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INTRODUCTION

This document is the transcription of the technical air-to-ground (TAG) voice communications of the Skylab 1/2 mission. The transcript.is divided iuto three columns -- time, speaker, and text. The tlmeeo_,mn consists of three two-digit pairs for hours, minutes, and seconds (e.g., 22 45 12). All times are expressed in Greenwich mean time (GMT) for the Julian dates shown as the first three numbers of the TAG tape identification. The speaker column indicates the source of a transmission; the text column contains the verbatim transcript of the communications. A series of three dots (...) is used to designate those portions of the text that could not be transcribed because of garbling. One dash (-) is used to indicate a speaker's pause or a self-interruption and subsequent completion of a thought. Two dashes (- -) are used to indicate an interruption by another speaker or the point at which a recording was abruptly terminated. Words given unusual emphasis by the speaker are underlined. The Skylab 1 mission began with lift-off of the orbital workshop at 17:30:00 GMT (12:30:00 c.d.t.) o_ May 14. Because of damage to the solar array system of the workshop during max q-alpha, the lift-off of Skylab 2 was delayed until 13:00:00 GMT (08:00:00 c.d.t.) on May 25. The Skylab 2 crew splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 13:_9:48 GMT (08:49:_8 c.d.t.) on June 29, 1973. Speakers Spacecraft: 4 CDR PLT SPT CREW MS Mission CC MCC Commander Pilot Scientist pilot crewmember _ Charles (Pete) Conrad, Jr. in the transcript may be identified as follows. ,. !

Paul J. Waltz Joseph P. (J.P.) Kerwin

Unidentified

Multiple speakers Control Centers: Capsule communicator (CAP COMM)

Unidentified speaker, other than CC, in the Mission Operations Control Room o_ a Staff Support

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TAG Tape 159-0] 159: 00: 30 to 159:02:00 Day 159 Page 1063

SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

Ol O0 O0

CC CDR

Skylab,

Houston

through

Vanguard,

10-1/2

minutes.

... the OWS window. Would you 1_elieve that? All of them. And it looked to us like they are - pretty, pretty close to being ... do with them. Roger, we concur. We're showing them all 300 percent, and we're starting to co_nand you back to solar inertial at this time. Super-duper, man. We've charged up all our batteries and batteries, and all that sort of stuff, huh? You.there, Roger, Houston? dropping in and out of comm now. it' s' going to be good for

O1 O0 20

CC

CDR

PLT CC PLT

we're

Okay, let me know when a while.

CC PLT

Okay, I think we got good comm now. Okay, Hank. 0n SO09, I did not get a good initiate on it, because that stinking thing is running wrong again. And I should have remembered, but I didn't. I went to RESET, left the power ON. As !'m sitting there, seconds before I'm ready to do my big thing with it, it started opening, with it in RESET. So I got a data point, and if you want to send up another reset a reinitiate, I'ii do it for you. It went fully open, did not fully open at - let me see when I'm supposed to do it. I was supposed to start it as 23:06. It got fully open at 23:12. Roger. That's Copy. 00:23:12.

CC PLT 01 02 i0 CC

Okay, what we'd like for you to do is CLOSE the package, Paul, and try a RESET at 01:56:16. Okay, would you say again? RESET, please, Hank? That's the - the time of

CDR

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CC CC

Roger; 01:56:16.

And that's the initiate time.

And we'd like, of course, to get the package CLOSED at this time. And also, if I can get somebody up in the STS, we've got a few switches we'd like to get reconfigured. I think the easiest way is for me to Just read them off, and have you do them. Okay, wegot somebody headed up that way right now.

CDR CDR CC CDR

Hank, if you've got a moment. Go ahead. Why don't I give you all of the Evening Status Report except for meals because we haven't yet, and we're going to in a minute. We didn't eat until about 20:30, so nobody is quite hungry yet. Well, let me give you the photo stuff for today. Go ahead. It's very little. We had no 16-millimeter. And, 35-millimeter, CI26; frame cbunt 3i. CI34, frame count 20. ZX06 on the 70-millimeter frame count is 40. Let me give you the drawer status. A-I is transporter 02, with Charlie India, 05, 60 percent. Charlie India 01 is 2 take up. A-2 is - 03 is the transporter. _harlie India 06, 99 percent ; Charlie India 03 is the take up. A-3 is Oh, Cbarlie India 04 has 25 percent remaining on it. Mike Tango 01 is the take 111). That reel is J,mmed and we[re got no instructions on it. We'd like to clear it. A-h has 05, PI 25; i00 percent, FTll on it. And that's the film for today. You know what the Flight Plan was. We're working 009. The stowage is per the checklist as far as we have gotten. We're still holding on completely reconfiguring. We're also holding on powering up suit drying. Which we need to get an input on, and we'd like to get that on tonight if the bat situation looks good enough. And stowage is pretty much as it should be. I can't think of anything right now that we haven't either notified you about on B channel or that is out of configuration, i I _i I I

CC 01 03 40 CDR

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SPT

And the SPT's ready for switches.

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Ol 05 22

CC

Roger. Copy. The first one's on panel 216, Joe. We'd like to get the VE_T valve, OFF; _'A' ;n_._A.a_S, OFF; sad the CONDENSATE TANK PRESSURE valve, CLOSED. That's on your condensate tank there. In work. Okay. Okay, on panel 203,'under MOLECULAR SIEVE, we'd to get the SIEVE B FAN to SECONDARY. In work. That's complete, sad Henry, I should point out that the tank condensate switches were all in the called for position alres_7. Okay, thank you. These are Just to verify us, to know we're in the right mode. Okay, also on panel 203, unde9 PRIMARY - we want to get the PRIMARY and SECONDARY COOLANT LOOP INVERT_:HS, OFF - those two INVER'A','_( switches OFF momentarily, and then CO_ND. OFF and then CO_a_ND, on both of them. like

SPT SPT CC

SPT SPT

CC

SPT CC

And you'li probably get a C&W when you do that. Well, I guess maybe not, until we con_mand - command them on. That 's complete. Okay, on panel 200, Joe, the RAD FLOW PRIMARY breaker, we want CLOSED. RAD FLOW, FLOW PRIMARY. And when you get that, back on panel 203, we'd like to get the RAD FLOW PRIMARY switch to CO_M_ND. Circuit breaker is to CO_94AND. Okay, is CLOSED. RAD FLOW - RAD FLOW PRIMARY circuit

SPT CC

SPT CC

SPT

CC SPT

that does it.

Thank you very much, Joe.

And for your information, the RAD FLOW secondary breaker is OPEN with the switch in NORMAL.

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CC CC

Roger.

Copy.

And for CDR, your film thread pad for tomorrow is going to have your information on the JAw,,ed transporter. Okay, very good. No sweat. And, we are on our way back to solar inertial. Is that what you're telling me? That is affirmative, and we plan to crank up the suit dry as soon as we're back in solar inertial, and we'll tell you about that at Ascension. Okay. And I also asst_me that sometime tonight we you're going to command all the AM stuff here on the bat and so forth? Hey, we'll _ we'll be around for a while. We'll be glad to do that Just so we kind of keep up with what's going on. Okays we got them all on except PCGs 1 and 2, and we're - we're going to have an update for you on the power system here before you go to bed. Okay. And you got bat A over on KEG BUS l, huh?

CDR

CC

CDR

CC

CDR CC CDR

That is affirmative. Okay. I'll be interested charges when we whip back Yes, so will we. Okay. New, theoretically, with half to solar cells, will that handle the full workshop load or not? I guess at this point we're not exactly sure hew we're going to even out. In other words, whether we're going to be even-steven with the ATM, or I think possibly we may still be transferring a little power from the ATM side. Oh, really? You mean even if we fully powered up? to see hew everything into SI this pass.

CC CDR

CC

CDR CC

That's right. And we're about LOS now. We should be getting Ascension here in a few minutes at 13.

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01 lO 36 01 12 54

CDR CC CC

Okay, see you then. Skylab, Houston

Bye bye. Ascension, lO-1/2 minutes.

through

Skylab, Houston. We're looking at the Y-2 gyro failure and our ... is taking care of it. We're still maneuvering back to SI. Shouldn't take any action on your part: Skylab, Houston. How do you read?

O1 15 50

CC PLT CC

Not too bad. Okay, I think we had a little comm problem there for a minute. Did you copy my messag e on the Y-2 gyro? Yes, sir. Okay. CDR, Houston. to get around We're Okay. Tell the Surgeon not to worry. our circadian rhythm. (Laughter) Roger. Copy. running that last We won't get off starting When do you think to eatiug dinner? right now. you all are going

PLT CC CC

CDR CC CDR

CC 01 20 55 CC

CDR, Houston. How do you feel about ATM pass tonight? The synoptic Yes, affirmative. 0kay. Good.

PLT PLT CC PLT

Go ahead.

Hey, Henry, you still there? Roger. We were instructed by the - you're aware of the ATM panel configuration, right? We have not done anything to it since the EVA. That's that. affirmative, and we're - we're looking at We're going to power it up according to that

CC

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message you have there, 13:17 Alfa - with a couple of little changes since we ran - turned the X-ray spec down during the EVA. And I guess we're looking at the power'situation and we think we can hack it. PLT Okay. I don't know what 13:17 Alfa was, but I guess that was the one that said, "Put on page C-12?" Now, what did it say to do with the change - with the message? It said to'put it somewhere, right? (Laughter) Well, it's got the - it's got the panel reconfiguration for unattended ops after EVA. Really brings it all back up. Yes, but I meant if Changed to the book. Date's on that message, I think. Where's the message tell me to do with that - with those changes? Says put them as page Charlie 12 of your ATM Experiment Checklist and Data Book. That's then. CC what I wanted to know. That's where it is

SC CC

PLT

CC

PLT

0kay, th_n_

you.

And the only addition to that, Paul, is to bring the X-ray spec power _up. And, in addition to the switches it calls for in the checklist, you got to turn your photomultiplier ENABLE, and ENABLE to image dissector. Okay. And we're about 30 seconds from LOS. We did not get the ATM therm-1 loop on, but you're clear to run this pass without the thermal loop. And - and we're all squared away in solar inertial. We should fix ourselves up when we get the Sun again, And GnAm will be coming up at 57. Okay, what time did that pass start, Henry? Okay, it starts about 8 minutes and h5 seconds from
now.

PLT CC

SPT CC

SPT

Okay.

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Ol 23 hi

CC

And as a reminder, ground.

we

commanded

82A OFF from the

PLT CC 01 23 59 01 56 59 PLT PLT CC FLT

Okay, what Joe meant was, when did the ATM pass It starts Okay. Houston, Skylab. Roger. Go ahead. Are you there? at 01:39.

start?

Okay. I'm at the ATM panel trying to run J0P 2 and power on JoP 6, and power up all at the same time. Your checklist didn't get me there, but I think I'm almost there. There's two anomalies: the XUV SPEC door talkback is white, and rem-ins so, whether I hit the POWER DOOR switch to OPEN or to SHUT. And the S054 door talkback is white, and I have no READY or OPERATE lights on the experiment. And I kind of thought I'd be able to - to get normal operating lights on the experiment now tha_ we've pinned the door open. I'd like you to enlighten me on both those.

CC CC

Roger. Okay, let me geZ with you guys then on a problem we've been watching here, which is the secondary coolant loop. The thing got very cool during your operations, and we can't seem to get the devil warmed back up. And if it doesn't get back up over the switchover limit, we may be in a little trouble. What we're trying to do now is to - What we're going to do is turn the loop completely off and let the cold flex absorb a little heat. Try a thermal shock, see if we Can get the temperature up above the switchover limit. As you know, the primary loops we can't use because of the stuck valve that we told you about earlier. What we're looking into now is what critical it_ that are on the loop that maybe we can turn off tonight so that we don't have to be waking you up, and then we can handle the situation by commands. Okay, understand.

PLT

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CC

And, if for some reason or other we lose our co-_nd capability and don't get it turned back on at Canaries or somewhere, we're going to turn it off now. We'd like for you to go back up and turn on the inverter 3, secondary loop. And that would - I didn't understand that last one, Hank. us to do that in any case, or Just yet. You want

FLT

CC

Okay, if we do not tell you prior to LOS here at Gn,_ that we have turned the loop back on, we would like you to do it at LOS, on inverter 3. 3 Charlie. That's Okay. 3 Charlie, right?

PLT CC Ol 59 31 PLT

affirmative.

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TAG Tape 159-02 159:02:00to 159:03:30 Day 159 Page i071

SKYLAB

AIR-T0-GROUND

TRANSCRIPTION

02 01 20 CC

Skylab, now for Roger.

for info, we're sleep.

reconfiguring

the gyros

PLT CDR CC

Key, how does CBRM-5 look to you, Hank? Okay, I know it does look a little low to us, but we think it's still okay. We Just got back in solar inertial. Okay, I got a BAT charge indication on that one.

CDR CC CDR CC CDR 02 05 03 CC

Say wain. I got a barber EGIL pole BAT charge on that one. soon.

says it ought

to go away here

pretty

Okay, I'ii watch

it. to conference

PLT or CDR, either one of you available on same star tracker information? You bet, llke to.

PLT CC

Okay. If we got the bird locked on the Sun here, we got to bring the star tracker up and the gimbal angles are outer 1600, inner 0068. Now, if - when you bring that up, if - if you don't acquire the star, we're going to have to do a little search here. And we keep the inner gi_al constant at plus 0068, and swing the outer gimbal in steps of 200 arc minutes from 16:00 through 26:00. Okay, B,m_, we've been doing that for two weeks. and starrise is

PLT CC

Okay. You know how to do it then, at 148 and starset's at 252.

PLT

And that's - I assune that's Achernar and the gimb_l angles you gave me were plus. Is that right? That is affirmative.

CC

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SPT

Have you guys looked at the 82A doors, or - do both of them indicate OPEN? Okay, on the 82A, we commanded that OFF today, Joe. And; so what's going to have to happen there, you're going to have to take the power OFF, and then back ON again to cycle the pulser. Well, gol dang; I wish you people would tell me what configuration we're in. How about 54? We lost our comand capability, Joe. We're going to have to have somebody bring that coolant loop up. You got a preferred time? Inverter 3, p_mp Charlie; and we're about 15 seconds from LOS. We'll he coming up on Vanguard at 37. What time do you want it on? Right now?

CC

SPT

CC

SPT CC

SPT CC SPT 02 37 20 CC SPT CC SPT

That's Okay. Skylab, Houston,

affirmative,

Houston SPT.

through

Vanguard

- i0 minutes.

Go ahead. Roger. I put a number of comments on Channel B about this ATM pass. One I'd like to reiterate to you - to pass on - is that we need up here, as soon as possible on the teleprinter, new pads, or rather new cue card formats for powerdown for unattended dark side prep, Sun side prep, powerdown operate next pass, for new configuration; and we really don't knew where we are. Roger. Copy.

CC SPT CC

Thank you. And, for info; we're going to be co-_anding side of the house, to configure that. Roger. the AM EPS

SPT

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CC

Okay, and also, on this thermal problem, we - little thermal shotgame we played a while ago didn't work, and the actions we're going to take, is we're going to turn off all this redundant gear that we had in trying to warm up the loop. We're going to run with a single loop tonight, with no switchover enabled. We've taken the critical - we will take the critical equipment off the line; we'll be safe if we do have a loop failure. T_e ground will pick it up and command a new inverter, and pump on the line.

SPT CDR CC CDR CC

Okay. We need to go back That should to C0_ND. Right, Hank?

already, be

accomplished,

Pete.

By whom? 0kay, I guess when you put that inverter on while ago, maybe you ought to verify that you did go back to COMMAND after you did it. No, we didn't. to it now. You didn't tell us to. We'll go back

02 39 34

CDR

CC

Okay, thank you. Sorry about that. In regard to your evening status report, why don't you go ahead and put the rest of it on channel B then, the food part ? Okay, the CDR ate everything, and he's probably going to get into the butter cookies in a minute, so put me down for two butter cookies. And the rest of the guys get - put it on ch=_-el it now. B, because we don't have

CDR

CC

Okay, and for info; we're dumping the tape recorder at this site, so you ought to hold up on that until we LOS. Okay, I put you back in CO_4AND you're in C0_L_ND on PRIMARY. Thauk you, sir. on both PRIMARY and SECONDARY on SECONDARY. And

02 40 22

CDR

CC CDR

I said you are in CO_]AND now.

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CDR CC

Roger.

Copy.

ThAn_ you.

And we'll be commanding up the secondary loop here, and you may get a caution and warning. Okay. Once you put the Just gotten to be about Okay, we'll you get the AM BUSES configured, why did gear on the line?Seems to me we've extremely cold in the MDA. It's got 55 de_rees up there. take a look at it.

CDR

CC 02 44 OO CC

Skylab, for info; we'd like to fly tonight with the TACS ENABTXn until we get this momentum squared away. It looks like we - Every t_m_ we take this thing and hold it out attitude for awhile, out of solar inertial, we have a problem getting squared away. It is FABLED, isn't it, Hank?

PLT CC

Roger, this is Just info. We want - we wanted to tell you that we did want to fly that way tonight. Okay. Good Show. Do we have somebody up in the MDA

PLT CC

Skylab, Houston. now? PLT will be there All righty. Go ahead.

SPT CC PLT 02 45 30 CC

shortly

for you.

Okay, Paul. ON _ on the panel 205, I believe it is there, the HEG ADJUST? We'd like to get the REG ADJUST BUS i, clockwise, until PCGTOTAL I equals TOTAL and that will complete our reconfiguration. We got PCGs 1 through 4 on REG BUS i, and 5 through 8 on REG_JS 2. Hey, that sounds great! Holy mackerel, you got a nominal four except for that discharge limit. Why you leaving the discharge limit INHIBITED? Just in case you really need them tonight yet?

2,

CDR PLT

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CC

No, we're Just waiting until we get everything fully back up. And we need about three things over on the ATM panel to finish the closeout of that for unattended. Go ahead. Okay, S054; C_ay. S056 main power What [sic] ON? Oh, you want the X-REAPOWEH OFF? we need to get the EXPOSURE RANGE to 256.

PLT CC FLT CC PLT CC

do you want?

S056 main power [sic] ON. And we need the H-Alpha AUTO switch to OFF, and that does it for that, and we're Almost LOS. And we'llbe coming up on Canary

at 57.
CDR I dc_'t understand HIGH VOLTAGE POWER Negative. Skylab, Fourteen Houston through Wowl Canary and Madrid_ 14 minutes. SO 56 main power. on the S0567 You mean the

02 47 28 02 57 B3

CC CC SPT CC

minutes!

And I got to apoligize to you, Paul. I allowed myself to pass you some bad switch nomenclature awhile ago. On S056, it was the CAMERA POWER we wanted ON. And on H-alpha l, we wanted H-alpha 1 AUTO switch to OFF. C_ay, we finally figured it had to be the CAMERA POWER switch. You should see that ON. And the H-alpha i- EXPOSURE switch, or whatever call it, the AUTO switch is now OFF. you want to

SPT

CC SPT

Roger.

Copy.

Thank you.

Henry, why do we need to put the AUTOswitch OFF, now that we're back in EVA Ab_O DOOR, ENABLE? The NIGHT Well, INTERLOCK is still in OVERRIDE.

CC SPT

let's take

it out.

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CC BPT CC

If you want That's what

to do that,

Joe. a new checklist.

I mean by needing and we're

Roger. We concur you something.

going to have to build

CDR

Yes, but Hank, do me a favor. Have those guys do it and work on it, and practice with it in the simulator and work on it. And don't send us one until it's the right one! Roger that. All we got is 8million yards of bits and pieces ATM stuff written all over everything, including wall! Skylab, Houston. ATM DC is taking We're about 1 minute care of the -_ut,-,. of the

CC CDR

03 l0 34

CC

from LOS. The There's a

very remote possibility that we might get a nominal H-cage on the next dump. However, if that doesn't occur you ought to be good for the night. And how would you like to wake up in the morning? CDR CC CDR Okay. We have What's - the station time. Bermuda at ll:00.

Let's hear from you then. ThAnk you very much. We'll see you in the morning, HA_k. Okay, you want a call at Bermuda? Yes, please. Okay, will do. You guys get a good night's You've earned it. Thank you. Good night, Houston. And EGIL thanks You're welcome, you for the power. you're welcome. rest.

CC CDR CC

CDR SPT CC CDR

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CDR CC CDR

Oh, hey, Hank. Roger.

Are you there?

Okay. I_m sorry. today, and I made was German potato Roger. Copy.

I had corn scheduled in my menu the scheduled substitution, which salad.

CC 03 12 00 CDR

Thank you.

END OF TAPE

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SKYLAB 03 _7 42 CC CC CDR CC

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION
°

SPT, Houston. Skylah, Houston Houston

Go ahead,

Hey, sorry to bother you guys, but this coolant loop is getting away from us, and we're going to have to do something with it. It's down to 2 2 degree s below freezing now. And we're going to have to get you up and work it until we can get the thing warmed up. What it looks like it may do is freeze up in the condensing heat exchanger and that's an intolerable situation. We'd llke for you get _he AM CIRC FANS on, and bring up the ATM C&D coolant loop. And our plan is, which we're - hoped to have for you by Canaries is, we're going to hook up an LSU to one of the SUS outlets to PCU. Then use that LCG adal_cer we hav_ and hook up an LCG and get it down in the hot part of the workshop there, somewhere, maybe near one of the water tanks, and see if we can't start warming up this coolant loop. Okay. We're with you. We'll work it right andthe now. ATM

CDR SPT

Okay, AM coolant coolant loop.

loop, AM circ

fans,

CC

That's affirmative. Sorry to do this to you guys. We're going to let you sleep late in the morning. No, we want to keep the show running, worry about that. pal. Don't

03 49 22

CDR

CC

Skylab, Houston. We want you to use SUS 2 on this • L$U hookup. We'd like for you to get the whole thing connected up, and if possible, delay to Canaries to turn it on. You'll have to •use that special adapter to hook up the LCG to the PCU, and we want the diverter valve set to position 5. We haven't found the stowage location yet for those adapters.

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CDR 03 51 39 CC

We're working

it.

Okay, I have - FA0 says they're in 920, the center sleep compartment, and we want you to hook up two of them, if possible - two LCGs and we're about LOS now and we'll be coming up on Canaries at 36. Hello, Houston. Roger. We're You there7 12-1/2 minutes now.

0h 36 oh

PLT CC PLT

with you for about

Okay. We're all wondering why, if we're in a sweat on the coolant loop, why don't we start adding some heat to the vehicle, especially for the MDA? Okay, we've got all the heaters on now. The biggest problem is to get some heat into the coolant loop, and the only way we can do that is through the electronics that's attached to it. And also the problem is our thermal capacitor has gotten down so cold that it's really zapping us. And the stuff that we're putting on is downstream of the heat exchanger, and the heat exchanger is our big problem; we can't afford to let it freeze up on us.

CC

PLT CC PLT

Well, I'll buy that.

You got all the MDA heaters on?

Okay, all of them except the primary set, I'm talking about the radiant heaters and the wall heaters and that. Those are all on, and we'd like to verify how far you've gotten this lash up. I guess we want to get those LC - LSUs hooked into 323 and 317 on the secondary side, and when you get the whole thing lashed up with those adapters, we wanted to get the two LCGs put somewhere near water tank 1. That seems to be the warmest tank, according around it. Later on to our telemetry. Perhaps in

CC

CDR

Hank, we've got it done. We:ve got it done. there, where you want it. Okay - -

And it's

CC

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CDR CC

You turned

them

on? then before valves in

Okay, let's verify a couple of things we do that. You do have the diverter position 5. Is that correct_ Both valves are in position 5.

CDR CC

Okay, then back on the - We need to verify a few things for us. Go ahead; we're all here.

somebody

in the STS

PLT CC

Okay. Panel 200, we want to get the circuit BAD FLOW, SECONDARY, CLOSED. It's CLOSED. Okay. And on panel 203, RAD FLOW, SECONDARY

breaker

04 38 23

PLT CC PLT CC

to CO_M_ND.

That" s complete. Okay, now panel 217, we want to verify that the HEAT EXCHANGER COOLANT FLOW, for _che SECONDARY system, is in BYPASS. We want to leave it there. It is. Okay, want to It's off now. Okay, we're ready to turn the pumps on, then. Want to run down and get those on the panel 323 or right there, either one. We want to go to SUS 2 PUMP to PRIMARY. In work. Okay, it's on. verify that the Jumper is removed.

04 38 44

PLT CC PLT CC

PLT 04 39 14 PLT CC

Okay, and the last thing, I guess, we want to do is if - somehow or another, we'd like to get a portable fan rigged up to blow air across those LCGs into the vicinity of that water tank. And you think you can rig that up? We thought maybe you could use the outlet at 521.

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PLT

I suppose we could; we've got it taped to the hot wall in there. I was actually covering the darn things to try and insulate them from cold air so they picked up max heat from the wall. And reject it only to the water. Look, if you blow on them, you might have them rejecting heat to the 0WS air. Okay, let's get a -'let us get a - work that one a minute. Okay. You want us to power up any EREP to get some heat into that ATM EREp coolant loop? Stand by 1. Also, we could power up some more ATM gear, monitor i; we got MODE 2 on. Okay - Doesn't look like we're right now. using an awful lot of power like TV

SPT

CC

SC

CC 04 40 B3 CDR

CC PLT

CC

Okay, we're pulling h600 watts like we're already starting to this thing. I guess we'd like a minute or two on the EREP or Okay, fine. We're dentally, Houston; A0S time?

right now. It looks see some results on to hold off for Just anything else.

PLT

just trying to be helpful. Inciwhat's your next pass and your

Oh hl 21

CC

Okay, the next one, after we get through will be Carnarvon at 16. Thank you. And we still have about 7 minutes

Madrid

here,

SC CC PLT

on this pass.

Okay, we think some rather - looks to me - are dramatic results on the mol sieve, out temperature's come up 3 degrees since we turned on that S - SUS pump.

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Roger. We're seeing the sA_ thing down here; it's fantastic. This one temperature that was below freezing going into the heat exchanger is now up almost to 41 degrees. What's What that stuff freeze at? That essentially in the 32?

PLT CC

we were worried

about was the water

condensing heat exchanger itself. The coolant itself is no problem; it won't freeze up on us. But the water down there in those plates - if they froze up, we'd be in trouble. CDR Yes, I understand that. Henry, can you give me some idea how this happened? Have we Just been cooling down and cooling down, and the extra power down today for EVA drive you over the brink? I don't understand this. What happened there, I think, was that the - we had that failure, you know, in the TCV valve in the primary loop where it went - full cold on us, and it drug the whole system down. It drugged the secondary down with it and then pulled the thermal capacitors down. Then that combined with our EVA today, where we powered everything down, Just drove us right into the mud. Okay, you got any - I don't want to bother you, but you got any plans for working the primary loop valve and getting it unstuck? There's some people looking at some things, Pete. don't know what they're looking at right now, but there are some plans in the work. In fact, they're - they were working they wanted to try tomorrow. some things I

CC

04 43 45

CDR

CC

CC

CDR

And I show 43 degrees out on the heat exchanger valve. So, that's up from 35 when I first looked at it. Hey, Han_, Roger. Ask EGIL what he things about BAT 4 on the PCG. come that is low, the ... is low? you still there?

...

04 46 50

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Okay, I'll get an answer. What we'd like to do here, Pete, is to look at this thing at Carnarvon, which is the next station which is coming up at 16. During - in the meant_, we're going to be deciding how we want to configure for the night. But in any event, I think at Carnarvon we'll have a decision for you and let you guys get to bed. In fact, a couple of you could go now, if you like. And we'll try to determine whether it's going to be a permanent situation or whether it's temporary. In any event, we're out of the woods right now on the immediate problem. Okay, we'll see you at Carnarvon. PCG 4 looks okay to us, Pete. Roger.

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CC

Skylab, Houston through for about lh minutes. Hi, there. How are you?

Carnarvon

and Honeysuckle

CDR CC

Okay. I guecs we made a decision here. What we're going to do is leave this thing lashed up like it is. I think we're out of the woods right now on it, for the time being, anyhow. And we're going to work on a plan to get ourselves squared away for the rest of the mission. Before you guys go to bed, however, we'd like to know how we're going to'handle tomorrow. Our plan is now tentatively, with your concurrence, is to get you up about 13:00 - about 2 hours late. And we'd like to know how much cleanup time you want in the plan tomorrow and where you want it. And that cleanup will probably include tearing down this thing we Just built up here with the LCGs.

CDR

Well, Hank, I tell you, how about - spread it out, but an hour with one guy, we'd like to do ... experiment ... iBut you could spread everybody together, we could work ... Okay. Had an awful understand you want Is that correct? Wait until lot of feedback there, Pete. I about a couple of hours a guy.

CC

CDR CC 05 16 33 CDR

we get" the squeal

out of it, Hank.

Okay, that sounded pretty good then. Okay. Couple hours would be fine or, if you can't _nke it that way, you know, spread a little in tomorrow and a little the next day. And we'd llke to keep as much or, the experiments as possible. It won't take us more than 20 minutes to cleanup what we did. We put it together in an awful hurry.

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Roger. Understand. And one other little item for you here is one of our computer predictions says we may get a nominal H-cage on the next dump. One of them says we're not. Well, seeing's the TACS is right down by our heads, I 'm sure we'll find out one way or another whether we got it or not. I'm kind of sitting here sightseeing right at the momen_t. We've had a beautiful swing down over Snmatra and Borneo, and good sunlight. And, we're Just approaching the Australian coastline, ready for the pass over Australia. You read, Houston? Roger. We copy. And I guess if - We're satisfied with the likes of it right now, and if you are, we'll let you go to bed. Do you want a call in the morning? We've got a pass at Ascension at 13:0O. Yes, why don't you do that. I suspect we'll wake up before that, Hank. We usually do, and we'll give you a holler. And if you haven't heard frQm us by 13:00 why Just go ahead and give us a holler. And all old buddies down there in the Carnarvon tracking station, when they get off duty tonight I'd like them to all go and have a Swan Lager been for me. Roger. Copy. I appreciate you guys taking care of this superfast. And sorry we had to do that to you. Ya'll get a good night's rest, and we'll talk to you tomorrOW. Okay. Nighty night.

CDR

CC

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12 56 02

PLT CC PLT

Good morning, Morning, Fine.

Houston. How are y'all doing this morning?

Skylab.

12 56 17

CC

And, Skylab; Houston. We're in the middle of an Ascension pass; we still have about 9 minutes remaining in this pass. We've hustled all evening to get out a bunch of pads, which are in the teleprinter, which you may alreadyhave found. The only note I'll have right now on those pads is that there is a new _,-_ary Flight Plan for today that asstmes a 13:00 wake up that you'll find there. During the eCening, the coolant loop's status has re-_ned stable, and we do not want you to change the configuration that you guys put it in last evening. One other short note - We are up-linking s_me ATMDC memory load in preparation for switchover to the secondary computer. We're going to be doing - It's now scheduled for tomorrow, and there's a message on the teleprinter doing now. concerning this upTlink we're

PLT CC PLT CC 12 57 hl CDR

Yes, we Okay.

saw it, Dick.

Thank

you.

And we're

Just now getting

up and about.

Very good. Dick, hew long do you think you're going to have to leave the BUS pump up and the coolant loop the way it is? Pete, I wish we right now could give you a real smart answer on that, but we Just honestly don't know. With the - the EGIL and his people have been studying the problem all night, and we've got the situation stable right now. And we'd like to Just leave it that way until we really understand • what we're doing there.

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Okay. Hey, Dick, do y'all want that housekeeping morning powerdown, still performed? 70, the

CC

Negative. We do not. That's one of the messages that we have prepared. I'm not sure right now whether it's on board or not, but we donot want it performed. As a matter of fact, now - ... - - matter of fact, now that I think about it, it's in the odds and ends message, and we have not uplinked that one yet. So - But do not do those steps. Okay, we'll throw it away, huh? (Laughter) Okay. Skylab, Houston; we're about 45 seconds from LOS here at Ascension. We're going to see you at Carnarvon at 13:30. Okay. And incident,11y, we have -we have put in the first patch in the ATMDC, as I advised you while ago. And everything is going real good there. Take care, you guys. Dick. You still there?

PLT CC

PLT CC 13 04 13 CC

PLT CC

PLT 13 05 22 PLT CC PLT

Hello, Yes,

sir, I am.

Probably don't have time now; I didn't voice record yesterday's food. Remind me, and I'll give it to you at Carmarvon. Will you, please? Okay, sure will. Skylab, Houston; next 6 minutes. Good morning, we're AOS over Carnarvon for the

CC 13 29 i0 CC

PLT

Crip.

How are you today?

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Fairly fine. And you guys sound rather cheerful after having to get up in the middle of the night. Well, glad to do it to save our happy hc_e. Very good. Maybe it's getting a little bit happier.

PLT CC PLT

Yes, let me give you quickly my menu for yesterday, Bob. It didn't get recorded last night. Okay. Okay, ate everything except delete macaroni, item 7h; bread, item 75; one coffee, ntmber 62; optional salt, 9.0. And I put on the tape recorder last night, - While we were ricocheting around lashing up LCGs, I couldn't resist one can of butter cookies.

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CC PLT CC CDR CC

Was that butter No.

cookies

you ate or did y - not eat?

That's an extra one I snuck in that I ate. cookies.

Okay; one can of butter Label that a midnight Sounds good. Houston. Go ahead.

snack. And CDR;

I can think of better things.

CDR 13 30 hh CC

We have you scheduled, as you might have noticed on your_llght Plan today, for a t_pe recorder checking and ahangeout. Apparently, that thing failed on us, and we asked you to check a light on it. We need to coordinate that over a ground station when you do, because we have to send a command for reconfiguration. So, when that comes up, would you Just not do it untill we do have a ground pass? Okay; understand. number i? That's affirm. Okay. Very good. what to do. Okay. We've Then I'll wait for you to tell me And what is that, tape recorder

13 31 08

CDE

CC CDR

CC

got that we're

- details

on an odds sending

and ends

message which very shortly. CDR

going to be

up for you

_

Okay, very good. Oh, and, Bob, while you're thinking about it, the grouud may want to take into consideration how we do this on the next EVA, but we used up the three UCTA's that were spelled out for our day 26 EVA, that we took out of the dome locker. So, however they would like to Juggle UTCA's for the next EVA, why don't you have the stowage people think

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about that because we're going to - Somebody's going to have to replace the ones that we _e the next time. So_ebody's going to have to bring some more up. CC Okay, appreciate that reminder. age people work on it. Got any news for us this morning? If We'll have our stow-

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I 're got the morning news here, per your request. you'd like, I can give you a few blurbs. Yes, please.

CDR CC

Okay. By the way, this is kind Qf somewhat old news down here. I wasn't working when it oceured. Did you hear about the TU-Ih4, the Russian supersonic tree, sport that crashed last Strode%y? No. Okay. It was during the Paris Air Show. I guess the aircraft made a couple of passes over the field, and it pulled up for a turn to come in for a landing, and apparently, - Well, the description of it in the newspaper was that it fell and then ended up exploding. And lost the crew and some town people in the village Surrounding the airport. Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. That's pretty bad. For some - what is called late news, you guys were headlines today on m_naging to get that solar panel out. And all of us are rather happy about that. The - Some news slm-,aries l've got - The people passed on to me hers; I can go over a couple of them for you. Said two California astronomers reported the discovery of a quasar believed to be the most distant recorded object in the universe. And that was Dr. Joseph Wempler of UC, Santa Cruz, and Dr. Margaret Burbid@e I believe -I guess, San Diego teemed in identifying the quasar with the vast equipment linked with the Link Observatory, as

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that quasar's believed to be about i0 billion light years from Earth. Mr. Clarence M. Kelly, the Kansas City Police Chief, has been nominated by President Nixon to serve as director of the FBI. The 61-year old law enforcement officer served as an FBI agent for 21 years before he Joined the Kansas City police Department 12 years ago. Also, today, West German Chancellor Willy - Willy Brandt is on an official visit in Israel where he was praised by Mrs. Golda Meir for his stating upon his arrival that, '_Fne stun of the suffering and the horror cannot be removed from the consciences of our people." I guess - The hea_1_nes in the Houston Post this morning read, "SPACEMEN FREE SOLAR PANEL. Skylab's energy crisis seemed solved Thursday night after a twice around-the-world repair Job by two of the coolest cats ever to labor in space suits." And if I got anybody interested in astrology up there, I can give you your so-called predictions for the day. Pete, yours is: "Endless rounds of discussion get nowhere, but serve to slow down your progress." Says "to concentrate on your own affairs and select simple goals." P. J., yours says, "Yesterday's challenges continue to esculate. If you must make changes, put your attention to being thorough and complete." And, for Dr. Joe, "Discretion carries your day. Be explicit. Volunteer no side issues which might confuse matters. Family and associates are restless. " 13 36 35 SPT CC CDR CC I'm sorry to hear (Laughter). Okay. CripY got about another couple of that, but I'm going back to bed.

Say, you still there, That's affirm. minutes. We've

13 36 27

CDR

Okay. For planning purposes, some strenuous objections on to share the wealth a little a discussion amongst Joe and P. J. do EV-I on day 26, and

unless somebody has the ground, we'd like bit up here. And having myself, we elected to let I'ii do EV-2, if

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everybody doesn't have any objections to that. We're a11 trained in the different Jobs, and we thought we'd like to let P. J. get outside. CC CDR 13 37 42 CC Okay. We'll run that one around the flag pole.

_an1_ yOU. Skylab, Houston; we're i minute until LOS. We'll see you again at G,,-_ at 13:45. And I've just been informed that we also need a food report from Joe. So maybe if he could have that for me at the next pass, I'd appreciate it, sir. The menu report for yesterday: Ate everything except H20 ,

SPT

one tea with lemon no nothing else. 13 38 09 CC

and sugar, no salt, no DELTA

Okay. Understand. The only thing different was one tea with sugar not eaten. That's nice and quick. Skylab, Hodston; we're AOS over G1,,m for about a 3-minute pass. And, P. J. for you, your mineral supplements for today are three calcium tablets. no one else has to take any. Crazy. ThAnk yOU. like that.

13 44 30

CC

And

13 44 48

PLT CC PLT

I thought

you'd

Oh, I don't mind. Skylab, Houston. We're i minute until see you again at G_,_m at 13:55, 13:55. LOS, and we'll

13 46 33

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CC

Skylab, Houston. In case I messed up on that the next pass is at Hawaii, at Hawaii. See you at Hawaii. The calcium's down.

call,

PLT 13 47 17 13 56 39 CC CC

Good for the calcium. Skylab, minutes. Houston; we're A0S over Hawaii for about 2 Q

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Ok ay. SEylab, Houston. We're you again over Goldst_e i minute to LOS. at lh:O7, lh:07. We'll see

14 05 51

CC

Skylab, Houston; we're AOS over Goldstone for about - oh, about 6 minutes. And we'll have a couple of dropouts swinging across the top. All righty. Are you gone, Crip?

CDR CDR CC i_ 06 36 CDR

Say again, please? I was wondering if you were st_ll with us. S_, while we've got a minute, and now that we've got s_me power back, we were discussing the possibility of how we'd do our meals differentl_, if we could use the heaters. And it turns out, we probably wouldn't do it much different than we're doing right now. Because - and I bet you this a long time ago but it may have gone down the crack - we've got "a lot of _ .in this water. When you fill a rehydratable food package with either hot or cold water, the package swells ,Imost to its total voltametric capacity with gases. And there really isn't any way that you can put that kind of food cold in the food tray, and put the lid on it," and heat it. The only thing you can do with those rehydratables that are supposed to be hot is use the hot water. Now that works fine on AlI of them ex - except about two, which really take a long time to reconstitute; that's the macaroni and the spaghetti. But that's a problem you might Pass on to the follow-on crews because it's not going to m-ke any difference how much power We've got up here. I don't think they're going to do the meals any differently then we've been doing them, but since you do most of your meal preparing right before the meal you eat Ok%y. Copy. .And we'll pass that on. I know AI's going to be disappointed if you can't prepare - prepare spaghetti right. You Can't even let the air out by depressing on the valve, is that correct?

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Well, if you do, you get - you get - semi-fluids come out of it.. So you've got to Judge - you can use a drink valve and slop cold whatever-it-is into your mouth while you're letting the air out into your mouth, which is about the best place because it - it - it - Just goes all over the place. Oh, okay. We'll the crews. pass that on to the food people and

CC

CDR

And it's not - it's not something that you can't cope with, and there really ... that I don't think is any •.. But it is different than originally the way we planned it .... heaters. Okay. I might say that the hot water is - is very hot, and - and it does a good Job. You can leave food reconstituted for 3 or h minutes before you start eating it, and it's still very warm when you start to eat it. Very good; that's good to hear. Say, Crip, you still with us? That's Well, about water day, affirm. EGIL's got a lot of problems, but how him to consider when we turn on the hot in the waste management compartment toJust leave it on. You've got a GO to turn it on and

CC 14 08 56 CDR

CC lh ll 05 CDR CC CDR

I know asking heater that we

CC

That's affirm. leave it on. Yea!

I_ CC

Aren't we nice to you guys? those hot showers.

We figured

you'd

like

CDR

Well, we Just wanted some of the, you know, for our sponge baths and everything. It's - it's been a little chilly doing that, especially since the vehicle cooled down.

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Roger. We may get a couple of minutes dropout on voice her. If we do, I'll - I'll have you again over at Goldstone at 14:13. Correction, at Texas. Okay. Skylab, we're A0S once more over Texas at time. should have about a 13-minute pass, 13 minutes. Okay. Okay. I 'm ass_ing you guys are still down in the - the wardroom having chow. We would like to go back to our original configuration regarding TACS inhibited and inhibiting C_G auto reset. Would it be possible within the next few minutes to have somebody do that? If not we'll have to hold up on that DAS command because of - of some loading that we're doing in the computer. Yes. right We're - we're on our way up there tc do it now. We

CDR 14 13 24 CC

CDR CC

CDR

CC

Okay, that's to turn off the six TACS switches. You're to turn them to INHIBIT, and to put CMG, AUTO, reset inhibited at 52010 code and a 5 triple balls 2 code. And while I'm still talking to you here, I can tell you the status of your rate gyros this morning and the never-ending saga of the GNS. X is in 1 and 2 with 3 as backup; Y is in 1 and 2 with 3 as backup; and Z is in 2 and 3 on two rate gyro redundancy management. And we have 1 off. Copy. And your request is accomplished. You're speedy.

14 lh 48

SPT CC

Thank you very much, sir.

14 15 12

CC

Okay, Skylab. Also a message regarding your flight plan for today. There's been a decision made to scrub the SO19 stowage and the S07B operations for today. Skylab _,Houston; we're working on your computer more, so please do not do - be doing any DAS operations. once

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Okay. And I don't know if you copied _ earlier statement. There's been a decision made this morning: From your current flight plan, we would like to eliminate the S019 stowage. P. J., you had that scheduled about 16:00, I believe. Also, we would like to eliminate all S073 operations. In other words we're going to leave 19 in the SAL. What are you going to do with it? We'll be pulling it out probably put the ETC in. I've got a confession to make. ing and all ready took it out. Had you put anything Negative. Well, just leave it like that. for tomorrow. (Laughter) back. Okay. That makes it nice in yet? tomorrow morning to

PLT CC

PLT

I got s.head this morn-

CC PLT CC

PLT

I'm glad I don't have to put it

14 18 09

CC

(Laughter) Okay. On those S073 periods, you can Just use yo - those for general cleanup that we'd taken away from you earlier. Okay, but don't do that anymore. Y'all are going to figure out how we operate up here (laughter). Trying to get ahead of us, huh? When I woke up - Well, I'm afraid to get too far ahead. I woke up early this morning. Had the prowls.

CDR

CC PLT CDR PLT CDR

Say, Crip, are you still with us?

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Affi rm. Do you need me to determine which tape recorder you want, or you want to run that tape recorder stuff and tell me which one to than@e? Okay, it's I that's bad. But we've got - we want to do a checkout on it and let me -stand by 1. Let me check on the status of this message. Well, it may be up there; I haven't looked. But I 'm available anytime. If you want to plan it for the next station, I'ii be there. Okay, Pete. I think Let me verify what's Okay, and what's that soundS pretty good to us. the status of this message. station? and it's at ih:34.

CC

CDR

CC

CDR 14 20 41 14 20 49 CC CDR

the next

Ascension.

And it's Ascension

Roger. Ascensio_ Bermuda now, and tracking station wish I was at the

at 14:34. We're directly overhead it looks like everybody in the in Bermuda has got a nice day. I beach down there.

CC

I think it's a pretty nice day all over the U.S. We've got the odds and endS message up there in your teleprinter right now, and the first line on it, I think, explains what we want to do with the teleprinter. And you might take a look at that before we get to that - that pans. And we'll be doing one command over Ascension, and then check a light. And if it doesn't work out, we'll be asking you to change it out for us. You didn't mean teleprinter; right? I - I'm sorry, yes. Bye. to go here in case you mean tape recorder,

CDR

CC CDR CC

Okay, see you at 34.

And we still have about 4 minutes anybody's got any traffic. Yes, the P. J.'s got the prowls

CDR

and I got the

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whistles, CC PLT lh 23 31 CC PLT Okay.

so we're

whistling

around

and working.

Still there, That's

Houston?

affirmative.

Crip, how about asking somebody to look into something for us, will you? There's a greasy film on these all these windows, and when you try to clean it with plain water, it doesn't do a very good Job. Now we've got these zephiran wipes in there, but I wanted somebody to experiment on the ground before we tried it up here. See if anybody can come up with anything to help clean the windows, will you, please? Okay. You got any idea what the film is?

CC PLT

It's- it's ... greasy kind of stuff - it's Just what comes out of the air. No, I don't. Okay. Wait a minute. A guy on a white in the wardroom. horse Just appeared

CC SPT

CC

Well, despite your guy on the white ahead and look into it for you. Okay.

horse,

we'll

go

PLT 14 25 25 CC

Skylab, Houston; we're about 30 seconds from LOS. And we'll have you again at Ascension, as I said, at 14:34. And the DAS is yours again. Okay, thank you, Bob. Skylab, Houston; we're AOS over Ascension at this

PLT 14 34 55 CC

time. And we've Just sent up a co_nand designating tape recorder 1 as our data recorder. We would like you to check panel 20h TAPE RECORDER, rotary - by the rotary switch to verify whether the STOP light on 1 TAPE RECORDER 1 is ON or OFF. SPT CC Okay, the CDR is enroute. Thank you, sir.

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CDR CC

Okay,

Crip,

the TAPE

RECORDER

i light

is on.

Roger. Copy. It's on. Roger, Pete. That means that it's kaput, and we need you to change it out as we've mentioned in that mee_a@e that is in your SWS systems Checklist, 4-26, Okay, Okay. SaM, also, Crip, we've had a bat charge light on forever - since sometime yesterday. Could you give me a reason for that? Did we go ... that forever now, or what? It's on the ATM. Stand by on that. Crip, l'll have it done here in a little while.

CDR CC 14 36 50 CDR

CC PLT

Speaking of bat charge, Crip; how about - you want us to enable the caution/warning for the airloek module batteries? Let me check on that one also, Pete - Paul.

CC 14 37 36 CC

Okay. P. J., you can go ahead and enable that caution/warning for the airlock module batteries, and We'll get a procedure to get that light out for you on the bat charge. Thank you.

PLT CC

Okay. And also, CDR, we've had a question come up here that we'd like you to ponder for s_nhile, please. And that is, if it is decided to deploy the MSFC sail, do you think that should be done with the normal EVA, or should we do it in two EVA's? I guess the prime question is, how crowded is it going to be in the airlock whenyou're going out? The concensus here seems to be that it would probably be better to do it in one, but we would like your recommendation. Well, I'll tell you. I've already pondered that one, and I've got an answer for you. The way that we agreed to do it on the ground; if we were going to do it in that manner, was that we would suit up and do one EVA, whichever one it wan, in whichever order you

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wanted it done; and that wan do the ATM. And then we would pop back inside, repress the airlock, take off our helmets • eat lunch and not get out of our suits, get back into suits, do a little suit integrity check, and pop back outside and do the next one. Now that's a very easy thing to do. If you decided to do that, we would use the SPT on the sail deploy and then sw_ out, because he's already suited anyhow; the PLT on the film deploy. 14 39 24 CC CDR Okay, Pete. We copied that. We'll pass it on.

Yes, here's ,_ feeling, Crip. I would do it in the following order, also: I would do the film deploy right _ay at the first EVA. I believe that we could get that done in the shortest amount of time. l've also rigged most of the station out there. If you didn't catch it yesterday, I did configure both trees with the hooks while I was sitting there doing nothing, and so the station is ready to go. And I think we can do a very fast Sob on our film transfer, and pop back in, close the hatche and relax, and reconfigure the airloek with the sail, _nd then pop back out and do the sail. Okay, I cOpied that. We're again at CRO at 15:04. about to go AOS. See you

14 _0 20

CC

CDR

Now if anybody has any big serious reasons for not doing it that way, which is the way we talked about it on the ground before we left, why, I'll be more than happy to entertain those. Oks_. Thank you, sir.

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CC

Skylah, Houston. next i0 minutes,

We're AOS over Carnarvon for the next I0 minutes. crowd has changed to check it out? to take side

for the

CDR

Okay. Your handy-fix-it tape recorder. You want Okay. Okay. Roger. We'll And,

out the

CC CDR CC CDR

see if INCO wants I replaced 22. it with

a look at it. 22.

nmmber

Number

And also, Crip, for your information_ on transporter Oh, the failure mode was on the take-up side, drive sprocket. In the transporter the film, don't ask me how it did this, wrapped itself 360 degrees around the transporter drive or idler gear about four times. I don't know how it could do that. We're trying to unravel it now. Okay. We copy that.

CC 15 06 15 CC

And, Pete, for your information, per your request. We're trying to get you up a new ATM cue card, which reflects all the changes that we've made. It's sitting out here at Carnarvon, now. And I don't know whether we're going to m-_e it up at this pass or not, but it'll be up shortly. It is intended only to be used for the day, though, because it was put together last night in a rather hurried fashion. And we've checked it several times. We think it's carrect, but tammorrow we're going to give you one that is good and that we've run in the simulator and we know it's good. •Okay. Thank you, sir.

CDR CC

And, CDR; for your information, that recorder checks out good. You guys do mean it when.you say you fix anything, don't you? We try.

CDR

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CC 15 07 33 CDR

They'll

put you

in the CBs if you don't watch

out.

Now, Crip. We have cleared transporter Oh. And I don't know what the crowd would like to do down there. l'm not sure that there's anything wrong with it. It seems to be all right. What would you like us to do with transporter Oh? Red label it and put it away, or try her again? Because I think it was Just a - a chance, which could •have been caused by the takeup spool being - having a little loop in it, being almost full and not accepting any more film, That, to me, more likely failure than the transporter because there was very little film r_maining on the supply reel. We Just stripped it out to throw it away. And there was very little film remaining on the supply reel. So I kind of think that might have been the problem. And it's a good transporter. We'd Just as soon go ahead and use it, if the camera people concur on the ground. Okay. Let me get - a ree_endation You there? from our expert.

CC CDR CC 15 09 59 CDR

Hey, Crip. Affirmative.

Okay. We've never done day ii transfer, which are EREP tapes. I assume that we'll do that _,whenever you - we flnally get enough EREP tapes to do that. Is that correct? We'll check on that and on the status of your transporter. What we'd like you to do is Just go ahead and put it back in the drawer and we'll schedule it for a tnkeup of transporter when it's required. Okay. It looks good to me. It runs free and - stud it looked to me like the film Just Jammed up at the exit end there and tried to go into the tnkeup reel. Okay. Okay. Now back to day 14, cryo, fan 0 2 valve, and

CC

CDR

CC 15 l0 hh CDR

all that baloney. We're not going to do that because we're still running the fuel cells, right?

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CC CDR

I'm sorry, Pete.

I didn't

copy your

last

statement.

I'm in the stowage book. And I'm reading the stowage that has not been done - day ii, da_ 13 we can take care of ourselves, and day i_ stowage has not been done either. And I gather we're not going to do that until we run the fuel cells dry. I think you're it here. Okay. correct on that. But we're verifying

CC

CDR 15 12 42 CC

Page 15, we'll

take

care of.

Skylah, Houston. We Just sent you a teleprinter message on the ATM cue cards to be used for today, and also the test messages up anf hopefully that'll do it, for a while On teleprinter messages. And we're still researching your transfer question, Pete. Okay Skylab, Houston. We're i minute until LOS. We'll see you again at O,_ at 15:18 andhope that we'll have the answers to your stowage questions at that time. Okay. Next question, Crip. Suit drying - suit drying - They wouldn't let us turn it on last night. Can we start the suit drying? We're Thank checking. you.

CDR 15 14 35 CC

CDR

CC CDR 15 20 51 CC

Skylab, Houston. We're AOS over Guam for the next 8 minutes. And, CDR, per your question, the day ii transfers will be schedulecl on day 161, prior to the EREP, that's day after tomorrow. And - Very good. - - Roger. I said the day ii transfers will be done on day 161 prior to the EREP, at least that's our intent, currently. Very good.

CDR CC

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Regarding the day lh transfers, you were correct. We'll be saving that for fuel cell shutdown which estimated at day 166. Okay. Got another question for you.

is

CDR CC

Okay, let me give you this other one, regarding your suit drying. You're okay to turn on the blowers and you're okay to turn on the heaters to dry the desiccant. Very good, and then my next question is, it's getting pretty raunchy down there in the command module, we'd like permission to bring up the command module fan again. To bring Yes. up the co-,,,-d modul_ what, please? Fan?

CDR

CC CDR CC CDR

You know - -

Roger. The airlock module fans in the comm-nd air into the co-_-_d module. module, blow

15 22 13

CC

Okay. That sounds like a good idea from here, you can go ahead - you've got a GO for that. Okay. YOU want us to run it on low or high?

CDR CC 15 h3 hl CC

On high. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS over the States for next nice long pass there. Should be about 15 minutes. Okay. Houston, you've got H-alpha i on the PC. l'm working two monitors ; so when you want to look at H-alpha 2, give me a holler, and I'Ii switch. Okay; understand. We've got i on now. And, Pete, we're going to be doing a computer load implementation at this pass. We'd like you to stay off the DA_ for a little while, please. DAS power is OFF.

CDR

CC

CDR

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CC

And if the PLT is available, you'll never believe but I got a message modification for him.

it,

PLT

I hope it's got nothing to do with the 192 alignment that I Just finished the visible part of. Would you believe it did? Question is, did you get the READY light when it was called for? I put all that stuf_ on B channel. can get any other traffic? Negative. Okay, here it is in s1_mAry. Negative. I have discovered apparently that the only time I get an ALIGN READY light on the 192 gear is when I have a READY light on the C&D panel. Okay. But you did not get a READY light on the C&D either. Is that correct? Negative, sir. Negative. I got a READY light on the C&I_ every time I expected it. The only conditions under which I could get an ALIGN READY light was to have a C&D READY light. Okay, think that Jives with what the people that you should have. what I thought down here Let me - if you

CC

15 24 44

PLT

CC PLT

CC

PLT

CC

PLT

It doesn't Jive with before launch - Okay, I guess my - -... information.

we should have

CC PLT 15 25 44 CC

Okay, I guess my real question, P. J., is that in the procedure, on the first page, on panel llO, where you got to where you had - supposed to have the S192 mode with a ready light. Did you get that READY light? And then I understood that's affirmative. That's right. Also, you lost the star tracker Just give us the gimbsl angles, if you!ve got them happy - handy, will you, please? pad.

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CC PLT

Wilco.

Stand by i on that. some more

And while you're doing that, let me m-_e comments about the 192. May I?

CC

Roger. If you can - let me go ahead and give you those gimbal angles, I've got them available here. All right, do. Okay. gimbal ... The inner gimbal is plus 1628. the times is plus 0081 and the outer

PLT 15 46 59 CC

PLT CC PLT CC PLT PLT CC 15 47 52 PLT

How about

on that,

please? to 23:00.

Roger.

It's day 159, valid timeswhen

from 13:00

No, the orbital Oh, I'm sorry. Got it. Okay, Tb-n_

it's available. day 4030 to night 1530.

It's available you. about

can I Jaw some more it.

EREP?

Let me have

Okay, I Just finished the visible alignment. The values I got are the left meter reads 85, the right meter reads 54. The focus ring, looking down into the open top of the can, the visible focus ring is right up against the full counterclockwise stop. Okay. I also have a distinct impression that the Y-axis adjustments arm is getting very close to, if you look into the mechanism, its clockwise limit. It's starting to get kind of stiff. Roger. That's about it, except for an interesting fact that I wasn't aware of; maybe all the guys in the back room knew it, but I didn't, is that when you open the S192 door, the thermal reading on this meter goes

CC 15 48 15 PLT

CC 15 48 33 PLT

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up about 50 percent. In other words, it's reading 45 right now, and if I open the door it goes up to a little over 60. Did they know that? CC Okay, apparently the boys in the back room agree that that 's normal. Hey Crip, there's some big Roger. Thank you. Did I understand you to say 192 experts expected that when ... on the monitor.

15 49 ll

CDR CC FLT

Hey, Crip, you faded. that yes, the systems the door was open?

CC

The EREP people tell me that they did expect that increase when the door was opened. Okay. You mean you're not going to let me align it with the door open, until I get these high readings now? We'll check on that.

PLT

CC FLT CC PLT CC

I'm only Joking. I thought you'd like to align nervous it again. about this thing. to tell

No, thanks.

I'm very

That's why I left it for Hank, last night, you you were going to get to do it again.

CC

And, CDR; if you've got a chance, I guess we're sitting here loading this beauty for you this morning and modifying your program slightly, and we don't know if you've ever been briefed on what it is we're doing to it. Have you? Nope. Okay, let me see if I can't get together a little story for you. It's really no impact on crew operations, I don't believe, but there are some mods there that you probably should be aware of.

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CDR

Okay, stud in the meantime, coronagraph at you. Roger, the WLC.

here

comes

the white

light

CC 15 51 03 PLT

Okay, Crip, 192 seems to have stabilized. In the thermal channel, as soon as I move that focus ring away from stop, which is the await [?] stop right now as described on the p&d, I lose it completely. It drops right off the bottom and goes pulling down to 12 and sits there, and I get it back by bringing the focus ring back to the stop, and that's where I'm going to leave it. Okay; copy. I guess - do youfeel like if you had more movement on your focus that it would come in better? When it gets to the focus stop, it has not started dowh yet, so the answer is yes, I think I could. Okay. Ed, are you ready for XUV MON?

CC

PLT

CC 15 51 51 CDR CC CDR

Stand by one on that. Man, I'm like a kid with monitors super. a new toy. I got two

CC

I was usable to copy your last, Pete, I guess we're not getting your TV real time, unfortunately, so it's okay to go ahead and switch to XUV MON now. You don't mean you want me to record it on the VTR. Are you getting it someplace down-link? It's our understanding they're supposed to be recording it now on the ground and they'll be shipping it into us later. It's not for you to be putting on the VTR. on the VTR. Okay. Are you there, Affirmative. Crip?

15 52 33

CDR

CC

CDR 15 53 35 PLT CC

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Okay, thermal ch_=nnel reading is maximized at h3 percent. I'ii give you the new settings, they're not much different, but let me give them to you anyway on the mike. Okay, Houston, the micrometer setting's on thermal adjustment; Z is 0.518, X is 0.528 'and they're both, Just as I said, fullout. Roger, I understood Y was 0.518, X 0.528 fullout at this time, is that correct? That 's right, l'm sorry.. exc'ept, that was right. people tell us that 43 percent, Zebra and you're

CC

PLT CC CC

not Yolk.

Zebra,

And, P. J. ; our _EP looks good. P.J., good.

CC

our EREP people tellus

the

h3 percent looks

CC

And, P. J. ; I don't know if you copied my last trausmission, but 43 percent does look good. Okay, thank you, Bob.

PLT 15 55 h8 PLT

Okay, in our present condition, Bob, on S054 - the door t_Ikback indicates white, which I guess is suspected. We do not have a READY light. Pete Just started a sequence that appears $o be t_ng photos at the proper intervals. The frame count is decrementing; we do not have a OPERATE light either. Is that the way we're going to live with this thing from now on? Okay, our ATM people tell me affirmative, and I understood the door talkback is white and no READY or OPERATE light. That's right, but the frame counter does decrement. That

CC

PLT CC

Frame count decrements. will be normal operation

That's

affirmative.

from now on.

PLT

Yippee.

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Goody, goody. Sort of a quick s1_-,-aryof what we're doing to the computer. We've already input new inertias to account for your condition of your solar panel w_ng. That is one off and one out. We've done on the -updated your TACS thrust, in pulse width to be used in case of a switchover, and also we've changed the logic slightly, such that the backup strapdown does use the Sun sensors. Joe might be interested in putting that on his little card. Also we have - because of ali the rate gyro problems we've been having, we've modified it such that if we do get a switchover, the computer retains the gyro drift compensations that we've made on the other Computer. And that is different than the way we previously had it. All right, Crip, that means I was unable that the gyro drift to copy your last. ...

CDR CC CDR

I'm sorry Pete,

I said that means we don't have to keep this fancy switchover gyro drift update compensation procedure, huh? You're supposed to hold on to that right try to get a clarification of that Pete. You mean you don't Yes. We haven't trust your new program now. I'll

CC

CDR CC 15 58 12 SPT

yet?

completed

all of this loading. all this in the pri-

Hey, Crip; SPT. You're putting mary computer, right?

CC

That's affirm. We're putting it in the primary computer today. We're going to take a look at it and make sure that it all looks good, and tomorrow we'll switch over to the secondary and do the same to it. Okay. Do you expect any problems or unusual indications tomorrow when we switch to the secondary, due to the fact that it's got an old program in it?

SPT

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CC

I think

the only thing

is that they will

have

to be sure all

rather swift on getting some loads we don't run into a gyro problem. set up and prepared to do that. SPT Okay. I wouldn't mind a short

in, to make But they're

message

on what

the

procedure is going to be, what to do, and what you want us to CC SPT 15 58 59 CDR Okay, Thank Plus just we'll you, try sir. ahead and fold to put that

the ground watch for for

is going tomorrow. you.

together

we'll go in case. that

everything

down

up

here,

CC 15 59 12 PLT

I think

might

he

a wise

idea.

Okay, Crip, two more items. One, another little piece of the ... tape for the EREP people. When I went to put the lid back on the cooler door the ... that place there put the lid hack on the cooler door, ALIGN READY light is ON now, and I do not have a 192 READY light. So they got the ball to figure that out; I can't. I would also like clearance to go ahead and check out the condensate dump primary heater, and I would also like clearance to go ahead and check out mol sieve A primary timer.

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15 59 51

CC

We've only got about a minute here, and I don't know whether I'm going to be able to get a GO for all of those on you, but I'ii m_e a try at it, Paul. There's no rush. Just give me a call when ever you can. I don_t need any procedures; I'ii go ahead and do it myself. Understand. P.J. 0kay. - - or to turn it off. Yes, we will. Okay, We're about 30 seconds at 16:4h, from LOS. 1644. okay? We'll see you you're GO to check out the condensate heater - -

PLT

CC CC PLT CC PLT CC

agai n at Carnarvon 16 O0 48 PLT CC CC Roger. About About

_0 minutes that's

from now, affirm.

hO minutes;

And, P. J., you can go ahead on 192. Yes, I'm going

and put the cover back

PLT CC 16 43 59 CC

to start powering

it down.

Okay. Skylab, Houston. next 6 minutes. ... Roger. Unable to copy you there due to the feedback. I'd like to go ahead and give Paul a GO on his checking ing out the PRIMARY TIMER on M0L SIEVE A. Roger, Bob. Okay. And a few words on the secondary condensate dump vent heater, if you're ready. Roger. Go ahead. We're A0S over Carnarvon for the

PLT CC

PLT

CC

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Okay. When I went to turn it on, the temperature indicator was reading about I0, i0 degrees. I turned the SECONDARY VENT HEATER ON, and it went away for a while, cam_ back in 3 or _ minutes. And I forget what it was reading, nOW, but I think it was on the order 40 to 50. And I thought, ho, ho, everything's working all right. But I set my timer for about 8 to l0 more minutes, came back at the end of that time, and the thing was off-scale low_ lower ]_m_t. And the way it sits right now, or when I last tried it 15 or 20 minutes ago, if I select the PRIMARY HEATER, it Jumpes up to what is apparently the proper reading of about 20 degrees. As soon as I select SECONDARY HEATM_, it drops down to lower limit. Okay. Understand you're getting about 20 degrees out of the PRIMARY HEATER. And SECONDARY HEATER goes to lower l_mit.

16 45 28

CC

FLT

Yes. That's when I Just cycle it - either PRIMARY or SECONDARY to check the temperature readings. Okay. That's Just on a cycle of the switch, even when you don't wait for it, is that correct? That's right. I'm Just saying that when you go to PRIMARY, it reads something; if you go to OFF, that something stays there. When I go to SECONDARY, it reads lower limits. If you go to OFF, the lower limit stays .... the last reading stays there. Okay. We copied that. And, Paul. On this PRIMARY TIMER checkout on M0L SIEVE A, Just to save you a little time, the recommendation would be to set both beds to dump [sic] on panel 228 manually prior to selecting primary timer. Correction, DESORB - -

CC

PLT

CC

PLT CC PLT

Okay, I'll Italy that. Correction on my last; that's the DESORB.

Well, I was going to set them both to STORAGE. STORAGE won't hurt them for 15 minutes, will it? That 's fine. Okay. And also, one more data point. We put them both to DESORB yesterday, when we were messing with

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the secondary coolant loop, or with the coolant loops. (Music) And one more time, on the secoDd_ry timer, with both of them in DESORB, and what I had done manually was turn bed A to - from ADSORB to DESORB. When I turned on the secondary timer, it gave it a shot and drove bed A to ADSORB and kept B in DESORB. CC Paul, I'd appreciate for me again. it if you'd run back over that

PLT

Well, for the - for the EGILs, what it is is that it runs the way we didn't think it was supposed to anymore, I still m_intain - tool sieve A secondary timer. As soon as you activate that timer, it drives bed A to ADSORB and bed B to DESORB - or bed 1 to ADSORB and bed 2 to DESORB. Okay. Okay. Right. Okay Hey, Crip. Go ahead. It's my BAT 3 CBP_4 that leaves ON. Can I - What's the proper thing? that BAT CHARGE light configuration for that That's as soon as you activate it, I understand.

CC

PLT CC CDR CC 16 47 44 CDR

CC

We're going to try to fix that for you at - our pass over Guam at about 17:00, if you can stand by on it, please, Pete. Okay. You're going to handle it from the ground, right?

CDR CC CDR CC

Affirmative. Super. You've got it.

Okay. I'd like to clarify - clarify one thing I told you awhile ago. I was about a day out of date, appamently. On this load that we did for you on the computer, we did not put in a capability to hold the rate gyro drifts on a switchover. They thought that over

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and thought better of putting it in. So that is not going into the computers. And, for that reason, that little procedure that you're holding on board is still applicable. I - And I gues if there's - if there's a problem with the way we're handling that, we'd could clarify it for you, but you're still going to have to perform that switchover - or that update, if you ever get a switchover. We are about to go LOS here in less thsm a minute. And we'll see you again at GUAM at 16:59, 1659. PLT 16 49 05 CDR Okay, Crip. Okay, Crip. Now that message got pretty well badgered, how about retransmitting that one. We have the latest gyro count. But retransmit the message that says how to put it in, in case of switchover. Okay.- We'll do that, and we're also working up a message according to Joe's request of what we're going to be doing tomorrow and things that he might expect on the switchover to the secondary. Very Good.

CC

16 49 29 16 58 56

CDR CC

Skylab, Houston. We're AOS over Guam for 3 minutes. And we'll be doing some co_m_anding to try to reset that battery charge light on the ATM panel and also turning off rate gyro Z-l, Zebra i. So, if you'd stay off the DAS for us for a little while, we'd appreciate it. Roger, Houston. Skylab, Houston. We're i minute until LOS. We'll see you again over Goldstone at 17:20 - 17:20. And we believe we have reset your BAT CHARGE ALERT light on the ATM panel. Okay. Thank you. AOS over the States for about

16 59 i_

CDR CC

17 O1 51 17 20 23

CDR CC

Skylab, Houston. We're the next 15 minutes. Roger, Houston.

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At last count, you had one in the library, one in the shower, and one in the command module.. Hard to keep track of.

CC CDR

Hey, Crip. For the CM people - they may he interested in knowing that the only two places that we've collected water in the command module is on the window at number 5 cover, Just a very little bit behind the condensate blanket_ The other place is down at the base by panel 377 where the glycol comes in. You might expect that, except now, instead of being water, it's turned to ice. But I think now that we have the blower Water. running again, it'll probably go back to

CC

Okay, we copied that, And, Pete, if you're still there, any chance you could give us the SECONDARY EVAPORATOR OUT temperature? SECONDARY EVAPORATOR Thirty OUT temp degrees. is 30 degrees.

in

CDR CC CDR

Roger; copy.

And command module housekeeping number 7 is in progress, and the - loops have been running - Let me look at my clock here - Oh, only about l0 minutes. I got another 50 minutes to run. Okay. And for FAO, Crip, I'm doing the day 22 command module reJuggling right now, and I'll give them a time line on that when I get done. I think it's going to take longer than they think it was going to take. Okay. Skylab, Houston. The next time somebody's going by the AT_ panel, we would appreciate it if they would check the S052 WLC THERMAL switch, ON. We have commanded it ON here. Our indication was that it was OFF, and we Just want to m_e in the right configuration. sure that the switch is

CC CDR

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Okay. The THERMAL switch is ON, Crip. Roger.

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17 34 16

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute to LOS. Our next station is at Vangtlard at 17:45, 17:45, and we will be doing a recorder dump at that station. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS over the Vanguard for the next l0 minutes, and we will be doing a recorder dump this pass. Roger. And, Pete, for your info, the word I get back on the UCTAs is that they'll be flying three more up on Skylab 3 to replace the ones that you used. And for your EV - next EVA, you can Just go ahead and Just take three more out of the dome locker. Okay. Understand no problem on the cuff sizes; all of them are the same. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute until LOS. And you don't have to listen to me again until 19:00, 19:00. And Paul, we copy that you're doing that mol sieve A checkout at this time. Skylab, Houston; 5 minutes. You're breaking A0S over Goldstone for the next

17 45 40

CC

CDR 17 45 5h CC

CDR CC

CDR 17 5h 35 CC

18 5930

CC

PLT CC

up, Crip.

Where

are we?

Roger. You're over Goldstone now for about the next 5 minutes. Actually, you're Just coming down off the Pacific Coast. How do you read, Houston? How do you read, Loud and clear Houston? How me?

19 00 07

PLT PLT CC PLT

now, Paul. and clear.

We read you loud

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CC

Okay. We're at Goldstone now. Got about 5 minutes. Actually, we're Just going down the Pacific Coast. Okay, Crip. Let me --_ you a question. Have you got any - couple - like Couple these contamination DPOs or something? There's - probably get a few of those today if you want to send some times up-on ... valve, whenever they want them on the windows. Okay; we'll take get some in. a look at it. If - see if we can

19 00 35

CDR

CC

CDB

Crip, we're also looking at getting couple or three Mh873 Bravos. M4873 Bravo?

out maybe

a

CC CDR

Yes, that's in the shopping list between days ii and 17; so I think maybe we'll pick off - each one of us can pick off one of those - one each guy. Okay, very good. Pete, I got somebody researching it, but there was a question last night about these ATM cue cards." And it kind of looks like, right now, that basically the ones that we orginally planned to have on board - the ones that weren't for the powerdown situation, will be good with perhaps one sm,ll modification. You gays still have those available to you? Yes. Okay. We're still looking at it right now, and I'd like to talk about it down here a little bit more. But basically, it sounds like if you eliminate the the bit about inhibiting the CMG AUTO RESET, and • then reenabling it on the evening and in the morning; that those cue cards are still good. And you might ponder whether you'd like to Just basically use those. ... I been talking to the SPT. we launched with those. Gee, I'm not sure

CC

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l'm not sure y_ did either - but, l'm not sure you did either, and I got a checklist looking into it. Yes, I thought - I thought you meant the ones that we started scratching on after we got up here. And I gather you ... the weight situation. Yes, I meant the original ones. I got m_ checklist people looking into - to find out whether you really had them on board. Hey, Crip. Can I use the DAS yet?

CDR

CC

PLT CC PLT 19 03 14 CC PLT

Say again, Paul. Can I use the DAS on the ATM _The - you're GO on the DAS. It's still yours.

Okay, I Just got ... light which I think is star tracker and this is why I Just wanted to look at it. Thatts affirmative. That's exactly what you've got.

CC PLT

How far up to get rid of the light, anyway? you guys can get rid of the light for me. Do you want us to do It, or do you want

Why,

CC PLT CDR

to do it?

No, I'll do it. Also, Crip, on the shopping list items, 124872 Bravo, we can do that around the dinner table tonight probably. And what we get done, we'll call into you this evening. Okay. Status Real fine. Just give us that in the Evening Report - Be fine, I believe.

CC

CDR

Okay, and I gather you ought to be able to ship up tomorrow's flight plan fairly early. We would - We'll do our best. That was a cagey for that one. answer. Might give you a good dot A

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CC

Roger. We're i minute to LOS now; we'll see you again over Vanguard at 19:22 - 19:22. And we'll be doing a recorder dump ov@r Vanguard. Hey, Crip, I got a word on S009. Go. It showed up here i_ the Star List at the it started. Advertised time of OI06A at about 59. And Just about 59 the thing had Just gone CLOSED, which seems like a short time before going OPEN again. For what that 's worth. Paul, tion, we copied 0059. that it had closed l at 000 - Correc-

PLT CC 19 04 49 PLT

CC

PLT 19 05 39 19 22 16 cc CC

That's right. Okay.. Skylab, Houston. We' re AOS over the Vanguard the next I0 minutes. Roger, Crip. Say, I need you to do a favor for

CDR CC CDR

for me.

Will try. Okay, how aboutIt's my class at Princetonls 20th reunion this weekend, I think - if I'm not mistaken. I'd like to send a telegram to the: President of the Class of 1953, Princeton University, 1953 Reunion Headquarters. Tell him "I'm sorry I can't matte it; I'm out of town on business." Sign it "Pete Conrad." I'll pay you when I get down. Okay. I'll try to get that out. And I've got a small chore for somebody, if he's available, to we want to take up a little bit more of the load with the PCGs; so I need somebody to go up to panel 206 to do a little procedure for me. Okay, check, Bob. I'm on my way up there primer right now. A?

CC

CDR 19 24 58 PLT

Hey, Bob,

on the primary

on the mole

sieve

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CC PLT

Roger. Okay, I turned it on, _ud it didn't do anything for 7 minutes. At the end of 7 minutes, it went A to DESORB, B to ABSORB and has been cycling ever since, and is still on the line. Okay, we copy, and we can go ahead and leave that one on the llne. Okay, Crip, go ahead. Okay, Pete. On panel 206, we'd like you to take the KEG ADJUSTMENT knobs, turn them clockwise, and monitor under BUS AMPS ATM. And what we want to do is move the reading approximately both buses, toward the ATM. lO amps on

CC

CDR 19 24 26 CC

CDR

Okay. Now BUS 2 on the ATM is delivering zero, and BUS i. on the ATM is delivering about 7 amps to the workshop; so I'll go ahead and keep them respectively together. And move 1 to where it feeds ahout 23 to the ATM, and then on BUS 2 to the ATM. Is that right? That's affirmative.

CC 19 25 52 CDR

Okay, Crip, there is - ATM BUS 1 is reading - is getting 2 amps from the workshop ; BUS 2 is getting dead amps from the workshop. PCG 1 Total is running h3 amps, and 2 is running 22 amps. That looks very good. Okay. It's kind of nice to see the PCGs carrying their share of the load. Yes. That I_ that it? sho__Id do it. Thank you very much, Pete.

CC

CDR CC CDR 19 28 22 CC

(_ay. S_ylah, Houston. Per your request regarding cleaning windows, if that's still applicable, our recommendation is to use one of your utensil - or use as many as required of your utensil wet wipes.

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SPT CC

Aye-aye,

will

report hack.

Okay, if that doesn't work, our next suggested solution is that you use your lens cleaning kit and F524, that's Foxtrot 524, and per the procedures in that: Okay, that's good for noseprints, huh?

SPT SPT

Hey, Houston, have you decided yet whether we can turn the wardroom window heater on to get rid of the dewy ice crystals? Stand by on that one, Joe. Sure. Hey, if you give us an okay to use the heater, tell us what you want us to do with the wardroom window vent _alve. Okay. Okay, Skylab, you're GO on turning on the wardroom window heater; we would like you to leave the valve CLOSED. Vent CLOSED, heater ON. Roger.

CC SPT CDR

CC 19 30 31 CC

SPT CC 19 31 52 CC

Okay dokey." Skylab, Houston. pass is at H_aii Roger. See We're I minute until at 20:31 - 20:31. LOS. Next

CDR 20 30 16 CC

you then.

Skylab, Houston; we're AOS over Hawaii for about the next 8 minutes. And, Skylab, we show that you're not using your recorders at this time, and we would llke to go ahead and dump. We've got that in progress, so we'll be using experiment recorder. Okay. They're inbetween 91 - 92 and 171, want to go ahead and dump it. if you

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Okay, we're in the process of doing that, Pete. And that's about where we figured it'd be. While I've got you here, "could I ask you a question, please, sir? Sure. Okay, we would like to take you up on your offer of picking up a few items t6day to do some dewpoint only measurements the locations Checklist. with the C02 dewpoint monitor at

CDR 20 31 07 CC

stated

on page 2-112

of your SWS Systems

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CDR CC

2-112

dewpolnt

measurements,

okay.

Yes, that gives the location; 2-110 and 111 sort of go over the item itself. But what we want is dewpolnt only. I understand. Hey, what we're going to do, Crip, is pick up - Just a second. We'll pick up Mh873B for the CDR, SPT, and PLT, and we'll also pick up Mh872 Bravo, for every bit ... conservation, okay? That will take care of those midday 487 Jobherdos. Roger. Wecopy that.

CDR

CC 20 32 40 CDR

Okay. Yes, and also, the PLT would like to know how the OWS hatch leakage was during the EVA yesterday? We had no leak. fixed itself. No, heEither you guys fixed it or it

CC

CDR CC CDH

he put things onthe flapper that

malf. for us, huh?

He had this little ... that thing made have fixed itself.

working

good a deal ', so it may

20 3h 29

CC

Skylab, Houston; we finished and it' s yours again. Okay, Houston.

dumping

the recorder,

PLT 20 38 35 CC

Skylab, Houston; we're 30 seconds from LOS. We'll see you again over the Vanguard at 21:00, 21:00. And we will be doing a recorder dump at that point, also. Okay. Skylab, Houston; we're AOS over the Vanguard for the next 9 minutes, for the next 9 minutes. And wewill be doing a data voice recorder dum_. Okay, Houston; and on this CO 2 dewpoint temperature

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monitor, wherever

it's belly up in all modes. It reads 72 you go on the temp gage no matter how long

you pump it. And it reads 74 on the dewpoint no matter where you go and how long you pump it. CC CDR 21 02 23 CC Roger. Copy, Pete.

Sorry about that.. CDR, Houston. We were discussing the ATM cue cards earlier. According to the information we have, those - the ones for nominal power operation should have been stowed in your Flight Data File bag in the command module when you launched, as well as the one for reduce power. ... I'm afraid I didn't copy any of that. I was getting a lot of feedback or noise in the Background. That was the PLT's bicycle-riding music in the background. Well, I've got the transfer check right here; Just let me look at it. Okeydoke. Okay, Crip. I don't find anything like transfer bag. I presume that's the bag It was in the command module, and if we over it had all the - the cue cards for but they called CSM transfer. that in the it was in. transferred air to -

CDR CC

CDR

CC 21 0_ 08 CDR

CC

That's where it should have been, Pete. Understand you don't have it. Okay. We'll look into it. All right. Let me look through the comm-ud module - I mean up to the ATM and look at the cards up there. Okay, there's really no big rush on it. I guess you might Just help us solve this cue card problem, if we can find out about it. Now I've got a card here that's normal - dated 5/21/73, which is a normal Sunside prep powerdown for operation next pass, the flare cue card. And

CDR

CC

21 05 ii

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on the back is the ATM operate EREP, and it's written in in red ink, reduced power card with a darkside prep post EREP. Doesn't really look too much'dlfferent than what we had. CC Okay. power The one that is m_Pked card. in red was the reduce

21 06 01

CDR

Okay, ated 5/21. Maybe the other ones are laying around here somewhere? ... And we got another unattended OPS with red scratched in there; reduced power cards - 523. What we have basically done was, supposedly, we launched two sets of cards. The ones for the reduce power, we had written in - in red ink, "reduced power cards." And - -

CC

PLT CC

Those

have

red ink, too.

-Okay, and we had identified the nomlnal power cards, if there was any doubt, with red ink that said "nominal power card." Okay, let me look for them.

CD_ CC

0kay; I wouldn't take up too much time, Pete, if it looks like it's a problem. We can Just tele_ printer it up to you. I found them. And, CDR I got them. Hold it.

21 07 i0

CDR CC CDR CC

I got them.

You got them. Great. Okay, we're going to - It looks like with a couple of minor moda to that thing - to those cards, we can go ahead and use that. And it looks like it might be a lot easier to use than a cue card or rather than a teleprinter message that we had sent up. I'll tell you what. Let us take a look at it, and we'll talk to you about it later to make - to show you what the ch=nges would be. Okay, let me - I do see ATM nominal operation 33073

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with a red nominal power card. Then I have an unattended ops card, which has quite a few little scratches and goodies, and it finally winds up; 5/1/73 is the date of that one. CC That's it. That's the one. While I've got you here, we need to change that PCG output on panel 206 once more. We want to reduce by 5 amps the output from the P.CGs. To the ATM? No, we want to go back toward Five amps on bus 1 and 2. the transfer bus.

CDR 21 08 32 CC

CDR

Wait a minute. What do you want me to do; feed more to the ATM or take more from the ATM? Take more from the ATM. Okay. Okay, that looks like BUS 1 ATM and CB2 transfer 2 amps at BUS 2, and taking from transfer about 2 _mps. That looks like about zero across the board total. Okay. We copy. We're about to go LOS here in about 30 seconds. We'll see you again at Hawaii 22:07, 22:07. Okay. I'm watching. Here we go.

CC 21 09 18 CDR

21 09 38

CC

at

21 09 51 21 09 55

CDR MCC

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SEYLAB

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VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

22 08 02

CC

Sky - Skylab, Houston; the nex_c 9 minutes : Roger.

we're

AOS over Hawaii

for

PLT CC

Okay. Got a few items I'd like to discuss. First is the star tracker is unlocked due to a large stt_p [?] angle we did about Z. And I've got some new gimbal angles I'd llke to give you, and when you get a chance, you can to see if you can get a lockon. I 'm on. Go ahead, Houston. gimbal is plus 0088. Outer gimbal is

SPT SPT 22 08 48 CC

Roger. Inner plus lh66. Okay.

SPT CC

And, Joe, we would like to see if it womld he possible during that ATM daylight cycle 225 you got coming up this evening, if you could put that TV on the VTR. We'll dump it from the ground. Roger that. 0key doke. And I would elso like to tR]_ about this ATM cue card situation with somebody, if - if we got time. Okay. Stand by 1.

SPT CC

SPT SPT, CC

Go ahead,

Crip. Pete found

Okay, Joe. Do you have the cue cards that awhile ago, the nominal power cue cards? No, I expect get them? they're up at the ATM.

SPT

Want me to go

CC

Okay. It might make it easier if you - Do you also If you had available your Activation Checklist, and where it t_]_ed about ATM C_D activation. Okay. Stand by.

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CDR CC CC

He's Okay,

on his way up, Crip. thank you, Pete.

By the way, CDR, we're l_lann_ng on tomorrow - it'll probably be tomorrow afternoon, sending you a message on exactly what the status is with the airlock module coolant loops and what we plan on doing about it. I can give you as much as we know right now, if you'd like, or you can wait until then.

22 i0 52 22 i0 54

CDR CC

No, give me a little

stm_ary.

Okay. I think I told you yesterday evening that the PRIMARY COOLANT loop, that - that PCV Bravo valve was hung up in the FGLL-COLD position. And that's really what caused SUS i to freeze up on us, and why - why we couldn't use it yesterday. Was that .all clear to you guys? Yes. Okay. And it would appear that on the secondary loop that that same - s_e valve, or the corresponding valve TCV-B is also diverted toward the COLD position, but not as much as it is in the primary loop. But with the load we've got on the secondary loopright now, we appear to be holding our own. And the question is, what do we do about it, and how we go back and troubleshoot pri-_y. And those are the things the guys are working over right now. Okay. Okay. And that is really about as much information as I can give you on it currently. And we'll be able to talk a little bit more about it tomorrow. What kind of valves are those? old Gemini mechanical Are those those or are they

CDR 22 ii 18 CC

22 ii 49

CDR CC

CDR

valves that run on beeswax electrical valves? or beeswax valves.

CC CDR

They're vernatherm Vernatherm

valves, heavens to Betsy.

We onght to

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be able to dig up a vernathermity expert or two around there some place. We can always send a flight of bees up with the next flight. CC SPT CC CC CC I 'm sure" that Alan would Surely we can fix it with llke to be an EVA. things. able to do that.

You guys getting Did you Somebody thinking

where" you like those Joe?

find the cards there,

from the back room tell_ me they were about that. Jestingly, I think.

even

SPT

Okay. I've got a ATM operate nominal pad, and an EREP, which is the powerdown for EREP and the dark-side prep post EREP. I also have the flare prep from unattended, and the unattended 0PS dark-side prep.. These respectively. two cards are dated 3-30 and 5-1,

CC SPT

Okay

- Checklist, you can tell me

When I get the activation what page.

CC

Okay. Why don't you go to page 2-39. And while you're doing that, I'll - I'll give you a brief s1_,,,,_y. Really, all we're going to tell you to do is to go back to a nominal power situation on your ATM C&D. And that is, you can go back to operating on your ILCA bus i. And you can use variable lighting and so forth. And these - this is Just the switch configuration for it in your Activation Checklist. Okay. So, can I perform page 2-39?

SPT 22 l_ 03 CC

That's - that's affirm. Well, now we - I - I don't think we're ready to t-_ about the - Nobody's t-1_ed about the radio noise voice monitor, Just yet. So what we're t-lking about is the ATM C&D console power activation portion down through - well, really ali you have to do is take it until you get I_'f_VAL switch to VARIABLE. And, that is, ignore the - the inked-in part.

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22 14 34 22 14 38

SPT CC

Yes.

Okay.

I copy that.

Okay, Joe. Now, on your cue card, the only adjustment that we have to make is on the unattended 0PS. You got that one handy? Where we have 82A, under the power-down, where we have 82A, we want to leave that one in MODE TIME VICE AUTO 2. Okay. Okay. And we want to eliminate the reference at the top of the same to inhibiting the CMG AUTO RESET, and then at the bottom where we enable it again. We're still going to leave that thing basically inhibited all the time. Okay. Okay. And Just to be doubly sure, you're - To the left, on the unattended OPS side of - of the card, to the left of it about in the middle, it should have written in in ink, '_gominal Power Card." That's the one you have. Is that correct? In red ink, it has that written on it.

SPT 22 15 14 CC

SPT CC

SPT CC

Okay, that's - that's the one we're talking about. Okay, you can take those two cards and, I guess, you can hide the others, I wouldn't advise throwing them away, but I'd hide them some place, and use those. Now, if that still appears to be too messed up, we can always send you a teleprinter message if you so desire. But one other item is that you have a star acquisition and an EREP maneuver cue card that was down in the workshop in one of the 700 lockers, and it is for a nominal power situation. And you can use it instead of that star acquisition reduce power card. Okay. I didn't use it much. even bring it down because we don't

SPT

CC SPT CC

Okay, I really - We winged I-that.

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SPT 22 16 56 CC

But we do have

it.

Okay. I didn't - didn't think you really required it. We Just sent you a tele - your Flight Plan and the evening questions. And we're going to go LOS. And we'll see you at Vanguard at 22:_0, 22:_0. All right. Skylab, Houston; w_'re the next 7 minutes. AOS over Vanguard for about

SPT 22 39 _3 CC

CDR

Okay, Crip. And l've got the EVA questions i Alfa Hravo on B channel for you right now, and the SPT will put his comments about i Alfa on there in a few minutes. We ought to have them both down tonight. Okay. Mostly Appreciate the story that, Pete. ThAnk you.

CC CDR CC

of Wifferdills. frc_ sume of the previous

We had sort of gathered that statements that you made. Don't knock Affirm. success, though.

CDR CC CDR

As far as the quads went, I - I put it on B channel. I couldn't see any difference in either quad A or B; they looked both the same to me. Okay. Copy.

CC CDR

We put some more description on there about what they physically looked like, and stuff like that. That's about it. I gather that they are giving consideration to the other sail deployment. Do you have any - any you can give me as to when you think they might reach a decision on that? I was told it would be about a week.

CDR

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Okay. Well, we reconfigured the poles today back into the proper locations in the packages. And the Marshall sail equipment is - is ready to go if it is needed. Okay. We copy. And, Pete, you had mentioned those contsmination things earlier. We finally got some computed but they're kind of late. I can give them to you, I guess, if you - if you want them, and you can make your choice on whether you do them or not. Why couldn't you send them up on the pads or sc_ething?

CC

CDR CC CDR

I think we ought

to be able to do that.

Why don't you do that. I'm about to get in the shower. Paul Just got out, and Joe's playing with his medical stuff, and we might be able to catch up tonight if there's sunrise and sunset times, right? For the different windows? It's basically two times. And I guess the Flight tells me that we'd be unable to get them in on a on the teleprinter. Okay. those to be throw stuff Okay. Okay. We appreciate today. We - we got some things - Vehicle pretty well cleaned up again. And we're back in I like tomorrow's Flight Plan; it's a good busy day. And we're lonkinE forward to it. Okay. Hope P.J. doesn't early for us. No, you know he's hung I got the impression early, anyhow, mind getting up a little bit Well, we did - we're going to have all _87 stuff for you; so _hen they were supposed scheduled in the next couple of days, you can the cont_,_nation in and we'll be picking that up. _Joy your shower.

22 42 37

CC

CDR

CC CDR CDR

CC

CDR CC

on that

EREP. around r

he got up and prowled

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Yes, he told me today, he said, "Gee, there's nothing I like better than doing all those alignments." (Laughter ) I 'ii bet. Well, I guess we're on the backside of the curve. Have we passed the halfway mark Officially on the clock yet? I was asking that myself earlier. I think we should have, but let me see if I can get somebody to officially say that's true. I got a Mr. Shaffer over here that assures me that we're past the halfway mark. The only question is, nobody will tell me how long the mission's going to be. Okay_ You mean they want us to stay longer?

CC CDR

CC

CC

CDR CC CDR CC CDR

NO, I don't - That's - that's not true. We don't mind. You really like it there? Yes, it's pretty nice now that we've got all the Juice back; it's even better. You know, we've got hot water in the head now, and things are looking up. Roger. I don't know if you've noticed, but we've been a littlelittle slow about turning on sc_e of the electrical stuff here, and I guess it's - We're Just sort of like to - like to take it easy on the PCG on the batteries, as we bring things up to make sure that we don't hit it too hard. Oh, I figured that. No - no problem, and we're watching them here, and it won't put a strain on anything because we know how things go and how much ... back up and VCGCs will look real good. 0key doke.

CC CC

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You - you have, in fact, - This - this does lighten the load, right, on the - on the ATM considerably. C_n you see any improvements in temperatures, charge rates and so forth on the CBRMs - CBRMs? I'll have EGIL have a story for you on - on the Ascension pass on that. We really haven't seen it doing much different than it has. We weren't really over tasking it since we were cautioned not to take it down below the depth of discharge on the batteries anyhow. The next pass is at Ascension at 22:55, 22:55.

22 45 55

CC

CDR 22 46 19 CC

22 :55 • Roger. LOS. ... Skylab, Houston; we're AOS over Ascension the next, oh, h or 5 minutes. Hello. Hello! Skylab, Houston; we're about 30 seconds from LOS. We won't see you again until Vanguard again at 00:16, 00:16. Heavens to Betsy' Bye, bye. And, Skylab, that will be the Evening Status pass. I believe we only got one questions really pending o_ that one. Roger. The Evening Status Report. Okay, we'll have it for you. That 'll be three showers plus whatever else we got. Okay doke. Okay. See you, 00:16. Bye, bye. for about And we're about less than 30 seconds until

CDR 22 5h 33 CC

PLT CC 22 59 14 CC

CDR CC CC

CDR

22 59 59

CC

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00 16 35

CC CDR CC CDR

Skylab,

Houston

through babe. How'd

Vanguard

10-1/2

minutes.

Hello there, Oh, pretty

Hank,

How are you tonight? your day go?

good.

Man, you're talking to three clean, sweet and smelly good guys. We've all showered and shaved, and everybody's in good shape. The doctor's been digging in his medical kit and working with it. And I think that he Just looked at his own blood. Roger. (Laughter)

CC 00 17 08 CDR

We've got the good ship all cleaned; she's all stowed. We like tomorrow's Flight Plan, and we're ready to go. Good show. And we're Status Report anytime standing by for the Evening you're ready. eaten

CC

CDR

Okay, we're a little late eating, so we haven't yet. But let me give you the rest of it,

00 17 32

CC

And, .., we'll be clearing the alert you got on the rate 8_'ro - the star tracker. And we'll have a star tracker pad for you by Vanguard next time around. Okay. Houston, SPT. Go ahead. Earlier it was mentioned that we could put tonight's ATM television on the down-link. But I think we got the time wrong. Is it at 00:55 for that pass? I think that's the only pass we've got, right? That's Okay. affirmative, Joe.

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CDR

Okay, Hank. The CDR is going to eat everything tonight, and he may even add some butter cookies, but I'll let you know later. The SPT was a good boy and ate everything today, too. And the PLT says he'll put his on B channel later. The photo report for day 159 was an M092/171-M151. Charlie India is 07, 35 percent, Charlie India 04. That's it for the 16-millimeter. 35-millimeter: CI26, frame count is 34; Cl3h, the frame count is 22. 70-millimeter: CX06, the frame count is 07_. And be advised that we had another frame counter failure on the Hasselblad. It stopped at 70, so we are manually counting. The configuration of drawer A is AI, X-porter 02, Charlie India 05, 60 percent, Charlie India 01. A2 is 0B, Charlie. India 06, 99 percent, Charlie India 03. A3 is transporter 06, Charlie India 07, 35 percent, Charlie India 0h. Ah is X-porter 05, Charlie India 25, lO0 percent, Mike Tango ll. The - Just 1 second. Okay, the additions to the Flight Plan today were M4873 Bravo by the CDR, M4873 Bravo by the SPT, and Mh873 Bravo by the PLT; they are all on B channel. We will also give you, sometime tonight on B channel, an Mh872 Bravo. That'_ the additions to the Flight Plan. The stowage for today was the co,and module 2R-day transfers were also completed today. You can tell FAO the time to do that took approximately i hour. The co_m_and module systems housekeeping7-day checks were completed at the same time today. Stowage changes - I can't think of any - but there was a couple. Oh. Yes, by the way, on the EVA yesterday, according to the instructions, the pitch bar, from the MDA tool kit, was afastened to the BET up at the bridle end. And it so there remains to this day permanently afastened to the BET outside the vehicle, so I think you can scratch that from the list.

00 22 54

CC CDR CC CDR

Roger.

Copy. Have you got any questions?

Okay, that's about it, Hank. No questions.

That was a good report, Pete.

Okay, as I said earlier, we're happy with tomorrow's Flight Plan, and we're ready to go.

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00 23 27

CC

Okay. l've got one other thing I want to throw out at you here, and let you be thinking about it. Since we launched 4 hours early SL-2 in the morning, the landing is going to be a lot earlier. In fact, it's going to dome about l0 minutes after, sunrise. And this obviously results in a larger than normal circadian shift; in fact, approximately l0 hours. And it is going to probably require two steps to get your workday in step with entry day. And we don't like this, steps back to Back. So what we're thinking about doing is doing about 4 hours of it on day 166, that's splash minus T, and pick up the remainder in accordance with the Flight Plan. And the sequence for the undock and entry is going to be normal, and a flyaround is planned. Now the sequence relative to the day/night is no problem since there is no night. We're in a Beta of 70 degrees at that time. Right, that's we know that. Okay, that sounds, you know, that. That doesn't pulse me too badly.

CDR

CC

Okay, we'll tell them to plan it that way, and you be thinking about it. And if you got any changes you want to recommend, we've got open ears. Okay. I think about Monday we're going to want to talk to you about a couple of things. We're going to look at - think about a few things through Monday. And then I think "we may want to talk to y;all about a couple of things. And we'll think about re-entry. Right now I don't see any big problem with that. Okay. Skylab, Houston through Ascension for l0 minutes, we'll be dumping the recorder here. Roger. Permission granted. I've got some - I got a star tracker and

00 2h 54

CDR

CC 00 30 36 CC

PLT 00 31 09 CC

Skylab, Houston. pad for you. Go ahead.

PLT 00 31 20 CC

Okay, it's Achernar; 52012, 50000. It's available day, 40 minutes remaining; to night, 16 remaining. Inner gimbal, 0090, that's plus. Outer, plus 1683.

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Okay, is there any rush on that? me to get it Just after we eat?

How about - You want

CC

No rush. In fact, it won't be available until 40 minutes after day. And the next pass is your med conference, and we need it before the following pass. Okay. CDR, Houston. Go ahead. Okay, we're planning on troubleshooting the primary coolant loop - AM coolant loop here tonight about a rev from now, and we hope to have some procedures for you at Vanguard. And it would be helpful, at Vanguard, if you could give us the switch configuration of the primary coolant loop. We'd like to know such things as the circuit breaker positions on the coolant loops and radiators in the panel 200, the switches on 203, and the configuration of panel 217. And it's not going to be extensive, there's Just a few things we're going - going to want to try after the next Vanguard pass, probably over Canary. Okay, when do you want that dope. Now?

PLT O0 38 52 CC PLT CC

00 39 hl 00 39 h3

PLT CC

Negative. Just have - Sometime between now and the next Vanguard pass about an hour from now. Your next contact's about - it comes at 13:14 past the hour at Guam, and that's your medical conference, and then the Vanguard after that is at 154. And we're about l0 s_eonds from LOS now. Okay.

O0 40 06

PLT

END OF TAPE

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SKYLAB AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

01 53 43

CC PLT

Skylab,

Houston

through

Vanguard

10-1/2

minutes.

Okay, Henry, let _e go up to STS. read over the switch if you want. Okay. And for info, we're the E/P spectrometer. Kind it? of - m-kes your throat going

You can rid -

CC

be commanding

on

PLT

catch

a little,

doesn't

PLT CC

Okay, Hank,

go ahead.

Okay, Paul, I guesswe're Just on panel 200. We'll start there, if you want. On the bottom left row, I guess, we'd llke to check the positions of all our pump controls and inverters. Are they all closed? Yes, all 12 of them Okay. Okay. Okay. Okay. While you're there, take a look at 203. And I guess we want to verify that both coolant loops are in COMMAND. That's verified. us a verify And, are CLOSED. on the second row, RAD flow?

O1 5h h4 01 5h h7 01 54 54

PLT CC PLT CC

how about

PRT and SEC are both CLOSED.

01 55 08

CC

PLT CC

Okay. And on panel 217, could you give on the switches over there? Okay. BYPASS. Both pumps are OFF and both loops

01 55 41

PLT

are in

CC

Roger. Copy. And let me run over our plan here. Wha t we're going to be doing at Canary is bring up the pr_m,_y coolant loop. And we're going to monitor the TCV Bravo outlet temp. If any of these temperatures drop below 35 degrees, we're going to co-,,and the primary loop down. If we're unable to comm-nd it

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down, then we're going to have to ask you to do that. And you'll do that by turning the primary coolant loop inverter off on panel 203. And we'll give you the cue to do this. You've got to verify that the proper CB and switch configuration is - is there; and we've all ready done that, so we don't have to worry about that. PLT CC Okay. The reasonwe're doing this is we're trying to get squared away for the next 12 hours so we don't run into another thing like we did last night. And there is no more action required on your part unless we have to have you to set the loops down. And we'll be planning on doing that at Canary. Okay. What time's that?

01 56 54

PLT CC

Okay. Canary is coming up after this pass, and it'll be at l_. All righty. Okay, Henry, we broke out 64 BTU's, 8 LSUs, and we're ready to go with six portable fans and anything else you guys come up with. I hope that it's not necessary. Paul, did you get your question answered on the IMSS one? No. That's the environmental sampling, page 32-15 of the IMSS Checklist. Oh. Thank you. and it's on

PLT CDR

CC CC

PLT CC

PLT Ol 58 09 CC

This data we're going to get on the coolant loop is sort of giving us a headstart on tomorrow. We'll What ever we find out here, we'll factor into our plan tonight for really doing some serious troubleshooting tomorrow. Okay. When are you going to turn it on?

PLT

F

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CC

Okay. still

It won't be until Canaries, awhile away at 14.

as I say,

and that's

PLT CC PLT CC

All right. Have you got a minute Yes, go ahead. to chat with us now?

Okay. I guess it would be better for the CDR, SPT. We been reading over this dump tape on the SAS deployment, and I guess so_e of us were - had the question as to what really happened there when you - when you finally cut through that bolt. That sort of looks like the pole and everybody kind of went - went for a good ride. I guess we'd like to get a little more elaboration on what sort of dynamics you went through there, with the t_nbilicals and all. Well, I couldntt really see my tm_bilical, H-n_. What I d/d, when the p,,11ing on the BET, when the when the tape broke, I took off upward, but I was tethered to the BET, and I had both hands on it; and of course, it went slack. And so, all I started doing was hauling myself toward the A-frame. And Joe was hanging on to the BET, too. And I - I don't know where he went. (.Laughter) Let me tell you first about Pete's umbilical. It really was no problem because his - his umbilical _as stiff enough - stiff enough, intending to take a set up there, and all the time he was working out on the beam it was trailing to his left and behind him in a big arc around the corner and away from the SAS beam. So, it - it never gave me a moment's trouble. When he bounced up, it Just bounced up along with him. I was under the - m_der the - the BET further back, in fact, right at the corner of the FAS, heaving like a mule, and when it went slack, I Just went up in the air a few feet and did a right roll of 360 degrees, and finally scrambled down onto the - the truss work there slowly.

CDR

SPT

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CC

Sounds like a fun ride. How about when you cut the bolt? I think Pete was out part way on the pole when that thing finally came through it. Last night you sai@ something about there you went through a little gyration, too. Well, what happened was - is I went back behind the hinge line where I was supposed to be, and I was going to have one h_nd on the BET, the other hand on the pole to steady it, and I was safe in minus-X looking - looking at the cutter. And I said, "Okay, Joe, pull on the cutter." And Joe gave two - three mighty heaves, and I said, "Is that it?" because nothing happened. And he said, '_es, that's - " He says, "I got it as tight as I can." And I wasn't that far away from it, and it looked to me like the Jaws had closed completely. But I thought what happened was that the Jaws had closed co_01etely and they had ridden. You know how you can do that with a tin snips or something, where the snips will actually spread, not cut the metal, but close all the way, the metal squeezed between them. I thought that's what had happened, and that - that I was going to have to go out there and re-remove the - the cutter. So I said to Joe, I said, "I'm going to go on out there and - and take a look and see what's going on." Well, I - at that time I got Just about out to where the scissors mechanism is on -'on the cutters, which isn't too far away from the strap, the thing let go by itself, or Joe gave one more heave - I don't know which happened - but, anyhow, it - it - it let go and it was Just like the guys figured. The strap was - was in tension, and it was holding the SAS beam, and the SAS beam popped up about 2 feet, I guess, and - and of course, I let go of the pole. And I don't know where the pole went, but I did the same thing again. I grabbed ahold of the BET, which was now getting slack, and I started pulling for the - the secure end at the A-frame, pulling myself back, and, of course, I did a couple of three whifferdills around the line doing something, you know, Just getting back there, but nothing too bad.

