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second. PLT MARK. SPT HACK. PLT 26:05, ALTIMETER, ON. PLT And the UNLOCK light is flickering, so I have a READY light. Stand by PLT MARK. MODE to SINGLE on the 190 at 20:16. SPT (Garble) One extra exposure in there. PLT I'm not hearing (garble) come off of there so I turned it higher (garble) negative - MALF light again. (Garble) 27:15. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 17 hours 27 minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda as the Skylab IV crew continues EREP pass number 31 in the mission of Skylab IV. The pass will end at 17:33 Greenwich mean time at a point northeast of Recife in Brazil. G&N officer reports 4 mibs being fired during the latter part of the maneuver as the TACS system took over temporary control during this EREP pass. Next acquisition will be through Ascension in 7 minutes. At that time, the Skylab IV crew should've concluded the EREP pass and again reorientation of the vehicle back to its standard mode of solar inertial with the ATM and solar panels aimed at the Sun. At Greenwich mean time 17 hours 28 minutes, this is Skylab Control. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Ascension for 4-1/2 minutes. Out. CC And I've got some open circuit voltage adjust settings CDR CC for you if anyone's free. Go ahead, Bruce. Okay. Regulator control,

fine

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number 7_ that's one of the screw driver slotted jobs. That's number 7, we want to turn it i0 degrees countercloekwiso and then I've got the BUS adjustments. CDR Okay. It's done. CC Okay. BUS i, pot 15 degrees counterclockwise and BUS 2, i0 degrees counterclockwise. CDR Okay. Those are done. CC Okay. That's it. Thank you. CC Skylab_ this is Houston. 1-1/2 minutes to LOS. Next station contact in 26-i/2 through Carnarvon at 18z06 with a data/voice tape recorder dump at AOS. The OCV adjustments measurement PLT station, CC END OF TAPE look good and if for us. Not yet, Okay. you've Bruce. got an EREP tape remaining

I'ii have

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 17 hours and 42 minutes. We've had loss of signal through the Ascension tracking station. 7 mibs fired during the EREP pass. The vehicle now reorienting back to solar inertial. The EREP pass, apparently, very successful, the crew giving very vivid descriptions during the pass, which began 1600 miles west of Vancouver Island and ended as the spacecraft crossed over Brazil and over the Atlantic Ocean. Next acquisition in 22 minutes and 45 seconds. Acquisition will be through Carnarvon. At Greenwich mean time 17 hours and 42 minutes, this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours and 4 minutes. Acquisition coming through Carnarvon in 50 seconds. G&N officer reports at the close of the EREP pass, the Skylab had used 4 7 mibs, or about 35 poundseconds of TACS propellant. This is because when the maneuver was started, the vehicle was about 2 degrees out of error in the Z-attitude at the time of the start of maneuver. So the mibs were fired by automatically by the vehicle as the EREP pass was taking place. This did not effect the EREP pass, nor did it effect the CMG number 2. We'll bring the line up for this pass through Carnarvon as Skylab is in its 3698th revolution. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon for 5 minutes. We have a data/voice tape recorder dump here at AOS. And if you'd stay off the DAS for a minute we'll send you a nuZ update. Over. S°T Roger. You have it. CC Skylab, this is Houston. I minute to LOS. Next station contact in 4_i/2 minutes through Guam at 18:19. Out. CC Skylabp this is Houston through Guam fo_ 8_i/2 minutes. And if all of you are within earshot of a speaEer box_ l've got a message for you. PLT Press on, Bruce. CC Okay. I quote, "Congratulations on breaEing the last remaining manned space flight duration recordj and especially for the outstanding work you have done and are continuing to do in the fields of space science, space applications and in learning about man's reaction to space, Keep up the good work. See you soon." Signed, James C. Fletc_er and George M. Lowe, Over. PLT Roger, Bruce. We copy. We thank them very much for the kind words. And we want to thank everybody on tbe ground that _s been helping us. We certainly needed a lot of help and we received it. Thank you. CC Okay, And we're all looking forward to 8e_ing you back here in the not too far distant future.

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PLT We're certainly looking forward to being there. I can tell you that. CC Skylab, this is Houston. We've got about 3 minutes remaining this pass. For the PLT, have you had a chance to make the tape remaining measurement yet on the EREP tape? Over. PLT Negative. I haven't. But I'ii get it in about 30 seconds. CC Okay. PLT That's 2.85 centimeters. CC 2.85 centimeters. Thank you, Bill. And you've got about a minute and a half now to LOS. Next station contact in 17 minutes through Goldstone at 18:44. And that measurement will let our guys get the pads in shape a little early for tomorrow's run. PLT Okay, Bruce, now to read back. You did say 2, right? It's 2.85. CC 2.85. 2 PLT Thank you. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours 29 minutes, with loss of signal 15 minutes and 15 seconds through Goldstone. A telegram from NASA Administrator Dr. Fletcher and George Lowe, complimenting the crew on the work they have accomplished in their i0 weeks in space. The crew has accomplished about everything they've set out to do, so far. As far as the 10-week cumulative total for the mission, close to or above the nominal premission plan in the area of medical experiments. 437 hours was premissioned planned for 84 - 437 hours to be spent on medical experiments. Through yesterday, mission day 70, the crew has more than 300 hours of medical experiments aboard Skylab space station. Total manned hours viewing time at the ATM console_ premission plan for the entire mission was 516 hours. The crew, through yesterdayp has accumulated 472 hours at the ATM console. In the area of comet observations with the ATM instruments, 23 hours was premission planned. The crew has more than doubled that with 52 hours spent with the ATM instruments gathering data on comet Kohoutek. Premission plan calls for 18 hours being spent operating the EREP instruments for the entire mission up through yesterday, exclusive of pass. ii hours and 43 minutes have been spent. In the corollary experiment area, experiments such as $20, S063, and T025, the crew has logged 102 hours through mission day 70 as opposed to 143 hours for the premission plan for the entire 84-day mission. On the corollary experimentm not using the scientific airlock, 309 - 166 hours were planned for these instruments. The crew through mission day 70 has performed 96 hours of experiments with corollary

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experiments not using the scientific airlock. Again in the comet observations premission plan called for 142 hours of operation of corollary experiments viewing the comet. The crew is actually through again - through mission day 70 performed 91 hours of experiments with these instruments. Overall, total mission allocation of hours including operational functions aboard the spacecraft, mission requirement operation, detail test objectives, student experiments, medical experiments, ATM, ATM comet observations, EREP and corollary. 6092 hours were planned for these overall operations for the mission. 6092 hours. Through the 10th week of operation the crew has performed aboard Skylab. Next acquisition in At Greenwich mean time 18 hours and Skylab END OF Control. TAPE 4982 hours i0 minutes 34 minutes, of experimentation through Goldstone. this is

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 18 hours 43 minutes. Acquisition coming through Goldstone tracking station for a Te- stateside pass. We'll leave the line up for approximately 18-minute pass. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Goldstone and Merrltt Island for 16 minutes and we're sending up a handmade command to close the evacuation valve on all three GMGs in an effort to stabilize the situation and maybe help out CMG-2. So it should be coming up shortly. Over. CDR Roger. CC And with respect to the S183 DAC optics subject, it_ our belief that the old replaced optics maybe stowed in F-510 Bravo. If you follow the (garble) procedures word for word, it was the tools that should've been put in the plenum bag. Can you confirm this or check 510 Bravo at your convenience some time and let us know? CDR Okay. CC And we've completed the commanding, successfully closing the evacuation valves on the three CMGs. CDR Roger. CC Skylab, this is Houston. A minute and a half to LOS. Next station contact in ii minutes through the Vanguard at 19:11 and we're commanding CBRM 5 REG OFF at this time. We'll hit the CHARGER OFF over the Vanguard and leave it dormant again. Over. CDR Roger, Bruce. And on the S183 optics, we haven't. I don't know about the Allen wrench. I suspect I refused to throw it away and if I look through the tool box, I might find it. CC Okay. We copy that and that's a good input, Jer. It's a metric Allen wreneh and you probably don't have very many of those on board. CC We're hitting the input that when you remove the Allen wrench, there was a little slot in the back of the plate which was a cover for the replacement optics that the Allen wrench fitted into for storage. And it's conceivable you mlght've stuck it back in the slot out of a a meth - a methodical way of doing business. CDR Oh, I hate to throw away tools. I may have just done that. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 19 hours 4 minutes. Loss of signal through MILA tracking station. Next acquisition will be Vanguard, first acquisition through the Vanguard tracking station today. Acquisition in 5 minutes and 30 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 19 hours 5 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 19 hours 9 minutes. A pass lasting 7 minutes through the Vanguard tracking ship. Acquisition in 45 seconds. The biomedical officer reports that the crew has already begun M092 experiment about 30 minutes ahead of schedule. We'll bring the line up for Vanguard. CC Skylab, this is Houston through the Vanguard for 6 minutes. Out. CC PLT, this is Houston. Over. PLT Go, Bruce. CC Yeah, I have here a couple of comments for you, Bill, on the TV-77 that we've got set up for just a little bit later in the day. What we're trying to do with this set of sequences is to get some very specific fairly closely tailored imagery that will tie in with the TV scenes that we already have down here from the mission so that we can add the whole thing together. A couple of cases we've suggested some topics to cover or maybe even some sample things to say, but there's no intent that Jerry necessarily read these verbatum into the - into the plot, just suggestions regarding topics. Looking at it down here we feel that it may wind up taking more than the 30 minutes that we currently have flight planned for Jerry. And we're not sure how much additional time is involved in doing double takes on these scenes. If the first take is really good and you all are happy with it there's no need for a second take. The segments, segment i_ 2, and 3 are scheduled or are carried in a message in order of priority. And what we're looking for first is good quality TV. And if you should only get one segment done or two segments done, why that's fine. We'll take a look at it down here on the ground and decide whether we want to schedule St again for some more coverage or how we want to handle it. Over. PLT Okay, well, that's a good call, Bruce, because they certainly don't encourage expert work by trying to crowd all that in at a very short period of time. The documentary photos in the TV mode have been awfully short changed on the time allowed. CC Roger, we copy. Just start_ through it and do a good Job and take your time on it. And if we need some more_ why, we'll probably wind up doing that. And we got about 15 seconds to a long LOS here. Goldstone in an hour and 4 minutes at 20:21. Out. PLT PAO hours and Roger. Skylab Control, Greenwich mean 19 minutes with loss of signal through time Vanguard

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tracking station. Next acquisition 1 hour and 1 minute away will be the Goldstone tracking station as Skylab makes nearly a full revolution before having contact with the ground again. Commander Gerald Carr at the ATM control and display panel. The crew is scheduled to spend approximately 3 hours 42 minutes today gathering data at the ATM. A total of 23 hours and 36 minutes of separate science data being gathered - being gathered by the three crewmembers today. Science Pilot Ed Gibson in the midst of performing the M092 lower body negative pressure device experiment, followed by the M171 metobolic analyzer. A successful Earth resources pass earlier today, a 33 minute pass gathering data on water resources, crop inventory, urban development, atmosphere, and oceanography. Next acquisition in 1 hour through the Goldstone tracking station. At Greenwich mean time 19 hours 20 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control at 19:45 Greenwich mean time. 35 minutes to the next station at Goldstone, final stateside pass coming up through Goldstone and Texas. Today's fight director change-ofsShift press conference will be somewhat different than previous ones in that the present Flight Director Milt Windier relieved Nell Hutchinson earlier than scheduled and will remain in the control center until the next hand^vet time. Therefore, Windier will hold his change-ofsShift press conference in absentia on the release line. News persons covering the mission should submit their questions to the Skylab newsroom so that Windler will have them before him for the remote press conference. It will be approximately 4:15 central daylight. And we'll put Mr. Windler on the broadcast line here with a summary of the day's activities in the mission, and to answer questions submitted through the newsroom. This is Skylab Control at 19:47 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control 20:20 Greenwich mean time. Goldstone tracking station and the Texas tracking station upcoming in about 50 seconds for the final stateside pass of the day. Space station Skylab nearing the end of revolution 3,699. For the crew 1,014 orbits around the Earth in their 71st day in space. Standing by for AOS Goldstone. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Goldstone and Corpus Christi for almost 12 minutes. CDR Roger Bruce. H-alpha 1 seems to be acting up again. I got the door did not open it remained white and we had no video. I INHIBITED and then ENABLED the H-alpha door motors and got operation okay in H-alpha but still no video. CC Okay, we copy that let us look at it. And we're ready for a data/voice tape recorder dump here. CDR Okay. What I'm doing is I'm pointing with H-alpha 2. And then I'm going to step up 85, correction step down 85 arc seconds and get started on this JOP 2C. CC Okay. CC Jerry, our downlink telemetry indicates that the H_alpha i door is still closed. Would you please issue other DOOR OPEN command with the door switch please. CDR Okay. CDR Okay, all is well. CC Okay. We confirm that. CDR Houston, CDR. Now that we see we've only got about 35 minutes or 34 minutes remaining, how would S056 like to modify the building block. CC We're checking on that. CDR Okay. CC CDR, Houston. Your question on S056, we would like to delete the two PATROL, SHORT operations. Everything else the same. CDR Okay. CC Thank you. CDR I'm going to cut back 55 to two MIRROR, AUTO RASTERS per GRATING setting rather than three. And that way I can get all three of them in. CC Okay, would be fine. CC Skylab, this is Houston, 1 minute till LOS. Next station contact in 12 minutes through the Vangaurd at 20:46. Out. PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal through Goldstone Texas for the final stateside pass. We're 9 minutes away from tracking ship Vanguard. Some initial planning is underway by flight controllers for a

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burn maneuver that will increase the orbital lifetime of space station Skylab° Zf done, the burn would be with the service module reaction control system thrusters. The burn time would be 3 minutes in duration with a change of velocity or DELTA V of 12-feet per second. Currently the maneuver is scheduled at 3:15 p.m. central time on mission day 83, which is February 6, 2 days before splashdown. At orbital midnight for Skylab, midnight in the orbit is when the vehicle is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. And of course the space station is in total darkness at that time. Skylab's apogee would be raised about 7 nautical miles. The plus X RCS thrusters would be used to perform the posigrade maneuvers. It is expected that the extra boost will add at least i year and maybe more extra time to the orbital lifetime of Skylab. Current estimates of Skylab's orbital lifetime prior to this proposed maneuver is around 9 years. So the maneuver would boost it to i0 or perhaps longer years lifetime. Seven minutes to tracking ship Vanguard. At 20:37 Greenwich mean time, Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control at 20:44 Greenwich mean time. Acquisition upcoming at tracking ship Vanguard in 50 seconds. A reminder to newsmen, the change-of-shift briefing will be somewhat remote with the Flight Director Milt Windier coming on the broadcast line for a rundown of today's activities. That will be after Tananarive LOS on this revolution which is about 33 minutes from now. Newsmen should submit any questions they have to the Houston newsroom or relay to the CC for either Bill or Jerry, if you can work it in sometime this evening, we'd like for you to clean the pinch rollers on EREP tape recorder number i, using the swab wetting procedure that's in general message - permanent general message 34 Alfa. Since the pinch rollers have not been scheduled for cleaning inbetween passes, we think it's possible that they're collecting tacky material from the tapes and then transferring this material to the headstack during operations, and that this is giving you the flickering TAPE MOTION light during 192 ops, over. CDR Now, Bruce, I though the pinch rollers are supposed to be cleaned after every EREP run. CC Well, let me ask it of you this way, have you been cleaning them after every run? CDR I have, let me check with Bill. CC Okay, well we'll check down here, too, and make sure we're coordinated. S056 CDR Does it looks to you folks down there like is hung in FILTER i? CC We're checking. CDR Okay, I found it hung in PATROL, NORMAL. in PATROL, LONG now and I think it's hung again. It's looks okay to us, Jerry. Yeah, it's okay now. Houston, are you to the EREP C&D post cue card, it says take 4 swabs the pinch rollers and the headstacks. Roger, we've got that out now and we Houston, CDR. CDR, Houston. Hey, Bruce we've our little monitors.

I'm

CC CDR referring and clean CC concur. CDR CC CDR with

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got a TV monitor problem Looks like there's

a little old rubber thing or something loose inside of it and it floats around and is in the field of view of the monitor. It's definitely in the monitor, it's not in the camera because we swapped the cameras and it's in the same monitor. But it looks loose like a inside little rubber cap the cavity behind or something floating the phosphorescent around the screen

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itself. And as it gets closer to the screen - or closer to the gun it gets bigger and gets smaller as it gets away. CC How can you tell it's rubber? CDR I figure if it was metal, Bruce he was going to start sparking and smoking. CC Okay, that's a good data point. But it looks to you llke it's actually inside the tube? CDR That's affirmative. You could shake the monitor and make it move all over the place. CC Is this on the same monitor that I think Bill was reporting difficulty with yesterday or day before? I think when you were flying T20, he was reporting trouble with the monitor. CDR That was a different problem, Bruce. Can you take television of a television screen? Could we take a picture of this monitor with the other camera? CC We're going to have to study that one, you got sync problems. It probably would be best to take a picture of it with the same camera, (chuckle) although I'm not sure. You get into this receding image thing. Let us check on it but CDR Okay, if worse comes to worse, we'll take a Nikon and take a picture of it. CC Yeah, of course that wouldn't give us any real time on it, but - can you tell us if that's the same monitor or not. just CDR No, this is the other monitor. This was one that was the sharpest image. CC Okay, we copy. Is that going to impact your TV-77 stuff this afternoon or can you still make do even with the rubber object floating around. CDR No, we can work around it but I Just wanted you to know it was there. CC Okay, we got 40 seconds to LOS. Next station contact is in about 17 minutes through Tananarive at 21:13 and just racking my brain here. I believe it's a sync for both the monitor and the camera is derived from the camera itself that's driving the monitor, so if you used one camera to photograph the other camera's monitor, I don't think the sync would work out right. But you could give it a try I suppose. PLT Okay, when we get to an experiment (static) point, we'll do it. PAO Skylab Control. 20:56 and loss of signal at Vanguard. Some conversation there about a mysterious grommet or something loose inside the video tube. Have one of the small monitors used by the crew to preview the television pictures that they transmit to the ground. Next station will be Tananarive in 15 minutes. This is Skylab Control at 20:57 GMT. the END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, 21:11 Greenwich mean time. AO about 50 seconds space station Skylab now in it's 3700th Earth revolution. And at some point after LOS Tananarive we'll - Tananarive does have acquisition at this time. After Tananarive LOS we will have a sort of remote press conference with the Flight Director, Milt Windier. With in a few minutes hopefully after LOS at that station. CC Good evening space team, got you through Tananarive for 5 minutes. CC Ed, Houston. CC Ed, Houston. CC Ed, Houston. CC Ed_ in the blind is an eruptive prominence, the northwest on the limb. And we'd like for you to interrupt your PT run a JOP 8 Alfa that's on page S-25, and run it per the SAP. CDR Houston, CDR. How do you read? CC I read you loud and clear, Jer. CDR Okay, it's night now, we're behind. CC Yeah, just go ahead and pick it up when you get into daylight. CDR Okay, good enough. CC We're going LOS here. The next station will be Hawaii at 21:55. CDR Rog. (Static) on the limb. CC In the blind it's on the northwest limb. PAO This is Skylab Control, LOS at Tananarive with about 18 minutes of night remaining for space station Skylab. The science pilot was advised to interrupt his physical training and go immediatly to the ATM console to observe an eruptive prominence on the northwest limb of the Sun, and run a JOP - or joint observation program 8 Alfa. We'll be back up with Flight Director Milt Windier here in the next few minutes hopefully between now and Hawaii. This is Skylab Control at 21:20 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE

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Flight

This is Director

Skylab Control, Milt Windler has

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that because of reviews underway of the detail messages for tomorrow's Flight Plan execute package, he begs off until after at least after this Hawaii pass coming up in 23 minutes. And tentatively promised to do his remote press conference or seance between Hawaii and Vanguard which gives a span of about 25 minutes. Hawaii in 23 minutes and after Hawaii LOS, hopefully we_ll have him up here for a today's activities and outlook for tomorrow. Hawaii. Skylab Control at 21:32. END OF TAPE discussion 23 minutes of to

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PAO This is Skylab Control, 21:54 Greenwich mean time. Acquisition Hawaii in 50 seconds. Extremely brief pass across the northeast quadrant of the Hawaii circle. First pass at Hawaii of the afternoon, max elevation 3-1/2 degrees. And hopefully at some point after Hawaii LOS we'll have Flight Director Milt Windier on the broadcast line to discuss the day's activities. We're standing by for AOS Hawaii. CC Skylab, AOS through Hawaii for 3 minutes. CDR Roger, Story. SPT Hey, Story looking at the white light coronagraph I see no significant change from what we saw this morning. As a matter of fact I could see no no change whatsoever in any of the detail. We've got a building block 32 done at the beginning of the orbit without 50 - 54 and I'll take another look at it. Right now I'm over at the about 040 looking at the what appears to be a prominence and perhaps a surge. And I'ii get 55 going on that in a moment unless you want to take it unattened. CC Okay, Ed if you don't pick up anything on the white light coronagraph, I would like you to terminate the building block 17 and do a shopping list item number i. SPT Story, I did a building bloc_ 32. I don't recall anything about a building block 17. CC Okay, 32 is fine. CC Jet, Houston. SPT Story, I'm still a little at a loss as to what additional things you would like. I did a 32 - building block 32 which is the same as a shopping list item i. Is there anything else which you would like? CC Jer, we'd like just a couple more of those building block 32's. And then use your own Judgment including b going back to the PT. Whatever you think is best. CC And also Ed there's extremely active aurora reported in the northern hemisphere. Use permanent general message 18 Bravo if you get a chance. And it's got the highest classification that we can give it in terms of activity. It'a a class V. SPT Okay, Story we'll sure try to do that. We've been looking some of these nights and we - it's kind of tough to see up north when we had the high beta, because of the ATM. But we'll start taking another hard look and see if we can see anything. CC Okay, and we're about to go LOS here. See you over the Vanguard in about 25 minutes at 22;23.

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CDR Roger Story. And can you folks recommend times when we might best look for the aurora. CC Okay, we'll do it. PAO Skylab Control, loss of signal from space station Skylab at the Hawaii tracking station. Twentythree minutes to tracking ship Vanguard. We'll return hopefully within the next few minutes with Flight Director Milt Windler on the broadcast line for a remote change-of-shift briefing, a one-sided change-of-shift briefing. At 21:59 GMT, Skylab Control. some END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control, 22:22 Greenwich mean time. Acquisition at the tracking ship Vanguard in 50 seconds. Space station Skylab, will complete it's 3700th revolution as it crosses Cape longitude, within the next couple of minutes, as a matter of fact. We're standing by for Vanguard. CC Skylab, AOS through the Vanguard I0 minutes. And we're going to dump the data/voice here. SPT Hello Story. Still nothing evident in the white light coronagraph. I put another building block 32 or shopping list item i. The center of the orbit, we're letting 55 look at the limb around 040 to 060. And I'ii put one more shopping list item at the end of the orbit. Shopping list i. Exactly where did the prominence move off from? CC It was the northwest limb. I'ii get you try to get you a more exact answer, E_. SPT Okay. Thank you, Story. And the reason you couldn't contact me before was I was down there in the bowels of the workshop and working and had a speaker right next to my ear which was tapping away so I turned it down and it turned out to be the only one that was turned up in the whole base part of the workshop. CC Okay. You had some peace and quiet, huh? SPT Apparently that time too much. SPT We all have a 6-cycle-per-second flicker to our eyes. CC That eruptive prominence was i0 degrees north of the equator, or about 80 degrees, Ed. SPT Thank you. CC And I've got some times for you to catch those auroras. SPT Go ahead, Story. CC Okay. There's good evidence, although we don't have observing stations in the southern hemisphere, that they should be seen down there also. Viewing times for the northern hemisphere: 8 minutes before sunrise, up until sunrise. For the southern hemisphere: from sunrise until 8 minutes after sunrise - sunset. Southern is sunset to 8 minutes after sunset. SPT Okay Story, I understand. 8 minutes into the dark at either sunrise or in the north and sunset in the south. CC That's affirm. SPT PLT CC PLT Thank you. Story, Skylab; PLT. Hello, Bill. Okay. We got it back. You're sunset. essentially Sunrise

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ask you when we were going to get the recorder. CC And we're done with it. PLT Just want to report a marsh area of fairly extensive plankton blooming to the south of the Gulf of San Matias. That's a large hammerhead penensula there. Pass that on. It's fairly large and extensive. CC Okay. PLT That's a Falkland Current associated. CC Okay. SPT Story, would the 52 people like a STANDARD at the end of this orbit to go with the two they have the following? CC Stand by I, Ed. CC That's affirm, Ed, we'd like one. CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS, about 15 minutes to Tananarive at 22:47. Ed, Houston. SPT Go ahead. CC Ed, the ATM planning message for your ops tomorrow is on board. We stole some of your PT time there so let us know if you need any help regrouping. SPT No, it's all squared away Story. I got things pretty well under control. CC Okay. CC And you got 22 minutes left on the VTR_ Skylab. PLT Is that 22. CC 22. PLT Okay. Thank you. PLT We've just finished sequence i. Two run throughs on it, and that's all we have accomplished on that TV-77. CC Okay. PAO This is Skylab Control. LOS tracking ship Vanguard. Science Pilot Ed Gibson reported no joy yet in observing the prominence in the northwest limb of the Sun reported earlier. Information to the effect that the prominence is some i0 degrees above the solar equator was passed back to Gibson to aid in his locating it. Spacecraft Communicator Story Musgrave also passed up to the crew some information on sighting aurora in both hemispheres. The sightings are possible in the northern hemisphere for aurora borealis 8 minutes prior to sunrise and in the southern hemisphere for aurora australis from sunset to 8 minutes after sunset. Pilot Bill Pogue, during the Vanguard pass reported visual observation of plankton blooming in the Falkland Current. Gave no reports of any pods of whales feeding on the plankton. Next station in Ii minutes. Voice relay station at Tananarive. Final time this evening. This is Skylab Control at 22:35 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE

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PAO Final pass 40 seconds, CC 8 minutes. time. about

Skylab Control at 22:46 Greenwich mean over voice relay station Tananarive in for which we are standing by. Skylab, got you through Tananarive for

SPT Story, could you tell me on tomorrow's Flight Plan what time we arrive back into solar inertial after the Z-LV pass? CC Okay, stand by i, Ed. CC Ed, that's 20:29. SPT Thank you Story. CC Jer, Houston. CDR (Garble) CDR Houston, CDR say again please. CC Okay, Jer how you reading us? CDR 5-square; go. CC Jer, we've got a procedure for you if you want to take some TV pictures of - of the monitor picture. However, it's - it's your option we're bringing both monitors back anyway. PLT I don't think we need to bother then, Story. CC Okay Bill and I got a phone call for you tonight. PLT Okayp go ahead. CC Vanguard at 01:39 and it's a RIGHT. PLT Roger. CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS. Next station will be Hawaii at 23:31. That's about 35 minutes we'll be looking to dump the data/voice there. CC And we'll also be looking for the evening status report at Hawaii. CDR Okay, we'll be ready. PAO This is Skylab Control. LOS Tananarive for the final time tonight. Next station in 33 minutes will be Hawaii at which the evening status report is scheduled according to the Flight Plan. The succeeding pass over tracking ship Vanguard will be the medical conference with the crew physician a summary of which will be relayed as soon as available, which means that there will be a gap of almost an hour and half between live transmissions from Hawaii to Hawaii on this revolution. The groundtrack between Hawaii through Vanguard at the medical conference misses all other tracking stations until it comes back to Hawaii again on revolution 3701 - 3702 that is. We'll return for Hawaii and the Control END OF evening status report in 32 minutes. at 22:59 Greenwich mean time. TAPE This is Skylab

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pass is standing CC we're going CDR CC

the evening status report from by at tracking station Hawaii. Skylah, AOS through Hawaii to dump the data/voice here. Aloha We're Houston, always you ready ready, Jer.

evening

CDR Okay, the photo pads or photo log: 16-millimeter_ Delta Papa 4, Charlie, Delta and Echo, Charlie India 129, 72, Charlie India 78, no photos were taken last night. Today, Delta Papa 4 Alfa and Bravo, Charlie India 129, 65, Charlie India 78. EREP VTS: Charlie Lima 12, 82. Nikons: 01, Charlie X-ray 43, 39; 02, Bravo Victor 49, 00; 03, Charlle India 115, 52; 04 and 05 no change. 70-millimeters: Charlie X-ray 18, 083; ETC no change; EREP set Zulu, 0491, 2669, 0216, 9574, 1345, 0282. Drawer A: Alfa 1 through Alfa 4, no change; BACK 07, Charlie India 129, 82; Charlie India 78. Okay on Sleep: CDR, 7, 7 heavy; 8PT, 6.5, 4 heavy, 2.5 light; PLT 7.0, 6 heavy and 1 light. Volume: 260, 195, 420. CDR on Water gun reading: CDR, 8817; SPT, 4853; PLT, 1424. Body mass: 6.329, 6.329, 6.330; 6.373, 6.376, 6.378; 6.256, 6.260, 6.259. Exercise: CDR and PLT, no change; SPT, standard with the exception of Alfa minus 5737. Medication: CDR, Actifed tonight. trousers_ salt for PLT, CDR, none; SPT, Clothing: one CDR, Dalmane none; tonight; PLT, one SPT, socks, shirt and Food log: minus one lemonade,

socks, shorts 0.0, plus peach

and T-shirt. ambrosia,

minus one coffee with sugar; SPT, 1.5 salt, plus lemon pudding, plus one Apollo cocoa, plus 2.0 water; PLT, zero salt, plus one green beans, minus one orange drink, minus one grape drink and zero rehydration water. Flight Plan deviations: SPT, plus one ATM pass; CDR, did not get the Nikons of the SMMD and BMMD, we'll add that to the shopping list for tomorrow. Shopping none. CC thinking recorder llst accomplishments: Unscheduled stowage: Okay, of because of number i, we're number cleaning 2. the none. none. Inoperable equipment:

Jer. And while I got you Jet, we're the flickering light on EREP tape thinking of switching over to If you heads all are doing all and all the rest you of that that

tape recorder possibly can, to keep along, 2. If IVm number we_ll there's of

1 in good order, if you've probably switch over to tape no better way we can handle cleaning

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conscientiously. So, if that's not enough, we probably to switch. CC Okay. And any water deviation on you today, Jer? CDR Roger, plus 1.0. CC Okay. And we're looking at a good maneuver time. PLT I just END OF TAPE

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CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS. The next station's at Vanguard for your medical conference in about 22 minutes at 00:01. CDR Roger Story. PAO This is Skylab Control. LOS Hawaii. Next station in 19 minutes, tracking ship Vanguard. Medical conference with the crew physician scheduled at Vanguard. A summary of that conference will be relayed as soon as it's available. Our next live station pass will be Hawaii again in an hour and 26 minutes. And at 23:42 Greenwich mean time, Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, 01:08 Greenwich mean time. Acquisition at Hawaii in 50 seconds, what may be the final pass of the evening before the crew goes to bed. Although the upcoming Vanguard pass is within the time frame of today's crew wake period. We're standing by for AOS Hawaii, total of 6-1/2 minutes. CC Skylab, got you through Hawaii for 6 minutes. And we're looking at this pass to be the last pass. CDR Roger, Story. CC And Jer_ we could use someone up at the ATM to get a frames read out, and also a got a couple of switches to throw up there. CDR Rog. PLT Story, have the frame count. CC Go. 85713, you PLT 8294, and this one is obviously an error 14, 28, 1130, 2743. CC Okay, and got a couple of switches for there at the ATM panel. CDR Go ahead.

CC Okay, the C&D to ACS MONITOR rotary switch, WHEEL AMP 2 for i0 seconds. CDR Okay, that's complete. CC Stand by i. CC Now could you go to the WHEEL SPEED 2 position for i0 seconds? CDR That's complete. CC Okay. CDR What's all that for Story? CC Jer, it's it appears that - positioning that switch is putting glitches into our telemetry. And the ones that we're interested in are wheel speed and current. CC And could you give us the same on CMG 2 - I mean 3? CDR CC CDR want WHEEL CC CDR CDR CC interaction displays. CDR CC Okay. That will be WHEEL AMPS to 3 for l0 seconds.

Okay, you got WHEEL AMPS 3 for i0 do you SPEED now? Yes sir. Okay. That's complete. Okay, that's it Jet. We are seeing an between switching that meter and our telemetry Roger. Jer, have

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flight plans yet? CDR Yeah, looks like it takes a Philadelphia lawyer to read them. CC Yeah, that's why I brought it up. CC The one of them is in case we don't have any - any 201. And we do have a priority for track 59 and 60 if there is no 201. But the weather does look better now for 63. CDR Okay, is 63 the early one? CC That's the late one, 59 and 60 is the earlier one. And that has priority but the weather doesn't look quite so good for it right now. CDR Okay, what are those geothermal it's still dark at that time isn't it? CC That's a geothermal one. CDR Roger. CC And the other one that says if no EREP 42, and that of course assumes that $201 is still GO. CDR Okay. CC And while I've got you, do you think that 6 cycle per second you've got in your audio will - will disturb your EVA comm at all? CDR No, I think it will be a nuisance just llke it is now. You know for instance where we might miss some calls or something because of it, just the way we did today. CDR Trouble is they're starting to tone. You know, the cycles are getting longer - are getting louder I should say. CC So we can get EV-3 to be the one who listens to it instead of the two outside. Would you llke that? much CDR Oh, I don't know that it makes all that difference, don't have to listen to it. CC Okay, now you voice tape on TV-77 was excellent. Don't do anymore on that until we get the VTR down and put it all together. CDR Okay. CC And for Ed. How long was it between his eating and the onset of the M092 _ent? SPT Probably about an hour and half, Story. CC Okay, and we've got about 25 seconds to LOS here. We're not thinking of calling you at the next station, but it's at Vanguard at 01:39 and I - END OF TAPE

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CC Okay, and we got about 25 seconds to LOS here, we're not thinking of calling you at the next station but it's at Vanguard at 01:39. And I can offer you wakeup it's at 10:51 10:53, seven minutes early, or one that's 30 minutes late at Goldstone. CDR Go ahead and make it the late one and we'll set our clocks. Also, you mean you don't want us to even try - to try to do sequence 2 and 3 in TV-77? CC Not until we call you, Jer. CDR Okay. CC And I do have a station I can wake you up right on time at Madrid. CDR Okay, good. SPT Story, I'd like to pick up the M133 tomorrow night rather than this evening. CC Stand by i. That'll be fine, Ed you can get it tomorrow. PAO This is Skylab Control, LOS Hawaii which may be the final pass of the evening. It was sort of indefinite there at LOS, whether or not the crew wanted to be called again Vanguard in 21 minutes. So we'll hang in and see. Meanwhile we have the crew physician's daily report on crew health, which reads as follows: "The Skylab-IV crew remains in a condition of satisfactory health. The pilot does have some continuation of nasal congestion and head fullness especially over the eyes. He does not have any elevation of temperature or other adverse signs and symptoms. He will continue taking the antihistamine decongestant tablet as directed. The science pilot has had some difficulty over the past two to three nights and especially last evening obtaining good sleep. He stated that he is 'overtired' and contria - contributes this to his failure to complete the M092 lower body negative pressure experiment today. He does not attribute this tired feeling to the work schedule but feels that on occasion he might be experiencing a little too much, might be exercising a little too much. He was advised to take a sleeping capsule tonight." That concludes the crew physician's summary by Dr. Charles E. Ross who is the crew surgeon on tonight. Dr. Jerry Hordinsky has departed for the recovery vessel in the Pacific, will be aboard to run the post-flight tests on the crew, medical tests. We'll return in 19 minutes to monitor Vanguard tracking ship pass. This is Skylab Control at 01¢20 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control, 01:41 Greenwich time. Space station Skylab in acquisition at tracking Vanguard and Commander Jerry Cart called the ground Vanguard. So we're playing catchup now, playing back and eventually we'll be live again. Roll tape. CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go ahead Jerry, got you through Vanguard 9 minutes.

