Okay, that's Rog. Opposite

preretro where it

jet.

.

says emergency RCS on.

Okay, I copy.

Go ahead. breaker, the S-3. be okay for it says open; we

Agena power circuit want it closed for

We have checked this landing. breaker circuit right?

out and that

will

s/c

Understand closed. breakers.

leave the Agena power circuit That comes before You want that..... G & Control Is that

Uh, disregard. HOU Just the Agena power, breaker closed. the Agena power circuit

s/c
HOU Gemini Control in two minutes. ANT (PAUSE)

Roger, understand. You're at LOS. We're standing by for Canary acquisition,

Houston.

LOS Antigua.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

6:57 A. M. CST

Tape 275, Page 2

CYI HOU CYI CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI

Canaries Roger. !LM solid,

have acq aid contact

Agena.

go. Gemini.

Acq aid contact Roger. TM solid Roger. Gemini,

Gemini is go.

Gemini 12, Canary Cap Can. you at this you a TX. time. I'll

We've nothing

for

be standing

by, sending

SIC s/c
CYI s/c

canary,

12.

Roger, I just

thank you. had a call to nature.

I'm sure glad. Say again, 12.

I said I'm glad you don't I just have a call

have anything

for us.

to nature.

CYI HOU

Roger. Canary Cap Can, Houston Flight. copy that. What did he say? to nature right now. I didn't quite

CYI HOU CYI CYI HOU (PAUSE)

He said he has a call I copy that. Roger.

He was glad we had nothing Nothing yet.

for him.

GlB¶lX 12 MISSION COMENTARY, 11/15/66,

6:57 A. M. CST Tape 275, Page 3

HOU CYI HOU

Canary Cap Can, Houston Flight. Go ahead Flight. We need another o2 only.

30 second purge,

1 then 2,

CYI HOU CYI s/c CYI

Roger. Affirm.

Section

1 then 2, right?

Gemini 12, Canary. GO. Okay, we need another then 2. 02 purge only, section,l. c

30 seconds each section. I copy. Send us another

s/c
HOU CYI CYI HOU

Roger,

Canary Cap Ccq Houston Flight. Gemini main, please. Roger. He's finished Roger; will section 1 and he's

on section

Send us a main when he completes, you?

2. 7' two.

CYI s/c CYI Gemini Control pass over Camrye CYI HOU CYI

Roger. Purge complete. Roger, copy. we're continuing to stand by during our

Houston,

140conversation
Did you get all As far

at this time.
our suaunaries, Flight?

as I know, Canaries, sending you three

yes. Gemini mains now

Okay, we're

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

6:57 A. M. CST
Tape 275, Page 4

and we did notice the purge, HOU CYI HOU (PAUSE) HOU CYI HOU CYI CYI CYI s/c CYI HOU KNO HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU

one thing

here,

that

after

hi6 main bus voltage after

dropped two tenths.

propped two tenths

the purge?

And also his load dropped about six tenths. Rog.

Canary Cap Can, Houston Plight. Go ahead Flight. Send us an LOS main Gemini, Roger. We've had LOS on the Agena. Gemini 12, one minute Roger..... Roger. Kano go remote, Kano's remote. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Can through garbled , Gemini 12. with Standing by. check. check. Kano. Standing by. Canary go local. pressure to LOS. check. Please.

Reading you garbled, Roger, we are through Understand That's Roger.

the thruster the thruster

you are through

correct.

ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSiON COMENTARY, U/15/66,

7:12 a.m. CST

Tape 276 PBge 1

Gemini Control
K8IlO.

Houston. with

We have just

had loss of signal this pass.

over

Almost no contact with

the crew during this pass.

Conver-

sation tion

the crew during

We are on the 56th revoluto contact the

of the mission

of Gemini 12.

Our next station

Gemini 12 will minutes, Control

be Carnarvon.

This is scheduled

at 88 hours, 50 This is Gemini

48 seconds into
Houston.

the flight

of Gemini 12.

GEMINI 12 MISS$JN"L!OM4EXVTARY, 11/15/66,

7:36 a.m. CST

Tape 277 Page1

"

,

Gemini Control flight within now for craft of Gemini 12.

Houston,

88 hours,

50 minutes

now into

the cting by

The Gemini 12 spacecraft and we are standing between the Oarnarvon

is presently by -- standing

range of Carnarvon, any conversation

Cap Ccm and space-

Gemini 12.

CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0

Carnarvon Roger. Carnarvon Roger.

has acq A contact,

the Agena.

has telemetry

solid,

Gemini.

How is your main buss? volts on the meters. We're checking

Twenty-two closer.

HGU CFtO HOU CR0 HOU CR0

How abous load? We've got intermittent Okay. HOWabout 35 or 361 Did you check that No, we haven't now, Flight. 22, is that right? TM right now.

got valid .

data on the cam right

HOU CR0

Okay, let 21.9.

me know.

36.1 amps total HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU L -.

current.

Say again.
36.1 amps total Roger. 11.1 on 2 and 25.0 on 1. Say again, 1. current.

GEMINI 12 MISSICXV CmWY,

11/15/66,

7:36

a.m. CST

Tape 277

Page 2

CR0 HOD CR0

25.0.

Copied. Gemini 12, this is Carnarvon. Guess what we've

got for you to do.
s/c CR0 s/c

Not another Make that

fuel

cell

purge1

2 and then 1, O2 purge.

30 seconds?

CR0 s/c
CR0 s/c

That's

affirmative.

You want them now? As soon as possible, I'm right right. of a helmet T-2. Do

in the middle

you want us to hold the T-2? HOU Stand,;by. Carnarvon, CR0 HGU CR0 s/c CR0 s/c Go ahead. Forget Roger. the T-2. Skip that T-2. fram Flight.

Skip the T-2, huh? That's
Okay. 30 seconds 2, then 1, coming up.

affirmative.

CR0

Roger, Okay, I'm going to send you a TX.

s/c

I think

we can get this

T-2 anyway.

We'll

purge get

and by the time I get in position & it. *

here we'll

i--

-

--

By the way, we checked the thrusters. A. a. L k. L Y -

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCBtdENTARY,U/15/66, f

7:36 a.m. CST

Tape 277 Page3

Four and eight

are dead completely.

Two takes

12 seconds to build takes

up to one degree and 7 All the rest of

17 seconds I believe.

them check out. CR0 Okay. Thank you. at Carnarvon. from Flight. ; '.. ', :.::&-" i-3 . :a : what

C-band track HOU m HOU Carnarvon, Go ahead. Was that

7 seconds on number 2? Is that

you copied? CR0 HCXJ Twelve. Twelve, 12 seconds. copied. How is your main buss voltage now

Carnarvon? CR0 HOU s/c I CR0 The same. okay. Purge is complete. Roger. No change on-the HOU CR0 HOU CR0 Carnarvon, Go ahead. Is he doing any better Okay, 1'11 query him. Have you made any progress process? s/c Yeah, ‘we're I believe. L A L. a L A getting I think A L a little it more #water out now, She must e on that water pumping on his water? fran voltage. Flight. We're keeping a close eye on it.

was theL!b&d&I L, LL A

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMKNT.ARY, 11/15/66,

7:36 a.m. CST

Tape 277 Page 4

CR0 HOU CR0 HGU CR0 HOU

Okay. Carnarvon, Go.ahead. Stand by. Go ahead. Okay, you might tell him if he can get anything We don't think Carnarvon, from Flight. from Flight.

else out of T-2, to go ahead. we have anything CR0 HOU CR0 HCXJ CR0 HGU Okay. And standbysla minute Right. Carnarvon Go ahead. Okay, also, that have? CR0 H0U CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 s/c CR0 Affirmative. On the main buss.. Make that Okay, if Okay. And we'll Okay. talk 21.8. it's started or first Bill, 21.9. tell, from Flight. Carnarvon. else for him.

Jim, tell

him

we are running

Is that

what you still

to sag at all,

to power down.

to him at the States.

12, Csrnarvon.

Go ahead. Okay. Number 1, your main buss volt Keep:,a close eye on it, is reading and if it

about 21.8.

GENIWI 12 MISSION COMENTARY, U/15/66,

7:36 a.m. CST

Tape 277 Page 5

goes down any more, power down.
s/c

Okay, we have fast Watch it now. for us.

heat on now for the platform. We have all the lights/%tright

Let us know when you get LOS. And also, if you can get anything else on

CR0

okay. T-2,

you can go ahead on that. right now. That's why the lights

s/c

We're doing that are out.

CR0

Okay. One minute to LOS at Carnarvon. is Carnarvon. We're about to loose

Okay, 12, this you. voltage.
s/c

There's

been no change on your main buss

21.8.
hold it right there, then, till we get to

We'll

the next acquisition. CR0 HOU CR0 Okay. Hold it Till till he gets what? We've had LOS both vehicles.

next acquisition.

Gemini Control while sextant down.

Houston.