02 0O 58

CDR

MCC

Pete, when you went - when the strap let loose, did the meteoroid shield move, slide underneath the beam at that same time, or did it sort of stay therre?

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No, no, I'm sure I didn't see it, Rusty, because the beam popped up right away. And - and I'm sure that the met.eoroid shield snapped under - Let me tell you what I did. When I was out there before, hooking up the BET the first day pass, I crawled around to where I could look down around the meteoroid shield, and and the - Wait a minute, I got to get it from Paul. What's the name o$ the hinge? That' s butterfly. ... Usually call it butterfly.

MCC PLT CDR

The butterfly hinge - the butterfly hinge was completely attached and partially deployed. And all the way along the whole beam, and I could see that, because there was light coming through it. And l'm sure that the whole meteoroid shield now is sitting there 6 inches away, where it should be, what's left of it, except for the parts that are curled up, Jagged edEewise and so forth, because the two - as you know, I'm sure, the two rods - torsion rods, and the links were still on there, so I ... in them, and they ought to show the right position. What do they show on telemetry? We'll check on it. Hey, we're about LOS now, Pete. That was a good description. And were coming up on Ascension at 12. Skylab, Okay. Hey, we're all at the - down in the wardroom putting this _87 thing on tape, so if you need me Just holler and I'll ziggy on up. Say again. We're all in the wardroom. for that coolant loop stuff on up. Okay. If you need me in the ST$ Just holler and I'll go Houston through Ascension for 1-1/2 minutee.

02 O_ 21 02 04 2_

MCC CC

02 ii 28

CC PLT PLT

CC PLT

CC

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02 12 51

CC

Skylab,

Houston.

We're

about

30 seconds

from LOS at

Ascension. We may drop out; we may not. In any event, Canaries will be coming up at lh and we're going to dump the recorder. PLT 02 lh 43 CC Okay. Skylab, Houston through 13 minutes. the coolant PLT 02 18 03 CC Okay. And we're loops. Canaries and Madrid for going to start commanding

We're all sitting here holding our breath.

Skylab, Houston. We brought the PRIMARY LOOP up. The - all indications were the temperature on the TVC - TCV Bravo out went right on down to 35. So, we're pretty sure that valve is stuck and not modulating. And we've co_Inanded that loop OFF again.

CDR

Okay , Hank. What - What does that mean? Is there - has that valve gotten so cold that it can't modulate any more? Is that the problem? Well, we're not quite sure on that. What we - what we were hoping for is it may have been some water or scmeth'ing in there that had frozen up. And that and that our temperature indications showed that the temperature is up around 52 - 53. And perhaps all this had melted, and we were kind of hoping it would work. But apparently that's not the case, and we're not sure why it's stuck where it is. Okay. Well, I guess you've got to think about it for a little longer, huh? Roger. We've got this data point now. We don't have to consider that water thing any more. And so, tonight we're going to smoke it over, and see if we can't come up with some sort of a plan for tomorrow to do a little more troubleshooting. Okay, very good. Is that correct? The primary loop is secured now.

CC

CDR

CC

CDR

CC

That is affirmative.

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CDR

Okay. Now you want us to keep loop at SUS 2. Is that right? That's affirmative.

running the secondary

CC CDR CC

Now, do you think SUS 1 is still frozen? We - We don't thi_k it's frozen, Pete, but we can't tell for sure. Well, howabout letting us give it a quick check, and see if we get an EVA warning light? We didn't get any before when it was frozen. Let's see if it'll flow. Okay? Stand by 1. Okay. You got a GO on that, Pete.

CDR

CC CC CDR

Okay, because we can hear the ptunps running; it just wasn't going anywhere. So we'll give her a t_j right now. 0kayj we'll be watching. Hey, Hank, it didn't work. We can hear both pt_nps run, but we don't get any EVA WARNING'light. It's obviously not flowing. Well, we were showing flow down here, Pete. Well, I don't understand, Hank, because the other day when I ran the housekeeping test on it, every time you turn the pump on you activate the DELTA-P switch. And I'd get the - and I'd get the EV-1 WARNING light until it came up the pressure. Now, we don't get it; we haven't gotten since it wouldn't - we got no flow the other day when we were trying an EVA, and - and the crewmen had no flow, and we've never gotten a WARNING light since then.

CC 02 21 BB CDR

CC 02 21 51 CDR

02 22 21

CC

Copy. According to what we saw in the flow then, you - it looked you may have tried both pumps. Is that correct? Yes, we tried PRIMARY, and - andwe got no WARNING light; and then I went to SECONDARY, and I got no WARNING light.

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CC

Well, our indications down here did show flow, although I'm not so sure they got up to full Spec value. Well, here, we'll go turn One of them on right now and you look at it for a minute. Let's let it run for a second. Okay. Okay. Okay. That's We're the SUS 1 PRIMARY showing about PUMP. an hour flow.

CDR

CC 02 23 00 CDR

02 23 1)4 CC CDR

250 pounds

okay. Well, let me Just - let me - Can I turn off SUS 2 for a second end then turn it back on again? Hold up on that. I - I _aess we want to leave running okay. Oh - well, all right. Hey, I Just - I don't understand if - if SUS i is FLOW why we didn't get the - the momentary trip on the flow sensor on the EV-1 loop warning - caution and warning. Okay. I see you've shut it down, is that correct? SUS 2 alone since it's

CC CC

CDR CDR

CC CDR CC CDR

Say again. You've already shut system 1 down, is that right?

Yes, but like I said, I don't understand. The other day w_en I did the checkouts on it, the caution end warning was working fine. Now, the output's LSU on there or I wouldn't know whether we were really getting flow through the whole loop or not. Okay. Let - we'll - let us think about that one _whi le. Okay. It could be it's - I mean that's a double

CC

CDR

SUS you know, the thing folds up the other day, and the caution and warning went out. Now maybe - maybe if it really did freeze up, it did something to that

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transducer, for all I know. And I don't remember last night when we turned on SUS 2 whether we got the low flow warning indication as it came up to speed or not. I don't remember. 02 25 i0 CC Hey, while you're up that way I wonder if we could you to hit a couple of switches on the ATM. Have at it. We need the 52 MAIN POWER to STANDBY, and we'd to the MONITOR - the TV MONITOR-1 ON. Okay, TV MON-I power Anything else? That ought to do it. like get

CDR 02 25 20 CC

02 25 32

CDR

is 0N, and 52 is in STANDBY.

CC PLT

That cleans up for Unattended. OPS Checklist

Hank, shall we change our Unattended to reflect this?

CC

I think it does read that way now. We're - this is the - the original normal power cue card that you flew up with. I'll check it again. I went through it today and wound up with those - I ignored the cross-throughs and write-ins on it, which did say to leave one monitor powered up. I - I didn't have any idea we'd gotten back to that mode of operation. I - I didn't think you'd want to leave a monitor up all night. We - we - we wanted it to run Just like that card, Joe, with the mark-ups on it that went up when you flew - you know, when you took it with you. Are you guys going to take XUV MON television the night? We probably will. God loves you. Okay, Hank, I'm glad you said that because the 132 panel switch to ATM MON-1 ... TV. Roger. That's - that's correct. I Just put during

PLT

CC

PLT

CC PLT CDR

CC

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02 27 O0

CC

And we would like you to, if it's convenient, to get the star tracker up so we can look at it at Guam. And we're about 20 seconds from LOS. And Guam will be coming up at 5B. Okay. The star won't of day. be up until about _0 minutes

02 27 35

CC

END OF" TAPE

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TAG Tape 160-02 160:02:30 to 160:I0:30 Page 1155

SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

02 52 39

CC PLT CC

Skylab, Roger.

Houston

through

Guam

for 6-1/2

minutes.

We're real slow down here, but it's finally dawned on us the reason that caution/warning wasn't working is that the caution/warning isn't activated through panel 217. It's only from the panels and the lock. Yes, but we started it from the do it? lock panel, also.

PLT CC PLT CC PLT 02 53 20 SPY

Oh, and it still didn't Ri_t. Back to the drawing Yes, it sounded

board.

good for awhile. panel 217

Well, you gave me one. I didn't know that didn't activate the caution & warning.

02 53 43

CC

Skylab, Houston. We got a few little news items here we could read up to you if you want to listen to them. Yes, go ahead. First, I put on B channel that the CDE couldn't stand it, and he ate two cans of butter cookies with his vanilla ice cream. You'll have to add that. Roger. We're Okay. Copy. listening. Chris sends his regards. •

CDR

CC CDR CC CDR 02 5h 17 CC

Very good. First item: Texas wheat crop is expected to be the third largest in history, but it's in danger because of our fUel crisis. It's predicted to reach 83 million bushels, and the crop is dependent on power combines and trucks that need _ael and diesel oil to operate. On the brighter side, _mericans may he cooking with Russian gas in about 6 years if an agreement between

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U.S. - two U.S. firms and the Soviet government overcome several obstacles, econcmic and political, that are still pending. Thetwo firms signed a letter of intent with the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Trade to import about lO billion dollars of natural gas over a 25-year period. President Nixon believes that the American genius can solve the country's problems at home and in the world, if people can concentrate on what's right, rather than what'S wrong, with the country. The presldent spoke at commencement exercises at Florida Tech down in Orlando. And he said, "I say Americans, when they have a problem, will solve it because we have a genius to solve it; the same genius that built America and made us what we are today." MCC Okay, and the senate has approved a bill that will maintain high farm income without harming consumers. Included in the bill was a provision to limit subsidies to large-scale farmers. Senator Sam Ervin, chairman of the Senate Select Watergate Committee, has drafted a resolution that will expand the scope of the panel's mandates. The proposed resolution asks for an investigation of activities concerning the 1971 burglary of Daniel Ellsburg's psychiatrist's office. The South Vietoam_se government has indicated that it is ready to sign a Joint appeal calling for an end to hostilities in Vietnam. General Francisco Franco, ruler of Spain for the past 35 years, will turn over part of his duties to a fast rising admiral in the Spanish Navy. Franco, now 80, has not completely retired, only slowing down. A new kind of garden is beginning to appear in Berkeley, California. It's called guerilla gardening, and consists of growing vegetable crops in front yards to try and combat the high cost of supermar - superm_ket produce. The military government of Greece has announced that a presidential plebiscite will be held at the end of July. President Premier George Papadopoulos will be the only candidate. The second round of the $150,000 Philadelphia golf classic was led by Jim Barber, who is sponsored by his grandmother. Barber led a large field with a tworound 65, 7 under par. Secretariat, winner of twothirds of the racing world's triple crown, is pitted

CC

MCC

,r

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against a small field in tomorrow's Belmont The record smashing thoroughbred is favored the hard-to-win race. CC

Stakes. to win

Okay, the latest score on Houston is Astros ahead h to 3 in the ninth, and it's not over yet. Yesterday's scores, let's see - I believe we had a Dodger fan and a Cub fan and - onboard here, and they played each other. And the Dodgers came out on top, h to nothing. You don't have to give those scores. What place the Astros in_

PLT CDR CC

Okay, Astros are 6-1/2 out now. And Chris Just tells me that the Cubs won tonight 6 to 5How are the Cubs doing in the NL East? Okay, they're 5-1/2 out in front of Pittsburg.

02 57 49

PLT CC PLT MCC

Oh, isn't that nice? And for the CDR's information, we - I want to relay greetings and so on. And I think that's all the news for tonight. See you around, Henry. Good bye, Rusty. Say, Rusty, did you get my last comment about the damping in the water tank? That would be the biggest thing that I could see is the difference out there. Yes. Okay, I got that, Pete. Thanks.

CC 02 58 16 CDR

MCC CDR

Okay, the other thing is - is that EVA station - the FAS station - is super. It's so much - it's so easy to work in there, it's unbelievable. You guys did great work designing it. You mean even for a little those things, huh? Even for a little one time. guy; guy, you can reach all

MCC

CDR

I didn't

complain

about

you

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SPT

Hey, I second that for that whole ATM run. Running up to the front end was like scampering up the stairs after being out there with that 25-foot pole in my hand. It was like coming home. It was easy as pie. Okay, and for the Job you did yesterday, everybody down here has been saying nothing but "super" all the time. Hey, there is somebody accolade, and I don't mercials, but I think Corporation, who built people, who built the of thanks for a super else who should be given a little usually give manufacturers comthat the International Latex the suit; and the Garrett PCU, we owe them a big vote piece of hardware.

02 59 12

MCC

PLT

MCC

I think it was very notable, yesterday that we never even thought twice about that. It all was Just like normal ° That's right. Okay, we're about to LOS now. We'll say good night to you. Get a good night's rest, and we'll see you tomorrow. Okay, looks like a good day tomorrow. Nighty night.

PLT 02 59 51 CC

02 59 56

CDR

END OF TAPE

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

ii 14 14

CC

Good morning, SlqIlab; Houston. suckle for 7 minutes. Roger, Houston. We're all up.

We got you at Honey-

CDR CC

Very good. Be advised we're - the only thing we've got scheduled for this pass is some updates to the rate gyros. Okay. Skylab, Houston. going to see you We're h5 seconds from LOS. at Hawaii at 11:32. We're

ll lh 36 ll 20 39

CDR CC

ll 31 38 ii 31 43

CC CDR

Skylab, Houston. We're AOS at Hawaii for 9 minutes. Roger, Houston. stowage people, K-22 transfers. Say, I've got something for the which came up yesterday in doing the In A 6 there were six UCTAs. Now as

I remember it, originally there were supposed to be three. And we stowed some more for this contingency business on activation. And I guess we didn't use the extra three. So I have three that can be used for the EVA plus the normR_ three. And for their info_unation, they are temporarily stowed in my TSB in my bedroom until I hear from them, where they'd like thela to go. Or they can stay there until EVA and deactivation. CC Okay. I got that. And I'll get them to think that and get you word back, Pete. about

SC

Yes, I don't think we have to break into anybody else's. And I don't think anybody'else has to carry any others up there. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We've still got about 6-1/2 minutes left in this pass. I've got a couple of very minor changes to read up to you. One is on the Flight Plan for the friendly PL - in the friendly PLT's col_mn. And the other one is on the ATM schedule pad. And any time that y'all have the pads out, and can let me read them to you, I'd _ more than happy to.

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Okay, Just a second. No hurry. Go ahead with the ATM one first, please. Okay. On the ATM schedule pad, at time 21:10, the change is - is the building block should be 4, rather than 4 Alfa. Okay, we got that, and go ahead with the PLT's Flight Plan. Okay, on the PLT's Flight - on his column down at around 19:40, or - actually his details show it at 19:_7, it presently says, "S009 INIT, initiate." It should say, "S009 SET." We're going to start doing the S009 SET Procedure, which is a different page in the checklist. And there's another general message, which you probably already found, that has some changes to that particular page, but that's the only change in the Flight Plan. No, all I have is about the general message that has a change to S009. I don't think we got one for the TV procedures, but that's it - Can you give me a number? Yes, I will, Pete. I think the reason you haven't found it was we up-linked it at Honeysuckle, after y'all had already waked up, and it's probably in the teleprinter now. But the - but the message number, for your information, is 1623 Bravo. 1623 Bravo. Roger.

CDR

ll 36 03

CC

CDR

CC

ll 38 52

CDR CC

Skylab, Houston.. Couple of other things here. One is on update to your solar activity, Just very minor. Active region 27 did produce a subnormal flare about 03:10 Zulu. Also the - the Y-2, Yankee 2, rate gyro scale factor hasn't been as consistent as 1 and 3; and therefore we plan to select configuration Y-I/3 for control for today's activities. So next time one of you guys is up there, we'd appreciate you selecting 3/1 on the Y RATE-GYRO MONITOR switch. Also, another thing that occurred to us over the evening is over the many days we've been on orbit, we've sent you guys

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a heck of a lot of general messages. And with the amount of paper work that we've been going through to straighten out which ones are still applicable or not, we were considering when we had a chance, probably tonight, we'd go through the whole pile of general messages we had sent and see which ones still apply. And then send you alist of those and make sure you still had them available to yoU. And if you didn't, we'd b_ more than happy to up-llnk them 8_ain. CDR Why don't you Just go through them - period? Okay, we'll sure do that. the list and up-link

CC CDR

We - we've been clamping them down and clipping them, to one thing or another they get pretty ratty _how, Dick. So it'd bca good idea if we know we got a new pile to start with. We could Just go around and replace the ones that are still applicable, and the rest throw away, and I think that'd help us keep a little cleaner, too. Okay. It'll probably get US to make sure we have them all squared away; so we'll do that. I am going to assume on the - on the checklist changes, and odds and ends, and evening questions, and that kind of thing - we probably won't go through them. But the systems kind of things we will go through, and we'll get them up to you. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're about 20 seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at Goldstone at 11:43. Skylab, Roger, Houston. ... We're A0S Goldstons for 7 minutes.

ll 40 43

CC

CDR CC

ll 43 38

CC PLT

ll 46 06

CC

Skylab, Houston. Be advised we're going to command the change that I told you about the Y - Y-rate gyros. We're selecting 1/3 for control. Okay., wait Okay. a minute. We're hanging on.

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Go ahead. So are we. Skylab, Houston. We're about a minute from LOS. We're going to have a short break, and see you again at Bermuda. Skylab, Houston. We're A0S atBermuda. We've got you for the next 6 minutes. And if you guys are in a position to listen, I'll give you a little bit of rundown on the - weather you might be expecting on your EREP pass this morning. Okay, go. Okay. The pass starts up in the northwest United States and the clouds are probably going to be clobbere_ up there in the far northwest. You should be breaking out somewhere overhead of - around Billings, Montana. There'll be a short period there - where there will he kind of a broken condition and then you should have clear skies across the United States, down to somewhere in the area of St. Louis. Then probably, down in the southeast United States it also will be pretty had weather for visual observations. Then as you come down across the - the water, heading towards South America; it's going to be alternating clear and in some places, overcast when you'll be doing the nadir align and looking at the ocean surface. Then as you cross the South American continent, the first portion of that will be varying between broken clouds and overcast in some spots. Then about half way down there, particularly when you get over Brazil, from there until the end of the data take and down in that part of the continent, you should have clear skies. Okay, thank throat. ) Roger. (Clears throat) Excuse me. What do you mean "Roger?" I didn't say anything worth rogering there. The Great Lakes, and you can really see - the midwest is sure clear wide open todsy. You say it's kind of cloudy around Houston? you, Richard. We Just noticed (Clears

ll 57 12

CC

PLT CC

PLT

CC PLT

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CC

It's been so long since I've been outside, know. During the day anyway_ huh?

I don't

PLT CC ll 59 19 CDR

Crip - Crip says it's cloudy. Got so bad yesterday up where our friendly sunspot is, that shines in Z - I mean, shines solar inertial there that we have marked up on the side of the b01t. Then I went up there and stuck my belly up to the window Just to feel some warm Sun. (Laughter) Roger.

ii 59 36

CC

END OF TAPE

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

12 03 39

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're about _5 seconds from LOS. Be advised our next pass is going to be at Ascension at 12:13, and we're .going to dump the data tape recorder there. Skylab, Houston; 8 minutes. we're A0S at Ascension for the next

12 13 35

CC

PLT

Okay, Dick. Hey, since we got power the - we had MDA wall heaters on? Stand by.

back

up, the -

CC PLT

I tell you, that's - that's not the real question. I'm Just wondering because, and I'm sure the EREP guys are listening. That turn on - the S191 record tape temperature was already reading 29 percent. Copy. Skylab, Houston; the _)A wall heaters are on, but we have not con_nanded anything during the night. They were also on when you went to bed. Yes, my real question is there must be - there's a wall heater near the 191 cooler that's causing the tape temperature to be higher this morning than it's been. Underst and. It's a "gee whiz1" question.

CC CC

PLT

CC PLT CC CC

Roger. Skylab, Houston. Either here at Ascension, or more likely at Honeysuckle, we'll be up-linking a small change to one of the building blocks for our good ATM people. But it doesn't take effect on your Flight Plan until tomorrow, so it doesn't take long. Bat don't feel like you have to take any imediate action on it. I understand this is an improvement change. Is that right _ rather than a

PLT

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CC PLT

That 's affirmative. Right.

cc
CDR

Right.
Sounds like the Flight you got it out. (Laughter) Director cut you off before

CC 12 20 12 CC

That's right; right in the middle.

Skylab, we're i minute from LOS; we're going to see you at Carnarvon at 12:47. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're the next i0 minutes. Roger, Houston. Skylab, Houston. We Just up-linked you a couple more teleprinter messages and those should be the last for the day. Or the last for this morning, anyhow. Skylab, Houston. We had a - AOS over Carnsrvon for about

PLT 12 47 02 CC

CDR 12 52 l0 CC

CC 12 54 27 CC

Skylab, Houston, We had a little dropout between Carnarvon and Honeysuckle. We've still got a couple of minutes to go on this pass. We've Just up-llnked our last two teleprinter messages for this morning. Okay. Say, Crip. I Just moved some EREP tape around that I remembered down in the locker DhI2. EREP tape T-7 has red tape on it. And it was put on there by one of your very, very early messages, when we were still fairly hot down here in the workshop. And I opened the can and inspected the tape, mud the tape looks fine to me. And perhsps there's some other reason that the EREP people decided not to use T-7. But, we had a few minutes, so I inspected the tape. It looks perfectly good to me. If they want to use it, it has not been affected by the he_t anyhow, that I can see. And they may want to reconsider using that tape. I have it red flagged right now.

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Okay. Fine. We'll put that into the mill and give them that option. ThA_ you. And Skylab. We've got about 30 seconds to go on this pass. We'll see you again at Hawaii at 13:10 - 13:10. 13:10. Bye, bye. for about

12 55 53

CC

CDR IB ii 22 CC

Skylab, Houston; we're AOS over Hawaii the next 5 minutes.

CDR

Okay, Houston. You guys get rid of our BAT CHARGE light for us on the ATM panel? Verify that you have a BAT CHARGE light on your ATM panel? We'll look at it. Okay, I got it, it's BAT 3; CBRM 3. take care of it? Y'all going to

CC

CDR

CC

Roger, Pete. You're too low right now. I really can't read you. Could you speak up, or get a little closer to the mike? Roger. We have a BAT CHARGE light CBRM 3; and I think it's because you guys have been playing with CBRM 3. Will you take care of it? Roger. Hey, Crip, this is another curious question. Ask the EEEP people why we're using a different magazine on the _TS DAC today, will you please? Okay. Paul, the story we get here is that because DEHO1 has been reading 50 percent for two days in a row. They think maybe it's stuck and that's why they asked you to switch. Well, I thought it might be that. And if you get them, they know what it looks like. But that's a •pretty gross reading. In the last two passes, all l've done it take about - on those Houston passes all I took was the few seconds it takes to go fr_ about .20 percent forward to half the nadir, and I

CDR

CC PLT

CC CC

PLT

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think noise you're of the

those are reasonable readings. It's within the level of how close you can read that, assuning al.eady running the camera 20 seconds for each last two passes. and will take it into advisement.

CC

Okay, we copied that, Thank you, Paul.

PLT

Okay. Also, for the Flight Plan' I think we ean wipe about 30 minutes off of the required ERE?PREP. Understand it requires we've got scheduled. That's right. What are you trying to do, sleep late? about 30 minutes less than what

CC

PLT CC PLT

No, no. w_ Just want to get more done during the day. And it turns out that we may get b aead on the EREP prep. Okay, Paul, Just Joshing Yes, I should of known you. Okay.

CC PLT PLT

that.

Hey, also, ask hard support guys back there, George Laski and his people, if in the ERE? checklist, if it's okay yet to dei te all the pink write-ins. They'll know what I mean_ Okay, yes they will. We'll check it.

CC 13 16 06 CC

Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds from LOS. We'll see you again over Goldstone at 13:23. 13:23. Okay. Skylab, Houston. 6 minutes. We're A0S over Goldstone for about

PLT 13 22 30 CC

13 27 19

CC

Skylab, Houston. We've got a couple of minutes dropout here, over the top of the States. And we'll see you again at 13:31 - 13:31.

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13 31 38

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're AOS once more, Bermuda for about the next ii minutes, the next Ii minutes.

over for about

CC

And, Skylab; Houston. If we've got somebody available, we need to make a small adjustment our power situation prior to this EREP. We're right look - we're looking and taking now, Crip. How about next AOS? be fine, Pete, thank you-Paul. maybe we'll pictures

in

13 32 27

PLT

CC PLT

That'll

Tell us briefly what you want; when we get back up there.

do it

13 32 43

CC

Okay. All we're going to do is take and move the REG ADJUS T pots on BUS 1 and 2 counterclockwise about degrees, to move about l0 amps down toward the transfer BUS, on both Buses. Okay. You want to shift l0 amps more from the ATM to the transfer buses; that's l0 amps per bus. That's affirmative. Okay. We'll take care of that for you. We'll

30

PLT

CC 13 33 05 13 41 48 PLT CC

Skylab] Houston. We're 1 minute until LOS. see you again over Ascension at 49, 13:49. Skylab, Houston. next l0 minutes, Okay. That's (Music) lovely harmony. as I started it. We're AOS over Ascension for the next l0 minutes.

13 49 ll

CC

for the

PLT CC PLT CC

The machine Blew - -

quit Just

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Was going to play my alma mater in honor of their reunion. - - BleV the whole thing. Right. Speaking of reunions, I did get Pete's request off yesterday. Good for yot_. And also, regarding that CBRM-3 BAT CHARGE light: we've had a heater off on that particular CBRM, which we've Just turned back on, and it will probably be a rev or two before We'll he able to reset that light for you. Okay, Cri_ • Thank you.

CC PLT CC

PLT 13 50 20 CC

PLT PLT CC PLT PLT 13 52 03 CC

How's that time set-up look now, Crip? Okay, that looks good now, Paul. All right. (Music) There. How sweet it is. I'm sure all of your have appreciated that. Houston, you there? That's affirmative; go ahead. alumni will

13 55 h2

PLT CC PLT

How long we got? About 3 minutes. Okay, Pete and I are looking at the S190 glass. And for the _EP people, if you look in the front of the - of a camera station, you can see, not counting the filter rings, there are two slotted rings I

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CC PLT

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think probably holds lens elements in there. The second one in from the front, which apparently holds a piece of lens, or a lens in there - it looks to us that it's got a - if you shine a flashlight in it, it's got a lot of little tiny specks, either in it or on it. Now we don't remember it having been so noticeable before. I don't know what to do. There's nothing we can do about it. We can't get to it. As I say, it's an inner element. Looking into the top, with the shutter open, it makes the whole thing look very dusty. I'm apprising you of it for whatever it's worth. 13 57 00 CC Okay, P. J. , I think we copied _all of that. me make sure that our EREP people got it. P.J., would please. you say again which camera Let

CC

that's

on,

13 57 30

PLT CC CDR

It's on all the stations Oh, its on all of them.

of the 8190 Okay.

camera.

Yes, that's the thing that makes me suspicious; it's fairly uniform through all of them. I tell you what it _Imost looks like is a fine coating of dust. If it's something on it, or it could - you know, which I doubt in there in that glass. It looks like a whole bunch of little tiny bubbles all through the glass. Okay, looks like dust or tiny bubbles. Okay?

CC 13 58 04 PLT

Yes, maybe the - Well, let us know. We can try to get some pictures of it later for you, if you want. Okay. And we're about 1 minute until see you again at Carnarvon at ih:22. And wish somebody we need to verify LOS, and we'll

13 58 ii

CC

CC

can take a look at the ATM C&D; that H-alpha is still in AUTO.

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CDR CC CDR CC

Okay. Okay. It 's in AUTO. Tban_ you. Hey, Crip, I had it in NORMAL and AUTO, but I get

13 59 28

PLT

lh 21 35

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're AOS over Carnarvon for about Ii minutes ; for about ii minutes. Roger. And I know you guys are beginning to love this, but I need to get that REG ADJUST pot tweaked again on 206. Go ahead; what do you want? Okay, we want REG BUS 2 turned counterclockwise -

CDR 14 21 51 CC

CDR 14 22 01 CC

correction, clockwise, on 1 and 2. CDR CC 14 22 21 CDR (Music)

to balance

the amp outputs

Amp outputs on what, the ATM transfers?

On PCG total 1 and 2 is what we want to balance up. You want to balance up PCG total 1 and 2 with transfer bus 2 [?] Right? CDR, you were basically unreadable that time. I Again, we wanted to turn REG ADJUST pot clockwise to balance the loads on - correction, REG ADJUST BUS 2 to balance the loads on PCG total - on 1 and 2. Okay. Okay, Crip, both PCG 1 and 2 are putting each. out 38 amps

CC

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Roger.

38 amps.

And that

looks

good from here. the N_shville

Besides, you people are competing with Brass duming our rest period here. Roger.

CC CC

Sounds pretty loud in the background. By the way, as we went over the .hill last time, Joe was trying to tell me something about H-alpha, and all I understood that - was he was in NORMAL and AUTO, and something happened. And that was all I got. But he brought the system up, Crip. He brought it up after sunup, and we didn't get an AUTO START. Okay. Everything's okay.

CDR

CC 14 24 27 CDR CC 14 24 46 CDR

Roger; we copy. And the S191 guys ought to be real happy now that we've got some heat in the MDA. It started out with a warm - cooler to start with. We now have a 3 S191 READY light. And Charlie 7 is reading 53 percent, and Baker 7 is all the way down at 30 percent. Roger, Pete. You got so much background of that was unreadable. noise, most

CC

SC

I - I don't know what you're picking up; you must be picking up the cooler noise. I don't have any music going. How do you read now? It's Still there. Would you give me those numbers again on 191, please? Okay, let me go to another V0X. That's the cooler noise, Pete. He can hardly hear you for all that noise from the 191 cooler.

CC

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Yes.

P. J., you're

coming

through

loud and clear.

Yes, I know. How do you read on this VOX? That 's beautiful. Okay, that must be the cooler noise that you're picking up. That - SIA 102 is right on top of the cooler. Baker 7 is reading 30 percent; Charlle 7 is reading 53 percent. And I have a READY light. And it only took about 15 minutes to get the READY light from the time we brought the cooler on now. Okay, we copy that. That's good. you could go

CC lh 26 20 CDR

I think that probably your next EREP, back to the normal warmup time line. Okay, we'll put that in the mill.

CC 14 27 09 CC

And Skylab; Houston. I don't need any feedback on it right now, but in reviewing s_ne of your voice transcripts, I noticed that other night Joe was having snme problems with the H-alpha 1 TV, and it was right after we came out of that pitched-up attitude. It apparently appeared to be out of focus somewhat. Apparently, in our opinion, that - it was a therm,1 problem, because we hadn't had - didn't have all the thermal systems back on and have temperature up to spec. And we expect that it should be looking good now, and sometime we'd like to get he feedback on that. H-alpha Very l's beautiful Thank you. now.

14 27 41

CDR CC

good.

14 31 09

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute until LOS. We'll have you again at Gn_m at 14:34, and we will be doing a data voice recorder dump at that point.

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CC

Skylab, Houston; we're AOS over at Guam for the next lO minutes, for the next lO minutes. And P. J., if you get a chance, I need to talk to your about your VTS pad. He's coming. Okay. Okay, Crip. Go ahead.

SPT CC _JT l)_36 36 CC

Roger. You Were - if you got your VTS pad handy, you were given a special 06, which dealt with the frontal system? Yes. Okay, that frontal system has dissipated. And what - we wou_ appreciate it, if you could do, is that the time 08:23, could Just go ahead and track nadir for a couple of minutes. And then we want you to lock on - after a couple of minutes of that, we'd llke you to lock on the biggest thunder bumper you can find and track it until ll:3h. All righty, that's most uncooperative ing front, wasn't it? Yes, afraid so. And Skylab, Houston. Just as a reminder, the - we show your TACS are still INHIBITEU, and we may need them a little bit on this Z-LV maneuver. Okay, Crip. we switched Yes, afraid We may have boxed cue cards. of that. ourselves there when of that stink-

SC CC

PLT

CC lh 37 17 CC

PLT

CC CC

We'll - we'll take a look at that TACS INHIBIT ENABLE for maneuvers to make sure we're squared away. Thank you. The checklist changes are all made, but we'll Just have to change that cue card.

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CC 14 44 15 CC

Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 mlnute until LOS. We'll see you again at Goldstone at 15:00. Happy EREP. Thank you.

14 44 24

SPT

END OF TAPE

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TRANSCRIPTION

lh 59 57

PLT CDR

Mark Okay. MARK They

the time to uniform

crop line

areas.

15 00 01

CDR PLT PLT

1 minute ought

to EREP START. in Nebraska this year.

to be big

See, what we do is, we apply this in a practical manner. We see how the corn crop's going to go, and from that you find how the pleasant crop is going to be. Right. We got you in voice pass. Oh, okay. 30 seconds to EREP START. Joe? It looks the clouds. like - I can see contact, guys, throughout the

CDR CC

PLT 15 O0 31 CDR PLT

We over Washington_ Puget Sound through

SPT

We're about to he, yes, I guess. I'm looking ahead.

Yes, I guess.

Yes,

PLT

It looks clear south, but it's pretty where we're ... ,.. _EP MANUAL. Standing START. Got a TAPE MOTION

clobbered

15 Ol 01

CDR

light.

9h MODE

CDR PLT

by to start

$192.

Okay, for information, for the follow-on crew. when I slew the VTS h, which is 23 degrees, I could see the radio docking tunnel. How about that? Okay; Joe, you have 30 seconds to ETC.

15 02 01

CDR

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SPT 15 02 25 CDR PLT 15 02 32 CDR SPT 15 02 h0 CDR SPT CDR SPT PLT

Okay. MARK S192. I got a HEADY light.

We Just came out from over; how about that? AUTO Okay. sequence START on 90, and ETC, Joe.

The ETC is on. The REV's on. VTS AUTO CAL, please.

Thirty-eight.

Okay, right now? Now. There. Yes. It went out. is crossing

Okay, Houston, for information, nadir over sc_e c_uds, starDing now.

15 03 13

CDR

RAD to STANDBY. Right to minus 30 roll. 2h, SCAT to STANDBY at 2h. SCAT to STANDBY, 30-ALTIMs"f_:_ ON, ALTIM_/I'SRis ON. Okay, I got a good board, green on the tape - the tape motion, and made a nice smooth shift when 92 came on. I got a green on S190. I got a green on S193 ALTIMET_ and a green on Slgh .... should be green. No MALF light ; tape looks good. Waiting for 191 to come on. It's reading Yes. Where'd you have it, in T? Yes. Got a READY light on the S191. Bravo 7 is 30, 30. okay, now.

15 Oh 3B

CDR

15 05 12

PLT CDR SPT CDR

15 05 25

CDR CDR

Got a good cornfield?

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(Laughter) Yes, I'm trying to find a uniform crop line here. You can really see the circular areas where they irrigated that w_Ik-around stuff, you know. There's one there, and I'll try to - Okay, tracking it good, the Holt County, Nebraska, field there. The field is slightly larger than the reticle in the crosshairs. Can you give me a quick answer, Houston, on if you'd like the same field the whole way, or would you llke to switch to another one? We'll check that for you. Okay. MARK ALTIMETER to STANDBY, 92 to CHECK. RAD, ON; SCAT ON. Got a good green board. A little RAD/SCAT gimba_ ... every once in awhile, but that's normal. Hello, Houston. If the sun is behind us, it got quite hard to see. Itlooked like it got hazier and hazier as I went through nadir. The Sun is behind us, and maybe it's because we're looking up-Sun? Copy. 23. Okay, I'm tracking nadir now. I'll give them the data push button when I get my CB, if I ever pick it up, Crip. SCAT to STANDBY. RAD ON. SCAT ON. going. in there RAD to STANDBY. Same field all the way.

SPT

CC SPT 15 07 15 CDR

PLT

CC PLT 15 08 I0 PLT

15 08 29 15 08 49

CDH CDR PLT CDR

And I'll tell you that clock's Polarization at B0, 30.

to _; Bravo 7 still hanging

SPT

Haven't found a thunderstorm yet, Crip. I'm on a building cu[mulus] right now_ I'll geta few shots and then try to switch to something else.

in

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CC 15 ll 01 CDR

Okay. SCAT to STANDBY; contiguous; RAD tc STANDBY mode ... cross-track

and 193 to NADIR

ALIGN.

SPT

No real CBs in the area, Houston. I got a couple of towering cu's - the best I could do for you. Okay. There are higher ... on the southwest but I - I imagine they're out of your Yes. l've got a READY OUT on S190 on time. ETC STANDBY, Joe. S190 intervalometer. MODE to STANDBY, tip of Florida, range.

CC PLT

SI°T 15 ii 43 CDR

PLT

Crip, are you picking up that cooler noise through thes e mikes, also? ETC AUTO. Right. We went STANDBY, we're back to AUTO. we changed the frames, and

15 12 23

CDR SPT

CC PLT 15 12 56 PLT CDR SPT CDR PLT

I 'm picking up a hissing noise. I think that's the VOX. There it is $009 Just starting doing

Yes, Paul.

to open. align this time.

And that's really Is it? Yes, sir.

a good nadir

It's really hunting for it. Yes, it looks

Well, it's open end on it now, yes. like a good nadir align, Houston. Great. I don't know what I was doing

CC CDR

the last time out.

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PLT CDR PLT CDR CDR PLT

Look at the range Huh ? Maybe

they're

on.

it - you didn't they changed

have the right

range.

Yes, well

it from 78 to 76.

... is really finding it. It's moving Much slower isn't it? Yes. Okay, that 's a good one. Yes. The feet are moving much slower than the simulator used to. It ... Alfa 1 is 41, and Bravo 1 is about 51, and Charlie 1 is about 86 .... is still looking. Well, it winds up in a little square ; it never does stop. Yes. NOW it's out again. Now, there's where it stayed. Yes. Final angle. Yes. 15:09 to STANDBY. STANDBY MODE. 93A to MODE 5. 15:24, 93A ON. MARK ON. READY OUT at 1849. Okay? 92 to MODE CHECK. Okay. READY ON ..., 2. than the simulator does,

CDR CDR PLT PLT

CDR

PLT

CDR CDR PLT CDR SPT CDR 15 15 06 CDR

15 15 25 15 15 28 15 15 34

CDR CDR CDR

For 1910, 93A to STANDBY.

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Hey, Hous_._n, this nadir swath over the water is mostly_ open water and occasionally across, may guess, some fair weather cumulus. Copy. One minute to LOS. Carnarvon 16:00.

for 191 as you

CC 15 16 29 CC CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT 15 59 36 CC

Okay, see you at Csrnarvon. You going to get another AUTO CAL? Yes. Where? Right thero. Okay _ it 's 2020. Skylab, Houston; we're AOS over Carnarvon for about 6 minutes. ... Hello, Houston. Much better. Okay, I'd like to relay on behalf of the PLT that it's - it's really not very convenient for the flight planners to schedule PT during an M092/171 run. It gets kind of crowded there around the experiment equipment. Okay, I was wondering about that. How about the other day in the showers? We also had scheduled it the same time there. Was that too crowded? Well, we had to do a little dance around it. In fact, we - we slipped one or two of the showers until after. You can't ride the bike and take a shower at the same time. Okay, I was worried about that. We'll so note. How's that?

CDR CDR CC SPT

CC

SPT

CC

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It worked out okay, but we had one shower, and we secured °t - bolted it down to the experiment and then resurrected it again. Roger. And another little flight planning note. I missed a filter change on TODB this morning because it was on my detail pad which I got after I did T003. You might want to send that down the night before, if it's a morning change. I noted that it should have been sent up last night. I didn't - I didn't get it. It _as in the - it was in the - the load of teleprinter paper that the PLT goes up and gets while I'm doing T00B. Yes,. I - Well, I suspect what happened was that, it was after - You were never told that it was up there. Well, I - we normally get our details in the morning. Roger. Oh. Hey, Crip, what time you sending them up in the evening? We're trying to send them up before 23:00Z. Oh, I don't think we had any before 2B:00Z yesterday. We are sending thos e up in the evening, though.

CC SPT

CC SPT

CC

SPT CC SPT 16 01 5B CDR

CC CDR CC

You're probably right, Pete. We been trying bud we been - been running late due to a lot of late Flight Plan changes down here, but that's what it - that's our goal, anyhow. SPT, for your info, you are correct that called out in your - in your detail pad. get it up, but - apparently a little bit when you were expecting it. We also put the remark section of the s_mary Flight Just to cover the case where it is coming that was And we did later than that T00B in Plan, too, up late.

16 05 14

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Okay, fine. I don't remember looking last night, but I'ii be sure and ... Roger. Those remarks sometimes.

at the summary

CC

are kind of easy to miss,

16 05 51

CC

And Skylab, we're 1 minute until again at - at G,,-m at 6 - 16:14, Okay. Skylab, Houston. 6minutes.

LOS. We'll have 16:14.

you

CDR 16 14 15 CC

We're A0S over @1,m for the next

CC

Skylab, Houston. Our congratulations on that EREP pass that you Just went through. It looked real good and sounded good from this end, and we're assuming that the ls _+ portion of it went as well as the first. And a little r_,luder: upon - the next station pass is going to be at Goldetone at around 16:37, and it is at that point that we're going to be doing the computer switchover. So we'll, of course, want you to not be using the DAS operations, and we assume it shouldn't ring any bells for you. Okay, Houston. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute to LOS. We'll hs:_e you again at Guam at 16:37, at which point we'll be doing a data voice recorder dump and - correction, at Goldstone. And we'll also be doing the recorder switchover - correction, cemputer switchover. Okay. You still there, Crip? Affirmative. We have two questions for the EREP people. One is, that vent plug on the 190 window projector, do they want it left where it is? And second, the desiccants on the 190 are getting almost white again. I want them to consider whether I ought to not change them, and maybe try to make ...

CC

CDR 16 19 01 CC

PLT PLT CC PLT

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Okay. We'll ask, and try to get an answer for you over the tape. Okay. Skylab, Houston. If you still read, when you complete your TV recording, we would like you to start a rewind on the VTR_ Okay.

PLT CC

16 20 53

FLT

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TRANSCRIPTION

16 37 00

CC

Skylab, Houston; we're AOS over the States for a nice long pass, abou% 12 minutes, and we will be doing a data voice recorder dump plus a computer swltch-over. Skylab, Houston. For your information, we have switched computers, and everything looks good right now. And regarding P. J.'s questions earlier, we do want to leave the vent plug in the 190A. And we noted the color of the desiccants and we will be thinking about changing them at some later time. Okay, Houston. We're also getting to watch a TV play-back of the LBNPD operation. I think Story's rather envious at how easy you get around and climb in that thing. What's this malf all about, Houston?

16 40 55

CC

PLT 16 41 21 CC

16 43 32

SPT CC SPT CC

Say again. We Just got an ACS MALF caution. Roger; understand an ACS MALF caution. We've lost data here right now, so it could be associated with this computer switchover thing. We better Good, it's the RATE GYR0. Okay, that's drift loaded Roger, Copy. And, Skylab; Houston. Paul, was that you I was talking to on - regarding the malf condition? No, it's Joe. probably it, because in the thing. we didn't get our -

SPT CC

16 h3 59

SC CC

it's a Z; we're

on gyro 2 only

in Z.

16 44 hh

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Okay, Joe, I guess we can,t get data. What we'd like you to do is to load the rate gyro drift that we had sent up on the last message - message number 1624. We wouldafter you load the drift we would like you to select gyros 2 and 3 in the Z-axis. You copy that, Houston, it? should Joe? I load only the Z drift, or all of

CC 16 45 27 SC

CC

We'd like you to load them all; Z is the most cant one. Okay, Okay. soon as I get Pete out of the LBNP,

signifi-

SPT CC 16 46 04 CC

I'll go up.

And, Joe, I guess we'd like to do one more thing up there. We'd like you to use your switch to select computer timing. Roger. Houston, SPT.

SPT 16 47 57 SPT CC SPT

Go ahead. What Z configuration I get the drift in? did you want me to select after

CC

Roger. We want you in Z 2 and 3, redundancy ment enabled. Copy.

manage-

SPT 16 49 55 CC

And, Joe, we see that you're doing the loads right now. I've got the codes out for that Z-axis reconfiguration, after you can holler. your drift loads. If you want it,

SPT CC

Okay. Okay.

Cc_e with it, Crip. It's 52015 with data word of 50034.

Day160 / SPT We're looking at it. Okay. see how t_at holds it. Appreciate it. bells for you. It 's all in.

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I knew we were going to ring a few

16 51 52

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're one minute until LOS, and we'll see you again'at 17:02 over Vanguard. Okay. And, Skylab, we're looking at the data now on that computer switchover, and everything looks fairly nominal now. Hope it remains that way until Vanguard. It will. Skylab, H_ 5ton. 9 minut es. Roger. And, P. J., if you've got a minute, I'd like to tell you about - about the cow,handing - Paul, if you've got a minute, I'd like to tell you about some com_nding we'd like to do over the next Goldstone pass. Can you read me? No. You dropped out shortly after you said you _anted to talk for a minute. Okay. Let's try it again. I'd like to tell you about some commanding, we're - we'd like to do over the next Goldstone pass, which is going to be coming up, I guess, at about 18:14. Go ahead. Okay. We want to do a little bit more troubleshooting on the primary coolant loop. And what we plan to do is to turn two pumps, A and B, on in the primary coolant loop to see if we can get more pressure on that vernatherm valve. And perhaps maybe that might fix the problem, or at least let us know a little bit more about it. If we lose command capability anywhere in there, we will need you to turn the pumps off. Also, we don't know whether you've still got We're AOS over the Vanguard for

SPT 16 52 16 CC

SPT 17 03 06 CC

PLT 17 03 19 CC

SC

CC

PLT 17 03 58 CC

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that PRI COOL FLOW

CAUTION

& WARNING

ENABLED.

If

you do, you will get a CAUTION turn the thing on. PLT

& WARNING

when we

Yes. We've got it enable again, because the parameter was gone this morning. So we've got it enabled. Okay. Well, if you have no objections we will be doing that commanding at about 18:15, and you will get a CAUTION & WARNING at that time. Yes, understand. And I understand also, if you want me to power down, you - it will be on voice cue from you, right? That 's affirmative. What's the next station and its AOS, please, at about 16:15. Bob?

17 Oh 41

CC

PLT

CC PLT 17 05 16 CC PLT 17 05 31 CC PLT 17 ii 01 CC

Goldstone Oh.

is our next station 18:15 -

Okay.

I'm sorry. Okay.

18:h - about 18:15, yes.

Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute until LOS. again at Goldstone at 18:15, 18:15. Roger.

See you

17 ii ll

PLT

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18 14 h8

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're ADS over Goldstone for the next ll minutes, and we will be doing the commanding we referred to earlier on the primary coolant loop, as well as some loading into the computer; so we'll need you to stay off the DAS. Okay. Skylab, Houston. Skylab, getting You calling? keying, but all I'm

PLT 18 15 36 CC CC

Houston. I hear. you're is feedback. I finally found it.

18 16 42

PLT CC PLT

Hallelujah!

How about

that?

Hey, that was the one. Okay, I'm ready Are you? for that refrigeration pump switching.

CC

Okay. They - they're doing it now. Oh, okay. I'm sorry. Yes, yes, we're ready for that f And we are working on your primary coolant loop. Yes, okay. The refrigeration system - which pump you got on now? Which one you want me to turn off, Crip? Okay, we want you to put pump 1 to OFF, and then pump for 5 seconds, and then pump 1 back to AUTO. Okay, that's PRIMARY 1. Okay.

PLT

18 17 16

CC

PLT 18 17 43 CC

And, Paul, while you're there, I wanted to tell you I can't remember whether I passed it up to you earlier - but regarding your question on the 190A window vent plug - we do want to leave it in, and we're considering doing a desiccant changeout later on. Yes_ you've sent those up already, Crip. Okay, thank you.

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PLT 18 18 06 CC PLT

Okay, is that it on that pump That's affirmative,

switching? pump 2 ON now.

and we have

Okay. We've been running on pump 1 the whole time? It's not important. I Just thought if anybody knew, I was Just curious. That's time. affirmative. We had been on pump 1 all this

CC

18 20 57

CC

And, Skylab; Houston. For your information, it looks like turning on both pumps on primary - on primary coolant loop might have worked. We drove that TCV to the hot position right now. We will be turning them both off again before we go over the hill and think about exactly what we want to do, though. Okay, sounds good. And, Skylab; Houston_ For your information, we've finished our activities with the §econdary computer, and everything looks good. And you're sitting in solar inertial now. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS over the Vanguard for the next 8 minutes. And also, Skylab, we had so much success with that primary coolant loop a while ago, we want to try it this time with one pump. We're going to be doing that now. And if you do have your C&W for the PRI COOL FLOW on, you will get a C&W from it. Okay, we've got something else for you to think over, about a process of testing the fire sensors. On 5 panel 529, the n,,mher 2 sensor, 529-2. When you go to test, the little red light on the test panel lights, but it does not trigger a caution and warning. Okay, we copy. You get the test don't get the C&W. light, but you

PLT 18 23 00 CC

PLT 18 41 23 CC

18 hl _7

PLT

CC

PLT

That's right, and that's the one that was triggered during the EVA, also. We got a question if you could zap them with too much sunlight, or something like that ?

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Okay, we're looking at it for you, Paul. I'm sorry. 392. Okay, 392. Yes. Skylab, Houston. Before we go over the hill here at Vanguard, I want to say once more, for - I guess for the CDR, we are in solar inertial mode now. So when he goes to do his ATM pass, he will want to select experiment pointing prior to sunrise to get everything to turn on like it's supposed to normally. And also, we have turned the primary loop off again with that one pump, and it was looking good with the one pump. Okay, Skylab. We're about i minute until LOS, and we'll see you again over Hawaii at 19:49, 19:49. You got a nice, long silence. Yes. I said 529, Pete tells me. I meant 392,

CC PLT 18 47 28 CC

18 48 24

CC

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19 47 44

CC

Skylab, this 7 minutes.

is Houston;

standing

by

for the next

CDR CDR CC CDR

Roger, Houston. Houston, CDR. Go ahead, CDR. Got a question this morning on the valve position in the command module on the suit loop, and I verified that all those valve positions were the way they were supposed to be, and that's the answer to the question. The F were all the way they were supposed to be, and I couldn't find anything open; so I don't know where they got their 0.2 psi gain. You'll have to think about it. Okay, Pete. We copy. time to listen to a news

CC CC

CDR, Houston. Do you have note on a subflare? Yes, go ahead.

CDR CC

Right. In active region 31. We had a C 6 flare. It was subflare optically. Began at 18:ll Zulu and ended at 18:30 Zulu. It was accompanied by a radial burst at 6 centimeters with 12 flux units. This is basic information. If we have another one like that or a little bit stronger, it Just could trigger your flare alarm. Roger, Houston. Skylab, Houston. We have 20 seconds to LOS. We'll see you over Hawaii at 19:48. In the meantime, we'd like to have TACS INHIBIT, please. That's done. Roger.

CDR CC

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CC

Skylab, this is Houstonstandingby over Vangaard. Skylab, Houston Vanguard. is with

for 9 minutes

CC

you for 9 minutes

over

PLT CC

We're here, Houston. Pete, this is Houston. We've got a comment on the update of the general message status, if you have a minute to listen. ... Say again, Skylab. Say it, Houston. Pete, we've been going through the general messages, seeing which are still valid down here. And if it's okay with you, we'd llke to send up a list of the valid ones and let you tell us which ones you need a fresh copy of. I was afrald you were going to say that. ahead. Okay. Go

CREW CC CDR CC

CDR

CC

They'll be up very shortly, probably with the evening questions or a little bit before. Okay. We're going to have to work out, for later flights, some better way of doing this, because the trouble is, we spread the messages far in too many categories. First for the individual guys and then for a eertain piece of equipment, and I'm not sure we've handled them quite right. And we'll talk about it up here in Just a second, maybe at the next station for the follow-on crew. Go ahead and send your valid ones, and we'll see what we can chase down. Okay, Pete. Hey, Houston; Go ahead, CDR. CDR.

CDR

CC 20 23 35 CDR CC

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Give us a reading on when we can tally this LCG and LSU down and put them away. Negative, later. Pete. We'll think about that a little bit

CC

CDR

I didn't say can we. I said would you give us a time estimate as to when you think we're going to do it. The answer we have is, in the next day or two. You guys work slower that we did. Pete, the message we get is, we'd like to get more confidence in the primary loop, and then we'll start working on the secondary loop. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We have LOS in i minute. We'll see you over Hawaii at 21:23, We wil be dumping recorders over Hawaii. Roger. Roger. See you then.

CC CDR CC

CDR 20 25 42 CC

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CC

Skylab, Hawaii.

this is Houston standing by for 9 minutes We will be dumping recorders.

over

CDR 21 33 07 CC

Roger, Houston. Skylab, this is Houston. We have i minute See you over Vanguard at 55. Roger, Houston. Skylab, Houston. next 7 minutes. Roger, Houston. Hey, Houston, how about taking CHARGE light again for us? Roger, Pete. Stand by. care of this BAT Standing by over Vanguard for the to LOS.

CDR 21 55 49 CC

CDR CDR

CC CC

Pete, this is Houston. So far as the CBRMs are concerned, we thought we had them fixed up this morning the way they should be, and you shouldn't be seeing any lights. If you see a light, could you please tell us specifically which one? It's that BAT charge light. Pete, this is Houston. We assume that that's the BAT CHARGE light on CBRM 3, and, if so, we fixed it as well as we can at the moment. Okay. Just put it out. Skylab, we have LOS in about 50 seconds. you again over Vanguard at 23:23 23:23. And we'll see

CDR CC

CDR CDR 22 02 42 CC

22 02 53
/

CDR

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VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

23 33 32

CC PLT CC PLT CC

Skylab,

Houston;

AOS i0 minutes. Where are we?

Hello, Houston.

Oh, you're coming up on Vanguard. Ah ha. And be advised, over Ascension. Go ahead. I have a message here they're available. Go ahead, Houston. "Congratulations to Conrad, Kerwin, and Weitz. There are no embassies in space, but you are our best ambassadors," Signed: Kenneth Rush, Acting Secretary of State. Thank you. You've got the night shift now, huh, Bill? here for awhile. We change for all three crew members when we'll be dumping the _ape recorder And I have a message - Go, Skylab?

PLT CC

PLT CC

CDR CC

Yes, we did a flip-flop off every now and then.

CC SPT

Hear you people did all kind of good things. Yes, we even recalibrated Weitz had the honor. Very good. It doesn't work when somebody's riding the bicycle. That the SMMD today, and Commander

CC SPT CC

(Laughter) Hey, that was - I watched you on TV. was beautiful shots outside there. Of the EVA? That's right. Couldn't stay away.

"-

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SPT

Oh, I didn't know yoU got anything TV. That's nice. Yes, there was some real beauties. You were flailing your feet around

good

from the

CC CC SPT

a bit,

Joe.

That was my big problem. Weitz was afraid l'd destroy the MDA before we got the SAS up. (Laughter) Now that we've passed on all the good word from Washington, a couple of words from Houston. How would you feel about changing out the desiccants on the S190 package tonight? That's Just to please - -

CC 23 36 47 CC

23 37 02

CC CDH

Yes, we can do that, Okay, than_ you much. Say, Bill, I asked a little while ago, as we passed through zero-Beta angle, what was going to happen as it started going up. And they said, "Well, the vehicle is going to start getting colder." Well, the vehicle is starting to get hotter. The workshop is back up to about 75, and I wondered if they had any words of explanation. Is it our additional power output heating the vehicle? Pete, I'll pass that on, and if nothing be a good data point. Okay. I'll do it. else, it will

23 37 Oh 23 37 27

CC CDR

CC

CDR CC

Skylab, Houston. LOS in 1 minute. And the ground feels that changing out this desiccant in the S190 will clear up all the moisture by morning without any other actio_being required. Roger, We'll Roger. see you at Ascension at 23:_6. -"

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Skylab, Houston; AOS for i0 minutes. Hello, Houston. We're eating dinner.

We copy. What's the doings this evening? Yes, we're supposed to get the latest in by about 8 o'clock this evening. We'll get it on up to you. Super. That's a l-V, of course. Skylab, we're going LOS in 1 minute; Guam A0S at 00:30. Roger, Bill.

SPT CC CC 23 56 ll SPT

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VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

00 30 53

CC CDE

Skylab, Howdy, Skylab, Y-gyros Roger. Okay.

Houston; Houston.

A0S i0 minutes;

G,,Am.

00 31 32

CC

we're going to sleep • configuration on the - Y, i/2, active; with Y, 3, as backup.

PLT CDR 00 34 48 CC CDE 00 35 08 CC

CDE, Houston. Go ab_ad. Answer to your questions about the temperature decrease [sic]. The concensus here is that this increase is ccming from the power up of the equipment, which they estimate will smount to about h degrees. Since you started off at about - at 75, you should end up at 79, possibly 80 degrees, and there may be a little effect from Earth albedo, but that's still being kicked around. Okay, Yes, can I give you the Evening go ahead. We're standing Status Report?

00 35 38

CDE CC

by. two butter cookies -

O0 35 h6

CDR

Okay, the CDR ate everything two cans of butter cookies. That's two cans, Pete,

plus

CC CDR CC CDR CC

or two cookies?

Two cans. You getting Plus Copy. hungry? salts.

the CDR had i0 optional

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And the _ ate everything with no salt. The PLT ate everything except item 65, corn; item 75, bread; and item 62, coffee with sugar, out of the meal dinner meal and snack. and two optional salt. He had a DELTA-H20 of plus l,

CC 00 37 08 CDR

Copy. Okay, the film status, day 160, 16 millimeter - it's a long one. M151/Slg0B prep: C - Charlie India 06, 65, Charlie India 03; _REPwas BE02, 85; MO92/M171 M151: CI07, 35, CI0h. Belay that last one; that was yesterday's. Copy. Okay, M487-4 Easy: CI - Charlie India 05, 52, Charlie India'01; M516 housekeeping 60 Echo: Charlie India 05, 55, Charlie India 01; M516 housekeeping 60 Echo: Charlie India 06, 62, Charlie India 03; Ml31: Charlie India 07, the roll was empty, Charlie India 04. 35 millimeter: Charlie India 34, 60. We changed that out. Charlie India 35, 50; Charlie India 26, 42. 70 millimeter: CX06, 87. The _C was 265. The EREP S190, set Oboe: 1 was 6817, 2 was 6153, 3 was 7028, 4 was 7024, 5 was 0565, 6 was 7884. The drawer configuration is A-l: X-PO_z_ 02, Charlie India 05, 52, Charlie India 01; A-2 is X-POR'±'_ 03, Charlie India 06, 62, Charlie India 03; A-3 is 06, Charlie India 07, 0 percent, Charlie India 04; A-4 is 05, Charlie India 25, i00 percent, MTll. Over. We copy, Pete. We'll be L0S in 40 seconds. have you at Vanguard at Ol:10. We'll

CC O0 38 59 CDR

O0 39 46

CC

CDR

Okay, there were no changes in the Flight Plan. Flight Plan was executed as written. We copy. Skylab, Houston; ADS lO minutes at Vanguard.

The

CC 01 lO 16 CC PLT

Roger, Houston. We're busy here at our exper_mm_tal space laboratory. The darts didn't work worth a darn, but the paper airplanes are rather promising.

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Hey, how's the slinky? And if it won't interfere with your dart game, give you some of the hottest news items today. Stand by l, Bill. Okay. Okay, go ahead. Okay, on the diplomatic front, Nixon and Breshnev are going to have a s,_m_t meeting, June 18th to June 26th, at Camp David and San Clemente. Henry Kissinger's on his way back to Washington without concluding an agreement to stop violation on the Viet Nam ceasefire. And West Germany's Willie Brandt went fishing on the Sea of Galilee today during his visit to Israel. Brandt caught one 7-inch carp. On the sports front, Secretariat literally ran off with the race today. He was the first horse in 25 years to win all three. He was 31 lengths ahead of four other horses, also set a new record for time. Did the mile and a half in 2 minutes and 24 seconds. Fantastic. And there's some trades in the pro-football quarterback ranks. Johnny Unitas has gone with San Diego Chargers, Roman Gabriel has gone to the Philadelphia Eagles, and nearer home, Buddy Baker won the pole position at Brian SpeedwayS, qualifying speed was 169-1/4 miles an hour. Here's one that should set a goal for you astronomers there. A graduate student at the California Institute of Technology sighted a previously unknown comet. His name was John Hookra, and it's been named for him. There's one for you to shoot for. Well, we haven't discovered any comets, but we have made the observation that the S_m is indeed the color of dirty beach sand. All right, we will obviously effect. call that the Kerwin I'll

PLT CC PLT O1 ll 48 CC

PLT CC

SPT

CC

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CC

And Houston, looks like, is running about n_nber 4, now. They did win on Friday, 4 over Pittsburg 3. Chicago Cubs won 5 over Cleveland 2. And Joe might be interested in that the Cubs are looking - looking up quite a bit the last day or 2. It's going to be Wrigley Field and Cominsky year. Copy. today. things Park this

CC

SPT

01 14 54

CC

And it was a pretty nice summer day in Houston Some lines of small thunder b_npers cleaned out, and it's warming up. Thanks a lot.

SPT CC

Glad to hear it.

Is P. J. any better on that dart board at zero g than he is at one g? No, the problem with the darts at zero g - the air pressure is so low here, that they're unstable.
r

PLT

CC

I forget what his excuse was under one g. Pete, you may have started a new mode of contemplation here once they see that TV shot of you in the lower body negative pressure with that folding of the arms you do there. Wait until they see the - the picture of me I had taken for Rusty with my head in my water dish, contemplating. Hey, during the flare alarm go-off a minute ago, on the dark side, reminded me to ask you guys a question about leaving that flare alarm enabled when we're not at the console. Now that we have some active regions on the disk, we'd like very much to leave it enabled. The problem is that we go through the - either the South Atlantic anomaly or one of the horns almost every pass. And right now, we don't know what those times are, unless they occur when someone is at the console and we have a pad for it. I wonder if it might be advisable to have you send us up every day a pad containing the South Atlantic anomal_ times in GMT, so that we can then leave tone light enabled, then if it went off we could immediately check the pad and know whether to respond or not.

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We copy that, fact, Joe.

Joe.

We'll

do that,

as a matter

of

SPT Ol 17 hl CC

Okay, thank you. Bruce McCandless was wondering how the fla - the flash was working there. What - what did you _ay, Bill? We were yakking at each other over the intercom. Yes, you've reported taking a number of pictures inside, aud Bruce was curious as to how the flash workl ng. Very well indeed, Bruce. No problems at all with

CDR

CC

was

SPT 01 19 59 CC

it.

Skylab, we're going LOS in 1 minute. Ascension at 01:27, and at Canary, we'll have the usual conference at 01" 31. Roger, Houston. And thank you for the news. Also tell Bruce he did do a good Job, that all ... is working real well. Copy. Skylab, Houston; A0S for approximately 17 minutes.

CDR

01 20 28 01 27 40

CC CC PLT

Roger, Houston. And we're loading the Y 3-scale factor into the computer now. We're also going to do a small memory dump. Okay, Houston ; CDR. Be advised I'm in the process of changing out the desiccants right now, and it'll be done in about l0 minutes. We copy. And also, command been completed. module systems housekeeping ... has

01 28 17

CC

01 29 28

CDR

CC 01 29 43 CDR

01 29 h8

CC

We copy also, Pete.

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01 38 43

CC PLT CC

PLT, Houston. Go ahead. ATM has Just seen a massive surge at coordinates 290/1.0.' It's designated at T-79. They want you to finish your synoptic observation as scheduled. However, after you have completed the synoptics, they want you to look at this area in the white light coronagraph, and if in your Jud_ent it warrants it, they would like for you to do building block 16. This is in JOP 8.

PLT

Okay, we're familiar with 16 and we'll do that. Thank you. Okay, that's section 3. Roger. Step 3, that is. Houston, CDR. Go, CDR. I've been changing these desiccants, and I'll tell you - it might be my eyes or the flashlight, but I'm high strapped to see much difference between what i,m putting in except for one, and I have one that's really super blue. But the other five that I've taken out of the case and opened up fresh are not too blue. Now, I've changed them out and I really wasn't aware of that until I got to the super, super blue one, which happened to be - as usual, ...So I think what I really ought to do is go ahead with this the way ±t is, but I'll take six of these old ones down and stick them in one of the ovens along with the suit desiccants that were dry and see if I can't cook me up six really good dry ones.

CC PLT CC CDR CC CDR

CC CC

Okay, we copy that, Pete. And everybody concurs with that, Pete. dry one. Trying the

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We're going LOS. We'll see you again at Guam at 02:08, and they'll be dumping the tape recorder there. Skylab, Houston. Roger, Houston. PLT, Houston. Yes. We've got the packs [?] loaded and checked and are ready to load it into the computer if you're not on the DAS, for about a minute. Okay, go ahead. AOS, Guam for 7 minutes.

02 08 59

CC PLT CC PLT CC

PLT CC

Wilco. Also, on - if you should go to building block 16, the coronal transient guidelines that were up-linked today are appropriate. Okay, understand. I intend to run building when I get in before sunset. block 16

PLT

PLT

It's a very narrow, well - defined streamer that extends off the unarmed field of view on the coronagraph. Copy. Say, Bill, are you still there? Still here, Pete. Go ahead.

CC CDR CC CDR

After going through the whole pile of desiccants, there is only two good ones. I put them in the camera. And I bet I got some desiccants for the suit. The last suit is drying in the oven right now, and as soon as that's free tomorrow, I'll cook ... up and put them in. We copy, and th_nk you, Pete. How about giving us a - you guys got any ideas how long they need to be cooked? about

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I'ii check it. Thank you. It's going to take a minute to get an answer on that one, Pete. All right. Skylab, Houston. CDR, Houston. Yes. Go ahead, Bill AOS for 3 minutes.

CDR 02 22 hi CC CC CDR CC

On the desiccants. They can be left in for 2_ to 72 hours, and we'll send you up a note on a pad to telS_ you when to take them out. We understand that you've already placed them in the oven now. No, that's not correct. I have suit - suit desiccants in that oven - in the two ovens right now. We have one suit drying still and they'll be out tomorrow. We copy that. In that case the - you can stow the desiccants in the 190-A stowage. It's felt to be the best spot. Yes. I got - I got your easy questions here and we'll put them on B channel. Thank you. Okay. And, Skylab; we're going LOS here and we'll see you tomorrow morning I guess. Okay, night, night. Good night. What's this about P. J. sleeping in a separate spot?

CDR

CC

CDR

CC CDR 02 25 02 CC

CDR PLT CC

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Every night at 03:00 he disappears through the hatch and we don't see him again until ll:00 the next morning_ The spooks may say something about that. That's up to the spooks very bad or very good

CC

CDR CC 02 25 54 PLT

not us.

(Laughter) He goes to an empty house in Areom, Massachusetts.

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TRANSCRIPTION

03 08 5h

CDE CC CC CDR

Hello,

Houston. Pete. Pete.

Are you there?

Go ahead, Go ahead,

We're

standing

by.

I was Just giving a tremendous d/ssertation about an engineering change on B channel when you came along and dumped the tape recorder on me and busted ,_" continuity. Shame on you. We're sorry, Pete. It's okay. you w_re in bed.

CC CDR cC CDR

(Lau@ht er) We thought

Well, we were Just putting in that lovely list of changes that you sent to us. And answering that lovely list of questions that you sent to us. And we are Just finishing up putting it on B channel. Yes, I sympathize with you. enough Just writing changes I'm having trouble in the checklist down here. three

CC

CDR

Yes, but there is 5 or 600 of you guys versus of us, and you win every time. That's what I was sympathizing with you about,

CC CC

Pete.

Pete, we'll wait until about 3 o'clock in the future to dump it or some other

in the morning such thing.

CDR

No. That's ok.aM. I happened to be giving a particular good one on an engineering change we've Just made up here in the spacecraft. And I was doing it in a rather impatient manner when the tape recorder was abruptly taken away from me. (Laughter) Pete, I'm sure you'll it up into even finer form before to go at it again. have time to polish you get a chance

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Okay. Pete, you're going to get the recorder back in about 3 minutes. Seriously, as a matter of practice here, should we stay off the tape recorder for a while after we norma] ly go LOS here at night? No. I'ii tell you what, though, why don't you - When you give us our last call of the evening, tell us the next station because we probably won't be up more than one station, you know, and we'll know you're going to dump and we won't be using it at that time, if we're Just polishing off the •evening. Wilco. Thank you, sir. Thank you, sir.

03 ll 34

CDR

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SKYLAB

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Skylab, Houston. and we're standing next 9 minutes.

An early good morning to you, by at Honeysuckle for the

SPT

Roger, Houston. The SPT is up, but get the other two up when I'm ready. Okay, no problem. We're AOS at

I'm

going

to

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Skylab, Houston. next 7 minutes. You Yes, there, sir. Houston? Standing

Goldstone

for

the

SPT CC CC

by. We're AOS at Goldstone for

Skylab, Houston. 6 minutes. Skylab, Skylab, Roger. Skylab, Houston; Houston; Houston;

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CC CC SPT CC SPT

AOS

at

Goldstone for

for

5 minutes.

Goldstone

h minutes.

Goldstone Everybody's

for

2

minutes. and the sampling

Hello, Houston. is complete.

up,

CC

Okay, Joe. We've been trying to get configured here for a couple of minutes here at Goldstone. And the only immediate note that I have for you this morning, if you've - when you get to going through your pads, you'll notice, Joe, for you there're two E'fC pads on board. The correct one is number 1729, which is the shorter of the two. And prior to EREP, I've got some Pete's EREP operate pad that that ETC pad we sent up. some time deletions also have this morning, to the - to to do with

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SPT CC

Okay.

He'll catch them when he can.

Okay, there's no hurry at all. And be advised that we'ze about 1 minute from LOS. We're going to see you at Canary at ll:20. Stand by 1. Skylab, Houston. We're going to see you at Ascension at 11:29. Be advised this morning for the next three revs or so, we're going to lose some station passes that we normally would have, in order to support a scientific - unmanned scientific payload that we're launching from the Cape this morning that's going to - into lunar orbit; and it's a radio astronomy payload. Okay, very good. Roger.

CC

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SPT CC

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SKYLAB

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VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

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CC

Skylab, Houston. 7 minutes. Hi there, Hi there. Dicky.

We're

AOS at Ascension

for

SPT CC CDR

Say, Dick, on your odds-and-ends morning, 191 17:19. Easy. Roger.

message

this

CC CDR

Okay. On question number 4, statement _1-,her _, request verification that panel 207 AM AFTFIRE 1 and 2 sensors are not inhibited. That's correct; they're not inhibited. But sensor number 2 is the one that that is exposed in the aft heat exchanger compartment, and that's the one that went off when we went EVA, and it's now burned out. And we sent you a query smd said, "Do you want us to chauge it out?" And we haven't gotten a reply to that. It's busted, but it's not inhibited. Roger, Pete. And those two - That question was related to that one. The understanding, Just so we have it straight, the understanding we had was that when you tested it you got a red light on the sensor, but you did not get a caution and warning trip, and - and we Just wanted to m-_e sure before we started further troubleshooting that, you know, we had verified all the circuitry and so forth. We'll doublecheck it again; but of course, we picked it up during the fire sensor checkout. And we'll check the INHIBIT switches, but I believe that they're both on. I know what you're talking about.

CC

CDR

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Okay. Okay. Now on number 7, briefly it says, rephrasing now, "we've observed three premature cutoffs in S056 ACTIVE 1 mode. Have you observed any S056 anomaly in the ACTIVE mode?" And the answer to that is yes. ACTIVE 1 LONG is stopped at FILTER position 3. And that again was put on B channel throughout yesterday; at least I put it on a couple of times, I think. And we have noticed ACTIVE 1 LONG; it hangs in FILTER position 3 and stops taking pictures. Okay. We have ... copies, and I guess we're just a little bit behind in getting to channel B. Okay. One other thing, Dick. I was r1_n_ing that JOP on that - that coronal JOP last night. It did the same thing; it hung up in ACTIVE 1 LONG. I terminated and went on to, I thlnk the next sequence in.building block 16 is an ACTIVE 1 NORMAL. And I watched it do about four cycles, All of which are okay. And I was satisfied, then I looked bank at it, and and it apparently hung up on FILT_ 1 in ACTIVE i NORMAL. 80 I don't know what it's doing. It looks like D!nny things, all of which so far have apparently been in ACTIVE.
b

CC

CDR ll 32 38 PLT

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Okay.

Copy.

Okay, Dick. I Just verified 207 and the inhibit switches are active. So the problem, I do believe, is back in the sensor. In fact, maybe what we ought to do is Just put another sensor in there and see if _t tests or not. Okay, Pete. ... We'll be getting back to you on that one.

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Skylab, Houston. We're about a minute frc_ LOS. We're going to see you at Honeysuckle at 12:06. And CDR the - We'd rec_mnend the CAUTION & WARNING system MALF number _, which will probably lead you quickly to a sensor changeout. And we were going to schedule that on the Flight Plan for tomorrow, but if you have time today to get it accomplished, _ Just let us know that you did and we'll see the results. Okay, Dick; Roger. Are you still Affirmative. Also, pass to the EKE_ people, tested DAC magazine B in Bravo working okay. Okay, got that. Houston. We're AOS Honeysuckle for 7 minutes. people will you, please; I Hotel 01, and it's there, Dick? very good.

CDR CC PLT CC PLT

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CC CC PLT

Skylab,

Roger. Hi, Houston. listening down there? Yes, sir. We're

Do you have

any photo

CC PLT

listening.

Go ahead.

Okay. For shooting the 35-millimeter, as you're aware, we're out of exterior film. Out of the window, we've been shooting the interior film. I want to verify that the proper thing to do is shoot that interior film on the Nikon in an ASA setting for a light meter of 160. 0kay, Paul. That's We'll get you an answer. We want the right setting.

CC PLT

not right.

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CC CC

Roger.

Understand.

Skylab, Houston. For your information, this pass we're selecting gyros Yankee i and 3 for control again this mornin 8 since they have better scale factors. And for proper talkback indication, you need to -_e sure the Y RATE GYRO MONITOR switch is set

to 3/1.
PLT CC CDR Now, we're Affirm. What would you guys have to do down there didn't have those rate gyros to play with FLIGHT says we have plenty but l'm not sure I agree. of things if you all night? in for it again, huh?

CC

to do, (laughter)

CC

CDR, Houston. FLIGHT says that we have plenty of things to do on this shift correcting teleprinter pads. And along that line, sumetime before EREP, I need to m=_e sure your _ operate pad is right. l've got a couple of deletions for you. Okay, Dick, book. No hurry. Go ahead. Okay. At a time of 31:30, - This is going to be some deletions on ETC; 31:30, delete that llne for ETC to AUTO. At, I think it's 35 minutes, my copy is kind of had, the next ETC llne item is to delete that going to STANDBY. Then down there at 38 minutes, delete "ETC to AUTO." And finally, at - under 39, about three lines below the 39:00 entry, delete "ETC to STANDBY." That takes care of the ETCs, and it makes your pad agree with Joe's pad, his correct Just a second. Let me get it out of my

CDR

CC CDR 12 l0 46 CC

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ETC pad, which I told y'all a while a_o is number 1729. The other one you have on board for this morning should be thrown away. I have one more deletion on your _ operate pad, and that's at a t4me of 35 plus 31. S192 MODE to STAleD - excuse me, "MODE to READY." I want to delete that line. And reason for that deletion is that it prevents ,mnecessary usage of the EREP tape. Ineident_1!y, the reason for the change in the EfC pad this morning was is after a little hit of second though on the film that's in that camera, we need to save the remain - a good bit of that film for the calibration run we're going to do on the Moon later. And it was Just a mistake on our part. 12 12 26 CDR Okay. l've got a question for you. Would you pass on or have FLIGHT pass on -Give us a Just - couple of set s,m,_ary of what kind of operations you have planned for US after the fuel cells give out. Okay. I 'ii make sure they get their and let you know, Pete. Just a general idea of what to operate and so forth. - what heads together

CC

CDE

- what

we're

going

CC

Understand. Incidentally, while l've got you on the phone, in thinking back over some of the comments y'all made on EVA, we remember one of you guys saying that the co_m,nd module spotlight was on. And l'm assmning that that was the docking spotlight, and we're assuming now that it's been turned off. Is that correct? Okay. Let me tell you. That was me. And there are two gold blivets that I have never seen before on the command module. I suspect they must be some experiment radiation sensors or something or others; - I'ii have to figure out what they are when I get hack. But they're two hemispheres, but the Sun was shining. It looked exactly like a light bulb inside a glass housing.

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It was on, and it was not. It was there two gold hemispheres, whatever they are. They're located near the co-.,and module RCS roll thrusters, as I remember it. And so maybe somebody can identify what they were. From here, I - I'd never seen them before on the command module. That doesn't mean they hadn't been there forever. But I had never noticed them before. CC Okay, tbank you. That clears that up. And we're Just about to go LOS, and I'm going to see you at Hawaii at 12 :26. Okay. Skylab, Houston. minutes. Roger, Dick. Roger. Hey, you might pass to the EREP people that Pete tried to get you last time, but we were already LOS. On that EREP pass yesterday, we got a END-OF-TAPE light on the TAPE RECORDER about 2 seconds after the pass, after the data tape was completed. Understand. Yes, that - that means that we did, in fact, come to the end of tape, also. Besides getting the light, we were, in fact, ... the tape was gone. Roger; understand. We're AOS Hawaii for the next 8

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CDR CC

PLT CC PLT

CC PLT

CC CC

And, CDR; Houston. We think possibly what you might have seen when your EVA on the co,,-_d module was the two overboard dump nozzles for - one for water, one for urine, I'm told they do have a sort of blunt appearing gold cover. And if you're - That might be a - a thought. If you are familiar with the way they look, and that wasn't it, maybe we'll think some more.

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CDR CC CDR CC

Yes, that's probably what it was. Roger. Okay. Skylab, Houston. For the photography question, I'm told that the - For out-the-window photography with the color interior .film, you should set a ASA to 500, 500 vice 160. Oh, hoo That's backwards frc_what we had. Glad we

CDR

asked the question, though. We've been shooting it at 16 - 160 ASA, and the film is labeled ASA 500. CC CDR Well, why don't we recheck our amswer? Why don't you do that because the twist came up - the second twist that came up - And we got on that because we were reviewing your what-was-in-effect-messages message last night. Audmy rememberauce of that because we've lost that ..., that's why we brought the subject up, was to take color interior, which is labeled ASA 500, aud shoot it out the window at 160th. But if you use it inside, also, the same roll of film, continue to shoot it at 160 and then they'll process it that way, and it'll be okay inside and outside. So let's doublecheck the answer, please. We certainly will do that. ThAnk you, sir.

CC 12 31 0_ 12 31 48 CDR CDR

..., Houston. For your information, we were discussing tomorrow is the first day that we get to wherewe get to break out the last thing. N-m-.m. Exactly. what he's That's what I thought. talking about. And I think I know

CC SPT

CC

(Laughter)

Well, I won't say Roger.

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CDR

I'll rephrase it. for the last t_me. Hey, okay.

It's the first

time we do something

CC CDR

Hey, Dick, I guess the other thing on this fire sensor, if in fact that the fire sensor assembly, and we're reading the Malf Procedure, is what is no good anymore, And it got bogged by the Sun; is it possible that even - that it could get bog [?] power off or does it have to have electrical power on it? In other words, when we do our next EVA, do we need to cover that thing or do we Just need to turn it off? That's a good question, and EGIL is thinking about it, Pete. We're i minute from LOS. We're going to see you at Goldstone at 12:38. Okay. Skylab, Roger. Skylab, Houston. Be advised we've - we're doing unattended ops, and we've had another high voltage tripoff on. on S055, and we're going to co---and it back Houston. We're AOS Goldstone for 6 minutes.

CC

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CDR CC SPT

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CC

SPT 12 _ 06 CC

Okay. Skylab, Houston. Be advised we're about 20 seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at Mila at 12:50, and we're going to he dumping the data tape recorder at Mila. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS at Mila for _ minutes.

SPT 12 50 01 CC SPT

Roger, Houston. We're getting a lot of good pictures in the Great Lakes region and in New England, this morning.

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Incidentally, I did check again in the backroom, and you were right and we were wrong. The A - ASA settings for out-the-window photography should he 160, and that does coincide with the previous message you had on board_ Glad to hear it, because now. Right - you're that's what we're using right

SPT

CC 12 53 13 CC

doing the right thing.

Skylab, Houston. We're 45 seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at Ascension at 13:05. And I made a mistake a while ago, the Ascension pass is where we're going to be dumping the data recorder. Oh, okay. END OF TAPE

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PLT

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SKYLAB

AIR-T0-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

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CC

Good morning, Skylab. We're AOS over Ascension the next ll minutes; ll minutes. Hello, Hello, again. hello.

for

SPT CC CC

And, Skylab; Houston. Be advised we're in the process of doing a Nav update for you, so youmight stop that, if you have any need for it. Okay, we will. And I see the SCAN SPECT light has gone out, so you must have fixed your high voltage detectors. Yes, those things have been tripping several times here. Hey, trip. I got an update •.. situation for you. Go ahead. We changed out the fire sensor assembly, or whatever you call it; the detector itself. No change in the status. We then went ahead and changed out the fire sensor control panel, and that took care of it. So what we've got in dome 432 locker now is a fire sensor detector that's got some time on it, but it's apparently okay. And we've got a control panel in there on which sensor 2 side is no good, but sensor 1 side is. So that's still available as a spare for those two places where we only run one sensor off the control panel, anyway. Okay. And say again where it came good. from. you stowed that in, please. on and off for

SPT

CC

PLT

on our fire

detectors

CC 13 06 13 PLT

CC PLT CC PLT CC

Back where Okay. 432, Very 432.

That's

fine.

All right.

Thank

you.

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CC

Skylab, Houston. We've completed our nav update. The DAS .is yours again. And we will need a momentum INHIBITs, please - dump INHIBITED. Okay, momentum is INHIBITED, Houston. reason for that? What's the

SPT

CC

We had one scheduled here - let's see - it was supposed to be done at - Roger. The maneuver is supposed to start - your Z-LV maneuver is supposed to start when you would nor_-1 ly be dumping. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're I minute from LOS. you again at Guam at 13:52, 13:52. Okay. Skylab, Skylab, Houston. Houston. We're We're AOS over Guam for 6 minutes. AOS over Guam for 9 minutes. We'll see

SPT 13 15 01 CC

SPT 13 52 01 13 52 21 13 52 45 CC CC CC

And, Skylab, we're going to be turning on the primary coolant loop once more, which means you're going to get a PRI COOL FLOW C&W. And, Paul, if you read, for the EREP maneuver we will need you to enable the TACS. Say again, Crip. Roger. We show that the TACS are inhibited at this time, and we will need them enabled for the maneuver. Skylab, did you copy my call regarding turning on the PHI COOL - PRIMARY COOLANT LOOP, and you should be getting a PRI COOL FLOW C&W. ... Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute until LOS. We'll have you again at G11am at 13:52 - correction, at Goldstone at lh:17, 14:17, and we have the PRIMARY COOLANT LOOP, ON; it looks good to us. We're going to leave it on. If any problems should occur while we're LOS, you can go ahead and secure it.

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CC

CDR CC

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CC

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PLT PLT CC 14 01 l0 lh 16 2h PLT SPT CDR CC CDR CC CDR 14 16 43 CDR

Okay. Could you hear me over the coolant Affirmative. Okay. I got my mouth right says. 1 minute. against the mike. noise, Bob?

0.5, coverage, the m_ I have Goldstone

in about

We got you now, guys. Hi, there ; how do you read VOX? Loud and clear. Okay. I Just gave it to this friendly tape recorder, but I'll give it to you. 92's in CHECK, the DOOR's 0PEN; 91's ON, the DOOR's OPEN; 90's ON STANDBY, the DOOR's OPEN. 93 RAD's in STANDBY; 93 SCAT's in STANDBY; 93 ALTIMETEr's OFF; 94's ON. I've verified green light, all DOORS are OPEN, TAPE RECORDER POWER is ON. Yes! And while we're sitting here waiting to start, the secret to success on that S191 cooler is the C-7 start temperature. We were starting with start temperature of about 35 percent, now, and it figures right on up. As soon as you bring on 191 power to about 45, then as soon as you turn the cooler on, it takes about 4 minutes for it to come glb - scale high and then it starts at 100 percent and it Just races right on down to 30. And, for your information, we do not get the S191 READY light until it's dropped to 43 percent. Which is about were it stays, huh? to 30. No.

PLT CDR

PLT CDR PLT PLT

No, it goes to 30; it drops Yes ; ... Oh, man. Are the Cascades

ever pretty

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CDR PLT SPT PLT 14 18 2h CDE CDR CDR CDR PLT CDR CDR CDR

Stand by for an 18:2h EREP Man, oh man.

start

coming up.

I got a picture of that for you, Paul. Okay, good. MARK. EREP START. light.

Got a TAPE MOTION 92 to MODE READY. 9h, MANUAL. Done.

I want

an AUTO

CAL-2,

i -?

Do it.

S190 's MODE AUTO ; ETC, AUT0. SCAT's ON; RAD's ON.

A blinking PAD/SCAT GIMBAL light, but that's normal. Okay, I got a green on the tape recorder, green TAPE MOTION; a 192, green; a 190, green; and a 93 RAD/SCAT, green; and a 94, green. Man, I hope this solid cloud deck isn't the 0.5 coverage you guys forecast. They wouldn't There's do anything like that.

PLT

CDR SPT PLT 14 21 07 PLT

some holes out front. 45 degrees ahead.

Yes, and I'm looking

Okay, Houston; for information, at 45 degrees forward, the only thing I can see through the haze is the Sun shining off some lakes. 19, 20, 21 Okay, stand by; 47 on the FRAME COUNT; 21:40, ALTIMETER to STANDBY; I got a S191 READY light on time. Altimeter to STANDBY; 44, MODE AUTO; MODE AUTO on 90. 23:21 I'm standing by for. I'm not going to do that. I'm going to do that on S193 POLARIZATION to 4, okay?

CDR

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Okay, Houston. I got the reservoir on this site, but the desired site is under s_ne clouds. We'll give her a try. Okay. MARK. 23:21 POLARIZATION 4, going SHU_YER SPEED, MEDIUM, at 30 on S190. Here we go to MED. 27, we got to put 92 to CHECK. That's a long time frum now. What are you running over there, PLT? Ground. Okay. I 'm giving you a short shot of that first special there, Houston. I got A-field. l'm not going to carry the i_i11 time on it. I got to get out to the next one. 25, 1.3. How about 2458. that? - Houston, on the next

CDR 14 23 21 CDR

PLT PLT

PLT PLT CDR PLT

l've got so much Okay, tracking site.

the reservoir,

PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR

Doesn't draw very good. What doesn't?

Clouds - through this thing. With Yes. No, once you get them identified, details better, but I Just prefer Oops! You're going to blow my big to CHECK at 27. 192 to CHECK. here. 27:42. Do a little you can pick out the light filter. deal here. S192 the yellow filter?

CDR

14 27 01

CDR

SCAT/RAD

to STANDBY,

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PLT

Well, if you wanted clouds over land on this nadir swath, Houston, you're getting you some good ones. I gave you a few flicks of DAC. You didn't ask for it, but you're getting it. Thank you. 28:13. Oh' Zero, zero-RAD to STANDBY.

CC PLT 14 27 48 CDR CDR lh 28 00 CDR

SCAT to STANDBY. And -

MARK. ALTIMETER is ON. RAD's going off at 28:10. RAD's OFF. 93 has gone CROSS-TRACK CONTIGUOUS. Cross-track contiguous pitch angle is 30. S190's READY out at 28:59. That's funny. I don't have a READY light. It's already timed out.

PLT PLT CDR lh 28 h8 CDR

At least it quit running. It sure did. Yes, when I looked down, the S190 READY light is out and going to STANDBY. ETC to STANDBY. Select fast frame 12. It's still running down there. I can hear that. Okay. Okay. Hey, you got almost 2 minutes, huh? out over ETC is STANDBY, and it's frame count is 373.

SPT CDR PLT CDR

Houston, you there? the water, huh? Yes. (Singing)

Must have been looking

PLT CDR CDR

My ears are quiting. You timed out at 41. You got to get it all back on again by 53. That's ass,lmlng - assuming out - assn_ng you started on time. Yes, that's where you get in a box, man. You miss one of the babies, you're screwed.

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(Singing) While you've a blank spot here, we'd like you to leave the TACS enabled for this dump coming up after the mR_euver. Okay. We suspect that would be a good idea. away pretty good going in. Roger. We had a maneuver time problem. It banged

PLT CDR

CC CDR CC

What happened? It was supposed to have been 25 minutes. at 13. Ho, ho. You mean we entered it wrong? We'll talk about it later. You maneuvered

CDR CC CDR PLT

We're not sure. Okay.

Hey, Crip. On those VTS sites, on the first one, for the EREP guys, I'm not sure at.all I got the right field. The one I was on was probably north of the one they wanted. Copy. The second, the special 14, I picked a field and got a few seconds of tracking on it, and 520 though, we got good. One minute until LOS. dump also. Okay. We get 92 back on again? Hey, Crip. Affirmative. Are you with me? Guam at 15:30 for a data recorder

CC PLT

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CC

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35:31.

RAD's

out, S192 Checks

...

Affirmative.

out.

END OF TAPE

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TRANSCRIPTION

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CC

Skylab, Houston. We're AOS over Guam for about 6 minutes, and we'll be doing a data recorder dump. Skylab, Houston. If anybody's got am opportunity, we'd like to talk about that maneuver time problem we had for the EREP pass. Go ahead. Yes. Apparently, we maneuvered with a 13-minute m-neuver time, which was what was originally in the computer, and it wasn't updated with the 25-minute maneuver. Can you verify it for us that the 25-mlnute was put in? Best of my knowledge, it was.

CC

CDE CC

CDR CC

Okay. It was changed properly. The l0 minutes that you put in for a maneuvering out worked out right and that's what you - what you went by. But apparently it didn't get updated on the initial part. Well, it's possible that - We were in a hurry putting it in. And it's possible that the EBT_ didn't get in it, or something. But I'm trying to remember, if it didn't, why we would have gotten hung up somewhere along in putting the pad in, wouldn't we? Yes, you should have. Well, Paul put it in, and to the best of his knowledge, he put it in correctly. It doesn't mean that we didn't make a mistake. But I say, if he didn't get an ES'I'_:H in or missed a number, you know, I think we would have - you'd get a computer reject, or something would happen that we couldn't have kept on going with pad. That should have been the case. This is the first

CDR

CC CDR

15 32 07

CC

time we tried that with the secondary computer, and we are wondering whether we had a problem with it. I guess we'll keep lookingat it and see what the story is. Thank you.

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Okay. I don't - I give it 50-50. I think we probably might have screwed it up - or the computer could have missed it, one of the two. We were a little late, and he was putting it in pretty fast. But I still think we should have gotten a reject or something. Copy. Okay. I got a couple of questions for you.

CC CDR CC 15 32 40 CDR

Go ahead. Okay. On the day 16 in the stowage beok, day 16 transfers - it indicates that we change out our sleep restraint top blanket and head rest cover. And I can't find that spelled out ar4v_here in a system's housekeeping or - nor have I seen it come up in our - our pads. So - I - I was wondering about that one. That's question one. Question two is, we don't know what you intend to do with 509. But we would like to know whether you want us to take the launch locks off it or not, which we were going to do anyhow for SL-3, so that they didn't have to train for that. We're more than happy to remove the launch locks or leave them the way it is. We'd like and answer on that one. Okay. you. Copy. We'll get people to research them for

CC

SPT CC SPT

And, Houston; SPT. Go, SPT. Just a comment that occurred to me on this maneuvering time business. For future reference, it's a shame that we don't have feedbacks in this computer as we do in the command module computer being able to see what it is you've loaded before you proceed with it. We load something here kind of in the blind, and we press on without ever really knowing whether it was correct or not. We had the same comment down here. Okay.

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Okay, Houston. My next question is seeing the primary loop is running, I would like to check BUS 1 again. And also would like to know when we can clean up the LCGs and turn off SUS 2. Okay. We're still looking at it right now, but we'll take your desires under advisement. Okay. Well, I'm going to go up and turn on SUS i at the 317 panel, or whatever it is, Just to check that caution and warning thing. EGIL - we'd prefer Pete. Okay. Now, let me know when I can check it. if you did not do that right now,

CC

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CDR

CC

CDR CDH CC 15 35 35 CC

Wilco. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS. We'll see you again at Goldstone at 15:34; i, 5, 5, h. And, Skylab, we've Just up-linked a - an addition to your solar activity. And there's a prominence coming over the east limb that we'd like to modify Paul's run at around 17:00, and that gives you the "details of what we'd like you to do. Okay, Houston.

SPT CC

And, Joe, you might want to take a look at it, - when you're - in your next run. You bet. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS over Goldstone for about 15 minutes, and we didn't get all our data recorder dump last time. So we're going to have to do this pass - if there's no problem with that. No problem. And, CDR, Houston; I have answers questions, if you can hear me. Go ahead. to a couple of those

SPT 15 53 _5 CC

SPT CC

CDR

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15 54 17

CC

Okay. Regarding your sleep restraint top cover changeout and headrest: We've got that scheduled currently for tomorrow; and it's in housekeeping l_ Echo. Okay. And we're currently. - We agree with you about removing the launch locks on M509 and we're currently looking at putting that in the schedule some place. Okay. Are you contemplating or not ? I don't really believe about that right now. Okay. Okay. And regarding the coolant loop, and checking out SUB i: We currently have a test going on in St. Louis trying to duplicate what happened to it and we're - So, really what we're interested in is Just finding out why we have the problem. And they suspect there's a possibility that there might have been some contsmination in the EVA portion of the loop. That's one of the reasons they're a little bit reluctant to turn SUS 1 on and get that all set up right now. Okay. For you information, when we did check it out, that SUS l, as far as this flow the other day, it did flow with no problem. So that portion of it does work. Okay. And we are probably - if - We definitely will be checking out SUS I before the EVA. And we 'ii probably be doing that within the next couple of days. Okay. Fine. Very good. flying 509 on this flight

CDR CC

CDR

CC

they're

thinking

too seriously

CDR 15 5_ 50 CC

CDR CC

CDR CC

CDR SPT SPT

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CDR CC

How about shutting SUS 2 down? They don't - they don't - There is also a - that PCVB is still hung toward the cold side a little bit, and I think they're pondering trying to do something similar that they did to the pr_m_y coolant loop. And they want to do that and get it all checked before they take that SUS 2 off.. Okay. Thank you. Thank you. Joe, when you get a chance, we'd like to have you cycle your STAR TRACE_R ACQUISITION switch to AUTO and to reenable the TACS. Correction, Yes. Say, Crip, for information, after the EREP pass sometime, I went to AUTO on the star tracker Just for grins, and when I checked it a few minutes later, it was still in AUTO with the sht_tter cock. thing showing OPEN. And it was several minutes after I started. I don't quite understand; I didn't have time to look at it any further; those are Just the indications. Okay. Copy that. to disable the TACS.

CDR SPT CDR 16 02 16 CC

CC SPT 16 02 33 SPT

CC

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

16 20 04

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're A0S over the Vanguard for the next 8 minutes, and we will be doing a data recorder dump at this time. Sorry I missed your last LOS call. For the SPT, I know you're busy with your ... coalign, but you can Just copy this later. Currently, on housekeeping 28 L.ma that you're scheduled to do, it calls out urine bags, and it was supposed to have been urine disposal bags on it for inventory. We'll

16 25 57

CC

16 27 19

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute until LOS. have you again at Goldstone at 17:31; 1731.

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TAG Tape 161-09 161:17:30 to 161:19:00 Day 161 Page 12K5

SKYLAB

AIR-T0-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

17 31 35

CC

Skylab, Houston. next 13 minutes. Howdy, Houston. CDR.

We're

AOS over Goldstone

for the

PLT CDR CC CDR

Houston, Go, CDR.

On the housekeeping ticular place you'd pie. Stand by I.

7 Kilo-i, like that

have you got any partsken? It's a CO s _.-

CC CC

CDR, Houston. On that housekeeping take that CO e_y place in the 0WS. Okay.

7 Kilo-l,

you can

CDR CC

And, if the SPT is available, I was wondering if whether he copied my change tO his housekeeping 28 Lima message. No, sir. Okay. Currently in your remarks on your detail pad, it calls out urine bags as part of that inventory. That was supposed to be urine disposal bags. Okay. Very I interpreted good. Th_ it ,a such, and it's on channel B.

SPT CC

SPT CC CC

you.

And, PLT. If you're not using the DAS currently, we would like to try to put a mA-euver time into the computer to see whether it takes or not. 0kay. Okay. How We're so doing. ride sc_etime, too?

PLT CC PLT

about

a bike

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CC 17 36 55 CC

Stand by i, Paul. Paul, do you still have that pad with the numbers it for the 25 minutes? Yes. Okay. Okay. Okay. You've got a GO to go ahead and try it. Here it goes. That's it I guess. on

PLT CC PLT PLT CC

Paul, we're going to display a single memory location, so if you'll give us the DAS for a minute there, we'll m_e sure whether it got down or not. All right. You still there, Houston? Affirmative. Okay. I've run this CO test and it appears, taking into account the original color of the tube to start with, and the CO is somewherebetween zero and less than 25 parts per million. But it essehtially didn't change the tube at all. Okay. I understand it didn't really change the color and between zero to 25 parts per million. And, Paul, the DAS is yours again. Okay. I'll take it.

PLT CDR CC CDR

CC

PLT CC

Roger. And, for you guys' information, on page 4-11 of your ATM Systems Checklist ; it gives the memory location of the co-,,-nded m-neuver time. You might you could look at it if you wanted to verify it getting in. Okay. Skylab, Houston. about 8 minutes. We're AOS over the Vanguard for Sorry I missed that LOS call again.

PLT 17 56 38 CC

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CDR

Page 12hT
Say, Crip, for some reason I misplaced the message that told me what to do with the six UCTAs I came up with in said don't fixed that it is they CC CDR CC Roger. Thank the co,and module. I remembered that it use them for the EVA, because they all tracer in them. Would you tell me where wanted us to stow those six UCTAs? by i.

Stand you.

Pete, regarding your UCTAs, the message stated they should be stored in D-Dog h26, and marked with tracers. Okay. Roger. Very good. And - -

that UCd UCTA

CDH CC CDH CC

Thauk you. P.J., we copy that you're operating H-alpha in OVERRIDE right now. Just want to make sure that you get it back to NORMAL so that you won't be taking pictures on the dark side. Thank you. Skylab, Houston. That load of maneuver time that we did awhile ago worked okay. You've got 25 minutes sitting in there. It's a maneuver time, for information. Okay. Thank you, Bob.

PLT CC

PLT 18 03 58 CC

Skylab, Houston; we're 1 minute from LOS. We'll have you again at Hawaii at 19:05; 19:05. And we'll be doing a data recorder d_np at that station.

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,

SKYLAB AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

19 05 31

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're AOS over Hawaii for about 6minutes, and we will be doing a data recorder dump. Roger, Houston. According to our review of channel down to about two urine bags in the compartment and tomorrow you're schedit. For tomorrow morningyoumight a urine bag out of the dome locker morning. That's in _10. Thank you.

SPT CC

Skylab, Houston. B, you should be waste management uled to resupply want to pull out for use tomorrow Okay. You're

SPT CC

right.

And, Skylab, Houston. In our reviewing of the data, it apparently - On that maneuvertime problem we got into this morning for the _ pass, the function code that was loaded in was mistakenly put in as a 52003 and which is the display code, of course, and well, that was the reason we didn't get the correct time. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute until LOS. We'll see you again over the Vanguard at 19:33; 1933. Skylab, Houston. about 8mlnutes. Roger. Roger. please? And, CDR, do you have a mument to talk to us, We're AOS over the Vanguard for

19 lO 25

CC

19 34 52

CC

PLT CC

CDR CC

Go ahead. Okay. We'd like to find the caes that you changed -When you looked at them any color change, and if out about the desiccants in previously on 190. Did you this morning, could you tell so, what color were they?

CDR

No, I couldn't see any color change, and what we observed ca the lenses was still there. There - Just a minute. Now, yes, Paul's right. The two good ones do look a little paler, as if they have started to take

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the moisture out. But we still couldn't tell any difference on the lenses, l'm not sure what we seeing on the lenses is moisture anyhow. I wanted to ask you what you would like us to do with the suit desiccants in that, we have six suit desiccants out now, out of twelve because we put four each suit in instead of two each suit originally. Andnow we're down to two because we can cook those out. And I have six out. Should we cook those out before we put them away, or just put them away as is? And when we get the answer to that question, then I was going to start making out S190 desiccants in the desiccant oven. CC Okay. I think we copied all of that. And also, Pete,

because the command module cryo 02 pressures are increasing due to being at minimum ... We would like in that housekeeping period you got about, oh, just before 23:00 for you to do the cryo 02 vent procedure checklist - CSM Systems Checklist,

that's in your system page $4-7. CDR CC PLT CC 19 39 57 PLT Just a second. Appreciate Hey, Crip. Go ahead. it. $4-7.

Okay.

Thank you.

Okay. I've been working on S009 for about 15 minutes. There's something wrongwith it. It's sick. Now, on the CLOSED cycle, motor cuts out. It only does it on the CLOSED; I don't know why. I went to set it last time, and the package was part way open. I suspect, now, part way closed, and stuck there. And even with no load on it, when you go to CLOSE, the thing Just stalls out and spits and sputters and makes it - And, well, you've got about a 50-50 chance of a close of the package. Okay. We copy it.

CC PLT

Okay. So until we hear from you, I'm going to stow the package in the thing, CLOSED. Roger.

CC

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CC

P.J., could you tell us whether you think it might it might have been binding, or do you think it was in the motor itself.

-

PLT

No, I don't think it's binding, Crip. Because, as I say, I took the package clean out. And it won't even close by itself without the package in there. And it only does it on the CLOSED cycle. It's not - used to be, anyway, I'm pretty sure there is still same slip rings inside this gear wheel drive and that's not slipping because I can see the end of the axles on the gear. The axes are now going together when they go. So it sounds like to me like it's the motor, when it goes in the CLOSED position for some reason in the CLOSED direction. Okay. Very good report. Thank you, Paul.

CC CC

And Just a little bit of info. For your information, we are - we have completed that ATMDC switchover that we've talked about, of course, and we're operating in secondary. We got part of the memory reloaded with the Y rate scale factor error - update rather. And we're going to be completing the loads tomorrow morning. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're about to go LOS in about l0 seconds. We'll see you again over Hawaii at 20:_0, and we will be doing a data recorder dump at Hawaii. Bye. END OF TAPE

CDR 19 &3 l0 CC

19 &3 23

PLT

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SKYLAB AIR-TD-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

20 40 h7

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're AOS over Hawaii for about l0 minutes, for about l0 minutes. We will be doing data recorder dump.. Roger. And, CDR, if you've got a moment, you, please sir. I need to talk to

a

PLT CC

PLT

He's making a pitch on B channel right now. give him a holler as soon as he's through. He's busy right now, Crip. couple of minutes. Thank you. Go ahead, Houston. He'll

I'll

SPT

be with you in a

CC CDR CC

Okay, Pete. On the previous ATM rev you did for us, we copied that 82A was in SHORT instead of being in LONG. Can you confirm for us'one way or the other what the wavelength was? The wavelength Okay. was LONG. Is that correct?

CDR CC CDR CC CDR CC

You say you ran it in LONG.

That is correct. Okay. It's in LONG right now. Roger. also? That's choke? And the pass before this it was in LONG

CDR

right and what site do you want on the polyI got it running on 3 right now.

CC CDR

We'd like that on l, Pete. Okay. I'll go to 1.

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CDR

You talking about the 5-minute exposure lens size, or the 1 minute and 40 second exposure lens size? Both ... are in lock. Okay. You might look at 56 right now - No, I take it back. By golly, it did not stick in ACTIVE 1 LONG; it went on through. I'll have to eat my words. Okay, Houston. rigged up. Roger. Copy. The polychoke is in i, and it's all

CC CDR

20 47 25

CDR

CC 20 50 14 CC

Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds from LOS. We'll see you again over Vanguard at 21:12, 21:12. Roger. L_-ylab, Houston. 8 minutes. We're AOS over Vanguard for about

CDR 21 ii 50 CC

21 19 46

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds We'll have you again at Hawaii at 22:23; 22:23. Bye-bye.

from LOS. 2223.