CDR Okay, Story, I was getting ready to do photography on TV-106 and I'm not so sure we're using the right f-stop on this thing. It's calling for f-stop of - I think it's 2.8 at 1/30 of a second and I think I've got a whole lot more light than that up here and I'm wondering what's wrong with the little integral light meter that we've got here. It's indicating that we ought to be shooting in this kind of light of about 5.6 at a thirtieth. CC Okay, stand by i. CDR Seems to me we ought to use a faster shutter speed since it's handheld. CC You referring to step 6A, Jer? CDR That's affirmative, Story. CC While I got you Jer, per permanent general message, which of course you don't have in front of you to record the trash airlock usage for 3 days, they got reports on 61 and 64, did you get any other days? CDR They're apparently not reading their transcripts then. I gave them one for 61, and then again on 65, and then I just gave them one for last night. And the what they want was 62, 3, 4, 5, I think it was and we just don't do that many trash airlock dumps. CC Okay, And for Ed, he can run that M133 tomorrow night, that'll be fine. CDR Story, I guess my question to the photo people, is can I believe my little integral light meter in the Nikon with this K-I extension on it, if so then we ought to be doing this at more like a sixtieth or 1/25. CC We're working it. CC der_ you can believe the meter and shoot at the faster speed. CDR Okay, Story, I just took a siting on it and it says f/8 at 1/250. CC Copy. Jerry, Houston. CDR Go ahead. That's a little further out than we expected you are using Nikon 03? CDR Affirmative Nikon 03 and the light meter in it indicates it ought to be 1/250 at f/8. I got a high intensity light that's only 2 feet away from the vial that there, CC

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I'm taking the picture of. Would they rather I used a flash attachment? CC Jerry, Houston. CDR Roger. CC You got ASA 500 set on the top of your speed meter there? CDR That's affirmative. Okay, I tried the spot meter and it says that I ought to he using 5.6 at 1/25. CC You're reading our minds. CDR Say again. CC You read our minds on the spot meter. CDR Now the question is what do I believe. CC Skylab, we're about 30 seconds to LOS here. Next station is Ascension at 01:55 about 6 minutes. We won't call you. And we plan to dump the data/voice at Ascension and Jerry, we got plenty of that film, why don't you use your own judgment and bracket the the f and f-stop and speed settings. CDR Okay, I'll do that. I'm afraid the ones this morning are probably no good. I used the f-stop of 2.8 and then I did a 30th and the 60th but I'm afraid those are too far off. Maybe processing can bring it out. CC Okay, we'll see you over Madrid tomorrow at about 12:00. CDR Roger, sc long. PAO Skylab Control, LOS Vanguard. Next station Ascension. Next station will be Ascension Island in 4 minutes, however Spacecraft Communicator Story Musgrave has signed off for the night. The crew will be called at in the morning at the Madrid station at around 7 a.m. And at 01:51 Greenwich mean time signing off until Saturday morning, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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CC Morning") CC purple gang. Standing by. CDR CC

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Tananarive comes up at 12:11.. Couple of things to tell you as we go over the hill. The $201 is GO. We're still on the prime Flight Plan for today and the VTR is clean and all yours for the day. CDR Roger Dick. PA0 Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 12 hours i minute. January 26, mission day 72 - mission of Skylab IV. Crew wakenp coming through Madrid with the music of Julie London. Day number 72 in the flight of Skylab IV is designated officially as a day of rest. This is their 8th day off in the mission. As usual with most days off, Commander Gerald Carr, Science Pilot Ed Gibson, Pilot Bill Pogue will be doing more than just looking out the window. a dozen science tasks are scheduled today. in a leisurely manner. However_ with little time sprinkled is the Earth pass is States, Mexico. between resources them. pass More than a half Most of them are amounts of free event today, 20 63. The

Biggest scheduled along ground track

scheduled for midafternoon across coming from north to south down One of the primaries of interest

the western United California and into here is the geothermal Sensors and cameras daylight time and and Bakersfield,

regions that are in California and Mexico. will begin taking data at 2:40 p.m. central conclude 29 minutes later. San Francisco

Yuma, Arizona and Hermosillo_ Mexico, are all directly in the path of Skylab on this survey, survey number 32. Earlier in the day, at approximately 8 a.m. central daylight time, Jerry Carr will point $201 cameras earthward, attempting to photograph a Department of Defense rocket launch. Also scheduled is a science conference with the crew discussing medical and corollary experiments on the comet Kohoutek. As far as solar observations are concerned, the plan it to permit Gibson to do freelance scanning and executing the Apollo telescope mount instruments to let him devise his own schedule and run as many cycles of Sun viewing as he sees fit. This is a plan that may be implemented, shuttle Flight in to Plan the shuttle program make his decisions which is devised allowing in real 24 to 32 the science pilot aboard time by not following a hours in advance. Nearly

a dozen handheld photo targets of crew option today. Finally, while is a day off, the crew conceivably

opportunity are available at this January 26 officially may accumulate i0 additional

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hours to add to a huge log of science experiments. Next acquisition through Tananarive in 7 minutes 20 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 12 hours and 3 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time hours i0 minutes. Acquisition coming through Tananarive 50 seconds. CMG-2 still within limits - still within

the anomaly which began 3 days ago. The wheel speed's running from 8829 rpms to 8850, and the difference in temperature between the two bearings running between 2.1 and 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Apparently CMG now settled into this mode. G&N officer reports no - no performance outside those separate parame=ers. Bring the line up for the Tananarive pass. CAP COMM is Dick Truly, Flight Director is Phil Shaffer. CC Skylab, Houston; hello at Tananarive for i0 minutes. CDR CC it here? Hello, Dick. Got any news Yes_ sir I sure do. Would this morning? you like to

hear

CDR Yeah, that'd be fine. CC Okay. Ford Motor Company has announced layoffs that raise to just over 64,000 the number of auto workers furloughed indefinitely by an industry suffering a series sales decline. Ford said Friday that production cutbacks to begin Monday would idle 13,000 workers over the next two weeks, 4,000 indefinitely. The firm plans to trim 23,000 cars from its production schedule. So far this year, 40,000 GM and 13,000 Chrysler Corporation workers have been laid off indefinitely. Ford, with a 175,000-man domestic hourly workforce, will have laid off 11,175 workers indefinitely as of February ii. Federal energy chief William E. Simon testifying before a Senate subcommittee, declined to speculate on the prospects of gasoline rationing. The Senate is to vote next week on legislation that would authorize President Nixon to order rationing if necessary and take other steps to cope with the energy crisis. Billionaire Howard Hughes failed to appear for arraignment on stock manipulation charges in federal court Friday. The judge said he will decide next Wednesday whether to issue a bench warrant for Hughes' arrest. Hughes_ charged with four other men, is living in seclusion in the Bahamas. He could be declared a fugitive if he ignored a bench warrant. Bantam Books reported that it had made its first sale to the People's Republic of China. Three paperbacks. One copy each of the following: "Battleground: Fact and Fantasy in Palestine," "Wheels," a novel about the auto industry by Arthur Hailey, and "Every Night Josephine," a book by Jacqueling Susann. Bantam said it's been sending its periodic lists of about 1400 titles to the Chinese since the United States established relations with the Communist government. The order came from the China National Publications

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Import Corporation in Peking. "Ordinarily we would not open a new account for just three titles," a spokesman said. "One of the clerks almost sent it back, but it was caught." The Treasury Department confirmed that the big three U.S. automakers have applied for licenses for their Argentine subsidiaries to sell cars and trucks to Cuba. A Treasury Department spokesman said no decision had been made on whether to grant the licenses, and he said there was no indication when a decision would be made. The spokesman said Ford, Chrysler and General Motors all filed formal requests with the Treasury, seeking authority to allow American citizens working for their Argentine subsidiaries to engage in business with Cuba under the Cuban assets control regulations. These regulations currently embargo U.S. trade with Cuba. The automakers confirmed in Detroit that their Argentine subsidiaries have supplied quotations to Cuba on the possible sale of thousands of cars and trucks. Sources estimate the pacts would be worth as much as $150 million. Two totally blind men say they saw specks of light, llke constellations of stars, during experiments to develop an artificial eye. "It was just a relief that I could see," said a 28-year-old graduate student in social work who lost his sight 7years ago in a Vietnam linement - landmine explosion. The experiments were conducted by a team of more than 30 researchers from the universities of Utah and western Ontario." The two saw the specks when they were plugged into a computer with 64 tiny platinum electrode points stimulating the surface of their brains. They said they were able to recognize simple patterns including some letters, and draw on paper what they saw. Although several key problems remain unsolved, researchers estimate that an aritficial eye - a tiny television camera in the eye socket connected to electrodes permanently implanted through the back of the skull - may eventually be built for $5,000 apiece, plus $2,000 for surgery and related expenses. We're going to be the purple gang is going to be turning over to the crimsom team very - in a couple of passes to let you know what they've been doing while they're off duty, I have one news item here from San Diego. Navy astronaut Robert L. Crippen says space technology may one day permit cities to bathe themselves in 24 hour sunlight. Crippen said this and other techniques will provide avenues of relief from the energy crisis. Crippen said an array of huge mirrors up to a half mile in diameter could be put into stationary orbit outside the Earth's shadow, about 23,000 miles in space. By night they would be tipped automatically to illuminate the city below. "You could keep a city lighted 24 hours a day in this way if you wanted to," Crippen said, "or you could just shorten the nights and still save a lot of energy."

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We're about a minute or so from LOS here at Tananarive, and Honeysuckle comes up at 12:37. See you there. CC Skylab, Houston; we dropped out for a second there. We still have you for a few - for about a minute here at Tananarive. CDR Roger, Dick. Ed said thanks for the illuminating news. CC Roger that. I hope I get to go to San Diego in between my time off. PAO Skylab, Control, Greenwich mean time 12 hours 20 minutes. Loss of signal through Tananarive with the CAP COMM Dick Truly reading up the morning news to the crew. Spacecraft Skylab presently in an orbit of 239.4 by 239.7 nautical miles, traveling at a speed of 25,072 feet per second. Next acquisition in 15 minutes and 40 seconds through Honeysuckle. This is Skylab Control at 12 hours 21 minutes Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE'

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 12 hours 35 minutes. A change over in progress here at Mission Control. Flight Director Phil Shaffer and his purple team of flight controllers, turning the control of the MOCR over to Don Puddy, flight director of the maroon team. We'll bring the line up for the Honeysuckle pass, 5 minutes and 37 seconds in duration. CAP COMM still is Dick Truly. CC Skylab, Houston. Honeysuckle for 6 minutes. CDR Roger. CC And, CDR or PLT, Houston. I'd like to visit here with you at this site for Just a minute about this upcoming 201. CDR Go ahead, Dick. CC Roger. A couple of things I wanted to tell you. First of all the booster at Vandenberg is on internal power. It's looking good and the count is going very smoothly so we don't anticipate any problems. In the event that for some reason the CMG acts up between here and there, we are operating another 201 pad for you that essentially could be accomplished with no maneuver, which in that decision we would have to make here up - at the upcoming Hawaii pass. So l'd recommend that you go get this pad when it comes out of the teleprinter here, stick it in your pocket and then forget it unless we call you with some problem about the upcoming maneuver. The pad is essentially identical except the times and angles change because we're going to change the launch time of the booster in order to still get the 201 opportunity. Second thing I wanted to mention to you Yeah, one thing on that item though, there's no reason at this time to think we're going to scrub the maneuver we're just hac_ing up our option so we can make sure that in case we do we'll still get 201. Next thing I wanted to mention to you is, if there's some problem and we get a launch slip out at Vandenberg, depending on when we find out when that slip is going to happen and how much it's going to be, I'm going to have some corrections to the pad that I'ii need to read up to you, either just prior to the launch or in real time. You can If you don't hear from me again on that, you can also forget that call, but I do have the numbers here and if we do slip, I'ii be giving you a holler. CDR Okay, Dick. CC Okay. CC Skylab, Houston. We're a minute from LOS. Hawaii comes up at 12:57. See you then. CDR Roger, Dick. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 12 hours 44 minutes. The Skylab crew in their 72nd day. Shortly the crew will prepare to do the $201 experiment through the antisolar scientific airlock, using the XUV electric -

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electronigraphic camera in an attempt to photograph possible rocket exhaust trails in the atmosphere following the launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base of a Department of Defense rocket being launched at Greenwich mean time 13 hours and 8 minutes, about 45 minutes from now. The spacecraft will be maneuvered out of its current attitude, 6 degrees in the X-axis. This will occur at Greenwich mean time 13 hours and 3 minutes. The vehicle will remain in that attitude for 15 minutes, maneuver being totally controlled by the CMGs. G&C officer anticipates no use of mibs on the - no use of TACS on this maneuver. The crew in their 72nd day. Next acquisition will be Hawaii in ii minutes and 40 seconds. At Greenwich 12 hours 45 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE through mean time

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 12 hours 56 minutes. Acquisition coming through Hawaii. Hawaii pass will be 7 minutes in duration. Bring the line up for CAP COMM Dick Truly. CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS Hawaii for 6 minutes. The 201 is still GO, and we've looked at the maneuver time and - that's loaded, and looks good to us. CDR Morning, Dick, thank you. CC Roger. CC Skylab, Houston, we're a minute from LOS, Goldstone - we're going to drop out just a couple of minutes and I'ii give you a call at Goldstone, $201 is still GO, you're GO for the maneuver, looking real good and CDR and PLT, you can verify that your operating from pad number 7259 Alfa, which is the original pad we sent up for 201. I'ii see you at Goldstone. PLT That's affirmative, Dick. CC Very good. CC Skylab, Houston, AOS Goldstone for 8 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston, the 201 target vehicle is lifted off. SPT Dick, which STS window should that be visible from? CC Stand by. CC SPT, Houston, you probably already found it, but we think S-3 is probably the best window. SPT Thanks very much, Dick. CC Roger. CC Skylab, Houston, we're i minute to LOS, we'll drop out about 5 minutes and the crimson team will give you a call at Bermuda. CDR Thank you, Dick. CDR So long purple team. Enjoy the day. CC We certainly will. We just did our last summary shift of the Skylab mission. SPT Sounds like something to have a celebration about. CC You betcha. MCC I second that. (Laughter) CDR Good night purple guys. Get a good day's rest. CC Thank you, sir. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 13 hours and 15 minutes. Successful launch of the DOD rocket, using the $201 camera, Skylab crew was attempting to photograph possible ross - rocket exhaust trails in the atmosphere.

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CAP COMM Dick Truly informing the crew this is the last summary shift for the purple team, under the supervision of Flight Director Phil Shaffer. Summary team, the overnight shift, which prepares the Flight Plans for the upcoming day. Later this morning, at Greenwich mean time 15:45, the weekly science conference will be conducted. The pass is through the Carnarvon, Guam, and then Carnarvon tracking stations, and Guam again. At 15:45 Mission Scientist Astronaut Dr. Robert Parker will conduct the corollary and general experiment discussions through the Carnarvon tracking station. Through Guam, beginning at 16:00, Bill Snoddy of Marshall Space Flight Center will discuss the Kohoutek experiment. Dr. Story Musgrave will discuss medical experiments beginning at Greenwich mean time 17:22_ and Science Pilot - backup Science Pilot Bill Lenoir will discuss visual observations program through the Guam tracking station at Greenwich mean time 17 hours 35 minutes. Acquisition through Bermuda in 15 seconds, we'll hold the line up for this Bermuda pass. CC Good morning, Skylab, crimson crews with you, 5 minutes to Bermuda. MS (Garble) CC Great, great. I checked it out in San Diego, still for splash. CDR The golden warble of the crimson criper. How are you this morning? CC Pretty good, pretty good, you guys afraid to enjoy a theoretical day off? CDR We're working at it. CC I notice that. It looks like we filled the 201 square. CDR Colored in with blood. CC There and here. about CC Skylab, we have a keyhole 15 seconds, so I'ii call you out of it. CDR Roger, Crip. CC Okay, we're back with you about 2-1/2 minutes to Bermuda. CC 13:28. PAO 13 hours and 25 next acquisition in 50 seconds. END OF TAPE Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda, will be through the Canary tracking station LOS in i minute, Canary coming up in

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CC Skylab, Houston; A0S Canary 7-1/2 minutes. CC CDR, Houston; when yon or Bill get a get an opportunity we'd appreciate a little synopsis of how you felt the 201 ops went today. CDR Houston, CDR. How do you read? CC Loud and clear. Go, Jer. CDR Okay, we were answering your call there earlier and I guess you dropped out. CC Okay, sorry, didn't didn't copy it. CDR Bill's got a debrief for you on 201. CC Beautiful. Thank you. PLT Okay, on the 201 ops everything was fine til we got down to the 13:12 reset switch to start and that was grouped with the 13:11:02 that I read the 12 as the 12 seconds, so I hit a reset switch to start at 13:11:12 as an additional action. At 13:12 I reinitiated the reset switch to start. Everything else was nominal except 13:12:27 reset switch start, 13:12:29 a reset start, I got that i second late. 13:12:30 power switch off. CC Okay, real fine, Bill. Thank you. CC For the SPT. Just out of curiosity, Ed, did you happen to get a look at the launch vehicle when it was coming up through the atmosphere? SPT No, I didn't, Crip. CC Okay, thank you. CDR Crip, you guys finally did it to us. CC What's that, Jer? CDR We got so many permanent general messages up here we're out of room on the chiller pasting pasteing them up. CC I thought we'd finally overflow you there if we kept at it. That looks like they really did it last night. CDR Well, it's just that it's saturated up here. I don't know what we're going to do. CDR Could you cancel a few of them, maybe? CC That's a good idea. We'll we'll go through it. CC Skylab, Houston; we're about 15 seconds from LOS. Next station contact is Tananarive in 14 minutes at 13:50; 13:50. CDR Roger. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 13 hours and 38 minutes. Next acquisition in i0 minutes and 50 seconds through Tananarive. Todays Earth resources pass will be number 32 for the mission. Yesterdays Earth resources pass, a

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stateside and radiometer off the west by principal wind peels

along a stateside groundtrack, data, was collected over coast of the United States. and investigators sea state in atmospheric information and

provided radar the North Pacific ocean This will be used studies to forecasting. improve Photo-

graphy, multispectral scanner, and radiometrie information was obtained of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, for the purpose of comparing and evaluating Earth resources exper spectrobands and operating modes in mappings and snow cover. Multispectral photography was imaged over Minnesota, Indiana, and Ohio. The Minnesota photography will be used for mapping cultural details photoKraphy will will be studied and revising existing maps. The Indiana be used for urban studies. The Ohio information for environmental quality and ecological effects

of strip mining. Atmospheric contamination and aerosol concentrations data gathered over Chicago, Lake Michigan area will be analyzed. Additional Earth resources experiment data gathered over cloud systems associated with jet jet streams will be used by principle investigators to improve weather forecasting. Todays EREP pass, mainly a geothermal pass down the west coast of the United States and into Mexico. Next acquisition At Greenwich Control. END OF TAPE in 8 mean minutes time 13 and 50 hours seconds and 40 will be minutes, through this is Tananarive. Skylab

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Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time Acquisition coming through Tananarive three crew members now in a block of off-

duty time, a day off for the crew their eighth day off during Skylab IV mission. Although they have an EREP pass scheduled later today, a stateside pass down the west coast gathering thermal geothermal data. We'll have them bring the line up for this Tananarive pass, 4 minutes in duration. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS at Tananarive, very short pass a little over a minute here. Next station contact is Honeysuckle at 14:12. That's about 21 minutes away, and we'll be doing a data/voice recorder dump when we get there. CDR Roger, Bob. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 13 hours 56 minutes. Loss of signal through Tananarive as the crew begins their 72nd day in the mission of Skylab IV, day 257 for the Skylab workshop. Acquisition in 15 minutes and 30 seconds through the Honeysuckle tracking station. This is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 13 hours 57 minutes. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 14 hours and ii minutes. Acquisition coming through the Honeysuckle tracking station for a 9 minute pass. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bob Crippen. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through Honeysuckle. We have you for 8-1/2 minutes and if we could have the recorder, we'd like to go ahead and do a data/voice recorder dump here. SPT CC Can you give Will do. me around 40 seconds, Crip?

SPT You've got it, Crip. Thank you. CC Okay, Ed. We'll go ahead and take it. One item I should mention to you. Last night during unattended ops, while you guys were asleep, we had a glitch of some sort that we - sort of probably a power glitch, occur which zeroed the up/down left/right counters in the computer. If per chance you see anything like that today, of course, the only required action is to go ahead and rezero the fine - fine Sun sensor. SPT Okay, Crip. How did you get rid of that last night? Were are you able to do that from the ground? CC That's affirm. They can go ahead and do it by maneuvering the the Sun sensor, or the can from the ground or rezero it. SPT Okay. Thank you. tion SPT of how CC SPT old Sol Say Crip, let me give you a little looks from up here this morning. Shoot. White light coronagraph, probably descrip-

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significant change is that there is a helmet streamer now at about 1080 on over to 075 or so. That's close to the base at around 3 solar radii and 080 - 075. And then it climbs slightly towards the south, fairly prominent. It was not there - that event form yesterday. There was a little indication of it, but it was not anywhere near as well formeds and perhaps that is due to the activity which was seen on the limb at that time yesterday afternoon. There still is a faint streamer at 060 and a very faint one up at 030 which is pointed at around 045. Another strong but very narrow streamer at 115. Over on the east limb, we're looking at pretty much what we saw yesterday, maybe diminished a little bit in intensity. That's hard to say. Actually, it's probably just about the same. Centered at 270 is a fairly prominent helmet streamer and then one over at 260_ super imposed on that which does not extend out anywhere near as far. They're maybe i0 degrees or so with - in and around I_i/2 solar radii. XUV monitor shows all our good active regions disappearing on us. We see the - every active region on the east limb is just on the limb. It's not even close to it anymore. They're all right on the very edge. 21 and 33. The coronal hole which follows the 21, it appears to be almost in two sections now. The center being closed in, so it's more of a dumbbell shaped coronal hole. We'll take a look at that today. Still fairly pronounced, though, with the segments that remain. The part that has closed it in does have some bright points or the series of three bright points right in a row running almost east-west inclined slightly towards the south as you go the west. There is the active region which has been called out: 36. It's relatively small but stands out in XUV. Just opposite that, right across to the other side of the equator is another one. It's slightly more to the west - about 0.2 radii out, maybe 355 degrees. Not quite as bright but just about as large. There is a series of bright points, if you will, or small active regions out around 040 to 090 just running along a radius of about, oh, 0.7 or so. We see i, 2, - 4 of them. Then active region 34 shows up real well. And coming around the limb, there's a sligEt enhancement at around 270 - maybe 275 or so. Very slight enhancement, though, for being on a limb (garble). If it was respect of active region at all, it ought to be quite a bit brighter than it is. But it is an enhancement over the normal limb brightening. And a coronal hole also in that region which has just come off the limb at around 270 to 2 _ well, 26 to 280. It's relatively thin. Coronal holes to the north and south and a filament channel perhaps, up at around 020.7 or so out running east/west. END OF TAPE

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SPT just come off the limb at around 270 to 2 - well 26 to 280. It's relatively thin. Coronal hole from the north and the south and a filament channel perhaps up at around 0 - it should be 0.7 or so out, running east/west. I really haven't had too much chance to look at the limb today. I plan to in the following orbits. The active region 34 has only got oxygen VI count of around 2000, so it's not really working up a - to a real hot state yet. We just keep an eye on it as the day goes on and try to give you some more information on what we see on the limb. Got a couple of small features, prominences, and so forth, all relatively minor but maybe significant. I'd like to talk more with Bill, when he comes shows up. Thanks, Crip. CC Okay, thanks for an excellent rundown on it, Ed. We're about 30 seconds from LOS, next station contact is going to be Hawaii, and that's about ii minutes from now at 14:33, and instead of Bill, we're going to have Neil Sheely to talk to you there. SPT Very good, look forward to talking with Nell. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 14 hours 22 minutes, loss of signal through Honeysuckle, next acquisition in i0 minutes will be through Hawaii for a 9-minutes pass, as the crew continues in their off duty period. Science conference scheduled to start through beginning at 15:45, on the next pass around, with Bob Parker discussing with the crew the corollary experiments. Bill Snoddy of Marshall discussing the Kohoutek. Dr. Story Musgrave, discussing medical experiments and backup Science Pilot Bill Lenoir discussing visual observations and future planning. Next acquisition in 9 minutes 25 seconds, this is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 14 hours 23 minutes. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 14 hours 32 minutes. Acquisition coming through Hawaii for a 9 minute and 32 second pass. This pass will be devoted to the ATM daily conference. Today, it will be Neil Sheeley, who is one of the co-Pls on the S082 experiment. Sheeley today serving as the ATM planning czar, from the ATM science support room. We'll bring the line up for this 9 minute pass through Hawaii. CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS Hawaii for 9-1/2 minutes and here's Neil. SPT (Garble) How are you? MCC Good morning, Ed. MCC Fine, thank you, Ed. How are you? Good morning, Jerry and Bill, if you're there. SPT They'd better be. MCC Okay. (Laughter)

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CDR (Garble) Neil. MCC Okay, Bill's going to be here all day, but he says that you'd be talking to me during each of the three ATM conferences we had - have scheduled up. SPT Okay. MCC Thanks. MCC Thank you for letting us know about the current status of the XUV mon and white light coronagraph. I was going to remind you if you wanted us to know what you're doing today in real time, you'll have to debrief us, because the voice taped information will be too late. SPT Okay. Try to do that as soon as we get an opportunity here, maybe at the end of this. MCC Okay. Also, our purpose is to assist you with what you decide to do today, and hope the experiment does not give you too much time too much extra work today on your day off. SPT No, I enjoy it, this is kind of a challenge, it's fun, so it's a good busman's holiday. MCC Okay. Also, tomorrow will be a normal day. Unless we hear any suggestions to the contrary from you, that is, the ATM planners will meet in the planning room around 18:00 Z today, and if you have any suggestions for us to consider in planning tomorrow's program, mission day 73, we'll need them by approximately this time, 800 18:00 Z. and SPT Okay, well, let's have a look at how today goes, and I'ii certainly try to come up with suggest suggestions on what to do tomorrow and how we implement it that's something I guess we'll have to plan today and how you folks feel it went also. MCC Okay. One additional point for your interest. The coronal hole that's on the southwest pro-rapidly approaching the limb is a repeat from last rotation, and it was visible to some extent even the rotation before that. SPT Oh, that's interesting, I see it closing in right now, at the very center of it there appears to be a bright point which has started to (garble) off down at the very center, so it's now dumbbell shaped. MCC Perhaps we're looking at the dying stages of a coronal hole. SPT Well, maybe we can do a little study on it, I plan to do that both these orbits and I can give you a rough outline of what I've - what I got lined up for today, whenever your ready, but I don't want to cut you off from anything you've got to say. MCC No, only other additional solar information is that, you've probably noticed that the south polar cap

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as seen in the XUV monitor is much more pronounced than in the north. It has been more or less all during the last 27 days and previous to that. The north pole has kind of been irregular. It may have to do with the tip of the south pole more toward it, but I suspect it's more related to the magnetic structure. But really, that's all I have for input to you, and I think I'd better stand ready to listen to what you plan to do today. SPT Okay, here's a a rough outline of what I'm doing. First orbit we didn't get the (garble) work done, building block 1 with 82A, getting the true exposure and putting some information on the VTR. The reason I did that is that during the other phases of the - where we actually get the TV downlink, it turns out we'll be not solar inertial. So, I thought it was best to get something on the VTR early, which they could be dumping at that time. We did the building block 32, nul bias, for 52 and I used the rest for observing time which - since we started late, really didn't amount to a heck of a lot. Next orbit, we'll be doing a building block 32 with 54 included. Building block i0 - i0 from JOP 26, looking into the structure above the west limb. I - more of a synoptic type thing and doesn't involve a lot of dynamic pointing or anything, but it's still worthwhile doing (garble) following these all the way across the disk. Third orbit's going to look at the coronal hole and here I hope to be able to pick a pointing. We'll start out with building block 32 as listed before and then point 55 so that we can get the the three different - many different pointings. Grating auto scan if you will and without changing the pointing of - canister. And in that way I hope I can get two exceptionally long exposures for the X-ray instrument almost up to a full orbit, filter plage, 56, and a pair of long ones for 54. To what degree I'll be able to get there, grating exposure in optimum, still remains to be seen because I would pick the best place to look for the mounting of a coronal hole and then get some grating auto scans, 4 of them inside and 2 out of it, which has been recommended 30 seconds either way, and maybe some additional ones in there some back to back mirror auto rasters of grating zero and 772. If it's before and after each grating auto scans. It (garble) remains to be seen but long it takes to set it all up. MCC Okay, Ed. That sounds great. Reminds me of making up the pad yesterday. SPT That would be orbit 3 beginning at 16:22, orbit 2 is the one beginning at 14:49. Orbit 4 beginning at 21:02 to a building block 2 to get the standard in for 52 END OF TAPE

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SPT - beginning at 16:22, orbit 2 is the one beginning at 14:49, orbit 4 beginning at 21:02 do a building block 2 to get the standard in for 52 and then a choice of two things. Looking for either a polar plume or prominences to try to get 82B some exposures on one or the other, depending upon what we can find. I did not really have a chance to look over the North Pole with the magnesium X this morning, and I plan to do that when I try to line up for that particular one, that one's just kind of open. At 56 we'll recieve some long exposures, at 55 mirror auto rasters or grating auto scans, whatever is appropriate for where we happen to be. MCC Ed, Just for curiosity it might be interesting to compare how magnesium X i0 looks over the different two poles; the south pole being of different appearence than the north. And also what's on the back may be relevant to the polar plumes too. SPT Yeah, that's I think that would be. The trouble I face is it takes a little while to do studies so what I would have to do is to pick out a given distance off the limb like 30 arc seconds. And then just try to make some mental calculations as I roll them up Sun center of what magnesium intensity looks like on one or the other, but that's a good thought. That might be the best way to pick a pole in which to work. MCC You might try one and succeed or try one and fail and then try the other and succeed. I remember you tried this once before and I'm not up on exactly how it did work. SPT That specific thing I have not. Now I have usually many times rolled about Sun center 30 arc seconds on the limb looking for features, and that works quite well. I've done that mostly close to the equator and around active regions, however. I've not worked too much with the poles, but I will today. MCC Okay. SPT (garble) 5, which is the one at 22:35 we pick up the last building block i without omitting 82A - 52 with the option B. And the rest I have not tried to fill in because I feel things will come up during the day and I'll try to work them in. That's the tentative plan and the way the Sun looks this morning it looks as though it's pretty well cared for, but things might change. MCC Okay, Ed, that sounds great. I'm really sorry we don't have more activity for you today and more film to use on it. SPT Well, without much film and without much

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activity it makes the challenge all the bigger, fun. MCC Okay, I hope so. SPT What have you gotten out of of 82A data so far?

so

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MCC Well, made a movie of the long wavelength magnesium IX line that you get when you've got a minus 5400 roll. And we could look at the North Pole and see the plumes moving right to left, when on the disk the stuff goes left to right. In other words, in that case we're seeing plumes from the back which is very interesting. And looking at the other pole we saw a mixture. On further thinking about this we found that the North Pole is tipped in August down toward us, and as a result we were seeing the geometrical effect and the combination of that was the fact that the plumes fade out with height. That was very interesting to see, actually, in a movie. CC Let me go ahead and break in here. We're about 30 seconds from LOS, and we'll see you again at Goldstone in 2-1/2 minutes at 14:45; 14:45. SPT Okay, when's Neil come up again? CC Well, we got - got him scheduled again at, oh, 18:01. However, he's going to be available anytime you want to talk to him today, Ed° SPT Oh, okay. CC In fact, do you want to continue it over the States? We can. SPT Okay, why don't - Nell, what I really have in mind is from the - what you've been able to see so far on 82A and especially 82A. What have you learned that's really new and significant which we could use in our observations especially today and the remainder of the (garble) MCC Okay, I'll work it. CC Over the hill. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 14 hours 43 minutes as SkylablV now in its llth week. The film aboard Skylab being used very carefully as mentioned by Science Pilot Gibson in a discussion with Neil Sheeley, ATM plannings are. Today SO52 camera of the ATM complex is allotted 120 frames for usage today. However, the S056 there is no film constraints. SO82 has a total of 6 frames of film scheduled for today's ATM operations with S082B having i0 frames available for use today. Next acquisition will be through the Goldstone tracking station for a 7-minute pass. We'll hold the line up for this stateside pass through Goldstone, Bermuda and MILA.

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for VTR chat?

CC Skylab, Houston; we're AOS through Goldstone 7 minutes, and if it's convenient we'd like to take the here and do a little dumping through Goldstone. CC CDR, Houston. Jerry, got a moment to

CDR Yeah, I was asking you what's the subject in the permanent general message number 38, and we need another copy of 39. CC Okay, I'm sorry I wasn't copying you there second time I guess we've lost you, didn't get a voice on it. 38 is end-of-mission meals. And we'll send you up a new copy of 39. CDR Okay, and I have 38. CC Okeydoke. What I was going to ask you, Jer, was there's been some discussion down here, we're interested in the deterioration of your wardroom window due to possible hits from micrometeriods. And it's felt that you should be able to see whether there has been any impact just by observing out the window kind of looking at it from different angles. And we thought if during your - enjoying your day off observing out the window if you could give us any comments regarding any things that look like they might have been meteroid impacts on the window, we'd appreciate it. CDR Okay, Crip, none of us have noticed anything Just offhand, but we'll look at it a little bit and see. CC Okay, appreciate it. END OF TAPE

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acquisition in 2 minutes and 45 seconds through Bermuda station. Discussions here at Mission Control Center is

remaining days of the mission. 135 hours of science time desired for the remainder of the mission until mission day 78, at which time eloseout of the vehicle and final preparations for the EVA. This amounts to 27 hours a day, beginning tomorrow, to reach this 135 hours of science time. CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Bermuda 9 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston. The VTR belongs to you guys again and also CDR CC oonvienienee today, on the status of the PLT did that. CC PLT CC tion. SPT CC the mud. Houston, Go, Ed. SPT. And be advised you're way down we have uplinked that PGM 39, once mere. Thank you, Crip. Rog. And, Bill,-sometime, at your guy's we would appreciate getting the readouts 509 bottles as far as charge is concerned. They're all up, Crip. We went ahead and Okay. They're all in i0,000_ roughly. Okay. Thank you very much for the

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SPT Okay. How's it now? CC Little bit better. SPT Okay. I was just trying to advise people what I'm up to in this orbit. And that is to use building block I0, looking off the west llmb, just a series of RASTERS - max - maxi - RASTERS, I guess we're calling them. Not quite a (garble) raster. A series of three of them at the base. And then three will be stacked on top of that in a difference of 50 are seconds. And also trying to give 56 a series of 5-minute exposures. Filter 2 which apparently is the only one we could get in with 5 minutes. So we'll get some - hopefully, some type history on about six different exposures, taken 6 or 7 minutes apart on filter 2. CC Ed, let me interrupt you here. We're going to go LOS here for about a little over a minute and then we'll pick you back up again at Canaries. And be advised you're still way, way down in the mud. SPT Okay, Crip. Raven_t done anything different than before. So, I suspect it's somewhere in the comm loop. CC Okeydoke.

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CC once more through 15-1/2 minutes. what you SPT CC SPT CC SPT are

Skylab, Houston. We're back with you Canaries. We have you for a total of about And Ed, we'd appreciate hearing what you if you can continue now. Be with you in a minute, Crip. Okay. No rush at all. Crip, how do you read me now? That's much better, Ed. Okay. We're picking up on what

doing,

we

out-

lined previously. some more synoptic the limb and see

Looking at the west limb, data on the active regions how far out they extend into

trying to get as they go over the corona. So

we're doing a JOP 26, step 9, if you will, where I'm coming up with the pad coordinate. And we're working close to the llmb at minus 900 in up/down. We started off at minus 20:27:0, leftright and we're just going to march across 3 steps, 270 each time. And then move out 270 and repeat that. Then I'll see how much time I have at the end to do anything further over and above that. The further we go out, the more mirror auto so I worth these they frame rasters I have to get, in order to get some real statistics, may Just shoot in one where it looks like we have something watching and sit on top of that one after we finish up first 6. The 56 is also getting some exposures. Seeing did not indicate they were low on film;-I put a single 2 in with each one of these 56 mirror auto rasters. So 2 every 6 in change ground will We llke beginning with 54 or 7 and be it. we min-

they're getting 5-minute exposures on filter utes. And maybe they'll see some time rates maybe they won't. Any suggestions from the appreciated. MCC That's sounds great, Ed. SPT Thank you,Nell. At the did give a building block 32 to start it off operating and 56. MCC Okay, Ed. Thank you very we wouldn't speak to you too much while yon because we don't want to interfer with your great when data. you're SPT We thought we'd pick yon just going into dark. Okay. Very good, up at

much. We thought were observing_ getting all this CRO So (?) perhaps,

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CC SPT, Houston. For your information, Ed, that pass at Carnarvon coming up is set up for (A Legend) Parker to be discussing corollary experiments with you. So Neil did have a few other items and if, you know, you get some period here during this pass, we still have you for about 9 minutes, he can go ahead and give you a little feedback from some of your earlier questions. SPT Sure, that's fine. These are pretty much routine panel of operations. So, No problem. Press on. MCC Okay. Pressing on, I guess, Ed, interrupt me when you're bothered. Sounds like - I imagine this is like the phone ringing in the observatory room. Okay. We have a number of things here that we've learned that you might find interesting. Probably the most relevant one seems to be a tendency for the coronal holes at the poles to be biggest when the magnetic fields in the southern hemisphere - well, so the magnetic fields in that hemisphere are the same sign as the polar fields. And they tend to be smaller when it's o-f opposite sign and there's a filament channel. MCC So if the south pole has a strong polar cap today, we would guess that the magnetic field is not far from it, has a minus polarity, black on these pictures that we have down here. And we did notice a few days ago when this coronal hole that you're talking about today near the near the southwest limb, when that's more or less disk center and apparently almost connected to the south pole, there was a large negative magnetic field region or less centered along the central meridian and in the southern hemisphere approaching the pole. SPT What does that say about the construction of a coronal hole itself on how it originates? MCC I think it's consistently this diverging magnetic field idea. MCC In other words, the fields in - magnetic field in the coronal hole is a diverging magnetic field. And why that makes it dark there, don't ask me. SPT The field strengths have been observed to be roughly low, though, in the center of the hole. MCC More or less on the average. SPT Pretty much of a reticle and low? MCC As far as I know. MCC Okay. Other topics - this long spicule idea. The spicules in - whole length, are about as long as a super granual in diameter, we've taken some movies of them in SL-III and seeing, as Harvard has mentioned to you before, that they have about a 10-minute rise time and stay time and in addition, the 82A data shows that they have funny wiggles. They're sort

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pink. But that's more for your interest. SPT Do they move up? In other words, does it look like a wave pattern? MCC I don't know if we've got enough frames to see that, but that may be true. Good point. As far as flare development, we've seen the iron XXIV images brighten up first, the first few minutes, and then there followed with the transition region and other lines brightening up a few minutes later, brightening up to their peaks a few minutes later. So we've been able to distinguish different the rise and fall of different lines at different times, and we suspect with your your superb data of the other day that we'll see a lot more of this. SPT Yes. Layer XXIV comes up first. That says it all happens at the very hard end of the spectrum early and then relaxes on down further and then, suprising, in light of being able to see something in H-alpha as early as we see it in X-ray. MCC Oh, that's a good point. But we did see that for I think it was the June 15 flare. SPT Well, okay. Got a lot to think about. MCC We also see the shape changes and loop changes and tops of loops fading and bottoms of loops brightening and all this changing as function of time. But I guess you may have seen a movie of that prior to launch. SPT No, I (garble) didn't get to see that, Nell. How was that related to what else was going on? Coronal rain coming down brightening the top with a possibility or what? MCC This looks like the postflare loops that one hears about on the limb as seen against the disk in the case of - In this case, I'm now thinking of the - the flare fall of the X-flare we got in SL-III. And the loops brightened and some - in some cases, they expanded, getting larger in diameter. And the tops of them faded, leaving the bottoms brighter. It almost looked like the ionization propagated downward from the top to the bottom of the loop. SPT Well, if the material's originating at the top, could it be just a slow transition of a large slug of material as it moves down the loops and ends up at the bottom? MCC I guess that's a possibility, although I really don't know when it is resuming. We havent't really studied it. Like we made a movie and looked at it and then we got busy on mission operations. So your thought is as good as ours at this stage. SPT Okay. Be interesting to look at it when I get back. MCC Anxious to show it to you.