We picked

up the crew over Carnarvon This is the handheld on. And the visor two ways;

they were performing experiment You will with

the T-2 experiment. and gloves experiment

the helmet that this

recall

is performed

GEMINI 12 MISSION CBWENTARY, 11/15/66,

7:36 a.m. CST

Tape 2'77 Page 6
.

both with fuel cell

helmet

and gloves

on and with

helmet

gloves

off.

The

purge by *he way that item unlike

was discussed

here was a flight cell purges on our

plan scheduled previous passes.

some of the fuel

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12, MISSION CWMENTARY, NOVEMBER 15, 1966, 7:46 am CST TAPE 278, PAGE1

. . . . ..sane

of the fuel

cell

purges

on our previous Cap Com that somewhat.

passes. their

Also Jim Love11 advised problem with Apparently station it the water

the Carnarvon

gun was alleviated that

was a bladder will

had slipped.

Our next

to acquire

be Texas and this the flight

is at 89 hours

33 minutes,

26 seconds into

of Gemini 12.

This is Gemini Control

Houston.

ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/15/66,

8:20 A. M. CST Tape 279, Page 1

Gemini Control flight of Gemini 12.

Houston at 89 hours,

33 minutes

into

the

The Gemini 12 spacecraft 56th revolution with

is coming up on time is stand by

the final approaching for HOU

phases of its acquisition

and at this

the Texas station.

We'll

any conversation. Texas go remote. Texas remote.

HOU
s/c

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Can, over. This is 12, go ahead Houston. Roger, Jim. down to 21.6. platform off We see the main bus voltage --We'd like the line. is

HOU

to have you take your We'll bring it back on

at 91 hours.
s/c

Okay, platform We'd like

going off

the line.

HOU

to have you do the best you can on a platform. had it aligned . nicely too.

Mode G without
s/c

Okay, we just

HOU HOU

Sorry about that. Gemini 12, Houston. back up at 91 hours, aligning align with When we bring if the platform

you have any trouble activate the RCS and

GAMSwe'll.

on one ring. not having any problems. We can do with

s/c

No, we're ......

Did you get my report

I purged at Carnarvon?

HOU I- ' . A a L

Roger. , L L .?a. - .- =. L h. L .- '. " I i : ?

,

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

8~20 A. M. CST

Tape 279, Page 2

s/c

Okay, it 'they're

seems like counteracting I should

so many of them failed each other say. to align you'll correct?

that

or complementing

each other, HOU Understand

your ability

now is somewhat

improved and you think on the OAMS. Is that
s/c

be able to do it

Yeh, so *far we're

able to align

on the OAMSusing control thrusters.

the maneuver and the attitude HOU
.

Roger, well, try work.

it

was our plan to give you a good that didn't

on the OAMSand go to the RCS if

s/c

Roger. . Gemini 12, Houston. Will you go back to both

HOU

B pumps on - both A pumps off.
s/c

Roger. Main bus voltage Roger, we're Roger. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com. Would you believe two 30 second O2 purges, prior to leaving section 1 then section 2, is up to 25. Looks good.

HOU s/c HOU HOU

back in both B pumps.

the U. S. pass? right?

s/c

You want two 30 second purges, Right, one purge on each section. will do that.

HOU S/C

Okay, fine,

Want us to do that

now?

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, u/15/66,

8:20 A. M. CST Tape 279, We 3

HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU

At your convenience. Okay. Go 12. I'm sure glad this You had us fooled. like a good morning right. Confirm you stop the is a GP 7. Ask Prank Borman if story. he'd Houston, 12 here.

s/c

All

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston.
O2 Pw3e.

Very good.

s/c

Stand by one. We're standing Gemini Control Houston, still by. standing by.

HOU

(PAUSE) HOU s/c HOU Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com, over. Houston, 12 here. to get this D-10 Mode Golf

Roger, we'd like over the ETR if thruster firing

you can go ahead and do your before LOS, we'd appreciate it.

s/c s/c

Roger. Houston, 12 here. We're not in a PC.. position. to get the thruster before firings in

Would you prefer the present

attitude

we leave ETR?

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

8~20 A. M. CST Tape 279, Page 4

HOU

That is affirmative. minutes. present

You have about three them in your

Go ahead and fire attitude.

s/c

Roger.

(PAUSE) HOU s/c HOU s/c GTI HOU
Looks

good, 12. that?

What's

Looks good. Okay. LOS Turk. Gemini 12, Houston. your preliminary we'll be giving One minute to LOS. Besides

reentry

update at Carnarvon, of . . . PLA's.

you the rest

ANT Gemini Control flight

LOS Antigua. Houston, 89 hours, 48 minutes now into Control off reading the

of Gemini 12. his displays.

The EBCC&lhere in Mission We turned the platform

is closely this

monitoring last

during

pass since we received

a main bus voltage

of 22 - or at least. It presAt

21.6 rather. We turned ently looks

We want to keep around the 22 voltage the platform good. off to kick last that reading

level

up a bit.

On that

reading

we read 25.3 volts.

91 hours,

as was indicated

to the crew, we plan to bring

the platform

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/15/66,

R:2@ A. M. CST Tape 279, Page 5

back up. Control HOU CYI HOU

Standing Houston.

by for

acquisition

with

Canary this

is Gemini

Canary from Flight. Go ahead. They put a TX in to turn your LOS. the adapter off after

END OF TAPI3

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

8:36 a.m. CST

Tape 280 Page 1

. ..what HOU

was that? the adapter off after

They put a TX in and turned your LOS.

c$;c HOU ee CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI

Then the TX is already Affirmative. Okay, fine. We have TM-solid Roger. And TM solid Roger. Both are go.

in,

right?

on the Agena.

on the Gemini.

Gemini 12, Canary Cap Com standing s/c Roger, Canarys.

by.

Gemini Control over Canary.

Houston.

We continue

to monitor

this

pass

CYI HOU CYI HOU

Okay, main buss is now showing 25.3. Roger. 19.6 amps. Roger.

GEMINI 12 MISSICXV C~TARY,

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8:36 a.m. CST

Tape 280 Page 2

Gemini Control crew during this

Houston.

Still

no conversation

with

the with

pass. attitude

They are no doubt quite control this experiment,

involved

the ion sensing Still standing

the D-10 experiment.

by however,

is Gemini Control.

CYI s/c CYI

Gemini 12, canarys. Go ahead, Canargs. Would you place continuous your C-reentry pleaee? radar to the

position

s/c

Roger. Would you give us the GET time acq please?

CYI

Roger.

I'll

give you one at 89 hours,

58 minutes,

and 45 seconds.
s/c CYI s/c CYI .

Roger. 3, 2, 1, Msrk, Thank you. And we're just about to LOS. Canarys go local. 89 hours, 58 minutes, 45 seconds.

H&J KNO HOU s/c HCXJ

Ken0 go remote,

Kano is remote and has acquisition. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com through Go ahead. Roger, you're like, 12. having If you're trouble not getting getting enough water, &no, over.

the volume you'd on the back of counterclockwise.

you can take the hexnut gun and turn it

the water

one turn

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMEXTARY,11/15/66,8:36

a.m. CST

Tape 280 Page 3

s/c

Roger. That should in flow. give you about a %haa*fold increase

HCXJ

s/c

Have you ever seen that holding

cartbon

with shower?

that

guy

his nose in the glass You'll be another first

HOU

Rog.

in the space program. We'd like to get up

I got the rest

of the PL4's.

to you here sometime if now we can slip
s/c

you have time to copy them

them in.

Standby. okay. Just a minute. Okay, this g2:24:55, 20 + lo, is the rest of block nine, 59 1 Bravo, 94:00:50

HCU s/c HOU

20 + 29, 26 + 01, 60 - 1 Alpha. 25 + 36, 61 - 4 Bravo. g6:49:37, g8:52:09, 85, correction, 95, and weather

20 + 35, 26 + 18, 62 - 4 Bravo. 20 + 27, 26 + 01, roll roll for
s/c

right,

left, all

85, roll areas.

right,

good,

Over.

Got them down, thank you. Roger. Correction to GETRC of 62 4 Bravo. Should

HGU

read 98:25:09.
s/c

Roger,

98:25:Og.

HOU

That is affirmative.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/15/66,

8:36 a.m. CST

Tape 280 Page 4

CYI s/c CYI

..LOS. Roger. 23 minutes to Carnarvon.

Gemini Control of Gemini 12. -- to the water

Houston,

90 hours, reference

5 minutes to Carnarvon

into

the 'flight

The earlier

or to correction Anders and the

gun in the conversation

between Bill

Gemini 12 crew, Cap Corn Anders was referring of the gun,removing jestingly fold. suggested ...

to a seal on the back Where he five-

the seal on the back of the gun. that it might increase

the flow of water

END OF TAPE

.

GEMIWI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/15/66,

9:12 AK CST, TApE 281 PAGE 1

Gemini Control

Houston 90 hours 25 minutes time. station. We are approaching And meanwhile

into

the flight with

of

Gemini 12 at this Carnarvon Center, tracking

acquisition in Mission

Control

we are continuing

to countdown our retro landing area,

time at 60-l. by. We have

94 hours 1 second for our planned just CR0 acquired spacecraft Carnarvon

12 and we are standing has TM solid, Gemini.