21 19 56

CDR

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SKYLABAIR-T0-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

22 50 03

CC

Skylab, Houston. next l0 minutes. Okay. Sorry about we'd called have it. All right.

We're

A0S over Vanguard

for the

PLT CC

that Hawaii site. it out to you that

They - we learned after they weren't going to

PLT CC

And if CDR's available I have an answer to his question regarding the suit drying desiccant. Go ahead. Okay. You're not to dry the six additional ones. Just go ahead and stow them back in 424. Okay. Thank you. Listen, we have a bit of a problem with S052. It's on B channel, but I'll give it to you on real time now. I went to - I've met all the pre-requisites with the READY light, and went to OPERATE in STANDARD and it will not go to OPERATE. Now, we've gone through the malf procedure and we have wound up down to where the problem is turned over to you because it says in t_e mall procedure we either have a camera failure or a primary programer failure. Okay? Okay. Let me see if our ATe4 people got any questions

CDR CC

CDR

CC

on that. "_ , CC _:_ And, Pete, about all the information we can give you right now is we have noticed an increase in camera temperature and we'll take a look at it. Okay. It - it still works fine and looks good and everything. It - as I said, malf procedure left it there, so it's over to you. Roger.

CDR

CC

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22 59 05

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute until LOS. have you again over Ascension at 23:03. Roger. Skylab, Houston; AOS l0 minutes. Roger. How are yo_ this evening, Bill?

We'll

CDR 23 03 45 CC PLT CC CDR CC CC CDR CC CDR

Very well.

Another nice s_rmmer day down here. You still with us? Go ahead. We're standing by.

Hey, Houston.

We're still here. Skylab, Houston. Roger.

Are you going to have a CALROC tomorrow? Don't believe such.

Stand by half, Pete.

Also, Houston; when are you going to ship up the do you know when you are going to ship up the preliminary plan for tomorrow? They should be in the teleprinter Okay. We 'll go look. And - now, Pete.

CC CDR CC CDR 23 12 45 CC

The NEL CALROC is scheduled on day 164, Pete. On 164. Thank you. Guam at 23:49.

And we'll be LOS in 1 minute.

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SKYLAB

AIR-T0-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

23 49 44

CC PLT CC SPT CC

Skylah, Roger.

Houston.

AOS for 7 minutes.

SPT, Houston. Go ahead. You're scheduled to monitor - do TV monitoring on the XUV. After you've completed that, could you get some white light coronagraph data on the VTR recorder? You have up to - They don't want it exceeded - up to 7 minutes on the VTR. Will do.

SPT CC CDR CC

SPT, Houston. Go ahead. We're going to be up-lln_ng some loads for the computer here, so if you would stay off the DAS until we give you a call, please. Okay. And while you're there, Bill, let me give you the day 160 Evening Status Report, which you apparently didn't get. Go ahead, Pete. We're standing by.

CDR

CC CDR

Okay_ Alfa; CDR 158, SPT 150, PLT 250; Bravo: CDR 4042, SPT 7218_ PLT 3759; Charlie: CDR 6.084, 6.081, 6.083; SPT 6.678, 6.677, 6.681; PLT 6.800, 6.811, 6.813. DELTA: CDR 2/12/1255, 1/05/0250_ SPT none; PLT 2/15/2300. Echo: none; none_ none. We copy, Pete. And the evening questions. Number I: the PLT did go over on SUS 2, and I don't think any of us noticed any difference during the EVA. Question number 2 doesn't make sense. I don't understand it, so it has to be retrausmitted. It says, "For the CDR and the

CC CDR

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SPT. Were you already hooked up to LPG, PGU, LSU; preparing the EVA prep 1.2-97" And I guess I've got to look in the book or something. And, you've got the day 160 medical data. And the answer to question number h: "Would you consider adding M551-2 and 3 to your shopping list after we ... verification on M551-1." And I guess that's okay with us. CDR CC CDR 23 56 33 CC Copy that, Houston? We copy, Pete. Okay. Skylab, we're going LOS. at 00:26. Roger. Skylab, Houston. A0S for ll minutes at Vanguard. We'll have you at Vanguard

PLT 00 27 09 CC CDR

Roger, Houston. Report ?

Are you ready for the Evening Status

CC CDR

That 's affirm, Pete. Okay. The CDR ate everything plus he's going to eat two cans of butter cookies, and he had two optional salts. SPT ate everything plus 1 extra ouDce of water, and that was it for him. PLT - wait 1. PLT ate everything optional salts. plus one H20 Delta and 5.5

CC CDR

Copy. Excuse water. Copy. Okay. BH02 India 05,04 CI26, The photos for 161: 16-millimeter is EREP 65 M_87 Delta. Charlie India 05 h7, Charlie 01 M_87, I think it's Fox. Charlie India percent Charlie India 01; 35-millimeter 60 frames is complete. C128 0h, C134 all me, correct that. He says zero Delta on the

CC CDR

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complete, 60 frames. C127 58, CX06 089. The ETC 373, EREP set Oboe w_s depleted today. We loaded S190 set P into drawer L. The drawer A configuration is as follows: A-I 02, Charlie India 05 h0, Charlie India 01; A-2 was 03, Charlie India 06 62, Charlie India 03; A-3 06, Charlie India 07 00, Cos/lie India Oh; A-h is 05, Charlie India 25, i00 percent, Mike Tango ii. Okay. There were no Flight PLan deviations today; no changes in stowage, inoperable equipment S052 you know abo_t, and we haye one c:-,_ent on tomorrow's Flight Plan. Joe said he very carefully debriefed the length of time to an M172 cal. If you want it done per checklist - old checklist, it'll get done in an hour. If you want it done right, it's going to take him 2 to 2-1/2 hours to do, and y'all can advise us later on what you'd like to do on that. CDR CC And that 's it. Okay, Pete. We're - listen, we're workin_ a very much abbreviated procedure on that 172. We'll get that up to you and if you get an opportunity to comment on what you think it'll take on time we would appreciate that. We've tried to reduce it by two-thirds. Oh, this is a new procedure only. Very That's good, you're sending up, huh?

00 30 _l

CDR CC CDR CDR CC

A one time Oh, okay.

affirmative. We'll go for that one.

understand.

You guys got any news for us tonight? We're still having trouble digging that up early, Pete. We should h_ve that again about the same time as last night Oh, okay. Things Very good. quiet here on Earth.

CDR CC CDR

are pretty

Well, it's pretty quiet up here. We had a good work day and it sort of sounded like you guys were _inning on a very light operation down there today.

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CC

Hey, Pete, you three up there can keep this 300 busy and turning all day long down here. You'd be surprised. (Laughter) And they haven't even gotten the data yet. You

CDR CC CDR

Yes, a good offen-- defense as a good offense. guys can keep us pretty busy, too. We copy.

CC CDR

How about asking the CSM fellows - I see that cryo press is down to 850 and I would ass_e that it'll hold at 850 with the ploy-choke where it is, huh? Okay. I'll ask somebody.

CC CC

And, Just for info, Pete, on that 172 procedure. We'll try never to - subject you to the sort of thing that he went through on that last CAL on that. Okay, fine. Skylab, LOS in i minute. Ascension at 00:40; and, Pete, we're trying to get you clarification on question 2. Also - Okay. I haven't looked at the EVA Checklist. Maybe it'll make it self-explanatory when I go up there and look .... I don't - don't think that'll help you, Pete.

CDR 00 37 02 CC

CDR

CC CC

Also, it appears that the S052 camera is J_mmed, and we would like for you to attempt to operate that norm-1 ly on the next schedule. Okay. Then you don't want us to do an EVA tonight it, huh? That's affirm. Okay. to change

CDR CDR

CC CDR

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00 38 03

CC

Pete, no telling what you might around in the dark out there. (Laughter) Skylah, Roger. (Music) What do we have going there, Houston. AOS

run into wandering

CREW 00 41 22 CC SPT SC CC SPT

for 8 minutes.

a evening

song? "I'm listening how happy

Your message to Lee this week will be: to the Creed in Latin," and she'll know I _m. Copy. And, be advised that we're configuring sleep Y 1 and 2 ON, and 3 is backup. Roger.

CC CC

the gyros

for

SPT CC

And, we've Just got a few little news - a few little news items here, if it won't interrupt anyone. Yea! It says that Skylab isn't the only space news today. Explorer 49, a radio astronomy satellite was lauched this morning from Kennedy. It'll orbit the Moon to record deep space radio signals. It may give scientists clues on the early history of the universe. You might watch for it going by.

SPT CC

CC

And on the political scene, it says that Egyptian President Sadt is in Libya today to discuss the planned merger of Egypt and Libya. Also, the - President Nixon is proposing a new cabinet level department to be called the Department of Energy and Natural Resources. Don't know whether you're aware of it, but they're limiting gas to - at a lot of places down here to l0 gallons per fiR-up and that sort of thing. And Houston lost yesterday, Pittsburg 4 to 1. Also, today Richard Petty won the Alamos 500 with a Dodge Charger; Baker was second. Here's a late one that says the

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Astros won over the Pirates Cinci, 8 to 7. CDR 00 48 24 CC

today.

The Cubs won over

They're going to do it, I tell you. And we're 30 seconds to LOS here. conference coming Up. Thank you, Houston. And, Skylab. 3 minutes. Roger. Skylab, we're going LOS. at 01 :2_. Roger. We'll have you again Guam, We're AOS again for approximately And we've got the

CDR 00 55 52 CC

CDR 00 59 15 CC

00 59 22

CDR

END OF TAPE

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SKYLAB

AIR-T0-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

01 25 14

CC SPT CC CDR CC

Skylab, Roger.

Houston.

ADS for 1O minutes.

CDR, Houston. Go ahead. Pete, avoid a caution and warning on the cry - tank tonight. We recn_,,end that you remove the polychoke. You leave the high pressure vent hose connected since it has only - and this will give you a rise of only 1 pound per hour. And we confirm that you have 860 pounds pressure in that. Okay. We'll secure the polychoke. Now you want take the polychoke off, not shut off the supply, right? Stand by a second on that one, CDR. to

CDR

CC CC

Pete, if we understood your last transmission, that's simply remove the polyehoke but do not - repeat: Do not turn off the supply. Okay. I understand. T_ank you.

CDR 01 27 43 CC

Also, CDR, we have the teleprinter message coming up for the 172 procedure which is not really a cal procedure, and it's coming up on this pass for your review. Roger, Okay, Bill. Bill, the choke is off; the EVA 02 supply up. valve to

CDR 01 28 49 CDR

is on, and the vent is hooked take care of it for tonight. CC CC We concur with that, Pete.

And that ought

SPT, Houston.

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SPT CC

Go ahead. We confirm on S052 that you have a camera failure the programer is all right. We want you to terminate the mode with a STOP and put MANUAL POWER switch to STANDBY, that's MAIN POWER switch - MAIN POWER switch to STANDBY. Also, do not proceed with the tape - with the video recording of the white light coronagraph. Roger that, Bill. Skylab, Roger, Houston. Houston. LOS in 1 minute. Vanguard at 02:05.

CC

SPT 01 33 22 CC SPT SPT

Houston, SPT. On the, H-alpha up here - this is Just for information - it looks as though there's a subflare in active region 27, I believe it is, at

o70.6.
CC SPT 02 25 04 CC PLT CC Copied that, SPT.

I'm not going after it. Skylab, Houston. AOS 15 minutes.

Roger, Houston. And Vanguard lost its antenna, which not calling you on the last pass. That's okay. accounts for us

02 25 30

PLT

END OF TAPE

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SKYLAB AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

02 37 53

CC

Skylab A-LOS in i minute. It's the last pass of the evening unless the CDR works late tonight. The tape recorder will be dumped at Honeysuckle at 03:12. Okay. Good night. The CDR is already in his sack.

CDB CC CDR CC PLT CC CDR PLT CDR

We copy. I'm not very dependable, Copy. Good night. Good night. Have you two guys met? Ha ha! Well, Bill. As a matter of fact, this is the first time I've settled down into my sack tonight reading a book. Hey, Pete. you, isn't That probably it? is some sort of a record for am I?

CC

CDR

Yes, we ran out of things to do. (Laughter) We activated 509 this evening and then didn't have anything to do. We copy. You better Pete. start be careful with that sort of transmission, down here to

CC CC

I saw three scheduling. already

guys reach

for _82's

CDR CC 02 39 32 CDR

Yes, Paul

hit me over the head.

(Laughter) We copy. On his way to -

_D

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SKYLAB

AIR-T0-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

ii 22 _5

CC

Skylab, Houston Good morning.

through

Honeysuckle

for 8 minutes.

CDR CC

Go ahead, Houston. Roger. Good morning. utes or 7-1/2 minutes Okay, we're hustling We're with you for about now, through Honeysuckle. around doing PSA. 8 min-

CDR CC

Skylab, Houston. Sometime at your earliest convenience, we need somebody to change out the teleprinter paper. We're about to run out, and we'd also llke to verify that you did get the last one we sent, which was odds and ends message number 1830. Unless you say "please," we won't wise, we got the last message. Roger. Please, would have some more things Okay. do it, but other-

CDR

CC

you change the paper? we want to send you.

We might

CDR ll 26 06 CDR CC CDR

It 's ca - we 're on our way.

Houston, CDR. Go ahead. You're again. going to have to. send me the EREP It got al] garbled about halfway operate pad through. reloaded?

CC

Okay, we'll do her. Is there - is the paper Have we got enough paper to send it now?

CDR

No. Wait, but he's up there loading it right this instant. Let me see. Okay. We're planning on shooting that up to you at Hawaii then, Pete, if you got time enough to get it changed up by then. Hawaii is still about 15 minutes away.

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He's

changing

it right

now.

You can do it at Hawaii.

Okay, good show. And the only other open item I got for you this morning is a SAP update, and we can ge t that any time it's convenient. What do you have for me? update. The SPT's copying.

CDR cc CDR CC

Roger. Okay.

Solar activity Well, yes.

Go ahead.

Oh, okay. Active region 37 has rotated onto the disk at 28/0.9 as a large spot group. And we had a subnorma_ flare, which began at -in AR-37 at 08:35, and filament 79 remains moderately active. Copy. Skylab, Houston; 1 minute until LOS; Hawaii paper at h3. _n.

SPT ii 30 O0 CC PLT CC ll h2 25 CC PLT CC

Okay, Hank. Roger. Skylab, Roger.

You got your teleprinter Paul. Hawaii;

Thank you, Houston

through

9 minutes.

PLT, Houston, The weather has socked in your VfS sites for today, and we got an update for that pad. And I'll be standing by for a call whenever it's convenient for you to - We're replacing it with an area site. Okay. Okay. call. He'll he with Whenever he's you in a little bit. free, I'll be standing by for a

SPT CC

ll h8 21

CC

Skylab, Houston. Second should be on board now. Okay. Skylab, Roger. Houston; 1 minute

GO at your EREP

operate

pad

PLT ll 51 06 CC PLT

until

LOS.

Goldstone

at 55.

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CC PLT PLT CC

Skylah, Hello.

Houston

though

Goldstone;

6 minutes.

Henry, on this EREP stuff, can I change the existing I think there's room on that. Just - all I got to do is give you a couple of times and angles for a new area. Okay. Go ahead.

PLT CC

Okay. On - we want to substitute for your three sites there, 350, 351, and 353, a special 04. It's an area, and the time is 17:27, 5 degrees. Wait Okay. a minute. Wait a minute. again, Hank; 17:277

PLT PLT CC

Give me that time

That's right; 17:27, 45 degrees; 20:26, 0 degrees. And remarks: that's a special oh and that's thunderstorm data. And it's in your site book there, anvil tops, towers, and clear area. And we would like you to use a DAC. Okay, group That's got it. Where are those around Oklahoma City? affirmative. sites? Is that the

PLT

CC PLT

Now, I assume that if I can see one of those lakes or reservoirs through the clouds, no one will object to m_ zinging over and get l0 seconds or so on one of the sites. Is that right_ Stand by. Okay. Skylab, Houston. For info, we're going to be executing one of the Patches in the ATMDC, the first of three, and we'd like you to stay free for the DAS. Okay, Hank. I'm free and I've got the other two strapped down. Let me see what they say.

CC PLT CC

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(Laughter) Roger. And Paul is - You got a GO on tracking the - any of those sites if you can see them. Okay. Skylab, Bermuda Skylab, Roger. Skylab, work. Houston. For info, we're continuing our ATMDC Houston. at 05. Houston We're about i minute until LOS.

PLT 12 O0 18 CC

12 05 21

CC PLT CC

through

Bermuda;

l0 minutes,

PLT CC

Roger, Henry. Skylab, Houston; for the PLT. Just a little bit about that VTS thing. sites were in the 0kie City and the good bit south, as you'll notice in thunderstorm area we gave you - the Dallas area. Oh, okay. Skylab, at 22. Th_n_ you, Henry. to fill you in The original groundcheek is a the pad. The target's in the

PLT 12 14 37 CC

I'm glad to know frcm I/)S.

that.

Houston;

about 40 seconds

Ascension

PLT 12 2-1 33 CC CDR CDR

Roger, Hank. Skylab, Roger, Houston Houston. through Ascension; 10-1/2 minutes.

Hey, Houston. I Just checked the teleprinter. Nothing printed on this - Let me doublecheck and make sure the paper is in right. Okay. Hank, the paper's not in right. Just a minute and I'll get it in and we eanYou can start sending the new updates. Okay. Understand a relief. the paper is not in right. Boy that's

CC CDR

CC

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Skylab, Houston. We Just fired that load out to Ascension and standing by. As soon as you tell us you got the teleprinter squared away, we'll retransmit. Okay. And, Skylab, Houston. For info, when you bring up the star tracker this morning, you'll have to enable star tracker control and alter the plane update. And I got the DAS entries if you need them. We got them. Go ahead and send it, Henry. Okay. We'll fire it up again. Hold it Just a second.

CDR CC

PLT CDR CC CDR CC CDR CC CDR 12 27 37 CC

Hold it 1 minute. Okay; will do. Okay, Henry. Okay.

Send away.

Comm_ug in Just fine; Roger. Copy.

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CC

Skylab,

Houston.

We're

about

i minute

from

LOS. pad

Carnarvon will be up at 55 and we - Your _ should be there. CDR 12 55 08 CC Okay. Thank you. Skylab. We're A0S

Good morning,

over Carnarvon

for

about the next 9 minutes. And we'll be using the DAS to implement the last program load in the ATM DC. CDR 13 00 50 CC Okay. Skylab, Houston. MY last call was a mistake; and we're not working on your computer right now. We're going to save that for stateside, and the DAS is yours, if you need it. Roger. And, for the CDR, I don't know if you were told about it last night, but Richard Petty won the Alamo 500 yesterday. Yes, I heard that. that's great. Buddy Baker was second. That's -

CDR CC

CDR

CC

Roger. Also, this morning the guys are rolling SL-3 down at - down at the Cape. Very good. Affirmative. They still GO for what, July 27th?

out

CDR CC CDR

Gives us Just enough time to clean our gear out of the trailers and turn it over to them. Roger. Captain Bean busy? Oh, naturally, naturally.

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Hey, when they decide to cook up whatever the extra power is, how about letting us know what their - their scheme is. Pete, I - I didn't copy all that you said. about the extra pOWer? What

CC

CDR

Yes, I gathered they were working on some scheme to get more Juice in here, and I was curious when they settle on one, what it is. Roger. I don't know. I think you - Probably guys probably solved most of that for them. Oh, okay. Well, Rusty was talking about looking at that umbilical pole on the side to see if it was okay. And I thought they were still thinking about bringing up something else with Juice in it. I - I think they're still looking at that. But I don't believe any firm decision has been made on it yet. And, if P. J.'s listening, I think he's probably familiar with this solenoid vent thing that we're going to be doing a little bit later over the States. But it's - it's in the SWS Systems on page 4.4. He might look at it and refresh his memory on it before we start doing it. Okay. Thank you.

CC

CDR

CC

PLT 1B 04 O_ CC

Skylab, we'll be LOS in 1 minute; have you again at Guam at 1B: lO. Okay. Skylab, Houston. Roger, Houston. And, Houston. We coming up over the States next? We're all rigged to do that SUS 1 checkout for you. Okay. about That 's affirmative. IB :B4. States next ; Goldstone 's We're AOS over G11_m for 7 minutes.

CDR 1B l0 1B CC CDR CDR

CC

CDR

Okay. We could probably give you the checkout then. It's all rigged and ready to go. And l'd like to

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get - a DAC back out there again. I didn't want to pull all the umbilical out of the sphere, and it's running through the MDA forward hatch. I don't want to leave it there for a long time. CC CDR Roger. Copy.

Also, while I'm pushing you guys again, I'd like to clean up the ... stuff. We've got those hoses running through the ... been there for 3 days. Okay. Having a little problem trying to copy there, Pete. Understand you'd like to get all those hoses cleaned up. And that's our intent here to - as soon as we get the status of these primary - primary loop checked out. Okay. Very good. we're 1 minute from LOS. Goldstone

CC

CDR 13 16 47 CC

Skylab, Houston; 13:3h, 13:34. 13:3h.

CDR PLT

Roger. Bye.

Hay Crip, what section of the book did you say they talked about that solenoid vent port? It was SWS Systems Schematics on 4.4. That's Just a - Just a drawing of it. I - I Just wanted to make sure you were familiar with the - there're four valves, two series parallel. Okay. huh? That's Which ones can you say show 1 and 3 open,

r

CC

PLT

CC PLT CC

affirmative.

Are they the same leg or different legs? They're parallel. I - if you look at the thing h.4, it'll be obvious. Okay. Hey, Cap Crip, you still there? Affirmative. on

PLT CDR CC

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To do this cross - pointer stuff on the white light coronagraph. It does need to ... as it can, right? I'ii check that. We're probably going to go LOS before I can do it, but l'm pretty sure you're correct, Pete. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're A0S over the States for a good long pass for about - about 15 minutes. Okay, Houston. Your TC down-link is coming to you and it's got H-alpha 2. The SPT is tanding by for the SUS pump. And the PLT is at your service ... Roger, Pete. l'm still having problems trying to read you. I understand everybody is standing by. And for your information we are executing that load in the ATM DC, so if you'd stay off the DAS for us, we'd appreciate it. And we'll see if we can go into these other procedures. Okay. How do you read me now?

CC

CDR 13 34 03 CC

CDR

CC

CDR CC CDR

That's much better, much better. There's H-alpha i coming to you, Houston. read all right. I hope you

CC

That's great, Pete. Okay, very good. If we could get Paul to verify for us that he's removed the cap and he's ensured that the circuit breakers are CLOSED on 202 for that SOLENOID VENT valve, we'd appreciate it. He's on his way. That's verified, Okay. now. Houston. We're reading you very good right

CDR PLT CC

We got you.

CREW

Okay, babe.

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Okay. And for Joe, we're standing by. You can go ahead and initiate your coolant loop procedure. And we're Just going to monitor you on that. It works now, baby. Thank you. There's your white light coronagraph. streamer coming

SPT CC CDR CC

That's fantastic. Can even see that over the east limb.

CDR

And I have a IN and OUT on the flare there, Houston ; 650. Roger. Understand. And for P. J., we're opening up all four valves, l, 2, 3, and 4 at this time. Want us to go after the flare, Houston? I'll - Roger. Copy_ 700. at them to say something. It's 690, 700.

CC

13 36 _7

CDR CC

We'll see if we can get

CDR

Holy Christmas l Look at you TV. You guys opened a valve and look at all this Junk that's flying by the TV! Yes. The valve 's flowing, Crip.

SPT CC CDR CC CDR

We - we copied, and we understand the valve it flowing. Yes, it sucked my paper right out of my hand! (Laughter) Okay. It flows very good then, huh?

Looks like the 4th of July on the white light coronagraph. Okay. time. Okay. Okay. We'll be comm_uding i and 3 CLOSED at this

13 37 21

CC

CC PLT

They - they should be closed up now. All flow has stopped.

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Roger. Understand all flow has stopped. We'd like to - We suspect there maybe a small leak, so if you'd examine that real carefully for us, we'd appreciate it. Okay. Okay. P. J., we got a - a CLOSED indication this time, so it looks good from here. Okay. Paul, if you can reverify that there is no flow, we'll go ahead and press on and shut the others. Okay. boxes, Yes. - - I get no indication of flow holding a piece of paper on there for 20 seconds. Okay. We copy, and it looks good to us. We'll go ahead and close the other valve - break. Pete, you're up in the northern horn right now, and that's the reason you're getting the flare indication. So, we do not want you to press with _ flare JOP. I 'm not. There's your XUV MON. Okay. Houston, you want me to cap that vent port, or leave it open now? Here comes your integration. Paul, we'd like to go ahead and leave that cap off now. We've got positive indication all - all valves are closed. Well, you got another data point that you weren't aware of. When I cleaned the solenoid vent port screen, I didn't put the cap back on. So, it's been off for about a week. And if you haven't had any leak in that time, I guess it's not leaking. Okay. Very good. On the other side of the dome - the speaker - -

PLT CC

CC

PLT

CDR PLT

CC

CDR CDR PLT

CDR CC

PLT

13 39 35

CC

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We got something at, Bob. What 's that?

else for the thermal

guys

to look

CC PLT

In cleaning up, we'd kind of like to get rid of this portable fan if w_ can. And someone Jostled it sometime yesterday or last night. So all night long the portable fan was not blowing on the heat exchangers screen. If it didn't m_1_e any difference, how about if we get rid of that portable fan, too? Think about that for a while, please. Okay. EGIL's thinking about it. Ths_t's sneaky.

CC CDR

Yes, we'd really like to clean this place up. We got hoses running through hatches and lines, and it's very bad. I don't like it. So, anything you can do along that line, we' d appreciate. Okay. We appreciate that, Pete. I guess that fan and your SUS 2 running down to the water tank would be main - main problems right now. Is that correct? I'm informed that fan was for your crew comfort, and

CC

CC

if you want to take it off, that's PLT 13 _0 57 CC Roger.

- youmay

so do.

And, Skylab, we're coming up over Mila pass there, and we should be doing a data recorder dump. Hey, Houston, I think your - you guys have got to put those horns in the anomaly passes, all of them, on our pads. If that ever happens out of station contact, we're going to come over the hill minus about 300 frames of film. Okay. We copy that.

PLT

CC 13 43 16 CC

Skylab, Houston. We need to do another adjust on our REG ADJUST POT. If anybody's available for that, I'd appreciate it. Go ahead.

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CC

Okay. What we want to do is take BUS 1 and BUS 2 on the REGADJUST and go 5 amps toward the ATM on both. And after we do that, we want to adjust REGADJUST 2 to equalize PCG total. Okay. We do copy that they're pretty close to being equal right now, though. How does that look, Houston? Standby l, Paul.

PLT CC

PLT CC CC 13 44 44 SPT

EGIL says they look beautiful. Okay. And, Houston, the SUS pump its 15-minute ride now. Okay; we copy. Okay. And, Joe, for your information, the primary loop is modulating properly, and it looks real good right now. We do want to go ahead and leave it on for 15 minutes, as called for. Okay. Sounds good. is on PRIMARY for

CC CC

SPT 13 51 52 CC

Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds from LOS. And, Joe, what we'd like to do is Just to go ahead and leave - leave that pump on until Ascension, which is at 14:02. I'll give you a call there when to shut it down. And, if for same reason we don't pick you up on voice, you can go ahead an shut it down on your own. Also, we'll be doing a data recorder dump at Ascension. Roger. Crip, I didn't get all your transmission, but I understand you're up - you're going to dump the data recorder at Ascension. That's affirmative. And we also wanted Joe to go ahead and leave that pump on, and - so we can watch him when he turns it off; so we'll like him to leave it on until our voice-call at Ascension. If, for some reason, we didn't get you at voice there, you can shut it down on your own.

SPT

CC

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Okay. He's putting it on channel B; ATM guys maybe look at it. We had a - Pete was rolling the canister and we got a big glish [slcS in - in pointing. You might listen to B when you get it from this period and see what he's got to say. Okay. Also, M509 any movies activation is complete. of it, Houston. We did not take

CC PLT

13 53 16

CC

Okay. Thank you very much. appreciate it.

I'm sure SL-3 would

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TRANSCRIPTION

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CC

Skylab, Houston. we're A0S over Ascension for about 5 minutes. And wewill be doing a data recorder dump. Roger, Houston. And, Joe, you can go ahead and turn off SUS i and take the fittings off. Okay. Hey, Houston. Go ahead. You were in LOS, I guess, before you copied my last on M509. I was saying, "We did not activate 509 Just out of the kindness of our hearts for Captain Bean and his motley bunch. We are not adverse to taking her for a little sping from ... , and you may see your way free to slip in there." (Laughter) Okay. We so note. Paul, while I got you here, could I tell you something about your S009 operation a little bit later on? Sure. What we'd llke to do at that time that you're scheduled to go set it, was Just open the detector package up, set the Beta angle in that we've given you, and turn the power switch off so that we'll Just leave it open. Okay. So, despite all our preflight planning about taping it to the wall before i0 days, and stowing it in the vault after i0 days, we'll Just leave it in it's frame open for the rest of the flight at the appropriate Beta angle, I guess. That's what it looks llke they're thinking about doing now. You'd be surprised how things can change in real time. Oh, yes. I'm glad to see all is flexible. Okay.

CDR CC

SPT PLT CC PLT

CC

PLT CC

PLT

CC

PLT

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Okay, Houston; SUS i iJ turned to its normal configuration. Okay, Pete. Think you.

OFF and reconf'gured

CC CC

And, Skylab, for your information on that primary coolant loop, everthing looks real good to us right now. And I guess the current thinking is that we definitely want to avoid the EVA mode. So, I guess right now we are trying to pursue getting the secondary coolant loop checked out. Also, we have completed that data recorder dump. Okay. Also, Skylab, we are changing our mode of operation on the recorders slightly. We're not going to be continuously recording. So anytime you want to put a voice record on, you will have to initiate it A systems anoma_ on. You're not ... with the cassettes. You're not going to run the data recorder continuously ... Okay, Pete, basically - you - you're - you're sort of unreadable there right now. I'll tell you - we're going LOS here in about 15 seconds. We'll see you at Carnarvon at 14:32. Bye. Bye. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS over Carnarvon for 9 minutes.

CDR CC

14 06 37

CDR

l_ 06 h5

CC

CDR CC 14 33 21 CC CC

Skylab, if you're interested, I could give you a rundown on what the cloud coverage is going to be on your _REP pass coming up. Go ahead. Roger. Unfortunately we got a - or fortunately, depending on what kind of data you're after, we're got pretty cloud_ day out all across your pass. Coming up at Washington to Idaho, it's going to be scattered to broken, and from Idaho to Colorado i_,'s broken to overcast. And it starts clearing up somewhat there and breaks out fairly clear over the

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OklahnmA panhandle. Then, it starts to sock back in, and by the time you get to Texas, we're basically overcast here. And that's going to be the same condition clean all across the Gulf, Caribbean, and northern South America. Central South America is fairly clear, though. 14 35 33 PLT CC Okay, thank you. Also, I wasn't mak4ug myself very clear awhile ago on talking about the recorders. We are not continuously running the data recorders, so if you do see some system ancmaly that you th_nk we ought to get data on, would you go ahead and initiate the recorders for us, please? Roger. Understand. What I didn't understand though, Crip, was what you said before that about the the BUS pumps. You said you didn't want to get into an EVA mode, so you weren't going to do what? No, all I was saying there was that we did not want, apparently, to get back to that EVA mode on the primary coolant loop because we believe that is what caused our initial problem with it. And that will not be coming up, of course, until we do get down to the EVA, and we'll figure out exactly what we want to do there. But you probably don't want to use SUS 1 during the EVA. Is that right? No, that is not necessarily Okay. true.

SPT

CC

SPT

CC SPT CC

Well, you can let us know. in the bypass

Okay. We would probably be operating mode rather than EVA. Crip, CDR. Go, CDR.

CDR CC l_ 37 53 CDR

Okay. I've done the sensitometry advance, besides the 40 frames and about seven more on there. I had about three MALF lights: 3, 5, and 6. I had 3, _, 5, and 6. Four went out; 3, 5, and 6 stayed on.

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I have marked the film, checked it, and it is, in fact, moving. I've done a11 those good things, and in the process, shot up three single frames and then after ascertaining that everything's moving, I have sequenced four more through, so I've actually used 47 frames on the sixth magazine, and I still have MALF lights 5 and 6. And I suspect it's the same as last time, and they'll eventually disappear. CC Okay. We - We agree with that, Pete, and we consider it's good. Go ahead and press as is. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS. you again at G11,_ at 14:46, 14:46. Okay. We already ordered the maneuver you take a quick look at it and verify We have verified it. Okay. Skylab, Houston. - for 9 minutes. We're A0S once more over Guam at It's good. We'll see

14 41 34

CC

PLT

sites. it?

Can

CC PLT 14 46 05 CC

14 49 49

CC

PLT, Houston. Do you have a mc_ent to talk about your VTS stuff? Talk about what? About your VTS targets. That weather that they had and that they removed your initial site to - moved south, and they would like you to go back to you original pad. Okay. I'ii cross out the erosaouts, huh? That's affirmative. We can hack

PLT CC

PLT CC PLT

Cross out the crossouts.

We're getting used to that. it.

All right.

14 54 SO

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from LOS. We'll have you again at Goldstone at 15:ll, 15:ll. And we copy you are in - on route to ZOV. Yes, it looks like it here anyway.

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SPT CC PLT CDR CC CDR

... land although

much

of it is south

of here.

We've got you in voice contact, guys. Okay. Hoo haw. How're you reading the CDR VOX?

Loud and clear. Okay. PREOPERATE configuration and we're ready to go. Copy. I got a note for the EREP training people, and the follow-on crews, is that the gimbal drift in the VTS sphere is such that it tends to drift up and to the left. How's that Houston weather, Crip? this morning. has been verified

CC PLT

PLT CC PLT CDR CC SPT

Not too hot. Oh.

A little bit rainy

It's not suppose Right.

to do that

in the s1_ertime.

It looks like quite though, Paul. Okay. What's the temp?

a bit open along

your

track,

PLT CDR CC PLT 15 ll 45 CDR CDR 15 12 00 15 12 21 CDR CDR

Is it hot?

Oh, about 80 degrees. Coast in a minute. Okay, 15 seconds to the EREP start. 5, 4, 3, 2, MARK. SCAT's EREP START. 0N. 94 _K)DE, MANUAL.

0N; RAD's

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CDR CDR PLT

MARK. MARK.

ETC to AUTO. S190 to AUTO.

Oh, here' s a nice mountain. 92 to M0D READY. That looks like Mount RAD, Hood. Maybe MOD, not. IN-TRACK CONTIGUOUS;

15 13 00

CDR PLT

15 13 22

CDR

SCAT, STANDBY; PITCH is 0. Man, haw.

STANDBY;

15 13 43

PLT

is it clear

around

those mountains

today.

Hoo

CDR

And 92, MODE need an AUTO Okay. MARK, AVf0

C_/CK. RAD's ON; SCAT's CAL on my mark, please.

ON.

And I

PLT 15 15 00 CDR PLT CDR PLT

CAL. POLARITY to 2 at 15:05.

ALTIME'I'_I_ to STANDBY. Okay.

For simulator people information, it takes 3-1/2 seconds for the READY light to go out on S191 when you hit AUTO CAL. And, also, I have on S190, the 5 and 6 MALF lights, but I believe everything's running all right. POLARIZATION is 2. Hey, Crip, I had to do a 192 alignment tweak before the run mainly because I did one after the run yesterday. The details are on B chan_el from yesterday and Copy. MARK I_T_VALOMs_A'_ to A. ETC to go back to AUTO. ETC, AUTO. ETC to STANDBY. STANDBY,

15 14 38

CDR

15 15 06

CDR PLT

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Also, for information, it's hard looking out at h5 degrees forward. You look through a lot of atmosphere. It's hard to see detail. POLARIZATION, 4. is 31 percent. Seventeen, shutter I got a READY light on 191; Bravo 7

15 16 35

CDR

15 17 00 15 17 30 15 17h2 15 17 50 15 19 19 15 19 33 15 19 h0 15 19 48

CDR CDR PLT CDR CDR CDR CDR PLT

speed

to MEDIUM.

92 to READY. And I got Fort Cobb. MARK. 17:50, POLARIZATION to 3.

SCAT, STANDBY_ RAD, STANDBYi 92, CHECK. ALTIMETER IN-TRACK is ON. NONCONTIGUOUS; POLARIZATION 5.

Okay, Houston. Got the following site back there: I got Fort Cobb. Reservoir, 350; I got 351; I got 352; I got 353; and I got 356. Copy. S190 READY light is out. ALTIMETER to STANDBY. SCAT's ON; RAD's ON. Okay, For special 01, all you're getting so far, instead of the Gulf. ... the ALTIMETER. My INTERVALOMETER STANDBY on 190. is clouds,

CC 15 20 00 15 20 08 15 20 15 CDR CDR CDR PLT

15 21 03 15 21 26 15 21 59

CDR CDR PLT CDR PLT

is 18 and, check, the frames are 81.

What night do we maneuver out? Huh? 15 : hO. ... 190 power those - ... off and back on again to get rid of

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Did it? Well, I - I haven't started to run it yet. It starts to run at 23:56 here .... wound enough there. You still there, Houston? Affirmative ...

film on

PLT CC PLT

For whatever reason, we seem to have a - consistently in the past, on these VTS sites, we've been getting to them 2 to 3 seconds before the pad says we will. Okay. We've still got about 4 more minutes. Joe.

15 23 45 15 23 57

CC CDR SPT

90 is in MODE AUTO. Okay.

ETC is STANDBY,

15 24 06

CDR

Okay. And the SCAT's in STANDBY, RAD to STANDBY; 93A is ON; MODE ... TRACK, CONTIGUOUS; PITCH, 30; POLARIZATION, 4. Okay, after I got a little film wound on those cameras, I don't have any MALF lights now, Houston. I think it Just must float in there when they're Just - first wound on. Copy. MARK. INT.'RVAL0_-z'_ on my mark. MARK. to 8. 92 going to MODE READY,

CC 15 26 20 CDR

15 26 30 15 26 43

CDR CC

92 to MODE READY.

ETC to AUTO,

Joe.

One minute until LOS. Vanguard at 37. maneuver time looks good for going out. Okay. What you got down there? MODE CHECK on 92. Looking

Copy. Your

CDE CDR 15 28 01 CDR

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SkYlab , Houston. next 7 minutes, Roger, Houston.

We're

AOS over the Vanguard

for the

CDR _ 15 38 03 CDR

MARK. 38:02; POLARIZATION, 1. MODE, AUTO on 190; ETC to AUTO, Okay, would ... Okay, it's probably starting. you check the master

MODE READY Joe. alarm?

on 192.

CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR

CMG SAT. CMG SAT, _ABLED? okay. The thruster's Are ENABLED. Okay. INHIBITED, or

15 38 53

CDR

Fifty-three the SCAT to STANDBY. Fifty-five the RAD to STANDBY; 39:01 and S192 to STANDBY; 39:07, READY out, and it's out; 39:13. MARK. ETC, STANDBY; VTS, AUTO CAL; and 39:25 in a MODE, _LANUAL on 194; MODE, MANUAL, 31; the SCAT's OFF; RAD's OFF; standing by for 15:40 there, my boy, for the start of the SI maneuver. . .. seconds. Okay, you got it. Saturated Very good. And we commenced 40:25, 94 is OFF. MARK. READY Yes. 41, 90 to STANDBY. on, c_ S191. Got a READY in Y, thatwas it, uh huh? SI maneuver on time;

15 39 14

CDR

CREW CDR

15 41 00

CDR

Stand

by for 41:53

for a

CDR 15 42 Ol CDR

on - on a 91 and -

MARK; EREP, STOP and we got - there's a perfect pass for you. How about that? Okay, Houston, you still with us? That's affirmative. That was a very nice EREP pass.

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CDR

Okay, we're going off VOX and going off A RECORD, back to B RECORD. Pete, did you give us B77 Okay, Crip. Copy. For your info, over the States on the next pass, we're going to be troubleshooting the secondary coolant loop. We'll give you the details on it there. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS. We'll see you again at Goldstone at 16:48, 16:h8. We will be doing a data recorder dump at that point. And regarding that troubleshooting procedure for the secondary coolant loop, that's primarily a ground initiated procedure. We'll need you for a couple of steps and we'll tell you about it. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS over Goldstone the next 13 minutes. 13 minutes. Roger, Houston. Roger. And we're going into this troubleshooting procedure on the secondary coolant loop, and the first step that we're going to be doing involves Just turning on the secondary plJmp and watching it for a while. Okay. Skylab, after about 5 minutes, after we've turned this pump on, I 'ii probably be requiring somebody to go up into the airlock module to turn off SUS 2 and to insure that one of the caution and warning parameters is indicated. Looking at the schedule, Joe's probably the most likely guy, if he can get away, I'll call then. for about That's 30. Right on the money.

CC CDR CC CC

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CDR CC

CDR CC

PLT 16 49 32 CC

Roger. Skylab, Houston. We are doing dump at this site. a scheduled data recorder

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Skylab, Houston. We're not sure whether you have your secgndary cool temp low - enabled at this time, on your caution and warning. If you do, it may go off. Be no problem, we'll try to warn you before it does. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We have got the secondary coolant loop secured at this time, and we would like for you to turn off SUS 2. We're not sure whether you got that ON, on panel 217 or 323. Would you turn the pump off? And for your information, that little procedure we went through Just - did not cause the valve to modulate. So we still want to leave the SUS 2 hoses connected because we're still troubleshooting it. Okay, but the SU$ 2 pump That's affirm. off here. Thank is off now, Houston. We copy it's

PLT 16 56 39 CC

CC

CDR CC

you very much.

16 59 25

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS. We'll see you again over the Vanguard at l7:14, l_:lh. We will be doing a data recorder dump at that site. Plus we copied that the TACS is still enabled; at your convenience you may inhibit it.

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Skylab, Houston. ye're AOS over Vanguard for about the next l0 minutes. And, Skylab, we will be doing a data recorder dump at this pass. Say, Houston. please? Go ahead, Pete. I want you to verify samething for me,

CDR

CC CDR

Would you verify" that the flight T027/S073 - the S073 big package and flight tripod were - fit checked in the flight article in the - antisolar airlock. Okay? Okay. We'll check it.

CC CDR

The reason I asked you is because we have the flight tripod in the solar airlock supporting the parasol T027 can, and the tripod that we brought up, which we put alongside the other one and is identical to it, as best we can tell, does not check on $073 nor does it check on ... places for it, and we're having to do a little Juggling. And right now, we're going to finish prep and trade tripods, but I'm not convinced that the other tripod's going to fit either. So before we go to that trouble on - if you can verify it - verify the paperwork, we'll know that, by swapping tripods, at least we're starting in the right d/rection. We may have to Jury-rig the other tripod under the parasol then_ Okay, Pete. I'm pretty sure I did that but we'll - we'll get it checked. one myself,

17 15 31

CC

CC

And, Skylab; Houston. We are going to be sending some commands to computer update our timers, so you can stay off the DAS for us, please? And, CDR; Houston. You got a mn_ent to tA1_ about the S052 - the cam - the fact that the camera doesn't work and our ATMpeople would like to know if you'd do them a favor in giving a little bit of extra TV today?

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CDR PLT 17 17 17 CC

Okay. Sure. What do you want?

Okay. On your next pass coming up, they would like to give - in building block 2 - about 15 seconds of S052 TV on the VTR. Okay. TV 2, 15 seconds of TV on the VTR. also would - requesting that same times today, and one is at the 21:18 got another building block 2, where same thing there_

CDR CC

Okay. They've thing two other pass where you they'd like the

CDR

Tell you what. How - I'm about cleaning up from PT. How about passing the rest of that to me when I get up to the console about ... Be gladto do that. Thankyou. Skylab, Houston. We have checked and it is affirmative that - that the tripod was checked with the flight T027 unit in both SALs at the Cape. Okay. Well, we'll try the flight one in the flight S073 and see what happens. Maybe the other one's wrong. But it's not obvious to us that it's not identical to that other tripod. Okay. And we're going LOS here. at Hawaii at 18:22. Skylab, Houston. 3 minutes. Okay, Crip. Go. For this 0A program l've got a - the program start is 18:52/19:06. Does that mean you want to start it once and then stop it and start it over again, or does that mean I can start it anytime in that interval? Anytime in that interval. We'll see you again _-

CC CC

CDR

17 19 02

CC

18 22 30

CC

We're AOS over Hawaii for about

PLT CC 18 22 _6 PLT

I got a question on my T027 pad.

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Hey, you guys are easy. Yes, tell us the - tell us the story on the big tripod mystery. Well, I tell you. The one out of the trainer, which we brought up to use with the parasol, doesn't - the head is on the legs - base. On the top of the legs goes the base, then on the base goes the head with the adjustable screws. You with me? Yes. Well, that head is bolted to the base differently. It's about 4 inches further to the right than is the flight one. And it must have something to do with that 6 degrees or so misclocking of the floor grid in the trainer. So what we've done is we've only taken the spacecraft _part a little bit to find bolts with nuts on them. And it is now bolted to the floor. We may never get it up, but it's there to stay - it's there now. Okay, I guess I'm still not sure exactly what configuration when you say it's bolted to the floor. You have the trainer one under the parasol. Is that correct? Negative. You got - We've got the trainer one under T027. We didn't trade them out because it becmme obvious that we were only swapping our troubles from oae airlock to the other. Okay. And the problem apparently is in the way the thing is - is bolted, but it - it's - The way you have it now, you feel it has - offers adequate support for T027, right? Oh, yes. It may tear won't let T027 move. up the grid floor but it - it

PLT

CC 18 23 34 PLT

CC

PLT CC PLT

18 24 27

CC

PLT

CC

Okay, and what you had to do was Just shift it off of the normal holes to get it in the right position.

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PLT

Yes, but that's not a "Just," because we had to get some of the "lock nut" - type nuts and bolts. Okay. We had all the activation gear. We got a lot of bolts, but no nuts. So we had to take some out of the grid. Okay, I wasn't implying - to demean the amount of work that you did. You didn't take it apart too much, did you? Hey, we're going to go LOS here in about 15 seconds. And we'll see you again over the Vanguard at 18:50, and we will be doing a data recorder dump at that pass. Okay.

CC PLT

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Skylab, Houston. l0 minutes. And if you're unreadable. Roger. Pete. We're

We're

A0S

over the Vanguard

for

CDR

trying

to call,

Houston,

you're

CC

having

a little

site problem

right

now,

18 52 34

CC

Skylab, Houston. We'll try once morehere. We're got LOS - correc.tion A0S - for about the next 7 minutes. Okay. Now we got you. to talk a little

CDR CC

Okay. And CDR, do you have a moment bit about your next ATM rev? Yes, go ahead.

CDR CC

Okay. I don't know whether you caught it or not, but we've got an audit step scheduled for 82B, and that normally is called for AUTO SEQUENCE switch to HOLD that end of the pass; and since we aren't repeating that one, what we'll need you to do there is Just to stop it. Yes, where I'm sorry. The next Building That's Okay. That's block 23? Building block 23 Just terminate? are you? It's on your next rev.

CDR CC CC CDR CC CDR CC CDR f

affirm. Don't

call it to HOLD,

affirm.

Okay. Now, tell me when you want the white light coronagraph on TV. I've already given you at this pass.

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Okay. The next one we want is actually on, I believe, on Joe's rev, if you could put it down on the schedule, I'd appreciate it. It's for the rev around 01:55, in building block l, we want - want him to give us the same thing again, 15 seconds of white light coronagraph TV on the VTR. Okay. And if Paul's still listening, that tripod you guys took up in the co,,,and module was supposed to be a backup unit from Huntington Beach. And we're trying to check into it to find out why it - why it was offset. Yes, the top is offset from the base. CDR, while I've got you here, I guess there's a question that we're pondering down here, that we'd like to get your opinion on. We have discovered on S056, that we really don't need to turn off the aluminum and beryllium high voltage every SAA, nor at night when you leave the thing for unattended. We're considering sending you up a teleprinter pad which basically e1_m_nates that procedure, primarily for your convenience. And like to know your opinion on it. Hooray! Okay. We'll zap it up to you. from LOS. if you have could tell on 27 right

CDH CC

CDR CC

18 55 43

CDR CC

18 59 23

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds We'll see you again at 19:58. And Paul, an opportunity, we'd appreciate it if you us what the SHAFT and TRUNNION angles are now? They appear to not have moved. the TRUNNION is zero. Roger. Okay. And copy. The SHAFT

PLT

is 16,

CC 19 56 51 19 57 05 PLT CC

SHAFT, 16; TRUNNION,

zero.

You there, Houston? That's affirmative; we're here for

Skylab, Houston. about 8 minutes.

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Okay. I knew you had a reason other than passing interest for asking me about that S073 SHAFT and TRUNNION angle. Roger. I figured it was early in the program, Crip, so right after you called me, I went up and checked paul's by mistake; and corrected it on the spot. So that the majority of the exposures in that sequence are per the book ... Very Okay. CDR, Houston. We indicate that your H-alpha is in 2 frames per minute. It should be 1 at this time, sir. Okay. Roger. I thought so at the last pass. good. We appreciate it.

CC SPT

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Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds from LOS. We'll see you again over the Vanguard at 20:29, and we will he doing a" data recorder dump at that pass. Roger. Skylah, Houston. 9 minutes. Roger _ Houston. Roger. And, if possible, we'd like to get somebody to secure the experiment 1 and 2 tape recorders until we"re -they're required for 92, to solve a little dump problem for us. Okay. We note that they're Skylab, Houston. this pass. Okay. Skylab, a nice 21:36. Houston; we're 1 minute See you until LOS. We'll have secured. Thank you. dump We're AOS over the Vanguard for the

CDR 20 28 20 CC

CDR CC

CDR CC CC

We are doing

a data recorder

CDR 20 36 26 CC

long silence.

again

at Hawaii

at 21:36,

CDR 20 36 36 CC

Bye. Bye.

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Skylab, Houston. We're the next 7 minutes. Roger, Houston.

A0S over Hawaii

for about

CDR CDR

Hey, when you dump the M092/171 TV, there's - right on the end of it - we shot a white light eoronagraph with XUV for them. We copy. ... call back. Hey, Houston, this 56 hung up again of the last go-round on FIL','_ i. Understand it hung up in FIL'A'_ l? in ACTIVE i, LONG

CC CC CDR

CC CDR

Yes, for some reason it does it every once in awhile, and then it will go along for a long time and not do it. Copy. Skylab, for your information, on our next pass at the Vanguard, we are going to be turning on the secondary coolant loop again. And, if you've got your caution and warning enabled, you'll probably get one. Okay. (Music) JOPS by. Yes. Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds from LOS. This is what is known as music to do

CC CC

CDR

CC 21 h2 03 CC

We'll see you again over the Vanguard at 22:07, 22:07. And, right now, I guess we're thin_4ug that that 56 problem may be associated with when you start 55. CDR CC Fifty-six has something to do with 55? up

It seems like that that filter thing is hanging Just about the time that you're starting 55.

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CDR CC 22 06 26 CC

Fifty-five Oh-huh.

was _mning

this

last time.

• Okay. We're AOS over the Vanguard for the

Skylab, Houston. next I0 minutes.

CDR

Hi, there. Say, 56 h,mg up agaiu. Middle of the pass, ACTIVE i, LONG, FILT_ 3. And S055 was _,nning at the time. Roger. It would appear that maybe it isn't necessarily 55, but they think it's being caused from some strey input coming in. It hung up on FILT_ 3 that time? That' s affirmative? Yes. Second pass through. That seems to be its favorite one. In ACTIVE I, LONG, the second pass through, it han_ up in FIL'.'_ 3. Roger. And, Sk_lab, we are going to be activating secondary coolant loop this pass. Okay. Okay, Houston. We got the _1_.C COOLANT shutting T_MP LOW light. the

CC

CDR

CC

CDR 22 08 53 CDR CC

We copy, and we're

down the loop.

CDR
22 lO 50 CC

Okay.
CDR, Houston. You got a chance S073 problem we got? Yes, go ahead. Okay. Apparently we're getting seme stray light into the instrument for some reason, and there are a couple of things we'd llke to try. Unfortunately, they're using the recorders right now down on 171, so we really can't, apparently, mR_e a run on it right now. Our first option would be to start it on our next Vanguard pass, hut that's going to drag you guys out of some of your presleep activities. Do you would you go along with that? Yes, go ahead. We'll see. to tA]_ to me about a

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Okay. At your first opportunity, we would like you to cycle the PMT CAP switch to OPEN and then back to CLOSED. That's this - this rev. Okay. On the next rev, I'ii give you a call on it at our next Vanguard pass, and we want you to run a short mode zero alfa. It's short in that we're only going to take 12 raps [?]. Okay, PMT CAP switch OPEN and then CLOSE right And you want to run a short mode zero alfa? now.

CC

CDR

CC

That's affirmative. And, if I've still got you there, I might as well tell you about - on _gur S073 pad for this evening - the way it was braadcast up to you, it may look like iO belongs to the PLT, but the last half of it does belong handy? to you. Do you happen to have that

CDR

Yes, I do. And I was going to ask you. The shaft and t_m-ion are different that the book, but you want to go with _the pad, right? That is correct, and we'd also like to change that program start time. It's currently 01:14; we'd like to change that to 01:16. Okay. You had it 01:09 to 01:14, go exactly at 01:16, right? Stand Okay. 01:l_, Okay. Okay, Pete. Appreciate it. by l, Pete. Slight rood to that. and the 01:14 should The Ol:09 should be a 01:16. be a and you want to

22 12 38

CC

CDR

CC CC

CDR CC 22 15 22 CC

Skylab, Houston; we're 1 minute from LOS. We'll see you over Ascension at 22:22. We'll be doing a data recorder dump at that station. Okay.

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CDR

Okay, Crip. I cycled the PMT CAP OPEN CLOSED again. Tb--_ you very much. You're welcome.

and then

CC 22 15 54 22 22 18 CDR CC

Skylab, Houston. We're A0S over Ascension for about 7 minutes, and we will be doing a data recorder dump. Roger. And, Skylab, as you might have gathered on that last secondary coolant loop, we didn't have any Joy in getting the valve to cycle. So, we'r e going to let it sit with it turned off, probably overnight. Roger. And, CDR; Houston. For your information, in case it wasn't clear a while ago, the reason we're asking for one more cycle - or one mere rev before we do this S073 operation is that we need it on the dark side to really he able to determine if we've got a light leak. Okay, we've had the wardroom window closed all the time, and l'm really not sure any place else ... cnm_ ng in. Pete, I was really unable to copy there, due to feedback. Understand that yon had the wardroom window closed. Okay. The wardroom window was closed_ right. And I can't think of any other could be coming in. Okay. Skylah, Houston; we're I minute again at G13,_ at 23:06, 23:06. from LOS. See you that's - that's place that it

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CDR

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Skylab, 11tes. He ii o. Hello. Skylab, teleprinter

Houston.

We're

A08 over

Guam for about

7 min-

CDR CC 23 09 07 CC

Houston. We're up-lJnk4ug to you via the the s,w_=-y Flight Plan and the evening _.. _he teleprinter about turned ready off,

questions. SPT CC SPT CC CDR SPT CC SPT 23 i0 36 CC PLT says I figured No, we're we got

you guys were not rea_

for that.

for that yet.

We are down her_. (Laughter) See you at the Nassau Bay for a cold one.

In about Well, ...

30 minutes

for me.

And, Skylab; before I leave you here, I guess we went hack and reviewed s --_ pictures regarding the backup tripod that was loaded; and, sure enough, we got a plate that the hole pattern was - looks like it was drilled in with a mitt.or image. There - there you go. we do C squared S squared.

CDR CC CDR 23 Ii 20 CC

And they asked why That's Skylab, at 23:_, right.

we're i minute fr_ LOS. 23:_ over Vanguard.

We'll

see you again

CDR

Okay, and I gathered you wanted Itts all set up, rea_ to go.

12 rews on that

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CC CDR CC

(_ay, that

is affirmative, going

12. Right? to

Okay, and you're

to c_11 at start time. give you a c,11 when

That's affirmative. initiate it. Okay.

We'll

CDR 23 ii 44 CC

Okay, we didn't get that Flight Plan completely up. Had a lot of dropouts; we'll try it again over Vanguard. Dropsey, Skylab, Hello, You're Okay. We'll dropsey. Houston_ Houston. AOS ii minutes. Where are we?

CDR 23 48 48 CC PLT CC 23 44 08 PLT CC CC PLT 23 45 09 CC

over Van_-,-_d. We're standing by to run S073 for you.

give you the GO on it.

PLT, Houston. Go ahead. You're GO for the experiment now. Be advised that we're having some MOC problems here, and we may not be getting TM, and we'll be dependent upon data recording. And we request that you verify that it is set up for data recording. It's Copy. Okay, it's Copy. PLT, Houston. Go ahead. running. all set. It's all set up, and we'll do it.

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Our MOC was working and, via TM, it appears S073 shutter is operating normally. Okay. Thank you, Bill. Two and three to rev, or you want us to secure? TM will Houston, GO, CDR. Roger. I noticed this II_TENSITY is pegged want me to go to LOW GAIN? Stand by half. CDR, Houston; we want you to go FOV i. FOV i. Copy. Me go FOV I. turn off automatically, CDR.

that the

PLT

quarters

[?]

CC 23 51 31 CDR CC CDR

so Just let it run.

high.

They

CC 23 52 01 23 52 07 CC CDR CC 23 53 40 CC

Skylab, Houston. LOS in i minute. Ascension at 23 :57. And you should have Flight Plan onboard for a review. Roger, Houston. We'll see you. Skylab, Houston. Roger. And, Skylab, if it won't interfere with your activities, we have some news items a bit earlier this evening. Go ahead, Houston. First one is the President met with top economic advisors today, and a new economic progrem is expected to result from the meetings, perhaps by the middle of the week. Just as background, you ms_ have been following the increase in gold prices and that sort of thing. Also, Henry Kissinger met with the President today to try to find new ways to enforce the ceaseAOS for 15 minutes. Bye.

PLT CC 23 59 03 CC PLT 00 02 _8 CC

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fire in Viet Nam. And the Senate had a hearing on the oil and gasoline shortage, and they heard witnesses say that this s_---.ergas shortage may be followed by a winter heating shortage, and that the oil companies want to relax air pollution standards. Herets n piece - I guess that it can happen to anybody - an airliner, it doesn't say what size, mistook Opa Locka today for Miami International and landed there. The only other thing - we mentioned last night that Petty wo_ the Alamo 500, and his average was 145.1. 00 04 37 CDR Say, Bill, last Sunday, did they have a USAC race of championship cars at Milwaukee, and if so, who won that, or is it this weekend? We'll try to get it for you, Pete. Thank you. Also, if there's anything else you people might want, like stocks or such as that, why, let me know, and we'll try to add it to the list. Terrific. You're doing great.

CC CDR CC

PLT CC

And by the way, we had sc_e big thunder-btmapers that opened up and pretty well flooded some areas of Houston today. Still a wet year, Affirmative. Pete, the best infromation we can dig up out of the group around here is that Bobby Unser won that race yesterday. We don't have any details. We'll try to get some more for you. Okay. Th_n_ you. a letter here that we were asked to huh?

PLT CC 00 06 03 CC

CDR O0 06 49 CC

We also have

pass along to you. It's addressed to Dr. Fletcher. It says, "Your astronauts have done it again. The magnificence of this accomplishment and the significance of the achievements - -

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And, Skylab, continuing before we were so rudely interrupted there. "ghe magnificence of this accu_plishment andthe sigoificance of the achievement is nearly impossible to put in perspective. I know I speak for all my colleagues in the Congress when I send this message of congratulations to you, with the request that you cn-_unicate our great appreciation to the astronaut testa of Conrad, Kerwin, and Weitz. You are truly a can-do team. We salute you all." Signed: Frank Moss, Chairm=n_ C_ttee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences, United States Senate. That was very nice. We haven't done anything yet. We got to get - we've got to get through 28 days. You're doing pretty well, so far.

CDR

CC CDR

I noticed by tomorrow's schedule you're picking up the pace a little,though. We're going for the home stretch. And it always gets easier going downhill. We had - we had meal 6 tonight. That's every_@4y's - well, that's Paul and my favorite meal. Not Joe's; I don't know what night his is, but we chowed down pretty good tonight. That - that's our big Sunday night dinner. We copy that. days by the meal cycles there?

CC 00 09 15 CDR

CC CC CDR

Do you count your

No, various schemes. How many more times we have to do 171, or how many more times we have to ehan_e this bag or that thing. Copy. 172 wasn't too bad today, was it, Pete? I didn't do that; Joe did that. He's - he's working on my throat culture or something. He's got his instr_nents out and he's working s_ay merrily in there.

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CoPy• I have my hobby up here. I have my do-it-yourself real doctor kit. Right now, I'm staining slides. Very Joe. good. Msybe you'll grow a new variation up there,

CC

00 i0 26

SPT

I can't even tell you what it looks like. The M172 went - went rather smoothly today, Bill, and the numbers looked pretty good. Okay, thank you again. And Okay. Now we did weighing, because pad, and I didn't but we'll do that Okay .... ... The orbits have been changing, Bill; we've been doing - coming up on our sleep time over Australia. And it - good high noon conditions and the weather's been good, and we've gotten some pretty good looks at all of Australia and New Zealand, which, _ in all my previous flights, it was always night time in Australia, or Just barely, barely daylight in Western Australia. Yes, we copy that. completed. Okay, And be advised that S073 is not do the procedure in the morning I thought the pad was a calibration even look at it until breakfast, tomorrow morning.

CC CC SPT

CC 00 l0 54 CDR

00 ll 23

CC

CDR 00 13 21 CC PLT 00 13 36 CC

i'll get the recorders Belay that,

off. that. PLT, Houston.

SPY, Houston. Go.

beiay

We'd like for you to lock up the STAR TRACKER now. The inner gimbal is plus 0177; outer gimbal, plus 1981. Okay, wait until I get a piece to read them over, Bill. of paper. You'll have

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Wilco. Okay, say again the angles. plus 0177; that outer now, gimbal, plus 1981.

Inner gimbal,

You say you wanted When Okay, That's it's

or when

it's available?

available. available right now.

some of it's not affirmative.

And, Skylab, we'll be LOS in i minute. Gus_ AOS, 00:41; and we will be dumping the recorder over Guam. And, Pete, a little more information on that Rex Mays Memorial in Milwaukee. And he finished i0 seconds in front of Roger McCluskey. Gary third, and his speed was 108 miles there was no accidents. Bettenhausen was an hour. And

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00 16 07

CDR

Good show.

Thank

you.

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TRANSCRIPTION

O0 41 05

CC SPT CDR

Skylab, Roger,

Houston. Houston.

AOS G,,_

for i0 minutes.

I'ii have the Evening a minute, Houston. We're standing

Status

Report

for you in Just

CC 00 44 33 CDR

by, Pete.

Okay, Houston. The CDR ate everything plus i0 optional salts, plus two butter cookies - two cans of butter cookies, that is. The SPT had everything except one coffee with sugar, no optional salt, no DELTA-H_0. And he's going to have two cans of butter cookies. And PLT: ate everything except one coffee with sugar, and he had no DELTA-H20, and seven optional salts.

PLT CDR

Negative. And that's it for the food. Photo Report - day 161. We're ready, Pete. Go ahead. If you're ready for the

CC 00 45 30 CDR

Okay, 16-millimeter EREP, BH, Bravo Hotel 02. I'm - I'm sorry, it's day 162. I was reading you the wrong button. Bravo Hotel 02: 80 percent remaining and yesterday on 16, day 161, we reported 65 percent remaining and I think he misread. That - that's an 85 for 161 and 80 for today. And we did verify that the film is running. M516-2, CI05, 40, C101. M151/S073 PR and extend, CI08; 18, CI07. 35-millimeter: CI27 is complete; CI29, 32 - Well, I have to look at this a minute. CI28 is 12. CX06 is 91. The ETC, 135. set, popup; i, 7145; 2 was 6481; 3 was 7357; 4 was 7352; 5 was 0896; and 6 was 8212. Drawer A configuration is as follows: Alfa i is 02, Charlie India 05, 40, Charlie India 01. Alfa 2 was 03, Charlie India 06, 62, Charlie India 03. A-3 is 06, Charlie India 08, 18, Charlie India 07. 0-4 is 05 A-4 is 05, Charlie India 25, i00 percent, MTII. Okay, the Flight Plan was accomplished as written. I don't know of shy deviations, any anom-lies you're aware of, no stowage changes, and no inoperable equipment that you're aware of. The Flight Plan for tomorrow looks busy, but good.

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Copy. Skylab, we're going LOS in SO seconds. We're coming up on Vanguard at Ol:21. And, Pete, we've got some clarification on that incc_plete second question last night. What they're reRlly after is, when you turned on the loop - the LCG loop in relation to suiting up. And you have a medical conference scheduled for the next pass. That should have been the SUS loop instead of the LCG loop. We're going to have to reset that remember it. Houston, Skylab. one. I don't really

00 51 51

CDR

Ol 28 34

CDR CC CDR

Go, Skylab. Okay. On the - the Flight Plan for tomorrow for the CDR from 20:00 on to 23:00, that S073 stuff looks all goofed up to me. You got me running two progrs_s that retract sgain on MISI, then l_,nn_ng another progr_, then retracting it again. And I don't think that's right. Can you see if you c_n get that straightened out between now and the next station passage and let me know whether it's goofed up or not. For I Just don't understand it. Wilco, CDR.

CC CDR

Also, it says to extend it first thing in the morning on this Flight Plan. And we have nothing up here tonight that says to retract it. I need that straightened out, also. Did you get that. Goodhy. CDR, we'll be LOS here in approximately 15 seconds. We're going - Canary at 01:41. And the details that are coming up shortly should explain the Flight Plan. The retraction is seven to two rods ; that also is on the Detail Plan. Okay. mind. Why ... all right. (Laughter) ... Never

CDR CDR 01 30 08 CC

CDR

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CC CC SPT CC

Skylab, Skylab,

Houston. Houston. Houston.

A0S approximately AOS approximately

14 minutes. 14 minutes.

Hi there,

And someone was talking when we went over the hill before, and we didn't get the last comments. That was me saying that I wasn't really sure I believed you that when I got the details tomorrow it would all be be plain to me what out Plight Plan was, but I'll give it a try. Copy, Pete. I - I do have TV stuff tied some reservations. You got enough photo in with the rest of the stuff that it

CDR

CC CDR

f CC

looks to me like I'm going to run behind in the afternoon. That's Just my offhand guess right now. I'Ii scurry and do the best I can. Copy. And those pads should be coming up on this pass. Also we're configuring the gyros for the sleep and that's why I want 2 on the llne and i and 3 as backup. What would you and Deke do down there if the gyros worked the way they were supposed to work? We're working on a new game up here, Houston. It's called "Get The Rubber Ball Back To You." Try it off the water ring lockers first. Which ball you using, Pete?

CDR

CDR

CC CDR

The blue rubber one, but it - it gives up ener_ awful fast, though. It kind of poops out after or five bounces. Copy. What we really need is one of those super balls.

four

CC CDR CC

Yes, it must be some sort of ESP going along. That c_mment Just creme from two people down here, as well.

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You could always piJ11 down a couple of those big lockers and drop half of them around like medical balls, I guess. Yes, we did that with 183 and S073, We throw that around for exercise. You're coming too close tonight, that heavy @ear.

CDR

CC 01 45 08 CC

Pete.

Pete, how m_ch nois6 and vibration do you have in that thing up there? Sounded pretty quiet from your readdowns the other day. Yes, it's very quiet in here. If the DAL meter was right, the noisiest part is up in the MDA. It's about 64 db, and down here in the workshop, the wardroom and the bedrooms runs about 55. How about vibration? work and such? Can you feel much in the frame-

CDR

CC

CDR

There's no vibration at all. hardly hear the fans i_m_ug. running are the refrigeration Wowl - hunk that loud night What's that?

We can hear - you can't What we can really hear p_ps, - -

SPT CDR

And there's of meteoroid crackles i0 and plain. when we go

no vibration. We got a friendly shield or something outside, though, minutes after we go into dark. Very One big crunch. And it does it every into dark. And that's about it. that one the other night.

CC CDR

Yes, we heard

about

We were glad to see the other experiments come up, because we've been running about 3 - 3 days now, on essentially the same routines for everybody. And we were Just remarking we needed a little change of pace, and tomorrow looks like it will do it. Yes, there's usually scQething, though, things around after a period down here. to turn

CC

Ol _6 53

CC

There is a certain amount of casual requests for crew time going on down here, as you might imagine.

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Uh-huh. Don't worry, we find plenty of to keep ourselves busy with. What I meant was, one investigator might be cas11,11y requesting another investigator to give up a bit of time, this sort of thing. I see. Well, you know, it's sort of like Joe and Paul were good boys tonight, so I let Joe have the command module, and Paul has 509. Copy. The PLT spends to sleep. Have yet? you tried his spare time lookin_ for new places

CC

CDR

CC CDR

CC

letting

him sleep

strapped

in the 509

F

CDR

Yes, Hank, we're ready to charge the batteries and the bottles on 509. We got it all activated last night. Your translation modes up there are pretty interesting. I had predicted legs weren't always going to be too useful there. And I noticed that Joe seems to keep his pretty well tucked up under him. Everybody sort of has their own way of going, and it it depends on what you're doing. Now, Joe likes when he's working and he's got to be held down, Joe uses the lollipop. I've stuck strictly with the triangle shoes, depending on the task, or I wear m_ slippers - shoes. It's dependent on what I'm going to do. I run the ATM, I don't need the triangle shoes. So, We - we've got all kinds of different ways of trying to do it - doing his own thing. But, essentially, I think the most important thing is - is that all of us can do _11 the tasks, and we really don't have too _eh trouble doing them. As I said earlier and it still applies, if it's got a lot of little pieces that you've got to hold on or keep track of a lot of things, it - it slows you up a little bit. But that's - that's the only difference up here than down there. We've adapted very well. Everybody - well if you're Just resting, we Just free float and wind up wherever we wind up, in the ceiling, on the floor, over in the corner, ricocheting off the walls, and it doesn't seem to bother us.

CC

CDR

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We -

i i

We've also gotten to where we can turn the vehicle right side up or upside down, depending on how we want to do it. If you want to stand on the ceiling for a while, after a while everything looks perfectly natural that way. Copy that. And we "gathered that you had some pretty efficient ways of hanging on, some of which left us mystified down here as how you seemed to be stabilizing with feet, with a no apparent way of doing it. You didn't appear to be in triangle shoes or anything, yet you seemed to be hanging on sc_e way. Don't tell, don't tell.

01 49 49

CC

SPT CDR

No, I won't. Well, it's like I'm talking to you right now. I mean you asked, you know, how we adapt. I 'm in the wardroom and my feet are up in the ceiling, and my head is over the SIA with my back to the window. And - and l'm Just resting over here, with, you know, Just free floating up in the air with my feet in the ceiling. Oh, one thing - Are you still there, Houston?

CDR CC CDR

Say again, Pete? We did rig the fireman's pole. You know we've been using the strap, and we rigged the fireman's pole the other day. And the only thing about it is as I went up and did a couple of little wingdings around it, and I discovered even moreso than you've seen on some of the other things, that you've got to watch the old conservation of momentmm, because I started circling it, stretched f_illy out at arm's length end went end pulled myself into the pole. And I really got wrapped up. And I - That's the - that's the one device I think that you can get yourself going on where you can get flung off and get hurt if you weren't careful.

CC

We copy that. B-11erinas probably some comment on that one. And, Pete, those Plan. details

could have made

01 51 47

CC

are on board

for your

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Okay, we Just had a - a first here. Paul fired one fram the experiments compartment down off the top of the trash airlock and it returned all the way to where, Paul, the commsnd module? Made it _11 the way to the co_mand module. Is that that miserable very little elasticity Oh, no, no, this rubber ball. Copy. One last question, Pete. When you apply force to a body - your body. Do you get into much trouble with rolls and that sort of thing? Or do you pretty well sense where the center of gravity is? No, you sense real easy where it is. I - I me_ we're not perfect because - m,_uly because of the kind of things that you're taking off from. But you - you have a pretty good idea how you want to take off. So you may not be able to push off the particular object Just in the right manner, but we - we've gotten pretty good. I think the MISI movies and stuff will show you a lot more than the television did about how well we get around. But we've - we've re_11y adapted. I - I'm really convinced that the first day back we're going to leap out of bed and land right on our heads. Yes, we've got a football on that one, Pete. ... Be helpful. Are you still there, Bill? Yes, we're a half. still here_ we've got about a minute and helmet set aside for you little sponge ball at -1!? rubber ha]l, that has

CC

CDR

is a blue

regular

CC CC

i

CDR

CC

CDR CDR CC

CDR

One of the other things that I've noticed is - is that in holding ourselves while we're out here and doing our tasks, we really use our stomach muscles. It's it's really interesting. I - I - The first 3 or h days that we were up here, we kept finding ourselves Just really holding our - our stomachs to hold the right position. And you use your stomach muscles more than anything else, I think, in - in holding wherever you are, and working on it, whatever it is that you're working on.

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CC

Yes, there's some pretty good physiological reasons for that, because nor_-11y all of the vertebral muscles are on the back side to take care of center gravity on Earth. And you really don't have much required on Earth. But, we're going IOS here in about 45 seconds, _nd at Honeysuckle we'll be AOS at i - at 02:29. Okay.

01 55 05

CDR

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TRANSCRIPTION

02 30 13

CC PLT

Skylab, Roger.

Houston.

A0S for 7 minutes

at Honeysuckle.

02 30 25

CC PLT CC FLT

CDR, Houston. Say again? Is the CDR available? He' s listening. Will you have a opportnn4ty to answer the evening questions this pass, since this is the last one before going to sleep? Okay, wait a minute. Let me go get him. I

02 33 41

CC

PLT 02 34 30 CDR

The answer to question number 1 is on B channel. Just put it on there, about the locker door. Copy. I got a question. I have _REP people, Houston. Go. Does the TV camera - I guess it doesn't, does it? The TV c_mera, when instA11ed on the VTS, does not look through the yellow filter, does it? I think? Question. That one's being And, Houston; woke up. (Laughter) worked. The answer to question 2 is I an evening question

CC 02 3h 41 PLT

for the

CC PLT

CC SPT

SPT.

CC PLT

Copy,

Joe. Okay, are you ready for

And he blew all his Tuses. question 3?

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Okay. Three: Alfa, no. Bravo, no. Charlie, no. Delta, yes. An#time it got ready to stop. Echo, no. Foxtrot, yes. ThAn_ you very much. Did that new Beta angle that we got now from ... you can get a look going forward in orbit. I see my old buddy, the moon, out there in front of us coming up. It looks pretty nice. We copy. We're Just cc_ing up on New Zealand. I think get some pretty good pictures this pass. You're sure that's not Puerto Rico. before I said New Zealand. I'ii

CC CDR

CC 02 36 30 CDR

CC CDR CC 02 37 14 CC

You said Honeysnrkle Copy.

PLT, the TV does not look through the yellow filter. We're going LOS here in a few seconds, and we'll see you tomorrow. Good night.

02 37 30

PLT

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AIR-T0-GROb_ND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

ii O0 02

CC PLT

Skkylab,

Houston.

Good morning. You

Good morning. still working?

We'v.e been up for a half hoUr. You been on all night? We got about

CC

Paul, it seems like it. left here at Hawaii. Oh, okay,
c_e on.

8-1/2 minutes

PLT

H_nk.

You sounded

like Bill when you first

PLT CC II 01 38 PLT

Hey, Henry? Go ahead. Got a question for the TV and ... people. It doesn't have to answered now. The next pass or so. For the TV this morning, you know, we've been doing everything on channel A. Nhat we're prol_osing is to operate as we normally do, that is go VOX on channel A and voice record A. And this morning what we're proposing to do is plug in the connector to the VTR into channel to voice record that chA_nel instead of B. I Just want to verify if that's okay. A

CC 11 08 15 CC

Okay,

I'ii get an _n_wer. from LOS; Goldstone

Skylab, Houston. We're 30 seconds will be coming up at 11. Roger. Skylab, Roger • Houston through Goldstone

PLT ii ii 20 CC PLT CC

for 6-1/2

minutes.

And, Paul, to anwer yoUr question_ we concUr. We think putting the voice on the VTR is a good idea. Okay. We were going to do that, anyway. I Just wanted to m,_e - confirm that Just pushing the channel A doesn't glitch anything.

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Roger. Hello, Roger. Houston. You there?

WE got about i minute left.

Okay. Scmething for the S073 guys to think about. According to our calculations, S073 is not going to finish the program it's in right now before it has to be secured to - to put the other rods on. Okay. We'll take a look at that.

CC PLT

Okay do you want us to do it? I tell you what - Pete said he ran it out at 01 something. According to our onboard procedures book, that takes i0 revs to complete that, and so that's not going to be done for another It's only been i0 hours now; it's only two-thirds of the way through, I guess, - something Okay, we'll work that. from LOS. Bermuda will See you. 8kylab, Houston through Bermuda for 9-1/2 minutes. And we're about i0 seconds be coming up at 22.

r

ii 17 38

CC

PIT ll 21 59 CC CC

And, Skylab_ Houston. In answer to the question on the S073, we plan to terminate that program early. And it's in the remarks section of message 1923. It talks how to terminate it by cycling the power off. Roger. Thanks, Hank. We Just hadn't quite made it all the way through the 22-footer you sent us last night. (Laughter) Roger. That's the only trouble some way you could get like "inhibit momentum that's in PSA. And we with that. I wish those early morning dump" - any of that really hussle it to there was remarks, stuff find it

SPT CDR

CC CDR

in the morning, you know? And I don't know what you cam do to work on that, but the flight planners might think about it. I'd sure appreciate the details on the - in the - things that you want during the PSA the night before, if possible. Because it catches us with our pants down every time.

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CC

Roger. We were Just tA1_4ng about that. We - we see that as a weAWness in the way we're operating. We don't kn_w yet what we can do about it. Well, maybe you can't fix it for our flight, but it's something to think about for the future. Because it - it ... rate. And it's real easy for sc_ething here to crack. Roger. Skylab, Houston. If it's convenient, we'd sure like to know the position of the filter wheel auto switch on the S073 .... It's in the center A and B position.

CDR

CC CC

PLT CC PLT CC ii 30 33 CC

Roger. That's

Center A and B. right, isn't it?

That 's affirmative. Skylab, at 33. Houston. One minute to LOS; Canary coming up

ii 33 20

CC

Skylab, Houston 15-1/2 minutes.

through

Cana_

and Ascension

for

ii 33 57

CC

Skylab, Houston. For info only, the rate gyros for daytime 0PS.

we're

reconfiguring

ii 46 5_

CC

Skylab, Houston. Telemetry is showing that experiment 1 and 2 recorders are - are not x-tuning. Could you chec k that out and perhaps find out, if you can, why they stopped and get them going again? Well, we stopped. Inmning. stopped running them because the experiment We didn't know you wanted them to keep

PLT

CC PLT

Oh, the experiment We terminated right now. S073.

stopped? He's extending it to 7 rods,

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CC PLT CC ll 48 14 CC

Roger;

copy. them on now, HAnk? We got a little mixed up down here.

You want Negative.

Skylab, Houston. We're about i minute from LOS. We'll be coming up on Carnarvon at 12. I'd like to rem_nd you you have an inhibit momentum dump at scheduled at ii:55." Okay, than_s for the reminder, Hank.

ll 48 25

PLT

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VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

12 12 09

CC

Good morning, Skylab; for 9 minutes. ...

Houston.

We're

A0S over

Carnarvon

PLT 12 16 53 CC

Skylab, Houston. If somebody gets an opportunity, we would appreciate it if you'd turn SUS pump PRIMARY for - in preparation for some troubleshooting. We're going to do a try on that secondary coolant loop later on today. Would you repeat the step, please, Crip? SUS 2 pump

SPT CC

Roger. On panel PRIMARY. That's

217, would you turn if you - -

SPT CC 12 17 49 CDR CC 12 20 52 CC

SUS 2 pump to PRIM. Roger; Okay, Roger. at your Crip, convenience.

SUS 2 217 to PRIMARY. you, Pete. from LOS.

Th_n_

Skylab, Houston. We're about 15 seconds See you again over Guam at 12:27. Skylab, Houston. 6minutes. Roger, Houston. We're A0S over

12 26 35

CC

@i,_ for about

SPT CC

Roger. And for your information, we were a little bit late getting the ATM completely closed out from unattended operations. And there are a few items we still need to do, but we'll catch those after your Z-LV pass, and it shouldn't - shouldn't be any effect on you. Okay, we'll catch them now, if you llke.

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No, that's okay. I think it would be easier Just catch them later. And for your info, the weather real good, especially down around the Chesapeake today. _t's mostly clear, which is more than we say for Houston. Houston, SPT. What Is that Jupiter? ster are we tracking during

to looks area can

12 27 48

SPT

Z-LV?

CC

That's affirmative. That message may have been a little bit confusing, but that's affirmative. We are locked onto Jupiter. Okay. And for your information, as we did yesterday without a warning, you might expect a CMG saturation during your Z-LV m-neuver today. So you might want to inhibit that C&W. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS. We'll have you again over Goldstone for the pass at 50 and we're looking forward to Joining Paul on the VTS. Yes. ... release from higher authority.

SPT CC

SPT 12 32 30 CC

PLT SPT 12 49 35 CC SPT CC SPT 12 49 46 CDR

AOS 20 minutes. Oh, you're still there.

Just got here. Oh. Oh, LOS 20 minutes. the ALTIMETEH to STANDBY

A standing by for 12:50 with and the SCAT's to STANDBY.

PLT

Okay. The VTR is running. Crip, we don't have much on TV yet, except for very low Sun angle clouds.

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SCAT, ALTIMETER I'll be looking Sing it out. Okay.

to STANDBY. for an AUTO

_EP system, start at 53. CAL from you at 53:10.

PLT CDR PLT

Otherwise, you may hot get it. you read, Crip? Loud and clear. 2 by 2. Good TV. It's like a scene from Biblical heavens opened up. Right. Still over water? know.

All

right.

How do

CC PLT CC 12 50 31 PLT

movie

Just before

the

CDR PLT CC PLT

No - well, Should

I don't

All I can see is clouds. Sound.

be Just coming

up on Puget

Beautiful Puget Sound. Tell Den Lind that he was right. You cannot tell the difference between the no filter and the light yellow filter in this VTS, Crip. Okay. Okay, you max ZOOM? OUT, IN. Yes, OUT. How's your resolution down there on the TV, Bob? It sure isn't any too hot on our monitor. It's hard to tell with clouds.

CC /2 51 38 CDE PLT

CC PLT

Yes, I know. Now we got a bunch of black specks all over the monitor. Are you getting them also? Affirmative. Wonder what they're on?

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CDR PLT 12 52 lh CDR

That's

interesting.

Let me - let's ... Well, they're obviously not on the lens because we don't have the lens on, and those spots were on there the other day. Well, hut there's glass in between there.

PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR

Yes, it's the color wheel. No, I'm talking Yes, but that's about that whole gray thing. are on.

not what those

spots

How do you know what the spots

are on? we Okay?

Because the s_ots were there the other day when were operating out the wlndowwith the TV lens. Something internal to the system. spots on the indoor shots

PLT PLT

Were you getting Houston? I'Ii

those

also,

12 52 h5

CC CDR CDR

check on that.

I haven't

seen _hem before.

Some on the - out the window

that we did for you.

5 seconds, the EREP SYSTEM STARTS. MARK. I need Okay. 4, 3, 2, i MARK it. 94 MARK. MODE, MANUAL. it is an AUTO CAL on m_mark.

I2 53 01

PLT CDR PLT CDR

12 53 i0

CDR PLT

- something, hut it's not very good, whatever on it.

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Looks Yes.

like

a lake or a river

going hy.

It's pretty hazy, Bob, and you can't see much. Sun angle, alot of haze. It's pretty far out. Just track this through nadir once and see how It looks pretty fair.

Low Let's it looks.

CC 12 54 B7 PLT

You want me to try to wipe those Let's not do it now. I'Ii check

spots off from that? it after the pass.

CDR

No, there's no way you're going to ge% those spots off. Well, how do you know? here on the view port. It could be on the glass right

PLT

CDR

It's not. I tell you it was on the out - the - window view the other day. I was - remember playing with it to look at the ice crystals. Then why Because ones. They're don't they I think show up on the indoor Just getting ones?

12 54 53

PLT CDR

they're

on the indoor

CC PLT CDR

not bothering me.

us.

They're bothering

Well, you ain't going to get them off. wheel Okay, it's i0 degrees forward there. lousy picture on the monitor. How's It's kind of faded. Well, you're right; through nadir right Smooth tracking. That's all IMC.

The color

PLT

And it's yours?

a

CC PLT

Looks like not much light. there's now. no color. Okay, that's

CC PLT

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CDR 12 55 50 SC

Standing I have mark_ MARK.

by for a 191 READY

light

in 5 seconds. READY on my

it at 49.

92 is going

to MODE,

12 55 58

CDR

In recorder,

S190 to MODE,

AUTO

at 03.

92 going

to MODE, CHECK at 14_ CHECK, 14. 20, the ALT!ME_£_'_ is ON. 8 for 32, Sl90 I_'I'_VAL0_f_ 8. PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT CC CC 12 57 41 PLT CC PLT CC PLT 0oh, there's a town. 8. 208:30 is next. You see it? See how this town looks, Bob.

There's Oh, yes, Crip? TV's

an airport.

I can see it in monitor.

cutting

out on us.

We lost on the handover. You there, Affirmative. Okay. We had your airfield briefly. J Houston?

Okay, I didn't know if you got it or not, there. We're going over - it's an overcast cloud level layer now. Jet-stream cirrus clouds. I can't really tell. That could very well be what we have here. I got essentially no - nothing to look at. up in a minute over

SPT

You do, and it's going to break Lake Michigan. Okay. Lake Michigan.

PLT SPT PLT

Lake Michigan

is clear.

Look at her. Well, I m_y track Lake Michigan for a few seconds, Crip. How does that sound to those guys, quickly.

w

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Clouds MARK.

ALTIMETER to STANDBY.

Say again. Clouds RAD's look good ON; SCAT's we're from here. ON. a good Job on the clouds, foul that up. huh?

You mean

doing Can't

Affirmative. Oh, we'll MARK.

find a way. on S190.

MEDIUM

Okay, now we want frontal clouds. Whoever is calling these clouds is doing a pretty good _ob of it, Houston. Roger. MODE, READY. Oh, that's ALTIMET_went to MODE 5.

CC CDR PLT CDR PLT

- READY. corner

- - 22, MODE,

- - There's some pollution in the lower right of your screen there, coming into a lake. Detroit's loud and clear. be Cleveland.

SPT PLT

Yes. This must be - this must was the west end of Lake Erie.

That

SPT

There's clouds right at the west Cleveland are - look both clear, the lake is loud and clear. SCAT, Awful STANDBY; hazy RAD, STANDBY.

end. Detroit and aud the center of

13 00 01

CDR PLT

RAD's

ON; SCAT's

on.

in the Washington

area, Houston.

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Too early in the morning_ A, SHU_"I'_ SPEED RAD, STANDBY. You can't m-_e 92 to CHECK. now, huh? Yes. S190 INTERVALOM_"IaL_ to 18. at 04:36. Ah, it's nice and clear up, isn't it? - for an S190 READY out SLOW on 190, i minute. SCAT, STANDBY.

PLT 13 01 25 CDR

out enough 3A is" ON.

detail. Be out over the Atlantic

PLT CDR

CDR

out there

as the Sun comes

PLT

I couldn't find Washington; edge of a cloud layer. Roger. And it was supposed

it was right

under

the

CC PLT

to have been

clear.

Yes. Very frus - frustrating. I could see the river on that, but I couldn't quite find Washington. I think it was a high cirrus form stuff combined with haze, Crip. I Just couldn't make out features on the ground up the river. Roger. Yes, it was haze. the whole area but very clear. Impressed I took some wide angle shots of I - the city's not going to be

CC 13 03 50 SPT

CC SPT

at how steady you can hold the thing. Now I'ii track this Well, wait. Yes,

Oh, yes. It's easy to track. little cloud coming up here. we got to wait. Beautiful. trainer.

CC

I don't think you can do that good in the

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It's

Just about

the same,

as a matter

of fact.

ALTIMETER to STANDBY, MODE 2. Somebody look at the S190 calculations again. The READY light went out a long time ago. Roger. The ALTIMETER Ah. This Dear me. is my second coffee. could do EREP in your sleep there. is ON.

CC 13 05 12 CDR PLT CDR CC PLT CDR

You know you guys Oh, yes.

I'll tell you, that's the only way to do it, though, is to work this console every day. Right. The pads are good though; I got plenty like that. up here now. of time.

CC CDR CC 13 06 28 PLT CDR

I'm sure planning

guys will wind

Okay, here are trade

cumuli coming

Tell you what tickles me, is to see all this gear run - now that we got power in here and some heat in here, to see all this gear come on Just like it's supposed to. Yes, everything Yes, it 's really - - the stations Tremendous. At least from our point of view up here, it looks like you're going to have good data on that tape. is working - working good.

PLT CDR PLT CC CDR

are all good now.

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CDR

Nc_inally we wouldn't have had a seven-rod extension there; so 73 on the m_-us-Z SAL ..., and we got that even with two rods ; you can see it out the wardroom window. Ah, so. We'll take sc_e suitable pictures of it for the PI.

CC PLT 13 07 39 CDR

And speaking of that, the seven-rod extension went very easy. You'd be interested in noting that the wire bundle had memory in it going out until I got about half the rods out, but then it had memory wanting to come back in. Roger. Stand by for 08:39. ct_uli in the trade winds today.

CC 13 08 25 CDR PLT CC PLT 13 08 _0 CDR PLT

Not so many Roger. Yes.

We've lost the TV now.

Stand by MODE

3, and bang her back C_ at 5h for 93. we're coming u!_ on 9 minutes

Today for TV correlation, and 0 seconds. 911 - S190 MODE, AUTO MARK. 9 minutes. - -

SC 13 09 01 13 09 08 PLT CC PLT 13 09 12 13 i0 57 CDR PLT

Okay, 1 minute 0kay. MARK.

to LOS; Ascension

at 13:18.

S190 MODE,

AUTO. mark in I0 minutes,

Okay, stand by, TV, for another mark in 19 minutes. Skylab, Houston. A0S Ascension,

13 18 23

CC

6 minutes.

D_7 163
CDR 13 19 00 13 19 06 CDR CDR Roger, MARK. Houston. 93A STANDBY. MANUAL. Forty-five seconds

Page

13h3

MARK. 94 MODE, the maneuver. 91 READY MARK it.

until

CDR 13 20 01 CDR CDR

is on; i0 seconds EREP systems

until

maneuver;

5 -

STOP.

A tape recorder, Alfa 5 is reading 70 - is reading 67 percent, 67 percent; 6 is reading O. Bravo 2 is reading 52. Bravo 3 is reading 76. Bravo 6 is reading 55. Charlie 5 - Charlie 5 is reading 83. Charlie 6 is reading 47. Delta 4 is reading 71. And Delta 5 is reading 14. Skylab, Houston. Big John and all the EREP people would like to express their appreciation for the fine Job you guys have been doing and giving them readouts. And all the EREP passes have been looking real good. We're going to be going LOS here in about 1 minute, and we'll see you again at Carnarvon at 49, I guess, 13:49. Roger, Houston. Do you want to do the condensate malf at that time? That's affirmative. Okay. Friendly tape recorder, Charlie Skylab, if you were calling, ...

13 23 ll

CC

SPT

CC SPT SC 13 24 12 CC

that was unreadable.

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CC

Skylah, Houston. We're the next Ii minutes. Houston Houston, Go, CDR. - Wait CDR. i.

AO8 over Carnarvon

for about

CDR CDR CC CDR

You know how I hate to be idle. You got us stymied here. After rocketing around, we're in a 2-hour hold for for LBNP venting. So I'm going to do M551, at least up until TV24, and I want to kn6w when you're going to be finished with the VTR so that I can go get MS51-1 out of the ws_. Checking. And, Houston, if you are. the SPT is ready'for condensate m,lf,

CC SPT

CC

Roger, Joe. You can go ahead first step there. Okay, I'll go to panel Okay. And I'm in PRI, standing by.

and press

with

your

13 49 44

SPT CC SPT CDR

216, and I'm going

to go to PRI.

The Captain Video doesn't have those right at his bloody fingertips? We've got them right Oh, I love you. there,

dump numbers

CC CDR CDH

and the VTR is yours

now.

The other thing for the FAOs is, if we want M553 on our own time, is that permissible?

to do

13 50 31

CC

Checking and - Joe, we're going to have to cycle back to OFF and then to PRIMARY, please. Okay. You're in OFF; give me the word.

13 50 39 13 50 51

SPT CC

Okay, now to PRI, Joe.

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SPT CDR CC CDR

Now you're

in PRI. at it, you got a minute?

Crip, while you're working Yes, go ahead.

I'ii tell you what the discussion has been here, and how about having FLIGHT work up a couple of sentences for you to tell us basically what happens after fuel cell shutdown on 165. I think that we are willing to try between now and then when we get the constrained with power, to knock out on our own as many things as you guys care to add to that shopping list. We'll give them a - a go, as best we can. And I'd like a few words about the general flight planning up to day 26 where it's obvious. after day 165

13 51 48

CC

Roger. What are you looking for on that message about after fuel cell shutdown? Procedural kind of things we're going to be doing, or what kind of power conservation we're going to be going after, or what?
p

CDR

Yes, Just a couple of words on that. We - In other words, is _ history after that? So forth and so on. You know, a few general things like that. Okay. Okay; and, Joe, if you would to SECONDARY for us, please. Okay, I'm in OFF. Standing please. now? by. go to OFF and then

13 52 06

CC

13 52 15 13 52 20

SPT CC SPT CC

Now go to SECONDARY,

You ready for SECONDARY Affirmative. Okay, you're there.

13 52 26 13 52 49

SPT CC

Joe, if you would go to OFF for us for a little while again, please. You are in OFF. And back to SECONDARY, please.

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SPT CC

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SPT CC

You're

in SEC.

Okay, Joe, if you could go On down to panel 393, and we can proceed with the disconnecting the condensate hose. And be advised, we may lose our condensate condensate tank DELTA-P at that point, so you could get a C & W. Okay. Okay, Crip, the condensate hose is disconnected at 393.

SPT 13 54 05 SPT CC CC

Okay, thank you. And, Pete, after you do 551 you - it's okay to go ahead and do 553. No sweat on it. Corollary guy Just wants to make sure you don't forget his S073 down there, though. We're standing around can start S073. counting the minutes until we

PLT

CC PLT 13 55 16 CDR

You guys sound like you got time on your hands. No, we Just work fast. on time_ EXPERIMENT 1

Fif - And 73's off and running and 2 RECORDERS, ON. 0key doke. Besides, You know I want

CC PLT CC 13 55 _7 CC CDR

to see if sphere works.

forming

really works.

it really

Ed Mitchell says it does. Hey, we want to do both of those, 552 and 553. We'll do those on our own time if it's all right with you guys. Fine and dandy. Okay, Joe. We'd like you to go back to panel 216 now, and turn the CONDENSATE SYST]_4S VENT HEATER switch to 0FF. But, before you do that, we'd like to know what's the STATUS light's reading on it.

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SPT 13 57 32 SPT

Okay. Well the SEC status light is ON and the T_4PERATURE is 75. It's come up. Okay, very good. It looks like it's working. we Just probably had a telemetry problem here. Okay. Want it off now? I think

CC

SPT CC 13 57 52 13 57 57 SPT CC

That 's affirmative. It's OFF. Joe, if you don't - if you don't mind, we're going to be coming up on Guam in about 14:02. And what we'd like to do is leave that condensate hose disconnected until that point. it. And let us give you a call to check

SPT CC 13 58 16 14 02 27 CC CC

You bet. Okay, fine. And we are i minute from LOS; Guam at 14:02. Skylab, Houston. i0 minutes. Hold on, Houston. We're A0S over GI,_ now for about

SPT CC

And, Joe, at your convenience, you got a GO to go back to panel 393 and reconnect the condensate hose to the dump forward. It looks like we've got a slow leak through that qd. Okay; that ' s in work. Okay, Crip. That's complete. The DELTA-P on 216 had dropped to about 3.7, and it's up to 4.0 again. Roger; 3.7 back to 4.0. Houston _ SPT. Go ahead, SPT.

SPT 14 05 03 SPT

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Have you ever had any word about the radio noise burst monitor? I wonder if it'd be okay to power that up for a couple of days? Joe, I'm informed that, on your ATM schedule that they did schedule that for today. Oh, is that right? Roger. Okay. Joe, l've got a - a small update for your solar activity pad. Would you like to get that now, or you want to get it later when you're on - on the console? I'm getting have it. ready to go on console right now, so let's They going • happy? pad,

CC

SPT CC SPT CC

SPT

CC

Okay. Active region 27 produced a subflare at 02:07 Zulu, and that region apparently is growing rapidly. We had - a very unusual bright surge occurred on the left limb at 01/i, at 07:50 Zulu. Okay; That's copy that. - that's Man, that's what it looks up near the pole like to me. limb. in the way of an some.

i_ 08 h6

SPT CC

I don't

know why they SPT

call that west

Well, we've got nothing active region either. Let me check

out there

CC

that data on that.

SPT
lh i0 49 CC

Okay.
SPT, Houston. Those coordinates I gave you were correct; and, apparently, it's unrelated to anything that we're seeing right now on the disk. That's why B chanlael a subflare fore last. denial on it's so unus,,-!. Incidentally, I put on the other night that I thought I observed in active region 27. That was night beI wonder if we had any confirmation or that.

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CC

Okay, I'ii get them to check that out for you. We're about 1 minute from LOS, and Goldstone at 14:28, 28. Skylab, Houston. utes, 17 minutes. Roger. And be advised, we're getting ready to turn the secondary coolant loop on once more, and you'll get a SEC COOL LOOP FLOW light if that's _ABLE. Okay. Houston, SPT. Are you ready graph TV down-link? Joe, I'm sorry. please. for a white light coronaWe,re AOS over Goldstone for 17min-

14 27 43

CC

PLT CC

PLT 14 28 12 SPT

CC

You were breaklng up, say again,

SPT

Are you ready for a white light link now or you want to wait? We need to wait for about Joe.

coronagraph

TV down-

CC

6 minutes

on that apparently,

SPT

Okay. Meanwhile, the CDR is setting on M551, if you want that.

up "for TV on -

CC

Okay, I - problem, I guess, is on the ground station to pick it up. We're waiting - we've got Mill configured. 0kay. Hey, Houston? Go. Fiddling with the focus ring on the TV optical adaptor on the VTS, I couldn't see any difference in the monitor. I guess if we run that again I would like to, on cue from you, go ahead and run that focus ring from one extreme to the other to see if you guys can see any difference in the picture on the ground.

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Okay, we'll take to run it again. Allright.

that under

advisement

in case we get

PLT 14 30 25 CC

And, Skylab, we're being held up slightly on turning that secondary coolant loop on because of a data problem. Roger. (Music: Call to Quarters) to bed? let us.

SPT SC 14 34 i0 CC PLT 14 36 01 CC

Are we going back We're supposed

to, but the skipper won't

Skylab, Houston. You may be aware we have turned on your secondary coolant loop now, and we're standing by for the TV down-link, which "I believe you got white light coronagraph scheduled for now. Okay, ahead it'll be a couple of minutes, Houston. I went and started JOP 6, and we're in the wrong mode. okay. We've got Pete on right now with

SPT

CC

Okay; that's 512.

14 36 56

SPT

Houston, Pete says he's got about up to do here. You want it live, to hold? Stand by 1.

4 or 5 minutes set or do you want him

CC CC

Roger, Joe. As soon as you get a chance, we'd like to get the white light coronagraph live, or all the TV. You were Roger, link. Okay. Okay. We've got 52 now. 10,800. I'll cut out, Houston. by for your ATM TV down-

SPT CC

Joe. We're standing We'd like it live.

SPT 14 37 59 14 38 03 CC SPT

Okay, that's in roll minus fif - minus be rolling to 5400 in a minute.

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CC

Skylab, Houston. If anybody has an opportunity we'd appreciate it if they could turn off SUS 2 on panel 217. In a minute, Okay. Houston.

SPT CC 14 39 17 SPT CC

No rush on it.

It's off, Houston. Joe, I might have been confusing you awhile ago on that TV. We'd like you to go ahead and cycle through it, like you nor_-!ly do. Everybody wants to see, huh? I want to give you the coronagraph Okay. Skylab, Houston. Right now the secondary coolant loop is looking good. We'd like to ensure that the SECONDARY COOLANT TEMP LOW CAUTION and WARNING is ENABLED, and we're going to let you go ahead and have it and leave it ON after we go LOS. And if you get that CAUTION and WARNING, we'll want you to turn the SECONDARY COOLANT LOOP OFF. Copy. It's really It's really wild when you've ... us got it in integration. H-alpha 2. in the right roll.

SPT SPT CC 14 40 22 CC

SPY 14 _i 39 CC SPT 14 41 51 SPT

... there's

And, for the - 52 people's information, the pointing numbers at which that display was optimized was RIGHT andUP 5. HIGHT 2 - 5 and UP 5. Okay. Actually
or So.

25

CC SPT SPT

Thank you.

on the fine scale, that looks like right 32

CC

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SPT

And active region 27 is the brightest thing on the Sun in H-Alpha this morning. And it looks much more complex 'and has several spots visible on the ..., to be exact, on the XUV monitor white light display. Active region 31 looks pretty diffuse, not nearly as bright, not as interesting. And 37 is coming around the horn with two big spots, a couple of dark filaments, and some bright red and compact plage, and it looks good, too. Roger, and we've got it in sight down here to concur with your description. And tb,n_ you very much for a very good description. Okay. And, Houston, Pete says he's going the VTR now, if that's okay. to put his show on

CC

SPT i_ 43 24 SPY

CC

Roger. And we did command that VTR OFF from here, so you or Pete's going to have to reenable it - or somebody up there. Okay. Skylab, we are i minute from LOS. the Vanguard at 14:55, 55. Roger. Skylab, Houston. Roger. SPT, Houston. There is a possibility we might need a couple of TACS ... for this upcoming dump operation. We'd like you to turn the TACS back to ENABLE for this one dump only. Okay. And, Skylab, for your information, we have turned OFF PUMP Charlie on the SECONDARY LOOP. We have been hitting it with both Bravo and Charlie. And it is still looking reel good to us. We're AOS over Vanguard for 6 minutes. See you again over

SPT 14 43 53 CC

i_ 44 03 14 54 58

SPT CC PLT

14 58 18

CC

SPT CC

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Very good. Also, Skylab, we show that EXPERIMENT i and 2 TAPE RECORDERS are still operating after the S073. To save us a little bit of dump problems, we would appreciate it if you would secure them until they're required for M092. Okay, Houston. Thank you. Skylab, we're about 30 seconds from LOS. you again over Goldstone at 16:0_, 16:04. Au revoir. And, Houston, if you read, Pete says he's not getting any reading on the filament chamber pressure meter. Would you look at that or think about it for the next pass. Roger; understand you're not getting a reading filament chamber pressure on 512. That 's right. It shows zero work chamber pressure. Roger. on the We'll see

14 59 lh

SPT CC

14 59 B0

CC

SPT SPT

CC

SPT 15 00 19 15 00 22 SPT CC

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o

TRANSCRIPTION

16 i0 21

CC

Joe, we need to tweak up the C3 biases a little bit, and if you would stay off the DAS for about a mlnute, we would appreciate it.

SPT 16 13 32 CC SPT SPT CC SPT

Okay. Joe, the DAS is yours ... Houston, SPT. Go ahead, SPT. I was wondering if you guys have a testament of the current solar ambiant radio noise. We'll check it. for me again.