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MCC Oh, also Ed, regarding this attempt to get the polar plume sector with the 82B. In the event that we're successful and you think that you can see them well and get the data, 82 has asked that you support this observation sometime within an hour or two of that time by taking a wavelength short exposure 2 minutes. I'm sorry. Wavelength long, exposure 2 minutes with a roll minus 5400 in order to bring up the polar plumes and the magnesium IX llne. Is that convenient? SPT For 82A? MCC That's affirmative. SPT Yeah, that could be done. One of the problems with trying to do what you mentioned is you don't really know the exact direction of the polar plume, and we might be able to locate something at the base by just searching around 20 - 30 arc seconds off the limb and find a maximum in magnesium X. But to actually find the direction in which it's going means a lot more searching and trying to take out the geometry, and that takes a lot of time, and I'm not quite too sure how we could go about that. MCC It seems to me that if they're near the pole, you might assume that the radial about an arc minute wide, and if they're a little bit off the pole, llke the ones you sometimes see in the eclipse pictures, then you might anticipate they're slightly inclined, say 20 degrees from north. SPT Well, they would always be radial, or were you saying they'd ne always inclined a little bit towards the north? MCC SPT What I'm saying On the South? is near -

MCC - near the pole, the - the more or less radial. But if you get away from the pole, I would anticipate that they would begin to ream down a little bit, if you know what I mean. Similar to the eclipse photograph. SPT Okay. Now I've got you. It has to be 20 degrees away from the vertical towards the equator. MCC That's right. Like dipole field, I guess. END OF TAPE

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SPT - - that would be 20 degrees away from vertical towards the Equator. MCC That's right. That like a dipole filed, I guess. SPT I got you. SPT I'ii be busy for a couple of minutes here, Neil. CC And, MCC Okay. CC - - we are currently i minute from LOS. Next station contact, as we mentioned before, is Carnarvon, at 15:45, that's about 24 minutes away and we'll be turning it over to Robert "The Legend" Parker, for a little corolary discussion. the SPT later. MCC Okay, Ed. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 15 hours 23 minutes. Loss of signal through Ascension, next acquisition in 22 minutes will be the Carnarvon tracking station where the daily - weekly science conference will be started with Mission Scientist Dr. Robert Parker. A continuous discussion beginning at the Hawaii tracking station between Nell Sheeley, one of the co-Pls for the s0g2 experiment, who today is the ATM planning czar, discussing activities on the Sun with Science Pilot Ed Gibson. Next acquisition in 22 minutes through Carnarvon at Greenwich mean time 15 hours and 23 minutes, this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 15 hours 44 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Carnarvon tracking station, as we pick up the weekly science conference at this pass. The crew in their day off today, this is their 8th day off in the mission. They will have one more day off before scheduled splash, this will be on mission day 77, January 31st. We'll bring the line up for the pass through Carnarvon, scheduled to last 8 minutes 35 seconds. MCC Your friendly science. MCC Skylab, Houston. Over. CC I wouldn't talk to him either. SPT Houston, how do you read? MCC Loud and clear. SPT Hello, Robert. Press on. MCC Yeah, okay. Glad to talk to you guys, again. Let me talk to - I guess the first couple of comments here apply primarily to Ed. With regard to your comments on S063 airglow, last week, and also then yesterday or the day before on S063 ozone. First of all, let me try and straighten out a (garble) question of the rotation and tilt, in that Thank you, Bob. Neil, be talking to you

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sequence in the operation of the airglow. At one point, a couple of weeks ago, we had operations with the S063 airglow; I suspect both you and Bill were involved in those. And at that point the beta angle was such that we could keep it fixed in rotation and just move it in tilt. Over. SPT Okay, Bob. Yeah, it sure worked out well that one time. CC We got a keyhole here, about a half a minute. We'll call you out of it. MCC Skylab, Houston, again. SPT Hello, Bob. Go ahead. MCC Okay, continuing on there, there are times very much at function at beta angle when we can stay fixed in rotation and just move in tilt. And obviously that is the most convenient thing for you. But, there are other times when the if you stay fixed in rotation andmove in tilt that there are times in the orbit when the tilt cannot be maneuvered far enough to allow you to still see the horizon, so that depending upon the beta angle it it's just a function of time and this happens to be a time when it works out best to move it in rotation while keeping it fixed in tilt. There are inbetween situations where we could try to keep it fixed more or less in rotation and move it in tilt and then during part of the orbit move in rotation and move it in tilt, but obviously that complicates the procedures quite a bit so byd an large we have tried in the past to keep one fixed and move the other just to simplify the situation. Over. SPT Okay, Bob. That was not additionally made clear and that's why I had the confusion when I came up to it to see the procedures changed. And, I also thought it was a little bit risky to start changing rotation around when you're not really watching it, keeping track of the number of turns and of course, (garble) if you do everything right you end up with the right spot. However, with the S063 window on there you can line it up visually and get it back in. So, that did not prove to be as much of a problem as I thought it would be as far as getting the mirror back in and 1'11 suggest if we do it again, that's - just kind of give some initial positions and I they just press on from there, I had to wing it. First of all the initial position which they called up to me real time there, or just about real time, did not put me on the horizon, which meant I had that grand started a big search and eventually found it, but I started the observations a little bit late because of it, did not get the first interval. MCC Right, and - and I guess I - I guess summarizing, we on the ground are not overly concerned with the problem of - of finding it again in rotation. Particularly

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with S063 and the second thing is you're right again on the problem of finding it, if that was a least partially the problem of trying to call that stuff up in real time, and we'll try and have the thing better organized and be sure that you understand whether we're trying to move in rotation or tilt on the particular day in the next pass. On the yesterday, when you did the ozone, you in fact, did exactly what the Pls wanted in trying to shoot both filters at the same site. However, because of the high beta angle they had decided not to request this, and had not really fixed the (garble) to do this, for reasons which became obvious to you, as you tried to do it. However, in your trying to doing do it and to the extent you got it, that makes them extremely happy. It's just something that they had felt that they were not in a position to request because of the added difficulty with it. Over. SPT Yeah, what - what was called up from the ground when I asked - was yes they did desire to get this on the same plate, and I thought that was what was meant in the pad, so I pressed on and turned out that the 16-second exposure, if you initially set the slider on the lef-hand side for - which sets a triggering of the UV camera, set that at 16, by the time you get - make the change and get to the top you're already bumped into the stop before the 8-second one is timed out. A-d so I then had to loose that slider on down to 20 to even have the hope of getting it done. MCC Right, and that's why the pad actually was written with the intent of not trying to do that just because of the high beta angle and that problem. SPT Okay, if I had known that was not the intent, it would have made the operations a heck of a lot easier. Because I also ended up with your, which you might appreciate as you are trying to change that filter, you start the first exposure with your hand on the knob coming out of the filter and when you get all the way up to the top you find out that the machine has locked your arm into the device and there is no way you can pull your arm out and make the second exposure. MCC Right_ understand that. Okay, let me fill you in - people in and probably doesn't concern you so much, Ed, because you don't do 183, but on S183 the status on that, we are currently END OF TAPE

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SPT are trying with your

- -

that

you

might You out

appreciate start of the

as

you exposure And

to change that filter. hand on the knob coming

the first filter. out and

when you get all the way up the machine has locked your no way you MCC can pull

to the top you find arm into the device make the that.

that there's exposure.

your arm out and Right, understand

second

MCC doesn't concern but on S183 the on our malfunction where fuse, night blown

Okay, let me (garble) people in and probably you so much, Ed, because you don't do 183, status on that, we are currently working procedure and hope to have it sent up toand lie it around is successful we what we feel is a will then begin - resume just with

we'll try and if it

using S183, only this time without the DAC camera, the carrousel. Over. CDR Roger, Bob. And also on S183 the metric Allen Wrench, I had a hunch I wouldn't and yOU. MCC morning, run on actual coming to the end of On M509 and TO20 we thought I got MCC to looking

we found throw it found Thank this

away, it.

through the Allen Wrench bag and Okay, I'ii pass that on to them. until

about 8 hours ago that we had time to get in another one of these units. And then going back over the requirements and then (garble) finding everything was out of the point where the mission units. woodwork, it turns out that we have gotten we do not have time, as we foresee the right now, to do anymore runs on the Over. Roger. And let but for quite I'll track good

maneuvering CDR MCC have EREP thermal in do

me

continue

here.

We're handover. for the now

going On geomuch will

to

a handover, the weather looks a GO position some important CDR MCC may have within

continue until the 2 tomorrow morning and we're still right

very

for track 2 and track 6 tomorrow which geothermal work for us. Over. Okay_ are those early in the morning? The track 2 is early in the morning, about a 15 minute early wakeup, but the normal working day. Okay, that's good. And the EREPs after the one today,

I it's

think you essentially CDR MCC

we're

looking at about 7 more EREPs for the rest of the mission. I might say we've got to the point where after today we can look at approximately 5 working experiment days until EVA, at which point we all get quite much fixed as far as what's going on. And we can right now really look down and

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figure out exactly what we're doing for the rest of the mission which is one reason I have that bad news on M509. We'll see you at Guam at 16:00 and with the comet people and I'Ii continue talking here as we go over the hill. ATM currently we've gotten approximately 280 hours and things seem to be going very well for them. This essentially brings them up to the mission. And I don't know if you've been told recently, but on day 74 we're planning on doing the super RASTER. Over. SPT Super RASTER, okay, sounds good. CDR Okay, Bob, essentially where do we stand on all the corollaries and everything? Are we - we finally managed to catch up or are we still behind in i or 2? MCC Well, M509 is one of those that's behind. We've gotten, as you well know, five of the eight runs we planned. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 15 hours 56 minutes with loss of signal through Carnarvon. Next acquisition will be Guam for a 6-minute pass and continuation of the weekly science conference. Guam pass in 4 minutes. Mission Scientist Bob Parker reporting that the weather along groundtrack number 2 tomorrow, a predawn pass over the Western United States for data on geothermal areas. The weather looks good along that track. A second pass in the afternoon will gather data in the same area after the Sun has risen, giving scientist on the ground good data on geothermal activities in western part of the United States. Crew advised they've got 280 hours of ATM observations during the first 72 days of the mission. 7 EREP passes remain prior to closeout of the EREP activities which is scheduled now for mission day 79. The crew has one more day off on January 31. 135 hours of science time hopefully to be gathered between now and closeout of the vehicle. Medical experiments, however, will be conducted on the last two days prior to deactivation on mission day 84, February 7. We'll bring the line up for this Guam pass and continuation of the science conference. Bill Snoddy of Marshall Space Flight Center will discuss with the crew activities already accomplished with comet Kohoutek using the ATM and corollary instruments and activities yet scheduled for the remainder of the mission on comet Kohoutek. We'll leave the line up for this Guam pass. MCC Skylab, Houston through Guam for 6 minutes. CDR Hello, Bob, go ahead. MCC I cheated a little bit on the comet people, I'm still with you. I wanted to just finish up here on the overall mission status. We were talking about EREP, and on EREP

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we've - currently have gotten 31 passes. We're looking forward to counting today about 8 more which puts us at 39, which is pretty close to the 42 we were forecasting. ATM we've gotten currently about 280 hours. This puts us at just about where we wanted to do premission. As I said the only thing we're looking for big on ATM for the rest

On

of the mission is the super RASTER. And we're planning, in fact, to help the other experiments catch up. We're planning really to be probably running only 3 maybe 4 orbits a day on ATM. So, it's going to be fairly quiet for ATM unfortunately for the rest of the mission except for day 74. Kohoutek, as you saw yesterday, we started out on Kohoutek again. Wetll have a few Kohoutek observations and I'll let them talk about that in a few minutes if they want to. The medicals we're sort of powering on down the end of the mission; 92 just keeps coming along. There's nothing we can do about them. And the 131's we've got these one set of 131's left to go in the mission which I'm sure you're aware of, and Story will talk about that as well. The corollaries_ we're primarily right now looking at trying to finish up observations for S063 airglow and ozone and S073. And if we can get S183 working again we'll try and help them come up to speed. Both of those are probably working at something like 80 to 90 percent of our premission objectives at this present time. And that - END OF TAPE

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MCC about then as well. The corollaries, we're primarily right now looking and trying to finish up observations for S063 airglow and ozone and S073, and if we can get S183 working again, we'll try and help them come up to speed. Both of those are probably working at something llke 80 to 90 percent of our premission objectives at this present time. And that's about what our overall status is right now. We can see our way to the end of the time that we've basically set aside for experiments and we think we know what we're going to do what we wanted to do. Over. PLT Okay, Bob. Thanks a lot. MCC And it looks pretty good from here, I might say, before I turn you over to Kohoutek. SPT Okay, Bob. One question l'd be interested in getting some data on one time is how - what you planned premission for SL-IV in terms of rate of accomplishment versus what you planned premission for SL-III. MCC Okay. I got all of that except for the word that came in front of accomplishment. Did you say rate of accomplishment? SPT Yeah. I would - Itd like to understand what percent of accomplishment or, I should say, what rate of experiment data did we actually ge t relative to what rate you planned for us initially and how does that compare for the rate which you initially planned before SL-III? MCC Okay. You're talking about ATM in particular. In other words, data take hours at the console? SPT No, everything corollary. Corrollary and ATM. MCC Okay. Don't really have those figures and let me see if I understand exactly what you mean by "rate," though, Ed. Over. SPT I'ii talk with you more later, Bob. Let's not waste the time now. MCC Okay. Why don't you downlink some - some explicit questions on tape and we'll look at it and get the figures for you. And here's Mr. Kohoutek. MCC Good morning, gentlemen. SPT Good morning. How are you this morning? MCC Oh, fine. I think it might be appropriate that I mention that this part of the science conference is off to you for the sponsorship of your friendly Edsel beaters (laughter). You'd be suprised how much the people are disappointed over the brightness of the comet including us, of course. It got so bad, for example, that I quit wearing my Kohoutek T-shirt except when I take a shower. But at least, anyway the science part of it's going real well, and let me bring you up and

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We

got

a pretty

good

elongation

angle

now,

around 60 degrees, which allows our good ground based observations. Can get long exposures at high zenith angles. Give you some examples: From the Joint Observatory Research Center at South Baldy they're reporting some good measurements on the gas and dust tail on January 15. I think we told you last time they measured a gas tail 25 degrees long and a dust tail i0 degrees long. These two tails were right together. However, in the photographs, if you - the left side of the tail appears straight, and this is primarily the gas tail. And the right side is curved, and this is the dust tail. You might recall seeing that same observation, I don't know. They also see in the anti-tail, the one that you were the first to report at perihelion. This is the larger particles that are following the nucleus. On the 20th, the gas tail had decreased from 25 degrees down to i0 degrees and the dust tail, 6 degrees. The antitail still being visible and then last night, the gas tail was still 7 degrees and the dust tail was also 7 degrees, with an antitall being about a quarter of a degree. We're getting into some really interesting space observations now. The elongation angle has gotten great enough that the Copernicus is beginning scheduled to begin their observations. That's on OAO-III on January 29. There'll do an extensive series of measurements with hight resolution spectrographs. They'll be doing primarily around the Lyman-alpha region and also around the OH region. I think we're going to run out of time here before I get through. I understand I'ii be coming back up on the next tracking station. Why don't we go ahead and continue talking? We're interested in getting these additional corollary measurements right now to give us an overlap with the Copernicus data and with Mariner X data, which I'ii mention a little bit more about when we come back up as well. You know, the $201 measures the Lymanalpha and that's what both Copernicus and Mariner is getting data on, and S063 and S183 measures the OH, and that's what the Copernicus also be getting data on. i think we're about CC We'll see you at Hawaii in about 7 minutes. MCC Okay and at that time or a little bit later, sometime this morning, I'ii tell you about the Mariner X results that we're already got so far and about some results from Hawaii and also the 200-inch Mount Pallmar, the Convair 990, and mention one or two other minor brief things, not minor but brief. So we'll pretty well close out for now, I suppose. I might mention - go ahead and continue talking as long as we have you. The Convair 990 has continued to fly and they report getting good OH imagery. We haven't seen the results yet, but we'll be interested to compare that with S063 and S183 results. Okay. We're about to loose you.

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mean

This is Skylab Control at 19:35 Greenwich Acquisition in 2-1/2 minutes through Goldstone

and Texas. Coming up on today's Earth resources survey, EREP 32; 32 actual EREPs completed this mission. The EREP survey number is 42 along track 63, down through California, Mexico, on into South America. The crew will likely be on voice actuated intercomm or vox. We'll stand by for early acquisition here and monitor the crew as they go through the EREP checklist, switching experiments, cameras, and sensors on and off according to the checklist. And we're standing by for acquistion Goldstone in a little over a minute. PLT The AUTO CAL's at 50. Let me find it here, 50:30, 50 minutes and 30 seconds after the hour. CDR Okay, that's well down into the PLT Yeah CDR PLT there's nothing here Crip. CDR CC PLT CC CDR PLT I start here. CC PLT looks to be for 38:20. Yeah, you're very, very Okeydoke. Hey, that's better. Is that better? Oh, man that's neat. We got a quick question weak. CC for PLT about Caribbean, I better above. okay. give you a a call on that got because you

up

We're 15 minutes. You're

with

you here

stateside, way down

coming

through

in the mud,

for

you,

Crip,

before

Go. Okay. Check out of chronological Stand by 5 - READY sequence. ON S191 at 53:10, Okay, stand by it

PLT MARK. 38:41. It's down there. METER, STANDBY; the mode ON for 191 at 53:10. CC PLT PLT green TAPE MOTION light on the RAD. that is. CDR PLT an ETC CDR PLT

SCAT to STANDBY. Standing by for You see the call out 53:24, S193 ALTIand the range change and then the READY,

We got it, let me get right back with you. RADIOMETER, ON. 47 EREP, START. MARK. And let's see here, we have a light. Waiting for 39:53. We got a READY ETC is at 40 minutes even, Ed. POWER, ON, Here comes the coast of Californy. Waiting for 39:53. Okay, Ed, about ON. Oh, boy, it's nice and clear. Beautiful, standing by for 39:53.

20

seconds

for

POWER,

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MARK. even.

190

MODE,

AUTO.

Standing

by

for

40

PLT MARK. Okay, 194 MODE to MANUAL. And I got a MALF light on number 5 and ETC was to go to POWER, ON at that time. Waiting for 40:50. CDR Now it's clouding up. Wouldn't you know it. CC Okay, it should break out pretty clear for you, Jer. And, Bill, you're correct. It is - the time is correct and out of sequence. Also that REF 6 does go with the 53:10. PLT Understand; thank you. Standing by for 40:50. Ed, at 41 minutes even, 15 seconds from now, ETC will be going to AUTO. PLT MARK. CDR There it is. Hello, San Francisco. PLT Okay, 192 MODE to READY on time, And a TAPE MOTION green light and it's nice and steady. CDR All right, I'm going to track in the lower San Francisco Bay; that's the good uniform area. PLT And ETC is in AUTO.
[.

CDR Right off Alameda. PLT Waiting for 41 (garble) Stand by PLT MARK. RAD to STANDBY and SCAT, ON. Okay, SCAT, ON went on 3 seconds early. Okay RAD, ON, now. Ed, at 42 minutes even, ETC to STANDBY, Ed. CDR OKay, my tracking point was right off-right near the Bay bridge, right off the coast where you can find Alameda. PLT i0 seconds to ETC, STANDBY. CDR All right, I'm looking for Lavlc Lake now. PLT Stand by for 42:04 CDR Oh, brother. PLT MARK. SHUTTER SPEED, MEDIUM. CDR Found it. got PLT OFF 43:50. CDR OF TAPE Okay, we are in 192 mode of operations. We

That's -

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- - Panana MARK. SUTTER Found it. Here we are

SPEED

MEDIUM. of operation. We

in 192 mode

DACs on. And tracking the lava. Okay, wWaiting for 42:48. And at 43 minutes even, ETC to STANDBY (Garble) Okay. 42:48. MARK. POLARIZATION All is. MARK. 43 minutes ETC STANDBY. TAPE MOTION is nice and steady and green. Okay. We got our data. Very good. Great. Now. How about a little Salton Sea? Just right. Going

4 at area.

to a sunshine

grabs. Pick up an alternate here. CDR Okay, get some Salton Sea. That's enough of that. PLT Stand by. 43:50. CDR Okay, going for the cirrus now. PLT MARK. Okay. 43:50. 192 MODE is to CHECK. Waiting for 44:20. CDR I missed the cirrus altogether. PLT And at 44:30 Ed, ETC to STANDBY again. PLT Okay. Stand by. PLT MARK. 44:20. POLARIZATION to i, and at 44:30 coming up in about 5 seconds, ETC to STANDBY. CDR Okay. I haven't seen anything that even looked like cirrus clouds. It's clear as a bell. PLT For 45:04. Things looking good here. CDR Okay. I left it in IMC so the first minute of the cirrus tracking was not at a good nadir swath. It was in IMC. PLT Stand by. CDR Now we're getting the cirrus. PLT MARK. INTERVAL to 20. CDR Oh yeah. CDR Good cirrus. PLT (garble) 4:05. CDR That's 45:08. I'm going to continue tracking this nadir swath because we were north of the cirrus for our swath. PLT PLT Stand by. Okay, MARK. waiting 45:30. for 45:30. ALTIMETER Stand by. to STANDBY. 45:36.

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PLT MARK. REFERENCE to 2 on 191. 47:10, POWER ON again, Ed. CDR Okay. Terminating the nadir swath at 45:44. The cirrus was considerably south of where we figured it was. CC Copy that, Jer. CDR Guadalajara. Can't find Mexico City, there. PLT Okay. It's 46:40. In 30 seconds ETC POWER ON, again. CC Rog. PLT Okay. POWER's ON, ETC. Waiting for 47:40. Stand by. PLT MARK. 47:40. INTERVAL to lO. Waiting for 48 minutes and SHUTTER SPEED to 140 on the ETC. Then at 48:10 ETC to AUTO. PLT Okay, coming up on 48:10. ETC to AUTO. Waiting for 48:40. ETC END OF TAPE

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PLT Stand by. PLT MARK. SCAT to STANDBY. PLT MARK at 42. RAD to STANDBY. Waiting for 49. Okay, VTS AUTO CAL at 50 plus 03. CDR Okay. CDR No, son of a gun. PLT Stand by. PLT MARK, 192 MODE to READY. Now I got a shift in speed and I got a green light. And just lost the green light, and stand by. 15 ALTIMETER, ON. Okay_ waiting for 50. CDR Looks like Mexico City has a little smog problem today. PLT Stand by for 50. PLT MARK, 192 MODE to CHECK. Here's some changes made, waiting for 50:14, and at 50:30, need a VTS AUTO CAL, Jerry. CDR All right. PLT Waiting for 50:14. Stand by. PLT MARK, INTERVAL to 20 on the 190, and at 50 plus 30 in i0 seconds roughly. CDR All right. PLT VTS AUTO CAL. On my mark. PLT MARK. CDR You got it. PLT Okay, thank you. Waiting for 52. Okay, I got an ALTIMETER UNLOCK light, I didn't no - I did not notice when it came on, but I still have a READY light. Camera 5 MALF light still on. Okay, just lost my READY light on the ALTIMETER going to STANDBY at 18. (Garble) 53, ALTIMETER back ON. Okay, it's looking good. Yeah, it's looking good, I'm waiting for 52 minutes for a READY light READY out on the 190. CDR Okay, I'd thought I'd swing out to the right and look for the Galapagos. Not sure I can see that far to the right, though I'm afraid. CC Skylab, Houston, we're about 30 seconds from LOS. See you again at the Vanguard in I0 minutes. PLT Going to STANDBY. CDR Roger, Crip. PLT On 190, FRAME 7. And INTERVAL to i0. Okay, waiting for 53:10. 190 checked out good. Now I'm going to cycle POWER OFF Just to give that number 5 camera a better chance. I have an ALTIMETER UNLOCK light again at 29. Waiting for 53:10. PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal through the Corpus Christi, Texas tracking station, as Skylab-IV crew is midway through today's Earth resources survey over California, Mexico, and portions of South America. Next station in 9 minutes will be tracking ship Vanguard. As spacestation Skylab begins revolution number 3714. At 19:53 Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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This

is

Skylab

Control,

20:01

Greenwich

mean time, 50 seconds from acquisition tracking ship Vanguard. Today's Earth resources survey still underway as the space station crosses the South American continent. Several of the ground sites for today's Earth Resources Pass are in Argentina. CDR Limit. PLT CC minutes. PLT CDR PLT ii - Okay, Back waiting with you for 02:30. through the Vanguard for

i0

MARK. READY, out. Roger, Crip. And EREP to STOP.

190

MODE

to

STANDBY.

Slow

CDR I saw a lot of plankton blooming right off the coast, right at Lima. There's a little off shore island just off of Lima. And mixed in with the blooming -the green blooming was some red. And I took some DAC of it and also got some 191 data from it. CC Great; thank you for the info. PLT Okay, waiting for 04:27. Stand by. PLT MARK. 04:27 EREP. START. 04:33, 190 MODE, AUTO. Stand by. PLT MARK. 190 MODE, AUTO, READY light on. 04:45, waiting for 92 MODE to READY. Stand by. CDR MARK. MODE, READY. RECORDER MALF light. Changing speed and the MALF light is out. And I've got a green light. Waiting for 05:30. CDR Okay, it looks like we're coming in over the an agriculture area up around Ascension. And we have scattered clouds. And we're coming up on nadir swath time. PLT Stand by CDR Crossing the Rio Parana now. PLT MARK. 05:0, 192 MODE to CHECK. CDR Okay, looks like we're starting to get into the frontal weather now. A lot of stratocu down there this area. Must not be a very strong front. PLT And waiting for 07:12. CDR Coming up on 060 - 06:57, nadir swath time. DAC is on. Lots of nice green ground - PLT 06:12, stand by PLT MARK. SHUTTER SPEED to MEDIUM and then to FAST. in CDR sight. Crossing over the coastline, hardly a cloud in

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PLT maneuver. CDR PLT READY out on CDR clouds here.

Okay,

at 20:09

we need

to start

the

SI

Right. Okay. Past my 190. Okay, Okay, now Jer,

8 minutes starting look

I should to get at the

get

a

we're

to some pad. Do

PLT I perform SI? CDR PLT a READY out on

I didn't

No, I do. Okay. All S190.

right,

I should

-

I do have and the

CDR Okay, at 8:25 I terminate nadir swath initiate the solar inertial. Houston, I'm going to leave nadir swath going while I go do the solar inertial start because I think we're Just getting into that front now. PLT Stand by. CDR The duration of 35 seconds - PLT MARK. 191 rate is 2 at 08:30. CC CDR Okay, going END OF TAPE Copy that, Jer, Okay, coming up solar inertial. that's fine. on solar inertial

time.

to

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CC Okay, very good. As a matter of info, you might get a BAT CHARGE LOW CAUTION and WARNING, but it's no problem. CDR Okay, we got a BAT CHARGE LOW light alert light right now. PLT Stand by for 09:30. And give me a VTS AUTO CAL 09:30, Jerry. CDR Will do her. Okay, I'm killing the DAC now. PLT Stand by. PLT MARK. VTS AUTO CAL. swath just CDR lasted CDR llke PLT the an You got it. extra minute. Okay, so that essentially, lavic lake the nadir

Would you believe picture? Yeah. I Just couldn't

looked

CDR surprise. the Did

believe

it.

What

a pleasant

CC PLT, Houston. Bill, can you tell us what situation was with the tape recorder light that time? - was it continuous, was it intermittent or what? PLT Okay, on that 192 sequence, the first 192 sequence, the light was steady for a long period of time after the change into 60 IPS. Then it started flickering and very shortly thereafter, before I could even report the flickering, it went out and stay out oh, for i0 or 15 seconds. And, however, on X sequence that operated normally. CDR Well, you konw, it's done that me, too, and I flipped open the cover of the tape recorder Just to looked and then closed it up again. And, if it was running fast PLT Yes, well the - unless you get a RECORDER MALF light, you assume that all you've done is maybe failed one logic test, not both of them. And the malfunction procedures say if you have a RECORDER MALF light and you still have a READY light - excuse me - if yon lose the TAPE MOTION light, and you still have a READY light, it's supposed to be working, I think. Or maybe it's the RECORDER MALF and TAPE MOTION both on; I don't know. It's just sort of Just the opposite of that. CDR Yes, I was thinking, it seems to me that RECORDER MALF light does - (garble) PLT It, Just by itself means that the thing is bad. If you got TAPE MOTION green light and the RECORDER MALF light is on, you assume it's all right. What I had, I had both lights out. CDR Well, what I'm saying is the RECORDER MALF light seems to me that has to do with whether or not there's modulation it? the have PLT speed, CDR to look on one of those No, too. that Yeah, it's up, I guess. a function of the speed. I'ii I two frequent they had two _ channels_ had to do doesn't with

thought

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PLT Waiting for 12:30 - 12:10 _ excuse me. And there we go. 191 READY light is ON; EREP to STOP. And I will keep the door closed but go do the 192 realignment before I do anything else. Okay. (garble) CC Okay, we're about 30 seconds f_om LOS. Next station contact is in about 18 minutes at Tananarive, 20:30. PLT Okay, Crip. There's there's no reason to leave all the rest of this stuff running and hold Jer up. He can go ahead and clean up the 190 and all that. Right? CC That's affirmative. And when we get to the tape load, we're going to load that tape and tape recorder, too. And I'ii talk to you over Tananarive about it. PLT Okay. CDR Okay. PLT I bet it already had tape in it. CDR It does. CC It does. ship PAO Vanguard. Voice This is Skylab relay station Control. LOS at Tananarlve at tracking on the

island of MadaEascar in 16 minutes. Earth resources survey completed Just before loss of signal at Vanguard. Commander Jerry Carr reported seeing plankton blooming in the ocean offshore from Lima, Peru. We'll return in 16 minutes for Tananarive voice relay station. this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE And at 20:13 Greenwich mean time,

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PAO Skylab Control, 22:02 Greenwich mean time. AOS tracking - as you were - voice relay station at Tananarive in about 45 seconds. And hopefully, this since it's almost an overhead pass, the equipment at Tananarive will be able to lock onto Skylab. We're standing by for Tananarive. CC Skylab, got you through Tananarive for 7 minutes. Here's Dr. Sheely, and I'ii give the LOS call here, so I won't have to interrupt you, it'll be Hawaii, about 35 minutes after LOS at 22:48, We'll be looking to dump the data/voice at Hawaii. Here's Dr. Sheely. MCC Hello, Ed, we've got a lot of information for you this time. SPT Okay, Neil, go ahead. MCC Okay, first of all, something that I wanted something that I wanted to get in for tomorrow's ops because it involves the first operation of the day. That is the S052 operations in the first JOP 6 building block I tomorrow. They would like you to run their secondary program for 6 minutes after the 52 continuous mode. This is to give them additional exposures for their film calibration. Okay, I barely heard you, but I - I feel that you did get that information. SPT (garble) hear you, can you hear me now? MCC Pardon me? SPT MCC SPT MCC SPT it must be How do you read me now? You're still a little down Can you hear me now? You're still a little down in the noise. Okay, I tried headset and speakers, so the comm.

-

CC I think we got a site problem, Ed. MCC How - how are you reading us, Ed? SPT Nell, I can hear you loud and clear, so why don't you go ahead? MCC Okay, I will. I'ii I'ii continue here. 82A has been doing a collaborative experiment with Mauna Loa in Hawaii, and they have been using the coronagraph to observe polar plumes. But they've been cloudy and their instrument hasn't been working for several days now, so we got a call this afternoon that they were successful today and we would like to take a frame of 82A film to support their polar plume observations. To compare the plumes in our data with their data, and it's really nice that it occurred at the same time that you're planning to study polar plumes. Therefore, the next convenient chance whether it's been a building block 32 or in chip B of building block i at the end of the day, we would like a 5400 roll - minus 5400. WAVELENGTH LONG, exposure 2 minutes, if that's convenient.

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orbit,

SPT Nell,

we'll

That'll be work it in.

the

first

thing

done

next

MCC Okay, good. There's some other things here. 55 has seen their yesterday's data, and I think you'll be interested in it. Their oxygen Vl loops over the west limb active regions was counts ranging from 75 to 100 in loop structure. That's what they saw last night, and in addition, they got a surge in the same general area. SPT Is that the one they were running unattended on the anti - the active regions? MCC That's correct. And they say that if sometime or other you get a chance to use your cue cards for grating position 0000, 0772, 1042 and 1654 grating positions, that would perhaps give them useful information. SPT Understand. MCC Okay, to continue. If 82B test or special procedure, which I admittedly don't understand very well and which has been discussed the last few days is now on the pad to be run tomorrow. Bill Lenoir's conference is prior to it. Perhaps you would like for him to discuss it with you then. SPT Yes, I'd like to see what comes up on the pad END OF TAPE

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MCC Bill Lenoir's conference is prior to it. Perhaps you would like for him to discuss it with you then. SPT Yes, I would like to see what comes up on the pad and then I'ii have the questions I think I'ii need. MCC Okay. The pad will come up as usual tomorrow according to the normal schedule. MCC activity. MCC Finally, Okay, NOAA has some on inputs as to present is

north

three

the central

meridian

an emerging flux region giving absorbtion structures in H-alpha plus or minus one angstrom. In addition the dark surges in active region 34 running southeast northeast about 7 to i0 degrees long. That's all I've got. SPT What was it you mentioned before 34 Neil? I think you dropped out. MCC Okay, there is an emerging flux region at north three on the central meridian. And it's showing absorbtion structures in H-alpha that run out to plus or minus one angstrom. This - I don't know if it's the same one that we discussed mation. earlier this morning or not, but that's for your infor-

SPT Okay, may well be. MCC Now before I lose you. I want to say that l've enjoyed talking to you and now I have a good contact with you why don't you tell me what you have. SPT Okay, Neil, I'ii try to keep you up to speed on what we were doing this last orbit. We tried to finish up the coronal hole observation. And Dick managed to get done what I had intended. Although the setup again took a little bit longer than anticipated. We did get four GRATING AUTO SCANS done inside the coronal hole with the oxygen Vl count of around 100 - 120 and magnesium X down around 6. It's con - convinced we're right in - pretty close to the center of the coronal hole itself. Then we got one outside where the oxygen VI was up around 200, magnesium X, 30 or 40 which is essentially there background outside. And then 2 MIRROR AUTO RASTERS one down to line 40 at GRATING POSITION of all balls, and one at 772, which we got line 30 before 400 K. So I think we got in all the of what they had there, and I - it ought to be some Although, it was taken at a little more rapid manner I like. Mauna ation the MCC Loa data with the orbit was 82B is down to intent good data. than

One more thing that I forgot to say. The done in the South Pole in case for collaboroperations in the next orbit. Okay, that's what I have lined up for a building block 2 to start off with in order

SPT next

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to get the extra standard mode in there. And while we're doing that we'll give away my LONG - 2 minutes for 82A and then go on down to the South Pole and look for blooms. MCC Wonderful. CC Hawaii on 54 35 minutes. Okay Story. Other were 54 and 56 both things that were done got 36-minute exposures, SPT this past orbit and filter 5. MCC I'ii SPT still be Okay, we're going LOS here. See you in

you. there.

Very good Ed, it's nice talking with around if you need me for a while. I enjoyed it too Nell. Have fun down

MCC Okay, you too. PAO This is Skylab Control, final LOS for today through voice relay station at Tananarive. Dr. Bill Lenoir handed over this science conference pass to Dr. Neil Sheeley, that's S-H-E-E-L-E-Y, who is the co-Prlnclpal Investigator on the S082A ultraviolet coronal spectroheliograph instrument of the ATM. Dr Sheeley is with the Naval Research Laboratory and is acting as planning chairman or czar on some of the special activities with S082A. We'll be back in 32 minutes for tracking station Hawaii at 22:16 Greenwich mean time. This is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, 22:47 Greenwich mean time. Tracking station Hawaii upcoming in about 50 seconds. Nearing the end of revolution 3715 for space station Skylab. Standing by for AOS, Hawaii. CC Skylab, A0S through Hawaii for 8 minutes be dumping the data/voice here. CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS, about 22 minuteS to the Vanguard at 23:18. PAO Skylab Control. Loss of signal at Hawaii. Very little conversation there, except for AOS and LOS calls from the Spacecraft Communicator Story Musgrave. 19 minutes to tracking ship Vanguard. And at 22:59 Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, 23:17 Greenwich mean time. Tracking ship Vanguard will acquire space station Skylab in about 45 seconds. From Vanguard there will be almost an hour LOS period until Hawaii again in this REV. Groundtrack misses Ascension and Tananarive and Guam. Standing by for AOS Vanguard. CC Skylab, AOS through the Vanguard for 9 minutes. Jer, Houston. CDR Go ahead, Story. CC Have you changed out the EREP tape yet, Jet? CDR Negative, Story, Just had my shower. CC press on with the shower. And we'll have some more words for you later on changing out those tapes so just hold on till we get those up to you. CDR Okay, well I finished my shower. If you got words go ahead. Go ahead, Story, I finished my shower. I'm all ready to copy. CC Okay, we're still working on those procedures Jer. CDR CC general messages comet sketches. CDR CC could. CDR Well, it sure is getting kind of full. CC Bet it is and you got a phone call at the Vanguard at 00:56 and it's the RIGHT. CDR 00:56, RIGHT ANTENNA. CC And you're going to have to give the status report with your other mouth. That's also going to be 00:56, you can give those - give that one to one of your friends. have CDR her CC CDR Okay, call you. ThatVs satisfactory also. Don't think it would be with for Jerry, Houston, you. Okay, go ahead. I got that her. tape changewhy don't I read it to my wife and Okay. But, while I got could scratch is Good, okay, No, we were you Jer, the only number 26, that's permanent the

we

I was just kidding. working on getting you

all we

out

CC procedure CDR

EREP

CC Okay, on loading tape T38 on tape recorder do the tape recorder cleaning per your odds and ends cue card and per that permanent general message 6855 Alfa, that's the one about that has the EREP swab and alcohol. CDR Okay.