Gemini 12, Carnarvon. s/c CR0 Csrnarvon, Gemini12. you again. exercise, And if Buzz

Roger, we are here with is ready for his finger fuel cell purge, section fuel cell in 02.

we need a normal 2.

1 and then section purge, section

s/c

Roger,

normal,

1 and then 2.

That is 2 minutes CR0 That is affirmative.

12, this

is Carnarvon. and bring it

Will up to

you go manual on your O2 heater 700 onboard?
s/c

12, Roger. He has the circuit Say again. He has the circuit The heater circuit breaker breaker, open. is that right? breaker open, Carnarvon.

HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU[ CR0 HOU

That is affirmative. Okay. No, we are showing it on up there.

Okay, fine.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

9:12 AM CST, TAPE 281 PACE 2

CR0 HOU CR0 HOU

Sorry

about that. Corn Flight.

I thought

I was flying...

Carnarvon Go ahead.

Okay, you might, around 91 hours, 91:04. this We will pass.

we casually we will

mention,

power up at

have acquisition

power him up over the States

CR0

Okay. until

You want them to hold off you have State tell

on that

power up

side coverage. have them power up

HOU

Yes, just

them we will

when we get acquisition CR0 HOU CR0 s/c CR0 Okay. Everything Roger. is looking 12, Carnarvon.

at the States.

good.

Co ahead. Okay, it was mentioned to you about power up have you power up over

at 91 hours and we will the States

at 91:04 approximately. 1 minute until LOS. You O2 cells

12, Carnarvon, pressure looking

is coming up nicely. okay, we will Thank you.

The fuel

see you next rev.

s/c CR0

Roger.

Carnarvon has LOS Agena.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/f%,

9:12 AM CST, TAPE 281 PAGE 3

HOU Gemini Control Gemini 12. and Pilot

Roger. Houston 90 hours 35 minutes with now into the flight of

The Gemini 12 spacecraft Buzz Aldrin has just will

Command Pilot

Jim Novell

passed out of range of Carnarvon. be Canton. This acquisition time

The next station

to acquire into

is 90 hours 47 minutes Houston;

the mission.

This is Gemini Control

END OF TAPE

GEMINI XII

MISSION COMMEN!CARY u-15-66

9:33 am CST Tape 282 Page 1

Gemini Control to the flight approaching tracking mission HOU

Houston.

90 hours 46 minutes The Gemini XII limits

35 seconds now in spacecraft is now

of Gemini XII. contact It

to the outer is in its

of the range of Canton now into with the

station.

57th revolution

and we are standing Gemini XII standing

by for acquisition

Canton. Canton is

Houston Cap Corn through

by.,,

em Gemini Control

Roger. Houston. with We're still standing by during this pass.

Weave had no contact

the crew as yet.

Gemini Control pass,

Houston.

As we continue

to stand by during

this

the GeminiXII

spacecraft

is in an apogee 156.8 nautical Standing by this is Gemini Control.

and a perigee

142.8 nautical.

HOU CTN

Gemini 12 Houston Cap Corn one minute Roger, we'll states,Gemini

to Canton LOS

give you your power up sequence over the 12. power up sequence over the states.

s/c HOU

Understand, That's

affirmative.

Canton has LOS Gemini Control Gemini XII. station. Houston. We've just 90 hours 53 minutes gone out of range with to acquire will into the flight of

the Canton tracking

The next station

be Guaymas at 91 hours

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-15-66 9:33 am CST Tape 282 Page 2 4 minutes

17 seconds in to the mission
Houston.

of Gemini XII.

This is

Gemini Control

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/15/66,

g:51 a.m.

TAPE 283 PAGE 1

Gemini Control of Gemini 12. quisition for HOU GYM HOU that with

Houston,

91 hours,

4 minutes

now into the flight acby

The Gemini I2 spacecraft Guaymas tracking station.

is approaching

We are standing

pass over the states. Guaymas go remote. Guaymas remote. Gemini l-2, Houston Cap Corn through over. Guaymas

s/c
HOU

Roger Houston. Okay Gemini 12, I have your power up sequence for you. First of all I would like to assure

'you we are not going to give you a purge on this pass.

S/C
HOU

Hey, great. Okay, we would like your main batteries. to have you do - to test

S/C
HOU

Main batteries COPY.

testing.

32.8 up - no more.

s/c
HOU s/c HOU

33.9 on number 2

33.9s 33.9 on three.
Roger,

34.0 on four
We will continue getting the rest TM through
of

copy 24.0.

your power up when we start Texas.

s/c
HOU

Roger If it's convenient we would like to have you

GFMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

9:51 a.m.

TAPE 283 PAGE 2 water do

try

to get a readout position

on your reentry or if you can't

tank bladder that, water tank. reentry
s/c

give us an estimation

of how much

you have drunk out of the reentry We need this weight for to calculate you. tank a little it. a good

I tried while

to look at the reentry ago Bill, with I can't

even seem to find

Let me talk we drank. HOU \ HOU Roger. It

Buzz and see how much water

figures

as much. Guaymas go local.

Texas go remote. Texas remote.

GYM s/c HCJJ

Guaymas local. We used about 40 ounces of water. Roger, understand that correct. 40 ounces. That is total, is

s/c
HOU

Roger Okay, Roger, we are ready to have you put Main battery the line. number 1 and number 4 on

s/c s/c

.Roger.

Number one and number four

on the line. now so

Houston the water

gun reads 2308 right later

we can give you a reading figure HOU Roger, pressure s/c
1

on so you can

it

out. are not valid with low

gun readings Gemini 12.

Okay. v

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66, HOU

9:51 a.m.

TAPE 283 PAGE 3

Okay Gemini 12, we would like bring both A pumps on the line,

to have you B pumps off.

S/C HOU

A pumps on, B's off. Okay, Gemini 12, you can bring on line. your platform

S/C HOU

Roger, platform Roger, we will until

is guage BE3. leave your computer off ,

we have had a change to take a look at In any event it will be after

your voltages. fast
s/c

East drop out. any time. I have a water to have

Roger,

HCU

If you are ready to copy, valving procedure that

we would like to retrofire

you go through your last drink.

prior

and after

S/C
HOU

Roger,

go ahead. is after your last drink. Place valve

Okay, this

your H20 valve to normal. to "tank fill".

Condensate to lloffll.

Urine valve

Gemini 12, do you want to check your IGS power supply. Very good. with the water valving,

Okay, to continue after turn landing

if you want to get a drink, valve to normal and off". That's it.

your condensate

your H20 valve

to "pressure

S/C
HOU

Got it. Mighty fine.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

9:51 a.m.

TAPE 283 PAGE 4

HOU

Looks like pretty

your voltages

are holding

good. Be advised that our data

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston. shows that still

our deep end sensors . working. they were working fairly

are probably

s/c

Roger, into

well

going

the last it

night go.

pass SES and then we got Looked like we were

busy and let getting

some oscillation

from both of them

occasionally. HOU HOU s/c HOU Roger. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com - Over. Go ahead. Roger. We would like gyro's to have you turn

your rate

to Primary. Say, do you happen is we go'to, WE. .

s/c

Roger,

gyro's

go Prim. it

to know what orbit

HOU

Well,

it

looks

like

you are in a 157 by 143. do.

S/C
HOU

Thank you, just

wanted to see which we will Both are looking

Give or take a little. good.

pretty

HOU

Bermuda go remote.

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 15, 1966, lo:06 am CST TAPE 284, PAGE 1

FD BDA HOU

Bermuda are you remote. Bermuda remote. Gemini 12, Houston 'Cap Com, one minute to LOS, 3 minutes to @anary.

SC HOU SC HOU

12, Roger. You are sounding pretty chipper today.

He wants to do one more EVA. I would like there too. to get a few more D-lo's

SC HOIJ SC HOU SC

Say again. Disregard. Hey, what happened to the.Agena? It's still out there. after that phasing maneuver we might

I thought

go chase it. HOU No we just stopped you and let you hold

your own there. FD CYI FD CYI FD Canary Islands Go ahead. Next to your last.pass Roger. Send us a number of mains and contigency we're trying to let the batteries before alpha, coming at you Bill. from Flight.

warm up, want we bring the

to watch the bus voltage computer on. -- .CYI

Okay, you want a main and an Ulta

Gemini.

GEMINI 12 MISSION

CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 15, 1966,

lo:06

am CST

TAPE 284, PACE2

HOU CYI

Yes, a couple Roger, okay.

of them through We'll

your pass.

give them to you about

every 10 minutes.

And, this

is Mission

Control

Houston.

Apparently

we have

had loss of signal

at Bermuda. tracking

We are coming across station in's couple of liftoff this

to the Canary Islands minutes.

At 91 hours 23 minutes

48 seconds after

and 2 hours 36 minutes is Mission Control

and 8 seconds before

retrofire,

Houston.

END OFTAPE

i

? i I ‘t .\

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

lo:12

a.m. CST

Tape 285 Page 1

This is Mission acquired

Control

Houston, stat&on.