CC 16 16 13 CC

SPT, on your solar activity pad, they put down a number of 130, aud we believe that's still good. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS. We'll see you again over the Vanguard at 16:29, and we will be doing a data recorder dump over Vanguard. Roger. Skylab, Houston. minutes. Roger. We're A0S over Vanguard for I0

SPT 16 17 48 CC

PLT 16 29 23 CC

16 29 25

CDR

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CC

Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from LOS. We'll '_ni" you again at Goldstone at 17:44, 17:44 and we will be doing a data recorder dump over Goldstone. Okay, Houston. Skylab, Houston, 3-1/2 minutes. That's a quickie. we're AOS over Goldstone for about

SPT 17 44 25 CC

SPT CC

Roger. And if the CDR's available, we'd like to ask regarding that M512 facility, if he ever looked at that filament chamber pressure again. It was Just very and he's welding Understand That's says. Okay. And Joe, we copy that you're in one frame per minute on H-alpha; should he in 2. Okay. _Kylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds from LOS. See you again over Vanguard at 18:06, 18:06. Okay, Houston, CDR. We got a good weld very good from outside the chamber. Roger. on. It locks slow coming right now. on line, but it did come

SPT

CC SPT

it's welding now? He had an outgas for 2 hours he

affirmative.

CC CC

SPT 17 _7 22 CC

CDR

CC

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18 06 33

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're AOS over the Vanguard l0 minutes, l0 minutes.

for

CC

Joe, we show that you're in mechanical reference still, from the previous rev, and we should have it in optical. ... I'm doing a grating Yes, yes. - - so it really doesn't matter and I'm still working near the limb. And I'll switch back this night side. Okay? That's fine. And before you leave the panel on this pass, if possible, I'd like to give you some ATM schedules - pad mods for Paul coming up. Go ahead. Okay, if you can get h s 19:01 pass at hl for the bright spot. He needs a pointing update, and I've got it here. I'm with it. minus 9300; RIGHT, plus 500; UP, scan right now, Crip - -

SPT CC SPT

CC

SPT 18 07 17 CC

SPT 18 07 29 CC

Okay. It's roll, plus 225.

SPT

Roll, minus 9300. RIGHT, plus 500; and UP, plus 225. And I did read that right, because it's - it's on the pad in the opposite sequence. Okay, sorry correctly. Okay. And, if you've still got time, I need to give you some info on building block 15 scheduled at the 20036. That's 20036 pass and the 2207 pass. about that. Yes, you did read it back

CC

SPT CC

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Go ahead. Okay. 82B is worried about getting a camera Jam if the - if it's terminated by the door shutting, so about 15 seconds prior to terminate, we would like you to stop 82B. I'ii do my best. Okay, is that clear be on both of them? Yes. And the CDR would probably be pleased to know that we've got a GO for him - for him to remove the LCGs and the LSUs he's got strung out there. We're in good shape now. Hooray! Listen ... 24 Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie is on the VTR and you've already dumped it, and you won't get 2h Delta until sometime between 20:00 and 21:00. Okay? Roger, 24 Delta between 20:00 and 21:00. That's right. That's the removal of the metals, and it comes 2-1/2 hours after the weld. Okay. And I guess we understand it takes about to vent that thing down. Is that correct? Oh, it took about Okay. I'll have to see what happens the next time. It may like the motor and a few things like that, which may not pick up so much when - now. Okay. And while I'm talking to you here, Joe had asked earlier to get a GO to modify the PLTs M092 run. And we're got a concurrence here that 30/h0/40 is okay. 2-1/2 hours to outgas it. 2 hours that it's suppos - supposed to

SPT CC

SPT 18 09 00 CC

CDR

CC CDR

CC

CDR CC CDR

18 l0 07

CC

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Okay. Crip, the - the pressure that I finally achieved was Just about 0.i. It - it never got down to 0.01. We did all our welding right around 0.1. It took 2-1/2 hours getting there. Now, I don't know whether that's the gauge or what. I find it awful hard to believe that a 4-1nch opening to a vacuum like that, that we weren't right down there right away, but - but it could be outgassing, but, gosh, that's a big opening. Okay. Was it - did it go up significantly while you were welding? Yes, it crawled up around 0.2, something like that, then it crawled back down to 0.1 again. The gauge is operating. There's no doubt about that, but I don't think we got any leak in the - into the chamber from from the spacecraft, not that I can tell. I - I made sure the hatch was bolted down real good. That's about as best as I can do. Okay. Roger, Pete. And for your information, inside of a three-quarter inch opening, a little bit longer to go down. that gauge is so it takes

CC

CDR

CC CC

CDR

Okay. That was slot of outgassing though I still say 2 - 2 hours for it to come down to 0.1. Roger. Concur. That sounds excessive.

CC 18 12 08 CDR

That - that says our vacuum facility in Houston is better than what we got up here, and that I doubt very seriously. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS. We'll see you again over Hawaii at 19:15, 19:15, that is if we don't wash away first. You say it's raining there a little bit? That's an understatement.

CC 18 15 48 CC

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Rained yesterday, Affirmative.

too, huh?

Pete wants to know if there's water on the third floor up there yet. It's been coming up this high,

CC

We're on the second. I think. Okay, we'll fix it.

SPT CC

(Laughter) I know you guys fix anything, but I don't think you can work it from that long a range. Listen to this: "Rain, Rain go away, come again another day." Now see if it don't sunshine tomorrow. Okay. Yes,seeif it don't. Skylab, Houston. 9 minutes. We're AOS over Hawaii for about

SPT

CC 18 16 h5 PLT 19 lh 19 CC

SPT

Roger, Houston. Hey, Crip, a little quick confirmation, if you could please, on this JOP 1 Delta. I went to the coordinates you gave me and it's nothing. I mean there's nothing in H, Alpha there's nothing in the XUV. I Just wanted to verify, first the coordinates, if those are correct. Then I want to verify if they really want me to run this building block there. I'm using a ROLL of minus 9300; UP, plus 225; RIGHT, plus 500. Those were coordinates that I read up to you. me veri - reverify them with Adam. Okay, I got to start soon. And while you're doing that, Crip, I got something for you. Go ahead. Let

CC

PLT CDR

CC

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Do the M151 for the S073 retract at stowage? The retraction part is assumed that the S073 is in the plus-Z SAL, and of course it's not; it's in the minus-Z SAL. Do you want me to change those camera angles a little bit to get the retraction and then move them back to the original one to get to stowage? Stand by 1. Thank you. Paul, coordinates are correct, go ahead and run it. We claim here in XUV from the ground. Okay, we can't Okeydoke. And we need H-Alpha in 1 frame it is in h now, please. per minute, I believe see it onboard. and we do want you to we can see something

CC CDR CC

PLT CC CC

I'm off.

19 21 44

CC

CDR, Houston. Regarding the M151 settings, if you're using the 5-millimeter lens and the f/10 setting and you don't think that 'll work, make whatever adjustments you think are neccesary. Okay, thank you.

CDR 19 23 19 CC

Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds from LOS. We'll see you again over the Vanguard at 19:h5, and we will be doing a data recorder dump at Vanguard.

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CC

Skylab, Houston. We're AOS over the Vanguard for 9 minutes and we'll be doing a data recorder dump. CDR, llouston. operations? ... Roger. We were - apparently didn't get a calibration on the last program that you ran for us. And we wanted to verify for this one coming up on the program 1 Dog that you were going through steps 5 through 7 on page 8-13. And those should be ... Unable That's Roger. Steps 1 of? to read you due to feedback. 8-13, right? You got a moment to talk about S073

CC

CDR CC

CC CDR CC CDR CC CDR CC

Steps 5 through 7. Well, actually, 5 through 8, I guess would be more complete. Hey, Crip, I was going to use the VTR in about 2 more minutes, is that alright? Okay, Crip. Roger. P.J., Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS. again in Hawaii at 20:52, 20:52. See you I didn't catch that the last time. it there, Pete?

19 _6 54

PLT

CDR CC 19 h7 16 CC PLT 19 53 25 CC

You understand

you got a GO on the VTR.

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PLT CC 20 51 39 CC PLT CC

Bye. Bye. Skylab, Roger. And, Skylab, we need to update your X-3 rate gyro. So if you'd stay off the DAS for us a minute, we'd appreciate it. Okay. Crip, another hangup on S056 in ACTIVE details are on channel B. Roger. Was that a filter hang? an 1. l, LONG. The Houston. We're AOS over Hawaii for 8 minutes.

PLT PLT

CC PLT

Well, I guess. OPERATE light, Thank you. Skylab,

It - it quit counting, showed and was Just staying in Filter

CC CC PLT PLT

Houston.

The DAS is yours

once more.

Th-n_ you. ... to XUV is on that tape and a little also. Roger. Paul, Just a little reminder on that building block 15 you got coming up at the end of this pass. We did want to shut down 82]3, 15 seconds prior to sunset. And we're going LOS in about I minute. See you again over Vanguard at 21:53, 21:5 - correction 21:32, 21:23. Okay; thank you. coronagraph

CC 20 58 13 CC

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CC

Skylab, Houston. 9 minutes. Roger.

We're AOS over the Vanguard

for

SPT 21 31 52 CC

Skylab, Houston; 1 minute to LOS. See you again at Ascension at 21:38, and we'll be doing a data recorder dump at Ascension. Skylab, Roger. Hey, Crip, CDH. Go, CDB. On S073, when I put those rods in, they were extremely cold and as you would expect, they collected a good deal of moisture on them and I wiped them down with a - with Just a - wipe. Is there anything down there special that those guys want done to thos@ rods before I stow the thing later on? We'll get corollary to check that, Pete. While I'm talking to you, on your M512 facility, since that filament chamber was closed and set off separately, it should be basically maintained at vacuum, so we don't anticipate any problem when you go back up to run your next procedure. Surprise! Oh, oh. Because it was at atmospheric That's probably our problem. Okay. Now, let me tell you something else that I didn't have a chance to tell you today. I can't account for this, because I know that it was fit about lO times, when I started a_ain. I think there's a leak in it. Houston. A0S Ascension, 7 minutes.

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CC SPT CDR CC CDR

CC

CDR CC CDR

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but the mirror over the electron gun would not fit today because the electron gun must have shifted during launch. That's the only thing I could think of. Now is there amy way that thing can move around in there, or move on it's adjustments. Because the mirror - I got the mirror on and you can see through it okay by Just using one screw. But it lacks fitting by a good eighth of an inch to the other screw because it interferes with the electron gun. And the only thing I can conclude "is that the gun shifted during launch. However, the pointing was relatively good, which leads me to conclude that it was there in the first place, CC but I know it was fit checked.

That's affirmative. It was fit checked and you're saying that it looks like the electron beam gun has shifted? You can only get the mirror on with one screw? And I take it from what you said, you think you can operate it like that. Oh, I've welded a plate okay. It's all right. But I think the gun moved. That's the only thing I can account for it by. We took photographs of it. Copy. CDR, Houston. I'd like to clarify one thing. It was the filament chamber. You're saying it leaked back up and not the work chamber. Right, the filament chamber. When I - when I opened the valve it was at - after I pulled the -work - I got the second specimen in there now. And as you surmised, I figured, well, when I open up the filament chamber I'll be in business. Then I can go right at it. And io and behold when I opened it up, chamber being at zero - work chamber being at zero, according to the work chamber gage, the filament showed atmospheric again. And it is slowly bleeding down. It's down to about 2 right now. O. 2. Roger. l'm sure we'd be interested in hearing about how long you think it has taken it to leak down. Well, let me go look at it. I opened it about 15 minutes ago. Let me show you where it is.

CDR

CC 21 _2 57 CC

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CC

Okay. I don't think it's worth a special trip. get all that information for time line purposes.

But

CDR 21 43 55 CDR

Well, we like zinging up and down in the spacecraft. Say, Crip. 20 minutes. the gage. It's 0.5 right now. It's been about And I might be a little suspicious of

21 44 06

CC

Okay; 0.5 after about 20 minutes. And for your information, wiping down and stowing of the rods is okay. We're 1 minute from LOS, and we'll have you again at Gaum at 22:23; 2223. They weren't kidding about that stuff getting cold, I'll tell you. I had my gloves on when I started to bring them in and I thought that's kind of foolish, so I got them out a second time and, man, they were really cold the further I went. Roger. Understand the gloves are recommended?

CDR

CC CDR

Yes, sir. They are a necessity, and I had them on to start with. It wasn't bad until I got about two rods in and how cold it was going to get because the near rods weren't so cold, but the far rods were extremely cold. Roger. Thank you.

CC CC

Skylah, we have sent the Flight Plan up. We had some problems with transmission. Like you to check and see if it looks okay, and tell us on the next pass whether we need to send it again. Okay. Skylab, Roger. Hey, Crip. on M5517 We Just finished welding the second wheel Houston. We're A0S over Guam for 3 minutes.

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CC

Roger. Second wheel on 551. Did it take you very much longer to get down to 0.i? I would have got there a lot faster if the time There must be a leak in the filament chamber. ....

CDR

CDR

I'll check it again very care_111y this time. I was looking at the checklist to m-_e sure that I had pressurized it with the cham_er open, and I did. I went by the cher_1_t. Roger. There is some speculation here that even when your chamber reads zero that, you know, there is still a little bit of pressure there, and if you open it up real soon, you may still be pressurizing the ch-m_er slightly, the filament chamber rather. Okay. Well, work chamber do the other verify it. next time I'll let it sit - I'll let the sit in a vacuum for a while before I thing. Then I'll - I open it up and

CC

CDR

CC CDR

Sounds

good.

But I don't get much of a vacuum. I'm lucky to get tmder 0.1; 0.i is about it no matter how long you let it sit. Roger. It's really mA_ ng me old quick. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're again over the Vanguard Okay. i mlnute from LOS. at 23:00; 2300. See you

CC CDR CC 22 26 32 CC

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CC PLT CC

Skylab, Houston. Roger, Hill.

AOS i0 minutes.

Skylah. LOS in i minute. Ascension 23:13. Also - also we replaced the Flight Plan, and it should be in the teleprinter at this time. Okay. Hello. Houston, are you still there?

PLT PLT CC PL PLT

Go, Skylah. There ain't no Flight Plan hrre, Bill. got's general evening questions. Copy. Skylab, Houston. AOS ii minutes. All we

CC 23 13 37 CC SPT

Roger, Houston. Were you sending up another Flight Plan because the plan has changed or because you thought the first one was garbled? We thought the first one was garbled. No, it was okay. Copy. Hey, Houston; Skylab. Go, Skylab. I can give you some evening questions, if you're ready. We're standing by. Okay. That's Question l: no comment. all. Question number 2: It's just true. we don't think so. Are you there?

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The method being used for ergometer restraint now is nothing. That is, no external devices at all Just the handlebars and the center strap, and, again, you put your head on the ceiling. Everybody uses the same handlebar setting, which is 5; and the-_ seat setting, we're using 77. It really isn't very important, because you don't use the seat. Ideally, you can design some handlebars that would allow you to take the stress in the comfortable position where it didn't exert a pitch torque on your body. But that's dressing, and I don't think that they need anything new. What they need to do is train a little bit on a horizontal bike. CC Joe, do you think it's worth the effort of a simple extension of the handlebars? That'd be nice. Copy. Question nnmher 3: the SPT's opinions; I'ii have the CDR and PLT look these over, and if they differ from me, they can put it on channel B. A - I'm sketching the corona; the other two aren't, and it's been only moderately helpful so far because the there's not a lot of detail on it, and we can tell that the corona's chamging by going back and reviewing our sketches, but the information isn't terribly useful to us. I don't understand part B: rolling of white light coronagraph to identify faint figures. No, we haven't found that helpful. Haven't tried it. H-alpha image does appear to move. It moves quite a bit as sUnset approaches, and it lasts a good i0 to 15 seconds. And I expect that your rationale for that is correct. Okay. Is there any difference between the two H-alphas? I think that H-alpha 2 appears to have finer resolution, hut that may be Just because you can't get as much _mage magnification with it. There are no major differences. We've seen no pointing Jitter other than the electronic jitter th that we described. That's attributal to crew

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activities. The ATM appears to be pretty stable. Haven't seen any associated with door opening and closing either. That was Echo. Foxtrot: not off hand; we'll think about it. The JOP snmmary sheet for building blocks, going pretty well. Can 55 detector 1 and 3 be maximized on network battery? Of course, it maximizes beautifully in plage. On network battery, you might get a factor of 2 out of it, if you're lucky. It's a little sloppy and a little hard to do. Hotel: the X-ray image is not performing as hoped. It's been completely worthless up to now. We've never seen anything in it. Hopefully, if we get a good big X-ray flare, we will see something in it. Then we can make a meaningful comment. 23 23 57 2C Okay, and we're going LOS here in approximately 20 seconds. Guam at 23:57. Okay, and the last part of that question: keeping track of S054 frames does require an extra 30 seconds to a minute, but it's okay. It can be done. And we'll answer question h another time. Thank you, Joe. Skylab, Houston. AOS ii minutes. And, Skylab, we're sending a pointing load up on t_is pass at Guam. And it's on unattended ops. I didn't copy that, Bill. Houston, are you ready for the Evening Status Report? That's affirm. Go ahead.

SPT

CC 23 57 45 CC

PLT

CC 23 58 40 PLT

The CDR had a standard day of everything on the menu, plus two cans of fattening butter cookies. The SPT, normal all the way. The PLT ate everything except for lunch - for dinner, item 75, bread. DELTA water is minus l, optional salt, a whopping 1.5. Photo log as follows: 16-millimeter, S073 retract, M151: Charlie India 25, 70, Mike Tango ll. S073 stow, M151: the same draft order; the film's all the same. M551: Charlie Iniia 05, 18, Charlie India O1.

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SKYLAB

AlE-TO-GROUND

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TRANSCRIPTION

23 59 50

PLT

35 millimeter: Charlie India 28 is 15, Charlie India 29 is 53; the Hasselblad, Charlie X-ray 06, bY our count has 97 frames exposed. Are you still there, Houston? We're still copying, Joe. Okay. I didn't want to say all that stuff for nothing; that's all. Under EREP 190 Alfa. The ... nnmher 1 is 7226, number 2 is 6563, number 3 is 7438, number h is 7433, number 5 is 0977, number 6 is 8293° Copy. We got a footnote here on that S073 stuff which is out of supply Charlie India 25. We got an END OF FILM light on a ...; however, it's still pulling film. We don't quite know what's going on. We marked the film and the mark's gone and plus it indicates that it is still moving. Are you ready for the drawer A configuration? That's affirmative. Okay. A-1 is 02, Charlie India 05 18, Charlie India 01; Alfa 2 is 03; Charlie India 06 62; Charlie India 03; Alfa 3, 06; Charlie India 08 18; Charlie India 07; Alfa h, 05; Charlie-India 25 50; Mike Tango ll. We copy.

CC PLT

CC PLT

00 01 31

CC PLT

CC PLT

Okay. No Flight Plan deviations, any stowage items changes have been put on tape; and no inoperable equipment that you don't already know about. We copy that. PLT, Houston. Go ahead. Apparently we've lost the star on the tracker and the new acquisition angles all are - -

CC 00 03 46 CC PLT CC

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Hold it, hold it. it on. Copy. Okay. Go ahead.

I've got

to get something

to write

CC PLT CC 00 0_ 2_ 00 07 06 PLT CC

Inner gimbal, Got it. Thank

plus" 0198; you.

outer gimbal,

plus 1950.

Skylab, LOS in i minute. Will be dumping the tape Roger. Skylab, Houston.

Vanguard at 00:37, and we recorder at that point.

PLT O0 38 05 CC CDR

AOS, i0, minutes. problem with

Roger, Houston. Say, I had a little M551 I'd like to discuss with you. We're standing by.

CC CDR

Okay. On welding on the third plate, when I got to the cross and I was welding - was doing the pooling, at the end of the amount of time after the beam electronic beam got to be ON, I hit the RE_Y/RESET switch to turn it off and it would not turn off. So I reached up and turned off the FILAMENT BEAM power. And that shut it off, but I can hear something clicking away back by the battery, and the 5VA was still on for some reason. And the only way I could get it to shut off was to pull the MAIN BAT circuit breaker. Then I went through the mA1f procedures and there's absolutely zero in there. So I went back to my own imagination and plugged the BAT circuit breaker back in, and sure enough the 5VA was still on. So I turned on the filament power and that turned it off. But along about that time the electro_ beam gun went off again all by itself, so I decided relays were hung up or something. So I pulled the FILAMENT BAT circuit breaker this time, and reset it, and that reset - whatever it was that was wrong in there, and that's where we stand right now. I finished the third specimen, but I thought l'd pass that along. We might like to hear some words about it. We were still considering trying to do the

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M552 and that requires the gun. And I don't know whether I got everything reset or not. But at least it's in a condition where we can give it a try again. 00 40 19 CC We copy that, Pete, and we'll get back to you before 552. Thank you. Well, that's something that they said they weren't going to schedule. If we could do it on our own, we would. We were planning on giving it a whirl tonight, maybe. Okay. Well, that's what I -

CDR

CC 00 41 25 MCC

Hello, Skylab; SPT, Houston. If you're near a squawk box, Joe, could you give us a call, please? Go ahead. Is - Joe? Yes. I Just wanted to follow up on a couple of those questions you answered last time for us, Joe. You mentioned that the H-alpha image appears to move as you approached sunset approximately l0 or 15 seconds early. That's a good number for us. We would like a little precision on it, if it's possible. The next couple of times you're on the panel, if it's convenient for you to remember and Just note as accurately as you can, when the image first begins to move, it would help us in our planning, because apparently we will want to make sure we do cutoff all observations before that does begin to happen. And on question B, which was a little puzzling, we tried to abbreviate too much, apparently. We had noticed that faint features in the corona, like a very faint streamer, or something embedded in the coronal brightness could be seen more clearly when we rolled the TV, and we were finding that very helpful here on the ground, and were wondering if you also found it useful in identifying these streamers in the spacecraft. Over.

SPT MCC SPT MCC

SPT MCC

Hi, Owen.

I didn't recognize you at first.

Glad to talk to you, Joe.

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Hey, in doing this work with the corona, are you using stuff we've sent down or the training films? Oh, no. We're using all the stuff you've sent down, and it looks very interesting, indeed. All the Pls back there are very enthusiastic and pleased with the way it looks. Okay. I'ii have to look at it - we - I have not specifically noticed anything being enhanced by rolling, but it maybe something we Just missed. Yes, we'll start timing that for you on the H-alpha. I suspect it's fewer than 15 seconds and we'll try and get you an ace %Lr at e _her. Okay. Thanks a lot, Joe. And they are all very enthusiastic about the pictues, and the white light, and the XUV, as well. Even th_1zb the XUV may be a little faint, it's very helpful down here with those integrated pictures , because by frame and look at it. we can pull it out frame

00 _2 57

MCC

SPT

MCC

CDR PLT

... Yes. It's a little harder but we are getting used to it. Yes, the X-ray _age is really the disappointment, I guess, of the displays. And as far as the JOPS and building blocks go, Owen, I think the format is fine. I know you'll want to m_ke detail changes, but I think all the people that put those together deserve a lot of credit. Thanks, Joe. And also, your answer on the X-ray image was exactly what we were looking for. We're aware that at the moment you probably can see very little with the solar activity as low as it is. However, we do still feel, based upon its performance and the performance of the PMEC, that it's doing Just about what it should do. And whenever the activity does increase, or a flare, or plage brightens up, you should then be able to see it on that X-ray image. So you shouldn't get too discouraged Just because you don,t see it now. When the activity picks up, we think you should. We're waiting and waiting for that flare.

CC

SPY MCC

Roger.

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Hey, I noticed something I put on tape today, some TV of the coronagraph, and I think that maybe what you're seeing in there, you know, our occulting disk is a little offset. And I noticed that you can cause some features in the corona to be enhanced as you offset the disk such that you get the best picture of the first - a little closer to the edge of the disk. And you'll see things that you didn't see otherwise. It's kind of like taking the H-alpha picture off the edge. So that automatic gain allows you to see the streamers in that. And - the big changes in the roll - Maybe that's what you're seeing instead of actually being able to see them better when they're moving. Maybe it's because different features are moving closer to the edge of the disk there. Well, it is true that near that 7 to 8 o'clock position, where the picture is brighter, you will be able to see things a little closer to the limb of the Sun, sort of like you used to do with T025 when you had it out the plus-Z airlock. You know you can rotate that occulting disk near the limb and see a little bit more stuff near by. But that would be about the only thing I could think of that would produce the thing you're talking about, Paul. Hey, Owen. This is Pete.

00 45 31

MCC

CDR CC CDR

Go ahead, Pete. I got one suggestion for the JOPS S11mmary Sheet, especially S056 and 54. I put in there on each mode now the number of frays that are going to be taken, because with the 56 acting up and 54 with no READY OPERATE light, you do have to count the frames. It's not too bad counting frames, but there's enough programs in there that - well, we've written on the

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instrument panel there, but that's a little sloppy. You might put the number of frames that are going to be taken in each set in there, Just so it's handy for you. MCC Okay, Pete. Thank you, I think if you'll look on the building block in the upper left-hand corner, I believe, that fr-_ number is in there, isn't it? No, I don't think it is on - like the active i long, 15 pictures, I don't remember that being in there. Okay. I'ii check them all. We should have them in the upper left-hand corner of each block, and appreciate the suggestion, Pete. And, Skylab; we're have you at Canary going LOS in 45 seconds. at 58. We'll

O0 46 47

CDR

MCC

00 47 02

CC

00 58 I0

CC SPT CC

Skylab, Houston; AOS, i0 minutes. Hello, Houston.

We're standing by. Skylab, we have c_e or two news interfere with your activities. Good. Go ahead. items h_re, if it won't

Ol 00 4h

CC

SPT CC

The first thing is another satellite has been launched, the Titan III-C rocket by the Air Force at 2:15 this morning. Thought to be a missile early warning device Power shortage is to continue. A growing number of service stations are shortening their operation as sn-,_er travel increases. Power is being this is electric power is bing curtailed, especially along the east coast, which apparently has a heat wave. It's causing a drain from air conditioning operation. All federal offices in Washington D.C. began a partial brownout today, to help fight the power shortage. Hope they don't brown Oh, we've always you guys out. out back we can fire up.

SPT CC

got a plant

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SPT CC CC

Okay. Thank

You can always you.

get onto your ergometer,

Bill.

And it says that the devaluation of the U.S. dollar is causing increases in the price of foreign-made imports. Everything from food stuff to automobiles. Did we devalue again? How much?

SPT CC

No, we haven't officially devalued. But apparently the price on the money markets is going down. Okay. And, on sports, most of the major leagues had a day off. The San Francisco Giants won 2 to 1 over the Mets; increased their lead over Los Angeles to l-l/2 games. Los Angeles in second place and Houston is in third with five games behind. Astros are playing the Cubs tonight in the dome, but no score yet.

SPT 01 02 39 CC

CDB CC

Oh, boy. Jack Wicklaus with $181,000. have apprised Earlier today spots and all leads PGA golfers in earnings this year The really big news, which Crip may you of is the rain in Houston today. they had up to 7 inches in lots of the low places were under water. doing?

SPT CC CC PLT

Golly, how are the Bay Area suburbs I was afraid you would ask that. I'll - Stand by and I'll find out.

Well, you don't have to go to the trouble. nothing we can do about it anyway.

There is

01 04 04

PLT

Next program, we will start changing the weather; one we're Just observing it. We copy.

this

CC CC

As for the local area flooding, that's been restricted Just to streets. No houses have been involved, and such.

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Okay.

That 's good.

Yes, that's not quite true in Friendswood. Lousma's beem blocked about a mile from his house, which has been overrun. And there are quite a few others up that way. We've - The creek that went past our back increased from abOut i0 feet and went to about 300 yards, as a matter of fact. We're still fortunately dry. That's good. We are, too. in Nassau Bay

PLT 01 05 50 CC

The Director is spending the evening Motel. He lives in Friendswood. (Laughter) Oh, dear.

PLT CC

And we're going to sleep configuration Y-l, -2 is On; 3 is backup. Roger.

with the gyros;

PLT CC

There's also a message here that the S073 PI would like to convey his thanks for the outstanding Job the crew did on S073 today. The data tapes looked excellent, and these were correlated with scans from Pioneer 2, and scans from Maul in Hawaii. CDR says he enjoyed Copy. Say, Bill you still there? We're still here Pete. Go. it.

PLT CC Ol 08 32 CDR CC

Tell the M551 guys or the M512, however you want to look at it. We've determined that what's happened is - it appears that the filament beam gun has moved forward. Not left or right, but it moved forward. Plus X, for some reason, Just a little bit, like maybe an eighth of an inch. It must be held in there by a ring or something like that. CC 01 l0 33 CC We copy that, Pete. PLT, Houston.

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Go ahead. Film transporter 6 has about 18 percent film left and they'd like for you to shoot this up at - on any subJect, any speed, and tomorrow's film logwill reflect this being used. And we'll be LOS in approximately 1 minute here. Okay; real fine. And be advised we won't be making Guam this time. The Honeysuckle is the next one at 01:h7. There will be a medical conference there. All the EVA teleprinter pad should be on board at this time. Okay.

PLT 01 ll lh CC

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CC PLT

Skylab, Okay. Skylab,

if you read,

we'll

be at Canary

at 02:36.

02 36 54

CC SPT

Houston.

AOS,

13 minutes.

Roger, Houston. We're pretty busy right now. The CDR is trying to break the PLT's world record of 13 bounces around the ring lockers. With the blue ball. Be sure it's only the world's record that you break. Don't ask for the rules. It's extremely complicated, involves orbital mechanics and everything. How m,ny g's do you figure you work around those things? Oh, not more than - (Yelling) - - ... from the outside. And Just for the record, the - tonight's came in_ the Astros nothing, the Chicago One, one, quickl Houston? Houston? Where are you? ball Cubs scores 3. up running

PLT CC PLT

CC

SPT CDR SPT 02 h2 52 CC

CDR SPT CC SPT CC

We're standing by. We didn't hear the scores. You cut out. That's a

Oh, the Astros nothing; Chicago Cubs 3. final in the dome tonight. Well, I'll bet old Butch Jenkins

SPT

did it again.

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CC SPT

Stand by a half

and I'll find out who it was. those two te-m_ played because

I always hate it when I'm for them both.

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CC

Hey, we've been watchlng s_e beautiful TV, that's been coming down recently from you people. I'm glad it came out good.

SPT CC SPT CC

It' s very good. What is it of?

Oh, }4171, MO - 90 - M092; that sort of thing. I'll tell you, sc_e of those pictures are worth a thousand words. Great. Well our - our really the XUV monitor though. There are also people 0h, yes. CDR, Houston. Yes, go ahead. Question here on the 551. After you cycled the FILAMENT BA'A'I'_.' c_(Y ircuit breaker, did you go to READY/RESET to get the 5KVA to turn off? No, sir. We copy. Say, Bill, on that EVA plan, are you still there? The cycle and the breaker did it by itself. favorite one of all is

SPT

CC SPT CC CDR 02 46 22 CC

that appreciate

that.

CDR CC CDR CC

Yes, we're here.

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I'd like a little more time tonight before - we we use some of the equipment and I would like, you know on the first EVA, like the tethers, the long tethers that we used to hold the pole, and so forth. I would like maybe another hour to iron that gear out and make sure it's all in good order. Copy that. Otherwise it looks okay. I don't think we'll doff our suits in between EVA neither. That's a waste of time. Okay. Make it almost all the way to the wardroom with your PCU and umbilical on anyhow, as a fact, ... can make it all the way. Yes, time is no constraint at that point. As a matter of fact, we're almost in daylight the full time, I would imagine. That's number 1 and number 2. That's all well lit out there anyhow -

CC 02 47 h6 CDR

CC CDR

CREW CDR 02 48 35 CC

(Yelling) - - ... daylight except for sail deployment itself.

Hey, Rusty wants to know if you have an answer to the first question on the EVA? Oh, about the SUS pumps? That's affirm. I'm going to have to look that up and get it to you in the morning. I'll have to go look at the checklist. I can't - none of us can remember. Okay. What I'm pretty sure happened, Pete, is that the the LqUs were attached to the PCUs, but the PCUs weren't attached to us yet. Copy.

CDR CC CDR

CC SPT

CC

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That's right, I - Joe's right. And - and as I remember, we put them on and then I was tal_ug about how cold I was - nice the flow was. And Joe said, "well l'm not getting any." Okay. We copy. And we' re going LOS here for the night in about 20 seconds. And we'll see you tomorrow. Okay. I - it may have been the other ws_v around. I forget who wasn't flowing, but when we put them on it was that way. We copy. We're Just going setting. That's You're right. into daylight and the Moon quite a pretty sight. is Just

02 49 18

CC

CDR

CC CDR

02 h9 49

CC

We can only dream about it down here.

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

ll 00 14

CC SPT CC

Skylab, Houston. Hello.

Good morning.

How's it going this morning? utes left here to Ascension. Okay, we're on our way. Skylab, at 31. Skylab, Houston; about

We've got about 5 min-

SPT ll 04 32 CC

30 seconds

from LOS;

Carnarvon

ii 30 03

CC CDR CC CDR

Houston;

through

Carnarvon

for 5-1/2 minutes.

Hi, there, Houston. Good morning. Good morning. Skylab, Houston. We're about 1 minute from LOS, Honeysuckle. Hawaii will be cnm_ng up at 55. And we've got all the pads up except the odds and ends and the general message on the WLC-TV. Roger. What last did your night? pad senders do, take the night off

ll 37 35

CC

PLT CDR

CC

Well we had a little trouble getting last night, Pete. He's Just being Skylab, ... Skylab, Houston. Goldstone at 07. Roger, babe. Houston smart. through Hawaii

them all together

PLT ll 55 24 CC CREW ll 50 55 CC

for 2-1/2minutes.

We're about 30 seconds from LOS;

CDR

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12 07 03

CC SPT CC SPT

Skylab,

Houston

through

Goldstone;

5 minutes.

Houston, SPT. Go ahead. I'd like the photo people to recommend DAC settings for me to shoot up transporter 06 out the window during the EREP pass. Over. Roger. We'll work on it.

CC 12 09 03 CDR

Hey, Hank, for the M551 people, I let that tank sit on vent all night; and that's the first time the readings have really been good. It turns out that that Just must have - I don't know what it was the motors or something must have been getting through one heck of a lot of outgasslng all day yesterday. I've got a good hard vacuum in there this morning, 0.01. Roger. Sounds good.

CC CDR

Yes, well all the welding was done between 0.1 right around 0.1. But this morning, for the first time, I got a 0.01, out of it. And, Pete, while we're t-lking about it, we're we've got a troubleshooting procedure in - we're working up on this EV gun, and we're going to get that up to you sometime this morning, and we'll do that in place of your 551 terminate. Good. Well, I'll tell you what we've done. We've got a 552 whmel in there righ_ now, and if the troubleshooting procedure is successful, we'll go ahead and do the wheel, make the ball bearings. Skylab, Houston. We're about l0 seconds We'll be coming up on MILA at 15. Skylab, Roger. Houston. Through MILA 7 minutes. from LOS.

CC

CDR

12 12 32

CC

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And, CDH; Houston. We'd Just like to verify. You did say you had the ... wheel installed, didn't you? Yes, sir. Okay. right. Let's And it's in a hard vacuum, fit- in with 0.01. all

CDR CC

Tbat'll

our troubleshooting

CDR CDR

see you get that up to us. it is now, H,nk. We've got a few

Tell me what minutes.

CC

I haven't seen it myself, yet. All I know is, it Just got in from Marshall, and the guys are looking over it. And we hope to have it up to you by 14:00. Yes. That 's working Houston; fine. to LOS. Ascension at 35.

CDR 12 24 50 12 35 37 CC CC

Skylab,

i minutes

Skylab, Houston through Ascension for 5 more minutes. And for info, we're configuring your rate gyros for the daytime configu_vation. And, SPT, I got your photo settings for you. Go ahead. Okay, if you plan to shoot that thing out the window totally, in other words, no inside shots, use f/5.6 at 1/250. If you're going to mix up outside and inside, use f/ll at 1/500. Okay, Hank. like to have to EREP pass I think it'd This one will have to be a mix. I'd a - a - pure hO0 footer dedicated tomorrow, if they can see fit to do it. be good photography. you want to use

SPT 12 35 54 CC

SPT

12 36 33

CC

Okay. So then per you mix setting, f/ll at 1/500. I got you. You are using On DAC 6? transporter 07.

SPT CC

Is that

correct?

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No, sir. This is transporter 06 which we're to shoot up. In fact, that's Just the one we were to shoot up last night. Okay, let us take a look at that.

CC CC

SPT, Houston. I think we finally understand what's happened here now. You -you - you haven't rethreaded; so the f/ll, 1/500 is a - is a good setting to run that out, and then you'll rethread for later in the day. Is that correct? That's right. from LOS.

SPT 12 39 58 CC

Skylab, Houston. We're about 40 seconds Carnarvonwill be coming up at 06.

13 05 41 13 07 43

CC CC

Skylab,

Houston;

Carnarvon

for i0 minutes.

Skylab, Houston. Be advised we see a small problem in the Nu z in the star tracker. We're going to be ASCO is going to be commanding gimbal backup this pass. star tracker out of

SPT PLT CC

Roger. Where've you been? How was leave?

It was great. It's also great to finally get on the day shift and talk to you guys at a normal hour. Yes. I was wondering about that.

SPT CC 13 l0 l0 CC

It's been tough. Skylab, Houston. We've finished our commanding to STAR TRACKER, and it looks like we're in good shape
now.

PLT CC CDR

That's your story, huh? Roger. Don't tell me you've been on vacation. you've been running launch shifts with Bean. Tell me Captain

P_el_4

D_ _

CC SPT cc 13 ll 00 SPT

Not true. Houston, SPT. Go ahead, SPT. Couple things on the Earth terrain camera. Number one, I had a peculiar funny, which I'll Just repeat for information. Maybe it's explainable. When I first attempted to turn power on the camera, I did not get full operation. I got the green light but no noise and no ability to move frames through. And I still don't know what the matter was. But I finally fixed it by opening and then closing again all three circuit breakers on the inverter, which time I heard the inverter come on. And it at

was not ON previously. But it's okay, now. The other thing on the ETC is that there is still a loud hiss when I hooked the vacuum hose up to this particular film - film cartridge. And I 'm going to make the run without the vacuum hose. Over. CC SPT 13 ll 56 SPT Roger, Joe. (Chuckle) Copy.

Okay.

Also, I think transporter 05 was JAmmed _ - really, really ; because I ran the ETC prep with that transporter with the END-OF-FILM light ON and all that stuff, and when I got done, the frames - the percentage used was the same as it has been when I started. We'll tear it down later. Okay, Joe. Okay. Skylab, Houston; we're about a minute from LOS at Carnarvon. We're going to have a short break and see you at G,I-_ at 13:19. We're going to be dumping the data tape recorder at G,,_. And be advised after you - after the EREP pass and you get back to solar inertial, there is about ll minutes from the time you're in solar inertial and sunset. And we'd like to make sure you try to reacquire the star with the star trackerduringthat period. We'll give her a bloody go. Just let us know when you do.

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All righty. Skylab, Hello. Roger, Dick. do we? Standby.

See you at G,,-m, Guam for i0 minutes.

Houston;

We don't have TV through

Guam today,

CC PLT

I've got the Moon on the V_S. That's why I was wondering if you had TV - I'd give you a shot at it. Otherwise, I'll put them on 2 minutes on the VTR. Answer is negative, Paul. No TV until Goldstone. on the

CC PLT

Okay, we've VTR. Okay.

got about

2 minutes

of the Moon

13 19 32 13 20 38

CC CC

Skylab, Houston. Be advised wetre powering do_-n the MDA wall heaters and CBRMs 3 and 15 in preparation for the _EP pass. No action required. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're about a minute from LOS. We're going to see you at Goldstone at 13:hh. See you. Okay.

SPT CC

PLT 13 28 lO CC

END OF TAPE

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SKYLAB

AIR-T0-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

CDR 13 44 02 13 44 19 CDR CC

Forty-four MARK.

minutes. by for 45.

Standing

Skylab, Houston. We're A0S at Goldstone. We've got television. No response required. Looking good. Roger. Loud Okay. You want to command the tape recorder on when you need it, Dick, or do you want us to turn it on first? Skylab, Okay. Captain 8, 9MARK. light. READY POLARIZATION 4, 3, 1. light. Bravo 4. Standing by for a 191 READY Video strikes again. Houston; we'll take care of it from the ground. How do you read, Houston?

CDR CC CDR PLT

and clear.

CC PLT 13 44 47 PLT CDR 13 45 Ol CDR

13 45 ll

CDR PLT

7 reads

30. out ahead

For information, Houston, that _S is looking MAX angle which is 54 degrees ahead. Thank you. ALTIMETER to STANDBY.

CC CDR 13 46 27 CDR PLT

l, 2, 3, _, 5, 6.

MARK 46:26; POLARIZATION 1. Dick, I couldn't to look anymore. find Jupiter, and I don't have time

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Roger; Okay. 4. MARK. AUTO. Okay.

copy. _ have a SCATTEROM_£,:s X-MITTER light.

S190 MDDE AUTO.

Joe,

stand by

for 48 ETC,

SPT 13 48 01 CDR

MARK ETC AUTO. MOTION light. You 're wonderful.

48:10 MODE

READY

on 92 and I have TAPE

PLT PLT

Houston, you got any late reports on the weather in the Bayonett, Kansas area. Is it any better than the 0.8 that came up on the pad? Stand by Just a second. I'll get the latest update.

CC PLT

Okay. There's no rush, Dick. No sweat. good or it's not. I'm Just curious. Skylab, Houston; no change in the weather. looks about 0.8 cloud covering. (Groan ). MARK 49:16. The ALTIMETER light on the altimeter. ALTIM_A',R to STANDBY. SCAT ON - BAD ON. Okay, that's where it's supposed doesn't look too good, does it? It sure doesn't. MODE is ON.

It's either

CC

It still

PLT 13 49 17 CDR

I have no ready

13 50 05 13 50 19

CDR CDR PLT

CHECK

on 92.

to be, Houston.

It

CC PLT

Well, gee, let's go look at a couple of holes in the clouds, huh? (Laughter) What holes? Oh my.

f-

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13 51 19

CDR

Okay, SCAT ON to STANDBY to O. That 's pretty SCAT's Well. solid ON. that,

and RAD to STANDBY.

S193

PLT 13 51 30 CDR PLT PLT

0.8, Dick.

ON, PAD's Better

than

does

it. you can never find

Hey, when you want
one •

a thunderstorm

CC 13 52 22 CDR

Sorry about

that. RAD, STANDBY. ALTIMETER is ON. And I can reconstruct. I made and I can tell you what happened. one there, that towering cu[mulus],

MARK. SCAT, STANDBY, I have a HEADY light. a mistake back there, I'm going Dick. after that

PLT

CC 13 52 57 PLT CC 13 53 03 CDR PLT CDR 13 53 30 CDR CDR

Understand. There were no good anvils in the area. No good ...

Roger, PLT. - Okay. S190 to FAST.

The air's a little clearer. Looks like the whole U.S. is clobbered Tape looks today.

Okay, 92 to MODE READY. Okay. For the EREP

good. I was STANDBY, goofed up on the there.

folks.

Back

there where

supposed to original ly put the ALTI_TER to I think I put the SCAT to STANDBY, and that the cycle there. Goofed up the warmup time altimeter, too. It's Just that one part in Also caused the SCAT TRAHSMI'I'I'_.' light. R CC 13 5h 20 / PLT CC Roger, CDR. we are here, you. Dick.

I'm not sure where Stand by; I'll tell

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Skylab, Houston. It looks like you're probably overhead Alab-_ now and coming up toward the Florida panhandl e. Okay. Can't see much through these clouds. Boy, there's some insurance now. It's the beach. That's why it stands out §o good. the clouds there! There's the Cape under

PLT

CDR PLT 13 5h 58 CDR PLT CC PLT CDR PLT PLT

Stand by - See the Cape. SCAT's There's Roger, ON; RAD's the Titan Paul. ON. complex, I think, Dick.

We see it. I guess. it. at hand.

VAB is under the clouds, Hey! There it is.

I recognize

I'd rather get back to the business Okay. coming

Coming up on some shallow water." Ought to be into top of the screen pretty soon. show up? _. Can you see them all right?

PLT 13 55 45 13 55 57 CDR CDR

Do those reefs

MARK, POLARIZATION

SCAT, STANDBY; RAD, STANDBY. ALTIMETER's ON. MODE c_CK on 92 . SPEED, MEDIUM. ETC to STANDBY at 56:58, Joe. You've got about 30 secbnds. Roger. It's cloudy here, too. Okay. There's Andrews. That ought to be Nassau about there, Richard. I can hardly see it through the clouds, though. Roger. Well, here's something. I'ii get a - find a clear area about there. You see the difference it ma_es

SPT PLT PLT

CC 13 56 h7 PLT

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when you look through leez and less haze? It really makes a difference _hen you're trying to look out there 4_ _egrees, Houston. 13 56 59 CDR CC 13 5T 07 CDR PLT CDR PLT ETC to STANDBY. Roger; S190 Okay. ... Quick answers from the EREP gang. Do they want another site in the city or stay on the sa,_ one? Say again the question, secured the TV. Okay. Never PLT. And be advised, we've understand. out. "MDDE's STANDBY. it a few shots FRAMES 6oin6 to 6.

light's

I'ii give

there.

CC

PLT PLT

mind now, Dick.

There's the tongue of the ocean, Houston, if you've got the recorder running, which you don't. Here you go; the recorder's on.

CDR CC CDR

Roger. Standing by for 58:24, going to STARD_Y. STANDBY. ON again. Okay. 58:45. 59:40, _DDE i. and the ALTIMETER will be

13 55 24

CDR

58:45,

looking

for the ALTY__T_H

PLT 13 58 46 CDR

We can turn that

off now. Joe, standing by for

The ALTIMETER is ON. the ETC to AUTO.

SPT CC

All right. Skylab, Houston. The television and the VTR are yours for the TV-29 cleanup. Also, if you have any problems locking on the star tracker, we'd reco_nd to bracket it to the larger n_mhers on the outer gimbal angle. We're _bout a minute and a half from LOS. We're going to see you at Ca_narvon at 14:_6.

P_e i_2

Day _4

13 59 hl

CDR SPY CDR PLT

Bye.

59:40, ETC AUTO.

I got it_ Where are we? the Dominican Republic, I think, or

I

Just passing Hispaniola.

CDR PLT CDR

What are we coming up on now? Clouds. Oh, cloud photography READY. MARK. READY. to STANDBY. - 23; MODE AUTO; 30; S192 to

14 00 30

CDR

Tape looks good.

At 55, the ALTIMETER

14 O0 56

CDR

MARK. ALTIMETER to STANDBY. Standing 191 POWER, OFF at 01:05. 2, 3, h.

by for the

14 Ol 06

CDR

MARK. POWER, OFF. 0 - 7, 8, 9, I0, ii, 12, 13, 14, 15. The POWER is back ON. 21, MODE, CHECK for 92. MARK. 21 MODE, CHECK, 92. 01.40, ALTIMETER to come ON. 6, 7, 8, 9, i. READY. The ALTIM_'fEH is ON. Standing by for a k_ADY out on S190 in 2 minutes. 6, 7, 8, 9, 2 minutes - READY out. MODE, STANDBY ... Skylab, Houston; Carnarvon for 5 minutes.

14 01 22

CDR

14 45 41

CC SPT CC

Roger, babe. I've that EREP I'll got a few little notes here to tell you guys I've saved up so I wouldn't bug you through the pass. And so, if you're in a listening mood, pass them up to you during - here at Carnarvon.

PLT

Okay. We're standing by. And, Dick, the star tracker I zinged it to AUTO and then had to go to my little VTS, and it did lock on something. I put the channel the details o_ B channel. Okay. I had a note here. One of the notes that 2 had here was that during the EREP pass, the star tracker, after you left it, did get a lockon, and the gimbal angle trace indicates it probably was Jupiter. So we think we made out okay on that one.

CC

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Okay. The next thing I h_re is the update on the solar activity. We had -During the evening, we had three X-ray events last evening, and they generally were associated with the grad1,A1 rise of ... and X-ray background, but no optical flares were seen. And we think the probable source of this activit_ was active region 37, which has been a big X-ray producer in past rotations sLnd is still #ery complex at this time. Yes, we'll drink to that. I'm snowed in a flurry of paper here to find my notes. The next one I have is that later on today, we're going to be sending you a short general message on some procedures we'd like to accomplish in the command module. Essentially, we've been running for several days wi[±_ the primary coolant loop going. We've got a lot of thermal data. And prior to doing the power transfer, we'd like to switch to configuration where both CSM coolant loops are operating. To get some more thermal data, we're going to probably ask you to do this - oh, in a couple or 3 hours. It'll be about 5 or 10-minute task, and then we'll make a decision, based on the data today, as to whether or not we'll go back to this configuration prior to going to sleep tonight or in the morning. Okay. Next note I have was, during the evening, we've been seeing some kind of steady degradation in the operation of airlock module transmitter Alfa - the 10-watt transmitter. It's been giving kind of ratty data, particularly at low elevation angles. However, at this moment, we are still able to - with other transmitters and by managing them correctly, we're still able to get all our data. So I'll Just let you know we're working that problem.

PLT CC

PLT 14 48 15 CC

14 48 46

PLT

Keep up the good work.

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CC

We also had a - during the evening, we had a glitch on the S055 door during ,,--_nued operation. And we lost a couple of ATM passes with that experiment. However, we've troubleshot it. It's apparently working okay now, and we don't think you'll have any problem today. But if you do have any kind of a problem, you might .let us know On that. And I have one more note that I'd like to ready to you real quickly. Incidentally, we're about a minute from LOS. We're going to see you at Guam at about 15:00. And this is what we found on the tape recorder about the hemispherical darkening of the H-Alpha screen. We think that at one time the H-Alpha telescope was pointed off Sun center prior to being zoomed in. And a slight burn-in occurred while it was off center, and it probably remained visible; we think that's what you saw. This is norm-1. And we expect that minor burns wil_ occur from time to time, and they will wash off. And since your channel B information is about 3 days old now, it may very well have washed off. But at any rate, we think if it hasn't already gone away, it will. What hemispherical darkening? 3 days ago? You're

PLT PLT

How can you expect us to remember right; it did wash off. Hey, okay. We're you at Gnam. Roger. about

CC

to go LOS, and we'll

see

lh 50 22

PLT

END OF TAPE

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lh 59 59

CC CDR CC CC

Skylab, Houston; we're at @,,m for 3 minutes. Hi there! Hi there. Incidentally, Skylab, I see you've still got about 8 more minutes of nighttime; so I imagine you could - might could listen a little bit. The only other note that I had, which you've already probably noticed in - was a mistake in a message we sent you this morning, which was the general message telling you about what the future flight plans were going to he for the follow-on days. The mistake is that the mission days 2h, 25, 26, and et cetera, are correct. However, starting with day 25, the day of the year is incorrect; it ought to be upped by i. And if you take a close look at the message, I think you can figure out where the mistake is yourself. And we'll Just leave it at that. Okay, you got the date from 168 in there.Roger. That's right. on down the line. Understand. Say, Dick, pass onto the M552 - M551 Pls that - Something internally must have happened in that - in that gun, because we started running it again when we had 0.01 vacuum - a good hard vacuum in there. And after we ran the electronics for a while, we quit outrunning the gun, and we had a great deal of difficulty in aligning the gun on the ball bearing target. Because there's no doubt about it, it got shifted somewhere during the launch phase of the flight. There must - I don't know whether there's any electronics inside the vacuum chamber itself on the gun, but there must be. Because after it runs for a while, it Just starts outgassing again, and we have a terrible time keeping a vacuum in there. And something must he broken loose or cracked open in there - outgas after the electronics are heated up for a while. Day 25 should be 168 and right

CDR CC

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Roger, Pete.

And they were listening

there.

Well, that's the om/_ thin@ I can think of because, sure enough, the gage is - is right after - having let it sit ,II night. It reads 0.01 when you get good vacuum in there. But then we let it sit all night with no Juice on whatsoever. We left the thing in the vent mode and-left the filament chamber open, and it took all night. And after we ran for a while this morning aligning the gun up on the target, why it Just started outgassimg again. And we're letting it suck itself back down to a good hard vacuum. Roger. Understand. We're about to go LOS. We're going to see you at Goldstone at 15:21, and we are • reviewing now a general message that was sent up to you on a malfunction procedure for - on M512. We'll see you at Goldstone. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS at stateside for the next 13 minutes. And be advised we Just got a report of a new flare in active region 37. Roger, CDR, away VTR, have Houston. Are you ready for TV?

15 03 56

CC

CDR 15 22 13 CC

CDR CC

Houston. We have TV. We are going to take it for Just a couple of minutes so we can dump the and then we'll come back to it. But we - _ do good TV.

CDR PLT

Okay. Hey, Dick, is - We put in an early film status report today since it's s little bit J_zzed up due to some transporter JA_. And I'm on ch_n_el B now, if those photo people want to try to get it early. Okay. Thane you.

CC 15 23 01 PLT

Okay, apparently what the problem is, is we're having a - a farily high incidence of Jams. I think this is our third or fourth one. We consider it high, anyway. And after you clear it, and you run mere film through, the transporter appears to function normally. Now, we've conjectured that maybe that emulsion - that

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something - the heat did something to it, because it does seem a little difficult to pull film off the supply cassettes. So it may be a fault of the film rather than the transporters. CC MCC 15 23 55 SPT Roger. I understand.

FAO, did you Houston, SPT. or better? Stand by. Skylab, Houston. On these flares - we have one in progress in 37, I Just told you about; one also in active region 27. And the one in 27 is faint and we also don't think the one in 37 is going to get up to class M. Roger; okay. We've had the alarm enabled all morning and the console is m-nned now, of course. Our PMEC count is not high. It's running around 300. Okay. Tb-nk you. ... hand signals - Have any of these flares been class M

CC CC

SPT

CC CDR

How did you get it yesterday?

(Music)
CC Skylab, Houston; be advised that we get the word from NOAA that the activity that we reported in active region 37 on that small flare is finished. All right. That transmission some reason. Roger. The SPT and PLT are about to play "Face the Music." coincided with our flare alarm for

CDR SPT

CC 15 28 43 SPT CC SPT

I heard you were about to play, but I didn't hear what. "Face the Music." level. We're doing M131 at our new rotation

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CC PLT

Roger. I Just boise my pants legs stay where they are - not whipped off by the wind blast at this speed. Hang on. TV, "now?

CC CDR CC CDR CC CDR CC CDR CC 15 30 23 CC

You guys getting Affirmative ....

You got enough Sorry, Pete,

H-Alpha

2? understand you. 2?

I didn't

I said, "You got enough H-Alpha That's Okay. affirmative. Holler We'd

llke to go to WLC now.

when you want me to rotate.

All righty. CDR, Houston. You can go ahead and proceed rotation at your convenience now. with the

CDR

Okay. Would you like it at slow rate times i, or slow rate times 2, or fast rate times l, or fast rate times 2? Slow rate times Roger. Skylab, Houston. For your information, we are uplinking a message to you that is a malfunction procedure to M512 - for M551. However, based on your previous report, Pete, we're reconsidering now whether or not to actual ly go through this m,lf procedure or not. And we'll tal_ to you about that at Vanguard. There is one point in the malfunction procedure also that asks you to look at the filament glow; and we're now real sure you could see that with the beam on. But in order to be able to cover all bets, we're going to go ahead and give you the message now, and we'll t_l_ to you a little bit later as to whether we'd like for you to perform it. You may have already done most everything in the message for us. i, Pete.

CC CDR 15 31 38 CC

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CDR CC

Okay, we'3!

thunk

[sic _ it'over

and see what _-e've got.

Okay, that - that'll probably help. Probably if you Just had time to take a look at it, you could probably answer better than wm could as to maybe where we ought to go next. Yes, okay. Roger. CDR, Houston. We've seen what we want now at this

CDR CC CC

slow rate. We're willing now to go high rate times lO and - so we can, you know, get the rest of our downlink TV. 15 34 51 CDR CC Okay, that'_ it for ... and that XUV mort. Roger. We'll take XUV monitor now. Be advised we're

about 45 seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at Vanguard at 15:46, and we're going to dump the data tape recorder there. CDR CC Okay, and here's the last shot H-Alpha Sorry, Pete. We didn't copy that one. we do have good tele_ision. Skylab, Houston. 8-1/2 minutes. Roger, Houston. CDR, Houston. Realize you're in the middle of a daytime pass. I have a couple of questions that for the M550 series people that I'll Just go ahead and read to you. And when you get a chance, if you do, during this pass, you might give us a quick answer. One was : This morning did you use the nominal electron-beam gun procedures when you did the little runthrough that you described while ago? And secondly, was the plus 5 kv voltmeter reading less than 4? Over. The answer to the second question is it's reading more than 4. And the answer to the first question - Yes we used the nominal pro _e_ures. i. But we do -

15 47 36

CC

We're A0S at Vanguard for

CDR CC

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CC

Okay. Good. We' 11 take, those answers, and before you go LOS, we' 11 let you know whether we want you to do a terminate or M553. I checked the A-.wer to that troubleshooting procedure. It says : Other than not opening the cb POW_ CONTROL BAT, but opening cb POWER FI_T BAT. - SOLAR BAT. We rechecked that problem last night, and everything else goes Just the way this procedure should go to allow us to use the gun. Okay? Okay, Pete. Stand by Just a second.

15 50 3_

CDR

CC CC

Skylah, Houston. Be advised we've reconfigured after the EREP pass, and we've got the CBRM heaters and MDA. wall heaters bank on. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're about a minute - 30 seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at Goldstone at 17:01. And Pete, we'd like you to do a M553, in place of the M551 determinate on your flight plan. Will do. Very good.

CDR CC

CDR 15 55 42 CC

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17 01 03

CC

Hello, again, Skylab. the next 5 minutes. Goldstone! Yes, sir. tracker

We've

got you at Goldstone

for

PLT CC

How about that.

Okay. We notice the star to be bad.

We - couple of items. locked

is about

up, and Nu z appears

We think your pad onboard is good. You might attempt to get a - acquire again. Also, on the CALROC, we're - they're having trouble in the countdown with the main video. The're checking it out. The last I heard we were 25 minutes and counting down. And if they don't h_ _- - have i_ solved at about 6 minutes, we'll hold there, and I'll get back to you on that. PLT PLT Okay. There is, what will be to the medical people, some interesting information on channel B regarding the SPT's M131 run. Okay, that. biomed ops are copied, and he'll be looking for

CC

17 02 02

SPT

And here's the SPT himself saying that the wardroom window, Dick, is really bad. It's - What used to be our friendly ice crystal is now a friendly waterdrop surrounded by 3 inches of fog. And it seriously interferes with photography through that window. I wonder if the ground couldn't help us by either reco_ending that we vent the window or that we turn the heater off to let it refreeze. Joe, we copied that, and EGIL will be thinking that one. Thank you. Also, from Pete, we'd be interested, if he's this far along, in how he made out with 533. And also, we're very interested in the color of the parasol. One more thing - I'm not sure when you'll have copy time to copy, but I've _ot a pointing update for Pete for a JOP 12 Bravo this _fternoon. about

CC

SPT CC

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Okay, while I'm getting my notebook out, all I can teli you is that I got the first two balls melted, and the first one ran down and made a perfect sphere on the stinger. It's one of the ones that's not supposed to come off. And then as it started to harden, it sort of got the shape of an old balloon. The second one formed a pretty good sphere. The third one came off the string. About that time - I think - I think we got some problem with electronics heating up. At that time. I got to the fourth one, which is retractable, Dick. And the gun lit, and stopped firing about 1 second after it lit. And my vacuum's degenerating again and was up to plate i; so I Just - let everything cool down and let it out gas some more. I don't know where this outgassing is coming from, but that's obviously what it is. There must be something back there in that electron gun that's outgassing. And I'm going t_ .ait until I've got a good hard vacuum again, and let the electronics cool down, and go back and do it some more. Okay; copy. And I'm ready to copy the pointing. Okay. This is for JOP 12 Bravo, step i, Building Block 22, as scheduled, I think, at 18:21. It's RL, minus 7500; U, plus 550; H, plus 600. And this is the reason for this, Pete, is to clear - We've had some dispersion due to change in this filament 79, and this should give us some better data. Okay. Hey, Houston. Go ahead. We Just got around to putting those S190 desiccants in the fecal oven today. How _bout reminding me how about giving me that 190 desiccant thing again, about day after tomorrow, will you, please? Roger; copy. And, Skylab; Houston. We copy star tracker is locke6 on and looking good. We're about 30 seconds from

CC CDH 17 04 18 CC

CDR PLT CC PLT

CC 17 05 21 CC

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LOS. Going to see you at Vanguard at 17:23, and we're going to dump _he data tape recorder there. 17 05 33 SPT Okay, Dick, thls is the SPT. During the EVA, the parasol looked orange to me. If I hadn't known there was a controversy, I wouldn't have thought it was faded. It may have been faded a little. What does it look - i guess what We're interested in is have you looked at it this morning and does it still look orange? We're getting that right now. Okay, fine. We'll see you at Vanguard , Pete.

CC

CDR 17 05 52 CC

17 23 ll CC

Skylab, Houston. We're A0S at Vanguard. We've got a 10-minute pass here. Be advised we've got a subflare in p_ogress in active regoin 37. We are in the count on the CALROC, with about 3 minutes and 30 seconds to lift-off. It's GO. Hey, keep us posted. Yes, sir. off during Okay. Skylah, Houston; CALROC still in the than 2 minutes left to go to launch. you get a chance this time, you might what you found when you looked at the Still looks the same to me, Dick. little faded. count. Lezs And Pete, if let us know on parasol. It'll - It'll lift off - It should lift this AOS, and I'll let you know.

CDR CC

CDR 17 25 ii CC

CDH

Orange, but a

17 25 27

CC

But it still has a definite orange color, huh? I talked to the guys on the phone while ago, and that's what they were really interested in. It turns out that if it still has an orange color, then it's degrading slower than we originally had planned. Or at least slower than our test indicated that it • might.

CDR

Okay. I'm having my other expert to confirm my look. He's going to look right now.

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(Laughter).

Roger.

No - no problem. on detector i. 3, and

On that subflare I can see 18,000 about 5 to 6 thousand on detector Roger. And I'd say it's - I would now, the best I can tell, I think that checks out. Dick, SPT. Roger. Go ahead.

CC 17 26 23 CDR

say it's pretty much open Except one's about 3500;

SPT CC 17 26 22 SPT

Okay, I'm in the e,._.Andmodule looking out the window. And that corner of the parasol-that we can see, which is looking at the Sun, is white-orange. It's - it's the color of a Florida orange. Okay? The kind you eat. Roger. Roger. Skylab, Houston. Be advised, on the CALROC we've recycled the counts hack to about 5 minutes. We're now at about - at less than 2 minutes is counting. The recycle was due to winds. Also, the flare in active region 37 appears to be declining. We also see two more subflares in active regions 31 and 27. Okay Dick, SPT. I looked at those along with Pete, and was disappointed in that I could not identify the flare in either XUVmointor or in the X-ray. Roger. Understand. Understand. Thank youmuch, Joe.

SPT CC SPT 17 27 51 CC

SPT

CC 17 29 i_ CC

CDR, Houston. For your information, we're getting a cOW,hand module coolant loop message up to you. We're going to try to get it up here at Vanguard. If not, we'll get it at Hawaii. We'd like to get it scheduled in your flight plan, in use housekeeping time at 19:20.

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If that's not convenient, you can Just let us know as soon as it's practical to ,do that. And there's one part of what message I might make a comment on, and that is, part of it is to withdraw about fi_e clicks of comm_ud module water. And we suggested using a contingency fecal bag. However, if that doesn't seem feasible to you, we'll just leave it up to your own Judgement. You might use a shower bag or whatever you think best. CC CDR CC CDR No res Okay. Roger. What do you want the water for? It's - Wo've been - we've been taking a lot of thermal data, and it turns out thatthe water lines come out of - right beside the glycol lines as they come into the command module. And we'd Just like to get a hack on the way our thermal model has been doing. In other words, when you first try that, it's a line - If you're able to draw any water at all, it means that it's not frozen and that gives us some idea of how good our analysis has been. We expect it may be frozen, in which case, when you - At the tail end of this procedure you'll get to try it again after we've warmed it up some. CDR Okay. Well, of course I had ice down there for a while. Then once we put the fans back on again it started getting - it de-iced again. Okay. I take that back.
now°

17 30 07

CC

CC CDR

I got both ice and water down there

CC CC

Okay.

Understand.

Skylab, Houston. Be advised the CALROC has had a problem at about 8 seconds. They've recycled to 5m_utes, and are going to pick up the count as soon as posszDle. As far as flight p]_aning today, we're going to assume the CALROC is GO. We're about 45 seconds from LO_, here. And we're going to see you at Hawaii at 18:32.

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18:32.

Bye.

Bye bye.

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18 33 ii

CC CDR

Skylab,

Houston.

We're

AOS at Hawaii

for 7 minutes. long; I is and hung pictures. I'll keep

Roger, Houston. Be advised on active I, BB 22. Then it got through two complete up on filter 3, the third pass; I got 12 Now I'm in process of running again, and an eye on it.

CC

Roger. Adam copied that. Be advised, incidentally, that the CALROC was a resounding Success, and there is no pointing update required. Okay. I'm halfway through BB 22.

18 33 51

CDR CC

Roger that. And also, Skylab; one - one note for the "We-fix-anything-SP_." We'd Just as soon he keep his hands off our weather because it's still raining like the dickens. Okay. In medical school they said, "it wasn't rate, hut whether you cared." (Laughter) Roger. Skylab Houston. For your information, the block data pad and the CSM coolant loop procedures for the CDR are on board. Okay. I Just got a star tracker update, finally, and that left me about 184 out in roll-plus, from 7500. I'm actually at 7685. Roger. Well, I elected not to move. they want me to do. Say that last again, Pete. I elected not to roll to 75 - I started out at 7_. I didn't have a star tracker lock-on. When I locked on I w_s actually at 7685, and I elected to stary there. I presume that's what your success

CDR SPT

CC CC

18 35 05

CDR

CC CDR

CC SC

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CC CC

Roger.

Standby

i.

Skylab, Houston. Affirmative. We'd like to stay locked on at that humor of 7685. Okay. Look at active i long it's hung up. Roger. CDR, Houston. We confirm on _4that S056 is hmlg up at that position, and there's not'anything we can do at the moment. We'll Just lose a little bit of data, SO press on, Okay, going to PATROL, Roger. It took eight pictures Roger. Skylab, Houston; we're LOS in 30 seconds. We're to see you st Vanguard at 19:02, and we're going be dt_ping the data tape recorder at Van&n_ard. Okay. Roger. It's running around 300, but it's popping up to 450 - 500 every once in awhile. goin6 to that time. LONG. again on 56. It looks to me like

CDR CDR

CC

18 37 48 CC

18 38 13

CDR CC CDR CC

18 38 18

CC

CDR 18 hO 13 CDR

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TRANSCRIPTION

19 01 27

CC PLT

Skylab, Yes.

Houston.

•We're A0S at Vanguard /

for 9• minutes.

19 06 05

CC

Skylab, Houston. We Just can't stand but ask you, we noticed that MI31 shutdown and TV - VTR looks like you're completed. We Just wanted to make sure that you are. That's affirmative. And P. J. went 150 head movements at 25, and we're recommending that we both go 30 the last time we try it. I'll be the only one left up here. (Laughter).

SPT

CDR CC

Yes, everybody is standing around with sort of an astounded look on their face, and we copied your request. Hey, ask the ATM guys, Dick, if they had a Sun flare in 37 during the last half an hour or sa. First time I've seen anything on X-REA. Roger, standby.

CDR

CC CC

CDR, Houston. Negative we have not seen any flares of any kind in active region 37 in the half hour_ Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're about a minute from LOS. We're going to see you at Hawaii at about 20:08, which is about an hour from now. Roger. We got a look about 20 miles short of Cape Horn. Actually, it's the first time the weather and the lighting has been such that we could even sse down that way. We got a good look at it almost all the way to Cape Horn, but the last 20miles was under overcast.

CDR CC

19 l0 02

CDR

CC

Roger, understand.

I bet it was pretty.

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It's all full of snow. I'ii have that loop up for you when you come up the next time. Okay, EGIL Skylab, copies. Hawaii for i0 minutes.

CC 20 08 01 CC CDR CC CDR

HouBton.

Hi there. Hi there. Dick, I was able to draw water the secondary loop is running. Okay, thank you much. from the drain, and

CC CC

Skylab, Houston. We notice that you've been using the recorder, and we're a little - We need to do a DATA recorder dump. Would that be okay with you? I Just finished 92. Go ahead and dump it.

20 13 ii

CDR CC

Roger, we got it.

Thank you much.

20 17 02

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're through dumping the experiment on the recorders. We're about 30 seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at Vanguard at 20:_0.

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20 39 42

CC PLT CC

Skylab, Roger

Houston.

We're

AOS

at Vanguard

for 7 minutes.

And we do have a data recorder dump planned for this pass. And if anybody's got time to look out a window, you're getting ready to get another pass over Cape Horn. Okay, thank you. Hey, Dick, for ATM people's information: In the performance of building block 13, when the 82A finished, that gave us a ready light. I hadn't seen it before. Pete s%ys it doesn't do that on occasion. Roger. Copy.

PLT

CC CDR

Unfortunate_Richard, it's a - darkness has moved over, a_ I can Just barely make out the land. Some of it is still overcast. Roger. Sorry about that. On the bicycle. Make

CC CDR

Let me ask - Watch the doctor sure he doesn't fall off.

CC

Didn't quite copy that one. We can hear the bicycle riding in the background though, and Stony and I are sitting here looking at it on the data. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute until LOS. We're going to see you as Ascension at 20:56. And one note for the PLT. If you have a chance during this night period between _TM runs, you might whiz over to the S009, and change a Beta angle for us on it to plus 5. Yes sir, that's done, Richard. Roger. Skylab, Houston. minutes. We're AOS at Ascension for 4-1/2

20 46 02

CC

PLT CC 20 55 50 CC

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Roger. Skylab, 'Houston. We're about 45 seconds frc_ LOS. We're going to see you a long time fro_ now at Vanguard at 22:17, and we plan to dump the data recorder there.

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22 17 22

CC

Skylab,

Houston.

We're

AOS at Vanguard

for i0 minutes.

(Squeaking) PLT CC CC PLT PLT That was my equivalent Roger. That was my equivalent Okay. You may be on days, but I see you don't all now. Is that it? That's right. Skylab, Houston. I have one note for the CDE this pass. In this evening's Flight Plan we'd like to delete housekeeping CM-4. There are no more dt_ps required. In the command module, though, we would like, at your convenience, togo up there and check HYDROGEN t_ks i and 2, FANS and HEAT_ ,II to AUTO. get off at of a squeak. of a Roger.

CC 22 19 35 CC

SPT

Okay. to AUTO

H2 1 and 2, still take and we'll skip command

i and 2, FAN module 4.

and HEATERS

CC

That's right. That ought to be probably three switch throwings and one verify; but at any rate, they all end up in AUTO. Okay. If you' re wondering why I answered instead of Pete, we had a mutiny this afternoon and I've taken over. Roger. (Laughter)

SPT

CC SPT CC
f

I've declared Skylab a U. S. Naval Hospital. Okay. Roger. Just keep us informed, Captain.

SPT

Or squeal.

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CC

Skylab, Houston. We're .a minute and 15 seconds form LOS. We're going to see you at Ascension at 22:30 Your s,wm=_y Flight Plan for tomorrow is on board in the teleprinter. And the detailed flight plans are going to be up-linked at Ascension. _csS-. Roger. Skylab, Houston. AOS; Ascension for i0 minutes. is our go to be Thank you.

SPT CC 22 30 35 22 36 59 CC SPT

Houston, I see that tomorrow early night.

night

CC

That's affirm. We're going to start to get you going to bed tomorraw evening, then wake you up early the next morning and then about another day and we'll be all set for the rest of the mission, as far as good night and hello times. Yes, we may get up a little early tomorrow morning; otherwise, we won't he sleepy when Houston says be sleepy. But other then that, it looks like a neat Flight Plan. I may show it to the ex-c_ptain to see if he approves of it. (Laughter) Okay. You might shift also note so far. that tOmorrow night you only - -

SPY

CC SPT CC

... execute

You might also notice get 7 hours sleep. That's s])out all we've

SPT CC CDR

been

t_king.

Underst_d. Yes, these guys keep module. coming back late with the comms_d

SPT

Well, the first thing I was going to do was get some good Navy nurses up here, but - Sk¥1ab, Houston. We're a minute from L06. We're going to see you at G,-_ at 23:14. We got the CDR details on board. We'll get the other two up at Gn,m.

22 39 50

CC

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SPT 23 14 35 CC SPT PLT CC PLT

The PLT ssys to hustle. Skylab, Houston; A0S i0 minutes, @1,m.

Hello, Houston. Houston, PLT. Go, PLT. Okay. For ECS people, about an hour ago we had a to be

MOL SIEVE PPCO 2 OUT HIGH

caution.

It happens

on sieve B which is not active. It's reading - when I looked at it then it was reading about three parts IN and about four parts OUT. CC SPT CC 23 15 30 SPT We copy that. SPT.

Houston, Go, SPT.

It says on _ ATM schedule, TV down-link's about now. Does that really mean VfR or do you want it real time? Stand by a half, Joe. SPT, that is real time. The transmitter is st_ll warming up, and we'll give you a GO on it. 0keydoke. And, SPT, be advised we're GO on that now. Okay. PLT, Houston. Go ahead. Paul, you if you haven't already done it, on panel B, PPCO 2. 2C7

CC CC

SPT CC SPY CC PLT 23 19 51 CC

can inhibit

the M0L SIEVE

f

PLT CC

Yes, we already did that, Bill. Copy.

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SPT, Houston. Go ahead. On the coronagraph you should be able to see Saturn at four solar radii, solltheast, and it's moving west. Okay. Four radii southeast, next time we get Sun center. thank you. We'll look

SPT

SPT

Houston, SPT. I think we had Mercury in the coronagraph, I mentioned a few days a_o. Would you verify that? I saw sumething, I thought it was Mercury. 0kay. Skylab, LOS in 1 minute. Vanguard A0S at 23:54. And we will be dumping the tape recorder at that time. Also, Joe, if it's convenient, there's no rush on this one. On panel 200, circuit breaker _A/O_ HEA','_HSCOI_I_OL 2; should close that at your convenience. ... Houston, the HEATERS C0RTHOL closed; wetre closing 2. Copy that. Breaker I is already

CC CC

SPT SPT

23 24 _2

CC

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TRANSCRIPTION

23 55 21

CDR CC CDR

Houston,

are you there?

Go, Skylab. Yes. Hey, Bill, I tried to run M553, and the first thing was that it didn't go the wsy it was supposed to go in that the stingers would retract from the bolt metal, and the bolt metal would stay right there. It wouldn't go anywhere. And we shut the gun down. That went on for about five of them. Then I ran into a problem again with the 5KVA. The thing stuck on, and right now nothing will turn it off except pulling the MAIN B_T breaker. And that's where we stand. So, if they want to think about it, I think I got two of them scheduled for tomorrow. If they want to think about it some more, and give me some stuff to do with it tomorrow, fine. If not, I'll bring back what we've _ot; that's probably it.

CC PLT CC 23 56 32 PLT

We copy that, Houston, Go ahead, PLT. PLT.

Pete. You got a couple of minutes?

Okay. We're all of the opinion that we're not getting the flow out of the hot water heater in the waste management compartment that we did at first. Now I've checked the system. We've got 35 com/ng out of the REG; I checked that with a potable water bottle. And we got good flow out of the - thetanks feeding the potable water in the wardroom. And this last time, when we had a shower day, which was about _ days ago I guess, we filled the shower water bottle, and all we could get in it then was 22psi in the shower water bottle. Now the malfunction procedures don't really leave us any place, except changing that outlet fitting, which _-e haven't done yet. That's about where it stands. It's plenty satisfactory for us. What we didn't want was the next crew to get stuck with a system that didn't work and not the right parts on board. So you think of something you want us to look at, and let us knew in the next couple days, please.

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We copy that, Okay.

Paul.

And, Skylab, if it _on'tinterfere with there are a couple of news notes here. No, we're Just with the news. sitting downto

anything,

SPT

"dln-din."

Go ahead

23 58 21

CC

Okay. The President's going to speak this evening and outline new economic controls. There's an indication that the policy will include strong action but not a total freeze on wa6e and prices. Power cuts are continuing in Chicago and New York as a heat wave pushes temperatures to record highs. And the rains came - came again today in Houston. It's not raining at the moment, but we still have a severe thunderstorm watch. We've had i0 inches since Monday, and tcesorrow's forecast is 40 percent. And we have checked, and you people have no problems with your houses and such. Joe won't need to add any water to his swimm_ug pool for a day, maybe. And_ the prices - -

SPT CC

Okay.

ThAnE,

for checking.

- - prices were down on the stock exchange today. Dow Jones, 11-1/2 points down with an average share value down of 19 cents. There was an amended cease-fire agreement signed today in Paris; and Kissinger's hoping that this agreement will finally bring about a true peace. The 1973 U.S. Open starts tnm_rrow in Oak_mont, P_nnsylvaniawith Jack Nicklaus the favorite. Arnie P-1_er, and Snead also added. Okay. T_an_ you very much.

SPT 00 02 _5 CC

SPT, the astroncm_ experts here have checked, and you shouldn't have been able to see Mercury a few d_ys ago. You might follow that one up, Joe, and get a planet named after you. Yes, It must have been ...

SPT

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SPT

In fact, it was probs_ly (Laughter!. Copy.

my home planet

I tripped

on.

CC PLT CC

That's the Planet of theApes. LOS in 1 minute; Ascension at 00:12. And as we mentioned, the Flight Plan'S on board. The details should be on board, and the evening questions should be on board by this time. And - correct that. at 00:I_. The next AOS will be at Canary

CC

00 04 23

SPT

Okay. And as soon as supper's over, we'll our homework. Skylab, Houston; AOS for l0 minutes, Roger, Houston. And, PLT; Houston. Yes. We'll be doing some unattended That'll be S055 at 02:00 GMT.

start

00 15 57

CC PLT CC PLT

Canary.

00 16 07

CC

ATM experiment This is before

ops. the

crew rest period, and they are not on the pad. That's for information only. PLT SPT CC O0 27 17 CC CDR All righty. Captain Copy. Than_ you. that you not break anything.

requests

And will comply. 00:53.

Skylab, LOS l minute; _!_,

You guys Just picked out ... passes for us today. We've been over these lousy stations all day today. Will you guys change your orbit tomorrow? We'll work on that, Fete.

CC

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CC

A lot of Houstonians

have 1_een over water

all

today.
00 27 43 00 53 5_ CDR CC PLT PLT CC PLT • CDR CC 00 54 09 CDR (Laughter) Skylab, It sure sounds _S like it. GI_Am.

Houston;

6 minutes,

Roger, "Houston. Ready for the TV down-link That 's affirm. Well, you should have Houston, That's are you ready affirm, Pete. it .... for the Evening We're standing Report? on the corons6raph, Houston.

by.

Okay. The CDR ate everything plus two butter cookies. The SPT ate everything and a half a salt and, excuse me, the CDR also had his 1-1/2 salt. And the PLT ate everythin_ but his bread. He had nine salts. And the photo log for today 16_; 16-millimeter first line, ETC prep, with the r_,A_k X-porter 03 Jammed, probably not film. Charlie India 25, 67, M_e Tango ii; EREP, West U.'S. CI08, 0O,

el07.
CC 00 55 20 CDR We copy, Pete. Okay. The next one is EREP, South U.S., South America; Charlie India 25, 00, Mike Tango 05. And, mark on Mike Tango 05 that that film is to be developed for exterior. MISI-I: Charlie India i0, 75, Charlie India 08. M092/171_ SPT, MISI: Charlie India i0, 33 Charlie India 08. M553-1: Charlie India 05, 60, Char!ie India 08. In the 35-mi]1Imeter world - and these are the correct numbers. I think I gave you so_e bad ones last night. Charlie India 28, frame count is 22, Charlie India 29 is complete.

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Charlie India 30, i0 frames. 70-millimeter: Charlie X-Ray 06, 099. ETC: 378, depleted, BW01, and it's stowed in F27. EREP set Papa is depleted. Drawer A configuration; X-porter 0 . Charlie India 05, 16, Charlie India 01. A-2 is X-porter 03, Charlie India 06, 62, Charlie India 03. A-3 is X-porter 06, Charlie India I0, 33, Charlie India 08. A-_ is X-porter 04-05. There is no transport on it - no film, and Charlie India 25 for takeup. Floating: X-porter 07, Charlie India 09, i00 percent, Mike Tango 03. There were no Flight Plan deviations. You're aware of the M553 problem. No stowage changes, and that's it. CC CC PLT 00 57 52 CC We copy, Pete. PLT, Go. We're seeing a flare in X-_ now. for info. We want you to continue Okay. And, CDR; Houston. Bill. This is Just as scheduled. Houston.

PLT CC CC CC

Go ahead,

We sent up some questions in the general messa@e EVA data on pad 2024 today. If these were put on ch-nnel B, could you give us an estlmate about the time of day? No, I haven't got any questions yet. them, and we can probably answer them real time, if you need them. Okay, and that was yesterday's up on. NO. Okay, wait this. a minute. So Let me get for you in

CUR

CC

pad that they

came

CDR

I'Ii have

to look

for

CDR

I don't know - you got the questions me the questions. Sorry, Pete; say again.

there?

Ask

CC

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CDR

Have you got the questions there? questions. I got that thing filed Yes, I've got them, them to you? Yes, Pete.

Ask me the someplace.

CC

You want me to read

CDR 00 59 29 CC

read me the first

one.

Okay, a clarification of previous question. Were EV-1 and 2 already in their suits when EV-3 activated the SUS loops on page 1.2-9 of the EVA checklist? Yes. We answered that last night. The way we remember it is, Joe and I were suited, but we did not have the PCUs on. And EV-3 activated the loops, which were attached to the PCUs, and they were flowing when we put them on. ]_D OF TAPE

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

01 00 03

CC

Okay, Pete, I'm sorry; you answered that one last and that's the remaining five that we're after. Go ahead with the next one.

night

CDB CC

We are presently assl,m_ug that lunch will be eaten with suits off in the 0WS between EVAs, and you also confirmed that yesterday. I confirmed that we probably off. It's too much trouble. We're going LOS here. suckle at 01:Oh. Okay. Skylab, Houston; AOS for 4 minutes. We'll would not take the suits

CDR

CC

have you again

at Honey-

CDR 01 Oh 37 CC CC PLT CC CC

PLT, Houston. Go. We need a STOP on S052 and STANDBY. We'll POWER.

Skylab, LOS in h5 seconds. 01:52 in med conference. Was that LOS, Houston? Negative, here. Skylab. We still

be AOS - A0S Canary

O1 58 35

SPT CC

have

about eight

minutes

SPT CC SPT CC

Okay, our poor Want

surgeon

got cut off prematurely on for you, Joe?

there.

us to try to get him back you please, Bill?

Yes, would Wilco.

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CC

They say it's going to take a - it's in work. going to take a second to do it. Okay.

It's

SPT 02 02 34 CC

Skylab, Houston. We have you for about 3 more minutes here. Be advised that we're configuring rate gyros for sleep; one and two on line; B's backup. Roger, that. The CDR informs me he has answered evening questions on B channel. Copy. And offer my _pologies to the CDR for bringing up last evening's questions again. That one slipped by. Did he give the same answers that he did last night? the

SPT

CC CC

SPT CC SPT CDR

He was doing pretty well as far as we went. Okay. It wasn't answering the questions twice, Bill. It was you interrupted me eating my butter cookies, which is fatal to anybody up here in the spacecraft. Nobody's bothered me while I'm eating my butter cookies. Yes, those things save your life once in awhile. We're about ready to - someone bestowed the title of the '_utter Cookie Monster" on me in SMEAT. We're about ready to give you that title now, Pete.

CC CC

02 04 04

CDR SPT

Yes, I'm afraid

I've taken

it over. Rapids as the '_utter Cookie

Skylab has replaced Grand Capital of the World." Copy that.

CC CDR

Well, I'm the guy that kept telling everybody I didn't think anybody was going to eat anything up here, and I've been eating the whole spacecraft. Man, I can't get enough.

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CC CDR

Very

good.

But, I think you have - a lot of that is due to the fact that we do a reasonable amount of physical work every day. That's the most interesting of all. CDR, on this 553 problem, when you went to READY/RESET, did the READY light come on? Yes, it does. When you went to READY/RESET, the cameras stopped _mn_ng? question, but it has been do

CC

02 04 55

CDR CC

Copy, and one more. you remember whether I can't film. Copy. answer that

CDR

pulling"

CC CDR

If you remember - well, you may not. But way, way, back at the beginning, we gave a little briefing for the other crews that the cameras are extremely quiet up here in comparison to on the ground. They don't clatter or rattle anywheres near like they do down on the ground. And it's very difficult to tell when they' re running. We copy that. And we'll be LOS here in about a minute. We will have you again; Carnarvon at 02:32. Hey, Pete, we'd be interested in any further comnents on the relative amount of work you might be doing up there and what parts of the body are getting it?

CC

02 05 56

CDR

Well, that's difficult to say, Bill. I - I think that the fact that you'relike changing the tape recorder or something, you still have to brace yourself, but we do not have, like triangles, up there that you can relax in. So, you're eontin1,-11y bracing your legs or your arms or your body in sc_e manner or another to do a task. Now, we're obviously not - still not coming anywheres near as close to a one-g output for a total day, by any moans. But I - I think everybody also agrees up here, we look forward to getting

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on the bike and - and exercising because it really does make you feel good - Makes you - mA_es the old blood pump. And I don't think anybody's missed a day on the bike. And as I say this other ... work, we continually move around the spacecraft at a high rate of speed.

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SKYLAB AIR-T0-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION

02 34 06 02 34 41 02 34 43

CC CDR CC

Skylab, Roger,

Houston. Bill.

A0S for approximately

15 minutes.

And Pete, we need someone to go up to the CSM to turn off the ECS RADHEATER SECONDARY switch on panel would 2. We're showing increased correspond tothis. CSM current that

CDR

Okay, you want to turn off the heat RADIATOR HEATEP_, right? On the ECS, that's PLT, Yes, Houston. sir. right.

- the SECONDART

CC 02 35 26 CC PLT CC

It's on panel

2.

You reported that an SO82A OPERATE light was working nominally this morning. Has it continued to do that? Negative. Copy. Okay, fact, Bill_ OFF. the ECS RADIATOR HEA_'_ SECONDARY is, in

PLT CC 02 35 59 CDR

CC 02 36 II CDR CC CDR

We were

afraid

thatmight

be the case.

The PRIMARY We copy.

HEATER'S

OFF too.

Okay, what else you got that pulls current? That's what second. we're looking at, Pete.

that kind

of

CC

Standby

for a

02 36 28

CDR

Oks_. I'm the only guy that was inhere tod_y. And I powered up the secondary loop in accordance with your instructions, and I don't believe I hit any other switches.

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CC

Copy. Houston, hydrogen That's And the are you 8ware that the PLT turned heaters to AUTO today? affirmative. fans ? the

02 37 23

CDR

CC CDR 02 37 40 02 38 51 CC CC CDR CDR CC CDR CC

We copy. We're still looking here, Pete. Okay. How much X-ray s_perage are you seeing, Houston?

17, Pete. Seventeen s_ps? not steady. It's

And Pete, that's varying. That's a cyclic increase apparently. How long you been Hey, Houston; CDR. seeing it?

CDR CDR CC 02 41 42 CDR

GO, CDR. The only thing heaters I know that we activated How about was the H 2

and the H 2 fans. Maybe

if I cut them in something?

off one at a time? CC 02 42 19 CC Standby,

you got a short

Pete; We' re off, and let us watch

Pete, would you turn those down here, please? Okay. Copy. Hey, did you see anything H2 HEATER i, AUTO

02 42 23

CDR CC CDR

going

off.

with

i off?

02 42 59

CC

Pete, you can turn the fans off now.

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Page 1439 Pete, we didn't see any abnormal changes on that. Could you bring them back to the original configuration? Okay. They're all ON. H2 HEATERS to AUTO, and

02 44 01

CDR

H2 fans to AUTO. CC PLT Copy. Hey, Bill; the onboard current indications out of the fuel cell are not out of llne with what they've been for the past 2 weeks on board. We copy. Where there was 18 stops per fuel cell, with those hydrogen heaters and fans off, and when he turned them on, it c-m_ up to about 20 -_s per fuel cell. We copy. You're also aware that we got the SECONDARY LOOP ON - OFF? We copy. Pete, we're seeing 17 amps we can't explain. We'd like for you to back out of the secondary loop, and that's 2031 Bravo message that's on board. And we're going LOS here in 30 seconds. We'll - For the bedtime. Okay. deal. You want us to back out of the secondary loop Right? COOLANT

CC PLT

CC 02 4h 37 CDR

CC 22 47 Ol CC

i

CDR l J

CC CDR 02 47 27 PLT

That is affirmative. Okay. It's in work.

And again, for more information, Houston. There's no onboard indication of anything being different. The current indications are _hP same, and the C11YO flows to the fuel cells are the s,m_ as they've been. We copy. And we're seeing the same thing down here.

CC 02 48 06 CC

We're seeing an intermittent 17--_p increase that we can't explain here, is the reason for it.

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SKYLAB

AIR-T0-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

ll,ll 03

CDE CC CDR

Hi, Houston; Good morning.

you there? How _re you this morning?

Early to bed, early to rise. You know all that good Jazz, and besides that, we'd never believed it, this circadian rhythm is better - Never follow their own plans, but we thought we'd get up early this morning so we'd be in better shape to go to bed early tonight. I thought maybe that might be what you were doing. We noticed somebody waB up and stirring around here about _5 minutes ago. Yes, but we ,11 got up about i0:00. Hank, the E%EP VTS pad for that - not _S, excuse me, ETC pad for the norm_1 _REP pass, not the CAL, got all garbled; so did the shopping list message. This is the first time we've really gotten a garbled one. Both these messages, plus the last part of the EREP pad second EREP pad that was sent -.was also garbled. It's not that lines are transposed, this is Just flat screwed up. And also, you refer to a general message 2120. Has that ever been transmitted? It should be. Stand by and we'll check it. Let me m,1_e sure I got the correct - now - which ones are garbled. You ssy the ETC pad and the shopping list two pads are garbled. Is that correct? That's correct. And the last part of the second pad you sent. Now l've got a complete set of EREP pads, but you retransmitted the last one the second time for some reason. You got about halfway throu_ that, and it's all garbled, too. I don't think I need that one. It had the s_ne message header on it as the first one did. I've got an _%EP pad with a message header "2113BI" on it, and that's okay. Now you had sent that one again, for some reason, and it was all garbled at the end.

CC

CDR

CC

CDR

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CC

Okay. Well, we - we suspected something like this might happen, Pete. We had a glitch at one of the sites when we were up-linking; so we kept all these things in the M0C here Just in case. So those pads around the time we had the glitch, we're going to retransmit them. Yes, message 2120 refers to the QUIESCENT switch configuration, something or other, something or other and I don't think we ever got any 2120 complete. Unless it was sent yesterday or something, and I don't remember it. Okay, 2120 should have been the last message up, Pete. you You

CDR

ll 13 46

CC CDR

Okay. Well, that didn't come through; unless transmitted something in the last 45 minutes. better look. Yes, Roger. Okay. We have.

CC CDR CC

Skylab, Houston. We're going to send to you then the ETC p_d, the shopping list, and the EREP operate pad. Does that agree with your list? Yes. Okay. Go ahead. It maybe stateside before we can get those up.

PLT CC PLT

That's all right. What's the status of our CSM unknown 17 aft current grade, HR_? Okay, we've got a message up concerning that. I guess what it amounts to is we think that the switch there has got a short in it or either the secondary coolant circuit has. We've looked at all telemetry and pretty well tracked it down, that it is the heaters coming on in the secondary coolant loop. And that goes back and correlates with the glitch we had a lot earlier in the mission. Remember when we had the - the current spike. So we're pretty sure now that the switch is shorted on. In other words, the system's on - the heaters are on even though the switch is off. So - when we turn the loop off, which we did last night

ll 15 ii

CC

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to keep it from getting a MAIN BUS A undervolt • the loop warms up because it's Stagnant, and that gets it below the - or above the trip point for the heaters, and so we don't have the current spike. PLT CC Okay. We're about 1 minute on Goldstone at 23. Okay. Skylab, Roger. Hello, Houston; CDR. Houston through Goldstone; 5-1/2 minutes. from LOS. We'll be coming up

ll 16 25 ll 22 38

PLT CC PLT

ii 2_ 29

CDR CC CDR

Go ahead. I was going to _nswer the question i, fire sensor CP392 and fire sensor 392-2 were changed out on day 161. Not only do you think, but we think the fire sensor 392-2 is good, and therefore, we never did mark it with red tape. And we have written on the control panel that one side of it is _ in fact, good. So we have taken care of that one. Out st anding. We were also glad on the odds and ends message, question number 2 to see that y'all finally recognized that the thing goes pretty wild when you roll in roll in high ... And with respect to question have been so chastised. Roger. All three of us. Skylab, flow in I guess off the Houston. Yesterday you reported that the the wardroom hot water was going down, and the only thing that comes to our mind• right top, is to check that the PRESSURIZATION valve 3, the early starters

CC CDR

CDR

CC PLT II 26 _l CC

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on water tank 7 is OPEN. You've probably already done that. That's the only thing we could come up with immediately. PLT Yes, and I asst_e you got that input because the last time we took a shower, all the pressure we could get in the shower bottle was 22 psi. What should the pressure be coming out of that water heater? Does anybody know? Standby, and let's see if I can get an answer on that. Okay. No rush, Henry. If that's supposed to be up around - Your system pressure in it is 35; so whatever losses we have in there - But it seems to me we ought to have pretty - close to 35 all the way through it. I guess we coul_ take the water bottle and stick it on the outlet side of the water tank itself and see what the pressure is, coming out of the tank. Okay. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're about LOS. up on Bermuda at 32. Roger. Skylab, Roger. Skylab, Houston. For the CDR, I got some comments on M553 whenever it's convenient. Go ahead. Okay. What we'd like to do this morning, Pete, when you get to the 553, is run the remaining samples on wheel 1. And if the beam sticks on like it did, we want you to step on through each sample as quickly as possible, being sure not to exceed 2 minutes continuous beam operation. And, if you hear that Houston through Bermuda; 10-1/2 minutes. We'll be coming Let us smoke that one over a little bit.

CC PLT

CC PLT ll 28 33 CC

PLT ll 32 25 CC PLT ll 33 59 CC

CDR ll 34 09 CC

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clicking noise that you reported, we'd like for you to terminate and wait for the chamber to vent down. Most likely the clicking is the high voltage relay attempting to remove the power because pressure rise. CDR Well, that was not indicated yesterday, but I think maybe I agree _ith that. over-current of the

by the pressure gage that ... is malfunctioning;

CDR

Okay, I'ii give her a whirl, I left it on stand all night last night ; so I should have a super good hard vacuum in there.

cc
CDR

o_.
Did A. G. get my message about the fact that the fingers are retracted but the balls aren't departed, didn't they? Roger. We did. I have an

ll 35 35 ii 39 05

CC CC

CDR, Houston. Whenever it's convenient, update for your lunar CAL operate pad. Okay, Just a second. Fire away.

CDR CDR CC

Okay, Pete. Where it says 36 minutes S193 BAD to STANDBY, right above that is S192 MODE to STANDBY, and we omitted the time there. It should be 35:50. Got it. That's Is that it? And did - We've retransmitted now.

CDR CC

all there was to it. messages. sir. They

those three CDR SPT Th--_ you,

should be on board

Hey, Henry, scmething for FA0 to think about. We Just finished up, and don't need any more of the half urine - of the urine sample half bags or half urine sample bags, whatever you want to call it. We'll be more than glad to resupply that for Captain Bean, if you want us to. You've got to tell us where to get the replacements, though.

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CC ll 42 l0 CC

0kay, we copy. And, Skylab; Houston. Ascension at 50. Skylab, Skylab, Houston Houston through through We're about 1 minute from LOS;

ll 49 45 ll 51 05

CC CC SPT CC

Ascension Ascension,

for 9-1/2

minutes.

8-1/2 minutes.

Roger, Houston. And, in answer to the question about the half-sample urine bags, the next supply is stored in Dog 426. Dog 426. And, also got an answer on checking the pressure. You can use the portable water tank to check the pressure at water tRn_ 7 outlet. And if you get good pressure, at that point, then we suggest you take the water tA_k and the WMC-1 hose down to the WMC and measure the pressure at the water heater dump port. Okay.

SPT ii 51 40 CC

ii 52 03

SPT

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SKYLAB

AIR-T0-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

12 22 02

CC SPT

Skylab,

Houston

tl_rough Carnarvon

for 10-1/2

minutes.

Hello - Hello, Houston; this is the SPT. And I have a question about DAC exposures for out-the-window photography. Yesterday I wrote down that you g_ve me f/5.6 at 1/250 if the whole roll was to he used exterior. And today's pad says f/ll ou_ of 1/500, I'd like to verify that. Okay. Stand by.

CC 12 27 20 CC

SPT, Houston. There's s_._ confusion on this thing. We're convinced that the f/ll, 1/500 is the correct setting. That 's what we ,used. And I have a SAP update, to it. Come ahead. Okay. had a 03:35 event Active X-ray We're - little flare update - active region 27 sub - subbright flare, n Charlie _ X-ray at Zulu. And there was also a Charlie 2 X-ray at 05:20 Zulu with no associated optical flare. region 37 is still complex and it's a probable source. There's a new region, active region 37 as whenever you want to listen

SPT CC

SPT 12 27 50 CC •

I

hi: 290.8, egmrged Just e_t of active region a small rapidly growing Bipolar spot group. SPT Roger, _=_k. and it looks Roger. Skylab, Houston. C_I,_ at 35. Still Roger. Quick question, H,n_. on the outlet of tank there, We're about 30 seconds We reported see_ very interesting.

that one last night, We're rooting for it.

CC 12 32 15 CC

from LOS.

12 32 52

PLT CC

Houston?

12 32 58

PLT

We Just put the shower bottle 7 and the gage went to 22 psi.

P_e i_8

Day 16_

To verify the gage on the shower water bottle, we would like to pressurize it to line pressure out of the 35 psi into REG. Is that okay? CC PLT 12 36 15 12 36 35 CC CDR Okay. Okay. Skylab, Houston through Guam for 9 minutes. We'll have an answer ST - AT Guam for you.

Roger, Hank. And we verified through the potable water bottle that we do, in fact, have 35 psi nitrogen. And I 'm suspicious of the gage on the shower tank. Roger. And we think it's a good idea to - what Paul suggested - is take shower bottle and taking it, and verify the gage with a 35 psi source. We should have thought of that. Okay. Good. your

12 36 53

CC

CDR 12 37 _2 CC

Skylab, Houston for info, we are reconfiguring gyros for daytime configurations. You there, Houston? Roger, for about 6 more minutes. Okay, this gage reads all right. We

12 39 16

PLT CC

12 39 21

PLT

Just put it

on the servicing into - into servicing fitting and it went right up to 35. SO, I guess the answer you owe us now is why is the pressure out of t_n_ y, 22 psi? CC PLT ... the first - When you figure - When you figure that out you get a gold star. Okay, now the pressure you just checked was the outlet of the water tan_ 77 YOu checked the - you checked the gage and it's okay. Have you checked the outlet at water tank 7? Yes. That's why we decided to check the gage. I don't see any way how we could have 35 psi going to the water ring manifold and have 22 psi out of the tank. But that's what it is.

I

12 39 46

CC

12 39 57

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PLT

And at 22 psi, Hank, I _hooked the new WMC hose from the water tank 7 outlet, and hooked the water - the shower water bottle into, it, and we only got up to 22 psi, which is what we get out of the WMC water heater. I think we're discoverlng some new physical here. Everybody's scratching %heir heads. what we can come up with. principle We'll see

CC

PLT

Why do you think we finally came to you guys? We wanted you to be astounded as well as us at this new zero g principle, whatever it may be. Roger. Another question, Houston.

CC PLT CC 12 42 27 PLT

Go ahead. Okay. Now we've got this shower water bottle full of cold water. Is the flow rate too much to go ahead and dump through the waste water dump line? That's okay. All right. Houston, Go ahead. Say, that waste water - yes, waste water - all the water tanks - Those are metal bellows in there. Do you suppOse that there's any way that they could have gotten distorted eno,,gh to be dragging down the side of the wall before they get extended and - and that we're losing l0 to - so psi across the bellows by Just dragging down the side of a tA, k? are you there? Go ahead.

12 42 45

CC PLT

12 44 27

CDR CC CDR

i

CC

We 're - we 're thinking that. We're not right sure, yet. Great minds think alike.

We thought

of that,

too.

CDR " 12 45 h8 CC

Skylab, Houston; we're coming up on Goldstone Okay.

about LOS now. at 01.

We'll

be

CDR

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13 O0 49

CC PLT

Skylab, Houston;

statesside

for 17 minutes.

0 - Okay, Henry. In the big water tank m_stery, I have another data point for you if you're ready. Okay. Guess what the pressure out of water tank 1 is? Well, I won't m_ke you guess. It's 24 psi out of water tank 1. What did you measure that withy Oh, of course, our faithful little water bottle we've

CC 13 01 02 PLT

CC 13 01 17 PLT

been carrying all around measuring everything with. How the fact that we said it was 2h out of tank l, and 22 out of tank 7, I think it's noise level. With the same gage we have measured water pressure out of tank 1 at 24; out t_n_ 7 at 22; and nitrogen pressure out of panel 500 at the potable water bottle servicing port of 35. CC 13 O1 59 PLT Copy. So, what we've a - a built-in full position. Roger. Yes. Is that bottle full, or do you know? i come up with then, is there's basically force in the bellow to return to the That's the only thing we can think of.

CC PLT CC 13 02 24 PLT

And you use the shower water bottle for that?

Well, I started with i- psi of nitrogen in it, and we got a total of 24 psi in there now, the rest of the pressure having been made up with water. So, you guys tell me how f%_ll it is. Okay, copy. Also, for correlation,
some nl_mbers on how

CC PLT

those CC

two tanks

do you want - let me give you the bellows have moved in when you're ready to copy.
fs_r

Go ahead.

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13 02 48

PLT

In water tank i, it is 32-1/4 inches from the end. And, of course, those are measured from their pressurization valves into the tank. Roger, copy.

CC CC

Well, I guess we'll have to track this down later in the day here, maybe during one of the housekeeping periods here. We'll - we'll smoke it over until then. Okay. And, Skylab; Houston. And we recom-_nd that we don't check any more water t-n_ with the shower bottle since we've used it on the WMC system there. Okay. Your - your mike's keyed OPEN.

PLT 13 04 06 CC

13 04 21

PLT CC

13 04 49

PLT

Crew 2, commence shift work. Sweepers, man your brooms, sweep down fore and aft, carry all trash the airlock. That whistle is kind of weak it. at 5 psi,

to

CC CDH CDR CC 13 08 23 CDR

So is the bosun Hey, Hank, Roger.

that blew

you still there? 9-1/2 minUtes.

We got about

Okay. On that 553, I got it to run again, but by hook and by crook. And, I diddled around with the focus again to male sure I got it on the end of the ball _ and all that good stuff like we were told to do, and the camera will tell how well I did. BUt it doesn't melt those balls right. You get about half a ball melted on the top and Just as it starts to melt on the bottom the ... draws and shuts the beam off. And I 'm Just not meeting with very good success at m-king ball bearing - type looking devices, and there are all kinds of l_nny looking things. Some stay on and some come off, so - But the single retract - and there is a couple of them where it barely heated the cylinder and all, and this thing retracted and cut it off.

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CC 13 09 19 CDR

Roger,

copy.

But, anyhow I got all the - the wheel 1 done, and I'll - I'm letting it cool down now and I'll collect what's in there and put wheel 2 in there, and see what I can do %rith it Okay. The worst that Hi. Rusty. could happen if you did that is that -

CC 13 12 26 MCC PLT CC 13 12 54 PLT

Wrong button. Houston, the flight surgeon has Just conducted his daily sanitary inspection, and the food and water systems are both acceptable and fit for h,-,-n consumpt ion. Roger; copy.

CC 13 15 16 CC

Skylab, Houston; for the CDR. In regard to the M553 there, I guess the only thing we could suggest is perpahs on wheel 2 to try to have the beam strike the sample up a little closer to the tip. Maybe we could avoid melting that thing off of there before it 's ready. Copy. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We'd like to get a couple of questions answered on this shower bottle. You dumped it there between readings. I guess we'd like to know where you dumped it, which connection you went into. We haven't finished dumping it yet, Hank. He thinks he's got it pretty well there.

SPT CC 13 16 h8 CC

PLT CC 13 17 13 PLT

... had a ... - I 'm dump - I 'm dumping it through the waste compartment - the waste management compartment dump line.

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CC

Okay. Was that above the squeezer?

or below

the sink there

-

13 17 30

PLT

It's in the inlet to the dump line which is normally hooked up to the squeezer dumpcord. It is the one up at the top of _he water heater. Roger. Copy.

CC PLT CC

Is that all right? We'll - we'll it now. let you know. We know where you dumped

13 18 07

PLT

I didn't dump it all at once. That pressure in the tank got up to about 08; so I stopped to let it come down a little bit before I dumped some more. Roger. And you did dump prior to checking water tank l? Negative. Say again. Negative. I did not. We checked water tank ... Then we checked the nitrogen side. Then we checked water tank ...

CC CC PLT CC 13 18 32 PLT

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TAG Tape 165-Q5 165:13:.30 to 165:15:00 P_e 1_55

SKYLAB AIR-TO-GROU_

VOICE TRANSCP/I_ION

14 00 51

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're A0S at Csa_aarvon. We've got you for 6-1/2 minutes, and I've got scue things I need to talk over with the SPT. Hello, Houston. I 'm the very man.

SPT CC PLT

Hello there. 0k%7, Richard. First, I've got two questions for yo u on the _ stuff this morning. Want you to verify which magazine you want on the DAC. You gave me one magazine but the location for the other one. And also I went to verify - Do you want to shoot the first site, site 320? You want to do that one over again?

CC PLT CC

Okay. Okay.

We' ii be getting Go with your

those

answers

for you.

questions.

Okay. We've been looking ahead to the t_pooming cal maneuver, and I've got some pad changes to read up. And most of them - one of them is on the EREP operate pad. All the rest are Joe's. One's on the cal msneuver pad, and also a count on the EfC pad. So I thought if Joe could collect those pieces of paper, and then when he's ready to ts/k to me a little bit about them, we might have a little conversation about those.

SPT CC SPT 14 02 51 CC

Okay. 0kay.

Give me a minute.

Go ahead,

Richard. the cal the situation the m--euvere. - and

Okay. First thing, let's take a look at _neuver pad, Joe. We've - we're now in where whe've done our last dump prior to And we've taken a look at new Z and it's your pad for cal - for the maneuver the number of the pad is 212h Alfa.

pad for cal, which

SPT

I got it.

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CC

Okay. I've got a change about i0 lines down under the fine maneuver for Z. It now reads "50050 and h degrees." l'd like to ch-_e that number; it should read "5006h and - to plus 05.2degrees." And the reason for that change is our better knowledge of new Z. I copy. The fine maneuver to "5006h. " Z is changed from "50050"

Sl_f

14

04

07

CC

Okay, Joe. I also have a change to the star tracker pad, if you have that one, Just the outer Eimbal, for the same reason. Come ahead.

SPT CC

Outer gimbal - the correct outer gimbal on the star tracker pad - au_ the pad nmnber is ?-129. Outer gimbal is plus 2053. Okay. Plus 2053. Let's look at the ETC pad next.

SPT CC SPT CC

Okay, Joe.

The one for cal? Negative. It's the one prior to the cal. - it's a message number 2115. I'ii be with you in a second. on the camera. It's a

SPT

I left that one down

14 Oh 58

CC

Okay. I'll tell you, Joe. I think this one is real simple. I can tell you; you m_ght not want to go get it. What I - I ham two things to tal_ to you about on ETC pad. One is, is the filter on this pad says "none." It should read "5," which is - will get the two pads in sync. Both of the filters read - should read 5, and there's no filter change required between maneuvers. And the second thing is, as we - for today, when you connect the vacut_mto the Earth terrain camera, we want to make sure you leave the vacuam connected, whether or not you hear a hissing sound. Over. Okay. Leave the vacuum connected, regardless. And I don't think I'll have a problem, because this canister was okay the last two times we used it.

SPT

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Ps4e IM57

CC

Roger. We concur. Okay. I have one more pad change, and then one final thing to talk to you about. The last pad change I have is on the _ operate pad. And that's normally - it's going to be Pete's, but if you could get it for me, I'd appreciate it. The pad number is 2113 _ravo. Bravo 1 is the actual - the upper left-hand corner nmmber. Okay. Is this the - the EREP for the pass? Negative, Okay. Joe. It 's EREP-11 ops for cal or the -

SPT

CC SPT CC

operate pad.

We've

got you,

go ahead.

Okay. On this one, it was Just a goof on our part. We need an extra entry at time 15:04:00. Go ahead. S193 Alfa, S193 Alfa, range 81.

SPT CC SPT 14 06 51 CC

r,nge Bl, and 15:04:00.

That's affirmative. And that will - That will set that instrument up for the proper elipticity of our orbit. Okay. I only have one more thing to mention to you, Joe. And that is, we want to make sure that we get same more Y-axis scale factor data, if we can, during your EREP cal sequence. IncidentAlly, I Just noticed we're Just c_ng up to LOS here at Carnarvon, about l0 seconds to go. We're going to have G_,=_ coming up at time 14:15. So why don't I get this last note up to you right there? And I'll have your other answers at Guam at AOS. See you at Guam. Okay. Skylab, Houston, we're AOS at Guam. We've got you for the next 6 minutes. The answers to the PLT's questions are that we do want to repeat site 320. The correct DAC magazine is Bravo Hotel 02, and the proper location for that, we think was Juliett 4, J-4. And I need to talk again to SPT. And Joe, it might help if you had the E_ checklist to the E_EP calibration timeline on page 13-12. Over.

SPT CC 14 14 28 CC

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SPT

Okay. again.

Just a minute.

Caught

me in that

forward

area,

CC

Roger. We realize time here. Go ahead, Houston..

we've

been

taking

up a lot of your

SPT CC

Okay, Joe. You looking at page 13-12. I was looking at 13-3.

at the - I assize

you're

looking

SPT 14 15 51 CC

Wait

a minute.

Okay. l'm looking at the EREP calibration timeline, the overview page that shows the sequence of maneuvers. Okay. Okay. Essentially, where we'd - we'd like to - in addition to what's on this, We'd like you to throw one switch for us on the star tracker at a particular point, in order for us to get sr_ more Y-axis scale factor data during the cal sequence. Going from left to right on your col,-,- down there, and having put together the times off of your various pads, the start of the solar inertial -_-euver is at - that's in the left hand corner. It's at 15:08. It's a 12-minute maneuver, and it'll end at 15:20. And we'll alRo have Vanguard acquisition at the start of that maneuver, but then you'll go LOS after that. Then between 15:20 and 15:23 - 15:23 is the place where the little dark triangle is. And that's where you go to ATT HOLD CMG. During that period, you'll get - the star tracker will lock on to that gimbal -ngle that I gave you while ago, plus 2053. And at that .point, right after going to ATT HOLD CMG, we'd like you to cycle the STAR TRACKER switch to MANUAL and then to Ab"ID. That's the only addition to this sequence. And then 15:2_ is the final enter on cal maneuver n_er i. Over. Okay. I've gut it. STARTRACE_R, MANUAL, and then AUTO, _-,,ediate!y after going ATT HOLD CMG. Okay. And incidentally, if you don't get a star - if you - don't waste your time hunting for a star, because we'll take what we get on that.

SPT • CC

SPT

CC

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SPT 1M 17 41 h CC

Roger. Okay. Now that we've used up a bunch of your Joe, and you were supposed to have been doing time, this

malf for us on secondary coolant loop. Why don't you let us know where you are in that, if you've started it at all. We'd like to also tell you that the - we recognize that there is a filter change in Order to start this first ETC pass, coming up here at the States. And if we have to, we're willing to postpone tbls malfunction gothrongh and - depending on where you are. SPT The filter change is com_lete. And the procedure is complete up through connection of the PCU, LBU and verification that we're in position i. And l'm ready for - to get on up there and start to pt_p on your ma'd_. Okay. We've got 2 minutes left on this pass, why don't you head up that direction while we p,11 ourselves together. And l'm waiting for you, Houston.

14 18 28

CC

SPT CC

Okay. We're GO, looking at our data. We've still got a minute and 15 seconds here; so why don't you press right on? Okay. Okay. Now we're OFF. We're at PRIMARY.

14 19 22

SPT CC

14 19 41

SPT CC

SPT, Houston. Be advised we _ay go - We've got the recorders running. We may go LOS during this test. We want you to continue right on and finish it, but we do want to do this on SUS 2, SUS 2. Roger. Sorry, and I'll start over again. You want me to keep right on going through PRI for 15 minutes, huh? That's affirmative. We're recording it as long as we can see you. We're at Goldstone at 14:38. it. We'll watch going to see you

SPT

14 20 26

CC

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SPT 14 37 53 CC

Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're A0S stateside 16 minutes. Standing by. Roger. Loud Okay. How do you read the CDR VOX? for the next

CI_ CC CDR

and clear, Pete. Hey, while I've got a minute here, Houston, you

want to do that H 2 vent before down. Is that correct? CC That's affirmative. working properly. Okay. MARK. 39 minutes. We want

we shut the fuel cells

to mAKe

sure that it's

CDR 14 39 00 CDR CC

Skylah, Houston. No response required, but Just for your information, Rusty and the guys went over to run the simulator and ran this set of pads and _%EP - for the EREP cal -_neuver good. yesterday, and it turned out pretty

CDR 14 39 41 14 39 55 CDR CDR

0kay. 91 READY light on time. And the ALTII_-fK_ is ON. Show an ALTI/_'I'_ UNLOCK light. Okay, 92 MODE, READY. Bravo 7 is 30. On ALTIM_.'I'_.'R UNLOCK light, the mode is i; the range _s 76. That's blinking a little. It may be coming 90 to MODE, AUTO at 41:13. an ETC, AUTO at 42:12. Okay. Once 54 MARK. ALTIME-I._ to STANDBY. again, Houston, where do you want - Joe, you're going

lh 40 20

CDR

in.

14 hl 13

(DR

to have

SPT PLT CDR i_ _i 5_ CDR

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PLT

I had to Just fling my STAR TRACKER to AUTO and leave. I don't know if we're going to get a star lock-on or not. Roger; 42:12, Got it. MARK. Got it. And S193A MARK. is MODE 2. RAD to STAR-_Y. ETC, STANDBY. understand. ETC to AUTO. It's oks_v.

CC 14 42 12 CDR SPT 14 43 16 CDR SPT 14 43 25 14 43 45 14 43 53 14 h6 23 CDR CDR CDR CC

43:45

SCAT to STANDBY,

At 47:53,

the ALTI_4_-_EA_ is ON.

Skylab, Houston. No response required. We're going to handover from Goldstone directly to Mila here in a few seconds. We'll probably drop out about 30 seconds and be back with you. S_ylab, Houston. We're for the next 6 minutes. AOS at Mila again. Standing by. We got you

14 47 49

CC

CC

And, CDR; Houston. Be advised we're not reading if you're transmitting on VOX anymore. Apparently Houston, not. you read the SPT?

you

14 48 21

CDR SPT CC

!

SPY, Houston. I read you loud and clear, y,A11 did drop out for a few minutes there. I stopped reading the CDR on VOX. But I can hear Hello, Houston. it ... Confirm again.

PLT PLT CC PLT

How do you

read the PLT?

Loud and clear, PLT. Loud and clear.

How me?

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PLT CC PLT

Did you get that no Joy on VTS site 385, Dick? Negative. I did not copy that. Say it again, please.

No Joy on VTS site 385. wrong places. Copy. How do you read the CDR? Loud and clear, Pete. Okay. MAl_K49 ... Hello, Houston. MARK.

All the clouds are in the

CC CDR CC CDR 14 49 00 CDR PLT 1449i4 CDR PLT

On the next site, 566, - -

If I get a chance, or if 66 is clabbered. up 65 and/or 64 also? That's affirmative, Okay. SCAT to STANDBY; PAD to STANDBY; 91, POWER PLT. Press right on.

Can I pick

CC PLT 14 _9 29 CDR PLT

OFF.

LOckS pretty hazy down around the Corpus area, also, Dick. .That haze will really do you in in this VTS. You might pass that on to Jack Lousma. Roger, Paul. Copy. is ON. 51, CROSS-TRACK CONTIGUOUS;

CC 14 50 02 14 50 45 CDR CDR

50:02, the ALTIM_A_R Intervalometer to 8. POLARIZATION is 4.

CC

Skylab, Houston. See you got a little hole here in this thing. We've terminated ... for recording; so we'd to - we'd like to get the SUB pump off while you're still AOS. It's panel 217, SUS 2 pump to OFF, if possible. We still got 2 minutes to go prior to LOS.

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SPT 14 51 28 14 52 16 CC CDR

I'Ii do it. Okay. Ssy, Houston, can you Just reset the in the middle of a run? Stand by. CDR, if you switch in the middle, it'll reset when you go to STANDBY; so it's ok%v. All right. You guys keep coming up with these trickles seen before. I never frames on S190

CC CC

CDR CDH

CC

Roger that. We're 45 seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at Vanguard at 15:03. We're going to dt_p the data tape recorder there, and we sure appreciate y'all working in that malfunction procedure for us. That's one you owe us. You still there, Houston? Yes, sir. Okay, I got 566 on that, but not the other two. And 566 is a little shaky, also. Hard to tell one knob from another in there. Okay. ALTIM_'I'_:H to STANDBY, to 18. ... 53:38. Intervalmmeter going

PLT PLT CC PLT

CC 14 53 28 CDR

14 53 38

CDR

MARK. Intervalc_eter to 18. 53:54. We're standing by for the altimeter to come on ... on - -

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SKYLAB

AIR-_-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

15 03 41

CDR

READY MODE, READY. And for range to 81 on S193.. Skylab, Houston; we're

15:0h, we'll

put the

15 03 55

CC CDR CC CDR

AOS at Vanguard Roger, Houston.

for 8-1/2

minutes.

8100 on the altimeter. Roger. 04 : 20 MARK. 92 to CHECK.

Read you loud and clear.

Sta_.ding by.

15 04 20

CDR CC

SPT, Houston. While you've got _ little block in between callouts there. On the RTC lunar cal pad, there is another mistake we found. The DBEC, data block exposure control, for the cal pass - ought to be 4, Just like it is for EREP ii pass. There's no change required to that. Okay, copy that. Thank you, Joe. 05:12, S190 to MODE on time. 05 :38. MARK MARK. MARK. ALTIMETER to STANDBY. STANDBY; the BEADY light was out

SPT 15 05 01 15 05 14 CC CDR

CDR 15 05 38 15 05 _.h 15 05 53 CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR 15 07 00 CDR .

05:_4, MODE 5. 05:53, the ALTIM_£_:H is ON. 94 MODE MANUAL. ALTIMETER UNLOCK lights.

Six minutes, Getting Still MARK.

occasional

getting ALTIMETER Seven minutes.

on UNLOCK

lights.

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15 o7 _8 15 07 49

CDR CDR

MARK.

07:_8.

MARK. ALTIMETER STANDBY. 07:54 MARK EREP STOP. Standing by for 15:08:08, start SI maneuver. Standing by for 15:12 for LC set up. Okay. Skylab, Houston; we're about 40 seconds from LOS. We've got a long LOS. We're going to see you at Goldstone at 16:15, and you can tell us what the Moon looks like. Okay. Okay. Skylab, We'll see you.

15 07 54 15 08 02 15 ll 54

CDR CDR CC

PLT 15 12 07 16 18 38 16 19 00 CC CC CDR

See you later. Houston. AOS at Goldstone You can mevk for 7-1/2 minutes.

Okay, Houston.

the H2 vent - the H 2 the H2 vent

pressure at this time. before you came up. CC

I Just opened

Roger, CDR. We don't have data right atthe moment. We're working a little ground problem, but appreciate you telling us. Okay. Well, I Just opened them and I have a hack on them and I'll try to watch and look at them in 90 minutes. CDR, Houston; talking Roger. And be advised, we also been sure

CDR

CC

about the H 2 vent.

We do want to make

it works. We got a Vanguard pass coming up here, and we'll - When we get data back, we'll take a look here at Goldstone and also at Vanguard. And if we can confirm that it's working right, we'll probably let you secure it. CCDR Okay.

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16 19 58

CC

And one more thing, Pete. A piece of information I'm not sure you have on board, but if the - if the tanks drop 20 psi, that's enough, and we'd like to secure the vent. Okay, and I have it on board.

CDR CC CC

Roger. And Skylab, Houston. If you have time sometime this pass - still got 6 minutes - we'd be interested to know how the calibration against the Moon went. Okay, the calibration went fine except for one loose nut on the stick. The CDR left the FSC in on the first set of pictures, but we had enot_h time to take the second set of pictures with the FSC out and then return and get the first set of pictures with the original filters correctly; so we got it all.

16 20 29

CDR

CC 16 20 54 PLT

Very

good.

Also, for information for the pointing guys, Dick: The VTS gimbal angles, once we got the attitude, were left shout a half, as near as I could interpolate, and up about 7-1/2, which is pretty good; we were shooting for a nominal zero and 8. And - and that's as close as I can read them, anyway. Roger. Thank you.

16 21 12 16 21 27

CC CDR

There's a couple of stowage notes on B channel along with that _EP d_ta about EREP for the follow-on crew, Captain Bean's crew. And

CC

Okay. Good. Thank you for letting us know. we'll let the stowage folks know.

16 22 _3

CC

Skylab, Houston. We see the star tracker N new Z is messed up. We'd sure appreciate it if somebody could help us get a reacquisition because we need that prior to doing a good dt_mp m-ueuver. Okay. I'ii get it.

CDH

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CC CC

Thank you. AudjPete, a finalnote on H 2 vent. When you do verify

that the - you've aropped 20 psi, we'd kind of like to know about how long that took. And also, when you get to that point_ request fans and heaters on both H 2 tanks to AUTO. CDR 16 25 ii CC Okay. Skylab, Houston. We see you fixed the star tracker up for us. We sure appreciate that. We're about a minute from LOS. We're going to see you at Vanguard at 16:hl. And we're going to dump the data tape recorders at Vanguard. And that'll keep us in good shape.

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SKYLAB AIR-T0-GROUND 16 39 51 CC SPT 16 47 19 SPT CC CC Skylab, Roger. Houston, Skylab, SPT. Houston.

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION for 9 minutes.

A0S at Vanguard

You there? If you called, say again, please. bit there.

Houston.

Skylab, Houston. We lost you for a little If you said something, say again, please.

16 48 l0

CC

Skylab, Houston. I thought I heard you try to call, and we dropped S-band there for Just a second. If I did, I didn't - If you did, I didn't copy. You might say again. Incidentally, we predict that the H 2 vent will be complete at approximately which is about 30 minutes from now. 17:15,

SPT

Okay, th-_ you. And, Hank, I was calling you to ask about ED31, which I see is on the shopping llst. And I'm concerned about returning it, because we do not have the IMSS resupply container on board. It will be unalbe to chill the plates. I want to verify that that's okey, and get that the PI on that would prefer not to wait until the next flight. Roger. Stand by, Joe, if any, are the contransfer to house-

CC SPT

Another question, Dick. What, straints on starting the power keeping 60 Alfa?

16 h9 31

CC

SPT, Houston. We plan on bringing EDBI back possibly in the food overcan. That's already been discussed; so it's okay to go ahead and do that if you have the time in your shopping list. And we don't have an _-_ediate answer on the questions about the HK60 Alfa, but we will at the next AOS, which is Hawaii at 17:49. And we're about 20 seconds from LOS here. Roger. And when do you want the H2 vent terminated? from looking 17:15. at

SPT 16 50 05 CC

The time on - The time we predict, the data on H - on the H 2 vent,

is about

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SPT 16 50 20 CC

Thank you. Skylab, Houston. Word from the EGIL - You - you can proceed with HK60 any time you get to it in the Flight Plan. Skylab, Houston, we're A0S at Hawaii for the next 6 minutes. Roger. Houston, CDR. Go ahead. Okay, we transferred power; the fuel cells are shut The only question

17 47 53

CC

CDR CDR CC 17 48 13 CDR

down; the H2 vent is still open.

that I have is, what would you like me to do with that cryo 02 venting? is not on. CC CDR CC Roger. It is rigged but the polychoke

Stand by and we' ii get you word on that.

Thank you. And, Skylab, Houston. Last pass, I guess you guys were looking at our - the message we sent up on the shopping list and you mentioned ED31. Probably, we would like to make some changes in the protocol, particularly along with the number of frames of photography and so forht, due to some of the film on board that may have been degraded due to the earlier high temperatures. So we would be interested to know if you do plan on doing ED31, and we'll be sure and get the right pads up to you. Yes, Houston, I'll try to do ED31. I - There are a number of things I need. One is a photo pad with your recommendation as to the film and the camera to use. I suspect I have a choice of cameras. And I also need a recommendation as to the approximate length of time between the different photographic episodes. That's not in the checklist. And I need your reec_mmendations as to stowage for return.

17 49 22

SPT

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CC

Okay, Joe, we will work up all those things for you. And if you could give us an _idea as to when you think you might have t_me to go ahead and set it up, it might help us - it might m_e us change our mind On a couple of item; the detail items. l'd like to get to it tonight after supper. Okay, we got the people working on it right now. We'll try to have a pad up to you today. Ok _'doke. Yes, Dick, I can put 73 back in operation here, and we'll do that starting right now. Be advised that I am doing M553-2, but it is a long, slow, and painful process that will probably take me the rest of the day. Roger, Pete, on 553, and Flight Just wanted me to let you know that M092 and 171 comes - outranks it. Oh, no - no problem there. It's just that I - you Just can't run it off in rapid-flre succession. It's got to cool after every one and be shut down for a while. But we're clicking them off when'we have time. You got us restricted to when we can start 92, and I have some time right now, so I will put 73 in comm_ _sion PR-2. Roger ; understand. Hello, Houston. 'l"h,_n y _ ou much.

SPT CC

SPT 17 50 26 CDR

CC

17 51 13

CDR

CC PLT CC 17 51 h8 PLT

Go ahead. I Just checked the S190 desiccants that were ba_ug out. They are a beautiful deep blue color and apparently are now usable. Now all" it said was to put them in fecal bags and - and put them back in M130. I think it would be a very good idea to change out the existing desiccants that are in the camera now. I propose to put six of these in the camera now, bake out the six I put out, and change them again Just before we left. Think about that.

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CC PLT

Okay.

We'll

do that

very thing. Just hanging on the speaker

And I will be waiting, waiting for your word. Okay.

CC 17 53 40 CC

SPT, Houston. We believe on the building block you're on, on H-Alfa, we should be clicking off four frames per minute vice 1. And for the CDR, as far as command module configuration goes now, Pete, we'd like to leave the cryo 02 - in the present configuration. HEATERS and FANS

We

We would to OFF.

like,

for both H2 tanks,

17 5_ 06

CDR CC

They are, in fact, OFF, and the H2 vent is OPEN. Thank you. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS. We're going to see you at Vanguard at 18:17. And in answer to the PLT's question, we think that's a super good idea. Change out the desiccants in the camera, take the ones that are in there and go ahead and start baking them out, and we'll probably schedule another changeout for you later. Okay.

17 55 13

CC

17 55 33

PLT

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

18 18 22

CC CDR

Bkylab,

Houston.

We're

AOS at Vanguard

for 9 minutes.

Roger, Houston. S073 prep 2 is complete, and I'm Just getting ready to extend it. We'll be on 92/171 on time. Very good. Just to keep Flight happy. He's grinning from ear to ear.

CC CDR CC CDR CC

I find that hard to believe. And, Skylab; Houston. Be advised we're reconfiguring the CBRM and wall heaters post-normal - post-EREP commands. And also i have some information on FINE EEG ADJUST that we'd appreciate y'all doing when you can, which is necessary after we've done the coE_and module power transfer. Okay. I'ii get _ fine reg adjuster and send him on his way. out" of the head

CDR

CC

Okay. We got 8 more minutes left in this pass; so when he's ready to listen to what we want, I'll be glad to read it up. He's on his way faster You're ... Did I copy you're Affirmative. Okay, Paul. On REG BUS i ADJUST. we want that counterclockwise, approximately 30 degrees, which ought to result in about a 7-_p decrease in PCG total 1 current. And on REG BUS 2 ADJUST, we want that one also counterclockwise, about i0 degrees, and that ought to result in about a 2-amp decrease in PCG total 2 e_rrent. ready to listen? than a speeding bullet.

PLT PLT CC PLT CC

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PLT

Okay. I'm writing about 48 and 60 on board that about where you want it? Stand by. PLT, Houston. that you made, configuration. Okay.

now.

Is

CC 18 21 h8 CC

We're very happy with the adjustment and we're satisfied with this

PLT CC

SPT, Houston. On the ATM console our spies on the ground are watching you doing your sunside work, and are a little bit confused as to exactly where you are in the - in this particular pass. And if you get a chance this time, you might let us know how things are going. I'm not sure I don't want to keep them in the dark. They can usually tell by looking at H-alpha. I 'm in the JOP 6. I'm in the second part of the JOP 6. The X-ray tele is finishing up its active long. We're not going to finish everything up. You see, we're getting too close to ESS, but that's where we are. Okay, Joe. Thank you much.

SPT "

CC 18 26 33 CC

SPT, Houston. The question that we Just asked you about where you are on ATM makes us think we possibly might have a teleprinter problem in numbers. We thought you ought to be doing a building block 2 vice a building block i. Incidentally, we're about 30 seconds from LOS. We're getting ready to have a long LOS period. We're going to see you at Hawaii at 19:2h. We've got about 30 seconds left. Okay. And while you're LOS, you can ponder the fact that the teleprinter is okay, but think of all the extra data you got. Roger that, Joe.

SPT

18 27 07

CO

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AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

19 24 08

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're AOS at Hawaii for the next lO minutes, and we're going to be dt_ping the data tape recorder this pass. Okay. Houston, CDI_. How about working up a pad time for program 0A on 73 that doesntt interfere with recorders for me sometime? Well, as a matter of fact, Pete, I have here a mission note for you that has some information on S073, mode OA, and I was - and I was Just trying to figure out exactly when to call you, because I wasn't sure how busy you all were and if you could listen. Go ahead. (_ay. On the Program start, we want to use the ATM DC clock. Start the program at 7 minutes prior to sunset on any rev after M092. The REP should be 36 - 36, and the rest of the setup is per the checklist. Seven minutes prior to sunset rest the same. I got it. on the ATM DC, REP 36,

SPT CDR

CC

CDR 19 25 01 CC

CDR

19 25 34

CC

Roger. I wasn't sure I copied how you read that back. But that was T minutes prior to sunset. And, I also have another note here for you on the polychcke setting. If you have time, we'd like to get it set to orifice number 2, which corresponds to 13 pounds per d_y, and ensure, of course, that the vent valves and hose have been hooked up to the side hatch prior to doing this. And, if you do this, this will ,11ow us to look at the data this afternoon prior to you _s going to bed. Yes, I'll get it on right away. And the vent hose is rigged, the orifice is OFF. And I'll put it on, and turn it OFF. Okay. Good show. Incidentally, we haven't forgotten your guys' request on doing something about the wardroom window. And, we do have some people looking at two or three ways. We might could get that moisture out from between the panes, and we'll be getting back to you on that.

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CDR 19 27 50 CC

Okay.

Thank you.

SPT, Houston. When you get a chance, the star tracker appears to us to be locked on something moving. You might try reacquiring your star tracker pad; on board is okay. Okay, Houston. What do you think? Seems to be particles floating across its path. We have to ex-m_ue it every now and then. Roger, Joe. We believe that's what's happening, and, unfortunately, it seems to be happening quite often today, and I'm bugging you guys about it. But we think it probably is little ice particles or something. Okay. Probably the venting hydrogen.

SPT

CC

SPTCDR CC 19 33 39 CC

Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're about 1 minute from LOS; we're going to see you at Vanguard at 19:56. And, incidentally, Pete, either here or at Vanguard, we'd appreciate yo u letting us know how much of the S073 you did get done today, because it will affect what we're going to schedule for you tomorrow. And, in the event you did take the option of going ahead and photographing your prep for S073, and you haven't done that yet - I understand you asked the question earlier, but the information for that M151 setup is on the SAL checklist, page 8-1. And no response required now, if you're busy. No, I got it all done. I di@ an M151 with it per checklist. It's two rod extension right now. I will get progrsm 0A run tonight. The polychoke is ON and running on orifice position 2. Outstanding. Skylab, Roger. SPT, Houston. Be advised since the way the star tracker's been acting up today, we don't want to let it keep updating new Z with bad data. So, what we intend to do -ThAnk you much. AOS at Vanguard for 8 minutes.

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CC CC CR_

Houston;

we're

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is issue a commaud to the star tracker to inb_bit it from chsmgimg the value of new Z and _TM DC. And So if you'll give that command. SPT CC 20 00 ll CC You got it. Okay. Skylab, Houston. Be advised of the result of our and you gL_s running through We think we've determined us the DAS, we'll go ahead and issue

troubleshooting early today that malfunction procedure.

in the airlock module secondary coolant loop that that thermal control valve is still possibly hung up. However, this time it appears to be hung up closer to the its normal temperature control point. But we're not real sure and we're continuing to look at the data and we'll keep you informed. 20 01 31 SPT CC Okay. Skylab, Houston. If you did extend the S073 s_ahile ago when we were t_l_ing, and we're a little confused about whether you did or not, we probably ought to get pOWer on it so we don't have any freezing prob_ma. We've still got about 2 minutes left in this AOS here at Vanguard. Following this one, we're going to have a whole rev and see you again at Vanguard, if there's anything you need to tal_ about then .... CC And SPT, Houston. with our cc_,,and. Roger that. 73. Okay. The DAS is yours. We're through

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put power

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CC CDR CC CDR CC

SEylah,

Houston; Bill.

A0S for i0 minutes. How are you tonight?

Hi there,

0h, pretty good. ... You broke S073 up on that one. Say again.

21 34 01

CDR CC

is off and r,n_ing

on time.

We copy. Skylab, LOS, 1 minute. A0S Ascension, 21:h7, and we will be dumping the tape recorder at that point. Roger, Houston.

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CC

SPT 21 hT 17 CC PLT CC

Skylab, Houston; A0S l0 minutes. Roger, Houston. And, Skylab, be advised that we're going to be running the MDA heaters such that they're about 60 degrees, and this may cool the 0WS over the next few days. If you find this objectionable, let us know. Okay. We couple of sensitive workshop, don't think so. We've - You can notice a degree change in here, Bill. We're quite to - to increase in temperatures in the especially on the ergometer.

PLT

CC 21 56 39 CC

We copy that. Skylab, LOS 1 minute; Guam, 22:31. And we show the TACS not inhibited. We would like to have the TACS inhibited. Roger.

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CC SPT CC SPT CC

Skylab, Roge r.

Houston;

AOS,

9 minutes.

SPT, Houston. Go ahead. The VTR is now empty. We would like you to get XUV data. You have 27 minutes available on the recorder. I don't think you want that much XUV.

SPT CC CC PLT 22 33 33 CC

Just voice sequences. PLT, Houston. Go ahead. Paul, would you consider setting up a S073, mode 4A prior to going to sleep tonight? It'll run A11 night for i0 revs, it should take about 5 to i0 minutes to set up. And slthough a mode hA was run several days ago, only able to get six of i0 filters. And if we get this, we'll essentially complete the hA scan tonight. Okay, We'll letIs have it.

PLT CC PLT CC

send the pad up for that then. Good enough. one or two news items if it won't interrupt

All righty. Skylab, have anythi ng. Nothing,

PLT CC

go ahead.

In case you haven't heard, the President's speech last night - he is going to invoke a 60-day price freeze that's based on the first 8 days of Jume. Wages and on-the-farm prices will be excluded from this. They are considering looking at some profits, a possible rollback on that. At the end of the 60-day period, he is going to come up with a phase h program, again

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attempting to control prlees. The money dealers said that this was too little and too late today. The price of the dollar slumped in European money markets, while gold Jumped. It closed Wednesday at ll5.75Als0 rose in price in Paris, closing at $116 an ounce, also. PLT CC 22 36 Ol CC I think we'll stay up here, Houston. We copy that. Kissenger briefed members of Congress today on the new Indo-China cease-fire agreement. But offered little prospect of any letups in the U.S. bombing of Cambodia. In other words, "It's still a campground, it's still a battleground," Kissenger was quoted es saying. In Albuquerque, 41 people were left up in the sir, not quite as high as you are, but they were stranded in two cable cars on the west face of the Sandia Mountains. They supposedly spent a safe and comfortable night before rescuers began. They are going to try to lift the cars back onto the cables by crane or helicopter and carry back the passengers, down this 10,000-foot mountain. The cars were stalled Wednesday night when a - an extr_ne gust of wind caught them as they were being stopped. In case you are going to South Padre Island, Texas, which is the newest town in Texas, they have just elected a new sheriff who's a 27-year-old, redheaded mother of two. She says, "I'm a mean redhead, and if they ever call me 'pig' , they had better be careful; I might take it the wrong way." And in case there are may boat fans aboard, there is a new world speedboat record for ocean racing. It was set by Dr. Benomi of Rome in an offshore race. The boat's 36 feet, has two Kiekhaefer 468-cubic-inch, 600-horse engines. Record time of 83.2, as compared to the old record of 73.1. And the Sun is out today, and everybody's sweeping the remnants of the water out of their houses in Friendswood. And we'll probably have a dry spell for awhile. Come to think of it, maybe you people are well off where you are. We will be LOS in i minute. Vanguard A0S at 23:i0. You should have on board a - one copy of the Flight Plan, evening questions, and CDR details. Roger, Houston. (Music)

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CC CDR

Skylab,

Houston;

AOS, 10minutes.

Hi there, Houston, I was about to say Skylah. I don't know where I am. Houston, are you ready for the Evening Status Report? We're stmlding by 'for the status report.

CC CDH

Okay, the CDH had his particularly difficult struggle today because this fieldday is mM first fieldday. There's a couple of it_ns on there that are bad enough to gag a m_ggot. However, under the direct strain, I managed to get it all down, plus two butter cookies. We copy that. And three hardship, Copy. However, the PLT did not eat his corn for lunch, nor his coffee with sugar for a snack, and he had plus 1.5 Delta Hf0 , and zero optional salt. optional salts. The SPT suffered the same managed to get everything down today also.

CC CDR

CC 23 12 05 CDR

CC CDR PLT CDR

Is he alright today, not eating salt? He's not allowed any. I'm allowed half a pack. Yippee!

Okay, for the photo status report, 16-millimeter. We start with an EREP pass, _ CIII, 00, CI25. Then we got an MISI flash, EPC stow, Charlie India 06, 40, Charlle India 03. We got an EREP ii, with a Baker Hotel 0255. We got a M553-I, .Charlie India 05, 00, Charlie India 01. We got a M553-2, Charlie India 06, 35, Charlie India 03. We got an M151-1, Charlie India 10, 00, Charlie India 08. We got a S073 prep 2. Two rod extensions M151, Charlie India 09, 66, Mike Tango 03. For 35-millimeter, we have Charlie India 30 with a 36 frame count; Charlie India 28 with a 28 frame count. For 70-millimeter: Charlie X-Hay 06, 103. The ETC, we had 389 on one run, _10 on the other. Cal aequence done twice, both _TC mags unloaded. Film in E-19, box 27. The EREP, set 2 Quebec was depleted. And the drawer A

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configuration, AI is 02, Charlie India 05, 00, Charlie India 01; A2: 03, Charlie India 06, 35, Charlie India 03; A3 is 06, Charlie India i0, 00, Charlie India 08; Ah is 05, Charlie India ii, 00, Charlie India 25; and floating is 07, Charlie India 09, 66, Hike Tango 03. Changes to the Flight Plan, you've got. We added the S073. No changes in stowage or anything else, and SPT's got the answers to some of your questions. MY question on how long did it take to vent 20 psi l'm going to say about h5 minutes because I quit timing it after you guys gave me the time to shut it off, and I did glance at it. Looked to me like about h5 minutes for that 20 psi. 23 15 13 CC CC CDR CC CDR We copy, Pete. Someone Speedy asked Rigs, if you ever heard no. Who's he? of Speedy Rigs?

I'ii tell you one d_y. He's the fast talker who asked m_ wife about telling "Goldilocks" and '_2he Three Bears" in exactly 60 seconds. We copy, Pete. Houston, GO, SPT. Okay, evening questions. _ber I. They were painted green and they are in the two holes provided for them on the experiment. Shame on you. We copy. Okay. The M092 cell settings were all changed by us on either the first or second run, we really don't remember, and subsequently, about two runs after that for each of us. The current readings being used are CDR 6, - No.... SPT. (Laughter)

CC SPT CC SPT

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- - SPT 9, PLT 8. Correction on that, the CDR says he did not go to 6 mad that he stayed at 7 after his initial change. Ergoliad [?] Our crests are all on a line with the restraint system, so we're okay. We're not cheating, in other words. But you do tend to ride lower in that thing in zero-g. Copy. Okay, as far as the history plotter, it's working fine. There are no technical probl-ma with it. Unfortunately, there hasn't been any significant activity for it to catch. So I can't tell how useful a tool it's going to be. We copy. And on M172. I haven't thought up any specifics on changes. I think for the m,n restraint system, it's going to hack it, I think. I think it's alright. I would rather have a more positive lock device on the shoulder straps, but it's too late for that. We're - we're making do fine with what we've got. As far as ca/, Bill, the tray lids rattle and if you're happy with gray tape, okay. And some new drastic needs - needs to - needs to be come up with if you want to use M509 batteries and stuff like that because there's really no hope for them in - in the present scheme. Over. Copy, Joe. And did I copy that the red - that the lids rattle on the traysl And the trays themselves, are they firmly attached to the adapter? They appear to be. The numbers have looked pretty good since I started gray-taping the lids onto the trays. That's what it was, you could hear them go click-clack, cllck-clack, every time the chair moved. Okay. Would it be practical to tape the 509 batteries in and not attempt to hold them with the straps? I don't think so, because they're too heavy. The lids aren't so heavy. The other thing, even on the empty chair care, you've got to be careful how you secure the - the shoulder straps because if they're floating around, it makes a difference. You can see it in the

CC SPT

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data. I've got a question for you, Houston. I asked about ED31 this afternoon, and if I'm to do it, to start it this evening, I need a photo pad. CC SPT CC SPT 23 19 ii CC Stand by b=If. You got one for me? Stand by Just a second, Joe. Okay. Joe, while we're waiting for that, what about C-clamps or something else like that on those 509 batteries? It's possible, Bill. I - I haven't worked with them; I think that's something you can determine in the trainer. Okay. That _)31 pad should be up at Ascension. - it's getting late.

SPT

CC CC SPT CC 23 20 23 CC

Which pass We copy.

Joe, one last question on that 172 cal. That 2-1/2 hours you think is a realistic figure for if you m-_ntain the procedure you - that we've been using? Yes, well that was with the - a real Jury rig for the batteries and so on, which I don't think was vet7 good anyway. You can - you can cut it down to an hour and a half, if you've got some quick and easy way of securing them on because taping the lids doesn't take very long.

SPT

CC 23 21 03 CC

Copy. We're going LOS here in approximately i minute. There will be A0S at Ascension at 23:27. And the reed conference, at 23:32. Madrid will be out of action on this pass at 23:36.

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Roger that, Houston. And I assume that if we do get the ED31 pad, we will be okay to use the _ to televise that. That's affirmative.

CC CC 23 29 59 CC

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CC SPT CC

Skylab,

Houston.

Go ahead. We were unable to get the ED31 message up because of a checkpoint. However, there are only two very simple essential changes, if you can copy. Come ahead.

SPT CC

The first is simply to save the overcan for return stowage. And the second one is, that no photos are needed for the preparation. It otherwise is per checklist. We will be sending this pad up later, but you c_n proceed at this time. Okay, I will. And I will count on you tonight, some time, to send up appropriate photo pads for examination and time schedules for that. Right? That's affirmative. We're going conference here in approximately Okay. And, Skylab, we'll be L05 here in about We'll have you over Guam _ 00:08. Hey, Bill, I didn't hear the teleprinter Did you get that S073 pad up yet? It should be up - Paul. Okay. Skylab, A0S Guam, 6 minutes. 30 seconds. to medical 15 seconds.

SPT

CC

SPT 23 h0 38 CC

SPT

on that pass.

CC 23 41 03 00 09 33 SPT CC PLT 00 15 35 CC

Roger, Houston. Skylab, L0S in 1 minute. Honeysuckle at 00:22.

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SPT CC SPT CDR

Roger.

Did you get the TV okay?

That's affirmative. All righty. Do they Just leave "this out here, all by ourselves? Don't let them leave you there. Lots of luck. Skylab, Roger. CDR, Houston. Speak, Sweet Lips. Did you finish Houston; AOS for B minutes. or do we continue

CC CDR OO 22 52 CC SPT CC CDR CC

l've been called a lot of things. ]4553, wheel 2, todmy?

CDR

This is avery, very slow process. Let me tell you where I am, and what the problems are. This - There's something in there that really outgases, Bill, I can make about one bloody ball, and then I got to shut the whole operation down for about 2 hours. So, I'ii tell you where I em on wheel 2. l've made the three balls that are on the hard sting. But, fortunately, I think the electron beam gun is pooping out. I - I can't even get anything to melt without showing 80millivolts. And - and what's happening is - is that this material is fairly, hard I gathered, from the stuff that we melted yesterday, and - and it does essentially the s_ thing. It melts and it's Just about ready to go into a sphere, and I got it pointed exactly right, I'm convinced, right on the top thud, and it's Just about to go in the sphere when this thing retracts and shuts the gun off. And I wind up with -with a part of a half-melted cylinder and a half sphere down at the base. And - but, I'm - I'm my way through it, slowly.

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CC

Okay. There was another question on it. Did the 5kVA high voltage go off nominally, or did you have to pull main battery circuit breaker this time? Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. And then it is the function of the vacuum in there, I'm sure. And what I've done now, is I Just - I do one or two and I see the vacuum crawling up, and once it gets to 0.1 or above, why, there's Just no sense messing with it. And - and if I shut it off at that point and then leave it alone, it outgases. It'll build up even higher, and it outgases for a while, then after a while it pulls the hard vacuum again. That's why I say it's about a 2-hour cycle. And, so, it's in there and I'll go make a ball every time I pass by. I check - check the vacuum and see how it's doing; and if I can me_e one, I make one, and if I can't, why, you know, I go do something else. So, it's still in there, and I've gotten through about 200 things and the three hard ones are made, and that's where I am. Okay, Pete. Thank you very much, and we'll be going LOS here momentarily, and have you again at Vanguard at 00:50. Okay. Skylab, Houston. Roger. Copy. Houston, Go, SPT. You can tell Mr. Stanley that his experiment through in good shape and is off and running I'm sure he'll appreciate it. Houston, Go, CDR. CDR. came also. SPT. AOS for approximately 3 minutes.

CDR

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CC

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CDR CC PLT CC SPT CC SPT

S073 is running.

CC CDR CC

We'll pass it on.

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We've been having a very serious discussion. We want to m_ke sure, make very sure, that the Ticonderoga has a large enough supply of butter cookies" on board to handle us. Hey, Pete, I tried to eat them out of those and never could. So, I'm very sure they'll enough for you. Thank you. And, Pete, I didn't realize you were a classics' scholar also. I take it that was Chaucer you were quoting to me the last time. I don't reR11y know. Tomorrow we are sending you up a new set of datail pads. And 8073 2C is what we'll be running. We're about to go LOS here, and so, good night to you all. Night. things, have

CC

CDR CC

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Skylab, morning.

Houston.

Through

Honeysuckle.

Good

PLT 08 29 h2 CC

Morning, Hank. We've got you for about 9 more minutes this morning, then we're going to be dumping your recorder here first thing. Skylab, Houston. For info, the friendly PI on the BMMD has got a little request for you. He wants to get some repeatability data. And he would like for you to, when you finish your first run - run on the B_4D to get out of it and then climb right back in and do another run and voice record this additional data. He's trying to see if the results are repeatable.

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CDR

Hey, Hank, we'll have to catch it tomorrow morning. We've already weighted, and we're well off doing other things. That's Just fine. And while T got you_ Pete, I've got a couple of questions on the EB gun if you can answer. Go ahead. Okay, we'd like to know if the shutdown was nominal, or did you have to pull the main bat circuit breaker after your last shot on the 553? I had to _,11 the breaker. Okay, I guess then in that case, what we would like for you to do is, at your convenience, continue 553 until you can get a nominal shutdown, if possible. And when you do, we want to terminate M553. And the first time you get a nominal shutdown, we want to terminate it. And then we want to put - well, M552 is a data shopping list item if you want do that sometime. In regard to the sample wheel, though, we would like for you not cut any of those samples

CC

CDR CC

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off of the wheel. We're trying to look into the stowage situation. There's a possibility that we may want bring those - that wheel back, and look at those samples. You know, look at why they didn't come off of there. CDR Well, I can tell you that they _ill fall off, based on m_ experience with the other wheel. The thing is retracted but they are still flat on the bottom, and they Just sort of tend to have a little stickness to the ceramics. I get nominal shutdowns, it Just happened that the last one wasn't a nominal one. One other factor is that the whole thing turns blue in there when things are going bad. If that has any significance, it lights up blue, l've seen that in the test runs and, in my estimation, what's happening there is you're getting enough outgasing there that you're sort of getting some kind of a discharge inside the chamber. Yes, I agree with that. And I have not started any runs over hl. But something will happen in there, and I've see_ it get as high as 0.5 during a run. Roger that. That compares wish what - the testing that I did down at the Cape. I'm a little surprised that the vacuum you're getting up there doesn't do a better Job. Well, that's what's got me mystified. But you take a h-inch hole out there and do it, but it sure as heck does it. Say, Hank, they don't have to look too far for stowage. We're short two EREP tapes, and out going A-9 pretty easily. Roger. Copy.

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CDR

CC

CDR

CDR

CC 08 35 17 CDR

I've had it sitting on VET all night. Now, I ought to get a least one or two good from it. If you want me to shut down after a nominal run, why I ought to get one good run this morning. Okay, that would be good, Pete. When nominal shutdown, that's when we want do get a you to quit.

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Okay. And Skylab, Houston. All your pads are up there now. And we're going to need a paper change, here. We're down to the last few feet. Okay. Skylab, Houston. Like to verify this wardroom window got fogged up. The fogging is between the panes, isn't it? It's the inside of the outer pane. Roger. And the next time one of you is in the wardroom there, if you're not there, we'd like for you to open the VENT valve, panel 704. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're about 1 minute until LOS. Hawaii will be coming up at 49. And I 're only got one more item for you, which we have if we can get up there, is a few Flight Plan changes. ... Skylab, Houston through Hawaii for 9 minutes.

SPT CC

SPT CC

SPT 08 37 54 CC

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Hello, Houston. Skylab, Houston. I got those Flight Plans handy. Just give me a buzz whenever your ready. Roger, answer That's Houston. In answer to message 2229 Alfa, to the question is 6_.384 percent. pretty accurate. at by accepted engineering the

CDR

CC CDR

Well, that was arrived standards. Hello, Houston.

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Roger. module; Okay,

We got some blockage there we're back with you now. with the Flight Plan

on the command

SPT CC

go ahead

changes,

Henry.

Okay. For the CDR, at 14:50 on the Flight Plan, we'd like to change the S07 - You guys did such a good Job yesterday on S073 we got to redo it here. Change the 2 Alfa to a 1 Delta. And for the PLT, at 19:10, you've already got an S073 2 charter scheduled and your pads on board. But we would like to add at 21:00, for the PLT, and S073, _ Alfa instead of 5 Alfa. Delete the 5 Alfa a_d make it a 4 Alfa. And then you'd have to make the appropriate changes in your detail pads. The CDR details at 14:50, the S073 1 Delta, and the pad's on board. And the PLT at 21:00, details, to _ Alfa, and the pad's on board.

SPT 08 53 03 CC

Roger. And so you can be t_-_ing about it, there is some consideration here by management of adding another EREP pass on day 169. We're a long ways from a decision yet, but I Just wanted to let you know in case you were starting to close out some of the EREP. Roger. Skylab, Houston; about 30 seconds from LOS. Goldstone will be coming up at 01. Skylab, Houston throl,gh Bermuda 7-1/2 minutes. We'll

08 53 29 08 58 09

SPT CC

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CC CC

Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS. be coming up on Canaries at'21. Skylab, Houston 15-1/2 minutes. thro,,o_ Canaries

09 21 33

CC

and Ascension

for

SPT CC

Fifteen and half.

Wow! since we're to leave your in last night, the Y con-

That's a biggie. And for information, not doing maneuvers today, we're going gyros in the configurationwe put them and your panel will be okay except that figuration is 1/2.

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CDR CC CDR CC CDR SPT 09 23 B1 CC

Roger. And, Skylab, Houston. ... ? Roger. Oh, it l Go ahead. Okay. Active region 27 is still popping. We got a couple of subnormal flares out of that last night, 22:19 and Ol:B6. We got a subnormal Charlie 2 in X-rays at O0:B1 in active region B7. Active region 41 fired off a subnormal flare about 04:25 this morning. And we've got a new active region 4B, that's popped up at 180.3 and there's a little flare out of that, but we already expect much activity in that area. Okay, we copy. please. So would we. The PLT has made a momentous decision, Houston. about to let the CDR trim his hair. Careful. Say, Hank, I ass_me that before 21:00, you guys are going to send me a S073 pad for that 4-Alfa program. Is that right? It should be up there now. We indicate that a11 the pads are up now. That would have been the last one up. Was that after 08:10, it was sent up? That's affirmative. roughly, or 08:25. Oh, okay. It went up at 08:22 or He's We'd like some supernorm_1 flares, I have the solar activity update. I have your SAP update.

SPT

CC 09 24 40 CDR

CC SPT

CC

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09 26 16

CC

Make that about 08:30. think, we got it up. Still there, Roger. We were friends We've Houston? gotabout

It was over Honeysuckle,

I

09 32 18

CDR CC

5more

m_nutes.

09 32 24

CDR

Just passing over AbiJan. I've got some down there; made that in 1969, after 12. We'll be coming

09 36 20

CC

Skylab, Houston; i minute to LOS. up on Carnarvon at 05. Roger.

09 36 23

CDR

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lO 05 17

CC

Skylab, Houston; we're AOS at Carnarvon 9 minutes. Roger, Okay. Houston. CMC-dump

for the next

CDR CC lO 08 41 CDR CC PLT

check coming up.

Hey, Houston, are you ready for the E-memory Stand by, Pete.

dump?

Well, hi there, Richard. You Just thought you were going to have the daylight shift, huh? They keep fooling me, Paul. I know what you mean. (Laughter) We're standing by

CC PLT CC

And, CDR; Houston. Affirmative. for E-memory dump now. Coming Roger. And, Houston, I'm ready ready to ship it. Roger, CDR. We'll for your at you.

lO 09 27

CDH CC

lO ll O1

CDR

D27 anytime

you're

CC CDR CC

up-link

that toyou

at Hawaii.

Understand

that's Hawaii?

Roger. And you're in the middle of the Honeysuckle pass now. The Hawaii pass is going to start at 10:27. All right. I have the time. How about the logic sequencer check? At Hawaii also? Let's see, Pete. Let me check that one.

CDR

CC lO ll 47 CDR

Some strange vehicle I'm in. I haven't been in here long enough from on the left side to remember what it's all about.

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Well, the 4-foot trench is watching yoU today. And the logic sequence check is scheduled for a Bermuda pass, and.that's coming up-I got it. - - at i0:_8. Okay. D27 at Hawaii and logic We'll be standing by. Okay. Dick, let me ask you. Is this real-world times for re-entry day, also? Or pretty close to the stations? Let me think about I'm not sure. that one and get back to you, Pete, sequence check at BDA.

CDR CC CDR

CC i0 12 52 CDR

CC

CDR i0 13 22 CC

Or do we see that tomorrow? CDR, Houston. close to the have another describe the and also the coming up to Okay.

Tc_orrow,

I guess.

Negative. The times today are not too entry. The actual entry-day times - We message that's in preparation that will pass times for both the entry SIM tomorrow entry on entry day, and they' ii be you when we get them ready. before re-entry, please. at Bermuda also,

CDR i0 13 55 CDR

S_netime

What of the VHF check? You want that or smother one down the road?

CC

That's in Bermuda, also, Pete. And we're 25 seconds fr_n LOS here at Honeysuckle. We're going to see you at Hawaii at i0 :27, and we alsa are going to dump the data tape recorder at Hawaii. See you Hawaii. Roger. Skylab, Houston. 9 minutes. We'd link D27. You got it. We're A0S at Hawaii for the next like ACCEPT; and we're ready to up-

CDR i0 14 16 i0 27 01 CC CC

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And also, Pete, any time during this pass, I've got a P30 T. time and a couple of other times for you. And the19irst one's on page 1-9 of the Entry Checklist. Go ahead. Okay. On 1-9, there at step 12, you want to complete the P51 prior to 11:37. And the aext one's on 1-11. Go ahead. Okay. On - Roger. On the pen and ink note, Pete, in step 18, that time is 13:10. 1310. And also on that page, down there below step 19, ti_e - Wait Just a second. Yes, the P30 T. time is 12 plus 29 plus 00. Ig 12:29:00; I got it.

l0 27 32

CDR CC

CDR l0 28 05 CC

CDR CC

Roger. CDH, Houston. On that entry on 1-11, there is a correction to that pen and ink. The time that I gave you of 13 plus lO, we want to complete the P50 before that time of 13 plus l0. Okay. CDR, Houston. One more suggestion we might make on your time line today. The P52 option 3 on page 117 - If you'd go ahead and attempt it right after the P50 while you're still in daylight, that'll be closer to your - the alignment problem on entry day. If you don't get a good al_gnment in daylight - or unable to, we'll Just go ahead and waiG and do it after sunset. And that'll be at - Okay. P52, option 2, item n,,*,her39; and do that right after the PS0, which has .to be done before 13:10. Right? That's right. So we figure you'll be doing the P52 sometime around 13:00 or so. And that is, in that - that's about - oh, 12, IB minutes prior to sunset. Okay. Will PICAPAR work? Or are you going to have to give us a couple of stars for the daylight? We do have - -

CDR l0 32 12 CC

CDR

CC

CDR

CC

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CDR CC

.....

have to think

about that

one.

Well, PICAPAR I'm told, should work, although we do have some" stars in our hip pocket that we're going to have available for you.

CDR
i0 34 09 CC Skylab, Houston. Th_ up-link's back to BLOCK. ThAn_ you much. Okay. Ready for the logic complete; you can go

CDR CC

sequencers?

Negative. We're goin@ to he ready for them at the Bermuda pass - at the Guaymas pass, Pete. Incidentally, we're about a - (At Bermuda - not Goldstone - Bermuda)

MCC i0 34 hO CC

Sk_lab, Houston. We're about a minute and 20 seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at Goldstone at 10:40. And incidentally , on this stateside pass, you - probably - if anybody has time to look out the window, it's going to be prior to sunrise across most of the States. You're going to cross the west coast Just to the north of Seattle and then come sk_w,,_ug across the Cauadian border. Then Just above the Great Lakes and then finally leave the East coast Just north of Boston. And all that is after a lesson in how to use the Earth slider map from the backup CDR. 7

i0 35 20

PLT

Yea for the backup CDR! We already looked at that, snd we've only got 3 minutes till States pass sunrise. And I Just looked out the window, and I think, unfortunately, we're not going to be able to see much on the ground, because it's getting pretty bright in the east already. Roger. Tomorrow we're window, right? Right I Right ! going to get up early and look out the

CC PLT

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But with this full Moon it's awful bright outside, anyhow. Yes, and the super passed out in the bed last night, looking at it in the moonlight. And he could see the land and the ocean real good .... , Africa still looks grand in the full Moon. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Goldstone for 5 minutes. And we'll get right hack to you when we got data, so we can watch the logic sequence check. Okay. As a matter of fact, I'm told that we're ready to for it any time. It's coming at you, I'm at your point. Okay. Okay, I'm ready to give you the SEQ logic. Okay. Go ahead. and I'll give you a holler when

l0 36 l0 l0 39 56

CC CC

CDR CC

CDR

CC CDR CC lO 40 39 CDR CC

LOGICs 1 and in AUTO. CDR, Houston. The logic sequence check is good. You're GO for POWER ALARM. Be advised we're going to do the VHF check. We've got the STDN configured at the Mila pass, which is coming up in Just a few minutes. And when we get there, we'll gc over there and do VHF check. Okay. Roger. Step 8 is complete, and logic sequence check a_Id all breakers are back open again. And I'm standing by for you_ VHF. Roger that. We're about 20 seconds from LOS at going to have Bermuda on S-band AOS I'll contact you in this comm configat Bermuda. Then when we get Mila go over and do the VHF. I'll go ahead and de-arm the logic.

CDR CC I0 41 36 CDR

i0 41 46 i0 44 49

CC CC

Skylab, Houston. • Goldstone. We're prior to Mila; so uration on S-band acquisition, we'll

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CDR CC

Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're A0S Bermuda and Mila for i0 minutes. We do not have Mila acquisition yet, and I'll let you know when we're ready for VHF. Houston, please? SPT. Are we still in the horn of the anomaly,

SPT

CC SPT

Stand by i. Roger. What's happening is that we have a very high PMEC count. And the times given on the pad - well, it's dropping now. The times given on the pad indicated we were out of the horns and we gee nothing particularly outstanding on our ATM displays ; and that puts us in a heck of a dilemua. Stand by Just l, Joe. I'll get back to you.

lO 49 45 lO 50 12

CC CC

8PT, Houston. We believe you are still in the horn, and we're going to go back and check the times that we gave you for your exit - entry and exit times for the an_n,ly. Okay. Those times are important, Houston, because 99 percent of the high PMEC we s@e is due-to the belt. And it's very hard to discriminate from that other 1 percent. Understand. CDR, Houston. We're configured for VHF, and you can go ahead and configure per page 1-8 and give us a call. I 'm standing by. Okay. Skylab's backup, S-band. We've still got

SPT

CC lO 50 51 CC

CDR l0 52 O0 CDR CC

Me, too, Skylab; loud and clear. 7-1/2 minutes left in this pass. Roger. Let's strike step ii.

i0 52 ll

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ll 05 40

CC PLT SC

Skylab, Houston. Roger, Crip. (Music:

We're A0S Ascension

for ll minutes.

Tumbling Tumbleweed)

ll 09 i2

CDR CC CDR

Still there, Houston? Affirmative, CDR. Go ahead. There's a P52 daylight star

I'm looking at the DSKY. align. Roger.

CC CDR

AAll balls, and there's the torquing angles. And that came from a - 51 with the star tracker and S1m sensor. Roger. Thank you.

CC ll 1B 46 CC

CDR, Houston. When you get a chance, we'd be kind of interested to know how the FDAI error-needles check went on 1-97 Super. Okay. Just getting into the GDC align now. Roger. Hello, Houston; Skylab. I got a few words for the ATM people, if they're listening. Roger. They're listening.

CDR CC CDR CC PLT

CC PLT

Okay. Observing, Just during that daylight pass, that filament on the north side of active region 37 has undergone significant changes. On the west end of it, where it was - if they gnt any photos frc_ this morning - it was fairly flared out and kind of fan shaped. It's now narrowed down, become more distinct, and it has moved into an east-west running

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filament channel, which wasn't really Joined up with it this morning - to the north of it. And Just in the last 30 minutes, as I say, it's changed shape and appearance that -,,ch, which is kind of surprising to me. CC ll 15 47 CC Roger, Paul. Thank you much. We're And they until got the word. LOS; Carnarvon

I

Skylab, Houuston. at ll: Bg. Skylab, Hiya, Roger. Houston;

1 minut@

11 38 58

CC CDR CC CDR

AOS at Carnarvon

for l0 minutes.

Houston; Go

let me give you sc_e n,-,bers.

ahead.

The FDAI _e - error needles test went okay. The star tracker SS PSI went all right. If you'd like, the numbers was 204 and 146, outer gimbal was plus 02039; the inner gimbal was plus 00279; the NOUN 05 was 000.04. I have the suspicion that I either copied the number wrong or it was read to me wrong. I think the outer gimhal angle was more like 2029, but I'ii get to that later. Roger, Pete. Copy. noise) Houston, • SPT.

CC SPT CC SPT CDR

(Spacecraft

Come in, squesk. Hey, while he's finding his ... - -

..... the sextant P52 was done in dmylight with the stars 41 an d 44. You got five balls and you copied the torquing angles. BMAG 2 d_ift check started at 11:32. The ESS entry check went all right. Go ahead, SP_. SPT would like permission to use the mR Roger. Okay. You've got it, Joe. Go ahead. for TV-18.

ll 41 17

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The _MS DELTA-V

test

and nn11 bias

check was all

right. I had plus nlne-tenths for 1 minute and h0 seconds. CC CDR Copy.

of a foot per second

The SS/ST-P50 CSM to OAwas done in this dmylight pass. The star eode was 0_; the outer gimbalwas plus 02029; the inner gimbalwas plus 00279. The NOUN 23 was 146.57, 180.15, 000.20. Roger. Copied them all.

CC CDR

Okay. The P30 external DELTA-V was loaded. HA and HP were plus 889.4, plus 235.1. We are now at step 25; all Complete down to (5) and holdinE. Roger. Understand. we hold there until 12:29 or shortly

CC CDR

Okay. I guess before, right? Let me check.

CC CDR

We'll be on the line at about the P40 stuff. That's affirm, we're standing Okay. Bye. So am I. CDR. by. We concur

12:19,

I guess,

starting

CC

on the times,

and

CDR ii 4B 42 ll 46 02 CC CC

See you then.

Bye.

Bye.

Skylab, Houston. There are a couple of things; one for the SPT. On the VTR, for you information, it is okay, and I guess you already are possibly using the _TR. But there's - Be advised, there's 22minutes of tape available for your l_se there. And you're welcome to use it to the end, but the - there was about 8 minutes of tape that we hadn't d_mped yet at the start of that tape. The second thing was is we still need s_mebody, when you can, to chanEe teleprinter paper for us.

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Okay. I 'ii go do that right now. The other thing is, will we have a fI711 BO minutes of tape tonight? We were going to try and get to one of those TV tours. That's affirm. We plan to have it all d_n_pedby then. entry checks, My, _!

CC CDR

You mean with the busy schedule on these Captain Video can get us the VTR, also? (Chuckle) Skylab, Houston. Guam at ll: 52. Roger. _%"gylab,Houston. Roger, Houston. We're We've got about

CC CC

a minute

to LOS;

ll h8 45 ll 54 06

CDR CC CDR CC

AOS Guam for 8 minutes.

And, Pete, if time you whiz would like to pumps are off

you're not in the comand module, next up that direction, one thing that _COM check is to verify that fuel cell 1 on panel 5. 5- Roger. I'll the teleprinter.

CDR

Fuel cell 1 pumps off on panel check that. I'm still loading Okay. No hurry.

CC ll 57 41 CDR

There you go, Houston .... yourself a teleprinter message for test any time you want. Roger; understaud. you much. The paper is all changed. Thank

CC

ll 58 08

CDR CC

FUEL CELL 1 PUMP switch is OFF _and was OFF. Roger, Pete. Thank you very much. We - The reason we asked, we did see a very small Delta temperature for the two fuel cells, and we Just wanted to confirm that. Thank you much. Okay.

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CDR CC CDR CC

What temperature Stand by i. My fuel temps

are you looking

at?

are almost

identical,

if not identical.

CDR, the temps were read in/read out temperatures and the difference in FUEL CELL i and 2, but - it made us think that possibly that switch was on. But they were not fuel cell temps, as I told you before. Okay. Skylab, Houston. Couple of notes for the SPT. One is when you're - Joe, when you're finished with the VTR, if you could - if you could go ahead and rewind it so we could get ahead right at the AOS at Goldstone in getting it dumped, we'd appreciate it. Also, on your ATM pass that's going to be beginning at 12:17 on - several days ago, we noticed once that 82 Bravo was Allowed to be shut down by the door closing, and we don't want to do that because there is a chance that we might hang up the camera - that you'd have to fix EVA. It should be shut down per the J - excuse me, per the JOP 7 stop time of 20 seconds. It's on your pad for this upc_ - this upcnm_ng pans. And we are going to put this on a little general message Just to - so all the guys will get to read the rationale. The TV is yours. Roger. Thank you. We're about 30 seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at Goldstone at 12:18. Skylab, Houston; A0S stateside for 16 minutes.

CDR 12 00 B6 CC

SPT 12 01 32 CC

12 20 15

CC CDR CC SPT CC

Roger, Houston. Roger. Houston, Go. SPT.

We Just went to P40.

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I didn't quite understandwhat you said the last _onversatio_. It's not - They having the - having darkness cut - close do they? Because that's our routine way Stand by.

about 82]3 in don't mind the door, of operating.

CC 12 21 27 CC

SPT, Houston. Let me see if I can clarify this for you. What we'd like to avoid is to have one of the 82 Bravo modes he terminated hy door closure. So, in this case, what we want to do is to stop taking photography and close the door about 20 seconds prior to sunset, l'm sorry, stop - stop the mode 20 seconds prior to sunset. We don't have to close the door manually, right? That 's affirmative, Joe. though,

SPT

CC SPT

Okay, because it clearly stated in the Mission Rules that the crew was infaqlible, and I wanted to verify that. Roger. We're checking ourselves.

CC SPT PLT

(Laughter) Hey, Houston, also for information, our onboard readout on array 4 - amps - it's current out of array is reading about 8 _nps below all the rest of them. Roger. Copy. PLT, Houston. For you information, our ZM also shows about the - and concurs with yours on EEG _; however, we think it's a transducer problem. Yes. I buy that.

CC CC

PLT 12 23 53 CDR

Hay, Houston.

I'm not using these g_m_al _-_les you got in here. I'm using the ones that you had me put in before. Okay?, Roger. That's okay with us.

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CDR CC PLT

It does all kinds Sorry, Pete.

of good things copy that.

for the

rates, Houston.

Didn't

Say again.

He says our gimbal test, - you can really feel it in here and hear it sloshing things around, plus it shows up on the rate needle. Roger. We did. Okay, Houston, the _4S is NORMAL; THC POWER is in fact OFF. Very good. Thank you. verify that the Hang on.

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12 31 46 CDR CC CDR

Houston, Go ahead,

CDR. CDR. right onto step 33. You want to

I'm going to press watch, right?

CC 12 32 03 CC CDR

Stand by Just a second, Pete. Affirmative, Pete. Press on; we're responses wa%ching. here. I Just

Okay. I got all the right read backwards. Roger, Okay, Roger; CDR. step 32 complete. concur. We watched

CC 12 32 59 CDR CC 12 33 19 CC

it, also.

CDR, Houston. We see you're about i0 minutes from the end of the BMAG 2 drift check. A couple of other little notes, now that you're through some of this busy part here for this pass. We've got an entry SIM and checklist changes for entry to be - that'll be up-linked for you today. Also, this evening we're going to up-link a full set of maneuver pads for the entry SIM tomorrow. In fact, a slightly different subject with reguards to the TV tour today. It turns out we looked at the schedule, and if we did TV-21 as scheduled in the Flight Pls_n today, that would prevent you from doing the TV tour. However, if you're amenable to getting the tour out of the way, we think that's more important, and we'd like to do that today. So, we'd suggest scratching TV-21 from your Flight Plan today. That'll give you plenty of tape on the VTR, and you can do the tour at your convenience this evening. Okay. BMAOs, Roger. I have an hour - more than an hour on the and I'll give you the check in Just a second.

12 3h 20 CDR

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Skylab, Houston. We're 30 seconds going to see you at - at Carnarvon Okay. Skylab, Copy. Houston; A0S Carnarvon

from LOS. at 13:17.

We're

12 36 12 CDR 13 16 27 CC PLT CDR

for 9 minutes.

Roger, Houston. Would you like the P527 I couldn't get it to daylight. There's too much Earth in the way. Okay; affirmative. I would.

CC 13 16 h8 CDR

Okay. I got star 37 and star h0. Five balls, NOUN 93 plus 00.076 minus 00.174 and minus 00.08h; the time 13:15:h5:00. And I'm going to go ahead and power down the G&N. Stand - Stand by on that, please, Pete. Just a second.

CC 13 17 31 CC

Skylab - CDR, Houston. We got to do some up-links, and also get an EMOD. If you'll give us ACCEPT as soon as the 52 is over, we can get started on that and then we can power down the G&N after that. Got ACCEPT Roger. and P00. you. on us on the

13 17 4h CDR CC CC

Thank

And, CDR; do you have any information drift check? Oh, let me give you both of them. Okay. Go ahead.

CDR CC 13 18 32 CDR

BMAG 2 drift check: FDAI-1, NOUN 16 - I mean NOUN 20; 261.61, 007.8h, 355.05; the GDC ATT Was 259.0, 011.0, 356.3; the total time, 1 hour, h minutes. Roger; copy. BMAG number l: C-DC ATT, 260.8, NOUN 20; 261.62, 007.62, 355.21; 007.8, 356.5; the time, 30 minutes.

CC 13 19 07 CDR

CC

Roger,Pete. I got both of those.

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And do you want your EMOD at 13:37 or can you take it here? Stand by. Skylab, Houston. The load is in; you can go back to BLOCK. And, we are standing by for the EMOD. We got h minutes left in this pass. It's coming at you right now. Okay. Hey, Dick, when you get a minute or two, the PLT's got a couple of items for you. Very good, PLT. Because I have an item for you, and I was trying to figure Out where you were. Go ahead. First item is, is there any way we can tell if our wardroom heater is still functioning? Has that gone up good - you can tell if we turn it off and on. Because our water has frozen again, and where the window protector was formerly warm to the touch when busily washing the windows, it no longer is. Roger. We copy.

CC 13 19 55 CC

CDR CC PLT

CC

1B 20 27

PLT

CC 12 30 50 PLT

Second item - and the second item is, just so I don't forget, how about on the day before the EVA, Just schedule me to put the S190 desiccant in the oven, please. And, then on either day 27 or 28, another reminder to put the new ones in the c_-_ra. Roger. We'll sure put that on your Flight Plan, Paul, and if that's all you got, I got one item on the ATM I'd like to mention to you. Okay. Okay, ta1_ing about S082A. I guess we've had occasions where the OPERATE light has remained on after MODE TERMINATION. And, in this next daylight cycle, after you get through with the - the completion of the time mode in building block 3, there's an opportunity where this might happen. And if it does, if the OPERATE light does stay on there, we'd like you

CC

PLT 13 21 20 CC

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to do a real quick little test for us; and that is throw the 82A FLARE switch to I}_HIBIT, and then note the status of both the READY light and the OPERATE light. And, Just tell us what the status of those two lights are next time we have AOS, and that will help us try to psych out exactly what the problem is. 13 22 03 PLT Okay, we'll try it, Now Joe Just came down and He was m,nning in the time mode. It's been operating almost continuously, once you start it - when the door first opens it comes up READY. Once you start a mode, most of which is in time, it usually sta_s OPERATE. Now Joe Just finished that building block that he had, and it came up READY at the end of each sequence this time. But I'll check {t next time. Okay, good. Thank you. and we're GO to

CC 13 22 59 CC

CDR, Houston. We've got the EMOD, go ahead and power it down. We ' re about Okay. Roger.

CC CDE CC

- - We're about a minute from LOS. at Gnam at 13:31. 13:31. Houston, Hello, Bye. CDR. CDR.

We'll see you

13 23 13 13 30 41

CDR CDR CDH CDR CC

Houston;

Hi, Houston; CDR. CDR, Houston. Go ahead; we've got you for 5 minutes.

13 32 08

CDR

Okay. I wasn't sure whether you wanted me to power down the computer or not. I powered down the IMU. Am I cleared to power down the computer and the STS and go back to sleep? Stand by just 1 on that, please. CDR, Houston; affirmative. down thecomputer. You're clear to power F

CC 13 32 23 CC

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0kay. And incidentall_, back to the subject of the wardroom window heater. We don't have any direct telemetry that tells us whether or not that heater's ON. And the current draw is so low that we have a hard time seeing it. About the only thing we can suggest is verify the two circuit breakers on panel 614, And, if you haven't already tried it, you can try the heater on the opposite BUS from the one you have tried, and let it sit there for a while and see if it warms up. And one thing that we'd like to know is, what's the size of the ice spot that's on there now as compared to what it was the other day before it thawed?

13 33 i0

SPT

Unfortunately, this whole area is bigger. The ice spot - the ice cube is smaller; it's about three-quarters the size of a dime. However, where we formerly had a little steamy vapor on the window, it's now aJ] crysta1_ zed into a nice frosty spot, _pproximately 2 to 2-1/2 inches in diameter. C_ay, those breakers were CLOSED, Dick. I'm going to go to the other BUS for awhile; we'll see what happens. Okay. I assume you've been on BUS 1. I've been Thank you. on BUS 2. Is that right?

13 33 35

SPT

CC 13 33 44 SPT CC CC 13 36 17 CDR CC CDR

... I notice Okay, Yes. Say, Houston; Go ahead. fine.

CDE.

On the command module housekeeping 7 tonight - running that loop for an hour - any chance of cutting that heater back in? Is it something we need to worry about? Stand by. You don't have to answer it right now. I'd pass it along. I Just thought

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13 37 03

CC

CDR, Houston. In answer to your question, we're not concerned about the heater operation during the check; however, we do want to m_e sure - I think the last step_ which I think is a pen and ink in your checklist for that CM-7, is to make sure the circuit breaker on that heater is put to OPEN; but no proble_ duringthe check. That secondary heater has a fuse back in the service module; it doesn't have any circuit breaker. We talking about the same heater?

CDR

CDR CC

Maybe not; I'll get the answer. We're going LOS, CDR. We're going to see you at Goldstone at 13:55. Be advised, our initial look at the comm,nd module is look_ ing real good. The team is going to go off and get together and look at some of the backroom data. And, later on this afternoon, we'll give you a good briefing as far as the syst_ma status that we saw on the ground here today.
r

CDR CC CDR CC 13 38 39 CC

Okay, where's Clancy's

your meeting? Can you --_e it? else. Bye.

office.

No, I thought (Laughter)

it might be some place

Circuit breakers, MAIN A to OPES. Got you. Skylab, Houston. 15 minutes.

SECONDARY

COOLANT

heater,

CONTROM.A_R

13 38 h9 13 54 h0

CDR CC

We're

A0S stateside

for the next

13 54 h_

PLT

Okay, Richard. 82A Just climbed out of a time mode in its JOP. The OPERATE light stayed ON. I turned the flare to II_lBIT, and blink, on came the READY light and out went the OPERATE light. Thank you very much, Paul.

CC 13 55 0B PLT

I'm back to FLARE ERABLEnow. And the READY light stayed ON. Next time I run it, I'm going to try -

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turn the FLARE switch to INHIBIT while I'm running, and see if it goes from OPERATE to READY like it's supposed to. Is that all right? CC PLT 13 56 04 CC Roger. That's affirmative.

Thank you. And, Skylab, Houston. Back to _he question that we were talking about, about the heater up in the co_mnd module. It turns out that the fuse that you referred to is in the heater portion of the circuit. And it is in the service module. The problem, we think, is in the control loop probably, or possibly a shorted switch. And the circuit breaker that I was referring to is on panel 5. It's ECS, SECONDARY COOLANT LOOP heater control MAIN A circuit breaker, and it is listed in your Systems Checklist. Aud, you'll get to that on the housekeeping check tonight and the last step - or one of the steps in there is to - when you leave the command module it'll be OPEN. Right ... I'ii remember that. Ckay. Fine. Thank you.

CDR CC CC

Roger. And, _q_ylab, Houston. For your information, this stateside pass, you're passing over the west coast up around Salem, Oregon. You're going to pass over Just to the south of the Great Salt Lake. You're going to go over a portion of the Grand Canyon, and going to hit the Gulf of Mexico coming away from the United States between Houston and Victoria. Roger. Thank you.

13 57 31

PLT

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TAG Tape 166-06 166:1h:05 to 166:15:30 Page 1523 Day 166 SKXLAB AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION

14 08 hl

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're i minute to LOS. Vanguard is coming up at 14:20, and we plan to dump the data tape recorder there. Skylah, Houston. Be advised we understand in active region 31 there is a subnormal flare that is now in progress, and two of the instruments are recording information from it. Good. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS; Vanguard for 8 minutes.

CC

14 09 30

PLT

14 20 5_ CC SPT

Houston, Skylab. I'd like to - you to he the first to know that the PLT is the proud father of a _enuine flare. Verygood. Just about the time you called, he got a high PMEC count. And this time it was confirmed by image intensity count being over BOO by a bright spot appearing on the X-ray image in both the 1 and the positions. It was confirmed - the M16, it was confirmed by a very bright spot on the XUV monitor. He decided to slew the H-alpha. We found a flare in active region 31, factor of l0 brighter than any other plage that we've seen. In other words, it was unmistakable once it happened. We were on the flare; he got probably a minute and half or 2 minutes of flare rise. We're at flare fall now. And if ATM would like us to do post flare on the next rev, the PLT is willing to cancel his housekeeping 7 Juliett. Over. Not cancel; Just delay. PMEC was 8hO, Houston. We are in the

14 21 08

CC SPT

PLT PLT

The maximum high mode.

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Roger that. And if you would be willin6to del_7 your housekeeping 7-J, which I know is very important, we sure would appreciate it. Because we've been looking forward to catching one of these. So have we; we're Good show. he had six hands it. all Just as proud as new daddys.

PLT CC CDR

Like I told them hefore we went, up there as soon as he announced

14 23 03

SPT

Houston, SPT. We've got a bit of a problem here determining the end of flare fall and could use sc_e friendly advice from the ground because we're now entering the South Atlantic anom-lv, and our PMEC is not very useful to us anymore. As a matter of film remaining, I'd like to know whether the PIs would like us to continue f'le_e fail for this whole pass or to go into postflare?

CC SPT

Roger.

Stand by.

We still have very definite indications on the visual displays. I vote for - for continuing flare fall. Roger. Standby, please.

CC CC

SPT, Houston. We agree with you; we'd like to continue flare fall. We believe that you can use the X-REA to monitor the flare during this period, possibly. And also, we think that S056 is maybe hmug up. We'd like you to go STOP/START on that for us, please. Okay. Roger. Houston, SPT.

SPT CC SPT CC 14 26 39 SPT

Say 8gain, please. This is SFT. The S055 has kicked the detectors off a couple more times during this MIRROR LINE SCAN. And we're running now with detector 5 off; that's for their information.

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CC SPT CC

Copy, Joe. And can _hey verify whether S054 is complete yet?

SPT, Houston. Affirmative; 54 is complete. We'd like you to go the flare fall portion, and it appears that 56 is hung up again. If you'll help us out again, we'd appreciate it. Okay. Thank you. to at 15:32.

SPT 14 27 48 CC

Skylab, we're 1 minute from LOS. We're going have a long L_ period. See you at Goldstone So have fun.

14 27 58 co_

Bye.
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15 33 h6

CC SPT CC

Skylab, Houston, Roger, Houston.

A0S at Goldstone,

ii minutes.

p

Skylab, Houston. Getting back tO a question that you guys asked awhile ago. On the times we've been giving you for the horns and also for the South Atlantic anomaly, it turns out that our information about the radiation shows, naturally, that the radiation belts drift around, and the numbers we've been sending up to you are - are our best information at the time. Now, we've got a couple of choices. One is, is we can take a look at some recent data, something that we could look up here in real time and try to pad it a little bit in e - either direction, or Just advise you of this fact and continue to send up the times under the same ground rule. But we do not have any better data that's available to us in a short period of time. And probably the best data is coming from your work and it's going to take quite a bit of time to analyze that. That looks like a kind of nextmission task. Out. Okay, Houston. The situation has modified itself somewhat since we related that to you this morning. Based on our - our knowledge now, that with a real honest-to-gosh flare, the energy intensity count, the X-ray image, XUV MON, and a number of other things tend to confirm what's going on. That being the case, our only problem is reacting to off-console, and and whether to set the TONE light switch to ENABLE or not when you're off the console. And I suggest that we live with the estimates as you've been giving them to us. And, in addition, you might, perhaps, consider setting up a committee to try to make the belts stop moving. I think that's a good suggestion, Joe, and maybe that committee can do its work, and do a little bit better Job for the next crew. (Laughter) ...

SPT

CC

SPT

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Okay, Houston; 56 keeps banging up. I've been watching it, stopping it, and starting it. l'm on my - I'm restarting it for the fifth time on this pass. Roger. Adam copies. up the nasty

CC PLT

Houston, the CDR says that he's tearing letter he had_ritten to Dr. Van Allen. Roger.

CC CDR

Furthermore, I suggest he chair the eo,.,_ttee that Dr. Kerwin suggested. (Laughter.) Dick, I've been logging the frame counter reading and the filter indication at which 56 has been stopping - hanging up. Is that - Does anybody care about that, do they want it, or canwe forget that? Stand by. Yes, I'm copying. sir, we sure would like that. Go ahead;

CC 15 38 53 PLT

CC

15 39 18

PLT

Okay. The frame counter at the start of this pass was 2777. It hung up with a count of 62 on filter 3. Next time, it hung up with a count of 38 on filter 3. Next time, with a count of, and I can't figure this one out, a count of 37, indicating filter 5. And then, the last time was a frame count of 22 on filter 3. Roger, Paul_ copy. And I've also apparently found the secret for the READY light for 82A. It doesn't go out as long as you've got the flare ENABLWO. I mean the READY light does not come on, at least the few times I've tried it here. But if I INHIBIT the flare it terminates the exposure, so far. the READY light comes on each time,

CC 15 39 56 PLT

CC 15 40 51 PLT

Roger.

Copy,

Paul. at S056, the first half was 07

And on the data point on filter 3.

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CC CC

Copy. And, PLT; Houston. I'm not sure mind abQut your schedule for the get in your _-7 Juliett, but if do the next ATM pass that you're order to accomplish that, that's what you have in rest of the day to you need to - to not scheduled for, in fine. It's your

choice. Or, if you want to fit it in as you guys best see fit, press on. SPT PLT CC 15 42 20 PLT ... me. We'll work Roger. ... 56 hung up again on screwy indication. one frame to 2T06 and indicates filter 5Roger. Skylab_ Houston. Initial thoughts on the 56 hangup are - is it's probably a mechanical misalignment that somehow has taken place in the camera. We got no way to - in the magazine. We got no way to help you out on it now, except to continue - continue to restart it. However, it sh - we think it should be corrected when you replace the 56 camera on the EVA. Okay. Skylab, Houston; we're 45 seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at Vanguard at 15:58. We're going to dump the data recorder at Vanguard, and we're cleaning up the last of the VTR down-link here at Goldstone. So, any time at your convenience after this, the VTR -R is yours with 30 minutes' available tape on it. Okay. We gave you come of the notes from the flare of ... interest to Owen and those guys. We gave you both H-alpha and XUVMON. Paul, that was a little broken up. I think I copied that you put some of the flare information on H-alpha and XUV MON VTR. Is that Charlie? It set something out.

CC CC

PLT 15 43 50 CC

PLT

CC

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PLT CC 15 58 38 CC PLT 16 00 2h CC

That's

right. We'll look at it. 7 minutes.

Very good. Skylab, (Music).

Houston; Roger.

Vanguard,

Skylab, Houston. Be advised that NOAA has reported that the flare that you have taken data on has been classified as i bright, and it's an M-h. Okay, thank you. Roger. T_nk you. it, or do we have

SPT CC SPT

Houston, does that mean we can keep to throw, it back? It's your choice. I - -

CC SPT CC PLT

All right. I think we've already got it anyway. stepped on it while we

It doesn't matter. were gone at night. Sorry, we broke one •

Somebody

CC

lock for a second.

I didn't

copy that

PLT CC PLT CC

It wasn't worth repeating. Roger. Never minding. that's properly

Never mind.

I believe

"nevering

mind."

PLT, Houston. Due to the film remainin6 in 5h, we request that after you complete the sequence you're in, discontinue post-flare fall operations with S05h. And also, I have a change in the flare guidelines that ccm_es up to you on the solar activity pad for 5h. The - To be used for ds_ - for the next 2 days. Any fllture flares, the flare mode should be M3IPI6, M3IPI6.

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SPT

Okay. You want this change made on this one now, and it'll be reflected on the (whistle) solar activity pad from now on, right? Roger. We want to discontinue 54 operations now, for on this one, and use those flares in the future. We're going LOS here at Vanguard. We're going to see you at Hawaii at 17:06.. All right. Skylab, Houston; we're AOS at Hawaii for the next 6 minutes. And be advised, this pass we're up to our old tricks. We're updating some rate gyro drift compensations. And we'll probably be doing this both at Hawaii and Vanguard. And then we'll update your onboard message telling you what they are.

16 05 17

CC

16 05 38 17 04 46

PLT CC

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SKYIAB AIR-T0-GROUND

VOICE TRANSCRIPTION

17 09 20

CC

Skylah, we've completed our up-links on the rate gyro update so we won't have to do any at Vanguard. No response required. Skylab, Houston. We're Vanguard at 17:3h. 0kay. Okay, B channel, }4171 postrun. Oxygen is 72.h0. Water is 4.51; C02 is 2.03. They're a11 changing slowly. Hey, Joe. Make sure you're We're AOS; on B channel. Vanguard for 8 minutes. about 30 seconds from LOS.

17 ii 20

CC

SPT 17 12 i0 SPT

17 12 26 17 35 47

CC CC CC

Skylab,

Houston.

Skylab, Houston. Be advised we're going to - that ASC0's going to CO_&AND a NAV update this pass. ... Houston, Roger. COMMAND Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're through and the DAS is yours again. Roger, Houston. Roger. Skylab, Houston. at 18:41. We're 45 seconds from LOS, Hawaii Thank you. with the NAV update, say again, please. going to

SPT SPT CC

We need to have the DAS, we're the NAV update.

SPT CC

CDR CC 17 _3 08 CC

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

18 40 45 18 h0 49

SPT CC SPT

Skylab. Skylab, Houston at Hawaii for l0 minutes.

Roger. This is the SPT. Do you want real time television this time, Dick? Stand by. Okay. I put some on the tape. or I'll standby. That's good enough

CC SPT

18 41 i4

CC

Negative. I get the word that we do desire real-time TV on this pass, Joe. And I have one note here to read to you guys. Skylab, Houston. We show indications that the startracker is unlocked. We'd like you to attempt to reacquire for us. And I have some information I'd like to pass up to somebody that's going to be free. We have a photographic target of opportunity coming up between this LOS and the Vanguar d AOS, that I'd like to read to you. Go ahead. Roger, Pete. We've had reports that there's a large tanker that's burning very close to the - or off the west coast of Chile. The coordinates are h4 degrees south and 75 degrees west, and your time of closest approach is, ~ on this rev is going to be at 19:13:55. And_if possible_and one of you is free, we'd like either Hasselblad or Nikon photography, whichever you think best, handheld out the window. We think the tanker probably will be about 150 miles north of your groundtrack.

18 h2 06

CC

CDR CC

CDR

I see. North of our ground track. I would love to catch that from up in the STS. I believe our wardroom window is looking further and further south. Okay? Roger.

CC

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CC

Skylab, Houston. Back to the subject of startracker - GNS says you guys have had a star presence indication. We think ft is locked on a particle, and I've got an outer gimbal m,-,_er here that I'd like to read to you. Okay. Ccme ahead, Houston. I got it. Skylab, Houston. 0284; outer g_m_al, plus

SPT CC

Stand by Just a second. The inner gimbal is plus

2o2_.

18 47 22

$PT

Okay. I copy that, Houston. Just a few minutes ago, when I was looking at the coronagraph, there was a veritable storm of particles. I don't know how large they were, but they were bright en0,,_b to cause the vidicon to cycle up and down dramatically. I don't know whattheywere due to, either. Roger. Understand.

18 47 46 18 48 39

CC CC

Skylab, Houston. On the venting, we are continuously venting sc_e hydrogen out of the command module that we've been aware of. It is possible that we may h_ve vented some 02, but we're other vent. not aware of that or any

SPT CC 18 50 05 CC

Okay. Roger.

Pass on that the command module's Copy.

oxygen was

870.

Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute at 19:12, and we're going to d_ then. 0kay. Skylab, Houston; A0S 9 minutes.

from LOS. Vanguard the data recorder

18 50 16 19 12 35

SPT CC SPT

(Music) Roger, Houston. We're looking for the tan_er, but it's very cloudy - I don't think we're going to be able to pick it up. Copy. SPT, Houston.

CC 19 17 43 CC

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SPT CC

Go ahead. We see S073 2 Charlie on, but we don't experiment recorders on. Roger. It's my fault. Paul's in the shower. I threw the switch for him and didn't turn the recorders on. Sorry. We copy, Skylab. see the

SPT CDR

19 18 08 19 19 55

CC CC SPT CC

Skylab, Houston. Go ahead.

We want you to close the vent on the wardroom window until further notice may be some - I've already Copy_ closed. closed it.

SPT CC 1 CC

And we're working on procedures to improve it, and we'd like for you to report any conditions, such as Is is warm to touch now? Does it have ice on it? And it may be caused by thermal through the venttube. cycling and breathing

| b 19 20 32 SPT

Okay. It's not particularly warm to the touch, and it has ice on it. It's pretty much the way the PLT described it to you several hours ago. We copy. And we're going LOS here. you again Hawaii at 20:23. Okay. S073 GAIN Roger. switch to LOW, Skylab. We will have

CC

19 20 52 19 21 01 19 21 06

SPT CC PLT

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TRANSCRITION

20 23 h3

CC SPT CC

Skylab, Roger.

Houston.

AOS

for 1 minute.

Got a couple of questions here and a bit of information. They have apparently decided that the Marshall shield will not be deployed on Skylab 2. Aw, we Just got it out and dusted it off. Copy. And when do you plan the TV tour - at what station passage for our planning purposes? Oh, we were going to put it on tape. Ah, copy. of that? And could you give us an approximate time

SPT CC CC

SPT CC

20 24 32

SPT

Well, we're trying to work it out - I've got another ATM pass after dinner and Paul's at the console now. It'll probably be a good hour - hour and a half. Maybe you can kind of tie a string to one of those guys and carry him around for me, Joe. (Laughter) Okay. Can't get into your other thing because it's sealed. Copy. On the secondary coolant loop in the CSM. We want the secondary coolant heater control, MAIN A circuit breaker, panel 5, pulled s_netime this evening. Okay. That's its normal configuration,

CC

SPT

CC

SPT CDR

Page 15h0 CC
CC CDR

Bay 166 Stand by 1.
Go ahead, Pete. I said, I Just finished systems housekeeping 7. That circuit is open as it is supposed to be - it's normally open. Okay, Pete. I guess that left us a little breathless here for a second. And we're going to be coming up on the Vanguard at 20:50. I can leave you breathless. except for the 7 day check. We'll dig same more, Houston; Pete. It's been open for 22 days

20 25 52

CC

CDR

20 26 15 20 50 20 20 52 00

CC CC CC SPT

Skylab, S_lab, Roger,

A0S for i0 minutes.

Houston; AOS for 9 minutes. Houston. Ascension at 21:04.

20 59 38

CC

We'll be LOS in i minute;

SPT
21 0h 30 21 13 05 CC CC

Okay.
Skylab, Houston; AOS 9 minutes.

Skylab, LOS in i minute. You will have the medical conference at Gn,m at 21:50. Roger. Bill, CDR. GO, C'DR. Did you receive the status report?

PLT CDR CC CDR CC 21 lh 36 CDR

Pete, I'm afraid we've Okay ....

lost you.

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VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

21 53 33

CC SPT SPT

Skylab, Houston; AOS for 3 minutes. Hi there. Got any news tonight? Yes. I'll give you some in Just a second. On the ATM, we've sent a pad up, should be in the teleprinter now, on unattended ops on H-alpha l; and if you could, implement that as soon as possible, please. That's - that's - I'm sorry. Belay that. That's after the last pass. That's to be implemented after the last pass. Okay. Not a whole lot in the news tonight. It says the President has named General Weyand as new Chief of Vice Chief of Staff to succeed General Haig, who is retiring to become White House Chief of Staff. Some There's sc_ething a bit different in New York this evening, apparently. Purse snatchers Jumped a 19-yearold girl, grabbed her purse and ran for a taxi, and lO0 people surrounded the taxi and wouldn't let it move until the cops came. (Laughter) Afraid the price of dollars keeps dropping and gold keeps going up, in case anybody has any gold. Got some stowage Pete might be interested in this one. Apparently, they had a small earthquake in Massachusetts, 4 or 5 on the Richter scale, and it didn't do any real damage. Goodness! there. That must be the first in quite a while up

21 53 56

CC

21 54 17

CC

SPT CC

SPT CC

SPT 21 55 52 CC

SPT

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CC

Yes, Poor they less

I thought things were super stable up there. American tourists are paying 19 percent more than expected. That is, they're getting 19 percent for their dollars.

21 56 36

CC

East and West Germany have applied for membership in the United Nations. We're going LOS here in approximately 30 seconds. We'll have you over Vanguard at 22:27. Roger, Skylab, Houston. Houston; ThAnK you. AOS ll minutes. Let me give you the Evening Status

21 56 53 22 27 33

SPT CC CDR

Roger, Houston. Report. We're standing

CC 22 27 _6 CDR SPT CDR

by, Pete,

go ahead. cookies.

Okay, the CR ate everything plus two butter Caught me.

The SPT ate everything except one coffee. PLT ate everything except corn and bread with dinner; coffee and his snack, he didn't have. He had a Delta H20

of plus 1.0, and an optional salt of 2.5." And I'm sorry, the CDR had his optional salt, 10.0. CC CDR We copy that, Pete.

Okay. Photo log, day 166: 16-millimeter, none; 35-millimetar: C130, frame count _4; C128, frame count 50; 70-millimeter: CX06, 103. No EREP. Drawer A: Al is 02, Charlie India 12, 100 percent, Charlie India 05; A2 is 03, Chalrlie India 06, 35, Charlie India 013; 100 percent, Charlie India l0 ; is 05, no supply, no film, Charlie India ll to takeup. Floating: 07, Charlie India 09, 66, Mike Tango 03. The Flight Plan was completed as scheduled today. In addition, we did 552-1 We have three remaining to gc. We'll get them tomorrow. Can't think of anything else. As soon as Joe gets done his ATM pass, we're going to do the TV tour, one of them, and go to bed. So it'll be on the tape in about an hour - an hour and a half.

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Copy that, Pete. Pete, the crow questions should be coming up in a moment. If you don't have time to get to them this evening, we' ii catch them tomorrow. Okay. Bill, I want to verify the position of a couple of circuit breakers down here in the workshop. The THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEM LOGIC breakers are still OPEN. Is that what you - Is that where you all thought were? Is that you where you want them? they

CDR PLT

CC PLT 22 30 46 22 30 51 CC PLT

Stand by a half Okay. That

on that one, Paul.

is affirmative,

Paul.

We want

those

out.

Okay. The thing that surprised me after we came back in from EVA, and I wasn't aware of it, I could not turn the fans ON from the workshop until I closed those breakers. Then once I got the fans going, opening the breakers had no effect, but apparently that controls power to them to turn them on when they're in the OWS position in the airlock. I say that, Bill, because it was a surprise to me. You may pass it on to Jack Lousma. I don't know if he knows it or not. Okay. And we're looking at it to confirm the way it's supposed to go down here. Okay, why don't you the way it works. Okay. Did you have another one, Paul? Negative. That's all, Bill. is confirm your drawing that it's

CC

PLT

to reflect

CC 22 31 h0 CC PLT 22 31 h8 CC

Okay, and be advised that no further consideration • being given to additional EREP passes.

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PLT CC

Okay, tb_-k

yOu. have you at Ascension 22:41.

LOS in I _mute. We'll And, SPT; Houston.

22 38 ii

CC

And it is, SPT, that you may he throu_ at the Console, the 5_ FILTa_ goes t_ i and STORAGE. And H-alpha should be placed in u_atten_ed ops per the pad that went up earlier. Bill, we did not - I didn't find any pad in there. You Better tell us what you want. Okay, we'll Skylab, Roger, catch you on this next pass AOS in 7 minutes. coming up.

SPT

22 38 3h 22 41 22 22 41 28

CC CC CDR CC

Houston; Houston.

And we will send you another copy of that pad up during this pass. That's for the H-alpha i Unattended ops. Can you tell me what it is? it, Pete? here. Might as well do it

22 41 43

CDR CC CDR

Do you want me to read Yes, l'm standing now. Go ahead. right

CDR CC

To allow H-alpha i picture taking during unattended observations after powerdown, configure ATM as follows: H-alpha i, _ POWER switch, ON; H-alpha i, DOOR switch OPEN; H-alpha i, FRAMES P_ MINUTE switch l, verify; B-alpha l, NIGHT IBNERLOCK switch, OVERRIDE; H-alpha i, AUTO switch, AUTO. To return to normR1 H-alpha i ops - We'll send you this pad up tonight, and this r_m-inder will me on it. Okay.

22 43 32

CDR

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CC

Skylab, i minute to LOS for bedtime, and we will be dumping the tape recorder at @,Am at 23:25. From the quiet sounds of things down here, you must have had a very busy day up there. We're doing that tour right now, Bill. you in the morning. Thank you. Good night. And we'll see

22 59 01

CDR

22 59 07

CC

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

07 01 ii

CC SPT CC

Skylab,

Houston.

Good morning. aren't you? about

Boy, you're

Johnny-on-the-spot,

Well, we Just happened to have 9 minutes to go at Madrid. I expected so. ... get in there

a site here with

SPT CDR CDE

so I can coincide

with

7.

Hey, Hank, you got somebody sitting down there that doesn't have anything to do for a minute? What you got in mind? How many revs have we gone and how many miles? Skylab, Houston; all your pads are onboard now we're working on - we don't have a FIDO here. guess we're trying to figure out how many revs Workshop is on rev hT1, but y'all haven't done many. and I it is. that

CC CDR 07 03 h7 CC

CDR

Yes, Paul says he can sure tell who's important. think we're on about 320 something or 330. That's I keep the ball losing park figure. counting ticks during the night

I

CC CDR CC

track,

time.

You haven't •them?

been

putting

on the wall,

counting

CDR 07 06 58 CDR

Yes, but we've run out of wall space in my bedroom. Hey, Hank, while I got you real quick, we never did put the evening questions on B channel. Oh, you didn't do that? Okay.

CC CC

Are you going to get to that sometime today?

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CDR CDR

Yes, well,

let me answer

a couple

of them.

Question num_er 2 about EHEP swabs. We got EREP swabs coming out our tape recorder. Swabs cc_ing out our ears. You've got a big squeal there. What did you Say?

07 07 24

CC CDR

I say, question number 2| which was how about an inventory EREP tape recording cleaning swabs. We 'v_ got those things coming out our ears. Those guys don't need to bring any up on SL-3. Okay, copy. And question number 3, the SPT does have data in his log book, and he will return Copy. Number 4, and should the redesign of the waste management compartment foot restraint include acceptance of triangles, mushrooms and bare feet. If they Just used a different cloth on the existing ones right now they will accept all of thos anyhow. And it's Just that the cloth - it's that cloth that they're using - it's plastic and it Just_doesn't allow you to open it up or close it down, depending on what you're wearing on your feet at the time. They ought to be softer and longer. Roger. We do recommend you look for some restraint for the rctating litter chair. What we're using is Just a plain old strap up here and it does the Job but it's not too suitable. And on S082A, did the flare execute flag indicate flare 082 is operated in the FLARE MODE. To the best of the PLT's knowledge, it did. Got number 7 - well question _l-,her 7, I'll have to put on tape. And CDR, 8, what is the status of 553. Wheel i is completely done on 553. Wheel 2 has the three bells that are not - that do not come off done, and two that do come off - done. And I'm ready to return that for them to examine the whole wheel. Roger. all that it.

CC CDR

CC CDR

07 09 Ol

CC CDR

CC

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07 l0 ll

CDR

Nine. I can't answer the question. Don't forget the workshop was in a screwy attitude when we rendezvoued with it, it was an EGIL special or something and I don't think it's a - I think you can use the ATM as a means to range on, but I can't say what they look like, because it wasn't in the same attitude it's going to be in for SL-3. Roger, and we're Just Honeysuckle at 46. Okay. Skylab, Houston through Honeysuckle, 6 minutes. about to LOS now,Pete.

CC

07 l0 51 07 46 32

CDR CC SPT

Good morning, again. a cup of coffee?

Would

you care to join us in

CC

Well, I wish I could. I'm sipping on a Pepsi Cola right now. Hey, you know the other day, I guess it was several days ago, you reported on - I think it was on channel B, that when you were rolling the canister, your pointing went off about a half of a solar radius and so you had to enable the MPC and drive the wedges back. We've been looking into that and we think we've got the answer here. The fine Sun sensor wedges, when they're under the ATM DC control are rate limited, and we think if you had waited, they would have eventually have caught up with you. Well, Hank, it was a very abrupt thing. It's only happened a couple of times. It darn near Jumps off a radius. That's right. The other guys are saying that's right, it happened to them also. indicating

07 47 30

SPT

CDR SPT

CC

Well, it may have been a little - maybe we misunderstood the problem. It sounds like it's a little different than we thought.

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SPT SPT

I think so. Also, Henry, for status. We've put us up a portable fan again yesterday to try to keep ahead of the game a little bit. That thing does more good than I gave it credit for. We've act,,ally come down a degree according to our onboard indications since yesterday morning. Okay, have you got that in the dome hatch again?

CC BPT

That's right. In the dome hatch, blowing workshop air on the heat exchange inlets. Roger. While you're sipping your coffee there, I guess I could give you the SAP update. We had several flares, all small, over the last several hours. In active region 27, there was a subfaint; no X-rays. And in sntive region 31, we've had no activity since yesterday's bright M4 flare. Acitve region 41 has had two subnormA1s without X-rays. So all in all, I guess it's all pretty quiet. Okay, we're waiting. They're reported on B channel. night. At what time? If I recall, it was about 22:03. Was a small one, there was a little X-ray, a little BMEC increase associated with it, but it did not trigger the flare alarm. Roger, copy. And we're about 30 seconds from LOS. Hawaii will be coming up at 08 with a recorder dump. Saw one at 35 last

CC 07 50 56 CC

SPT 07 51 37 SPT

CC SPT

07 52 04

CC

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

08 08 13

CC SPT CC

Skylab, Roger.

Houston

through

Hawaii,

7 minutes.

Hey, Joe. We looked at our data here, and Hawaii picked up a subnormal flare in active region 43 last night at 22:02. It peaked at 22:05, and they didn't get any X-rays. I'ii check my coordinates, Hank. 30 Seconds from LOS.

SPT 08 lh 30 CC

Skylab, Houston; we're Goldstone at 18. Skylab, Skylab, Houston through Houston;

about

08 17 01 08 24 09

CC CC SPT

Goldstone, to LOS.

7 minutes. Bermuda at 29.

i minute

Roger, Houston. I called that flare in active region 35 because it was an unfamiliar area and it looked to have about the right coordinates. Fortythree wasn't even on the pad at the time. Nor is it on this morning. I think I remember hearing about it, but I don't know it's coordinates. So, it could have been h3 if it's down in that region. Okay. Skylab, Houston through Bermuda, 6-1/2 minutes.

CC 08 29 ii 08 53 _9 CC CC

SPT, Houston. We Just checked up on that active region h3. It's real close to 35. It's about, best we can guess, about 150 at 0.3 and 35 is 120 at 0.5. Okay. Skylab, Skylab, Roger. I'm sure that was Houston; Houston i minute through it then, to LOS. Hank. Thank you.

SPT 08 35 02 08 38 01 CC CC SPT

Canaries 9-1/2

at 38.

Canaries,

minutes.

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08 48 45 09 23 26 09 23 32

CC CC SPT

Skylab, Houston; we're about LOS. Skylab, Houston. Roger.

Honeysuckle

at 23.

ADS at Honeysuckle

for 8 minutes.

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VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

09 43 58

CC

Skylab, Houston. 9 minutes.