2,

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And you can use one swab for every Will do. And the rest of this concerns that

roller.

i0 feet of opaque tape, do the tape loading per odds and ends cue card but make sure that S192 remains in STANDBY until you got that i0 feet of lapping film has been pulled past the heads. And I know you don't have the cue card down there but when you get on down to EREP system start after that and you have the tape moving, don't go to S192 mode ready until you get that i0 feet of opaque tape past the heads. CC And if the tape recorder fails to operate and you get an END OF TAPE light comes on, if you'll take an opaque piece of abhesive tape and cover up the photosensor hole and then move that opaque tape past the heads and after you get it past the head go ahead and remove the opaque tape. CDR Okay. CC And that's it, we're going over the hill here and we'll see you in Hawaii at 00:25, that's about an hour. CDR Roger. CC And the Flight Plans are on board, Jer. CDR Thank you. PAO Skylab Control. Loss of signal - loss of signal through tracking ship Vanguard. Next station will be tracking station Hawaii for the final time. That'll be 56 minutes from now. We'll return at that time. This is Skylab Control at 23:28 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control, 20:29 Greenwich mean time. Acquisition through voice relay station at Tananarive on the Island of Madagasca_ in some 50 seconds. This pass about 4-1/2 minutes long across Tananarive. The crew at this time are powering down and stowing the Earth resources experiment package or EREP equipment and likely won't have too much to say here at Tananarive, but we'll stand by for this pass starting in about 13 seconds. PAO COMTECH at Tananarive reports no acqulsiton of signal of Skylab at this time. They're attempting to lock on out there in Tananarive. PAO Skylab Control, no Joy at AOS at Tananarlve the COMTECH out there reported a total of 13 seconds at very low signal strength. Elevation angle was quite low to the southeast of that station which is frequently fairly marginal. Next station, Goldstone in 42 minutes. We'll return at that time, and at 20:35 Greenwich mean time, Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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This is Skylab Control, 21:16 for the upcoming ATM conference _Lenoir and Science Pilot

Greenwich with Ed Gibson

for Skylab, which is scheduled for Tananarive on this upcoming revolution, the rest of today's Flight Plan is relaxed, offduty period. Crew option for reading, taking a nap, looking out the window, whatever they choose to do. We're about i0 seconds now away from acquisition at Goldstone, final stateside pass of the day. And at sometime after Goldstone LOS of signal, Flight Director Don Puddy will come on the broadcast line with a summary of today's activities in lieu of the press conference. CC Good evening Skylab, got you through Goldstone for 4 minutes. CDR Hi, Story, the short course in gyroscopes the TV now if you to get it off this pass. CC Okay, thanks Jer. CC Jerry, we dropped out there for awhile, I guess we owe you some things on the tape recorders and the tapes. CDR Yes sir, go ahead, we're going to exercise first and then later on this afernoon, we'll take care of all of that. is on CC Okay, do you want to copy that now? CDR Sure, go ahead. CC Okay, take tape 25 out of tape recorder i, you've probably already done it and it goes in command module A-9. CDR Okay, we had not done it because there was nothing about tape depletion in the pad. We were kind of wondering what you had up your sleeve. CC Okay, go ahead and do that, tape recorder 25 out of tape recorder 1 and put in command module A-9. Tape 38, that's T-38, take off all the lapping tape, except 10-feet and put it in tape recorder 2 after cleaning tape recoder 2. PLT already loaded. CC comes next here. PLT Story, tape recorder going 2, I thought to unload was that

It is and we're Go ahead.

it,

CC Okay, T-31, tape T-31 is presently in tape recorder 2, put it in M-130. And finally tape T-7 that you'll find in hI30 put it in tape recorder i. CDR Okay, let's see if I got it straight now. Tape 25 goes to A-9, tape 38, we're to remove all but i0 feet of the first part of that gray tape and put it in tape recorder 2, tape 31 comes out of 2 and goes into M-130, tape number 7 goes

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2 arms

tape recorder i. That's all correct. Okay. And Jer, you don't have lengths will be fine. Okay.

to measure

that

Who's up in the STS right now? Ed's up there making like a solar physicist. Okay, Ed would you like to make like an right now?

SPT I can hold on for i minute Story. Engineer it up. CC Okay, REG ADJUST, both BUS i and BUS 2 like 45 degrees counterclockwise. And we're about i0 seconds to LOS here, we'll see you over the Vanguard at 21:39. It's about 18 minutes and we'll be intending to dump the data/voice there. CDR Which VTR did we use. Story? CC We'll let you know and Ed, we're any detectors on S055. And going over the hill, you 15 minutes left on the VTR. PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss through for the final time this afternoon through Goldstone. Tracking ship Vanguard in 16 minutes. Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE not got showing

of signal tracking station At 21:23

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PAO This is Skylab Control. 21:38 Greenwich mean time. Acquisition of space station Skylab through tracking ship Vanguard in about 50 seconds. Balance of today offduty for the crew except for Ed Gibson's conference with Scientist Astronaut Dr. Bill Lenoir coming up at Tananarive, next station after Vanguard. Starting to get data now through the Vanguard tracking ship, and we're standing by. CC Skylab, we're back with you through the Vanguard for i0 minutes. CDR Roger, Story. CC Jer, is anybody using the tape recorder now? CDR CC CDR CC SPT give The light's not on. Okay, we'll dump it here. Okay. Ed, Houston. Go ahead.

CC REG BUS 2, could you reach over there and us 5 more degrees counterclockwise? SPT You got it. CC Thanks. CC Ed, Houston. SPT Go ahead, Story. CC Right, REG BUS 2, counterclockwise i0 degrees. SPT How does that look, Story? CC We're looking. CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS, about 15 minutes to Tananarive. Ed, your ATM conference will be coming up with Dr. Sheely at that time. Your REG BUSes are looking good. And you may get a small CMG reset at the end of the dump. Your next nightside pass - we're predicting if it happens maybe about a utilization of 3 mibs. SPT Thank you, Story. PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal of tracking ship Vanguard. 12 minutes to next station - voice relay station at Tananarive. Scheduled at Tananarive is the ATM conference between Science Pilot Ed Gibson and Bill Lenoir here in Mission Control. Standing by here on the broadcast line is off-going Flight Director Don Puddy with a review of today's activities aboard Skylab. Don? PUDDY Okay, I'll keep this fairly brief as today was a crew day off. Howe - END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control, 24 minutes past midnight Greenwich mean time. Final pass through Hawaii tracking station in about 50 seconds. And we're standing by. CDR Houston, CDR. CC Hello, Jer got you through Hawaii for 7 minutes. CDR Okay, I've got an evening status report for you now and Bill will have a photo for you shortly. CC Okay, stand by while I get people cranked up. CC Okay, we're ready for the evening status. CDR Okay,, Sleep: CDR, 6.5, 6.5 heavy; SPT, 10.5, i0 heavy, 5.5 light; PLT, 8.5, 6 heavy, 2.5 light. No volumes today. Water gun: 8841; 4853; 1528. Body mass: 6.312, 6.311, 6.312; 6.361 6.367, 6.360; 6.260, 6.256, 6.259. Exercise: standard for everybody, no change. Medications: CDR, none; SPT, none; PLT, three Aetifed as directed. Clothing: CDR, shorts, socks and shirts; SPT, shorts, socks and T-shirt; PLT, shorts, and socks. Food log: CDR, zero salt, plus one lemonade, plus one Apollo grape punch, plus pears, plus ketchup, rehydration water, plus 1.0; SPT, zero salt, plus strawberries, plus two lemonades, plus a grape drink, plus peaches the grape drink's an Apollo drink - and rehydration water; PLT, zero salt, one tuna, plus one coffee with sugar, plus peaches, plus green beans, rehydration water, zero, and the tuna is plus one tuna. Okay, Flight plan deviations: Well, yeah there is one, that is, the tape the EREP tape recorder has been delayed and we're going to get that one after we've finished up dinner and got things cleaned up. Shopping llst accomplishments: TV-104 repeat, 1-1/2 hours, TV-107 add on, 2-1/2 hours, 7 ATM passes. Inoperable equipment: none. Unscheduled stowage: none. And by the way Story, did both of those TVs eome down okay? CC We'll get you an answer Jer. PLT Okay, Story tell me when you're ready to copy the photo log. CC Okay, we're ready, Bill. PLT Roger, 16-millimeter; EREP VTS, Charlie Lima 12, 72 percent. Nikon: Nikon 01, Charlie X-ray 43, 18; Nikon 03, Charlie India 115, 55; Nikon 02, 04, and 05, no change. 70-millimeter; Charlie X-ray 18, count is 106, ETC, Charlie India 12, 067; EREP Set Zulu, 0577, 2755, 0302, 9660, 1431, 0368. Drawer A configuration: no change. CC Okay. CDR Story pass the word to the Earth obs people that we did not get a lot of the photos done that we usually do on our day off we kind of made this the

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TV day to try to clean up some of the backlog in that area at least two of them anyway. And we'll try to do better for them as the week progresses. CC Okay, Jer, and we do have 107 and 77 down and we haventt dumped the other yet. END OF TAPE

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We'll

try

to do better

for

them

as the

week and

dumped

Okay, Jer, and we do have 107 and 77 down the other yet. Roger. Bill, Houston. Go. We haven't seen the M509-5 F-5 Alfa

started yet. I've got a - I can read you a couple of switch positions which will get that started and save you a little time. PLT Okay, go ahead. CC Okay, it's on page 23-3 of the SWS Systems, but it is on the - the atmospheric panel - AM FILL, PRIMARY and SECONDARY switches, two of them to OPEN, and 02 FILL, PRIMARY and SECONDARY switches, two to OPEN. CDR Okay, he's on his way to do it. CC Yes, that's in the Maneuvering Experiments Checklist. CDR Roger. CC And, Jer, did you get those photos of the BMMD and SMMD today? CDR No, not yet, Story. CC Okay. CDR I'm carrying them around in my hip pocket shopping list, though. CC Okay. PLT Okay, Story, that's complete. CC Okay, Bill, and about an hour from now we can do the Bravo to that. It's just going back to COMMAND on those switches. PLT Rog, understand. CC And we're 20 seconds - we're 20 seconds to LOS here. We'll see you over the Vanguard at about 00:56. Your call's coming up there, Jet, and it's a RIGHT. And you might get out your EREP odds and ends cue card and let us know if you've got any problems. At the Vanguard, we can give you some answers. CDR Okay, Story. PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal at Hawaii. Next station tracking ship Vanguard. Evening status report was originally scheduled on today's Flight Plan to take place at the Vanguard on the upcoming pass, however, at crew option, they moved it back one pass to Hawaii. Commander Jerry Carr has a family call scheduled at Vanguard. At 34 minutes past midnight, returning in 22 minutes for tracking ship Vanguard, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control. 55 minutes past midnight Greenwich mean time. Tracking ship Vanguard will acquire the space station Skylab in about 45 seconds. Next station after Vanguard will be Ascension, at which the medical conference is scheduled. Therefore_ next llve station after Vanguard here will be an extremely brief pass at Guam of only 3-1/2 minutes on the next revolution, i0 seconds to AOS Vanguard and standing by. CC Skylab, AOS through the Vanguard for 9 minutes. Be dumping the data/voice here. SPT Hello, Story; how do you read? CC I read you loud and clear, Ed. SPT Okay, we've got a purge going here and it makes a lot of noise in the background. I didn't know whether it was picking it up. Let me Just quickly tell you where we stand in the ATM ops. The last orbit, that's previous to this, we looked at the polar plumes and tried to find some in oxygen Vl and later in this - earlier in this orbit I tried to find them in magnesium X and - with no luck either way, both the north and the south pole. So I looked at a prominence which is at around ii0 and sticks about 80 are seconds above the limb with a linear feature declined about 20 degrees towards the south, and was fairly bright in oxygen VI, maybe 150 counts, 50 to 40 out. I worked it with 5 - 82B last orbit. But I didn't really have the time to do the JOP satisfactorily. I couldn't give them any comparative spectra; so they got a WAVELENGTH, SHORT and a WAVELENGTH, LONG. At about 15 minutes let me get my notes here, and I'ii give you the exact. No, it was shorter than that. One was 8 and one was 7 because we Just flat ran out of time. So this orbit I've come back and giving them a fairly long exposure on it - one at - Now I've lost my place; I lost my whole book. Hold on. CC Okay. SPT Yeah, first one was WAVELENGTH, SHORT 16 minutes and the second one was 17 minutes and that's completely removed from the prominence, although at the same altitude. I Just rotated above Sun center. 55 got a GRATIKG, AUTO SCAN at the brightest point in the prominence, which surprisingly enough, in oxygen Vl showed up quite well. So I'm not really sure what - what the nature of that is that we're looking at. I have to think about it a little bit more. They got three GRATING, AUTO SCANs there and a MIRROR, AUTO RASTER, and now just getting a series of MIRROR, AUTO RASTERs where we are. And 56, SINGLE FRAMES 5, 17 minutes and SINGLE FRAME 4, about 18 minutes. Next orbit I'ii pick up essentially building block IB and let the two X-ray instruments run for the full orbit, for exceptionally long exposures - SINGLE FRAMES 5 on 56. And 54, if they're willing, I'ii let them run for the whole orbit also, which is essentailly one of their shopping

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 16 hours 8 minutes. Loss of signal through Guam as Bill Shoddy and mission scientist Bob Parker continued the weekly science conference. Bill Snoddy of the Marshal Space Flight Center discussing Kohoutek plans. He indicated he'd give the report on Pioneer to the crew on the next station. Next acquisition will be through Hawaii in 4 minutes and 50 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 16 hours and 8 minutes, this is Skylab Control. MCC Okay. We're back with you now. SPT Okay. Go ahead, Bill. MCC Okay, fine. I thought I'd mention that Jesse (?) Greenstein (?) on January 13 and 14 for the series of measurements at the 200-inch at Mount Palomar reported measuring more than 200 lines previously unseen in the mission. These were all normal wavelengths greater than 60-some - hundred angstroms. And also he reported that, for the first time, that he had made a series of measurements of prior to perihelion on four separate occasions. He did imagery at i0 emision wavelengths. So it'd be interesting to compare his results with the stuff you guys have been getting. Lonnie Lane from headquarters, and also from JPL, is out at Montaquilla (?) this week with the - at the 88-inch telescope out there making measurements down in the near UV, getting down hopefully almost to OH and using image - (garble) on the spectragraph, that's 2-day focus. One of the most interesting results that we have is Mariner X. This is the Mariner that was launched after you fellows were - that one that's going to Venus Mercury. It - the comet came into it's field of view on January and they began a series of observations, in the UV wavelengths. In Lyman-alpha, for example, they were able to get good data out to 4 degrees in front of the - in the solar direction away from the nucleus and up to 12 degrees in the antisolar direction. So that Lyman-alpha payload is indeed quite extensive. They also measured emissions at other wavelengths going all the way down possibly to as low as 430 angstroms. END OF TAPE and 17

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the images that we're getting here from the ground will give us a three dimensional look at the way this thing really appears, and that should be quite interesting. The other thing I wanted to mention is Copernicus. Let me here Bill CC and can I just wanted - we're we'll have you again at Goldstone go ahead and continue there. going in 9 LOS shortly minutes and

MCC Okay, I'm about to wind up but Copernicus, the OAD-III will start their observations on January the 29th, mission day 75. They'll be doing some really high resolution spectrograms and they'll be doing a series of observations on each day they observe. They'll be looking at the nucleus and then ahead of it, behind it, and back in the tail and so forth. $201 and Be looking at the Lyman-alpha the OH wavelengths also, which wavelengths is tie in at with S063

and S183. I guess the only thing I might mention is we've tried to make first cut (garble) illustrations on your sketches and your comments that you sent down we'll be interested to let you look at them when you back and see if we can work on them again and try to as accurately as possible. SPT it appreciate (garble) together MCC there. as to Say, closely what was wrong

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Buchwald. He claims he checked and found out that it was actually recalled by the manufacturer for repair. Seems like it had a faulty tail and a bad paint job, he said. That's probably about as good as I've heard so far, I think (Laughter) So as you can see with these Copernicus and Mariner things beginning now we are anxious to get these last corollary measurements in so we have this overlap with them, and so we have a continuous history from will continue we're doing SPT information the time you fellas went up. Copernicus, I believe, for quite a while longer, so I think scientifically great. Sure appreciate all your help. Okay, Bill. Thank you very much for the and I'm sure glad we got the real good wrap-up

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Dr. Buchwald, there. That really clears things up. MCC Roger. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 16 hours 18 minutes with loss of signal through Hawaii. Next acquisition will be Goldstone in 5 minutes. Conclusion of the Kohoutek conference with Bill Snoddy. Next the science conference is - comes at Greenwich mean 17 hours 22 minutes through Carnarvon with Science Dr. Story Musgrave. Next acquisition in 4 minutes will be Goldstone. At Greenwich mean time 16 hours this is Skylab Control. CC Skylab, Houston, AOS Goldstone minutes. portion of time Astronaut 40 seconds 19 minutes, 5 -1/2

CC And, for all of you, we have had to scrub the scrub the laser due to weather at Goddard, so you can forget about that at 16:24 on your details. CDR Roger, Crip. MCC Ed, this is Nell. If you've got a moment, or are you right in the middle of the JOP 15? SPT I just started it, Nell, but go ahead. MCC Okay, it's probably too late, but Harvard was going to ask you to peak up oxygen VI on the network boundary somewhere in the hole, so that they got higher signal in the chromospheric Lyman continua. But, maybe you've done it already and it's too late. SPT No, I haven't, and would you please say that again, please. MCC They give - like in the all balls position in oxygen VI, that is detector 3, peak it up, so that wherever you're pointed in the coronal hole you get a good signal, like you'll be on a network boundary somewhere in the hole, the chromospheric network boundary. That way the Lyman continua will be as bright as possible and they get better statistics in their measurements. SPT (Garble) Okay. That's so that during the grating auto scan they'll pick up a max. Okay. MCC That's right. CC Skylab, Houston. LOS in i minute, we'll see you again in 2 minutes over Texas. CC Skylab, Houston, we're back with you once more, 12 minutes. CC And, we'll be doing a data/voice recorder dump there. END OF TAPE

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Ascension in i0 minutes. We see somebody's using the recorder and the tape's just about full, so but since we didn't get to dump it we'd like to go ahead and redesignate it. And we'll need you to stop recording for a minute while we do that. CC Skylab, Houston. Can we get somebody confirm we'll be redesignating the recorder? PLT Okay, Crip, go ahead. Tell me when you're ready. CC Okay, Skylab, she belongs to you again as we go over the hill. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours 44 minutes with loss of signal through Bermuda. Next acquisition in 7 minutes 45 seconds a 6 minute pass through Ascension. At the beginning of the Skylab-IV mission the crew had the option of taking photographs and visually observing more than i00 selected sites around the world for what is referred to as the visual observation program. A plan whereby the crew was given optional photography to make each day and describe the view out the window and at the same time taking photographs. In the last i0 days the crew has accomplished 128 of these various optional photographic and visual observation programs, most of which was done on mission day 19, where the crew took 27 separate targets around the globe. These included - in the last l0 days these included weather formations, atmospheric formations, repeated photographs and descriptions of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and ice buildup in that area, including oil fires in Algeria, photos of southwest Iran, photos of the Swiss Alps, mountains in outer Mongolia, photographs of selected cities in Japan, as well as a - photographs of the Connecticut River area in New England where ice damage in the Connecticut and Marrimack rivers. The 100 task sites selected at the start of the mission have increased to 160. These additional 60 were to added to the program during the mission. More than likely the crew will come back with photographs of parts of the world never before photographed from space. Next acquisition in 5 minutes and 40 seconds through Ascension. At Greenwich mean time 16 hours and 46 minutes, this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours 50 minutes. Acquisition coming through Ascension, a 5 minute pass. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bob Crippen.

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SPT I think it is, but I'm not sure whether we're looking at a coronal hole in that case. MCC We do not expect it. If it were it would be just a minor thing and would be almost a coincidence. MCC It may be a bright point. MCC Ed, the idea was to be on something that's bright in the chromosphere, but not the corona. Therefore, bright in the chromospheric lines but not magnesium X. SPT Yeah, okay, Neil. I understand the object and the problem is with the displays you have available to us, and the time it takes to take a couple of laps around the grating is to chan - it up the whole orbit. MCC Okay. MCC (Garble) recommended trying your H-alpha monitor for determining where the network is. SPT Yeah, that was done, Neil, but it didn't coincide. I could not see any real strong peaks where I saw network, except for this one location which was also very relatively high in magnesium X. MCC Okay. MCC I guess it's up to you to use your own judgment now, although 55 says just use the H-alpha and go whether than to use up any more time. CC Skylab, Houston; we're i minute from LOS. Next station contact 25-1/2 minutes through Carnarvon at 17:22_ 17:22. And Story's standing by to talk to you a little about medical science there. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours 58 minutes, loss of signal through Ascension. Next acquisition in 23 minutes and 50 seconds will be through Carnarvon, a i0 minute pass during which time Dr. Story Musgrave will discuss medical experiments with the crew during the - today's science conference. Next acquisition in 23 minutes 30 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 16 hours 58 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 17 hours 21 minutes. Acquisition coming through Carnarvon, with the final phase of the - today's science conference. Astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave will discuss with the crew the medical experiments. MCC Skylab, we got you through Carnarvon for i0 minutes. CDR Story, can you tell how much VTR time left? MCC Stand by i. You got 13 minutes. CDR Thank you, Story. SPT Hello, Story, go ahead. MCC Okay, Ed, and I've got some on M133, some total accumulated data here on sleep on the CDR and the PLT. From their report, even though they haven't had the good fortune of being able to participate in the experiment. SPT They've been trying to russle that cap away from me every night, but I hold on. CC I bet they have, but you're doing a good job. Okay, in terms of average total sleep, Jer's been running 6.9 hours and Bill's been also running 6.9 hours and according to your reports, exclusive of your M133 data, you've been running a total sleep of 7.2 hours. In terms of M133 data, you've shown an increase of about i hour in both your total rest and total sleep. Moving on up to where we are from day 19. SPT Okay. MCC The only other significant thing in terms of the percentage of time spent in each stages, that you've moved more, you've increased more in stage 3 and 4 and shown a corosponding decrease in stage 2 from your preflight baseline. There's been no change at all in your percentage of REM sleep. SPT Okay. That's a pretty much variable time to time. I suspect the last few weeks or so would have been the reverse of that. MCC Okay, and in terms of total sleep, you're averaging just about 0.2 hours less than you were preflight. Owen, on SL-III, he increased his total sleep by a plus 0.2 hours. And_ Joe on his mission, he decreased his total amount of sleep about an hour. So that's comparison between your mission and the other two. SPT Okay, I think you could probably decrease it significantly for a short period of time but not over the long haul. MCC Yeah, we agree with that, and one other thing here we've seen post flight and that is the tremendous increase in the amount of REM sleep post flight and that is

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on up to even 7 days after recovery. SPT Okay. MCC And this is possibly due to a deprivation of REM sleep the last couple of days before coming home. Or possibly some effect of the read readaption to 1 g. SPT Okay, Story. I'd like to know what the protocol is, not right now, but whenever you get the chance for post mission on this. MCC Okay, I'll get it to you present I think the last inflight measurement is mission day 82. SPT Thank you. MCC The M093, I don't have a lot of data for you, but it is an experiment in which you have no onboard data. Again, we've seen slight changes in the PR interval and slight changes in the QRS, a widening of the QRS, but no significant changes in the vectors and no significant (garble) an occasional PVC during MI71, but really nothing significant. SPT Very good. MCC Okay, and the MI71. There's been really no change in the resting and exercise heart rate, the systolic blood pressure, in the (garble) they're all pretty much right on the preflight baseline, for all people. We have seen for all crewmen a decrease recovery heart rate and of course this would indicate a slight increase in fitness. SPT Yeah, I suspect that'll be true here, Story. MCC Okay, we've also seen a decreased diastolic blood pressure during the exercise of both Jer and Bill, and I don't know what the significance of that is in terms of fitness or effeciency. SPT Okay. MCC And, also Bill has shown a slight decrease in his (garble). He's getting the same amount of work done for a little bit a little bit less oxygen and this may also be an increase in efficiency. MCC The vital capacity measurements after showing a - a pretty significant trend down, it decreased around 8 to i0 percent for all three crewmen. Is tending to be trending up toward the toward the baseline, not the last time that you ran them. SPT Yeah, I think that's Just the zero g effect and has nothing to do with the lungs themselves. MCC Yeah, it's probably just a shift in the You shift up fluid up into the chest out of the limbs, that'll decrease the amount of air that you can bring into the chest and possibly with a readaption and loosing some of that fluid you gain some of it back. That might be one explanation. SPT Why don't you have some subject down on the ground stand on his head and see whether his vital capacity changes?

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MCC We've already done that, both on the and lying down and we see those kind of changes. SPT Okay. MCC And, you can see the same changes with lower body negative pressure or something like that, where you bring the fluid out your - you do tend to gain a little bit in the vital capacity. SPT Sounds like it fits. head MCC Got a proposal here for you, you might be interested in doing and that's on your tread mill exercise. Try doing that hands off and also possibly when you're good and secure try to do a little bit with the eyes closed. Try to build up your balance, so when you get back down here to Earth and you have to walk around, this may be a way of improving your balance when you get back here. SPT Yep, thinking about that and maybe also a little work on the dome lockers might help. CDR Bill and I have been doing all of our treadmill work with no hands, so we're in pretty good shape there although we haven't tried the eyes closed bit. MCC There were a few groans here particularly form the GNS when the dome locker thing was proposed. SPT I thought I'd hear those from all the way up here. MCC In fact we saw a little twinge there in CMG-2, he didn't know what to think about that either. MCC The MI51 people haven't been able to get your - the photographs back yet but from voice data supplied by you and by telemetry when the experiments were started and finished they do have some things for you. Again, as I mentioned previously, you better your best preflight time by your second inflight performance. SPT Okay. MCC There was some variability in the data up until about mission day 30, then it became very steady and has been in a consistent decreasing trend in the time it takes to do things, even up til the present date. Anytime the times were - were boosted up anytime you took longer than expected it turns out it was the add on type DTOs, such as limb blood flow and the leg blood pressure measurements and these sorts of things, which you didn't have long training periods on. END OF TAPE

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CC The MI51 people haven't been able to get your - the photographs back yet, but from voice data supplied by you and by telemetry when experiments were started and finished they do have some things for you. Again, as I mentioned previously, your better - your best preflight time by your second inflight performance. SPT Okay. CC There was some variability in the data up until about mission day 30, then it became very steady and it's been a consistent decreasing trend in the time it takes to do things even up to the present date. Anytime the times were - were boosted up anytime you took longer than expected it turns out it was the add-on type DTO, such as limbblood flow and the leg blood pressure measurements and these sorts of things which you didn't have long training periods on. SPT Yeah, I'm sure that was true the first 30 days. CC And now, there's no significant difference in - between the - your getting the job done and the times and also the quality and all between your own mission and SL-III, the data looks very comparable. MISI people have got a question for you here. They'd like to know about what point in the mission you felt completely adapted to zero g, not in terms of the vestibular system but in terms of when you thought you had a complete handle on operating in zero g enviornment and when it was no longer a constraint in your getting the job done? SPT Story, for me I would say after the first week or so even though, I became very much more proficient after that. However, I think all of our proficiencies in operating in zero g depend quite a bit on the time line and how much (garble0 mental effort you can really put into trying to do the job effieently rather than just pass. CC Yeah, that's about CDR Story? CC Yeah, go ahead. CDR I don't think I really felt fully adapted to zero g so that I could function without consciously thinking about it all the time til about day 25 or day 30, I think is a more reasonable figure for me. And I - I don't think we're really completely adapted right now. I think there are some areas where we still have to do a lot of thinking or we'll get all messed up. CC Okay, the MI51 people are thinking about 7 to 14 days. But of course, that depends upon how closely you want to refine the data and get an absolute point but no doubt with llfe having evolved here over a hundred million years

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of whatever it is and and also our being here for 30 or 40 years in one g you shouldn't expect to readapt entirely in a week or even a month or even three months for that matter. CDR Yeah, that's right Story and I think that the adaptation or the idea of being comfortable in zero g is a lot affected by like Ed was saying, what the workload is, how fast you're trying to go. If you can take your time and go at your own speed, I think you'll adapt a lot quicker than if you're in a full throttle mode trying to do something. CC Yeah, that's certainly correct. I think it's a real tribute to nature that y'all are doing the super job you are here coming on 85 days in a totally new enviornment. We're about 30 seconds to LOS here. Guam will be coming up in about 5 minutes and it'll be Bill Lenior and the vis obs at that time. SPT CC MCC over. PLT Go ahead, Bill. MCC Okay, first a couple of words here on film, we're looking forward hopefully to another film orgy by you guys here today. According to our accounting it looks to us and we don't know how much you've done yet today, but it looks to us as though there's about i and a half magazines of Hassellblad film remaining for the visual observations. On the Hikon color exterior we have many, many magazines of film and several of the 2485, the very fast black and white and we will begin scheduling that. You may need to take some of that information into account in scheduling your photos, and potential depending on how much you take here, you may have to take some Nikon 55's instead of Hasselblad later on. SPT Bill, if you'd like to help that situation we_ve come up with another camera we can load color exterior in and have one up in the MDA and one down here in the wardroom. I think that would Just about double what you would get. CC Okay, Ed_ I'ii bring one up myself. Okay, as far as the program here goes, we have llke another week and a half worth of the observations that we'll be scheduling and the thing that we would like to emphasize, first in the geology areap the i19 Alfa, the Romanche fracture, on shore extension. We will be scheduling those, when I say scheduling I mean listing them on your details as either schedules or optionals usually optionals, we will continue to schedule those_ we're most interested in that and in particular over and above getting photographs. We would like to hopefully get some repetitive type observations so that you can look at it once, Okay, thank Yes sir. Skylab, you, Story. with visual observations,

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see what you see, look again and see sort of past what you saw the last time. Things such as this: the way these tend to fall is generally on a given track, we can pick it up on the African side two tracks later, we could pick it up on the South American side so that we do get almost always the capability to compare it to itself on both sides during the same day. Also in the geological area, here Baja, California is very interesting for us and this is primarily for the CDR, for Jerry, who has begun a extensive set of observations there and would like to continue and we certainly would like for him to continue. Also, San Andreas for everyone, observations there are of most importance. Central American Fault, observations plus some more photos, the East African rift, we have quite a few photos already but it's a big area and we're anxious for more coverage, both photographicaly and observations. And also the Sierra Madre occidental volcanic area, the HH56, it turns out we thought for awhile that we were not very interested in that on mainly because of SL-II EREP data. It turns out on further analysis that the western part of HH56 is totally overcast, so we have no coverage on that. We are quite interested in photographic coverage of that as well as observations and whenever we schedule that we will give you a pad asking you to emphasize the western portion of that. MCC Okay, then leaving geology and going to the ocean, the areas that are primary interest to us there will be the Falkland Current obviously and you've already spotted that again for the first time since Sun came back. Primary importance here is time variation and how has it changed since a month ago when we were making all of our observations on it. Also the New Zealand Current areas, although here we have a problem, we won't be able to see that until quite late in the mission, mainly because right now when we do pass over even with good Sun angle, it's well after you've gone to sleep. But that will be processing forward on us and right last few days it will occur at hour or so prior to your bedtime again. Time variations comparisons to previous observations. The current area in and around Hawaii. You've made observations both east and west of the islands of upwellings current boundaries and so on, we're most anxious to examine that further and also to look at the effect of the chain of islands on the current flow there as opposed to a single island. The npwwelling off of Mexico off the Gulf of Tehauntepec and out west of the Gulf of Fonseca are also interesting to us primarily from a point of view of how this ties in if at all with the equatorial currents and counter currents, whether it's just an isolated upwelling area. About a month ago, Ed made the very interesting observation that this appeared to be the result of the confluence California current and one

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branch of the equatorial counter current, we'd be most anxious to learn some more about that. Also with increasing Sun angles here, we have Sun glint pattern capability coming up to us and we will try to take advantage of that. Another important area in the oceans to us is the 34 Alfa, the island wakes which would potentially indicate the existance of the temperature difference that we could use and here a END OF TAPE

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MCC Also with increasing Sun angles here, we have Sun glint pattern capability coming up to us and we will try and take advantage of that. Another important area in the oceans to us is the 34 Alfa, the island wake which would potentially indicate the existence of the temperature difference that we could use and here again, Sun glint may very well help us. Similarly, sea mounts which right now, is important to us, mostly from the point of view of learning what man can and cannot see from space. To date, it would appear that sea mounts are very, very difficult to find and we're anxious to get a little bit deeper into that and know whether that's in general true or what are the types of things that enhance it and again, Sun glint on the the effect of the Sun glint on the ocean surface - perhaps the higher sea mounts will affect the surface texture and we can pick them up that way. CDR Yeah, Bill. Right now, I'm pretty discouraged about our ability to find them. I haven't been able to see one yet. MCC Okay. We've got several coming up in about 3 days that we're forecasting should be in or around some Sun glint and we'll keep scheduling them, putting them on the pad about 1 per day, seeing what we can find out on them. MCC Okay. Then going on African drought is another area that we would like to cover more and more here. Any of the handhelds in the 90 series - 90, 91, 92, etc., in the Niger inland delta area or the Lake Chad area, also the 151, Okovgnggo swamp. We've all ready mentioned the interest in comparing the two regions. In addition, vegetation, primary areas here of interest will be Argentina, the range land and the Pampas, and also the wheat in Argentina. In addition, the Serengheti Plains which we will schedule once or twice before Ed pops out of the early morning part of your day and that's a rangeland area. Australia unfortunately will not come into your day until after the mission is over. So we will not be able to make those comparisons. And finally, another area we're going to begin emphasising is the dimlight to use the 2485 film. And primarily, what this will be because of the way the orbits are located, this is the HHI71 I'm talking about, will be the gasflurrying in Saudi Arabia penninsula and Iran and also selected cities that we cross over at night an those are about the only sites there that we will have the opportunity to look at from the 171 in the darkness. SPT How about flash burning in central Africa? MCC That's certainly one we have difficulty in scheduling that but anytime you see it or anything interesting out the window for that matter at night, we're more than interested in photography as well as observations on it.

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SPT There's apparently a great deal of that burning going on right now in Nigeria and Cameroon. And I saw some last night and then that just a huge area - it must be 200 or 300 miles long and 50 to 60 miles wide. MCC Very good. That should be a prime target for the dimlight photography as well then. Okay. If we don't have any in addition here, let's see, we're a minute and a half till LOS. Goldstone is next in 17 minutes and pressing on then into results, regarding the Galapagos eruptions, it turns out that you three were the first human beings to see the Galopagos eruptions and it wasn't until much later that a team was able to get on the islands and investigate it first hand. Also answering an earlier question regarding some features on the Indian subcontinent, what you were referring to we feel, is the Deckhands Trap which is a big fault structure within a volcanic basaltic pile. And you're to be congratulated on seeing that because that's a very difficult thing to pick out. And again, that gives us data as to what can and cannot be detected from space. CC Can I break in here for a minute. If it's possible, we'd like to go ahead and rewind the VTR here to use this upcoming CONUS pass to dump any - when we got time. SPT Press, Bob. MCC Okay and two last thoughts here. The coverage you have on lake and sea ice is excellent. And even though we will not be listing it much because of the low Sun angle. Any opportunities you get, we certainly would like some more coverage. We copied the CDR's comment, Jerry, earlier on several days ago on the Mexican - Mexico City feature that we felt we had figured out. Now maybe we think we don't. It looks like we'll have to wait till you're down here and take a look at the photos before we get final word on just what it was. We'll be talking to you - yes, I could say that maybe a trip to Mexico City is required here. We'll be talking to you in a week or so on the last visual ops conference and we'll see you then. PLT Be working on that trip. SPT Good work, Bill. Thanks. MCC Okay. We'll see you later. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 17 hours 47 minutes. Loss of signal through Guam, the pass devoted to discussion between Bill Lenoir and the crew concernin_ their successful - so far successful implimentation of the visual observations program. The mission began with more than i00 targets around the world for the crew to photograph and describe through the wardroom window. This

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number has increased to more than 160 target sites around the world. The crew was advised that they were the first human beings to see an eruption in the Galapagos Island chain, volcanic eruption. The Earth observa - visual observation programs cover approxi - 13 major subject areas from snow field mapping, vegetation, atmosphere, etc. The crew was advised of how much film is estimated to remain for use in this project. Each day the crew is given several target sites around the world. The times with which they can view and photograph selected the targets. Next acquisition through Goldstone in 12 minutes and 50 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 17 hours and END 48 OF minutes, TAPE this is Skylab Control.