Gemini 12 has just We'll

been

at the Canary Islands

stand by for Bill Listen in.

any commentary between the spacecraft

c ommunicator, Let's

Bastedo at Canarys and the crew of Gemini 12.

CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI s/c

He does not have his scanners Say again? He does not have the horizon Okay. Pulse mode. Okay. Gemini 12, Canarys standing Roger, Canarys.

on.

sensors

on.

by.

C-band and S-band keep dropping

out of range. CYI s/c CYI HOU CYI HOU Say again, 12. out on the platform.

C-band . . . keep dropping Roger. We copy. Okay, we're Roger, We need another not getting

any C-band,

Flight.

Here it

canes.

Alpha and a main, please

Canarys.

CYI

Roger,

coming at you. ragged TM this block before time. We're trying

We've got real

to get good solid summaries.

he sends you these

‘3 ‘1 :
GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/f%, lo:12 a.m. CST Tape 285 Page 2 " ,

HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI.'

Okay. Okay, he's Roger. Flight, Canarys. got a secondary horizon scenner on now.

Go ahead. Okay, this notice with before that TM we're there's getting a lot try is real ragged. We

of C-band interference to get a good lock here sunnnar&es.

the TM, so we'll

we send you these

HOU CYI
s/c CYI

Okay, do the best you can. Gemini 12, C.anarys. Roger. LOS Agena. Roger. Kano go remote. Canary go local. About.a,minute to LOS.

HGU

KNO HOU

Kano is remote and we have acquigition. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com through by. Kano and standing

s/c

Roger. Gemini 12, Houston. ccznputer on the line We'll after be bringing your

HOU

we've had a chance

to take a look at you over Carnarvon.

s/c
HOU

Roger. Roger.

-.

-.

-

.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/15/66,

lo:12

a.m. CST

Tape 285 P43e 3

‘1 7 '6

I
I

'

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Ccan. One minute LOS.

to Kano

s/c

Roger,

Houston. to Tananarive. it, Carnarvon will give us our

HOU S/C

Five minutes

And &s I understand reentry update, we'll

right? update at over the

HOU

Roger,

give you the preliminary Gbre the MDIU quantities

Carnarvon. States.
s/c

Okay.

EXVDOFTAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

lo:27

A. M. CST Tape 286, Page 1

KNO Gemini Control Kano, Nigeria, voice

Kano LOS. Houston. remoting We have had loss station. voice of signal from the

Spacecraft remoting

Gemini 12 will in approx-

be coming up over the Tananarive imately liftoff four minutes. and two hours, Control

station

At 91 hours, 18 minutes,

41 minutes

and 24 seconds after retrofire, this

32 seconds before

is Mission

Houston.

END OFTAFE

I -L L L L LP__

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-15-66

lo:32

am CST Tape 287 Page 1

This is Mission after tion. liftoff.

Control,

we're

91 hours 45 minutes voice

and 35 seconds remoting sta-

Coming up over the Tananarive there. Control We'll

They have had contact here in Mission just

stand by for with listen

spacecraft

conrmunicator The spacecraft

to converse Let's

the crew. in.

went in to darkness.

HOU

Gemini 12 Houston Cap Corn through standing by.

Tananarive

and

This is Mission for any further any, but we'll makes another

Control.

We're still It

standing

by over Tananarive that there will be

conversation. leave the light call

is unlikely

open in case either

Pete Conrad

to the spacecraft

from Tananarive.

HOU

Gemini XII standing

Houston Cap Corn through by.

Tananarive

and

w
CR0 HOU CR0

Roger Houston Flight Carnarvon

Go ahead. Roger, Just two questions. day One is retrofire update

our remarks say Bluebird HOU CR0 Say again.

Under item #6 under remarks it wondering about that. means it's

says Bluebird

Day, I'm

HOU CR0 HOU

Recovery says that Hmm. Not any SOP That's okay, we'll

a beautiful

spring

day.

add it *
m.

*-

p.

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-15-66

10:x

am CST Tape 287 Page 2

CR0 HOU

Okay.

One more question to Tananarive

Gemini 12 Houston Cap Corn one minute LOS Roger.

HOU CR0

Eight

minutes

to Carnarvon on the accelerometer you &nt three. to run this bias thing?

That other check,

question-on

how many minutes it's

HOU CR0 HOU

Stand by I think okay, thank you. On that

Three minutes.

message you have I would like

to change

the order weather order Got it? CR0 HOU And this through acquire eight effort

of 2, 3 and 4; items 2, 3 and 4 under to 4, 2 and 3. And read them up in that

that's

the way they are ready to copy it.

Yeah, did they change their That's is Mission what cap corn tells Control voice Houston. replating

form up there? me.

We have had loss of signal station. Carnarvon will

the Tananarive in one minute, minutes from now.

92 hours one minute Meanwhile

which is approximately of photographic point in time , est& a time.

we have a report mission to this

made during

the Gemini XII

Color photographs made with mate made on the ' ground of course. % 70 mm -Hasselb~a$,~ they're estimated 350 exposures made at this With the Maurrer, lmagazine of 50 exposures in color,

80 exposures

.

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-15-66

lo:32

am CST Tape 287 Page 3

in ultraviolet. a tot&l

Two magazines

in high speed black

and white,

for

of 80 exposures.

With a sixteen millimeter 20 magazines of movie film. for,

motion picture
50 feet each, shot

camera they have used an estimated for a total of one thousand feet

This was all

at 6 frames per second. fire fire and landing

Some further

numbers now for the retroThe current time for retro-

in area 60 dash 1.

is ground elapsed feet

time of 93 hours 59 minutes will'be

and 58 seconds.

The time of 400,000 fire. The target

20 minutes 14 seconds after at latitude

retro-

area is now positioned

24 degrees

35 minutes north by 70 degrees west longitude.
change a few seconds one way or the other tracking over Carnarvon

These numbers may

as we get additional pass, but the

and over the next stateside

numbers shouldn't three seconds.

significantly

change except plus or minus two or and 52 seconds after retrofire, this liftoff is

At 91 hours 55 minutes 4 minutes Houston.

and 2 hours Mission

and 3 seconds before

Control

,

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

lo:48 AM CST TAPE 288
PAGE 1

This is Mission lift-off. Carnsrvon, the ground. CR0 s/c CR0

Control

Houston 92 hours 1 minute contact stations. in a call. with All Let's

and 4seconds after

We have established Australia tracking

Gemini 12 from the systems are go on listen.

He is putting

Gemini 12, Carnarvon. Go ahead. Okay, we are giving and we will in just be letting a check on your voltage here

you know about the computer

a minute.

s/c CR0 HOU

Okay. Showing 23.7 on the cam. Good. Okay, we are ready for the computer and bias. is Carnarvon. Prelaunch, bias check. You can turn your

accelerometer CR0 Okay, 12, this computer on. accelerometer s/c CR0 HOU CR0 ,

we would like

to do an

Computer is on prelaunch. Roger. How does the bus look after I sm showing 23 something. readout in a minute. the computer, We will Carnarvon?

get you a

HOU

Okay.

+ -

‘-

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

lo:48 AM CST TAPE 288
PAGE 2

CR0 HOU

23.2. Good. Okay, I have a short preretro for you whenever

CR0

you are ready to copy.

s/c CR0

Roger,

stand by a second. is for

Go ahead. Your nominal deflections Pitch horizon blackout gimbal at

Okay, this IV1 aft will

area 16-l Alpha. Your initial

302 down 113.

be updated

over the States. have a lighted RET begins 27 plus 30. 50.

400K 92. fire

You will

at retro22 plus

and also at 400K. RET end blackout 16.

29.

RET drogue at
MDIU quantities the weather. Visibility with 4 to -

29 plus

RET main 30 plus

also over the States Cloud cover, 10 nautical 5 foot 29.94.

and now for

2000 scattered, miles.

high broken. - 3 feet Altimeter

Wave height

swells.

Wind 360 at 15. signs Air

setting

Recovery call

Boss 1, 2 and 3.

The carrier add it s/c Roger, carrier

is the WASP. And under remarks you might day. me just where the point so

is a blue bird Carnarvon. will be with

Could you tell respect

to the target

I, .you know, so I can get a little CR0
You don't want to hit it.

English on it.

Okay, stand by.

.a.-

-

-

-

I.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

10:48 AM CST TAPE 288 PAGE 3

CR0 HOU CR0

Can you get that, for me Flight? Stand by. We are checking on that, on it. 12. You will probably

They are checking see the carrier'before

we have an answer for you.

SIC
HOU CR0 HOU

Right,

I was just.. Com Flight.

Carnarvon Go ahead.

With respect will point.

to where the carrier

will

be, it .

be 4000 yards downstream of the target -

CR0

Okay. 4000 yards downstream of the target point, 12.

s/c

Sounds good. Did you have a preliminary GETRCreport?

HOU CR0 HOU

Preliminary Stand by. Preliminary

preliminary Go ahead. at this I am listening. time is 93 hours 59 minutes

58 seconds.
CR0 s/c CR0 HOU CRO. Okay. 93 plus Preliminary 59 plus 58. GETRC for 60-1 Alpha 93 59 58.

Roger that. And we need a Gemini Charley, We will try please. Telemetry is

and get one out there.

CEMXC 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, h/15/66,

iO:48 AM CST TAPE 288

PAGE4 CR0
HOU CR0 pretty Okay. 12, Carnarvon. We will
s/c

bad right

now.

bfe have about 1 minute by.

until

LOS.

be standing

Roger. And have them do a 30 second O2 purge. Each section.

HCU

CR0

A 30 second O2 purge.
check which one first.

On each section. Which one first.

Let me

HOU CR0 s/c

Doesn't

matter.

Your choice. GOOd. Do you have any readouts well we are aligned1 is caning in pretty good now. bad. How about telemetry. down there on how

CR0

Your telemetry that.

You look pretty

Good solid

Okay, you look good and solid, HOU CR0 HOU CR0 And this OkaJr- Did you tell That is affirmative. Okay. We have had LOS. is Mission Control All them that,

BEF. Carnarvon?

systems were go at Lo6. We have had loss 12 seconds after retrofire, this of signal lift-off is Mission

Houston.

at Carnarvon.

At 92 hours 10 minutes

and 1 hour 49 minutes Control Houston.

43 seconds before

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION CC%lMENTARY, NOVEMBER 15, 1966, 11:07 am CST tr TAPE 289, PAGE1
.

This is Mission 11 seconds after Island station.

Control liftoff.

Houston,

92 hours 20 minutes

and

Gaming up now over the Canton be an 8-i/2 station. tracking minutes We'll station. the Hawaii pass listen. Canton, pass over just skim

This will voice

the Canton Island

remoting

by the lower edge of the Hawaii Likely pass. there will

not be any contact

made during stateside let's

This will Bill

be the next to the last Anders putting in a call,

coming up. .HOU

GemZni 12, Houston Cap Com through .ti aver. Roger Houston. Roger, 12. We'd like to confirm

SC

HOU 3 SC

that

most line

o'f your exposed film csmera box. Over. BYI. Most That is right. center HOU Roger, out. site. SC HOU Roger. How are we reading How are you reading SC HOU We are reading Roger, same. line 12. We'll

is in the center

of the,film ........ you're

is in the

camera box. Be advised be counting

fading

in and

you down over this to the pass.

Next pass about 3 minutes

you? us?

you four by four. By the way, 12, Muhammad Ali

sends his regards.

15, 1966, 11:07 am CST NOVEMBER GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, TAPE 289, PACE 2

SC
HOU SC HOU

Thank you very much. He is the greatest. He sure was great Yea. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Can, through how do you read? Canton last night.

SC HCXJ

Loud and clear. Mighty fine. from the Canton Island voice

And, we've had loss of signal remoting.station. after liftoff

We are at 92 hours 27 minutes and 1 hour and 32 minutes

and 41 seconds

14 seconds before be coming up over the 10 minutes. Control

retrofire.

Spacecraft

Gemini I2 will

next to the last We'll

stateside

pass in approximately that pass.

come up again with

This is Mission

Houston. END OFTAPE

.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, n/15/66,

11:24 a.m.

TAPE 290 PAGE 1 after

This is Mission liftoff. pass. in. HOU HOU HOU GYM CAL HOU s/c HOU

Control

Houston, this

92 hours,

38 minutes

Standing

by for

next to the last Anders.

Stateside listen

There goes the call

from Bill

, let's

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn - over. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com - over. Guaymas go remote , California Guaymas local. California local. local.

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn - over. Gemini I2 - go. Roger, I have your retro update if you are

ready to copy.

s/c
HOU

Roger, Roger,

go ahead. your GETRC remains the same 935958,

RET 400 K, 20 + 14, RET RB 26 + 02, Bank left 50, bank right 60. Down range deflection

0 degrees plus 230 55 degrees plus 64, 90 degrees minus 80. Read back. 50 - 1 GETRC 935958, RET 400 K 50 degrees, aft 302, aft

s/c

Roger, understand

20 + 14, RET RB 26 + Q2,bank left bank right 60 degrees, . . . RBI's

113 down, deflection

0 degrees 230 55 degrees plus

64, 90 degrees minus 80.

HOU S/C
HOU s/c HOU I -

Roger, Houston,

that's

correct

Gemini 12.

12, did you copy. that is correct. right.

Roger, we copy, And the pitch

at 400 K is 92 degrees,

That is affirmative. L L L. A A P

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66, HOU HOU Texas local,

11:24 a.m.

TAPE 290 PAGE 2

Guaymas remote. will you put on Main batteries

Gemini 12, Houston, 2 and 3 on the line.

s/c
HOU HOU

Two and three

on the line.

. ..batteries

on one.

That is affirmative. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Corn,, will section it off two to warm-up. so you won't Section you put turning

We gonna start

have to worry

about it.

S/C
HOU

Roger,

2 warm-up. you put your load.

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com will computer in pre-launch for

your retro

S/C
HOU HOU

Roger, Roger Roger,

computer

is in pre-launch.

here comes your retro

load

- mark

s/c
HOU

Roger, we got it. Roger,it looks good on the ground. And Gemini 12

are you ready for your MDIU quantities.

s/c
HOU

Roger, ready to copy. Roger, Address 63 22 correction Address 04 68 694, Address 63 23 324, Address

Address 65 correction

05 06 812, Address 66 69 224, Address

67 27 427,

Address 08 40 088, Address, 09 07 366, Address 10 02 444, Address 11 29 000.

s/c
HOU

Roger, Roger,

I update and it

the MD?3 quantities.

looks good on the ground.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

11:24 a.m.

TAPE 290 PAGE 3 read

HOU

Gemini l-2, could switch to H2.

you put your quantity

HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU HOU s/c HOU

Gemini 12, standby Go ahead. One - mark, Roger, Roger. Gemini l2, Roger. Gemini 12, will switch OFF. received it.

for

transmitting

TR.

your TR looks

good on the ground.

you put your Section

2 power

s/c

Power switch
out.

two OFF. - The Delta

P light

went

HOU

Roger, we would like your TR, Gemini l2.

to give you a check on

s/c
HOU s/c HOU

Go ahead. Will give you a mark at 71:30:06. out, to check your TR, we will .

You are fading

Roger, we would like

give you a mark at 71:20.

s/c
HOU s/c _, HOU END OF TAPE

Understand Roger, Roger, That's

71:20 2, 1 - mark - 71:20.

5 seconds, 71:19.
good.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

11:35 A. M. CST Tape 291, Rage 1

\ -,i

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Can. rate pulse pressure it shows slightly

RCS ring high, will

A you

a few times? Flight? shows slightly A a couple high,

s/c
HOU

Will

you say again, A rate

RCS ring will

pressure RCS ring

you fire ring A.

of times?

Roger, HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Can. to hold off We'd like firing ring A for

We'd like a little

for you awhile.

to watch it.

AOS Antigua.

s/c s/c
HOU HOU

Roger, A ring Houston,..... . Roger, B looks

off. fire B.

good. be too surprised

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com. Don't if the corn through

Canton is not too hot the next

pass.

s/c

Understand.

W?d like

for you to give us a 22 -

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Tape 291, Rage 2

HOU

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Can. LOS. We'd like
you

One minute A till

to

to not use ring in five

we advise s/c HOU CYI HOU And this loss of signal Roger. Canaries

you over Canaries

minutes.

from Flight.

Go ahead, Flight. I want you...(interrupted) is Mission Control Houston.' Apparently we have had station. the last pass for We'll pass the be

over the Eastern

Test Range, the Antigua Station for for

Be coming up next over the Canary Islands for this mission. As a matter of fact,

the last

Gemini program. back up at that Nigeria voice

We're about three time for remoting liftoff this that station

minutes

from Canary. through

pass continued pass.

the &no,

At 92 hours,

'58 minutes,
one minute

43 seconds after
and ten seconds,

and retrofire is Mission Control

minus one hour, Houston.

END OF TAPE

11F5/66, 11~48 AM CST TAPE 292 GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY,
PAGE 1 This is Mission Canary Island angle pass.
4 minutes

Control tracking

Houston, station.

Gemini 12 is coming up over the This will be a fairly low elevation of

2.47 degrees and 20 seconds.

above the horizon. We are standing

For a duration

by for Canary Cap Com blend listen into in. the

to put in a call Kano, Nigeria CYI s/c

to the crew. remoting

The Canary pass will station pass. Let's

voice

Gemini12

Canary Cap Com.

Go ahead Canary. Okay, your radiator . bit. rate pressure a little pressure is up a little bit down? to see if

CYI

You want to use it this rate

we can bring
s/c

Okay.... Say again. Okay, I understand. ... using it and what it comes

CYI s/c HOU

Let me know when he starts down to.

CYI HOU

Roger. Howls it coming Canary? it? look Canary?

Is he using
s/c CYI s/c

How does it

Say again 12.

How does it look?
. ..reads

CYI

413 right

now.

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HOU CYI HOU CYI s/c HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI

Use it.

Use it.

Have him use it.

Go ahead and use same more. Out of ring Out of ring I amusing A. A now. ring A only.

Andisitcomingdown,Canary? It is coming out right now.

Say again. 379. okay. Want them to use a little Yes, use a little Okay 12, it more. bit
more.

This time.

bit

more?

is down to 379, use a little

And what is the source pressure? Stand by.

2.35.
HOU Okay.

.

And what is it CYI We are getting by. HOU CYI Okay.

now please? some bad data right now. Stand

Do you want us to find onboard?

out what he is reading

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PAGE 3

HCXJ CYI HOU

He can't

read reg.

You are right. And we want to stay on ring ring A for the rest situation Canary. A and advise him to use just to

of the activity relieved.

Canary,

keep this CYI
s/c

Gemini.12, Go ahead.

CYI

Okay, we would like the rest this

for you toslqy here.

on ring

A for

of your activities down. It

So we can keep

pressure

is 310 down here now. in ring A.

HCU CYI HOU CYI

Okay.

Okay, normal operation

Say again. Okay. Complete the last minute until LOS. in ring A. Roger. Got about a home.

And have a good trip

s/c

Thank you. Canary Can Flight. Roger, Flight. eye on that is working and let there. me know if you think You probably don't

HOU CYI HOU

Keep a close the regulator

have much time.

CYI
HGU CYI

Nowwe have some rea+ bad data too. Say again. Well, we have some real;spotty data here.
.

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11:48 AM CST TAPE292 PAGE 4

HOU CYI HOU CYI HOU CYI

Okay, what was the lowest

reg you got?=

310.
Lowest reg was 3101 Roger. Okay, Bill, thank you. What was his camp it out.
reg

final

source?

Stand by one, we will source. a minute. I will

2.33 final here in just

give you a final

HCKT CYI HOU

Say again source.

2.33
2.33 thank you. operation not? on ring And he copied A. To keep it to go to normal relieved. Did he

CYI HOU CYI

Roger.

306 three

zero six. reading?

That was your last Roger.

We have had LCS. at Canary. We will stand by for the

We have had loss of signal Kane pass, HOU CYI HOU for further

conversation.

Canary Com Flight. Go ahead Flight. Did it look like he was firing a lot, or did it Oh, you don't

look like

he was settling okay.

out more.

have thrusters,

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CYI HOU HOU KNO HOU s/c HOU

We don't

have the thrusters.

Yes, okay. Kano go remote. Kano remote with acquisition. Kano. Over.

Gemini 12, Houston Cap Com through Okay, Houston. Roger, with respect to RCS ring

A, we would like

for A

you to do the rest rather

of your nor?&.

maneuvers on ring

than B or OAMS. A only, we are aligning the

s;c
HOU

Roger, we now have ring platform with ring A....

That is affirmative. use both rings entry.

And we would like use ring

to have you A first for

for retrofire,

s/c
HOU s/c

Roger, both rings

for retro

and ring.&

for reentry.

And what do you have for Ring A reads 2250...

an RCS onboard readout? ring B

and 58 - 57 degrees,

reads 2450 psi and 67 degrees. HOU Roger, toKan0 copy. LOS. Gemini 12, Houston Cap Cam, 1 minute Could you give us an RCS source pressure.

s/c
HOU KNO

Roger....
COPY

2250.

Kano has LOS.

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1.~:48 AM CST TAPE 292 PAGE 6

This is Mission

Control

Houston. remoting

We have had loss of signal station. To summarize

at the Kano, Nigeria briefly apparently

voice

what has been going on during the source pressure in ring

the Canary and Kano pass, A of the reentry control

system of Gemini 12 was slightly this over pressurized condition,

overpressurized.

And to relieve to use prior relieving 24 seconds this is

the crew was instructed and other activities

Ring A during to retorfire.

the platform So that

alignment

some fuel condition.

would be used thereby, At 93 hours 15 minutes retrofire,

the overpressurization after Mission \ END OF TAPE lift-off Control

and 44 minutes Houston.

32 seconds before

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GEMINI XII

MISSION COMMENTARY 12:07 pm CST 11-15-66 Tape

293

Page 1

This is Mission rive Let's voice listen

Control

Houston.

We have had acquisition

at Tananathe crew now.

remoting in.

station.

Pete Conrad is calling

CONRAD

Gemini 12 Houston at Tananarive RCS ring A source please. A

Could we have an

s/c
HOU

2150 is the RCS ring

Roger 2 1 5 0 thank you. Gemini 12 Houston, valid we will

Standing

by.

the data is good, the load is and we'd like to get one We're

not change it

more ring A source pressure about 1 and l/2 LOS.

from you please.

s/c
HOU

Roger,

ring A now 2125. see you during the count, over

Roger 2125, we'll Canton. Tananarive MS

And we have had loss of signal Meanwhile air force in the prime recovery air rescue service a life

at theT%!nanarive

voice

remoting

statinn.

area in the west Atlantic, aircraft

one of the has been south

HC13OH "Herky-Bird" raft seen floating

diverted

to investigate

some 90 miles Air

east of Grand Turk Island. in Bermuda have been deployed with liftoff Mission the rescue aircraft.

Other aircraft

from Kinley

Force Base

to take up the slack

in the situation

At 93 hours 29 minutes

38 seconds after
this is

and 30 minutes, and 17 seconds before Control Houston. k L A L P

retrofire

END OF TAPE L L

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12:22 PM CST, TAPE 294 PAGE 1

This is Mission the last

Control

Houston. mission station.

Coming up over Carnarvon

for

pass of this

and the last This will

Gemini spacecraftto be a relatively of 8 minutes with the spacecraft. high

pass over the Carnarvon elevation angle pass,

57 degrees for a duration
contact

and 42 seconds. Let's CR0 s/c CR0 listen

They have had initial

in now. 12, Carnarvon. This is 12, go. Okay, we have about a minute your TR 22 minute time hack. and 20 seconds'for

s/c

Roger,

standing

by. Preretro checklist is

Carnarvon, complete. CR0 HOU CR0 HOU Roger.

Geminil2.

What is his source pressure

please?

2150. 2150. Thank you.

What is his reg A now, Cap Can? CR0 HOU

30 seconds. 387 okay.

387.

Give him your mark and then let still CR0 Roger. a little bit

him know it

is

high and we want him to use it.

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12:22 PM CST, TAPE 294 PAGE 2

CR0 s/c CR0 s/c CR0

10 seconds.

5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1.

Mark 22'minutes.

Roger, we read 2159. Say again. Roger, read 2159 out of the computer. Roger. Okay, you are a little How about using high on your that ring A a

reg pressure. little
s/c

bit. it.

. ..fire 391.d. ..entry.

CR0 s/c HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0

390 are you reading?
That is affirmative. Is he using Affirmative. Let me know when it Holding at 391 Flight. is coming down. it?

3911
That is affirmative. ..3g1.

HOU

Okay, have him fire like to get it

it,

bring

it

down.

Iwould

down to about 350 where you are.

CR0

Okay.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/15/66,

12:22 PM CST, TAPE 294 PAGE 3

CR0
s/c

12, Carnarvon. Go ahead. Okay, we are still pressure. a little high on that hydrogen

CR0

You guys can do a better

job than that.

s/c HOU CR0

... Tell them what you are at, Jim.

Okay, we are showing about 392 here on the ground. We want to get it Flight. down to about 350. No change,

2110 on source pressure. Ring B look good?

HOU CR0 s/c CR0 HOU CR0

Roger.

That is affirmative.
...

Let me give a quick Say again. I was talking guys, more.

look-see.

to the crew.

Hey, bully

for you

you have got it Down to 387.

down 1 psi. Use a little

Use a little more.

HOU CR0 HOU s/c CR0

And send us a Gemini main, please? Roger. Okay. How does it Let me check. look. Okay, you can stop now. Relax. Still 2110 on source.

GEMINI 12 MISSION C(34MENTARY,U/15/66,

12:22 PM CST TAPE 294 PAGE 4

HOU CR0 HOU CR0

What have you got,

Jim?

325.
Okay, tell them that ought to be great for retrofire.

Okay, 12, this 325 and that

is Cernarvon,

we are down to about

is good for retrofire.

HOU

And what is the source? And what is your source pressure, Cannarvon?

CR0 HOU CR0 HOU CR0

Checking Okay.

on it

now.

Same, 2110. Okay. Okay. 325
l

Jim, tell Giving it

them we are very happy with one more check, here. And it

that. is

HOU CR0 HOU CR0

Okay. 12, Carnarvon. In the blind, Jim. your rate pressure looks real

Gemini 12, Carnarvon,

good at 325, and steady.

s/c
HOU CR0 HOU CR0

Roger. Carnarvon Go ahead. And how is source and reg on B? Stand by. We will get you a couple of cams on that. Com Flight.

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

12:22 PM CST, TAPE 294 PAGE 5

CR0 HOU CR0

2580 on source pressure.
Okay. 12, Carnarvon, a pleasure Houston. 1 minute with until LOS and it has been

working

you guys,

see you back in

s/c CR0

Roger, Bye.

thank you.

Thank you very much 'arnarvon.

296 on reg pressure.
HOU Okay, 296.

s ,L8 main, Los ovc.
CR0 HOU CR0 HOU And this Roger. Okay. We have had LOS Gemini. Okay, good job. is Mission Control Australia earlier Houston. tracking We have had loss station. raft of signal the near and All systems as stated. They are already on their way, Flight.

at the Carnarvon, situation reported

Meanwhile,

where a life

had been sighted

Grand Turk Island, it appears that

the Coast Guard has taken over the operation aircraft service is down in the water aircraft at that

a civilian rescue

location.

The air

out of KindleyAirforce to support Lift-off, Control Gemini 12. U'minutes Houston.

Base in Bermuda have gone back on station At 93 hours 46 minutes 48 seconds before END OF TAPE and 5 seconds after this

retrofire,

is Mission

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTARY, NOVEMBER 15, 1966, 12:43 pm CST T@E 295, PAGE 1
. .

This is Mission Pete Conrad,

Control

Hou:-ton.

Spacecraft

Communicator,

has begun conversation station.

to Gemini 12 through minutes

the Canton Island before Let's HOU SC HOU retrofire. join

They are up to three minutes

MARK - three

to retrofire.

the conversation. MARK three Checklist Houston, minutes and counting.

is complete. roger. have a balmy 77 degree temperature In addition recovery to the prime recovery area, there off is the

The crew of Gemini 12 will in the prime landing vessel area.

the USS Wasp in the-prime Lloyd Thanas; four

Destroyer

SH3A helicopters

the Wasp: with Air

two P3A's out of Jacksonville, Boss aboard, Bird Aircraft

these are aircraft

Air Boss 1 and Air Boss 2; two He-130HHerkyL at both ends of the landing these are tracking aircraft footprint; two

JC 130 Aircraft,

from the Eastern

Test Range and two J@ 130 Aircraft relay aircraft.

who act as comPnunications and 18 seconds to of the

We are now one minute MARK - one minute.

retrofire. adapter

We've had separation

section.

Thirty

seconds - MARK. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, all four retrofire

4, 3, 2, 1, RETROFIRE. We have confirmation
rockets HOU SC have fired. Let's join

the conversation.

Houston copy. Retro Jett

15, 1966, 12:43 pm CST NOVEMBER GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, TAPE 295, PAGE 2

HOU

Roger, left

retro - right four. left

jett. IVI's.

We didn't

copy the

Did you have any?

SC HOU SC HOU SC HOU SC HOU FD HOU

Left Roger,

four.

(garbled) This is Houston, Roger, Roger, say again.

301.4 301.4.

. . . ..down Roger, copy.

Canton go local. Standing by for you Hawaii. Send us some mains

and some OBC's. HAW We got C-band on the vehicle Roger. Gemini 12, Hawaii Go ahead Hawaii. Roger, would you confirm that you are on realwe got no TM.

HOU
HAW SC HAW

time and acq aid with TM. SC HAW SC HAW (garbled) Roger, Roger, Roger, go to real-time real-time we got it. and acq aid please.

and acq aid. Thank you.

GEMINI 12 MISSICEVCMNTARY,

NOVEMBER 15, 1966,

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pm CST TAPE 295,
Pm3

HCXJ RAW HOU HOU

How does:RCS ring
298 at the present

A look to you Hawaii?

Roger, Hawaii, Bcq'; -

298.

do you want to give him an RET time

SC HAW

Postretro Roger,

jett

checklist

is complete. MARK at + 5 minutes in

on your relay,

about 30 seconds if SC RAW Roger, we MARK.

you want it.

10 seconds
3, 2, 1, MARK.

SC RAW

Roger. Okay, and your source pressure looking good, reg> pressure in ring A is

good.

SC HOU HAW HOU

Thank you. Hawaii from Flight.

Go ahead Flight. Just for the record, does it look like ring A

reg is operating RAW Hal HAW It is in there

in the band of the regulator? right now, Flight

Okay. To bad we Lost those thrusters. You know that indication of the RCS ones.

END OF TAPE

...

They arca looking Roger Hawaii Roger, will Wilco.

real

good from here.

HOU HOU HAW HOU HAW HOU HAW HOU

you send us a couple

more OBC's.

And a couple Roger Hawii Hawaii

more Mains.

from Flight. - one minute initial to MS - Go Flight. deflections, on please. based on the up. IV1 should 61 nautical

Based on IVI's miles up. initial

Pass that deflection miles

HAW

Okay, be

61 nautical
61 up.

s/c

Roger, Roger. is Mission at Hawaii. in about

HAW
And this signal station there

Control Should

Houston. be coming and a half. during this

We have had loss across the California

of

a minute at all

Hawaii final

Cap Corn reports

is no problem station. contact on this 12 stands

pass over
air-to the point latitude East

the Hawaii tround California for by Gemini for

We will when it final

continue

to monitor through

is established Stateside pass.

The target North

at ?4 degrees, This forces

35 minutes
is some

70 degrees

West longitude. All recovery

600 miles
on

of Cape Kennedy. station. Standing

are deployed

by for

contact

at California.

GEMINI I2 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

l2:53

p.m.

TAPE296 PABE 2 117

Gemini 12 at the present nautical plus miles in its

time is at approximately path.

reentry

We are at retrofire through

12 minutes, let's

26 seconds. join 12 here.

Conrad is calling

California, S/C HOU

the conversation.

Roger, we are standing

by, 1'11 pass you the

data as soon as I can get it. s/c Roger. time should be at 109 nautical 45 seconds after splash. California go local. miles retrofire.

Gemini 12 at this altitude. 20 minutes HOU GYM CAL

We are at 13 minutes, and 33 seconds before Guaymas go remote. Guaymas local California

. . . guaymas remote.

local. time should be at about 95.88 crossing the I.20 degrees West

Gemini I2 at the present nautical longitude miles in altitude,

Meridian

.......

END OF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

1:03

P. M.

CST

Tape 297, Page 1

This is Mission miles altitude

Control

again.

We're down now to 88.6 nautical the coastline of Baha, California. station. continue

as Gemini 12 crosses cross just

Gemini 12 will

to the north

of the Guaymas, Mexico, mark. Let's

We're about three to monitor HOU

minutes for

now from 400,OGG foot any conversation.

air-ground

Guaymas go local, Texas remote.

Texas go remote.

GYM HOU
s/c

Guaymas local. Gemini 12, Houston.
20 + 08, thank

Your 400 K time 20 + 08.

you.

This is Mission mately 400,000 feet. Let's

Control.

Gemini 12 should be down to approxiis passing just south of

The ground track join

San Antonio. HOU s/c HOU

the conversation.

RETRB 26 + 03.

RETRB 26 + 03, bank left 12, Houston.

46, bank right

56.

We passed you 20 + 08 for 400 K you said 28 back. 20 + 08.

time and we thought

s/c
HOU HOU

20 + 08 for

400 K, thank you.

Roger. 12, Houston. main, 30 + 26. 29 + 02 drogue, main 30 + 26. times Your drogue time, 29 + 02. Your

s/c
HOU

Roger, understand. 12, Houston. are good.

Begin blackout

and end blackout

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, U/15/66,

1:03 P. M. CST Tape 297, Page 2

s/c
HOU This is Mission blackout just period

Roger. Have a good ride. Control. time, Gemini 12 should be entering is at 52.21 nautical Delta. plus miles the altitude 27 sec-

at this

south of the Mississippi splash. Retrofire

We're now llminutes,

onds till Still

23 minutes.

in the blackout. 20 seconds till crossing splash. Still peninsula miles in the blackout. at the present in altitude peninsula. as

10 minutes, Gemini 12 is just time. it

the Florida

Should be down to about 40 nautical the southern portion

crosses

of the Florida

ENDOFTAPE

GEMINI XII MISSION COMMENTARY 11-15-66

1:13 pm CST Tape 298 PAGE I

This is Mission blackout.
27 minutes

Control

Houston.
7 minutes

We're coming up on the end of and 26 seconds till contact splash. off At

We're still after Mark.

retrofire.

We've had radar They've

the Wasp at

confirmed.

End of blackout.

had acquisition

Grand Turk Island. HOU Gemini 12, Gemini 12 Houston standing Gemini 12, Gemini 12 Houston standing s/c HOU Roger, automatic reentry. by. by.

Houston Roger. 12 Houston, our data says you're
86 reads 2441

right

in the money.

s/c HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU s/c HOU

Roger. Roger (garbled) COPY (garbled) Roger

Address

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . reads 2436 Roger 2436 12 Houston, look good. Visual contact we've got you on the "Boob tube" you

HOU

Gemini 12, we have you on the tube. 12 Houston, smile you're Gemini XII on the tube has gone to 2 point vessel suspenWasp.

And this sion it's

is Mission off

Control,

the starboard

beam of the prime recovery

.

GEMINI XII

MISSION COMMENTARY u-15-66

1:13 pm CST Tape 298 PAGE 2

The rendezvous drifting reports visual

and recovery Gemini XII

can of Gemini XII

spacecraft

is The Wasp

alongside that sighting

as they near the water.

both the spacecraft of the carrier. are right with

and the R & R can are in The carrier the spacecraft, Mark. Wasp reports we're that

the helicopters to splash.

35 seconds

20 seconds to splash. down confirmed.

Should be splash. from the Wasp to 3 miles and the a final

We've had splash indicate that

Rough estimates

the splashdown

occurred this will

some 2 and l/2 likely

abeam of the Wasp, however, numbers will number. change several

be refined

times before

we come up with

EN-DOF TAPE

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

1:23 PM CST, TAPE 299 PAGE 1

This is Mission Bill Schneider

Control

again.

One comment from Mission Control

Director
.”

here in Mission

was as he saw the splashWe are now at some 36 minutes estimates of distance of Gemini 12 by here

down occur "Well,

I am out of a job." retrofire. The last like

45 seconds after

from the WASPwere something in Mission I should Control for

4 miles.

We are standing contact

any air-to-ground contact. Boss live

between the crew,

say water-to-ground ..pick up Air

on air

ground.

Okay is that And it I can't rolling looks tell quite

on...
like he is talking time. to the astronauts. . . ..spacecraft is

at the present a bit.

Airborne at this that

. . . plugged time.

in and the...

around the spacecraft a signal okay.

. . . and we have are

from the swtiers A signal

the astronauts

from the swimmers that

the astronauts

are okay.

He has plugged in the spacecraft and is in . conununication with them, they are okay at this time. is about @ths and it of the way around the it is being downwind, attached watching is still it up...

The collar spacecraft right now.

appears that

Search 3 is hovering on photo 1. the air

the proceedings on the surface,

The parachute are keeping

bubbles

package is not in sight at this time.
is completely antennas around the spacecraft

The collar
the have been

now, all

are erected

and no ccernun ications

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11/15/66,

1:23 PM CST, TAP?3299 PAGE 2

established... last

radio,

with

the astronauts

in the

few minutes.

However, the swinnners have I can see the through time. the port, The

. ..spacecraft astronauts's

and they are okay. helmets. The glass

but you cannot make them out at this
collar

is still

Gound,

as not yet inflated, away, one the raft now.

however,

. ..upwind

about 50 feet

swimmer is going over to retrieve Wind is about 15 to 20 knots 1 mile south of the spacecraft A very close all

. . . . due north.. at this time, making

an approach. was.watched water it
PHOTO1

recovery. it

Spacecraft hit the point

the way down until recovery.

and was a beautiful like the collar

At this

looks

is about to be inflated. that Gemini 12, switch and the swimmers the raft looks like back

This is Photo 1 reporting 2 and now switch operating

3 are on station

from that

point...pulling and it

over to the spacecraft is firmly normally okay. attached now.

the collar is floating are

The spacecraft

and we have a . . . that
This is Photo 1, Air

the astronauts 62
and

BOSS 1

63

are now...and

Search 1 arriving

in just

a few

GEMINI 12 MISSION CCMMENTANY, 11/15/66,

1:23 PM CST TAPE 299 PAGE 3

PHOTO1

minutes. scene.

There are now 4 helicopters
No troubles at this time.

at the
of the

The...

spacecraft... collar

slowed down somewhat because the and is floating believe we will very steadily. cover that. inflation side

is attached don't

They made . ..I . . ..The port collar being

side of the spacecraft inflated

and the starboard

comingup full, All port

now.

The starboard

side is most full at this time.

side is ccmpletely

swimmers are in the water. time, but the astronauts

No difficulties are signaled

at this that

they are okay.

The crew has completely is completely appears inflated to be no are up shows

inflated

now, the collar

around the spacecraft difficulty whatsoever.

and there All

the antennas

on the spacecraft evidence The rubber been pulled being pulled

and the...indicators

of having been scarred boat has been inflated

by the atmosphere. and has now and is now and now being

over to the spacecraft over to the spacecraft

attached

by the swimmers.

The U. S. S. WASP is

now steaming about a half a mile east of the
spacecraft, getting in position for recovery.

GEMINI 12 MISSION COMMENTARY, 11/15/66,

1:23 PM CST TAPE 299 PAGE 4

PHOTO1

..barely at this

able to see the spacecraft point because . . ..details

in the water of people can

be made out on deck. now climbing

The number 1 swimmer is and to attach more securely This is Photo 1

up on the spacecraft collar head.

the top of the flotation around the heat shield reporting recovery

of Gemini 12 astronauts. they are okay. appears to are

The astronauts

have signaled

. ..was a good recovery . . ..Everything be going normally at this time.

Now there

2 swimmers, one in the... floatation collar.

and one up on the to the collar and There

. ..secure

the . . swimmers in ..with appears . ..in to be no difficulty

the astronauts. at this time.

the water

and the U.S.S.

Wasp is maneuvering to

up north

of the spacecraft for pickup.

up 'wind in order

get in position slightly

Search 3 is hovering are

downwind and to the west and there and Air Boss 1.

4 helicopters talking to..

The swimmers are collar.

now and secured the last... have signaled that

The astronauts The astronauts normally.

they are okay. is floating

are okay, the spacecraft

The Gemini 12 recovery

is a beautiful

i

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PHOTO1

shot,

watching

it

at least

2000 feet as it looks

all

the way descended.

down and had some . . . spacecraft No difficulties not in sight... whatsoever..it and it

like

.. the have and

is doubtful

whether

.O package can be recovered it in sight. . ..two

since we don't

up on the spacecraft

. ..back for

in the water. side,

Photo 1 over to Search 3

. . . port

west side of the spacecraft. the swimmers...rubber time. light They are tying twine. Now

Search 3, we are ferrying raft . ..spacecraft the raft at this with

to the collar the craft

maneuvering

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. . . to the

spacecraft. light lines. it

They are

tying

the raft

collar the far small

with

They are maneuvering on the far side. raft.

the raft

to

side to attach amounts of line

They have attached They are now moving where they and

to the rubber

the raft will

to the up wind it.

side of the spacecraft is very visible

attach

The dyi line

apparently . . ..'point. problem attaching antenna

the spacecraft

has not been bound independently with the swells. There is no them point. The

say abnut three at all. From this raft

side we are observing to the collar very visible at this

the rubber is still

erected,

from our position. the blue water.

Also the dye marker is very vivid This is . . . . back to . . one.
There

against

This is . . . . one 0 one. activity collar.

now seems to be a little the raft closed. to the floatation 1 have not seen one that they are

now they have attached The hatches yet. are still

of the astronauts Okay.

They have signaled

Our crew is out of the water, up.

one on the collar. their 'aqua lungs . . . . . is of the 2 to

..OD are climbing for better

They have taken off

maneuverability

around the spacecraft. ready for the pickup

now moving up wind getting spacecraft. 2-&miles (garble). (garble). it They don't

have far

to go, an extimated of splashdown. Gemini 12

maximum from the point This is 401 reporting There is no one pulling comfortably to report,

. . . . 170 .. and This is (garble) ..

(garble)

on the spacecraft . . . (garble).

seems to be floating further

401, nothing

we have had a

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(garble).

reported

leaving

of dye in the water (garble).

and we have at least hatch

two smokes on

the sceen. taking

Okay the port down. . ..*

is now open . . .

the antenna

did you see the astronauts

from your position.

Over to you.

This is . . . . 3.We have a very good view at this now the third swimmer (garble) from the port hatch.

point

....

hatch and The astro-

waving to the astronauts nauts have removed their visible We will from this shortly point. be getting

from the port helments (garble) signals

and he is very well the swimmers at this from the swimmers. time. They

have not completely . . . . . with

retracted

the HF antennas.

. . . . . (garble)

the Astronauts It looks like

(garble). the port hatch is completely side, the his

This is . . . .

opened now and Love11 is getting swimmers are hovering (garble). Capt. It looks around. like his

out of the port (garble)

he has inflated (garble)....

. . . . . is in place boat (garble).

Love11 is in the rubber at this time.

No difficulty to the

encountered

The swimmers are beginning ready to close the port

put the equipment port hatch, hatch.

back in and getting

No, they are not going to close

the main (garble).... time.

We have encountered Major Aldrin

no difficulty out of looks like

what so ever at this the spacecraft (garble)

is completely Now it

in the rubber

boat.

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we are going to have to get the boat separated spacecraft (garble). the true in order to get away from that

from the

. . . antenna. get together.

And both are going to help the helicopter hold. Astronauts are motioning and talking

The swimmers are in the boat with (garble). and having are looking The swimmer is attempting a little worried difficulty with

them holding to close it.

them on.. the hatch

The astronauts

about closing

the hatch and they have ready to close the astronauts This a little is 401 trouble and appear is now Major it.

got the . . . wrench out and getting There is no difficulty ' appear to be well reporting getting at this time,

and look good

(garble)

the Gemini 12. the top hatch

They are having

closed, it tight.

now they have got it The astronauts The hatch

they are going to lock to be riding closed Aldrin