We're

ADS, Hawaii

for the next

09 52 28

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're about 20 Seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at Goldstone at 09:56. And be advised that this stateside pass wetll be cr-nking up the entry sim. I will have some final pad updates for you. There'll be a - And per the entry message, I guess you're going to copy them on sheets that you've taken out of the _ Updates Book. Theretllbe two P30 pads and an entry pad. You mean the pads you're that I already have? These are updates Houston. going to send us or the ones

CDR

CC 09 55 _3 CC PLT

to the pads you already We're AOS, Goldstone

have,

Pete.

Skylab,

for 6 minutes.

Say, Dick, I got an observation for you. I'm not sure who's interested in it, but if you can't find anybody else, at least pass it to 0wen Garriott for him to pass on to Paul ... Will you, please? Go ahead. I was looking around to see if I could see Seattle. The sun - we got sunrise before we came up on it. I was watching sunrise, and in the airglow, at the top of the airglow at sunrise, I saw this what they call an anomalous or what I understand to be an anomalous occasional white line in the layers, in the different color layers. And ri'ght at the very top of the airglow, l've seen the white line before; however, this time it had form to it. Just like you're looking at clouds, like the Sun was shining on cl6uds. It was very strange, l've never seen it before. It's always been a line before. And this time as I say, it had form; like there were clouds in there. And that's much too high for there to really be clouds, I think. Roger, Paul. Thank you mach, and I'ii pass it on.

CC PLT

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PLT 09 57 23 CC

Thank you. And, Sky lab; Houston. I do have updates for the pads that we sent you _ the teleprinter. The updates I have are for the shape burn and the retrofire burn, which are P30 pads. And also a final update to the entry pad that you got upon the teleprinter. I'd like to read them up when you can copy. Wait 1.

09 57 45

CDR CC CDR

Roger. Ok_7. I'm ready for the P30s.

09 58 24

CC

Roger. This is the shape burn. NOUN 33: 016: 55: 57.50; minus 261.0, plus 000.0, plus 065.5; 359, 193, 000; 254.3, 00:ll, 208.0. It's a 14 second, four quads; the NOUN 47 weight: 28238; pitch trim, plus 0.57; yaw trim, minus 0.11. Go ahead. Okay. That was the P30 shaping. NOUN 33:016:55:57.50; minus 261.0, plus 000.0, plus 065.5; 359, 193, 000; 254.3, 00:ii, 308.0; 14 seconds, four quads; 2823; pitch, plus 0.57; yaw, minus 0.ii. That's affirmative. retrofire burn. Go ahead. NOUN 33: 020:00:01:70; minus 184.8, plus 000.0, plus 045.3; 000, 180, 000; 175.0, 00:07, 039.0. This is i_ seconds, four quads; also Weight: 27491; the trims: plus 0.58, minus 0.23. And stand by 1 on the readback. Pete, we're about 30 seconds from LOS here at Goldstone. We're going to have a short break, and we're going to see you at Bermuda. And in about 2 or 3 minutes, I'll pick you up and get the readback then. There's one remark on that second pad; and that is: The comand module RCS capture is a perigee altitude of 45 nautical miles. I'll see you at Bermuda. And we'll have state vectors ready to up-link at Bermuda. Now, I've got one update for the

CDR

CC

CDR l0 00 lO CC

l0 01 12

CC

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i0 06 02

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're A0S at Bermuda for the next i0 minutes. And I'm standing by for the readback, Pete. Roger. ... 8, plus all zips, plus 045.3, 000, 180, 000, minus 175.0, 00:07, 939.0; 14 seconds, four quads; 27491, plus 0.58, minus 0.23; perigee capture, 45 nauticals. Roger. And when you started reading back the first four lines aown through NOUN 81, DELTA-VX; you dropped out. Would you read me those four lines again, please. 020:00:01.70; Roger. update minus 184.8, plus all zips, plus 045.3. pad

CDR CDR

CC

CDR CC

I got all that, for you.

and I've got an entry

CDR l0 07 23 CC

Go 8head. Roger. Starting with area: 476-5 doff; 039; plus 22.62, minus 129.77; 1152.4, 25979; 26:10; 26:43, minus 0297.4; right 55/5.5, 31:16; 26:21, 30:06, 34:13. Go ahead. Okay. On the entry update here you have 476-5 doff; 039; plus 22.62, minus 129.77; 1152.4, 25979; 26:10; 26 plus 43, minus 0297.4; right 55/5.5, 31 plus 16; 26 plus 21; 30 plus 06, 34 plus 13. Go ahead. Roger. I've got three remarks to this pad. The targets north of the ground track, lift vector is up. And the pitch for rolling entry is 58 degrees ; and that pitch for roll and entry is on page E/5-12. And while I'm on that, there was a _typo mistake on the pad last night, and it said page E5-2; the correct one is 5-12. Okay. CDR, Houston. I've got a couple or three more notes for you. The first one is after 18:00 P_'f. Your P52 stare will he 37 and 45. And I have some comments to pass up to you about the flyaround.

CDR

CC

CDR CC

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CDR I0 i0 30 CC

Go ahead.

Go ahead.

CDR, Houston. I have some comments here on the flyaround. And be advised, before I read them, these are also accurate for entry day. First of all, the major change in the flyaround is that the SWS will be in solar inertial rather than rolled out of the plane in order to save TACS propellant. So you'll fly around the SWS in the SWS XZ plane. And there are two cautions to he aware of during this flyaround. One is that since Beta is about very close to 70 degrees - 68 to 70 degrees, you will come fairly close to gimbal lock, and you -.,at be aware of that as you do your flyaround, as I'm sure you will be. And Rusty makes a suggestion that since you will be rolled over, you might want to consider setting up the - the GDC ball so that you can fly around in the belly bend. That's something you might consider thinking about. The second caution note is - is that the television can't stand to be turned on when within 22 degrees of the Stm. We don't think that'll be a particular problem because the flyaround is going to be fairly nominal, and we're going to have early TV over the States. So probably when you get traderneath the - the Skylab and looking back toward the San, that problem will have gone away and the TV will be off. You have about 90 pounds of RCS propellant available; and the flyaround certainly shouldn't take that much. And sometime we'd like to know if you'd like your flyaround chart on page 2-14, the angle's all updated for you. We'll be glad to do that, if you like. We plan to have television over ... from Goldstone to Mila during the flyaround. The camera configuration is unchanged from your previous information about it. And the targets are tmchanged. We are particularly interested in any vent flumes debris, particle clouds, or any discoloration on the Skylab that you see during the flyarouad. Over.

i0 12 38

CDR CC

Okay.

The distance

still

300 feet? out to

That's affirmative. We're going to go back 300 feet and go around Just for nominal.

CDR

Okay. Go ahead and send me the new chart for page 14. And I think the other thing, while we're discussing it right now, I think we're goingto see about taking TV out on the EVA. So y'all can see the parasol. the

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CC

Roger, Pete. And I'm not sure I copied. You said you do want us to update that chart. Is that correct? I do want you to update Okay, real good. Stand the chart. That's correct.

CDR CC l0 13 56 CC

by l, please.

CDR, Houston. Also at this site, this is the place we'd have done someup-links for you. We were prepared to do those. We got them but to the site, so the computer's yours again. And we got about 2 minutes to LOS. I have one question from the SWS Flight about the operation this morning. We had a little message tucked into the bottom of the S11-_aryFlight Plan that may have been overlooked; and that was: We were requested a TV-5 for your _ measurements this morning. We noticed the VTR is at the beginning of the tape. And we're wondering if we missed that one, or whether or not you got it and rewound the tape so we can make our plans for the rest of the day.

lO 14 40

CDR

No, we sure didn't see it. plan did you bury it in?

Who said

- who's

flight

CC

I think we stuck it on the bottom of the S_-,_ry Flight Plan, and we'll take that one. It was - it was easy to miss. No problem. Hey, Houston; you got a minute, Dick?

PLT CC

That's affirm, Paul. We got 1 minute to LOS and then we're going to see you guys at Ascension at - 10:22. So go ahead; you got about 45 seconds. We got these EPS/ECS parameters, which the message says, "Read down real fine." But you want values? You Just want to know if they're in limits? I'll do it any way you want. And I'm sure you're aware of page 3-2 in the Systems Checklist, 3-22. You there, Roger. Skylab, Houston? by, please. We're going to want the actual so we're going values. to

PLT

PLT CC l0 15 51 CC

Stand

Houston.

And we're very short on time here, have to see you at Ascension.

Page 1%0
PLT Whoo! Okay. See you then .... reading down EPS/ECS parameters. Roger. And we're going to be

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many passes. I'm

CC CDR

comparing

them

realtime.

If you guys want things like that on post sleep, it's got to come up the night before. Was it on the night before? Ss_ it this morning. Have to check, Pete_ Are you there, PLT, Houston; second. PLT, Houston. We'll get back to you.

l0 16 20 i0 22 59

CC PLT CC

Houston? affirmative. Stand by, please, just a

CC PLT

Go ahead.

Okay. I understand you want to compare these parameters real time. So do you want me to read them real time now, or do you want me to give you the values I logged a half hour ago? Roger, Paul. We're having a discussion about it now. We're having an antenna problem at the site, and we're considering doing this not during the real-time stations. And we're ta1_ing about it now, and I'll get right back to you as soon as I have an answer. Okay. While you're down there, Houston, what message 2130 is? CDR, Houston. What message Stand by. PLT, Houston. If you're listening, we've - I've got an alternate proposal for how to do these cheeks that think will be a little bit easier on you and also on the air-to-ground. Go ahead. Say again, is 21307 please. could you tell me

CC

PLT lO 2h 13 CDR

CC CDR CC CC

PLT

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CC

Okay. We're recording the proper subframe on board. I'd suggest that you do these checks by recording them on channel B. You can do it at any time that you have a chance, starting now. And the only thing we would appreciate it is, if you'd give us a time hack, particularly if you take a break in the - or a gap in the time that you put the channel - the data on channel B. Then we'll dump the voice data and the subframe, and we'll put it together on the ground. Okay. Okay. Houston, complete. Okay. Thank your 2324 A_lfa, day 25 transfers are

PLT CDR

CC lO 26 41 CDR

you very much. on that 2324, I'd like the reason shots, and whose requirement? for the

And further • .. gallery

l0 27 03

CC

CDR, Houston. I didn't copy your second comment on 232h Alfa. Would you say again, please? 232h Alfa, the next to the last sets, I'd like the reason and the requirements for the photos. In other words, Okay. who wants them? for you.

CDR

CDR CC CDR CC PLT

I'll get the answer

And why? Roger• And for the flares, Dick, on the same message, get those housekeepings all done today. Okay. Very good. I'll

CC l0 29 15 CC

CDR, Houston. In answer to your two questions, message 2130 was the day 25 transfers, which I asseme you've figured out from your report. And the second one, I don't - I do not have an imediate answer on that second one, but we're sure going to get you one, and we'll get back to you when we can. Okay. There are co_,nents on the 2130 on B channel. That's why I get very frustrated because I don't think anybody gets B channel for a week.

CDR

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CC CC

Roger, Pete. PLT, Houston. Back to the subject of this check. We've still got about 2 minutes and 25 seconds left here at Ascension. One thing we would like in real time is that on panel 225, are both the 150 psi REGs OPEN? And we'd like a read-out On panel 225. of the N2 pressure

l0 31 08

PLT

Well, I was wondering the same thing. Yes, both the REGs are OPEN; and on board, they read 140. Okay. checks Thank good. you m_ch. We've reading 142, so that

CC

l0 31 23

PLT

Yes, and as soon as you figure explanation. Houston, you there? Go ahead.

it out, I'd like

an

CDR CC CDR

Affirmative.

You're 2319 Alfa 2. I would like you to up-link the checklist changes to SP (?) 20. And let me see if I can find anything else on there that needed an answer. Roger. Oh, yes. You sent us the procedure for dsmping the Quad A propellant to PSM. I still don't understand the high temperatures. Y'all figured the thermal wrong or you really believe that high temp? CDR, Houston. We copied your question. We're about 25 seconds from LOS here at Ascenstion. We'll have you at Carnarvon at 10:55 Zulu, and I'll have you an answer there. Roger. Skylab, Houston; A0S at Carnarvon for 8 minutes.

CC CDR

i0 32 4_

CC

CDR I0 57 39 CC CDR

Roger, Houston. And on the Deactivation Checklist, I presume s]] those times are correct. You guys know? Roger, Pete. My initial assumption and we're checking on that now. is that's correct,

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CDR CC CDE l0 58 26 CC

Drag on. Definitely, Okay. Also, Pete, I've got some answers here on quad Alfa that might help you tmderstand what our thinking is here. It turns out that the temps on the propellant and helium tanks, both in quad Alf_, are about 20 degrees higher than our preflight thermal predictions. And we sort of suspected a degradation of the thermal control coating around quad Alfa, and we had you check that on EVA day, the other day. And you checked that and didn't see much of anything. We're not particularly concerned about these slightly elevated temperatures, but we would like to relieve the pressures in the tanks before they reach 210 psi, if they do. We plan to relieve the pressure first by using quad A for the day 168 trim burn. We really don't feel that the quad A to PSM propellant is going to he necessary; hut Just in case it is, we are going to send you that procedure. the PET times that are in there are correct.

CDR i0 59 27 CC

Okay. Roger.

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

ii 00 05

CC

Skylab, Houston. Two items, one for the PLT. Paul, whenever you do get finished doing the recording you do today for us on those EPS and ECS checks, if you'll let us know, we may want to reconfigure the way we're running the recording on board. So Just let us know. Also, the second thing for Pete - It turns out, Pete, if we align the GDC prior to undocking to 33,5 degrees, lO degrees, and zero degrees roll, pitch, yaw, (33.5, 10, and 0, prior to undocking), then that flyaround chart that's already listed in the book is good, if you'd use that on the GDC. And assuming that - And no update to that chart would be required. And assuming that you think this is the way you might do it, Rusty's planning on flying this in the simulator sometime in the next day or so. And we'll get back to you and - Just to make sure there's no hookers in there. Yes, let's do it that way. And if that's right, send me those gimbal angles on it and that's what we'll put in the checklist. Roger. I sure will do that. And - and Just so you you understand that we'll - you will be flying around then on the bellyband. I understand. Roger. Okay. Right there at the day part of the EPS checks, the ECS reading are already on tape. And right now, even this very instant, I'm going to put the night readings on the tape. Very good. Wilco. Are you there, Dick? Roger. We're Carnarvon. here. Still got 2-1/2 minutes left at Just let us know when you're through.

CDR

CC

CDR CC ii O1 2h PLT

CC PLT ll 02 53 CDR CC

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Okay. I show in this Flight Plan that verts to 13:27 PET on day 29. Is that we're going to - Is that correct? l'm checking. Okay, Dick. The nightside now, and that's it. Thank you very much, PLT. EPS readings

10:30 _MT constill the way

CC ii 04 00 PLT

are on tape

CC ll 05 12 CC

Skylab, Houston. We're about 20 seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at _1_m at ll:ll GMT. We're going to dump the data tape recorder at GUAM. And, Pete, for the rest of this entry SIM, do you want me to give you AOS/LOS time in PET? I'm ass,1_ng, if so, I'm going to change to that. Yes, give it to him in PET, and then the first time you do it, we'll see if we know how to convert. Roger; and I'ii give you a - a time hack at Guam. Okay. _Kylab, Houston. We're AOS at Guam for 6 minutes.

PLT

CC ll 05 48 ll ii 53 PLT CC CC

Skylab, Houston. I'm going to give you a time hack in about 20 seconds, and the time then will be 15 hours and 20 minutes PET. How about 15:21? Okay, I'll do that. No, I mean, won't it be 15:21? Isn't it already 15:207

CDR CC CDR CC

I think we're 1 minute out of sync, Pete. Right now, on my mark, it's going to be 15 hours 20 minutes and 20 seconds. Stand by. MARK 15:20:20. Okay. Well we're off by 40 seconds somehow.

ll 12 56

CC CDR CC

Okay. Okay. To continue Just a little bit to ta1_ about PET and GMT on entry day, Pete. The times have changed because of - and they are going to change -

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even a few seconds - even between now and entry day. And Just in case you're interested, right now, if today were entry _my, a PET of 15 hours, even, would go along with the GMT of 08:10:hl. This is not going to be a problem on entry day because we're going to after you power up the CMC we're going to make sure "the clock is all spified up and reading the right time, and you're going to sync the MET to the CMC clock. So on entry day, we should not have any kind of a problem at all. The rest of the - of the AOS and LOB calls today will be given to you in PET. ii 14 ii CDR Okay. Well, you still haven't answered my question about the Deactivation Checklist. Is there enough difference that you are going to have to update the times? Roger, Pete. We're still talking about that one.

CC ll 17 20 CC

CDR, Houston. In answer to your question about times - there definitely will have to be some changes to the times in the Deactivation Checklist in (_MT. Now the PETS are also a very few minutes off. It's less than l0 because the time of undocking has changed. However, we are going to put it all together and get it up to you in plenty of time, so that you can make the correct changes to the Deactivation Checklist well prior to entry day. We're about 20 seconds from LOS here at Guam. We're going to see you at Goldstone at 15:_2. Roger. Skylab, Houston. This is the point where we would give you a GO for undocking. The controllers have looked at the bird. It looks good and you have a GO. Great. Skylab, Houston. Roger, Houston. Skylab, Houston. We're going to drop out for about 30 seconds as we go from Goldstone to Mila, and that's going to occur in about i minute, and I'll give _rou a call when we lock back up. We're A0S stateside for about 15 minutes.

ll 17 49

CDR CC

ll 18 18 ll 34 55

CDR CC PLT

ll 39 28

CC

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SPT ii 42 19 CC

Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're back in contact at Texas; stateside for the next llminutes. And the only thing that I dldn't reed up awhile ago or mention to you awhile ago is that, if _my questions do come up as we review thro1_gh the procedures, both down here and on board, we'd like you to, I'm sure you will, Just go ahead and bring them up in reel time, and we'll t_lk about them as we go, rather than saving it ell and having any kind of an extended debrief at th* end. We got i0 minutes left in this pass. Standing by. Okay, Houston. S"z_vlab, Houston. We're i minute from LOS. We're going to see you at Ascension at 160, correction 16:10, and Flight wanted me to advise you that the TV reception during the flyaround today was Just exactly like it was during the SIM. Now, what are we going Roger. Skylab, Roger, Houston. Houston. AOS Ascension for 4 minutes. to say to that? _-

ii 42 56 II 52 39

SPT CC

ii 52 58 ii 53 00 12 03 29

CC CC CC PLT

12 06 24

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from LOS. We're going to see you at Carnarvon at 16:40, and this is the pass where we'd give you a GO for separation. And the controllers have all looked, and you have a GO. Roger.

12 06 _8

PLT

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SKYLAB

AIr,-T0-GROUND

¥_fCE

TRANSCRIPTION

12 32 59

CC CDR

Skylab,

Houston.

AOS Carnarvon

for l0 minutes.

Roger, Houston. Would you pass to the FA0 that we completed M487-3 Charlie; CDR, PLT, and SPT; and 487-1 Foxtrot, and we'll get 487-2 Charlie a little later on. It'll be on B channel. Thank you very much, Pete, and he's got that word. And also, would you verify we have 30 minutes of VTR tape. We're going to take care of that tour sometime this afternoon. That's affirm, Pete. You have full 30 minutes on the VTR. It's ready for you. And I assume that we'll have 30 minutes for the TV-5 you wanted? Standby on that one. in the morning

CC 12 33 41 CDR

CC

CDR

CC 12 34 24 CC

CDR, Houston; on the TV-5, negative. We're not going to schedule TV-5 in the morning because of another TV requirement, it Just turns out, but we will pick up TV-5 in a couple of days. But in answer to question generally, whatever we schedule in the morning, the VTR will be cleaned off, and it'll be ready for you. Okay. Skylab, Houston. I told you I was going to be talking the rest of the day in PET, but I do have a message for you here that relates to GMT. As of 13:00 GMT today, which is about 25 minutes from now, in answer to your previous question, you will have been on orbit exactly 22 days. You will have flown 317 revolutions of the Earth, and that equates to 7,846,000 nautical miles. And be advised, if you were earning 12 cents a mile, that each one of you guys would now be due $1,083,h61.30. Over. Roger. We'd like to file that claim. Roger that.

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Got a feeling we're going to go for Government and nothing available, on a buck and a quarter I'ii -l'll I know. flights. bet you're right. I got paid for my other

quarters a day.

CC CDR

That's what

three

CC 12 42 07 CC

(Laughter)

Roger.

Skylab, Houston; we're i minute frc_ LOS at Carnarvon. G1_,m is coming up at 16:54. This is the point where we'd give you a GO for the SPS-I shaping burn. Roger. Skylab, Roger, That's Houston. Houston. We're A0S at Guam for 9 minutes. Are we GO? you are.

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CDR CC SPT

12 46 52

CC SPT CC PLT

affirmative; going.

Okay, we're Okay.

Since you told us about the million the EVA, completed the Deactivation done the flyaround, and we're ready (Laughter) Roger that.

dollars, we've done Checklist, undocked, for SPS-1.

CC 12 49 ll CC

Skylab, Houston. We are going to see the SPS-1 here at G1,_m on entry day, and - and we did see here today. We would be standing by for a burn status report and, also, we would be configured watch you do your logic sequence" checks here at Roger that.

burn it to Guam.

SPT CC 12 55 19 CC

Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're go - about a minute at Guam. See you at Goldstone at 17:19. Okay. from LOS

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CC

Skylab, Houston. 16 minutes. Roger.

We're AOS stateside for the next

CDR CC

And, Skylab, particularly for the CDR. If, during this period, we'd - you guys would be eating and you'd have the suits off. And we've been talking about a couple of items on entry day that we'd like to bounce off of you, Pete. And if you're doing something where you could listen to us, I'll talk to you about them. Go ahead. We are eating and we're out of our suits.

CDR CC

Okay. The first one we've been ta3king about, Pete, a little bit is the business of the time line between undocking and the SEP maneuver. Turns out that due to the two factors - one, primarily the slip in the launch day and, secondarily, our desire to get the television for the flyaround - that in order to obtain the separation - the relative positions between the two vehicles that we described in that message to you yesterday or the day before, on the flyaround, instead of doing a 360 degree inertial maneuver around the SWS, you're going to actually have to do about another quarter of a revolution. So, what we're considering is - is adding about lO more minutes between undocking and the SEP maneuver to give you a little more time there and that still leaves, we think, plenty of time. I think the correct number is about 34 minutes or so between the SEP and the shaping maneuver. What do you think about that? Okay. I never did quite understand why we wanted the workshop between us and the Earth at SEP. Yes. Let me - let me try to describe, Pete, in words of what the relative attitudes ,of the two vehicles will be at the time of the SEP burn. Essentially, when you get in maneuver - in the position for the SEP burn and the reason tha it's changed, is because of the recontact problem. You're going to be looking at the Sun side of the SWS, and you're going to be in the SWS X-Z plane and essentiality on the plus-Z axis of the SWS. Now, as you look at it, you're going to be pretty much looking at the Earth's horizon. And the reason for this is - is that the Bet a angle is about 70 degrees. So when you actually do the minus-X SEP maneuver, that's what the SWS will look like to you. Over.

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Okay. Okay. With your concurrence, then, I think we probably will stick that extra I0 minutes in there, and we'll plan to do it that way The second thing that we wanted to talk to you about _was this business of times, PET and G}4T, on deactivation day, the day prior to entry and also, on entry day, primarily those times that you're going to be in the Deactivation Checklist. We've been talking it-over and somebody came up with an idea that we think will be - mA_e it a lot easier, rather than send you a bunch of times and make you do a bunch of pen and inks. And it essentially is that, on deactivation day, I guess that's day 28, the day prior to entry, we would give you a pseudo GMT that we'll Just refer to, say as watch time, that you'll set your wristwatches to. Now this - when you set your watches to this time, you then could go through the present deactivation checklist without having made any pen and inks. And the times, the GMTs that are on there, would coincide with the times on your watches. We would, also, set up our tables here on the ground so that all calls as to the A0S time, A0S and LOS times, would also be in the s"me time. So, essentially, from the time you set your watches to the watch time, we wouldn't have to change them except to give you a time hank occasionally, if you needed one, from there to the rest of the mission. Over. Okay. Okay, those are theon_ mention to you, I think. side. We've got another Okay. Skylab, Houston. One more minor point on the times that we were Just talking about. One thing that I failed to mention is - is that we have not coordinated this idea of watch times with the deactivation team which is not on duty here. And we will get with Nell and do that before we formally institute this procedure. For your information, if we do go to the watch time I was suggesting, the difference would be 4 hours. • And - But that wouldn't make any difference to you since you were operating on the watches. But we've two things we wanted to And we're standing by stateii minutes.

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essentially set your watches ahead or changed your watches by 4 hours at the start of day 28. Also, on a different subject of the PET on day 29, which really doesn't have anything to do with the change and the idea about the watch times - because the u_ocking time nominally was 15 hours and 43 minutes in the nominal mission PET, and it is now go lng to be about 15 hours and 33 minutes - there will be about a 10-minute difference in the times that are in your Deactivation Checklist, all prior to undocking. And then after undocking, of course, all the PETs are are good. Out. 13 24 24 CDR CC 13 24 59 CDR I'm glad you said "Out" instead of "Over." (Laughter) Roger.

The way I see it, we'll have it deactivated some time on day 28, and we'll be down some time on day 29. (Laughter) Roger that, Pete. We're 1 minute from LOS; Vanguard

CC 13 27 06 CC

Skylab, Houston. at 17:45. Roger, Dick. things done. Roger.

PLT

And the PLT got all those housekeeping

CC 13 27 58 PLT CC PLT

Still there, Houston? Affirmative for about l0 or 15 seconds.

Okay, to fix our water heater problem in the head, we changed out the valve. That's the only spare on board. We're bringing it back, and we're also strongly recommending that Bean's bunch bring at least one more replacement with them. Roger - Roger, Paul. And this is one time that we did already been talking about

CC

r_ad the tapes, and we've that this morning - PLT
f

Why, you ras - See you at Vanguard.

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You rascal! Ha! Skylab, Hello, Hous - Houston. hello. Texas Who -who's calling. AOS at Van_,erd that? for 4minutes.

Houston,

Oh, Roger;

it's you. a lot of crank calls up here lately.

We've been having Roger. There was another

one. up to

13 40 56

CC

(Laughter). MY circadian rhythm isn't cranked speed yet; that's the problem. Hang on. I don't blame you. answers to a couple what's the story on ulator; and the next guys even know about took it on the TCS, breakers. Paul, - Standby I.

PLT

Hey, how are you coming on the of questions? First one being, our engine pressure to the regone was - I don't know if you it, the evening team last night the Ther_-1 Control System logic

CC PLT

Hey, if nobody there is familiar with it, Dick, Just let it go and I'ii get it from the next team when I get a hold of them. You know Just - they were going to dig into the schematics for something we need. Roger that. We'll - we'll take if we got an answer for you. a look at it and see

13 41 45

CC

13 43 26

CC

Skylab, Houston. We got about a minute and a half left in this pass. l've got a - we got a problem that l'd like to speak to the SPT about. We dumped the television from your TV tour that you did last evening, and we did not receive any voice on channel And we're wondering what configuration yon were in, and we wanted to make sure that we got to talk about it before Pete did his tour this evening. Go ahead.

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Okay. I was on & lightweight headset, aud umbilical connected to the speaker intercom box in the experiment compartment, which was on cBannel B. And I was on I_'A',:_COM/PUSH-TO-TALK and verified the hot mike, and that's all I did. Skylab, Houston. Have you been - have you used that intercom box since then, since I can't tell where you're talking from now? The tape goes on the'VTR, right? have it on RECORD or anything. Stand by. Does the voice go to video tape? Stand by. Skylab, Houston. The voice has to go on channel B, so you do need to select the VOICE RECORD switch. We're going AOS here at Vanguard. We're going to see you a long pass later. Goldstone at 18:56. Okay, while you're gone you can be cooking up an answer to why ... - We didn't have to

CC

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CC

Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Goldstone for 13 minutes. l've got some flare information for you and also a couple of comments on the VTR. Okay, okay. watching the flare go ahead with the

SPT CDR

While we're comments.

CC

Okay, good. On the flare first, Pete, you might let us know what you're doing. It - Actually it started when you guys were in - in the dark. It started at i_:19. It was originally classified subnormal, then reclassified 1 Bravo, and then again to 2, with X-rays coming Out of it. And our information shows it's presently declining. Over.

14 _9 00

SPT

Roger.

Our information

shows

the same.

We wandered

down to the ATMpanel at sunrise to see what was going on. We noticed that you guys were conducting unattended ops and that there was a flare going on which was visible in XUV and X-ray, not in H-alpha because of where you have the pointing. The PMEC count was A1_ost 700 at that time, %ith an image fntenslty count confirmatory at about I00. Both declining, and both have continued to decline, and I have not pointed at the flare or interrupted your - your unattended progr_ma. We don't have ground rules for this sort of thing. What would you like for me to do? 14 49 40 CC CDR Stand by. Meanwhile, Houston, while you're checking that, we found the problem with the VTR. The B channel input switch was off. And we're not exactly sure which position it's supposed to be in. I guess IC0M, PTT; or PTT will work, won't it? Skylab, Houston. will work. That's affirmative. Those positions

CC

CDR

Okay. You do not have correct?

to have the record

switch

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That's correct. We gave you an incorrect answer. You do have to have the cables configured proper - properly, but you do not have to have the voice record switch on SIAs hit. Okay. Well, unfortunately, we verified that he was ta1_ing on B chA-nel, but not at that block. And we're going to have to put it in the checklist as something that went down the crack, I guess. Roger that, Pete. And, Skylab; Houston. We think the best thing now We think you did the right thing, and - when you came by. And we'd like to Just to go ahead and get this one in unattended ops. And you can Just go ahead and watch it as you like. Okay. I think for the next crew that it's one of a couple categories that they might be thinking about. And one is this, when you come around a corner and you see a flare in progress. The other is like what happened last night -Whenyou are doing some - some other work and you see a sm_11 flare, which you don't want to do a _,II flare program on, but maybe you can snatch a little something. Roger. That's a good suggestion_ And it,s obvious that we do have a couple of categories of possibilities here that we can talk with those guys about and come to some new ground rules. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're going to up-link some rate gyro drift compensations, and we need for you to stay off the DAS for a couple of seconds. I'll let you know when we Wre through. You got it. Thank you. Skylab, Houston. death, but we want Pete, and l'm not - As I understand Not to beat this VTR problem to to make sure of what you said, sure I understand it completely. I it, the - on one of the SIAs, the

CDR

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channel B selector next to this channel B CCU input connector was in OFF, and I'm wondering whether or not that was - whether that was the SIA that Joe was plugged into, or the SIA that the VTR cable was plugged into. Over. CDR CC CDR CC Still read me, Houston? Affirmative. Okay, that's VOX ll6. Okay. Real fine. you very much. The switch was OFF on VOX ll6. it, Pete. Thank

Now we understand

CDR

Okay. That's not in the checklist anywhere. It's like this panel 132 switch business. We've gotten bitten on that one too many times, too. We need to put that in every place in the TV checklist that if you're going to have voice, you're going to have to check VOX ll6 and every TV ... you got to check V0X 132. Roger, Pete. We probably do need to put some verifies. The only place that we can find where that channel B selector switch is to be put on chsnnel 1 - I mean panel 116 to PTT is in one place in the activation when you first activate the VTR. But after that, we can't find where you ever reverify that. And apparently, in some kind of operation between then and now, it got put to OFF. And then without a verify, we missed it. So we'll correct that in the TV procedures. Yes, I think it got turned off way back when we were originally going to use R channel for EREP and we were going to disconnect that. And we got halfway through doing that, and we talked to you guys and decided to go A record and A for broadcast, and VOX on EREP, and the switch never got put back in the proper configuration. And what did you say it was ICOM/PTT? It 's PTT, Pete. Okay.

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Well, I'm sorry you lost that because Joe gave a sterlingperformance on it.

CC

No problem. little thing No problem.

It Just appears that we - Just one in the checklist that ... will correct

it.

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CC

Skylab, Houston. On the subject of the entry SIMs today: the next - It turns out the way the stations go that the - following this Texas LOS, the last interface we have with you - and - is down at the Vanguard. And our guys have gotten a good bit out of it today. What we plan to do, if - if it sounds okay to you, is we're probably going to release a]1 the controllers, except for the trajectory people that are running some of their targeting. And depending on whether or not you feel like, by the Vanguard, that you'll have gotten what you wanted to get out of the day, we might have some suggestions for you in the way of experiment operations, or Whatever, between the Vanguard pass that's going to come up in about, oh, another 15 or 20 minutes. And the end of the point in today's time line, where it's scheduled for entry SIN, it's your c_11. Good. Go ahead. gather. We've - we've gotten all we can

CDR

14 59 53

CC

Okay. We'll do some thinking between here and Vanguard and maybe have a couple of suggestions for you. We're about 1 minute from LOS. We'll see you at Vanguard at 19:P-l. And we're going to dump the data recorder there. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS at Vanguard for about the next 7-1/2 minutes. And it'll be a couple of minutes more, but then I'll have a list of things that I can read up to you. And you can - guys can pick and choose, and do what you want out of them. All righty. Roger.

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Skylab, Houston. I have a few items here I'd like to read up to you. If you'd like to Jot them down, and then you can decide for yourselves which one you'd like to do, if amy, and Just let us - let us know. Go. Okay. One is to continue M552. In the event you get to completion on M552, we want you to go ahead and terminate, including the battery discharge, and that termination is per page _-5 of the MDA Experiment Checklist. Second item, is HK-60 Bravo, 60 Bravo, which is condensate holding t,nk dump. Third item is TV- 5. Fourth item is the TV tour. And cogent on the - those two items - those you can do only one of the two of them, and we'll leave it up to you as to which one you got to clean VTR. We are looking at two or three EREP items that we might be able to pass up to you before the end of this pass, but right now I don't have enough information on them. Over. Okay. Okay. And we'll Roger. Well, we're doing 552, right now, Dick. The third sample is in the cool down. We'll do 60 Bravo, and we plan to do the TV tour instead of TV-5 today. Okay. Sounds real good. before the day is over. let you know what we're doing. We got it, Dick.

PLT CC

PLT CC PLT CC PLT

CC PLT 15 18 51 CC

And we will

do M552 terminate

Okay, real good. And I've got one request here. We need the XUV and H-alpha 2 DOORS to CLOSE. Okay, they were. Roger.

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Hey, Houston. Is there do the SPT's M0927 Stand by i on that one.

an earlier

time we could

CC 15 20 46 CC

Skylab, Houston, We're i minute from LOS at Van_-,-vd. l'm going back to _T times on the LOS calls. We're going to see you at Hawaii at 16:22. Okay.

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CDR CC CDR

Houston,

Skylab. We're AOS Hawaii. Go ahead.

Skylab, Houston.

Roger. We've been talking about that TV. Is there any chance - It seems to me last night the experiment 1 and 2 recorders were running. Is there any chance this waste is on experiment 1 that you got back last night while S073 was running? Stand by 1. And, Dick, when you got a minute to shoot the baloney about the condensate holding tank, I'd like to bend your ear for aminute. Okay, why don't you go ahead? EGIL is listening, and we'll get an answer on the tape recorders here in Just a second. Okay. It was my understanding _he condensate holding tank was a plain old ordinary, everyday, vanilla water t,n_ that had a few extra fittings put on it. We went up to measure where the bellows was, and that thing is completely out of configuration, which is one way of saying it took us one whale of a long time to find the little ferro magnetic strip in the stainless steel bellows. Which I have now marked similiar to the other tank for the follow-on crews. And for their information, it's down on the bottom side of the tank that's pretty much up against_the wall. Okay. I'ii make sure they get that information. Anything else on the - on the condensate holding tAn_ dUmp? No, we'll measure, if you care where I assume you'd like to know. Just can't hardly wait. the bellows was.

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Oh, also we have had a PPC02

high on A mol sieve, which

is the only one we're monitoring anymore. The gage indication reads 2. How I think we've got two detectors - one for the gage and one for TM and - caution and warning, or sc_e such mix. How about checking them, will you please? 16 25 13 16 26 04 CC CC Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're coming close to LOS. going to see you at Vanguard at 16:50. We're 2 on PPC02,
nOW.

We're reading

and we're

checking

on the instrumentation

16 50 19

CC

Skylab, Houston. for i0 minutes.

We're A0S

at Vanguard.

We got you

CC

Let's see guys, I'm sorry we went LOS there. It was a very low angle pass and I didn't get to give you a LOS call that I'm sure you got. On the PPCO 2 HIGH, &

we're wondering, is the mol sieve B PPCO 2 CAUTION WARNING inhibited? CDR CC Yes, it is. Roger.

Next question is, the PPC0 HIGH _2 light still on? And if the light is out - if the light's on, inhibit the CAUTION & WARNING for MOLE SIEVE A. If the light's - is out - turns out, this may be associated with mol sieve A bed cycling, which allows the outlet sensor to sense inlet gas for approximately 1 minute. Okay, we'll take a look. right now. We've got them both inhibited

Okay.

16 51 30

CDR

CDR

Meanwhile, Dick, the condensate inches at the start of dump.

tank bellows

was 15-3/4

CC

Roger. 15-3/_ inches at the start of dump. One thing that we wanted to suggest was that you make sure since this is the first time we have dumped a holding tank, want to make sure that, periodically, be sure and check the waste process or. exhaust pressure to be less than 0.08. It is good now; we're looking at it

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on TM. And I have a - we have searched on, Pete, on experiment i, 2 and the data tape recorders, and unfortunately we didn't make out there. We didn't get the voice on any oi those. And I have an _nswer here on the TCS logic circuit breaker for the PLT. 16 52 38 PLT CC Go ahead. Okay. We think that the experience that you had with the TCS logic circuit breakers in the heat exchanger fans was normal, if you were in the following configuration: panel 617, the four TCS HEAT EXCHANGER FAN switches to AUTO, and panel 61_, TCS LOGIC circuit breakers, two of them, closed. And also, if the OWS TEMP was at least 4 degrees greater than the temp selection that you had m_de on the little rotary knob there, which we assumed that that was the case. The fans ON signal from the TCS auto control module sets a latching relay, so opeing the LOGIC circuit breakers does not have an effect on the HEAT EXCHANGER FANS. A reset to the relay must be sent either by the auto control module or the OWS HEAT - HEAT EXCHANGER FAN switch 16 53 49 PLT SPT CC SPT Well, to OFF on panel happy with 390. that, I guess I am.

if you're SPT. We're

Houston_ Roger. Okay.

happy,

Paul;

and go ahead,

SPT. CAUTION

The CO 2 light

is out.

I have reenabl_d

& WARNING. The gage was reading 2.7 a couple minutes ago and now it's back down to 2. So it may be spiking with the vent cycles. 16 54 17 CC Roger, SPT. That concurs with what we saw. We saw as high as 3.6 on the - that last cycle there. Okay. On - both our experiment tape recorders are running now, apparently for S073. Is it okay to terminate them and go to M0927 Skylab, we're dumping the experiment 2 recorder now. So we'll get back to you prior to this LOS and let you know about configuration of those recorders.

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Th_n_ you. Say, Dick, you ought to have that procedures for dumping and not letting the tank get above 0.08 put in the procedures Decause it's not in any of our procedures. We've been watching it. Roger. We copy studwe'll make sure that gets in there. message in

16 55 13

CC CC

And, CDR; Houston. There's a teleprinter the telepringter for you, I think.

CC

Skylab, Houston. Be advised the ASCO is going command a NAV update here at Vanguard and we'd like to mn_e sure you stay off the DAS, please. Okay. Skylah, Houston. On the tape recorders, after we finish our dumping here at Vanguard, you - you will be able to take them back and do M092. Just a reminder though, on the CDR details pad, that 1901 - there's a little step in there to reconfigure the recorders after M092 for S073. Also, we're about 1 minute and 20 seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at Van correction, at Hawaii at 17:58. Okay, but in the meantime, youdon't right? waat 73 to run,

PLT 16 58 52 CC

CDR

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CC

Roger. Just let it run until you need it, and then take the recorders for M092. And then after you get through, reconfigure for S073.

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CDR CC

Okay. Roger. dumping And we're through - we have here at Van'guard. finished our

CC

Skylab, Houston. We had to terminate co_anding due to a dropout in data. the DAS back. Is it already Negative, Skylab, in or not? We'll

the NAV update You can have

CDR 17 O0 3h 17 57 48 CC CC CDR

CDR, it's not in. Houston. AOS Hawaii

get it up later.

for 9 minutes.

Roger, Houston. We got a tank DELTA-P on this 216 condensate 6. And after I turned on the beater and I've gone to vacuum which hasn't done amy good, it in preparation dumping, except Paul and - Joe dumped it - it had about two cups of water in it when he started and now it's completely empty, so don't ask me where the water went to and don't ask me where the vacuum went to. I don't have any idea. So what would you like us to do about it while we're dumping the big tank? We'll think Okay. And, Skylab; Houston. Be advised data recorder at this site. Okay. SMylab, Houston. A couple of things while we're waitin_ on an answer on the condensate tank; one is - is we see you operating a building block 5 and we'd like to - due to the film in S054 - we would like to omit S05h. So when you get to the end of the sequence that the 54 is in now, request you to terminate. Also we're going to attempt again on the NAY update. So if you can give us the DAS for a couple of minutes we'll get that co,and in. we are dumping the about it, Pete; stand by.

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Okay,, the pad you sent me said to run but not on 5 Bravo and Charlie. Stand by 1.

5_ on 5 Alfa

CC CDR

Oh, sorry, it's up at the top. I didn't see it up at the top. Got it down at the bottom of one - No, oh it's - I see. Okay, it's my mistake. Roger. CDR, Houston. good this time Thank you. SP_, Houston. I'm not sure where you are in the sequence, but you might listen to this one little flight plan comment on your Flight Plan this afternoon. On the 1_)31, we'd like to delete ED31 photo session that you've got scheduled today based on your previous comments about the rate of growth; and replace with the visual observation and appropriate voice comments as you see fit on B channel, and we will reschedule the final photo session probably a couple of days from now. And this is day 168 or 9, and this is due to the apparent slow bacteria grow_ch. Out. Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at Vanguard at 18:29. And we think present configuration is - is okay for now on the condensate dtmp system, so press on with that procedure wherever you are in it and we'll get hack to you on that one at Vanguard. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're A0S at Vanguard for the next 8-1/2 minutes. We're going to dump the data tape recorder again here at Vanguard, and I got a couple of words for the CD!_ on the condensate tAn_. Be right with you. Okay. No problem. We've got 8 minute pass, Pete. We've got the NAV update. It's up and you can have the DAS back.

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CDR CC

Go ahead. Okay, Pete. We're "a little hit confused as to what the configuration is. But since you do an ATM and the other guys are doing biomed, so we figure if we can stabilize the situation for the nexthour or so, we're going to have an hour LOS and then by that time, you should have a little more time to talk and you can lead us through the procedures and tell us exactly at what steps you had the problem. For now_ as we understand the configuration, you got the holding tank disconnected from the little tank and the holding tank is doing its thing, dumping. The tank has lost vacuum. So what we'd suggest is to the Systems Checklist, page 2-h0, and under procedure listed for airlock module condensate little going the tank

dump, step 3, it's 6 or 8 steps there that hopefully will reachieve the vacuum on the - on the condensate - airlock module condensate tank. You can go ahead and do that procedure and get back to your ATM work and we can talk about it again next pass. Over. 18 31 39 CDR CC Okay. You got it right.

Okay. Real good. Why don't we do that, and we'll Just talk to you about it later. Okay. Yes, the big question Dick, is, what happened to the water that was in the condensate tank, when all it's supposed to be doing is sucking water in? Roger. figured Okay. Hey, this temperature CDR, Houston. valve is screwy - That's the big question, that out yet. and we haven't

CDR PLT

CC

18 32 02 18 33 01

PLT CDR CC

I didn't copy that.

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CDR

Well, I w_s Just _ning seec_d_ryheater, don't show say temperature.

emd I

18 33 35

CC

CDR, Houston. Sorry, I guess our ears are bad, but the co... is a little bit ratty here ca the down-link sad I still did not copy. Okay. l've been running the secondarTheater and we've had this intermittent problem with it. And I show no temperature at all on secondary heater - been running for 30 minutes. You want me to go ahead sad dump it or do you waut me to go to the primary heater until I get some temp reading? That's affirmative. primary heater. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're about 15 seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at Hawaii at 19:36. Roger. Skylab, Roger, Houston. Bill. A0S 6 minutes. are we? for you tank or We'd like yon to switch to the

CDR

18 34 04

CC

CDR 18 37 41 CC

18 37 55 19 35 53

CDR CC PLT CC

Where

You're over Hawaii, and we have a question here. Did you disconnect from the holding at panel 393 on the hose? Per the checklist, Copy. And we tried to Just won't hold Yes, we copy. _mpthe a vacuum We're at tank.

PLT CC 19 36 39 PLT

condensate tank twice. It is ai"1, Bill. It didn't. again now. for you _ this dump

CC 19 39 19 PLT

thinking

H_uston, I got another business. GO, PLT.

question

CC

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PET

Okay, the holding tank is apparently empty. The ... finder finds the bellows about i inch from the inlet side into the tank. The tA-_ pressure during the last _1_p_ sequence - we had to keep cycling it, by the way, to keep from exceeding 0.09 in the waste tank, and we never knew about that pressure restriction until we got in flight. But anyway, we were cycling the dump valve off and on. The bellows is at the end. During the last sequ@nce, the waste bag pressure never got above about 0.082. It is now dropping off to about - it's on its way to 0.075. However, in accordance with the checklist, once again we are waiting for a water _,"T_ pressure to come off the peg at over 2. It se_m- to me, it should have by now. Have you got any good, soothing, closing words for us on that?

CC 19 42 _2 CC

PLT, we're

working

on him at the moment.

Skylab, we're going LOS here in approximately 25 seconds. We would like for you to continue on page 2-37, step 5, SWS Systems Checklist. We'll see you again at Vanguard at 20:07. Okay.

19 _3 02

PLT

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TRANSCRIPTION

20 06 56

CC SPT CC SPT

Skylah, Houston; AOS i0 minutes. Houston, SPT. Go, SPT. Okay, the procedure for dumping the holding tank requires the use of the minus-Z SAL vacuum port to dump the pressure from the gas side of the tank. S073 is in that SAL. And my question is, can we go ahead and dump the gas out that port or will that contaminate the experiment? Stand by. We'll try to get you an answer.

CC PLT

Hey, Houston; for information, M552 has been completed. And the terminate section of the checklist has been completed. We copy. Houston. Go, Skylab. Okay, we are - Pete is ready to do rod extend. If there's any concern about venting through that airlock, we are willing for a prize, which will be stated later, to retract S073 completely, take it out of the airlock, vent the condensate tank, and reinstall S073 and go to a seven-rod configuration on it. Stand by half. Okay. PLT, Houston. Go ahead. We would like for you to extend the seven S073 rods with the trunnion angle zero and then dump. TheZ's dump - We're looking hard at it.

CC PLT CC PLT

CC PLT CC PLT CC

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PLT 20 16 59 CC

Okay.

All right, we got it.

Thank

you. We will have you

Skylab, Houston. We're going LOS. again, Ascention at 20:22. Roger. Skylab, Roger. Skylab, Houston; AOS for 7 minutes. Houston; AOS for 7 minutes.

PLT 20 21 35 CC PLT 20 22 49 CC CC

And, Skylab; it appears that you have leaks at panel 393 and on the holding tan_ disconnects. That's the quick disconnects. Well, then why has the DELTA-P tank steyed so good had it plugged in. on the condensate We

PLT

for the last 20 days or so?

CC

Paul, it's thought that they're only leaking when they're disconnected. And we think the same thing happened duringthe EVA when they were disconnected. Okay.
now.

PLT

That's

a whole

new set of QDs we

got leaking

CC 20 26 37 CC

That is affirm. Skylab, there isn't much in the way of news, but there're two or three it_m_, if it doesn't interrupt anything you' re doing. No, go ahead; we're listening, we can all hear.

PLT CC

New that I look at it, there's even less. You can get fish with your drinking water_ it says, in Mexic-1_. They had a heavy buildup of fish that burst the filter on the local water purification, and they're coming out the taps. Okay. Now let's see if we can find sc_ething significant. Says Houston is still n,_Ber three in the race, with 4-1/2 games out.

PLT CC

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PLT CC

The Cubs, the Cubs. Yes, that's what I'm looking at. well, it looks like. Stand by. They're doing pretty

CC

Okay. The Cubs appear to be leading the race at 3-1/2 games. Gary Player - ... Say again? Go ahead. Gary Player is leading on the Oakmont course. The astronomy satellite for radio sstronomy that was launched earlier has gone into orbit around the Moon. It's apparently operating normally. The other items have to do with the energy crisis; and the EPA has laid on some rather strict requirements, which Texas is going to contest. Would involve strict gasoline rationing and conversion of cars prior to 68 to post-68 standards; no new parking lots built, and an increase in mass transit. Good. And we're going LOS here in about 20 seconds. We'll have you - we'll have you again at Vanguard at 21:44. Okay. Thanks a lot.

PLT CC PLT CC

PLT 20 29 h2 CC

PLT CC

Yes, that medical conference will, of course, be coming up on your next pass. Roger. Skylab, Houston; A_q 2 minuted.

PLT 21 l0 29 CC CDR

Hi there. Where's the next one, and I'ii give you the Evening Status Report? Pete, we'll be coming up on Vanguard here - 21:44. Okay, 21:4h. Very good. See you there.

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CC CDR

Roger. I can give you the food. The CDR had everything plus his two butter cookies. The SPT had everything. The PLT ate .- Heavens, he ate everything. His optional salt was 5.5, and the CDR's was 2.0. We copy. Quick rundown on day 167 photo log, 16-millimeter: Housekeeping 60E M516, Charlie India 12, 96, Charlie India 05: Housekeeping 60E M516, Charlie India 1B, 96, Charlie India 10. S073 extension M151, Charlie India 06, 18, Charlie India 0B. SS-millimeter: Charlie India 31, 03, Charlie India 30, 51; CI28 was ccmpleted. And it's loaded in drawer H; and it's gra_ tape all wrapped up because it failed to rewind and we had to take it out in the dark and package it. CX06, lOB. Drawer A configuration: in Alfa l, 02, Charlie India 12, 96, Charlie India 05; A-2, 03, Charlie India 06, 18 Charlie India 03; A-B, 06, Charlie India 13, 96, Charlie India i0; A-_ 05, nothing in the supply, no percent, Charlie India 11; floating 07, Charlie India 09, 66, Mike Tango 03. That's it. You made it. We - 1 second We'll see you at Vanguard. Okay. Copy. Unless there's We'd like that some reason, we show S073 in MEDII_ GAIN. in LOW AGAIN. M552 complete today. to LOS it says here, Pete.

CC CDR

21 12 51

CC

CDR CC CC

CDR

I haven't started to run it yet. And I was going to start in medium and look at the - the fra-_ count where the progrsm structions. s_arts in accordance with the in-

21 1B 28

CC

We copy.

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TRANSCRIPTION

21 44 04

CC SPT CC SPT

Skylab, Houston. Bless your heart. SPT, Houston. Go ahead.

A0S for ii minutes at Vanguard.

21 47 16

CC

We want you to INHIBIT dump angles are: inner gimbal angles - are: inner gimbal plus 2023. And we want the

prior to 21:46. The these are star tracker plus 0319, outer gimbal dump enabled by 21:54.

SPT CC SPT

That's if I get a star, or what? Joe, that last one was: Is that contingent is that regardless? any time after - after 21:54.

on my getting a star only, or - or

CC SPT CC CC SPT 21 47 45 SPT

Whether you get a star or not, Joe, enable. I don't believe it. (Chuckle) Okay, Joe.

Joe, was that the action or the angles? They're fine. Talk to you in a minute. I'm waiting for orbital

Okay, Houston. Stand by 1. plane error to get updated. Copy.

CC SPT

O_ do you people have that INHIBITED? star. We copy. We have it INHIBITED, Joe.

We've got a

21 48 09

CC SPT

We were cut out.

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21 48 17

CC SPT

We have it INHIBiTs. Shall I enable it? That's affirm. Enable, please.

21 48 20

CC

SPT
SPT

Okay.
Okay. DUMP? We got a 6.6"here; now can I enable MOMENTUM

21 48 55

CC

Negative. Do not enable MOMENTUM DUMP. enable MOMENTUM DUMP. Okay. Then why were get a star? you in such a hurry

Do not

SPT

for me to

21 49 28

SPY

Houston, I asst_ne you had us inhibit MOM_N'ItTMDUMP because of the bad orbital plane error. Now that we've got a good one, I'm Curious why you don't want to reenable it. Stand by half. Say again. We took a dt_np sample that had _rrong data, Joe, and we were in a hurry to get it inhibited. There was no great urgency on the star. Okay, I - all right. We could inhibit and then reenable CMG control, how does ATM like that or G & C rather? Stand by half, Joe. Say again, Houston. I'll be with you in a second, Well, never Sorry, Joe. SPT, possibly this will help a bit. During the reed conference, we INHIBIT_I0 the outer gimbal angle. The star tracker had lost the star and we got a bad data mind, Houston. Joe.

21 49 40

CC SPT CC

SPT SPT

CC SPT CC SPT CC 21 53 03 CC

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sample. This could have been corrected. They have for_ed the contingency, but the procedure was passed up was considered to be the optimum the circumstances. 21 53 30 21 54 19 SPT CC SPT SPT 21 54 38 CC Okay. CDR, Houston. He's tied up, Houston. May I pass a message? Yes, the S073 is picking up too much light. the field of view to position 1. Okay. And we'll be LOS in 30 seconds here. 21:57. Skylab, Houston. Roger. Skylab, Houston. are several items Go ahead. We'll be LOS in 1 minute. here. A0S for 15 minutes. Ascension

could that under

We want

SPT 21 54 49 CC

at

21 58 0h

CC SPT

22 15 19

CC

There

CDR 22 15 27 CC

We want you to change the ATM roll from minus 6400 to plus 6400. Okay. Close the S056 aperture door. card, monitor l, XUV monitor. monitor. The TV, per the cue The video select ATM

CDR 22 15 39 CC

SPT

Okay, Bill. We're doing a TV tour right now, and soon as we're done, with it we'll go back to the ATM monitor. Copy that. And the momentum dump needs to be enabled before 23:16. And we'll have you at Guam at 22:41.

22 16 07

CC

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SPT CC SPT

Okay.

Can I enable

dump right

now?

That 's affirmative" For roll, you want plus 6400, is that right? That's affirmative.. Vice minus 6h00. Skylab, Houston. AOS l0 minutes, Guam.

22 16 35 22 42 05

CC CC PLT

Roger, Houston. We have one question on tomorrow's Flight Plan. Two questions: What is the T027 opposite 19:00, and what time is trim burn? Stand by. PLT, Houston. Go ahead. T027 is simply the sample array and it is not time critical. And the trim burn is 08:59:23. That last one is listed on the details. Yes, we're looking. Paul, they aren't up yet. the details. Okay. PLT, we have one more message for you, when it's convenient. Go ahead. We would like for you or the CDR to change the T027/S073 SHA_Wr UPPER LIMIT to 234. Return the FIELD OF VIEW to zero. This should be accomplished prior to 23:15. This is because of structural blockage and it's causing premature cut offs. 234 to SHAFT L and FOV is zero. They are still to come up,

CC CC PLT 22 43 53 CC

CC PLT CC

PLT CC

PLT 22 46 31 CC

22 _7 22

CDR CC

That 's affirmative.

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CDR CC

I'm telling

you that's

done.

We did it.

Skylab, LOS in I m/nute for the night. T_re will be a tape recorder dump at Canary at 23:41. We'll see you in a couple of days. Okay, Bill. Good night.

22 51 06

CDR

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TRANSCRIPTION

CREW ST,_:_;_ PERIOD

- NO COMMUNICATIONS

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AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

07 Oh 34

CC CDR CC CDR CC

Skylab, Houston.

Good morning.

Good morning, Houston. Well, did you get a good night's rest? You bet you. We've got about Honeysuckle. Okay. Skylab, Houston; 1 minute to LOS. Skylab, Houston through Hawaii Hawaii at 24. h-l/2 minutes here left through

07 04 56 07 08 35 07 2h 23 07 24 35

CDR CC CC PLT

6-1/2 minutes.

Roger, Henry. Hey, I Just tried to line up the orbital slider, and it shows that our daytime pass is over Europe. I think something's wrong. Will you have somebody check that first ascending node, please? Wilco. Skylab, Houston; we blew that one. That's a descending node. We'll get you some new numbers. Skylab, at 32. Roger. Skylab, Houston through Hi. Skylab,
now.

CC 07 26 27 CC

CC

Houston;

about 30 seconds

from LOS, Goldstone

07 30 40 07 32 32

PLT CC PLT

Goldstone,

9 minutes.

07 34 22

CC

Houston.

I got that

slider

update

for you

PLT CC

Okay. Okay. It should be 159.h two are correct. west at 72253. And the other

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PLT CC 07 38 06 CDR CC CDR

Okay. That's What

That's

159._

west

and 072253.

affirm_t ive. H-nk, 2 o'clock in the morning?

is it in Houston,

You'd better believe. We Just passed over downtown San Francisco loud and clear at midnight on Saturday night, right? Right. When it's really clear out there, you can see both bridges. It's a fantastic sight to see it at night. You can see L. A. and San Francisco and - Super! Skylab, Skylab, Skylab, Houston; Houston Houston. 1 minute through to LOS. Bermuda at 46.

CC CDR

07 40 _3 07 45 24 07 45 59

CC CC CC

Bermuda

6 minutes. sometime this

For the CDR or PLT,

morning when you get a break, we'd like for one of you to run up to the S073 and change the FIELD OF VIEW to 1. We're looking at a little more light than we expected to see. 07 46 24 PLT CC 07 49 12 CC That's done.

Tb_nk you, sir. Skylab, Houston. I've got one Flight Plan change and an update to the PLT's photo p_d and to the TV-15 rood pad, whenever it's convenient. Stand by. No rush. We're scrambling. you're ready, give me a call. plan?

07 49 38

PLT CC PLT

Just whenever

Yes, okay. Go ahead with the change - To which Fer the FLT? The ... pad or the photo pad?

CC

The photo pad. We're changing the Flight Plan. We're deleting S073 ST-3, and that changes your pad. All we want to do is delete the lines that say, "Leave DAC on until S073 ST-3 is completed."

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PLT 07 50 16 CC

Okay. And I Just gave you the Flight Plan to delete that S073 ST-3 at 11:00. Roger. Go ahead with TV-15. change' which is

PLT CC

Okay. We've got the mission day wrong. Down on the last line it says, "mission day 22." It should be 24 today. Great. Skylab, Houston; about 30 seconds from LOS. at 55. Skylab, Houston through Canaries for 9-1/2 Canary

PLT 07 51 27 CC

07 55 ll

CC CC

minutes. the

Skylab, Houston. For info, we'll PROTON SPECT, OFF. Roger.

be commanding

07 59 09

PLT

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TRANSCRIPTION

08 oh 17

CC

Skylab, Houston; 30 seconds to LOS. h0. Roger. Skylab, Houston through Roger. Koneysuckle

Honeysuckle

at

PLT 08 39 50 CC PLT CC

for 9 minutes.

Skylab, Houston. I've got a couple of things SPT if it's convenient to listen right now. Go ahead. Okay. During the night on S05, we noticed

for the

SPT 08 h0 25 CC

the tem-

peratures to be decreasing, 8_d we've co_m_anded the the thermal system on and temps are increasing. When you get to the console, we'd like for you to verify on the WLC that the THERMAL switch is on, and report the status about how you find it. And also got your SAP update. Filament's 79 at 0_0.2, 81 and 84 have almost - I won't give you those coordinates. You've probably got them. They've a]most totally disappeared since the two bright M3 flares in active region 37 yesterday. We had seven subflsres without X-rays in active regions 37 and 41 on that big complex there between 18:00 yesterday and 0_:00today. The subflares without X-rays have also been noted in active regions 40, 42, and 43. And, there's a new active region _5 at 080.7 with a small bipolar plage. SPT Okay. Now let me ask you guys something, Houston. You sent us a lot of ATMmessages last night, most of which contradict each other. I got one nice little massage telling me how to use the flare prep from unattended cue card from which I inferred that I was - that I should have used it yesterday and taken lots of pictures of that flare that we came around the Horn and saw. I'm also told on the solar activity pad

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that 82A and B are saving their film for flares, and on the ATM schedule pad, that 82A is to have flare enabled on it mos_ of the passes. Then I get a message that says 82A and B will not be initiated in the flare mode, and I 'm not quite sure what you guys are thinking. CC SPT SPT Okay. 0kay. I guess the message about the unattended cue card did not answer my question which was : Do the PIs make it scientifically valuable and interesting to them to get data on flare fall when they haven't had the rise? We know how to use the cue card. Copy. Houston, Go ahead. There's another aspect of that 82_A and B message. It says that the cameras should no longer be used after four and sixteen frsmes revaluing, respectively, I believe it is. Understand that we operate those csmeras per the schedule pad. And I assume that the PIs will not schedule more data taking. Then will run the film close to those numbers plus a reasonable pad, because as they will know, our FRAMES REMAINING indicators on board are not very reliable. 08 hh 13 08 h5 30 CC CC Roger, copy. SPT. Let me - let us think that over a bit, Joe.

CC SPT CC 08 43 35 SPT

Joe, in answer to your question about the nares, the answer is: If we don't see the rise, we don't want to see the fall. Ok%y. How about 82A and B now? Am I to not use them for any more flares for the rest of the mission or follow the schedule pad?

SPT

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SPT CC

Or am I to use them in other than the flare mode? Okay. What we want you to do there is use the 82A aud B Just lik_ it called for in the pad. However, when you get downto FRAMES REMAINING. 4 and 16, we want to discontinue using 82A and B. So right now we may use 82A and B for flares. that correct? That is affirmative. SPT Okay. Is

SPT

CC SPT. CC

And, Skyl_b_ Houston. There was a question the other night about the DELTA-P light onthe holding tank when you were dt_nping that thing. Or I guess it was on the condensate tank. And we've looked at what you said and looked at the data, and we think that all your indications were proper, best we can determine. I guess - What does that mean? That means we got a leak somewhere, and we don't know where it is still. Well, I guess if we're readingwhat you said correctly the water went into the holding tank, if we understand it right; the 2 cups of water you are concerned about. And we think the DELTA-P light you're getting there is the same old bugaboo we've had all along; is a leaky OD. No, I disagree with you, H_nk. It didn't go into any. water holding tank. The holding tank was disconnected. We're talking sbout Just the 216 panel itself. It should hold its own DELTA-P. And it goes from a DELTA-P of _ to about 0.5 in about 15 minutes when it's runningby itself. It's got a leak in it somewhere; and it is not in one of those QDs.

CC CDR

CC

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Let me tell you why we think it's not a QD, H_k. Because the first time - I agree with you. I don't know where else the pressure is leaking into the system. We decided the first time it was a leaky QD in that aft airlock fitting. Yesterday we did not disconnect there; we disconnected the line at the holding t-n_. SO the other shift decided that was also a leaky 03). And for what it's worth, I then put the dmnp cover to plug in that 0_). And we d_mped it, sucked the vacuum on it, and it did dr_x psi ... - We are about LOS. - - wherever We'll be Skylab, the leak was, it was still there.

08 49 21 08 49 22 08 49 26 09 O0 17

CC PLT CC CC CDR CC CDR CC CDR CC CDR CC CDR CDR

coming up on Hawaii Houston; AOS Hawaii,

at - on the hour. 9 minutes.

Good morning. Good morning. Roger, Houston. The burn went on time.

Very good. I wondered

Thank you, Pete. why we've got S019 today.

Oh, no; this is not Carl. Oh, you sound like Carl. decided to come back to work. to you.

Well, Crip finally I wondered what

happened

Hey, Crip. I can't imagine that I'm standing up here photographing these locker doors for these gt_s on TV so they can tmderstand what we did. It's hard for me to understand that. Roger.
r_

CC

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CDR

Either B channel it right.

is unreadable,

or we're not saying

CC

Okay. I'm sure that they did get the information on B channel but somebody apparently, requested the TV just for visual confirmation. I understand, but that's quite an expensive procedure.

CDR CC SPT CC 09 04 39 SPT

I don't understand'it Houston, SPT. Go, SPT.

either.

I forgot to tell Hank - We got excited about 82A and flares and stuff, and I forgot to tell him that the 52 THERMAL switch is and was in the prime position when I came on console. Roger; copy. ON, that is. Roger. And on this 82A and B flare business, I still don't understand that. They want usto not use flare mode after 4 and 16 frames remaining. But the two experiments take 24 and 48 photographs, respectively, during a flare. Are they sure they don't want me to stop using the flare mode at some higher number, or is their FRAMES REMAINING counter wrong? Well, the way you read down was Correct. We'll reverify that that's what they want, though. Because if we wait that long,, they're not going to have their calibration film left. Maybe that's the risk that they want to run. Okay. I think the intent is that they really want those films for calibration, but we'll reverify that.

09 04 53

CC SPT CC SPT

CC

SPT

CC

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Well, you see what I mean, Crip. If a flare happens when 82A has, say, i0 frames remaining, and I go into flare mode; it's all wiped out. Roger. Understand. 1 minute until LOS. Goldstone at

09 05 58 09 08 30

CC CC

Skylab, Houston; 09:12; 09:12. Okay. We'll try to have there, Joe. We won't Promise. Roger; Skylab, Hello. Hey, Crip. not running Checking. (Music) copy. Houston;

SPT CC

an answer

for you on your

82A and B

SPT CC 09 08 55 09 l0 30 SPT CC PLT PLT

get any flares

until

then.

AOS Goldstone

6 minutes.

Ask S073 if I can terminate now. It's the program right now, is it or is it?

CC SC CDR CC CDR

That's what I have to say to this TV. I'll tell A1 Bean that. And tell him I played locker locations. Roger. paul, Okay. Hey, Houston; Skylab. you're GO to terminate S073. that in the suit stowage and

CC CC PLT PLT

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CC CC PLT

Go, Skylab. Skylab, Houston. You called?

Yes, I had to move to a different box, Crip. Hey, I can't get program 6 to work on S073. While you're thinking about that, can I Just m_nually drive - or using the switches, drive the S_ and TRUNNION to the proper settings and then retract it? Roger, Paul. You got a GO to do TRUNNION to 0 and SHAFY to 40. Skylab, Houston, at 09:22. hat manually,

CC

CC

about 30 seconds until LOS: Mila

PLT

Crip, if you answered my last question, I didn't get your reply. Did you give me an answer yet? Roger. You got a GO to do that manually, Paul. TRUNNION to 0 and S_ to 40 for retraction. 0kay. I terminated mode 3, set up 6, hit the start switch, the PROGRAMER light came on, but it never drove. Roger. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're A0S over Mila for 9 minutes. And, Paul, we indicate that you're going shaft down to zero and that shaft should be at 40. We got more problems than that, Bob, unless our readCorollary's checking that out.

CC

PLT

CC 09 18 23 09 23 21 PLT CC

PLT

is not right. Now we had an upper shaft limit in here. We've changed it now, whatever it was - 235. The shaft angle is sitting at 345. And as soon as you do anything - When you go to DECREASE, it goes back to what is apparently the stop at 345. Now with it _running down, if I go to TRUNNION DECREASE, they both stop. As soon as I go TRUNNION OFF - They're both off the shaftal drive to 345 is what I'm sayiz_. What are you indicating for the angle on the Ehaft right now?

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CC CC

Stand by i. Okay, Paul. We're still looking at the angle right now. We recommend that you cycle the pwoer off and then back on. We've Okay. We also did it with the c_ra progm disabled. That didn't se_ to ,,_e any difference. We've fed it all zips on the progr_,_er. That didn't see_ to m_e any difference. The only way I can stop the shaft to leave the TRUNNION in DECREASE. is done that half a dozen times, Bob. ! I

PLT CC PLT

CDR

It looks like the SHAFT INCREASE switch stuck in the shaft INcFJ_A_E position. Roger.

selector

is

CC PLT

Bob, what we're reading on board right now is zero Whoops I Wait. Okay. Now that the CDR has gone quiet the shaft angle is 0h0 and the tz-m-_ on angle is 117. And the only way we got it stopped now is with the S_ switch in OFF and the THUSslON switch in DECREASE. Are you still there, Houston? Roger. We're showing of _0 right now. a tr,mn_on of ll2 and a shaft

PLT CC

PLT

Okay. When - It wouldn't do it before for me, but now Pete's got it. We've stepped back off a few steps on trunnion some way. He was plm_ingwith the switches, and we got it to count down a few counts. And with TRUNNION in either IN_SE or DECREASE, the shaft from rotating now. it wlll stop

CC

Roger. Undertand. _ON will stop the shaft. Yes, but it won't Roger. do anything

IN_E

or DECREASE

PLT 09 28 07 CC

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09 31 21

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're I minute until LOS. We're still looking at some procedure that might solve your 73 problem. And we'll try to have that for you over Canary at 09:33-33. And Joe, Just a reminder. We do need to be in optical reference on 55 for the next thing coming up. Okay. Skylab, Houston; 14 minutes. Roger. SP_, Houston. If you're copying, regarding your 82A and B question involved with the flare, the word we have is that if you get a flare, use 82A and B as required to record it. Okay. Skylab, we're loading momentt_nbiases of 0 back into the computer. We'd like you to stay off the DAS for us for a minute or so, please. Okay. Hey, Crip. Go ahead. For somebody to be thinking about ; let's say that we start running behind, get down to the wire, and I start the S019 stuff late. Do they want the first .star field photographed late and get what we can, or do they want that star field sequence picked up on time? Okay. We'll look at that. And I'm reviewing a procedure right now for you to pass up for you on that 73. We'll have it for you in just a minute. A0S over Canary for lh minutes,

SPT 09 35 45 CC

PLT 09 39 18 CC

SPT CC

SPT PLT CC 09 40 49 PLT

CC

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PLT

Okay. I'm standing you read it.

right

here.

I'll Just

do it as

CC

Okay, Paul. The procedure that we're basieA11y going to try to do is to take off the automatic progrAw-,_r. And the procedure for you to do is turn the poweroff. Got it. Okay. Disconnect tl/e aut_natie programmer. the cable. And then insert the Jtmrper plug manual control panel. It's in work. Stand by. Is that shorting plug Juliett That's on the

i

09 41 57

PLT CC

09 42 i0

PLT CC PLT CC

I07

That's

affirmative. control panel, right?

And it does go into m_ual That 's affirmative. That's complete.

09 42 37 09 42 39

PLT CC

Okay. We'd like you to go ahead and try again to drive it. And we'd like you to also note that you cannot drive the shaft and t_Inn_ on at the s_me time. Still does the same thing, That's what we were afraid Bob, of.

PLT CC PLT

Me, too. PLT, Houston. We are still pondering what the problem is. Obviously, it's not in the automatic programmer. Meanwhile, we'd like you to go ahea_ and retract two rods while we're thinking about it. Okay. And leave the power on it. You want the power left on, huh? All right.

o9 45

o5

cc

PLT CC 09 45 22 PLT

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CC

SPT, Houston. The DAS is yours once more, need you to enable the d_mp for us please, OkaM.

and we sir.

SPT 09 48 52 CC

Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from LOS. We'll see you again over Carnarvon at 10:13; 1013. And we'll be doing a data recorder dump at Caruarvon. Roger. Skylsb, Houston. We're A0S over Carnarvon for 9 minutes. And we will be doing the data recorder dump. PLT, Houston. He can't come to the phone right now, but whether we got it into two rods, he gave it a good shake. And whatever was hung up, unhung itself; and he got it manually to 0 TRUNNION, 040 SHAFT. And it's in, and he's taking it down. Very good; solves all of our problems. There you go. Roger. Stick with us, kid.

09 h9 03 l0 12 37

PLT CC

CC CDR

CC CDR CC CDR

Can fix anything. the Betsy Production TV Company is still

Meanwhile, at it. Roger.

CC l0 15 20 CC

PLT, Houston. Regarding your question as to which star field to do first. If you're short on time, we'd like you to go ahead and take the first star field first. We assume that you shouldn't be in too much of a time constraint, though. Yes. I hope mY demonstration sufficient. of how triangle shoes work is

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CC CDR

I'm sure we'll

enjoy

it.

Hey - Hey, Crip. I 'm not going to give a demonstration ¢f the little balls on the toes of t_ feetsies because I don't use them, and I don't have time.

CC i0 18 53 CDR

Copy. Tell them it's strictly personal preference. Joe likes his; uses them all the time except when he's riding the bike because you got to use the triangles. And I think Paul and I both use the triangles all the time because it was Just easier than changing about. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're Sorry about that missed A0S over Guam c_I] for LOS. for 6 minutes.

CC i0 28 20 CC

CDR

And, Houston; CDR. On TV-15, I'm going to skip the shower and then the TV tour i, which has no voice. They didn't want voice, anyhow. And I've expended more than enough time on this thing already; like an hour and 20 minutes. Okay. You got three ... triangle shoes, and the other two it_m_ that were asked for in the list this morning: suit stowage and locker doors. And that is it. Roger. Houston, Go, SPT. The S056 special troubleshooting procedure has Just been completed. And the two sequences were completely nominal. Roger. Copy. Both nominal. completedyour TV, we're rewinding so we can do SPT.

CC CDR

CC SPT CC SPY

CC CC

CDR, Houston. Since you've going to go ahead and start our dump at Goldstone.

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CDR l0 33 25 CC

Yea! Skylab, Houston. We're 30 seconds from LOS. stone at 51, 10:S1. Gold-

l0 51 02

CC

Skylab, Houston; A0S over the States for about 15 minutes. Okay. Let me know when you're getting your TV.

CDR CC

Okay. Houston, we're dumping the VTR at this time. That'll be our Mila pass at 57 before we're going to get real time. All righty. Crip, you have time for a couple of words Roger. Okay. When I turned the power off - or left it on prior to retracting it, last time I looked - Hey, I'm just looking at something. Wait a minute. Okay, Crip. It was reading whatever I told you. I had the shaft to _0 and locked up by the SHAFY, OFF and the TRUNNION to DECREASE. And it was reading whatever the last number was I gave you, ll7 or so. I pulled it in when I got into rod A. I was pulling it in in ... until, apparently, the phot_neter hit the side of the vehicle; not very hard, Just tapped it. And then I went around the side. I took the first B rod off and stowed it, and went around the side and looked; and the trunnion was reading about 15 or so. So I went ahead and cycled it; and it came right on down to zero. And retracted it; and we're home free. on S073?

CDR PLT CC l0 52 01 PLT

CC

Okay. inside

So you didn't actually physically case then?

shake the

PLT CC PLT

You mean the big, long box? Affirmative. Heavens no! the wall. I don't want to tear the airlock out of

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CC

Roger. ago.

Okay, we misinterpreted

what was Said s_hile

PLT

Oh, Ckay. No, I ptulled it in and banged the photommeter head up against the outside of the venicle. And that's -_hat stopped whatever was going o_. _ay. We copy. And_ Paul, I'd like to change the word I gave you on _019 awhile ago. If you do get late for any reason, we want you to pick up at the times on the pad itself and Just el_m_uate what you missed. C_ay. I shouldn't be late.

CC

PLT l0 58 16 CC

CDR, Houston. We're ready for your ATM TV this time. Aud give us a call when you finish the required cycling. C_ay. You're looking at H-alpha 2 right now; and I'll give it to you per the card. Roger. H-alpha I. Roger. There's white to roll. Roger. light coronograph, and l'm starting

CDR

CC CDR CC CDR

i0 59 31

CC

Looks pretty.

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ll 02 53

CDR CC

XUV,

fine.

CDR, Houston. We blew that last XUVmon integration sequence on the ground here. We would appreciate it if you could perform it over for us. Okay. (Music: Fargo) C_ning at you. Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. by Donna

CDR SC

ll 09 31

CC

Skylab, Houston; LOS in 1 minute. lllg. Skylab, Houston; Roger, Houston. AOS over Ascension

Ascension at ll:19;

ll 19 34

CC CDR CC

for about 5 minutes.

PLT, Houston. You have a - need a minute sometime this pass or the next to talk about a mod to your SO19 pad. Come on! Was that you, Paul? Yes. Okay. Wait a minute. Go ahead; I'm ready for your deletions.

PLT CC PLT PLT CC

Yes. If you'll look down at,the bottom of your pad, that - at 12:07, we have a field l0 and then we got ll and 32. There's a single star used for these three fields, and it's really not available until 12:08. What we'd like to do is to drop down and pick up fields 9, 12 and ll - 9, ll before you get into fields lO, ll, and 12. And I - ... Okay. I can give you some times, which are Just recommended times, but basically, all we're doing at 12:07, picking up field 9, 12, and 9, ii.

PLT CC

is

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PLT CC Okay. Okay. If you'd liT-e to COlmJ, I can go ahead you these recommended times for the field. Wait I. Okay.

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and give

PLT CC

Okay. At - for field 912, we'd like that 12:07; 9, 11 at 12:11; field i0 at 12:15; field 12 at 12:18. That's the same way I figured it out.

done at ii at 12:16;

PLT CC SC CC

How about

that?

I knew you could (Music)

do it all along.

And, CDR; Houston. We copy you in optical reference on 55; and we need you in mechanical for that particular step. Roger. Skylah, Houston; 1 minute until at Carnarvon at ll:50, ll50. LOS. See you again

CDR CC

CDR

Hi, Houston. What do you wantto do if-this thing hangs up in ACTIVE 2 LONG? Restart it or quit? We'll check it. you

11 24 53 11 25 5h

CC CC

Skylab, Houston; in the blind. If you can read, can restart 56 if she hangs up. Skylab, Roger. Houston; AOS Carnarvon lO minutes.

CC CDR CC

And, CDR, if you'll stay off the DAS for us, please, we'll be doing a nav update this pass. It's ali yours.

CDR

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CC

Roger. And break a - PLT, Houston. I know you're busy getting ready to set up on this SO19, but believe it or not, w_ got another mod at th end of your pad. On field l0 and ll and 12, you should add 100 degrees to each of the rotations; in other words, you should be 184.7, 185.7, and 184.7. No need to acknowledge. He acknowledged, Houston, in his own fashion. And the carbon di - carbon monoxide composition of the spacecraft atmosphere is undetectable. Roger. Undetectable. Yes, I was afraid of his acknowledgment; that's why I asked not to get one. Okay. They're making Roger. I calmly whipped out my little pencil and made the changes in fields 8, 9, and 10, like you wanted. Skylab, Houston. Skylab, Roger. Skylab, Houston; AOS Guam, l0 minutes, l0 minutes. Houston; The DAS is yours LOS in 1 minute. once more. Guam at 12:03, 1203. up a story.

SPT

CC

SPT PLT CC PLT

CC ll 58 54 CC SPT 12 02 53 CC CDR CC CDR

Hey, Crip. Affirm.

Are you there?

... the 509, make that list are complete. Roger. Understand.

line 81 and 82 in the shopping

CC CC

Complete.

CDR, Houston. If you can give us the time hack on how long it took to charge the bottle, we'd appreciate it.

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CDR CC CDR

Oh, it quit hitting Thank you. Hey, Crip. night? I' ll check. Did they

at me in about

3 minutes.

get good voice

on the TV last

CC CC

Skylab, Houston. Regarding that TV voice, so we can be sure, which event are you ta1_ing about? Are you speaking of the tour last night? Yes, Charlie. Skylab, Houston. Regarding the voice on TV, we're advised that the voice was received; however, it was of poor quality. Okay. That's those bloody m_kes. They ... mikes. All righty. Thank you. It's also on channel B. They might see if it's any better there. We recorded B, also. Roger. And we're 1 minute until over Goldstone at 12:28; 3228. Okay. Aren't It's your you glad? last LOS. See you again

CDR CC

CDR

CC

PLT CC 12 12 14 12 27 h7 CDR CC

chance to make

chaages

to S019.

We have Pete's

pad later.

Wlg-n]rs. Skylab, Houston. 17 m_nlltes. We're AOS over Goldstone for about

CDR

Okay, Houston. I had a very strange thing Just happen with our orbit phase clock. As it counted through 60 minutes and it got down to 59 minutes and something and suddenly Jumped and lost h minutes. It Jumped to g5 minutes, and it is now counting at 51:53, which I don't think is right.

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CC CDR PLT Okay. We're looking at it.

Thank you. And only three more exposures, S019. Hang in there. Roger. Copy, Paul. and I'll be done with

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12 32 49

CDR

Hey, Crip, how about having them if it's hung up in filter l? Wilco.

look at 56 and see

CC CDR

By the way, it hung up a second time in filter 1 in the ACTIVE LONG 2, during the last rev. Roger. Copy.

CC CC

CDR, Houston. Can you associate that clock change with when you enabled dump? Well, that could have been. That could have been. I can't say for sure, but that could have been. As a matter of fact, I think I looked at the clo_k at 60 and enabled dump, and then looked back again; and sure enough, it was about 55. So maybe that's what it was.

CDR

CDR

CC

Okay, we're checking to verify that it's reading correctly now. And, CDR, Houston; 56, apparently, is hung up again, and we need you to hit START. And by the way, we have a pad for you in the teleprinter. Okay, waitI. You there, Houston? Affirmative. Tell me your update. Roger. You got a pad for me, Houston? Hello, world. Hello, Houston. Are you there?

12 34 41

CC

I

CDR CDR CC CDR CC CDR
f

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CC CDR 12 39 15 CC

Affirmative. All right. Do you have a pad for me? If you didn't receive it,

We had sent you a message. we can retranemit it. You mean Affi_nn. Oh, okay. I got it. Roger. Thank you. in the teleprinter?

12 39 17

CDR 0C CDR CDR

12 39 50 12 43 38

CC CC

Skylab, Houston. Regarding your orbit-phase clock, it does appear that the time change is attributable to when you enabled dump. And the time that you're looking at now is approximately correct, according to our calculations. And we do have a long LOS coming up. It's about a minute from now. And we'll see you again over Goldstone at 1_:05, lh05. At which time, we'llbe doing a data recorder dump. 1405, and got you. Thank you.

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TRANSCRIPTION

Note: The following conversation was apparently not put on master recording; hence, no time annotation for this segment (copied from PAO transcript) is available. The conversation occurred at approximately lh:05 GMT and lasted 1 minute, h0 seconds.

PRESUS CDR PRESUS CDR PRESUS CDR PRESUS

Hello. Hello, sir. Fine. How are you?

Is this Pete Conrad?

Yes, sir. Nice to talk - We all are listening. Nice to talk to you again, and Co-_,ander Kerwin Co_-,Ander Weitz are there with you, right? Yes, sir. Well, I Just wanted you to know that everybody here has been following what you've been doing, and I guess the way I could s_m,,arize this project is that it proves that - that man still matters. With all the - with all the technical machines and so forth that you had to work with, it proved that when there were difficulties that the ingenuity of men in space is what really mattered. And'you've really made us all very proud with the way you've handled some difficult problems in this project. and

CDR FRESUS

CDR PRESUS CDR

Thank you, sir. And you'll be returning on the 22nd, I understand.

Yes, sir. We're, of course, counting different days. That's I think day 173. We're working day 168.

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PRESUS

I see. Well, I'll - I'Ii be out in California at that time; and after you've splashed down, I hope to welcome the three of you. Perhaps when you do, maybe you can come up tQ San Clemente and we can say hello. That's wonderful, sir. I'm sitting here talking to you right now, coming up on the coast of California looking out the window at a full Moon. Is that right? Let me also say this, that this is Father's Day. I tmderstand that each of you is a father; so congratulations. Thank you, sir. Fine, and we'll get back. Yes, sir. look forward to Seeing you after you

CDR

PRESUS

CDR PRF_gUS

CDR PRESUS i}_ii hl CC

Thank you very much for the call. Bye. you over the States

Thank you, Pete.

Skylab, Houston. We have - have now for about 8 more minutes. Roger, Crip.

SPT CC

And we copy the _ERLI_NT 1 RECORDER is ON at this time. Appreciate it if you'd turn it Off if it is not being used; then we'll d_mp it. Oksy. If anyone cares, the PLT made 30 rpm all the stinking way. I didn't get to sweating. Fantastic. I didn't think anybody could do that.

SPT PLT

CC PLT 14 13 23 CC

I didn't either. Skylab, Houston. plan for tomorrow Holy mackerel ! Would youbelieve that? For your info, we have your flight on board at this time.

SPT CC

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SPT PLT CC PLT

Fr-_kly,

no.

We're

going to go look. today's yet, Houston.

We haven't Say again.

finished

We haven't finished today's can't start on tomorrow's. Roger.

flight

plan

yet.

We

CC CDR

We Just got to try to stay ahead early

of you guys. we'll

Yes, but you know if we finish start on tomorrow's plan.

today,

CC

0keydoke. And for your information, we also have your details ready. But we aren't g6ing to send those to you yet. Chicken. Hey, Crip, you know amy fishing boats that are talking on on S-band? We're getting a little crosstslk up here frc_ something. Sounds like a boat. Roger. We copy crosstAlk every once in a while on our loop, also. I'm not sure exactly where it's cc_ing from. That's the first we've heard all flight'.

CDR CDR

CC

SPT CC

Skylab, Houston; i minute until LOS, Vanguard at 14:30, 14:30. And we will be doing a data recorder dump at Vanguard. Roger, Crip. and we'll be

14 18 34 14 29 47

PLT CC

Skylab, Houston; A0S over Vauguard, doing a data recorder dump. Roger.

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15 44 39

CC CDR CDR CC PLT CC PLT

Skylab, Houston. Roger, Houston.

AOS Goldstone,

4 minutes.

All your ATM ... is on the VTR. Roger. Houston, PLT. Go, PLT. We Just finished Joe on Ml31. I went to F521 to look for the goggle stowage bag, and can't find it, Crip. Will stowage people please check and see if it's any place else? If you've got no other information on it other than 521, where it isn't, then any next question is : How about any handy Beta cloth or similar material bags to bring it back in? Checking. Houston, SPT. Go, SPT. Okay. I finished M131; also went to 150 head movements and, ms the PLT said, we're stowing that equipment for return. I wanted to comment at this time on the biomedical checklist for the benefit of the follow-on crew. As for as I'm concerned, they can use our checklist. I - No significant mistakes have been found; no significant changes are recommended. It's an excellent Job of work, and those who were - were involved in developing it did a good show.

15 46 00

CC SPT CC SPT

i

PLT CC

I second that. Very good. I'm glad to hear that - the - I'm sure they'll be glad

PLT CC

And now a word from our sponsor. And we apparently have lost our star, and I guess if somebody could go up there - -_

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PLT CC

I' ii get it. We'd appreciate it. We're about a minute from LOS. Have you again at .Vsaguard at 16:06, and we"ll be doing a data recorder dump at - there. Skylab, Houston. AOS Vanguard, i0 minutes. And we -

16 07 24

CC CDR CC CDR

Roger, Houston. And we are doing a data recorder dump.

Hey, I'm not having very much luck with S056 today. It quits Just about every time in active ll, and it's Just _lmost impossible to get it all the way through. Roger. Understood and run it because that you did not want of that? to go ahead

CC

CDH

Well, no. I can get pictures, but I don't get all of them. You know, it ba-gs up somewhere pretty nearly every time; that's all. It either gets halfway through, or it hands up on the third step through or something. The other thing is, as I made a co,_ent on B cha-nel, that active region 37 and 41 are kind of difficult to figure out who is who when you're doing Sr-,e of these building blocks. So I'm using my prerogative of whose-ing and picking up here. Roger. Copy. We found that bag. Thank you. It hadn't been transferred yet.

CC PLT CC PLT CC 16 08 55 CDR

Say, Crip. Okay-doke. It was Ah-so. inthe

bag bag.

Have them watching
now.

it.

I Just

started

active

ii right

CC CDR

Okay.

Watching have to spend next Sunday,

Well, at least you won't I hope, in the MOCR.

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CC

I'm told by Flight that some of them will get to. These poor guys got to man it all the time. I keep forgetting about the lab. You're right.

CDR SPT CC SPT

Hey, Houston; SPT. Go. SPT. Roger. Regarding your general message 2425, I don't know what the item is referred to in the second paragraph. I thought perhaps it was my relatives, but they're bigger than a breadbox. So maybe it's the change from my paycheck. At any rate, thank them for their good wishes and a Happy Father's Day to my father. Roger. And a Happy Okay. 89th Birthday to him, too.

CC SPT CC CDR

I'll pass that

on to Lee. on

I believe I'm going to have to ride that bicycle day 29, the way this schedule's going. That 's affirmative.

CC CC

CDR, Houston. If you've got a minute, you'll never believe it, but I've got a pad change for you on S019. Oh, I believe it. It'd spoil my whole day if you didn't.

16 ll 41

CDR CC

Okay. It's attributable to - the UV/X-ray rotation now is not what we had predicted it to be, and. what we need to do is have you add 1 degree to all rotations. That's a good story, Crip. You ought to stick with it.

CDR CC CDR CC CDR CDR

I got to come up with a new one each time. Consider it done. Thank you. S019 PI's now on 25 today. ...

Tell him we're willing to serve even if it's

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|

CC CDR CC CC

Roger. Looks Copy.

I'm sure he'll like it bung

be glad to hear Houston;

that. 56, that is.

ap again,

And we saw it. i minute untiiLOS. Hawaii at 17:16;

Skylab, Houston. 17:16. What'd

CDR CC 16 17 06 CDR

you say, Crip? to LOS. Have you again in i hour at 17:16.

We're going Okay.

We were Just all chortling over 2516 alfa.

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17 lh 29

CC CREW CC CDR

Skylab, Hello. Hello.

Houston.

A0S Hawaii,

i0 minutes.

Hey, Crip. Have a look at 56 again. it Just hung up. Roger. Okay. Adam's looking at it.

It looks

like

CC CC

CDR, Houston. Roger. We concur the 56 - 56 had hung up and ... you start it again. And we've currently had a rate gyro cliscompare in the Y-axis and we'd like to get you to select rate gyros 2 and 3 in the Y-axis. I can give you those DA_ codes if you'd like them. Go ahead. Roger. That's is 5002_. Okay. It's done. Roger. Skylab, Houston. LOS in 1 minute. Vanguard at 17:h5; 1745. And we'll be doing a data recorder dump at Vanguard. Okay, what happened? The Y gyro get a - Drift compensation go out agmdn? It looked like it failed the integral test right now. I guess the word has it that the gyro look pretty good. We're taking a look at it. Okay. 52015 for function code, and data

CDR CC

CDR CDR CC 17 23 23 CC

CDR

CC

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CC

Skylab, Houston. A0S Vanguard, 9 minutes, will be doing a d_ta recorder dtump. Roger, Houston.

and we

CDR CC

CDR,Houston. We indicate detector 6 and 7 on at this time and they should not be, with this grating setting. Could you .secure those, please? Roger. Hey, Houston. What I Just did there was run that building block in seperate pieces with MIRROR AUTO RASTER not r_mning, while I had the ACTIVE 1 LONG going. And I got 12 frames and I quSt anyhow. Ckay. Skylab, 1852. Roger. Houston. LOS in l minute; Hawaii at 18:52,

CDR CDR

CC 17 53 51 CC

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18 51 58

CC CREW CC SPT

Skylab, Hello, Roger.

Houston. Houston.

AOS Hawaii,

7 minutes.

Hey, we see by the Flight Plan that t_ere are M092's tomorrow for both the CDR and theSPT, and we were curious what the advance plans were. Not all of them, Just the rest of this week. Are those the last runs, or are there more scheduled? Okay. We'll take a look at that. And for your information, Joe, we had you scheduled for a JOP 13 at I believe it's around l_:00 tomorrow, and we've changed our minds. We're not going to do that. We're going to give you back that time and use it for housekeeping and shopping lists. You chickened Somebody did. That's too bad. I was getting all revved up for it. out, huh?

CC

SPT CC SPT 18 52 59 CC

0keydoke. And this morning you had a question on that item 2 on odds and ends about 82A and B, and the - I guess, in reviewing, that we consider that whole section on 82A andB incorrect. It is. possible to get the calibration frames from the failed 82A camera. So would you Just forget that was ever written down7 Okay. panel. I'll go tear it from its place of glory on the

SPT

18 53 28

CC CC

0keydoke. I'm being told that there will be a run on - on Paul on the day after the EVA for the medical, and that will be the last one. Copy. Boooo. Than_ you.

SPT 18 53 51 PLT

(Laughter)

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18 59 05

CC

Skylab,

Houston,

LOS in i minute.

Vanguard

at

19:22,192_.
19 23 39 CC CDR CC CDR Skylab, Hello, Hello, Houston. big bunch. there. I trust you guys have had a good day? AOS at Vanguard for 9 minutes.

Yes. We had rather a pleasant day. Commander Weitz is currently filming the body mass measurement device on - for you guys on TV. And things are kind of getting quiet. Well, too. very good. It's been a pretty day in Houston,

CC

CDH CC CDR 19 27 21 PLT

Has it? Yes.

For a change?

That's

nice. day.

Today was definitely

a top-down

(Laughter) You haven't lived yet, Houston, until Moon rise over Tierra del Fuego. Gee, I'm sure that was pretty. you've seen the

CC PLT 19 28 07 PLT CC 19 32 20 CC

It sort of leaves you speechless. 85's on tape Roger. for you, Houston.

Thank you.

Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS. We're going to see you at Ascension at 19:39. And we are going to dump the data recorder at Ascension. There's a couple of housekeeping it_m_ that the EGIL would like to have you do. One is, in the command module, to adjust the polychoke to orifice - l, and that can be done anyt_e at your convenience. The reason is that we're seeing a slow increase in PPO 2 and total cabin

pressure, and we think this_ll help out that situation. Also, when - if we have data when we - when we have confirmed that we have good data over Ascension, and if you guys are not in the middle of supper, we're going to ask one of you to do a small reg pot adjust for us there. See you at Ascension.

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19 33 06 19 39 31

PLT CC

Okay.

No sweat.

Skylab, Houston. We're A0S at Ascension for the next 6 minutes. We have good d_ta, and if it's convenient to you, sometime dl/ring this pass we'd like to do this rag adjust. What we'd like in REG 1 ADJUST: we'd like it 30 degrees, 30 degrees clockwise. On BEG 2, we'd like 20 degrees clockwise, amd the end result of this probably will Just about zero the meters for transferred current to the ATM. That's BEG i, 30 degrees clockwise; BEG 2, 20 clockwise.

PLT

Okay. I'll go up and do that, Dick. And I got a question for you on this general message regarding changes to the M509 Checklist. Is the next crew bringing up a new checklist for 509? If they are, then why are we making these changes to our checklist? Roger. Stand by and I'll get an answer. on B channel.

CC CDR CC 19 h0 51 CDR

And, Dick, we'll put those EBEP questions Okay; very good. And of the three Thank evening you. questions, number

3:

Was

the waste management compartment H20 dispenser clogged on the inlet or outlet side of the valve? We can't determine that by looking at the valves. And we're bringing the valves back. CC CDR Okay. We copied and thank you much. answer questions 1 and 2 He's cleaning up right

And I'll let the good doctor for you when he gets ready.
now.

CC SPT

0kay. Well, which Roger. it's about 30 degrees on bus 1 and 20 on bus 2, didn't quite make zero on the transfer, Dick. Stand by Just a second.

CC 19 42 h5 CC

PLT, Houston. We're happy with the rag adjust you made. Incidentally, on this, EGIL tells me that the reason - what we're doing here is we're incrementally incrementally changing the load sharing so we'll end

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up probably with one more reg adjust in preparation for the ,,nm--_edphase, and this is allowing us to look at the system a_ these different load-sharing points for a day or so, in between steps. PLT CC 19 45 04 CC Yes, okay. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're about 45 seconds from LOS. We're going to see you at Guam at 20:23. And in answer to your question about M509, we've run into some test problems in Denver with the batteries, which l'm not sure whether or not you have been made aware of. And what we think this message does, is change your checklist so that we - you can do the M509 checkout that we're asking you to do without m-_ing an interface To the onboard M509 batteries. The other half of the question about the SL-3 and 4 crews, is that they will be carrying up their own checklist. But we think that the checklist changes we're asking you to do are one t_me only, and they will support the checkout we're asking you to do. Over. Okay. Roger. I don't have to make it to the cue card then, Just to the checklist to support this checkout? That's affirmative, Paul. Okay. Thank you, sir. TBAn_ you. Glad to do it.

19 45 31

PLT CC PLT

CC 19 46 oo PLT

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AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

20 23 26

CC PLT

Skylab, Roger.

Houston.

AOS Guam for 4 minutes.

20 25 49

CDR CC CDR

Still with Yes, sir.

us, Houston_

I'm going to give you the food, ... The CDR ate everything plus l0 optional salts, plus two butter cookies. SPT ate everything, plus one butter cookie. The PLT ate everything, plus seven optional salts. Okay. And the film for Day 168 is: 16-millimeters in S073, retract at PT1; CI13; 48 percent; CI10. Next one is MIB1 0GIMF; M092/171 and the film was shot up; CI12; 00; CI05. 35-millimeter: CI31; 03. C130; 67. 70-millimeter; CX06; 103. No EHEP. Roger, Pete. And we're 1 minute from LOs. We're going to see you at Vanguard at 21:01. And anything left in the Evening Status Report that you don't get down here, we'll catch at Vanguard. Okay. A-I is transporter 02: And it's CI12_ 00; CI05. Transporter 03 in A2: And that is CI06; 18; CI03. Transporter 06 in A-B: CI13; 48; CI10. A-4 is 05 with nothing; and CIll for a takeup. Floating 07; CI09; 66; Mike Tango 03. Over. Okay. Real fine, we got all that. We're about l0 seconds from LOS and we'll see you at the Vanguard. See you at Vanguard. Skylab, Eleven[ Houston. A0S Vanguard right for ll minutes. over them, huh?

CC CDR

'

20 26 45

CC

CDR

20 27 38

CC

CDR 21 00 56 CC PLT CC

We must be going

Just about, that's right. I got a couple of notes here. One is we showed that the star tracker wa_ unlocked, the star is still Achernar, we'd and outer appreciate gimbal - is to get a reacqulsition, plus 2125. which

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PLT

Okay, plus 21 and a quarter. needs the practice.

CDR is on the way;

he

CC

Okay. And when CDR has a chance, we got e_erything; we listened to the tspe of his evening status report at the last pass. And we need clarification of one item which is 35-millimter frA_ quantity. Tae one we' re interested in is Charlie India 30. We read it as 67, and we're wondering if that should be 57 or if not, what? We need a clarification, Charlie India 30. Yes, it's 67. We've been out of some of those. Okay, understand. Did you say 2125, That's affirmative, Thank plus? plus 2125. It's still plus 345 or so getting up to 70 frsmes

CDR

CC CDR 21 02 59 CC CDR

you much_

So far it hasn't sounded. on the inner gimbal? That's affirm, said it didn't It ain't there. Roger. Stand by Just back to you.

CC

I didn't read you that one because ch--ge, but it is plus 0345.

ASCO

CDR CC

a second please;

I'll get right

21 04 16

CC

CDR, Houston. When you went through plus 1900, 1900 on the outer gimbal, we ss_ a real flash of a star presence. Why don't you try that? Plus 1900 outer gimb al. Very good, that Roger, Pete. got it. you very much.

CDR CC CDR CC

Th.n_

Saved by the bell. Skylab, Houston. We're going to command up same rate gyro drift compensations, and we need the DAB. You got it.

CDR

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CC CDR

Roger. Dick, you guys through we're not. with the DAS? Stand by please.

Negative, 21 07 04 CDR CC 21 07 43 CC Oh, okay. Roger.

There's

no problem.

Skylab, Houston. yours again. It's been use it. Roger. Skylab, noticed

We're

through

with the DAS; it's

PLT

ours all the time, Houston,

but let you

CC 21 09 37 CC

Houston. For the SPT, up at the ATM: We this morning that the fine Stm sensor bias

switch on the panel under attitude control was put to OUT. And we prefer the switch to be IN since it makes our calculations for uplinking - pointing coordinates to you a little bit easier. And so we'd like the fine Sus sensor bias to IN tmless you put it OUT for some good reason that we don't know about. And if you do, if you'll Just let us know, w_'ll make our planning accordingly. SPT We'll put it IN. I put it OUT to do the two left coalignment, and forgot to put it back IN. Okay, no problem. Skylab, Houston, Thank you. we're about 30 seconds frem LOS. We're

CC 21 ll 18 CC

going to see you at Ascension at 21:lb. And Skylab, for the CDR: the family will be on the line at Ascension. I will give you an A0S call, and they will be upstairs, but it won't be a private line. But I'll give you an A0S call, and then Just let you have the rest of that pass. Out. CDR 21 16 ll CC Thank you. Skylab, Houston. We're having A0S at Ascension a little antenna for the next problem.

8 minutes. We're How do you read?

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CDR CC

Reads loud

and clear.

Roger. Pete, I'll turn the rest of the pass over to Rusty and the Conrads who are upstairs. The next pass is G_ at 21:58 an, it's - that's the me_i[cal conference. And I'll Just he standing by the rest of the pass. Okay. Hi. Happy C. anniversary.

CDR MRS. C. 21 16 40 CDR MRS.

Happy anniversary, to you, and thank you for the red roses. You -,,_t have been thinking ahead. Huh ?

CDR MRS. C.

I said, roses."

'hfou were

thinking

ahead.

You sent me 20 red

CDR

Well, I know, but I wasn't thinking that far ahead. I ordered them fr_ here by secret communicator. C. Oh, I see. (Laughter) here are the boys. Guys. Hi, Dad. Who's that? Yeah, Chrissy are here. That Andy? Yes, sir. How's Thamas points. it going? Did y'all race any time this month? My bike - I need some new Andrew? is out at the ranch. Peter and Thc¢_s Well, anyway, th-n_ you. And

MRS.

CDR ANDRENg CDR ANDREW

CDR ANDREW CDR ANDREW

did, but I didn't.

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CDR ANDF&-_ THOMAS CDH THOMAS

I see. I'ii be back Okay. Dad. Go ahead. Here's Tom.

soon;

I'll fix it.

I raced 2 weeks ago. I raced Chrissy's bike and my bike. Didn't do nothing; Just got tired out. I see. Ran out at Clover?

CDR THOMAS CDR THOMAS

Yes, sir. When didy'all come back from the ranch? license while we

Two days ago. I got m_ driver's were in Uvalde. Very good. down there? Yes. Congratulations.

21 17 50

CDR

How about Peter?

Is he

21 17 54

THOMAS PETER CDR PETER

Here he is; Just a second.

How you doing, Dad? Fine. I thought maybe you'd be in Uvalde.

No, I think I ought to stay around and see if I can earn a little money. Well, ... got stuck out at the ranch for 3 days with us, so I don't think Peter's going to stay out there too much more. I see. Happy Father's Day.

THOMAS

CDH BOYS CDR 21 18 19 BOYS

Say again. Happy Father's Day.

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CDR P_I'_'R CDR Pm1'_ CDR ANDREW

Thank you. He's

Where's

Chrissy?

out at the raLch. I see. How's his horse?

Oh, he's at the ranch. Pretty good, I guess. Very good.

He rides it every day.

Did they get the pool fixed?

Yes, it looks real nice, its - the ... work real good. And hadn't had to vaeum, it in 2-1/2 weeks. looks real, real good; water's real clear. Great. That's good. I'm sure you've the weather been like? used it.

It

CDR

What's

ANDREW

Well, it flooded down here a couple of days ago. Boattown, you know the motorcycle place, was all under water. And we weren't here, hut it also flooded out at the ranch. Both the rivers - came down, and we were stuck out

MRS. MRS.

C. C.

Yes, both the rivers there for h ds_s. Well, that wasn't

CDR MRS. C. 21 19 14 CDR

too bad,

was it?

No, wasn't bad at all.

It was fun.

If you think you've seen some big thunder storms around there, you ought to see some of the ones we've seen out here in the Pacific. Well, the day we had the floods was the day you were photographing all those clouds, I guess. I forget what day - when it was. One da_ last week. I. remember that. That was one of our last EREPs. He

MRS. C.