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PA0 Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 18 hours. Acquisition coming through Goldstone. Goldstone through Texas and MILA tracking station. Acquisition in 45 seconds. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bob Crippen. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS across the states. We have you for 17 minutes and we're set up again for Neil to talk to Ed. But in addition, I also need to get a couple of reg adjust and make a couple of small changes to Bill's C&D pad and we can work those in as you - at your convenience through the pass. SPT Why don't you go ahead and give me the reg adjust right now, Bob. CC Okay, want both pots reg adjust 1 and 2 to 25 degrees clockwise. PLT Okay, I've got my C&D pad out, if you want to go over the changes there. CC Okay fine. That's right down toward the end of it Bill. You have an entry at 20:05:00 which is an F192 mode ready. We want to move that up a little bit and make that at 04:45. PLT Roger, 04:45 192 ready. CC Okay and the following entry at 05:30 where you take 192 mode to standby in preparation for doing the alignment later we would like you to change that standby to check C-H-E-C-K. And then you might make a note down at the bottom of the pad after you do the alignment to go ahead and put the mode switch back to standby. PLT Roger I have that. CC Okay, and that's all I really got except that they would like you to do the alignment prior to doing any other post op task. PLT Okay. CC Okay and one more for Ed. I need 5 degrees counterclockwise on REG i. SPT You've got it Crip. Standing by Neil. CC It's all yours Neil. MCC Okay, Ed. I guess we have a number of items that we have to cover this pass before the days over. And that is what are you impressions as to how it is going today and do you have any inputs for today's planning meeting which is beginning to meet right about now? SPT Okay, Neil in general I think it's going pretty well. The only difficulties that I have rum up in - up into right of now is the last orbit where we were trying to do several things simultaneously and we just didn't have simultaneously simultaneous displays in order to make it work. We can get into that problem a little bit. But as far

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as the way which you've scheduled and the way l'm able to work it in I think is no problem at all. I think I have a little more flexibility up here than you do on the ground. I know that everytime one of you wanted to come up with an idea in a planning meeting on how to get something across. You'd have to shuffle through mountains of JOP summary sheets and try to figure out which one fit the road you wanted to take as well as everybody else's road. Here I think we can just state what are the observing objectives of each instrument and with the individual knowing the capabilities of each instrument you can make - you caN fit it all togetther I think a little bit easier with the existing film situations and all the multitude of things that are going on. So I think the guy up here being able to have that flexibility whereas you would have none of it this (garble) ahead of the ground. I think it would flow a lot easier at least in terms of the amount of effort. I know you folks on the ground have had to put a momumental effort - effort into everydays planning. And I think up here we do have an additional degree of flexibility (garble) fortunately take advantage of it to take advantage of it. As far as getting the - the science done or meeting your objective I found out that you have not overstated anything at all in the method of (garble) so it was very easy to sit down and just put together a purposed plan. Now the only place this whole thing has fallen apart is in this last orbit. WE're - we're trying to do a couple of things at one time. Now we way I plan to recoup from that is to take and have orbit 6 going here and I'ii just essentially end up with one orbit's worth of trying to figure out how to do the pointing for the coronal hole which I have just done. And now I think I've got a good handle on it. In the next orbit will make the observations, and we'll just slip everything downstream one. Also_ I did not realize you'd have this little short blip of daylight pass here. So we've got another building block 32 in here at the beginning of this one. SPT As far as planning for tomorrow, I would think that some - most of the topics that we're talking about right now seem to be good ones. Although I have not had a chance to go on around and really look at the limb in detail which is what I have planned to do on my orbit, it used to be number 4 but now it's number 5. And that one is going on at 21:02. There may be some features out there on the limb light prominence. I did see a few in the early look, but they were not really outstanding, that may be worth working on. I would imagine you'd probably still want to do some synoptic work as active regions go over the limb again on the other side. Although not a great deal. You may want to work on the coronal hole

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on the limb, which - apparently this one is still a fairly strong one. Even though it appears to be starting to divide into two. That would be a perhaps a useful thing to be working on. And the rest is quite Sun phemonena, looking at the poles for example to find out what you could see up there. Although I guess most - most of the people feel they have sufficient data on that, although I planned to give 82B some of that this afternoon if the prominences do not stand out. I think pretty much unless something new comes up. I don't see any significant change. MCC Okay, that see I'm looking these over here. I think that there may be some suggestions in the planning meeting today to do something that we didnVt - to do something tomorrow that we weren't enthusiastic about today. And that is these bright points. So - don't be surprised if you get information about running some bright point observations rather than a JOP ii on oscillations or something. The JOP ii oscillations that people were anticipating for tomorrow were going to be collaborations, but the ground based sites apparently are not going to be up at that time or at least collaborating. So we may suggest the bright points which we didn't suggest today, there's one change. SPT Okay, that's - is one thing if I ever had a chance to look over today was try to find some bright points with oxygen VI counts up around i000 or so. But again that takes a fair amount of observing time. One thing that would be useful if we ever really get into this mode in the future is to allow the individuals one orbits worth of just straight feel that observations data gathering. END OF TAPE looking at the should be made Sun. that Not having to is in the way of

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PLT Again, that takes a fair amount of observing time. One thing that would be useful, if we ever really get into this mode in the future, is to allow the individuals one orbit's worth of just straight looking at the Sun, not having to feel that observations should be made as in the way of data gathering. If we operate in a different mode where we're operating more around the clock than we are now, that would probably be posslble and I think it would be very useful. MCC Okay. I guess there are a couple things NOAA has just said to us that the active region north of the equator that you described on the XUV's MONITOR this morning about central meridian and somewhat north of the equator may develop to the extent that the one south of the equator, I guess we call it 36, did. And, if when you're trying to do plumes down the line - I'm not sure if you still are or not, but if you do get to the plumes down the line today, and they don't work, that's another possibility. I hope that's useful. I'm not sure I understand completely your plan for the rest of the day. SPT Okay. Well, the plan for the rest of the day is to - on the next orbit which I have available, which is the one beginning at 21:02, I'ii pick up the coronal hole observations and try to actually get the data this time. I spent this last orbit to just trying to figure out how to get lined up. Then the following orbit, we'll be working the plumes for promlnenus. And again, if those don't pan out, we'll go take a look at what's on the disc in the way of that new active region and even a strong bright point. And then the last orbit, which is one beginning at 00:09, we will do the observations Sun centered building block i, option being for 52 and omitting 82A and B. MCC That sounds very good, Ed. And we - we appreciate using your off-duty time for this, and hope it's not too much work. Let us know if it is. SPT No, I enjoy it. MCC Okay, I I CC Could I interject one - one remark here. Ed, we need you to take that BUS 2, REG ADJUST 2 POT 5 degrees clockwise now, please. SPT Number 2, 5 degrees clockwise. CC Also, one item here. While you're enroute to Z-LV. You mentioned - would like to get some additional cameras. If you would like, you can load Nikon 02 with Bravo Victor 40 out of Drawer F, got about 30 frames available there, and Nikon 05 with IR ii. There are 34 frames in that one, but we need 9 of them for tomorrow. That leaves you

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CC compare what you know if you have SPT

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CC Okay. And it is especially interesting with this particular polar field configuration that I just described. Let's see, what else do we have here that I've been given. Oh, it's just for your information because it's interesting, we took some of HAO's bubble pictures involving one of the errupted proviences and we made the 82A helium 304 sequence of erruptions to the same scale and stuck them right in the occulting disc. So we have a sequence of pictures of both of them put together_ and you can see the prominence erupt right up - oh, sort of - it looks like a pin sticking up - pricking right up into a bubble. And then the bubble expands out and takes - oh, 2 or 3 hours to reach the on other side of the occulting disc for for the August 21 eruption, at least. I know that some of them are faster. But that might be of interest to you. But one of the special remaining thing that interest now, is what happens to the inner corona when when we get these eruption. Especially like the iron 15 loops that arch over the filaments and prominences_ or arch in them or whatever they are. What happens to those inner loops when the filaments errupt? That's just a point for your interest, I guess. SPT I had pictured that these field lines which tended to to bull out and looked like bubbles, was pretty much errupted from the surface that way. You know, it was relatively closed and tight, and then when it erupted, he started to open up and all the way out through the corona all the way out to the - what we can see at 6 radii. It would show that pattern, but apparently from what you're saying is not true, or what I'm saying is not true. CC Well, I don't know. I guess we haven't got - Well, I guess I haven't looked at all the data, but I'm not sure whether we have data that shows what happens to the inner corona. Maybe S and E has some - some data on that_ but - but we've all been involved in the mission and haven't unraveled that problem. CC We're about 30 seconds from LOS, we'll have you again at Vanguard in ii minutes at 18:29. And if you'd like, I can give you a little EREP weather at that time. CC SPT CC later. SPT So long. Okay, have you anything further, Ed? No, I don't, Nell. Thanks very much. Okay, nice talking to ya'll. See you

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18 hours 19 minutes. Loss of signal through MILA tracking station. Next acquisition, a brief pass through Vanguard. AOS is 9 minutes and 40 seconds. The maneuver for the EREP pass began here 7 minutes ago as spacecraft was crossing the Florida peninsula. A second maneuver will be made at Greenwich mean time 19 hours and 29 minutes. EREP data talk st data-take gebins at Greenwich mean time 19 hours and 40 minutes, an 8100 data-take down the west coast of California through Mexico, Next acquisition Vanguard. is Skylab END OF off in Central 9 minutes mean America, will time he 18 ending in Tananarive hours 20 Argentina. at - will minutes, this be

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours 28 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Vanguard tracking station in 45 seconds. A low elevation pass, 3 minutes in duration. Panel maneuver for the Z-local vertical attitude for the EREP pass will begin at Greenwich mean time 19 hours 29 minutes. GNC officer Teports no TACS is scheduled to be used for this EREP pass today. CC Skylab, Houston. WeVre AOS through the Vanguard. We have you for about 3-1/2 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston. Do you have an opportunity to listen to a little of what the weather's going to be like on the upcoming pass? CDR Roger. Go ahead, Crip. CC Rog. Picked it up for you the other day. The weather in California is nice and clear. No problems with your San Francisco or your other target there. Should be clear all the way down to about the Salton Sea area. And there has been some fog in the San Joaquin Valley this morning. However, we do anticipate that it should burn off, so that you may see some scattered fog patches, but in general we expect it to be clear. You going to pick up the thin broken cirrus deck down around the Imperial Valley, which should carry through into northern New Mexico, around Guadalajara. That is not going to be in the jet stream though, so the jet stream cirrus won't be applicable really. Then you're going to pick up a frontal system and go out over the water with - you'll be running into anywhere from scattered to broken clouds down through the ITCZ and pick it up broken to overcast I guess again along the South American coast. Should break up and be clear around Paraguay and then you're going to pick up the frontal system that we've got targeted for the VTS when you hit the Atlantic Coast. In general it looks like a real good EREP pass, picking up lots of good targets. CDR Roger, Crip. Ask them to start a fire and make red smoke over the dry lake that I'm supposed to get. Would you? CC (Laughter) Well, if I had time to get back out there, I might try that. Somebody would accuse me of polluting the atmosphere, though. One item I need to pass on to Bill here; is he available? CDR Yeah. He's listening. CC Okay. Where we talked at the end of his C&D pad, about cutting off that i00 feet of tape, we want him to leave about the last i0 feet of it on there. And also, we're going to take a look at the we're going to take a look at the operation tape recorder in this, and if depending on operations of the the how it works,

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may change our mind about loading that into tape recorder i. PLT Okay Crip. I'm studying this. I'm might have a few questions on that. CC Okay. I guess l_m about - I was confused here. Apparently it was on your pad, and we've got the CDR scheduled to do it, so I guess y'all can work that out between you. CC Also, Bill, one item I need to get scheduled a little bit confused while ago when I was talking about doing that 192 alignment and I told you to do it before you get into your other post-ops stuff. You will need to get the door closed of course, to do a proper 192 alignment. PLT Roger. Understand. PLT One quick question. I just perused this more or less superficially, but should I have an ETC callout after 48:10? CC Let me check it. pad. call PLT I know that It's all right. However, it out verify OFF. CC Oh Ed's probably got it on his I call out an AUTO and I never

PLT STANDBY, rather. CC It sounds like you're correct and I donVt see it there. His pad should be the correct one. We're going LOS, and we'll see you again over Goldstone at 19:38, 19:38. Normally we don't call the POWER OFF on the ETC. That's the only - only reason it's not put down on your pad. PLT I should have said STANDBY. ETC, STANDBY. CC And a reminder, the BYPASS valve should go to FLOW. For the EREPs here. PLT Roger. Okay. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours 34 minutes. With loss of signal through Vanguard. Next acquisition in i hour and 3 minutes will be the Goldstone tracking station as Skylab will be in the Z-local vertical attitude for the Earth resources pass. The data take starts at Greenwich mean time 19 hours and 40 minutes, Just prior to acquisition. The data take begins northwest of San Francisco, California, and the instruments will be gathering data in the San Francisco area, specifically for the - gathering data on detect changes in the urban area of San Francisco since the 1970 census. As the spacecraft passes down the California coast, the spacecraft will be gathering information on polluting concentrations in the San Franeisco/Monterrey Bay area as well as gathering data for evaluation of map accuracy, using the images from the S192 instrument. (dropout) on the Sun. San Andreas fault, the spacecraft will gather information for previous possibly unrecognized fault zones. Geolo - Geologic studies

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will be made by the Skylab instruments of southern Nevada, and also as the spacecraft passes over the Pisca Crater in California, instruments will gather data on geologic mapping of lava flows. Desert land management will be made in southern California, in the Santa Rosa mountains area. As the spacecraft crosses over into Mexico, areas of Mexico will be the target for geologic exploration and mapping, specifically in the Mexico City area. As the spacecraft exits Mexico and crosses over the Atlantic west of Central America, data will be gathered on cloud formations in the South Atlantic and that area. Crop irrigation in northwestern Mexico will be the target of the EREP instruments, as well as at the end of the pass, ground water information will be gained in the Argentine Pampas. The data take ends at Greenwich mean time of 20 hours and 9 minutes as the spacecraft crosses into Argentina. This is EREP pass number 32 for the mission. Correct, that's seven more EREP passes after today. Hopefully we'll end up with 39 EREP passes for the mission of Skylab IV. At the start of the mission, it was hoped that at least 50 could be reached; however, due to weather and CMG problems, it looks as though 39 will be the top limit at this time. Next acquisition will be through Goldstone in i hour. At Greenwich mean time 18 hours and 38 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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CC in the shopping list rather than TV-103 and if we pick up some time later we can get back to it. SPT Story, I'm glad to hear all that good stuff about me doing 103, but I never went near it. I think was probably Jerry. CC Okay, I'ii get that to him later. SPT I worked in 107. CC report water,

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And missing from the evening status tonight was your any deviations in your rehydration and also the breakdown on your sleep last night. SPT Okay no deviations for me in water and sleep was 10 heavy .5 light. CC Okay. And we're showing a teleprinter paper low. You could change that out for us during the next LOS here. SPT CC SPT CC SPT
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Okay, be glad to Story. And that's all I got for you now. That'll hold it. Thank you. What's Bill up to right now? Bill's playing the tape recorder right

CC Okay. PLT What do you have in mind Story? CC Bill for the MI - M487 people. They got your message on maintenance of the heat exchanger fans. They'd like a little more details. Don't necessarily follow the checklist M487-3 Delta. Just elaborate on the procedures you used to fix those. PLT Okay, I'm not quite sure that I understand. I know I made a comment about removing - difficulty in removing the fans from storage but that was because of specific questions in the debriefing form. CC Yeah, they're looking - PLT That had noting to do with the fans per se. CC Okay, we'll take another look at that and get back with you Bill. CC Ed, Houston. SPT Go ahead Story. CC 52 and 56 are real happy with what you proposed. 54 would like their normal building block i ops and that's a 17 minute exposure with a GRATING IN. SPT Okay and nothing after that, I think. Would they like to get the building block 1A and IB? And specifically what are their desires after that? Why don't you just have them help me precisely what they'd like on the orbit. CC Okay, I'ii get with you. We're about

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20 seconds to LOS here. Ascension in about 6 minutes at 01:Ii and the medical conference will be coming up then. SPT Story, in liew of hearing anything else, I'ii give them, - I'ii start the ROLL out at 5400, and press on from there and give them a 256 and then give them the minuts one with the same roll unless it looks like there isn't much (garble). CC 52 and 56 your option that's fine. And for 54 a IA and IB on building block i. PAO Skylab Control, loss of signal at tracking ship Vanguard. 4-1/2 minutes to Ascension Island, the medical conference. We'll relay a summary of the medical conference as soon as it's available and between bites of pizza. Next live station will be Guam in about 49 minutes. At 01:07 Greenwich mean time, Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, 01:20 Greenwich mean time. 36 minutes to Guam at the just completed Ascension pass. There must have not been very much in the way of medical conversation carried on there between the crew - crew physician and the crew of Skylab IV because they turned the loop back to Spacecraft Communicator Story Musgrave well before the end of the pass. We have about 2 minutes and 15 seconds of tape recorded at Ascension which we'll play back at this time. CC Skylab, we got you through Ascension for 2 more minutes and, Ed, did you copy my comments on ATM? SPT I understand that 54 wants to run the A and the B parts of the building block but do they care at all about what roll it's going to have? CDR A and B run at 5400. CC That'll be fine, Ed. SPT Okay, very good, thank you Story. CC Jer, Houston. CC Jer, that TV-103 on liquid films the performance was super and we think you've done about as good a job as you can do on that. And we suggest that you move onto some of the others. If you pick up some extra time later you can go back to TV-103. CDR Okay, about the only improvement I can put on that thing - I didn't like it at all - was to get the closeup lens and get some of those thin films where the people can see them on the closeup lens and then call it quits. CC Okay, and we're thinking of - we're thinking of sending you a single handheld pad that's got all the sites on it and we're wondering what you think of that and how many copies you'd like. We'd also like some comments from you on the number we're sending up,. We think that you'd probably like to have an awful lot of them and catch those ones that you can, like we're sending up 13 tomorrow. CDR Okay, thatVs fine, I think we ought to have three copies and on a separate pad and it makes no difference to us whether it's in the detail or separate. I guess the only thing we regret is frequently we get one of those goodies while we're laying in the LBNP or something like that. We kind of hate to miss them. CC Okay, which would you prefer, a separate handheld pad or in the details? CDR We're - we're satisified with the way it's going right now on the details unless you folks would rather change it. CC We'd rather put it - CDR - - (garble) in the details. CC We'd rather put it on a separate pad if

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okay with you. CDR Okay, let's give it a try, if it gives us trouble we'll holler. CC Okay, and we'll send you three copies. And we're about to go LOS here. The next ones Guam in about 40 minutes at 01:56. CDR We'll see you. CC Skylab Control, that completes playback of the remaining half of the Ascension pass handed back to CAP COMM by the flight surgeon after an extremely brief medical conference. Next station in 32 minutes will be Guam Island. 3-1/2 minute evening, barely above the mean time, Skylab Control. END OF TAPE pass at horizon. Guam, first one of At 01:24 Greenwich the

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PAO Skylab Control, 01:55 Greenwich mean time. Guam Island station upcoming in about 50 seconds and likely will be the final pass of the evening, in keeping with the crew request that they have the final hour before bedtime without any calls from the ground. 30 seconds to AOS Guam, we're standing by. CC Skylab, we got you for a short pass about 3 minutes through Guam. CDR Roger, Story. The EREP tape recorder changeout is complete no problems. CC Okay, thanks Jer. And we need the DAS for an outer gimbal backup. CDR You've got it. PLT And M509-Foxtrot 5 Bravo is complete. CC Yeah, we see that thanks, Bill. CC Skylab, the DAS is yours and we're still showing the teleprinter paper has not been changed out yet. PLT Roger, Story. It's in work. CC Okay, we won't need it. We'll need it in about 35 minutes which is the next station. We're a minute to on LOS and that will be the Vanguard at 02:33 and we're planning that being the last pass for the night. PAO This is Skylab Control. LOS Guam and apparently Spacecraft Communicator Story Musgrave plans to speak with the crew through one more station pass, Vanguard in 32 minutes and we should be getting the medical conference summary before too long. At 02:01 GMT, Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control, 02:32 Greenwich mean time. Final pass of the evening hopefully over the tracking ship Vanguard coming up in about 45 seconds. At this station we need to verify that the teleprinter paper has been changed. Quite a few teleprinter messages due to go up through Vanguard for tomorrow's Flight Plan. Also the ATM engineer would like to get the closeout configuration and frame count. That's about all the business left over from the extremely final pass of the CC for ii minutes. brief Guam pass, that would have been the evening. Standing by for AOS Vanguard. Skylab we've got you through the Vanguard

SPT Roger, Story. CC And we're planning on this being the last pass for the night. Ed, you could check the teleprinter messages we'll be sending up here to be sure they're legible before you go to bed. SPT Will do Story. You ready for a frame count? CC Go. SPT 0864 - 08064 that is, 85632, 0010, 24, 1020, 2656. And the pointing coordinates for the unattended are ROLL of minus 5400. Stand by. Minus 704 and minus 329. CC Okay. And we got another 9 minutes of AOS here, we'll be looking for the to look over your panel. SPT Teleprinter looks good, Story. CC Thanks. Bill, Houston. PLT Go ahead, Story. CC Bill, regarding that M487 people question on the heat exchanger fan maintenance, I've got the your channel A report here, I'll read you the excerpt and maybe that will jog your memory. I got bit on this one, the OWS heat exchanger fans. That ought to be color coded somehow or the other say the same color for the first one to take off or some color for the don't and it broke off there. Or something of this sort of thing because it will slip out. And that's how I got bit on that one and I'll tell you more about that one later. It said, I'll tell you more about later that M487 people were looking for. PLT Yeah, I was talking about post-flight debriefing. However, if it has them that interested, I'll go ahead and pat it on tape tonight. CC Okay, that'll be fine. PLT And the subject I was debriefing was fasteners tie downs and fasteners. CC Okay, you can either record that now or

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can get that in the post-flight debriefing at your convenience. PLT Okay. And Story, it only takes a second to tell you what I've had in mind on that was the color coding that one key tie down that releases the whole assembly. And at that that point, that's the one that should be coded, so we'll know which one to take off first to avoid having to take off three or four when one would do. CC Okay, thanks Bill. PLT That particular assembly has only two straps but you take - it was fairly difficult to access, you take the - if you take the right one off first then the whole assembly flops back and you can just take the fan right out. CC Okay thanks. And Ed your ATM panel looks good except for S054, I'd like that to be left at the EXPOSURE 256. SPT Roger, Story. CC Thanks, looks good. CC Skylab, we're a couple of minutes from LOS here_ we're planning on this being the last pass for the night. We're proposing a wakeup time at Texas at 10:45, that's because of your early EREP and that's 30 minutes prior to the start of EREP prep if that's okay. CDR Yeah, that's fine Story. CC Okay_ Texas at 10:45 it will be. If you want us Ascension is just about 5 minutes up the road from here. CDR CC PLT CC MCC END OF TAPE Okay, good night. Good night, Jer. Good night Story and maroon team. Okay, same to you Ed, have a good Good night Skylab.

one.

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CDR Good night Bill. PAO This is Skylab Control. That was the final pass of the evening before the crew turns in for tonight. Wakeup tomorrow morning will be at 5:45 central time at the Texas station for an early Earth resources experiment package pass. Following is the flight surgeon's summary of the medical conference by Dr. Paul Buchanan, which reads as follows: "The health of the crew of this third Skylab mission remains good. The nasal sinus condition of the pilot has improved markedly with the change to three times a day usage of an oral antihistamine decongestant. The morale boost from the day off scheduling was evident in their conversation." That ends the status report from the crew surgeon. Returning at 5:45 a.m. central daylight time Sunday. This is Skylab Control signing off at 02:46 Zulu. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time I0 hours 45 minutes for the wakeup call coming through Goldstone on this the 73rd day in orbit for the crew of Skylab IV. (Music) CC Skylab, Houston; good morning. CDR Good morning. CC Hate to hit you right off the bat here. Got one little item got to you and we'll leave you alone for a little bit, but your details as you'll see when you tear them off there in the Flight Plan calls for getting on stations, I think, at about 11:16 for PLT and CDR on the EREP, and we need to get you on station a little earlier than that because we're going to changeout changeover tape recorders. So we'd like to get you on station about 11:08 if it's okay. SPT Okay. We're going back to tape recorder number I. sir. to 2. It's CC Stand corrected I believe that's what it calls for, yes on that. We're changing over from 1

SPT Well, we've already completed that, Hank. all set up, ready to go. CC Okay. You're ahead of us this morning. CC Skylab, Houston. No response required, since you've already done the tape recorder changeover, you can stick with your detail time there of 11:16. CC Maneuver time looks good. CDR Thank you. CC Skylab, Houston, we're 1 minute from LOS. Madrid'll be coming up 5-1/2 minutes at 07. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time ii hours and 4 minutes. Wakeup through the Texas stateside pass here in mission day 73 for crew of Skylab IV. The crew began their 73rd day in space shortly before 6 a.m. They will be conducting an early morning Earth survey over a 10,800_nautical-mile path extending from over the Pacific Ocean west of California across the Uni - Northern United States, Eastern Canada, the Atlantic Ocean and North Africa. Prime targets of interest are sights off the California coast over the states of California, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming to obtain geothermo data. African target sites are the Sahara Desert for evaluation of sensors and data on natural resources over Niger and Mali, as well as gathering information off the African coast on upwelling. Data recording and photography will begin at 7:16 a.m. central daylight time and continue for 42 minutes over 20 selected sites. A second Earth survey seeking geothermal data over mo over most of the same area, Western States, will be taken in the afternoon.

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The track extends through - over Mexico, Central America, Ecuador, and Paraguay. During a 31-minute period beginning at 1:56 p.m. central daylight time 30 sites will be surveyed with Skylab's instruments. Commander Carr and Science Pilot Gibson will spend a total of 2 hours and 51 minutes scanning the Sun throughout the day. During the observations video recordings of the ATM television monitors will be made to be relayed to Mission Control for study by solar astronomers. Biomedical experiments on - scheduled are for Gerald Carr to undergo the lower body negative pressure and metabolic test with Science Pilot ad as the observor. Pogue will undergo the vestibular function test which will be observed by Pilot Bill Pogue° A total of 28 hours of science time today in the Flight Plan, mission day 258 for the Skylab space station. Acquisition through Madrid, CAP COMM is Hank Hartsfield. Mission Control center under the direction of Flight Director Gene Kranz, taking over for Chuck Lewis here at the Mission Control Center. CC minutes, END OF and TAPE SPT Skylab, Houston your maneuver load through Madrid looks good. for 9

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CC ient, someone near bus adjust out of here a few minutes to get both reg bus clockwise. original CDR CC on PLT And set in

Skylah,

Houston,

if

if

it's

conven-

the STS there, we'd the way so we get a before the maneuver 1 and reg like bus to 2 partly

like to get our reg chance to look at it starts. We'd like 30 of degrees mark your sort

adjusted

also I'd there.

tweak

reg

bus

I,

Okay, it's done, Hank. Skylab, Houston, we need one 5 degrees further clockwise. Take a look at that, Hank.

more

little

CC to us now. Tananarive

Skylab, will be

Okay; thanks, Bill. Reg buses look Houston, we're 1 minute from LOS. coming up in 13 minutes at 29.

good

SPT PAO ii hours 18 minutes. in Z-local vertical accomplished during reports figures look hill. Take 9 attitude, and fine ZLMe return to with mean 42 minutes conducted over th e

Roger, Hank. So long. Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time The maneuver for - put the spacecraft attitude for the upcoming EREP pass was the Merid - Madrid pass. G&C officer good as the spacecraft went over the for the Greenwich spacecraft mean time to get 12:05 in the proper a second will at Green-

minutes then at

- V maneuver solar inertial

will be made. The spacecraft attitude after the EREP pass

time 12 hours 58 minutes. Today's data take, in duration, is one of the longest EREP passes during Skylab. The instruments will be turned on North Paofic to gather data on variable winds and

wave characteristics. Primary purpose of today's data take is to gather geothermal data as the spacecraft crosses over the California coast. In additiona to gathering geothermal data is being garried - gathered for pollution predictions, earthquake prediction, as well as mineral deposits information, ground water, and mapping fractures throughout the western states. Information will also be gathered again as the spacecraft crosses the Gulf of St. Lawrence on ice characteristics in that area and the instruments will be left on as the spacecraft crosses the North Atlantic and gade _ gathering additional data on ocean conditions as well as crossing the coast welling information will be gathered off Africa area_ second oceanographic of Africa. Upthe west coast of Desert, Niger The mean time

as well as information on the Rub'al Khali and information on the drought area in Mali. EREP pass maneuver begins at the Greenwich

17 hours and 30 the _ about the ing makes, The is an ascending

minutes. Second pass will cross diagonally same area the early morning pass this mornsecond pass is descending, the first pass pass. The second pass will gather data on

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over the same general area and this data will be compared to the predawn information gathered this morning to show how much additional heat is transmitted to the ground by the Sun. Comparison of these two data points can show how much geothermal activity is in the area. Next acquisition in 7 minutes and 40 seconds through Tananarive. At Greenwich mean time ii hours 21 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC2560/I TIME: 06:27 CDT, 1/27/74

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PAO Skylab Control, Grewnwich mean time ii hours 27 minutes. Acquisition coming through Tananarive, an 8-minute pass. CAP COMM is Hank Hartsfield as the crew prepares for the EREP pass of the day_ approximately an ii,000 mile data take, the longest EREP data take in Skylab. We'll bring the line up for this pass. F&ight director in charge of the white/bronze team here at Mission Control Center is Gene Kranz. CC Skylab, Houston through Tananarive 8 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston; we're about a minute from LOS here at Tananarive. We'll see you again at Honeysuckle at 54 with a recorder dump. PAO Skylab Control, ii hours 37 minutes. Little conversation through the Tananarive pass as the crew prepares for the EREP data take scheduled to begin at Greenwich mean time 12 hours and 16 minutes less than now. Next acquisition will be Honeysuckle in 16 minutes. At Greenwich mean time ii hours 37 minutes, this is Skylab Control. CC Skylab, Houston through Honeysuckle for 5 minutes, and we need the recorder for a dump. CDR Okay. CC And Skylab, Houston; a quick weather update for you. The weather over the Pacific approaching the west coast is pretty - pretty much clouded over. However, if you get right up on the west coast for your geothermal we have zero to 3/10 which holds except for a little patch there in San (garble) where they have a little fog. It's 0 to 3/10ths right on up approaching the Salt Lake City area, then you're pretty much cloud cover. The - the rest of the way over - clear across the Atlantic there's one pass in the Lake Superior area that might be 0 to 3/10. However, the part of your track that goes over the west coast of Africa there again is 0- 3/10 and should be good weather for the data that we're going to get there. SPT Roger, Hank. Thanks. CC Skylab, Houston; we're i minute from LOS. Hawaii is next at 15, that's 17 minutes from now. We'll see you there EREPing. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time ii hours 59 minutes. Loss of signal through Honeysuckle. Next acquisition in - in approximately 15 minutes. Skylab IV preparing for the 33rd Earth survey in this mission. Commander @reald Cart will be operating the control and display panel of the EREP instruments. Science Pilot Ed Gibson will be operating the Earth terrain camera, the SI90B through the antisolar scientific airlock, while Pilot Bill Pogue will be operating the view

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finder tracking system telescope for the S191. Next acquisition in 14 minutes through Hawaii. The crew will be in the Z-LV attitude at that time for the Earth resources pass nearly ii,000 miles - ii,000 nautical miles in duration, the longest Earth resources pass in Skylab. END OF TAPE

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01/27/74 PAO Skylab Control. Hawaii pass in i minutes. crew may be on voice actuated con - co_, so we'll bring line up now for this 3-minute pass, as the crew begins 33 - 33rd EREP pass of this mission. PLT EREP START at 16: (garble) CDR 15. PLT CDR START. CDR CDR CC Hawaii. stand ON. VTS. CDR PLT PLT your frame PLT Looks like it CDR only one that reading about to be between CC PLT CDR PLT PLT CDR on PLT PLT CDR We just heard CC PLT there, coming CDR Must have Yeah. left the cover on. CDR by. CDR We're PLT Hi, Hank. Okay, stand by for 15:30, Okay. On my mark it'll be 12:15:00 with an by. MARK it. EREP START. 06 stand by. MARK. 194 to MANUAL. 15:30 is next. Skylab, we're with you for 3-1/2 minutes

The the the

EREP

Stand

cutting

MARK it. SCATTEROMETER, RADIOMETER is a wide swath through the Pacific. Man, I don't see anything out of this

See nothing or anything you want to, depending of mind. I tend to concentrate on keeping 0000 here. wants to drift a little, this morning. Hank, out of the monitor checkout, the was not at the proper value was Delta 4, it's 45 percent. My little cue card says it ought 57 and 87. Okay, we copy, Jer. The first time you do 192 to READY. 92 goes to READY at 25:36. Okay. It's just about time we coast in. What is that? Noise. Sounds like an ATM pump. (Garble) Hank, (garble) take a look at ATM coolant. a (garble) change in noise up here. Okay, we will. Going to get the San Joaquin Valley across. Good. Well, that's where you got your low typical for this time of year too. Sounds from. I - just sort of a general direction.

CDR stratus, thatTs like it's coming PLT go ahead - -

You

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CDR Yes. PLT You go ahead and watch that I'll CDR I still got 8 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston, the ATM C&D loop flow has dropped down a little bit since you started your pass and the flow seems to be a little bit erratic and it may have been the pump. CDR Okay, the 191 cooler is sounding very bad. That's what it is. It's beginning to quiet down now, it's just all of a - well, there it (garble) PLT There it went again. CDR Sounds like a high speed electric motor PLT Grab it. CDR CDR CDR an eye PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT yeah, there. CDR CDR CC 3 minutes CDR PLT CDR Okay. (Garble) right now. We're about i0 seconds Goldstone. Okay, Hank. There it goes again. Yeah. CDR Charlie PLT 7. It might pay to keep an eye on Charlie 7 grabbing or loaded down and then released. Hope we don't loose that rascal. So you might have the guys on the ground their 191 temperature (Garble) - - and everything. Was it Charlie 7? Look it up. No. Also, Hank, would you - here it is,

keep

on

from

LOS,

see you

in

at

PLT The whole thing is coming down around our ears. CDR (Laughter) PLT Did you hear? CDR Let's take a look at Bravo 7 and 8, those are a couple of them too. Bravo 8 is supposed to be very low, and that's (garble) pressure, it's i. And, thermal detector temp looks good too. PLT (Garble) I had to make about - oh, I'd say a half a dozen corrections and up there on [garble) and two corrections left/right, which is a bit unusual. I haven't ever noticed this many corrections being required before. CDR I noticed yesterday it was a little bit erratic.

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PLT Swathing the nadir. PLT You don't have any spares for that thing here, I'm sure. (Static) PLT Okay, went to i LEFT again. PLT Goldstone's locking up. [Garble) CC Skylab, we're with you _or 9-1/2 minutes. CDR Okay, Hank. CDR The 191 cooler gage temps, hanging in there, right - very steady. That cooler motor or what_ ever it is, is sure changing tone every once in a while. CC I thought I heard it there once, while you were transmitting. Does the pitch drop down? CDR No, it goes up. You got a _ PLT I'ii tell you what, let me put my mike down there and see if I can get it. CDR If there's enough to key the - Well let's key the (garble) push to test. CDR Key your transmit button. (NOISE) CDR Do you hear that, Hank? CC Roger. (NOISE) CDR See if we can't get it while it's oscillating. (NOISE) CDR It's (garble) (NOISE) there, did you hear that? (NOISE) PLT (Garble) (NOISE) CDR There, you ought to have heard that, Hank. CC Rog; we heard that. Sound llke a bird chirping on top of it. CDR Yeah, it's a considerably - very, very significant change in frequency. PLT Just did it again. PLT And that - that the bird chirping is more or less is the steady state. There is a definite change in frequency that we were talking about, Hank. I don't know if you heard it or not. CDR Yeah, what is it, about 4,000 PLT Oh, gosh, I don't know. CDR 4,000 hertz, Bill? PLT Yeah, I'd buy that. CDR - pumps up to about 6 or 8 and then back down to 4. PLT Yeah it Just wooo_ oooh_ Wooo: Oooh! CDR Yeah. CC (garble) like Rober. something was Say, it sounds metal on metal llke a squeal or something. there,

SL-IV MC-2561/4 Time: 07:14 CDT 01/27/74 PLT CDR PLT like somethings CDR that every once PLT CDR on the load and PLT CDR CDR 25:16. PLT CDR Barbara and PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT right CDR on the PLT CDR OF TAPE coast.

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Yeah, (garble) - Yeah. That's what I say, a grabbing; sort of sounds grabbing in there. Sounds like a high speed electric motor in a while grabs or - Bearing shaft. - - gets a load on it, it - it bears down then frees up again. Or a pump capitating. (Garble) could be that too. Okay, I've got a mark coming up here at Okay, we're coming up on the coast. Let's see; ought to be able to see Santa those places - No, can't do anything with the VTS, though. - - off to the right. How about a nadir swath? Yeah. See you Just about. Okay, you're going in over of Vandenberg? Barbara,

some

of

just

north

Santa

Right. Beautiful

city.

END

SL-IV MC-2562/I Time: 07:25 CDT 1/27/74 CDR mark. The PLT garden CDR CDR CDR CDR

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Okay. Got spot.

Coming

up on 25:16 over

for

the next Nevada.

a pass

right

Tonopah,

Right. 25:16. Stand by. MARK. SCATTEROMETER OFF. MARK. RADIOMETER OFF. MODE

to X-TC.

POLARIZATION I. 25:36 is next. Stand by CDR MARK. 192 MODE to READY. Got a high speed. Tape motion looking steady. 42, RADIOMETER ON. I was 2 seconds late. RADIOMETER came on at 25:44. Next mark's at 28:20. CC Bill, we get up here a little further, we'd like to have you comment on whether you can see the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The times that you'd be able to see it approximately 37:30 to 39:00. PLT Okay. CC What we're interested in there, Bill, is the cloud cover. PLT Okay. yeah, it's dark over California. CDR Yeah. It's a too early in the morning there. 5:30 in the morning. PLT Time they got up and went to work. CDR Right. Get an early start on the freeway. PLT It's a low pass. (garble) in a couple of times; wake them up. CDR Okay. I minute to my next mark. PLT Now - coming up on Salt Lake . I still don't see anything. In fact_ we're just going to catch the southern end of it. CDR PLT two segments but same. 30:46. Stand You still nadir swathing? Yes. This goes right up to _ actually it's really doesn't any difference, it's all the

it

CDR Okay. Wetre coming up on 28:20 now. by CDR MARK. 192 MODE to CHECK. Give the tape recorder and the 192 a rest and then put it back in. Next mark's at 29:10. Stand by CDR MARK. 192 back to READY. TAPE MOTION, we've shifted gears and looking good. 30:20 is next. 191 cooler (garble) is still hanging in there, 55 percent. Hankp would you ask the guys on the ground if therets anything else I can be looking at? CC Okay. Will do. PLT Okay. We're Just starting to get some light. 30:46 ~ yes,

SL-IV MC-2562/2 Time: 07:25 CDT 1/27/74 PLT CDR CDR Coming roll up on CDR of plus CREW CDR PLT CDR CDR CDR CAL 30:40. i

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30:46 looking good. Coming up on 30:20. Stand by MARK. 192 MODE to CHECK. 30:40's Stand MARK. by RADIOMETER to STANDBY.

next.

An angle

arc. 30:46. Plus a 15. Okay. I'm going to look Next mark's at 12:31:00. MARK. RADIOMETER ON MARK. SCATTEROMETER ON. ahead here. Stand by 15 is next.

PLT Okay, now I have an auto - VTS AUTO along in here somewhere, don't I? CDR Yes; you're coming up, at 32:15. At 31:15, stand by CDR MARK. 191 REFERENCE going to 2, we're i minute from a VTS AUTO CAL. CC Roger. We're about 15 seconds from LOS. Bermuda'll be coming up in 3-1/2 minutes_ and when we get a chance, Jer_ we'd like to get a readout on Bravo 7 and Charlie 7. CDR Okay. Bravo 7 is 33 percent, Charlie 7's reading 355. Aha. Sunlight in the window. Got no excuses now, Bill; you can see the ground. PLT I can't. Still not light enough. CDR Oh. PLT And let's see (garble/static) VTS AUTO CAL (static) CDR Coming up on 34:55_ looking for a 38 S191 READY light on. READY is on at 55, EREP to STOP. 191 REFERENCE to 6. ALTIMETER is going to STANDBY, waiting for 36:43. CC Skylab, we're back with you for 6 minutes. CDR Okay, Hank. Hank, on the ready verification the guys in the back room on S190 should remember in the frames callout to give us two digits, not one. CC We copy. PLT Also_ on the maneuvers, Hank, I've got the solar inertial maneuver but it's only indicated on the maneuver pad itself_ which was given to the SPT. It'd be nice to in the middle of the column itself there - here in my VTS pad put PLT there for SI. SI maneuver where it's called out. It calls out all the maneuvers_ just because you got a maneuver on your VTS or C&D pad doesn't mean you do it. CC Okay_ we copy. PLT And I'm looking for clouds. There's I'm starting to see surface features now, barely.

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Okay, Ed. l've got an ETC POWER ON at Coming up on 36:43. PLT (Garble) CDR Standby. PLT (Garble) CDR MARK. ETC POWER ON. PLT Okay, The Gulf of St. Lawrence is overlaid by very thin stratus, and looks like, high cirrus or haze layer. That's about all I can tell, Hank. It's so diffuse it sort of puts everything out of focus. It does not look like a heavy cloud layer at all. CDR Okay. On my mark it'll be 37:31 with an EREP START. Stand by CDR MARK. EREP START at 37:31. At 37; stand by CDR MARK. The RADIOMETER is ON, at 43. Stand by CDR MARK. S190 went to AUTO. ETC to AUTO at the same time. 37:55 is next. Stand by CDR MARK. 192 to MODE READY. 38:37's our 36:43. next mark. We got a shift in tape speed, looking good. I got a MALF light on magazine number 5. PLT Okay. The Gulf of St. Lawrence is clear. I can see the ice plumes. Gosh, beautiful. At the upper Gulf of St. Lawrence probably. CDR Okay. Coming up on 38:37. PLT Okay. CDR Stand by for 37. Stand by CDR MARK. 192 MODE to CHECK. PLT I'm going to plumes right END OF TAPE just now. Since I'm probably taking put mark the data pushbutton data here that I'm anyway on ice

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Okay Stand by for 37. Stand by. MARK. 192 MODE to CHECK. Since we're probably taking

data

here

anyway, I'm going to mark the data pushbutton that IVm on ice plumes right now, 38:46. CDR Coming up on 38:54. Stand by. CDR MARK. RADIOMETER'S to STANDBY. PLT Okay, I'm going to go to clearer area the water. Data mark at 39 even. CDR Okay, 190 READY light went out at 03. ETC to STANDBY. 39:12 coming up. PLT Okay, IVm going to go - CDR MARK. 190 to STANDBY. SHUTTER SPEED

of

to

MEDIUM; FRAMES 55. 39:30 is next. PLT 39:15 I started peaking a snow - and ice covered island land area. CDR 39:30, stand by. CDR MARK. 193 to X-TNC L/R. POLARIZATION is 5. 39:42 coming up. CDR MARK. RADIOMETER OFF. CDR 39:50's coming up. PLT Okay, I'm going to my (garble) CDR MARK. ALTIMETER is ON. PLT (Garble). CDR Carried a malf light on magazine number 5 all the way through. That last pass with S190 got an ALTIMETER UNLOCK light. Oh, 39:58 I missed a single, I got it at i0_ 40:10. PLT Doggone camera. CC Skylab, see you at Canaries in 4 minutes. CDR Okay. Still got an ALTIMETER UNLOCK but still have a READY. PLT Okay, my camera is continuing to run but it's not clicking off frames. I dontt understand that noise itVs making, I've cycled the power off and on about five times now on 191. CDR Coming up on 40:58. Stand by. CDR MARK. 190 MODE SINGLE. 42:16 is the next mark. CDR Ed, you said something on the intercom and I didn't hear what you said. CDR Roger. CDR Bill got an ALTIMETER UNLOCK, just lost the READY light, it's going off at 25 - correction, STANDBY at 25. ALTIMETER back on at 41:40. CDR Coming up on 44:33. Stand by.

SL-IV MC2563/2 TIME: 07:38 CDT, 1/27/74 CDR CDR CC CDR CDR up. CDR and on the at 03. CDR out. CDR again. CDR CDR CDR it minute

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MARK. 190 SINGLE. ALTIMETER UNLOCK light at 39. Skylab, we're back with you 9-1/2 minutes. Roger. ALITMETER just doesn't want to stay locked ALTIMETER lightVs out at should say. I just turned ALTIMETER's There comes back the on at 18; on it the hour to STANDBY light's light

I

UNLOCK UNLOCK

ALTIMETER

Coming up on 45:51. Stand by. MARK. 190 MODE SINGLE.

CDR ALTIMETER READY OUT at 04; 46:04. Turn off at 05; stand by, I should say_ at 05. CDR ALTIMETER on again at 20. CDR Next's mark at 46:45. Got an ALTIMETER UNLOCK light at 39. Stand by. CDR MARK. ALTIMETER to STANDBY. RANGE is now going to 78. 47:00 is next. CDR Stand by. CDR MARK. ALTIMETER ON. 47:08 is next. CDR MARK. 190 MODE SINGLE. CDR ALTIMETER UNLOCK light AT 15. PLT Quite a change in sea state, it was pretty rough there about 2 minutes ago. CDR Coming up at 48:08. Stand by. CDR MARK. SINGLE on 190. ALTIMETER READY light is OUT. Going to STANDBY at 13. CDR 48:38, Ed, we'll want the ETC POWER ON. CDR Okay, at 48:28 the ALTIMETER's back on again. 48:38. Stand by. CDR MARK. ETC POWER ON, 48:53 is next. PLT Just a little wake. CDR CDR malf light coming up. PLT CDR CDR CDR CDR 48:53. Stand by. MARK. S190 MODE to AUTO. Still got a 5. ETC should be AUTO now. 49:05 is Standing by for nadir swath. MARK. S192 MODE to READY. 49:30 is next. ALTIMETER UNLOCK on - is on at 12. Coming up on 49:30. We'll need an ETC at STANDBY 49:30.

on

number

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MARK. SHUTTER

SPEED

FAST,

ETC

STANDBY.

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Few clouds - -

CDR Still got a malf on magazine 5. PLT You strata cu. Clear water. CDR ALTIMETER OFF at 50. READY LIGHT was off at 50 and I went to STANDBY; that was 49:50. At 50:00 ETC to STANDBY. PLT (Garble) CDR MARK. 06 coming up; 12 50:06. CDR MARK. 192 MODE to CHECK. PLT Stand by Atlas Mountains. ii, camera off. CDR ALTIMETER's back on. PLT (Garble) stops. CDR It's going to have to come off again in 20; 50:20. CDR Stand by. Mark it ALTIMETER to STANDBY at 26. CDR MARK. The RADIOMETER to STANDBY. 193 MODE to X-TC, plus 30. POLARIZATION is i. 50:55 is the next _o_e . PLT Okay, now I think I'm getting some jet stream cirrus over the desert (garble) jet I'ii be pushing the data but on just for kicks. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC2564/I Time: 07:50 CDT, 1/27/74 PLT CDR CDR CDR CC PLT cycling. CDR CDR 33. 51:35, CDR

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- just for kicks. 50:55 coming up. Stand by MARK. SCATTEROMETER, ON. MARK. RADIOMETER, ON. How does the cooler sound now? It's still doing the same thing.

Still

Ed,

ETC

Doesn't seem to be getting any worse now. Charlie 7 is reading 58. Bravo 7 is reading to AUTO. Stand by MARK. 51:35. Next mark's at 52:00. desert. a nadir

PLT Tracking up for a clear point in the Wait till I get this zero up-down and then I'll (garble) swath across this cirrus. CDR CDR a 191

Got

READY

on

Coming up on 52:00. Stand by MARK. 190 to 1 REFERENCE is going to 2. at the same time. 53:45 is the next mark.

I did not notice when the S191 READY light went to off. It came on just as I was moving the REFERENCE from 6 to 2. Sill got a MALF light on magazine number 5. CC Skylab, we're 1 minute from LOS. Honey_ suckle is next at 29, that's 36 minutes from now. CDR Okay. We_ll see you then, Hank. Coming up on 53:45. Stand by CDR MARK. RADIOMETER to STANDBY. Correction SCATTEROMETERp PLT SI maneuver. CDR CDR again. 54:20's CDR now the RADIOMETER 53:57. Okay. to STANDBY I'm going at 47. to go do the

Stand by MARK it. SCATTEROMETER's next. Coming up on MARK. 192 MODE

back

to ON

54:20. Stand by to READY. SCATTEROMETER

to STANDBY. 54:55 is next. At 54:55, Ed, we want the ETC to STANDBY. Coming up on 55. Stand by CDR MARK. SHUTTER SPEED to MEDIUM on 190. ETC to STANDBY. 55:07 is next. Stand by CDR MARK. S192 (static) PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 12 hours 55 minutes with 3 minutes remaining in the EREP data take as Skylab looses signal through the Canary tracking station. A pass which began over Hawaii with the Skylab in the start of the EREP data take. Crew reported a noise at first thought to come from the ATM coolant loop. However, the EGIL officer here at the Mission Control, reported to Flight Director Gene Kranz, no apparent glitches in that system at the time.

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Crew then said apparently it came from the S191 cooler or the which cools down the instruments for the S191 experiment or the EREP package. This noise persisted but the ground EREP officer reports no degradation in the instrument performance through telemetry here at the Mission Control Center. As the spacecraft passed over the Sierra Nevadas_ Pilot Bill Pogue commented on Tonopah, Nevada. This is a site which the spacecraft will pass over later today, again gathering data on geothermal activity in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Crew gave a very vivid description of the EREP pass as the space_ craft went over the hill. Acquisition again through Honeysuckle in 32 minutes. The spacecraft should be reoriented by that time, back to solar inertial attitude. The G&C officer reporting that ii mibs are anticipated to be used in the total maneuvering for this pass this morning. Next acquisition through the Honeysuckle tracking station in 31 minutes and 50 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 12 hous 57 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PA0 Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 13 hours 28 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Honeysuckle tracking station in 50 seconds. Skylab should be back in solar inertial mode at this time. During the EREP pass concluded through tracking stations wheel speed on the CMG number 2 dropped from 8850 down to about 8808. However, GNC indicates this will probably be back up on this pass. We'll be looking at the telemetry concerning CMG number 2 during the Honeysuckle pass. CC Good morning, Skylab. We're AOS Honey_ suckle 9 minutes. CDR Good morning_ Crip. The EREP tape recorder film rem - tape remaining is 4.7 centimeters. CC 4.7. Thank you. SPT Morning, Crip. Howls the crimson team this morning? CC Oh_ wide awake_ alert; ready to go to work. Say, I know I promised I never would do this to you again, but because of the early EREP this morning you never did get any morning news, and I'm willing to attempt it if you're willing to listen some time that might be convenient. CDR We're all earsp Crip. Fire away. CC I was afraid that was what you were going to say. PLT can stand CC Yes, wetve had now. I don't know. our With breakfast, me reading Crip. We doing

anything

the news

that's quite a bit_ especially after breakfast. Okay. To start it out: With the energy crisis taking its toll of jobs, the Nixon administration is weighing a proposal to help workers hunt new employment and relocate at government expense. The government provided limited financial help to aerospace workers hit hard by layoff in 1971 to explore job prospects and for moving expenses that year. Although there's been no decision on the new proposal_ the Labor Department has already put to work a numher of other measures used in 1971. Among them are an early warning system to provide advance notice on plant closings and computer job banks to relay Job opportunities throughout a network of 2400 state and federal employment purpose offices. Another item from Washington. The Senate Watergate Committee has postponed a new round of hearings scheduled to begin next week to avoid prepedieing the trial of two former Nixon cabinet members. ChairSan - Chairman Sam Ervin, Jr. did not say when they would be rescheduled. A one sentence statement offered no explanation for the action beyond pending trial of former Attorney former Commerce Secretary Maurice the reference to the im_ General John Mitchell and Stans. Arab oil ministers

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are expected to debate the future of the oil boycott against the United States at a meeting of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries in Tripoli, Libya next month. The Arabs have split between moderates who advocate relaxing the ban and hardliners who want to continue it. King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, holder of the world's biggest known oil reserves and the leader of the embargo, is one of those who oppose the halt of the ban until Washington presses Israel to withdraw from all occupied Arab lands. Democratic Cong_ ressional leaders promise to help solve the nation's energy problems and called on President Nixon to work as a partner. They commented in response to President Nixon's energy address to the nation a week ago. The Democrats' reply was made in a nationwide radio address by Representative John McFall, Democrat of California, House Majority Leader. Here's an interesting one. A well-dressed man in a pin-striped suit walked out of Tiffany's well-guarded 5th Avenue jewelry with a diamond and rubly ruby necklace worth $45,000. Clerk said the stocky man had taken off his overcoat, put it on the glass showcase in which the necklace was displayed. As he retrieved his coat, he reached into the showcase and took the wreath_like platinum and gold necklace. A photograph of the necklace adorns the cover of the paperbat paperback book, "The Tiffany Toughp" a history of the store. Store detectives ran after him but lost him in the crush of shoppers. The detective commented, "You probably couldn't get out of John's Bargain store with a pocket comg nowadays because they always have some gorrilla at the door, but you can walk out of Tiffany's and get $45,000. It's incredible." Well, the luck of the Irish ran out last night. Their jubilance in breaking UCLA's 88-game (break) lasted only 1 week. Last night in Los Angeles the Irish were no match for the Bruins. The Irish went down 19 points at the bell, or were down 19 points, at the bell with the score 94 to 75. And another little sports item. Joe Fraizer and Muhammad Ali will meet tomorrow night in a 12-round rematch at Madison Square Gardens. The Garden is sold out, and some 400 arenas and theaters around the country will carry the fight on closed circuit television. Both Fraizer and Ali are guaranteed $850,000 each, but there is a dis distinct possibiliy that each man will could receive as much as $3,000,000, about what they made on their first encounter, I might even get in the ring for that. But what both men want is their pride restored and it can only be done in the ring, and only by one of them. We_ll let you know the outcome tomorrow. That does the news. One item for CDR and PLT. We mentioned practicing for TV-6 on the upcoming M092 run today, and we're

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planning to schedule you to do it on the VTR on day after tomorrow, day 75. We expect that you may have streamlined M092 procedures by now and the exact TV callouts in your book and cue cards may not exactly fit. If you'll just spend a little time looking at the pictures and notes in the TV OpsBook, we think you'll see what the intent is and you guys are getting so smooth on TV that we're confident that you can get the pictures we want without sticking to the exact words in the checklist, and I believe that's all I got for you right
now.

CDR Okay, Crip. Thank you, and on the S190 film we could see no good reason for downloading the S190 cameras and taking all that back to the film vault so we left it loaded. Wonder if there's any reason why we shouldn't do that? CC We'll check it for you. We'll look into it for you, Jer. The reason it was originally scheduled was the couple of passes through the South Atlantic anomaly, but we'll check it out and see whether that's a real constraint or not. CDR Okay. SPT Say_ Crip; I've been trying to find aurora out the STS windows now for about three different occasions and I can see nothing. I suspect a good part of it is that I'm not looking at the times when we're either furthest south or furthest north. I'm wondering if the people down there could figure out the optimum times, not just before sunset, before sunrise. I can't be doing that every orbit coming up here with a camera. If they could figure out the optimum times and which window to be looking I think we can stand a much better chance to get some of them. We'll do that for you. That's the we're request - Should have it for you. SPT Thank you. CC Skylab, Houston_ at anybody's convenience, we're showing our duct 2 flow a little bit low. We'll appreciate a confirmation on what your reading is on board on panel 617 whenever you can get to it. reason END OF TAPE CC

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CC Skylab, Houston; at anybody's convenience we're showing our duct 2 flow a little bit low. We'd appreciate confirmation on what your reading is on board on panel 617 whenever yon can get to it. CDR We're showing 475, Crip. It does look low. CC Okay, I think we were showing something substantially less than that. So, it sounds llke we may have a little telemetry problem. 475, copy. CC We're about i minute from LOS. Next station contact is through Hawaii in ii minutes at 13:49. We'll be doing a data/voice recorder dump there. PLT And, Crip, just information, there is a sort of a variation of about 5 to i0 psi, in that duct 2 flow. CC Okay, thank you, Bill. PLT That's that cfm. CC Rog. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 13 hours and 40 minutes with loss of signal through Honeysuckle. Next acquisition in 8 minutes and 25 seconds will be Hawaii for a 9-minute pass. GNC officer reports 13 mibs were used during today's EREP pass. This is three more than anticipated. Ten had been predicted for the three maneuvers to return, two maneuvers into SLV, and i maneuver back to Sl, solar inertial attitude. Wheel speeds through Honeysuckle still range between 8 - 8 - 8850 rpm and 8829. They went as low as 8808 during the last data take through Bermuda and Ascension. However, the wheel speeds are back up now to the normal which - normal speed which has been the case for the last 72 hours of about 8850. Next acquisition through Hawaii in 7 minutes and 25 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 13 hours 41 minutes, this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 13 hours and 48 minutes with acquisition coming through Hawaii. Commander Gerald Carr to scheduled to begin the MO92/MI71 medical experiments lower body negative pressure vectorcardiogram. This is the 8 - will be the 19th time Commander Carr has performed the M092. Seven more performances of this experiment will be scheduled for the remainder of the mission. This will be the 10th time he's performed the MI71 with two remaining performances for the remainder of the mission. We'll bring the line up to this Hawaii pass, 9 minutes and 59 seconds in duration. CC Skylab, Houston; we're AOS at Hawaii for 9 minutes, here. CDR and we'll be doing a data/voice And recorder dump on this TV-6. and

Roger,

Crip.

a question

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If we get it set up and feel good about it, can we go ahead and shoot it today? CC (Garble). You've got a go for that. CC Okay, we dropped out there a little bit. Don't know if you heard me, Jer, but you got a go to do the TV if you feel comfortable with it. And regarding the film for 190, it's fine to leave it loaded. CDR Okay, great. CC For CDR or PLT, also regarding the 190 film. We would appreciate if sometime between the two passes here to get a frame count on air-to-ground because - primarily because of mag 5's problem. PLT Okay, it looks good Crip. The frame count as follows: 0656, 2834, 0381, 9739, 1510, 0447. CC Okay, real good, Bill. And during your pass - during the EREP pass there was a comment made regarding a camera being inoperative or something not running film. Were you talking about the DAC, or were you referring to one of the 190 mags? PLT I was talking about the DAC not going off. You know, sometimes the DAC on the VTS hangs up, and when you turn the camera switch off it continues to run. It may or may not be working the shutter. I had that problem today. It's the first time I've ever encountered it. I cycled the power switch about five times, that didnVt work. I finally turned the power off and pulled the magazine off_ reinstalled it and it then started working all right. It apparently was not moving a whole lot of film because I only used 3 percent during the pass and that was on that one short nadir swath just off of Morocco. CC Okay, and did it operate normally after you I mean after you put the mag in did you have a chance to have it cut back on and off then? away that. PLT film out on the Yes, I'd used up my i0 seconds of throwdesert, and it turned off properly after Okay, real fine. Thank you. Skylab, Houston; we're i minute LOS. TAPE

CC CC 1-minute END OF

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CC And we're back with you once more through Grov - Goldstone for 7-1/2 minutes. SPT Hello, Crip_ Are you with us? CC Oh, going to lose you here in about 30 seconds, Ed, then we'll have again in about 4 minutes through Bermuda. SPT Okay. l_m just wondering whether you have enough VTR on the ground of H-alpEa i and good state and degraded state. CC We'll check that out. We were just pondering here whether it's going to be any problem with we gave Jer a GO while ago on the TV-6, and you're also scheduled to do some ATM VTR stuff and we're saying we're making sure we can coordinate all that. SPT Okay. We can probably work that out here as far as coordination_ but I just got a good H-alpha picture now and if you already got enough of it I won't give you any even a smidgin. CC We've got plenty of good H-alpha so you don_t have to use detail for that. Over the hill. CC Skylab, Houston, with you through Bermuda for 9 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston, we're i minute from LOS. We'll have you again in 2 minutes through Canary. And we show 26-1/2 minutes remaining on the VTR for your use . CC Skylab, Houston, we're back with you once more for 16 minutes through Canary and Ascension. SPT, Houston. Ed, would this be a convenient place to talk about your aurora request or you want to hold up until a little bit later when you're not working ATM? SPT No. Go ahead now, Crip. CC Okay. In reviewing the situation down here looking at this PGM 18 Charlie that you have, the where it says here that you can't get the southern hemisphere from sunset to sunset plus 8 minutes and then northern from 8 minutes before sunrise to sunrise, those are of course the times that you are at max latitudes for picking it up, and what we do down here - unfortunately we only have observatories available to us in the northern hemisphere, but when we pick up a report from them of active aurora, we'll go ahead and give you a call and tell you your next available GMT for going up and taking a look at it, and also, I guess, is naturally when it's active in the northern hemisphere it there'a a good possibility that it's going to be active in the southern; so we'll go ahead and give you corresponding times to those. But wetli also try to select a window for you. However, I guess our past experience has been that you

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usually ended up picking up the best windows rather us. SPT Okay, Crip. That was our concern is that when we would be 8 in that 8-minute block we might not be at a high latitude, and I'm wondering what'd be useful if you just want to go ahead and give us that information anyways from whenever the particular times happen to fall during the day. Maybe it'd only be two or three times and we can come on up and take a look during that time, but we do not do it every orbit, which is the way it was working before. CC Rog. Well, it - it so happens that I'm still trying to puzzle out the geometry of it, but you are at high latitude at these times that we have given you with respect to sunrise and sunset; so,for this day period that it specifies which goes through day 78 now. SPT I'm sorry_ Crip. I had something going here. Would you repeat the last sentence_ please? CC Rog, I was just repeating what I said earlier that for the day period through today, through 78, the times that we have given you with respect to sunrise and sunset do designate when you are at the high latitudes. SPT For anytime during the day? CC Yes sir, SPT Okay. Thank you. CC SPT, Housotn. Ed, you got a moment to jot some numbers down? SPT Go ahead, Crip, CC Okay. All of our discussion about aurora must have generated some. All of a sudden we were flooded by indications that we had sighted some. To give you some next times down in the southern hemisphere, at 14:44 to 15:02 would be a good time to look out. And in northern hemisphere, 15:28 to 15:36. Still trying to come up with a window. SPT 14:44 south and 15 CC 28. SPT 28 north. Thank you. CC Roger. That's goed_ and welre about 30 seconds from LOS. Next station contact is through Honeysuckle at about 31 minutes at 15:09, and you guys have about 20-I/2 minutes remaining on your VTR for your use. Correction on that. We've got Carnarvon at 15:05 instead of Honeysuckle, so that's about 26 minutes away. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 14 hours 39 minutes, Loss of signal through Ascension. Next acquisition will be Carnarvon tracking station in 25 minutes. Following performance of the M092/M171 run today Commander

SL-IV MC-2567/3 Time: 08:58 CDT 1/27/74 Gerald Carr will

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Rave

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personal hygiene and his daily exercise period while Pilot Bill Pogue performs the MI31 vestibular function test. This will be the sixth time its - the crew has performed this motion sensitivity test. This is the first time they will rotate the litter chair in a clockwise motion, stop, and then rotate the chair in a counterclockwise motion, each time rotating their head. The chair will speed at 30 rpms throughout this test. Pilot Pogue is the first to perform this experiment at Greenwich mean time 16 hours. Commander Carr is scheduled to do it later this afternoon at Greenwich mean time 20 hours. This is fifth 5th run of the MI31, of actually seven planned runs of this experiment. Next acquisition will be through Carnarvon in 23 minutes 45 seconds. This is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 14 hours 40 minutes. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 15 hours and 3 minutes. Acquisition coming through Carnarvon. A 5-minute-and-30_second pass. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bob Crippen. CC Skylab, Houston, wetre A0S through Carnarvon. We have you for about 8 minutes. CC And, for the SPT. Ed_ we went the wrong way with our 8 minutes in giving you the max latitude on - for the southern aurora. It so happens that you're still in the time frame that might get it though and until about 15:10, and our recommendation for window would be S-3. SPT Thanks_ Crip. SPT Houston, SPT. CC Go, SPT. SPT Yes, Crip, I was able to get off two shots, but one of the problems we have is that_ in the south we've got the ATM solar panel obscuring the horizon and I was able to get a couple of shots through the open spaces in the solar panel, although they're not too spectacular. And, then up to the north, when we're looking out these windows, we got the ATM itself, blocking out the view. So, I think, at this - when we're on this side of the beta - that's the negative beta angle, it sure makes it hard when we had a positive beta the a little over a month ago, or still earlier in the mission, we should have had beautiful displays of it and I wish we had all the film data at that time. CC Rog; understand the problem. Understand you could see some visible aurora, this time. Is that correct? SPT Yes, it was. A green glow above the horizon maybe - well I couldn't say how far across the horizon it - it branched_ because I couldn't see very much of the horizon at all. It was not anywhere near as spectacular as what we saw a little over a month ago, about 5 weeks ago. CC Okay, very good. Appreciate the info. Incidentally, the handheld 170, the laser operations coming up at 15:41, Lo-and-behold Goddard is clear and you're GO for that. Incidentally_ we left the solar angle off of that and it's off your pad, it happens to be 28 degrees. SPT Thank you. CC Okay_ we're about 30 seconds from LOS. Next station contact is through Hawaii in 16 minutes, at 15:29, 15:29. PA0 Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 14 - 15 hours and 14 minutes. The second EREP pass of the day begins at Greenwich mean time 18 hours and 56 minutes. This will be a descending pass down the west coast into Mexico, Central America_ and into South America. The - the data take will gather information for snow cover mapping in

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the Sierra Nevada Mountains, as well as collecting pollutant concentrations in areas of California, where no monitoring stations now exist, specifically in the Feather River area of California. Classifications of rangelands in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, as well as determining daytime thermal imagery over the general area of Nevada, which was included in the previous pass, this morning, the predawn pass over Nevada, which gathered geothermal data. Mineral exploration in Arizona and Nevada are also tasks for this upcoming EREP pass, the 34th in the mission of Skylab IV. Geological exploration and mapping is included in the pass in the Mexico City area and a task site yet to be included in EREP for Skylab IV, or in that manner, for a Skylab, is the Orizaba Vera Cruz, Mexico area, where a high - highway engineering and regional planning information is desired by Mexican government. Land use inventory also is the target in southeast Mexico, as well as geothermal studies again comparing nighttime studies prevulus - previously gathered in other EREP passes in Central America. Crop inventory and insect disease damage in Ecuador. Photo mapping of Paraguay as well as sensor performance thoughout t_e EREP pass, At the close of the EREP data take information will be gathered on Lake Titicaca, in Peru, using the S191 infrared spectrometer. Next acquisition will be through Hawaii in ii minutes and 30 seconds. T_is is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 15 hours and 17 minutes. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 15 hours 27 minutes. Acquisition coming through Hawaii, a 4_minute pass. We_ll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bob Crlppen, Flight director is Don puddy. CC Skylab, Houston_ AOS Hawaii for 4 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston, we're about 30 seconds from LOS, Next station contact is over Goldstone in 8 minutes at 15:40. 15:40, and is the CDR working away there on his on the bike_ for 171, you guys are GO for the EREP pass coming up. We are getting some final weather updates here, but right now she is GO. CREW (Garble) Crip. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 15 hours 37 minutes. Loss of signal through Hawaii. The crew was given a GO for the second EREP pass of the day. The first maneuver for this pass will begin in approximately 2 hours from now at Greenwich mean time 17:30. The pass starts at Greenwich mean time 18 hours and 56 minutes and lasts 29 minutes covering a groundtraek of more than 7000 miles, gatherin_ data on 20 - more than 20 sites, 29 sites total, gathering oceanographic information, geothermal information, agricultural, mapping, geological, and mineral exploration. We'll bring the line up to this stateside pass as Skylab is in its 3725 revolution, day 258 for the i00 and ton - i00 ton space station. CC Skylab, Houston; we're AOS through Goldstone. We have you for about 5 minutes. CDR Roger_ Crip. CC And, SpT, for your information_ your phone call is set up this evening at 01:50, and ittll be antenna right all the way. And we'll give you another reminder of that a little later. CC SPT, Houston. We show two gimbals on a stop, drifting out of attitude. If you can do the little maneuver back, we'd appreciate it. SPT On my way. CC You're pretty close_ you may get a reset out of it. CC Okay, Ed, we show a reset. You can forget about it. SPT I just hit standby when you called, Crip. CC Copy. SPT Once it makes its mind up to do a reset it presses CC SPT on no matter what? Let us check that for you. I did hit standby and I didn't

know

whether

that had cleared it or not_ but looks as though it's really steaming out to do a reset. CC Yeah, I believe it - it does go ahead and complete the the full process. CC Skylab, Houston; we're 1 minute from LOS. We'll see you again in 2 minutes through Texas. CC Skylab, Houston; we're AOS through Texas at this time. We have you for about 12 minutes. And at Bermuda upcoming in, oh, about a minute, we're going to do a data/voice recorder dump. SPT Belt away. CC Okeydoke. And for the SPT. be wanting to

On the laser

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it

red this time it will be yellow-orange. Thank you, Crip. Glad you told me that. I figured you would appreciate that piece Okay, Crip, we have it. Very good. Can you tell whether it's That's affirm. Okay, it just blinked, and

yellow-orange. Ed's getting

Very good. We can still see it, Crip. We can still see it, Crip. Rog, copied it. How many watts is that_ Crip? Let me check it for you. One watt.

SPT Rog° SPT It's pretty impressive, Crip, 1/60 of a light bulb, that's doing all right from this distance. CC Yeah, they really know how to concentrate the energy. CC From what I understand I don't think you would like 60 watts. PLT Probably wouldn't be looking at it very long. CC Rog. CC Bill, while you're there, for this EREP pass upcoming, we got a couple of caution and warnings that we recommend inhibiting. That's a BAT CHARGE LOW on 2, 3, 7, and 8. PLT 2, 3, 7, and 8. Roger. CC Rog. SET Still got it, Crip. CC And you can really see it. You're out almost mid Atlantic now. it SPT Yeah, I lost from 200-millimeter lens. it visually, but I can track

CC CDR CC SPT CC can get a milage. SPT spread out at this

Rog. Still got it with binoculars, Crip. That's fantastic. How far out are we now, Crip? Oh, you're pretty far. Let me see if I (garble) distance. is just how much that beam had

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CC If you can see it now, we're in trouble because it's off. (Laughter) But you're - you're out in the vicinity of Bermuda right - right now. SPT I was wondering just before they turned it off what the beam width was when it finally (garble) CC I'ii see if I - Let me see if I can get it for you. CDR Crip, the yellow-gold is not as easy to find as the grain is, but you can sure see it for a long ways. CC Okay, thatls a good comment. You were in access of 1200 miles there when they - when they turned it off. SPT I had it in the 300-millimeter lens up to just about a little before they turned it off; probably around I000 miles. CC Rog. END OF TAPE

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CC

Skylab,

Houston,

incidentally,

for

in

case you guys start getting ahead today any place, although I have a feeling where you would do it, later on this evening we have Jer and Ed scheduled to to do some IR photos, and we would like to change the subject from the CDR to the SPT. And we'll reschedule for Jer and Bill tomorrow. CDR Okay, Crip. CC Okay; we're about 30 seconds from LOS. Next station contact in 9 minutes through Ascension at 16:09, 16:09. PLT So long, Crip. CC Bye. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16:00 hours. Loss of signal through Bermuda, the stateside pass. There was the use of thruster attitude control system gas following a normal period where the CMG's momentum is dumped. The automatic CMG momentum dump maneuvers are performed throughout each rev. The function of the momentum management is to prevent gravity components gravity gradient and other disturbances from control moment gyro system. At - following dump, the vehicle got out of ra - the vehicle components of saturating the this automatic got out of its

prescribed orbit slightly, out of its attitude rather than orbit, and as a result 21 mibs minimum im _ impulse burns were initiated automatically by the TACS system, a total of about This EREP 120 pound seconds was in addition to maneuver. So a of thruster the ii that of 35 mibs attitude we used used gas was earlier today in used. for the the EREP

total

pass and subsequent momentum dump maneuver just concluded about 35 minutes ago. EREP reports to Flight Director Don Fuddy that there are five mandatory sites which are still clear for the upcoming EREP pass. In addition there are 23 other desirable sites still, weather clear for the EREP pass, the second of the day, Maneuver for this EREP pass will begin in approaxlmately 90 17 hours and 30 minutes. minutes at Greenwich The EREP data take mean will time begin at

EREP pass will begin at 13:56 - 18:56 Greenwich mean time, lasting for 29 minutes. Next acquisition in 5 minutes and 15 seconds through Ascension. At Greenwich mean time 16 hours and 3 minutes, this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours 7 minutes. Acquisition in 45 seconds through Ascension for a 7_minute pass. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bob Crippen. CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS through Ascension. We have you for 7 minutes. CC For the SPT and the PLT, looks like we confused you a little on the way we wrote the plans out. We

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had meant to schedule an MS only and we see you doing OGI. We would like for you to go ahead and terminate the OGI and do the MS only because we don't have enough time to do both. SPT Okay, Crip. CC We got a keyhole coming up here shortly, and I'ii call you out of it. Incidentally, that same thing is applicable this a - on this afternoon's 131 run. PLT Rog. CC Skylab, Houston, we're 1 minute from LOS. Next station contact in 24 minutes through Carnarvon at 16:39, 16:39. And for the SPT and PLT, just in case there might be any confusion about it, what we want today on the 131 is a full set of head motions in each direction, or in one direction first. If there's no problem, with it, then reverse and go full stretch the next way. PLT Roger, PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours 17 minutes. Loss of signal through Ascension. Next acquisition in 21 minutes and 20 seconds will be Carnarvon tracking station. G&C officer advising Flight Director Don Puddy0 Total of 39 mibs used in this CMG desaturation maneuver a short time ago. This was unplanned for. They're looking at data to determine what causes use of TACS. However, this does not present any problem at this time. The plan's still going ahead for the upcoming Earth resources pass. The use of this - these TACS systems today. At the start of today_ the TACS system aboard the Skylab space station was 15,881 pound-seconds of fuel remaining. During yesterday's EREP maneuver only total of 75 pound seconds were used. More than double that already used for todayts maneuver and desaturation of the CMG momentum. Next acquisition will be through Carnarvon in 20 minutes. At Greenwich mean time 16 hours and 18 minutes this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours and 38 minutes, a 5rieflng here at Mission Control center on the upcoming EREP pass. A fast moving cold front, moving down the state of Nevada, has effectively wiped out two - two of the sites the EREP instruments would be looking at. One is Tonopah, Nevada, which is the intersection of groundtrack 6 and groundtrack 2, which was flown earlier this morning. Hopefully instruments would have gathered data, prior predawn data on geothermal areas and then gathered data this afternoon after the Sun has risen in that area. Howeverp the EREP pass is still GO. 23 desirable sites and five mandatory sites on the upcoming EREP pass. Bring the line up for the Carnarvon pass, i0 minutes 40 seconds in duration. CC minutes. LOS. at Ed CC Next station Skylab, Skylab, contact Houston, Houston_ is Guam Lenoir Crip. Greenwich mean time through Guam, a pass time backup Science the ATM operations of Ed Gibson. through Guam for i0 minis AOS Carnarvon 1 10-1/2

in

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PAO Skylab Control, 16 hours and 51 minutes. Acquisition i0 minutes in duration, during which Pilot Bill Lenoir will be discussing the day with Skylab IV Science Pilot utes MCC and SPT MCC rewind that's SPT MCC we get the ATM Skylab, conference. Houston Over,

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We have made no attempt to correct here for rotation, What is detected is shifts greater than 1 angstrom and also up to 3/10 of an angstrom to the blue, and at H_alpha. Then I've got some words on the coronal that we_ve been to Pat McIntosh me an interesting the Sun starting feels is related studying the last few days. just before I walked in here sequence of this in September with to the development I just and he

particular region of some activity that he of this that triggered

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polarity bay that was initially up toward north of there developed in coalesce with another one and has then been squeezed from the east by a stronger negative polarity bay. And in between we had a positive area that has apparently become the initial part of the coronal hold and we have been able to see that how we think it has evolved over this time frame, and in addition it is definitely related to solar wind as observed here at the Earth and that when the coronal hold is one the front and on the west side we detect significant solar wind here and that's one of the reasons why recently you've had more auroral activity to look at. You might find that this is an interesting thing to get more into when you get back here. I mentioned it to you now because I thought you might be interested even though it is disappearing over the west limb. SPT Okay. You're saying that the - they're oprn field lines (garble) there and that allows a material to come out quite rapidly. MCC Apparently that's what's happening. SPT Okay. I'm surprised that it results from the squeezing - from both sides. I would think that would tend to produce activity, but I guess the activity is produced on the either edge of it; that's what - but not in the center. MCC I think that's right. I'm not totally up on it myself, but it would appear that what was squeezed in the middle wasn't very strong anyway. It may have just formed _ sort of submerged and formed a big, negative bay. PST Okay. As it was going over the limb here it looked as though it were getting pinched in two. MCC Okay; fine. Let's see. Couple of words on today's activities. You have an orbit that begins at 21:54 Zulu and Jerry has one beginning at 23:27 Zulu, and what's happening there is JOP 17A building block 28 that I'm referring to, we scheduled an "if" on 82 Alfa. For 82 Alfa, synoptics for the day, they still want a long l-minute and a short 20-second exposure. If we can get this in concert with the JOP 17 studies, this would help to give additional information on the subject there in particular to supply 55 with the collaborating data there. So if these bright points came be found within a half solar radius of the center_ we would like to take these 82A exposures one at a time. The long for you and the short for Jerry. If not, then we would go ahead and do them as scheduled in the building block i, the following orbit that you do. If either or both are obtained during the 17A, then we want to delete that one or both form the BB-I, and I think our words say that but I wanted to make sure that I brought it up.