CDR

told us you had real bad rain. MRS. .F_f_;R CDR C. Somebody Dad, it's say something. Peter. I got _ report card the other day.

How'd you do?

v

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R_ER CDR 21 19 55 21 20 02 PETER CDR PETER

Passed

everything.

Saved

_y par.

Very good.

Did you get promoted? next time. for football?

No, I'll get promoted When do you have

to go back

I don't know. They said they'd send me a letter, but I don't - I think they want me to play both ways next year. And I think I might test them a little hit how much they want me to play football. Okay. Well, I think we're getting to the last phases. We start our EVA prep tomorrow night, for the EVA. Are you going to bed awful early, now?

CDR

MRS. C. CDR MRS. C.

Yes, we go to bed in another hour and a half. And then you get up at 2 o'clock the morning splashdown? of

20 20 44

CDR

Let me figure it out. Right now we're going to get up at 2 O'clock in the morning. And we're going to get up even earlier than that on splashdown. That's why we've moved the bedtime up. Dad, how long after you splash down are you going be back in Houston, where we can see you? Two days. That's good. How about - how long after that do you get out of quarantine? yell, I think I can come home then. I can't see you guys until the end of 7 days. So that'll be 5 days. Okay. When are you coming to Bermuda?

21 20 56

ANDREW

CDR ANDREW

CDR

ANDREW CDR

Well, I don't know. I haven't seen the schedule, but hope I can go on the twentieth. Okay.

ANDR_

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MRS. C.

I wrote down about three things I was going to ask you, and I can't remember any of them, because I forgot to bring mY list with - Well, it probably wasn't too important. (Laughter).

CDR MRS. C. CDR

No, I don't think it was

I don't think I've iost too much weight, but our legs have all gotten skinny. C. Well, you'll or something have to do some swimming when you come home. or some Jogging

21 21 53

MRS.

CDR MRS. C.

No, Joe thinks

it's all fluid, and it'll come right back. looking legs.

Rusty said they never were the best (lau ght er ). No, but thoy're right now. the only super small

CDR

ones up here

MRS. CDR

C.

The only super what? Sm, ll ones up here right now.

ANDRE_

When are you going to be able to race your Vega when you get back? Oh, not until after you guys go back to school.

CDR PETER CDR PETER MRS. C.

Hey, Dad - Dad? Go ahead. I 'm a legal grown up now. I want you to know. the bill that 18-year-

Governor Dolf Brisco Just signed olds are of age now. Good. We'll

CDR MRS. C. PLT MRS. C.

start charging him rent.

(Laughter). Con gratul ations. Well, we have another minute, but what'll we say? (Laughter). -

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THOMAS

Dad, have you all had another we saw? Say, again, Thomas. You broke

playday

since that movie

CDR THOMAS

off.

Have you had another playday since we saw that movie where you all were floating around and everything? No.

21 23 09 21 23 13

CDR MRS. C.

Are you not going You're too busy?

to take any days

off again,

now?

CDR

Oh, right, no. We don't have any. Tomorrow night we start EVA prep, and the next day is EVA, and after that is two days of deactivation. Is Paul going to get the film, or who's going to go after it? I'm going to get the film. Paul's my place in the SAS, and I'm going and Joe's going to stay in. How's it like sleeping up there? bothering you? Nope. C. Rave Been sleeping pretty good. you been dreaming? going to work in to go get the film,

MRS. C.

CD_

PETER

Has your back been

CDR 21 23 _9 MRS. CDR MRS. CDR C.

Nope. Are you sure? Have you had your head wired, ever?

No, Just Joe. And it turns out he gets the same amount of deep or partial sleep as he's been getting on the ground. So it's about the same, I guess. You still there? C. Yes, we're still here. We have about problems, 30 seconds. and I thought

CDR MRS. CDR

They said they had antenna maybe you dropped out. C. Okay. Well, we'll

MRS.
i"

see you in a week.

Right?

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CDR MRS. C. P_.'I'EH 21 2_ Bl CDR

Okay. Okay.

Be good. Bye bye.

Bye.

Have a lot of f_u. All righty.

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TAG Tape 168-11 • Day168 168:21:30 to 168:23:07" Page 1655

SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

22 01 24

CDR CC

Hello,

Houston;

you there? Hello again. We're at Guam for

Skylab, Houston. 7 minutes.

PLT

Hey, Richard, have the ATM guys take a look at the 56; will you, please? When we came up in the sunlight, the door talkback stayed white. I hit the switch to CLOSE one time, but no change. I then hit it to OPEN one time, and there has been no change. And that's as far as it's gone. We're awaiting your word. Roger, that. And I'll get it to you as soon as we think about that one. Skylab, Houston. Indications on the ground are the same as yours; that - that the door is neither opened nor closed. And we're continuing to look at it, and we'll get back to you. All right. I suspect that it is mostly closed, Dick, because the - Both apertures on the beryllium and aluminum are both ... Roger. Skylab, Houston. In - About the S056 door, we've got a crew malfunction procedure in the ATM Malf Book, under X-ray tele, number 8 Bravo. And what we'd like you to do, if you can, is after building block 1 is complete, to go ahead and start into that malf and keep up with which blocks you go through. And let us know, probably at the next station, how you came ou$. We've got about 1 minute to LOS. The next pass is at Vanguard at 22:38.

CC

CC

PLT PLT

CC CC

PLT CC PLT

Okay, Richard. Roger. That leads me immediately to block 5, which "Failure in aperture door drive system." Roger. Standby Just 1 second._ says,

CC

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PLT CC PLT CC 22 08 57 22 38 55 PLT CC PLT CC PLT

Okay.

I go block l, block 4, block 5. Request that doors ll.

Roger, PLT. Okay. Roger. Right. Skylab,

And we'll

see you at Vanguard.

Houston_

Vanguard

for 9 minutes. on the S056 door?

Okay, you ready Go ahead.

for a status

In your doors procedure, I completed the first two blocks, which as I remember, the first thing you do is inhibit both motors. And when I enabled the primary motor, the tailback - the door talkback immediately went to gray, and I got a READY light. And that's where I left it, and I tried to run it. Of course it didn't run very well in ACTIVE 1 LONG after that. But other than that hangup, it's functioning normally now. But the talkback immediately went to gray ; and so the door would sit there all the way open or 99 and 44/i00 open, waiting for something to tell it - to give it a gray tailback.

22 39 46

CC

Okay, Paul. that one.

Thank you much.

And we'll

think

about

22 42 06

CC

PLT, Houston. In regard to the S056 door, we think we're in a situation where the way the logic is set up on board that by recycling power we can fool both the t_S_back and the READY light. So if you have the time to stay there, we'd appreciate it if you'd Just continue on throagh that same procedure. Just go right on down to block 3 and let the procedure take you wherever it will. And also, I'm advised this procedure does not have to be run in the daylight, so if you can stay there and complete it for us, we'd appreciate it. Okay. If I can Just and do it. finish m_ ice cream; I'll go back

PLT

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Page 1657 CC SPT CC SPT Roger. Houston, are you there?

Go ahead. Okay. This is the SPT. I was closer to the ATM than the PLT; so I did step 3, and guess what? The door came open. And we wound up in step 4, which goes to step 6, which says "Who disabled the door?" I don't know. Skylab, Houston. I guess we got into a situation where the door got inadvertently disabled. We'd like you to manually close the door. And we'll resume normal operations the next chance We get. Super. Very good. Thank you much. Canary

CC

SPT CC CC

Skylab, Houston. We're 45 seconds from LOS. at 22:58 for the last pass of the day. Roger, Richard.

22 47 46 23 00 13

CDR CC

Skylab, Houston. 12 minutes. Roger.

We're A0S at Canary andMadrid

for

PLT CC

Roger. And we're going to be - G&S is going to be commanding here to set up the configuration for the rate gyros this evening. The gyro Y-I is now looking real stable, so we're going to put Y-I and Y-2 control into control, so you ought to select Y-I/Y-2 for their proper onboard monitoring. And we're also showing the TACS ENABLED, and we think it probably ought to be INHIBITED, per our earlier agreement about leaving TACS INHIBITED. Okay. Roger. I 'm trying to think when it got enabled. It should have been shut off for the last umpteen days.

CDR CC CDR

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CDR

Oh, the trim burn this morning, turned it back off. Thank you. Roger.

and we never

CC CDR

Say, what did that 9 seconds do for us anyhow? Is anybody around there that can answer that? I figured we got all of O.1 foor per second - or 0.2. Roger. Stand by 1.

CC CC

CDR, Houston. The very honest answer is - is that the FIDOs are at home. And we will give you a straight answer on the trim burn, and why we planned it that way, and how it came out tomorrow, if that's okay. Yes, ... Roger.

CDR 23 02 02 CC

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23 12 28

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're going LOS here in Madrid, and we'll see you guy s in the morning. Have a good night's sleep. Roger. Night, night.

23 12 35

CDR

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

07 03 l0

CC CDR SPT CC SPT CC CDR

Skylab, Houston; good morning. Good morning. Where were you calling from? Where am I? Houston! How's everything I don't know. went off about Roger. through Okay. Skylab, Houston. About 1 minute to LOS. at 12 with We'll be damp. up there this morning? Oh, I'm at Houston still.

We Just woke up. My little buzzer 2 minutes before you called.

CC

We've got about h more minutes with you here Bermuda.

CDR 07 06 53 CC

coming up on Canaries CDR 07 ll 3h CC CC CC Okay. Skylab, Houston

a recorder

through

Canary

9-1/2minutes. should be on board now.

Skylab, Houston.

All your pads

Skylab, Houston. Before you get too wrapped up in that Flight Plan, I've got a few words about it here. You've probably noticed on there that we had a JOP 13 scheduled. We're going to have to scrub that. We scrubbed it for several reasons. First off, the premission calculated target data wasn't available to us because of the delayed launch. So we were unable to select a suitable target, generate the pads, and get a run in the simulator last night. Also, the scheduling of the canister fine Sun sensor acquisition Sun sensor alignment compilation that we normally do on day _ wasn't possible so that we could get the required pointing accuracy. I guess, to sam it up, we Just couldn't get it all pulled together with enough confidence to ensure the success of the JOP. So we

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tho_ght the best thing to do was to scrub it. And we give you our apologies. In place of it, we will be doing open housekeeping. SPT 07 20 15 CC Understand. Skylab, Houston. up on Honeysuckle now, at 7:22, you for longest space One minqte to LOS. We'll be coming at 56. And in about 2 minutes from will become the new world champs flight. We are all up at

SPT

Okay, thank for the note, Henry. the _ happily getting weighed. Roger. Copy.

CC 07 56 21 07 56 27 CC PLT

SF_ylab, Houston Roger.

through Honeysuckle,

9 minutes.

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AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

08 01 07

CDR CC CDR

Hey, Hank. Affirmative.

You still there?

How about having Tom Stafford or Deke relay to the Russian cosmonauts our respects and - at this point in our flight to them and their comrades. And wish them good luck from us in the future. Okay, I sure will, Pete. Thank you. Skylab, Houston; 1 minute to LOS. Okay. Skylab, Houston through Hawaii 9 - 9-1/2 minutes. Hawaii at 16.

CC CDR 08 04 46 CC PLT 08 16 26 CC PLT CC

Roger, Hank. And Skylab, I've got a little - small changes to each one of your detail pads, and one addition to the remarks at the end of this flight plan. Go ahead. Okay, for the CDR on his details, we want to delete the momentum inhibit at 13:20. And at 22:10 you see a reference to TO03 filters. We'd like to pull out the filter 5, and move it up to 19:30. The rest of them remain at 22:10. Okay. And for the SPT, we want to delete his ATM at 14:00. That's the - I believe that's JOP 13. And for the PLT details, we want to delete the momentum enable at 15:00. Roger.

PLT 08 16 50 CC

PLT CC

CDR

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CC

And let's see, we've already deleted a JOP 13 in the Flight Plan, and replaced it with housekeeping, general. And at this s1_w_Ary, we left out a South Atlantic anom-ly. There is one of them at 13:_i to 14:11. Okay. That's all of those. I do have one change to that 509 checklist. That can wait until later if you like. I'm going to go get the checklist right now. Go ahead, Hank. Okay, on page 16-1? Stand by. Okay. To step 2, add MDDE DIRECT. And the reason we're this is to configure the unit for ... Change to step 2, C and D power OFF, MODE DIRECT. doing

08 17 47

CDR CC

PLT PLT CC PLT PLT 08 18 46 CC

PLT CC

Roger. And thtat's ali the cb-nges. I do have one comment for the CDR. He's got housekeeping 60 Tango set up; it's the ATM C and D filter replacement. The checklist says that the filters are in A2 in the CSM, but if you have already done the day 25 transfers, or if they are done - they'll be in a - say again? They're in A5. the transfers. Okay. I know where they are, I'll get

08 19 32

CDR

08 19 35

CC CDR

I Just wanted

to remind

you.

Hank, to the people that are going to analyze the stowage, or analyze those parts where they come back; the one that was changed out initiaS1ywill have one red stripe of tape on it, and the one this morning will have two stripes of red tape on it. Okay? Okay. Skylab, Copy. Houston; l minute to LOS. Goldstone at 28.

08 20 08 08 24 59

CC CC

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CC PLT

Skylab, Roger.

Houston

through

Goldstone

6-i/2

minutes.

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SKYLABAIR-TO-GHOUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

08 34 20

CC

Skylab, at 39. Okay. Skylab,

Houston.

One minute

to LOS; Bermuda

08

34 2h

PLT CC CDR CC

08 39 31

Houston

througjaBermuda

8-1/2

minutes.

Roger, Houston. Skylab, at b9. Hoger. Skylab, Houston; AOS Canaries Canaries for 16 minutes. Morning, Crip. Morning,sir. Hello, Crip. or - Correction: Houston; i minute untilLOS. Canaries

08 47 22 08 h9 44

PLT CC

SPT 08 49 54 08 49 59 CC CDR CC CC CDR

Good morning, Pete. You guys sound rather Jovial this morning.

Yes, I think when we start EVA prep tonight, we figure we're starting the countdown. I believe so. I didn't know. whether you were going to sound that Jovial after that EVA message we sent you. It's Just the PLT; he's grumbling. Maybe I read I'll give it.

CC

CDR PLT

I haven't read it yet. you another call after Okeydoke.

CC CDR

Housekeeping 60 Tango is complete; filters are back in A-5.

both the

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CC CDR SPT

Copy. Day 148-1 and today 169-1. momentum dump

Houston, SPT. May I INHIBIT early? Namely, now? Stand by 1. You're GO on that,'Joe.

CC 08 51 lh CC SPT CDR

Thank you. Say, Crip, can you get them to explain to me what's a D008.2/17 I've got a 1-minute survey and a 2-minute survey? What do you want me to do? Stand by l, Pete. CDR, Houston. Go ahead. Okay, on page 6-2 of your Evaluation experiments Checklist, in the third paragraph down, it addresses a back-to-back survey. And that's what this is. I got it; back-to-back. Okay, is that enough That's enough. Skylab, Houston. We're into the Ascension portion of our pass, and we are doing a data recorder dump at this pass. Hey, Crip; CDR. Go, CDR. On page 6-3 in that checklist, would you verify that By Just doing speaker/headset suit power, on (up), intercom T/R, that in fact will voice record on what? DSE or Okay? Pete?

CC 08 55 42 CC CDR CC

CDR CC 08 56 12 08 58 45 CDR CC

info,

CDR CC CDR

Day Z69

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1669

on system B? Do I have to do anything to make sure I get this data on 63. We haven't done any recording the co-m_nd module before, and I Just want to verify that. CC CDR 09 01 31 CC Okay, we're checking it. Thank you. CDR, Houston. We can confirm that will record okay in the COmmAnd module on the DSE. And the DSE is on. And you probably found that the log for that back to back survey was on page 9-8 of the CSM Systems Checklist. Yes, I know where that is. I think maybe I got to take the PLT's intercom switch to int erc om. I've got ICOM checking. Now that will put it on B channel in the in the SWS, but, I'm not sure what goes on ... Roger. What your're trying to do is record on the DSE. Are you there, Houston? Affirmative. The other thing I'd like to ask you is: On these places by the window - if they want the sensor located - do they want the window covers on, or the window covers off? We'll check that. Yes, our configuration, you want the cover on. of course, right now it

CDR

CC CDR

CC

09 04 02

CDR CC CDR

CC CDR

CC

We'd like those window covers removed, could. Okay, we'll have the window covers off. Skylab, Houston; LOS in 1 minute. 09 :32, 0932.

if we

CDR 09 05 12 CC

Carnarvon at

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CDR 09 29 5_ CC CDR PLT

Okay, see you there. Skylab, Houston. Hi. Hey, Crip. Do you want me to read you those refrigeration system and DCS parameters real time for comparison? If it's not too much trouble, we'd appreciate it. Okay, I'm just finishing cleaning up in the head; I'm captain today. And I'll be with you in about 2 minutes. Fine and dandy. We've got the double feature on right now, Crip. We got the Moon; right underneath it we have the southern lights, I guess you got to call them. Sounds beautiful. Nice big full Moon. _DS Carnarvon, 8 minutes.

CC

PLT

CC 09 30 49 CDR

CC CDR

Yes, it's getting a little lopsided. It _s full a day or so ago. It's got some ... green southern lights - Aurora Australis, I think it's called, by the more scientific compatriots. Fantastic. Say again. What color are they? Just white? They're a very What color are the southern lights?

CC CDR CC CDR

No, they're kind of a greenish. pale, pale green.

09 32 25

CDR

Say, another thing for you to put into the hopper today: The ground has been strangely ailent about the TV. We, of course, can't put it out _ the SOTS; that's already out of the EVA Checklist, but I'd like them to know what they'd like me to do with it. Pete, I didn't really get all of that. talkingaboutthe TV for EVA? Are you

CC

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CDR CDR CC CDR CC

Yes. Did you get my last Say again. I said, the answer to that was, "yes." "YES?"

Roger. I'ii tryto right now. Okay.

get the latest dope on it

CDR PLT

Okay, Crip; you ready for the refrigeration system parameters? Roger. Go ahead.

CC PLT CC 09 33 48 PLT

I'll give you TCS first, all right? Go. Workshop temperature indicates 76; pressure about 5.4; duct flow in 1 is - indicates about 520: about 510 in 2; and 3 is at 550. On refrigeration system, in the freezerside, the heat sink outlet - NO, I forgot. Wait a minute. Primary heat sink outlet was minus 18. The urine freezer indicates - a minus 13. The wardroom freezers: 1 indicates minus 14; 2, minus ll stowage freezers: one shows 1 minus 8; 2, minus 8; 3 minus 6. And on the chiller Side: Primary water inlet reads 42. The food chiller reads 41. The urine chiller number 1 reads 44; 2 reads _5; 3 reads 4_. All. the pumps are in AUTO. And, as I remember, that does it. Is that right?

PLT

09 34 35

PLT

CC

That does it. that, Paul. Roger. CDR, Houston.

Thank you very much.

Appreciate

PLT CC

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Say again. Roger. Regarding the TV, I guess - It's our understanding that you had offered to take the TV outside. We're putting it as strictly optional on your part. We do have a message down here that we can send you up regarding the procedures for taking it outside. If you do not want to take it outside, and you want EV-3 to use it inside at the STS area, that would he fine, also. Okay, send us the message for taking it outside, and we'll smoke that over today while we're organizing the lock and figuring out what we're going to do with it. Okay, we'll take a look at it. Also, regarding the EVA procedures, we would think that it would be wise perhaps to go over those this afternoon over the air. I would like to propose some times in your - at the end of your pre-EVA prep. We have about three passes in there, starting at about 18:lO. How would you take to discussing it during those periods? That's fine. Okay, we'll get the proper people lined up. Hawaii at

CDR

09 37 0h

CC

09 37 34

SPT CC CC

Skylab, Houston; 09:56, at 56. Roger. Skylab, Houston; Roger.

LOS in 1 minute.

09 37 03 09 54 56

CDR CC PLT CC

AOS Hawaii _ minutes.

PLT, Houston. If you man the ATM console, I've got a SAP update for you. Okay. I'm not there, yet. changes to EVA Checklist. I'm still making

PLT

CC

You may not make it up there at that rate. No sweat. When you get a chance, I can give them to you, or I can give them to you over the States.

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PLT

Okay. Let's do that, Crip. I got a couple more to ma_e here; then I'll slither on up. Okaydoke. Tell you one thing, I'm going to bring this EVA Checklist back with us. I've got one down here that should look pretty much like that one. I hope you can figure out what we're doing, then.

CC PLT

CC

PLT CC 09 58 54 SC CC CC

That's why I want Rusty to come in this afternoon. And the clock is counting on D008. Roger. Skylab, Houston; 1 minute until LOS. We'll have you again at Goldstone at 10:08, at 08. PLT, Houston. Are you saving - are you making note of the message headers so that we can ensure that you have received all of them? Negative.

09 59 34

CC

09 59 47

PLT

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AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

09 59 57

PLT

You still there? what I've got.

Let me give you a quick

rundown

on

CC

Okay. I don't re_ly think we're going to have time for - -Why don't we wait and try to get that later, if we can, Paul? Okay, because Itve been cutting and pasting and throwing away the scraps as I've been going, Crip. Okay. We're Just trying to figure out how we could go over them and ma_e sure that you had all the changes. I suggest you pick out the important changes, and ask me if I saw them and incorporated them. Okay. That's for the next flight to work on: How to handle that message traffic. We need some other stuff up here to do it with. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Goldstone for 6 minutes.

PLT

CC

PLT

CC l0 O0 31 CDR

CC l0 07 01 CC PLT

Okay, Crip. I'll be with you in a minute, as soon as I get the ATM panel going. Roger. update. Okay. There's no big hurry. Not very exciting

CC

PLT l0 08 h7 CC

Go ahead with the changes to the pad, Bob.

Roger. It's Just an update. The solar activity has been low. Three subflares have been reported, none with X-rays - from active regions 37, h3, and a new active region 4T, which is located at 26/1.0. That's where the subflares have been from. Okay, thank now? you. Are they ready for the TV downlink

PLT

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i0 09 21

CC

Stand by i on that. They're - and they're - we do have had small surges from active region 47. And filament 82 has been active and appears to be slowly dissipating. And, Paul, it'll be 6 minutes before we're ready for the TV. We're going to get that over Mila. Okay. Skylab, Houston. One minute tmtil LOS. We'll have to drop you out for a couple minutes and haveyou again at 14. Okay, I got a flare alarm here. It's Just barely slipping up over the - what we got set on it, but I don't see anything anywhere. Might be a little something in active region 37, I guess. Okay, we're looking at it. You're of the Horn, also, it appears. Okay, we're going to set it at it wrong? Right. Skylab, Houston. We're A0S over Mila for about l0 minutes. And, P. J., we blew it. You were in the Horn; that's why you had the alarm. Okay. Tell me when they're ready, and I'll start doing the TV down-link routine for them, Bob. Roger. Okay, Paul. We're receivin@ TV now. and go through your sequence. You can go ahead up to the vicinity

PLT l0 ll 54 CC

PLT

CC

PLT

... 43.

Am I reading

PLT l0 15 04 CC

PLT PLT

CC l0 15 46 CC

CC

Paul, we're having a little problem with our TV. Could you hold up on your sequence for about 30 seconds? I'll give you a GO on it again. Okay.

PLT

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CC

And, P. J., while you were looking at that white-light coronagraph, it was - it should be obvious to you where that piece of cont=m_nation is that we were talking about. Yes, we see it. Bob, why don't you have them work up what o'clock position that it, with me looking in there from the foot restraints. Will do. Thank you. Okay, P. J. We're ready sequence once more. Okay. Hey, Crip, you guys get your signal independent of ours. Is that right? In other words, our settings on our monitor have no effect over the TV pictures you get on the ground. Is that correct? Your selection is - your selection what we get. of monitor is for you to commence TV

PLT CDR

CC CDR l0 17 _9 CC

PLT PLT

CC

PLT

I understand that. I'm talking about the contrast brightness adjustments on the monitor itself. That your Okay. Houston, I'm going to go ahead and enable momentum dump now. Is that okay? Stand by. Okay. Skylab, 36. Roger. Houston. LOS in 1 minute; Ascension You're GO for enabling. should not have monitor. any effect ; that only controls

and

CC

PLT PLT

l0 23 35

CC PLT

l0 26 08

CC

at 10:36;

PLT

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PLT CC PLT

Crip, you got star tracker

update enabled?

I'll check that; we had it disabled last night. I figured that. didn't look bad. It was clear over to stop; that Nu z I'm looking for a star now.

l0 27 15

CC

Okay. The word is that we do have it disabled, and you need to enable it, I guess. Okay. That's both control and update. All right. Skylab, Houston. Roger. FLT, Houston. We show that the Nu Z update is not enabled at this time. Would you like to do it, or wouldyoulikeus to do it? It 's in work. Roger. How's that look? That looks good. That's good. or inhibit. Okay. I couldn't remember if I keyed in enable AOS Ascension for 5 minutes.

PLT CC PLT l0 35 47 CC PLT CC

PLT CC PLT CC lO 37 14 PLT

CC PLT CC CC

It's enabled

now.

I sure like this system. I'm glad you're fond of it. SPT, Houston. If you have a moment, I'd like to talk about one of your housekeeping periods. If net, I'ii get you at next station pass. Okay. If he doesn't answer you, Crip, still tied up with the chair cal. it's because he's

lO 38 22

PLT

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CC SPT CC SPT CC

Roger. This is another fun thing. Thought'you'd like that.

Did you call SPT? SPT, Houston. Roger. If you've got a minute, I wanted to tell you about this housekeeping period you had coming up prior to your ATM run. We wanted you to run a little condensate tank malf for us. If not, I can tell you about it over Carnarvon. I'ii talk to you at Carnarvon, Okay. SPT, no need to acknowledge, but there is a teleprinter pad regarding this _I f procedure in the teleprinter at this time, and we'll talk about it later. Skylab, Houston. One minute until LOS. Carnarvon at ll:06, at 06; and we'll be doing a data recorder dump at Carnarvon. Skylab, Houston. A0S Carnarvon, l0 minutes. Crip.

SPT CC CC

i0 40 16

CC

ll 05 h9

CC CDR

Hey, Crip, the - the SPT's doing his television thing; he'll talk to you about that at the next station, if that's possible. Roger. Houston, SPT. Go, SPT. Okay, the TV 28 is on tape, and go ahead with your coments about the kind of tape to do. Okay, have you had a chance to pick up the procedure yet, Joe? To pick it up, yes; to look at it, no.

CC SPT CC Ii 09 28 SPT

CC

SPT

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CC

Okay, basically, it's in two paragraphs: i and 2. We would like to have you perform paragraph i anytime within the next - this housekeeping period you're in right now. And then we'd like to monitor it for a while, and we'll give you a GO, when to do - and if it's required, todo paragraph 2. Okay. Okay. Right at the end of paragraph l, it talks about monitoring the tank DELTA-P for 15 minutes. That's not required of you; we'll go ahead and monitor it here from the ground. Okay. And also, right at the end - after the monitoring, it talks about condensate tank water valve fill. We'll hold that for paragraph 2.

SPT CC

SPT ll l0 24 CC

SPT CC

Got it. And while I'm tA!_ing to you about it, you'll notice, if you read on ahead in paragraph 2, that it requires using the water servicing umbilical, so you might think ahead about - about getting that, if it's necessary. If we did paragraph 2, we'd try to pick it up at that housekeeping period right after your ATM pass. Roger. Skylah, Houston. We're about 30 seconds See you over Guam at ll:20, 20. Roger. Skylab, Houston. A0S G,,_m, i0 minutes, l0 minutes. from LOS.

SPT ll 16 09 CC

SPT ll 19 25 CC SPY

Roger, Houston. This is the SPT. I've completed the first part of that procedure. The tank was empty to all intents and purposes, and the bladder didn't move. And the DA_.TA-P was 4.4, and it stayed there. And you're in configuration. Okay. Thank you, Joe. One minute until LOS. Goldstone

CC ll 28 51 CC

Skvlab, Houston. at 45, ll:45.

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TP_I_SCRIPTIO*. _

i] 44 51 !i 45 00 Ii 54 50

CC SPT CC

Skylab, Roger.

Houston.

AOS, Goldstone

17 ninutes.

SPT, for your information, we were sittin_ here enjoying your show - and - tell of the IHSS this morning, and the voice that we got through _oldsto_e is very good. However, looking at it throuFh Texas, it's kind of garbled and so, accerc_in_ to our original plan, we're _oin_ to re,_nd and £.uDp it agair through Colc_stone. So we'll have it all with good voice quality. Okay. Thank you.

ii 55 i0 12 00 21

SPT CC

SPT, ilouston. ,_o need to acknowledF_e this, but our little test on the condensate tauk indicates that it looks pretty tight to us, an¢_ there's no appare;'_t leakage. So we're going to go ahead and check nut that {_D, which calls for you to go into paragraph 2. An_1 following your AT_i pass, we'r_ like you to .%o ahead and proceed with that, do_m through probably the part _There you put the cap on the QD, because _:e do expect the QD itself to ieaL, since it has previously. Tust wante_ to remin_ you, you do nee,' to take the condensate tank water valve to FILL before proceeding into paraBraph 2.

12 01 O! 12 Ol 30

SPT CC

Okay.

I "knew you would. L'e'll

Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from LOS. have you again at Carnarvon at 12:45. 45. Ro_er. Skylab, Houston. t%OS, Carnarvon 7 minutes.

12 01 3n 12 45 29

SPT CC PLT

Okay_ Crip. Let me give you a list of the pages on that EVA Checklist change that I got. Okay. I'm doing that because I assume that's what you want. Is that right?

CC • 12 45 47 PLT

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CC

Uell,

if

it's off, that

okay

with

you,

I thinh

we

might

be

just

as well noon at here.

just F.oing over those in total this aftersuggested time when we've got _!usty in

PLT CC I'L" CC ]2 4_, 10 PL'r

Okay. But, All (;o. i'm I'm scheduled assuming 13 of this that the afternoon that 509 is 509 for an "I509 cheel:out. and Is checkout riqht? I can ri_)_t. no ahead a and take of them aF.ain. questions.

I got

couple

other

Prep

section CC Pl, w We're

Checklist. right now.

that

verifying

that

Okay, and for in our drawer Let me know configuration pad for this

the film people, A confizuratlon.

there's a little Just a r_inute.

mlx-up

12

46

52

PLT

when you're ready to copy about the film which - I'm iookinF, at the film thread morning, you Crip. go ahead?

CC Plf?

()kay.

:._lydon't

Ohay. .qorneway we got hurl dope to you last niqht. And transporter 05, which is in Ad, was loaded yesterday per the pad, with Charlie India 14. And you notice that today's pad calls for Charlie India in A1 on transporter 02_ (Laughter) Today's pad says, 'Leave transporter 5 empty, but I'm leaving transi_orter 2 empty. So all you got to do on today's film thread pad is delete Charlie India 14 from 02, and put it down on transporter 5. And that's the way the drawer is right now.

14

CC PLT

Okay. Ohay. dlread

Believe

we

got easy

all

that. from today's film

It's very pad.

to talk

CC

Okay. ilegardlng the :1509 checkout, got is you're supposed to be doin_ through 13-9 on - -

the word I've pages 13-2

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PLT CC 12 48 09 PLT CC

Wait a minute; wait a minute. Okay-doke. I assume that somebody thinks that came up, hull? But I'd have to go back

Well, I would assume so. and check the paperwork.

12 48 ]9

PLT

Okay, wait. I'ii write it down, but I haven't it yet. That's _£ny I asked. Okay. It probably wasn't very clear. Go ahead with 13-9; those page numbers.

seen

CC PLT CC 12 43 50 PLT

All right. It's

13-2 through

15-7, and 16-1 through 15-7,

1(-4.

Okay. throu_ Roger. Okay.

13-2 through -4.

9; 15, that's

and 16, 16-1

CC PLT SPT CC 12 49 14 SPT

iloust on, SPT. C_o,SPT. I must be doing this procedure wrong, Crip, on the condensate tank because I'm not getting a leak. I have the O,D disconnected at panel 393. It's heen that way for 12 minutes and the pressure is still the same. If I - if I hack it for 15 minutes, ,hat do I do? Just quit and reconfigure? Stand by on that. Can you verify that you d_d open the water valve to FILL? Yes. We'_l like to just sit on it for awhile, ,Toe, and take a look at it. First time we've disconnecte_ and not have it go down.

CC

J2 49 _,

SPT CC

SPT

I know. it.

It's the first time you've had the SPT do

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VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

12 59 56

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're A0S over Guam Sorry I lost you without LOS call. Okay. SPT, Houston. Go ahead.'

for about

4 minutes.

SPT CC SPT 13 02 24 CC

Roger, Joe. On that condensate holding tank, like to understand once more. You said you did not cap it. Is that correct? That is correct.

SPT f 13 02 35 CC

Okay. It looks good, and as you're observing, the DELTA-P is holdin_ and - Just another confu_ing data point for us. We don't understand it. It looks like it's working good now, though. At your convenience, you may go ahead and - and reconnect that at panel 393. And turn That's Okay. Skylah, Houston. We're We'll have you agalnat we will be doing a data Still here, Houston? about 30 seconds from LOS. Goldstone at 13:22, 22. And recorder dt_np over Goldstone. the heater off, I suppose, huh?

13 02 53

SPT CC SPT

affirmative.

13 OB 13

CC

PLT 13 04 30 PLT

When we get around to discussing the EVA checklist, one thing that I would like to discuss then, or get an answer than, is: Do you still want to use the other power-conserve write-in that we had on powerdown, the TCS fans and all the lights in the workshop for the EVA prep? We'll check it for you.

13 Oh 51

CC

Page

1686 CC SPT CC Skylab, Roger. Skylab, Houston; 1 minute until again at Vanguard at 47; 13:47. Think you do. Skylab, Houston. "A0S Vanguard, 9 minutes. LOS. We'll Houston. We're A0S Goldstone

Day 169 for about 15 minutes.

13 21 22

have you

13 35 35 13 47 01

SPT CC CDR CC

Thank you, Houston. CDR, the PLT had a question earlier. I can go ahead and clarify it now. We'll elaborate this after noon during your pre-EVA stuff, but it iS not our intent to go through any powerdown kind of operations like _ we did for your last EVA. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute until LOS. We'll have you again over Goldstone at 15:02; 15:02 - nice long LOS. Okay.

CDR CC

13 56 06

CREW

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15 Ol 33

CC

Skylab, Houston. 5 minutes. Roger, Yuck! Roger; Yes. Houston.

We're

AOS,

Goldstone

for about

15 01 45

CDR

Housekeeping

7Bravo

complete.

CC PLT 15 02 04 CC

7 Bravo

complete.

Could I ask you a couple of questions, like, have you completed the 509? If so, we're going to go ahead and dump the experiment recorders. Yes, I have. I Just finished it.

15 02 ll 15 02 13 F

PLT CC

Very good. Thank you, sir. Another note. In this session coming up on the ATM, you should finish off the 82 Bravo film. So, go ahead and run it, finish it up, and everybody else _Inning on the ATM today can disregard the 82B stuff. Okay. There's no harm in Just letting it go through zero, huh? No harm. Okay. Also, today it's your housekeeping period following the ATM at 15:48. We'd like you to do the housekeeping 7 Delta there; that's the water reservoir checks. Okay. Thank you. Say, Crip. What time's the EVA? What time supposed to have that hatch open tomorrow? know? Stand by i. are we De you

PLT

CC PLT 15 02 40 CC

PLT CC 15 03 02 CDR

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ii:_0 Zulu. 11:40 Z. Okay. TbAn_ you.

15-0h 46

PLT

Say, Crip. We don't need an -n-wer right now, but we've got to know for the EVA tOmOZTow, what canister roll you want in prior to EVA? We've got a change in, which I suspect is left over from the last EVA, so they could get at the S05h door. I want to know what do we want for canister roll? So, we can change our checklist accordingly. Roger. We'll check that out for you, Paul.

CC PLT

Okay .... ATM, the checklist is down in the wardrooms. I don't remember what page it's on. Okay. Paul, while .'ve got you here, we've got a no close/no open zo - there should be a white flag indication for you on S056 for the door. I guess you had this problem last night also. The m-] f for that is on page 11-16 - is X-ray Kelly, S056 8 Bravo. We'll have LOS in about 30 seconds. We'll see you again over Vanguard at 15:2_, 24. And we'll be doing a data recorder dump at Vanguard. Okay, Crip. Doing 8 Bravo, which I did last night, les_Is you _,w, ediatel_ to door I, which I'm going to do now. Skylab, Houston; A0S Va_lard, be doing a data recorder dump. Roger, Bob: 82B shows I0 minutes. And we'll

15 05 25

CC

CC

15 06 06

PLT

15 2B 3B

CC

PLT

zero frames rpmAinlng

here.

(Music).
CC 15 23 51 PLT CC PLT Sorry, Paul. I was unable to read you then.

82B shows Copy.

zero frames

r_-Ining.

Also, the results of that 56 door were as last night; wait a minute.

Just the same

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15 24 35

PLT

I did that to catch my SCAN SPECT GRATING light, and I blew it anyway. Results on the X-RAY tele - or the Yes, X-RAY teledoor were the same as last night. As soon as.you stroke in that - I forget now what it is - in block 2 of the door thing, _mmediately the door talkback goes gray, and you get a READY light. Roger. PLT, Houston. We are indicating that that door is still CLOSED, which is in opposition to what your flag is going to be saying there. What you need to do is to go ahead and try to command the door OPEN once more. Can I do it while it's operating? I've got it operating now, and its . .. through the filters. You want me to do that now or wait until it's finished with this sequence? Oh, I see. So you're saying I got to finish through that doors and the whole door sequence. Okay. We need you to go ahead and try to open the doors and start the sequence over, if you can. You don't think they're open? We don't think they're open - 56 is open, that is. You want me to stop this sequence then? That 's affirmative. Oh, ho. Why do you guys keep inadvertently that door motor? disabling

CC 15 25 54 CC

PLT

PLT

15 26 37

CC

PLT 15 26 46 CC PLT CC PLT

15 27 33

CC

(Chuckle) _bre of 56's strange _ problems, I suppose. We don't - we don't know the answer to that right now, Paul. We're looking at it, and we are indicating the door is open now. Okay. Paul, regarding those - that door talkback - When you enable the motors like that, the talkback will give you a wrong indication, and you still need to go ahead

PLT 15 28 43 CC

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cycle the door to the position a correct one. PLT 15 29 02 CDR That's what I Just figured out,

you want

to get

Crip.

T_Ank

you.

Now hear this; now hear this throughout the ship. The SPT has Just started his last LBNP run. Skylab, Houston_ about i minuteuntil again at Hawaii at 16:33 - 16:33. Roger. LOS. See you

CC

15 33 28

PLT

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

16 32 03 16 32 09 16 33 42

CC PLT PLT

Skylab, Houston. Roger, Houston. Houston, what's down-link? Copy.

AOS, Hawaii, 8 minutes.

the earliest

you

can pick

up this

TV

CC 16 34 44 PLT CC PLT

Hello, Houston; Skylab. Go. I'm still checking out your they can - we can figure to get

What's the earliest the TV down-link? Let me that 4 I think if you If you

16 35 06

PLT

tell you why I asked. I'd kind of like to get limb core align out of the way before sunset. I'm running a little ahead right now, and can get it earlier, I'll ship it to you earlier. can't, I'll put it on tape. How's that?

16 35 23 16 35 25 16 36 03 16 36 07 16 38 23

CC PLT CC PLT CC

Okay, we're checking on that right now, Paul. Okay. P.J., Oksu. PLT, Houston. No need to acknowledge, but we have three teleprinter pads sitting in your teleprinter now, all concerned with the EVA, and at your first opportunity you might want to pull them out. Okay. And be advised, all of those it_ma are of low priority. That did include the TV, by the way. Okay. Skylab, Houston. One minute til LOS. See you again at Vanguard at 17:02, that's 02. And we'll be doing a data recorder dump at Vanguard. you c_n go ahead and put it on the VTR for us.

PLT 16 38 _0 CC

PLT 16 39 29 CC

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PLT CC

That's ... Skylab, Houston. AOS over Vanguard Then we'll be doing a data recorder Okay. Hey, Crip. On this message 2515 Delta, odds and ends, it is talking about examining the CO detector samples. And I went and looked at those. And we are getting a little hit of discoloring in them, but there's nothing that would indicate more than 25 parts per million CO to start with. And most of them are better than that. And that is only at the extreme edge - each edge of the little yellow colored hloh. Okay. We copy that, Pete. for i0 minutes. dump.

17 02 35

CDR CDR

CC 17 03 34 SPT

Hey, Pete. Think they've been pretty much that way. They were that way at the beginning of the mission some of them. Yes, I don't think they've changed since the beginning of the mission. And I noticed that and made a comment about that, I think, whenever I had to do CO sampling, which was up there like day 16 or - you know, somewhere in there.

CDR

CC 17 Oh 08 CDR

Roger. And I have duly located CBRM 15 from the VC station and so marked the spot in my mind where to potmd with the hammer. Sorry, time. Pete, I missed most of the your comment that

CC

CDR

I said I have duly located CBRM number 15 from the VC work station and have placed in my mind the proper location to pound upon it with the hammer. Yes. That's an A1 Bean procedure.

CC CDR 17 04 57 CC

Right. Skylab, Houston. We need the DAS for a couple of minutes to do a little tweak on a couple of rate gyros.

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PLT 17 07 42 CC

Okay.

Go ahead. once more, and the

Skylab, Houston. The DAS is yours Flight Plan is in the teleprinter. Roger, Crip.

17 08 27 17 lO 31

PLT CC

Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS. See you again in Hawaii at 1_:09, 18:09. And Rusty will be available to talk EVA with you at that point.

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TAG Tape 169-09 169:17:30 to 169:19:00 Day 169 Page 1695

SKYLAB AIR-T0-GBOUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

18 09 15

MCC PLT MCC PLT MCC

Skylab,

Houston

over Hawaii

for about

9 minutes.

Good morning, Hey there, What is it?

Rusty. I got some word for you.

troops.

Okay. Let me t_l_ first, I guess, to CDR with regard to the location of the expected piece of contamination on the S052 disk. Okay. Go ahead.

CDR MCC

All right. CDR, when you look in the end - in the mouth of the instrument out there, on the Sun end, the pylon should show up very - as a very obvious thing. The front surface of it is painted white, as is the front surface of the D-1 disc. And in looking in the mouth, if you go 120 degrees clockwise from th pylon, you should see the expected piece of contamination,, which is - should be about millimeter size on the edge of the disc. From your location in the foot restraints, CDR, the door is going to be slightly to your right when we go to this roll position, which will allow the sunlight to go down inside the instrument and reflect for you. The pylon should be at about your 1 o'clock position looking into the end, which then, going 120 from that, would put the contamination at about 5 o'clock. Okay. Got it.

CDR CDR 18 ii ii MCC

Go ahead. By the way, the star tracker is not locked on at the present time. If there's somebody there to do it; go ahead. If there's nobody there, we'll Just inhibit the NU z updater - updata from the ground here.

CDR MCC

Joe's

on his way.

Okay, CDR, one other thing. When you're working on the S052 disc there, you want to be aware that there is a heat-rejection mirror down inside there, so that,

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with the Sun coming into the end of the instrument, there will be a - a ray, a rather - a relatively bright ray of sunlight coming back out. It's not enough to worry about as far as _amaging anything or - or - or making you too hot, but Just be aware that there will be a solar reflection coming back out of the instrument. CDR Yes, but it's not - it not infront of the D -! right? Negative. It's way down inside the instrument rejects the solar heat back out the tube. disc,

18 12 08

MCC

and

CDR

Okay. Understand you. I thought - The way I looked at that schematic, the D-I disc was the first thing you came to. Okay. The only other caution on it is we want to make sure that you brush from the center of the disc toward the outside and not to drag the hairs across the edge of the disc, because it is very sharp and will probably leave hairs floating around, if we do that. Okay.Understand. Okay. For the SPT, if you've got an EVA Checklist out, page 2.1-11, this is this operation on opening the 52 door. Stand by_ Rusty. I'm getting you a star.

MCC

CDR MCC

SPT MCC

Okay. Fine. Let me go ahead then and mention something on the - on the TV and the sail material. I don't Have you had a chance to look at these last couple of messages that have coma up on the teleprinter?

CDR MCC

Yes. Okay. We want you to know that they're both low priority; in fact, can you give us the status? Have you done anything yet with the TV? No, we haven't. rig it. But we were going to go ahead and

CDR

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MCC

Okay. Our feeling on that down here is that if you haven't already started, we'd Just as soon you'd forget it entirely, unless you particularly want to take it out. No. i don't want to take it out. it up in the MDA. Okay. Fine. We'll let Joe have

18 1B 27

CDR

MCC

That'll - That'll be fine.

And we'd

appreciate the pictures out the STS window, if he can give them to us. All right. On the said material, we also want to let you know that that is relatively low priority also. If you are going to do that, we'd like to have you do that, Pete, when you come back from the transfer workstation before doing the D024, rather than after. And you'll just have to watch out that you don't put your feet on it when you're retrieving the D024. CDR 18 14 47 18 14 ii SPT MCC Understand. And, Rusty, I'm ready to talk. Okay. On 2.1-11, we have this information on opening the S052 door. And I want to make sure you understand why the day and night thing or if you have any questions regarding that. l'm sure it's to prevent you from damaging the instrument. We're in such a high Beta angle that, it's going to be a little confusing as to what's day and what's not, and I guess we ought to use the computer talkback. Right? That's negative. The computer talkback - The - the reason is not to protect the instrument so much, Joe. it's that, if the Sun is up and we have the canister locked in solar inertial, we think that when you open the door, it'll close again right away, because we will probably not be within 5 arc minutes of Sun center. And that's why the restriction. So if the Sun is physically above the horizon, above the visible horizon, you'll want to use the daylight procedure, which puts you in experiment pointing. And you go Sun centered so that the door will not close on you. If you're at night, however, if the Sun is below the horizon, you can Just go ahead and open the door following nighttime procedure.

SPT

MCC

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SPT

Okay. Which reminds me of something. At the very beginning of this checklist, we were powering down EPC loop, the rate gyros, and so forth. Is that a change that we're now to ignore or what? That's affirmative. You are to ignore all pen and ink changes that we had back there at the - for the previous EVA. Those all apply to low power and things like that. All of those pen and inks are to be desregarded. With regard to that, there was a question asked this morning as to the roll angle on the canister. And we go to the original roll during the prep, which is plus 4392, which is page 1.2-2. Okay, one change that we have added on that same page during the prep is to have the roll gain at times 1 rather than the preflight panned times 2. The reason for that is that we have had Z-gyro problems with high roll rates on the canister. And so, in order to preclude losing the Z gyros, we want to make sure that we have the roll gain in times i. And, CDR, when your're rolling the canister out there, we would appreciate a relatively positive roll from one camera position to the other_ that is, don't start and stop rapidly going in and out of high roll rates. Okay. All right, Rusty, on the page - on the same page where we power down the EPC loop, there are two other pen and ink changes. One of them is to enable TACS; the other one is to enable CMG AUTO RESET. They're all in the same ink and everything else. Now which of those do we pay attention to? Standby Just i.

MCC

18 16 20

MCC

18 17 07

CDR SPT

MCC SPT

Got you, didn't we? I think we enable TACS, and I think we enable CMG AUTO RESET. But it's pretty hard to - to tell. Yes, sir. We do not power down the EPC rate gyros and that block of pen and inks up there. We do enable the TACS and the CMG AUTO RESET. Okay.

18 17 42

MCC

SPT

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MCC

Okay. Just a short word on the malfunction procedure with the feed PORT PURGE valve there. We found, from testing down here in the last couple of weeks, that there's a potential that the FEED PORT PURGE valve may push in the flapper valve Just slightly, if there's a low tolerance on the helmet. If that's what's causing a leak, what we're saying is, press on. It's no it's no sweat. Or you can try and reset the FEED PORT PURGE valve. By the way we're going - -

CDR

We've - we've already passed that check once with these purge valves, and we never took them out of our helmets, because we knew we were going to go EVA. Okay - So they're still in there, and I think they're all right. Two of the three of you have passed the check, Pete. We're just playing cautious for the third guy. We're going over the hill here. We'll pick up the Vanguard at 18:40. Sky]ab, Houston over Vanguard Roger. For your information, we're having dump at this time over Vanguard. Okay. And the only other information I've got to go from the ground up in that direction is that the Summary Flight Plan for tomorrow does not have listed in it any post-EVA time after the eat period for the SPT, and that was an oversight. And we'd Just like to make sure that the SPT takes whatever time's available for the postEVA stuff before pressing on with the houskeeping we do have listed. I knew you were all against me! That's very perceptive. And the one other thing we want to clarify is that we do intend to bring back three S082 magazines, two A's and one B. a data recorder for about i0 minutes.

MCC ]8 18 33 18 t8 h2 CDR MCC

]_ 40 12

MCC PLT MCC

PLT MCC

SPT 18 41 l0 MCC

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CDR

You betyou, baby. The original Rusty, in the command module.

one's already

stowed,

MCC

Okay. Thanks. And were there any other things we could clarify for you concerning the preps or the operations tomorrow? I don't think so. Leaving the television down is fine. I understand the sail business; I intend to stow it tonight. And we'll install it before D02h. And I think that's about it. We've been over the checklist. We're on list cue you know, some ATM the - completed the first page in the checkcard for EVA prep except for doing the helmets; the antifog. And I'm Just getting ready to film. Did our - did our concern there on that get through there before we went LOS,

18 41 52

CDR

18 42 23

MCC

Okay.

Fine.

feed port leakage Hawaii? 18 42 33 CDR

Yes, it did. I checked Paul's, but it, at least by eyeball, looksvery good. Okay. We understand it and will act accordingly.

--_

MCC 18 h2 42 18 4h ll CDR MCC

Skylab, Houston. We got sort of a question here. I wonder if there's a possibility that, after the TV tour, you may have left a hot mike connected there with a lightweight headset on it. We have noticed an apparent shift in the quality of the channel B voice, and we also noticed considerable background the last couple of conversations you've had. Okay. We'll check the boxes that we have inter - that to and verify that for

CDR

we have comm cables connected you, Rusty, in Just a minute. MCC 18 h5 h2 CDR 0kay.

Rusty, we didn't find any in ICOM/PTT. The one that's in doubt was in PTT, which shouldn't mRke any difference. Okay. Fine. That may be just that your friends up there were rather noisy on your last conversation.

MCC

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CDR MCC

Which - Are you referring to the SPT's day in the IMSS? No, the quality on that one was good, but we did have one recorder dump for channel B that - that sounded different as far as the quality was concerned. I think it may have Just been something unusual at that time, so I wouldn't go on a witch hunt for it. Okay. Hey, Rusty. I've got a couple of words on 509, if you want to pass them on to Bruce. Sure. Go ahead.

CDR 18 46 26 PLT

MCC PLT

The checkout went fine; everthing was nominal. I don't really have anything to report. I would recommend to Hal and those guys that it - it - when those thrusters fire, it's quite loud in the workshop. I recommend that anybody down here wear ear protection of some sort and that they have all loose objects tied down, because you get a pretty good blast from those thrusters, even though they're fairly small. Okay. We got it.

MCC CDR

He did a pretty fair flying job, seeing it was tethered on the end of a 2-1/2-foot cable. Roger. We didn't hear that. And we have about 30 seconds before LOS here. We'll be picking you up at Ascension at about 56. Okay. And, Skylab, Houston here over the Ascension 4-1/2 minutes. Roger. for about

MCC

18 47 19 18 56 29

CDR CC

18 56 31

CDR

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TAG Tape 169-10 169:19:00 to 169:20:30 Day169 Page 1703

SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

19 00 18

CC

And, Skylab; Houston.

We're about 30 seconds from

LOS here at Ascension. We're going to be catching you at the Vanguard next, gateway to the Sout h Atlantic anomaly, at 20:17. 19 00 35 20 17 35 PLT CC PLT Roger. All aboard. for l0 minutes. to think you

Skylab, Houston; AOS Vanguard

Hi there, Richard. We were beginning had a day or two off. No, sir. today? Back at work again.

CC

How're y'all doing

PLT

Not bad, but we're having trouble making sure which changes we're supposed to follow on the EVA Checklist, if you can believe that or not. I got a question. On page 3.1-8, if someone there will turn to that page. Okay, hang on Just 1 second. Okay. We're looking at 3.1-8. Go ahead.

CC CC 20 18 29 PLT

Okay, in the lower right-hand corner_ Dick, it says ATM reconfiguration. Prior to the last EVA there was a change which section 5 to page Charlie 12. What am I - what is supposed to be used tomorrow? Okay, stand by just 1 second. Okay. Okay, Paul. Let me see if I can answer this question for you. And if you don't understand it, let's keep talking about until both you and I do. You're to disregard an old message, the number of which was 1317 Alfa, which was sent up for the previous EVA. There is one change in section 5 that is reflected on a message you have - that you got today, I think, the number of which is 2429 Alfa. And it's entitled EVA ATM. Over. All right. Thank you.

CC PLT 20 19 35 CC

PLT

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20 20 21

CC

Okay. The message - EVA ATM message today makes one change under section Experiment Checklist and Data Book. Okay.

that we sent up 5.9 of the ATM

PLT PLT

Well, I'll have to go up there and look.

It's not as simple as Just nominally running to use page Charlie 12 or section 5. I've got to move. Just a minute. Okay. Paul, I'll tell you what. Rusty was not plugged in when you first called up, and did not hear the original question. If - if you'd like to restate it and still don't understand what I told you, go ahead, and maybe he can help more. Okay. Roger. Hey, Rusty. On - if he's there listening - I was looking out the window now, and I can Just see the very top of a CBRM - either 3 or 15. I can't tell which one it is, but I can see down there pretty good. I can see the foot restraints and so forth in the VC. If they tried that, how did they get out there? Stand by, Dick.

CC

PLT CC 20 21 h7 CDR

20 22 09

MCC

CDR, yes, I am here. And we were not very specific about that, intentionally. It looks as though the two ATM trusses that go down that way - the one closest to the center work station would afford relatively good handholds, but we were not too specific about the best way to get there. We thought we'd leave it to your Judgment. But if you rotate around your seat about a 90-degree roll, it's right in front of your nose.

20 22 39

CDR

Oh, yes, I haven't had any trouble locating it. I know where it is, but I - I presume it also says on the package CBRM 15. I don't believe so, CDR. tirely white. Okay. I think the surface is en-

MCC

CDR

Well, I - never mind.

I know which one it is.

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SPT

Rusty, for me, would you review the - what the function is of the stuck relay, and what I might expect to see as he ha_uers it? Yes, sir. We hope to see - hope that you'll see, Joe, after Pete hammers it, is that the charging current will come up. That is, that you will begin to see the solar arrays charge the battery. Okay. And two possibilities there that would relate to a h_mmering on the CBRM. Certain testing that was done preflight indicated that there has been a history of the contactors sticking, and hammering on it in two cases out of something like a thousand did free up the contactor, and began working properly. Was it clear who suggested this approach? I

20 23 08

MCC

CDR 20 23 24 MCC

SPT MCC

I don't believe so, but the way things operate, probably ought to check. Okay, rod C in the EVA checklist, page 3.1-8. Okay, we're there. ATM reconfiguration Go ahead. What should the next sentence read? Okay, standby. for stowage.

20 24 04

PLT MCC PLT MCC PLT MCC

20 24 35

CDR

Say, while you're standing by, let me answer the second question of the evening questions tonight: Was radial docking port clear and usable? Is radial port of docking in position? I've answered that 15 times now. The answer is yes, again. Okay, thank you. Got what? That it's clear. I'll make sure we've finally got it.

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20 25 01

MCC

0kay, the sentence after "ATM Reconfiguration for Stowage" should be back to the original. That is, it should say, "See ATM Experiment Checklist and Data Book, Section 5," and we do have Just a couple of changes that were called up for that Experiment Checklist and Data Book. Okay, Joe made some changes to that today, on page 5-9That's correct. So, what is now on page Charlie 12, I can tear out of the book and throw away. Is that right? Stand by. We'll check that one. rod C is it says, "Post unattended ops." Now and I don't know what wanted to know whether

PLT CC PLT

CC 20 25 B5 PLT

Okay, the reason I left it in EVA panel reconfiguration for that was before our last EVA, you intend otherwise. I Just I could throw it away or not.

20 25 46

MCC

Okay. The intent of that the last time related to the low power problems that we were having, and we're now back to essentially normal, with the exception of things like the S054 power and things of that kind. Okay. Okay. We're going to recheck that, but in looking at it, from what we can see, and get an answer right now, all that stuff on Charlie 12 was related to the low power we'll situation, and if it's any different let you know tomorrow. from that,

PLT MCC

PLT 20 26 39 MCC

Okay. There is one other thing that I thought I'd mention to you tonight, Just to make sure you're aware of our concern, and that is that you will be having three people on one SUS loop, and that that SUS loop will be running in BYPASS rather than in EVA. We want you to understand that you will not have the same cooling that you had last time. The inlet temperatures to the LCGwill run slightly higher_ And so we would like to ensure that you do not get behind the power curve by

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storing very much heat and then going to, say a diverted position of 5, and expecting everybody to remain cool. In other'words, we'd like you to try and stay ahead of the heat buildup, and if possible, we'd like - we'd like you to avoid using position 5 unless it is necessary. CDR Now that's radically different, Rusty. We probably won't get it overheated. I never got hot a bit the last time. All right. But you realize you were running an EVA position before, and this will be slightly different. The loop will not be quite as cool. Rusty, this is Joe. I rigged the LSUs this afternoon per the cue card, and I put EV-I and EV-2 on SUS 2. Is that wrong? I've - all - We're going to have to get you an answer at Ascension. We're only 15 seconds from LOS here. But all three will be run on the same SUS loop. We'll get right back to you. Okay. And, guys; we're going to see you at Ascension at 20:30, and we will be dumping the data recorder there.

20 27 37

MCC

20 27 47

SPT

MCC

SPT 20 28 15 CC

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

20 31 25

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're AOS at Ascension for the next I0 minutes. And please stand by_ we're straightening out the question on the SUS loops. We'll be right back to you, Joe. Yes, we found the message, Roger. Okay. then? Right. Joe's point is well taken. We changed a lot of other things on those EVA cue cards, and didn't change that. If those guys on the next crew don't do anything, they better work something out with the guys on the ground about these changes, because we have no way of keeping them straight. Yes, we've got very much the same problem here. I don't think we're in much better shape than you guys are. The only thing is we have more inputs. I think in regard to that, if, during the prep tomorrow morning, there's any question at all about what we've meant, please feel free to ask. I was trying to pin down the hA_mer one day. I can't find it. I'm not sure it didn't get slipped in the checklist someplace. I got the one about the location of the CBRM, but - and I don't know what happened to the one with the hammer. It went into the checklist, I guess. You know what message that was on? Which group it was in? Was this the one ta/king Pete? Right. Okay, we're looking - . about prep of the hs_mer, So you will have all three connected to SUS-I, Dick.

PLT CC MCC

PLT 20 31 50 PLT

CDR

MCC

CDR

20 32 54

MCC

CDR CC

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CDR

Hey, meanwhile, the CDR ate everything. He had no optional salt. He's going to have two butter cookies. The PLT ate everything today but his bread. He added plus one H20 and 1.5 optional to the CDR, also. salts. Add plus one H20

CC CDR CC CDR 20 33 53 cc CDR

Okay. And the SPT ate everything Roger. And let me give you the film. Okay, we're listening. today.

Okay, the film, day 169. 16-millimeter: S092/171, MI51, sPT; Charlie India 14; 38; Charlie India ii. Ml51-1; Charlie India 14; 00; CI, Charlie India ll. 35-milllmeter: Charlie India 30 exposed, Charlie India - By the way, we got 70-something pictures on that - Charlie India 32; 08 - Charlie India 31; 28. CX06 on the 70-millimeter is still on 103. No EREP. A-l: India India India India Tango X-porter 12. 03. i0. ii. 03. 02, no supplies, no percentage; Charlie

A-2 is: 03; Charlie India 06; 18; Charlie A-3: 06; Charlie India 13; 48; Charlie A-b: 05; Charlle India i_; no film; Charlie Floating: 07; Charlie India 09; 66; Mike That's it. We got it.

CC MCC

Okay, thank you, Pete.

And, CDR. That message on preping the h_r was on the same message with the one that talked about bringing the SUS - the SUS-1 loop on, in about four steps there. And I can t_]k to you about it, if there's a question. It should be in your Prep Checklist on page 1.2-5. Okay. Well, that's where it is, then .... and

20 35 21

CDR CDR

Okay, Rusty. I remember it was a 2-1/2-inch loop, it was supposed to go on the VC tree, right?

MCC

It was a 2-1/2-inch loop, and the reason - no - it it will hook into the temporary stowage hook in the S_. And the 2-1/2 - the reason for the 2-1/2-inch loop is in order to interface properly with the boom - the Jaws of the boom hook.

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CDR MCC

Oh, yes.

Okay. a smaller loop, And then you hook when you're one when you're

And with _he - with the brush we have and we're taping that to the VS tree. can use the small elastic wrist tether down at the Sun end, to hold onto that reaching down in there. Right. We got - we got that tether.

CDR MCC

Okay.

And when you get out there - on that CBRM - how about giving it a hit for us, too, will you? Okay. I had a little practice on the Moon. I'll see what I can do up here. They guarantee you can't break it ? Right? We've been - we asked very carefully about that, and we were given tremendous assurance. In fact, they hit an operating CBRM as hard as they could, about 30 to 35 times, over in Htmtsville, and it kept right on operating. Okay. Guys, we've got about _ minutes left in this Ascension pass, and I've got a couple other - more general notes for you. One is: Tomorrow morning, we're going to he operating ATM unattended operations for about 1 hour after you wake up. And since there's no other ATM operation scheduled tomorrow, we have no other reason to send up a SAP pad or schedule pad. And we don't intend on doing that this evening. And I'm assuming that you guys are going to be busy preping for the EVA anyway, so that won't make any difference. You're right. Okay, the other note I have here is an answer to Pete's question last night about the trim burn. First of all, the purpose - the functional purpose of that trim burn was to set up a ground track drift rate, such that when A1 Bean and his friendly comrades get up there on SL-3, their first trim maneuver will put us back on a premission nominal ground track. And the reason - there are several reasons for the thing being so small. One is, we've had less drag than we predicted; we've vented

CDR

MCC

"

CDR 20 37 43 CC

PLT CC

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less than we had predicted. We've shortened up the time between SL-2 aud -3. And also we were on the west - We already were on the proper side of the ground track and drifting towards it. So that trim burn went off Just like we planned it, and it aceunplished our purposes. 20 39 08 PLT CC PLT CC PLT Good. Roger. How much time we got? Still got 2-1/2 minutes. Go ahead. on our wardroom window

Are you ready heater? Yes, sir.

for the status

CC PLT

Okay. Since it wasn't working anyway, I decided last night we might as well turn it off. So I turned it off. We got up this morning, and the whole inner pane was covered with frost - fog. Covered with condensation on the inside. So I turned it back on, and it went _ay. So the heater is working. Now I don't know whether that dual element's - one of there's working, or both panes are heated, and only the inner one's heated - working anymore. But the - it obviously heats the inner pane yet, Dick, because it drove that condensation off and keeps it away. But we still have what was formally water, is now ice, but m_ybe that's because it works in space more than it did before. I don't know; you tell us. Well, Just so we won't have to ask you another question later, tell me again which side of the inner pane the fog was on? It was on the inside. hand. Okay. Thank you. from LOS. You could wipe it off with your

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CC

20 40 12

PLT

CC 20 hl 03 CC

Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds We're going to see you at Guam at 21:15.

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CDR CC SPT

Roger. Skylab, Houston. Roger. Skylab, Houston. Star tracker is unlocked, and we think you see - we think we see you trying to help us out in getting it - reacquired. Outer gimbal should be plus 1980. Roger. Skylab, Houston. I'm not sure what the other two guys are doing. Joe, I guess, is at the ATM. If you're not doing anything and in a listening mood, I got a couple of news items that I - that I'll read up to you. Go, babe. Okay, first one here is a telegram that came to General Stafford today. And it says: "Colorado Aerotech, accredited under the state of Colorado, an aviation mechanics technology school being duly authorized by the Chairman of the Colorado State Board of Community Colleges, does hereby issue and grant th e honorary degree, Master of Aviation Airframe Maintenance, to U.S. Navy Captain Pete Conrad; U.S. Navy Co_m_ander, Joe Kerwin; and U.S. Navy Commander, Paul Weitz. This degree is presented for the outstanding efforts exercised in restoring the Skylab to an operational state under most adverse conditions, utilizing the most rudimentary airframe tools. In addition, each astronaut is recognized for his initiative and ability as a truly first-rate airframe technician, operating in space, repairing and altering a spaceship." From Colorado Aerotech. You made that up. Negative. Super. One question I have for you guys. The other day when we were not reading your news up every night, did somebody pass you up information about the TU144 Supersonic Transport at the Paris Air Show? AOS at Guam for l0 minutes.

21 16 05

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SPT 21 18 07 CC

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Yes, we did hear Okay, fine.

about

that accident,

Dick.

This is from Tokyo. A strong earthquake followed by a tidal wave hit the northern Japanese Islands Sumday, injuring at least 23 persons and carrying more than causing more than five million dollar's damage. About 300 tons of dead salmon were washed ashore by the 6-1/2-foot tidal wave that followed the tremor. And the quake measured 7.25 on the Richter scale. In Washington today, President Nixon and Soviet leader, Leonid I. Brezhnev, today begin a long planned slm,,_t conference, each pledging that the talks would improve the prospects for world peaee. Brezhnev promised the week-long conference would Justify the hopes of our people and serve the interests of a peaceful future for all mankind. Nixon predicted the conference would help lift the burden of armaments from the world and build a structure of peace. Here's one from Kyle, South Dakota. A leader of the American Indian movement told the Senate subcnmm_ttee on Indian Affairs, Susday, that the Indians want to be recognized as a sovereign nation in their own dealings with the Federal Government. The traditional Chief, Frank Fools Crow and Charles Red Cloud, called for the removal of Stanley Lyman as Bureau of Indian Affairs Superintendent on the reservation. Red Cloud said, "A lot of the money comes on to the reservation, but no one knows where it goes." Red Cloud also asked that liquor be banned from the reservation. Finally, here from - here's one from Paris. American and North Vietnamese officials resumed talks on U.S. diplomatic aid to Hanoi today after a lapse of 2 months. 'We seek a successful conclusion as the contribution to the consolidation of peace in southeast Asia," Chief U.S. delegate Maurice Williams said. The reslmlption of negotiations was agreed in a co_mmmique siEned last Wednesday, pledging both sides to renewed comm4tment to peace in Viet Nam. We've still got about 3 minutes left here at Guam, and I'm standing by. P

PLT 21 22 05 CDR

Thank you. If we get that CBRM fixed tomorrow, we ought to qualify for our Ph.D. in airframe mechanics.

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I would certainly think so. A little update; we've got the D-1 brush duster-offer all installed on the VS tree. I have cut off a hunk of the SEVA sail, and I am about to go sew for a while. Okay. Fine.

CC 21 22 38 CDR

That might qualify me to join my wife in the Timber Cove Sewing Association. I was just going to suggest that same thing. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from AOS. We're going to see you at Vanguard at 21:55. That will be the medical conference. The next pass after that is Canary at 22:15. Roger. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're standing by at Vanguard. got 6 minutes left in the pass. Okay. Super. for a rare perfect powerdown for We've See you there.

CC 21 24 06 CC

CDR 21 24 21 "21 59 18 CC CC

CDR SPT

The SPT is trying unattended ops. Roger.

21 59 34

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S_y, when I get hack, I want to know how much time you all estimated for me to do this sail Job. Okay, I'ii make sure that - I'ii pass to Rusty and figure out what is it they thought. Okay. Okay. Houston, tonight? Sl°T. Does ATM want H-alpha to take pictures Then I'll tell you how long it really took.

CC

CDR 22 O0 15 22 01 15 CC SPT

CC 22 01 32 22 01 36 CC SPT CC SPT

Stand by i. SPT, Houston. Okay, I'm ready (Laughter) Negative. for my final exam.

Okay.

And if the PIs are listening, we will have a final debriefing for them on channel B a little bit later. Okay. Very good. Then I'll sure alert them.

22 01 52 22 Oh 09

CC CC

_ylab, Houston. Two comments. For Joe: the ATM officer says that you got a B+; that the grating was ho be 0000, and he's going to take care of that from the ground. And for the CDR: I'm advised by our EVA friends that the estimated time that they thought it would take you on that sail job was 15 to BO minutes. Well, I've already invested lit, and I got about another about an hour half to go. and 15 in

22 04 37

CDR

22 04 44

CC

Well, sounds like we sure blew that one. Sorry. We're about 30 seconds from LOS at Vanguard. We're going to see you at Canary at 22:15, and we're going to dump the data tape recorder at Canary.

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22 15 38

CC

Skylab, Houston. We're AOS at Canary and Madrid for the next 13 minutes. The G&N at this site is going to be updating the Z-3 rate @_ro for drift compensation. And Rusty had one note he wanted to mention to you at this pass. I'll turn it over to him. CDR, vacuum Go. In the process of - I wcmder what the status is on division here.

22 16 03

MCC PLT MCC

loading the film freezer. out of the way tonight? 22 16 20 PLT MCC It's all done.

Are you trying

to get that

CDR, this is sort of a low priority one, but if you get a chance, we'd like to have you take a look at the aperture window - or maybe you already did on the S054 magazine - and see if the al_ninum filter there at the entrance was still intact. He will. Okay. Want to be a little bit careful in sliding back the spring-loaded plate there - not to do it too rapidly, but Just bring it hack cau{iously and assure that there aren't any holes in it, and then let it slide forward slowly again. Roger. You want a picture there?

22 17 03

PLT MCC

PLT 22 17 36 PLT MCC

Negative. If there are anyy holes in it, we'd like to know about it and then we'll have to schedule putting - 54 m,gs, but we don't anticipate be any. We would like your rec_-mendation, if there is any evidence of those. there will though,

22 17 56

PLT

Okay. Well, I'll tell you, if we see any evidence of holes we'll probably put gray tape over them. Okay.

22 18 O0

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CC

Skylab, Houston; we're 1 minute from LOS at Madrid. We're going to see you at Guam at 22:54 for the last pass of the evening. See you then. Okay, Dick. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Guam for 7 minutes.

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PLT CC PLT CC PLT

Say, Richard? Go ahead. There's a very bright star, which is probably a planet, out near the Moon. By near, I mean it's within about i0 to 15 degrees of the Moon, now. Could you have somebody find out what it is? Sure will. Stand by.

CC 22 59 40 CC

Skylab, Houston. On the question you had about the planets, both Mars and Jupiter are in that area of the sky. Jupiter is the planet that's closest to the constellation Nuuki, and we think - two-starred Nunki - and we think that it's probably Jupiter that you see. Okay. you. Just think it's too bright to be Mars. Thank

PLT

CC

Roger. And we're about 45 seconds from LOS here at Guam. We'll see you guys in the morning. The first pass is about 15 minutes after you wake up. And it'll be a Honeysuckle pass, and y'all have fun tomorrow on the EVA. Sure will, and good night. Roger. Good night.

PLT 23 00 20 CC

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08 03 22

CC CDR

LOS IN 1 mminute. Roger. Skylab, Roger, Houston. Houston.

Canary AOS,

08:05.

08 05 h0

CC SPT CC

AOS for 16 minutes. What's our Beta a_gle this morning?

Stand by half. That's 0ooo. Skyl_b, LOS in 1 minute. And, Skylab, Houston and ready to support 6 minutes. Roger, Rusty. Hey, but and what I'll probably come to it later in the checklist, for right now, I've already set up the EVA DAC don't have a frame rate setting. Do you remember that is? Carn_rvon 08:48. 62.5.

08 05 56

CC SPT

08 21 20 08 h8 20 i

CC MCC

vacuum division now on station you over Carnarvon for about

PLT 08 h8 33 PLT

MCC PLT 08 49 05 MCC PLT 08 h9 hl PLT CDR MCC 08 51 18 CDR

Stand by and we'll get it for you. Okay, thank you. Okay, that is 6 frames per second there, PLT.

Thank you. Stand by for a caution. Hey, Rusty, CDR. Go ahead. I'm going to give you a guess, but I think we're about 20 minutes away from picking up and - LCG to commence LCG donning.

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Okay. I usderstand about 20 minutes from LCG donning. How about the rest of the preps inside aside frf_n the EV-I and 2? Where do we stand there? Paul's doing the that I didn't do which is in work and otherwise on donning for Paul systems right now and the only thing on the front of the card yesterday right now is I'm anti-fogging helmets the cue card we're holding at LCG to catch up on systems.

08 51 48

CDR

MCC

Okay, fine. We wondered what it was Paul was expecting the caution and warning on, and we're trying to figure out whether he Just performed page 1.2-6. That's affirmative. I got the caution and warning when I turned off the mol sieve B fan. Okay, Paul. If that was the handwritten stuff on the bottom there, we want to remember that we're running down on the printed checklist - the preflight one now and stand by on that mol sieve B. Okay. Letme know. Okay. We would back on again. like you to turn the mol sieve B

08 52 22

PLT

MCC

PLT 08 52 h9 MCC

08 53 O0

MCC

Okay, and also PLTs in anticipating you turning on the - going through the SUS loop activation here, we're going to start up the second pemp in the primary coolant loop, and you can stand by for a caution and warning on that one. PLT, we had a handover from Carnarvon to Honeysuckle there. I wonder if you got that last conversation? Yes, sir. It's running.

MCC

PLT 08 54 18 PLT

You're right. I'll tell you how I got into it. It was the first line of that write-in which says remove the portable fan is still applicable, so I went down the rest of it also. Okay. Fine.

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The PLT, Houston here. We would like to have the SUS loop activated before the EV-1 and 2 get into the get suited up and get into the connecting to LCGs to the PCU. And, we have Hawaii coming up at 09:ll, which is about 15 to 16 minutes from now. And, we can be standing by at that time to monitor you with this procedure on activating the SUS loop. Or, if you're really ready for it before that time, go ahead on your own, following that procedure that we've updated you with on 12-9. We're ready now. Yes, sir. Okay. Houston, for what it's worth, we don't get the EVA warning when I fired up that p_np that time. Okay. Roger. We got about 30 seconds here going over the hill at Honeysuckle, and we'll pick you up at Hawaii at about 09:ll. And Just to make sure you understand - Rusty, we thought you wanted you want him to continue? to look at that. Do Are you? We'll watch it.

PLT 08 55 54 MCC PLT 08 57 08 SPT

Go ahead right now.

MCC

SPT

MCC

Yes, Just clarifying that. Just continue with it. You can do it during LOS here. Thank you.

right on

08 57 43 09 Ii 08

SPT MCC

And, Skylab; Houston with you over Hawaii for about 6 minutes. Okay, bow's the suit loop look? the flow? Would you say that again? I don't think I can. Okay. It looks good from here. It looks like we're getting good modulation on the valves, and it look copaeetic. - Suit loops look -

SPT

MCC SPT 09 ll 32 MCC

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0k_y. Hey, Rusty, PCU 010 is 6000 6200 for the PLT. OkaY. We got that. Can he take down a note or two? for the CDR; PCU 016,

MCC MCC SPT SPT

How's the SPT doing? Wait.

Say, Rusty, in case I've never don't like this CCU connector, connector on the _bilical.

told anybody that I don't like this

I CCU

09 14 00

MCC

Okay. We think we understood that you don't like the CCU connector on the _bilical. Is that correct? Yes. Okay. We got it.

SPT MCC SPT 09 lh 41 MCC

Go ahead, Sky Prince. Okay. Wanted to let you know about the TV this morning. We're set up for Goldstone to Mila real time between ll:02 and ll:19. That's a little over a rev from now. Other times the VTR is available, and it's ready for your use any time you want it; any time you think there's anything interesting to put on the VTR, it's clean. And, in particular, if you're able, we'd like to get a shot of the airlock - the pre-EVA stowage of the airlock, and also what the airlock looks like with the two guys in it there, Just before you close up the hatch, if that's possible, Joe. Should be able to get you that all right, Rusty. I don't think we'll get much out the window, ss Paul mentioned. You can see some things out these STS windows, but you can't get the camera in - in position, and when you do, you're pretty close to the top. Okay. Fine. problem. I trust your Judgment on that. No

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Okay. Okay, Skylab; we're about 20 seconds from LOS at Hawaii. _nd, we'll be seeing you with the States at about 9:24. And, Skylab, we've got you stateside now for - oh, something like 6 minutes on this pass, and then we have a short break and we'll be picking you up at Mila. Okay. We're all in the bedroom, LCGs on. we're getting the

09 2B 42

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PLT

09 29 09

CC

And, we're about LOS here at Goldstone. We'll picking you up over Bermuda at about 09:33. Okay. I bet you wouldn't have even missed us.

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09 33 18

MCC

And, we've got you over Bermuda now for the next l0 minutes. Roger. You got any words for us, Rusty, on why we didn't get the EVA-I warning when we turned on the SUS pump? Stand by. I'll find out.

CDR PLT

MCC CDR

The only thing I can think of is that we're not in BYPASS. Okay. Our conclusion is, we've seen it before, and we're - we Just assumed since the last time we saw it, that it's inoperative. (Music) That's funny that it went loops, even though we're not using doing it here, too. That's a good obs. Standby. inoperative in both SUS 2, it stopped

MCC

CDR

MCC 09 36 33 MCC

I guess our assumption on that is that if you activated the SUS this morning on 317 rather than 217 that it should have worked. And since it didn't, it looks as though we don't have CAUTION & WARNING there that it's in OFF. And we understood that your call was - that both loops did it, referred to the last time, since we only activated one loop this morning. You said it right, Rusty. When I did the housekeeping, whenever it was, way back in the old days that - that circulated those two systems through the 317 and the 323 panel, I got the CAUTION & WARNING Just like I was supposed to every time I went from PRIMARY to SECONDARY, and to OFF to ON, and so forth. Of course, that systems housekeeping procedure, we've never seen the EVA caution since then. Okay. Well, we'll keep a look at the loop this morning on the station contacts, but it looks like no sweat.

CDR

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Skylab, Houston.

We've got about i0 seconds to LOS. at 09:50,

We'll be picking you up over at Ascension which is about 6 minutes from now. 09 43 39 09 50 13 CDR CC Okay. And, Skylab, we've got you over Ascension almost l0 minutes.

here for

CC

Skylab, we've got you over Ascension here for about 9-I/2 minutes. Joe, you there to you could there to the full might want to switch your - your TV before you use the VTR. And, go ahead and rewind back to the give us the full tape if you want tape available to yourself. TV selector in fact, beginning - or make

09 58 28

CC

09 59 48

CC

And, Skylab, we've got about 30 seconds to LOS here at Ascension, and we'll be picking up Carnarvon at 10:22. Skylab, Houston, And we're seeing over Carnarvon for about data on the PCUs. 10-1/2 minutes .....

i0 22 43

CC

l0 22 51

SPT

Roger, Houston. EV-1 and 2 are in the LS - or in PCU checkout and I am about to configure CSM comm. Roger. Now. Okay, you ready for the rest of this? Yes.

CC PLT CDR PLT

l0 24 51

CDR PLT

All right. We went to BOTH. REG 1 LOW FLOW light is OFF. Yes. LOW VENT FLOW light is OFF. OFF.

We verified 02 FLOW,

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And lower SEVA protective Okay. That's your outboard one.

visor ; we can check that.

All right. Okay. PCU checkout. Note: Cuff gage accuracy. Plus/ minus 0.15 psig max, nominal plus/minus 0.04, Reg 1 LOW FLOW and LOW VENT FLOW light's at 5 seconds away. Go to REG SELECT-PRESS SELECT to REG 2. SELECT REG 2. 1 LOW FLOW and a

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PLT CDR

All right. You should get a REG possible LOW VENT FLOW. Okay, I got a REG 1 LOW FLOW. I did too. Right. Okay, now - MODE SELECT, DELTA-P. No VENT FLOW yet.

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l0 25 45

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If I can get it in here now - I'm going to ... it up. 0kay. Phew! I'm going to get back in the foot restraint.

i0 26 03

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Oh that 's okay. You can read your Yes. Does the light go out? Huh? No, the REG i shouldn't; we're on REG 2. Yes, but I'm looking goes out. for when this SUIT PRESS light checklist from there, right?

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Psig's 3.1. Yes. Off the peg. I'm sure glad you can modulate this valve. There, mine was out at 3. Okay, mine's little over at 3.4, and mine is out and I'm stable 3.4. Okay? Okay, I'm stable at a little over 3.4. Okay, verify cuff gage stable 3.2 to 3.5. Now, PRESS SELECT REG 1 and REG i LOW FLOW light should go off. Okay, KEG i. I got a SUIT PRESS light, I just lost there it comes. Yes, I got a LOW VENT FLOW and a SUIT PRESS light and I - now it's all OFF. Okay, I have - clean board. I lost a lot of pressure doing that. So did I. Yes. Well, Yes. Whee! Yes. Talking about doing things to your ears, we got you here on V0X. Roger. Okay, we're - we're on PEG l, Rusty. stable now, 3.8. I'm stable at 3.7. I'm That'll do something to your ears. it's cycling. It's doing that hunting now.

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Okay, now, PRESS SELECT, BOTH. cuff gage or displays. That's verified. Okay. I'm at 3.8.

Verify no change in

i0 27 54 i0 27 55

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I got no change either. _ integrity check. You ready for that?

Yes.

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Okay.

Next

sequence

terminates

02 flow to PGA.

BEG 1

LOW FLOW, and LOW VENT FLOW lights will light. Monitor cuff gage for max decay of 0.8 psig, your suit has a check. You're the only one that has it, on account of that valve in your helmet. So are you - Now, let me read it through once for you, and then we can get going. Hey, Joe, are you on the line? Joe? SPT CDR Standby. I'm just hooking up.

Okay. What we need is - I need you to time 1 minute for me when I tell you. Oh, you do, do you? Okay. Now, the first thing we're going to do, Paul, is FLOW SELECT, OFF, and then i_ediately go PRESS SELECT, OFF, for 1 minute. And you're going to check the decay. Okay? Yes. All right. First, FLOW SELECT, OFF.

SPT l0 28 33 CDR

PLT i0 28 43 CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR SPT

You doing it now? Yes. Joe ready? Yes. Yes.

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All right. He ' s ready. All right. Okay. MARK. 1 minute. Some reason I wound up in 3.9 by the time I got shut off. Mine came up a tenth also - to 3.8. I think that's from closing the VENT FLOW. The flow. Yes. (Whistle Uh-huh. (Whistle Easy. I can whistle all right at 8-1/2 psi.

PLT CDR PLT CDR lO 29 33 PLT CDR PLT i0 29 47 PLT

Looks like I've got a fairly tight suit. I've lost about a tenth. I've lost less than a tenth. Well, I've lost 0.08, I guess. MARK. Okay. Okay. And then, FLOW to IVA. Oh, that feels good. Okay. We passed that check. to 3.9; all lights OFF. Yes. Okay. I'm back at 3.7. Cuff gage stable, 3.6 Your minute is up.

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PRESS SELECT to BOTH.

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All lights

are OFF.

You can go back to - -

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ABSOLUTE, and you're going to get a tone - SUIT PRESS at 3.1 to 2.8. Okay. Okay. Good. Mine are super. What I was telling Pete earlier, Joe - I'm sure glad we got - you can modulate this MODE switch. You can thank Sky Prince down there on the ground for that. Yes, thanks. Old TDD strikes again. Your books say - (Chuckle) I'm going to modulate this one, also.

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CDR

PLT MCC l0 30 56 l0 31 02 PLT CDR PLT i0 31 05 CDR

Didn't work so good going to ABSOLUTE. Okay. I've got a SUIT PRESS light.

So do I. I had a KEG i LOW FLOW and it went OFF and a LOW VENT FLOW and it went OFF. Okay. Now notify EV-3 that the _ integrity check is complete. Be so notified, EV-3.

SPT CDR

I stand notified. Note: The EV-3 will read all procedures from here to ALSA deactivation following EVA. Temporary stow EV-I and 2 post cue card. And we're ready - Hey, let me ask you a question first, Joe. Have you put the VC-tree in? No, I ... - - No. Okay. I thought it was the VS. Okay. Very good.

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Okay ... Whoops, sorry. We missed the DAC. I'm Just looking at it.

I'll ge_ it - I'll get it. I'll go get it right now. All right. It's OFF. It's OFF. 1 verified. ... No, no. Paul. You're not really.

PLT i0 32 04 l0 32 21 CDR CDB PLT SPT PLT CDR PLT CDR

Because I'm coming, if you ain't there. Paul. Now watch - when you get up there, it's very important - I'll keep - Yes, I know. Go under you umbilical.

PLT CDR PLT i0 32 49 PLT CDR PLT CDB PLT CDR l0 33 02 PLT

- - umbilical, right. Okay. You're clear. Back down then. away.

That 's mine you' re stuffing Yes. You know that. Okay. No. EV-1. That's me; EV-1 The wrong one.

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Yes. No.

No.

It's nine_ Or six. Okay, Skylab. We're going to lose you here at Carnarvon. We'll be picking you up in about 3 minutes at Guam. Okay. Bye.

CDR l0 33 19 PLT CDR i0 33 33 i0 33 35 i0 33 41 i0 35 57 SPT CDR PLT CDR SPT/PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR

I'm EV-1, Joe. It's his. ... NO, you - Okay. Well, All right, I see where you stand. I think we ought to switch them. Yes. Oh, I may have done that inadvertently.

All right. Now, wait There Why? How else are you going to switch the whole thing? Well, you Just - Oh, no, you're right. Yes, never mind, never mind. Yes, because - I forgot, we got to turn off electrical power and everything else. Yes. Ckay. Let's go the way we are. I'll - I'ii Just - All right. a minute. I don't want going to do that. it.

ain't

no way you're

to get around

PLT CDR PLT

Here, let me Just stow these umbilicals.

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Even - Here, I'll hold checklist. All right, it. Give it to me. Tearing up my

CDR CDR CDR SPT l0 37 17 CC

hold it.

On the back, can I get the - What? ... And, Skylab; Houston. We've got you for about 9 minutes over Guam. And when you get done with what you're doing there, we'd like to know what it was, so that we can track who we've got on what loop down here. We didn't do anything. Okay, so understand you're going to be running on the - out of the differentspheres. Yes, that's right. Okay. Now wait. Too many people are ta1_ing again. Let me Just talk to - Wait a minute. Let me talk to Rusty a minute. Rusty, yesterday I hooked up the umbilical that I used the other day; so we are, in fact, backwards. Okay? Okay. So you're coming out of the EV-1 sphere, and Paul's coming out of the EV-2 sphere. Is that correct ? We talked about the hatch, and there is no problem there ... Okay, we dropped out there unfortunately, Pete. We understand that you are running on the EV-1 umbilical, and the PLT is running on the EV-2 umbilical. Is that correct?

PLT MCC

PLT MCC CDR

l0 37 56

MCC

CDR

l0 38 15

MCC

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Yes, that's correct. Okay. Everybody Roger. Okay. Now go ahead, Joe. understand who's on first now?

The hatch handle is in OPEN. Now the other handle, the release handle, is in LOCK. Yes, it always goes to LOCK. Okay. Now l'm going to unhook it from the wall. Next. Now l'm coming. Next. Okay. Next, I have to unlock the release handle. Right, Paul? Yes. Okay. Okay, equalize pressure. Now wait. say about unlock the handle? Okay. yes, to LOCK. It is. Yes. Did it kind of ratchet when you closed it, Paul? I don't remember. Okay. All right. And, PLT; Houston. If you've got a second there, it's no big deal, but we're not getting very good biomed. If you can sort of press on your sensors through your suit, we'd appreciate it. Hum bah, hum bah, h_m bah. That sounded great. How's that? it looked like. What did you Now CLOSE. Good,

PLT i0 38 45 CDR

PLT CDR ]0 39 26 CDR

PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT I0 39 53 MCC

PLT MCC

I'll tell you what

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CDR CDR

Hey, Paul? Okay. Wrapped around your neck we (laughter) Okay, that 's good. Are you getting TV, Houston? Say again. Are you getting TV? That's right there. We saw while you were pressing on them, but it then dropped out. So if you want to hold yourself all through the EVA, you can. But we'll give you a choice of letting go. We asked if you were getting TV - television. They're not over the States. I was just telling them what Joe asked. Yes, I know. Roger. Okay. And, for Joe's information, we pick up realtime at Ooldstone at ii:02. So that's about another 20 minutes away. Okay, we ought to be - Thats what I was wondering, here. Now I know. No. why I turned around in Wait -

SPT MCC SPT CDR i0 40 32 MCC

i0 40 41

PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR

i0 41 26

MCC

CDR PLT

l0 h2 36

CDR PLT

You've got to hold it until we get the hatch closed. Well, my concern was whether with it ON. Rusty, are you there? I could reach down here

CDR

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CDR MCC l0 42 49 CDR MCC l0 42 58 CDR

Houston, you there? Go ahead. Okay, I checked that S054; it's okay. Okay, thank you. All right, now let me Just stop 1 second. I got the brush, I got the hammer, I got a VC tree, and I got a VS tree, and I got a EV-1 and a EV-2 in the lock. Is that right? That ought to be good. Come on in with it.

PLT CDR PLT SPT CDR PLT CDR

You better take that cue card off the door first, Joe. No, it stayed on your side. Excuse me. No, the other way. This end, this end. That's it.

Now be careful, you're not knocking my paint brush off the handles, are you? You're banging the VS tree, okay? Yes, I hope not. Now wait, let's see. roller. Right? Yes, he's got it up over the

CDR CDR

PLT PLT MS l0 44 46 PLT CDR l0 4_ 56 PLT

I'm not sure which it is. Yes, it's in. It's ... REG 1. Okay. Okay, going to DELTA-P. Okay.

Yes, that's right.

Okay.

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CDR PLT CDR l0 h5 28 PLT PLT CDR l0 45 52 l0 h5 56 PLT CDR MCC

Ah, the old ears are doing Good. Okay. I'm off the peg. Now, Yes. it'll

it.

Good!

SUIT PRESS

is out at 3.0. starts.

open up once the egress

Okay, EV-1 has a good pressure; And I'm 3.8.

Just a tad under

3.7.

Okay, Houston, we're going over the hill here at Guam, and we'll be seeing you at Goldstone at ll:01. Roger, 11:01. Bye to you. Roger. Houston, do you read EV-3? Bye.

CDR MCC l0 h6 ll SPT MCC SPT lO 46 50 MCC CDR l0 46 25 lO 46 32 PLT CDR

Yes, sir, I do. Okay, Just a check. And, be informed, Okay. Thank you. Than_ you. opening.

we are GO for hatch

EV-l's in BOTH. All right.

_D

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRASNCRIPTION

ii 01 03

PLT-EVA - - hanging up the - CDR-EVA You're sitting on the boom. neath them slightly. Well. There you go, you're Okay. All right. one just like that. Got it? clear. No. You've got to go under-

PLT-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA PLT-EVA ii 01 57 CDR-EVA CC

I want that Okay, Yes.

coming at you. Yes, I hope so.

All right.

All right. Now the infamous DAC.

Skylab, we've got you over the States now for about 16 minutes. Let me get it off. Wait, Huh? Let me put it on, and then I'll check it. or red? No, wait, let me.

CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA FLT-EVA

CDR-EVA Well, tell me what to set it - yellow yellow or red? FLT-EVA CDR-EVA That's Fine. - doesn't it give a color?

Okay,

fine.

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CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA PLT-EVA ii 03 16 CDR-EVA

Man, when they (Laughter) (Laughter)

said EVA,

they weren't

kidding.

That's beautiful. right? EV-I, All that's myself even.

It goes on f/6, Joe, Now I see it. Okay. speed? You're

Walk toward

Red is to red, right? 1/500. going to have

right, now what

PLT-EVA ii 03 h8

to set this again,

I'm sure.

CDR-EVA Eleven, wanted at infinity. Yes, you got that and a one thing at 6 fps you ready for the camera? PLT-EVA CDR-EVA Yes. All right. Wait, I'm hung up. ...

CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA Huh?

I've got to get down. hanging up there for? Your hat is hanging There you go, there

Let me get down.

What

am I

PLT-EVA CDR-EV_

up there. you go. There we go.

CDR-EVA I don't want it that way. CDR-EVA PLT-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA Okay. The trigger Oh. goes which way?

That does help. going to put it on the outside rail there. Can you see where the silver tape is, the clip?

Yes, you're That's it. right below

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PLT-EVA CDR-EVA CDR-EVA

Yes. Those Look_ tors! Well, line clips, at that, that's where it goes. Okay, my boy.

man.

Are we sliding

down the termina-

PLT-EVA

wait a minute.

CDR-EVA He winked and said, "I'll see you later," as we slipped along the terminator. How's that? (Laughter) CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA Where are you going there? on.

I'm trying

to get this thing

(Laughter) That's training was going thing else.

the one thing I always said in to cause us more trouble than any-

CDR-EVA

Side down, backwards, hanging out - that a boy. yea! Now you better - after that smashing-around better check red to red. I can't see the other one.

Yea, you

ll 05 06

PLT-EVA Okay. red. CDR-EVA Yes.

Those are red to

ll 05 09

PLT-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA

All the settings Yes. That's clever.

are on the bottom.

ll 05 18 ll 05 22

PLT-EVA

Infinity

up ll and 1/500.

CDR-EVA And, 6 fps. PLT-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA Six fps.

Okay. Okay, hold it until I get back in.

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CDR-EVA CDR-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA

Okay. Okay, Okay. Don't fall. Tie that. That's a long way. That worked pretty slick. Hi, here I come.

Now tie it.

CDR-EVA Boy, it looks like a long way down to the Earth. there. PLT-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA You know Why? It is a long way down. right. All right, I'll keep why?

CDR-EVA Yes, I guess you're going. PLT-EVA

on

Look at the Sun hitting the tippy top. Yes. are we, Rusty?

the tops

of those

clouds_

just

CDR-EVA

PLT-EVA Where _ver? MCC PLT-EVA

What

part of the ground

are we

Oh, try something like Montana. That's what I figured. I think I can see some of those big lakes up in Canada around Winnipeg. Oh, boy, is this translation super slick. The big water tank in the sky (laughter) is alot better than the little water tank in Marshall. Whee. Okay, I'll hook your umbilical.

CDR-EVA

PLT-EVA ll 07 Oh

CDR-EVA Wait, I want to look at the CBRM 15. CDR-EVA Okay, wait.

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CDR-EVA Okay, it's Let's see, to me like closest to MCC

- Joe, you better get the drawing out. there's three CBRMs here, and it looks it's the furtherest to my right and the the Sun end.

That 's correct.

CDR-EVA All right, that's correct. And Rusty, you want me to hit it - at the bottom of the leg that has all the screws sticking out. Is that right? MCC CDR-EVA Stand by, let me get my little picture here. Get your little p_ ctured it. picture. It's not exactly the way I

MCC

Okay, the upper - If you were standing in front of it, it's the upper left-hand portion of it that's raised. Is that correct? Yes. Okay, if you start at the screws on the upper right hand corner of chat upper portion - Uh-huh. - - okay, you come down three screws, and you hit the corner, and you turn to your left, and you go one screw. And that one's the one you pound on. Hold it, you Just lost me. from the Sun end.

CDR-EVA MCC

CDR-EVA ll 08 13 MCC

CDR-E_A CDR-EVA MCC

The - upper

right is away

That's correct, and you come toward the Sun end three screws. That takes you down that first short leg. On it. Yes .... Right? one screw to the left. See?

CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CC

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I see.

I got it.

All right,

now.

And, that's the one you pound on. Let's

CDR-EVA Yes. Okay, I'll do that last. What's next? go on the checklist. I got to clamp m_ LSU. PLT-EVA PLT-EVA Yes. No, not yet. that last. I want I know. I thought

you said you wanted to do

CDR-EVA Yes, PLT-EVA CDR-EVA Yes,

Okay, go ahead and pass me the h,mmer. I can't clamp my LSU then, because I'm going to have to go around her. All right. Okay. Let me clamp Okay. Oh, look at that neat SAS panel. Oh, and there is the orange sail. Oh, I see what's the matter with that sail. That's why we got the hop spot on the wall. Joe, you're absolutely right. The one rod didn't the aft rod didn't extend fully. Yes. I'll tell you we could - Houston, EV-3. We got you, go. Are you ready Yes. Go ahead, Joe. for the hs_mer, Pete? your ISU up there.

PLT-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA ii 09 07 CDR-EVA

SPT MCC PLT-EVA CDR-EVA MCC

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SPT ll 09 51 SPT

Stand by. Okay, Rusty. I'm on the step where I turn and then I go charge around and verify the are charging, and immediately turn the REG not discharging, it's at zero, essentially the REG ON, batteries OFF. It's zero.

ll l0 09

MCC

Okay, Joe, we've got the checklist here. And we dropped out just a second there. Understand you got the REG ON, and the CHARGER switch ON, and it did not discharge when you turned the CHARGER ON. Okay, stop.

CDR-EVA SPT

That's right, it reads a hair below zero just like normal. Okay, and then you want CHARGER, OFF. Well, the first time I went CHARGER, ON, and it dropped to minus 5 amps momentarily, and then to zero, and I hit CHARGER OFF. Now I have REG and CHARGER ON - Did you retract it?

Ii l0 27 ll l0 28

MCC SPT

CDR-EVA SPT

- - I have the CHARGER in BAT - STATUS lights in zero on the amps. Okay, stand by. I just went through the cycle again. Go ahead.

MCC SPT ii ii O0 MCC

Okay, if you turned the REG OFF after you saw the discharge there, that's just right, and we're ready for Pete to bash on it. Okay. No, wait a minute, because I've done it again, Rusty. Should I Just go through it - go through the steps again? Ignore the responses, and will that get us to a ready configuration? Okay, as long as you turn the REG ON, the CHARGER ON, and then the REG OFF, then we're ready.

SPT

ll ll 21

MCC

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Okay. I've got to get to it first. Just a minute. Paul, tell me that I'm staying clear of - Yes, I will. - - any - Holy Christmas, Okay. I will, I'll tell you. to go further, I've got that Sun is bright. Okay,

PLT-EVA CDR-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA PLT-EVA

Wait, Pete, if you're going to give you more umbilical. Okay. I can almost reach he hits

CDR-EVA PLT-EVA ii 12 31 PLT-EVA

it.

All right.

Okay.

I'll tell you when There eats! it goes.

it, Joe. it! Holy

Yes.

Boy, is he hitting

CDR-EVA ii 12 5h SPT

All right,

anything

happen?

Houston, EV-3. He hit it with the hammer. I had no joy. I turned the CHARGER ON, and I'm getting a lot of amps plus on the battery. Do you want to have a look at it_ Okay, that's good. It - it worked. Thank you very much, gentlemen; you've done it again. How about that. I can't believe I can't, either. it.

MCC

PLT-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA MCC CDR-EVA PLT-EVA

(Laughter) (Laughter)

How hard did you hit it? Pretty hard. hard.

Yes, he hit it pretty

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MCC

That's what it takes. once again.

The old Army technique

wins

PLT-EVA

But he's still hanging on. The ATM is still whipping around, but it will settle down soon. Rusty, EV-3. Go ahead. I got a REG light on that CBRM now. Shall I command the REG ON, or are you happy with the present configuration? Stand by just l, I'll check Thank you. Let me get rid of the b_mmer Yes, just a second, again. Okay. for you, Pete. in here with EGIL.

SPT MCC ii 13 45 SPT

MCC SPT PLT-E_A CDR-EVA

let me get locked hack

ii 13 50

MCC

Okay, we'd like to leave it the way it is, EV-3. leave it with the REG OFF. Okay, just keep us posted press on. Okay. Watch Okay, Yes. Yes. Okay. Okay, EV-1 is at 365, no light. the boom. stand by. Stop. on your desires,

Just

SPT

and we'll

CC PLT-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA CDR-EVA ll 14 12 PLT-EVA

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CDR-EVA

Okay. EV-2 is at 370, and while I was just finishing pounding, why - I had a flow dropout and back on again, but I think that was I'm getting Okay. You Yes, ready? retract it. that, too as I move around up here, Pete.

PLT-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA SPT-EVA

All right, retracting deploy the unlocked.

let me read you the next step while you're it which is center boom, extend 1 foot, boom hook, and verify that the boom hook is That may already be done.

CDR-EVA Yes.

It will be.

PLT-EVA All right. Just a minute and i'll catch up with you when you get there. Okay. CDR-EVA Wacked a little was worth it. MCC CDR-EVA paint off the CBRM, but I guess it

Hold on; I'll check with EGIL. Okay. We're 1-millimeter Why don't you Yes. that? 50 percent done now. If I can find a speck on D-l, we've got it made, huh? clamp your 11mhilical, Pete?

PLT-EVA CDR-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA

Okay. How's Okay.

Let me do that.

CDR-EVA Wait. PLT-EVA Yes.

I didn't They work

give myself like they

enough.

Ahh,

come on.

always have.

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CDR-EVA Yes. But I'll tell you. The big water tank in the sky is the way to do it. Say, Rusty, while he's doing that, let me say something about this sail. MCC ii 15 40 CDR-EVA Okay. We 're listening.

It needs to be rotated. We'd get a little better cooling on the upper part if we rotated it - (Chuckle) How am I going to tell you? Looking from the inside out.

PLT-EVA ii 15 55 CDR-EVA

Looking from the inside out, we want to rotate it - it looks to me like counterclockwise, approximately 15 degrees. And, that would cover the top end of the gold that's exposed. And, it would also pull more of it over the bottom end, where it's not fully deployed. And I really recommend that we do that. Okay. We copy. then cold

MCC CDR-EVA

That's why that water tank ring is hot, underneath, and then hot again, Paul.

PLT-EVA Yes. Do you want it to go - If you look down there, it's low on your right side. CDR-EVA As I look down there, me? Yes. it's low - It's - looking at

PLT-EVA

CDR-EVA As I look that way, which is minus X - PLT-EVA CDR-EVA Yes. - - it should rotate this way, which on the rlght-hand side. Okay. Yes. Okay. Should go counterclockwise about 15 degrees. means it's low

PLT-EVA ii 16 42 CDR-EVA PLT-EVA

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CDR-EVA

That would

really

do the trick. I'm ready - the VC - what do we put

PLT-EVAAll right,' Joe. on there first? CDR-EVA MCC What am I flying

over,

Rusty? just north

You're flying over the chain of islands of the Dominican Republic now. Oh, yes. I recognize it.

CDR-EVA SPT MCC

You getting TV, Rusty? Yes, I do. going to be now. So if can turn it And EV-3, for your information, we're going LOS here in about a minute from you do not want the TV on the VTR, you off. You ready, if I read, to send it down?

SPT

Roger, Roger. Yes.

MCC

EV-3, in fact, we have stopped the tape recorder. You have lh minutes left on it; so you can turn it on when you decide you've got something worth looking at. Okay. it's off about 4 inches, but that's go with that. nice. The way it looked this boom - Let us get it stopped, working slick. conJoe. good enough;

SPT ll 17 56

CDR-EVA Well, we'll CDR-EVA Very

PLT-EUJA Okay. PLT-EVA MCC Rusty,

is really

That's probably because ditions up there. Okay. Stop.

of the improved water

CDR-EVA

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CDR-EVA

No,

wait

a minute.

Paul,

back

it up

a little. Yes. Okay.

I'm

going Stop; ii 18 37 CDR-EVA CT CDR-EVA Launch Yes. Okay, means Does Yes. Okay. at 12 Twelve? Do

to have to go back in there. that's good enough. lock, Okay. release, Stand by. the canister pull. And it

stowed.

to ... - Boy, rocks easily. it? All right, go

rolls

easily

- I

PLT CDR-EVA MCC

ahead. at Carnarvon

We're on the

going to pick you up again min - on the hour. got to stop for lunch

PLT-EVA CDR-EVA

We've

then.

what?

ii 19 12

MCC

That's the people at Greenwich guys. Presson. To 5 now. Have to turn - Yes.

that

do that

- not you

12

00 21

PLT-EVA CDE-EVA PLT-EVA MCC

Okay .... Hello,

Yes.

Yes.

Okay.

Houston. We're reading you Carnarvon for about five-square, and we the next 7 minutes. got

Hi there. you over

PLT-EVA

Okay, Pete is just finishing up at the Sun end. He thinks he saw and identified the speck on the S052. We did not look at it, of course. That is, we didn't look at the display. And, we've been going from experiment pointing back to solar inertial while he works moves down when there_ because that he's in the XP. whole c_nister really

12

01

09

MCC

Yes, sir. You should definitely be in - in inertial when he works on it. In fact, the calls that out, Joe.

solar procedure

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SPT CDR-EVA SPT 12 01 21

Well, All

I don't

think

it does,

Rusty

- -

right;

- - but we can argue about that over a beer.

CDR-EVA All right. All right. Now, it's all done. The inside 82B handle is down. The outside 82_B door is LOCKED. CDR-EVA CDR-EVA Okay? And two things, Rusty: As he started rotating the canister around - You know all these things we've been seeing on the white light coronagraph? Yes, sir. Go ahead. They're both in the thing. What's next?

MCC 12 01 5h

CDR-EVA Well, I believe they're coming from inside the ATM. Would you go for that? Because as he started rotating the canister with the door open, I actually saw one little piece of - it looked to me like silver insulation, Mylar-type or whatever, come floating out of the S052. Okay. Now when I got the S052 around to me, I'd looked down in there, and of course - I stand right over it_ so that took care of any sunshine that'd back out at me -And in the position that you described, it looked, as best I could tell, like a piece of white thread, if that makes sense. And I guess it does. There is a lot of white cloth around in here. and I believe I got it off. The disk on the outside, anyhow, is as clean as I can see it right now. And, Just to make sure, I brushed from inside out, 360 degrees around very gently. There was no tendency for any hairs to hang up on it. And as best as I could tell, there were no hairs on it. The brush worked fine, and it remained soft. So I think everything's in good shape, and you can get a look at it later. MCC Okay. Fine. Thanks very much. Would you guess what most of those particles are? I understood that at least one you saw looked like aluminized Mylar, or something llke that.

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CDR

I - I only saw one piece come out. But I'm thinking that - Look, another thing -When I pulled S052 film container out, there was a little washer floating in there that was _n the container - next to the container. And I picked that up. We have continually run across cutout blind rivets floating around inside the spacecraft. And lo and behold, I've seen at least One out here floating around_ It came floating out of the ATM. So I still think this thing is belching itself of whatever wasn't kept out of it when it was on the ground. It's just slowly - All these things are working their way out. Let me tell you another thing. I believe it was A-quad that I'm looking down at from the VC tree station, and the silver insulation, looking plus X to the left side, which is in the Sun, which is in the Sun, is quite blistered all over the whole side tell of the service module. You can very it's been in the sunshine for a long definitely time. The

quad itself looks pretty good, although there is paint blistered around it. But not any more so than on the other quad that I can see. There's white paint blistered pretty well all over the service module, to the point where some of it fls_ked off. MCC 12 04 h5 SPT Okay. Okay. door_ We got you. Pete verified the 82A, 82B, and the XUV MON are CLOSED. Rusty, it was in the checklist to SI. It was on the change. Sorry. doors are closed second p_ge of that

go hack to particular 12 05 01 CDR-EVA SPT PLT-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA MCC Okay. All

except

S05h.

Okay .... Yea! Wait Our Yes. What? a minute; biggest I ain't got the DAC on yet. has been too. that DAC.

problem we'd

so far, have

Rusty,

I guess

guessed

that,

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SPT

Houston. We got an - an ACS mA1f, probably CMG SAT. We're momentum dumping now. Okay. We'll see if we can give you some word.

CC SPT PLT-EVA SPT CDR CDR-EVA PLT-EVA PLT-EVA

Thank you. Okay. ... l'm on my way. Here come my ziggies. What do you want me to do, Joe?

There we go into night too, huh? Yes. I'm going to need some new settings minute, Joe, when the Sun sets. Just hold it right them, will you? Yes. Okay. I'm perfectly That enough comfy. umbilical? Is that a pretty sunthere, Pete, for this DAC in a

PLT-EVA

until

I change

12 06 20

CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA

I'm in the - I'm in the foot restraint.

CDR-EVA Wheee! Is that a pretty - Yes. set! Upside down. Wheel 12 06 38 PLT-EVA We got a END OF FILM 75 percent gone. I'll try it. It's probably Happened the light

on this thing;

with

only

PLT-EVA CDR-EVA CDR-EVA CDR-EVA

Give me some settings. Jammed. last time.

Last time we had one of those END OF FILM lights with - Think I better raise my EV visor; that's one of the reasons I can't see anything.

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CDR-EVA 12 07 12 PLT-EVA

Oh, that's Okay.

pretty!

f/l.8. I can

CDR-EVA Hey. You're not going to get any more pictures. tell you that. 12 07 25 CC Okay. Joe, be advised. We're reselecting 2 and 3 in the Z-axis, for your information, on the rate
_ros .

SPT CDR-EVA

Thank you.

I just figured out what was wrong. on the ground. Where

Oh, boy, can I see the lightning are we, anyhow? Okay. t im_ _

CC

You're coming up over Indonesia at the present

CDR-EVA

Ah, it's a thunderstorm. I see three I wonder if they're oil well fires. Yes, All sir. righty. Yes.

very bright

fires.

PLT-EVA CDR-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA

Okay. Hey, that Yes. can get a - Right there. lighting is good out here, isn't it?

PLT-EVA Why don't you see if you CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CC Hold Yes. it. That's good.

O_ay. We're about to get LOS here at Carnarvon. We'll b_ picking you up at Guam in about 5 or 6 minutes. Okay. You can go ahead and retract Ah darn it! it now, Paul.

12 08 53 12 15 04

CDR-EVA

CDR-EVA Ah, heck:

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PLT-EVA CDR-EVA

Here' s my foot. This is an impossible task. As usual, the toughest one of them all. Get back feet. it's got to be

PLT-EVA

on top, I'll grab you on either

side with

mY

CDR-EVA

I can't get back up on top. I'm rotated around now. There, how's that? Gosh darn stuff is hard to handle out here. It doesn't want to do what I want it to do, at all. Real simple idea. All it wants to do is stay straight.

12 16 01

CC

And, Skylab, Houston; next 5-1/2 minutes.

we've

got you for about

the

12 16 02

CDR-EVA

I wish I knew who kept inventing these net-o things like putting sails around. It's the toughest task in EVA. I got it! I got it, i got it all done! Don't touch it, don't touch it! fan to determine -

PLT-EVA

CDR-EVA No. I'd Just like for the thermal No, okay, I'm getting out of here. PLT-EVA Let me get back right. wait. in.

CDR-EVA All PLT-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA No,

Hold on there.

Wait. Let me get back up there to the handrail. That's the most work of

CDR-EVA There we go. Okay. the whole EVA. CC PLT-EVA 12 16 38 CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA Roger. Where am I?

Wheel

3.7, okay;

it's on there.

What am I hung up on? Where wait.

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PLT-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA 12 16 54 CDR-EVA

There. Whoops. Okay.

Okay,

you're

in, whatever

it was.

_Laughter)

All right. We've got one light blinking. I guess that's a - must be a running light; its not an EVA light. Hey, Joe. Can you turn on the docking lights? Not the docking lights but the - darn lights were on, but not the - you know what I'm talking about, the running lights• No, I don't think we can. Can we? No, they're on the upper right-hand side of the panel there. I guess they're tracking and docking, I think. Docking is what I want. See, that's the white light right next to D024 that really lights - No, forget it. No, that's the flasher; turn that off. ... tracking No, Hey, okay, light. mind. for D024? out of the way.

PLT-EVA

12 17 33

CDR

PLT-EVA CDR-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA 12 17 58 MCC

never

are you ready

Let me get your umbilical Roger.

Troops, if you want the docking lights on, we can command them on from the ground, if you like. Okay. Well, I guess I can read D024. white light mounted on it, right? Should be. There's a nice,

CDR-EVA

MCC

CDR-EVA Yes. Well, that's all right; I can read it. A and B •.. Wait a minute; let me get down there. Okay. Here I go. PLT-EVA Hey, Rusty, post-pass, remind me to talk to you about the scorch patterns on the outside of the vehicle here, will you please? Yes, sir, we will.

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CDR-EVA Okay, now what do you want me to do? PLT-EVA 12 19 21 Don't I move this DAC before ingress,

Just a second. Joe?

CDR-EVA Okay, Okay; PLT-EVA Yes,

I can move the container, f/7. I'd chanc4

and it's not stuck.

- I "don't see any f/7.

12 20 12

CDR-EVA

All right. Lid's OPEN. Okay. My altitude fly off in there. Okay, i0. Okay, I have it in my hand. Samples toward the ... Okay. No, not yet. And, just for information, it appears, Pete, you may be running a little low on your diverter there as far as which half is taking out the cooling. And, we've got about _0 seconds to LOS here at Guam. We'll be seeing you over the states at Goldstone at 12:38. Okay. Whee ! Hey, that's one of them. in, right? deals where It's stowed. Yes, okay.

12 20 20

MCC

12 20 38

CDR-EVA CDR-EVA CDR-EVA CDR-EVA CDR-EVA

Okay, now you want the pip pins back Get two of them first. Just

one of these

you got no foot restraints; you're going one handed, you know. This thing is really - All you had to have done is put a set of foot restraints there, and you'd have had it made. PLT-EVA PLT-EVA CDR-EVA CDR-EVA PLT-EVA 12 22 02 Well, it's too late.

You don't need the container? No, I'm not there yet. Wait a minute. trying to take forever.

Just have to diddle Yes, I know.

around;

I've noticed.

CDR-EVA Okay.

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VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

12 37 48

PLT CDR PLT CDR

You want to take this tree? Hey, Paul. What?

Oh -

The same thing applies here, right? is higher than we are, right? Yes. Why don't I just go to OPEN? Yes. Okay. Yes. Yes. Whenever it equalizes

The 0 - the OWS

PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR 12 38 15 MCC

it'll open.

I can hear it coming in. I can feel it on my ears. on the

And, Skylab, we've got you over Goldstone stateside pass here for about i0 minutes. Roger. We're in up - complete.

CDR CC

Okay. We'd like to know if you're through using the VTR. We're set up for real time. And INCO can dump the tape recorder. Yes. We're done with it.

PLT MCC

Okay. And, Joe, depending upon what your time scale looks like, if we can power up for some VT - for some $052 white light to take a look at it, we'd appreciate that. But that depends on your time line and we've got a procedure standing by, if you'd like us to read it to you. Okay. We're doing post-EVA, Rusty. with you when he can. Roger. No sweat. He'll get back

PLT

MCC

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PLT MCC CDR PLT CDR SC PLT CDR PLT CDR Sl°T

Okay.

They got a month to look at it. We don't get the down-link. We want to - -

Negative. Yes. Yes.

That's right.

- - verify that we got that - You're right. - - thing off. No, not at all. Well, we ... - The - the OWS hasn't equalized yet, anyhow. Okay, Houston. Got a pencil? pencil. Go ahead. Here, let me get a Yes.

MCC

Okay, Joe. You can Just do it as we're calling it out, if you want. Right. Okay. verify MODE. Go ahead. I'll relay for him.

PLT 12 39 h2 CC

We want the FINE SUN SENSOR door to OPEN. And that's OPEN and then go into EXPERIMENT POINTING

12 39 54

MCC PLT PLT MCC

And following that, we want to - Wait. Wait a minute.

Are we still dumping? I think that's - Stand by on that. It looks as though we're about 6 degrees out of attitude, presently. Hold on. Why don't you Just press on and we'll get back with you? All right. Paul? So, the FINE SUN SENSOR door's OPEN.

12 40 19

PLT CDR

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PLT CDR SPT

What? Let me give you the hammer. Rusty, just as we came up on sunrise on this pass, I was looking out the window, and I noticed the ATM go into an attitude maneuver. At the time, I assumed it was the third dump maneuver, but maybe it overdid itself. 0 - Okay. We're looking at it right now. The suit donning stations?

MCC CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR

Where do we go? Yes. Okay. Uh-oh. Go ahead.

Yes. That's down here. turn the DAC on? I think so.

Now, wait a minute.

Do we

SPT CDR

Yes. For M151. Well, I'm - I'm halfway there. I'm going to pocket over here and turn it on. Ha-ha. There's some film left anyhow. They want that.' Well, I'm not going to be down there for a while. You aren't? No. Well, I'll hold it. Okay. Matter Maybe ... itself.

PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT PLT PLT

I'll get it when I get down. - matter of fact, there's only 15 percent left.

Are you done, Joe? Well, how about - No, no, no, with this S052 thing? Well, how about paying out my umbilical go below. Can you put that someplace? strap it was on? Here. then, and I'll Where is the

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CDR

Well, it does say, "push button on." to be much film, but go ahead, - All right. - - when you come down. All right. Okay. Rusty, you there?

There's

not going

PLT CDR PLT CDR 12 42 38 12 42 38 MCC CDR

Yes, we are. Okay. My appraisal of looking at the flat orange on the sail is that other than slightly flat, it has not lost its original color at all. Okay. Understand. It's Just like the sheen has gone off it, but about the same color. That's my appraisal, yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. PRESS SELECT to OFF and - and doff a glove. Okay. first? What? That's good. Thought I could share with Rusty our little simile. We used a hammer and a feather out there today and did some good with both of them. Block 2. Okay. And Joe, we can proceed on now. We're back in SOLAR INERTIAL. We - What we did was a CMG RESET there. Right at the last maneuver we ended up in the CMG RESET maneuver. Oh, you're supposed to go PRESS SELECT, OFF You -

MCC

CDR PLT CDR PLT 12 43 06 CDR PLT

12 43 42

PLT PLT SPT

CDR 12 44 17 MCC

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1771

PLT SPT CDR CDR

Guess that I can get off. Okay. Yes. Why is this thing being so stubborn? ... down. All right.

12 44 49

SPT

Okay, go a - Wait a minute. I got SUN, and I'll go to EXP. And I'm there, and press on. Okay. Just go ahead and point to Sun center. And we want to turn the 52 MAIN POWER, ON, and the DOOR, OPEN. In work. Okay, Joe. Then, after you get the door open, we want to go the MIRROR POSITION to TV, the SYNC GENERATOR to PRIME, and the WLC TV POWER, ON. And, of course, we'll need you to select whichever monitor you bring it up on on the video switch for us. I'll select MON 1 because it's already on.

12 44 56

MCC

SPT 12 45 34 MCC

12 45 55

MCC

PLT CDR

Well, that wasn't too bad for a couple of amateur EV-1 and 2s, seeing that's not our regular role. That i plus 36 sound familiar to you, Rusty? Roger. One plus 36 sounds very good to me.

12 46 21

CDR MCC SPT

I thought I was especially good in my new bit part as EV-3. But we had to keep urging him on, though. EV-B? Yes. What are you up to? ... And, EV-3, we can reset that ACS alert light, if you'd likeus to.

CDR CDR SPT CDR SPT MCC

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SPT CDR

That's a CMG MALF and no sweat. No, are your switches door 0P_? and doors ...? Did you set the

MCC SPT

Okay, Joe.

And - and w - -

Let's see; l've given it the door OPEN two times now, and it's - it's going white and then going back to barber pole. I suspect that we may be more than 5 arcminutes off, although the FINE SUN SENSOR doesn't think we are. Okay, Joe. Did you reenable power to the door? I guess that's about the only thing I can think of right off the bat. And, how long does it stay white before it goes back to barber pole? Not too long - 4 or 5 seconds. I did enable the prime to reenable the primer and motor per the procedure. And, indeed, I have a barber pole talkback, which tends to verify that. AUTO door is NORMAL. MAIN POWER is ON. I've gone from FAST SCAN to STANDARD MODE. Okay_ And do you have the mirror to - to TV WLC POWER ON? Remember it has a 90-second warmup there; so we may not see anything right away. Yes, but that's got nothing to do with the door not - not coming open. The door ought to come open. I'm going to connnand it CLOSED just to - and it, you know, immediately goes barber pole again. Oh Now I'm going to command it OPEN again. We'll hold at our present configuration - -

12 47 45

MCC

12 47 56

SPT

12 48 15

MCC

SPT

CDR 12 48 34 SPT CDR 12 _8 37 SPT

Now it goes white and stayed white, and it's still white in the - Ha! We may just make it this time. Doggone it. Wait a minute. While you did that, I could - You didn't notice that smell? It went back to barber pole then, Rusty.

PLT

12 48 57

SPT

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MCC PLT PLT MCC

Okay.

Stand by on it, Joe.

... H-alpha. Why don't you press on, Joe. Let us take a look at it here, and we'll get back to you. Wait, wait, Paul - Paul, hold it. out! (Laughter) (Laughter) ... Wooo! (Laughter) I was waiting for you to back in - in the food locker. (Laughter) Man, are you strung

CDR

PLT CDR

That's funny. let go whistle

12 49 32

CDR MCC CDR

Hey, Rusty, you there? Yes, sir. Go ahead.

We'll hold right here in our suits (laughter) until you get that S052 door open. I hear another job coming. (Laughter) Don't get too far undressed. Oh, l'm serious. Can you get the door? ...

CDR MCC SPT MCC

I hope that we can disregard that on you. Hey, Rusty. Yes, sir, we've got you on TV real time right now down there in the 0WS. Go ahead, Joe. I have -l've opened the H-alpha 2, and we are far from being Sun-centered. So, let me manually zero the FINE S_{ SENSORS, which is what our problem was all along, I think, huh? ... they're dumping the TV. The wedges get off-scale? It sure looks that way. Yes. I'ii tell you -

12 50 09

SPT

CDR 12 50 37 CDR SPT CDR CDR

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SPT CDR 12 51 16 SPT

... When in SI canister. Yes, the I get ... when I moved SUN hanging SENSOR on to is that going to

- the

UP/DOWN

FINE

is I'm

sticky - sticking on me here, have to drive it way off. MCC Okay. there. Understand We concur

Houston.

going

you tried to rezero with that. Looking

those - the wedges at the ACQ SUN Sun-

SENSORS, centered. works. SPT

they both indicate that you are, in fact, So, let's try rezeroing, and hopes that

Okay. The up/down wedge had that peculiar problem in it where you have to drive it clean off the Sun and then back on. And it's coming on. All right. back side There is some of the wedge. it was suspicion you may be on the

MCC

SPT MCC CDR SPT

I know, but Okay. Yes. We'll

stuck before.

get it. are on the front open that door side again. now, Houston. Now

I think we I'll t_j to

12

53 01

SPT

Okay. The DOOR is OPEN, I've got a READY light. I'm centering up. And let me select WHITE LIGHT CORONAGRAPH. And go to TV position. Okay, gone. Of we've got It looks it right now. And it like a very good job, looks guys. like it's

12

53 16

MCC

SPT CC

course. is a little other bit than of trash it floating looks around out

There there,

but that

that,

great.

SPT CDR

Isn't

something?

Okay, I think there's trash floating around there because even in SI, when I was out there hanging onto that canister - the railing that's on that canister -

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I moved that canister. And if there's anything loose inside there again - like, I think, when we first saw all those things after docking and everything, we Just - whatever was floating around in there, we knocked loose. And I think I shook things loose. 12 53 53 MCC Okay. By the way, Joe, you can go ahead and close it up now, and you can take it right back to the configuration it was in, that is SI with all the doors closed, the SYNC generator OFF and the WLD power OFF. And we're about to get LOS here over the States, and we'll be picking you up over Vanguard at 13:03. Bye. Bye, bye. Thank you. ... Skylab, we've got you at the Vanguard, gateway to the South Atlantic anomaly, for the next 6 minutes
or so.

CDR MCC 12 54 15 CDR SPT 13 03 51 MCC

Good Job, guys. It was fun. Okay. What'd you do?

13 04 2_

CDR

Roger, Rusty. For your information, the OWS temperature rose to about 80.5, almost 81 .... the duct ... now. Okay. We think that's probably because exchangers were off. Thank you. Okay. And, at your leisure, we're sending up a message here to the teleprinter regarding doing an S183 run later today. And you can breeze over that sometime within the next hour, and we'll get a pad up to you if you want to do it. That's up to you. Roger, Rusty. Is that for me to do? the aft heat

MCC

CDR MCC

CDR MCC

I'm not sure who is scheduled - yes, it is scheduled for CDR. And it's your decision on it, Pete. Right now, the - the message that you're going to get says something about 17:h5. But we think we can probably do it earlier than that, if you'd like.

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CDR

Okay. Well, I'd like to give it a try if it's running that magazine, because I never did figure out whether I goofed up by shutting the power off in the middle of the cycle. I don't think I did, but never have figured out what happened ... try.

MCC CDR CDR MCC CDR MCC CDR

Okay.

Fine.

We'llbe

ready.

That must also be That must also be ... T027. Okay. Is that correct? Is that correct?

Yes, that is correct. Okay. No - no strain. We'll work until we get tired or run into 23:00. Got a question for you, Rusty, real quick, if you've got the photo people there. We used up the magazine transporter 05 on suit donning. And we've gotten to the part where we're just getting re_,_y to do our zippers, to take our suit off, and I want to know if you want the rest of that. If so, I think you can use transporter 07 or either the one in A-2 or A-3. And I know that they're scheduled for something, but if you've got some film for me real quick, let me know before we start, and I'll put it on. Okay. We'll get right back to you on it.

MCC 13 07 55 MCC

Okay. And for your information, we've got the REG ON on the CBRM 15, and it's looking real good. Very good. And, EV-3, we're going to go ahead and set your ACS ALERT light here. We got another one on fron the reset routine. Okay, Pete. We - we've been looking around, and we c_n't find any film that's going to be appropriate for you to use. So Just go ahead and get out of the suits. We'll Just miss that. And be advised that during the next dump, we expect, because of the momentum situation as it is now, that we may see another reset routine coming in. So, you can be prepared for thatone.

CDR MCC

MCC

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CDR

Okay.

13 12 52

MCC

Okay, Skylab. We got LOS here at the Vanguard in about another 15 seconds. And we'll be picking you up next at - Okay. Goldstone at 14:16. Roger. When's the next EVA?

CDR MCC

The next one's going to be when you jump into the water, or at least out onto the carrier. Don't break your neck. Okay.

13 13 20

CDR

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

14 16 06

CDR CC

Hello, Houston.

Are you there? We're here for ll minutes over

Roger. Very good. Goldstone.

CDR

Okay, I got a lot I want to tell you about on S05h today. Go ahead. Okay. The S054 door lock - film door lock, would not lock. So, it's only held by the magnetic lock. So, I unlocked it, and it would no way move after that. And I tried and tried, and you'll hear it on the voice tape. And I couldn't get it, but I wanted to make sure that I knew what I was doing. So I checked the rest of the doors, and they all worked fine. And, for some reason, it just decided to bind up in the pins retracted position on that door; so the magnets are the only thing that's holding it. But they are very strong magnets; so I wouldn't worry about that door. I don't believe that it's ever going to open until it's pulled open. Roger. And, CDR; Houston. While we're talking here. The We're currently working on a message which is in involves some changes to your day 27 transfers. So in case you were going to try to get into any of that stuff early, be advised that that will be coming up. I couldn't imagine that the day 27 transfers would go the way they were written. Figured you were thinking like that. As a reminder

CC CDR

CC CC

CDR

CC

to the PLT - he'd mentioned something about scorching on the outside, and he said he wanted us to remind him of it, so he could talk about it later.

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PLT

Yes, Crip, the MDA and the - the thermal curtains, which were formerly white, are both very yellow now. They're very yellow. And not only that, but it's a You can see everything that's between the surfaces and the Sun, because there's a perfect outline of it. So, it must have all happened in the 28 days we've been here. But, I triedto get some pictures of the MDA with the DAC while I was out there. I don't know if they'll come out or not. But - I mean that it is almost brown it has changed color so much - the MDA especially around the STS. And as you go forward to aft on the MDA, this discoloring gets darker. Okay, very good, Paul. We copy that.

CC 14 18 33 CDR

It looks very similar to what the white paint did on the Surveyor that we brought back from the Moon. Ah so. We have no id - idea of where you're at right now, on your - on your procedures. But, for the ATM eloseout, we have a canister roll that we'd like to - to give you. I don't know who is going to do that today, whether Joe is or - or Paul. But what we are going to do is we want to put the canister roll to zero. That's left blank in the checklist right now. And the checklist called for experiment roll, and we don't have that available to you. But we want the canister roll at zero. Okay, copy that. chat? You got a page in the checklist for

CC CC

PLT

CC

Yes, I do, It's - Stand by 1. It's on page 5-10 of the ATM Experiment Checklist. And it - it might be a l_ctle bit confusing, because the way that goes - goes through, it has you looking at experiment rolls. Okay, zero canister to]l, huh? Roger. SPT, Houston. Are you in the vicinity of the ATMpanel?

PLT CC CC

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CDR 14 20 55 CC

What do you want, Crip?

I'ii do it.

Okay. We'd like you to cycle - cycle the STAR TRACKER ACQUISITION switch to AUTO for us, please. Okay. Thank you very much. CDR, Houston. S183 message? Do you have a moment to talk about this

CDRdSPT CC 14 25 12 CC

PLT

Hey, Crip, before you do, let me verify that you want the - the RAD FLOW PRI and SEC circuit breakers OPEN on panel 200? Checking that. Okay. What do you want?

CC CDR 14 26 29 CC

Regarding the circuit breakers on the RAD FLOW, they are supposed to be OPEN. And go ahead, CDR. ... Roger. Unfortunately, we're getting pretty close to LOS here. Don't believe we got a chance to talk about this 183, but we'll see you again at Vanguard at lh:h2. Basically, all we wanted to know is if you've looked at the message, and have an estimate as to whether you think you can do it. We think that you could probably get into it earlier today than we talked about on the message, so some of the things about deleting some stuff and when you complete some stuff may not be applicable. However, about 17:00 is about the first darkside pass that we think you might be able to get to it. And would like you to think about those items and talk about it at Vanguard. Okay. Skylab, Houston; AOS Vanguard Roger. 8 minutes.

CDR 14 26 41 CC

CDR 14 40 36 CC SPT

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PLT

Okay, Crip. ATM configuration for stowage is complete if you all want to take a look at it. Okay, Paul, appreciate it. Skylab, Houston. We're in the process of trying to get to you a message up before we leave Vanguard here. It concerns some items that you can add to your shopping list. Today you guys were so efficient and and did such a good Job in such a rapid pace, that we figure you're going to run out of things to do today. We have sent these up. They are to be done more or less at your leisure, if you can get them in. And that's the priority you should put on them. There What this one message alludes to - a couple of other messages that you don't have o - on board. One of them is about the updating the day 27 transfers. That's pretty lengthy and we're still working on it. Another one talks about some EREP things for deactivation. Those are not to be done, of course, until w_ finish up the other EREP stuff that Paul has for toaay. So, those would be later on today. Okay. I have your S183 message, Crip. as I get there. And I'll get to it

CC CC

SPT CDR

CC

Okay, fine. Pete, there is one item that you might need that isn't on there and we'd normally send up on the pad. And that is the magazine to use. I can give you that number now, if you want to copy it down for a future reference. There's S183 magazine 1-1. That - the magazine is Uniform

CDR CC

That's the carousel. Alfa 03, India 15.

CDR CC

That's the same one as before, right? That is correct?

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CC

You probably noted that that is a different than the one you used last time. Yes, the original one. That's affirmative. I presume we're that correct?

carousel

CDR CC CDR

going to bring both carousels

back, is

CC

That is affirmative. And we did get that message up on the shopping list. So, that's in your teleprinter. Also, there's one dealing with a little malfunction procedure we'd like CDR to run on S009 later, today. Okay. I don't know when l'm going to get to your command module malf you sent up last night. Whenever you're ready for it, you call us and we can get to it. Okay. PLT, Houston. The configuration Crip? on the ATM looks good.

CDR

14 45 21

CC

CDR CC CDR CC

You say something,

Roger. I was just telling Paul that the configuration on his ATM looks good to us. He remarked about it after closeout. Skylab, Houston; i minute until LOS. Hawaii at 15:50, 15:50. And we'll be doing a data recorder dump over Hawaii.

14 49 37

CC

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SKYLAB

AIR-TO-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

15

49

09

CC PLT PLT

Skylab, Rcger.

Houston.

A0S

Hawaii

for

about

6-1/2

minutes.

Roger, Houston. Hey, PLT's a little confused about the message reference in the shopping list item on EREP deactivation number 2711, which appears to be one of tomorrow's that we haven't got yet. That's right, Paul. We're probably going to send that up at our nest - next station package - passage at Vanguard. Oh, okay. Well, don't get the impression that I'm standing around waiting for it, hut I Just wondered what the story was. Thank you. Yes. up That's also true of and the - They're going talking to be about coming

CC

PLT

CC

day 27 stowage
later, too.

message

that's

PLT CC

Okay. if you guys where you're 0nly Pretty The the if you could, we'd kind of like to get an idea - where you're at in the time line today. say "please."

CDR CC CDR

please. S082A and H. I've completed

CDR is stowing S1 rest of the stowage.

PLT

SPT is finishing up suits. And the PLT but - What'd I just I'll Well, take your word

suit configuration on all three - I left my checklist down there, do? I Just did something. for the it, Paul. for one thing. So I'm

CC PLT

I just

dumped

LPGs,

a little CC Okay.

beyond

that.

Very

good.

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And, CDR; Houston. It doesn't sound like you're going to be getting there. We are up-linking a pad for that 183 pass, in case you wanted to get this night bit around 17:00. You can tell us at Vanguard whether that doesn't look like a GO, and we'll make you up another pad for later on. Go ahead and up-link it for later on, and if I get there, I get there; if I don't, I don't. CDR, correction on my last. We did send you the pad. However the CMGs are doing something a little bit weird on us. They don't appear to be dumping to the correct momentum state. So we don't want to go and inhibit momentum dump currently. So do not execute that 183 pad. Okay. Houston, SPT. PCUs numbers 13 and l0 were used. I'm saying that because you're dumping my tape recorder. And that tells you where I am in the checklist. Roger. PCUs 13 and 10.

CDR

CC

CDR SPT

CC 15 52 26 PLT

And the PLT Just turned the page in his EVA Checklist to find out that he's done. How about that. Hey, Crip. Go ahead. I don't think l'm that far behind, because lunch. l've eaten

CC CDR CC CDR

CC

Oh, we don't - we don't think you're behind. way ahead. Okay.

You're

CDR CC

Well, I'ii - like - keep pressing on here.

Okay. No, I - Don't get the idea we're trying to rush you or anything. You guys are way ahead of where we had anticipated. We're Just trying to find out roughly where you're at. By the way, we need somebody to lock the star tracker on for us, if you would please.

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Okay. I'm going back up to stow this checklist. get it. Okey-doke. Star tracker chowc locked on up here, Bob.

I'ii

CC PLT 15 54 22 CC

Roger. Apparently it's on a - on a particle of something else. What we'd like you to do is to go to gimbal angles OUTER of plus 1550, and INNER of plus 0394. Oh, okay. plus 1550. That's INNER of 394 plus and OUTER of

PLT

CC PLT

That's affirmative. When I can recover I'll do it. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS. We'll have you again over Vanguard at 16:18 - 16:18. An item of interest over Hawaii there, we do have a - an active volcano on the big island. Hey, right. Are we over it right now? from my power-down situation here,

CC 15 55 5h CC

CDR CC

Oh, you're a little bit to the east of it right now, I think. Now about next pass? Next pass is a good one to look at it. I'll remind you of it then, and we have got that EREP pad up for Paul. Give us an overhead time of the volcano at - at _anguard, if you can. And we'll see if we can't get a 300 millimeter of it. Okay. Which one is it, Crip? Hey, we got a star?

CDR CC

CDR

CC PLT SPT

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CC PLT CC

Roger.

Copy.

You've got a star. Do you know?

Which volcano, Bob?

Kilauea. And it's going to be at around 17 - probably around 17:30. Skylab, Houston. l0 minutes. Roger, Crip. Roger. And I guess the situation on that momentum that you're interested is that we think perhaps that we got a bad Nu Z in the dump, because of the star tracker We're A0S over the Vanguard for about

16 18 30

CC

CDR CC

being blocked on a particle or something. And - so we're going to take a look at it on this next dump cycle before we decide when we're going to do the 183 thing. CDR 16 19 56 SPT CC SPT Okay. Houston, SPT. Go, SPT. i'm stumped. What do we ultimately do with our EV gloves? I don't think we bring them home, do we? We'll check Thank you. SPT, Houston. I'm informed that you consider your you can consider your EV gloves trash. And dispose of them accordingly through the trash airloek. Okay. Wouldn't hurt to wait a couple of days on that, though. it out for you, Joe.

CC SPT 16 21 37 CC

SPT CC SPT 16 25 14 PLT CC

I concur. You still there, Affirmative. Houston? got about 2-1/2 more minutes.

We've

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Oh, okay. Can you have someone, quickly, confirm or deny on my EREP tape recorder photo cassette, it says, "Use the Nikon with a 35-millimeter lens." Now before I start looking all over for the 35-millimeter lens, would you confirm that - that in fact is the lens they want me to use?

CC PLT

Okay.

We'll check it out for you, P. J.

And if it is, in case I haven't found it, how about seeing if anybody knows where it is. I'll do that also. Paul, regarding your question. Yes, that is the lens the 7 want you to use. It should be located in one of the dome lockers, 416. It's a close-up lens. Yes, I just found it in the stowage book, Bob. I Just wanted to make sure I had understood before you went over the hill. Roger, yes. And incidentally, another subject, Paul. I was informed today that all of the voice from channel B was lost during your M509 checkout yesterday, so we didn't get any words that you put on there. We did understand you to say the whole thing was okay. But if there were any other significant comments, if you get a chance today, you might put them back on B channel. No, I gave that to Rusty last night or this morning. There wasn't anything on B channel because I didn't say anything. Ah hah, okay. Well, that's - that's good, yes. did get your summary on air-to-ground, so fine. We

CC CC

PLT

CC

PLT

CC

PLT

Okay, good enough. Yes, I just sent a checklist mode. It said turn on the B recorder. When I got done, it said turn it off. And I hadn't said anything. Okay. Fine and dandy. We're about 30 seconds from LOS. We'll see you again at Hawaii at 17:25, 17:25. We'll be doing a data recorder dump at Hawaii. And incidentally, that's the pass where you might be able to get a look at that volcano, if it's visible.

16 27 36

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What time? 17:25 is when I get you in AOS. - be overhead at around 17:30. Check. You're probably about

16 28 02

PLT

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CC

Roger. You're talking about an unattended I Just hold up on that then and - or Skylab, Houston; A0S Hawaii lO minutes.

ops.

Can

17 24 46

CC CDH

Roger, Houston. S183 is installed; T027 is out. Be advised that when I pulled it out, it collected quite a bit of moisture on the SAL end of that. And I put the plate on, and I'll go pull a vacuum on it. The the SAL is deprepping [?] right now with 83 in it. Roger, Pete. Should be able to - you think you'd be able to do that 183 op this next sunset then? No, I've got this DO09. Is that the next one? You mean it's - What are we doing - coming into daylight or going into darkness? I don't know where we are. You're Just now coming into sunup here. We would like to replace that D008 you had with 183, if we could. Okay, is this pad that I have good? Okay, fine. Did you get that last pad, the one that we were unable to do on the 1837 I was just going to read you some times on it, because we're going to be unable to send you a new pad. Well, it was 1630. You mean INHIBIT MOMENTUM no, you want to do that later, of course? Yes, - And the - - - If you've got the pad handy, I've got some new times, and I'd Just like to read those to you. Go ahead. DUMP -

CC

CDR

CC

CDR CC

CDR

CC CDR CC

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CDR

Okay, MOMENTUM INHIBIT at 18:07. And you can - The 183 op time would be 18:17. Start exposures at 18:22. ENABLE MOMENTb_4 DUMP 18:h6. And sunrise will be 18:41 for stopping.

CDR

Okay, and then the lot of 308.5 and the tilt 072 for star field 155.05 is good. Right? Roger. We may end up having to change that rotation due to a new Z update, depending on what our momentum dumps, but the other numbers are good. Okay, you want me to drop D008_ we'll catch that later on today in the anom_ly? Negative on that. Okay. All right, let me tell you something else about T027. The - the thing was apparently very cold up in the front end. And when I torqued the inner knob all the way down, it did not close the little door over the front of the instrument completely because it kind of ground to a halt. And it said, you know, "snug it down until it's tight," and I did. But that didn't close the little door all the way. So it - it got some moisture inside, I suspect, also. But my question is: I've got to pull a vacuum on that end. Would you like me to back it off Just a tad to open the little door inside a little bit so that the vacuum gets all the way in there? the way in there, anyhow? Or does it Just get all

CC

CDR

CC 17 27 37 CDR

f

CC CDR CC

I'll check on that, Okay.

Pete.

While we're checking, if - Apparently, we've lost the star again. Guess we got a lot of trash floating around outside. And we're - we're wondering, also, if somebody could get that for us, we'd appreciate it. Okay, we'll get it in a minute. We're looking for Hawaii. Are the numbers still good?

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CC

Roger. 31 is the time of closest approach, which is going to be about 3 min - 2 minutes from now. Also, I was wondering,y'all had that message on the CSM coolant malf that we'd like to run. We've got another 6 minutes here, if - But we would like to get that run either here or Vanguard, which is our next pass. Vanguard's probably more appropriate, since we're getting close. We're going to be at Vanguardat about 57. Do you think we might be able to do it then? Yes, I can do it now. Let me see if - I got it in my book, I think. I'm on my way to the command module. Hey, Crip. I need some clarification recorder photos, too. on these tape

CDR

PLT

CC

Roger. We'll try to get that clarified. somebody some gimbals for star tracker? In a couple of minutes, Bob.

Can I give

PLT CC

Okay. Why don't you go ahead and tell me your question on the tape recorder? I don't understand clamping ring is. Okay. what the keyed area of the black

PLT

CC 17 30 21 CDR

I'ii see if I can get some experts to tell us.

Okay. I'm on the SECONDARY COOLANT LOOP, the ECS INDICATOR is SEC_ ECS RAD HEATER SEC is - switch is OFF; and the ECS RAD HEATER PRIM switch is OFF. I'm going to open the ECS SEC COOLANT LOOP HEATER control MAIN A CB. It's been open. Okay. Well, We copy. We'll sit there for a moment. It's open per the checklist. it. That's all, Pete.

CC CDR CC CDR

it's always open.

We just wanted you to verify Okay.

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Okay. Okay. We can go on step 2 there for the ECS PRIM RAD control MAIN A. All right. Okay. Just hold it. the temp valve. [?]

!

CDR 17 31 30 CC PLT CC PLT CC

Now we're

going to monitor Crip. 0400_ OUTER

Come with Roger. 1200 ?

gimbals,

INNER Wow !

is plus Small.

is plus 1200.

Okay. Pete, if you'd go ahead and close that breaker, and open up B - MAIN B. All right. MAIN B is OPEN.

17 32 13

CDR CC CC

Thank you, and we'll look at it. Okay. CDR, you can go ahead and close that one, also. And that didn't solve our problem. Thank you. Okay. Sky - Crip, I think press on with I can get this DO08 it? done. Why don't I
f

CDR CC CDR

CC

Roger. Pete, your option - The only thing we were indicating was the 183 had priority over it. And, for your information, that message revising your day 27 stowage transfers is in the teleprinter. Okay. Three How long is it? of our pages; about 150 lines.

CDR CC CDR 17 3h 16 CC

Oh, heavens. Okay, Skylah. We'll have LOS in about 1 minute. We'll have Vanguard at 17:57, 17:57. And, Paul, we haven't got a clarification on that message yet. And we'll try to get that for you over Vanguard.

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r PLT Okay. Good enough. I Just don't know what it is, Crip. And if anybody explains it to you, I suggest you try to get hold of a picture of it. Okay. Apparently, nobody here does either.

CC CDR

Hey, and, Crip, you going to send up more 183 pads. You want more of them today? We're going to try and get a clarification on that. We're talking about doing one. But it would be in your presleep activities. And there's some question as to whether we can do it unattended or as requires requires somebody there. But we do not want to remove it. Definitely, do not want to unstow. We'll probably unstow it tomorrow morning. Okay. Okay. I don't mind running it tonight, Appreciate it. We're AOS over Vanguard for about if you want.

CC

-

CDR 17 35 09 17 57 21 CC CC

Skylab, Houston. 7 minutes.

17 57 30

SPT

Roger, Houston. That Allen Belt dosimeter has been changed. What was wrong with it? Apparently, the power supply on it, they think, with it failed from down here. And if - For Pete's question regarding the T027, we want to go ahead and do it per procedures. The only thing, you might try just tightening that knob, in case there was a little ice on it or something, so that it might go ahead and tighten up now. Close up the cap. I got it tight after I came in. See, I tightened it down per the procedure while I was in the airlock, and I thought I had it snug tight. And that's because it was real cold. Well, then as soon as I pulled it in, frost froze on everything. And I took a look down at the front end as soon as I got it in, and I could see that it wasn't all the way in. So I went

CC

CC

CDR

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and really put my arm into it. And by golly, by really putting my arm into it, I got the door all the way closed. So that's the way it turned out. But, unfortunately, I think it has warm moist air all over it. CC Okay. Well, that's fine. You can go ahead and evacuate it. We don't need you to open it back up to do that. Okay. Okay. And for P. J., I think I can try to explain what the people wanted on that tape recorder photograph. And while I'm waiting for Paul to get there, we're going to inhibit orbital plane error update because we've been having that problem with the star tracker. So if y'all stay off the DAS for a minute, we'd appreciate it. Okay. Okay, sad that's been done. So the DAS is yours again, And, P. J., are you in a position to listen to me describe this thing on the tape recorder? Okay, I'm looking at the tape recorder. Okay. Was your question in that first paragraph the keyed area, the black clamping ring? Precisely. I don't know what that is. about r

I

CDR CC

SPT CC

PLT CC

PLT 17 59 56 CC

Okay. The lower reel carrier, that bottom black portion where the reel goes on. Yes. Okay. The keyed area is Just those metal pins sticking out of it - the chrome-colored pins. The two that stick vertically up and mate it with the reel hub? Or the three that go out on the side to en_age the reel?

PLT CC

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Three on the side to engage the reel. And all - Okay. - - All they really want you to do is - Hello. If you Just get a photograph of that area from head on, I think that would Just about get what they wanted. Oh, that's why I couldn't figure it out. Because they want it at this area, which with three pins equally spaced around it, you can't get it all in one shot. And the next shot they wanted was one vertically downward. I'll do my best. Okay. chrome Yes. You see where that split is in the ring, ring Just above it?

PLT

CC

PLT

Yes, but that is split, Bob. That ring floats on there. I can put that split anywhere I want it. No, you're right, you're right. That split winds up with another locating pin in there. Okay, now l'm with you. Now I got you. Okay. You just get it from there, I believe you can get it. Yes. All right. that number 2 is the same one of the

CC

PLT CC

And basically, top ring.

PLT

Okay, now do they want them tight, or loose, or does that matter? It does not matter. Okay.

CC PLT

CC

And, CDP, if you can copy for 183 because of NUz, we need to add plus 8 degrees to your rotation.

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Plus

8. affirmative.

That's

316.5, right? That is correct. CBR, also, in reviewing your recommendation regarding rotating the parasol, you have a GO to do that. It's a simple procedure I'm sure you're familiar with. It's Just a matter of taking the lock off and rotating it. We would recommend that you mark it such that we could return to the original position, if there is any _lestion about it. Okay, we will. Skylab, Houston. We're about 1 minute from LOS; be a long LOS. We'll see you again at the Vauguard at 19:35, 19:35.

CDR 18 03 55 CC

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SKYLAB

AIE-T0-GROUND

VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

19 35 29

CC PLT CC CC

Skylab, Houston; AOS at the Vanguard Roger. Hi there. Sk¥1ab,

for 9 minutes.

I hear you guys have been having fun today. If it's convenient to anybody, we

Houston.

need MOMENTUM DUMP ENABLED. If it's not convenient, Just let us know; we'll co,and it. PLT CC PLT CC It will he done. Roger. And - -

It's on, Richard. Okay. Thank you, much. And, Paul, l've got a question for you. And it has to do on your - on the shopping list we sent up to you about the S073 film stowage. Have you already done that? Pete already did it. He's on the bike right now. Can he call you hack when he's done? Yes, no problem. anyway. Okay. I did it, Dick .... not want it done? If he's already done it, no problem

PLT

CC

PLT CDR CC

Sorry, there was a loud squeal and I didn't catch that one. Say again, please. Skylab, Houston. Somebody said they thought you had said, on that last one that I didn't copy, what - Was anything wrong with the S073 stow? Answer is negative. What I was going to say was is if you hadn't done it, the very last step in the procedure has you put the photometer back in the stowage container. And that piece of equipment is also used on S149, which we'll be using tomorrow. So it might have saved you some time not to put it back in there. But either way, we're all set, I guess.

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Dick, I'm trying to ride the bike. The S073, also, I took the shortage block out down and stowed it, and hooked up the regular cable. Is that the way you want. it run tomorrow? Roger. Let me check that one.

CC CDR CC CC

Say again. Roger. I'ii get back to you on that one. Stand by.

Skylab, Houston. For the CDR, that's affirmative. That's okay to go ahead and use the regular cable. Okay. Hey, Dick. Also, we rotated the sail about 12 to 15 degrees. They might start looking at those temperatures up around the water tank that were looking hot. Real good, Pete. Thank you very much. probably help us out. And that'll

CDR

CC

CC

Skylah, Houston. We've still got about 3 more minutes here at the Vanguard. And then after this pass, we're going to have a pass at Ascension for about 9 minutes. And sometime in these two passes, we'd sure appreciate it if you'd let us know what items on the shopping list you have gotten done, and what you think you will have done this evening so we can crank into our - for our tomorrow's plan, as soon as possible. But either one of these two passes would be Just fine. We got minutes left. Standing by. Okay. The CDR got the 183 done. It's in the airlock closed, vacuum, ready to go again. And the S073 ... stow 3. And I've stowed S009_ it's stowed in the command module. Roger. Thank you, CDR.

CDR

CC SPT

And the SPT on - Whatever they were, I did them all, Dick. (Laughter) I did the ETC photographs and the stowage lift changes and whatever else you gave me. Okay, Paul, for you, I had an IMSS-I, a VABD replacement, and stowage hook update. I'm sorry; that was for Joe, but I think that's who was talking to me, anyway.

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Yes, that's who was talking to you. I didn't see that. Stand by just a second. Joe, th _ i)_B-i veh_ "_te. Oh. Okay The J LT will have for ,he evening. everything is environmental

What was an IMSS-I?

sampling

of the

SPT 19 43 09 19 43 21 CC PLT

Okay, we'll accomplish

that,

done before

retiring

CC

Roger, Paul. Thank you very much. And the only question we had from that was for Pete, who is furiously riding the bike and who we keep asking questions of. On the S009, you said you stowed it. Did you do the malfunction procedure? And if you - or if you didn't, do you figure you'll get to do that this evening? I can't find it. stowed it. I took it out, folded it up, and

CDR

CC

Okay, Pete, we'll chase it down.

And if the piece

of paper got lost, we'll be glad to sent it back up to you, if necessary. CDR Okay, but it doesn't have anything to do with - there's something wrong in the motor, not the S009 case ... Tbst's affirmative, Pete. The mal was on the motor. We've got about 30 seconds left here at Vanguard. And we're going to see you at Ascension at 19:48. Okay.... Skylah, Houston. We're 8 minutes. Be advised, vehicle into experiment officer's going to take the ATM when we get to manned one will be when on SL-3. Okay. AOS at Ascension for the next we're going to command the pointing mode. And the ATM over unattended operation of Guam. And I guess the next Beano and the guys get there

CC

19 44 31 19 50 25

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SPT CC 19 51 35 CC

Next

time the star tracker

unlocks,

call Beano.

Roger.(Laughter) And, Skylab; Houston. If somebody is available to go to the STS panel, we have data. We'd kind of like to do the last REG POT adjust that we'd planned to do for the mission. And the request is REG BUS i adjust 15 degrees, 15 degrees clockwise. And this should cause the PCG-I to increase about 5 amps. I rode my bike up here to do it. want? One REG BUS i, 15 degrees, Now what did you right? Clockwise.

19 52 16

CDR

CC

That's right. REG BUS i, 15 degrees clockwise; and no adjustment required on REG BUS 2. Okay, tbere's 15 degrees. Thank you, and we're looking at the data now.

CDR CC CC

Skylah, Houston. For the CDR, we have up-linked, again, the S009 malfunction message that is in the teleprinter now. And I have a message here that l'd like to read to all three of you guys, if you're in a listening mood. It reads: "To the crew of the Skylab space station, Charles Conrad, Joseph Kerwin, Paul Weitz. We sincerely congratulate the courageous crew of the Skylab astronauts on your achievements in conquering outer space. Wishing you successful completion of your program and safe return to our beautiful, blue planet Earth. On behalf of the team of Soviet astronauts, signed: Vladimir Shatalov."

CDR CC CC

That was very nice. Roger, Pete.

We appreciate

it very much.

Thank you much.

We'll pass it on.

Skylab, Houston. On the REG adjustment, the EGIL says, I guess, on the number of degrees was slightly too much. We'd like to go about 5 degrees counterclockwise on REG BUS i, please. Okay. You got it, and do you still have the teleprinter? Stand by.

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I tried to slew, and it wouldn't got caught ... Roger. Thank

slew; and I ...

CC CDR CC

The INCO says the teleprinter you.

is yours.

Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds from LOS. We're going to see yo u at Guam at 20:32, and we're going to dump the data recorder at Guam. Okay, Richard. I'll - I'll run this S009 malf tonight, sometime, and I think another S183 pad; and I'll run that tonight. Thank you. Hey, very good. And the EGIL is very happy with that REG ADJUST. Thank you very much. Okay. How does the CRBM [sic] 15 look?

19 58 01

CDR

19 58 ii

CC

CDR CC CDR CC

He is super happy about that one. That's good. So am I.

One question we did have as we go over the hill, we're assuming that all your power system alert lights are off now. Well, we'll take a look at it. Okay. If we miss you, we'll get you at Guam. How many times did you have to rap with that hammer?

CDR 19 58 42 CC

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TRANSCRIPTION

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CC CDR

Skylab, Houston; AOS at Guam for 9 minutes. Roger, Dick. Say, I noticed on that 27-day stowage update that we're only bringing back 19 rolls of film, and I would like to strike for the crew to have a 400-footer for their own. That - We've got some things that we'd like to do with it to bring back, if nobody objects. Roger, Pete. Let us check on that one, and confirm that that's okay. Stand by. Yes, and if they're Okay. Skylab, Houston. For the CDR, in answer to your question; affirmative. You guys can have two h00-foot rolls, and do good work with them and bring them home, if you see fit. Okay. Roger, Thanks Pete. very much. really generous, we could use two.

CC

CDR CC 20 3h 33 CC

CDR CC 20 37 14 CC

Skylab, Houston; a couple of items. One, we'd like to have the MPC INHIBITED, please. And the second one, back on the two 400-foot cassettes for your use, we do request that you get two of them out of drawer Bravo. And, Just tell us on channel B or air-toground, whenever you decide - preferably air-to-ground, which two you pick, so that we can do our own cassette planning. Thank you. Roger. Okay. Skylab, Houston. We're about 1 minute from LOS. We're going to see you at Vanguard at 21:11. A_Jd that Vanguard pass is scheduled as the Evening Status Report. Roger.

PLT CC CC

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Skylab, Houston; AOS, Vanguard Hello, Houston.

for ii minutes. Status Report.

CDR, with the Evening Go ahead.

Roger, Pete.

Stand by.

21 12 23

CDR

Okay. The CDR ate everything, including his asparagus for the last time - Oh, heavens; it was terrible and two butter cookie cans. The SPT ate everything except one coffee with sugar. And the PLT ate e_erything except item 75, bread. And he bad a DELTA-H20 of 0.5. And he had 9 optional salts. And the photo status for day 170 is as follows: MI51, EVA donning: Charlie India 16, 00, Charlie India 14; EVA: Charlie India 15, 55, Charlie India 12. With the remark that transporter 02 had END OF FiLM light on because 85 percent film remaining outside, and it did continue to count down; so we assume it's good. M516, EVA film removal: Charlie India 09, two balls, Mike Tango 03; Mike 48, 74 Echo, Charlie India 13, 32, Charlie India i0; Mike 48, 74 Foxtrot, Charlie India 06,00, Charlie India 03. The 35-millimeter status is Charlie India 31, terrain count 41, Charlie India 32 19; 70-millimeters: Charlie X-ray 06, i03. There was no ETC or EREP, and the drawer A configuration is as follows: AI, 02, Charlie India 15, 55, Charlie India 12; A2 is 03, Charlie India 06, 00, Charlie India 03; and A3, 06, Charlie India 13, 32, Charlie India i0; A4 is 05, Charlie India 16, 00, Charlie India 14; and floating is 07, Charlie India 09, two balls, Mike Tango 03. And you have all the additions to the Flight Plan that were completed. The deletion was the 008-1. And that's about it. Over to you.

CC

Roger. We got all of that. Thank goodness to the miracle of tape recorders. And, thank you very much, Pete. We've got a couple of other things I'll be ceming up with for you in Just a second. Okay. We rotated the sail back a little bit because the PLT and the SPT found that their bedroom walls _ere beginning to get hot. (Laughter) So we probably overturned it a little, and we done backed her off to what we think is the right amount now. And we'll check the walls in a little while.

21 14 59

CDR

CC

Okay.

Real fine.

Thank you.

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CDR

Yes, well, went back up and looked at what we'd done. It looked like we rotated at - about 25 degrees instead of about 15, so we backed off 10; and we may back off a little bit more. Okay. Just let us know, Pete.

CC CDR

Well, I think it's about 15 right now, but it's by eyeball. And we can - we can feel it on the Wall very easily where the line is. And we'll get her ironed out to where -And I also think it is getting cooler up by the water ring on the other side of the vehicle. Skylab, Houston. We've got a momentum situation that's, unfortunately, going to make us change our Flight Plan that we talked to you tonight about S183. We're building up momentum in X and Y, and we don't want to get into a situation where we spend the TACS. So, unfortunately, regrettably, we would like to scrub the 183 pass for the next night cycle. And right now we would like you to go up and ENABLE the MOMENTUM DUMP so that we can get a good dump this night pass. And, if there are any other requests we have for you tonight about 183, I'll be getting back to you in just a minute or so. And, we have Just about a minute or so before the momentum dump starts; and so we need that MOMENTUM ENABLE as soon as you can get it, please. It's ENABLED. Thank you much. You know, I don't mind staying up 15-20 minutes or so. And I've got it all cranked up and ready to go, so why don't you crank out a pass for the next night pass? How about the star tracker? Is it good? Standby. CDR, Houston. Star tracker is good now. We're not sure it still will be after we do these dumps, but we'll be getting any changes back up to you when we have to.

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Okay, this pad I've got here is Just until 23:00. And inner gimbal, 39_; outer gimbal, 1717. You want to update that? Standby, Pete, I'll get right back to you.

CC 21 18 I_ CDR SPT CC

Right now, I'm reading h07 and i_19. Houston, SPT.

Roger, SPT. Before you say anything, Joe, we're not going to read you a new star tracker gimbal angle at this pass. We may have one for you coming up later, though. Go ahead, Joe. Roger, that. IMSS-I's completed. Is there any objection to my doing IMSS-2 this evening? Stand by. Skylab, Houston. We're checking on IMSS-2; we'll get back right away with you. And we think we can make some minor changes to the S183 that we up-lird_ed the S183 pad that we up-linked a while ago. And, we're going to have a long Ascension, Canary, Madrid pass after this Vanguard LOS. And we should be able to get you those changes, if you're willing to stay up and do it next night cycle. Yes, I am. And also, be advised that I do show a BAT pole barber pole when I'm on CBRM 15. Roger. Then I show a REG volts on 17. Say again on 17, Pete. REG volts. But I think that's been with us since that funny regulator. Roger. Concur.

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CC CC

21 19 51

CDR

CC 21 20 39 CDR CC 21 20 50 CDR

CC 21 21 23 CDR

But the BAT CHARGER light's out. And that's it, Dick. We Just show the BAT volts barber poled on 15, the REG volts barber poled on 17.

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CC

Okay, Pete. Thank you seconds from LOS. 're at 21:29. And for the tonight_ if you'd like

very much. We're about h5 going to see you at Ascension SPT, we are GO on IMSS-2 to do that.

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CC

Skylab, Houston. We're AOS at Ascensio_, Canary, and Madrid for the next 13 minutes. Be advised, the first several minutes of this pad we'll - pass we'll have air-to-ground, and then when we get Madrid AOS - when we hand over to Madrid, we're going to conduct the med conference. And then if you get through talking, we'll turn it back over to me for the remainder of that pass, and I'll - should by then have some 183 pad changes for Pete. If we do miss - miss it, though, at Madrid, we still have a Guam pass that's prior to sunset and enough time to read the time changes on that pad. Okay. Say, Dick; CDR. Go ahead. We're back to our old VOX again. You guys are going to have to tell us what UCTA you want us to use on day 29 because I just checked; they're not in A-6. We put 6 up in the locker, and all 6 of them have WLC on them, which I guess means with lithium chloride. So if there were any in there that didn't have any lithium chloride in it, they must have gotten used by us on launch day; the second set that we used or something. Okay, Pete. Let me check with our stowage folks and make sure they understand your question; and either way, we'll get back to you and advise you what we want you to do. Okay. Skylab, Houston. In about a minute of so, we're going to be handing over to Madrid, and at that point we'll - you'll be getting a call from the surgeon. And when you get through, we'll talk to you again in Madrid, probably. And also, Skylab, the EGIL says that he's hap_y with the present configuration on the CBRM 15, and before

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we do anything else to figure out about that barber pole - if we ever do - we'd like to think about it some more. So we're happy. CDR 21 37 20 21 43 48 CC CC We're happy too, Houston. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're going LOS here at Madrid. We're going to see you at Guam at 22:19. Correction, 22:09. We're going to dump the data recorder at Guam. And, Pete, we're going to have a brand new S183 pad to up-link to you at Guam. Okay. Skylab, Houston; AOS at Guam for 7 minutes. too.

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CDR CC PLT

Oh, if you're

at Guam we must be at Guam,

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CC

I sure hope so. I got an answer for the CDR on his question about UCTAs. The proper UCTAs to use are ones that do have lithium chloride in them. And we think that they can be found per an earlier conversation that we had many days ago in Dh26. And if they aren't there, they probably are still in the CDR's sleep compartment, but we think they're in D426.

PLT CC 22 lO 55 CDR

You're right. How about that. Okay, Dick. I got another one for the stowage people I have put on B channel, but just to make sure you get it - The broken TV camera, I understand is stowed in D-6, which I assume is the old SO15 experiment compartment - in the conmmad module. That's number 1. Number 2 - I've taken the lens and found the old lens bag which I had stowed and the lens covers, and I have stowed the lens in F521, but also, I have stowed the monitor and the power cable and the monitor cable that came off that c_-_ra, imless they want me to do something else with it.

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Roger. And understand the monitor and the power cable and the monitor cable also are in the F521. Is that right?

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CDH

That's right. Now, later on in the day, I see that I take the other TV camera home with me, and - go ahead and mount it in the command module and I will probably find some_ _ere in here what to do with the power cable off of it. If not, it'll be _m 521, also. Okay, Pete. And you are sending me an S183 teleprinter Right? message.

CC CDR

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CC

Skylab, Houston; affirmative. We just up-linked a brand new message, and it had a whole bunch of times and stuff changed in it. So we figured we'd Just give you a fresh copy. Okay. And, CDR, about the only thing on that pad that requires kind of fast action is we - is the momentum inhibit. That's to be done - like right away.

CDR 22 13 16 CC

CDR CC

Okay. And the only reason on that - we kind of wanted to see that over this Guam pass. Okay, Dick. I got momentun INHIBITED. Right? in the

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SPT CC

Roger, we confirm. right configuration. Okay.

That's right.

You're

CDR CC

And, Skylab; Houston. The EGIL reports that he can already see the change from your second adjustment on the parasol. On some of his temps - the water tank 1 temps, of course, will take a lot longer to show any change in. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS here at Guam. We're going to see you at Honeysuckle at 22:23. And the controllers here are wondering how many of their backup - you're - of their backroom eomm loops that you have. Because apparently you have both

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ASCO's and EGIL's, because in the last hour or so you've anticipated something we were getting ready to call up in a couple of cases. And you sure could save me some air-tc-ground ca]Ss if you'd just let me know. CDR Ho, Ho, and what's that? now? Like the star tracker just

CC

Yes, the star tracker and you were also Just ahead of the EGIL guys when you moved the parasol a while ago, too. And it was in the direction that his backroom was going to ask for it. guys

CC

CDR

Yes, well, when I eyeballed it, I - I realized that I'd moved it about 25 degrees. Because P. J. went to his bedroom, and he says, "My bedroom's getting hot." And we went over into Paul's - to Joe's, which is really in the corner, and that was really hot. So we said, '_Well, we over-smoked that one. We'll have to back off." Roger that. Gct to keep those guys happy.

CC CDR

Right. But I think I've got about 15 degrees now, and if my eyeball angle here is the same as my eyeball angle was outside, we ought to just cover to the meteoroid shield point on that side. Okay, good. Well, we'll keep - we'll still be keeping a good eye on it, and we're going LOS and we'll see you at Honeysuckle. Okay. Skylab, Houston. 3 minutes. We're AOS at Honeysuckle for

CC

22 17 27 22 23 20

CDR CC

CDR

Roger, Houston. Be advised the cat's already and the rest of us in work.

out

CC

Roger that, and there's not a whole lot of news this evening, Pete, but there's one - there is one article here that I'd like to pass up to you.

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Go. Okay. The Smithson _n Institution researchers conducting an investigation several hundred feet below the surface off Key West became snagged in the wreckage of a World War II destroyer Sunday. Rescuers slowly decompressed a chamber of midget submarine trapped underwater for 31 hours, but could see no signs of life of the two men inside. The other two men in the forward compartment were pulled safely from the civilian research sub, Sealink, as soon as it surfaced on Monday. And it's now reported that the two scientists in the forward compartment are in excellent condition after the sub was pulled from the water yesterday. And one other note on this news item. The destroyer that the midget submarine was taking a look at on the bottom was the U.S.S. Fred T. Barry, which was scuttled a couple of years ago to form an artificial barrier reef. And the U.S.S. Fred T. Barry was had another noteworthy experience earlier in its career, when Midshipman Richard Truly took his first midshipman cruise aboard that ship, but I haven't I haven't heard yet whether there's any correlation between that fact and the fact it was chosen to be scuttled. Over.

MS SPT CC CDR

Yea! You got off just in time. Roger. Say, in answer to your teleprinter message that you sent up. I have one here that I received - can - Do you have a minute to get it? Roger, we got about h5 seconds left in this pass. Go ahead. Okay. It's to Captain Charles conrad, Jr. from NASA. First paragraph reads: "On or about 22 June, 1973, you and your crew will detach from Skylab l, leaving it in all respects ready for the arrival of the Skylab 3 crew on or about 27 July, 1973." Paragraph 2: "At that time, you and your crew will proceed by space and air to the U.S.S. Ticonderoga without delay, and report immediately to the SMLS for duty."

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CC

Roger. We copy that and we're looking forward to that - those orders being - going into effect. We're going LOS 19ere at Hon_vsuckle. We're going to see you at the Vanguard at 22:51. Okay. Pass those to Captain Bean.

CDR 22 26 26 22 50 h7 CC CC SPT CDR

I sure will. Skylab, Hello. Hey, Richard. The reason I work so hard to stay in front of you guys is to keep from the surprises. In the F-27 day transfer I smelled a rat on the finding the food - and sure enough, most of the lockers all had launch bolts in them. I have gotten the food that is requested to be returned. And on B channel I just put it on there, as whose food I robbed when I couldn't get it from overage. Okay? Roger. Got it. And we 'ii look on B channel and get that information. There you go. And actually, that was just a plot from Bean to get you to take out the launch bolts. That's what I figured. The other thing is, in _qticipation of you telling us, I think we will change the teleprinter paper tonight. It has hung up several times, and be ... it, as you remember one time I asked you, and it was coming off the roll a little crooked and getting over to the left now, and it looks fairly low and I think we'd be better off if we just changed the roll. Roger. And we concur with that. Go ahead. Houston. We're A0S at Vanguard for h minutes.

CC

CDR CC

CDR

CC CDR

Okay. Besides that, we haven't even gotten into the middle of tube i yet, and there's 87 tubes of that stuff up here. Oh, it seemed to me like we must have used about l0 of those tubes the way we've been putting out the

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paper. I've got an answer for you on the TV cameras, Pete. The - for the broken television camera - the way you described the stowages is exactly the way that we would like it. 2md on the working one, the camera lens monitor - monitor cable are to come home, of course. And the - use the existing comnaud module TV power cable for that. And leave the SWS TV power cable in - where you said, in - I think it was F521. CDR Yes, either put it there, or where it came from, which is in another one of those lockers right by there 526, or something like that. Roger. Why don't you just - -

CC CDR CC 22 53 28 CC

But I'll put it on B channel. Okay, fine.

Also, this evening, we're going to up-link - We made a couple of minor changes to your Flight Plan for tomorrow. They were based on the fact that Joe reported he was going to already have done IMSS-2. And also, based on your photo report, it looked like one of the cassettes had some extra film that was left over for EVA. And we're going to ask you to photograph MII0 in the morning, which we never have done. And we're about a minute and a half from LOS here at Vanguard, and this is the last pass of the evening. We do have a - it's - I know you're going to be up. We do have a Canary-Madrid pass at 23:09, if you'd like to give us a call, but I won't call you. Also, there's two or three guys on this team that are going to see you again at entry, hut for most of the guys on Chuck Lewis' bronze team, this is the last shift that we'll get to work with you guys on Skylab 2, and it's really been our pleasure, and I can guarantee you that the guys both out here in the front room and in all the SSRs have really been - done a super job. And they _dght even be willing to buy you guys a sarsaparilla or something when you get home.

CDR

We appreciate done for us. Roger that.

that. We appreciate A great job.

everything

they've

CC

See you in the morning.

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Goodnight CAP COMM. Gooduight ATM, and all you guys. Goodnight_ Dick.

FA0, INCO, EGIL,

G&C,

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CDR CC CDR CC

Hello, Houston; Okay, Pete.

Skylab.

S183 is running.

Thank you very much.

How are those guys going to make out with this Moon? Sorry, I didn't copy that. out with what? How are they going to make

CDR

Well, the Moon is up; and I thought that that kind of put the fritz on the S183 and S019. So I wondered how they thought they were going to make out, seeing the Moon is still about two-thirds of the way up. Roger. Well, whatever pass on to you. Corollary says nex_, I'ii

CC

CC

Skylab, Houston. I'm advised that, premission, we did intend to operate not, you know, with the bright Moon up. And for this pass this evening, all but about two of the targets are pointed fairly much away from it. And since we did have the opportunity here on the SL-2 to get in the S183 passes, it Just looked a good bet to get some more data; and so we decided to do it this way. And we're going to take a look at the data. And I guess we'll - we'll know after you come home. It does sound good. Roger. Incidentally, pass. Everybody's the PLT. Roger. Don't let him fool you. Dr. Vampire is laying out his blood-sucking instruments right now. we got about l0 minutes left in this It's rtudning Just fine.

CDR CC CC

SPT

gone to bed up here, except the CDR and

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Roger. Incidentally, I don't know how the weather is in Europe tonight, but you're going to be crossing crossing the coast of Spain here in Just about 3 or 4 minutes. And loo_ing at our big map up there, it looks to me like you're going to be going just north of Madrid and south of Paris, and then continue on over the Alps. Yes, it's a good-looking pass, Dick. But unfortunately, we got spacecraft sunrise in 6-i/2 minutes, and that really wipes out the ground. Roger. Went smack over Paris last night. Just as it was really heaving into view, the Sun hit it. Roger. Skylab, Houston. We're See you in the morning. Nighty-night. i minute from LOS at Madrid.

PLT

CC PLT

CC 23 22 32 CC

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SKYLAB

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TRANSCRIPTION

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CC

Skylab, Houston. We see a lO000 DO NOT ENTER on the DAS. Go ahead. Skylab, Houston. We see a 2000 DO NOT ENTER in the DAS, and we're AOS Bermuda. Go ahead. Okay, Richard. We noticed a little bit ago that we had cut you out of the teleprinter by leaving it ON instead of in COMMAND. You guys know that? Do you know which messages got up? Roger. Stand by 1.

CC

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PLT

CC PLT

Okay. Let me tell you. The last one that we're pretty sure we received was either the "put-outthe-cat" message or the 183 pad, whichever of those two was last. Stand by. Skylab, Houston. We would prefer the switch in COMMAND. It turns out we do have a way to get around that by comanding. However, we had not got to the point where we needed it, and you do have all the messages on board we've up-linked. Okay. Good enough. It's back in COMMAND - it's back in COMMAND now, Dick. See you in the morning. Okay. See you.

CC 00 42 18 MCC

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CC

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CC PLT CC

Skylab, Houston. Good morning. Morning, Paul.

AOS Bermuda, 3 minutes.

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CDR CC CDR

Just being a nice guy and letting me sleep in a little? Skylab, Houston. Go ahead, Houston. During the dump maneuver there was a large change in rate gyro Y-2. We're going to command ON Y-I and Y-3. Roger. LOS 1 minute, Honeysuckle 08:07.

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CC

CDR 07 37 09 CC

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VOICE

TRANSCRIPTION

08 07 52

CC PLT

Skylab, A0S 7 minutes, Honeysuckle. Thank you, Bill. LOS 1 minute; Hawaii at 08:27. Roger. Skylab, A0S 8 minutes, Hawaii. Roger, Bill. Hey, sometime today or - how about asking photo people how many photos are required for the Hasselblad for the flyaround? Wilco. Thank you. LOS in 1 minute. Goldstone at 08:40. And, Paul, we feel that you should leave a full Hasselblad mag for the flyaround. It'll probably take something more than 50 pictures. Thank you. Skylab, AOS for 5 minutes. Say, Bill; CDR. Go, CDR. Okay, on that Hasselblad - it doesn't sound like you're aware that's a 170-picture magazine. We have about 60 pictures left on one magazine and 170 on another, and we would like to use as much as possible for Earth terrain photography. And if 50 or 60 is good enough, we'll probably shoot up what's in this magazine and work our way into the ot_er magazine until we got about 60 or 70 left. We copy that and agree, CDR.

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CDR, Houston. Go ahead. Did you get the S009 MALF done last night? Yes. Copy. We'll be LOS in approximately 30 seconds. Bermuda at 08:49. Roger. And be advised that getting things off channel B is fairly slow down here. So if there's anything that you feel that is in any way urgent between now and undocking, you might give us a direct call on it. Wilco. Skylab, AOS for l0 minutes. Roger. Bill, CDR. Go, CDR. Sometime today, would they work up approximately how far we're going to shift our watches tomorrow to get on the deactivation time line? And Just give me a little rundown on that today, so I know what to expect. Are we going to set our watches ahead or behind, and when do they want to come up with the clocktime? Have we got to wake up to it? Do we want to - you know, how do we want to work that little deal? Wilco, Pete. Houston, SPT. Go, SPT. AOS It's on B channel.

PLT CC

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CC 08 54 44 SPT CC

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Roger. I'd like to have some words on why we're doing MITI in mode 1 this _orning. It's something we have never used in training, have no baseline data on, and I understood it wasn't supposed to work very well. Roger, all that. Stand by half.

CC CC

Joe, in essence, this They're trying to get this mode that can be What you Just said is

is a troubleshooting procedure. some information operating in applied in its normal operation. all essentially correct.

SPT CC CDR CC CDR. CC CDR

Okay, This It

we'll came up up

talk for

about quite

it afterwards. a bit up of discussion too. here.

came

for

quite

a bit

here,

We copy. Houston, Go, CDR. CDR.

On these contsmlnation photos, I assume they want to use the 35-millimeter camera that is to be developed for color interior rather than color exterior. It is the 35-millimeter, SPT. and stand by half on the film.

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CC SPT CC SPT

Houston, Go, SPT.

On reading my message 2712 about drug stowage that mean that I'm not to bring ED31 homey Stand by half.

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CC CC

We're going LOS here in about 30 seconds. We'll have you Canary in approximately 14 minutes. Correction on that, we have you at Ascension at 09:06, and we'll have the answers for those questions at that time, if we don't get them before.

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CDR CC CDR CC

Thank you. Skylah, Houston through Ascension for i0 minutes.

Good morning,

Henry. Another

Hello, there. Well, you guys did it again. outstanding job with the hammer. Yes. Give us a hsmmer fix anything. You're huh? and a place to stand,

PLT

and we'll

SPT

late this morning,

Hank.

You got to sleep in,

CC SPT 09 08 h6 CC

Well, it depends on how you look at it. Right. CDR, Houston. In res - In answer to your question about how we do the watches: What we're thinking about now is just setting all the wristwatches ahead about 4 hours tomorrow morning, and that will put us on a time line. We're going to get a little message up to you later on today with all the details.

CDR

Okay. We Just do that when we wake up - jump from 07:00 to about ll:O0? Roger. That's what we're thinking about.

CC CDR CC

That sounds real good. Skylab, for the CDR. In answer to your question on the film, you can use the numbers on the pad, or if you want to use the spotmeter, use a ASA of 160. That doesn't really answer m_ question, Henry. My question was: We have two 35-millimeter cameras in here. One we've been exclusively shooting out the window with it - they both have color interior in them. One we've been exclusively shooting out the window; the other one we've been exclusively using with the flash. Now, I assume the one with the flash is going to get exposed at 500 ASA, because that's what it says on the can. That may not be true, seeing they're all flash pictures. And the other one is

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that - that the other one is going to get exposed at or developed at ASA 160. Now, which camera do you want me to use? The one that we've been shooting out the window, or the one that we've been using inside with the flashgun? That's my question. 09 13 15 CC We'd like you to use the one that's been using out the window. And we 5elieve that's 03. Okay. Yes. I - I understand, now. And that's going to be ASA 160 development. And if I use the spotmeter, I'll set it for ASA 160. Okay. Thank you. Roger. That's correct, Pete.

CDR

CC CC

Skylab, Houston for the SPT. In answer to your question earlier: Do you want ED31? It is our plan to bring it back, but there's some confusion here as to when and where, and how we're going to do it, as you can see from the message. And we're about h0 seconds from LOS. Carnarvon will be coming up at 39. Okay, Hank. I'll work it out and let you guys know what we're going to do.

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CC

Skylab, Houston through Carnarvon for i0 minutes. And for information, we'll be commanding the drift update to Y-2 gyro. Okay, Houston. This is the SPT, and I've got a choice for the medical people on returning the stuff that needs to he chilled. I can put everything in one large overcan with no heat sinks, or I can use two large overcans and have a heat sink in each. I'd like to know which one they want. That's all I need to know. Okay. I'll get an answer.

SPT

CC SPT 09 43 20 CC

Thank you. SPT, Houston. What we want is everything in two cans with a heat sink in each. And regarding ED31, there is a stow message on board that you got several days ago, 2329 it looks like - 2325 Bravo. And we'll also be sending up some stuff tonight on the Deactivation Checklist. So we'll have some more words on ED31. Okay. Well, I don't think I need any. The confusing thing was that this morning's pad said ignore that EDI30 - ED31 stuff that you got before. Bus I'll Just go ahead and put everything in two cans. _oger. Okay. That message was confusing, and we apologize.

09 43 46

SPT

CC 09 44 03 09 25 38 SPT CC

Just don't send me any more now.

SPT, Houston. Not to belabor the point, but just give you a few more words on this ED31. The message we sent up last night should have been a little more should have been a little better explanation there. It shouldn't have said, "Disregard;" it should have said that we're going to do this later. We made a goof, I guess, in that we modified the Experiments Checklist to indicate the stowage of ED31, whereas we should have been including it in the Deactivation

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Checklist. And that's - The message this morning should have explained that a little more, instead of leading you to believe that we weren't going to bring it home. We'll - The deactivation information we'll send up will have, as I said, the conten _ of that page 1-10 that we told you disregard; it'll be there. And also some more words on how to tie it in the command module. SPT CC Okay. Skylab, Houston. About 1 minute from LOS; Guam at 53. And for info, I don't know whether it was voiced up or not this morning, but we're on gyros Y-1 and Y-3. We had another integral failure on Y-2 last night. Okay. Skylab, Houston through Guam for 9 minutes.

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SPT CC CC

Skylah, Houston. We sent you up a message on day 27 transfers. I got one small change for that, whenever it's convenient. Go ahead. Okay. Under W748, where it says, "med kit bag, place drugs, and etc.", we want to delete the reference to the drugs in the IMBS Checklist. It should read, "med kit bag, place antifog ampules, etc." Roger. Hey, Hank; CDR. Go ahead. Take a note to talk to me when I get back about locker A-8 and all the cushions in it, where they're supposed to go, and for the back part of A-8, H-alpha l, S056, 52 and all that - 82 - 5h and all that business. It's kind of goofed up. Okay, will do, Pete.

SPT CC

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The drawings of the lockers and the straps don't match is what I'm trying to say. And I've been puzzling over it for a lon b time, and I think I'm right. Hey, Hank; CDR. Go ahead." I have it figured out. They put the S056 cushion where the H-alpha i cushion should have been and vice versa. Now once I got that sorted out, it all makes sense. Okay; copy. And the reason that happened is both cushions looked to me like they're almost identical. And they have three black alignment marks to line up with three white alignment marks in each place; and they're interchangeable. And somebody Just got them in backwards. Okay. You think it's going to work all right once you got it reconfigured there? Yes, I got the cushions sorted out. It all matches up with the drawings on 3-5, and everything is super. Okay. Skylab, Houston; 1 minute to LOS. Goldstone will be coming up at 19, and we've got your press conference there. And we'll be using a procedure like we used before. We got a list of questions. As soon as we give the AOS, they'll probably start out on the questions. Skylab, Houston stateside we've got a picture. Great. Right on the line, Hank. Houston, Skylab. Do you read? for about 19 minutes. And

CDR CC CDR

CC CDR

CC

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CC SPT CC SPT

Roger.

Read you loud and clear. headset.

Okay, that's on the lightweight That was a little bit weak.

Well, I'll get my mouth a good inch away from it. How' s that ? Okay, that's a little better. How's that, Hank? Hey, that's a lot better. Ah-ha. We've made a great breakthrough in lightweight headset technology. It took us 27 days to figure out you're supposed to talk into the spongy part. You fellows ready to answer a few questions this morning? Yes. Okay, the first one is for Dr. Joe Kerwin, the first medical doctor in space. As far as you can tell now, what effects have you noticed from weightlessness? Does there appear to be a leveling-off effect as far as zero-g changes are concerned? Well, right now the score is man 3, space nothing, but it's a little early in the game, There appears to be a leveling-off. In fact, there appears to be little or no change in some of our experiments, and there appears to be some change in the others - possibly still continuing. I guess - let's wait until we get down and look at the data before we m_ke any rash decisions; but I'm very encouraged. Joe, you're sliding in and out of view. that question. There you are.

CC SPT CC SPT SPT

CC

PLT CC

SPT

CC SPT

I'm also done answering the next one.

You can go to

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Okay, for Commander Conrad: "Please give us your assessment of the mission and what you feel have been your most significant accomplishments, especially from a scientific _iewl_oint." I guess our most significant accomplishment, from the point of view of where we started this mission on May the 15th, was that we have now, I would say, a 90percent up-operating space station to turn over to the SL-3 crew. And probably, even more significant in my mind, and also to go along with what the doctor said, but I'll have to wait until the people on the ground look at our - our physical data, I believe that man has once again proved that he can operate efficiently, well, and happily in space in the operation of a space station. Now I think that also contributes to the scientific end of the thing. I have no idea what they're going to find on our data. We did get a flare. We've operated the ATM. We've operated all the experiments to the best of our ability. All of them, we _idn't do perfectly, but everybody has a learning curve, and I think we've proved the time line. And only time will tell the exact scientific returns from the experiments that we've performed. Roger. Would all three of you comment briefly on how you liked the Skylab food? I like it. It's quite palatable. It's been easier to eat than I anticipated it would, and I've been eating more than I thought I would. There were three items that I didn't like on the ground, and I still don't like them up here, although I've managed to get them down. I think one or two other items that I thought that I would like, I just don't really care for up here. And some that I didn't care for too much on the ground came in pretty strong up here. But I've managed to get it all down. Plus I've found that I've had to eat more. And that puts me in the position of eating my own words about the food right now, because I never thought we'd eat this much. And, frankly, I could probably eat a little bit more of the food; and it's good food.

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That last statement was made by the "Butter Cookie King of Skylab." (Laughter) There are some complaints that I have about the food. And that in itself is very e1_cburaging because it means the living up here is not so rough that don't have time to bitch about something.

CC

For Co_nander Conrad: "Do you notice any difference in your physical condition compared with the end of your previous missions?" Well, again, the doctors may make me eat my words, but I have the feeling, at the end of 28 days, that I'm going to be in better physical shape than when I came back from any one of my three previous flights except maybe Gemini ll, which was too short duration. I'm certainly, right now, feeling one heck of a lot better than I did at the end of 8 days of Gemini V, just say, before retrofiring Gemini V, because that was complete confinement. And I now have a 28-1/2inch waist, and I started out with about a 30. And I've lost a little around the legs. And I don't believe I've lost any in my arms. I thir_k that with the bike up here, which I've found that I absolutely have to ride everyday and want to ride to get excercise, I think I'm in as good shape right now almost as when I left on May 15. That's May 25th?

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Okay, for any one: "What is the biggest problem you think that Captain Bean and his crew - ... got mixed up on that. - - will face on their 56-day flight?" We've been trying to kick it around, and I can't put my finger - I don't think any of us can put our finger on anything. I think the fact that Captain Bean and his crew are three individuals different than the three of us; perhaps, what we like, they won't like;

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and, perhaps, what we dislike, they will like. And I would hesitate to make any guesses for Captain Bean on what he's going to like or dislike up b_re or his crew. CC You were coming in pretty weak that time, Pete. We've got a related question for all three of you. "Please tell us of any particular suggestions you plan to make to the follow-on crews, as a result of your experiences." Well, that's a pretty tough one to answer here, Hank. I don't think I have any general suggestions. We're going to go down and we're going to debrief them. I plan to take Jack by the hand and sit down with him and talk to him as long as he wants. And walk through the trainers and just kind of jog my memory. And Just tell him the things that I found out, and the way we did things. And that's all there's going to be is a report to him. And it's going to be up to him to accept them or disregard them as he sees fit. I generally think that that's true. By walking through with them, we will at least get them over the learning curve that we had. And as I said before we even flew this flight, the idea for us was to get this thing going, find out how long it took to do the various experiments, and come down and give those guys a super-good time line so that they will be more efficient than we were; and they should be. I think that right now, on the last couple of days, we were pretty well at our peak of getting things done. And we get around this spacecraft pretty darned well now. Right. One of the things we're going to tell them is don't worry about this, don't worry about that. One of the things that it - ... it is - to the job in training. I think I'll be able to go back and tell the guys that if you can run the ATM in training, you can run it up here. If you can do the medical experiments in training, you can do them up here. You get used to the differences - to the different body English that you need. The hardware, by and large, is in super shape. The procedures, by and large, are in great

PLT

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shape. We've been debriefing day by day during the flight. And I thi_k the most important thing we have to say to them is to give them a pat on the back, and say good luck. PLT I want to add one thing to that, Hank. The - I can't say too much for the fidelity - ... by having the fidelity in the trainers that we have. You can hardly tell the difference, and it's really paid off. And the things that are easy to do in the trainer are easy to do here - 98 percent of the time. And the things that are difficult to do in the trainer are, likewise, difficult to do here. Okay, we have a little com_ problem now. I'll get the next couple of questions here in a minute. Okay. It looks like we've got our comm problem licked. For Paul Weitz: "Do you feel Skylab systems are in good enough shape to support the two 56-day missions for their I_11 duration?" You betcha. Okay. The last question for each one of you: "What has been the most fun for you in living in Skylab; and did you get any surprises from living in weightlessness?" Whether you were going to get sick, perhaps disorientationed, and after a few moments in here that e11 went away. And can get yourself disoriented a little bit, but it's only because of zigging around in zero-g. And, of course, that to me is the most fun. The way we - I'm really going to miss whistling around the way we do up here. CC SPT You're dropping out on us. We're just dropouts. I'll bet perience, you couldn't get ... 2 weeks .... The size of this that every time you have to go it's a little adventure. It's after this Skylab exApollo spacecraft for thing, and the fact from here to there, just been terrific.

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That and looking out the window are endless sources of delight that I - I don't think we could ever exhaust. T think th_'ll sustain A1 Bean, "_nd Jerry Carr PLT and their troups throughout their 56-day flight. the just

Now, there have been many surprises, and main ones have been pleasant surprises. a reiteration of what Pete said. You there, world? last question. Have you got

I guess Mine is

CDR CC

Roger. That was the h minutes left here. you want to make? Yes. I'd like to say

We've got about any last comments

CDR

publicly

how

much

we

appreciated

the support from the ground; especially, with all the last-minute things that were done to put this spacecraft back in shape, all the EVA work. And although we laughed and kidded about hanging CBRMs with hammers and so forth, it all worked. And the support from the ground has been fantastic. SPT Second that strongly. What I was going to say was medically and subjectively, what's been such a pleasant big surprise to me is how nice we feel. We're able to get up in the morning, eat breakfast and do a day's work. I'm tremendously encouraged about the future of long-duration flights for that particular reason. Guess that's it. See you on the ground. We've got about

CDR i0 3h 01 CC

Okay. And thanks for the nice words. 3 minutes left here before LOS. Skylab, Roger. Houston_ Say, Hank. 1 minute Last to LOS,

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CC CDR

Carnarvon

at that

17. one of

night

I mentioned

the little details I had cleaned up in the stowage was where to put the TV power cable on the operative good TV when we stowed it. Be advised that the place that we use it the most is the 6h2 panel. And I'm going to leave it plugged into the 6h2 panel neatly wrapped up. Okay?

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Roger.

Copy.

Thank you.

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17

25

CC CC

Skylab, And, this

Houston

through be

Carnarvon having

7 minutes. recorder dump

Skylab, site.

we'll

a data

CDR ii 23 42 CC

Roger. Skylab, will be Okay, Roger. Skylab, Roger. And, look got ATM CDR; Houston. at some$hing You're going to here about 11:45, be headed up to a dump. And, I've you to do at the Houston. coming up We're about at 31. swinging 1 minute to LOS. Guam

SPT ii ii 24 31 01 15 CC CC CDR CC

Houston. Copy. Houston

We're

the

last

M092.

through

Guam;

6 minutes.

several things I'd like to get console, if it's convenient. right, Hank, hold it just a second. now.

CDR CDR ii 32 14 CC

All

Okay,

I'm there

right

Go ahead. Pete, is bring up roll to plus 60 arc this is if it's

Okay. What we'd like you to do, the panel and change the canister minutes. The reason we're doing right at exactly zero, there's that the ATMDC will misinterpret being 180 and the next time to avoid that try to move the it will pick it possibility.

a remote possibility the exact zero as canister. Of up, but we're course, just trying

CDR ii 32 49 CC CDR ii 33 02 0C

Okay, We

what to

do you want roll the

me to do? to plus 60 arc minutes.

want 60, the you

canister

Plus And, like

okay. other two items to bring up the while you're star tracker; there: we'd the pad is

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still good. And, we also want to look at the BAT 15 talkback, and see what it's doing now. ll 33 49 CDR CC CDE CC CDR CC It is plus 60. Thank you, sir. Okay, I saw the BAT VOLT talkback. Say again, Pete. CBRM 15: I saw the BAT VOLT talkback. And the other thing is to bring up the

Roger, copy. star tracker. In work.

CDR ll 35 09 CC

CDR, Houston. Stand by on the star tracker. We're in a dump now; you're not going to be able to get it. Okay. Sorry about that. Well_ it may catch itself when set at the right angle, now. Okay. Anything else? Anything else you want done? Thaukyou very much. it comes out. It's

CDR CC CDR

CC CDH CDR CC CDR

No, that ought to do it, Pete.

Okay. I'll try to catch it when we come out in the sunlight this time ... Okay. And, we're about a minute from LOS. Goldstone will be coming up at 55. And I guess you and Joe got this dump to coordinate here, shortly. Or the 92 vent, that is. Yes, say, it's not clear to me where you want that. General message said: look out the CM 5 window. But photos are out with that 243 in the wardroom window. Is that correct?

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Let me check that one. Yes, I need - it slipped my mind, I meant to ask you about that. Okay, I guess those are different observations. We don't want any photos here, we just want you to look. Oh, hold it. I've got a photo pad for 1142, I think. photos.

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CC

CDR CC ll 37 30 CDR

That pad, I think, is for the contamination

Oh, okay. Well, I'll just go look on this one. I've got it. I see. Thank you. Yes, it says: observe vent and contamination photos, and I put them all together into one big thing, okay? Skylab, Houston. Stateside for 14-1/2 minutes.

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CC CDR CC

Okay, Hank. Roger; copy. to the STS?

On the vent, I couldn't see anything. And where are you now? Anywhere close

CDR ii 55 42 CC

Yes, what do you want? Okay. Panel 200 - we'd like to check the MDA port heaters. PRIMARY and SECONDARY CLOSED, and that's the top left, center row. Okay, MDA PORT HEATERS: both of them were OPEN; they're both CLOSED, PRIMARY and SECONDARY. Okay, after those are closed, we'd like to, on panel 203, verify the - or if they're not off, open the - MDA heaters port CSM switch to OFF and the SPARE switch to OFF.

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ii 56 14

CC

ii 56 3_

CDR CC

They're both OFF, and they were OFF. Roger. Copy. Thank you very much. And I got one other thing here. If you've finished closing out the S183, the stow one? Yes, I have. Okay, I guess we're about to lock in on a decision to bring that damaged filmplate, the one that you took off of there on day 154. And, when you get

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a chance, what we'd like to do is wrap it in a towel or a Beta cloth bag and use the gray tape to tape it to the flat surface on the outside of the 183 film carrousel 1-2. CDR Okay. What are you going to do with l-l? back, too? 1-1 is coming Okay. Skylab, Houston. In order for the CDR and SPT to back, also. Bring it

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12 Ol 15

CC

get in your PT, you're clear to delay the med deactivation as necessary. CDR 12 03 08 CC Thank YOU. Skylab, Houston. For info, now that we got those port heater circuit breakers CLOSED, we're going to run a comm_nd check on them. We'll Just turn them ON and back OFF again. Okay, Hank. Roger; copy. CDR, Houston. Do you still have a - a message we sent up on day 23, regarding the service module quad A procedure to vent it to the PSM? Surprisingly enough, now that you mentioned it, yes. The contsm_nation photos are complete.

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CDR CC

Okay, we see this quad A is continuing to warm up. My tank pressure oxidizes is now to 20h psi, and at your convenience and with pad and coverage, we'd like to go up and ru/l through that and relieve quad A. We got about 4-i/2 minutes left on this pass. You think you got time to get it done? I'm looking at it.

CDR 12 06 07 CDR

The service module RCS quad PROPELLANT A OPEN; talkbacks - two of them, gray. That is true. And I'm going to go ahead and open the PSM. I have done that.

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And it looks like it already did the job. Roger. It looks l[:ke it to us, too. So you can go ahead now

Okay. It looks good to us. and complete the procedure.

12 07 03

CDR

APSF QUAD A PROPELLANT is CLOSED, and the talkback is barber poled. And I'm going back to D and indicate sample (loud whistle) pressure. Okay. Good show. Thank you a lot, Pete. One minute to LOS; Vanguard at 21. through Vanguard; 8 minutes.

CC 12 09 19 12 21 25 CC CC PLT CC PLT 12 23 00 CC

Skylab, Houston. Skylab, Roger. Houston

It must be coming right over the top, huh?

Well, not really; Just sort of a grazing blow there. Oh. Skylab, Houston. for star tracker. That star should be available now

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Skylab, Houston, for the SPT. Go ahead. Hey, Joe, sorry to hit you with this right at the end here. But on page 318 of your checklist there. at the end of the M170 run - 1 run - I guess there's some concern here about getting the _ chamber there all evacuated out. So we'd like for you to perform the MS SAMPLE INLET valve CLOSE, and use a 5/32-inch Allen bit, torque handle, _0 inch-pounds. And we want to close it up now, and then the ion pump will continue to run for another hour or so, and really pump her down. This is to preclude some sort of a lockout on SL-3. And, Skylab, 1 minute to LOS. Be coming up on Goldstone at 32 with a data recorder dump.

12

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CC CC

Skylab,

Houston;

stateside

for. 12-1/2

minutes.

Skylab, Houston. We've been having a little trouble tracking down the answers to theEREP questions. And A1 has got an interest for his crew and the answers to a couple of those. Would it be convenient to get a couple of answers here real time? Yes. Go ahead.

PLT CC

Okay. I guess the ones he's concerned with are should the SL-3 and 4 crews continue the T-S8 aircraft flights over the S191 sites? Affirmative. Okay. And would you recommend that these of training be practiced on all the sites the more difficult ones? I recommend that if they have it on all of them. the time, - this type or only on

PLT CC

PLT

to practice

CC

Okay. And would you recommend using the T-38 with a VTS simulator in it? Or Just a T_38 looking through the canopy? Both. Okay. Is there anything else you'd like to add that might help them out in their training. They're they've got about 2 weeks before they go into quarantine. They're trying to get all this set up. Well, I appreciate that. And I elaborated bit on the darn tape. I don't know what's to those things. qu/te a happening

SPT CC

PLT

PLT

Yes. Tell Jack or A1 that you don't have time - Once you start looking for the site and tracking it, you don't have time to look at your photographs and all that keen stuff, and back and forth. You've got to know the sites. And for that reason, the more looks they can get at it - and I can't emphasize too much

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how well - how much going out and looking at them from the airplane helps in flight acquisition and recognition. Now there's a - Looking at th_n through the canopy is l0 orders of magnitude better than not looking at them at a] I. And looking at them through the VTS is twice as good as that. So Just getting out in any airplane and looking at them is - sure helps. It'll pay off in the end. 13 37 50 13 37 51 CC PLT Roger. Copy.

But the big thing to do on that, Ha,_, is to be fRmiliar with the sites. And a11 you're going to use the hook for is kind of refreshen your memory and Jogging you on some checkpoints that you have, some things to look for. But you don't have time. Youstick your face in that telescope, and that's where you stay from then on. Okay. Tha._ you, Paul.

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CC CC

Skylab, Houston. We're about i minute to LOS. Vanguard will be coming up at 58. And some time, within the next l0 minutes, we'd like to get the star tracker up. If you don't, we'd llke to get the MPC to INHIBIT so we can comm-nd the wedges over Vanguard. Okay, the star tracker; Skylab, Houston through in work. V-_ouard, 8 minutes.

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14 02 07

CC

Skylab, Houston. ACS ALERT light.

For info, we're

going to clear the

14 05 20

CC

Skylab, Houston. About 1 minute from LOS; next contact is Hawaii, a little over an hour from now at 07. Roger. Skylab, Roger. Skylab, Houston. I think the star tracker latched onto a - some kind of a particle outside. Would you bring it _p at your convenience? Reaquire? Yes, sir. Skylab, Houston. We're about 45 seconds from LOS, Vanguard at 34. And we'd like to get a current assessment of the wardroom window. We're trying to make our plans for deactivation. Houston through Hawaii 5-1/2 minutes.

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CC

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15 34 37

CC CDR

Skylab,

Houston

through

Vanguard,

i0 minutes.

Okay, the SPT is headed for the star tracker to salvage the situation. And the PLT will talk to you about the 0WS windows. Okay, ready to copy. Hey, I'ii wait until you talk to Joe about the star tracker? Systems Corollary. Are you having trouble with the star

CC PLT

MCC CC

SPT, Houston. tracker?

SPT CC

Too soon to tel!.

I didn't get right on it, Hank. at this

And Skylab, we'll be dumping the recorder site. Okay, we got a star.

SPT CC

Okay, good show. Paul, what can you tell us about the window? How does the fogging look now? Wait a minute. Let me get a picture of you - of it for you. It's a good light angle. Let me get it, and I'ii be with you in a minute. Okay. Okay, Henry, the fogging is all gone. Now it's The fogging only occurred because I turned the heaters off. What we have right now is a spot of ice. It's egg shaped, just about as big as a hen's egg at the cross section. It is a relatively clear ice that has a lot of - it's a crazed pattern, like ice that has been cracked. And in one corner of it, near the edge, is a raised spot, which is the oueleus of the whole thing. That's the part that was there when we first took the cover off. That's - I'd estimate 1/16 to 1/8 - it's hard to tell - 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch thick. And almost, but not quite, 1/2 inch in diameter.

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Roger; copy. That's it. There's something else that we've also got on here. I d_n't know if we mentioned it to you before or not. It should show up in these pictures. Where the vent hole comes in between the panes there at certain times, especially after a night pass, it is more noticable than after you have been in the light awhile, there is just a little faint fog pattern like as though air had been coming in and out through that vent port, although we've had it closed except for that couple of days that we left it open.

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CC PLT

Roger. Yes. It's like an exhaust shape, like an exhaust plume. It - it starts right at the edge of the window and gradually gets wider until it Just then kind of peters out near the middle of the window. Paul, where is this ice spot located, relative to the window? Is it right in the middle? Yes, sir. Without measuring it, I can't tell you that. It's out in the middle. For all practical purposes, it's right in the middle. Standing on the wardroom floor, looking at the ice spot then the rest of this ice pattern is - the ice spot is in the lower right-hand part of this egg-shape pattern that i described to you. Roger ; copy. Skylab, Houston; 1 minute to LOS. Skylab, Houston Hello. Skylab, Houston. We see that the star tracker's Hawaii, at 42.

CC

PLT

CC 15 43 30 16 41 l0 16 41 16 16 44 09 CC CC PLT CC

through Hawaii for l0 minutes.

broke lock again. The reason we're trying to keep this thing locked up is we're trying to get some drift rate on the gyro Y-2; and we got Z gyro. And so far we're not getting very good information. So rather than to keep messing with the thing, we'd

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like for you to close the shutter and power it down. Then this evening Just before you go to bed, when we got a little more frequent station contacts we'll try to bring it up again. PLT CC 16 46 58 PLT CC 16 50 55 CC Okay, we'll power it down. PLT, Houston. It went okay. Roger. Skylab, Houston; 1 minute until LOS. up at 13 with a data recorder dump. Roger. Vanguard coming How did the lh9 set up go?

16 51 06

SPT

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CC SPT CC

Skylab,

Houston

through

Vanguard;

8-1/2

minutes.

We're really here, Houston. Say again. Skylab, Houston. For info, we're going to command S149 power ON to get some temp measurements. Okay. Skylab, Houston. Been having a little problem here with the co_n. I'm just making a con_n check now and disregard. Skylab, Houston. About 40 seconds to LOS; Hawaii at 23. That's about an hour from now. See you there. Skylab, Houston through Hawaii Roger, Houston. Skylab, Houston. We're about i minute from LOS. Vanguard at 51 with a data recorder dump. 2 minutes.

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CC SPT CC

Skylab, Houston; A0S Vanguard Roger.

for i0 minutes.

And we are doing a data recorder dump at Vanguard this time. Skylab, Houston; i minute until LOS. 19:04, 04. 04. Skylab, Houston; Ascension for i0 minutes. See you again at Ascension at

19 O0 35

CC

19 O0 40 19 04 29 19 13 47

PLT CC CC

Skylab, Houston; LOS in 1 minute. Guam at 19:51, 51. Roger.

19 13 54 19 49 23

PLT CC CDR CC CDR

Skylah, Houston; AOS Guam, 7 minutes. Hi there! Hello. How are you, CDR? in the command module

Good, after having been buried all day.

CC

Where you guys have been? Y'all were so quiet, I thought you were hiding from us. No, we were just trying to stay on the time line. I thought you were preparing the vehicle Captain Bean and his crew. for

CDR CC

CDR

Well, we are. We're also packing our own bags. Say, Crip, there are a few things on B channel today that the stowage people ought to look at. Okay, and they appreciate all the information been giving them regarding stowage, also. you've

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Okay. The one thing that I want to have verified is I have put the extra S183 into A-4. And I want to know if that is all right, rather than in a PGA bag and tiea down on top of the locker. Okay, we'll get clearance on that. Houston, you guys are being pretty quiet down there, too. You're cooking up all the changes for tomorrow and the next day. Well, Hank is still around here working on that sort of thing right now. Actually, I'm just sitting here loafing. Regarding your question on the 183, if you managed to get that thing in A-_, that's fine and dandy. I got it done; it only took a little crow bar, but I got it in. Okay. Actually, sir, without amy forcing.

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The other thing, Crip, is I have two valves to dump cormnand module water into the OWS system. And, I also have this valve that is designed to put humidity into the workshop atmosphere. Nowhere do I find auything to do with that. Unless I hear otherwise, I'm going to trash it, in the trash basket. Stand by on that, Pete. I think it's residing in A-9 all this time. Roger. It's the ones you keep in A-97

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No, that's where they wound up. I forget. I think they came from A-3 originally, but I don't really remember now. Okay. In the service module water - Skylab, Houston. We're about i minute from LOS. We'll see you again over Vanguard at 20:28; and we'll try

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l've been going through that locker in the bottom of _V room that has the - where there's six crew members' ... kit also the supply - resupply module that has toothbrushes and the hand cream and the toothpaste and so forth. Roger. And, the - all the hand cream let go in there. It got too hot. We told you that before, but we really haven't had a chance to clean it up until now. And So, I just went ahead and closed it over, and all the toothpaste had let go too. And, so I have thrown away all the hand cream resupply that was in the resupply kit. And l'm just about to go into the individual guy's kits, because every hand cream in their individual kits let go, and l've got to check the toothpaste also. And, more than likely it may or may not have let go in the individual kits, and if so, I'ii let you know. But those - those are two items that - they're completely wiped out up here - that I think the other guys need to bring. Okay, appreciate that. And, for your information, regarding those items that you were talking about in A-9, what we think you're talking about is this - the atomizer device. That, we'd like you to stow in 440, D440 for us. And, there were two QD devices: one was the waste water transfer QD and the condensate QD adaptor. Those should be stowed in MI51 if we could.

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0kay, MI51 for those and D440 for the atomizers humidifiers. Roger. Roger. And Pete, while having a little problem and we'd like to try to could. And I guess the I got you here, we've been with those spots on tae TV, get them cleaned up iC we question really is: Do you

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think you got time this evening to get the optics brush out of 524 and dust off the lens of both the external portion, and if you could remove it and get the internal portio_ too, we'd appreciate it. CDR CC 20 32 16 CDR CC CDR Okay. Thank you. Say Crip, you still there? Affirmative. Say, the other thing I haven't checked theirs, but none of them broke open, but our sha_ng cream was awfully hard. And I have a suspicion that that was due to heat, also. I get the feeling that shaving cream - there is no toothpaste in the individual kits; so I've thrown away all the toothpaste. They are going to have to bring more of that. I've got the feeling that shaving cream, toothpaste, and hand cream have all gone bad, too. Okay, it's on note. Yes, I won't throw away the shaving cream because it's not broken open, but I get the suspicion of something
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Copy. Hey, a hand cream from that dropped in the head. It was the only place I could open it up to use the sand - sand collector to collect all the hand cream particles.

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Okay. None of the cream got out in the individual kits. It's felt that - you ought to Just throw them all away and resupply the whole kit, Pete. Well, we can do that because in - inside everybody's kit -yes, it broke open inside everybody's kit. I was Just pulling the ... down in the -in the thing. If you think you can resupply kits, I Just as soon get rid of them, because they're all dirty inside and so is the resupply module. It's filthy.

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Okay. Why don't we take that under advisement down here, and probably make some recommendation before you leave. Okay, well, until _ _u do, I'm going to s+ p throwing stuff away. I got other things I can do. Okay. l've already thrown away everything in the resupply kit, and I just finished AI Bean's and Joe Pogue's kits. And I'ii stop right there. 0k_. Hey, Crip, you still there? Say again, please. I said, are you still there? Question, I have the TV lens, and it looks clean as a whistle inside, and outside, I think, and how about if I change it out with the last that I stowed to leave on board and the bu