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SPT Yes. You said that on the solar activity pad but I've not had a chance to go through it in detail and read the schedule. Does it say it there, also? MCC It says it there also, but I wanted to make sure that in case the words were confusing that we got a chance to talk about it here. SPT one, I would take second one if the Okay. So on one of the orbits, one exposure and Jerry would take conditions are met. the the first

MCC Right, and on the BB-I then you would have to check with Jerry to see if he took his or not. If he did not then you would take it there. Otherwise you would delete it. SPT MCC for 82B Okay. Also_ we're see when it doing the JOP 7 sunrise looksettles down when the fine

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Sun sensors have properly acquired and H-alpha stops moving, and unless you've got some more questions on that I won't talk any more about that. SPT No, I don't. MCC Okay. Then a look into the future. Tomorrow is JOP 25 Bravo super raster, and that will take seven of tke eight orbits we have scheduled for tomorrow. The following day we will be doing a JOP 13, and we will be using JOP 18 techniques to do it since we do not have a star tracker anymore. The subject is - END OF TAPE

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see

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Sun sensors have properly acquired and H-alpha stops moving, and unless you've got some more questions on that I won't talk anymore about that. SPT No I don't. MCC Okay. Then a look into the future here, tomorrow is JOP 25 Bravo Super Raster, and that will take seven of the eight orbits we have scheduled for tomorrow. The following day we will be doing a J0P 13, and we will be using JOP 18 techniques to do it, since we do not have a star tracker anymore. The subject is gamma valorem (?) which is a magnitude of plus 2. The reason for wanting to do it and the reason why it's very important is_ that is has potential implications for changing the way we would design the LST for Shuttle. Apparently, between us and gamma valorem the interstellar hydrogen has been significantly ionized, removing most of the atomic hydrogen so t_at we can have the potential for seeing wave_ lengths below the hydrogen absorption edge at 912, in other words below the Lyman continuum here. Detection of radiation in the region 300 to 500 angstroms would be of great signifi_ cance to astronomy. There has been a tentative detection below this, however the - and it was a significant detection, greatly above any optimistic predictions. But, the spectra of scattered light being the real cause of what was seen is a possibility, Confirmation by an independent instrument would certainly help. We know that scattered light is negligible in S055 and on the basis of what was seen, 55 would be able to detect it. So_ we will be trying to make this detection out there well below tb_e Lyman continuum. We will be moving out and taking several different rasters of obser_ rations, some of which would be associated with looking at the radiation below the Lyman continium, other would be associated with just trying to look at the integrated light as best we could to verify that indeed we have gamma valoreum in the field of view. So_ that's coming up in 2 days and I thought you'd be interested in some of the background. SPT Yes, I would and getting that on the 52, 55 field of view is going to be a trick also. I, as you know, in the JOP 18 we always were questionable as to what we were really looking at, we didn't give a strong enough signal to ever confirm that we really had the nucleus at any given time. l_d appreciate any further thoughts you folks have on how we can do that, if you've got any other stars that would be in the field of view, we could use as a reference that would be very useful. MCC Right now, it doesn't look like that would be the case and I've got the Harvard people in the

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backroom trying to come up with some numbers for expected counts, although I suspect this would be a lot like the comet, it would be an expected count, plus or minus several orders of magnitude type of thing. SPT Okay, if we're looking at a count where which is like a half a count or something, then we're back into the same problems we had before. MCC Right; understand. And, right now, I don't know what it is, but hopefully, by tomorrow, I sould be able to tell you more. SPT Will it be a JOP 13 or JOP 18, in format? MCC Right now, I believe, it's a JOP 13 in format, although we're doctoring it up in the middle, to have you come out reacquired at 52's field of view and then recenter it after each of the rasters. SPT Okay. MCC Okay, I'm sorry. Crip, has just corrected me. It is to use a JOP 18 Delta JOP itself. SPT Okay, that I think would be a little cleaner and neater. MCC Okay, fine. And then one last thing here on my notes for today, if you had any comments or observations t_at you wanted to make about our operations yesterday. We were all extremely pleased kere with the way things went and from what we see, it looks like you worked super hard on it, probably worked more orbits than either you or we had initially intended. Just hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. SPT Yes I did, Bill. I enjoyed it quite a bit. When you're able to home in on a given problem or given set of problems, and not have to do three or four (garble) three or four different things in the same day, I think it's a little enjoyable. First I was able to use the flexibility of not having to come up with a JOP and a building block by number and then go into the observations for those. I knew what each instrument wanted and what was on the Sun and just went into it with that and if I could fit a name on it afterwards, fine, if I couldn't then fine, too. And I think that's the way we may be working more in the future, once we can get set up like we did yesterday. Now the way we were initially had been set up in Skylab and the way we've been operating of course won't permit that. But, I think, certainly in Shuttle we ought to look to that type of operation, although having building blocks and joint observing programs written out, I think is useful, and may be used (garble) explicitly at some times, but we shouldn't feel confined to it, nor should the operator. to MCC the clock here, Okay, break here one minute, Ed. According we're going LOS from Guam right now,

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Goldstone is next in 15 minutes at 17:18, and we can probably talk another 30 seconds here over the hill. SPT Okay, the other advantage I had was in the fluent schedule. Had I been restricted to, say, four orbits or five orbits, I would not have been able to accomplish some of those things (static-garble) MCC Break, Ed. You're disappearing in the static, we can talk some more tomorrow about it and see if there's anything we need to do in the future. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 17 hours and 3 minutes with loss of signal through Guam. Next acquisition through the Goldstone tracking station in 14 minutes and 30 seconds. Solar conference with Science Pilot Ed Gibson and here at the Johnson Space Center was backup Science Pilot Bill Lenoir, discussing yesterday's activities specifically where the plan was that Science Pilot Gibson perform a Shuttle type operation of the ATM instruments, not working from a preplanned activity list as heretofore been done in the Skylab program. He had a given set of objectives and then he performed the experiment using the experiments he felt was best to accomplish each of the objectives. Yesterday, only 2 hours were scheduled to be spent at the ATM console however, Science Pilot Gibson devoted much of his off-duty time however, it was an unsuccessful search in one area for polar plumes, coming from the two polar the north and south pole of the Sun however, he did take data on coronal hole and studied a prominence on the southwest limb. He also performed synoptic observations and he also yesterday participated in three seperate science conferences with Nell Sheeley who is co-Pl on the S082 experiment. He had spent 6 hours and 13 minutes at the ATM console yesterday. Next acquisition through Goldstone in 13 minutes. At Greenwich mean time 17 hours and 5 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 17 hours 17 minutes. Acquisition coming through Goldstone, a pass going through Goldstone, Texas, MILA and Bermuda tracking station. We'll bring the line up for CAP COI_M Bob Crippen. CC Skylab, Houston, We are AOS across the States for 15-1/2 minutes. Also - PLT Okay, Crip. CC Okay. Also, we'll be doing a data/voice recorder dump through MILA here in 5 minutes and I've got a couple of items I need to talk about. One to Ed and one to Bill, if whoever's convenient. SPT Go ahead, Crip. CC Okay, Ed. On this upcoming Z-LV maneuver, we got called out for you to initiate it. If you have that pad or can get it, I would like to give you some new rates. The ones we have on there are in error. SPT Go ahead, Crip. I'm ready to copy. CC Okay. Starting off with the maneuver to Z-LV offset, X is minus 0.057. Y is plus 0.006 and Z is minus 0.006. For the maneuver to solar inertial attitude, X is plus 0.022, Y is minus 0.042, and Z is plus 0.013. SPT Okay. Go into Z-LV offset is minus 0.057, plus 0.006, minus 0.006. Going into SI is plus 0.022, minus 0.042, and plus 0.013. CC Okay and thatTs a good readback. For your information, our MMP run down here showed that there is a possibility of a couple of more resets for after the EREP that we're going to do this afternoon. The first potential one that will be around 21:50 while you're at the ATI_ panel and think we'll also have ground contacts so we can kind of be looking at that situation again. If we - if you have to take action on that one, there's a high probability that we may get into one around 02:30, normally when we're not talking to you and we'll keep you advised of that in case that situation arises. SPT Crip, if you see one coming up at the very beginning of the orbit, as soon as you come out of the dump, do you go ahead and initiate it then and save yourself a problem during the ATM data take period? CC Normally, I think you are going to see it coming right after the dump and So that, you would normally have a chance to take opportunity on - take action on it rather before you really get into the ATM stuff very much. SPT Okay. Thank you. CC Also, I was incorrect on that 21:50. We will not have station contact with you but on the last one prior to that, I'll remind you of it.

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SPT Okay. CC Okay and if Bill is handy, a couple of I need to run over a couple of items with him too, please. PLT Go Crip. CC Okay. Can you verify for us, Bill, that you did inhibit those caution and warning BATTERY CHARGE LOW that I gave you so we can go ahead. We're going to inhibit the discharge limit on them. PLT Negative. I have not done that yet. I'll go do that right now though. CC Okay. Real fine. One other item before you go do that. Want to mention to you, you gave us a readout on the 190 mags and I guess it's the indication is that it was still clicking over. However, that is not conclusive and what we would like to do, if yon have an opportunity prior to that next EREP pass, is to go ahead and take that station 5 mag off and mark a spot on it with a felt tip pen and put it back. Do a single to see if we can get it advanced and go back and take a look at it to verify that it advanced or not. If - if it did advance, go ahead and reinstall it and do a normal prep film advance and if it does not advance, we want to go ahead and replace it with the mag L-5. PLT Stand by. PLT Roger, Crip. Understand the check you want me to do and if it doesnVt turn out well, I'll replace it with magazine Lima 5. CC Very good. Thank you, Bill. PLT Correction - Okay. CC Lima 5 is correct. why SPT don't CC I give you Crip, before I get a short update on Please do. the the Z-LV Sun? going here,

SPT Okay. XUV monitor, we show up the active regions which are called out, 21, 34, 36. 34 and 36 look small, relatively weak compared to what we see coming across disk previously as we'd expect. Also there is one up there at around 280.9, about the same intensity. That's the one we mentioned that maybe coming over the limb yesterday and that looks about as bright as 34 and 36. White light coronagraph shows a relatively small change except at the streamers on the west limb are not anywhere as bright at the base. TheyVre becoming little narrower, pointed, more sharply defined. We have one at 120, not quite radial, maybe heading ii0. Very small one at 095, defused, very sharp pointed one at 085, and one at 060. I don't see anything out there at 030 which we've seen TV. previous days. Doesn't A very sharp elongated show up in the helmet streamer photograph or on the at 270, one which was

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at 260 yesterday, seems to have faded away. I should say the left side of - or southern side of the one at 270 is rather ragged and that may be it. The two of them coming together and you can't distinguish them anymore. But it certainly looks llke things have quieted down. We can just see the coronal hole now as it's right at the edge of the limb and it appears to reach up to the north from maybe 0.9 - take a nothernmost part that we saw yesterday, it's a zero or 100.9. There's a little channel going straight up toward to the north. That'd be 0.i radii, very thin links to width ratio perhaps 4 and then extends, of course, further on south, maybe to 130 or so. I think we've got some reasonably good data on it yesterday as well as this morning. CC Okay. Real fine. Appreciate that rundown on it. There isn't much action going on there. From the picture that we have down here, it looks like a big bowl of oatmeal or something. SPT That's about it, Crlp. There's a few interesting things we can work on, but they're not the dynamic high intensity type things you - that get a little more exciting. CC Rog. The famous Ed Gibson, "Quiet Sun." END OF TAPE

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CC Okay, real fine; appreciate that runon it. Afraid there isn't much action going on there the picture that we have down here it looks like a big of oatmeal or something. SPT That's about it, Crip. There'a few interesting things we could work on, but they're not the dynadynamic, high-intensity-type things that get a little more exciting. CC That's the famous "Ed Gibson Quiet Sun." SPT That's a heck of a thing to talk about. CC I wouldn't do that. Well, I'ii get off you back here while you're getting this maneuver coming up. SPT Okay. 55 is still running. I'ii just stop them and go to SI. CC For the PLT, if you got a moment, Bill, another question I would like to ask you. PLT Go, Crip. CC Okay, Bill. To get us an idea of how well that 191 cooler is - is working, it would probably help if when you're powering the thing up if you can get a time from when you turn the power on until the READY light comes on. PLT Will do, Crip. CC Okay. We'd appreciate it. Thanks very much. Also, I got some weather for you, and we only got about 3 minutes left here and as slow as I am reading weather, it's probably be more convenient if I give that to you over the upcoming Carnarvon pass or through Fuam. PLT We'll just wait and get it at Guam, Crip. CC Okay; fine. PLT Those battery low charge lights are inhibited. down From bowl CC Okay; real fine. Thank you. PLT 2, 3, 7, and 8. CC Copy. Okay. We're i minute from LOS. Next station contact is through Carnarvon in 44 minutes at 18:18. We'll be doing a data/voice recorder dump. And as we go over the hill, we dumped a little of the VTR and you got 22 minutes available if you need it for anything. PLT Okay, Crip. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 17 hours and 35 minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda. Next acquisition in 42 minutes and 30 seconds will be the Carnarvon tracking station. The crew presently in their eat period. Today menu number i for the crew, Commander Carr having turkey rice soup, tuna and bread sandwich, orange drink, and ice cream. Science Pilot Gibson has spaghetti, turkey rice soup_ peaches, grape drink with a - and a biscuit.

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Pilot Pogue has chili, biscuit, orange drink and strawberries. The crew preparing for this afternoon's Earth resources pass number 34 in the mission of Skylab IV, a stateside pass beginning north of San Francisco going down through San Fr California and Nevada, Arizona, into Mexico. As the spacecraft crosses over Central America the EREP instruments will be aimed at volcanoes in Guatemala, the Santiaquito, the Acatenango, Fuego and Pacaya volancoes. Spacecraft crosses into South America_ EREP pass will end. Later to_ night what may be the closest approach of a manned U.S. spacecraft to another nonrelated orbiting object will occur this evening at 9:14 p.m. central daylight time over the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast. Skylab as it makes an ascending pass going northeast across the Atlantic near the Ascension Island tracking station will pass within 3-1/2 miles of an object from an Air Force launch vehicle. The vehicle designated 0V32 was launched on October 28, 1966, into a polar orbit. The orbiting piece is approximately i meter square and will pass beneath Skylab moving from north to south. The Skylab will be at midnight in the orbit directly opposit the Sun. A new Moon in the sky with an extremely low possibility of the crew being able to see the or - orbiting object. The two orbiting objects will pass in the night in almost opposite directions moving at about 25,000 feet per second. This is the equivalent of standing still and being passed by an object moving at about 35,000 miles per hour. At the time of the encounter Skylab will be 441 kilometers, or 274 statute miles, above the Earth over a point in the Atlantic at latitude 6 degrees 43 minutes 46 seconds north, i minute - i degree 12 minutes 33 seconds west longitude. Skylab at that time will be in an orbit of 41 431 by 442 kilometers, or 267.9 by 274.8 statute miles. The orbiting object_ a piece of the launch vehicle which put the Air Force object in space. It will be an orbit of 338 by 778 kilometers, or 210 by 483.4 statute miles, at an inclination of 82 degrees. The maneuver for the upcoming EREP pass made through the stateside pass 9 a fine Z-LV maneuver will be made prior to the start of the E - EREP pass at Greenwich mean time 18 hours and 42 minutes. The vehicle will return to solar inertial attitude Greenwich mean time 19 hours and 25 minutes. G&C officer reports that ii mibs are expected to be used in the maneuver into Z-local vertical and return to solar intertial. Acquisition in 38 minutes through Carnarvon. At Greenwich mean time 17 hours and 40 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 18 hours 17 minutes. Acquisition coming through Carnarvon for a 5-minute pass. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bob Crippen. CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS through Carnarvon; have you for 6-minutes. PLT Crip_ I need a check on the camera position 5 and it is moving film. CC Beautiful, that's good news. Thank you, sir. we CC Skylab, Houston_ we're 1 minute from LOS. In 9 minutes_ we'll have you at Guam and if you'd like I can read you a little bit of weather there. Thatts at about 18:32. PLT PLT CC pLT (garble) ready approximately. CC PLT CC PLT light. (Garble), Crip, thank you. Crip, are you still there? Yes sir. Okay? I got the number on the 191 cooler It was 28 minutes and 40 seconds, 28 minutes 40 seconds. 28 (static-garble) Roger; copy. Affirmative. 28 minutes.

PAO Sky lab Control. Greenwich mean time 18 hours 26 minutes with loss Guam. Skylab crew already in the voice actuated mode for the EREP pass coming up over the United States, down through Car - California, Nevada, Arizona, Mexico, over Guatemala, taking (garble) on volcanoes in Guatemala_ and passing down into Peru and Bolivia. Next acquisition will be Guam tracking station in 5 minutes. At Greenwich mean time 18 hours 26 minutes, this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control. Acquisition coming through Guam in 50 seconds. We_ll bring the line up for the Guam pass, 4-minutes in duration. CC Skylab, Houston_ AOS Guam_ 4-1/2 minutes. PLT Rog; Crip. And, ready to copy the weather. CC Okeydoke, I'ii make a - make a shot at it. When you come across the California coast it's going to be pretty cloudy from broken to overcast. The valley, up in the upper reaches where you're coming across it, is going to be scattered, around the Red Bluff area, Soon as you cross over to east of the Sierras you're going to pick up some high thin clouds, broken - broken to overcast and that's going to continue all the way down to the Jackass Flats, Nevada. Walker Lake, target number 145 is probably going to be broken to overcast above it, you may be able to see through it. It might be kind of thin, From Jackass Flats - oh, all the way to Tucson it should be fairly clear so you should be able to get Red

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Lake, target 197 with no sweat. On - from around Tuscon, it's going to be broken down to Monterrey, Mexico, so Catherine Playa, the site there, should be - should be eovered over. And, then coming down through (garble) Mexico and Central America should be clear to scattered, all t_e way down to the ITCC and you should be able to get the volcano targets in Guatemala. Then when you get to the interior of South America, that's going to be pretty well clobbered again, pretty much overcast. Lake Titicaca is in the area, there's suppose to be overcast, but it is - said that - the lake itself is probably going to be be clear, then the coming across the north - northern Argentina_ it will be fairly clear until you get down around the coast and you're going to pick up some overcast clouds again. PLT Roger. Sounds like (garble) but over the States. CDR Cripp do we have any pictures of the volcanoes in Guatemala in any of our - either handheld photography book or in the EREP site book? CC Oh, let me see if I can get you a quick answer to that. We got about a minute left here. CC Skylab, Houston, we're about 30 seconds from LOS. Next station contact is Goldstone in 18 minutes at 18:55. And_ l'm not going to be able to give you an answer to your question. Offhand, I'm afraid you don't have anything on board_ I'ii see if I can give you some information at Goldstone, but youtll be in the pass then. PA0 Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 18 hours 38 minutes. Loss of signal through Guam. Next station pass will be Goldstone in 15 minutes and 45 seconds. At which time the spacecraft Skylab will be in it's 34th EREP pass of the mission. Weather report given to the crew on this Guam pass, reference to Catherine Playa, this is a lock dry lake bed outside of Wilcox, Arizona, just east of Tucson and one of the targets of the S191 view finder tracking telescope, which Commander Gerald Carr will be operating during this EREP pass. Science Pilot Gibson will be operating the Earth terrain camera_ the SI90B, while Pilot Pogue operates the Control and Display panel of the EREP instruments. Next acquisition in 14 minutes and 55 seconds, At Greenwich mean time 18 hours and 39 minutes_ this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours 52 minutes. Acquisition coming through Goldstone on EREP pass number 34 along groundtrack number 6. This is the second time in Skylab-lV that groundtrack 6 has been the target of the EREP instruments. Data was gathered along this groundtrack on December 4 on mission day 19. We'll being the line up. The crew will be on voice actuated comm. PLT 19:03 even. CDR Yeah, we got a pretty solid overcast so far. CC Sounds like we've locked up with you. We got you for about 15 minutes through the States. CDR Roger_ Bob. I'm seeing nothing but a solid overcast right now. I finally located those volcanoes. I found a reference to them in the Earth observations catalog, and found on the maps that we have here, Earth observations maps, some little crosses that show roughly where they are. CC That's all you got. That's what I was going to refer you to. CDR Okay. I wish they'd have mentioned that in the - in the pad. It would have saved me a lot of sweat and strain lookin_ for it. CC Rog. Sure glad I didn't Sure glad I - CDR I know I heard of them before because I had them back on about day i0 or 12 or so, but it was cloudy and I couldn't see them. But I couldn't remember where it is I'd located pictures of them or map coordinates or so. PLT Okay, Ed, about 1 minute at 56:50 with ETC POWER ON. CDR Okay, coming up on Walker Lake, and if I don't see it immediately I'm going to shift to Red Lake and just forget it. PLT i0 seconds for EREP START. clouds CDR are PLT PLT breaking Okay, I see some. Stand by. MARK. EREP the California coast and the

START.

194 MODE

to MANUAL.

We're

off PLT POWER ON. PLT PLT PLT

and

running. Okay_ a minute and 30 seconds for ETC Stand by for 56:30. MARK. 56:30 SCAT ON and RAD ON. Okay_ MARK. standing by for ETC MODE POWER ON. POWER ON.

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coming 57:50,

over

0kay_ think I got Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe. 57:43 on my mark 190 MODE AUTO

Now and

we're at

which is 20 seconds off_ ETC to AUTO. CDR Son of a gun. Walker Lake is the only place that's got clouds over it. It's socked in. PLT Stand by. PLT MARK. 57:43 190 to MODE AUTO and stand by for ETC AUTO. PLT MARK. ETC, AUTO. CDR Going for Red Lake. PLT Duty MALF light on number 5. CC Okay, guys be advised, you do have an attitude error right now, but as soon you get about 6 minutes into your Z-LV, that should correct it. PLT Okay, stand by 5 seconds 58:20. PLT MARK. MODE READY. And there we go, good green TAPE MOTION light. CDR Okay, we got Red Lake loud and clear. PLT Okay, we got lots of good 192 data on that area down there. CC Okay, guys be advised, we have an outer gimbal drive going on currently. You got out about 15 degrees attitude error. CDR Okay. CC Should be correcting itself, though. CDR Okay, it's still looking good here, out through the VTS anyway. Going for Katherine Playa now. PLT Standing by. Yesp your CROSSTRACK ANGLES are probably all screwed up, CDR Now it's kind of cloudy out here at Katherine Playa way. PLT Okay, stand by for 35 seconds past. (tone) And there goes a CAUTION and WARNING. Stand by. CC ThatVs no sweat, that's just - just a _ PLT I'll kick it off in just a minute. Stand by. CC Youtre 20 degrees out, that's no problem. PLT MARK. MODE to CHECK. Okay, I got a minute here, I'm going to go punch that out. ETC to STANDBY at 138, Ed. CDR Okay, CROSSTRACK's the big error and that's going to keep me from finding old Katherine, I think. Scanning around. PLT Get rid of the (garble) in the air, anyway. CDR Where are you, Katherine? PLT Okay, waiting for _ CDR Okay, I got Katherine Playa, but I can't I don't have enough gimbal to get there.

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138, that's too bad. Son of a gun. ETC STANDBY at 1 plus (Garble) reference Too bad.

38, about

15

seconds,

to 2, - - 44.

Okay. Stand by. MARK. 191 REFERENCE MARK. READY out

to 2. 190, MODE to STANDBY,

on the

CC Okay, look, we need one of you to break away. We're still going out of attitude. Put in a 6-minute maneuver time and then a zero attitude CDR I'ii do it. CC - - maneuver. CDR Okay. 6-minute maneuver time? CC Rog. PLT 030. CDR PLT then Want to go to STANDBY first don't I? Yeah_ you want to go to STANDBY first - -

and can

CC It it doesntt make any difference, you go whatever way you want. CDR All right. CC Yeah, right_ go to STANDBY and then back. PLT Okay. And I need to get an AUTO CAL here at 3 minutes. No sweat on that, I can get that easy. Back and make sure I haven't skipped anything. CDR Back to Z-LV. PLT CDR CC we_ll probably CDR CDR and went back PLT CDR PLT PLT CDR PLT CDR CC CDR CC PLT MODE STANDBY, FRAME 24. Okay. Okay, it's in_ Crip. Okay_ this may not work. If it does not have to go akead and terminate the Z-LV. Okay. I went to STANDBY, put in 6 minutes maneuver_ to Z_LV. About 8 seconds to go in AUTO CAL, Jerry. All right. Stand by. MARK. You got it. VTS AUTO CAL. Thank you. Okay, - Which way did we drift out_ to _ in roll? Thatts affirmative, about X. Yeah it's too badp is the roll to the right? Minus X. Okay_ about 1 minute for ETC POWER ON again.

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you

tell us to Crip. Minus X now. That would have rolled

you

to

the

south,

SL-IV MC-2577/I Time: 14:04 CDT 1/27/74 CC Z-LV. CDR 6-minutes PLT CDR PLT PLT CDR PLT CDR CC CDR right? CC PLT Carry on CDR PLT wouldn't it? CDR The error? CC CDR clear over on my PLT PLT STANDBY. CDR volcanoes. PLT ETC POWER ON. What when again. maneuver

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We have

to go ahead

and

terminate

the

Okay. I went to STANDBY and put in and went back to Z-LV. About 8 seconds to go in AUTO CAL, Jer. All right. Stand by MARK. You got it. VTS AUTO CAL. Thank you. Okay. Which way did we drift out to? In roll? That's affirmative. About X. Yeah. That's too bad. Is it roll to the Minus X. Okay. About i minute for ETC POWER, ON here until you tell us to regress. Minus X now. That would have rolled you to the south, Now, is that right? Roll to the south?

Yes, that's affirm. That's affirm. Okay. That's why Katherine Playa was left gimbal. Yeah. MARK. 4 minutes then I'ii take it to I'ii Okay, take Ed. it to the Coming left that these are for

up on I0 seconds

CDR Okay, we're coming up on the Gulf of Mexico. I'm going to do is just track the coastline down and I get to - PLT Okay, stand by 4:30, ETC to AUTO there. CDR the very bottom of it there which is, or whatever that bottom part is, I'ii just cut across. PLT MARK. ETC_ AUTO. At 36, I want SCAT, STANDBY. PLT MARK. SCAT, STANDBY. PLT MARK. RAD, STANDBY. At 42_ I take angle Okay. Angle right, and plus 30. PLT MARK. ETC, STANDBY. CDR Okay. I found the Pacific coast now. Let'_s go down the Pacific coastline. How's the attitude looking now?

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CC It looks like it's slowly coming back. CDR Good show. CDR It'll be a miracle if I find them now. PLT (Garble) on. I got those late because I was trying to figure out that - we'll get 5:33 190 MODE to AUTO. PLT MARK. 190 MODE to AUTO. 5:40. PLT MARK. I have a READY light on 191. REFERENCE going to 6. And at 5:50_ in about 5 seconds, ETC, AUTO. PLT MARK. SCAT to STANDBY. PLT MARK, RAD to STANDBY. 6:32. Stand by ETC going to STANDBY. CDR Okay. The clouds here are going from broken to overcast. This is up around PLT MARK. ETC_ STANDBY, CDR Julapa (?) Okay. I'm all ready past acquisition time for Santiaquito and itts solid overcast. PLT Stand by PLT MARK. (garble) READY on 1_2. Waiting for 17. for PLT MARK. RAD_ OFF. CDR May be I ought to zoom in and look at some of the holes in the cloud. Maybe 1'11 see a good PLT MARK. ALTIMETER, ON. CDR See a runway. Okay, let's see. Should be over_ead at 7:49. Yep. l'm in the right area. We're just we're clouded over. Yeah, I'm all the way into the left gimble now. PLT Standing by for 08:16. PLT MARK. Okay t we're on STANDBY on 192. Hey, I got a good shift down. ALTIMETER UNLOCK light at 08:30, CC Okay, we're about a minute from LOS. Next station contact is through the Vanguard and that's at 19:19. A little reminder. You do not have the correct time in to _o back to solar inertial, now. That's 20 minutes so you'll have to reenter t_at when you do it. That should be during the Vanguard pass, 1'11 give you a reminder there. CDR Okay, thank you, Crip, PLT ALTIMETER to STANDBY, MODE to 5. CDR Looks like a volcanos in Guatemala are bummers, Therets CC You can probably PLT PLT CDR just too much - too many clouds. Copy; and the attitude is looking good. expect continued firing for desat. Waiting for 09:10. MARK. ALTIMETER ON. Bars of Fonseca is all clouded over.

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Waiting on 190.

for

09:30.

You

should

get

a

READY

PLT MODE to STANDBY. 10:18 (garble). that.

MARK. The READY is out 2 seconds early. Frame 50. Wow. 50 okay. Waitin_ for But I don't know why we set that up like

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 19 hours and 12 minutes. Loss of signal through the Texas, MILA - and MILA tracking stations. Acquisition in 6 minutes and 50 seconds through Vanguard. Just as spacecraft Skylab crossed the end of Nevada a de - spacecraft built up an altitude - attitude rate of 20 degrees, causing a new maneuver to be put into the vehicle from the ground. As a result, the groundtrack was not directly under the spacecraft as desired. The spacecraft was rolled away from the groundtrack so therefore the data gathered today may be oblique in some areas as opposed to being directly underneat_ the instruments of the Earth resources package. Assessment of the situation still underway here in the Mission Control center. The spacecraft will begin to reorient back to solar inertial as we regain acquisition through Vanguard. That previous maneuver they used up 6 pound seconds. No, 6 mibsp or about 30 pound seconds of TACS propellant. Flight controllers will closely watch the CMG and the Skylab workshop guidance and navigations systems telemetry as we go through Vanguard. The crew was able to track some of the sites they thought they could not get because of cloud cover. This - as we said before, this ground track was covered back in December. Ground track 6 was covered on mission day 19. Next acquisition in 5 minutes and i0 seconds through Vanguard. At Greenwich mean time 19 hours and 14 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 19 hours 17 minutes. Acquisition coming through Vanguard at the close of EREP pass. We'll bring the llne up for the EREP - Vanguard pass. PLT A VTS AUTO CAL. CC CDR areas PLT CDR CDR PLT CDR PLT PLT CDR PLT PLT Back with you for i0 minutes. Okay, I'm looking at those two south. Lago 15 seconds to VTS AUTO CAL. Lago de Bubo (?). What time's that AUTO CAL? 19:41, I'ii give you a mark. All right. Stand by MARK. Got it. VTS AUTO CAL. ETC to AUTO. And 21:14 190 INTERVAL we're getting down into the wheat Got scattered clouds. straight below us. by. 21:14 INTERVAL to 20 on 190. And to STANDBY, Ed. I've got the DAC going for the final down around Ascension and to the big dry

lake

down

CDR Okay, country around Ascension. CDR Right PLT Stand PLT MARK, at 21:40 ETC will be going CDR Okay, i0 seconds on some farmland

east. Great looking country, nice and green and lush, I bet that's really productive. PLT Waiting for 22:27. CDR Just crossed the Rio Parana. CDR Wonder if the old Falkland Current has been seen today. PLT Stand by. PLT MARK, SCAT ON. PLT MARK, RAD ON. CDR I can just barely see the ocean. PLT Waiting for 24 even. CDR There appears to be a good deal of coastal blooming here just north of the Rio de la Plata - mouth of the Rio de la Plata. It all looks llke it's coastal blooming. Now I see a big streak of it north of there. I'm going to take a little DAC picture of it and a few frames of data here. PLT Okay, 190 READY light out and 194 MODE to MANUAL and 190 - STANDBY at 19:24. CDR and see PLT comes up 45 now Okay, we'll look out to sea can find any Okay, start the SI maneuver seconds. Plenty of time. if we a little at 19:25 ways which

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CDR clouds. PLT need? CDR PLT a mark CDR at PLT CDR PLT PLT CDR PLT 25:06. the time -

All right. Did look

A

little at

- few

too many times they'd

good

the maneuver

Yes. 30 seconds. Okay, Okay, Okay. Stand MARK. Solar Solar I'll go on over you there a hack. now. Give me

I'll give by. inertial. inertial,

i0 seconds.

Okay,

and

waiting

for

CDR Let's take a look at the rates. PLT 6, SCAT to STANDBY. 8, RAD to STANDBY, and EREP STOP. Okay. CC Thing - CDR Uh-oh - CC Things are looking good down here. Our congratulations on some mighty cool ops turning at least what was a confused - very confused period here down in the MOCR. CDR Thank you, Bob. PLT Yeah, thank you. We're CDR I'ii tell you, our rates don't look too terribly sterling. I guess they're headed in the right direction. Y rates, yeah, they're looking good now. CC Yeah, they - they're looking fine to us now, and CDR Yeah, they're - they're settling out. They looked a little wormy right after I went to SI, but they're looking good now. PLT Okay, go ahead to C&D post. Bravo 7 is reading 34. 92 DOOR going to CLOSED. Now, 26:10 (garble) Close the _garble) window. Is he still looking out there? CDR No, there's no problem, I'm Just zeroing my gimbals. PLT I CDR I hope mister S191 doesn't mind us using frames here and thereof his film to take targets of opportunity. And also punching a data pushbutton at targets of opportunity, but some of these things, you see, you kind of hate to pass up when you've got all this kind of PLT Yeah, the tapers running anyway - voice annotated I think that's what I was doing this morning. CDR Yeah.

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up up

PLT there in a target CDR CC PLT CC

When we were getting those ice plumes the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It's a shame to pass llke that. Okay, l'm going to finish recording. Okay. We concur. Okay Sounds too tempting, don't pass them up.

END

OF

TAPE

SL IV MC-2579/I Time: 14:27 CDT 1/27/74 CC up. SPT PLT 191 cooler nominally. CC do so.

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They

sound

too

tempting,

don't

pass

them

or

Okay. Crip, the - the noise continued on the whatever it is, but it appears to be working Okay. Copy that. Hope it continues to

CC We've got LOS coming up in about a minute and a half. We have a pass at Tananarive at 19:47, about 19 minutes away. It's a pretty low elevation. In case for some reason I don't see you there, we'll have you again at Goldstone about an hour and 6 minutes away at 20:35. For your information, all of your Flight Plans are on board if you have a chance to look at them, and I'Ii probably talk to you a little bit about them over the States. Your attitude momentum situation is looking good and we don't anticipate any problems with it. You might keep an eye on your maneuver back to solar inertial though. And I'm assuming that you do have that maneuver monitor message available to you in case you need it, do get into gimbal problems again on the route back. CDR on the crimson times there. CC CC CDR 15 seconds of CC Okay Crip_ and thanks to all you guys team for your support during the difficult It worked out great. Thank you sir. Can you tell us if you saw Lake Titicaca? Yes sir. Clear as a bell. I got about data on each site. Beautiful.

PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal at tracking ship Vanguard. Completion of todayts seconds Earth resources experiment package pass. Next station in sixteen minutes, voice relay station at Tananarive very low above the horizon and we may or may not have contact at Tananarive. At 19:31 GMT, Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC2580/I TIME: 14:46 CDT, 1/27/74

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PAO This is Skylab Control, 19:46 Greenwich mean time. Voice relay station at Tananarive will acquire space station Skylab in less than 50 seconds. Marginal pass that's slightly over 3 degrees, we'll stand by to see if communications are successful through Tananarive, CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through Tananarive 3 minutes. CDR Roger, Bob and the EREP tape remaining is 3 centimeters. CC Copy, 3 centimeters. And for your information during the pass back there awhile ago_ we ended up turning CBRM 5 on so that's why your lights are out if you happen to check that panel. CDR Roger. CC And Jer, if you ever get a chance to look at - look at your Flight Plans that we sent up, you're gonna see that we have a 183 alternate we - to replace the S019. The reason we did that was we've got that 183 MAL coming up this afternoon and we're not sure what the outcome's going to be. If we can't get it fixed, we'll go with 19, if we do get it fixed we'll go with 183. CDR Okay, Bob. CC Okay, we're going over the hill here, Goldstone, 20:34. And PLT Thank you Crip, CC Okay, that's about 45 minutes away. PAO This is Skylab Control. LOS, Tananarive voice relay station. Rather long LOS period here of 43 minutes to the next station which is Goldstone. Final stateside pass of the day. On revolution 3728 for space station Skylab, 1043 for the crew of Skylab IV. We'll be back in 42 minutes for Goldstone. This is Skylab Control at 19:51 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE

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PA0 This is Skylab Control 20:33 Greenwich mean time. Final stateside pass of the afternoon. Space station Skylab acquiring through tracking station Goldstone in about 50 seconds. We'll stand by for resumption of conversation between Spacecraft Communicator Bob Crippen and the crew of space station Skylab. CC Skylab, Houston AOS Goldstone, 5 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston we're about 30 seconds from LOS, next station contact is through the Vanguard at 20:56 and we'll be doing a data/voice recorder dump, that's about 17 minutes away. Crimson team will go ahead and say good afternoon_ we_ll be talking to you tomorrow. The for your informationp the handheld photos as per your discussion with Story yesterday is on board and you might have a chance to peruse and make some commentsp either pro or con how you like it. Also there was a 516 for the CDR's, upcoming 71 Charlie photos that he's late doing later on this evening that is also in the teleprinter if you haven't looked at it lately. CDR Okayp Crip (garble), PAO Skylab Control_ loss of signal for the final time this afternoon through tracking station at Goldstonep California. 15 minutes to tracking ship Vanguard. The Commander Jerry Cart presently subject of MI31 run being observed by the Pilot_ Bill Pogue. Science Pilot Ed Gibson shown on t_e Flight Plan as doing his exercise for the day, a portion of it, Wetll return for tracking ship Vanguard in 14 minutes. This is Skylab Control at 20:41 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control, 20:55 Greenwich mean time. Space station Skylab coming up now in about 45 seconds within range of the tracking ship Vanguard. Standing by for acquisition at Vanguard. CC Good afternoon_ Skyiab_ got you through the Vanguard for i0 minutes. Be be dumping the data/voice here. your SPT team CC SPT CC SPT want? CC BUSes at 35 SPT SPT CC degrees I'd like to REG ADJUST both - both REG counterclockwise. Okay_ How's that look_ We're looking. Good doing? Ah, we're beautiful Good to hear. You near the STS? No_ l'm not, but today, just beautiful. afternoon_ Sto_y. How are you and

I can be.

What

do you

Story?

CC Skylab_ we're a minute to LOS, about 15 minutes to Tananarive at 21:20. Ed_ that REG BUS ADJUST looks good. And for Bill or Jerp could you verify that the EREP COOLANT FLOW has gone to BYPASS already? PLT That's verified, Story. CC Thank you, Bill. pAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal tracking s_ip Vanguard, Voice relay station Tananarive in 12 minutes. Very little conversation with the crew of Skylab over Vanguard. We'll return in 12 minutes for voice relay station at Tananarive. Change_of_shift briefing with the off,going Flight Director Don Puddy estimated to be at 4:45 p.m, central time. Flig_t Director Puddy will be accompanied by his GNS officer_ Terry Watson. That's at 4:45 p.m. central time, Building i briefing room. At 21:08 GMT, Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO mean time. Tananarive. Don Puddy estimate. team Terry in Building CC Tananarive CDR

This is Skylab Control. 21:19 Greenwich 50 seconds to acquisition at voice relay station Change-of-shlft briefing with Flight Director has been delayed to about 5:00 p.m. is the latest He will be accompanied Watson. That'll be in i. We're standing by Skylab, wetre for 7 minutes. Roger Story. by the GNS officer on his the small briefing room for AOS Tananarive. back with you through

SPT Hey Story, we_ve had the return spring on the mark 1 break again on us. We're going to have a hack at trying to fix it up again, we don't have a repair spring. Maybe we can make the one we have in there work if it's busted close to the end. The M516 folks wanted to get something on a maintenance pad. They sent up a permanent general message specifying the photos they want but the transporter was left open (garble) be per pad and I'm wondering if you folks could come up with a transporter we could use for that. CC Ed, could you could you say that again? I think you're not coming through very stong through Tananarive. SPT CC SPT broken for a second to watch maintenance general message to would be specified we can use? How are you reading me I can make that, that's Okay, the return spring time. We want to repair tests with a DAC. They that effect but said the on the pad. Do you have now Story? - that's okay. on the mark 1 it. M516 sent up a transporter a transporter

is

wants permanent

CC Okay_ wet11 get you an answer to that. And just at the beginning of your next ATM pass when you get at the panel right after the dump we're anticipating you may get a glmbal on the stop and if you see the canister cage and you start getting off attitude I!d llke you to load a 3-minute tau go to STANDBY and initiate a maneuver back to SI by hitting SI. SPT Do you think we could do that as soon as we finish CC CC CC CDR CC 3-minute tau only help us off attitude. the dump maneuver just Stand by i. Ed, Houston. Ed, Houston. avoid breaking up the pass?

Go ahead Story_ kels listening. Okay, that procedure of putting in a and reinitiating the maneuver back to SI, it_ll out if we got a - a gimbal on the STOP and we're Also it's a low probability that we're

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goinB to get into that situation wait until the can - he sees the off attitude a little. CDR Roger Story. CC And in terms transporter drawer A3. CDR CC 35 at CC minutes PAO Tananarive. through 06, the film CI87 and

so we'd canister

prefer cage

that he and we get

of he

that can

M516, find you. from

tell that

him in

Okay, we copy, Thanks Jet. to Hawaii 34 Skylab, we're at 22:05. This is Skylab minutes to However, a

thank minute Control.

LOS, of will

about signal station be

Loss of likely

reacquisition that pass

space

Skylab taped with Watson small Skylab END OF

Hawaii.

for delayed playback, the change-of-shift briefing Flight Director Don Puddy and his GNS officer Terry will be underway starting at around 5 o'clock in briefing room, the Houston News Center. This is Control TAPE at 21:32 Greenwich mean time.

the

SL-IV MC2584/I TIMEz 17:30 CDT, 1/27/74 PAO

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This

is

Skylab

Control,

22:30

Greenwich

mean time. 4 minutes until acquisition at tracking ship Vanguard. During the just completed Ckange-of_shift briefing with Flight Director Don Puddy, we taped the Hawaii pass on this revolution, which at this time will be played back and then we'll go live at Vanguard. CC Skylab_ AOS through Hawaii for 9 minutes. CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go ahead, Jet. CDR Okay, Story I just finished the S183 mall procedure and the little jumper works, we're in good shape. CC Super Jer, good news. CC Ed_ Houston. SPT Go. CC Ed_ your APCS is looking good_ I assume you didn't have to go through that procedure and could you reach over there and get on the CAUTION and WARNING panel, all BAT CHARGE LOWs - get them all to ENABLE. SPT Okay, Story, I_ll do it in a minute. CC Jerry, Houston. CDR Go ahead_ Story. CC Jerryp on your details at 23:34, that handheld photo entry_ that's Hawaii current. And while I got you on the subject of handheld, the scheduled handhelds that we'd like you to do those will all still appear on your detail pads. All the ones that appear on the handheld pads, those are all optional, So the scheduled ones will still appear on your detail pads. CDR Okay, good enough Story. CC And let us know how that works out and I see Bill riding a bike so could you go down and turn off experiment recorder number i when you get a chance. CDR Okay_ I had it on for S183 in order to let them see the cycle reset, the cycle clear out and I just finished with it. CC Yes sirp thanks, CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS about 22 minutes to the Vanguard at 22:34_ be looking to dump the data/volce there and Jer_ we'll be ready for the evening status report. CDR What time was that again, Story. CC That_ll be at 22:34p the Vanguard. CDR Okay. SPT All BAT CHARGE LOW, CAUTION and WARNING are ENABLEDp Story. CC Thanks Ed.

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PAO This is Skylab Cont_ol_ teat completes playback of the Hawaii pass. We're a minute and 20 seconds away from acquisition at tracking ship Vanguard where the evening status report is scheduled. During the run earlier today of the Pilot Bill Pogue on tee MI31 human vestibular function in attempt to induce motion sickness symptoms, Pogue experienced no symptoms of motion sickness in either direction of rotation clockwise or counterclockwise. And apparently the weather is clear at least in the Maryland area around G0ddard Space Flight Center because of the crew of Skylab IV spotted the laser from Goddard in yellow_orange light from 1200 miles down range at the strength of one watt. We're some 14 seconds away from acquisition at Vanguard and standing by for the evening status report. END OF TAPE

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CC Skylab, AOS through the Vanguard for 9 minutes. SPT Hello, Story. CC Hello, and we'll be dumping the data/ voice here. PLT Story, ready for the photo log? CC Okay, Bill, go on the photo log. PLT 16_millimeter. EREP, VTS Charlie Lima 12, 65 percent. Nikon: Nikon 01, Charlie X-ray 44, count 64_ Nikon 02, Bravo Victor 40, the count is 47; Nikon 03, Charlie India 115, count is 65; Nikon 04, Bravo Echo i0, count is 43_ Nikon 05p India Romeo ii, count is 38. 70millimeter, Charlie X-ray 18, count is 135. ETC, India Romeo 03, count is 62, Charlie Tango, 13, count is 67. EREP, set Zulu 0761, 2939, 0486, 9844, 1615, 0552. Drawer A configuration: transporter 02 Charlie India 86, 05 percent, Charlie India 80; transporter 05, Charlie India 94, 18 percent, Charlie India 128. Alfa 3, transporter 06, Charlie India inter 7 - 87, count is - remaining 99 percent, Charlie India 79. Alfa 4, transporter 08, Charlie India 65, 99 percent, Charlie India 81. The BACK transporter 07, Charlie India 129, 65 percent, Charlie India 78. CC Thanks, Bill. CDR Okay, Story, with the evening status report. CDR: sleep, 7.0, 6 heavy, i light; SPT, 7.0, 6 heavy, i light_ PLT, 6.0, 6 heavy. Volumes: 280, 160, 420. Water gun: 8863, 4896, 1640. Body mass: 6.315, 6.316, 6.314_ 6.403, 6.399, 6.405; 6.255, 6.255, 6.255. Exercise: CDR, no change_ SPT, standard, minus Bravo - method Bravo; PLT, standard, plus i0 minutes extra of Alfa, and minus Bravo. C - Medication: CDR_ none; SPT, none; PLT, 3 Actifed as directed. Clot_ing: CDR, socks and shorts; SPT, none; PLT, shorts, socks, T-shirt, and shirt. Food log: CDR, zero salt, minus i coffee with sugar, plus 1.0 rehydration water; SPT, 11.5 salt, plus lemonade, zero rehydration water; PLT, 7.0 salt_ plus i grape drink, zero rehydration water. Flight Plan deviations: none. Shopping list accomplishments: SMMD and BMMD photos were done last night. Inoperable equipment: mark i exerciser return spring broken, SPT is repairing. S183 malf complete and successful. Unscheduled stowage: none. That's _t. CC Thanks Jet, And a little clarification on t_at handheld photo _ that optional at 23:34 should read handheld 30. T_at_s observe t_e boundaries between the north and Pacific current and north equatorial current. CDR Okay, understand, Handheld 30. CC Yes, sir, at 23:34. Cross out the handheld 32.

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CDR Okay, And two other comments I might add here Number i, the radiation survey meter is not indicating. We suspect we have a bad battery on that. So, let's add that to inoperable equipment. And the people - the urine people are interested in the volumes and everything, there's a special message for them on tape, at 13 correction 18:10 Zulu. CC Thanks Jer. And, Jer, I guess you asked Bob Parker to get you an analysis on your time line and how your work was coming along. I've got that for you. CDR Okay, go ahead. CC Okay, the plan for SL-II and SL-III was approximately 24 man hours per day of science and other mission required events. The pran - the plan pre your mission was approximately 28 man hours per day after mission END OF TAPE

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CDR Okay, go ahead. CC Okay the plan for SL-II and SL-III was approximately 24 man hours per day of science and other mission required events. The plan pre your mission was approximately 28 man hours per day after mission day 20 that was based on the SL-III performance for their last month. At present you're running 27.5 man hours over the last l0 days and considering that you're getting one and a half hours of PT, you're working exactly the same as SL-III was during their last month. And these man hours are based on experiments and other mission required documents. CDR Okay_ thank you Story. CC Jerry_ Houston. CDR Go ahead, Story. CC One more thing to clean up on the evening status report. The extra grape drink that Bill had, was that Apollo or Skylab grape drink? CDR That was Skylab. CC Thanks. And we're a minute from LOS, about 15 minutes to Tananarive at 22:59 and Ed were you able to locate a spare springs for the Mark I exerciser? SPT That's negative Story, but the one which broke previously broke pretty close to the end and amounted to just loosing about an inch out of oh maybe seven inches or so and we're going to try to make it work this way. Just screwing the spring back on to the reed - the plastic insert. I'm able to do that and just coil it up a little looser than we had it before and see how it works. Okay, we couldn't find you a spare from down There is an exercise repair kit in W-700. CDR Yeah, we have that Story. We already repaired this Mark I on about day 20 or somethink like that and decided to save the spring since only about an inch of it was broken off and it looks like maybe it was a good thing to do. here. Pete CC Conrad. That was a good move in shades of CC

PAO This is - this is Skylab Control, LOS tracking ship Vanguard. 14 minutes to final pass over voice relay station at Tananarive. Aboard space station Skylab, the cabin pressure now holding at 5.6 pounds per square inch of which 3,6 pounds are the partial pressure oxygen wardroom temperature is around 72 degrees and as Story Musgrave passed up to the crew, the analysis of the amount of time spent on Science is averaging around 27.5 man hours per day over the last 21 days. Pre mission planning had pegged this crew for 28 man hours per day. Tananarive in 13 minutes, at 22:46 Greenwich mean time, Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control. 22:58 Greenwich mean time. Final pass at the voice relay station at Tananarive in about 45 seconds, duration of about 4-i/2 minutes. At these low-elevatlon angles the antenna at Tananarive has experienced difficulties in locking up solidly with the space station. The next station after Tananarive is Hawaii at which is scheduled the medical conference with the crew Tananarive, CC minutes. CC to LOS. about 40 The next hour and photo 10 is taking think physician. standing 15 seconds by. Skylab, A0S to predicted acquis_tlon for 2 at

through

Tananari_e

Skylab_ we're about a minute and a half The med conference will be coming up at Hawaii in minutes at 23:41, be dumplng the data/voice there. time we'll see you will he the Vanguard in about an 15 minutes at 00:13.

i

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CDR Roger Story, and I got a question for the people, if you can answer it reaJ quick. Bravo Echo loaded into Nikon 04 now and the S063 pad has got us that one out and reloading Bravo Echo ii, and I don't that makes a whole heck of a lot of sense. I'd llke with the films it's got in it, and downloading of film is a going to lose a roll if we don't got that and we'll get you an

to go ahead and use Nikon 04 I think all of this uploading dangerous practice and we're quit it. CC Okay, we answer Jer. CDR us youTself officer. film Nikon CC thread 03. CDR CC CC here. CDR check it. you might

Okay, you might pass the woTd

- if you don't contact through the medical change in H_8 to the into

pad

and

Okay, and I got one other that's load CII16 located Will do it. Okay. Jer, we Okay show you I may out of

film

on

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down we'll you and

Story,

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CC Okay, we'll do the best we can. We show out of film on BE-IO and suggest loading Nikon 04 with BE-If you can find that in H27. CDR Roger, thank you. CDR Story, the deal is, I thought Bravo or Nikon 04 was of the two that he just special loaded this morning. CC Copy Jer. PAO Skylab Control. Loss of signal for the

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final time tonight through voice relay station at Tananarive. Next station in 34 m_nutes, tracking station Hawaii also for the final time this evening. At Hawaii we have the medical conference with the crew physician scheduled, a summary of which will be forthcoming as soon as possible afteT the conference. At 23:07 Greenwich mean time this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC2588/I TIME: 18:44 CDT, 1/27/74

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PAO This is Skylab Control at 23:44 Greenwich mean time. About 6 minute remaining in the Hawaii pass. And it's expected that the crew surgeon will not use the entire Hawaii time here and that the air-to-ground llne will he handed back to the spacecraft communicator. So we'll stand by here through the remainder of Hawaii. CC Skylab, we're back up with you through Hawaii for 6 minutes. CDR Roger, Story. CC Jet, do you recall what the tape measurement on the EREP was this morning? PLT 3 centimeters. CC 3, thank you. CDR Story, do you mean on the early one? On the early rerpo _ EREP, I aired-to-grounded it down. I think it was 4.7. CC The last one is the one we wanted thanks. PLT Are you going to Cgarble). CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS. The next station, the Vanguard in about 23 minutes at 00:13. And for Ed or Bill, there's another radition survey meter used on a previous mission in F_554. PLT 554, thank you. CC Okay, Bill. PAO This is Skylab Control. LOS Hawaii for the final time this evening. Next station Vanguard, then an extremely brief Ascension pass of only 3-1/2 minutes at 1-1/2 degrees elevation and it's a long LOS, back around to Vanguard agafn almost a full revolution. 20 minutes to Vanguard. 23:52 Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC-2589/I Time: 19:12 CDT 1/27/74 PAO Greenwich

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mean

time.

Skylab Control at 50 seconds from

12 minutes acquisition

past midnight at tracking

ship Vanguard. And we're standing by for this station pass with the exception of a very brief pass at Ascension Island. About 8 minutes after Vanguard LOS it'll be almost a Vanguard to Vanguard orbit this time. 15 seconds away from acquisition here at the tracking ship Vanguard. CC Skylab, AOS through the Vanguard for 9 minutes. CDR Roger, starting the maneuver. CC Okay. CC And you're looking good so far. CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS, about 8 to Ascension at 00:29. Your APCS is looking good and you got good maneuver time. CDR Roger Story. PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal at tracking ship Vanguard. About 6 minutes away from a brief pass through Ascension lasting about 3-1/2 minutes. Meanwhile some interesting statistics about consumables aboard Skylab space station. Back in May of last year when the space station was launched some 6113 pounds of gaseous oxygen were loaded of which 5432 pounds are usable. As of mission day 72,2285 pounds of oxygen remain or 41 percent 41.3 percent of the usable quantity. Gaseous nitrogen, 1630 pounds were loaded of that 1439 pounds are usable - were usable and at mission 72, 613 pounds remained or 42.5 percent of the usable quantity. In the water tanks 6649 pounds were loaded, usable quantity 5916 pounds and remaining on mission day 72 were 1955 pounds or 33 percent, enough to run another mission or two. We're 4 minutes away from AOS Ascension, we'll just stand by at Ascension Island. for this LOS period until While we're waiting for we reacquire reacquisition a

through Ascension we have the surgeon's medical summary from the medical conference back at Hawaii. Dr. Paul Buchanan talked to the crew for perhaps 2 minutes of that Hawaii pass and his summary is as follows: Astronaut Bill Pogue the pilot will continue his antihistamine decongestant for 3 more days. He reports feeling "fine and over the hump" regarding his recent nasal sinus problem. The general health of the crew continues satisfactory. That concludes the medical status for today. Acting crew physician Dr. Paul Buchanan. About a minute away from reacquisition at Ascension and standing by. END OF TAPE

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for

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PAO short

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back

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you

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PLT CC Bill, could you PLT and 3/16 inches. CC station's the 01:50. We'll We're showing of the stops. quired. of PLT puzzling.

Are you calling someone, Story? No, sir. But got I - since I got you, verify that the EREP tape was 3.0 centimeters? That's affirmative, 3.0 centimeters, i

Skylab, we're a minute from LOS. Next Vanguard in about an hour and 15 minutes at be planning on dumping the data/voice there. that the outer gimbal on CMG 3 is on and off You may get a reset and no other actionls reOkay, Story, thank you. And it's know, we did have two short bursts sort on 192

You

on this second EREP and we were just wondering if you had reason to suspect that we did not get all the data on tape we should have. Or we shouldtve used more tape than we did. CC Yes, sir, we expected you to use 500 more feet than that 3 centimeters would dictate. to feel it. row's an his PLT check fairly CC run PLT error. CC phone PLT CC Skylab. PLT PAO Okay. Skylab Control. Loss of signal at Ascenthat, but Okay, two of that next time us looked it's correct. a lot. Bill. bother I (garble) MDA I'm at the measurement, However, We to are call I will going so I recheck tomorI find

certain

on

3

Okay, centimeters Okay,

thanks though, I won't

planning unless

call

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Okay, thanks. And for Ed, over the be coming up and it's ANTENNA RIGHT. Roger on that. And you will be getting a CMG reset

Vanguard,

here,

sion. An hour and 15 minutes to reacquisltion at tracking ship Vanguard, which likely will be the final call of the night. It'll be a little more than an hour before crew bedtime. We'll be back at Vanguard in an hour and time, 15 minutes. At 35 minutes past END midnight OF TAPE Greenwich mean Skylab Control.

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PAO This is Skylab Control. 01:49 Greenwich mean time. Tracking ship Vanguard in 50 seconds which may be the good night call to the crew, however there's only a brief gap across to Ascension of about 3 minutes. And if the mission business takes both passes, we'll stay up for both of them. Standing by at 01:50 and some i0 seconds away from acquisition Vanguard. CC Skylab, we got yon through the Vanguard for ii minutes. CDR Roger Story. PLT Story, PLT with some questions on housekeeping 71 Charlie. CC Okay, go Bill. PLT Roger, I had no trouble finding the canister which was on our mission cause I took it out. The - If you have the pad there for housekeeping 71 Charlie - let me read very briefly, that - that'll do it. Obtain one can from each of the below categories. Sky _ SL III, midmission, both red and silver tape on crinkle finish. I can find no canister which fits that description. Bravo, SL III end of mission, red tape on name plate. I can find B canisters which qualify for Bravo. So I have no canister which qualifies as an Alfa category and I have 3 that qualify as Bravo. _f you can give me serial numbers I'd be grateful. CC Copy Bill. PLT We got everything set up and I've already sampled our own canister but I'm holding off for a serial number on these other two so I don_t bring back erroneous data. CDR Houston_ CDR, CC Go Jet, CDR Roger Story_ this is precisely the problem that we've been afraid of on the deactivation or the - the winddown phase of this mission and that is we get caught in snags like this that just eat up the time like mad and that's why we want to get all this stuff done early. And I hope this will show some of the folks down there that this is a good case in point that things are not always stowed Just exactly the way they expect it. And there's a lot of research has to be done and we can get burned if we don_t get this this kind of thing done early. So if they have anymore little jobs like this, we would very much like to get them soon so if there are glitches we can - we'll have time to work them out. CC CC CC Okay Jer. Ed, Houston. Skylab, we need

the

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backup. CC And Skylab, we're trying to make this the last pass for the night, if you can give us the ATM frames remaining. PLT And Story, if you don't get the information then I think that probably you ought to reschedule housekeeping 71 Charlie when you can give us the correct information. CC Okay, Bill, the best I can give you right now is we've got no serial number identification. The only kind of clue I can give you is that silver tape was used to help tie down the red tape on those canisters. That's the only help I can give you right now. PLT Well, it wasn't silver, it was gray and three of them are like that. CC And is that tape holding down red tape? PLT That's affirmative and there are no canisters with silver tape on anything other than the inlet and outlet ports. All of them have either red tape or green tape and there are three of them that have red tape over the name labels and gray tape holding that red _ piece of red tape down. The red tape doesn't hold on too w_ll that_'s why they did that. CC Okay, I t[eink wend call those Alfa canisters. PLT I assume that tD_are was one in particular that had the _ the phase of the mission that was critical and there are three of them that a=e _ that are taped identically. One other additional bit of info_matlon which may help, one of the canisters - the exterior finish is shiny black paint and all the rest of them are a dull mat black finish. CC Thanks Bill. CC And we're a minute from LOS now_ Ascension is about 3 minutes down the roadp we_ll make Ascension our last pass for the night. PAO Skylab Control. LOS Vanguard_ Ascension in a minute and 45 seconds which likely will be the final pass of the evening_ 02;02 Greenwich mean time, standin_ by for Ascension acquisition. CC Skylab, back with you through Ascension for i0 minutes. PLT CC Heym Story, Go Bill. PLT, I got a suggestion. It's if them to

PLT Let me sample all of these canisters. more work but I think ittll take less time in the long run I do it. And I _ maybe the chemical anal - I can identify with - by the serial number which is the only thing I have go by and perhaps they can do something with the chemical analysis later. CC We_ll get with you_ END OF TAPE

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CC We'll get with you. CC Jerry, Houston. CDR Go ahead, Story. CC Jer, we're still working this 6 cycle per second Froblem in your comm and we got about three alternatives we can take now. One of them is about a 20 minute proced.,re that we've worked up where with a cable we bypass the voice recording amplifiers and we hard wire the microphone BUS 2 to recorders and this way you can record even with the AUDIO BUFFER i circuit breaker open. A second possibility is to ground - is to shear channel A with the ground and recording. The third possibility is to do nothing and wetd like to get a feel for which way you'd like to go. CDR Well, I think the Jumper cables sounds the most promising. What kind of cable would we be using? CC It's a cable that you got on board, itls specifically designed to do that task, Jer. CDR Okay, why don_t you schedule it and send us up a pad on it and we'll get it done. CC Okay, we_ll send t_e procedure up to you and you can take a look at it and if you want to change your mind then - we think it's a good way to go. CDR Okay, good enough. CC And for tomorrow's wakeup, youtre scheduled to get up at about ii, I can offer you a wakeup either i0 minutes early at Tananarlve or i0 minutes late at Honeysuckle. CDR Okay, why den_t you make it i0 minutes late and we_ll send _ we_ll set up our alarm clocks. CC Okay_ and you can tell Ed his ATM closeout looks good hare and all we got left is an ATM frames remaining. CC Bill, Houston. CDR Go ahead he"s listening, CC Okayp we don_t have anything better for him on those canisters and what he suggested and that is to sample all of them. And as he samples take down any characteristics that he can such as shiny black or dull black. And tape configuration - it's on them _ and a serial number and we_ll fold it together when we get on the ground, CDR Okayp I th_nk Ed_s doing some night photography or something, I'ii go up and get the frame count. CC Thanks, Jet. CDR Okay_ - here's the frame count starting with H-alpha 7979, 85555, all balls 8, 00024, 898, and 2604. CC Thanks, Jet. CDR Story, how does the EREP C&D coolant loop look to you. It - pump sounds kind of puny. CC Jer, it is about 20 pounds per hour flow lower than it was yesterday and just over the Vanguard

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about 20 minutes ago we had a couple of glitches where it dropped off i0 pounds and then came back up to normal again. CDR You want to swap pumps? CC No sir, it's fine where it is. CDR Okay. CC We think it's gas in the fluid, Jer and changing pumps wouldntt help us out any. And also the more gas that's in there the quieter it seems to be. CDR Well, that's, sure it is quieter. CC That's really a thing we got going to let y'all sleep better. CDR You're all heart. CC And speaking of sleep, we're about 40 seconds from LOS here and we're not going to call you again. If you need us, the next station is Guam in 35 minutes at 02:48. CDR Roger, Story good night. CC Good night, Jet. END OF TAPE

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PA0 Skylab Control. LOS Ascension Island and the final good night to the crew of Skylab IV. Wake-up call will be at Honeysuckle tomorrow morning at i0 minutes past 6 central time. Signing off until then, this is Skylab Control at 02:15 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control at GMT 3 hours and 7 minutes. The crew was awakened over Guam and was given some information pertaining to CMG number 3. We'll play that tape back now. CC Skylab, Houston through Guam for (garble) minutes. PLT Story on this 70 Charlie, we_ve sampled five of the canisters, the only one we didn't sample was from the second one that we knew came from our flight. So we'll bring back five of them, they're identified by serial number and the best physical description we can give of the can and also the way it was taped and marked. CC Okay, thanks Bill. We didn't want to call you this station but CMG number 3, the outer gimbals are on and off the stops continually in here and you_ll probably get a reset in here. We think that p_oblem will take care of itself after the next nightslde dump, SPT Thanks Story, SPT Hey Story_ kow_ the bearing 2 looking, is that Just about holding stable? CC We're about 30 seconds to LOS here. CMG number 2_ those bearing have appeared to reach a new plateau, they haven't degraded any or changed their parameters any in the last few days. CDR Thanks Storyp they may go on for months and months. we CC won't call SPT CC MCC SPT PAO crew to bed. OF TAPE you And good night againp the next acquisition the Vanguard at 03:27. Good night Story and team. Okay Ed, see you in the morning. Good night Ed. Night Bill. For the second time tonight they put the GMT 3 hours 9 minutes this is Skylab Control. is

At

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SL-IV MC-2595/I Time: 05:45 CDT 1/28/74 PAO hours 45 minutes. mission day 74. Hartsfield. PAO

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Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time l0 Wakeup call through Tananarive on this We'll bring the llne up for CAP COMM Hank Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time lO

hours 47 minutes. Wakeup will be through Honeysuckle tracking station in about 2 minute - 22 minutes. We'll bring the line back up at that t_me. Greenwich mean time l0 hours 47 minutes, END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time ii hours 9 minutes, January 28, mission day 74. Wakeup call coming through the Honeysuckle tracking station. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Hank Hartsfield. CC (Music) CC bronze team. at Goldstone We're at 38. Skylab, Houston, about 30 seconds good from morning from the LOS, we'll see you

CDR Good morning. CC I guess I ought to make that the bright team. We have the bronze team with the white flight director. CC (Music) PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time ii hours and 14 minutes. Wakeup through Honeysuckle to the strains of the Tijuana Brass. Today mission day 74, a survey of Earth resources, eight periods of solar observations, medical experiments and a light flash experiment, make up the major portion of Monday's Flight Plan for the crew of Skylab. Weather permitting, Skylab IV crew members, Gerald Carr, Bill Pogue, and Science Pilot Ed Gibson, will make a photographic and electronic scanner survey along groundtrack 20 starting at approximately 1:15 p.m. central daylight time. The track starts in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Oregon and continues southeastward through Utah, New Mexico, and along the Rio Grande River into Texas, then out into the Gulf of Mexico back across Central America and through South America. EREP pass will last approximately 30 minutes with Commander Carr at the control and display panel, and Pilot Pogue at the viewfinder tracking system while Science Pilot Gibson operates the Earth terrain camera through the antisolar scientific airlock. Also on today's Flight Plan are nearly 6 hours of solar observation. Carr and Gibson will scrutinize flares, prominences, and other activities on the Sun while at the ATM console. Pogue will be the subject and Gibson the observer in a run of the M092, lower body negative pressure device and M093 vectorcardiogram experiments. S019 ultraviolet stellar astronomy and S073 Gengenschein/zodical light experiments are also scheduled for today as well as the light flash experiment involving Pilot Bill Pogue. And if science experiment time lines are followed to the second the Skylab IV crew will accumulate 28 hours 28 minutes more of time devoted to science. Yesterday the helicopter carrier_ U.S.S. New Orleansp prime recovery sh_p for Skylab IV left San Diego en route to the Pacific Ocean recovery area. Next acquisition in 22 minutes and i0 seconds through Goldstone. At Greenwich mean time ii hours 16 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time Ii hours 37 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Goldstone tracking station in 50 seconds. G&C officer reports that the CMG number 2 has shown a slight improvement since the glitch which began 4 days ago. Wheel speed is back up between 8850 and 8870. It had been ranging from about 8850 down to about 8820 the last several days. Wheel speed is back up and the currents are down slightly during this last pass through Honeysuckle. This stateside pass will be about 15 minutes in duration. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Hank Hartsfield. CC minutes. SPT Skylab, Hello Houston through new Goldstone in the for i0

Hank,

what's

news?

CC Okay, I've got a little bit here for you. Saudi Arabia's oil minister said King Faisal was considering cutting the Saudi oil prices because of concern over international trade. The minister said the monarch was worried that recently hiked prices might contribute to balance of payment problems in both the industrialized and underdeveloped nations. Pope Paul VI declared a 19th century Spanish nun a saint of the Roman Catholic church. The new saint, Teresa, forgive me on this one, Jornet Ibars, founded the Little Sisters of the Poor and the Aged, an order of nuns. And here's another name I may have trouble with, Frank Ikard, the president of the American Petroleum Institute, said Sunday he did not think gasoline prices will reach the $1°00-a-gallon level predicted by some people. He said he hoped rationing would not be necessary although gasoline supplies will be tight through early summer. Ikard made these statements during a weekly Meet the Press program on NBC. And in Brisbane, Australia, and you might look for this sometime today, aircraft pilots have reported that the Gulf of Carpentarla and five major river systems, swollen by recent record rains have merged into an inland sea 200 miles wide. Australfa_ l_ke the Houston area, has had heavy rains this month. More than 32 inches have fallen on Brisbane, and more fs forecast. Saint Patrick's Day never had much impact on Pocahontas, Virginia. It will this year for Dr. Peter O'_Dwyer has arrived. The tiny coalfield community hasn't had a doctor in residence for more than a year until O'Dwyer arrived. A grateful mayor said, "We looked everywhere; we went to the National Health Services, state agencies, everywhere" except Dublin, Ireland. That's where O'Dwyer practiced last. He heard of the Pocahontas plight_ packed his lock, stock and stethoscope and matriculated to Appalachia. The nation's first mandatory gasol±ne rationing program goes into effect today _n Hawaii. The program is based on an odd-even license plate

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concept. Cars with odd-numbered plates can fill up on oddnumbered days. Those with even-numbered plates get gasoline on even-numbered days. The weekend saw lines of autos several blocks long waiting to fill up before the rationing started. In Indianapolis the burglar alarm went off. Police rushed to the scene and found two men standing over blood soaked bodies. "Freeze," said the cops. The shivering gunmen froze and their victims sat up. It turned out that the gangsters and their targets were students making a movie for a class project. It will never be the same at the Brebeuf Prep School. In London the state run gas industry is urging couples to save fuel by sharing a bath. The Gas Board has issued an advertisement showing a man and woman in a tub captioned, "Put a bit of romance in your bath." "Vulgar" cries one lawmaker; "l'm shocked," cries another. And how about the bathers, well none are available for comment. Congress faces a busy legislative schedule in the coming week. But it will be interrupted by the President's State of the Union message. President Nixon will address a joint session of Congress and the nation via TV at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday. He will outline his legislative program, and try to convince the public his ability to govern has not been crippled by the Watergate affair. And in sports I have one score. The Houston Aeros knocked over Vancouver 4 to 2 in hockey Saturday night_ and I think they played last night but haven't been able to get that score yet. CDR How are the Aeros doing this year, Hank? CC They've got the best statistics of any of the teams in the world hockey END OF TAPE I

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CC - (garble) one score. The Houston Aeros knocked over Vancouver 4 to 2 in hockey Saturday night, and I think they played last night but I haven't been able to get that score yet. CDR How were the Aeros doing this year, Hank? CC best statistics of League and they're CDR CC Houston Aeros beat CDR Oh, they're doing great, and got the any of the teams in the World Hockey right on top in our division. Very good. And I have that score from last night. the Edmonton Oilers 4 to I. Good show.

CC Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS. We'll see you again in 5 minutes at Canary Islands at 01, and we're scheduled to dump the recorder there. CDR Okay, Hank. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time ii hours 58 minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda. Next acquisition in 2 minutes through Canary/Madrid, overlapping sites on this pass as Skylab begins its 3738th revolution of the Earth since launch on May 14. The crew presently in the MII0 medical experiment procedures. This is part of the blood - blood drawing in the mission. This is the seventh time that the crew has taken blood samples during the mission. Only one more time is scheduled for sample taking of the blood of the three crew members. Scheduled this morning is the 13th operation of the S073 experiment. This is the gegenschien/zodiacal light experiment. This experiment, which had difficulties earlier in the mission; 36 performances had been scheduled for Skylab IV. Today's operation by Pilot Pogue is the 13th time this experiment will be used through the antisolar scientific airlock. Acquisition comin_ through Canary/Madrid. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Hank Hartsfield as Phil Shaffer here at the Mission Control Center will be directing a reentry simulation with backup crew members Vance Brand, Don Lind_ and Bill Lenoir. This simulation will begin at the loss of signal through Canary with Phil Shaffer directing the reentry sim. CC Skylab, Houston through Canaries for 9 minutes, and we need the recorder for dump. CDR Okay. END OF TAPE

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CC Bill, we were looking at the dump tapes and in regard to your operation with a RXM survey of film vault on, I guess it was yesterday and we think that that meter you used yesterday's probably operating normal. What happens, we made an error in your details and didn't and we told you it was non-time critical when indeed it was. It should've been done in the radiation zone there and it wasn't. And we think that not getting any response from it is certainly proper. We think the meter's okay. PLT Okay. Fine and how about shipping me up a real quick pad and I'ii try to work it in today. That'll give me then some time. CC Okay. We'll see what we can do. CC And Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from LOS. We'll see you again at Honeysuckle at 46 and that's 36 minutes from now. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 12 hours i0 minutes. Loss of signal through Canary/Madrid tracking station. Next acquisition will be Honeysuckle in 35 minutes. Today, we have an EREP pass, the 35th in the mission of Skylab IV, a U.S., Central America-South America pass along groundtrack 20, which begins at 1:15 p.m. central daylight time. Currently a changeover in progress at the Mission Control Center with Gene Kranz, Flight Director of the bronze team, turning over the operations to Don Puddy, oncoming Flight Director. Next acquisition in 34 minutes and 30 seconds through Honeysuckle. At Greenwich mean time 12 hours and Ii minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE