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Time: 10:47 CDT 51/15:47 GMT


9/16/73

PLT Here we're nadir swathing.


CDR A is on.
PET Not many clouds over land, Bruce.
CDR Altimeter unlock light is on. No other
lights except film malfunction 6. 48:20 mode to ready. 92
is in ready.
PLT Okay, we didn't get any cumulus clouds
over land. They just weren't there, Bruce.
CDR Altimeter is still unlocked.
PLT That marked the end of the nadir swath.
CDR Altimeter unlock remains unlocked.
CC For the CDR, is the ready light on the
altimeter still on?
CDR The ready is off.
CC Did it go off at the same time the unlock
light came on?
CDR I didn't, I didn't - -
PLT Just a second, Bruce, we've got something
going.
CDR Intervalometer i0. I didn't check it,
Bruce. I don't know.
CC Okay.
CDR The minute I turned A on, and the light.
CDR Okay, we're now is check, on 92.
CC We're with you now through Bermuda. Next
time you operate the altimeter in a few minutes here, we'd
like you to pay particular attention to both of those lights
if the unlock light comes on.
CDR Will do, will do, Bruce. Sorry.
CC How about another A-l, B-I reading?
CDR Okay, how about one? How about A-I being 39.5,
and B-I being 44.
CDR Going to standby here in a second or two.
Okay, standby right now. I'm going to come back on at 51:30.
Both are off. Both lights are off. Now I'ii have 45 seconds
to watch them. It's on, it's on. Ready light is on. Unlock
light is out.
PLT I think I've got Delaware Bay here Bruce.
Taking some data on the flatlands. When it gets to zero,
we'll nadir swath across Delaware Bay.
CDR Altimeter unlock light is on. Ready light
is still on. Both lights are on at the moment. That's the
way it was before if I remember it, the little ready stayed on all
the time anyhow. Now the ready just went out. Altimeter unlock
still on. Still the same. Okay, ready. I'm in ready
for 192. Ready out, altimeter unlock out. It must have gone
through its sequence I guess.
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Time: 10:47 CDT 51/15:47 GMT
9/16/73

CDR How far Off track were you for Delaware,


Jack.
PLT Oh, about 20 to the right. Okay, now
another nadir swath at 3:19. Ready to start. Okay Bruce, I've
got a site there 615A, I've got that one too.
CC We copy.
PLT Hazy down there, but _ can see it.
PLT I've got a little data on 425 too. Not
as much as I wanted because I had to _et off.
CC Roger, Jack.
PLT So, in summary, we've got 305 south,
308, 307, 314, going to 20. A little bit on 425, and a good
one on 615 Alfa. Standing by for a swath, a long ways off. And
we got that nadir swath at 47:40. Although there weren't any
clouds down there, just a few little puffy, scattered things
now and then, and we got them anyway.
PLT Maneuver at 16:08.
CC Request another A-l, B-I whenever you get
a chance, AI.
CDR All right, I will in just a few seconds.
A-I is 39, and B-I is 44. And we go ready, or check, I'm sorry.
Check on 192. Standing by for A to STANDBY again.

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SL-III MC2108/I
Time: 10;54 CDT, 51/15:54 GMT
9/16/73

CDR A to STANDBY. MODE to 5. Range 65.


Okay. We got that. I'ii watch A when it comes on here again
and tell you what to do. A-I, B-I. A-I Ss about 46, B-l's
about 53 right now. 55:30 standing by for it. A's on.
READY is on. ALTIMETER unlock out.
PLT 16 minutes. Now we're out over the loop.
CDR ALTIMETER unlock on. READY on.
ALTIMETER unlock and READY continue on. When I called it, that's
when it came on. Right there. READY out on 193. ALTIMETER
unlock on still. Same sequence as last time. A-l, 40.
B-l, 44. READY light out on 190. MODE STANDBY. Shutter
speed to low. Frames 03.
CDR Going to blow too much there, are we?
CDR A-I, 40 percent. B-l, 44 percent.
SPT Sixty-one frames on the ETC.
CC Roger, Owen. 61 frames on the ETC. One
minute to LOS. Next station contact through Madrid in 5 min-
utes at 16:02. Out.
CDR Ole. Ole, amigo. Adios. Standing by for
59:50.
PLT Good (garble) today.
CDR Sounded llke it.
PLT Right on. Nnot bad weather down
there at all.
CDR The altimeter doesn't seem to be working. It
goes to a kind of a sequence and then it unlocks and that's it.
CC We think - we think it never locks on, AI. We're
reaching tlhe concluslon, though.
CDR Right. It just - hops around for a
while and then finally it says that's it.
PLT Got the right altitude in there, Hank?
CDR Well, I've -
CC Yes, it looks good to us.
CDR Yes.
PLT I know you do. I just thought it - seemed
like a little short. What's the numbers?
CDR - 59:50
PAO This is Skylah Control. Bermuda has loss
of signal. Skylab will be within range of the Madrid station
in 3-1/2 minutes. We'll keep the line up iand monitor for
communications through Madrid.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Madrid.
With you for 6-1/2 minutes. You may get a TACS fired.
CDR Okay. We're going to go inhibit to the caution
and warning, then.
CC Okay.
PLT Okay. It's inhibited. Yes, we appreciate
knowing about those; it saves excitement in the end. Right
in the middle of when we're trying to do this.
PLT MARK. DAC on.
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Time: 10:54 CDT, 51/15:54 GMT
9/16/73

PLT Okay. There's scattered clouds down there.


Some big ones and some little ones. Underneath that is lots of
blue water. Every once in a while, we hit some clouds and
then every once in a while again, we hit some water - you
might expect. Looks like the clouds are gettinB a little more
predominate.
CC CDR, Houston.
CDR Go ahead.
CC Roger. For your information on 193, the
angles A-I and B-I should be 56 and 57. That corresponding to
minus 26 degrees and minus 0.7 degrees. These are not corre-
lating witlh the - the course angles that you've been reading us
off D-O and D-9 and we also see the antenna wandering. So
it's just - let's you know what we think the status of the
antenna drive is to the altimeter. Over.
CDR Sounds kind of grim.
CC Yes, it does and after you all start the
maneuver back at SI here at 16:08, I believe, we'd like you to
enter the maneuver time for the next Z-LV maneuver as rapidly as
is convenient so we can watch it before you go over the hill.
We've only got about a minute - a minute and a quarter
between starting a maneuver back to SI and LOS here at Madrid.
CDR I'll give Jack my pad and he can do it
right after he goes.
CC Okay.
CDR There is the pad and it's a 37 - 34 min-
ute maneuver time - 42 optional.
PLT Okay.
CC That's Charlie.
CDR No, everything's okay, we'll do it for you.
Keeps us out of trouble.
PLT 651. We're nadir swathing now we're getting
good cloud coverage. Just what we're after. Looks like mostly
high stuff kind of whiskey cirrus, (garble) and there's
some

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SL-III MC2109/I
Time: 11:05 CDT, 51/16:05 GMT
9/16/73

PLT - - scattered small cumulus clouds


underneath them.
CDR MODE READY on 92.
PLT We're almost out of DAC here, Bruce.
CC Roger, we copy. I don't know what we
can do about it in the middle of a pass though.
PLT Well, I'm thinking about for the next
pass. Actually, it says it says it's got 40 percent, but the last
one ran out about 30. I don't trust that little measuring
device too much. Last time it was full it didn't read full
either.
CDR Mode AUTO.
PLT Okay, 651 coming up here. Got some
cons down there we took data across too. Oh, my goodness,
we're coming over land.
CDR STANDBY on 92.
PLT Boy look at the cons down there. Wonder
if that's Ireland?
CDR REFERENCE 2.
PLT MARK. DAC OFF.
CDR READY out in 7 minutes it says here.
PLT Couldn't have been, we were (garble)
CDR MODE MANUAL 07:50. I've got to do a VTS
AUTO CAL.
PLT Be my guest.
CDR And, you've got about 50 seconds to
PLT (garble) amble back on this direction
here.
CDR 07:50. Getting ready to punch the SI
button. That England we just passed over?
PLT I think it's France.
CDR No, the water's too wide. I wonder
what it was.
PLT There on the map there it looks like
it was France; maybe it's somewhere else.
PLT Okay, (garble) coming up.
CDR A AUTO CAL.
CDR Got an SI maneuver coming off in
2 seconds.
PLT SI. MARK. (garble)
CDR (garble) _mib.
PLT Okay, now, Bruce wants to look at this
maneuver time. Clear, 52030, CHECK. ENTER IN clear.
50042, CHECK, ENTER IN clear.
PLT How do you like that, Bruce?
CC Okay, maneuver time you've loaded is
good. We're about 40 seconds to LOS. Next station contact
is Honeysuckle at 16:48 in about 40 minutes. And if you
run out of DAC film next pass CX08, Charlie X-ray 08, out
°

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Time: 11:05 CDT, 51/16:05 GMT
9/16/73

of India 8 is the magazine to use. I suggest that perhaps


you want to put it in your pocket and have it on hand any-
way during the run so you can swap out if you need to. Over.
CDR Yes, sir. That's a good idea, Bruce;
thank you. India 8 for CX08.
CC Roger; out. And in passing for the SPT
as we go over the hill; we believe that we have his entire
conversation regarding a message to Goddard. What they did
is they brought up one of the experiment tape recorders and
got the voice on it that was dumped down Sater. We're trying
to track it: down and piece it together.
PLT Okay, thank you, Bruce.
CC And in that case, the ready light would
have gone out because he did not change the designation.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Madrid has loss
of signal. Honeysuckle will pick up Skylab in 39 minutes.
The Skylab space station maneuvering back to the solar inertial
attitude now. Today's second and last Earth Resources survey
will begin on this revolution; the next pass over the United
States. The S193 antenna problem apparently still with
Skylab. This problem cropped up 2 days ago. At 16 hours
i0 minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control.

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SL-III MC-2110/I
Time: 11:46 CDT 51/16:46 GMT
9/16/73

PAO This is Skylab Control at 16 hours 46 min-


utes Greenwich mean time. Skylab coming up on acquisition
through the Boneysuckle, Australia statioD. We'll stand by
there.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Honeysuckle
for a minute and a half. We see you've s_arted the Z-LV man-
euver and the maneuver time you've loaded looks good. Over.
PLT Okay Bruce, we copy. Thanks.
CC Okay, Jack. And for you since you're
going to be operating the C&D panel this pass, we've got
a couple of comments if you are ready to copy.
PLT Let me get my pad.
CC Okay, we've got 1 minute to LOS. Next
station contact is in 28 minutes through Goldstone at 17:17.
For the CDR.
PLT Okay Bruce, go ahead.
CC Okay Jack, we're going to operate S193
altimeter as scheduled on the pad this pass. Periodically
while it's running we'd like to get two sets of readouts.
The sets are Alfa i, Delta 9, and Charlle O. Second set
Bravo i, Bravo 0, and Delta 0. We'd like to get the readings
as a set for time correlation between the angle on fine and
coarse and the torque motor currents, Over.
PLT Okay, Alfa i, Delta 9, Charlie O, Bravo i,
Bravo O, Delta O. Right?
CC Roger. And for the SPT, the times are
off by 2 hours in your ETC pad. We figured you could proba-
bly handle that okay anyway. Standing by for the CDR.
CDR Okay, standing by for you.
CC Yeah, if you have to change over to CX08
magazine during your VTS run today, we want to change the
shutter speed to 1/60, that's 1/60. Over.
CDR Okay, understand.
CC And I think we're losing you now. We'll
talk to you over Goldstone. Out.
CDR (garble).
PAO This is Skylab Control. Honeysuckle has
loss of signal after a very short pass there. Goldstone will
pick up Skylab in 26 minutes. The next Earth resources survey
is scheduled at 12:16 p.m. central daylight time extending
to 12:29 p.m. central time. That will be on this revolution
over the United States. The ground track crosses the Baja
California coast, and enters the United States near Yuma,
Arizona. lit goes up through Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado,
Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and then on
into Canada and out over Newfoundland and into the Atlantic.
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Time: 11:46 CDT 51/16:46 GMT
9/16/73

Objectives of this pass include land use, cropland identifica-


tion, and remote sensor performance and techniques. At 16 hours
52 minutes Greenwlc mean time, this is Skylab Control.

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SL-III MC2111/I
Time: 12:15 CDT, 51/17:15 GMT
9/16/73

PAO This is Skylab Control at 17 hours, 15 min-


utes Greenwich mean time. Skylab coming up on Goldstone
acquisition and the next Earth Resources survey. We'll stand
by for the first communications through Goldstone.
PLT MARK. AUTO CAL. Charlie 4. Alpha 2 is
50 percent. Charlle 4 is 71 percent.
CC Skylab, Houston.
PLT (garble) READY light is on on the altimeter. 193
altimeter. The READY light is out. Notice I didn't know -
exactly when it went out. It is out now.
CC Skylab, Houston. With you for about
17 minutes - about 9 minutes through Corpus Christi and Gold-
stone. And CDR has a minute, could he peek outside and see
what the position of the 193 - 193 antenna is.
CDR He most certainly can. He can go to window i.
PLT Okay. 193 altimeter, I put on. The
READY light and altimeter lock - unlocked light came on to-
gether, Bruce and subsequently I don't know exactly what time
the ready light went out and Alpha i at the moment is reading
39 percent. Delta 9 is reading 7 percent. Charlie 0 is
2 percent.
CDR I would say the altimeter's centered in
roll, and pointed 45 degrees down from the X-axis towards the
plus Y. Correction plus minus Z, that is. So it's the same
thing I called the stowed position the other day.
PLT And Bravo i, for your info, is reading
44 percent. Bravo 0 is reading 57 percent and Delta 0 is
reading off-scale low.
CDR Did you copy first?
CC Yes, I did, AI. We're not sure we under-
stand you. Is it pointed out along the minus-Zaxls? Over.
CDR It's pointed part way that way. It's
halfway between the minus Z and the plus X.
CC So it's pointed sort of - at its 4 limits.
CDR I don't - I don't know. Because the other
day when it would move forward, it moved much closer to the X-axis.
CC Okay. We copy. But it's about 45 degrees
forward of a minus Z.
CDR That's exactly right. Once again, you've
said it right.
CC It's not a matter of right. I'm just
trying to make sure we understand what we're saying to each
other.
CDR No, that's what I mean. That's precisely
what I mean. We communicated -
PLT Okay. I get a 191 READY light here momen-
tarily.
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Time: 12:15 CDT, 51/17:15 GMT
9/16/73

PLT MARK. It's on.


CDR We're now crossing Ba_a, California.
CDR MARK. There's the coastline. (garble)
PLT MARK. ALTIMETER to STANDBY.
CC And CDR, it should're been pointing right
down the minus-Z axis. Did yon notice any motion in the antenna?
CDR None. It's stationary as if it were parked.
PLT Okay, we're going to go to ALTIMETER on
in a minute here.
CDR We're now crossing (garble).
PLT MARK. ALTIMETER on. I got a READY light and
the unlock light is out now, Bruce.
CDR I gather we couldn't get any true sites at
Phoenix. Is that the latest word?
CC That's affirmative.
PLT MARK. MODE to AUTO on 190. Stana by.
CDR Okay. Why it would're been awful close
anway. So I'ii just look out and watch them -
PLT MARK. MODE to READY on 192. Record Alpha 2
and Charlie 4.
CDR - and go after them (garble) We're now
in Mexico again, gentlemen.
PLT Tape motion light is doing it's right thing.
CDR We're out of Mexico and in New Mexico.
PLT Alfa 2 is 44 percent, which is a little
bit low.
CDR Phoenix is clear. I can (garble)
PLT Charlie 4 is 50percent.
CDR I will refrain from taking them though.
PLT Charlie 4 is 70 percent.
CDR (garble) is clear.
PLT And that's good for Charlie 4.
CDR Be a good day (garble) but I guess we
can't get them.

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SL-III MC-2112/I
Time: 12:20 CDT 51/17:20 GMT
9/16/73

PLT 24 is 70 percent, and that's it for Charlie 4.


CDR I guess we can't get _hem. We just passed
over the first site. I think it's number - -
PLT Are you ready for another set of read-
outs, Bruce?
CDR - _ 240.
CC Go, Jack.
PLT Okay, I want to give you Alfa i to be 39 per-
cent, Delta 9 to be 7 percent, Charlie 0 Ss reading 2 percent,
Bravo i is 44 percent, Bravo 0 is i0 percent, and Delta 0 is
off scale low. Okay, 21:46. Get the tape burner off here.
CDR Nadir swath.
PLT And 193A is running with the ready light
off and the altimeter unlock light on nowl Bruce.
CDR Looking for 22:50.
PLT MARK. Mode to check on 192.
CDR One minute from now we're going to be
in the right place.
PLT Tape motion light did its right thing.
CDR We've got scattered clouds, scattered to
broken.

PLT How are you doing down there, Big O?


SPT Great.
PLT Have you got your door open?
SPT Yes.
PLT Attaboy.
CDR 22:50 is what we're looking for.
Move in a little bit. I don't like to be pulled back right
now. It's hard to see anything down there pulled back. We're
looking for 22:50.
PLT Okay, that's pretty soon, AI, 25 seconds.
CDR Okay. Scattered to broken clouds. It's going
to be tough.
PLT I hit the cloud switch for you.
CDR Okay. I see the mountains coming up.
40. I've got it in sight now.
CC PLT, this is Houston. Request 193 A to
off and leave it off.
PLT Okay, it's off. And I'll leave it off,
No more readings.
CDR We've got this site. And we're now going
to take some data in a minute.
PLT Yeah, we'll scan it a minute here.
CDR We are right in the center of the site.
PLT That's the way to hit it, A1 baby, right
in the sandpile. Right in the sandpile.
CDR Went right in the (garble) Somebody must be
taking ground truth down there.
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Time: 12:20 CDT 51/17:20 GMT
9/16/73

PLT MARK. Intervals to i0. We're going to


go toready again with this little switch here.
CDR There were 32 of them. I'm going to find
the uniform place. Just hold it right there.
PLT MARK. Mode to ready. Malf light on re-
corder, tape motion light back on. Boy, I thought it was
going to stay off there for a minute.
CDR It's 20 degrees out there.
PLT Okay, do you want me to get the altimeter
to standby and on, right?
CC Negative. Altimeter to off.
PLT It's off and left off. Next motion is
192. Okay.
CDR Taking multiple data.
PLT Charlie 8 is hanging at 30 percent. Time
is already in. There is a little bit of jittering when you've
got the tape burner running.
CDR We're minus i0 degrees now. Everything
is running along just perfect. Minus 15. Then it's 20. Minus
26. That's it. Camera off. We didn't run out of film. Got
the site. Everything else is okay. And I've got to make this
mag at 29. That's just a little time to get organized. We
all seem to like the - -
PLT Standing by for standby on 192.
CDR - - time so we won't worry about that one.
PLT MARK. Standby on 192. Okay, at about
INTERVAL 20. MARK. Intervals to 20 on 190.
CDR I'ii go over and check the old antenna
again for you while we wait.
PLT Say Bruce, in doing the warm-ups on the
194, I put the switch to standby instead of all the way to on.
And I didn't catch it until about 05, and I put in on on at
that time, and then I waited around for the ready light to come
on before I did a mode to manual. And it came on after its
normal start time and so I did a mode manual. So it started
taking data after its calibrate just a little bit later than
was in the pad. So when this 194 guy looks at his data,
that's what happened.
CC Roger, Jack. Hey standby and on on that
particular experiment are exactly the same. It makes no dif-
ference.
PLT All right, just the light wasn't on. I
did a manual at the right time. So it's working okay then.
CDR Also I just checked the old antenna, and
it's still in what we call the stowed position up here. 45 degrees
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Time: 12:20 CDT 51/17:20 GMT
9/16/73

forward of the plus Z - correction, minus Z.


CC Okay, we copy that, A t.
PLT I remember that little piece
of data now, Bruce. Thank you for bringing that to my atten-
tion.
CDR Refreshing your mind. On clouds, you're
getting them. I'ii say that for you.

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SL-III MC211S/I
Time: 12:27 CDT, 51/17:27 GMT
9/16/73

CDR Two minutes I got to _o into the SI MODE.


PLT Right.
CDR You're familiar with the SI MODE?
CC Okay, about 30 seconds to a i minute
dropout handing over to Bermuda.
PLT All right.
PLT MARK. 190 READY LIGHT out right
on time, and we're at STANDBY. 27:50 SKIP 28 next.
CDR 27:50, that was it. 'We don't have to worry,
we got a maneuver coming off at 29.
PLT MARK, REF to 2 on 191. 194 _ODE to MANUAL.
CDR The last one may have run out at a different
time check because we were misreading it. Remember how we were
misreading them by 20 percent?
PLT What was that, AI?
CDR (garble)
PLT Did it run out?
CDR Nope.
PLT MARK, AUTO CAL.
CDR I think he's not in cQntaet, Big O.
SPT (GARBLE)
CDR (garble) we're coming by.
CC Send your message.
CDR How about the message we're headed for
SI?
CC Beautiful.
CDR Okay.
PLT Do recorder depletion.
PLT Do we have anymore 190 film to load up
here, Bruce.
CC Let me check on that for you. PLT, on
the 190 film, negative. We are on the last set of film.
PLT Ooh, boy.
CC Why do you say that?
PLT I was afraid of that.
CC Are we out?
PLT No, but we've made two passes with it.
CC Okay, well, that's - yeah, we're aware
of that and we're worrying that problem down here.
PLT I thought you were, I just wanted to make
sure that I hadn't overlooked some that's laying around
somewhere. That was consistent with my inventory as well.
CC Roger, and I guess we're standing by for
a report from the SPT on how may ETC frames he took.
SPT 40.
CC Thank you, Owen. And for your information,
the last EREP tape recorder tape load will be done this
afternoon, also. Over.
PLT That's the last one, huh?
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Time: 12:27 CDT, 51/17:27 GMT
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CC Yes, sir.
PLT Boy.
CC Hey, but also we've gQt a virgin tape
on the other tape recorder which we will _ry to use in
sequence.
PLT And you're sure that's the only other
one we got, huh?
CC Well, after you've changed it out this
afternoon you should have two recorders e_ch loaded with tape.
PLT Okay.
PLT Okay, I'm waiting for a READY LIGHT on
191 to terminate AUTO CAL, 2 minutes and _ seconds.
CDR MARK; 2 seconds early on it, okay. But
that's all right. And we're going to go to stop now and
then we're going to run this beauty out. Now, the POST
checklist says to do this. Voice record B-7 to my friend
Bruce down there; and that is reading 31 percent. Door
CLOSED. Wait for the light. We're going to close this here
190 window. You will latch it when I get it closed, please.
It's latched - it's closed; and now it's latched. Very well,
Door switch off. Thank you EREP folks for listening
to all this. And then we're going to go up to headset, Bruce.

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SL-III MC2114/1
Time: 12:32 CDT, 51/17:32 _MT
9/16/73

t'I,T I_ll don' I fai I to glve us a c_111.


CC Okay, Jack and we thank you For runulng
the equipment up there and in fact, all o_ you for running
the EREP passes so that we can (a) listen and (b) get the data
down here.
SPT (Garble)
CC We had a dropout there for a keyhole at
Bermuda. We're back with you now. We'll be dumping the data
voice tape recorder at Madrid. LOS in about i minute. Madrid
at 17:39, which is 6 minutes from now.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Bermuda has had
loss of signal. Madrid will pick up Skylab in about 3 minutes.
We'll keep the line up and stand by for communications through
Madrid.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Madrid
for 9 minutes. Dumping the data voice tape recorder. _Over.
PLT Okay, Bruce. It's all yours. A few items
I want to mention. Was looking up on the - with a flashlight
up through the 190 cameras today. And you can see up in there
through just four of the filters two of them are too dark to see.
But I noticed on some of the inner lenses_ that that's something I
already knew all about. But it looks like there's a whole lot -
a little, very fine particles or imperfections. Or thing in the -
in the lenses on the ones I was able to see.
Don't know how to describe it to you other than that. It
looked like lots of little dust particles way inside near the
capping shutters but I couldn't see any glass in the lens through
it, though. So I Just thought I'd pass that along for info. And
one other (garble) item is I'd like to place a call to my
wife and family this evening. And the same for AI Bean.
CC Okay. Could you tell us which camera stations
were associated with the observed dust particles and stuff?
PLT All of them except for two filters I
couldn't see through, but I'ii go take a look to make sure
which ones those are. But, I'm guessing if I took the
filters off of those and looked in, that I would see a lot of
that in there, too. I did take one filter off to see - just
to verify that itwasn't on the outside lens where it
could be brushed away not sure which one it was and it was -
appeared to be on the interior.
CC Okay. We copy and understand you'd like
a phone call and the CDR also.
CC Is that
PLT Say again.
CC Understand phone call for the PLT and for
the CDR.
PLT That's affirmative, Bruce and we're checking
the main door right now.
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SPT Looks like I got a lot of time tonight, Bruce.


So goahead and see if there's an open pass for me, Also.
CC Okay. And I guess you're probably getting
ready to eat lunch and while you're at it_ we'd llke to serve
you up a little "Humble Pie" here with respect to the problem
with the tape recorders. As it turns out, we did not get the
last 5 minutes of your conversation put oB the tape recorder
intended for the folks up at Goddard. What happened is, that
you came into the range of a site while you ewre recording and we
should've sent a data voice recorder stop command. Noticed that
the recorder had not stopped and gathered from this that you
were recording on that unit and then designated - turned on
the experiment i recorder, which also records voice while we were
dumping the data voice recorder. We did not do that. We just
commanded a dump on the data voice recorder and discovered that
after the dump was completed, that you'd been recording on it.
So we lost that 5 minutes of the information you were
putting on - with understanding of the way the system works,
that we should've started another one is perfectly correct.
Over.
SPT Okay. Except I don't remember what I had
on when it came to the end. I'ii just try to repeat that motion
again. Thank you, Bruce.
CC Okay. The last stuff that we got runs
something like this, "and then the blue layer, and the whitest
layer above that and then black." I don't seem to have it on
this sheet of paper, hut at many times I felt as many as 3 or 4
of these played blue transitions above the first transition
from boring into the white. So these fans, as near as I can
tell, it - most of those are (garble) And they look very much
like that photograph that you provided us with. Now we stopped
seeing and if when you look around to your rightsay,
during the light scattering - End of Tape."
SPT Okay. I know what I was doing at that
point. I'll repeat that latter part. Thank you.
CC Okay. Sorry about that.

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CDR Are you in experiment pointing.


CC Skylab, this is Houston. One and a half
minutes to LOS. Next station contact is through Honeysuckle -
through Honeysuckle Creek at 18:24. And for the PLT, we no-
ticed by telemetry that the cool light on the M518 facil-
ity has come on. At your convenience if you can go ahead
and start M561 early, it would probably help us out. Over.
PLT Okay, I think they must be a little disparity
with the telemetry there, Bruce. I'm watching the
temperature. The amps light is on, but the first cool light
is not yet on which comes around about 46 or 47, and it's
sitting at 49. Since you've given me the option to do that,
I will go ahead and make that change as soon as the first
cool light comes which will, I'm sure be a little earlier than we
had planned. Thank you.
CC Okay, thank you.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Madrid has loss
of signal. Honeysuckle will pick up Skylab in 35 minutes.
At 17 hours 49 minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab
Control.

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9/16/73

PAO This is Skylab Contro_ at 18 hours


23 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab about to be acquired
through Honeysuckle.
CC Skylab, this is Houston; through Honey-
suckle for 6 minutes. Out.
PLT Heard you, Bruce.
PLT Say, Bruce, Just before the end of the
last rev after EREP we turned on monitor 1 on the ATM
panel and noticed that the image was oscillating slightly and
you could see horizontal lines in it, and so we turned it
back off and thought we'd give it a rest. And I just turned
it on now to start using it on our present ATM pass and it's
doing the same thing. And I was wondering if anybody's got
a little information on that down there, or have a suggestion
as to what we might do to correct it.
CC Roger, you're looking at H-alpha?
PLT Yeah, I'm looking at H-alpha i. If you
look at it on the right scope where it appears normally and
every other display on monitor 1 does the same thing, exhibits
the same characteristics.
CC Okay, are you seeing apparently a full
raster with a little irregularity or just a line across the
middle?
PLT No, it's a full raste_ and it looks like
lots of little black streaks sweeping across there at a
very fast rate. You can - they stick with the Sun very
readily, however although the - the image of the Sun -
it appears as though you're looking at the Sun from on the
ground. It looks as if the seeing is bad, I guess you might
say. It oscillates and vibrates just a little bit. And
then this oscillatlon-vlbration is particularly noticable about
the periphery as opposed to the center. It comes in and out
a little bit very rapidly.
CC Break, break. Skylab, this is Houston.
Roger. Secure monitor 1 until we get back to you. We
got 25 seconds to LOS. Next station contact through Hawaii
at 18:45 where we'll be standing by to start the science
conference; subject: ATM. Over.
PLT Okay, monitor 1 is the peculiar thing.
CC Roger.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Honeysuckle
has loss of signal. The next station will be Hawaii. The
science conference will begin over the Hawaii station. The
participants here in the Mission Control Center in that
conference will be Dr. Story Musgrave, one of the scientist
astronauts who will represent the medical experiments and
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Dr. James Underwood of the Aerospace Corporation, who is one


of the Apollo telescope mount scientists. At 18 hours
34 minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
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Time: 13:44 CDT, 51/18:44 GMT
9/16/73

PAO This is Skylab Control at 18 hours, 44 min-


utes Greenwich mean time. Skylab approaching acquisition
through Hawaii and the start of the science conference. It
appears that Dr. Bill Thornton, a medical doctor and one of
the scientist astronauts may be the one to handle the medical
experiments in this conference rather than Dr. Musgrave. We'll
stand by for acquisition through Hawaii.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Hawaii for
7 minutes. Standing by for the CDR and the SPT on the ATM science
conference and I got Dr. Jim Underwood of S056 down here to whom
I will turn it over now. Over.
SPT Okay, fine and let's hear from you, Jim and
Jack's in on this conference too, Bruce.
CC Yeah, well, we don't want to distract him
too much from the ATM.
SPT Well, at the present rate of experiment
production. I think he can handle both Jobs.
MCC Hi, Owen. On the first item on the agenda
is questions from you. The back room is copying so if you
got any questions, why don't you let me have them and then we'll
have a chance to think about them till Goldstone.
SPT Okay there, mate. Be happy to do that and
about the only question I might have would relate to your own
experiment, Jim. Do you think that there's been any potential
high temperatures involved in your filter cycling motors there
to cause any damage to it? Or do you think that - think that
it's going to be safe enough for the next flight? And also
looking at the agenda, I think that item number 4 can probably
be fairly short, unless it pertains to our next week's activity
and item number 5 on the pictures for return - I think we'll
try yo bring back all of the good ones since there really aren't
all that many. Over.
MCC Okay. Well, let me check the S056 item
first. I was going to get to that during the film budget but
I'ii treat it straight off from - 56 has plenty of film left, of
course. But we're unable to use it because the hang ups are
getting worse. We think what's happening is that during the
mode where the film is being rapidly transported, like in the
active modes - it kind of winds up llke a spring until the force
becomes too great for the motor to move it and the camera hangs
up. This happens because the film is drawing out and it gets a
bit stiff. And also, there's a clock in there which is given a
little bit too much friction. We find - we think that we find if
the cameras are allowed to rest, the film relaxes andbeglns to
unwind. And eventually, it's possible to move it again. Closing
the alrlock door lets the humidity build up and accelerates the
process of relaxing the film. For this reason, we've decided to
run only in building block l's and shopping list items using the
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single frame mode for the rest of this mission. This way, the
film gets plenty of time to rest between the exposures. We
felt that the continual reinltiating the Camera viewing the
active I modes when we had a hang up, would give excess motor
heat and then might possibly eventually result in a single point
frame failure. But I don't think that running in the building
block i and in the single frame modes poses any real hazard to
the instrument. Over. Is that adequate?
SPT Yeah, that leaves you a good point of it. Now,
in building block i, do you mean only in JOP 6, building block
i or any time JOP 6 comes along, would a building block 2 also
be appropriate or I'd appreciate if, maybe on a teleprinter
you'd be a little more specific about Just when you do want it
to run, and in the shopping list items. Also, the way you've
described it, it sounds like we might be better off to be closing
the airlock door more frequently and also to replace any of the
automatic modes by manual sequence in which we cycle in the di-
rection of i through 6 and not backwards $o to avoid the extra
stepping. Do either of those alternatives assist in any
way? Over.
MCC We got the - we got the JOP 6. It's Just
building block I we want to run and we don't want to run in any
of the building block 2s. We can get the synoptic data from the
shopping list items and we're particularly thinking about
shopping llst items 13 and 19 - the mini llmb scan. I don't
think if we run - if we run the - the only buildin E block ls
and the shopping list items, there will be no active modes.
There'll be patrol modes and I think in those patrol modes
where you run patrol long at the beginning and the end of the
day, patrol - patrol normal and patrol shortj the film has
time enough to rest such that this relaxing process would take
place and I don't think there's any hazard. So I think if we
run building block 1 as scheduled, that we'll be okay.
SPT Okay. That sounds fine Jim, and does it
also mean that the next camera is essentially a new ball game
and it could start out and be good for the whole budget the
way load number 2 was.
MCC That's affirmative. The camera - the
cameras that have the most problem are the ones that are being
tested the most and we expect that the reload should operate
the next camera has the least testing, and should operate
better than any previous camera.
SPT That sounds very good. That's about the
only question I have. Maybe A1 or Jack have something to add.
MCC Go ahead, Jack.
SPT Why don't you pick up the next agenda, Jim.
MCC Okay. The next - the next thing on the
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agenda was the folium coalignments and I Oust wanted to clear


up some of the confusion that apparently Occurred on that.
The first, there were two folium co-alignment scheduled earlier
this week, the first one seemed to indicate there had been
a change of more than arc seconds in the fine Sun sensor bias.
And we wanted to verify this and possibly identify a cause if
there was one, because the fine Sun senso_ has been stabled
previously. There is no real worry about the experiment as of -
about this because there was no significant change in the
relative alignment among the instruments. However when you
did the second folium coalignment, the 82 engineer seem to
think that you left fine Sunsensor bias switch in the IN
position during the second coalignment on day 255. However,
they figured out a way to verify that there was in fact a 5
arc second fine Sun sensor here and - the cause is not yet known.
They told me not to worry about it because the 82 people have
all the data that they need, the 55 is happy too and there is no
change in relative alignment, so essemtoa;;u - you - you can
do - consider that one as a - that they're happy right now.
SPT Okay, understand all of that. And I could
have very well left that - bias switch in on the last ones
and the only other thing that I'm a little - puzzled about -
I just prefer to be on 0932 instead of 0933. And if your -
aligntment numbers look down - look down there - if that's
equally satisfactory, I'd llke to switch back. I think we're
biased a little bit towards the 33 number on the basis of the
way the alignment procedures are written. And they're based
upon the 55 mirror triggering at about a Z0 or 15 percent
illumination point and - it's a small detail but I think 0932
is a little better. Over.
MCC Yeah. - It's okay to switch back. Right.
CC And we've got 30 seconds til LOS. Goldstone
in 3-1/2 minutes at 18:56 and I'ii let Jim just keep on talking
here.
MCC Okay, the second -
PLT Thank you.
MCC The next item is the flare indicators and -
the - the 54 people, especially wanted to _- were very interested
in remarks you made about the flare, brig _- the pre-flare
brightings and H-alpha and XUV MON. They'ire of great interest
down here. As Owen knows, Domally at Boulder thinks EUV precursor
to a flare is frequently indicated on some of the SSP data. And
54 thinks that they may have observed similar precursors on
X-rays on SL-II. And they are interesting scientifically
and also from the point of view of making an efficient flare
alarm system. So there is a couple of questions that we'd
like to ask - regarding these - so that we can perhaps train the
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SL-IV crew to - to look for these and help make flare detections
more efficient. And these question are as follows: Okay.
It's coming up to LOS, I'll continue at Goldstone. Ont.
PLT Okay, we still read a_l of that and (garble)
PAO Hawaii has loss of sisnal. Goldstone will
pick Skylab in about 2 minutes. And this science conference
will continue there. We'll keep the llne up and continue to
monitor for the Goldstone pass.

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Time: 13:54 CDT, 51/18:54 GMT
9/16/73

PAO Skylab, this is Houston; through Goldstone


for 7 minutes. How do you read?
CDR LoBd and clear, Bruce, Let's go ahead,
there Jim.
SC BrBce, do
CC Negative' cancel the TV down link over
Goldstone. We're still trying to dump the video tape recorder.
Out.
SPT Okay, thank you.
MCC To continue with the questions about
the (garble) we'd like to know if the brightening seem to
occur before every flare or just before some of them; and
if they don't occur before every flare, about what percentage
of flares have precurrences? And - -
SPT There's really no way for us to answer
that well, Jim, because there are many of them and we just
don't observe early enought. And just because you didn't
see it doesn't mean it wasn't there, it may be that you
weren't looking or were distracted by the XU or the x-ray
increase, or regular noise burst, or your other activities
at the panel. And so just because we didn't see it doesn't mean
it wasn't there. And I was trying in the last couple of
minutes here to think of a really the bes_ way to establish
their relative timing, and I don't see any good way to do
it unless there is a lot more observing time available when
there is a high flare probability. And of course, that's
hard to justify when we only have a very limited number of
observing hours. But unless you're really standing around
in - near the active regions, or at least surveying the
whole bit with nothing to do but look for these initial
phases, I don't think we're going to get an accurate
answer to that question. Over.
MCC Okay, I copy that. The other question
is did you get any brightening which are false alarm?
In fact, did you get any bright ones whic_ are not followed
by a flare? Over.
SPT I would say negative. Anything that
we've identified is really these very small but very bright
points in XUV, has always been a subflare or larger.
MCC And the last question is then, do
these brlghtenlngs - do they merge into the flare, or
do they die away before it? Is it continous or does
it discontinue to process? Over.
SPT The one's that I have seen will start
as a small bright point and then the plage around that
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point will get brighter. But it'll be some time before


that bright point itself fades down away. And although
the plage surrounding it will get brlghteT, it'll never
come up to the intensity of that bright point, and it'll
also usually be the brightest point in H-alpha, but there's
much more contrast in XUV than there is i_ H-alpha. And
the - it doesn't just merge together, it _eally is a distinct
point surrounded by the brighter plage and brighter activity.
Over.
MCC Okay, thanks, Owen. ; think that information
will be really useful, for working out a flare for the
for the next mission then. The next item is the film (garble)
and I'ii start with 52. Fifty-two is getting a bit long
film, they have about 180 frames per day left for the rest
of the mission. General message which is 5036A has been
sent up, and this requests that the continous patrol be
truncated up to 5 minutes in building block i. Fifty-two
is coming down on their usage of building block 2 in favor
of shutting this item 17. And they feel that way the - the
way the JOP is written on the Job summary sheets, which
is a truncated fast scan taking 43 seconds is an excellent way
to fill in the synoptic program at a cost of only 3 or 4
frames per performance. The combined truncation of building
block i and the use of shopping list 17 will leave plenty
of film for calibrations, JOP 7 and coron_l transients, should
they occur.
SPT Okay, we understand that. And if there
are any changes to our building blocks or JOP summary sheets,
well, we'll get those by teleprinter, I'm sure.
MCC Okay, with regard to coronal transients,
they're very interested in seeing how the corona restructures
itself after the passage of the transients. And they're
very appreciative of your efforts in observing on every
orbit after a transient. They feel - feel sure you've
got them some good data because the Skylab-ll data shows
that the corona undergoes major reorganization after transients.
One question that Jack (garble) and the guys in 52 had was
they're interested in this dark space that AI saw between
the helmet stream of yesterday. Is there anymore comments
on - on - on that that you can let us have? They'd llke to
know how long - how long it was and how long it lasted;
whether you saw it fade away or anything llke that.
CDR Jack saw it on the previous orbit; I
saw it on the next orbit and called him up and asked him
to look at the shape that the corona didn't- they had a shape
that I felt was unusual he looked at it and said it was
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the same he pointed out the dark spot. I looked at it at the


end of the orbit and it was the same dark spot and in the
next orbit we talked about it and I looked at it at the end
of the orbit we still there and I believe that was the last
time I was on. It was a strange one and it Just seem to
stay at the same point in the corona. It was just much more
bright from about 1-1/2 radius out to about 3 and then after
that it faded away, I mean the envelope of white surrounding
the dark.
PLT This is Jack talking. It was difficult
to distinguish it from just the vent helmet streamer although
I - it was very marginal as to whether as to how it was
anything significant a_d what we winded on the first orbit
there was to glve you three fast scans one at the beginning
one in the middle and one at the end of the orbit and it was
about that time I think - I think that Hank called up and
wondered if we'd seen anything in the past 10 minutes in the
corona and that was the only thing that I could call to -
that I could think of that might be different although it was
so marginal I thought it could have been my imagination but I
felt we had it pretty well covered with the photography that
we took and then like A1 said he watched _hereafter.
MCC Okay, thank you gents surely the 52 guys
will be interested in what you told them there. Now go on
with the film (garble) for 54, 54 is - you know low on film
and their operating in the synoptic and certain selective
Jops. They're also keeping some film for calibration they're
trying to fill out their synpotlc program at bit with extra
building block 2s. As for SL82, 82 - 82B film is being mainly
used for the mini- minillmb scans and a just - -
CC Thirty seconds tll LOS. Our next station
contact 4.-1/2 minutes Bermuda at 19:07.
SPT Okay, I think we're up to date on the film
on 82 there Jim, so low now we can see pretty well where we're
headed.
MCC Okay, I was just going to give you a little
bit of the science that they've been getting they see interest
of spectrums of the chromospheric in homogenlety of about 12
arc seconds above the limb and a mini llmb scan is a short way
they've come up with to get data of different reasons on the
llmb. And 82B people are very please about the way the mini
llmb scan program is going on shopping llst item in general.
Okay let's move on to XUV monitor artifacts, I'ii just - you
surely discovered these for yourself but there are two artifacts
of blemish on the monitor. Okay, that's it.
PAO This is Skylab Control; we've had loss of
signal at Bermuda. Madrid will pick up Skylab in abo_t 3-1/2
minutes. We will continue to keep the llne up, monitor for the
continuation of this Science Conference at the Madrid station.

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PAO Correction, that was _OS at Goldstone,


and Bermuda will be the next station in about 3 minutes.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Skylab about
45 seconds away from acquisition through Bermuda and Dr.
Story Musgrave has arrived in the Mission Control Center
now and will be the one to conduct the medical experiment
science conference.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Bermuda
for 7 minutes. We've got a l-minute keyhole 2 minutes into
the pass and I'ii give it back to Jim.
SPT Okay, go ahead.
MCC Okay, we're up to XUV monitor artifacts
and as I said, you've got two artifacts that we've discovered
on the monitor. One, you should be able to see, appears at
about 170 degrees 0.60 solar radius. It's a bright spot. It's
about 5 arc-mlnutes in diameter and it could be possibly
mistaken for a plage if you didn't know it was there. There's
also a dark spot which we can see on the integrated XUV
mon, but which you might not be able to see. This one's at
250 degrees 0.9 solar radius. It's quite possible that there
may be others which we haven't picked up and some may appear
as time - as time goes on. They'll stay with - they'll -
They'll stay with the canister when you roll, of course,
and that way you can distinguish them from real solar features.
We're in a keyhole.
SPT Okay, we've got you. Go ahead.
MCC Okay, do you - do you - are you familiar
with what I'm talking about? Those artifacts have you picked
them up?
SPT No, as a matter of fact, I wouldn't have
identified them and I'll take another look the next time
we're up there.
MCC Okay, that's - we'll go on to the 55
results. They've got some pretty interesting results from
sunspots and flares. Sunspot observations. 55 observations
of the sunspot in active region 12 on mission day 41 gave
some real interesting results which we can summarize as
follows: the li - the lines in continual which have formed
below i0 to 5 degrees Kelvin are dark in the spots, while
the surrounding plage is bright. In - the lines I'm talking
about include the lines of Kelvin 2 and Kelvin 3 in the line
of continuum. The lines which have formed in the transition
region, such as oxygen 6 at 1032, and neon 7 at 465 angstroms
they're bright in the spot with oxygen sprouting from the
interior of the spot. And the coronal lines like magnesium
i0 at 625 and silicon 12, they're dark in the spots and the
arches sprout from the edge of the spot. And_ of course,
the coronal lines are formed at temperatures that are over
a million degrees. And there's a sunspot brightening.
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The - this is one JOP you did on your own there, Owen. They
got some interesting results on that. There was some short-
term brightenings near the sunspot in actSve region 12 on
mission day 41. We gave them i0 minutes of MLS in line 9
about 50 minutes from the center of sunspot and it shows
very small scale of less than 5 arc-seconds brightening,
a factor two about the ambient for periods of 30 to 40 seconds.
The brightenings occur simultaneously in oxygen 6, 1032,
which has formed around 3 times i0 to 5 degrees Kelvin.
Kelvin 3977 angstrom which is formed around 9 times temps of
4 degress Kelvin, and oxygen 4 at 554 which is around 2 times
temps of 5 Kelvin. The brightenings are not periodic and
they seem to be too far from the sunspots to be (garble)
flashes. There are only two brightenings within the 10-
minute observing period. No brightenings observed in Kelvin
2 1336, Lyman-alpha, Lyman continuum or magnesium i0. Clearly
more observ - observations analysis are needed such as -
CC You're letting up on it
MCC At this point I'd like to relay a mes-
sage from 55. They say that if you do - muf - mirror line
scan to give them at least i0 minutes of - I beg your pardon,
if you give them mirror line scan, 5 minutes of mirror line
scan is - is not really very useful, they'd prefer to have
a truncated rastor. If you longer than 5 minutes, like 5
to i0 minutes of mirror line scan, is much more useful and
for a longer period. That way they get continuity. Over.
SPT Okay, I understand that, and we'll have
to spend a little time digesting all you've given us when
we get back, so go ahead and do the next one.
MCC Okay. The next is the flare which
occurred in active region 09 on mission day 40, it was
observed by the Science Pilot during cycle 609 and 610.
The intensities in oxygen 6 at 1032 and oxygen carbon 3 977was
sufficiently high to cause overflows in the detectors 3 and
4. During the brightest phase of these observations, I saw
horizontal velocities of about - horizontal motions of about
i0 arc seconds and velocities on the order of 62 kilometers
per second. There needs to be more analysis on that before
we can give meaningful conclusions, they say. And there
was a C6 flare on mission day 38 and they see real rapid
changes in the loop structures in that in the oxygen 6 and
1032 line and the carbon 3 line, and the two rasters that
they did on that were separated by about 16 minutes. And
finally they have an item here on spicules, time variations
of about 2 - on the order of 2 minutes for the appearance of
- disappearance of really small scale, about i0 arc second
features, just rising and falling spiculum material in
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helium above the limb. I guess that's all on 55 results.


Have you got any comments on that, Owen? Over.
SPT No. I think on SO5 that we might have
a chance to do some more on brights spots and that sort of thing
in this last week, because S055, of course, we'll be concentrat-
ing on since there's no film limit there, so we'll keep all
that in mind as we work this last week here. The spiculi
business, I think we ought to talk about after we get back.
Why don't you go ahead then.
CC One minute til LOS. Canary at 19:16.
MCC What comment did you _ave on item 4 there,
Owen?
SPT Okay. I don't think we need to talk
much about item 4 unless it's something that pertains to our
last weeks observation here. Go ahead.
MCC Well, I think - if you don't want to
talk about item 4, then that essentially does it except
for the Polaroid pictures. We just wanted you to pick out
the ones that you thought were going to be useful, so that
we could use them for determining the quality of the monitors
and the (garble) of features and changes which you can detect.
Any other items you might find interesting, and which the
SL IV crew might find interesting.
SPT I still have (garble) is good.
MCC Okay. I guess that's all, Owen. I'ii
hand you back to CAP COMM.
CDR I got a question. What do you anticipate
we're going to do with 52 on EVA, as far as removing that
(garble) and if we're going to do anything with any of the
doors?

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2120/I
Time: 14:14 CDT, 51/19:14 GMT
9/16/73

CDR - - the question. What do you anticipate


we're going to do with 52 on EVA as far as removing that
(garble) and we're going to do anything with that any of
the doors.
MCC They can answer that - the Flight
Directors said they can answer that one. So I'ii turn you over
to them.
CC Okay, A1, right now our plan is not to
do anything with the doors and we'll have further updates
for you on that and we're working the S052 problem.
SPT Glad to talk with you Jim, and tell the
rest of the fellows h_llo.
MCC Okay , thanks Owen.
PLT Don't press too (garble)
PAO This is Skylab Control; Bermuda has loss
of signal. Canary station will pick up Skylab in about a
minute and a half. We'll keep the line up, continue to stand
by.
CC Skylab, AOS Canaries for 9 minutes.
SPT Hello, there, Story. Go ahead.
CC Okay, on the BMMD urine measurement we
did intend to use just one bag at a time on that.
SPT That's what Bill said this morning. Now
I had the impression that the protocol that I used was
equally satisfactory was that to optomistic, or not?
CC Did you put all three bags in one thing,
Owen?
SPT That's right one and then added another
one and then added the third and did it f,ust the way the up-link
message read I believe.
CC Okay, it maybe if there's no slop in the
bags it certainly ought to turn out all right. What our
intend was was i bag at a time, restrained in the box and
to get each bag. What you'v've done it will probably be fine.
SPT Okay, I could see no greater increase
in the scatter - the DD standard deviation I would guess was
about the same either way. So I don't think there was much
light.
CC Okay, and have y'all had a chance to look
over the blood flow experiment yet? That's pumping the blood
pressure cup up on the leg to 30 millimefers?
SPT No, we've looked at it, we've not tried
it.
CC Okay, now we're going to schedule that
later and the principle involved is that the blood pressure
cuff stops all venous outflow until the venous pressure
gets up to 30 millimeters and we can take a look at the
flow into the leg that'll be a measurement of blood flow into
the leg it's changing volume.
SL-III MC-2120/2
Time: 14:14 CDT, 51/19:14 GMT
9/16/73

SPT Okay, I'ii be happy to give it a try.


CC And on the muscle contractions there,
we'd llke to make that isometric to avoid as much movement
as possible just tense the leg without any ankle movement at
all and this will give us an idea of the effectiveness of the
muscle pumps switch which you are pumping blood out of the leg.
SPT I was noticing there was only just 2 or
3 seconds, are you sure that's enough to get something
measureable or if it's not anything noticable that you wanted
say - a longer period.
CC No that's plenty 2 seconds will be fine.
SPT Okay.
CC And a couple of more questions on the
BMMD here. On the last cal I've got a question I've got a
questions did you use two 6 inch strip. Was both those put
on the first food tray?
SPT That's correct. It was just the way I
read it on the tape interpreted - interpreted literally,
the first tray had tape already on it so I just left it there
and then was no more tape added to the rest of course the
tape remained on the first tray.
CC Okay, and did you use 2 (garble) on each
food tray?
SPT That's affirm.
CC Okay, fine, any more repeatability type
measurements or insensability loss or zero mass it will be
appreciated by Bill.
SPT Okay, fine.
CC Moving on to SL2 data. You've got most
of that already I'ii just get you up to speed on things
we haven't discussed before. They did show a loss of calicum
phosphorus nitrogen and potassium very similar to what you see
during bed rest. The MO78, that's a bone (garble) that
we didn't show any losses - bone density at all and they'll
be very interested in seeing what y'all show.
SPT Okay, we hope it's the same.
CC And in terms of the force veolcity (garble)
did Bill get a - generated with a (garble). There's no
change at all with the arms, reflections or extension no
change in flects of the legs but a 30 percent decrease in
extension of the legs.
SPT I - - I don't know how to interpret that
but I guess Bill does.
CC My interpretation is that you're probably
pulling up with the legs on the ergometer quite a bit and that
way you're protecting the flextion muscles, he doesn't agree
with me though.
SPT I think that's a real good point as a matter
SL-III MC-2120/3
Time: 14:14 CDT, 51/19:14 GMT
9/16/73

of fact AI is the one who first I think developed a technique


that (garble) or what every you call it a torguing on the
upstroke and I thinks that's an enlarged measuring possible
for our improved workload up here, in IG_ at least I never
(garb;e) never put any torgulng on the upstroke but here we have
to for several reason_ and I think that could very well be
exactly what you say.
CC Okay, and MI51 that we haven't discussed
before it got some very interesting data on SL II. It shows
that almost every tasks the first time you run it it took a
lot more time the second time you ran it and most of those
occurred right on around mission day 7 to 10, the second time
it closely approached or got slightly ahead of preflight time
and usually off casts the time that they were done for the
third time it was a little more rapid than preflight.
SPT That's sounds reasonable.
CC And it was a few things like putting
VCG sensors on y'all probably found it out yourselves they
took about 3 times longer the first time and they never really
did get to preflight because of lack or restraints of the
observer and that of course is due in the WMC foot restraints
and think you probably fou_ the same thing.
SPT My guess is that the times are about the
same because the observer, or at least the way I do it is
I keep one foot on the outside in the wardroom and I think
it goes just about the same speed myself.
CDR I'ii tell you another thing we found out.
You can get those tape (garble) those little (garble) if
you don't try to treat all of them the same, by that I mean
don't say from now on out I'm going to blot all of them or l'm
going to put them in wet or whatever, the techniques we've
been using had real good luck with lately is to put the
sponge in and before you take off the cover off the (garble)
is you push down on it with your finger and just almost to
the level with the little seat and as stuff squirts out it's
pushed out on top of the protector and you can clear it off
and then when you put it on your body it doesn't squirt that
stuff out all over you yet it doesn't take away exesslve
moisture from the sponge sort of a-close look check itts been
working real well.
CC Okay, thanks AI. And one more comment,
MI51 the inflight data is a lot regular or a lot more smoother
than the preflight data in which many more interruptions and
that sort of thing occured.
PLT Okay.
CDR My guess is we're getting a lot faster
than preflight just because we're do it every 3 days instead
of once every 3 weeks.
SL-III MC-2120/4
Time: 14:14 CDT, 51/19:14 GMT
9/16/73

CC Yeah, that's another excellent point


and another bit of data you can add to that if you - you're
using your watch if you got some tranisent times to and from
different places in the workshop like from the wardroom to the
command module and that - that'll be very much appreciated.
CDR Wardroom to command module is 15 seconds
max speed.
CC Okay, copy. And that's of course about
four or five times faster than with S - -
END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2121/I
Time: 14:23 CDT, 51/10:23 GMT
9116173

CC - - and that - that will be very much


appreciated.
CDR Wardroom to command mQdule is 15 seconds
max speed.
CC Okay. Copy. And that's of course about
4 or 5 times faster than was estimated prefight.
PLT Yeah, but that is max speed, he said, to
remember.
CDR I would say that I'll measure some typical
ones but one of the things that's also aided that's up here is
we get around so much faster than you'd think. To any - to a
stowage item and to get back and forth you really_ can move
out.
CC Okay. If you can time some of those, for
sort of a nominal transit, that would be good and some of the
other distances, too, llke experiment compartment to MDA and
the alike.
CDR Will do it.
CC Okay. A quick summary of where you all stand
here today. Your weights, of course, have been stable since about
mission day i0. In fact it really - turned up a little bit
now and you're eating enough to hold them right there.
SPT Okay. We watch that every day, of course.
CDR My feeling is, Story, if they wanted us
too we can just gain like crazy up here or lose - you're sort
of in a balanced condition, you can eat more. I'm hungry sometimes
and I Just don't eat because I know I'm not suppose to gain
weight.
CC Okay. And people are happy just with what
you're doing right now.
SPT Okay.
CC And we're one minute to LOS. We'll pick
you up over Honeysuckle at 20:01 be dumping the tape recorders
there. And I'ii keep talking.
SPT Hey, Story, how about the reflex velocities,
have you had a chance to look at that yet?
CC Okay, I havenVt reduced the data, but -
you carried it off perfectly. You did it as good as you could
and if the data can be reduced, it will be.
SPT Okay, that's all I need to know. Thank you.
CC Your mean calf girds went down about 6 percent
the first 10 days and in about two weeks it was down to 7 - 7-1/2
per cent and it hasn't changed since.
SPT Which is that?
CC That's the - the leg measurements. The
calf girds.
SPT Okay, fine.
CC Could you make some - could you respond
some to any tenasetic reponses you get to the M092. Does it in
anyway represent a tilt to you?
U

SL-III MC-2121/2
Time: 14:23 CDT, 51/19:23 GMT
9/16/73

SPT No, I don't - never notice any impression


llke that at all, but incidently we've been more or less logging
the - calf circumferences as we do our 92_s and it looks to me
like we're still on - on a steady down trend.
CC Okay. We're not showing that down here.
SPT That's a puzzle. We keep writing them right
on the side of the LBNZ and all of these numbers are still
decreasing.
CC Okay. Let me take a look at that.
In summary, on the M092, everything is pretty stable here, we
think all the aborts that we have were either due the things llke -
dehydration or or - complicated by motion sickness or secondary
to discomfort on the saddle.
SPT Yeah, we agree, that was a long time ago, except
for one which is a - meal interference so - actually our heart
rates look to the lowest that we've seen for the whole flight
to me.
MCC Yeah, you r actually improving there and we're
going over the hill, I'ii see you at Honeysuckle.
SPT Okay.
PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 19 hours
27 minutes. Loss of signal at Canary, ne_t acquisition will be
Honeysuckle in 33 minutes 50 seconds at the Vanguard pass. Canary
pass, discussions on the science briefing with Science Astronaut
Dr. Story Musgrave detailing the briefing on the medical aspects
of the previous week's activities with the crew of Skylah-III.
Next acquisition in 33 minutes at Honeysuckle. At Greenwich
mean time, 19 hours 28 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL III MC-2122/I
TIME: 15:01 CDT 51/20:01 GMT
9/16/73

PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time


20 hours. Acquisition coming up at Honeysuckle in 20
seconds. We'll leave the line up for CAM COMI4 Bruce
McCandless.
CC Skylab. AOS Honeysuckle for 8 minutes.
CDR Speak up.
CC Okay. Finishing up with M092, if possible
we'd like you to stay away from that vent - stay away from that
at least two hours after eating.
CDR We read.
CC Okay. And in summary, your responses to
the LBNP are sllghtly better than the SL II crew.
SPT Looked to us like our responses to the
LBNP is down very close to the ground level baseline, if
not even a little bit better in a few cases.
CC That's correct. It's right there. And
could you comment on any subjective responses to the M092 that
you notice that were different from the preflight.
SPT Well, in my own case, I can always tell
that there's a shortage of blood in my upper torso up here
in zero g, which is something I never noticed on the ground.
As a matter of fact, I really could feel nothing unusual
at all on ground level on our test, and even though the
blood pressure response and the heart rate is nearly the
same up here. I can always feel a subjective sensation,
that there's a shortage of blood in my upper torso, particularly
around the head and arms and things, and that sensation I have
not experienced preflight.
CC Okay. And as I remember A1 made about
the same comments.
CDR Yeah. Pretty much the same. I've
noticed on the times that I had to abandon the run before
we finished, each time I felt like I was hot in the shoulders
and the head, a little tingling in the arms, and when I
saw it coming, I wiggled my toes a little bit and tried to
reject it, but didn't have any luck. It just continued to
mount until the time that I decided it was too far gone to try
to hold it any longer. Now, my opinion of the last problem was
Just running hard all day long and got to the end of the day
and just didn't have a lot of reserve left. Because the
last run we had a couple of days ago was a piece of cake,
and I didn't even feel the tingling or anything. So, I
don't know. I think you're a little bit more on the edge
of the problem up here than you have on Earth, and I'm not
sure exactly why.
CC I think that's a good point, AI.
We also thought that fatigue had a part to play in that one.
SL III MC-2122/2
TIME: 15?01 CDT 51/20"01 GMT
9/16/73

CDR I think it was bigger than the food,


frankly.
CC Okay. And moving on to M171 I - You've
been following that data as well as we have. We've noticed
no reduction in your work capacity, no re4uction in your
effinciency and all the plots of 02 versus heart rate and
the like, they're all actually been improving during flight
and you're right about at preflight levels.
SPT Okay. You say there has been no increase
in mechanical effenciency.
CC No. It would seem the mechanical
efficiency is right about the same, Owen.
SPT Okay. That does surprise me a little
bit. I wouldn't think our 02 dot would actually improve,
but maybe it is.
CC The only thing we seen, as I mentioned
last week, was a slight hyperventilation at rest. A slight
hyperventilation.
SPT I think that was two weeks ago, wasn't
it Story? And we have, at least in my own case, concentrated
on slower and more deep breathing, and that does lower the
heart rate a little bit. That's about the only thing that I can
see that makes any change, by breathing more deeply.
MCC Okay. That's a good idea, and I'ii
take a look at that.
SPT Okay. Go ahead.
MCC Your vital capacity measurements have
turned out very well. We think they're very close to the
laboratory data that we have. Have you any comments on
running that procedure?
SPT No. It's a very simple thing to do. It
doesn't waste any time, because it's Just about a 60 second
interruption during the normal 171 prep, and as far as the
protocol is concerned, the procedure is no problem. The
results, I think if anything mine were maybe either at or
a few percent above the ground level tests. And I think
Jack and Al's were very close. Although I don't remember their
preflight vital capacities.
MCC Okay. In summary, your MI71 data, you
are a lot closer to preflight norms than the SL II crew
was.
SPT Good.
MCC M093, there's no significant clinical
changes noted on that. MI31, as you know, you got high
thresholds on the MS test and you're doing a little better
on the OGls than the SL II did.
SPT Okay. So we do have higher thresholds
you say on OGI?
SL III MC-2122/3
TIME: 15:01 CDT 51/20:01 GMT
9/16/73

MCC No, that's on the MS.


SPT Oh yeah. Way up on the MS. Before
you'd mentioned lower thresholds on the OGI. While my impression
had been either the same or a little bit higher, but I guess
you've got all the data to look at down there.
MCC And on the M133, Owen, you're showing
decreased stages in 3 and 4, and you're spending increased
amounts in stage 2. Could you make any comments on subjective
quality of your sleep? I know in the Evening Status Report
you've been showing good sleep every night.
SPT Just that. I'm really impressed with
how well you can sleep up here. I think that I'm getting
about the same amount of sleep that I di4 on the ground,
7 hours or so, and you can probably tell the total down
there even better than I can subjectively. But the quality,
I'm really pleased with. Last night I slept right through
until Jack woke up, and then I went back to sleep and dozed
another half hour after he got up. And the night before it was
about 7 hours straight without waking up. And I - I'm
really impressed with how pleasant it is to sleep here. I
find that I want to sort of restrain myself. I've always been
sleeping under those straps, and with that much restraint,
why, it feels very comfortable, very normal, and very
sound.
MCC Okay, good. In general, on postflight
predictions, we think you're dolng a lot better than the
SL-II crew, and as far all our numbers go, the MO92 and the
MI71 and that sort of thing. And we're very optimistic
about how you're going to do when you get home.
SPT Well, so are we, Story, and we're sort
of planning on the - the protocol on the ground to conform
with that.
CC Yes sir, and after you get on the water,
you might just stay in the couches a short while and get
your inner ear used to the one g.
SPT Right. We - at least don't anticipate
any readjustment similar to the adjustment from one g to
zero. I assume that - that you don't either.
MCC No sir. And we're i minute to LOS.
We'll pick you up over Hawaii about 13 minutes at 20:22.
This will probably be the last med science conference since
you'll be in deactivation on next Sunday. But the blomed
science people do wish to thank you very much for your
expertise in the conduct of their experiments, your extreme
responsiveness, and to your infllght observations and
comments, and for all the additional data that you got us
running extra experiments and your instrumented PT.
7

SL-III MC-2122/4
Time: 15:01 CDT, 51/20:01 GMT
9/16/73

SPT Okay, we appreciate those comments and


we've still got a week to get more, which we'll be trying
to do here. And did you see any of that med TV that was
sent down earlier today?
MCC No sir, we haven't seen it yet.
SPT Okay, if - if you do _ake a look at it,
if you have any comments about either add_tlonal things or
ways to improve, why, we can still get some of that in during
this last week, also.
MCC Okay, thanks again.
SPT Thank you, Story.
SPT (Garble)
PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time
20 hours i0 minutes. Loss of signal at Honeysuckle. Next
acquisition will be Hawaii in Ii minutes and 35 seconds.
During the Honeysuckle pass Dr. Story Musgrave continued
the medical review with the crew, commenting on the fact
that the Skylab-lll crew seems to be in slightly better shape
than the SL-III crew in the lower body negative pressure device
experiments and actu - in the MI71 metabolic analyzer. They
seemed to be improving and near their preflight level. Next
acquisition will be Hawaii in ii minutes. At Greenwich mean
time 20 hours ii seconds, this is Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2123/I
Time: 15:21 CDT, 51/20:21 GMT
9/16/73

PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 20


hours 21 minutes. Acquisition coming up at Goldstone in
approximately 25 seconds. Leave the lin_ up for this Goldstone
pass. This pass is over Hawaii not over Goldstone. We'll
hold the llne up for _his Hawaii pass.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Hawaii
for 8 minutes. Over.
PLT Roger.
CC And for the SPT. With respect to Anita
we requested that Anita be placed in her vial that is vial 2
and leave Arabella in her vial and with respect to permanent
general message 14A, we can delete steps i, 2, and 4. And
continue to feed Arabella per step 3, we'll also put this
in the SPT details and prepare for returq for both spiders
per step 5. Over.
SPT Okay, I got the picture.
PLT Bruce, we started ops on the M561 at
20:26, cold work temperatures to start is 3 degrees centigrade
and the pressure was 0.2.
CC We copy Jack; thank you.
PLT Yes sir.
SPT Say Bruce, have you dumped the VTR, yet?
CC It's clean you got a complete tape to
work with.
SPT Okay, I'm not sure how much we'll have for
it. I - going to be a while before I can get anything
collected together but we wanted to make sure it was ready
if we did want it.
CC Risht, itts all yours.
SPT Have you seen the stuff that came down?
CC Not here in the Control Center, yet.
SPT Okay, I was interested in some sort of
med comment about that stuff, I mentioned it to Story about
that last time.
CC Yeah, I was here monitoring when Dr.
Frank Musgrave was on.
SPT Oh, I remember him. Yeah, Frank (garble)
Musgrave.
CC Roger, Frank (garble) from Denver.
CDR We got a world record attempt going here
Bruce.
CC Yeah, I heard you're trying to peddle
yourself around the world.
CDR Hard to do with no wheels.
SPT Jack and I were thinking until waiting
later in the week and taking i second off of his time.
CC Hey, for an FAI record, it's got to be
at least i0 percent.
CDR Hey, that's good they've been giving me
a hat d time. Outstanding Bruce.
SL-III MC-2123/2
Time: 15:21 CDT, 51/20:21 GMT
9/16/73

CDR Twenty minutes to go.


SPT I don't recognize that agency anyway
for these sort of records.
CC Well we were going to ask the Commander
what class and type he was competing under_ but we fo- thought
better of that.
CDR No, there's nobody in this class but us.
CC Yeah, we agree with that.
CDR One thing that made this bike riding
a lot le - easier lately is I moved the clip over here and I'm
reading one of my books when I'm biking along. So it takes
me 30 minutes or 20 minutes or whatever it is pass pretty
fast.
CC Roger.
CC It's nice when you don't have to watch
out for the stop lights and the traffic.
CDR We haven't run into the MSS yet.
CC Skylab, this is Houston i minute to LOS
next station contact in about 3 minutes through Goldstone
at 20:34.
PAO Skylab Control; Greenwlth mean time 20
hours 30 minutes. Wetve had loss of signal at Hawaii.
Next acquisition will be Goldstone in 2 minutes 38 seconds.
We'll hold the llne up for the Goldstone-Stateside pass.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2124/I
Time: 15:31 CDT, 15/20:31 GMT
9/16/73

CC Skyla5, this is Houston through Goldstone


for 6 minutes. Out.
CC And for the PLT. We _ondered if you could
give us a time check o_ the watch or refe;ence you were using
to start M561. You called down that it had been started at
20:26. And at that time our time here on the ground was 20:24.
And telemetry backing up indicates that i F probably started
around 20:20 so we think there may be about a 6-minute discrepancy.
Over.
PLT Okay, just a minute, Bruce, I'ii tell you.
PLT Yeah, that's the way ! read it on my watch,
Bruce and my watch is right on the mission timer so - pick any
time in there you llke and I think (garble) system which was -
a couple of minutes off perhaps that'll he a better thlngto
do.
CC Okay. We're showing 20:36
CC MARK.
PLT Yeah, that's what I've got.
CC Okay, thank you.
CC Skylab, thl8 is Houston. 1 minute til LOS.
Next station contact is Bermuda at 20:44. Out.
PLT Okay, Bruce. See you there.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2125/I
Time: 15:43 CDT, 51/20:43 GMT
9/16/73

CC Skylab, this is Houston through Bermuda


for I0 minutes. Out.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. With phone call
information. Over.
PLT Go ahead.
CC Okay. - It's some bad news and some good
news. And I guess since answered up first Jack, I haven't
been able to get ahold of Gracia by telephone in about the past
half an hour. We're going to continue trying. And - we're looking
at the Texas pass that - starts about 23:54 for you - if we -
when we get a hold of her when she comes back to the phone.
Over.
PLT Okay. And if she doesn't why - just try
later on- I'll talk to her just before I hit the sack, if that's
okay, because I'm sure she'll be home pretty soon.
CC Oh yeah. We've been working the antenna
coverage problem in site availability for a while since if you
called, so I'm sure I'd Just caught her while she was out for
a minute and for the commander, we've got him set up at - 21:34
through Carnarvon, starting out on the left antenna for just a
couple of minutes then switching over to the right. Over.
CDR Thanks, Bruce.
CC That's in about 40 minutes and that is
confirmed and for the SPT, we've got him set up through Guam
at 23:25, left antenna all the way and that's also confirmed.
Over.
SPT 23:25, Bruce. Thank you.
CC Roger.
CDR Say, I was wondering Bruce. We had
housekeeping 12B on our schedule today and we can't find it.
CC Your schedule or 12B?
CDR We can't find 12B in the book, so we can
go do it. We've done the rest.
CC Okay, stand by. You may have a got you there.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. i minute til LOS.
Next station contact through Ascension in about 6 minutes at
21:00 and housekeeping 12B has to do with OWS heat exchanger
fans. We concur, we don't have it in our SWS systems checklist
but we're trying to track it down for you. Over.
CDR Probably a general message, I did it anyway.
- By the way, I told them I'd check it next time, I did it which
has been about 2 weeks and they weren't too dirty but I would
suggest a 2 week interval on that.
CC Roger, we copy.
CDR Okay.
CC Okay AI, we're talking about getting in
there on the heat exchanger vanes, checking those also, not
Just the inlets. Over.
SL-III MC-2125/2
Time: 15:43 CDT, 51/20:43 GMT
9/16/73

CDR I did. I took every fan out usedthe brush


got every bit of the dust, I could off all (garble) vanes today.
CC Okay, thank you very much. Out.
PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time,
20 hours 54 minutes. Loss of signal at Bermuda, Next acquisition
will be Ascension in 6 minutes. During this pass, information
for the crews telephone conversation with their families was
past up. Here at mission control center, the simulation with
the prime crew of SL-IV re-entry, splashdown slm which began
8 o'clock this morning, concluded Just recently. Prime crew
of Gerrald Carr, Ed Gibson and Bill Cro _ Polk have splashed
down, simulation wise in the Pacific Ocean, west of San Diego.
A simulation will begin shortly with the back up crew of
Vance Brand, Bill Lenolr and Don Lind. Flight Director for this
simulation here at mission control center is Phll Shaffer.
CAP COMM for the slm is Astronaut Bob Crippen. Acquisition
coming up at Ascension in 5 minutes. At Greenwich mean time,
20 hours 55 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2126/I
Time: 16:54 CDT, 51/20:59 GMT
9/16/73

PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 20


hours 59 minutes, We will have acquisition at Ascension in
45 seconds with CAP COMM Bruce McCandless.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through
Ascension for ii minutes. Out.
CC I'm trying to - -
CC CDR, Houson. Over.
PLT Hels busy with the TV show right now,
Bruce, can he talk later?
CC Yeah, we can it him later.
PLT Okay.
CC Skylab, this is Houston 1 minute to
LOS. Next station contact in 24 minutes through Carnarvon
at 21:33, with a phone call for the CDR, at that station.
PLT Okay, Bruce.
CC Okay, subnormal flare in active region
26, we'd llke you to take a look at it the next pass if you
have the opportunity with the white light coronograph. Over.
PLT We sure will, Bruce.
CC It's moving out toward active region
28.
PLT Okay, I'ii just do a fast scan for
43 seconds when I get there. Okay.
CC Yes indeed, Jack that will be fine.
PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 21
hours 13 minutes loss of signal at Ascension. Next acquisition
will be Carnarvon in 20 minutes. Greenwich mean 21 hours
13 minutes. This is Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
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SL III MC-2127/I
TIME: 16:33 CDT 51/21:33 GMT
9/16/73

PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time


21 hours 33 minutes. We will have acquisition at Carnarvon
in 45 seconds. There will be a change of shift briefing
with Flight Director Nell Hutchinson in building 1 news
room at 5:00 p.m. central daylight time. Change of shift
here at the mission control center. On-coming Flight
Director Chuck Lewis. And CAP COMM is Astronaut Hank
Hartsfield. We'll leave the llne up for this Carnarvon
pass.
CC Skylab, Houston through Carnarvon for
9-1/2 minutes.
CDR H_IIo there, Hank.
CC Good evening.
CC PLT, Houston. Is the CDR working on
his private call?
PLT He just got set up.
SPT Hank, A1 says he's hearing Houston loud
and clear, but they're not reading him.
CC Copy. I'Ii check with the Com Tech.
CC PLT, Houston. Would you confirm the
CDR is in duplex Bravo?
PLT Hers confirmed to be in duplex Bravo.
CC Roger. Copy.
PLT And Hank, I'm looking at the white
light coronagraph in the - in the general region of the
corona in which you might see something emanating from
active region 26, and we got a real sharp distinct ray in that
area, however, I don't see any blobs of material or any
unusual shapes for the brightening and I'm getting ready to
do a fast scan. I'ii do more if they wish.
CC Roger. We copy. And we'll see if they
want anything else.
PLT Okay Hank. AI says he's reading the
ground very well, but they're just not reading him.
CC Okay. At this point, I don't know what
else we can do. We're verifying that we are not receiving
any downllnk at all from the vehicle, on the VHF.
CC And PLT, Houston, the ATM would like to
do what is scheduled on the pad after you do this fast scan.
PLT Right. Thank you, Hank.
CC CDR, Houston. If you read, we've done
a little change in configu _tion at the site. Would you
try downllnk again, please.
CC CDR, Houston. If you read, we might try
simplex Alpha. Just take your VHF AM over to simplex Alpha
and we'll see if that will work.
CC PLT, Houston. How do you read?
PLT Loud and clear, Hank.
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TIME: 16:33 CDT 51/21:33 GMT
9/16/73

CC Okay. We were just checking. We're


still in S-band.
PLT Okay. Al_s still not having any luck.
CDR Say Hank, I hear them and have heard
them for 5 or 6 minutes. They just can't hear me. Some-
thing's wrong with the downlink.
CC Roger AI, and we're _ust sitting here
scratching our heads. We suggested you try simplex Alpha
and that didn't work. We're monitoring both downlink
frequencies and we're absolutely not getting a downlink,
and we're not sure yet why. We'll smoke it over here and
see if we can come up with a plan. We're going to have to
or nobody's going to get a call and maybe we can reschedule
later this evening. I'm not sure. I'ii look for some more
sites.
CDR Okay. It's been my experience up here
that it's - the problem is somehow getting the thing to go
from like Carnarvon to Houston, and not anywhere else. As
far as I can remember for the last month or two, we've never
had a problem anywhere up here.
CC It's not a line problem. The site verified
they were getting no downlink. And we're about 15 seconds
from LOS now AI, wetll be coming up on Goldstone at 13.
CDR I'ii Just leave the - somebody's got a
comm to make now. I'Ii just leave the VHF set up.
CC Okay.
CDR Okay.
PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
21 hours 44 minutes with loss of signal at Carnarvon. Next
acquisition will be Goldstone in 28 minutes. There will be
a change of shift briefing with off-going Flight Director
Nell Hutchinson in the building i news room at 5:00 p.m.
central daylight time. In the event the change of shift is
still in progress at the Goldstone stateside pass, we'll
record the Goldstone pass and play it at the close of the
change of shift briefing. A change of shift briefing at
5:00 p.m. with off-going Flight Director Nell Hutchinson in
building 1 news room. Greenwich mean time 21 hours 44 minutes
this is Skylab Control.

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SL-III _IC-2128/i
Time: 17:26 CDT, 51/22:26 GMT
9/16/73

PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 22 hours


26 minutes. We have an accumulation of 7 minutes and 30 seconds
of recordered tape taken during the - change of shift briefing
with Flight Director Nell Hutchinson. We'll play that tape
now and then pick up the air-to-ground l_ve at the close of the
tape.
CC Skylab, Houston through Golds,one for 5 minutes.
CC And CDR, we're - we're set up to try again
on the call here at Goldstone.
CDR (Garble) I'ii hustle right back up there.
CC And CDR, if we don't have any luck, we'd
like to verify your configuration and - go through some
troubleshooting here, see if we can't sort this thing out.
PLT He's floating up there right now, Hank.
SPT (garble) was wrong. I - went through canister
roll of 5400 instead of experiment roll, I had rolled it around
and - neglected to put the switch back in experiment. So -
we're taking it at about 7450 as oppose to - 5400.
CC Roger, we copy.
PLT And I'm hoping that - the amps to supple the
data.
CC Okay, we'll buy that Jack, and just stay
where you are.
CC And Jack, for the CDR, what we'd like for
him to do is confirm his private comm cue card configuration.
And - if he still has no trouble in there we'd like for him
go into TC MAL - MAL 4 and I don't know if that's going to get
us anywhere or not but - it looks like to me it leads up right
into an antenna problem and I don't believe that.
PLT Excuse me, Hank. I was - (garble) unable
to understand your last transmission, where you calling me?
CC Roger, I had a message for AI. He's up
trying to set up his comm again - if he has no luck right off the
bat, wetd like for him to reverify his private comm configuration
I don't know whether he uses the head set or the speaker box
up there. He might - after he verfies configuration switch
over to the other system, which ever it may be. If that doesn't
work, then go into the HAL on page 11-4 of the CSM MAL, it's
TC-4, loss of VHF comm (garble) although/I'm not so sure that
going to lead him anywhere.
PLT Okay. I just went in there and double
checked for him and he's got the right configurations all set
up so looks like he ought to do the MAL, huh?
CDR Do you hear me down there, Hank?
CC Roger, I'm reading you, AI.
SL-III HC-2128/2
Time: 17:26 CDT, 51/22:26 GMT
9/16/73

CDR Hello, Hank. CDR, how do you hear?


CC CDR, l'm reading you loud and clear.
CDR Roger, everything is set up just prefect,
I just switched on S-band to talk to you and tile VHF is on
and obviously everything else is on, or I couldn't talk to you.
CC Okay, we might - staqd by i.
CC CDR, have you been coping the ground on
VHF.
CDR l've heard them over Carnarvon and here,
loud and clear. They just don't hear me at all. I've tried
both antennas and I had Jack to come down here and check the
comm. And (garble) set up just right.
CC Okay, what we want to try to do then
according to the MAL is - configure (garble) for a VHF (garble)
A&B simplex. So if you'll set up a simplex B, we'll see if
that'll work.
COR Okay, we're going to go A&B simplex right
now. Okay, I'm still talking to you on S-band.
CC Roger.
CDR Okay, lets work him a little bit. Hello,
Houston, CDR on simplex A & B.
CDR Houston, Skylab, simplex A & B
CC Give them another call, AI.
CDR Houston, Skylab, simplex A & B, how do you
hear?
CDR Hello, Houston on simplex Bravo, how do you
hear?
CDR Hello, Houston. Skylab on simplex alpha
and Bravo, how do you hear?
CDR We hear them calling up simplex Bravo, Hank.
But that's about it.
CC Okay, the only other thing in the HAL is
to play with the antennas and it leads to a block that says
antenna degradation I'm not so sure I believe that. We're about
to go LOS. We'll be picking in another minute at Texas.
CDR Hello, Hank.
CC Hello, there, reading you loud and clear.
We're just trying to figure out what's going on here now with
the thing - it's kind of - it's hard for us to believe, we've
lost both transmitters on this bird.
CDR I don't believe it, myself because we've
had comm problems before and it's never ever been the transmitter.
CC Al, which - which motor you using now? You
using the - the head set or the speaker box.
CD_ I'm using the head set now to talk to you,
so obviously it should talk to them. The fact that I can hear
them, indicates that l've got a receiver. Also I'm on simplex
Alpha and Bravo at the moment.
SL-III MC-2128/3
Time: 17:26 CDT, 51/22:26 GMT
9/16/73

CDR I tried the comm box several times by the


way. I'ii try it now just to show you that we've got con -
We've got continuity everywhere but down, Okay, how do you
read me on the comm box?
CC I read you loud and clear, AI.
CDR Read you the same. Mow we've got one
possibility that we can try, just for fun. I can connect up
this head set to another comm panel real quick and see how
if we can reach time on VHF that way.
CC Okay, why don't we give it a go AI. See
what happens.
CDR Okay, hold on.
CDR Hello, Houston.
CC Hello, there.
CDR Okay, I wasn't able to contact you through
that other comm panel.
CC Okay, which one did you use, AI?
CDR Tried to use, - 6, may not be possible to
do it through 6. Thatts why I didn't worry about it too much.
CC Okay, I'm not sure right off myself either.
CDR Lost the VHF uplink _ow.
CC Okay, we were coping some down link then
on VHF 2597, AI.
CDR You coping right now?
CC Affirmative.
CDR Well, I'm still head configured the same
old way again, still simplex A and slmpl_x B. I don't carry
up-link I must have good down link at the moment.
CC Okay, weIll get the site to give you a
call, AI -

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2129/I
Time: 17:33 CDT, 51/22:33 GMT
9/16/73

CDR I don't carry any uplink but I must have


good down-link at the moment.
CC Okay, we'll get the _ite to give you
a call, Al's on VHF.
CDR Okay. You want me to stay simplex A and
B.
CC Let's stay right where we are for the
time being, until we get this sorted out.
CDR Okay.
CC CDR, Houston. I don't know what's
happened then. Now we're getting down-link on both A and B
freqa and apparently did not - getting any uplink we'd like
to go back to the normal cue card configuration now.
CDR Okay, I'm now in duplex B. Standing by.
Hello, Houston, I'm in duplex B, how do you hear?
Hello, Houston, I'm in duplex B, how do you hear?
CC Okay, the sites have to be re-configure
now. We're doing that now, AI.
CDR Okay, I hear their uplink starting to come
in now. I never got any uplink sounds from the A and B
simplex.
CC CDR, Houston, how do you read?
CDR Oh, read you loud and clear.
CC Okay. Were you getting VHF okay?
CDR No, heard nothing on VHF.
CDR Sounds llke somebody's trying to key,
what I hear is kind of a static quisp but no modulation.
CDR Hello, Houston, Skylab. How do you read
VHF?
CC Okay, AI, we're copying a down-link, but
apparently we can't get up now.
CDR My guess if y'all (chuckle) there's only
one llne between the center and these VHF sites maybe we got a
choice we can either go up or down.
CC This is unbelievable. First we can't get
up now we can't get down.
CDR Maybe there's some sort of relay in our
spacecraft that's suppose to switch back and forth and it
doesntt do it.
PLT Hey Hank, how was the SO52? I can do
another fast scan in 43 seconds.
CC We're checking.
PLT Let me see if there's anything up here
that would be at the beginning of the rev.
CC Okay, Jack give us another one.
CC CDR, Houston. We want to try something
else here, if you'll set up for simplex Alfa and wait i minute
SL-III MC-2129/2
Time: 17:33 CDT, 51/22:33 GMT
9/16/73

until we get our sites reconfigured and we'll call you.


CDR Okay , I'm now timing a minute.
CC CDR, Houston, on simplex Alfa. How
do you read?
CC CDR, Houston how do you read?
CC Skylab, Houston on VHF simplex Alfa,
how do you read?
CDR Read you loud and clear, simplex Alfa.
How me?
CC Okay, AI reading you loud and clear
now. And we're about to go HelLos (chuckle) We'll be coming
up (laugh) on Carnarvon at ii.
PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time
22 hours 36 minutes. Loss of signal at Ascension. Next
acquisition will be Carnarvon in 34 minutes. The discussions
previously concerning the comm configurations from Skylab.
Thls was prompted by difficulty Commander Bean hid in placing
his family call earlier. Apparently this has been straightened
out now by switches aboard the command module. Next
acquisition will be Carnarvon in 33 minutes. At Greenwich
mean time 22 hours 37 minutes. This is Skylab Control.

ENO OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2130/I
Time: 18:10 CDT, 51/23:10 GMT
9/16/73

PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 23


hours I0 minutes. Acq_isltlon coming up over the Carnarvon
tracking station in 30 seconds. Pilot Jack Lousma is scheduled
to be taking his weekly shower tonight at this time with
Commander A1 Bean at the Apollo Telescope Mount, Science
Pilot Owen Garriott performing pre-sleep activities. We'll
leave the line up for CAP COMM Hank Hartsfield.
CC Skylab Houston, through Carnarvon for
9-1/2 minutes. And CDR, we'd llke you to go ahead and do a Nuz
update this pass so that we don't have to do it at 00:45 and
you can go out - ahead then and close that the panel when you're
through with this pass.
CDR Okay.
CC And if we could have the DAS, we'll also
be inhibiting momentum dump.
CDR You've got the DAS.
CC And SPT, Houston.
PLT Go ahead, Hank, he's listening.
CC Okay, either he or you will one of you
be free to help us do a little more troubleshooting on the VHF?
PLT Yeah, I'ii do it Hank in about 5 minutes.
CC Okay, we are presently configured for
simplex Bravo, so whenever you get up there we want to do a
voice check on simplex Bravo, I'ii be broadcasting on sim.
So you can turn the S-band off and we'll see how it goes.
Tell me when you're ready.
PLT Okay, going up now.
CC And while he's going up there CDR, we'd
like to re-schedule the TV down-link that we - we missed
earlier. We lost the TV, the one that was done at Goldstone
at 18:58, we'd like to do it over Texas at 23:54.
CDR Okay.
CC And in that down-llnk we - so you can be
Thinking about it we'd like to get 2 minutes of H-alpha 1
on monitor i.
CDR Okay, we'll get her out.
SPT Hey, Hank was S052 happy with the D-4
calibration that we did earlier today?
CC Okay, we're checkin E that now, Jack.
PLT Hello, Houston, how do you read on
simplex Bravo?
CC PLT, Houston. Reading you loud and clear.
PLT Okay, reading you the same, Hank. Or the
left hand does let me try the right.
PLT Okay, Hank what do you want me to do?
CC Okay, PLT. We read you loud and clear,
now. We'd like to go over to duplex Bravo give us a
chance to re-configure the site and we'll do acom check on
SL-III MC-2130/2
Time: 18:10 CDT, 51/23:10 GMT
9/16/73

duplex Bravo the normal private comm conf_guratlon.


PLT Okay. How long will What be Hank?
CC It'll take up a couple of minutes to get
reconfigurated, Jack.
PLT Okay, I'm going to duplex Bravo now.
CC And CDR, the DAS is yours.
PLT (Garble) transmit, Rank. Maybe we're con-
figured already.
CC Okay, PLT. How do you read me on duplex
Bravo. I'm broadcasting simo.
PLT Power square, Hank how me?
CC Okay, leading you loud and clear. Looks
like the - whatever the problem we had went away and so we'll
be all set up for the SPT's phone call at Guam, the next
station at 25.
PLT Roger, 25. Thank you. I'ii Just leave it
like it is.
CC Okay, Jack. And I still haven't been
able to get a hold of Grace, yet, so if I don't get a hold of
her by the time we come up on stateside, how about I'ii let the
CDR talk on that pass rather than you.
PLT Yeah, I didn't have any time planned
anyway.. Just let AI go ahead and talk and on the next pass
anyway and if there's a - still an opportunity after they get
finished why I'ii take it if Grate's at home.
CC Okay.
CC CDR, we have a good update. You're clear
to close the center.
CC PLT, Houston. You still up in the
command module?
SC (Garble).
PLT What can I do for you Hank?
CC Why, we just sitting here talking about it.
the only thing that we didn't check on that comm check was
the constant Key like you're use in a private comm would you
be willing to go back and let's just check constant keys and
see if something's not happening there that's blocking us out.
PLT Yeah, I'll be right there.
PLT How do you read me in constant key,
Hank?
CC Okay, reading you loud and clear, Jack.
PLT Okay, I got a lot more background noise
right now than I had before it was a real clean transmission
but now I'm hearing myself talk and background noise when
I'm not talking.
CC Okay, the same thing happens down here.
PLT Okay, so the constant key deal works okay,
then, huh?
SL-III MC-2130/3
Time: 18:10 CDT, 51/23/10 GMT
9/16/73

CC That's affirmative. I think everything


has been all set up for the com call.
PLT Okay, thanks a lot Hapk, for working
it out. And I'Ii just leave it like it i_.
PLT You still there, HankL?
CC Roger, - -
PLT Say, we don't always _et that echo.
Half the time you get and it half the tim_ you don't. It's not
desirable of course but I'm kind of wondering what the
configuration difference is down there between getting the echo
and on the other hand having a nice clean conversation.
CC Were you using the speaker box or the
head set?
PLT I've always used the head set and half
the time you get the echo and half the time you don't.
CC What it sounds llke is that the up-llnk is
being turned around and sent right back at you. JYou're doing a
close-looped comm which sort of drives you out of your
gourd. When you're trying to talk you hear yourself a fraction
of a second later.
PLT Yeah, that's what it does. And there must
be a way around it becuase it's not like that but part of the
time.
CC We'll check into it and we're about
45 seconds from LOS. We'll be coming up on Guam at 25 for
the SPT's private call. And I was wondering if it'd be
convenient, Jack, for you to give us the Evening Status since
we missed that over the last stateside, at Guam.
PLT You want that right now, Hank?
CC Negative, we're Just about LOS. I was
wondering if you could have it ready sometime during the
Guam pass which is coming up from 25 to 34 and read it down
while Owen is doing his private comm.
PLT Sure be ready anytime.
CC Okay, we'll see you at Guam then in a few
minutes.

END OF TAPE
SL-III M0-2131/I
Time: 18:22 CDT, 51/23:22 GMT
9/16/73

PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time,


23 hours 21 minutes. With loss of signal at Carnarvon, next
acquisition will be Guam in 2 minutes 50 seconds. Greenwich
mean time, 23 hours 22 minutes.
CC Skylab, Houston through Guam for 8 minutes.
CDR Okay.
SC (Music to the tune of "The Yellow Rose of
Texas)
CC Well, I hate to cut out the yellow rose there,
but we're all standing by for the Evening Status.
PLT Well, that's the first part of it.
CC Sounds good.
PLT Okay, here we go. Urine volume: 105; 177;
180. Water gun: 6153; 0092; 6616. BMMD_ 6.249, 6.247, 6.253;
5.947, 5.946, 5.948; 6.940, 6.940, 6.943. Exercise: CDR,
2/95/8641, wow, 95, he peddled around the world; SPT, 2/15/2630;
PLT, 2/05/0656. PLT got 3 for 20/ MARK I, 50-A, 20-B, 20-D,
20 Backbends. And by the way the CDR set a new - upset the
original record and will probably stand for a long, long time of
peddling the bicycle clear around the world, with no wheels.
Sleep: CDR, 8 good; 7 good; 6-1/2 good. Flight plan deviations:
stand by. Okay on flight plan deviation, Hank. We omitted T002-
correction T003-7 which was supposed to be taken before/after
shower because nobody took a shower. Shopping llst accomplish-
ments: SPT took a sweat sample after exercises. Unscheduled
stowage items: - we got 3 grape drinks from locker 562 to the
wardroom. Okay, menu deviations: CDR, salt packs 7, plus
4 pills - 4 salt pills; SPT used 3 salt packs and biscuits,
peanutbutter and grap drink; PLT used 4 salt packs and 1
butter cookie and 3 salt pills, substitute veal and two lemonades
for tuna and bread.
PLT Did you get all of that, Hank?
CC Roger, we copy. I guess that's all of it
but the photo log.
PLT Okay, here it is. Day 259, 16-millimeter:
EREP/VTS, tracks 33 and 34 was on CL04, 35 percent remaining;
69 was activity crew exercise, C161, 20, C154. 35-milllmeters:
CX33, 00; CII05, 37. 70-millimeters: CX27, 054. ETC: was
CT09, i01. EREP set whisky 8922; 1115; 8641; 8020; 9790;
8693. Drawer A: location Alpha-2 was only changed, transporter
05, C161, 20, C154. That's it. Any questions?
CC No questions, thank you a lot, Jack.
PLT Okay, I've got some exercises to do yet,
I'ii either report it later this evening or tomorrow.
CC Okay.
CC CDR, can you listen up a bit?
CDR Sure, go ahead.
SL-III MC-2131/2
Time: 18:22 CDT, 51/23:22 GMT
9/16/73

CC Okay. In answer to your question on the


housekeeping 12 Bravo, we just sorted that out now. What we
did we sent you up a change to the cue card, flight plan to
checklist correlations and it's on there but we didn't change
the checklist. I guess we probably should of change it, even
though there's - there's no procedure other than that 12B which
says vacuum clean the heat exchanger vanes. And we should
have added it to the - list and the checklist also.
CDR Okay, we'll write that in and call it,
vacuum clean, what do you call it, heat exchanger vanes or how
would you - I've forgotten. We don't use the flight plan to check
list correlation, cause we know where they are in the book. That's
just an aid to helps you find the right hook. So we just
go right to the book.
CC Okay, it's - vacuum clean OWS heat exchanger
vanes.
CDR Okay, we'll write it in.
CC And Skylab, we're about - 40 seconds from
LOS. We'll be coming upon Goldstone at - 49 and the CDR's
phone call will be set up for Texas at 54 and congratulations to the
CDR for his new world's record.
CDR Okay, thank you.
PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time, 23 hours
34 minutes. Loss of signal at Guam with the report by Pilot
Jack Lousma, that Commander Alan Bean set a new world's
record peddling around the world inside the orbital workshop.
He was riding the bicycle ergometer, used as an exercise device
and also used in two medical experiments onboard the spacecraft.
Peddled around the world for 93 minutes. As the spacecraft
orbited the Earth, traveling at approximately 25,000 miles.
The ground responded by passing congratulations back to the
commander for his new world record. Next acquisition will
be Goldstone in approximately 14 minutes, during this - during
this state - stateside pass, Science Pilot Owen Garriott will
be focusing the spacecraft cameras - hand held cameras on
Salt Lake City. The objective of this experiments is to -
provide data information for the Skylab-IV crew. The follow-on
crew going up in November. To aide in recognizing features
with and without devices such as binoculars Skylab-III crew
will describe the weather patterns including extent and location
of cloud layers and smog. They will also describe effects of
the Sun angle as it relates to ability to identify objects.
Then they will film and describe the selected sites on the
ground track. These sites include Northern Utah, the Great
Salt Lake, Bear Lake, and a reservoir north of Ogden. The
crew will seek to identify such objects as airports, cultural
land marks, direction of smoke plumbs, agriculture features
_-III MC -2131/3
ime: 18:22 CDT, 51/23:22 GMT
9/16/73

and geology. Great Salt Lake will be - Great Salt Lake area
will be the target for subsequent passes through mission -
through September 19. Greenwich mean time, 23 hours 36 minutes
with next acquisition at Goldstone in 12 _inutes 50 seconds,
this is Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2132/I

Time: 18:49 CDT, 51/23:49 GMT


9/16/73

PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 23


hours 49 minutes. Acquisition coming up at Goldstone in
approximately 25 seconds. CAP COMM is Hank Hartsfleld.
On this more than likely the stateside pass tonight for the
crew of Skylab III. Tonight they begin their change in their
circadian rythm cycle to put their sleep cycle back on schedule
for (garble) on the 25th.
CC Skylab, Houston, stateside for ii minutes.
CDR Okay, Just let me know when you're ready
for the downllnk.
CC Okay, and we - I sort of goofed up there
a little bit AI, I wonder if you could get Jack to relieve
you there on the console for your private comm coming up
here at 54.
CDR Okay. They'll come up.
CC Okay, A1 we won't be ready for the down-
llnk until 23:54.
CDR Okay, I'ii tell you what's been happening
on 56. 56 has been hanging up everytime in - filter in
filter 4 it seems to go along until it gets to 4 then it
hangs up it did that in normal and it did it in long. It's
- gone back and take single frames for 5 and 6, the normal
5 and 6, in long 6 Just finished in long. And I'm going to
do a short. So maybe it's something that has to do with
filter 4, I know it doesn't sound llke the rest of the
explanation but it seems to always be hung up in that one.
CC We copy.
CDR It's obviously causing the time line to slip
a little bit too, here. While we wait for it to get-
try to get un-hung.
CDR (Garble).
CC Skylab, Houston we're ready to configure
for the TV down-link.
CDR Okay, should be getting it. I got it
set for mon 2. And whenever you're ready I'll turn on mon
i right now.
CC Okay.
CDR Ready and locked up. I'ii go switch to
mon i and turn it on you can watch it power up.
CC Skylab, Houston, we'd like to get some
XUV mon intigration on monitor 2 and after we get that we'll
like to go over power up monitor i where we can look at it
and give us some H-alpha i.
SPT Okay, you're getting it now.
SPT Okay, I'm going to switch you over to
mon i and power it up as soon as I put you over.
CC Okay; we copy.
CDR How you hear Hank?
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CC Reading you loud and clear.


CDR I hear the com tech Texas and Houston
talking to each other they call me but they don't hear me.
We have not touched this comm since Owen _alked on it.
CC I don't believe it.
CDR Back to life.
SPT Are you receiving rea_ time video now,
Hank?
CC That's affirmative.
SPT Okay, now you should be looking at H-
alpha i. I have H-alpha i displayed on both mon 1 and mon 2
and mon i exhibits a little bit of that noise but very little
as Jack was describing earlier but I - there's a difference
- a substantial difference between the appearance of mon 1
and mon 2 in brightness. I got the contrast all the way up
on mon i and mon 2, I got the brightness all the way up on
mon 1 but the image is still relatively dim while the bright-
ness on mon 2 is down at about 3, even though the appearance
on the 2 scopes is the same so again this is something new
that we have noZ seen before the apparent very low level of
brightness on mon 1 is something that Just - Just happened.
CC CDR, we verify that Texas has lost it's
VHF transmitter.
CDR Okay, I understand (chuckle) that explains
why I don't hear anything from them anymore.
CC I can't believe this is happening.
(Chuckle).
CDR I can't either but that's the way it goes.
Usually it's about 1 (garble) will recover in about - you
know 3 or 4 minutes all of a sudden it all starts working
but Just never did (garble) - it did - what was that site that
Owen talked through?
CC Guam.
CDR Guam.
SPT Now the brightness is on mon i and is
increasing apparently it just took a long time for the tube
to get warmed up and it does exhibit a little bit of extra
noise and Jumpiness that monitor i does not have but it's
brightness level is still increasing. It's comfortable at
mon 2 now you can see there's nothing abnormal about the
brightness level on mon i.
CDR My wife's at home. Tell her we're sorry
we couldn't get together (garble).
CC SPT, Houston, I have an answer to the
question you had the other day, in reardlng the extension on
magnesium i0 line at 625 angstroms.
SPT It couldn't be the fact that gravity
gradient dumped again to slip in did it.
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SPT Go ahead with the answer.


CC Okay. there - the radiation shorter
than about 700 (garble) is absorbed by the atomic oxygen while
the longer wavelengths usually seen on the dectors one and
three is absorbed by the molecular oxygen and as you recall the
density scale heights atomic oxygen is twice that molecular
oxygen the atomic oxygen extends much higher in the atmosphere
than the molecular oxygen does. At sunset the short wavelength
radiation is absorbed out much sooner than the longwave lengths.
SPT Okay; understand. Thank you.
SPT Now are you still looking at the H-
alpha i - -

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9/16/73

CC - - the long way thing.


SPT Okay, understand, thank you.
SPT Now, are you still lookln_ at the H-alpha
i video or did you get a good look at it a minute ago?
CC We got a good look at it. And I wonder
if you if you show us the same thing now on monitor 2.
SPT Okay, your looking at it on monitor 2 and
at this point you'll probably be unable to distinguish any
difference. Because there's almost no difference up here. -
The brightness level are the same, the contract levels are the
same. There is a small amount of extra - it appears to be
sort of - white snowy super imposed off the H-alpha 1 - monitor
i picture. There is really a negligible difference at this
point in there performances are essentially the same.
SPT And it certainly wasn't this good though
when Jack called - called down the earlier reports. I came
up and took a look at it also and - there was very definitely
a contraction and oscillation scope, that was not present on
MON 2.
CC Okay, we copy Owen. And we thank you very
much and your clear to terminate the down-link.
SPT Okay, how about the use of MON 1 now?
Should we go ahead and use it normally?
CC Okay, we'll get back to you with that Owen.
SPT Okay.
CDR Hank, I didn't know if you got my call a
few moments ago. My call is through and -- explaining what
happen and - tell them we'll try tomorrow night. Just one of
those things.
CC Okay, I'm real sorry, AI.
CDR Not your fault. - Somewhere in the lines
are acting funny. I'm not sure where.
CC Yeah, we - we got site problem. We did
determine we were getting down-llnk in the bird and we couldn't
get it back to Houston.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're about I minute from
LOS. We'll be coming up on Vanguard at 15 and that's your
med conference.
CDR Okay, thank, Hank.
CC And at Vanguard, for info we'll be doing
a - commanding a dump enable.
CDR Okay.
PAO This is Skylab_Control; Greenwich mean
time, 6 minutes after the hour with loss of signal at the
stateside pass. Next acquisition will be Vanguard in 9 minutes.
During which time, we'll have the evening medical report,
with flight surgeon Dr. Jerry Hordinsky. Tonight begins the -
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9/16/73

two hour shift in the sleep patterns for _he crew of Skylab-lll,
to put their sleep cycles circadian in rhythm back on schedule
for the re-entry scheduled for September 25. Sleep time
begins in approximately 54 minutes at 01:00 Greenwich mean time.
Next acquisition in 8 minutes 30 seconds _t Vanguard. This
is Skylab Control; 6 minutes after the ho_r.

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Time: 19:15 CDT, 52/00:15 GMT
9116173

PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 15


minutes after the hour. Up-comlng pass over Vanguard in
approximately i0 seconds. This pass will include a discussion
with Dr. Jerry Hordlnsky, Flight Surgeon, with the crew on
the status of the crew health for this day, day 51 in the
mission of Skylab III. We'll hold the line up in the event
that the conversation is concluded. We'll have conversation
with CAP COMM Hank Hartsfield. Greenwich mean time 15 minutes
i after the hour. We'll hold this llne up for Vanguard pass.
PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 27
minutes after the hour. Loss of signal at Vanguard. Next
acquisition in 59 minutes, will be GoldstQne. Greenwich mean
time 27 minutes after the hour. This is Skylab Control.

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Time: 20:01 CDT 52/01:01 GMT
9/16/73

PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 1


hour 1 minute. On the Vanguard pass the Flight Surgeon
Dr. Jerry R. Hordinsky discussed the crewVs status with the
3 astronauts and the report is as followsl The crew remains
in good health, Commander A1 Bean utillze4 his duty time -
his off-duty time to perform a continuous 95 minute exercise
run on the bicycle ergameter, literally a trip around the
world. The Science Pilot and Pilot demonstrated close-up
TV utilization techniques to determine their usefulness in
assisting with the diagnosis of potential inflight illnesses
or injuries, signed Dr. Jerry R. Hordinsky, for Willard R.
Hawkins, Deputy Directpr of Life Sciences at the Johnson
Space Center. CAP COMM Hank Hartsfleld according to the
Flight Plan should have bid the crew good night on the last
Vanguard pass, however, next acquisition will be Goldstone
in approximately 24 minutes if the crew is still up andabout.
as anticipated CAP COMM Hank Hartsfleld will talk with the
crew. We'll come up - come back up at - in 24 minutes for
the stateside pass. At Greenwich mean time 1 hour 2 minutes,
this is Skylab Control.

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Time: 20:26 CDT, 52/1:26 GMT
9/16/73

PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time i hour


26 minutes. We anticipate acquisition at the Goldstone tracking
station in 25 seconds. We'll hold the line up for this stateside
pass in the event CAP COMM Hank Hartsfield has further
discussions with the crew.
CC Skylab, Houston.
PLT Go ahead.
CC Sorry to bother you, after your bedtime
here but - we've been discussing this monitor i thing
here for quite awhile now and - we're worried about the
power supply and - to - stop worrying at least tonight about it,
we'd like to turn MON i off.
PLT Okay, I'ii go up and do it.
CC And, - PLT while you're there would you
give us a - status of the H-alpha-2 talk back. The door talkback.
PLT Yeah. It's white. It's - I've got the HON i
OFF.
CC Okay, thank you and - we have indications
that door is kind of a hung up in between. We won't worry
about it tonight, we can work that tomorrow.
PLT (garble) in 151.
CC Okay, that's one of those we'd have to
DAS the power on and off, we'd rather not mess with it tonight
Jack. We can get that tomorrow, run a malf on it.
PLT Okay, thanks a lot, Hank. We're all just
hitting the sack right now, in fact I'm about the last one.
PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean i hour
33 minutes, message passed up to Pilot Lousma to turn off
the - monitor i, the TV monitor aboard the C&D panel. It
was left on during the last pass. And apparently this will
be the last conversation with the crew tonight.
PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time,
i hour 40 minutes. Loss of signal at - Goldstone. The
crew is retired for the evening. Going to bed two hours
early to put their sleep cycle - moving it up two hours for
the next two days, to put themselves in position for
splashdown. So their workday will come out right on wakeup
day on the last day of the mission. Tomorrow, Monday,
September 17, has the crew performing two more Earth
resources passes. One over the Gulf of Mexico up through
the south Central United States, out off the east coast.
The second EREP pass will be over the South China Sea, over
the Japanese Islands. Three separate medical experiments
scheduled to performed tomorrow, MI31, human vestibular
function experiments with Commander Alan Bean. M092, lower
body - lower body negative pressure test and the MI71,
metabolic analyser experiment. 5 hours nearly 6 hours of
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manned observations of the Apollo telescope mounts scheduled


for tomorrow. Wake up time again will be 4 a.m. central
daylight time, Monday, September 17th. PAO console will close
Reopen at 4 a.m. central daylight time, September 17th.
Greenwich mean time, i hour 41 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

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SL-III HC-2137/1
Time: 04:19 CDT, 52/09:19 GHT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 18 minutes


and 53 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're presently about
55 seconds from acquistion of signal at the Guam tracking
station. We have the llne up live for the wakeup call from
spacecraft communicator, Bob Crippen.
MCC Good morning Skylab. I'm Just calling
to tell you I'm anxiously awaiting your recovery. I wish the
rest of the mission a very (garble) success. And by the
way, please (garble) my regards. It was such a lovely site
last night (laughter). You boys take care of yourselves,
and remember I'm watching over you. Have a nice day, all
my love, Mother.
(WAKE-UP MUSIC) COME SATURDAY MORNING.
CC Good morning, Skylab. We're AOS through
Guam for 8 minutes.
PLT Thank you, mother.
SPT Thank you, mother.
CDR That's the way to wake up.
CC I thought that was a little nicer than
what we did to you the other day.
PLT I guess that's the way they wake up in
the Air Force boot camp, huh?
CC Don't know about the Air Force.
PLT You there, Bob.
CC That's affirm. We've got you for about
3 minutes.
PLT I see you got us up before daylight,
today.
CC Well, I thought you Marines were use to
that.
PLT Yeah. We're night fighters.
SPT Hey, Bob, could you play the first part
of that wake up message over again. We kind of slept through
part of it.
CC We'll see if we can do that for you.
We've got about a minute til LOS. We'll see you again over
the Vanguard at i0:00. And that's about 31 minutes from
now.
SPT Okay, thank you, Bob. See you there.
PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 30 minutes and
45 seconds Greenwich mean time. We've passed out of range
of the Guam tracking station. Our next acquisition of signal
will be 29 minutes and 14 seconds from now at the Vanguard
tracking ship off the coast of South America. This morning
Bob Crippen played up the crew wake-up, which included a
message from Mother Earth, and also a playing of the instru-
mental version of Come Saturday Morning. That's quite a
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change, as Crippen pointed out in the wake-up news a couple


of days ago, when they were awakened by the legendary Stardust
Cowboy and Paralyzed, which sounds a little llke the
Marine Close Order Drill, according to Owen Garrlott. This
is Skylab Control, our next acquisition about 28-1/2 minutes
from now, at Vanguard. It's now 31 minutes and 33 seconds
after the hour.

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SL-III MC-2138/I
Time: 52/09:59 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 59 minutes


and 10 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're presently about
54 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Vanguard tracking
ship. We'll have the line up llve for alr-to-ground through
Vanguard. The pass at Vanguard will last about 8_I/2 minutes.
During this pass we would expect that the wake up message
which was broadcast up the crew at Guam will be repeated for
their benefit here at Vanguard as was requested by Jack Lousma
at the end of that last pass. This is Skylab Control, we have
the llne up live for air-to-ground through Vanguard.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through the
Vanguard for 8-1/2 minutes.
CC And Owen, we copy that the H-alpha 2 door
is open now. All we did last night was take the secondary
motor off, inhibit it, and put it back on. And copy that you
got it open.
SPT That's right. It opened automatically
with the Sunrise signal. I didn't do it manually. So we're
still leaving monitor I off now incidently. Is that as your
druthers.
CC You can turn it on any time you want.
And Owen, we'd appreciate a ATM frames remaining if you would
give it to us, please. We did not get it last night, nor
could we find it on channel A.
SPT Okay. I did notice that H-alpha 1 was -
let me see here just a minute. We left H-alpha 1 in auto.
I don't know whether it was taking pictures all night or not.
3995, 404, i0, 81, 1116, 1025. Over.
CC Okay, we copied that. And I've got a staff
update for you if you would like it.
SPT Go ahead.
CC Okay, activity has remained low. The last
flare was less than a Charlie I subflare in active region 26
at 01:45. Small spots have appeared in the trailer of active
region 27. All other regions are stable. Only llmb activity
was small infrequent searches on the east limb at 280/1.0 which
may be associated with old active region 08, which is due back
late today.
SPT Okay. Not much to change on the time here
I guess. I just turned monitor 1 on.
CC Okey doke, that's fine. And if Jack or
CDR is available, I've got a few flight plan changes that I'd
like to voice up to you, please.
CDR Well, we're right here.
CC Very good. If we could start off, most of
these I think are associated with PLT's plan. It's on the
summary plan. If you have it available I'd llke to change
the order of review items.
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9/17/73

PLT Let her rip, Bob.


CC Okay. At the period of around 10:30
there where you have an M074 cal, we'd llke to place that Just
general housekeeping , and to move it. And the reason is it's
in conflict with urine stuff that AI is going to be doing.
And on down further, you have at 13:00 a general housekeeping.
We want your housekeeping 80 Romeo to start there at 13:00
by 13:30. And then at 13:30 we want you to do the M074 cal.
Okay, and a little bit further down on the pad, for the EREP
36, which is about 23:30, we've got you and AI turned around.
CDR is supposed to do the VTS, and PLT the C&D.
PLT Okay, we've got that. And I guess we've
got everything on the EREP except for the maneuver pad for EREP 36.
CC Okay, we'll look into that. It was sup-
posed to been up-llnked. And on your details if you want to
make those changes that basically were the same ones that I
gave you, Jack, on yours you can change that housekeeping
80R to13:00. And note that at 23:32, you've got the
C and D. And for CDR the only change is at 23:32 to note
that he has the VTS. And Jack, if you've got the S183 pad,
I need to give you a time change on it.
PLT Okay, go ahead, Bob.
CC Okay, where it says 17:10 do the 183 prep,
that should be at 18:03, 18:03.
PLT Okay, I've got all of that. Is there
any more?
CC Let me see if I have got all of my paper
work straight here. Okay, I've got one other item. We gave
you a recorder look that A1 is going to do today, and we put
in the wrong serial number for the recorder. If he's got
that one handy, the recorder that we want to do that look on
is serial number 28. And that's the one that failed on us
last. Serial number 30 is the one that you're going to be
pulllng out today, Jack.
PLT Okay, we understand that, Bob.
CC Okay, and I believe that's got our pass
squared away, we hope.
PLT Okay. I've got some exercise to record
that I didn't turn in last night.
CC Okay, I'm standlnE by to copy.
PLT Okay, that was a number 1 for 35 minutes
8565.
CC Okay, we copy that.
PLT I got that wrong. That's a number 2 lower
body.
CC Copy number 2.
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Time: 04:59 CDT 52/09:59 GMT
9/17/73

SPT Crip while he's on the subject, I


also add mine was 3/15/mark i, 30 As, 30 Bs, and 30 Cs.
Over.

CC Okay, copy that, Owen.


CDR Those guys are keeping me awake with their
exercise while I'm trying to sleep.
CC Sounds like Bill Thornton. He did the
same thing to me.
CDR I think they are out of control.
SPT Either that or finally getting organized.
CC Skylab, Houston. We have reverlfied that that
maneuver pad 36 is supposed to be on board. If you would take
another look around, we'd appreciate it. If it's - If you haven't got
it when we see you at Canary, we'll sendlt back to you.
PLT Okay, Bob. And there's one other mistake in my
exercise last night I had 5 minutes for 656, so there was a mistake
and they reported as - as lower body instead of upper body.
CC Okay, copy that, Jack.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS
We'll see you again over the Canary in about 12 minutes at
10:20, 10:20.
PLT See you there, Bob.
PAO Skylab Control at i0 hours 9 minutes and
34 seconds Greenwich mean time. We've now gone out of range
of the tracking ship Vanguard. Next acquisition of signal
I0 minutes and 14 seconds from now. It will be at the Canary
Islands. The pass through the Canary Islands and Madrid will
be a rather extensive one lasting about 14 minutes, and we'll
come back up at that time. This is Skylab Control at 9 minutes
and 55 seconds after the hour.

END OF TAPE
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SL-III MC2139/I
Time: 05:19 CDT, 52/10:19 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control at i0 hours, 19 minutes


Greenwich mean time. At the present time, we're about
55 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Canary Islands. The
pass through Canary Islands and Madrid will last approximately
14 minutes. We'll keep the llne up llve now for alr-to-ground
through Canary Islands beginning about 40 seconds from now.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through
Canary for 13 minutes and can you tell us whether you found
that maneuver pad for EREP 36?
PLT Well, we haven't looked hard enough yet.
We'll have to go back up in the teleprinter. It didn't come
down in the first load we brought down. Let me go look.
CC We got another one in route to you.
PLT There's nothing new on the teleprinter
so we'll have to catch your update - your up-link here, Bob.
CC Couldn't quite copy that, Owen. We are
up-llnklng a new one.
SPT That's right. I see - I hear it coming
up. I see it's coming in right now so we'll have to use it.
There was nothing else new prior to this.
CC Okay. Copy that. Owen, are you busy
there at the panel, if you got a moment, I'd kind of llke to
talk to you about this JOP 13 and why - why it wasn't done
today.
SPT Okay, go ahead.
CC Okay. The problem was in all of our
computer runs we made down here, we kept running into getting
firings and getting on gimbal stops during the actual
data take and subsequent to the actual JOP 13, we were getting
resets. Plus, we were in a pretty bad momentum state. And
it ended up that it cost us in excess of 500 pound seconds
of tacs and it just didn't look like a good thing to go ahead
press in that DAC configuration. Right now, we're looking at
day 55 and it's our intent to do our best to get it
scheduled there and we're to the point of sacrificing other
items that might be planned on being schedule. However, during
our current momentum profile which is primarily due to the
beta angle it is going to cost quite a bit of TACS. And
we're looking at it now and trying to get it squared away.
SPT Okay. Sounds llke you're working at it
as hard as you can and nothing else we can do. I guess we
really pinned In because of the stars too. Must require a
maneuver that - I take it it's out at a pretty bad angle to
produce all those bad momentum effects. So it looks llke you're
doing the best you can down there. We thank you very much.
CC Okay Owen. We're working on it and the
guys are really trying real hard.
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Time: 05:19 CDT, 52/10:19 GMT
9/17/73

SPT Roger.
CC And Skylab, Houston. For CDR and PLT,
we're sorry about the problems we had on the VHF with your
phone calls last night and assume that you would llke us to
go ahead and try those again this evening.
PLT Yes, sir for both of us, please.
CC Okay. Hope that it will work a little bit
better this time.
CDR Did you ever find out what was wrong?
CC Unfortunately AI, we're not really
positive what was wrong.
CDR I think that's why we have to (garble) the
problem. Is because we never really nailed down after the
fact what was wrong. It's usually - somebody says, well, check
the spacecraft et cetera and we honestly haven't had
a mistake. We got about 6 sul - switches to throw up there.
And any time we have a problem, we got through the little
old checklists. And there's no mistakes - we haven't had a
mistake up here in months. Yet, consistently we have problem
on the ground. And my feeling is, somewhere, since we don't
have them with other comm systems, somewhere we're not back-
tracking and following through to find out what's wrong and
then fixing that one thing. I think it's been a shame the way this
private comm has gone as far as ability to consistently
get VHF. Cause we don't ever have any trouble with the VFH when
we're needing it for rendezvous or anything. It's Just these
klnda turn up for private eomm, we nevercan get it through.
CC We copy AI. Understand your feelings
and can certainly appreciate them. We'll see if we can't
dobetter.
CDR Yeah, I'm not disturbed because we're
inconvenienced. We got plenty of time. But I just think
it's an unprofessional way to operate in the space business.
CC Copy that.
CC CDR, Houston. One item I'd llke to make
sure that there's no confusion on - on your summary Flight
Plan down there for EREP 36 data take. Do you have that
handy?
CDR You mean the VTS pad toward the bottom?
CC No. Actually, such reason - I don't think
there's going to be any problem, on the summary Flight Plan, you know
where we normally llst in the little blocks the data take
time? It listed that starting at 00:22 we're actually going
to have EREP start at 00:19 and that's just to handle a
VTS cal. And I just mentioned it here, I don't think there'll
be any problem in it, but just to make sure you know what we're
doing.
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9117173

PLT Okay. Thank you.


CC And Skylab, we're about 1 minute from LOS.
Have you again over Honeysuckle in 35 minutes at 11:08. We'll
be doing a data voice recorder dump. Itm assuming Bruce will
have you by then, so I'll say good morning to you and talk to
you tomorrow.
PLT Okay. Thanks for hearing us out. We'll
see you tomorrow, Bob.
CC Roger dodger.
PA0 Skylab Control at 10 hours, 34 minutes
and 45 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time,
we've gone out of range of the Madrid tracking station after
a pass through Canary Islands and Madrid. Our next acquisi-
tion of signal will be 33 minutes and 21 seconds from now.
And that will be at Honeysuckle tracking station in Australia
This is Skylab Control at 35 minutes and 4 seconds after the
hour.

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Time: 06:07 CDT, 52/ii:07 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control at ii hours 7 minutes


and 19 seconds Greenwich mean time. Presently about 54 seconds
from acquisition of signal at the Honeysuckle Creek, Australia
tracking station. The pass through Honeysuckle will last
a little over 7 minutes and then we'll have another long
period of loss of signal. This is Skylab Control. We have
the line up live for alr-to-ground through Honeysuckle Creek.
CC, Skylab, this is Houston through Honeysuckle
for 7-1/2 minutes. We'll be dumping the data voice tape
recorder here. Out.
CC Skylab, this is Houston, 35 seconds to
LOS. Next station contact in 44 minutes through Canary
at 11:59. Out.
SPT Okay, Bruce. That was a pretty short
pass. Good morning.
CC Say again, please.
PLT I said, good morning. That was a pretty
short pass. I think this is the first I've heard from you.
CC Okay. Well, we better check. I gave
you an AOS call with something like 9 - 7-1/2 minutes or so. And -
May be you didn't hear it.
PLT Yeah. Maybe I just didn't hear it.
I did hear quite a bit of static on the speaker, though.
I thought may be we were having a comm problem.
CC Okay, we'll check it out, Jack - -
PLT (Garble) check (static)
PAO Skylab Control at Ii hours 17 minutes
and 16 seconds Greenwich mean time. We've gone out of
range of the Honeysuckle Creek, Australia tracking station.
Our next acquisition of signal not for 42 minutes. At that
time we'll be acquiring at Canary Islands. During this
last pass the crew indicated that they did not hear an
acquisition signal call from the spacecraft communicator, now,
Bruce McCandless. Bruce McCandless Just come on with the
shift of Nell Hutchinson, Just taking over now from off-
going flight director Donald Puddy. This is Skylab Control.
Our next acquisition of signal not for more than 40 minutes.
It's now 17 minutes and 52 seconds after the hour.

END OF TAPE
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Time: 06:58 CDT, 52/11:58 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control at ii hours 58 minutes


and 29 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time the
spacecraft is traveling over the mid Atlantic Ocean about
to re - receive acquisition of signal from the Canary Island
tracking station. This pass through Canary Island and Madrid
will be a rather extensive one lasting almost 12 minutes.
We have the line up now, live, for alr-to-ground through
Canary Island and Madrid for about the 12 minutes. Acquisition
of signal expected about 30 seconds from now.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Canary
Islands for 5 minutes. Out.
PLT Say, Bruce, has the tape recorder number 30
failed? Is that why you want it changed?
CC PLT, Houston. Negative. Tape recorder
serial number 30 is still operative. It does however, have
1400 hours accumulated operating time. We Just want to
change it out at thls stage to maximize our chance of having
four good operating tape recorders through the unmanned period.
Over.
PLT Okay. Well, I hadn't heard anything about
it, and I didn't know whether to put red tape on it or not.
So, it's not failed and I will not put red tape on it. Thank
yOU.
CC NO. YOU might put gray tape on it or
something and mark it as a last backup.
CC PLT, Houston.
PLT Yeah. Go ahead, Bruce.
CC Hi, Jack. Looking at the time on the VTR,
we show only 3.4 minutes of record time up only 9/lOths of
a minute from last pass. We're wondering if that's ATM data,
or if you've had some problems running TV-16. Over.
PLT That was a pretty quick shave wasn't it?
We haven't been able to get the TV-16 done yet. But, we're
delaying that and it's not on the (garble) yet.
CC Okay. Understand.
CC Skylab, Houston, now coming to you through
Madrid for an addltlonal 7 minutes. Out.
CC Skylab, this is Houston, one minute ill
LOS. Next station contact in 26 minutes through Carnarvon
at 12:36, where we'll be dumping the data voice tape'recorder.
Out.
PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 11 minutes
and 53 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time
we're out of range of the tracking station at Madrid. Our
next acquisition of signal 24 minutes and 48 seconds from
now will be at Carnarvon, Australia. It is going to be a
very busy day aboard the Skylab space station. The crew was
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awakened this morning at 4:20 a.m. by spacecraft communicator,


then, Bob Crlppen. At the present time the spacecraft communl -
communicator is Story Musgrave. The astronauts are beginning
a change in their sleep schedule in preparation for that
long day of activity before splashdown, scheduled for Tuesday,
September 25th. Among the activities to be done today,
include two more Earth Resources surveys that'll bring the
total number of passes during the mission to 36, more than
three times the number completed during the first Skylab
mission and i0 more than were originally planned for the
current flight. Today's Earth surveys will include several
sites in the eastern United States from Alabama to New York.
Test areas in southern Europe and half a dozen sites in
Japan and its coastal waters. First Earth Resources pass
today, EREP number 35 will be along track 43 beginning at
9:56 a.m. central daylight time. That pass begins about
i000 miles southwest of Acapulco in the Pacific Ocean and
concludes Just south of Italy in the Mediterranean. Start
time for that again, 9:56 a.m. central daylight time, conclusion
at 10:25 a.m. central daylight time, a 29 minutes pass.
Second EREP of the day, EREP number 36 will be along track 49.
All the sites are located in or near Japan. Begin at 7:22 p.m.
central daylight time and run to 7:29 p.m. central daylight
time, a 7-minute pass, covering approximately 2000 miles.
It begins Just south of Talwan and concludes about 200 miles
east of the Island of Hokkaldo in Japan. This is Skylab
Control. Our next acquisition 22 minutes and 53 seconds
from now. It's now 14 minutes after the hour.

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SL-III MC-2142/I
Time: 07:35 CDT 52/12:35 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 35 minutes


and 54 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time, we
are about 53 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Car-
narvon, Australia tracking station. This pass through Car-
narvon and Honeysuckle will last approximately 15 minutes.
We have the line up for alr-to-ground through two Australian
tracking stations as the spacecraft passes over Australia.
We're now about 35 seconds from acquisition of signal and
we will keep the llne up live through this pass.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon
for i0 minutes. And we'll be dumping the data voice tape
recorder here. Out.
SPT Say, Bruce, back at 12:12 Zulu we had
a rather strong 6 centimeter radio noise burst onboard. I
did check the corona as soon as possible there after, and
did a short fastscan for S052, although there was nothing
visible in the corona at that time. I wonder if the ground
has any concerning evidence? Over.
CC Okay, we'll check on that, Owen.
CC SPT, Houston. Roger, we're checking on
that. We'll get back to you when we have an answer. Over.
SPT Okay, Bruce.
CC And SPT, while we're talking to you here
we realize that it is night now, but what's the status of
ATM monitor number i. Over.
SPT Monitor i is working in top shape. There
is nary a jitter. And the display is perfectly normal in all
respects.
CC Okay, we copy. And do you have any feel
or any idea of what was causing the problem?
SPT Only be a couple of guesses. It didn't first
show up right after the EREP operation yesterday. And perhaps
there was some sort of a thermal transient that was altering
the sleep circuitry in the monitor. In as much as I believe
the sync Jet provides the sync signal from both monitors,
and it did not show up on monitor 2 so I can eliminate that.
And down stream where that comes complete circuitry and mon-
itor I, so I assume that it was something associated with
just that circuitry. And my guess is maybe a thermal problem
or something like that. Over.
CC Roger, we concur with that.
CC SPT, Houston. From Canary Island we get
the report that they observed a 30 megahertz burst, a fairly
small one at about the same time that you reported observing
the 6 centimeter burst. Over.
SPT Okay. Of course the 30 megahertz occurs
a lot more frequently than the Sun bursts, but (garble) pretty
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substantial my guess is 500 flux units or so. And I thought


that it might be associated with the coronal transient, but
we'll Just take another look at the beginning of the next orbit.
CC Understand, but nothing reported in 6
centimeters from Canary. And you're right, it is a pretty
small one.
SPT Okay, thank you.
CC Skylab, this is Houston coming up on a
about a 45 second drop out as we hand over to Honeysuckle.
I'll call you there.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC2143/I
Time: 07:46 CDT, 52/12:46 GMT
9/17/73

CC Skylab, this is Houston coming to you


through the courtesy of Honeysuckle Creek for 4 minutes. Out.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. One minute to
LOS. Next station contact is in 34 minutes through Merritt
Island at 13:26. Out.
PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours, 52 minutes and
53 seconds Greenwich mean time. We've now gone out of range
of the Honeysuckle Creek, Australia tracking station. Our
next acquisition of signal, 32 minutes and 36 seconds from now
will be at Merritt Island. During this last pass over Australia,
Science Pilot Owen Garriott indicated that he had observed
the radio burst of in the vicinity 500 flux units. He thought
that possibly was associated with the coronal transient. How-
ever, the ground reported that they had observed a very small
30 megahertz spike on their instruments at Canary Island
observatory off the coast of Africa. A relatively small indi-
cation of solar activity, so there's - that will be studied
by Science P'ilot Owen Garrlott during the next pass over -
during the daylight time. It's now ii minutes and 48 seconds
from daylight aboard the space craft as they pass south of
New Zealand. Next acquisition of signal, more than a half of
an hour from now. It's now 53 minutes and 53 seconds after
the hour.

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SL-III MC2144/I
Time: 08:24 CDT, 52/13:24 GMT
9/17/73

CC Skylab Control at 13 hours, 24 minutes


and 41 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're presently 54 seconds
from acquisition of signal at the Merrltt Island tracking
facility and we'll have the line up llve for alr-to-ground
through Merrltt Island and Bermuda. This pass will be rather
extended one lasting about 11-1/2 minutes. We do have the
llne llve for air-to-ground.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Merrltt
Island for i0 minutes and for your information, we've checked
the NUz update over and looks good to us. Out.
PLT Okay Bruce. When I replaced the tape
recorder and in doing so, I had to reconflgure the recorder
switches and I'm standing by to put them wherever you want them
according to the checklist.
CC Okay, Jack. What we'd like to get is
recorder i to experiment one in voice and the recorder 2 to
off and recorder 3 to data voice. Over.
CC And for the SPT, we'd llke the DAS for
a minute to inhibit momentum for the EREP.
SPT You have it. Okay. I put number i on
experiment i voice. Number 2 is off and number 3 is data voice.
Is that right?
CC Roger. Thank you.
SPT End of command.
CC Okay Owen. DAS is yours.
CC PLT, Houston. We got a change to the
configuration there.
PLT Okay. Go ahead.
CC Okay. What we'd llke to wind up with is
recorder 1 being experiment 1 in voice. Recorder 2 being data
voice and recorder 3 being experiment 2. Over.
PLT Okay. You cut out on the first on, but
the number 2 is data voice and number 3 is experiment 2. Must
be the other on was experlmentl, huh?
CC Roger. That's the configuration we're
looking for. And I guess you need to wind up with us back
in command also.
SPT Okay, Bruce. We're currently getting more
pretty good size 6 centimeter radio noise burst. You might
check that out again.
CC Okay, Owen. Will do.
CDR Hey Bruce, I assume that you really want
me to shoot this Sargasso Sea out window i or - window i. One
or two look llke the best to me.
CC Roger, Alan. That's fine with us.
CDR At EREP - whether the flight D-I specifi-
cally within 300 millimeter lens - straight down or to the left
about course?
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CC CDR, you are looking for is up and down


track from Bermuda, pretty much straight down and I guess
you have to take as many shots as you feel appropriate to
blanket the area. If you see a boat down there that has Wood's
Hole written on the stern, you might get a couple shots right
around it.
CDR Okay. We've never seen any sargassum
but we may see the boat. I'ii take a quick look.
CC For the SPT, we're not seeing anything
on the ground that's correlatable with the 6 centimeter ob-
servations you are making. Keep us posted on what you
observe. We're beginning to think that maybe you've got
a problem in the reception equipment up there. Over.
CDR Okay. But it looks to me like it's
behaving normally. Because after a couple of bursts there,
it'll drop back to normal level and behaves normally at night.
And so my guess in there really hasn't been a couple 6 centimeter
bursts. But we'll see.
CC Roger. Out.
CDR Say Bruce. We had to tape this Sargasso
Sea with a Hasselblad because just as I was ready
to take the picture, the Has - the Nikon decided it was out
of film.
CC Roger. We copy.

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SL-III MC-2145/I
Time: 08:35 CDT 52/13:35 GMT
9/17/73

CC Skylab, this is Houston. One minute to


LOS. Next station contact in 4-1/2 minutes through Madrid
at 13:41. Out.
PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 37 minutes
and 53 seconds Greenwich mean time. The spacecraft is pre-
sently in the north Atlantic Just out of range of the Bermuda
tracking station. We'll have acquisition of signal in about
2 minutes and 50 seconds at the tracking station at Madrid.
During this last pass Commander Alan Bean was doing a little
hand held photography of the Sargasso Sea in an area in the
middle of the Atlantic near Bermuda. It is covered with a
sargassuim seaweed, and this was one of several passes made
over that Sargassum area. They have used the Earth terrain
camera previously on it during a solar inertial pass. That
may again be repeated in another few days, but they are trying to
get hand held photography of several different points at the same
time that a research vessle from Woods Hole Massachusettes is out
surveying the actual situation in the ocean. During the pass
Commander Bean indicated that he was to have been using the
Nikon camera but it was reading out of film as he began pho-
tography, and as a result he used instead the Hassleblad
70 millimeter camera for the activity. We're now about 1 minute
and 50 seconds from acquisition of signal at Madrid, and
we'll keep the llne up llve for air-to-ground through the
Madrid tracking station that pass lasting about 8 minutes.
During this next pass A1 Bean will go on to do a little bit
of his physical training. And Science Pilot Owen Garriott
will be at the ATM console as he was in the beginning of the
Merritt Island pass. There are about 27-1/2 minutes of daylight
left in their ATM activity. The next rev around the Earth
will begin the first EREP of the day, pass number 35 of this
mission. That pass will begin 1000 miles southwest of Acapulco
We'll cross Mexico with several sites on the east coast of
the United States from Alabama, North Carolina, Delaware, and
up to the New York coast. That also passes over southern
France and southern Italy. And the final sites then being
in southern France and Italy and it concludes in the mid
Mediterranean. This is Skylab Control. We have the llne
up llve for air-to-ground through Madrid.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Madrid
for 7-1/2 minutes. Out.

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SL-III MC-2146/I
Time: 08:46 CDT, 52/13:46 GMT
9/17/73

CC Skylab, this is Houston. One minute til


LOS. Next station contact in 26 minutes through Carnarvon
at 14:14. Out.
PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 49 minutes
and 23 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now out of
range of the Madrid tracking station as the spacecraft is
passing over eastern Europe. We're about 24 minutes and
36 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Carnarvon, Australia
tracking station and we'll come back up live at that time
for alr-to-ground through Carnarvon. At the present time
the spacecraft is near the end of its day cycle about to
pass into darkness in another 17 minutes. And the crew will
now begin preparing immediately after this period of daylight
preparing for that EREP pass. During the EREP pass the
Flight Plan calls for Science Pilot Owen Garrlott to be
operating the Earth terrain camera from the antlsoiar scientific
alrlock and the other two crew members to be operating respectively
the 191, and the control and display panel. That is controlling
the remaining instruments. This is Skylab Control. It's
now 50 minutes and 17 seconds after the hour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC2147/I
Time: 09:13 CDT, 52/14:13 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control at 14 hours, 13 minutes


and I0 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time,
the Skylab space station is coming within range of the
Carnarvon, Australia tracking station. This through Carnarvon and
Honeysuckle will last approximately 15 minutes. There will
be a short break between the two portions of the pass as
there will be a dropout between the two tracking antennas.
We'll have the llne up llve for air-to-ground through Car-
narvon and Honeysuckle beginning in about 30 seconds.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon
for 9-1/2 minutes. Over. Okay. We've verified maneuver
time you have loaded looks good. We don't see tacs enable
yet. We realize we're a little early and I got a couple
of words on the 193 altimeter test today for the PLT, if
you're interested.
PLT Here I am and I'm interested.
CC Okay. If you've looked at your C&D
pad, you have noticed that with great skill and cunning we've
scheduled S193 operations again today after we secured them
yesterday. What's different about today, is that we'll be
passing over a wall of silence and there will be a transponder
operating on the ground measuring the output of the 193
altimeter transmitter and attempting to turn it around
with enough signal strength to get 193 A a lock on even
though the antenna is not pointed down to Nadir. Concurring
with it, we'll be acquiring altimeters down-link data out
of the EDDU. Our intent is to verify the functioning of the
altimeter transmitter and also the receiver and the data
handling functions and we're considering the possibility of
during one of the EVAs on SL-4, attempting to manually re-
position the antenna in a circle launch locks to regain
this operation. Therefore, as you may have noted, we're
asking you to give us status on the radio lights and a couple
of meter read outs while 193 A is running today. Over.
PLT Yes, sir. I noticed that and I'ii
sure do it. If you're sure you wouldnlt like us to go up
there to check that once or twice?
CC Negative. What we're trying - what we
need to do, really is to take a little time and get some
maturity in the procedure and right around the management
level and before we commit to something like that. And since
we're not going to be operating the EREP package during the
unmanned periods, it doesn't seem to be any great rush to
get it done. Over.
PLT Okay. Sounds like you came up with a
ready-made answer there, Bruce. And we thank you for that
information. We hope that this works out well. We'll make
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the readings at the right time and is there anymore word about
the nature of the problem?
CC Okay. We need the DAS for a moment to
enable momentum dump and there's no further word of the nature of
the problem. We hope we'll be able to give you some after we get
the data back from this pass.
PLT Okay, Bruce. Sounds llke at the moment,
that it's probable that the altimeter electronic transmitter
receiver are both working. It's just that the gimbal mode
drive is not working properly. Is that correct?
CC We don't know.
PLT Okay, Bruce. Sounds llke your mike's stuck
open but I got a little information here on our experiment -
that's M561 as to some temperature last night on Jop i of
1002 and on Jop 2, it was reading 997. That was that 0050
and I don't know exactly what time I switched over but
at that time, it wasn't (garble).
CC Okay. Thank you very much. And the DAS
is yours. We're through with it. For the SPT, since you
collected a sweat sample yesterday, we request that you
not collect the sample schedule on the Flight Plan for today.,
on mission day 52 and we will schedule another one later on
in the mission. Over.
SPT Roger. In other words, this is a no sweat
day, right Bruce?
SPT (garble) SPT.
CC You took the words right out of my mouth.
In fact, we had them in the Flight Plan for yesterday
but we thought better of it and took them out. And
I'm not sure you copied, Jack. You bet - you know my mike
was stuck open. What I was saying on 193 is that we don't
know what the status is on the electronics and we're trying
to find that out.
PLT I see. Is there any knowledge as to whether or
not the altimeter problem coupled with the SCAT/RAD problem.
CC Right. We think they're interrelated
because it's - of course the same box, the same setup that
drives the antenna in both cases and we've persuing the
problem by running this test over (garble) today.
PLT Real good. Glad to hear it and hope it
works out, well. Thank you, Bruce.
CC And we show the TACS enabled hardware and
software and looks llke you're all set for the pass.
CDR You got it right. And does EREP want us to
pick up many of those other targets up there too, if we have
the opportunity - llke 630 A, 620, 635, and if so, which ones
does he like the best?
CC Stand by, please.
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CDR Everybody's circadian rhythm seems


to beturned around by 2 hours.
CC Yeah, we noticed that down here, too.
CDR Watch our smoke today.
CC Okay. Just don't give off much UV or
that'll trip the fire detectors.
CDR Okay.

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Time: 09:21 CDT 52/14:21 GMT
9/17/73

CDR Hey Bruce, you all are attempting to


get a family comm set up for Jack and I tonight, aren't you?
CC That's affirmative.
CDR Thank you.
CC One minute to LOS. Next station contact
in 1-i/2 minutes through Honeysuckle. Out.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Honeysuckle
for 4 minutes. We'll he dumping the data voice tape recorder
next station which is Corpus Christi. Out.
SPT Hey Bruce, are you going to be on the
day shift tomorrow?
CC I'd say I'ii be working the same hours
tomorrow that I am today. Over.
SPT Yeah. That's what I was asking about. I didn't
think you'd want to change shifts right here when we were
coming up on another opportunity to collect data over that
darkened spot of the southwest up northwest of us there.
CC Where is that?
SPT You know, your favorite locality, Big E.
CC Okay, up there in Oakland. I'ii spell
it for you. Oregon, Kansas. Louisiana, Arkansas. Over.
SPT You're homing in on it pretty well. You
know you're glving that little locality so much good publicity
it wouldn't surprise me at all if the city council up there
wanted to make you an honorary citizen.
CC Say Owen, we've been copying all of your
transmissions but there is a little confusion down here in
the Control Center. The reason I spelled it out last time is
that we're not sure whether you mean Enid, Mississippi, or Enid,
Montana. Over.
CC And for the CDR. Over.
CDR Go ahead.
CC Yes sir, if you can get them stand by and
you might check and make sure the SPT received our last com-
munication.
CDR He did. He's still reverberating from the
shock.
CC Okay Alan, here we go again. If you can
get them, the sites we'd llke to have are 630, that's 630,
625 and 635 in that order. Over.
CDR Okay, I might be able to get one of them
because they are all sort of in the same area, but I'ii look for
630 and if it is not there, I'ii do 25. All right?
CC Yeah. Hey look we're responding to your
request to tell you what we'd like to get. None of them are
required. Just whatever you can get is gravy. And we've got
Just a couple of seconds to LOS. Next station contact in
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28 minutes in your pass through Corpus Christi at 14:58. Out.


CDR Okay, we just went ZL_.
CC Roger. We confirm it.
PAO Skylab Control at 14 hours 29 minutes and
43 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station has
now passed out of the range of the tracking station at Honey-
suckle Creek, Australia. It's traveling south of the Island
of New Zealand. During this last pass there was a little
bit of kidding there about Enid Mississippi, and Enid, Montana.
The Big E as Owen Garriott called it is Enid, Oklahoma his
home town. Bruce Musgrave was informed by the EREP ops Officer
here, the Earth resources Officer, that there are two other Enids
in the United States, one in Mississippi and one in Montana.
And he gave the Science Pilot a bit of a hard time about that.
At the very end of the pass Commander Alan Bean told us that
they had Just begun the maneuver to go into Z local vertical,
that is to point the Earth resources equipment at the surface
below them. And they are now out of the solar inertial
attitude which points the ATM directly at the Sun. They are
now in the nighttime period, so it makes a little difference
for getting electrical energy or for Earth resources data. They
will however begin an Earth resources pass about 25 minutes
from now. That pass beginning at 9:56 a.m. central daylight
time or 14:56 Greenwich mean time, will begin about a thousand
miles southwest of Acapulco. Most of its sites located in
the United States along the east coast from Alabama running
to North Carolina and along the Atlantic coast of New York.
Some of the studies are to study the usefulness of Skylab
remote sensing equipment for preparing detailed oceanographic
charts. Also a study over Alabama will be used to - the data
from Skylab will be used to evaluate a computerized system
for detecting and recording changes in the environment from
a space platform. Survey will also provide some information
on the relationship between ocean conditions in the Atlantic
and the production of biological life. That is to say marine
productivity and the ocean currents, sea state, and things of
that sort. That pass will also include sites in Europe, southern
Prance and southern Italy. The Pyrenees are one of the sites
to determine the relationship there between outgoing terrestrial
radiation that has been collected by satellites. Also mentioned
during this last pass is a problem that has been going on
for some time now with the SI 193, the a microwave radiometer, scatter.
ometer, altimeter. They have had some difficulty with the
antennas on that system. They will be attempting tests during
this pass with Wallops Island NASA station to attempt to acquire
a lock on the S193 using a transponder on the ground. We'll
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get some more details on that before the EEEP pass which is
begin about 20 minutes from now. This is Skylab Control. It
is 24 minutes and 50 seconds to our next acquisition of signal
It's now 32 minutes 46 seconds after the hour.

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SL-III MC-2149/I
Time: 09:55 CDT, 52/14:55 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylah Control at 14 hours 55 minutes


and 36 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time the
Skylab crew should be Just about beginning their Earth Resources
Pass. They are about i000 miles southwest of Acapulco at
this time and we're about a minute and 45 seconds from
S-band acquisition. Although, we do expect to hear some
talk from the crew almost immediately. So we'll keep the
llne up live for alr-to-ground through Texas, Merrltt Island,
and Bermuda, an extended pass lasting approximately 17 minutes.
We have the llne up llve now for air-to-ground.
PLT Time: number 1 is 48 percent.
PLT Is 55 percent.
CDR Bunches of clouds.
PLT Bravo 0 is 10 percent. Charlie 0 is
2 percent. Delta 9 is 8 percent. Delta 0 is off-scale low.
Okay. 58:52 next.
CC Skylab, this is Houston with you through
the stateside pass. Out.
PLT Okay, Bruce. We're off and running.
CC We llke the maneuver time you've got
loaded.
CDR You llke it, huh?
CC We llke it.
CDR We thought you'd like it. That's why
we put it on there. Thanks for catching it the other day.
PLT Okay. It says time, 17 minutes.
PLT 52:030 and 500:21.
CDR 17 minutes is what you see, huh?
PLT I'ii put it in again, just to show you.
CDR We put them in two or three times.
CDR 15:27. How late is that after my pass?
PLT 15:27. Plenty late. Way after intended.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. We were telling
you that the maneuver time you had previously loaded is good. The
one that you Just loaded again is also good. They're both
17 minutes. Out.
PLT MARK. READY LIGHT ON. Okay. For 191 - -
CDR Just redoing it.
PLT Reference is 6. 953 next.
CDR 95 for what?
PLT Okay. Now, Bruce wants to know exactly
when the altimeter READY LIGHT is ON when we get a steady
altimeter unlock and when the READY LIGHT goes OFF. Okay.
CDR What a llfe those fellows have in
Mission Control. They've got it made down there. We're up
here sweating and eating those steaks. They're getting to do
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all sorts of fun things down there.


PLT Yeah. Ice cream.
CDR That's right.
CC Hey, (garble). Could I have another jelly
do-nut, please?
CDR Yeah. The flight director takes care
of him. He's probably going to buy him dinner tonight
again.
PLT (Laughter) I would if I were flight
directo r . MARK. MODE to AUTO on 190. Okay. Down to
position 5.
CDR On the time?
PLT MARK. Position 5 on the down-link box.
PLT Yeah, I could use a couple of enchiladas,
Bruce. A hamburger and a milkshake would be great.
PLT It would.
CDR But we'll suffer through it.
PLT Why don't you go over there to the Monterey
House scarf down some of that mexican chow. (Laughter)
Oh, boy.
CDR You bet. 5 weeks to go.
PLT (Garble) a month to go. (Laughter)
PLT Well, forget it.
CDR We're passing over land.
PLT i0 of them.
CC Strange you should notice that.
PLT (Chuckle) at this early in the morning.
CDR Not a lot you can tell at lens zoom when
you're not hunting for something that's big, I'll tell you.
If you're not hunting for a bay or a city or something llke
that or a road_ you're - In zoom you dontt see a lot, or
big sand piles, or something.
PLT Oh, when I get back, I'm going to tell
them how to design the left-hand operation on that VTS.
CDR Think you're qualified?
PLT Yeah, maybe I will be in another week.
CDR Ten more EREPs to go. This is number 1
of ten.
CDR Nadir swath. 0 0r that's where we are.
We've got 30 minutes to get to the next one. That'll be
slmple enough.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC2150/I
Time: i0:01 CDT, 52/15:01 GMT
9/17/73

PLT Knock them deadthere today, AI.


CDR Got them on the (garble) Wonder what
we're going to do when this 10 minutes of data at 45 degrees,
with special 10. I've been trying to figure that one out.
I didn't know when you get data very good up that far ahead.
PLT So we're finding out. Maybe that's it.
That's the check. Over the water again. Coming up through
the Gulf.
CDR Yeah, the Gulf. Yeah, if I were the
Flight Director, I'd take the crew for a nice dinner everytlme
we got a solar flare or good EREP pass.
CC CDR, Houston.
CDR Yes, go ahead.
CC You're looking at a description of special
kind. It has you 45 degrees up, IMC on, DAC ON, select uniform
site near designated target point, magnification max and then
track it to at least 10 degrees down-track. Over.
CDR It doesn't say that, see. What it says
here - that's what I'm wondering. It says, "Acquire Chesapeake
Bay at 45 degrees." Okay, I can do that. Now it says, "Track
for i0 seconds and then return to the special site, 615."
I must be reading it wrong.
PLT Hey, babe - -
CC Roger, AI. You're reading it correctly
and what we want you to do is acquire it, track it for about
i0 seconds, and then do the proximity of target 615. We
figure you have to break off there and try and acquire 615
and get data on it. Over.
CDR Okay. That sounds good. I'm still won-
dering what they hope to get at 45 degrees off Chesapeake
Bay, that's the thing that puzzled me a little bit. But it's
okay, Just a general interest thing.
PLT Got something in the middle angle of rare
fraction as it builds up an imaginary plane at minus infinity.
CDR That's it.
PLT Remember that one?
CDR Yes. Remember that briefing?
PLT Okay. Here we go tol0 (garble) is
nearby.
CDR MARK. INTERVALS to i0.
PLT And we're going to get the tape burner
on.
CDR MARK. MODE to READY.
PLT Faded away to the spot.
CDR RECORD Alfa 2 and Charlle 4. Tape motion
light is doing right. Just like what we want it to be. Okay.
Alfa 2 is 51 percent, Charlle 4 is 70 percent - -
J

SL-III MC-2150/2
Time: i0:01 CDT, 52/15:01 GMT
9/17/73

PLT I seem to read them a lot.


PLT (garble) need to know. Seven minutes
fixed -
CDR What? (garble)
PLT (garble) hand in the pocket routine
this morning.
CDR Okay. 443, I've got a few seconds. 508;
we're still over the Gulf. We're approaching the coast of
Florida I think. Yeah, we are - no, no. Yeah, Florida,
Just below Alabama.
PLT Attaboy. He always knows where he's at.
CDR Yeah, I used to land there; there's
Tyndall and those places. 508, camera's on. Turn it on
a little bit early. Okay, we're nadir swathing and we Just ran
into some overcast clouds. Then you go to 622, Jack. Nadir
swath now entered the clear area. That was just a small,
localized overcast area; didn't look like a thunderstorm.
We're clear, now we're going to scattered. We're looking
for 622.
SPT Put it on them, AI. Put it on them.
CDR Yeah, I got it right on them. A lot of
them there. 622. It's going to make history, this one.
How's your circadian rhythm?
PLT Going in circles.
CDR Okay.
PLT You know what that means?
CDR Uh-uh.
PLT Makes you want to go to bed as soon as
you get up. (Laughter)
CDR 622, we're there.
PLT Yeah, you have that problem up here too.
CDR 622.
PLT I don't think I've got up yet. I feel
pretty good.
CDR Yeah, 617. We've got 5 seconds of swathing.
PLT Okay, get off of that swath and get on
the site.
CDR I've had it with swathing.
PLT Go man.
CDR Okay.
PLT 4 - -
CDR It'll be 5.6 and left .01.
PLT Pick up this real stuff.
CDR 45.6 is right there, left 0.1. I think
showing is 652.
PLT They can see it better. They got their
fingers in their ears saying, "Oh, no. Here those guys go
again." Why don't they keep their fingers (garble)
SL-III MC-2150/3
Time: i0:01 CDT, 52/15:01 GMT
9/17/73

CDR Itts a little cloudy down there.


CC You're oh so riEht.
PLT (Laughter) Never lose your sense of
humor.
CDR 652, we're goin E to Eo on time.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2151/I
Time: 10:06 CDT 52/15:06 GMT
9117173

CDR Okay, we Just went on time, now we're


going to zoom in. 62 - -
PLT Wait until it gets in the press he says
he thinks - is not thinking. MARK. Mode to check. You thought I
was going to miss that one.
CDR Well, it's cloudy. I can't see anything.
Just look around.
PLT Alfa 2 and Charlle 4 are behaving the same
as they were.
CDR If I didn't know better l'd think I was
doping off. We've got it, we've got something.
PLT We're really wearin E out this tape. I
hope the tape lasts.
CDR Let's try to get a different filter. That
won't work. Okay, now I think we've got Chesapeake Bay. It's so
hazy I can't tell, Bruce. I'ii take some data on it right
now. Now I'm going to go back to the shore line_ but I can't
make out any, I can't make out it enough to know what I've got
here.
PLT Wait til I say MARK. Mode to ready.
CDR It's possible.
PLT Okay, we're going to get that altimeter on
and then I'm going to watch.
CDR That's sort of something. It could
conceivably the wet lands. This is still (garble).
PLT MARK. Altimeter on. I've got a steady
ready light and a steady altimeter light, unlock light immedi-
ately when I put the track in - -
CDR We were switched (garble).
PLT - - (garble), but now the unlock
light is out. Unlock light went out. Okay, you want Bravo 9.
I've got about a - -
CDR (garble) is off. It Just went to off.
PLT - - 30 seconds to get all of this.
CDR Okay.
PLT Let me talk. Bravo 9 is reading
57 to 58 percent, 57.5. Charlie 1 is reading 96 percent and
climbing gradually. Charlle 0, Chalrle 1 is now off scale high,
Charlie 0 is reading 2 percent, Delta 0 is off scale low. The
unlock light is on. Steady again, I didn't see when it came on,
but I did call it when it came off. I was reading the dials when
unlockcame on.
CDR We've got these other targets.
PLT The ready light is out.
CDR What we've got right now is the targets
you wanted next whichever - I don't remember the name of it_
but we've got it. We've got it right foresighted.
PLT MARK. Mode to check. Altimeter ready
light is out. And the unlock light is still on. Record in
1.
CDR Now I'm going to be approaching minus i0.
I've got to go to a different flux.
SL-III MC-2151/2
Time: 10:06 CDT, 52/15:06 GMT
9/17/73

PLT Let me talk to them. A1 is 40 percent,


Bravo 1 is 44 percent, Bravo 0 is I0 percent. Delta 9 is
7 percent. Did you get all of that, Bruce?
CC Got it all, Jack.
CDR Okay, we've got Block Island. So we've
got both of them. I'll tell you the number of the other one
in a few minutes.
PLT The unlock light is still on. The ready
light is out. Bruce, on 193 A. Somethin s happened to
those lights. Are you there?
CC I'm here.
PLT Something happened to those lights while
I was reading the dial. I couldn't watch them both at the
same time. And I think I recorded their off and on, but
not the exact times.
CC That's okay. I think we're getting
the data we need.
PLT That's a boy. That's what we want to
hear.
CDR Okay, that was it.
PLT 190 next.
CDR What we got was 630A in Block Island,
which is 640A.
PLT Ready light is on on the 190. We're
in standby, the shutter speed is slow. The frames are
1 and i. The intervals are 20. What's next?
CDR (garble) 11.
CDR I don't know but I've got to go stand
by the computer since we (garble).
PLT Same status on 193A, Bruce. Altimeter
light is out. The unlock light is on. That gives you some
readings to get what you want. We got time. 39 percent for
AI. Bravo 1 is 44 percent, Bravo 0 is i0 percent, Delta 9
7 percent. Where were we, ii minutes coming up. The unlock
light is on and the ready light is off on 193A. And MARK.
We're standby. Unlock light is off. Okay, down switch
position off, downllnk V X is off.
CDR (garble).
PLT 193 rev is off. 193 altimeter is off.
11:36.
PLT Did yo get them?
CDR Got them both.
PLT That's a boy.
CDR But get the wet lands? I couldn't tell.
I think so from looking at the map. You couldn't see it.
PLT MARK. EREP stop.
CDR It was so hazy. All I could tell
was the water, and then I could see a couple of points.
SL-III MC-2151/3
Time: 10:06 CDT, 52/15:06 GMT
9/17/73

CC Okay. Good show. And our friendly flight


director down ehre says that he'd be happy to buy you all
dinner if you can get him out of the Mission Control during
Skylab 4 some time.
CDR No, we want him to buy you dinner. Every-
body dinner down there. Dinner for the Mission Control,
dinner for the whole team.
PLT That's right.
CDR You know, flight directors are wealthy.
PLT (garble).
CC Okay, we'll go along with that, but he
is shaking his head.
PLT We knew hers buy (garble).
CDR We don't need a dinner.
PLT That's 40 votes against i. We won.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2152/I
Time: i0:ii CDT, 52/15:11 GMT
9/17/73

PLT Who's your flight director, Bruce? Is


that Hutch?
CC That it is. Good old Nell Hutchinson.
PLT Good old Hutch. He'll do it. Running
the show again. Tell him to hang in there. Hamburger and
a milk shake and some enchiladas will be just fine, Hutch. Ed
Fendell on there today?
CC Negative. He's not on this shift.
PLT Okay. If he wants lox and bagels
salami. I know Ed. I never saw him working Mission Control
before.
CDR 40 A. Getting ready for the next pass.
PLT 79 degrees on MS.
CDR Nice job of pointing by EREP, by the way.
I would never have seen that - that's right. That's going to he
my advice when I get back home. And if you don't know
anythlng 9 go on to time and don't move that little baby until
you know something, or else Just take the data right there.
Because you're probably going to be on.
CC Okay. Thank you. We've got 50 seconds
to LOS. The next station contact in 5 minutes through Madrid
at 15:18. Out.
PLT Okay. We're going to turn this thing on
in a little while and tear up some more tape with this 192,
Bruce.
CDR So, watch out.
CC Roger, King of the road.
PLT They get my message. (Laughter) New week.
CDR We're off and running.
PLT Yesterday was a drag, Bruce. It was a
real bummer. We didn't work hard enough.
CDR Gotta have something to do up here. Getting
a little bit slow.
CC Well, we figured that for a day off we
pretty well packed your time line. Maybe we can do better
with the SL-IV crew, if you want to recommend that.
CDR Well, they're going to have to find their
own thing. But I'ii tell you. The time llne looks packed.
A lot of times it isn't, because sometimes the squares are
real big for a small Job, and vice versa. And yesterday,
for some reason, we just ended up with big squares and the
pad looked llke we had a lot. And we really didn't. We
were - We spend a lot of little - -
PLT No. I - I mean - It was a good FliBht
Plan, Bruce. It's just that we got through (garble) at the
time. Got a few extra jobs (static)
SL-III MC-2152/2
Time: I0:ii CDT, 52/15:11 GMT
9/17/73

CC Okeydoke. See you at Madrid.


PAO Skylab Control at 15 hours 14 minutes
and 52 seconds Greenwich mean time. The spacecraft has gone
out of range over the north Atlantic, out of range of the
Bermuda tracking station. We're about 3 minutes and 24
seconds from acquisition of signal at the Madrid tracking
station in Spain. During this last pass there was an Earth
Resources Experiment Package activity going underway. That
began southwest of Acapulco and most of its sites were located
along the east coast of the United States. Heard a good deal
of discussion during the pass of AI Bean working out the
view finder tracking system for the Sl91. That's the
infrared spectrometer. He has to spot very small sites on
the ground using the view finder, which is like a small
telescope. He then, spots those sites and zeros in on them
and the infrared spectrometer takes the data. He did say
he had good success in finding most of the sites. There was
a good deal of haze along the Chesapeake bay area, but he did
indicate that he got some good information on the wetlands
there and on major test sites there. The central Atlantic
regional ecological test site is located along the Maryland
border. Includes a good deal of the several states there in
the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, being the main
states included in the CARETS area. He also indicated he got
some data from Block Island, which is near New York. Block
Island Sound is one of the areas being studied by the U.S. Geological
Survey and that data will go to them at the end of the
mission. All of the data from the EREP mission, EREP activities
will be brought back by the Skylab crew in the command module.
There is no method for downlinking any substantial data. There
is an EREP diagnostic downlink unit that is used, however,
only for testing the operation of the equipment. The EDDU
did identify a problem with the S193, the diagnostic down-
link unit showed that there was some problem with the antenna
working on the multi - on the micro-wave radiometer spectro-
meter - I'm sorry, radiometer scatterometer altimeter. They
will possibly have to do _omething during an EVA on the
beginning of the next mission to make a repair on that. During
this last pass at about 8 minutes after the hour, they were
checking that out using a transponder from Wallops Islands
NASA station. We'll have the line up live for air-to-ground
through Madrid. This EREP pass will be concluding right at
the very end of the Madrid pass as they pass off the coast
of Italy into the middle of the Mediterranean. We have the
line up live for air-to-ground through Madrid for 7 minutes.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2153/I
Time: 10:17 CDT 52/15:17 GMT
9/17/73

PAO We have the line up live for air-to-ground


through Madrid for 7 minutes.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Madrid
for 7 minutes. Out:.
PLT Okay, we're still here, Bryce.
PLT Where is the maneuver pad?
PLT Did you hear anything from Wallops there,
Bruce?
CC Not yet Jack. Stand by.
PLT Find 240 coming up. Do after this.
PLT Okay, I've got it. Get ready to get with
it again. Okay, recorder is back on. We're back with EREP
35 again. We're going to complete this run. Standing by for
EREP start. MARK. EREP start. Okay. Getting ready for mode to
auto. 53, frames ii and intervals 20, set up. MARK. Mode to auto
on 190. Standing by for mode to ready. MARK. Mode to ready on
192. Tape motion light is working properly. Where are we
over AI? What are we taking data over? O, where are we?
CC It looks like you're over France.
PLT Okay, good.
CDR Check the grapes down there.
PLT That noise is me chewing lemon drops, Bruce.
CC Okay, Jack. Be careful you don't break
your teeth on them or Owen is liable to have some on-the-Job
training with the IMSS Kit.
PLT Oh, he's dangerous. I know him.
SPT That's okay by me.
PLT Mode to check.
PLT That's why we all took that training. It
motivates us all to stay well.
PLT The big 0 is not going to work on me
until he lets me trim his mustache.
CDR We'll have some good data on those CB's
you were looking for the other day.
PLT MARK. Mode ready on 192. Tape motion
light back on.
CC 45 seconds to LOS. Next station con-
tact is through Honeysuckle in 40 minutes at 16:04. Out.
PLT Okay Bruce, see you there. Thank you.
PLT Let's hear it for the Flight Director.
Everybody stand up and give him a yell down there.
CDR The Flight Director.
CC And now you hear the sound of silence.
PLT Boy, he's going to get you guys.
CC Out.
PLT I heard them all laughing down there.
You can't fool me. Even I could hear that.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2154/I
Time: 10:25 CDT, 52/15:25 GMT
9117173

PAO Skylab Control at 15 hours 27 minutes


and 22 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station
has now passed out of range of the Madrid tracking station
and completed its Earth Resources pass for the morning. There
will be an Earth Resources Pass scheduled this evening
just before the crew goes to sleep. That pass begins just
south of Taiwan and crosses the islands of Japan ending
about 200 miles east of Hokkaido. The next acquisition of
signal not for 37 minutes. Good deal of kidding going on
during the last pass between the crew of the second Skylab
manned mission and flight director Nell Hutchinson's team,
suggesting that the flight director should be buying dinner
for everybody in Mission Control. Flight director indicated
thathe thought the social record was excellent for this
team and that he was going to see about the crew when they
got back. It's now 28 minutes and 15 seconds after the hour.
Our next acquisition of signal not for 36 minutes. That
will be at the Honeysuckle tracking station in Australia.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2155/I
Time: 11:03 CDT, 52/16:03 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control at 16 hours 3 minutes and


55 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're presently about 54
seconds from acquisition of signal at the Honeysuckle Creek,
Australia, tracking station. This pass will be a short one
lasting i minute and 26 seconds. We do have the line up live
for air to ground through Honeysuckle.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. AOS and 45 sec-
onds to LOS. Short pass here at Honeysuckle. Two quick
messages, one for the SPT. You may want to turn off the
fire sensors when you run S063 here in a couple of minutes,
back on when you finish. We're looking - -
SPT That's already done.
CC Okay. And for the CDR, NOAA reports a
type 4 radio burst starting at 15:20 Z. It is decreased and
started back up. We'd like you to observe on the WLC TV
before running shopping list item 17 at 16:17 Z. Next station
contact in 28 minutes through Goldstone at 16:34. Over.
SPT Okay. We got those - that info about the
type 4 burst. Didn't they ever see those earlier ones that
I reported to you?
CC That's negative, Owen. And that was
panel 529 sensors i and 2 and 530 sensor i.
SPT I already got them. And better check
the receivers.
PAO Skylab Control at 16 hours 7 minutes
and 17 seconds Greenwich mean time. We've now gone out of
range of the Honeysuckle tracking station after a very brief
pass there. During the pass, spacecraft communicator Bruce
McCandless indicated that ground observatories had observed
a radio burst at 15:20 Zulu, that's less than an hour ago, and
gave instructions to Owen Garriott on operations for that -
for radio burst - burst of radio energy from the Sun. Ground
also indicated that they had not in fact seen evidence of
their radio activities that Owen Garriott reported from the
Skylab space station's monitor earlier. That was relatively
a small activity perlhaps and not reached here by ground-
based observatories. At the present time, we're about 25
mintues and 50 seconds from acquisition of signal. Our next
signal acquisition over the United States at Goldstone tracking
station in California. This is Skylab Control at 8 minutes
and 22 seconds after the hour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2156/I
Time: 11:33 CDT 52/16:33 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control at 16 hours 33 minutes


Greenwich mean time. We're just about to acquire signal at
the Goldstone tracking station for our pass through the United
States station, and 1_hrough Bermuda Island. The pass willlast
17-1/2 minutes. We'll hold the line up live for air-to-ground
of this pass over the United States.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Goldstone
for 8 minutes. Over.
CDR Say Bruce, I took a look at the corona
when I first came up, and it appears that the west limb has
undergone some incredible reorganization since Owen looked
at it earlier, several hours earlier. Namely part of the
streamers, the brigh_t part that was up when the roll was
zero, there would be along about 3:30 or 2 the bottom of that
group up there has been sort of hacked away, it's missing.
An extra streamer or two has been added down at the 4 to 5
position, a ray or two. So apparently there may be something
going on in that, between those two areas which would make
it 3 to 330. It's not visible to the naked eye on the scope.
Owen suggests that we do an extended standard for JOP 8 which
we're now doing. And it's probably got another 3 or 4 minutes
to go. l'm not sure. We're taking some long exposures on
56 shopping list item 18, I think's it's 18. Shopping list
item 13 things, but I wondered if there was anything you'd like
me to do?
CDR I kind of wondered if we should run another
extended standard after this one here, which you just did a
second ago.
CC CDR, Houston. Negative on the additional
run of extended standard. We'd like you to wind up what you've
got going here in progress when it times out and go
to the building block i0 as scheduled in the pad. Over.
CDR We'll sure do it. And I'm now looking
at the UV mon, correction, the WLC again, and sure
enough those rays are even better defined than the ones that
were formerly at 4 o'clock, which I've rotated now to 5 o'clock.
And the ones that were occupying the 2 o'clock position now,
it's about to 3:30. Uh - it's been - a little bit different
than they were earlier, so Just as soon as it times out
which will be about 5 minutes and 54 seconds, then I'ii
press on with building block i0.
CC ,Okay, we copy. And getting back to the
more mundane questions of getting y'all home again. We've
got a question, when you were down in the plenum a couple of
days ago would you catagorize the plenum as being full, or
is there room for more plenum bags down there? Over.
SL-III MC-2156/2
Time: 11:33 CDT; 52/16:33 GMT
9/17/73

CDR I would catagorize it room for more


plenum bags, there's plenty of space down there. I'd also,
for thinking on Jerry's flight, I think there's plenty of
room to go down there and string some other string or some-
thing to suspend plenum bags around in other places where
we presently even haven't planned_ So, there's a lot of
room down there and !_he bags are close nicely in a clear area,
and so there's just all sorts of possibilities down there.
CC Okay, and talking about the timeline
that's in the front of the deactivation checklist, what we
would like to do is rather than go through and pen andink
a bunch of changes in times there in the checklist, is that
on mission day 59, when you get up, we'd like you to set your
watches ahead by 4 hours even, and that'll put you on the
timeline for day 59. And when you turn in that evening, you
can set them back 2 hours for a net gain of 2 and that'll
put you in sync with the published times for mission day 60,
up until the point where you transistion to phase-elapse
time in the command module, but that's Phil Shaffer's job.
Over.
CDR I would say that sounds very agreeable
to us. We'd like to it that - just that way. Could you
tell me now a couple of things about that as long as we're
discussing it. One, is the Mission Control going to run
a simulation with this exact time with Vance Brand before
we do it for real?
CC Okay, AI. The answer to that one is
that we have anticipated you, and we ran it yesterday. We
used your checklist, all the trajectory stuff, and in fact,
the SL-III backup crew with Vance. We figured that since
yesterday was your day off there wouldn't be anything much
going on over here in the control center so we brought the
other team in and doubled up. Over.
CDR You're way ahead of us. That's real
great. I assume that it came out pretty near like - nominal
with all the checklist changes we've had so far?
CC Right. And it went very nicely.
CDR Excellent. One thing that's bothered
me a little bit, I'm just wondering. When we actually make
the entry burn, where is the workshop relative to our
field of view. In other words, is it down below us, above
us, right in front of us, - where is it? By that, I don't
mean it's position, I mean relative to where we're pointing.
CC We're working that one, AI. We've got
the data here, we're just trying to get it in a form where
I can convey it to you verbally.
SL-III MC-2156/3
Time: 11:33 CDT; 52/16:33 GMT
9/17/73

CDR Okay, what I was thinking of was - (garble)


the command module's centered coordinates
CC Right° I understand.
CDR (Garble)
CC Roger. We understand.
CDR Okay.
CDR A couple of other items you might (garble)
CC Stand by on that, AI.
CDR (Garble) comm box here.
CDR (Garble) and that is what is the present
time between close-out and undocking and the time between
undocking and the burn? The burn and entry interface and
what's the length of the burn? We kind of calculate it's
going to be about an 18-second burn up here, but we didn't
know.
CC ()kay, how about running those again in
sequence and we'll pick up working on the attitude in a few
minutes. Over.
CDR ()kay. Time from tunnel close-out, that's
when we finish the check and take our suits off - and right -
I don't know if we take our suits off then, but finish the
check, take our helmets and gloves off, and the undocking
time, and what's the time between undocking from the burn,
plus the time between the burn and entry interface - -
CC ()kay, you're looking for the times from
tunnel closeout to undocking, the time from undocking to the
entry burn, and the time from the burn to entry interface.
Right?
CDR That's affirm.
CC ()kay, we'll have those for you in a minute
or so.

CDR ()kay, no hurry.

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SL-III MC-2157/I
Time: 11:42 CDT, 52/16:42
9/17/73

CC CDR, Houston. On the attitude situation,


at the - time of the burn we expect you to be approximately
one nautical mile ahead of the workshop and two-tenths of a mile
below it. You'll be of course, facing back towards it but
pitch down about 15 degrees from local horizonal. And since you'll
roll upside down, the closest description - would be that the
workshop is - somewhere down in the direction of your feet
or the plus-Z axis. It won't be visible in the window. When
you thrust it'll be sort of a - a skewed thrust vector, which
will not take you back towards the workshop, but will take you,
if you followed that path, it'll tend to take you underneath
it and behind it. Of course, orbital mechanics will come into
the situation. Over.
CDR ()kay, that's good news. (garble) we're
thinking -
CC And - we're getting the times for you now.
CC CDR, Houston.
CC CDR, this is Houston. Over.
CDR How do you hear now, Bruce?
CC Okay, AI. - First item - we'd like to get
you to run some shopping list 17 Sun centered, - not to interfere
with the scheduled ATM operations and pick up a little data on
that coronal reorganization you were commenting on. In response to
your questions regarding time intervals, the approximate time,
between schedule funrel closeout and undocking is 6 hours.
Time from undocking i_o the - entry burn is an hour and 48 minutes
that's i plus 48. And the time from the burn to entry interface
is 26 minutes. Over
CDR That's a pretty good time line. I - We ought
to be able to do tha_ one.
CC Yeah, what we -
CDR Here's a question for you. Another words,
they want me to - 52 right now and open it up and take data?
CC Okay, we do not want to interrupt the ATM
schedule. If you're in a position where you're Sun centered and
can take data, why go ahead.
CDR Okay, well, I'Ii tell you where I am, per the
pad, I'm at - stop 80 and ref minus 5. So I don't know whether
they - what - what they'd like for me to do from that position.
CC Nothing, AI. And wait until you're Sun
centered. Over.
CDR Okay, that'll be towards the end of the
pass and I'll sure do it. Thanks Bruce.
CC Roger. That' ii be fine. And we're going
over the hill here. Next station contact in 5 minutes through
Madrid at - 16:55 and we'll talk to you there.
PAO i_kylab Control at 16 hours 51 minutes and
44 seconds Greenwich mean time. We've gone out of range of the
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Bermuda tracking station. Our next acquisition will be at


Madrid in approximately 3 minutes and 40 seconds. In this
last pass, Skylab crew is inquiring about procedures for
splashdown, which is to talk place a week from tomorrow. And
A1 Bean did receive some information on the exact location of
the command module at the time of the - deorbit burn. The
exact location is i nautical mile ahead of the orbital workshop
in it's orbit 3 and an orbit about two-tenths of a nautical mile
below the orbit of the orbital workshop. At that time, they
will deorbit. They will not be able to see the workshop because
the workshop will be below their feet there, oriented in a
upside down positions, and they will be burning backwards behind
the orbit of the command module down - down below the workshop.
Our next acquisition about 2 minutes 50 seconds from now.
We'll keep the line up live for air-to-ground through the
Madrid pass that's a 9 minute and 17 second pass.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2158/I
Time: 11:52 CDT, 521'16:52 GMT
9/17/73

CC Skylab, this is Houston through Madrid


for 9 minutes. Over.
CC And for the CDR, if you could tell us
without going down there and looking we'd like to know how
many plenum bags are presently in the plenum and
whether or not they're deployed in accordance with the
instructions in activations checklist for locating these
things. Over.
CDR They are deployed correctly. I don't
know how many Bruce, we've reported each one, it would
be no trouble. Sometimes when I got 15 minutes I can pull off
the lid and look. But I don't know. Seven maybe, I hate
to guess cause I don't remember.
CC Okay, AI, we're take you up on that.
Sometime in the next day or so when you have a few minutes
take a peak. The reason we're concerned about it is it's
significant that the limit down there is 7 due to consideration
to air circulation and we'd like to make sure we're not
getting the plenum overcrowded and cut off the ventalation.
Ove r.
PLT Say Bruce - -
CDR Okay.
CDR They might want to reset some of those
re - constraints we got all sorts of circulation down there
and my guess is that you could put quite a bit more and
you wouldn't affect the circulation. There's a (garble)
of circulation and you could live without the (garble) you
go and get stuck, you might want to Just say well one more
isn't going to make any difference, and it probably isn't
because we got pretty good air flow down there. Besides
when you take off the cover it kind of pops out.
CC Roger; we copy.
PLT Say, Bruce I put most of those bags down
there and I think there's 8 of them down there instead of 7.
I think there's 4 A sizes. And the picture page 3-11, should
tell you pretty much how they're located but we had to
put I think about 3 or 4 of them down there.
CC Okay; we copy. Thank you.
PLT But they're all located between -
there's 4 between duct 3 in the access cover and 4 more bet-
ween duct i and duct 2.
CC Okay; thank you.
CC And CDR, this is Houston. In response
to Jack's description of how many bags are down there and
where they are stored I think we can cancel out your inspection
task and we'll take it from here.
CDR Okay.
CDR Also Bruce, have there been any thought
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on undocking to giving it let's say foot per second


probably so that we end up being able to photograph the
twin pole sunshade as we back away.
CC Negative. Out.
CDR ()kay, I wondered I knew we didn't have
anything but extra inflation but I didn't know what
thoughts were given on that.
CC As the word I'm getting back here now is
that you're undocking at local midnight so you wouldn't be
able to view the workshop anyway. Over.
CDR ()kay, thanks that makes sense.
CDR Looks like a good time we'll ease down
to sun center and take the data and return to this point.
CC Roger; we copy.
CC Skylab, this is Houston, 45 seconds to
LOS. Next station contact in 37 minutes through Honeysuckle
at 17:41. Out.
PAO Skylab, Control at 17 hours 5 minutes
and 23 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now out of range
of the Madrid tracking station. Our next acquisition of
signal 35 minutes and 46 seconds from now will be at
Honeysuckle, Australia. This is Skylab Control at 5 minutes
and 37 seconds after the hour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2159/I
Time: 12:40 CDT, 52/17:_40 GMT
9/17/73

PAO This is Skylab Control; Houston at


17 hours 40 minutes Greenwich mean time. Less than a
minute away now from scheduled acquisition of Skylab
space station throu_ih the Honeysuckle station, Australia.
In Mission Control we're standing by now for possible
voice contact with Bean, Garriott, and Lousma aboard
Skylab. Our CAP CO_ here in the Control Center is
Astronaut Bruce McCandless. At 17 hours 41 minutes Green-
wich mean time, continuing to monitor this is Skylab
Control Houston. Now receiving data from Skylab.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through
Honeysuckle for 5-1/2 minutes, with some info for the EREPers.
PLT Go ahead, Bruce, we're listening.
CC Roger. Wallops Island reports that
they did acquire a signal on S193 from your transmitter
and were able to do so and turn it around for about 8
seconds during your pass. They're report of the UNLOCK
light out and first pro - operations of the light
delay forces of the alitmeter. We'll have to wait for
the arrival of data tapes from Mila to go any further in
accessing the validity of the data handling electronics.
the meter readouts for gimbal monitoring on board appear
to be invalid. Over.
PLT Okay. Bruce thank you for that report.
At least it sounds like we got part of it working. Right?
CC Roger. Maybe there's hope for SL-4.
PAO That's Jack Lousma responding to call
up from Bruce McCandless.
CDR Hey, Bruce there's one thing I noticed.
I'm scheduled for a 92 test 1 and 2. Test 2 we got a
checklist change for, and test i, we just got the message.
Should we plan to use the message or is - was there a
change that we did not receive? Our message is explanatory,
so (garble) we're just trying to check.
CC Okay, just the message on test 1 as you
pointed out. Test 2 changed your cue card, I believe.
CDR Okay, we got them.
PAO Skylab Control Houston, approximately
2 minutes 40 seconds remaining on this pass over Honey-
suckle. A little earlier we heard from Commander A1 Bean
asking about some teleprinter readouts on M092, the
inflight lower body negative pressure experiment. Commander
Bean is scheduled to be subject to - the subject of the
MO92 inflight lower body negative pressure experiment,
a little later this afternoon, with Science Pilot Owen
Garriott acting as the observer. Less than 2 minutes away
now from loss of signal through Honeysuckle. Standing by
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and continuing to monitor. This is Skylab Control Houston.


CC Skylab, this is Houston. I minute to
LOS. Next station contact in 15-1/2 minutes through Hawaii
at 18:02. Out.
PLT Okay, Bruce.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston 17 hours 48
minutes Greenwich mean time. We've just had loss of signal
with the Skylab space station over Honeysuckle. Next station
to acquire will be _[awaii. This in approximately 14-1/2
minutes. This is Skylab Control Houston, at 17 hours 48
minutes Greenwich mean time.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2160/I
Time: 13:01 CDT, 52/18:01 GMT
9/17/7S

PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 18 hours


i minute Greenwich mean time, less than i minute away from
a predicted acquisition of signal of Skylab through Hawaii.
We'll leave the line open and continue to monitor. This is
Skylab Control, Houston.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Hawaii
for 7 minutes. Out.
PAO Bruce McCandless makin E the call-up.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston; 18 hours 4
minutes Greenwich mean time. Bruce McCandless has placed
a call-up to the crew of Skylab, presently passing over Hawaii.
As yet, we have not heard from Bean, Lousma, or Garriott.
Standing by and continuing to monitor, this is Skylab Control,
Houston.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. We'd llke to
get the DAS for a minute so we can inhibit momentum dump.
Over.
PLT You have it, Bruce.
CC Roger. Thank you.
PAO That was Jack Lousma responding to the
call, asking for the ground use of the digital address system.
We're at 18 hours 5 minutes Greenwich mean time, still 3
minutes 40 seconds remaining on this pass over Hawaii.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston; 18 hours 8
minutes Greenwich mean time.
PAO A very quiet pass over Hawaii. Per the
Flight Plan, Commander AI Bean should be at the Apollo tele-
scope mount console. Science Pilot, Owen Garriott undergoing
his physical training, and Pilot Jack Lousma, who we heard
from only briefly, completing his lunch break. 18 hours
8 minutes Greenwich mean time, continuing to monitor, this
is Skylab Control, Houston.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. Thirty seconds
to LOS. Next station contact in 1-1/2 minutes through Gold-
stone at 18:10. Out.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston; 18 hours i0
minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal with
the Skylab space station through Hawaii. However, acquisition
with Goldstone is less than 1 minute away now. We'll leave
the line open and continue to monitor. This is Skylah Control,
Houston.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Goldstone
for the next 8 minutes, standing by for the CDR. Over.
CDR Go ahead, Bruce.
CC Okay, Alan, a quick question. Did you
do the air - airlock module tape recorder work procedure this
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9/17/73

morning? Over.
CDR Uh, I'ii tell you what. It took so
doggone long to do ti_at BMMD urine thing that I didn't get
to do it. I've got it set up now, I've got the lights on
it, I've got the camera pointing that way, and I'm planning
to do it just as soon as I can get to it, which is about
right now.
CC Okay, no problem. We're Just trying
to X in the squares on the Flight Plan down here so we can
keep up with your progress through it. With respect to
the phone calls for this evening, we have you tentatively
set up through Merritt Island at 23:13, but have not been
able to definitely confirm it with your wife yet. We have
the PLT tentatively set up through Guam at 22:41. Same
comment with respect to confirmation.
CDR My wife's teaching school, so she will
not be home till around 3:30 or so, Bruce.
CC Roger. I left a message with the maid,
and she's supposed to be home about 5.
CDR Okay.
CC And the preceding pass through each
of these stations, Merritt Island and Guam, we're setting
up for a VHF comm check through the site, up to you. And
to implement that, we've got a couple of switches we'd like
you to throw at your convenience in the next hour or so up
in the command module. Over.
CDR How about right now?
CC Okay, panel 3, we want VHF AM B to
duplex.
CDR Okay, what else? Are - those are the
two?
CC Negative. One more.
CC And on panel 9 we'd like to get VHF/TR
switched to TR.
CDR Okay, I think I understand your thinking,
and will do.
CC And what we'll do on that is configure
through the site, and we'll just give you a call on the
air-to-ground on VHF and you can Roger us through the normal
speaker boxes, and we'll - log it as complete or unset, or
whatever it is.
CDR Okay, that sounds like a good way to
go. I'm about ready to make that change right now.
CC And after we complete this, we've got
about an hour or so between the checks, and we'll remind
you we need to undo this configuration before private comm,
especially, the panel 9 one. Over.
CDR I understand completely. So we're goin E
to operate on duplex

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SL-III MC-2161/I
Time: 13:13 CDT, 52/18:13 GMT
9/17/73

CC - so between the checks we'll remind you


we need to - undo this configuration before private comm,
especially the panel 9 one. Over.
CDR Understand completely. But we're going
to operate on duplex B again, is that correct?
CC Roger. As far as I know.
CDR Okay, thank you.
PAO Skylab Control; Houston. 18 hours 14 minutes
Greenwich mean time. That's Commander AI Bean talking with
CAP COMM Bruce McCandless, on a communications check for the
private converstation with families of - that is scheduled for
this evening.
PAO Skylab Control; Houston. 18 hours 17 minutes
Greenwich mean time. About 2 minutes 40 seconds remaining on
this stateside pass. Skylab passing over the northern portion
of the United States_ We show 2 minutes 25 seconds remaining
before loss of signal with Goldstone, the next station to
acquire will be Bermuda. Standing by, continuing to monitor
this is Skylab Control, Houston.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. 45 seconds til
LOS. Next station contract in 4-i/2 minutes through Bermuda
at 18:23. Out.
PAO This is Skylab Control; Houston. At 18 hours
20 minutes Greenwich mean time, we've just had loss of signal
with Skylab space station passing out of range now through
Goldstone. The next station to acquire will be Bermuda in
approximately 3 minutes 20 seconds. Meanwhile, the - shift
change over, the silver team of flight controllers and the
purple team of flight controllers is scheduled to take place
at approximately 2 p.m. central daylight time. Our best
estimate at this time for a change of shift briefing with
off-going Flight Director Nell Hutchinson is at 2:30 p.m.
central daylight time in the small auditorium. We will up
date that time as the event draws closer. We're at 18 hours
21 minutes Greenwich mean time. Approximately 2 minutes
40 seconds away from reacquiring Skylab through Bermuda,
and this is Skylab Control, Houston.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2162/I
Time: 13:22 CDT, 52/18:22 GMT
9117173

PAO Skylab Control Houston at 18 hours


23 minutes Greenwich mean time. Less that a minute away now
from scheduled acquisition time with Skylab through Bermuda
we'll keep the line up awaiting the call up from Capsule
Communicator Bruce McCandless here at the Mission Control
Center.
PAO Skylab Control; Houston 18 hours 25 minutes
Greenwich mean time. Network Flight Controller reporting
we've lost our data lines through Bermuda. Actually this
pass at a very low evaluation maximum evaluation of some
4 - 4 degrees. Standing by continuing to monitor at 18 hours
25 minutes. Skylab Control; Houston.
CC Skylab, this is Houston, through Bermuda
for 3 minutes. Out.
PAO Skylab Control Houston 18 hours 28 minutes
Greenwich mean time. Less than 2 minutes away from loss of
signal with Skylab thLrough Bermuda CAP COMM Bruce McCandless
is - has attempted i call up trying to reach the crew aboard
Skylab. However, on this pass the evaluation angle of the
spacecraft is very low we've had no communications thus far
the evaluation being - maximum being approximately 4 degrees.
We'll stand by and continue to monitor at 18 hours 29 minutes
Greenwich mean time. Skylab Control; Houston.
CC Skylab, this is Houston 1 minute to LOS.
Next station contact 3-i/2 minutes through Canary Island at
18:32. Out.
PAO This is Skylab Control; Houston at 18
hours 30 minutes Greenwich mean time. The Mission Control
Center has had loss c f signal with the Skylab through Bermuda.
Next station to acquire Canary Island tracking station in a
little more than 2 minutes.
PAO Skylab Control; Houston 18 hours 33 min-
utes Greenwich mean time. Standing by now for acquisition
of Skylab through Canary Island.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Canary
for 9 minutes and 45 seconds. Out.

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SL-III MC-2163/I
Time: 13:36 CDT, 52/18:36 GMT
9/17/73

CC Skylab, this is Houston i mimute to LOS.


Next station contact through Honeysuckle in 36 minutes at
19:17 where we will be dumping the data voice tape recorder.
Out.
PAO This is Skylab Control; Houston at 18
hours 44 minutes Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station
has passed out of acquisition through Canary and Madrid
tracking stations. During this pass we had no conversation
with the crew aboard Skylab, Commander A1 Bean, Owen Garriott,
and Jack Lousma. Tc briefly recount the Skylab 3 crew
awaken early this morning to adjust their body clocks in
preparation for the splashdown a week from tomorrow. The
crew was awaken at approximately 4:20 a.m. Central Daylight
time. Both Science Pilot Owen Garriott and Commander AI
Bean have been working at the Apollo Telescope Mount console
during the morning. One EREP pass took place this morning,
with a Skylab camera and an electronic sensor pointed toward
test sites which covered the southeastern section of the
United States and the coast of New York. To test the useful-
ness of Skylab's remote sensing equipment in preparation of
ocean and graphic charts. Also this EREP pass was designed to
provide data on the relationship between the Altantic Ocean
conditions and the abundance of marine life. In all the pass
covered approximately 8,000 miles with Skylab additionally
making observations over southern Europe. This afternoon
Commander Alan Bean is set to be the subject on the experiment
MO92, this being the inflight lower body negative pressure
experiment. And early this evening the first EREP pass over
Japan and it's coastal waters is scheduled to take place.
We're approximately 32 minutes away now from acquisition of
signal through Honeysuckle with Skylab. And at 18 hours
46 minutes Greenwich mean time. This is Skylab Control;
Houston.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2164/I
Time: 13:48 CDT, 52/18:48 GMT
9117173

PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 18 hours


49 minutes Greenwich mean time. We have a refinement to
our change of shift schedule time with Flight Director,
Neil Hutchinson. That change-of-shift news conference now
set for 3:00 p.m. I repeat, 3:00 p.m. central daylight
time, in the small briefing room in the Public Affairs
building number i. 18 hours 49 minutes, this is Skylab
Control, Houston.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2165/I
Time: 14:17 CDT, 52/19:17 GMT
9/16/73

PAO Skylab Control Houston at 18 hours 17 minutes


Greenwich mean time. Less than a minute away now from scheduled
time of acquisition of the Skylab space station through
Honeysuckle tracking station, Australia. Astronaut Dick Truly
has assumed the position of CAP COMM here in the mission control
center, taking over from Bruce McCandless. Meanwhile, a hand-
over of flight control teams is in progress. The purple team
of flight controllers, headed by Flight Director Phil Shaffer,
in the process of taking over. We'll keep the line up and
monitor, this is Skylab Control Houston.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS, Honeysuckle
for 9 minutes. And if you'll let us have the DAS we'll enable
momentum dump.
CDR You've got it.
CC Okay.
CDR Say, Dick, how are you doing?
CC Real fine. And you guys?
CDR Couldn't be better. Say I just ran the -
so call tape recorder luck procedures, and I think we fixed
this tape recorder. What is occurred, I think, was the -
tape came off the two (garble) and the two idlers that position
the tape in front of the playback head. I took it apart -
disassembled it, cleaned everything up in it; none of it was
dirty, incidently. The pinch valve was in good shape, it was
not broken like the others. Reassembled the tape on the
two (garble) and the two - idlers, adjusted the pitch and then
pitch belt, and put it all back together. Now the procedure
only called for me to - do - two things that - tells me not
to do two things that I did when I removed it. One, they
did not want me to - The heat shield and heat shield screws, they
asked me not to reinstall; I did not do that. Then they only
asked me to install two screws on the cover that covers the
whole business, which that's what I did. But essentially, my
guess is that the tape recorder is working. If it's net working,
I'll bet you, and we ought to maybe, put it in and give it
a go and if it isn't, we can take this belt off and put it on
the other tape recorders that failed because of pitch (garble)
drive problems.
CC Roger, AI. I copied all of that. And -
I guess we'll - think about that a little bit and maybe -
try that tape recorder again. It sounds real good, glad that
belt isn't broken.
CDR You bet. Okay. See you later.
CC Another thing, AI, while you're close to the
phone, on the subject of plenum bags, we've done a little homework
here, during the day and definitely can stow more plenum bags
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9/16/73

down in the plenum. And we're - looking at a plan to help you


out, and we'll get it up to you well in advance of deactivation
so that you'll know exactly where to put the bags down in the
plinum so we won't disturb the airflow. Over.
CDR Okay, good show.
PAO Skylah Control, Houston; approximately
6 minutes remaining on this pass over Honeysuckle. That was
Commander A1 Bean reporting that he had gone through the
tape recorder 6 procedure.
CDR Four times a day when I'm working at this
workshop, I think about some of the things that you did when
you were - following this thing. That's made it a lot more plesant
to live up here. There must be litterly thousands of improvements
that could be traced back to Dick Truly that we - enjoy
everyday, everything from the head to the 70 - (GARBLE) fittings on
the side the - tool boxes are some. It's really fantastic. This
thing is made for convience.
CC Thank you, AI. Appreciate it.
PAO Little more than 5 minutes remaining now
on this Honeysuckle pass. A1 Bean, Skylab Commander, reporting
that he thought the tape recorder was working after going through
the fix procedures. Then he extended the pat on the back to
CAP COMM Dick Truly who has worked diligently and for lon_
hours prior to the flight and during the mission itself as
a support crewmember for Skylab. Dick Truly reported that
here in the mission control they had been doing some advance
work, homework procedures on - stowage activity which will
precede the entry of Skylab from space next Tuesday.
PLT Say again, Dick.
CC I was just commenting that it's obvious that
you got one of those music producing tape recorders fixed.
PLT I think he's got that piped in from the
ground.
CC Roger.
PLT Say, Dick. I noticed the record light went
out, if you guys are dumping - sometime during the time I was
talking about S183. I don't know exactly where it is, so
maybe you could tell me that my recorder was still working
or tell me where that - I left off.
CC Okay, Jack. Stand by a second.
PLT Thank you.
CC PLT, Houston. We did - We have been dumping
the data tape recorder. We have not completed the dump yet,
and we started the dump, ENCO says, right at the AOS of this pass,
which I would estimate to be about 4-1/2 to 5 minutes ago.
PLT Okay, thank you, Dick. I'll - repeat some
of the stuff that - I'd put on the recorder about S183. I
remembered most of it.
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CC Okay, sorry about - -


PLT (garble) my experiment 1 recorder light is still
on, which is a good deal.
CC Roger.
CC Skylab, Houston. For your information,
the data recorder dump is complete. We're about i minute from
LOS at Honeysuckle. Hawaii is coming up at 19:38.
PLT Thank you, Dick.
PLT And I want to second what AI said about
your good efforts on - keeping the Skylab shipshape to begin with,
and also the efforts (garble).
CC Roger, thank you very much.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 19 hours 27
minutes Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station has
passed out of range now from - Honeysuckle tracking station.
Next station to acquire will be Hawaii in a little more than
i0 minutes. During that pass, we heard from two members of
the Skylab crew, A1 Bean and Jack Lousma, both extolling the
efforts of CAP COMM Dick Truly in his role as support crew
member and the aid in design for the comforts of the
orbital workshop. So on day 52, it appears that the crew
of Skylab-III continues to enjoy their stay aboard. We'll
pick up Skylab again in approximately i0 minutes through
Hawaii and at 19 hours 28 minutes Greenwich mean time,
this is Skylab Control, Houston.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2166/I
Time: 14:37 CDT, 521/19:37 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control Houston at 19 hours 37


minutes Greenwich mean time. Less than a minute away now
from acquisition of the Skylab space station through Hawaii
tracking station and[ as we acquire Commander AI Bean should
be starting shortly if not already his series of medical
experiments of this afternoon. First the lower body negative
pressure experiment then he'll take his turn on the bicycle
ergometer for experiment MI71 the measure of metabolic
effectiveness of man in space. Acting as observer for these
medical experiments will be Science Pilot Owen Garriott.
Standing by now for a possible call up from CAP COI_M Dick
Truly. This is Skylab Control Houston.
CC Skylab, Houston we're AOS Hawaii for
7 minutes.
CDR Dick we want to verify something and
that is that we do both test 2 and i after 92.
CC Stand by.
CDR It's good to hear you.
CC The answer to your question Al, is
affirmative. We want test 2 and i after MO92.
CDR Okay; thanks.
CC Roger.
CC Skylab, Houston since this MO92 is going
to have to vents associated with it we think we just as soon
enable the TACS both hardware and software. We'd like you to
do this for us and if you could do it while we're here at
Hawaii we got you for another 2 minutes and 20 seconds we
would sure appreciate it.
PLT (]my, Dick I'ii work on that now.
CC Okay, thank you.
PLT How does it look?
CC Looks real good. Thank you very much.
PLT Yes sir.
CC Skylab, Houston, we're i minute from LOS.
I'ii call you in 4 minutes at Goldstone.
PLT See you there, Dick.
CC Okay.
PAO Skylab Control Houston at 19 hours 47
minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal with
the Skylab space station through Hawaii. Acquisition is
scheduled to occur with Skylab through Goldstone in approxi-
mately 2 minutes. We'll stand by with the line open for
reacquisition on this stateside pass. We're at 19 hours
48 minutes Greenwich mean time. And this is Skylab Control
Houston.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2167/I
Time: 14:48 CDT; 52/19:48 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control, Houston, 19


CC Houston, AOS Goldstone for 6 minutes.
PLT Okay, Dick.
PAO We're 19 hours 50 minutes Greenwich
mean time. That was CAP CObiM Dick Truly advising the crew
aboard Skylab that we now have acquisition on this stateside
pass.
PLT Say, Dick, you know, well, we were just
talking about the thing we like most about these new hours
is that you get to go to bed early and there's a lot more
daylight.
CC It - somehow it doesn't work exactly
that way down here.
PLT That is eastern Washington and Canada
up there by the U.S. border.
CC Roger.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston; 19 hours 55
minutes Greenwich mean time. That was Pilot Jack Lousma
reporting the view from space of the state of Washington
close to the Canadian border. Continuing to monitor, 19
hours 55 minutes, Skylab Control, Houston.
CC Houston. We're about a minute from LOS.
We're going to have about a 5-minute break, and I'll give
you a call at Bermuda. And for your information, our TM
shows that M561 has reached its cool temp and so if it is
more convenient to you, before you get to the scheduled
Flight Plan time, Jack, at about 1:30 or so, to start the
M560, you're welcome. We're not rushing you to do that,
but anytime from now on is okay with us.
PLT Okay, thank you for watching it. I'd
just started early enough but I'll do - within the next
half hour, Dick.
CC Okay.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 19 hours 58
minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal,
approximately 2-1/2 minutes now, away from reacquisition
with Skylab through Bermuda. The M561 referred to is one
of the i0 samples that are involved in the M518 experiment,
the multipurpose electric furnace system. We're at 19
hours 58 minutes Greenwich mean time, and this is Skylab
Control, Houston.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 20:00 hours
Greenwich mean time, approximately 15 seconds away now from
predicted time of acquisition of the Skylab sta - space
station through Bermuda tracking.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2168/I
Time: 15:00 CDT, 52/20:00 GMT
9/17/73

CC Skylab, HOuston. AOS Bermuda for 9 minutes.


PAO Skylab Control, Houston, at 20 hours 2 minutes
Greenwich mean time. We're receiving data from Skylab-lll as
it's passing over Bermuda tracking station. Quick call up from
CAP COMM Dick Truly, thus far, no response yet from the crew
aboard Skylab-lll. At this point, A1 Bean undoubtedly performing
the - medical run, the lower body negative pressure test,
with Science Pilot Owen Garriott acting as an observer. We
have some 7 minutes remaining of acquisition time over Bermuda.
Standing by, continuing to monitor Skylab Control, Houston.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're about 15 seconds
from LOS at Bermuda. We're going to drop out Just a couple
of minutes and I'ii give you a call at Canary Island.
PLT Okay, Dick.
PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston at 20
hours i0 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal
through Bermuda. The next station to acquire will be Canary,
however, Flight Director Neil Hutchinson has left the mission
control center and is in route now to the - Skylab News
Center for the change of shift briefing. We'll take the line
down at this time and stand by for the news conference. And
in the process we will tape conversation which take place over
Canary Islands and Ascension on this pass. At 20 hours 11
minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control, Houston.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2169/I
Time: 15:44 CDT, 52/20:44 GMT
9/17/73

PA0 Skylab Control Houston at 20 hours 44


minutes Greenwich mean time. At this time we will play back
the tape which we accumulated during the News Conference
this being the tape acquired during the Canary Island and
Ascension tracking station passes.
CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS Canary and
Ascension for the next 15-1/2 minutes. And infor for the
PLT, I - I just talked to Gratia at home and we're all set
up for that phone call and we'll check out the comm for the
Guam pass when we come around this rev.
PLT Okay, this will be a check before our
conversation. Is that correct?
CC Yhat's affirm, Jack. The check will be
at Guam this pass and then you're call is at 22:41 Zulu.
And that's the next rev.
PLT Okay, thank you, Dick.
CC Okay.
PLT And by the way that tape recorder
that I replaced this morning had readings of 1,510 hours.
Over.
CC 1,510. Thank you. PLT, Houston, before
you get to far away from the ATM panel, if I haven't already
let you get away the - we see the S056 shutter is still open
on the instrument, you might take care of that for us.
PLT The door is closed the camera air lock
was put to close and camera power was put to off and that
was all after I had the ready light and I had a frame decrease
after the long exposure and I went to start and stop and
decreased it again by 1 but what I'ii do if you request, is to
turn the power back ,on and cycle the start switch again if you
suggest that.
CC Roger. We think if you turn the power
on and then issue a _stop and power back off it out to hack it
for us.
PLT Okay, Dick. Maybe that's something
they'd like to research their instruments because after the
last long exposure I went camera power on and it decreased to
380, and then I went to start for a couple seconds and then to
stop and it decreased to 379, and perhaps after the - the -
decrease to 379 the shutter was door closing and it may give
them a little bit of information for troubleshooting. But
I'll do as you say and see what happens this time.
CC i_oger; Jack.
PLT Okay, as soon as I went to camera poweron
that time it jumped down to 378, so I don't know what their
sequence is in there but we did get a frames remaining decrease
and then the shutter clo6ed now.
CC _oger; Jack. The shutter is closing now and
SL-III MC-2169/2
Time: 15:44 CDT, 52/'20:44 GMT
9/17/73

and we think that's the normal operations so we're happy here


on the ground. Also Jack, I've got one correction to the
EREP 36, C&D pad, for you to make sometime prior to that
pass. We still got about 4 minutes here left here at
Acsension if it's convenient.
PLT ()kay, Dick go ahead I'm staring at it
right now.
CC Okay, down there attime of 28:06 for
S192 you'll see it says mode, standby. We'll like to change
that to say mode, check.
PLT Check I got it.
CC ()kay, thank you.
PLT Thank you. You still there, Dick?
CC Yes sir, go ahead.
PLT Yeah, do you have any different spot
settings for M518 - oh, I got ithere 560 instead of the
665, just down a little further than I was looking. Thank
you.
CC ()kay. You're squared away then I'ii
forget chasing that. We're about a minute from LOS at
Ascension. Carnarvon comes up at 20:50.
PAO Skylab Control Houston at 20 hours 49
minutes Greenwich mean time. About a minute 40 seconds away
from timeofscheduled acquisition with the Skylab sta -
space station through Carnarvon. We'll keep the llne up,
open and live and pick up conversations as they take place.
CC Skylab, Houston, AOS Carnarvon for 9
minutes.
CC Skylab, Houston,Carnarvon for 8 minutes.
PLT ()kay, Dick, we're here. Thank you.
CC Okay.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2170/I
Time: 15:52 CDT. 52/20:52 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control, Houston; 20 hours 56


minutes Greenwich mean time. A little less than 4 minutes
remaining on this pass with Skylab over Carnarvon. Standing
by, continuing to monitor, this is Skylab Control, Houston.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're about 2 minutes
from LOS. We're going to have acquisition at Guam at 21:05.
And, Jack, I think one thing that Bruce did not pass up
to you in preparation for the VHF test at Guam is, is that
we need to be on the right antenna.
PLT Okay, right antenna. And whattime
was that again, Dick?
CC Oh, it's coming up in just about 7 or
8 minutes at 21:05. And I'll - when I transmit to you,
the way we're doing this - I'll be transmitting to you on
VHF only. So if you hear me, that'll confirm that, and then
we'll copy your VHF down-link and that'll confirm a good
loop.
PLT Okay, and I think I've got an extra
line here on my pad, and that's JOP 12 (garble) We got
82B down four exposures, but it's got a skip there.
It's on i0, but they only want3. A i0, a 40, and a 240.
Is that correct?
CC Stand by i, pl_ase.
CC Jack, what we want is a I0, a 40, and
a 240. That's what my pad says and - but that's what we
want. Ten, a 40, and a 240.
PLT Okay, thanks. I got a repeat in mine.
I got two 40s in there, but I crossed one of them out.
CC _oger.
PLT And, Dick, I put M560 on the (garble)
at 20:53. (garble) i temperature was 22 degrees centigrade
and the pressure was 0.2.
CC Okay, Jack. Thank youvery much.
PLT You bet.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 21 hours
Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal with Skylab
3 over Carnarvon tracking station. The next station to
acquire will be Guam in approximately 4-i/2 minutes. And
during that Guam pass we will have a VHF communications
check with Skylab, this being done in preparation for Pilot
Jack Lousma's private conversation with his wife over the
next Guam pass. The - that pass scheduled at 22 hours 41
minutes Greenwich mean time. Twenty-one hours 2 minutes
Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control, Houston.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2171/I
Time: 16:07 CDT, 52/21:07 GMT
9/17/73

CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS, Guam for


6 minutes, l'm making this transmission on S-band, if you
can hear it okay. I'll give you a call on VHF.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston. 21 hours 9 minutes
Greenwich mean time, approximately 3-1/2 mintues remaining
on this Guam pass. Standing by and continuing to monitor,
this is Skyla5 Control, Houston.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston. Approximately
a minute and a half remaining of acquisition time through Guam.
CAP COMM Dick Truly reports the VHF test has been completed.
And the - voice quality was quite good. He also indicates
that they do plan to repeat the test over MLA. Less than a
minute away now from LOS of signal through Guam. We show
21 hours ii minutes, Greenwich mean time and this is Skylab
Control, Houston.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're one minute til LOS.
I'ii call you at Goldstone at 21:29. And Jack there was one
thing I missed, and I'm sorry; I had it written down and didn't
see it. For the test at MLA we need to be in left antenna,
other than that, we're in a good configuration.
PLT Okay, Dick. (garble) time that's coming up.
CC The MLA site comes up at 21:35 and that's
immediately following Goldstone which is coming up next. I'ii
remind you again.
PLT Okay, thank you for what's been done.
CC Okay.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 21 hours 13 minutes
Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal with the Skylab
space station through the Guam tracking station. The next
station to acquire will be Goldstone in approximately 16 minutes.
At 21 hours 13 minutes, this is Skylab Control, Houston.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2172/I
Time: 16:28 CDT, 52/21:28 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control Houston at 21 hours 28 minutes


Greenwich mean time. We're now receiving data - systems data
from Skylab, we'll stand by for conversation between CAP COMM
Dick Truly here in the mission control center and the crew of
Skylab-lll.
CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Goldstone for 5 minutes.
PLT Okay, Dick, we're still here. Is S056
still operating or is the hung on filter 2?
CC Stand by. PLT, Houston, S056 is hung up.
PLT Okay.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston. 21 hours 30 minutes
Greenwich mean time. S056, the x-ray scout telescope.
CC Skylab, Houston. W_'d like to restart
S056, one time and if it hangs up again we'll probably just
terminate it.
PLT Okay, I was just looking through my -
reference (garble) on S056, I was thinking of taking them off
manually.
CC Roger, Jack. If that's not too much trouble
to you and you have the time - we'd like that.
PAO That's Jack Lousma speaking from Skylab-lll
to Dick Truly here in the mission control center serving as
the CAP COMIC.
PLT The way I read it here and what it needs
is filter 2, 88 secon1|s then 162, 186, 176, and 3.2. Is that right?
CC Stand by i please, let me look it up.
PAO Lousma is presently performing experiment
with the Apollo telescope mount. 21 hours 32 minutes greenwich
mean time, Skylab Control, Houston.
CC PLT, Houston. Reading you off all the
filters in the exposure times probably a little complicated
and we'd be just as happy if you did a shopping list 13 for
filters 3, 4, and 5.
CC That's on S056 -
PLT I think I've got them written down here,
I think, Dick. I found them and I'll run it off.
CC Okay, I do have - I do have the numbers
written down here, also, if you would like to confirm them.
PLT I already got filter 2 taken but 3, 4,
5, and 6 go 162, 186, 176, 3.2.
CC Roger, those are good numbers, Jack and
we're about 15 seconds from LOS. We're going to drop out
about a minute or so and I'ii give you a call at - Texas.
PLT Okay.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston; 21 hours 35 minutes
Greenwich mean. All of the conversation thus far on this
stateside pass with Skylab-lll has been with Pilot Jack Lousma.
SL-III MC-2172/2
Time: 16:28 CDT, 52/21:28 GMT
9/17/73

Meanwhile, Commander ,Elan Bean has been performing the medical


experiments with Science Pilot Owen Garriott serving as
observer. These expe - experiments being the M092, lower
body negative pressure test and MI71, the bicycle ergometer.
Standing by continuing to monitor at 21 hours 35 minutes Greenwich
mean time. Skylab Control, Houston.
CC Skylab, Houston. AOS MLA for ii minutes.
I'm transmitting on S-band. If you hear this okay, I'll
give you a call on VHF only.
PLT Okay, reading you loud and clear, Dick.
Let me run this exposure out, I'll set up the next one and
I'ii be right with you.
CC Left antenna is the correct antenna, I'm
still on S-band, let me know when you have time, Jack and I'll
give you another call.
PLT Okay, it'll be about - 20 seconds.
CC Okay, no hurry.
CC Ready to receive ATM TV down-link also,
here at MLA.
PLT Okay, Dick how do you read on duplex Bravo.
CC PLT, Houston, read you loud and clear, how
do you read me and I'd like to hear you again. Go ahead.
PLT Okay. I'm hearing you 5 square with
no echo and the TV down-link ought to be up pretty soon when
the white light coronagraph.
CC Okay, real fine. I hear you loud and clear
also, I am going to go back to S-band for the remainder of this
pass, however, Jack because - for this pass the left antenna, I'm
told, is going to get kind of ratty comm toward the tailend
however for Al's - Al's pass - it - it should be good one all
the way through. So I think we have a good check and I'm going
back to S-band. Thank you very much.
PLT Okay, real good. You want me to leave this
set up - the way it is, switch wise.
CC Negative, I don't - I'd like you to go
before you leave up t]here, I'd like you to go VHF TR to OFF
on panel 9 and on panel 3 go VHF AM Bravo to OFF and then when
it comes time for the phone calls just go right by the cue card
and it should be set up properly.
PLT Okay, on panel 9 VHF TR OFF, right?
CC That's affirm and panel 3 VHF AM Bravo OFF.
PLT Okay.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston. 21 hours 40 minutes
Greenwich mean time. Jack Lousma completed the second VHF comm
check with CAP COMM Dick Truly here in the mission control center.
This in advance of his private converstation with his wife,
which is scheduled to occur or take place during the next pass
over Guam tracking station. That pass now scheduled for
22 hours 41 minutes Greenwich mean time.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2173/I
Time: 16:41CDT, 52/21:41 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control, Hou - -


PLT That's about it for a TV down-link, Dick.
I can't drive it around because it takes pictures.
CC Roger, Jack. Thank you.
CC And, Skylab, Houston. In about 30
seconds we're going to ha - hand over from Merritt Island
to Bermuda, and we're going to dump the data recorder at
Bermuda.
PLT Okay.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're 30 seconds from
LOS. Ascension comes up at 21:56, about i0 minutes from
now.
PLT Okay, let me give you the frames re-
maining, Dick. H-alpha, 3567; 56 is 360; 82A is 6; 82B is
73; 52 is 950; and 54 is 859.
CC Okay, Jack, I got that. Thank youvery
much.
PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston at 21
hours 48 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab III has Just
passed out of range with the Mission Control Center through
Bermuda tracking station. The next station to acquire will
be Ascension in approximately 8 minutes.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC2174/I
Time: 16:55 CDT, 52/21:55 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control Houston 21 hours 56 min-


utes Greenwich mean time. Less than a minute away now from
acquisition of Skylab 3 through Ascension. We'll stand by,
keep the line open, and monitor conversations as they develop
between CAP COMM Dick Truly in the Mission Control Center
and the crew aboard Skylab 3.
CC Skylab, Houston; AOS Ascension for 6 min_
utes.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're 45 seconds from
LOS. Carnarvon at 22:27.
PAO Skylab Contro_ Houston at 22 hours 3
minutes Greenwich mean time. We've just had lost of signal
with Skylab 3 following this pass over Ascension tracking
station. The next station to acquire will be Carnarvon;
this, in approximately 24 minutes. Taking the line down at
this time at 22 hours 4 minutes, Skylab Control, Houston.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2175/I
Time: 17:26 CDT, 52/22:26 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 22 hours 26


minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab-lll now less than a minute
away from acquisition through the Carnarvon tracking station.
We'll stand by keeping the land - the line up for conversation
as they develop between CAP COMM Dick Truly in the mission
control center and the crew aboard Skylab.
CC Skylab, Houston. A0S Carnarvon for 10
minutes.
PLT Roger, Dick.
CC And Skylab, be advised of - I did confirm
for A1 on his phone call and it is set up. Jack's is the next
site, I'll he reminding you of both of those and I've got
a couple of evening questions and with all the EREPs and
evening status and so forth I thought perhaps we might get a
couple of them out of the way. I had one for Owen and one
also for Jack.
PLT Let me ask you one, Dick. You want us
to maintain configuration where we're in - VHF to PR on panel
9 for subsequent comm.
CC Stand by i. PLT, Houston. Negative.
We want you to - that was strickly for the test and we want
you to go straight by the private comm cue card.
PLT Okay, thank you and now go ahead with
the question.
CC Okay, Jack. The - other day I think Hank
I was reading the transcript and I think Hank was talking to
you about the PPC02 sensors filters that we asked you about,
and the one we were _nterested in was out of the mol,
one of the mol sieves that you took out on mission day 48.
And in reading the transcript, it's implied that there was
- that you guys are stacking them in the container in a
certain order. And we were wondering if you could figure out
the last two sensors that you put in there, if you can, we
were considering going to CCB and perhaps flying home both
of them. And if you cannot figure it out - that the last two
that went into that stowage, we'd like to know that.
PLT No, I don't think so Dick. I can
probably figure out the last - was it PC02 or (garble) I could
figure out the last four or the last eight, I suppose. The last
four ins and the last: eight out. But there could be no way - of
knowing which one exactly it was. If this turns out that we're
getting all of the - the old ones and putting them on one
end and new ones in the middle and as we work towards
the other end, why we: just - put the used ones back in the
slot we just go the new ones out of. But there is no way
of knowing which one is which.
CC Okay, stand by Just a second please.
SL-III MC-2175/2
Time: 17:26 CDT, 52/22:26 GMT.
9/17/73

CC PLT, Houston. I guess what we'd ask you


to do then is if you can figure out the last 4 of the ends,
if you'd mark them a special way, at least we'll have
it narrowed down to that and if we decide to bring them home
at least we'll still have that option if that's possible for
you to do. The other question that I had - I wanted to talk
to - I guess was Owen, perhaps you, I'm not sure on this -
it has to do with the - UV Camera problems that we've been
having.
SPT Yeah, that's for me, go ahead Dick.
CC Okay, I've got a number of things written
here, Owen, and so why don't I just give you the just of
what the whole thing is and perhaps you can clear me up as
to where you stand. !First of all, we had a problem that you
reported on mission day 49. And for your information the
shutter will not cock until a full frame of film has advance
and if the battery is low it will advance either slow
or not at all. We were wondering if you tried to operate the
UV camera in automatic: after all of the film was exposed today
and if you didn't, the suggestion is here - is that you try that
and if it doesn't work correctly you might try changing the
batteries with in - with the Nikon 01. Be advise also that
we have - camera timer S063 MAL procedure that's on a teleprinter
message that we have not fired up to you and that's available
if you'd like us to send it up. So why don't you Just
let me know what the status is.
SPT I don't think I'ii need that, but I'ii
tell you what I did. I've - tried to think that it was just
at the end of the film roll. When I tried to advance it. It
would neither advance manually nor would the motor driving
and so I - could also not press off or fire the exposure. So I
rewound the film off 1:he cassette into the original cassette and
restowed it as I mentioned it in the down-llnk voice tape, which I
guess you have. And after it was cleared then I did operate the
camera in every MOD I could think of, single times continuous and it
all works perfectly, llnd - so it looks to me like even though I had
43 frames set, when it got to 42 it was out of film. Now that
could be - I might of used an extra frame at the beginning
somehow, perhaps in putting the spool on, I rolled it, lets
say a little further than average or something llke that
and took up one extra frame that way. Although I wouldn't
have imaged that those cassettes were measured so accurately
that there wasn't room for an extra frame or two on the end.
But I've just assumed that it was the end of the reel
and it rewound normally and after the film was out the camera
operated in all modes normally.
CC Okay, Owen. Thanks much and sounds like
it may be working okay, now.
SL-III MC-2175/3
Time: 17:26 CDT, 52/'22:26 GMT
9117173

SPT As near as I can tell it's functioning


correctly.
CC ()kay. We've still got about 4 minutes
left here at Carnarvon, I'm not sure exactly what you guys
are up too now. We do have several things later on this evening.
I do have a few items of news, I might - thought I might pass
up here, it's a little early in the evening for the news, but
I thought you might ]Like to hear them.
SPT Why don't you go ahead and take it there,
Dick.
CC ()kay. The United Auto Workers union has
reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the
Chrysler Corportion. And a strick by abo_t 112,000 workers
began on Friday and possibly will be over very shortly.
And in Lakewood, Colorado, sextuplets - four boys and two girls
were born late Sunday to a lady and are doing real fine, up
there. The a - bombs have exploded in Northern Ireland and
Britain and guerrilla sympathizers demonstrated in Dublin as
the prime ministers of Britain and the Irish republic conferred
on attempts to end strife in Northern Ireland. New stories
about Skylab continue to report the mission just as it is,
and that's as a scientific bonanza. The details on preparations
for return of the crew, both on the ground and in space
are being reported in quite a bit of detail. And as a matter
of fact, I'm - we're looking on the TV screen here of the
recovery ship that is presently steaming eastward out of
Hawaii and as the days goes on it'll end up at the end of
mission site, to the southwest of San Diego.
CDR How is she rolling Dick?
CC Say again.
CDR How is she rolling? How is she rolling?
Dick.
CC Very slightly. She's steady as a rock.
CDR That's very good. (laugh)
CC On the sports scene, the Houston Astros
Sunday defeated Los Angeles, 6-2. The Oiler didn't make out
quite so well, the Giants bet them 34-14. On the college scene,
the University of Houston beat Rice, 24-6, I think the score
was. And Michigan beat lowa, 31-7.
CDR ()kay, your - you know we've got our personal
physician or crew physician out there, Dr. Paul Buchanan on that
ship and I don't think he's got his sea legs yet and so we gave
him some good advice before he left, and that was to be sure
and take along a little handbag full of scop/Dex, to make
sure he got accommodated and adjusted to the new enviroment well.
SL-III MC-2175/4
Time: 17:26 CDT, 52/_-2:26 GMT
9/17/73

CC I'm sure, he sure appreciated that advise


coming from you guys.
SPT He even asked us whether or not we would
recommend any head movements and we thought only after all symptoms
had disappeared would that be appropriate.
CC Roger, that.
PLT Did you say 41-7 Michigan over Iowa?
CC It was 31-7, Jack.
PLT Okay, that's still good enough. Looks
like the wolverines sharpened up their teeth this year and
clipped the wings off the seahawk.
CC Yeah.
CDR How's the Longhorns doing?
CC They didn't play yet. I checked AI and
they didn't play yesterday, I guess their first game is
scheduled for next Saturday.
CC And Skylab, Houston. We're about a minute
from LOS at Carnarvon, Guam comes up at 22:41 and Jack that's
where your phone call is set up so I'ii give ya'll a call
at Guam.
CDR Okay, (garble) something up here for biomed
today on the bike run.
CC Say again. I didn't copy that and also
one thing for Jack, you should start off on the left antenna
Jack and then switch to the right antenna and AI say again
please.
CDR I said I put a lot on there for Biomed.
On the end of that 17] (garble)
CC 0kay, real fine, we've warned him and
he'll be looking for it.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2176/I
Time: 17:38 CDT, 52/22:38 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control Houston at 22 hours 39


minutes Greenwich mean time. Loss of signal with Carnarvon,
Guam acquisition in approximately I minute 40 seconds.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 22 hours 41 min-
utes Greenwich mean time. We have acquisition of Sky -
Skylab through Guam.
CC Skylab, Houston, Guam for 9 minutes.
CC Skylab, Houston, Guam for 9 minutes.
CC And I Just talked to COMM TECH, and he was -
he made one call and just got a noise burst down, and he
wanted me to confirm that you had received his uplink.
PLT Hello, Dick. This is Jack. I'm reading
the COMM TECH loud and clear on VHF; he's not hearing me.
CC Okay. Let me talk to him.
PLT Hello, Dick, this is Jack. How do you
read?
CC I read you loud and clear. How me?
PLT I'm hearing you five square on S-band, but we
got the same problem, a lot of background noise, and I'm hearing
the COMM TECH, and my wife_ hut nobody's hearing me.
CC Roger. Understand. We're working on
it. Stand by please.
PLT Okay, I'll go back to VHF.
CC And Skylab, Houston. For Jack. We'd
like to verify you on that left antenna?
CDR He's on left.
PLT Dick, I'm on left. I believe that's where
he told me to be.
CC That's right. The word that I have from
the ENC0, Jack, was to start on the left and you probably
would have to shift to the right sometime during the pass.
I can check again witlh COMM TECH right now.
PLT I tried them both and I'm going to give
up here, in another minute until I get it squared away.
CC Okay.
PLT Dick, I'm still trying. It's the same
problem. I hear the COMM TECHS talking between Guam and Houston,
and I can hear the Guam COMM TECH, also, but he can't hear me
either.
CC Roger, Jack. Copy. I'm not sure what to
say right now, we're ]_ussling to try to get it fixed. We
prob - we - looks like we may - we still got about 4 minutes
left here at Guam, and I'm sure we'll go ahead and try to get
the Mila pass for AI, and perhaps set this up later, if it's
no joy all the way.
PLT Okay, Dick, and now Guam is reading me,
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but Houston isn't. And I'm hearing both of them.


CC Roger; understand.
PLT Dick, how many more minutes we got in
this pass?
CC We got 2-1/2 minutes, Jack.
PLT Okay, tell them I'm going off the line
here. They can work it out, somehow.
CC Okay, Jack, we'll - sorry about that.
We'll - if we can get ourselves squared away here, we - and
we will, we'll set it up for a later pass.
PLT Okay, Dick. That'll be fine. Thank you
very much.
CC Thank you.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from LOS.
Goldstone is coming up at 23:06, and I'ii be standing by
there to get the Evening Status Report.
PAO Skylab Control Houston at 22 hours 51
minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab 3 has now passed out
of acquisition range with the Guam tracking station. Still,
difficulities are developing with the VHF comm for the
private conversation. No joy on Lousma's private conversation
with his wife over the Guam tracking station. Lousma report-
ed that he could hear the communications technicans talking
between Guam and Houston, and he could also hear his wife.
Unfortunately, they were not able to hear Lousma in this mode.
Although weather appeared questionable over Japan earlier,
Skylab has been given a firm go ahead for the first Skylab
Earth resources pass ever over Japan and her coastal waters.
Six targets are scheduled and these include such geographically
prominent positions as Mount Fuji and Toyko Bay. The data
takes, on this EREP pass, are scheduled to start at 17:22
Central Daylight time. This will occur while Skylab is out
of station contact with the Mission Control Center. Scheduled
to take place on the next revolution over the Pacific. We're
at 22 hours 53 minutes Greenwich mean time. And some 13
minutes away now from acquisition by Goldstone. This is
Skylab Control, Houston.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2177/1
Time: 18:05 CDT, 52/23:05 GMT
9/17/73

PA0 Skylab Control, Houston at 23 hours


6 minutes Greenwich mean time, less than a minute away, now,
from acquisition of signal with Skylab through Goldstone.
The llne is now open and this is Skylab Control standing by.
CC Skylab, Houston; stateside for 17 min-
utes.
CDR (Garble)
CC Roger. I heard about half of a cut-out
conversation there, but I didn't catch it.
CDR You ready for the ole nightly report?
CC Yes sir, I sure am. Go ahead.
CDR 093, 105, 168; 6167, 0121, 6640; 6.239,
6.241, 6.237; 5.954, 5.957, 5.954; 6.950, 6.951, 6.954.
CC Roger.
CDR Exercise: CDR, 2/35/5041, 3/15/Mark I,
3/10/Mark II, 305Mark III; SPT, we'll give you the informa-
tion later; PLT, let him give you the information later be-
cause hers on the bi - bike exercise at the moment. Medl-
cation: CDR, one Seconal that's
CC Okay°
CDR One Seconal last night. Sleep: CDR,
6-I/2/G; SPT, 6-I/2/G; PLT, 6/G. Uh - how about a little
food log. Okay?
CC Okay, go ahead.
CDR (:DR, salt packs 1/2 and add one lemonade;
SPT, two salt packs, add peanuts, and butter cookies; PLT,
four salt packs, add one lemon drops, one butter cookies,
an_ one PG.
CC Okay.
CDR Hiere comes the photo pad: M516, tape
recorder change: CI60, 04, and CI52. BMMD, SMMD: CI61, 00,
CI54. MI51, S183 prep: CI58,13, CI53. M516, tape recorder
repair: CI20,05, CI59. S183: UAO286. M151/S183 stow:
CI56, 03, CI44. 35-millimeter: CII05, 39, CX34,54. 70-mil-
limeter: CX27,073. ETC: CT09,051. EREP, Set W: 8,989;
1,182; 8,708; 8,087; 9,857; 8,760. Drawer A Configuration:
07, CI58,13, CI53.
CC Roger.
CDR G5, CI61,O0, CI54; 06, CI60, 04, C152;
03, CI20,05, CI59. Backup - not the backup the drawer:
02, C156; 03, CI44.
CC Roger, AI. Got it.
CDR Just looking at Denver and the Rocky
Mountains. They don't look so big up here. They sure do
down there. Okay, here we go: Flight Plan Deviations:
completed medical inventory requested by message 4605. I
guess that really should be a shopping list item. We haven't
looked at our Flight Plan tomorrow. I don't know if they're
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Time: 18:05 CDT, 52/23:05 GMT
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aboard or not. And unscheduled stowage item location change:


now this is some drink from Jerry Carr crew chow, so I want
to be sure to get it down, also sending a message on channel
A today. It's 562F. Lemonade from can 151, 162, 171, 819-1, 21-1.
So there were essentially six lemonades removed from his
food, and he's going to have to bring those up.
CC Roger, AI. And - I'm sure it's about
a minute or so from handing over from Goldstone to MLA, so
you might secure this and let one of the other guys read me
the rest of it or I can catch it later and whiz up to the
command module.
CDR (Garble) and will do.
CC ()kay.
CC And, Skylab, Houston. I forgot to warn
you, but we're going to dump the data tape recorder at MLA.
SPT ()kay, I don't think anybody's using it
now, Dick. And I think A1 read you all the info that you
needed and that he had, didn't he.
CC I think we were just about to the end of
it, Owen. I just wanted to make sure that I warned him in
time for him to get up there and see if we can have any better
luck on his phone call than Jack did. And so if there is
anything more that you want to pass down, feel free. We've
still got about i0 minutes left in this stateside pass.
SPT Okay, no, I think that catches everything.
CC Okay.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2178/I
time: 18:13 CDT, 52/23:13 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control, Houston 23 hours 14 minutes


Greenwich mean time. Skylab now under acquisition with the
Mila tracking station. This the station in which AI Bean
is conducting his private conversation with his wife here
in Houston. Apparently the communications functioning
successfully. Standing by continuing to monitor with some
8 minutes 35 seconds remaining on this pass. Skylab Control
Houston.
CC Skylab, Houston, we're i minute to LOS.
Vanguard at 23:33.
PLT Okay, Dick.
PAO This is Skylab Control Houston at 23
hours 24 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab III has now
passed out of station range on this stateside pass. The
next station to acquire is Vanguard in approximately 9 min-
utes. However, Skylab will skirt the outer edge of the
range of Vanguard at a very low elevation angles a
maximum of some 3.7 degrees. The next station to acquire
beyond Vanguard will be Goldstone this some i hour and 18
minutes from this time. And during that intervening period
Skylab will have it's pass over Japan where the Earth
resources pass is scheduled. This will be done - will take
place out of station contact with the Mission Control Center
we're 23 hours 25 minutes Greenwich mean time. And this is
Skylab Control Houston.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2179/I
Time: 18:32 CDT, 52/23:32 GMT
9/17/73

PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston at 23


hours 32 minutes Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space
station now approaching acquisition with Vanguard, less than
a minute away now. We'll stand by. Keep the llne open in
the event we pick up conversation over the t_acking ship.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Vanguard for
5 minutes.
CDR c)kay, we had very good comm on that one,
Dick. Thanks.
CC Okay, AI, I'm sorry the thing didn't
work out for Jack. We have - about the only pass that we have
left that's possible to set up again, and I'd suggest we
try it, is the Vanguard pass at 01:07, that's just about 5 or
i0 minutes, after your EREP. And the ENCO just told me that
the - that one maybe a little hit noisy but I su - I just
talked to home and I'd suggest we go ahead and try that one.
That's 01:07.
PLT Okay, Dick. I'ii give it a try. And I'II
plan to do that at 0]:07. And I've got some thing that didn't
get reported because I didn't have it done. So stowage
wise, I moved 6 blue towels from dome locker 418 to the
waste management compartment, and I got (garble) for that.
Let me get it.
CC Okay.
PLT It's number 2 for $5, 8684.
CC I'm sorry. You betcha- you cut out. You
better say that one again on the exercise, please.
PLT Okay, that was a number 2 times and 35
minutes, 8684. And thank you for setting up the comm,
appreciate it.
CC Okay, I hope it works out. And if it
doesn't, I guess we'll catch you tomorrow, Jack. Also as
long as I'm talking here, this is the last chance we'll have
to remind you that we're need to be sure to get a NuZ update.
And the time is 00:02, and it's on the ATM schedule pad, hut
that daylight cycle isn't scheduled for anybody so I thought
it might be a little bit of a trap for you. 00:02 is the
time for a new Z update.
PLT Thank you, Dick.
CC And also, I think monitor i is still on
up there and you can - when you go up there to do a NuZ
update, you can turn off that monitor.
PLT Okay, would you like us to make that a
part of our powerdown checklist, now to turn off mon I as
well as mon 2?
CC Roger, Jack we thought that was on the
checklist and I'ii check it right away. But yes, we -
it ought to be on the powerdown checklist to secure both monitors.
PLT No, it's only mon 2 at the moment, but if you
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9/17/73

check it out, why we'll include it in the (garble) change


that's what he wants done.
SPT Roger. Dick, you might check to make sure it
doesn't affect your ability to down-link TV, during the
night.
CC Roger, Owen. Yes, don't make a checklist
change. We'll check it out and get squared away.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds
from LOS. Goldstone comes up at 00:42. And we do have the
med conference scheduled at Goldstone, but I think it's been
arranged that Owen's going to for us. Also we'll give you
a "gotcha" on that powerdown. We were thinking about the
powerdown for EREP cue card that does have mon i on it but
your pad said powerdown for unattended. So it was powered down -
the C&D was closed out properly. I'ii give you a call at
Goldstone.
PLT So you still want mon i off. Right?
CC That's affirm. We do want mon i off.
PAO Skylab, Control Houston 23 hours 40 min-
utes Greenwich mean time. Skylab 3 has now passed out of
range with Vanguard. The next station to acquire will be
over the states at Goldstone. This acquisition time some 1
hour and 3 minutes away. This is Skylab Control Houston.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2180/I
Time: 19:42 CDT, 53/00:42 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 42 minutes


Greenwich mean time, And day 53 of the mission of Skylab
IIl, less than 1 minute away now, from acquisition of the
Skylab space station through Goldstone. During this pass
the private medical conference is scheduled to take place.
Also, Vanguard is being configured for a private family
conversation, this being the one that Jack Lousma missed
earlier this evening over Guam. Some i0 seconds away now
from scheduled acquisition of signal, keeping the line up,
this is Skylab Control, Houston.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston. Now receiving
systems data from Skylab through Goldstone.
CDR (Garble)
PLT That's what we're doing.
CDR Terrible.
CDR They're going to have a tough time
getting this one.
CC Skylab, Houston. I'm with you at Texas
for 9 minutes.
CDR Hello there, Houston.
PLT Dumping down the Pike, here.
CDR It was snow-covered or cloud-covered
over at Japan, Dick. The northern tip was clear, - well,
broken to clear, but the rest was socked in. No Tokyo Bay,
no Mount Fugi.
CC Roger, AI.
PLT (Garble) (garble) all our friends in
the land of the rising Sun, anyway, Dick.
CDR 329, and l'm supposed to
PLT MARK. MODE SINGLE.
CDR (garble) degrees - like about right now.
CDR Let it stay there. 229. E229. They
sure got a bad horizon on this one, Dick. It - we must be
going into dark_ but it just wasn't distinct at all. I
hope this comes out to their satisfaction.
PLT How's Big Red down there today, Dick?
CC Hers really having fun tonight.
CDR What's he doing?
PLT Let's hear it for the Flight Director.
Everybody Rive him a holler.
I_S Hey, Hey, Yea. Yea.
PLT I bet he's almost as good a guy as
Archie is.
CDR Ask him what we're going to do with
that 6 hours between tunnel closeout and undocking.
PLT I wonder if Big Bill's going to buy
the whole - all the flight controllers dinner like Hutch is.
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Time: 19:42 CDT, 53/00:42 GMT
9/17/73

CDR He is. There's no doubt in my mind.


PLT Yeah, a good guy like him.
CC (Chuckle)
PLT Wealthy bachelor.
CC (Chuckle)
CDR Big pocketbook.
PLT Yeah.
PLT Well paid flight director.
CDR Thatts right. They get extra - they
get flight pay for this. (chuckle) I wouldn't be surprised.
PLT I wonder if they could get perdiem for
being in the MOCR.
CDR (Chuckle) Probably. They get to sleep
there.
PLT (Chuckle) They got to record us first,
though.
CDR 50:01, and boy, this is a tough one.
PLT This one is really stirring up the old
pump, Dick.
CC Well, it sounds like fun to me.
PLT (Laughter)
CDR It is - a great site - (garble)
PLT Never lose your sense of humor. (Chuckle)
CC I'm trying.
MS (Laughter)
CDR It's only a matter of time Richard.
PLT They're saying what Bruce was saying
this morning.
CDR What're they saying?
PLT Wish these guys would shut up.
MS (Laughter)
PLT Here they come again. (Laughter) Oh.
CDR (Garble)
PLT 52:29. Boy, it seems like a long time
off. It seems like almost 2 minutes. Seems like we've been
up here for two months.
CDR Okay, 47:39 - that's the wrong time.
I'm going to 52:29. They're getting a lot of movies of
black space for some reason. I don't know why, but they
want them. No, they wonIt let me turn it off they said.
PLT That'll make them jump up and down if
you do that.
CDR No, they want me to keep it on. It's
gonna be interesting footage.
PLT I betcha Phil could take everybody out
to dinner on all the money he's got off that lousy coin trick.
CDR He should do it.
CC Everybody on the team concurs with you.
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Time: 19:42 CDT, 53/00:42 GMT
9/17/73

CDR (Laughter) Little - little uh - Chinese


food. He'll probably take you down to the - what's the
Chinese (garble) (clhuckle)
PLT (Laughter)
CDR 52:29. Oh, this is good one - this is
good - I can't wait to see this footage when I get back.
They're going to think we didn't expose it. Solid black.
PLT That's what they want. (Garble) a lot
darker picture they can take.
CDR Right.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2181/I
Time: 19:52 CDT, 53/00:52 GMT
9/17/73

PLT Okay, we're going to get a MOD signal here


pretty quick.
CDR Okay, at 52:29 this camera's coming off.
PLT MARK, MODE Single. EREP to STOP
PLT MARK.
PLT Okay, what's this post operating thing here.
Something that Dick want's to know right here. I guess he's
gone.
CC No, I'm not gone. I'm ease dropping.
PLT Good. Okay. You want to know what Bravo
7 is. So I'm going to tell you. It's 31 percent.
CC 31, okay.
PLT And when we were in check, Alpha 2 was doing
some swirlley things. It was moving up and down between -
this was before we started the - Earth limb pass, it was
oscillating between - 37 and 40 - 45 or 50. Just going real slow
and - with out any - apparent direction to it's motion. Since
you want to know Alpha 2 and Charlie 4, thought that might
be - little interesting piece of data. Okay, 192 door CLOSE.
Close and latch the window. Okay. One little piece of note -
data you might want to have there, Dick is concerning the M518.
It - It was in a (garble) temperature, I'ii give that to you
later. I - I ain't got it written down. But the guys seem to
want to know that.
CC Okay. And Jack one thing - this next
Vanguard pass is the last pass of the evening and we're hoping
to have that set up for your private comm. And I did have a question
for you about one of the things you did earlier today. It
had to do with the photography of the S183 stow. We were -
you reported down the X-porter 02 where we had a X-porter
03 scheduled. And - we think, probably that the film on X-porter
03 was used up earlier, but we weren't sure what - which. We
understand the configurations of the X-porters, but we were
interested to know - what happen on the 183 photography.
PLT I got the - prep and I got the stow.
I just did it in a different X-porters on account of the -
07 I guess was less than the required amount. And - I was able
to get all the stow in - and the one that - I did. So - the
rest I guess is on the film log. But I did get a photograph
of the prep and the stow.
CC Okay, thank you.
PLT Yes, sir.
PLT Okay, AI, I'Ii get that for you, just a
sec here. (garble) vent, AUTO (garble) Before you got here.
No, it was open. I just did it right now. (laugh) Scared you
and you're fearless, I know.
CDR (Garble) and I'm not fearless.
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Time: 19:52 CDT, 53/00:52 GMT
9/17/73

PLT Okay, the READY light is OUT. The EREP


goes to STOP. The MODE goes to STANDBY. And I'Ii take the power
OFF for you. And you can have those pictures. I've waited
more than 2 seconds now. There we go. Tape recorder power
OFF. No time for S191.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're about a minute
from LOS.
PLT MARK.
CC Vanguard is coming up at 1:07 and Jack, your
comm will be set up - set up there. We're - you ought to start on
the left antenna. And incidently, be advised that the problem
down at Guam was the hardware failure. We had a - we - they found
a switch failure in the black box down there and - and that
was the cause of that:.
PLT (}kay. Well, I'm glad they were able to sank it
out and - I hope we can - make it at Vanguard. Thank you
for passing the word and working it all out, appreciated it much.
CC Okay. And we're all leaving to have Chinese
dinner.
PLT (laughter) Au Sol. Good old Phil. I new
he'd come through. Door closed light is on. Okay. I get
190 power OFF, 192 power can go OFF, now. 191 we'll leave ON.
SCAT and RAD and altimeter OFF, 194 power OFF, standing by for
191. 58:36. Use the steel tape to do the measuring too.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston. At 58 minutes
Greenwich mean time into the new day of the mission, that day
53. We've had loss of signal now through Texas. Next station
to acquire will be Vanguard in approximately 9 minutes. The
Big Red or Phil referred to by the crew of Skylab 3 during
this last pass of course is Flight Director Phil Shaffer. A1
Bean and Jack Lousma coming through with a sterling suggestion
from space - namely that - Flight Director Shaffer take his
team of purple flight controllers out to dinner, the suggestion
Chinese dinner. The last remark from CAP COMM Dick Truly was
that - he was ready to leave. Also during that pass, we heard
a report on the - EREP pass over Japan where the cloud cover
prevented data takes of - Tokyo Bay and Mount Fuji. We're
8 minutes away now from acquisition through Vanguard and
this is Skylab Control, Houston.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2182/I
Time: 19:05 CDT, 53/01:05 GMT
9/17/73

PAO Skylab Control, Houston at i hour 6 min-


utes Greenwich mean time. Skylab-3 less than a minute away
now from acquisition through the Vanguard tracking.
CC Skylab, Houston AOS Vanguard for ii min-
utes .
SPT Okay, Dick, let me update a couple of
numbers for you on the Evening Status Report.
CC Okay, go ahead.
SPT Okay, on the SPT's exercise as follows:
2/31/5100, 3/25/mark i; 90A, 60B, 60 Deltas and on the food
additions add another biscuit to (garble) addition and
that's all I've got. Let me see I think the frames on the ETC
was 30 for the EREP officer.
CC Okay, Owen. And incidentally on that
T - ATM monitor you were exactly correct about mon i staying
on and being required when we do TV downlink we originally asked
you to turn it off because we didn't have any TV scheduled
for this evening. However, on second thought weve got some
funnies on that mon i and welve had to warm it up for some
time so in order to get data first thing in the morning we
would like to get it back on this evening before you go to
bed so it can be nice and war m when morning comes.
SPT Okay, instead of mon 1 wouldn't mon 2
do just as good. The original concern about leaving mon 1
on I believe was due to the irregularities of the tweak patterns
that we had observed a couple of times and my guess is that mon
2 will serve just as well. You might check on that.
CC Roger. We'll talk about it real quick.
CDR And one other thing, Dick. I forgot to
do the Nuz update before the EREP.
CC Okay, AI. Thanks for letting us know and
back to Owen on the monitors we're not sure and I guess we
could take a little while and check but it'll probably ev -
simpler to tell you twice if you've already heard it but
welre not sure that we ever got back to you and tell - told
you that we think that one of the problems that we saw the
other day with the monitor i where we had the dark streak
across it was affected. We had allowed it to cool down over
a EREP pass period and so tonight we would like to get monitor
i back on cause we'd like to keep it warm.
SPT Okay, sounds fine. I'Ii check and make
sure it's turned back on right now.
CC Okay.
CDR I'm headed up there. And also let me
give you the EREP numbers for EREP officers on the film,
set W, 9040, 1233, 8759, 8138, 9908, 8812. You want me to
give you a Nuz update, now?
CC Stand by.
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Time: 19:05 CDT, 53,/01:05 GMT
9/17/73

CC CDR, Houston, negative we don't we -


we don't need one now.
CC CDR, Houston, one thing on the EREP pass
that we didn't get when we went L - LOS, and I think you
guys were just doing it and that was the tape measurement.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2183/I
Time: 19:12 CDT, 513/01:12 GMT
9/17/73

CDR Just a second. I'll have to check with


Jack. Hold on.
CC Okay.
SPT 30 was correct on the ETC. And that'll
show up on tomorrow nights film log.
CC Okay.
CC And Skylab, Houston. We'd like - we'd just
as soon go ahead and inhibit TACs both hardware and software
now. We're looking in good shape on momentum.
CDR Okay, we'll do that. And it's one inch.
CC Okay, thank you.
CDR And it's inhibited now.
CC Roger. We see the hardware and software
inhibited. Thank you very much.
CDR And does ATM like it? I just turned on the
MON 1 for them.
CC Roger; we copy. Thank you for that, also.
CDR We're going to wait 6 hours in the command
module from closing the hatch to undocking. We may want to
think about getting up 2 hours later or something. I don't
know
CC Roger; I'm not sure we can stand another
change in our plan :[or getting up and going to be_, but a -
we'll - we'll take another look.
CDR No, there wouldn't be any circadian change,
it would be, for sample, wetre getting to bed about an hour later
tonight, it won't bother us. And - that's going to be a long
day. I'm not pushing it, but we might - maybe we ought to
think about it.
CC Roger, I understand.
CDR We might have a better feelfor it. flatter
of fact, the day before we do it, though, we'll see how much
we've got done and how much we lack. If we've got a lot of stuff
to put in there, lot of things to close out, itVs hard to get
disability from this minute, til that point.
CC Roger, AI. - Phil point - makes a good
point; and that is, with a single impluse re-entry, all our
pad is built completely into that time there and, you know,
it's not really so much a - matter of - of - when you got up
and the length your day is - just that those contingencies
that might come up, and weld like to keep all the pad we've
- we can get in there.
CDR I agree with that. There's some limits.
Maybe we haven't exceeded it; I don't know. I just threw
it out for a thought.
CC Roger.
CDR Well, you figure - I see for 6 hours there
and if (garble) and 3/4 in orbit before we re-enter there's a
SL-III MC-2183/2
Time: 19:12 CDT, 53/01:12 GMT
9/17/73

7-3/4 hour, and - another hour or so for recovery, make that


an hour and half for recovery, that's 9, i0 hours. I don't
know; we ought to look at it.
CC Roger.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're about 45 seconds
from LOS. And - and - in the morning, we've got a choice of
waking you up, probably, the best time would be in order to
to - let you get that ATM there's a - Guam pass I could wake
you up at LOS, 8:46. The next choice is Vanguard at 9:16.
CDR Why don't we go for 8:46.
CC Okay, I think that'll be a good deal,
because get Jack up in time to make sure he gets that first
early morning EREP. So you guys get a good night's sleep
and we'll see you in the morning.
CDR You bet; see y'all. Enjoy your dinner.
CC Okay, we really will.
PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston at 1 hour
19 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab-III has now passed out
of range with tracking ship Vanguard. The next station to
acquire will be - Hawaii in - approximately 58 minutes. However,
CAP COMM Dick Truly has past along the word to the crew of
Skylab-III that they now should start their rest period.
We will be taking down the line momentarily, however, before
we do, we will pass along the - mission surgeon's daily medical
summary. This, provided to us by - Flight Surgeon Jerry R.
Hordinsky. And it :reads as follows: "The crew is in excellent
spirits and is having no health problems. The circadian
adjustment is oecuring smoothly with the second shift of the
sleep period to occur tomorrow. The commander reported that
he felt fine during the entire M092 run today, and the data
substantiated this :feeling." We're at 1 hour 20 minutes Greenwich
mean time, now. The crew is scheduled for wake up at Greenwich
mean time, 8 hours ,$6 minutes. And at this time, Skylab Control,
Houston si_ning off.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC2184/I
Time: 04:12 CDT, 53/09:12 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours, 12 minutes


and 15 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time,
we're about 3-1/2 minutes from acquisition of signal at the
Vanguard tracking station. The crew was awakened earlier
this morning at 43 minutes after the hour at 8:43 Greenwich
mean time or 3:43 a.m. this morning and we will replay the
wake-up song, Glenn Miller's "String of Pearls" played by
Mission Control about 20 minutes ago. Here is the wake-up
call that went up at Guam.
CC (Music) Good morning, Skylab. This is
the voice of the Crimson team coming to you from high
atop building 30 at JSC overlooking the trench in our 8 by
15 orbital map. It's time for the CDR to start thinking
in terms of solar physics and to watch a very quiet non-flaring
sun.

PLT . .. down to earth ...


CC I would too. Sorry about that. I wanted
to put A1 awake instead of Jack. Jack, you better get up and
go to work. We're about 30 seconds from LOS. We'll see you
again over the Vanguard at 09:16. That's about 30 minutes
away.
PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours, 15 minutes
and 18 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now about 42 seconds
from acquisition of signal at the Vanguard tracking ship. That
was a replay of the crew wake-up which took place at 8:43
Greenwich mean time over Guam. We'll now have the line up
live for air-to-ground through Vanguard. The pass through
Vanguard will last about I0 minutes.
CC Skylab, Houston. AOS through the Vanguard,
i0 minutes.
PLT You still there, Crip?
CC That's affirm. Would you rather I go
away?
PLT No, sir. But I said it looks like we've got
a new active region coming around the - that's the east limb, and
it's right at 270. It's facing the bright spot, let me say that.
CC Okay. Copy. We'll look at it.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're I minute from LOS.
See you again over Canary in ii minutes at 09:66.
PLT See you at Canary.

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SL-III MC-2185/1
Time: 04:25 CDT 53/09:25 GMT
9/18/73

CC Jack, that's returning region 02 we think,


and we'll give another number for it probably when it gets around.
PLT Thank you, Bob. We've got a good XUV
signature, though.
CC Copy.
PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 26 minutes and
18 seconds Greenwich mean time. We've now gone out of range
of the Vanguard tracking ship. Our next acquisition of signal
9 minutes and 45 seconds from now. We'll be at Canary Islands.
The pass through Canary Islands and Madrid will last approxi-
mately 14-1/2 minutes at that time. During this last pass
we were confronted with a new active region at location 270
on the Sun just coming around the Sun's east limb. And it was
identified by the ground as returning active region 02. And
it will get a new number as soon as it becomes visible on the
Sun's phase. The correction on the name of the song the crew
was awakened this morning to Glenn Miller's Moonlight Serenade
from high atop Building 30. This morning the flight plan
calls for early ATM by the Pilot, Jack Lousma. And he was
at the ATM console during this last pass. He has about 52 min-
utes left of the daylight cycle. This is Skylab Control. It
will be 8 minutes and 50 seconds before our next acquisition
of signal. It is now 27 minutes 25 seconds after the hour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2186/I
Time: 04:34 CDT, 53/09:34 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 35 minutes


and 14 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're presently about
54 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Canary Islands
station. This pass through Canary Islands and Madrid will
last approximately 14 minutes. At the present time the
Commander and Science Pilot of the Skylab mission are in
postsleep activities, brushing their teeth, eating break-
fast and so forth. And Jack Lousma is still at the ATM
console. And we do have AOS at Canary Islands and we have the
line up llve for alr-to-ground through there and Madrid.
CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Canary 13 minutes.
PLT ,Okay, Bob. And I just want to verify that
you want those MI51 photos of the S183 prep in stowage unit I did
yesterday.
CC Let me check that for you.
PLT Thank you.
CC Jack. Yes we do want to get those 151's.
Of the 183.
PLT Say again, please.
CC 'We do want to get that - the photos with
MISI of 183.
PLT Okay. We'll get them. Thank you.
PLT Bob, I'd like the gents down there
to sort of keep their eye on S056 and if they see it hanging up
let me know immediately so I can go manual on it please.
CC Okay. We're keeping an eye on it.
PLT Thank you.
PLT And one other little piece of informa-
tion. M560 was in its 50C temperature, or 50C period
last night at 22:40. I don't know what time it went there
but when I made the reading at 22:40 and it was bashing out
at 652 degrees.
CC Copy that, Jack.
CC Jack, you might want to designate on
your SAP that that new active region was on a number 31, 31.
PLT Okay, Bob, number 31. Thank you.
CC Sorry, Jack. I couldn't understand
you.
PLT Okay. I copied your active region 31. Thank
you.
CC Rog.

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SL-III MC-2187/I
Time: 04:48 CDT 53/09:48 GMT
9118173

CC Skylab, Houston. One minute from LOS.


We'll see you again over Honeysuckle in 36 minutes. That's
at 10:26, 10:26.
PLT Okay, Bob. And let me real quickly give
you some rate gyro temperatures. X-5, 91.7; X-6, 91.5; Yankee 5,
92.1; Yankee 6, 90.2; Zulu 5, 93.6; Zulu 6, is 90.3.
PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 50 minutes and
54 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time the Skylab
space station is out of range of the Madrid tracking station
as it passes over eastern Europe. About 34 minutes from our
next acquisition of signal at the Guam - correction, at the
Honeysuckle tracking station in Australia. Today's activities
include one EREP pass, pass number 37 in the Earth resources
program along track 58 which crosses from Baja, California into
Canada. After crossing an area including Chicago, which is
the prime site for the infrared spectrometer. That's the view
finder tracking system that is used by the spacecraft Pilot
Jack Lousma. The VTS will by used today to spot Chicago as
a prime site. The secondary site is Lake Michigan in case
that Chicago might be overcast. In addition to the EREP pass
we have about 6-1/2 hours of solar data take time as we reach
a relatively good angle for solar activity with longer periods
of daylight. This is Skylab Control. Our next acquisition
33 minutes from now will be at the Honeysuckle Creek, Australia
tracking station. It is now 52 minutes and i0 seconds after
the hour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC2188/I
Time: 05:24 CDT, 53/10:24 GMT
9118/73

PAO Skylab Control at i0 hours, 24 minutes


and 9 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're presently at 54 se-
conds from scheduled acquisition of signal at the Honeysuckle
Creek, Australia tracking station. The pass through Honey-
suckle Creek will last 5 minutes and 28 seconds. We'll have
the line up live for air-to-ground through Honeysuckle. This
is Skylab Control.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through
Honeysuckle. We got you for about 2-1/2 more minutes.
PLT Okay, Bob. You probably didn't get the
rate gyto temperatures I read down to you, so I'll give them
to you again if you want.
CC We copied them earlier, Jack. Can you
tell us how mon 1 looked this morning, please?
PLT Well, it looked normal, just like it
has every other day except for 1 day.
CC Okay. That's what we thought. We
wanted to just verify it. Thank you.
PLT You bet.
PLT Oh Bob, one other deletion to my food
menu two days ago. I didn't notice until the last night
but it's for not yesterday, but the day before yesterday. I
neglected to eat two salt packs and one salt pill, that I
reported that I had and I found them yesterday - yesterday evening.
CC Copy that.
CC And is CDR available for a question,
please sir?
PLT He's listening.
CC Okay. Yesterday, he mentioned following
his MI71 and exercise run that he had recorded something for
biomed about 171 and we were - have been unable to find any-
thing about that on the tapes. Appreciate it if he could
repeat it again on channel A.
CDR Weren't any words, Bob. I just gave them
an extra 25 minutes of data.
CC Oh. Misunderstanding what you said then.
Okay. Very good.
CDR Sorry.
CC Okay. We're getting ready to go over the
hill. We'll have you again at Mila at 12:42.
PLT Okay, Bob.
CC Correction on that. Canary at 11:14.
PAO Skylab Control at i0 hours, 31 minutes
and 30 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're presently at the
edge of the tracking range of the Honeysuckle tracking station
and about to pass over New Zealand. Next acquisition of signal
43 minutes and 9 seconds from now, will be at Canary Islands.
At that time, we'll have a pass through Canary Islands and Madrid
lasting approximately 12 minutes. This is Skylab Control at
31 minutes and 56 seconds after the hour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2189/I
Time: 06:13 CDT, 53/11:13 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control at ii hours 13 minutes


and 56 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now about
55 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Canary Island
tracking station. The pass through Canary Island and Madrid
will last about 13-1/12 minutes. At this time we have 39 minutes
of daylight left in this daylight pass. And we do have
acquisition of signal now at Canary.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Canary
for 12-1/2 minutes. For the CDR, we need to get into the
DAS for a minute to inhibit momentum dump. Over.
CDR You've got it.
CC And while we've got you on the horn, Alan.
The current plan is to schedule 3 hours for EVA prep on the
evening of mission day of 56. The EVA that's being planned
for you is basically the nominal one, with only the addition
of knocking the dust particles off the S052 if it's in the
right place. And of course, the change to gas cooling
instead of liquid cooling. And we're wondering if this
3 hours allocation is sufficient in your estimation. Over.
CDR Definitely. And be interesting to know
what we're going to do about umbilicals and we can - within
the next couple of days we can remove the ones we have and
dump them or whatever else, and put in the other one. So
you might get that message up sometime and we'll take care
of that before the 3 hours and we won't have any trouble
meeting the others.
CC Roger. That's being worked right now.
CC And we're through with the DAS. You've
got it back, AI.
CDR Hey, Bruce, would you do me a large
favor?
CC Try me and see.
CDR Okay. Today's my wife's birthday. How
about calling that florist down in League City and have
them send out about a dozen yellow roses.
CC Roger. We'll do it.
CDR And maybe you could put some message
on the card there or something, if you would, too, or have them
do it.
CC Okay. You want us to just bill it to
the house, or something like that?
CDR That's a good idea.
CC And we're coming up on handover to
Madrid. We'll be dumping the data voice tape recorder
at Madrid.
CC Skylab, this is Houston, one minute
to LOS. Next station contact in 26 minutes through Carnarvon
at 11:55. Out.
SL-III MC-2189/2
Time: 06:13 CDT, 53/11:13 GMT
9/18/73

CDR Hey, Bruce. I just finished doing the


housekeeping in the CSM. Let me read you thruster temps. We've
probably got enough time for that.
CC Give it a whirl, fast.
CDR Okay. 4-B, 1.7, 2.0, 1.6, 2.2, 2.1, 1.3.
CC We got them, thank you.
CDR You bet.
CDR Everything else looked good with no
leaks. Apparently, we were leaking when we cycled it during
the command module check. So that now that we haven't chi -
cycled the coolant any more, we got no leak.
CC Roger. Sounds good and we'll talk
to you over Carnarvon.
CDR All right.
PAO Skylab Control at ii hours 28 minutes
and 24 seconds Greenwich mean time. We've now gone out
of range of the Madrid tracking station. During this last
pass, spacecraft communicator, Bruce McCandless talking
with A1 Bean. A1 indicating that he would approve a 3-hour
limit on the EVA scheduled for Saturday. He said that was
all right. One of the things that will have to be done on
that EVA in addition to the ATM film changeout is possibly
to attempt to brush some contaminant off the SO52 occulting
disc. The SO52 is the white light coronagraph used on one
of the solar telescope equipment. It does have a small
piece of matter on the occulting disc, or device used to
block out the Sun's disc, a very small item about the size
of a dime, a much smaller piece of material on that occulting
disc. And they may attempt to brush that off. That was
something that was done previously during the first Skylab
mission. Also, a request from Commander A1 Bean that
roses be sent to his wife. Our next acquisiton of signal
25 minutes and a half from now. We'll be at Carnarvon
Australia. It's now 29 minutes and 33 seconds after the
hour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2190/I
Time: 06:53 CDT 53/11:53 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control at ii hours 54 minutes


Greenwich mean time. We're presently within range of the
tracking station at Carnarvon, Australia. This pass through
Carnarvon and Honeysuckle will be an extended one lasting
over 14 minutes. We have the line up live for air-to-ground
through the Australian tracking stations.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon
and Honeysuckle Creek for 14 minutes. Out.
PLT Thank you, Bruce.
CC And we have a momentum dump enable to do.
I don't see anybody at the ATM right now, but if there is
if you'd stay off the DAS for a minute, we can get it in.
PLT Okay, we're off it.
CC ()kay, the DAS is back to you.

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SL-III MC2191/I
Time: 07:06 CDT, 53/112:06 GMT
9/18/73

CC Skylab, this is Houston. One minute to


LOS. Next station contact in 34 minutes through Merritt Is-
land at 12:42. Out.
PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours, 9 minutes
and 9 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is
now out of range of the tracking antenna at Honeysuckle Creek,
Australia. Our next acquisition of signal after 32 minutes
and 43 seconds. During this last pass, very little conver-
sation over the Australia tracking station. We did, however,
observe that TV 55 now has apparently 16 minutes on video
tape recorder. That's a television of the flight of the
paper airplane that's carried aboard the Skylab. This is
one of the science demonstrations planned by Science Pilot
Owen Garriott. He was to perform that TV 55 demonstration
about an hour ago and the reading on the VTR is now 20.7 min-
utes, about 4-1/2 minutes of that is ATM time that was put on before
the TV 55 demonstration. We would expect that that demonstra-
tion will be coming back into tracking stations around the
globe this morning and we have no time yet for its arrival
back here in Houston. In addition to that, we also got a
reading here in Mission Control. It shows the S183 operations
which were to begin just before 12 o'clock Greenwich mean time.
Seem to be looking good at this point. This is Skylab Control.
Our next acquisition of signal, 31 minutes and 33 seconds from
now will be at Merritt Island. It's now i0 minutes and 34 sec-
onds after the hour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2192/I
Time: 07:53 CDT, 53/i[2:53 GMT
9118173

PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 41 minutes


and 5 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time the
Skylab space station is about 53 seconds from acquisition of
signal at the Merritt Island tracking facility. This pass
will be through Merritt Island and Bermuda, lasting about
11-1/2 minutes. We have the line up live for air-to-ground
through Merritt Island, Florida.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Merritt
Island and Bermuda for 11-1/2 minutes. Out.
PLT Hello, Bruce, are you still with us?
CC Yes, indeed.
PLT Could you tell me how much time is left
on the VTR at this point, please?
CC Okay. You've got about 5.9 minutes left
on it available. Over.
PLT Okay. 6 minutes. Thank you.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. We're one
minute til LOS. Next station contact in 4-1/2 minutes through
Madrid where we'll be dumping the data voice tape recorder
at 12:57. And did you copy that all right on the VTR, Owen?
SPT I copied 6 minutes. Is that what you
said?
CC Roger.
SPT Bruce, you seem to be overmodulating
down there. I didn't know whether you are about to swallow
the mike or whether or not one of the amplifiers is set
too high.
CC No. We'll check on it. That's why
I asked. The site reported that my comments were coming
through garbled, but 'we'll check it out.
SPT Okay. It was that way up here. And
it hasn't improved a bit in my transmission.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2193/I
Time: 07:53 CDT 53/12:53 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 54 minutes


Greenwich mean time. We have now gone out of range of the
Bermuda tracking station. The spacecraft is traveling across
the north Atlantic about to acquire signal through Madrid.
That will be about 2 minutes and 40 seconds from now. Today
is another busy day for the Skylab crew. It includes exten-
sive activities on the ATM control and display panel, 6 hours
and 35 minutes of data take time scheduled. Additional visual
observation scheduled for later today at Salt Lake City. That's
set for 17:33, about 5 hours from now. They are doing exten-
sive photography of that area. More than 3 dozen pictures
taken a few days ago of the Salt Lake City area using the
handheld camera. Also scheduled for today handheld photo-
graphy of Germany and the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. This
morning the Skylab crew has been occupied with preparing some
television of the flight of a paper airplane. From the fact
that they have put on nearly 20 minutes of time on that paper
airplane so far we suspect that there may be more than Just
paper airplane on that. That is listed as TV 55, and we suspect
that because there is so much of it, it will take some time
to get it all back here in Houston. Also this morning beginning
in a few minutes is a run of the MI31 experiment with Jack
Lousma as the subject. The observer on that will be Science
Pilot Owen Garriott. And the ATM will be manned during this
next daylight pass by Commander Alan Bean. We have an early
schedule for the EVA planned for Saturday. It looks now like that
will be Saturday morning beginning some time after Ii hours
Greenwich mean time, and lasting from 3 to 4 hours. As it
is listed now the Science Pilot will be EVI and EV2 will be
Commander Alan Bean. This is Skylab Control. We have the
line up live for air-to-ground through Madrid. The Madrid
pass will last 8 minutes and 17 seconds.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Madrid
for 8 minutes. How do you read me now, Owen?
SPT Sounds pretty good now, Bruce.
CC Okay, we just moved the world a little
to bring a new site into view of the spacecraft to fix the
problem.
SPT Yeah, either that or the ionosphere is a little
thicker up here and got all those garbles filtered out.
CC Skylab, this is Houston, i minute to LOS.
Next station contact in 25 minutes through Carnarvon at 13:30.
Out.
PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 3 minutes and
44 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now over
eastern Europe has passed out of range of the Madrid tracking
SL-III MC-2193/2
Time: 07:53 CDT 53/12:53 GMT
9/18/73

station. Our next acquisition of signal in 24 minutes from


now will be at Carnarvon, Australia. Very little conversation
going on at this time in the Skylab mission. Medical run
underway with Jack Lousma the subject of an MI30 run, and ob-
server Science Pilot ()wen Garriott. At the present time there
is still 20 minutes left in this daylight period which means
that Commander Alan Bean remains at the ATM console. At the
end of this daylight period and the beginning of the next one
Owen Garriott will completed observing on MI31 and will take over
the ATM duties. Pilot Jack Lousma having completed his MI31
run will be stowing the S183, that's the ultraviolet panorama
camera. Operations were done earlier on the ultraviolet panoramic
camera. That's a French experiment that was operated around 12:00
Greenwich mean time this morning. And the report here in
Mission Control was that that was successful. There is an
Earth resources pass scheduled for this morning beginning
at 15:05 Greenwich mean time and will give you a more complete
report on that a little bit later. This is Skylab Control
at 7 minutes after the hour.

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SL-III MC2194/I
Time: 08:29 CDT, 53/13:29 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours, 29 minutes


Greenwich mean time. At the present time, the Skylab space
station is about 53 seconds from aquisition of signal at
Carnarvon, Australia tracking station. Pass through Carnarvon
and Honeysuckle - we'll have a small interruption between
those two stations that will last about 15 minutes. We have
the line up live for air-to-ground through the Australia
tracking station as the spacecraft has in its 1832nd rev-
olution around the Earth.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon
for about 9 minutes and we're going to have to take the VTR
away from you to start rewinding it so that we can dump on
the coming stateside pass. Over.
CDR Okay. We're finished.
CC Okeydoke. In accordance with SOP, we'll
contact you when you can have it back again and it's clean.
Out.
CDR Thank you.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. One minute to
LOS. Next station contact in 30 minutes through Corpus Christi
at 14:14. Out.

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SL-III MC-2195/I
Time: 08:44 CDT, 53/]_3:44 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 46 minutes


and 16 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab is now out of
range of the Honeysuckle Creek, Australia tracking station
passing south of New Zealand. 27 minutes and 44 seconds
to our next acquisition of signal at the Texas tracking
station, Corpus Christ±. This is Skylab Control at 46 minutes
35 seconds after the hour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2196/I
Time: 09:13 CDT 53/14:13 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control at 14 hours 13 minutes


and 12 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're presently 55 seconds
from acquisition of signal through the Corpus Christi tracking
station. We have the line up llve for air-to-ground through
Corpus Christi. This time the space station will be passing
across the southern part of Mexico near Yucatan, and also
across Florida as we begin. The (garble) 18:32 of the orbital
workshop and began 18:33. This is Skylab Control. We have
the line up live for air-to-ground through Texas and Merritt
Island, then Bermuda. This is an extended pass lasting approx-
imately 17 minutes.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Corpus
Christi, Merritt Island, and Bermuda for 16-1/2 minutes. We'll
be dumping the data voice tape recorder over Bermuda. Out.
CC Skylab, this is Houston now coming to you
through Merritt Island. Out.
CC Skylab, this is Houston now coming to you
through Bermuda. Dumping the data voice tape recorder. Out.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. One minute to
LOS. Next station contact in 5 minutes through Madrid at
14:35. Out.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC2197/I
Time: 09:30 CDT, 53/14:30 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control at 14 hours, 31 minutes


and 19 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time,
the Skylab space station is over the mid-Atlantic out of
range of the Bermuda tracking station, not yet acquired by
the Madrid tracking station. The second Skylab crew are
now, just about to prepare for another survey of the Earth's
surface. Today's pass comes - covers nearly 2000 miles from
E1 Paso, Texas on the border of Mexico, across the mid United
States, ending just across Lake Huron in the Quebec providence
of Canada. The space station's electronic scanners and cameras
will record data from more than a dozen sites in the United
States, emphasing urban growth. Robert Alexander of the
U.S. Geological Survey will use data from Midland and Odessa
in the Texas panhandle and from Aurora, Illinois, just out-
side Chicago, to evaluate space sensors for estimating changes
in populations since the 1970 census. The Department of
Interior will also be given computer data and photographs
of Kansas City, Davenport, Iowa, and Peoria, Illinois for
use in studies of urban land use. Space station will be
acquiring data over the Anadarko Basin of northern Oklahoma
for Robert Collins of the Eastern Oil Company. Collins will
use computers and other sophisticated techniques to deter-
mine which remote sensing equipment is best for discovering
new oil and coal deposits. This morning's pass lasts only
7 minutes beginning at 10:55 am Central daylight time. Data
will also be gathered during the pass for the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers for route - on river errosion, sediment trans-
port, and water table analysis in four counties of the Texas
panhandle. A 140-mile stretch of Oklahoma wheat fields is
the subject of study for the Skylab program office at the
Johnson Space Center. Here, the S192 multispeetral scanner
which gives 13 separate bans of data, will be giving us
data for that study. Another test site is the Great Plains
where Dr. Roger B. Morrison of the U.S. Geological Survey
is looking for glacial effects upon river valleys and places
in river terraces. Spectral reflectance of reservoirs
in Kansas will be gathered by the Skylab EREP sensors for
study by Principle Investigator Harold Yarger of the Univer-
sity of Kansas. Three infrared spectrometer sites listed
and Jack Lousma will be running the viewfinder tracking
system during the EREP pass on the next revolution about
the Earth. The three sites are Chicago, Illinois, Lake Mich-
igan and an agricultural region just to the southeast of Lansing,
Michigan. Lake Michigan is a secondary site. If Chicago
is available, they will choose Chicago rather than Lake Michi-
gan, although any one of the three are eligible as sites to-
day for the infrared spectrometer which must be pointed by
SL-III MC2197/2
Time: 09:30 CDT, 53,114:30 GMT
9/18/73

one of the spacecraf1_ crewmembers, Jack Lousma designated today.


We're now about 20 seconds from acquisition of signal at
Madrid tracking station. We have the line up live for
air-to-ground through Madrid. The pass lasting a little
over 7 minutes.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Madrid
for 7-1/2 minutes. Out.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. One minute
to LOS. Next station contact in 40 minutes through Honey-
suckle Creek at 15:21. Out.
CC :BPT, acknowledge. Over.
SPT Okay. See you in about 40 minutes, Bruce.
CC Roger. Out.
PAO 5kylab Control at 14 hours, 43 minutes
and 4 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time,
the Skylab space station is over the eastern Mediterranean
and out of range of the tracking station of Madrid, Spain.
We're now in the 1833rd revolution of the Skylab space sta-
tion and at the end of this revolution, we will begin a
rather short Earth Resources pass over the United States.
Today's Earth Resources pass begins as Skylab passes over
E1 Paso, Texas. Altlhough it's numbered as EREP number 37,
it's actually the 35th Earth Resources data take during the
Skylab second manned mission. Two previously scheduled
EREP data takes, numbers 22 and 30, were cancelled. This is
a very short EREP run. Only 7 minutes in duration. The
space station passes over such cities as Oklahoma City,
Tulsa, Kansas City, Chicago, and Lake Michigan, and Lake
Huron on the Great Lakes. The data take ends about a
100-miles northwest of Montreal, Canada. Number of studies
underway today, include data for the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers on river errosion, sediment transport, and water-
table analysis in a four county region of the Texas pan-
handle. The study of urban growth and inferred population
changes in the Midland-Odessa's metropolitan area of the
Texas panhandle will be the subject of remote sensing data
taken for Dr. Robert H. Alexander of the U.S. Geological
Survey. Similar urban studies will be made with data from
Aurora, Illinois, just outside Chicago. As the space station
passes over Oklahoma and Kansas, data will be gathered on poten-
tial hydrocarbon locations. These are oil and coal deposits
in the Anadarko Basin, an area between Witchita and Okla-
homa City. Information is being gathered for Dr. Robert
J. Collins, Jr., of the Eastern Oil Company in Oklahoma.
140-mile stretch of wheat fields is the subjectof study for the
Skylab program office at the Johnson Space Center. The data will
allow NASA investigators to evaluate the performance of the
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9/18/73

S192 multispectral scanner which is used in the 140-mile data


take. Multispectral scanner is a device that electronically
records images in 13 spectral bans including the thermal band.
Infrared and color photography can be reproduced from the
electronic data, although it's primary purpose is for use
in computer analysis. Another test site today is the Great
Plains area where Roger B. Morrison of the U.S. Geological
Survey will be studying for the effects of glaciers in earlier
eras creating river valleys and on the places in river
terraces. The reflectance of reservoirs in Kansas will be
studied by Principle Investigator Harold Yarger of University
of Kansas using the EREP electronic sensors. Crop inventory
and pattern recognition test are among the objectives of
data collected over Michigan for Dr. L. V. Mandershide of
Michigan State University. The site in Michigan is just outside
Lansing, Michigan on the southeast side of the city. One of
the sites that has to be acquired by spacecraft Pilot Jack
Lousma using the infrared spectrometers viewfinding tracking
system - a telescope device used to point out a very small area
on the Earth, this area being just to the southwest of Lansing and
in slight - an agricultural area outside the city. Dr. Robert
E. Turner of the University of Michigan is seeking remote
sensing data over Lake Michigan in his study of atmospheric
radiation transfer. The Lake Michigan study is also an infrared
spectrometer site. However, it is a secondary site. The
primary site on that pass being Chicago. Those sites are
to close together to be acquired at the same time but weather
conditions will determine which of the two will be chosen.
A University of Michigan aircraft sensor equipped C-47 is
flying over the Michigan test sites during this pass gathering
additional data at a lower altitude than Skylab. This data
will be then compared to Skylab's data to give additional
background. There's much information available on the
performance of aircraft sensors than we've received so far
from Skylab. The Department of Interior will receive data
from a number of the EREP passes including passes over Kansas
City, Davenport, Iowa, and Peoria, Illinois. The Department
of Interior is one of the user agencies that's been
specified by NASA to receive data. They do not normally -
they're not normally allowed to give instructions as to which
areas are to be surveyed however, when the Skylab is passing
over an area that is desired by the User Agencies, data will be
taken when possible. That study - that data received over
Kansas City, Davenport, Peoria, will be given to the Department
of Interior for the use in land - land use, planning and
analysis. This the 35th EREP data take covers the ground track
of 1,835 miles starting at E1 Paso, Texas and ending in the
Quebec Provience of Canada northeast of Lake Huron. This is
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Skylab Control. We're 32 minutes and 48 seconds from our


next acquisition of signal. That acquisition will be at the
Honeysuckle tracking station in Australia. It's now 48
minutes and 28 seconds after the hour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2198/I
Time: 10:20 CDT, 53/'15:20 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control at 15 hours 20 minutes


and 8 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time the
Skylab space station is passing south of Australia about
50 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Honeysuckle
Creek tracking station. This pass through Honeysuckle Creek
is a very low elevation pass. We expect out acquisition to
be only a minute and 20 seconds through Honeysuckle Creek.
We will, however, have the line up live for air-to-ground
through that pass, beginning in about 30 seconds.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through
Honeysuckle we're one minute to LOS. Next station contact
in 29 minutes at Goldstone, 15:51. Out.
SPT ()kay, Bruce. How do you like the
maneuver load?
CC Roger. We like it, we like it, both
TACS and maneuver load. Over.
SPT ()kay, Bruce. And also I wanted to
complement the UF Officer for getting all the important
information put down on my ETC pad today.
CC Stand by, we'll check that out.
SPT ()kay.
CC Roger. We need a NUZ update at 15:34
and for the commander. His mission has been accomplished.
And with respect to the ETC pad, roger, we copy you. We'll
see if we can't get Mississippi and Montana in there too.
SPT ()kay. Those outlined outpost should
certainly be covered whenever possible.
CDR Thanks, Bruce.
CC Roger.
SPT The only thing you didn't do, Bruce, is
tell them how far away the closest approach is.
CC 4,367 miles, it says here.
SPT That's what I was telling them.
PLT When you told the CDR his mission was
accomplished, I thought you were about to tell him to reenter
tomorrow or something like that.
CC No, no. You know and he knows what I
mean.
PLT ()kay.
PAO Skylab Control at 15 hours, 23 minutes
and 19 seconds Greenwich mean time. That pass through
Honeysuckle Creek, Australia is now over, space station
having passed out of range very far south of Australia
nearly i00 New Zealand at this time. Comments by Owen
Garriott as to the completeness of the Earth Terrain
camera pad that was sent up by the teleprinter during the
overnight, with a reference to a statement on the ETC pad
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that said, "remarks, use primary magazine 15:57 andlS:57:36,


that is Greenwich mean time, for closest approach to Enid,
Oklahoma." Now, Enid Oklahoma has become the subject of
a good deal of comment here in Mission Control, Owen Garriott's
home town is Enid. Yesterday the Earth Resources Officer
indicated that there are three Enids in the United States,
one in Mississippi and another in Montana. Spacecraft communi-
cator Bruce McCandless was making reference to that again today, he
did yesterday. Kidding Owen about the possibility that the
Enid that Owen had been referring to was probably Enid,
Mississippi or Enid, Montana. The preparations have
began for that Earth Resources Pass to take place over the
United States a few minutes from now. Our next acquisition
of signal will be at 126 minutes and 20 seconds from now at
the Goldstone tracking station in the Mojave Dessert of
California. And when we have - Shortly after acquisition
of signal we will hear the preparations for that Earth
Terrain Camera and Earth Resources operations pass. Earth
Terrain Camera being operated by Science Pilot Owen Garriott
Jack Lousma will be running the view finder tracking system
for the S191 infrared spectrometer. And the control and
display panel for the other Earth resources experiments will
be handled by Commander Alan Bean. This is Skylab Control.
Our next acquisition 125 minutes 46 seconds from now.
It's now 25 minutes and 18 seconds after the hour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2199/I
Time: 10:49 CDT, 53/15:49 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control at 15 hours 49 minutes


Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now approaching
acquisition of signal at Goldstone. We expect an early
acquisition since the Earth Resources pass is to begin
very shortly and the crew will be, undoubtedly talking
on their headsets. We - we're now about a minute and 35
seconds from acquisition of signal. The pass today begins
over E1 Paso, Texas, and crosses the mid-western United
States for a distance of just under 2,000 miles, ending in
Canada to the northeast of Lake Huron. We have the llne
up live for air-to-ground through the U.S. tracking stations.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. And stateside
pass AOS for 15 minutes and 40 seconds. We like the new
maneuver time. Out.
CDR Thank you, Houston.
CDR We didn't NuZ update again.
CDR That thing ought to be on the EREP pad,
and I'ii tell you why. Once you've shut that ATM down and
start taking EREP, you don't think about ATM much anymore, tll
after the EREP's over. And it ought to be sequenced in
there on this pad end it should he done for the C&D and it
ought to be right at the top of this maneuver pad at the time
you want it. Cause that's what he's got it out and looking at
and thinking about. The VTS operator.
CC Okay, AI. We copy that, and that was
one of the reasons we voiced it up over Honeysuckle to you,
also.
CDR Because everybody gets his mind on
making the maneuver on time and getting all this equipment
powered up again. We should have written it down on our
pads or something, because you really get hit in the EREP
loop and you're not in the ATM loop, and that - that's what
got to us. During the EREP subroutine if you can't get
a - whatever they call it - computers and send you over
the other one. Some sort of rut. ATM rut.
CC Okay, we - we copy, we sympathize and
we tried to schedule it over a site so we can watch and
help you out, but the star wasn't available at that time.
Over.
CDR We goofed - we goofed it - we've got no
excuse - just wanted to tell you how it's become we could -
prevent it. Okay, EREP just went to START.
CC Okay, EREP START. And actually the
NuZ time - the NuZ looks good you've got onboard.
CDR Those rate gyros. They sure do it,
don't they. Those rate gyros
CDR VTS AUTO CAL right there, and I'm going
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Time: 10:49 CDT, 53/15:49 GMT
9/18/73

record for you A-2 and C-4. A-2 is 50 percent. C-4 is 71 percent.
CDR Now A-2 is decreased to 44 percent, and
it's still 71 on C-4. So, nothing's new there. Still moves
around llke it always does.
PLT 538
CDR How're you doing, Jack?
CC And, for the unofficial EREPers here
the weather over Enid is 50 to 75 percent obscurred, broken,
going to clear, and the weather over Lansing, Michigan is
clear.
CDR Okay, thank you.
PLT Well, we'll let you know a little more
accurately, I guess here, in about 3 minutes. Hope for the
best.
CDR 5538. MODE to AUTO on 190.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2200/I
Time: 10:55 CDT, 53/15:55 GMT
9/18/73

PLT How do you hear me Bruce?


CC Loud and clear, Jack.
PLT That a boy. How's the weather over (garble)
CDR MODE to AUTO at 190.
CC Pretty good up over Michigan.
PLT Okay. How's it at Okla City?
CC About 3 quarters of obscurred, broke and
go into clear.
PLT Oh, boy not much. 56:05 I figure I'ii be
there.
CDR READY on 190, and going to 7, that's READY
on 191. Looking for a 56:20 when 192 goes to ready. Then
we'll give you 82 and C-4 I guess. Come on machine. Okay,
192 just went READY. Record 82 by the way tape motion is ON.
82, 40 per cent, B-4, 71 per cent.
PLT I agree with you, that it's overcast at
Okla City, it's to bad, because I was going to pick you off about
5 of those sites.
CC Okay, Jack, if your planning on tracking
the sites around Oklahoma City, go ahead and use the DAC,
whether we have enough film.
PLT Okay, I'm sorry, Bruce, just overcast,
there like you said. I - I got the time figured out and
everything but - it's overcast, no question about it. Too
bad too, because the overcast ends about I00 miles north
of there, I guess. Okay, I go to Michigan.
CDR Okay, frame interval 10.
PLT (garble) Michigan (garble) Michigan is
my number i.
CDR 30, Oh it is, is it? (garble) alternate
PLT (garble) Lake Michigan is the alternate.
I'm going to get a Lansing right on the (garble). My old stomping
grounds. Okay, I'm waiting for 59 and 43.
CDR And at 30, we're going intervalometer 20,
if you don't mind.
PLT To bad about Okla City, Bruce, I was
going right over it. I could of have gotten you some goodies.
I guess we're not offically tagged with those sites but -
could of got them anyway. Have an apricot Jack, don't
mind if I do, thanks.
CDR Intervalometer 20, There's Chicago.
PLT There's Lake Michigan. Lake Michigan is -
clear in case I need it. I pick up there at (garble) (garble)
is going to have broken clouds.
CDR MODE to CHECK on 192.
PLT Shoot.
CDR 190 (garble)
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Time: 10:55 CDT, 53/15:55 GMT
9/18/73

PLT We've got here lucky.


CDR (garble) i0. STANDBY 43.
SC We might make it in three.
CDR MARK. Got it.
PLT There's a town, it looks reminisence (garble)
CDR MODE, READY on 192.
PLT (garble) is not it.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2201/I
Time: ii:00 CDT, 53/16:00 GMT
9/18/73

PLT (garble), I think. B-9 is


CDR Intervalometer, 20.
CDR Stand by.
CDR REE 2.
PLT It's under a broken cloud, Bruce. I just
can't find them.
CC Okay, Copy. You can't get your primary site.
Can you get the alternate? (Garble).
PLT (Garble).
CDR You got a maneuver in about 30 seconds.
PLT Okay.
CDR Okay, 190 is out going to MODE standby.
PLT There's a (garble) lots of roll going
into it.
CDR Got 30 seconds.
PLT Climbing a lot of flim.
CDR Got 20 seconds.
CDR Your time's loaded.
PLT Right.
PLT Here goes. MARK. Well the pressure solar
inertial, no mib.
CDR MARK. AUTO CAL.
SPT 31 frames on the ETC, Bruce.
CC Roger, Owen.
PLT Think you shoved me a little long that
time, and Lansing, itself, was back underneath the clouds.
Looks to me like we're holding dead right between Lansing and Flint.
And I could see Flint.
CC Roger, Jack, we copy.
PLT There's a ano - there's a little town
between Lansing and Flint.
PLT Not sure what it was, might have been a
(garble) I don't know.
CDR MODE MANUAL. In Lansing we had to back
up. We got under broken clouds, although just east of there it
was clear. The town I did see, it was clear.
CC Okay, that town is the one that's
essentially on track about two-thirds of the way from Lansing
towards Flint in your site book.
PLT See if I can pick it out.
PLT I can't make it out on my map, just on
the arm length photo on the map, but - -
CC I was looking at 535A, the i to 2 million
map.
PLT Get that one out, I got the 528A
out which probably is the same. Like a little town southwest of
Flint.
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CC Yeah.
PLT I could see the highways some - I could
get to - little glimpses of the highways going into Lansing
but I couldn't make any (garble) because of the clouds.
CDR EREP to STOP. I'll do a quick tape
measurement before we go out of comm distance and then you'll
know the answer.
PLT You there, Bruce?
CC Still here.
PLT He's there. I bet you it was that town
it was
CDR Half an inch - -
PLT ]it's between Lansing and Flint but closest
to Flint.
CC Yeah, about 2/3 of the way from Lansing to
Flint in almost astraight line.
PLT Yes sir. That's the one you were talking
about. Right on track, yeah.
CDR (Garble).
CC Yeah, okay.
CDR Half an inch tape.
PLT ]i say that was - moved in halfway between
that town and Lansing and that town was in the clear and a
little bit - just a few miles southwest of it we had the
broken cloud layers.
CDR B-7, 31 percent. 92 door coming close.
CC ()kay, we copy the CDR. Half an inch of
space from the edge of the reel end of the tape and B-7 31
percent. And we got a little over a minute to LOS here. Next
station contact in 6 minutes through Madrid at 16:12. We'll
be dumping the data voice tape recorder there. Over.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2202/I
Time: 11:06 CDT, 53/116:06 GMT
9/18/73

CDR (Garble) 31 percent. 92 door coming


closed.
CC Okay, we copy the CDR, a half an inch
of space from the edge of the reel end of the tape as B-7,
31 percent. And I've got a little over a minute to LOS,
here. Next station contact in 6 minutes through Madrid
at 16:12 and we'll be dumping the data voice tape recorders
there. Over.
CDR Okay.
CDR (garble) Clouds are there - they're
there
PLT Same way with Oak city. A little bit
past, it was clear. (Garble)
PLT Fortunately we got some data on that
site before.
CDR Struggle against the inevitable. Okay,
the door's closed. RECORD switch to OFF. Had to take
off the headset, unplug, it.
PAO Skylab Control at 16 hours 8 minutes
and 4 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab Space station
has now passed out of range of our tracking stations. And
our next acquisition is 3 minutes and 35 seconds from now
at Madrid and Canary Island. During this last pass there
was an Earth Resources survey underway. That Earth's Re-
sources survey did run into a bit of bad weather at various
locations along the track, including Lansing, Michigan, one
of the primary sites for the infrared spectrometer. Where -
Pilot Jack Lousma said he did have difficulty acquiring it.
We had a weather report as of an hour ago showing clear
weather in that area, but apparently some noontime cumulus
clouds have built up, and Lousma did indicate that there
were clear areas just to the east of that. Today's EREP
pass was the 35th in the mission, nine more than were origin-
ally scheduled. Another four passes are under consideration
for the remaining week. Principle investigators will receive
appreciably more data because of these additional data takes.
And in order to accomplish the added passes, some modifica-
tions have been made to the film requirement. Earlier plans
called for as much as 60 percent overlap and many photo-
takes of certain ground test sites. In order to conserve
part of the 30 cassettes of 70-millimeter film used by the
six cameras of the SI90A, or multi-spectral photographic
facility, this overlap was reduced to i0 to 15 percent.
The change has resulted in additional film being available
for the photography of many more sites than were planned
in the original 26 passes. Some 2,230 frames of film were
scheduled for each of these six 70-millimeter cameras of
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9/18/73

the S190 experiment. As of today, a total of about 220 frames


were remaining for each of the cameras. That's enough for
the run just completed and the four passes scheduled for the
remaining days of the mission. The SI90B Earth terrain cam-
era, which uses film with a 5-inch format, was scheduled to
use a total of 2400 frames in six cassettes during the second
mission. As of yesterday's EREP pass, a total of 2,050 frames
have been used. That's about four times as many on the first
Skylab mission. That left 350 frames for the remaining 7
days of the mission. Another 31 frames were used by Owen
Garriott during today's pass, according to his report just
given to us. The other Earth Resources experiment package
equipment, the S191 infrared spectrometer, the S192 multi-
spectral scanner, the S193 radiometer - microwave radiometer
scatterometer altimeter, and the S194 L-band radiometer, all
use magnetic tape, upon which the resource data is recorded.
The S193 has had an anomaly since last Saturday - a difficulty
in pointing its antenna. Eleven reels of one-inch magnetic
tape were scheduled for use during the mission. These ii
reels have been entirely used up, and the crew has now bor-
rowed from the supply originally set aside for the final
Skylab mission. Two reels have been borrowed so far of
magnetic tape for the Earth Resources experiments. Replace-
ments of those two reel of magnetic tape will be carried up
by Gerald Carr on the crew of the final Skylab mission in
their command module. Each tape con - contains about 7200
feet, or more than a mile of tape, about a mile and a half
of magnetic tape on each of those reels. We're now coming
into an acquisition of signal and we're live for air-to-ground
through Madrid.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2203/I
Time: ii:ii CDT, 53/16:11 GMT
9/18/73

CC Skylah, this is Houston, through Madrid


for 9 minutes. Out.
CC We'll be dumping your data voice tape recorder
here.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. 1 minute to LOS.
And next station contact is Honeysuckle in 38 minutes at 16:58.
Out.
PAO Skylab Control; at 16 hours 21 minutes
and 38 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is
now over northern Africa, out of range of Madrid tracking
station. Our next acquisition of signal will be a little over
36 minutes from now. Complete the discussion of the Earth
resources experiments, I completed on that last pass. Each
tape reel of magnatic tape - produced by the Earth resources
equipment which has both photographic data and magnatic tape
to be returned at the end of the mission. Each tape reel
contains 7200 feet or nearly a mile and a half of magnatic tape.
A total of more than 18 miles of computer tape will be returned
next week by the crew. That's more than double the amount
returned by the first crew. Many weeks of processing will be
necessary to prepare selections from that electronic data
for use by the scores of sceintific investigators under contract
to the Skylab Earth resources program. All of - nearly all of
the 506 specified sites for the second , Skylab mission have
now been surveyed by the crew. The only test sites, still not
satisfactorily completed are those in the northeast United States.
Bad weather has been the primary reason for interference with
Earth resources passes over the northeast sites. Most of the
data sought over sites in South America, has been - accomplished
successfully, including two passes for special mapping project
in Paraguay. Other foreign test sites in Europe, Spain, France
Northern Africa, and the far east, have also been successfully
added to the data bank which the crew will bring back to Earth
next Tuesday. This is Skylab Control; 34 minutes 57 seconds
to acquisition of signal at the Hawaii tracking station. It's
now 23 minutes 25 seconds after the hour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2204/I
Time: 11:57 CDT, 53/16:57 GMT
9118173

PAO Skylab Control; at 16 hours 57 minutes


and 16 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time the
Skylab space station is approaching acquisition of signal at
the Honeysuckle Australia tracking station. The pass through
Honeysuckle will last about 5-1/2 minutes. We have the line
up for air-to-ground through Honeysuckle for this pass;
beginning about 30 seconds from now.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Honey-
suckle for 5-1/2 minutes. Out.
CDR Okay.
CC Skylab, this is Houston 1 minute and 15
seconds to LOS. Next station contact in 16 minutes through
Hawaii at 17:18. And prior to your starting the ATM operations
that is at about 17:08 we'd like to get a NuZ update please.
Over.
CDR We'll try to remember this time.
CC Roger. Out.
CDR Got one for you right now.
CC CDR, Houston, NuZ update looks fine.
Thank you.
CC And close the star tracker shutter if you
would, please.
PAO Skylab Control; at 17 hours 4 minutes and
48 seconds Greenwich mean time. We've now gone out of range
of the tracking station Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. Our
next acquisition of signal will be 14 minutes from now. That
acquisition to to be at - to be the Hawaiian tracking station.
Second Skylab astronauts completing another full day at work
aboard the orbiting space station, working on solar experiments
and medical experiments. They have also completed an Earth
resources pass over the United States, earlier, meanwhile the
Flight Controllers here on the ground are making plans for
closing out the space laboratory and bringing the crew back
with their load of films, computer tape and experimental
samples. Preparations will be underway for the next several
days as they do prepare for that splashdown a week from today.
Also underway are preparations for an extravehicular activity
space walk. That space walk is scheduled for Saturday morning.
The present plans call for the EVA to begin about 11:15
Greenwich mean time or 6:15 a.m. on Saturday and it should
last approximately 4 hours and 7 minutes, that's the time line
originally set up by the Flight Op - Activities Officer, how-
ever there are indications that it maybe much lower - much
lower period of time than that, perhaps 3 to 4 hours. The EVA
pre-preparation the night before on Friday evening will be from
- approximately 18:39 Greenwich mean time to 21:40, three hours
set aside for the EVA pre-prep. This - early this morning
Alan Bean was asked whether or not he felt that was enough time
/

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9/18/73

for the pre-preparations for the Extravehicular activity,


and he indicated that 3 hours he thought was more than enough
since it will be mainly routine activities, including change-
out of the ATM film and camera assemblies and cleaning of
a contaminated particle from the SO52 white light corona
graph occulting disk. Meanwhile, as this crew prepares for it's
return the backup crew for the final Skylab mission are
performing a one day simulation - simulating activities of
mission day 3 of the final Skylab mission. That's a typical
flight date from 8 to 6 p.m. today, they will be working in
the simulating trainer here and among the activities scheduled
are activation of the biomedical experiments, activation and
checkout of the ATM and Earth resources experiments and a
number of medical runs, including the MI31 and M092 and MI71.
There will also be some work with the earth terrain camera
and ATM monitor in the simulation for day 3, performed by
Vance Bran and the other members of the backup crew for the
final Skylab mission. This is Skylab Control; our next
acquisition of signal 11-1/2 minutes from now will be at
Hawaii. It's now 7 minutes and 32 seconds after the hour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2205/I
Time: 12:18 CDT, 53/17:18 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control at 17 hours 18 minutes


and 21 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time
the Skylab space station is passing over the Pacific Ocean,
just south of Hawaii. We expect to have acquisition through
the Hawaiian tracking station in about 28 seconds. We'll
have the line up live for air-to-ground through Hawaii for
5 minutes.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Hawaii
for 5 minutes. Over.
CDR Roger.
CC (Garble) Out.
SPT Say, AI, would you enable TACS please (garble)
CC J_d, Skylab, this is Houston. We confirm
TACs inhibited, both hardware and software. Out.
CDR All right. And I'ii be standing by
for down-link when you get through (garble) - Just give me
a call.
CC Roger. I understand. That'll be over
Goldstone.
CDR Okay.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. One minute to
LOS. Next station contact in 3-i/2 minutes through Goldstone
at 17:26-1/2 where we'll be getting your TV down-link. Out.
PAO Skylab Control at 17 hours 25 minutes
and 18 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time
the Skylab space station is crossing the gap between the
Hawaiian tracking antenna's range and that of the Goldstone
antenna, and we should have acquisition of signal at Gold-
stone in about a minute and i0 seconds. We have the llne
up live for air-to-ground through Goldstone beginning about
a minute from now.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Gold-
stone 8-1/2 minutes, and we're standing by for your TV
down-link. Out.
CDR Let me know whether you're locked up
and we'll do some integration for them.
CC Okay, we're receiving at this time. Let's
go with the integration.
CDR Okay, I gave you some integration, here's
a little H-alpha 2. (Garble)
CC Okay, we're not receiving it live in
the control center, but your commentary, of course, is going
along with the video for a later debriefing.

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Time: 12:30 CDT, 53/17:30 GMT
9/18/73

CC Skylab, this is Houston through Hawaii


for 5 minutes. Over.
CDR Roger.
CC Roger. Out.
PLT q[Garble) would you enable TACS, please (garble)
CC Skylab, this is Houston. We confirm TACs
inhibit, both hardware and software. Out.
CDR Alright, I'ii be standing by for down-link
when you get through (garble) just give me a call.
CC Roger, I understand. That'll be over
Goldstone.
CDR ()kay.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. One minute to
LOS. Next station contact in 3-1/2 minutes through Goldstone
at 17:26 and a half, where we'll be getting your TV down-link.
Out.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Goldstone,
8-1/2 minutes and we're standing by for your TV down-link. Out.
CC Skylab, this is Houston, i minute til LOS.
Next station contact in 4-1/2 minutes through Bermuda at 17:40.
Out.
CDR Looks like I'm going to have a little spare
time today, if you got anything you want done up here.
CC ()kay, let's look into it. Right now, we're
biggly engaged in preparing pads for deact checklist and -
we'll see what we can come up with. Over.
CDR ()kay, sounds like a good idea. Anything
to prep for EVA or DEACT or - anything else you need checked,
modes or anything; let me know.
PAO Skylab Control at 17 hours 36 minutes and
26 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now out of range of the
tracking station at -- Goldstone and we'll be acquiring Bermuda
in about 3 minutes. We'll bring the line back up at that
time. This is Skylab Control, at 36 minutes 40 seconds after
the hour.

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SL-III MC-2207/I
Time: 12:39 CDT, 53/17:39 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control; at 17 hours 39 minutes


and i0 seconds. We're now Just about to acquire signal at
the tracking station Bermuda. We have the line up llve for
the pass through Bermuda lasting 5-1/2 minutes.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Bermuda
for 5-1/2 minutes. For the CDR.
CDR Go ahead.
CC Roger. AI we see from telemetry that
the cool light is on on the M518 package. If you can talk
Jack into letting you do it M560 could be terminated and
M565 started up for the pad you have onboard. Over.
CDR Okay, I'ii check with him. He's down
there observing 131, 1'11 check.
CC Roger. Out.
CDR Thanks for coming up with some extras
there, Bruce. We could use some work there.
CC Roger. We'll work on it.
CC Skylab, this is Houston i minute to LOS.
Next station contact in 4-1/2 minutes through Canary Islands
at 17:49. Out.
PAO Skylab Control; at 17 hours 45 minutes
and 45 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now out of range
of the Bermuda tracking station. We'll next acquire in 3
minutes at Canary Island. This is Skylab Control at 45
minutes and 55 seconds after the hour.

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SL-III MC-2208/I
Time: 12:48 CDT, 53/17:48 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control at 17 hours 48 minutes


and 38 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're presently just
about to acquire signal at the Canary Island tracking station
and we'll wait for a call from Spacecraft Communicator Bruce
McCandless to the second Skylab crew. This is Skylab Control
live for air-to-ground through Canary Islands for the next
9-1/2 minutes.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Canary
for 9 minutes. Out.
CC Skylab, this is Houston; i minute to LOS.
Honeysuckle in 36 minutes at 18:33. And we will be dumping
the data voice tape recorder over Honeysuckle. Out.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 18:00 hours
Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal now with the
Skylab space station. Next station to acquire will be
Honeysuckle tracking station in Australia. This acquisition
scheduled to occur in approximately 34 minutes. At 18:00
hours Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control, Houston.

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SL-III MC-2209/I
Time: 13:33 CDT, 53/18:33 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 18 hours


33 minutes Greenwich mean time. We should be picking up
Skylab III through Honeysuckle in approximately 30 seconds.
When we do acquire the space station, Science Pilot Owen
Garriott is scheduled to be the liter chair subject, doing
both part of the MI31 experiment, measuring the motion
sensitivity and seml-circular canal responses. Pilot Jack
Lousma should he acting as the observer, while Commander
A1 Bean is operating the Apollo telescope mount. Standing
by now for acquisition.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston; 18 hours 35
minutes Greenwich mean time, some 8 minutes remaining on
this pass over Honeysuckle. We're receiving systems data
from Skylab, however, Bruce McCandless has not yet placed
a call to the crew. We're standing by.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Honey-
suckle for 6-1/2 minutes, with a message for the CDR.
CDR 8_ahead.
CC Okay_ AI° We've been putting together
just a few remarks on some of the changes that you may ex-
pect to see in the deactivation checklist and deactivation
activities coming up later in the week. Of course this
stuff will all be coming up in checklist form on the tele-
printer, but I'd like to just comment on a couple of the
major ones if you've got a minute.
CDR Sure do, and appreciate it. So we can
be thinking about them.
CC Okay, number one is that in order to
keep the rate gyro package cool, we'll be maintaining a
atmosphere in the unmanned portion five psi, mostly nitrogen,
and in conjunction with this, your checklist will be re-
vised to leave MDA fan number 2 on and also to install a
portable fan in the MDA, both blowing on the rate gyro
six-pack package. Over.
CDR I never thought of it. It makes sense.
CC And also, we'll be asking you to close
off the condensate isolation valve on HEAT EXCHANGER A on
both mol sieves in order to prevent breakthrough if the
plates dry out between missions. The current plan is to
go as far as possible in Skylab IV without breaking any
of the condensate lines QDs. Over.
CDR I think I can understand that one. Okay.
CC Also, no dump at the end of the mission.
We're keeping our fingers crossed and we think it'll hold
vacuum for well into SL-IV.
CDR I'ii be darned.
CC Uih- -
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Time: 13:33 CDT, 53/].8:33 GMT
9/18/73

CDR Because I don't think when you dump you


break any of the lines y'all are worried about.
CC Roger. That's correct. We don't see
the need to dump anyway, though.
CDR Okay, sounds good.
CC Uh - another item, is that you'll be
setting up the TV camera in the MDA on - universal bracket
on the handrail of the ATM, and leaving it connected, but
of course not activated. This is to allow the SL-IV crew
to get into a TV down-link mode very near the start of their
activation and to make it a record of their initial activities
inside the MDA as they start out getting set up. Over.
CDR Okay.
CC Also, we're going to have a - rather a
large change in the EPS configuration. It - and the (garble)
reason for this is to allow us flexibility in managing the
parasitic loads and the loads in the workshop itself in the
event that the remaining airlock module coolant loop decides
to turn belly-up on us in the interim. The basic features
of the three configurations are going to be a large reduction
in the reg bus 1 and reg bus 2 voltage adjust box, thereby
bringig the bus voltage down, opening the battery control
circuit breakers, eight of them, and by ground command, but
while you're still in the vicinity of the cluster, opening
the reg to transfer bus ties switches. Over.
CDR Okay.
CC The refrigeration system. We plan to
have you on day 58 - do the J-5 connector disconnect. This
will allow us complete flexibility in operating refrigeration
system i, 2, or both simultaneously. Over.
CDR Okay. Why wait?
CC The only thing we're waiting on, really,
is getting the procedure completely finalized and up to you.
In fact, when you called down earlier today for something
to do, we kicked that around the control center, but it's
not quite ready to be executed. Over.
CDR Roger. There's all sorts of advantages
to do - to getting this all whipped-up early, and not for
us, but - makes your 'work so full - as you - I know you're
working as hard on it as we are.
CC Okay, we copy that, Alan. And we'll see
if we can't move it up some.
CDR Okay, no - I - I just mentioned that -
enough - okay. No strain. Either way.
CC Yeah. And, that pretty well summarizes
the major deltas as we see them at this time. We've got
some small ones - that's just bringing the location of the
SL-III MC-2209/3
Time: 13:33 CDT, 53/18:33 GMT
9118173

additional blood sample vials that'll be brought back and


rehydrating some of your food for mission day 60 after sup-
per on mission day 59. And take care of the failed equip-
ment that has to have the circuit breakers reconfigured
differently from what's in your printed checklist. I think
most of these will be pretty self explanatory as you work
through and enter them. Over.
CDR Okay. Well, thanks. We've sort of
been kicking around thinking of that food one. Some of
these others we hadn't thought of. It really makes sense.
Y'all have been busy bees down there.
CC Yes, we have indeed. And we've got
about a minute to LOS here. Next station contact in ii
minutes through Hawaii, 18:54. And we can continue it
there if you have any further questions.
CDR Okay. I don't have any questions right
now.

CC Roger. Out.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 18 hours
44 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal
with Skylab III through Honeysuckle. The next station to
acquire will be Hawaii in approximately l0 minutes. During
that pass we heard CAP COMM Bruce McCandless talking to
spacecraft Commander A1 Bean, passing along the procedural
changes to the deactivation process prior to entry. Current
Flight Director, Neil Hutchinson is also the prime flight
director for deactivation prior to entry. In addition
to other things, Hutchinson is now involved in planning for
that final step, or process, prior to deorbit. We're at
18 hours 45 minutes Greenwich mean time and this is Skylab
Control, Houston.

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SL-III MC-2210/I
Titae: 13:51 CDT, 53/18:51 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control, Houston. 18 hours 51 minutes


Grewnich mean time. Less than 3 minutes away now from
acquisition through Hawaii. When we pick up at Hawaii, more -
medical experiments in progress. Owen Garriott, heavily
involved as medical subject this afternoon for Skylab experiments.
At the completion of the M092, lower body negative pressure
experiment today, Science Pilot Garriott is scheduled to
perform a two step limb blood flow, designed to determine
performance of the superficial veins in his legs. The test
imposes pooling of the blood in one leg and the second phase
measures response of the superficial vein when muscle
contraction is imposed. In the first phase of the test, an
M092 leg band is placed on the right leg below the knee
a large blood measuring cuff is placed on the right leg above
the knee. This - limb blood flow test is conducted while
Garriott in the LM - LBNP canister. The blood - the blood
pressure cuff serves as a tourniquet and when inflated forces
pooling of the blood in the leg, this causes swelling of the
leg which is measured by the multi layered leg band.
When the blood pressure cuff is deflated, the leg band measures
the speed at which the blood pooling disappears. This part
of the test takes approximately 8 minutes and will be performed
on each crew member one time between now and the end of the
mission. The second part of this test is conducted again
with the crewman inside the LBNP canister. It starts with
a two minute rest period at the close of M092 run, the chamber
is pumped down to a minus 30 millimeters of mercury which
in affect induces the same stress on the lower torso as
would be experienced on the ground. The crewman in this case
Garriott, will be asked to voluntarily contract the muscles
of his lower leg. As - this is done - the LBNP leg bands
measure the size of his legs and indication of the flow of
the blood through the superficial vains. This test although
simular to the M092 run is different in one aspect. During
M092 runs the subject - lays motioniess, in the LBNP chamber
and the measurement of his cardiovasular system is accomplished
without inducement of muscle action. It is hoped these test -
CC - through Hawaii for 9-1/2 minutes. Out.
PLT Okay, Bruce.
PLT And I take it what they want to do is run
the mirror line scan in front center for - for - 6 or 8 minutes
then step her down to line 25 with pointing - pointing at
quiet region i, is that right?
CC Let us check that out, Jack.
CC Skylab, Houston. For the PLT, could you
repeat, please?
SL-III MC-2210/2
Time: 13:51 CDT, 53/18:51 GMT
9/18/73

PLT Yes, I take it that - from the - ATM


schedule what they would like to do is run mirror line scan
at front center for about - 6 or 8 minutes and then - jump
right down to line 25, run on the rest of the rev there.
The other option is to run it all on line 25, and I think they
must want to make some distinction between line 8 and line
25.
CC PLT, Houston. We'd like to be on line
9 for the duration of the S055 run.
PLT All right. That's where I've got it now
and - it's kind of a confusing in that they - it looks like
they want me to do the same thing only they specify two
different building blocks. So the only thing I could think
that was different was at one time they wanted it at line 9.
And the other time at line 25. At the moment - line 9 is
pointed 80 arc-seconds above Sun center. So it looks like
line 25 would be right on Sun center but I thought maybe they
wanted me to do that but until I hear different I'm going to
leave it on line 9. Right.
CC Roger. Jack. That's the thing to do and
there was an error in the pad.
PLT Okay, that straightens it, thanks a lot
Bruce, I'll run it at 80 arc-seconds above Sun center for
the rest of the rev.
CC Roger. Out.
CDR Now that this discussion is going on, I'm
trying to figure out, if I should have run it at line
9 or 25. I ran it at 9.
CC Roger. 9 is the line on which it should
of a have been run, so everybody is correct so far.
CDR Okay. Building block 18 has it on 25,
that's why I wondered. I though maybe this was to repair
my mistake or something.
CC Negative.
CDR Okay. Because yesterday when we did it,
called out line 25 in the pad, just said line 25. We did
it there. Okay.
PLT I guess in other words, they don't want
us to run a building block 18, they just want us to run a
mirror line scan at line 9 - for the whole rev.
PLT And, Bruce, lets put M565 on the cooker
at 18:07, code 1 temp at start with 23 degrees and the -
pressure was 0.25 - just a minus 3 around (garble).
CC Roger, Jack. Thank you.
PLT And there's something I notice about these -
(garble) that - you could shake them and - some of them you
can feel something rattling inside, some of them you can't. -

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SL-III MC-2211/I
Time: 13:59 CDT, 53/18:59 GMT
9/18/73

PLT about these spot (garble) that


you can shake them and some of them you can feel something
rattling inside, some of them you can't. And I presume
that's the way they were made, but if that's peferct data
I've got which ones do shake and which ones don't. I thought
if there are not any of them suppose to shake why maybe the
PI would want to recognize that they were loose when we got
them.
CC Jack, the word we're getting here is that
that's a condition to be expected after they're run. But it
probably shouldn't shake or rattle before hand. Over.
PLT Well, I found so far that the same ones
that shake after the run are the ones that shook or rattle
before the run, so they - so of them are - they're not
changing that around as far as shaking and rattling is
concerned. The ones that go in loose and come out loose
I guess when he gets |:hem on the ground he'll know that.
But, they're either meant that way or they got loosened up
on launch, I don't know which, but they're all coming out
the same as they went in.
CC Okay, roger that. And we'll work on it.
PLT Okay. Thank you.
PLT And Bruce, I'm still a little puzzled
about this line divers on line 25, and in view of the fact that
they called out a building block i0 for 9 minutes and 30 and 51,
exceeded by here building block 18 and 42 it still makes me think
that somebody wanted something different in there and that
everything in line 9 and - - to make sure that they're
giving us the right word on line 9.
CC PLT, Houston we got 20 seconds until
LOS here. Just consider that the pad read to run SO55A
and mirror line scan at line 9 for the entire pass along
with H-alpha and everything else shut off. Over.
PLT Okay, well H-alpha is running as usual
at i frame a minute, I will shut it off, however, if you wish.
CC Roger, the configuration is H-alpha
on SO55. Copy?
PLT Okay; copy. Thank you, Bruce.
(Garble).
CC And we'll see you in about a minute and
a half through Goldstone.
PLT Okay.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 19 hours 4
minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal now
with Skylab III over IIawaii. The next station to acquire
is Goldstone in approximately 1 minute.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Goldstone
for 7 minutes. Out.
SL-III MC-2211/2
Time: 13:59 CDT, 53/'18:59 GMT
9/18/73

PLT Okay, Brad, Bruce, you won't believe


it but I got one more question on that pass for that point-
ing on active region - correction quiet region number i. We
got 4 zeros for a roll but we only got 3 numbers for the out
and for the left now there's a zero missing in each one of
them now I hope it's going on the left side because we're pointed
up 80, left minus 5 and I hope it's not suppose to be up to
800 minus 50.
CC ()kay, let us check that.
PLT ()kay.
CC ()kay, on the pad copy that we got down
here it shows for quiet region 1 up plus zero 80 and left
minus 005 so I believe you're correct. Didn't it print
out on the teleprinter up there?
PLT Yeah, that's what we got on our pad
too, and it did print: on the teleprinter except that our
counter's got four digits not three, and so we kind of wondered
where the extra zero suppose to really go.
CC Okay; copy.
PLT So it's suppose to plus 0080 then I
guess and likewise for the left.
CC Roger; we concur 0080 and minus 0005.
PLT Okay, thank you Bruce.
CC PLT, Houston.
CC PLT, Houston.
PLT Did you call Bruce?
CC Yes, with respect to your question on
the coordinates on ATM the radis of the Sun - from Sun center
out to the limb is about 960 arc seconds and we believe
what we've been giving you fairly consistently is three
digits for up, down, three digits for left, right and then
four digits of course for roll. Over.
PLT Yeah, I guess that's right I understand
that this up (garble) I just thought that there might be some
effort to have the same number of digits on the pad as on
the counters but I understand the difference in this case.
CC Okay.
CC And we're standing down here now watching
the TV in the Control Center of A1 doing a no-arm pushup
with both of you on his back, you probably recall the
situation.
PLT I be doggone, I wonder where he got
that.
CC And Jack, this is Houston we've dug
a little more deeply so to speak, into the M518 situation
and we find that some of the (garble) did indeed rattle before-
hand we speculate that perhaps they rattled a little bit
more afterwards but that was normal. Over.
SL-III MC-2211/3
Time: 13:559 CDT, 53/18:59 GMT
9/18/73

PLT Okay, I suspected that was the case and


I'm just glad to hear it confirmed. And those are really
really running good apparently then and I noticed that each time
I take three of them out they all have the same heating marks
on them and so apparently each one is being heated rather
uniformally like each other.
CC Roger.
CC One minute to LOS. Next station contact
in 5 minutes through Bermuda at 19:17. Out.

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SL-III MC-2212/I
Time: 14:12 CDT, 33/19:12 GMT
9118173

PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 19 hours


13 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal
with Skylab III through Goldstone. Next station to acquire
will be Bermuda in approximately 3-1/2 minutes. During
the stateside pass thus far, we've heard mainly from Pilot
Jack Lousma who is working at the Apollo telescope mount
while Owen Garrlott is serving as a subject for a medical
experiments with Commander AI Bean serving as the observer.
On the test following MO92 it is hoped that these tests
will enhance the data of the M092 experiment, the purpose
of which, is to provide information concerning the time
course of deconditioning of the heart and blood vessels,
as well as providing inflight data to predict the degree
of orthostatic intolerance as a result of long periods of
weightlessness. We should be re - reacquiring the Skylab
space station in approximately 2-1/2 minutes. We'll stand
by and continue to monitor. This is Skylab Control, Houston.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Bermuda
for 8-1/2 minutes. And when you have an opportunity, we'd
like to have the TACs enabled hardware and software, Jack.
Over.
PLT Okay, Bruce.
CC This is of course is as a backup for
the MO92 double operation here. And starting tomorrow,
this call-out will be on the detail pad of the HO92 observer.
Out.

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SL-III MC-2213/I
Time: 14:19 CDT, 53/19:19 GMT
9/18/73

PLT Look all right to you, Bruce.


CC Roger, Jack. The TACS is enable properly.
Thank you.
CC Skylab, this is Houston 40 seconds to
LOS. Next station contact in 1-1/2 minutes through Canary
at 19:27. Out.
PLT Okay, Bruce, (garble).
PAO Skylab Control; Houston 19 hours 26 min-
utes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal. Next
station to acquire Bermuda. Meanwhile in the Mission Control
Center a hand-over is taking place, with Phll Shaffer's
purple team of Flight Controller taking over from the silver
team, Dick Truly is to be the new CAP CO_IM. However, Nell
Hutchinson control team will remain in place here for an
extended period of time, using another loop in the Mission
Control Center to conduct a deactivation checklist procedures
review, the Hutchinson's team is the prime team for the
deactivation period in the mission. We're about 15 seconds or
so away from re-acquiring Skylab III so we'll stand by with
the loop up.
PAO Now receiving Skylab's system data on the
console in Mission Control Center, 19 hours 27 minutes
Greenwich mean time. Standing by.
CC Skylab, Houston we're AOS Canary and
Ascension for 16 minutes.
PLT Welcome aboard, Dick.
CC Glad to be here.

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SL-III MC-2214/I
Time: 14:32 CDT, 53/19:32 GMT
9118/73

PAO Skylab Control, Houston. 19 hours 33 minutes


Greenwich mean time. Skylab-lll continuing with this pass
over Canary. No conversation with the crew during this pass.
We will be acquired back to back by Ascension on Skylab-lll,
some i0 minutes remaining on this pass before loss of signal.
19 hours 34 minutes Greenwich mean, this is Skylab Control,
Houston.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute til LOS.
Carnarvon comes up at 20:09.
CDR Okay, Bruce.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston; at 19 hours
44 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal with
the Skylab-lll crew following this pass over Ascension. The
next station to acquire will be Carnarvon in approximately 25
minutes. Very little conversation during this pass over
both Carnary and Ascension. Science Pilot Owen Garriott
continuing - the experiment M092, the inflight lower body
negative pressure test. We're at 19 hours 45 minutes Greenwich
mean time, this Skylab Control, Houston.

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SL-III MC-2215/I
Time: 15:08 CDT, 53/20:08 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 20 hours


Greenwich mean time. Standing by now for acquisition.
CDR Are you there, Dick?
CC Skylab, Houston. Go ahead.
CDR I'm running this a mission F number
2 on M092 on Owen right now. (Garble) do - hope you did,
because (garble) wanted[ us to do it. It says remove adapter
and reattach right leg band to right leg. Now, with Owen,
that adapter is 13 - 14 adapter - his right leg is
something like 12-1/4 inch in circumference, so it fits - the
(garble) is too loose, but that's the way we're running it.
Now we can run it again with a different leg band, and if
so, - but they recommended legband - or is this what they
want? I can't imagine this is giving them what they want,
but we - they know what sizes all these things are so, I
guess maybe this is the way they want it.
CC Okay, AI. Let us talk about it a second
and get back to you.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston; 20 hours i0
minutes Greenwich mean time. We've heard from A1 Bean during
this pass over Carnarvon. Owen Garriott apparently pressing
on with the - the test following M092, the lower body nega-
tive pressure experiment, in which he's performing the - a
two-step of limb blood fo - flow performance.
MCC EREP, blood, and ATM, and biomed - -
MCC Okay, hey - I'm going to get - -
PAO Skylab Control, Houston; 20 hours 14
minutes Greenwich mean time. In the control center, a
discussion continuing on the M092 legband which will be
used in the test. Here on the ground we're trying to
match a proper size for Owen Garriott's right leg.

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SL-III MC-2216/I
Time: 15:14 CDT, 53/20:14 GMT
9/18/73

CC Skylab, Houston. For the CDR, our intent


on that scheduled test was for Owen to end up with the legband
for that part of the test that was a 12 to 13. And - we un -
I understand that there's suppose to be one Charlie Popa that's
stowed over there in one of the drawers a back up leg band.
If at any rate that was our intent for this test.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're about 45 seconds
from LOS. Goldstone is coming up at 20:45.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston. 20 hours 18 minutes
Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal through
Honeysuckle. The - next station which Skylab-lll will cross
is - Guam tracking station. Some 4 minutes and 45 seconds
from this time. However, the maximum elivation for this pass
over Guam is quite low, maximum elevation of 2.7 degrees.
We're at 20 hours 18 minutes Greenwich mean time and this
is Skylab Control, Houston.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston. At 20 hours
27 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab-lll has passed beyond
Guam tracking station. No communications with the crew, the -
next station contact shows Hawaii, next to acquire at 6 minutes
37 seconds, however, Skylab will be at the outer fringes of
the the tracking ring around Hawaii and our count down clock
in the control center, is counting towards an aquisition through
Goldstone in some 17 minutes 50 seconds. We'll stand by however,
in the unlikely event, we do talk to Skylab through Hawaii.
20 hours 28 minutes Greenwich mean time, Skylab Control, Houston.

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SL-III MC-2217/I
Time: 15:44 CDT, 53/20:44 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 20 hours 45


minutes Greenwich mean time. Standing by now for acquisition
with Skylab III on this stateside pass. Acquisition through
Goldstone. Now receiving systems data on Skylab.
CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS Goldstone for
about 5 minutes and we see in the vent cycle on MO92, and
our assumption is tha1_ you're probably rerunning that
test. You might clear that up for us.
CDR That's a good assumption. We just
finished it up.
CC Okay, AI. Sorry about that checklist
problem in that legband size. Looks like that was just kind
of built in for - at least for Owen, there, and was an over-
site on our part.
CC Skylab, Houston, for your information,
your tomorrow's Fligh1_ Plans are onboard and in the tele-
printer. And also, an oversite on today's detail pads. We did
not list anywhere the stations and times for the Evening
Status Report and the Med Conference, so I thought I'd pass
those up here. The Evening Status Report will be at Ascension
on - later on on this rev at 21:13. We had originally planned
for the PLT to catch both of these for us. That's Ascension
at 21:13 for Evening Status. And the Med Conference will be
the following Carnarw)n pass also on this rev at 21:43. Out.
CDR Okay, we finished that, Dick, it came
off okay. Owen says he's really ready for Earth now. He's
been in this can so long. How about setting up a call again
for my wife tonight, it happens to be her birthday.
CC Roger, AI, I'ii get on it.
CC And, Skylab, Houston. On the calls, AI, I will
get on this one as soon as I can. One thing - as you know, we've
been working down here to try to make these calls come off
a lot better. And one thing that probably would help if we
could get as much warning as possible when we when you would
have one probably the night before or in the morning, if you
could. At any rate, I'iI get right on this one. And we'll
see if we can get it set up.
CC Skylab, Houston, we're about 45 seconds
from LOS. Mila is coming up in about 3 minutes and we're
going to dump the data tape recorder at Mila.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston 20 hours 50 min-
utes Greenwich mean time. Had loss of signal through Gold-
stone, next station to acquire will be Mila in less than 2
minutes.
CC Skylah, Houston, we're AOS Mila at - for
about 12 minutes.
CDR Hey, I'm sorry, Dick. I didn't think about
giving you that notice. Sue works until about four in the
F

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afternoon and I just thought I'd wait until she got home
and that way it would be easier for you to get hold of her.
But I should have mentioned it earlier because it's a lot
more problems than that. Will do.
CC CDR, Houston. I'm learning how to work
my key set here. I just gave you a message on the Flight
Director loop and Phil would like for me to tell you again.
At any rate, on your comment about the calls, it does help
us a little bit to get an early warning because we like to
get the network messages out, and do a site configuration
check with the COMM TECHS. So the earlier the better and that
will give us the best chance. And I just called over there
and the line was busy, but I'ii call up and we'll get set
up this evening. No problem.
CDR Okay, Dick.

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SL-III MC-2218/I
Time: 15:57 CDT, 53/20:57 GMT
9/18/73

CC Skylab, Houston. If you'll let us have


the DAS for a minut_ or so. We'd like to force a contingency
momentum sample to take care of that last M092 vent that was
a little bit out side our window, so if you'll let us have the
DAS, we'll take care of that.
CDR You've got it, Dick.
CC Okay.
CC Skylab, Houston. The DAS is yours.
PLT Okay, Dick. Thank you.
CC Roger.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute til LOS.
Ascension comes up at 21:13 and I - I'd like to get the Evening
Status Report at Ascension if I could.
CDR We've got it ready for you.
CC Okay.
CDR We've notice on tomorrows flight plan
something that's called Earth 0 and Earth S, is there going to
be a pad up to tell us what that means?
CC Stand by a second.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston. At 21 hours 5 minutes
Greenwich mean time. Skylab has now past out of acquisition range
through Bermuda. The next station to acquire will he Ascension
in approximately 8 minutes. During the Ascension pass, the
Evening Status Report is scheduled to be passed down by the crew
aboard Skylab-III. And on this same revolution over Carnarvon
at 21 hours 43 minutes the - medical private conversation is
scheduled. We're at 21 hours 5 minutes Greenwich mean time,
and this is Skylab Control, Houston.

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SL-III MC-2219/I
Time: 16:12 CDT, 53/21:12 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 21 hours


12 minutes Greenwich mean time. Less than a minute away now
from the scheduled time of acquisition o_ Skylab III through
Ascension. We'll stand by and leave the line open for
conversations between CAP COMM Dick Truly and crew members
A1 Bean, Owen Garriott, and Jack Lousma. Some 30 seconds
away now from acquisition. This is Skylab Control, Houston.
CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS Ascension
for 5 minutes. I'm standing by the EVA - correction, the
Evening Status Report. And AI, in answer to your question
about the grith measurements, we understood that this was
something that y'all had taken up at the start and didn't
need any support. We want you to do the same thing on the
girth measurement tomorrow that you did a couple of weeks
ago. If you do need the assist of a measures to support
that, we can resurrect one. We had planned to send up earlier
and never did.
CDR No trouble just wanted to make sure. We
weren't exactly sure what it meant. We thought that's
what it meant, but we wanted to check.
CC Yeah, that's right. And I'm standing
by for the Evening Status Report.
CDR Coming at you then. 132, 143, 160.
CC Okay.
CDR Hold on just a second.
CC Okay.
CDR Okay, let me start again. 132, 143, 160;
6195, 0165, 6667; 6.234, 6.234, 6.234; 5.942, 5.940, 5.940;
6.939, 6.940, 6.942; 2/35/5041, 315Mark I, 3/10/Mark III,
3/05/Mark III. SPT has not exercised yet, and we'll report
as soon as he does. 1/05/0603, 2/35/8664. D - also PLT is
3/20/Mark I, 50, A; 20, B; 20, D; and 20 backbends. No
medication. Sleep: 6/G, 6/F, and 5-I/2/G. Food log:
CC Okay.
CDR CDR, three salt packs, plus five salt
pills, one lemonade; SPT, five salt packs, plus strawberries
and ice cream from yesterday that he did not eat; PLT, four
salt packs, plus one tea with lemon and sugar, and he sub-
stituted a pork and potatoes, and applesauce for tuna and
bread.
CC Roger.
CDR Here comes the photo plan: VTS, track
35: CX08, 80; S183: UA02, 84; VTS, track 58A: CL04, 34;
MI51 of S183: CI62, 06, CI61; 35-millimeter: CII05, 46,
CX34,46. 70-millimeter: CX27, 079. ETC: CT09, 61. EREP,
set W: 9,076; 1,268; 8,795; 8,173; 9,943; 8,847.
CC Okay.
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CDR Hold on just one second again. One


CC Okay, AI.
CDR Do you hear a little noise in the comm?
A little kind of squeak?
CC Yeah, I have been hearing it, and I've
- wasn't sure which of the loops I was - I was hearing it
on. I've got severai punched up, AI.
CDR Let me go check everything. Hold on.
CC Okay, incidently, we're about 45 seconds
to LOS. I can pick up the rest of the Evening Status in
case we miss it, at a later site. The next site, Carnarvon,
at 21:43, is scheduled for the med conference.
CDR ()kay, let me give you Drawer A Configura-
tion: the only change is A-2, which is 05, CI62, 60, CI61.
CC Roger, AI. I got that.
PLT Well, we don't have it now, Dick, but
a little while ago when that - we had that squeal, what
I had been doing was_ I turned the - STS panel and STS
aft light re (garble) to their a variable position and
they made that squeal.
CC Roger, Jack. Thank you.
CDR They're leaking. Okay, strange - but
that don't mean electron. Flight Plan Deviation: nothing
new. Shopping list accomplishment: nothing new. Inoperable
equipment: the blood pressure cuff number 5 needs a new
string. And it's put back in the IMSS kit. No, not IMSS,
but back over there in metabolic analyzer. Flashlight:
wore another one out,. we discarded it, so we got a
flashlight from 625 to use. And that's it.
CC ()kay, AI. Thank you very much. I
think we just squeezed it in under the LOS. We're going
there now, and the doctor will see you at Carnarvon.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 21 hours
20 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal
now with the Skylab ][II during this Ascension pass. The
next station to acquire will be Carnarvon in approximately
23 minutes. This is Skylab Control, Houston.

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SL-III MC-2220/I
Time: 16:42 CDT, 53/21:42 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control, Houston, at 21 hours 43


minutes at Greenwich mean time. Standing by now for acquisi-
tion of Skylab III through Carnarvon. This scheduled to
take place in less than i minute. During this pass the
private medical conference has been scheduled. We'll stand
by keep the line open. Skylab Control, Houston.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston 21 hours 48 min-
utes Greenwich mean time. No conversation between Dick
Truly and the crew of Skylab, thus far during this pass over
Carnarvon. The crew now engaged in the private medical
conference.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 21 hours 55
minutes Greenwich mean time. Now approaching acquisition
through Guam tracking station. Acquisition sheduled less
than 2 minutes away now.

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SL-III MC-2221/I
Time: 16:55 CDT, 53/21:55 GMT
9/18/73

CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Guam for


i0 minutes. I guess A1 got the word on the phone call on
very short notice. And if he's set up for - on configura-
tion, COMM TECH will give you a call and y'all can get
going now.
CDR Okay, (garble)
CC Okay.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston 21 hours 57
minutes Greenwich mean time. Now have Skylab III through
Guam. That call-up from CAP COMM Dick Truly indicating
that Commander AI Bean is set up for a private conversation
with his wife through this Guam pass.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston. The network
flight controller reporting that
CC Not sure what you're up to at the moment.
There is - we mad e one mistake on your - on your summary
Flight Plan for tomorrow, which is for you. We show a S063
deactivation at 19:]_5 for you to do. We do not want to do
that tomorrow because it turns out that camera will be used
for photos on a later day. And I was thinking you might
get ahead toniKht, and on some of the things, and you might
go ahead and do that:. So, we'd like to just delete that,
please.
SPT Okay, I've still got some exercises to
meet - to do after this ATM pass, so I don't expect I'Ii
be doing much extra tonight. And I'm trying to find a star
at this time. I wonder if - if either - I'm not sure who's
looking at it down there. ASCO perhaps, can give me a
clue as to any better gimbal angles.
CC Okay. The outer gimbal, and I had it,
I'm sorry, I should have passed it up earlier, was - is
suggested as minus 2460.
SPT Okay, I've got it. Thank you.
CC Roger, Owen. We were watching. Looks
like a good lockup. Thank you.
CC And I'll - I'll assume that you've de-
leted that entry on S063 deact off your Flight Plan for
tomorrow.
SI'T I haven't taken a look at it yet, Dick.
I'ii check that later and remember that.
CC Okay. Fine.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston. The network
flight controller reporting that the private conversation
through Guam is - the system is working well. AI Bean is
presently scheduled to be talking with his wife, this taking
place through the Guam tracking station. We're 22 hours
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9/18/73

1 minute Greenwich mean time, standing by, Skylab Control,


Houston.
CC SPT_ Houston. One comment on this ATM
daylight cycle pass. We show you're putting some TV on the
VTR and we think we_rll be money ahead if you'd just delete
that entry and wait a couple of minutes until we get AOS
stateside, and then I'll let you know and then we can put
it on the down-link - we'll get it a little faster here.
And not have to use up the VTR tape.
SPT Wilco.
GC Okay. Thank you.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute till
LOS. Goldstone comes up at 22:23. That's about 15 or 16
minutes from now. I'ii give you a call. One note for Jack.
!_e got a whole raft of teleprinter messages that we - on
deactivation and entry that we'd like to get up tonight and
_¢e think tile teleprinter may be getting a little low on
paper. We'd sure appreciate it if he could change the tele-
printer paper for us this evening. Also, when we get squared
away with the comm on the stateside passes, I did have a few
things to visit with you guys about. I know Bruce talked
to you about the Deactivation Checklist changes and I wanted
to mention some similar items about what's - what is in store
for you when you look at the pads tonight on the entry
books. So, I'ii see you at Goldstone.
PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 22 hours 8
minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab III has now passed out
of range of Guam tracking station. The next station to ac-
quire will be Goldstone in approximately 14-1/2 minutes.
During - coming up - during this stateside pass at 22 hours
29 minutes Greenwich mean time, shortly before the end of
their work day, the crew has been asked to take handheld
photographs of the Great Plains as the space station Skylab
makes a descending pass over the central United States, on
the end of this revolution, revolution 1837. Objective
of this photography is to capture on film, geology soil types,
and land forms as related to sand and gravel supplies, poten-
tial landfill sites, road construction, engineering, and
ground water sources. In addition, the crew has asked to
visually describe this area, which covers Kansas, Nebraska,
South Dakota, Iowa, and Missouri. These photo assignments
are part of more than 50 optimal targets which have been
passed to the crew. We also have for you now, the mission
surgeon's daily report on crew health of the Skylab-lll crew.
Tile report reads as follows: "The crew is having no medical
problems. The second 2-hour component of the circadian shift
will occur tonight. SleepinR medication will be taken at the
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9/18/73

crew's option if difficulty is experienced in going to


sleep tonight." This message passed along by Flight Sur-
geon Jerry R. Hordinsky. We're at 22 hours i0 minutes
Greenwich mean time, and this is Skylab Control, Houston.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2222/I
Time: 17:21 CDT, 53/22:21 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control Houston at 22 hours 40 -


23 minutes Greenwich mean time. Standing by now for
acquisition through Goldstone with the crew of Skylah III.
CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS stateside
for 17 minutes.
SPT Okay, Dick, let me know when you got the
TV ready, and I'ii send you down some ATM television. And are
you getting a real time or is it going to be recorded on the
ground.
CC We're going to get it real time, well
stand by i. No, I'm sorry about that Owen, I was wrong.
We're going to record it on the ground and stand by and I'ii
give you a go.
CC SPT, Houston, we're go for the ATM TV
down-link. And I've got two or three evening questions and
I also wanted to visit with the Commander about some entry
checklist items. Over.
CDR He's right here, available for visiting.
Must be visiting hours at the moment.
CC (Chuckle) okay. And I hope the call
went okay A1.
CDR Tell the COMM TECH that was a perfect call,
no background noise they - as soon as they locked on every-
thing just went smooth. One of the best.
CC Okay, good show. What - I made a call
a while ago and I didn't get a roger and we would like to
make sure that after this LOS or sometime this evening before
you go to bed we'd like - appreciate it if somebody would
change the paper in the teleprinter. We want to make sure that
we can get up all the pads we have to tonight. And AI, on
the subject of the entry checklist changes, let me describe to
you what - what you will find in the teleprinter in the
morning. And I think that we're essentially going to send up four
general items. The first one is very swift, I'm looking at
a copy of it now. And it - what it is is some entry time
line. It shows - it's all written in PET; it shows the day
night cycles, it shows all the AOS. And as it goes down it
shows each of the checks and checklist correlation as to
page number and so forth. And it takes you from 13:00
PET, on one piece of paper which is starts at the hatch
intergity check and walks you right on down to splashdown.
So I think more than anything else this time line will probably
help you a lot.
CDR Okay, that sounds good. By the way I
changed the teleprinter paper about 5 minutes ago.
CC Oh, okay, thank you. The second general
subject of - of the types of things and it's not too many of
these is some cleanup to the nomal - your nomal deorbit
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9/18/73

procedures and primarily, there, - Pete and Vance ran in a


simulator, I think i:t was yesterday morning, and there were a
couple of places there that we had made so many pen and inks,
I think one of them was in RCS - one of the RCS checks and
a couple of other places that the number of pen and inks
confused them. And so these checklists - some of these changes
are not really changes to what you already have in your books,
but they're just typed on one clean sheet of paper that you
can tape over the existings. And you can take a look at those
and - and if you hawe any questions, get back to us.
CDR Now that's a real good idea. Because
when I was going over it a couple of days ago myself in the
command module, I realized it was going to take some reading
and Owen and I have been talking about how we were going to
go through it before flight. But that would be a good
improvement in somebody's area and somebody checks.
CC Okay. The last two catogories
are things AI, that you're going to get on entry have to do with
the three and four quad failure cases. The first one is the
study guide that is somewhat similar to the study guide that
you already got on the nominal and just like it did it just
leads you in words through the - our philology and making up
the procedures. And then finally behind that it's going to be
a procedure that is essentially a stand along procedure for
either three and/or four quad failure cases. I say stand
along it rea - it naturally does refer you back to the entry
checklist for those checks that are - that don't change.
But it stands along in that once you can enter it anytime
til - from undocking right down to splash and it tells you
at what per - at what times to go do which checks. So
tomorrow morning when you get that, you might look over all
that stuff and soak it in a little bit and ask us any questions
you feel like after that.
CDR Okay, I've got about 7 or 8 questions
outlining that entry checklist, already, I'ii put these
changes in, look it over and I don't know if I have any time
tomorrow, but if I do I will as soon as I can and then I'ii
come back with these questions and then maybe - the entry
minus 5-day questioning exam and all our business is day
after tomorrow isn't it?
CC That's affirm and that's when we'd like
to entertain the questions because we'll have all the right
people here.
CDR Okay, we got another pass tonight. I
might pass on a few to you now, and later on today so we'll
clean those up. And then that'll open things up for new and
better questions.
CC Roger, AI. We still have about 12 minutes
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in this pass. And this is tile last pass o[ the, _'v_.u[ug [h_t
we have scheduled since we're - this is one of the days we're
knocking off early. We have a real long, like an hour 20 min-
ute LOS after this one. I do have a couple of evening
questions that we haven't had time to pass up to you and I
thought I'd cover them now.
CDR Okay. Cover those now and then if you
start talking to somebody else, I'll go get the book and see
if I can pick them out real quick.
CC Okay. The first one there, I have addressed
to the PLT. We listened to the dump tape and he reported that
the S019, AMS display numbers 2 and part of 3 have come
off and in preparation in fixing this for Gerry's flight
we like

END OF TAPE
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SL-III MC-2223/I
Time: 17:28 CDT, 53/22:28 GMT
9/18/73

CC - he reported that the S019 AMS display


numbers 2 and part of 3 have come off. And in preperation
for fixing this for Jerry's flight, we'd like to confirm that
he was referring to the tilt displays numbers.
PLT That's correct, Dick. If there is no
other rotation, I - AI went down the rotation numbers,
as a matter of fact - the - little aluminum end started to
come out of the - the place it was sticking in and - I don't
consider it a big deal really. Long as they don't all come out,
your're okay.
CC Okay, thank you, Jack. Second question
that I have here is it has to do with S055 ramp latch. That
you removed on the EVA-I and then - photographed later and
stuck in a plenum bag. It turns out, as you might guess
that we've decided that we'd like to bring this home if possible,
so the question is if you can - figure out where it is
and retrieve it, we'd like to stow it in A-9 and bring it home.
CDR I think I can figure that out very easy.
PLT (Garble) those in a plenum bag; we've
saved them all.
CC AH_ Ha_ Okay. Good show. You were
thinking ahead. Another question is, we'd like to know the
stowage location of the TV camera, which is serial number 3002,
which we - which was bursted on the mission day 28. This is
the one that over heated on the EVA day. We're - we're going
to bring this one - home also and we'd like to know the stowage
location.
PLT We've got it hanging on the blue ringer
underneath the water tank.
CC Okay. I had one more note - from you,
and this goes back to - this is passed to us from the deactivation
team which incidently they're still here working on the - some
of the checklist changes. Way back several weeks ago, AI,
you suggested that we send up a Deactivation Checklist changes
in three separate - separate increments, one for the three
books that belong to each of guys. And the team has decided that
for several reasons, they think that would be kind of a unwise
thing to do and so they've - so we are sending up - a set of
the changes - full set of the changes for each of the books.
Aand the reason that we like to do this is they did try to take
this approach, but it turned out that in many cases, it was just
difficult to - to get the coordinations straight and there were
so many - kinds of items that would be - that would make the
time line - that would be switchable between crewman that we'd
like to try to get those changes fully in all three books and
that would let the - deactivation go a little bit smoother.
So, - your deactivation changes will be coming up in that
fashion in the morning.
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CDR ()kay.
CC And that's the end of all of the things,
that I have sitting in front of me to talk to y'all tonight.
We still have about 9 minutes left in this pass and this is
the last pass of the evening. So I'm standing by.
CDR ()kay, here's a couple. I've got open my
Eentry Checklist, right now. Let me glance through and l'll
put a few marks here.. Probably simple; no need to answer them
now, but maybe - maybe later.
CC Okay.
CDR ()kay. On page 12-1, I've notice it's got
item 2 stowage dock May West. I kind of a felt that you were
thinking about us unstowing and donning May West after the
write-in item 8 over on page - 12-2.
CC Okay, we've got the question.
CDR ()kay, now I'm still a little puzzled from
looking at my checklist, when and where the we activate the
command module RCS and when and where or if we activate
Primary water evaporator and the secondary water evap. Because
I've found places in here that say, do it and then I'ii real-
ize that when I went over to do it, I'ii notice it's got an
X through it, so I'm a little bit puzzled there. For example,
on page 12-3, we crossed out the set water evap activation.
CC Okay, AI. We've got the question, I think
this is one of - the cases where there's time line will help
you. I think - in the morning when you look at this - you
won't have any questions at all about where any of the checks
are.
CDR Okay, that sounds llke a good idea. Now one
of the - couple of questions up the air, we talked about them on
the medical tonight, one of them - is - from my point of view
the most important as a result of what, Paul and Jack -
Paul and Joe said about - the SPS burn and - and their visibility
during this time. We kind of was thinking about pumping up
our hypertensive garments for that burn, in an attempt to
keep our visibility better than their (garble) but you know about
that, and we're waiting to find out what comes o_f on that item.
CC Okay.
CDR Okay, now, I still don't - let me go over
now to page 12-4.
CC Okay.
CDR There - there was a write-in there down
at - let me - let me read some things here, it says perform
CM RCS check, page E12-5. Okay, then it says, after that,
do spacecraft control CMC AUTO, does that mean after that
whole check? Or to do that then perform the check. So that's
just a little cofussing thing to me, but it's - I'm pretty
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sure you do it after the check but I just want to - verify it.
CC Okay, AI. I got the question - I'm -
my - my impression when I entered it into my book was exactly
ifke yours is - that that was an entry that was to be done
after that check, but at anyrate, we'll get you a straight answer.
CDR Okay, then there is a couple right in that
area some talking about - perform primary and secondary water
evap, and secondary's crossed out and then up earlier it says
something about - I had a write in it tells - it told me to
perform them both but I may have written it in wrong or something
but I won't say anymore about that. I still don't under-
stand why we don't do VERB b 46 earlier than 59 minutes for
the entry burn. But - that's just a question, I'm sure that's
technique, the guys have worked out. Because I can't image you
going anywhere during the last few seconds but maybe you do
and that - that's why you don't.
CC We'll get you an answer.
CC We'll get you an answer on that.
CDR Okay. And the next page on 12-5. It starts
talking about maybe we ought to do the command module RCS check
(garble) command or mid impluse. And I assume that our time
line is going to tell which. And I can scratch what every
I've got here out and I'll end up with just one of them.
CDR Okay. In the bottom of that box, by the
way, the CM RCS check box there on page 12-5. I assume that
the bottom thing should read, spacecraft control CMC AUTO
per what we just discussed a moment ago. One philosophy
I don't understand at all is - is exactly what we do with the
B MAG switches when we're in the different control modes, with
the CMC backing up the burns. Wheither we put yaw into ATT
i rate 2, or that's the one we leave out and just put the other two
in. And I guess I need sort of a paragraph or something that kind
of tells the stratagy there, the logic and - then I can probably
can go from there but that was one unclear thing through here
exactly the time that I put them all ATT 1 one 2 two and
when I just put two of them ATT 1 rate 2.
CC Okay.
CDR And that extends mostly from not understanding
exactly what advise you use either way.
CC Okay, AI. Understand.
CDR Let me go to a different section.
CC Okay, we still got about 3 minutes and
45 seconds. Incidently, AI, it says CM RCS check, if I remember
right, I'm not looking at message right now on page 12-5
with those pin and ink and errors, and etc that we're
completely replacing with a clean typed block.
SL-III MC-2223/4
Time: 12:28 CDT, 53/22:28 GMT
9/18/73

CDR Okay, that'll be good, because it looks


fairly - messy.
CC And -
CDR Okay -
CC And, Skylab; Houston. We just up-linked some
teleprinter stuff you might have somebody glance at it and
make sure it's printed out okay with the new roll in there.
CDR Good idea, we'll do it. Old Owen will
do it.
CC Okay, we still got 3 minutes. Go ahead.
CDR Okay. On page E5-3, I had a write in
that says RCS select 12 main A and B. I'd perfer that
you'll - if you would go ahead and - define which is which.
What I'm trying to avoid is getting into a situation where I
do it like I always did it, because I think that's the way
in there some new strategy available that I'm not aware of.
CC Okay, understand.
SPT Dick. The left 30 percent of your (garble)
message did not print, but the - message which follows that
on - the - film load all came through in good shape.
CC Okay. -

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2224/I
Time: 17:37 CDT, 53122:37 CMT
9/18/73

SPT The left 30 per cent of your test message


did not print but the - message which follows that on - the -
film load all came tlhrough in good shape.
CC Okay. We up-linked a photo pad, Owen and
a film thread pad and - and a test message. That's what you
ought to have.
SPT Okay, the test message is missing - the
left 30 per cent. The film thread came through fine and
I haven't read the - load pad yet.
CC Okay, thank you.
CDR Probably the glue, or something like that
on there.
CC AI, we still got a couple of minutes, if
you'd like to continue.
CDR ,Okay, I'm - I'm still looking - Dick.
CC Okay.
CDR One of the fundamental questions I had,
was knowing that if we don't get a SPS burn, we - come around
again and retarget. I don't understand exactly what the
retargeting would do, do we then make a burn at the next
place that would put us - do - do we make the burn the
next rev? I don't understand the whole sequence there in
the event the SPS does not come off. What do we do next?
Where do we land? What's our recovery time generally? And
that sort of strategy, I don't have any feel for that at all.
CC Skylab, Houston. Roger. We're about
i minute from LOS. We'll give you a call in the morning and
AI, very briefly and - we will put together a - more for you on
this you'll end up splashing down about three revs later and it's
2 - 2 impluse RCS the deorbit procedures and it's out by Johnson
Island.
CDR Okay. I guess you'll give us some more
information. I might mention when you're sending up pieces
of paper to paste in, to simplify things, you might want to
think about doing that per page E7-4, which is the RCS
completion for yaw to quad D&D failing. I've got a lot of
writeins there and you might want to think about - scratching
those out and pasting in something.
CC Okay. We've got about 5 or i0 seconds
on the clock now, AI. We'll see you in the morning. These -
just one more thing, the order in which these checklist
changes are coming up will be the timeline first, then the
nominal clean up, then the study guide for 3 and 4 quad fail,
and finally the 3 and 4 quad fail procedures.
CDR (garble)
L

SL-III MC-2224/2
Time: 17:37 CDT, 53/22:37 GMT
9/18/73

PAO Skylab Control, Houston; at 22 hours 40


minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab has passed out of range
now with MILA tracking station. That was CAP COMM Dick Truly
giving the crew of Skylab-lll a go ahead to start their rest
period for this evening.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2225/I
Time: 17:51 CDT, 53/22:51 GMT
9/18/73

PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston at 22


hours 52 minutes Greenwich mean time. We announce that there
will be no change-of-shift-briefing this evening with
Flight Director, Nell Hutchinson. Flight Director Hutchinson
and his Flight crew or Flight Control team members are now
involved in a deactivation checklist review. A review of
procedures, however, Flight Director Hutchinson has passed
along these preliminary times for entry day activities.
Crew wake up the morning of September 25th, scheduled for
7 hours GMT, crew transfer to the command module this key
to the multiple docking adapter hatch closing time, 13 hours
50 minutes GMT, undocking 19 hours 50 minutes GMT, SPS
deorbit of the command module, command and service module
21 hours 38 minutes GMT, splashdown, 22 hours 18 minutes
Greenwich mean tme. Closing out at this time at 22 hours
53 minutes Greenwici_ mean time. This is Skylab Control,
Houston.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC2226/I
Time: 01:53 CDT, 54/06:53 GMT
9/19/73

PAO Skylab Control 6 hours, 53 minutes


and 48 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time,
the Skylab space station is nearing the South American coast
and about to come in range of the tracking ship Vanguard.
We'll have the line up live for air-to-ground though the
Vanguard tracking station where we should hear a wake-up call
from Spacecraft Communicator Bob Crippen. At the present
time, we're about 6 minutes before the crew's normal wake-up
but we do expect that call to come through Vanguard. We
have the llne up live now.
CC (Music)
PLT Stand at attention, you people.
CC Yes, MOCR's at attention, Jack.
PLT Going to be a good day, I can tell.
CC I figured that'd put you in the mood for
a good day's work, Jack. That's horrible to wake up early
by, though.
CC Skylab, we have you for about 3-1/2 more
minutes through Vanguard.
CC Skylab, Houston. LOS in I minute. See
you in 3 minutes over Ascension at 07:08.
PLT Okay, Bob.
CDR Just wondering if you wanted to change
our flight Plan, it's looks like a good time to me for us
to get back in the back, close our eyes and try to count
those light flashes.
CC I figured that. Nothing like a circadian
shift.

END OF TAPE
SL III MC-2227/I
TIME: 02:25 CDT 54/07:05 GMT
9119173

PLT We saw that on the Sun the other day.


It made part of the limb go dark in H-Alpha.
CC One of those circadians, huh?
PLT Yeah, it took it out of the filter
when it shifted. I don't know. It's one of those funny
things.
PAO Skylab Control, 7 hours 6 minutes and
i0 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now out of range of the
tracking station - tracking ship Vanguard. Our next
acquisition about a minute and 43 seconds from now will be
at the Ascension tracking station. This morning the wakeup
call, Marine Corps Hymn, played up for Jack Lousma's benefit.
Jack, a Marine Corps officer, and Jack informed us that
we should all be standing at attention here in Mission
Control. Little note as to how early in the morning it is
for the crew as well as the ground troups. A1 Bean says
it's a good time to go back and count some light flashes,
and Jack Lousma reminding us of some of the phenomena he's
noticed on the Sun as a result of getting up too early in
the morning. The crew's workday is starting early, of
course, for preparations for the splashdown next Tuesday,
when they do get up a little bit early to complete de-
activation and prepare for reentry. This is Skylab Control.
We're now 55 seconds from acquisition of signal at Ascension
and we'll have the line up live for this pass lasting
I0 minutes and 44 seconds.
CC Skylab, Houston. AOS through Ascension
for 8-1/2 minutes.
PLT Okay, Bob.
CC 0keydoke. You know every once in a
while on these summary shifts I think I see some of those
light flashes that A1 was talking about while ago. One
item - A couple of items I probably ought to tell you
about. We ended up leaving the TACS enabled throughout
the night and we want to keep it enabled for the venting
on this upcoming MO92 run today, so we can just leave that
as is.
PLT Okay Bob. Got no record on the length of
the tape - the teleprinter message today.
CC How long is it - Did we go - Would you
believe that we're s1:ill - ... is still busy down here
trying to get it all up. He hasn't got it all yet.
PLT Well this one we intercepted it by the
time it got the length of - from the trash airlock to the EVA
hatch.
CC You notice we had a few entry checklist
changes that are still coming in. We had about 20 pages
worth of that. Plus the deac stuff.
SL II] MC-2227/2
TIME: 02:05 CDT 547:05 GMT
9/19/73

CC We're -
PLT We may notice that in a couple of hours
when we get through it.
CC (Laughter We've scheduled some time for you
tomorrow to try to get some of those checklist changes entered.
One item we'd appreciate you looking at and giving us a report
on is, we've been having a little problem with our airlock
module time reference system. It's reset and seems to be
cycling. It's done 1_hat several times during the night and
if you could look at your GMT clocks and give us a report on
whether they look like they're working normally or intermittent
or erratic or what, we'd appreciate it.
PLT Well, they're working, but they're not
on time. I guess - I think it's day 265. 000036 something
like that.
CC Well, that agrees with telemetry. If
it doesn't agree with what - It's day 262, and it's about
071226.
PLT Somebody's Just getting in a hurry, I
guess.
CC It's you guys working so fast up there.
CC And Jack, somewhere down in the middle
part of that message, you'll notice that you've got a couple
of EREP 39 C&D pads. The first one messed up. The second
one's okay.
PLT Okay.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2228/I
Time: 02:16 CDT, 54/07:16 GMT
9/19/73

CC Skylab, Houston. We're one minute from


LOS. We'll see you over Guam in 35 minutes at 07:52. We've
switched over to the primary time reference system because
of the loop we ran on the secondary and we'd appreciate
another readout as to what your timers are doing.
PLT Okay. Day 265. It's an eye test
from here. Active 0556, 50 MARK.
CC Okay. Thank you, Jack.
PAO Skylab Control at 7 hours 19 minutes and
i0 seconds Greenwich mean time. We've now passed out of
range of the tracking station of Ascension. Our next acqui-
sition of signal will be a little over 33 minutes
from now. That will be at Guam. During this last pad -
During this last pass we had some discussion of the operation
of the timers aboard Skylab, which apparently have been operating
erratically during the overnight period. And the information
given by the spacecraft - Skylab Pilot, Jack Lousma, do indicate
that the telemetry readings have been correct, that they are
reading now 265 day of the year, instead of 262. They will
make an attempt to correct that during the day today. Also,
comment by the Pilot on the amount of teleprinter message
sent up today by the ground. Teleprinter pad set a new
length record, Jack Lousma indicated. Construction from the
trash airlock to the EVA hatch. Most of the teleprinter
messages, of course, are checklists for the EVA and checklists
for reentry and deactivation. They do take a great deal of
volume and there will be a time set aside for the use of those
checklists. There is a procedure's review tomorrow, Thursday,
that is and there will be time set aside for checklist updates.
This is Skylab Control. We're 31 minutes and 45 seconds from
acquisition of signal at Guam. It's now 20 minutes and
39 seconds after the ihour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC2229/I
Time: 02:51 CDT, 54/07:51 GMT
9/19/73

PAO Skylab Control at 7 hours, 51 minutes


and 23 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time,
we're about 54 seconds from acquisition of signal at the
Guam tracking station. The pass through Guam will just last a
little under 9 minutes and we have the line up live
now for air-to-ground through Guam.
CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Guam, 9 minutes.
CDR Hello, down there.
CC Hello, hello. We finally got back with
you.
SPT Say Bob, I've got a few questions here for
Adam, I think - a couple of problems. First problem is H-alpha -
I cannot get to take any (garble). Either manually or in
H-alpha i auto. It - ready light is on, but I cannot get it
to cooperate. And the next thing, is I cannot get any DAS
for phase displays or event timer displays or ATS counter
displays in Bus i. I had to go to Bus 2 in order to see
them and I don't know if I got a switchout configuration or
it's some other problem. I appreciate a little advice or
assistance there. Over.
CC Okay. We'll look into the H-alpha problem
Have you tried cycling the inverter i circuit breaker?
SPT Nope, try that next. As my CDR
just reminded me in cycling that circuit breaker, which doesn't
seem to reset does the trick, which it just did again this
morning.
CC Okay. Very good. That seems to be rather
sensitive kicking off sometimes and we haven't really explained -
explained why. And for all of your, information, when we get
it even on the hour here, INCO is going to reset your - your
timers so that there'll be 00:00:00 and that' ii mean you'll
be right as far as minutes and seconds is concerned. It's
coming up on 08:00, so you will be 8 hours behind as far
as your clocks are concerned and you can reset the day to
day 262. That's not EVA day yet.
SPT Okay. Understand. And I noticed on the
next orbit, I've got a lot of work to be done on bright spot
number i. These coordinates I believe. Stand by. These coordinates
have suggest - suggested to me 11:0/.5. Now, I'm looking at my
XUV mon picture and I had two bright spots at ii0. As near I
can estimate one of tlnem's about 0.3 and the other's about 0.7.
I think probably what they want is the 0.7 which has some sort
of loose structure associated with it on the XUV mon. But
I would like a little clarification whether or not they're
talking about the one at about .3 or about 0.5 and their indireeted
knowledge of bright spot i work on? Over.
CC We'll check that one out for you, Owen.
SL-III MC2229/2
Time: 02:51 CDT, 54,/07:51 GMT
9/19/73

CC And if you're interested, I got a - can


read you the SAP update.
SPT I sure am interested.
CC Okeydoke. There have been no flares. Prominence
81 has been intermit1_ently active. A minor surge region observed
near 29/1.0. It may be associated with old active region 03, which
is due to return about now but not expected to be very active.
Active region 13, also due late today near 27/1.0 and it
apparently produced the X-I llmb event from behind the west
limb on mission day 41 at about 79:10 Zulu.
SPT Would you say again that last comment about
the old active region returning.
CC Okay. Stand by i. I want to verify the
time there. Okay. ()wen, on the bright spots, they leave that
up to you and you can select the one that you think is most inter-
esting.
SPT Okay. Sounds fine.
CC Okay Owen. That last note for the SAP was that
active region 13 is due back late today near 27/1.0 and
it apparently produced the X-I llmb event from behind the
west llmb on mission day 41 at 09:10 Zulu. The time doesn't make
much difference here.
SPT Okay. Understand. We've got a lot of brightness
over on the east limb now and that's probably the active region
returning right there.
CC Okay. And you copied my comment about
pick out the bright spot that you think looks most interesting.
SPT Yes, sure did. We'll do that.
CC Owen, if you got a moment, I can tell you
a little bit about JOP 13, which we're planning on tomorrow.
SPT Do we have another nearby pass? I've
got a little work to do here in the last 5 minutes this
orbit.
CC Yeah. I'Ii get it for you later.
CC CDR, Houston. AI, if you've got a moment,
I wanted to make a comment about our checklist. Not checklist,
a Flight Plan deletion.
CDR Okay. Go ahead with your comment.
CC Rog. We had scheduled a housekeeping 14
Bravo 4 today, which was biociding the MA hose. And we need it yet,
so we're going to save that for day 58. So if you'd just scrub that
off, we'd appreciate it.
CDR Scrub the hose biociding. Will do.
CC Rog. Another item, we sent you up on the
film prediction thing for your - on your day off. An estimate
of Hasselblad stuff so that you'd basically just go ahead and
shoot it up. We recommend you save about 20 frames from hasselblad
SL-III MC2229/3
Time: 02:51 CDt, 54/07:51 GMT
9/19/73

CL-3 which is in command module i and save that for - to be used


during reentry. Might use it -
CDR Understand.
CC You might use it for some shots when you're
backing out from it or something of that nature.
CDR That's what we thought that we found when we
undock at midnight.
CC Yeah, but it's still hopefully, it should
be visible from you b_T the time you hit sunrise.
CDR That's true. Okay.
SPT Bob, I'm still unable to take any H-alpha
pictures.

END OF TAPE
SL III MC-2230/I
TIME: 03:00 CDT 54/08:00 GMT
9/19/73

CC Okay, Owen. Our recommendation on


H-alpha right now is we had a problem previously where we
had to end up cycling switches. We'd like you to cycle
the H-alpha camera power to off and back to on, and then
try going with the operate auto switch to AUTO and then
back down to MANUALand verify that you do hold it at least
a quarter of a second at MANUAL.
SPT Okay. I've done the last part several
times, cycling between AUTO and MANUAL. I Just turned
camera power OFF, and now camera power is coming back on
again.
CC Okay. We're 1 minute from LOS. We'll
have you again over the Vanguard in 31 minutes, and that's
at 08:32, which I guess will be on 00:32 on your clocks.
SPT Okay, and I did recycle H-alpha AUTO/
MANUAL and it still just remains in READY.
CC Copy. We'll try to look at it.
SPT iFor information. Scan spec detector
number 5 has stayed in for about oh, 20 or 30 minutes here.
It just now popped off. The first time.
CC Is that some kind of new record?
SPT New record for the last 2 or 3 weeks.
CC Rog.
PAO Skylab Control at 8 hours 3 minutes
and 17 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space
station is now passing to the southeast of Guam out of
range of the tracking station there. Our next acquisition
of signal 28 minutes and 37 seconds from now will be at
Vanguard. During this last pass over Guam the ground
informed Skylab Science Pilot that active region 13 is due
back today. Science Pilot Owen Garriott has the ATM duty
for the first daylight pass just now being completed.
Active region 13 is ¢,f interest because it was believed to
haved produced the X-1 flare, that's an extremely large
flare observed on the limb of the Sun at about 09:14
Greenwich mean time on mission day 41. That's 13 days ago.
There was a major flare at that point, quite visible from
Canary Islands, photography provided of that and some data
on the effect on the corona given by the Skylab crew.
Active region 13 has now rotated around the backside of
the Sun. A 14 day period to go from one limb to the other
limb of the Sun. It's now expected to be coming back into
view. It's now believed that that will be a relatively
reduced activity in that active region. Also during this
Guam pass, the timer was reset on Skylab so that their
clocks are now reading the wrong hour, but the correct number
of minutes and seconds. They should be reading 0 hours
4 minutes and 47 seconds right now as opposed to the correct
SL III MC-2230/2
TIME: 03:00 CDT 54 08:00 GMT
9/19/73

time of 8 hours 4 m:Lnutes 47 seconds. They are off now


only by a matter of some few hundredths of a second. Later
in the day, about 24:00 Greenwich mean time, at the midnight
for Greenwich mean 1:ime, that's about 16 hours from now,
those will be reset to the correct hour so they will be
operating properly again. This is Skylab Control. Our
next acquisition of signal 26 minutes and 51 seconds from
now will be at the Vanguard tracking ship. It's now
5 minutes and 18 seconds after the hour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2231/I
Time: 03:31 CDT, 54/08:31 GMT
9/19/73

PAO Skylab Control at 8 hours 31 minutes


and 8 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time
we're 54 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Vanguard
tracking ship. The pass through Vanguard will last approxi-
mately 9-1/2 minutes. We have the line up live for air-to-
ground through Vanguard and we expect a call here from
spacecraft communicator, Bob Crippen.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS over the
Vanguard for 10-1/2 minutes.
CC Skylab, Houston, if somebody has a
moment I'd like to talk a little bit about the M092 special
test one and two.
CT Vanguard comm tech, Houston comm tech
net one voice check.
CC Skylab, Houston - -
CT This is Vanguard comm tech on net one.
I read you loud and clear.
CC Skylab, Houston. In the blind, under-
stand that the - they're copying you out at the site, but
we're not here. Stand by until we get the problem cleared
up.
SPT Roger. We're reading you all right.
It's just the down-link.
CC Okay. We're back with you once more.
CT Did you have the Vanguard set in?
SPT Okay. I'd asked if any news or have
any comments about H-alpha. And I think Jack and A1 could
hear you on the 92 special test.
CC Okay, Owen. First on the H-alpha, the
only thing that we came up with was that we copied that you
were in normal and not override on the night interlock. And
you should have gotten to the panel after daylight and if
you had stayed in normal you would not be able to get it to
operate. So, if that was the case then it should operate
properly on this upcoming pass.
SPT That should be correct, Bob. I should
have thought of that too. Thank you. And here's - A1 and
Jack can hear you.
CC Okay. If A1 and Jack are copying regarding
the M092 special test that we've got coming up today, we'd
like to run over procedurally a couple of problems that
apparently we've had.
PLT We're listening. I'll tell you.
CC Okeydoke. Wish to report that we've
got excellent data from the M092 test one. And we've had a
little problem with the test two, which is the one where you
pull the - you use the muscle to try to squeeze a little
SL-III MC-2231/2
Time: 03:31 CDT, 54/08:31 GMT
9/19/73

blood up into a part of your body and it's primarily


associated with the cal coming at the wrong time and trying
to tell whether the muscle tension was correct. And the
items we'd like to emphasize, is that the leg - the legband
should be fully calibrated both low and gain per the MO92
OBS cue card. And I think on the first test it looked like
it was done a little bit late and - on the beginning. And
on the last part, it looked like it was done too - too soon.
The auto cal should be initiated before going to negative
Delta-P, of course. And both legs should be - should con-
tract them maximumly without movement. And I guess they
sort of emphasize, you know, you don't want ... and that
you should be breathing normal. And the contraction should
not last over about 2 seconds. Following the return to
zero Delta-P, you should wait about2 minutes before performing
the auto cal. And then if you would record any pertinent
data recording on both of the tests, we would appreciate it.
CDR Yeah. I'ii record some data for you at
the moment. I thought that we performed the cal correctly
the other day. We gave an auto cal and another cal. The
thing that kind of mistified us about the whole test is
when you're laying in the can on MO92, sometimes you twiddled
your toes accidentally anyhow. So, kind of said, interesting
to performing a test that we perform everyday anyway and
and they haven't eve:n known all along that we've been per-
forming the test. So good luck in trying to find out the
results of this test. So we'll keep doing it, but it looks
to me like the data is not going to show much more than just
regular data, because on regular data, you know, at 15 minutes,
every once in awhile you pinch your toes or you wiggle
around or something :like that. And it doesn't show up much
on the data.
CC Okay, AI. We copied that and we'll
pass the word along.
CC And, AI one item regarding the deac
checklist change, the one that's a mile long, and I been
spending most of the night here trying to enter in my - my book.
I've got one little item that might be somewhat confusing and if
you've got that hand_T I can point it out to you.

END OF TAPE
S L III MC-2232/I
TIME: 03:38 CDT 54/013:38 GMT
9/19/73

CDR Go ahead.
CC Okay. On the very first page of the
message, it makes a reference to page 1-39.
CDR Let me find that. Is that the bottom
or the top?
CC It's at the top.
CC Talking about making a change in the
note.
CDR Okay. I got it. It's under note and
on last line change.
CC Okay. That would be clearer if it read
in note and on last line.
CDR Okay. Got it.
CC Okay. That's all it was, thank you.
CDR Okay. Now I've got these change i and
2 to friendly little test. Tell me exactly what to write
in where.
CC Okay. You talking about the MO92 tests
AI?
CDR Youbet.
CC Okay. I'ii tell you what. The one
thing that you should write in is at the end, that the cal
should follow 2 minutes after returning to zero Delta-P. I
haven't got the test in my hand right here, but I can pull
it out for you.
CDR Okay. Why don't you pull them both out
and tell me exactly where to write in.
CC Okay.
CDR For example, we think that the main
vacuum valve should go closed before you go to 000 millimeters
HG. We changed that around without asking, but we're still
standing by on that one.
CC Okay AI, if you'll allow me, what I'ii
do is I'ii pull out the change and give you the exact pro-
cedures over our next site, Canary, and that's going to be
in about, oh, 52 after the hour.
CDR That would be perfect. The exact write-
in procedures for both would allow us to do it more accurately.
CC Oikay. We'll do that for you. And if
Owen is still copying, I can run down quickly with him the
JOP 13 planned activities.
CDR He's listening.
CC Okeydoke. We were planning a JOP 13
for tomorrow
SPT Hey Bob.
CC Yeah. Go ahead.
SPT W_ny don't you wait a minute. I've got
to get the JOP set up here at the beginning of the orbit and
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TIME: 03:38 CDT 54/08:38 GMT
9/19/73

l'd llke to think about what you're saying without too much
diversion. Over.
CC Okay. We'll hold off on it. We'll
also give you that over the next site. And we're about
a minute from LOS. We'll see you again over - over Canary
at 52, and that's about 8-1/2 minutes - correction i0 minutes
from now. Also we'll be doing a data voice recorder dump
over Canary.
PAO Skylab Control at8 hours 43 minutes
and i0 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now out of range
of the Vanguard tracking ship, as the spacecraft is passing
over Brazil, we're 9 minutes and 15 seconds from acquisition
of signal at Canary Islands. The pass through Canary Island
Madrid willbe an extended one lasting approximately 14 minutes.
We'll bring the line back up about 9 minutes from now for
that Canary Island/Madrid pass. This is Skylab Control at
8 hours 43 minutes and 35 seconds Greenwich mean time.

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SL-III MC2233/I
Time: 03:51 CDT, 54/08:51 GMT
9/19/73

PAO Skylab Control at 8 hours, 51 minutes


and 35 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're presently 55 seconds
from acquisition of signal at Canary Island. Pass through
Canary Island and Madrid will last approximately 13 minutes.
At the present time, the Skylab crew are just about beginning
the next daylight period. Science Pilot Owen Garriott at the
ATM console while the other two crew members are completing
some girth measurements. We have the line up live for air-
to-ground through Canary Islands and Madrid.
CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Canary, 13-1/2 min-
utes. We won't be doing a data voice recorder dump.
CDR Say Bob, on that entry time line are you recom-
mending that we take that and scotch tape it in the entry book
where the time lines _its at the moment called the nominal
time line or single burn deorbit time line or something like
that?
CC Actually, AI, we pretty much put that in
there for your druthers. The antenna that would Just give
you a feeling of how -- how the time line was supposed to flow
since it was a little bit erratic and you had to jump around
quite a bit. So, guess right now, we just say to leave that
one up to you, what you'd like to do with it.
CDR Okay. Could you have somebody make the
recommendation as a result of Pete's ... did or something? Did _hey
put it on a card, stick it to the panel and then use thator
what'd they do with it? We'll - we can figure out something
but they may have a better idea.
CC Okay. They did not use that time line
at all. They did not have it available to them.
CDR Okay. We'd might take it a stick it on a card
or something and then we could use the card and the book and
won't have to keep flipping back and forth through pages in
the book. We can check the card, and then go to the page.
CC Rog. The pages are specific items you
should be using for tlne procedures and again, that is just
basically a time line flow. Putting it on a card sounds
like a good idea. If you've still got that M092 test 2 handy,
I can tell you the specific recommendations that we would make
to it.
CDR We got it. Go ahead.
CC Okay. Really, there are only a couple.
Previously, you - you've been voiced up a calibrate auto to occur
right after returning recorder experiment 1 on. Is that
correct?
CDR That's right. CAL to AUTO. But we've
been doing manual for them.
CC Okay. Manual is fine. I think they
just put down an AUTO cause they thought that might be a little
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bit shorter. But manual's what you're use to and should be


no problem with that. What you said a while ago about putting
the main vacuum valve to close, that's the way you're used
to going to 0 Delta P and that's fine also. The - specifically
right after - right before they calibrate auto, if you would put in
a wait 2 minutes there, we would appreciate it. That's the latter
one after you've gone back to zero Delta P.
CDR Okay. That's written in.
CC Okay. And really, that's all the proce-
dural changes that we have for you. The other one was talking
about how to contract a ... isometrically and it's kind
of difficult to describe how to do that but I was Just
give you a verbal idea what they were talking about. And I
agree with what your comments about wiggling your toes and
so forth, almost gives you the same effect.
CDR Okay. Tell us how to isometrically do it again
so we'll do it right.
SPT Bob, the other day they described it as
tensing the muscles - is that - Story called it that -
is that a fair description?
CC That's a fair description. That's basically
all you're trying to do is to tense up the calf muscles. Over. I got
Story here and I'ii let him give you the words again, if he's
got some good ones.
MCC I'm not sure I got any good ones this
time in the morning, but what is the guess is just plain
tense in the leg without the moving the ankle joint or the
toes. Just - just tense the leg.
SPT Speak of the devil.
CC That Story gets around. And Owen, any
time it's convenient, I can run over a couple of these items
with JOP 13. I'm really not getting any great amount of details,
I Just kind of want to let you know how it was going.
SPT Okay. Now's a good, convenient time.
So please go ahead. I was just about to ask you.
CC Okay. As I mentioned before, we've got
it scheduled for tomorrow morning as one of your - your
first activities and currently, of course you're going for
... one, and it's going to costs in TACS 210 pound-seconds
and the slight procedural changes will be required is after
you get in correct attitude, we're going to have to do a
nominal H-cage with some biases in that the ground will have
entered for you. Also, the groundwill be going ahead and
doing your momentum inhibits. We have established thatafter
you get back to solar inertial attitude, we're - momentum
profile should return to nominal about 3 revs.
CDR Okay. And what two stars are used?
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CC I'll see if ASCO can give me an answer.


on it. It's Achernar and Canopus we'll be using.
SPT Okay. That sounds good. What - do we
start the maneuver a little before sunset? In other words,
are we going to infringe on normal solar viewing here a little
bit in order to get that done? When you check that out on
a pad though Bob, you needn't give me the other details now
really and sounds like you've done a lot of good working to
get this possible, but even the price of a little TACS here
is of course, makes it extra important that we get it done
right. So we'll be doing it just the way it calls for with
plenty of care taken.
CC Okay. The guys have done a lot of work
I'm told that we'll be initiating the maneuver about noon.
l'm afraid I don't have very many more details for you now,
but they will be giving you that on the pad. Also, one item
that of course, was a printing factor for this was to esta-
blish what it would be llke to - to point at Kohoutek. So,
that was one of our objectives as well as to get the JOP 13
thing.
SPT Okay. Just a note for S056. I've tried
both patrols - patrol normal and patrol long and it hung up
on S and i each time.
CC Copy that.
SPT Oh, let me take it back. We just switch
to frame 2 and to partollong so itmay seem we'll get this
one done right.
CC Okay. Got our fingers crossed. And we've
got a handover coming up here in about 30 seconds. I may
drop out.
CC And we're back with you again after the handover
into Madrid and all of your teleprinter messages are on board,
we hope.

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SL-III MC-2234/I
Time: 04:02 CDT, 54/09:02 GMT
9/19/73

CC Skylab, Houston. We're one minute from


LOS. We'll see you over Guam in about 26 minutes at 09:31.
CC I'ii say good night to you and see you
in the morning.
PLT _[eady to go to bed again, huh?
CDR Bye, bye.
CC _[og. Or is itgoodmorning? I'm not
sure which it is. My circadian's all fouled up. I'm going
to go - go look for those light streaks AI was talking about.
PLT Could be that you'll see as many on the
ground as we see up here°
CC I don't know about that.
PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 6 minutes and
38 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now
passing over eastern Europe, is out of range of the Madrid
tracking station. Our next acquisition of signal 24-1/2 min-
utes from now, will be at Guam. This is Skylab Control
at 6 minutes and 54 seconds after the hour.

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SL III MC-2235/I
TIME: 04:30 CDT 54/09:30 GMT
9/19/73

PAO Skylab Control at9 hours 30 minutes


and 21 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're presently 55
seconds from acquisition of signal at the Guam tracking
station. The pass through Guam will last 6 minutes and
20 seconds. We have the line up live for air-to-ground
through that station.
CC Skylab. AOS Guam 6 minutes.
CC And we're a minute from LOS and
about 5 minutes from IIoneysuckle.
SPT Okay. Story, have you taken a look at
that test one data on the M092?
CC I'll get you a report on that.
SPT No. I was just asking you personally if
you'd seen it. But it looks like there's a very rapid
response. As soon as you pump up to 30 millimeters, why,
the leg volume increases 2 percent Just right off, and I
assume that's the response that biomed's looking for down
there. And it's a very immediate one.
CC Okay Owen. That's very consistant with
our ground based studies that have been done.
SPT Okay.
CC And it's that slope they were looking
at to get a flow measurement.
SPT Did you say slope or flow or both?
CC It's the slope of that curve. It's
the slope of the Delta V there, the change in volume we're
looking at to get a flow into the calf.
SPT Okay. Well, that's going to be a pretty steep
slope then because just by eye the change in leg volume is
pretty rapid. I suppose there might be 5 seconds or so, maybe
i0 - I0 or ii minutes_ You ought to get a pretty good (garble)
out of that I guess.
CC Okay. Both that 2 percent and that
time sounds like reasonable data.
SPT Okay.
PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 38 minutes
and 38 seconds Greenwich mean time. We've gone out of
range of the Guam tracking station as the spacecraft passes
over New Guinea and we'll soon come in range of Honeysuckle
Creek, Australia. That's about 3 minutes and 20 seconds
from now. At the present time a new Flight Director has
come on duty. Don Puddy having gone off, Milton Windier
now on duty. Story Musgrave the spacecraft communicator.
Replacing Bob Crippen. Some discussion going on of the
next few days' activities aboard Skylab. They'll include
science demonstrations tentatively scheduled to show
diffusion of material in water and also to show a process of
ice melting in space. Also some discussion of T053, which
is a laser experiment to be run from Goddard Space Flight
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TIME: 04:30 CDT 54/09:30 GMT
9/19/73

Center. The crew will attempt to observe the laser light flashes
from the ground. That's tentatively scheduled as an alternate
for Thursday in the event that there's no Earth Resources
pass on Thursday, they will do that T053 laser experiment
then. However if they are -is a successful Earth Resources pass
that day, it would be postponed until late Friday. It is
now in the preliminary drafts for Friday and Saturday
Flight Plans, so we would expect to have that T053 light
flash laser to he taking place later this week. Complete
instructions were sent up during the overnight for the crew,
both for deactivation of the Skylab workshop and for the
return using only two of the thruster sets of the quads on
service module -

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SL-III MC-2236/I
Time: 04:40 CDT, 54/09:40 GMT
9/19/73

PAO Complete instructions were sent up


during the overnight for the crew, both for deactivation
of the Skylab workshop and for the return, using only two
of the thruster sets of the quads on the service module.
Two of those, of course, have not been operating since the
first few days of the mission. They had had a failure in
that area and they are now shutdown. They have now, sent
up a set of instructions for operations. These are essentially
the same instructions that were sent up earlier, but before
they were pen-and-lnk changes. They now have new copies they
can paste over the copies they had originally. It makes it
a little easier to read. They discovered here in simulators
here on the ground that reading the checklist was very
difficult after the pen and ink changes had been made.
This is Skylah Control. We'll keep the llne up now for
acquisition at Honeysuckle. The pass through Honeysuckle,
a 4-1/2 minute one, will begin about a minute from now.
CC Skylab, we're back through Honeysuckle
for 4 minutes.
CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS. We'll
see you over Canaries in 45 minutes at about 10:30. We show
you running behind on hitting the M092 vent window. That's no problem.
We can force a contingency sample over Madrid. So press on.
PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 47 minutes
and 40 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station
now just north of New Zealand is out of range of the tracking
station at Honeysuckle Creek. Our next acquisition of signal
will be 42 minutes and 40 seconds from now at the Canary
Islands. At the present time, ATM cycle just being completed
CC fine. We don't show the BPMS working.
PAO This is Skylab Control at 9 hours
49 minutes and 4 seconds. That was a - one more attempt at
a call by the spacecraft communicator. We were, however, out
of range of signal at Honeysuckle Creek and it's very unlikely
that the crew heard that. There was no reply from the crew
on that pass. We're now about 41 minutes from acquisition
of signal at Canary Islands. The call went up to inform the
crew that they weren't getting any readings on one of the
experimental devices on the body temperature measurement
system. That's part of the M092 run that should be under-
way now. And that was scheduled to have Pilot, Jack Lousma,
as the subject of that. The observer was to have been Alan
Bean. Some indication we did have at Guam was that Science
Pilot Owen Garriott was_ apparently participating in that.
That may indicate that the commander was working at the
ATM console in the place of the science pilot. We're not
entirely certain of thet, hut it really makes very little
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difference since one -- either one could be the observer on


the experiment. That would be a change, however, from the
original Flight Plan, which calls - called for the science
pilot to be working at the ATM console during that last
daylight pass. At an unusually high Beta angle at this
time, which means we have very long daylight passes, relatively
short nighttime passes. This is Skylab Control. Our next
acquisition of signal 40 minutes from now. It's now
50 minutes and 22 seconds after the hour.

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SL-III MC2237/I
Time: 05:30 CDT, 54/10:30 G_T
9/19/73

PAO Skylab Control at i0 hours, 29 minutes


and 34 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time,
we're 55 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Canary
Island tracking station. The pass through Canary Island
and Madrid will last approximately 13 minutes. First data
is already coming in now from Canary Islands however, we do not
yet have voice llnk up there.
CC 5kylab, AOS Canaries and Madrid, 13 minutes.
SPT Okay, Story.
CC And going over the hill, we didn't see
the BPMS working on M092. Did y'all get that running?
CDR Just what I was going to call you about.
The answer is no. You want us to run that test again? It
came out good except for that.
CC Okay. Was that the switch didn't get
thrown?
CDR That's exactly right and every - we're
in the midst of test number i. Now we've completed test 2
and we can pump Jack down in about 8 or 9 minutes from now.
CC Stand by i.
CC And we're taking a look at the momentum
situation with the second vent and EREP and we'll get right
back with you.
CC AI, Houston.
CDR Go ahead.
CC About how far are you from finishing
test number i with the M0927
CDR Two minutes.
CC Okay -
CDR I take that - I take that back. We' re
suppose to do Jack's arm also so we've got to do that.
If we weren't going to run this again, though I'd prefer to run him
in the can now cause he's all in and configured.
CC C kay. We concur with that. Go ahead
and finish test number 1 on the leg. Delete test number i
on the arm and recycle as rapidly as you can into a standard
M092. And confirm that you didn't take any manual or auto-
matic blood pressures.
CDR That's confirmed. When we realized what
had gone on, we took them during the test number 2. But
of course that doesn't go all the way up to 50 millimeters.
CC Okay. We do need those blood pressure
measurements on the standard M092. So run that when you
get done with the leg test.
CC And Owen, we need the DAS to force a
contingency sample here.
SPT It's all yours.
CC Roger.
CC DAS is yours, Owen.
SPT Okay.

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SL III MC-2238/I
TIME: 05:40 CDT 54/10:40 GMT
9/19/73

CC Skylab, we're 30 seconds to LOS. And


about 27 minutes to Csrnarvon at II:i0.
PAO Skylab Control at 10 hours 44 minutes
and 25 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station
now out of range of the antenna at Madrid. Next acquisition
26 minutes from now will be at Carnarvon, Australia. At
the present time ther_ is a MO92 test being run. They are -
it was required to be a repetition of that run as Pilot
Jack Lousma was the subject for MO92, but the blood pressure
measuring device, I wrongly reported that as the body
temperature measuring device earlier. The BPMD, blood
pressure measuring device on the M092 had not been switched
to the ON position, and as a result_ the data was not com-
plete for the first run on the lower body negative pressure
device. As a result of that, they did have to repeat the
test. The test that'_ being run now is a little different
than the ordinary MO92 run in that there is an attempt to
Judge the blood flow using the superficial veins in the legs
of the Pilot. This test essentially consists of a tourniquet
that's put around the upper leg and then a - cuttln E off the
lower blood and then releasing that tourniquet to allow the
blood to flow out again. This shows what tendency to pool
blood in the legs exiE_ts in the crew members at this point.
The test that was run yesterday on Owen Garriott, they're
certain that the data was entirely complete yesterday, but
they do expect to run that on all three members of the crew.
The fact that they have to rerun the M092, at least a good
part of it takes about 8 minutes to run this special test
on the M092 means that they may have to cancel one of the
MI31 runs later today, however, they have completed essent-
ially all of the MI31 that is required at this point in the
mission so that would not present any problems for complete
medical data on the mission. At this time Science Pilot
Owen Garrlott is apparently still at the ATM console. We
didn't hear any conversation from him. We did receive an
ATM report just a few minutes ago in Mission Control from
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Solar
Forecast team here. They were reviewing the present con-
ditions on the Sun. Very inactive Sun at this point. There
is however, some prominence activity surges seen around 15
degrees north of the equator on the Sun's eastern llmb. That
is a sign of an active region returning to the face of the
Sun. It's expected to be back in the next 4 or 3 hours.
There are only two sunspots on the surface of the Sun at
this point. Both in active region number 27. One leader
spot and a very small trailer spot. Relatively little
activity. Sunspots are frequently associated with flares
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TIME: 05:40 CDT 54/10:40 GMT
9/19/73

In the past 24 hours, however, there's only been one


sub faint flare, a very minor flare and the relative absence
of sunspots would indicate that we may be in for a con-
tinuing period of quiet solar activity. There will be some
study made today, however, of a bright spot showing down in a
coronal hole near active region 30. This is on the western
half of the Sun. There are four small bright spots down in
this coronal hole that are visible and one of those four
will be studied in some detail today as part of the solar
activity. All of the small active regions in the past few
days have been apparently associated with coronal holes.
At the present time the Skylab space station is passing
over the Soviet Union. We are about 22 minutes from
acquisition of signal at Carnarvon, Australia tracking
station. This is Skylab Control at 48 minutes and 15 seconds
after the hour.

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SL-III MC-2239/I
Time: 06:09 CDT, 54/11:09 GMT
9/19/73

PAO Skylab Control at Ii hours 9 minutes


and 32 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station
now passing over Indonesia, 50 seconds from acquisition of
signal at the Carnarvon, Australia tracking station. The pass
through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle, Australia will last
approximately 14-1/2 minutes. At present time the Mission
Control Flight Team of Milton Windler is on duty and they have been
Just briefed on weather conditions over Europe and over the
mid Atlantic, some study being given to the possibility of
doing a little photography of tropical storm Ellen located
in the middle Atlantic about 2,000 miles from the coast of
Florida. Doesn't appear that that's going to be ideal, but
we may take a look at 1_hat a little later. We now have
acquisition of signal at Carnarvon.
CC Skylah, AOS Carnarvon and Honeysuckle
14 minutes.
CC And we assume you had no problem getting
the blood pressure on MO92.
CDR I found a switch up on the upper right-
hand corner of the panel that made it work.
CC Okay. Good.
CC And, Owen, if you're still at the ATM,
we've got a note for you on SO56.
SPT Go ahead.
CC You can leave the SO56 camera power on
at all times except when you're runnin E timed exposures
during the building block and JOP operations. This will
avoid cycling the relays.
SPT Okay. Good point. I was thinking we
had a call to turn it off, but apparently by then we'd slipped on
that point. And we'll be leaving the camera power on now. Thank
you.
CC Okay. And now that does not contribute to
heating of the film advance motor.
SPT Okay. Very good.

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SL-III MC2240/I
Time: 06:23 CDT, 54/11:23 GMT
9/19/73

CC All, we're seeing you're about ready to


begin M093 run and we're seeing only 1 tape recorder running
and you'll need 2 for M093.
SPT Okay, Story. He heard you and he mentioned
that he appreciates that, but he's working on something else.
CC Okay. Understand and we're 30 seconds
from LOS and 35 minutes to Bermuda at 11:59.
PAO Skylab Control at ii hours, 25 minutes
and 46 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station
now out of range of tlhe tracking antenna at Honeysuckle Creek,
Australia. Our next acquisition of signal, 33 minutes and
44 seconds from now, will he at Merritt Island in Florida.
At the present time, Skylab space station crew is working
at medical experiments and at the solar telescope. Commander
A1 Bean to be taking over the ATM duties now as they pass
into daylight in another 16-1/2 minutes and the M131 run
scheduled for Owen Garrlott, that's human vestibular function
run will be performed on the science pilot today with the
observing Pilot Jack Lousma. One of the MI31 runs may still
be cancelled. We haven't received any additional information
on that. This is Skylab Control. Our next acquisition of
signal, 32 minutes from now. It's now 26 minutes and 49 seconds
after the hour.

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SL III MC-2241/I
TIME: 06:58 CDT 54/1]_:58 GMT
9/19/73

PAO Skylab Control at ii hours 58 minutes


and 43 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station
now crossing Venezuela, about to come in range of our
tracking station at Merritt Island and Bermuda about 45
seconds from now. This pass through Merritt Island and
Bermuda will last about 9 minutes. We'll have the line up
live for air-to-ground through the tracking stations and
we will have a brief interruption after this for the pass
over the Atlantic before we are acquired at Madrid. This
is Skylab Control. Tile line is live for air-to-ground.
CC Skylab. AOS Bermuda 9 minutes.
CDR Okay Story. We finally got all the
things done with Jack,. so everything came out all right,
although we had an extra pump down and everything.
CC Okay. Maybe you done him good.
CDR We're just trying to get him in shape
for one g.
CC Roger. We thought that's what you had
in mind.
CDR It's a subtle crutch.
CC Okay.
PLT I figure I'm all done with M092 now.
That was an extra one.
CC No need to acknowledge Jack, but you got
one more M092 4 days from now.
PLT Well, what's one more MO92. I just
thought I had it.
CC There's no doubt you've had it. But
you've still got another MO92.
CDR We're waiting for the next time Owen's
got it cause once he's strapped in that can at 50 millimeters
we're going to cut his hair.
CDR Ask the ATM back room what they did
yesterday when we ran our line scans in line 9 instead 25,
if they called the observatories and had them run their
information in line 9 instead of 25 at the same place on
the Sun. Ask them what they did.
CC Okay. I will do that and you've only
got 26 minutes of VTR to your TV 21.
PLT I think that will be a big plenty Story.
CC Okay. And have you noted any erratic
operation of your timer there running on primary?
PLTI haven't looked at it myself. I'ii
have to check.
CDR I've looked at it a couple of times
awhile ago and it looked like it was running okay.
CC Okay.
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TIME: 06:58 CDT 54/Ii:58 GMT
9/19/73

CDR Eey Story, another suggestion that the


back room might want to think about, the ATM back room,
that is, is they started putting operational notes over on
the SAP that had to do exactly with how to operate and
my thoughts would be that they might want to put that right
at the front of the particular orbit that it applies to.
Otherwise now we got information on operational techniques
instead of just information on how the Sun's doing in two
different places. So, if you don't read that SAP carefully
and you go to run your operate pad, you're liable to make
a mistake because some of the information is over there.
CC Okay. That's an excellent point, AI,
and we'll do that.
CDR One of the chief problems I think we've
had here, but it's getting slowly ironed out by changing
around, is having information on an event in several places.
For example, EREP, you got a start time in your details,
and then there's another comment about it on the general
pad, and then the EREP pad has one of them on it, so when
you get ready to run EREP, previously, you had to look all
three places to try to remember which one of them came
first. Now they're putting all of it on the EREP pad, so
if EREP is coming up you can just get out the EREP pad and
start reading it. And maybe we can make it the same way
here as far as operating the equipment on the ATM. It was
that way at first, but there's been a little - since we've
been having so many changes in ATM ops, now they've began
to kind of sticking them over there, and I think the reason
is that then they don't have to write it two or three times.
But it seems to me it would be worth the two or three times
to be sure we got it right, or have the best chance of
getting it right.
CC Okay. We'll do that.
CDR We don't always make it, but we're
working at it.
CC Neither do we, and we're working at it
too.
CDR ¥eah. We know. We know.

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SL-III MC-2242/I
Time: 07:08 CDT, 54/12:08 GMT
9/19/73

CDR One thing strange about that test number 1


that we ran on Jack's arm. I still haven't figured it out,
but we had to change cuffs so that we could get one to fit, which
was a 12 to 13. And ilt just barely was small enough. We had
to do it on his right arm, because it was bigger that his
left. His left was too small. I think maybe it was still
too large because both tests, after the test was over, the
null was zer - instead of being zero was one. And
it was off-scale high on the low cal. Yet, every - You know -
yet the same sort of thing on your leg, it returns to zero and the cal
may be off, but it's not off too far. So, I don't know what
happened. Maybe it expanded his arm a little bit. And
then when his arm contracted the cuff wasn't that tight. It
just didn't come back down. I'm not sure, but it looked to
me llke the data really didn't come out like we wanted it,
although we ran the test I think, the best we could with
a 12/13 cuff, which is the smallest we have.
CC That's a good point, AI. We were
worried about that too. LOS here. Madrid in 4 minutes.
PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours i0 minutes
and 27 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station
now over the north Atlantic is out of the range of the
Bermuda tracking station, but about 2 minutes from acquisition
of signal at Madrid. The Skylab crew was awakened this
morning by the Marine Corps Hymn, played especially for
Marine Major Jack Lousma, the pilot aboard Skylab. Major
Lousma responded with an order for everybody in Mission Control
to stand at attention during the playing. The 2:00 o'clock
wake-up, which will be standard for the remainer of the
mission, was two hours earlier than on the preceeding two
days and four hours earlier than the standard 6:00 a.m.
central daylight time wake-up for the crew's first 7 weeks
in space. Commenting on the shift in sleep - wake
schedules, Commander A1 Bean kidded the ground controllers
that the early wake-up was a big help in seeing light flashes.
Spacecraft communicator, Bob Crippen, on the over-night
shift agreed that he was seeing a great many light flashes
himself. In all seriousness, the light flashes which have
been reported by every astronaut to participate in extended
space flight, except Ken Mattingly on Apollo 16, have in fact
been seen by the Skylab astronauts. The phenomena is pro-
duced by high speed cosmic rays penetrating the space station
and producing changes as they pass through the eyes of the
crewmen. We're now about a minute from acquisition of
signal at Madrid tracking station. We have the llne up llve
for air-to-ground through Madrid, lasting about 8-1/2 minutes.
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Time: 07:08 CDT, 54/12:08 GMT
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CC Skylab, A0S through Madrid for 8 minutes.


And AI, you may want to take a look at the weather passing
over central Europe here, to get a feel for the weather you'll
have on your EREP pass the next orbit.
CDR Okay. I'ii do that.
CDR One of the reccomendations we're going
to make when we get back is to have some sort of different
scheme for this EREP, than we've had as far as trying to
not shoot films during weather. And I don't know you'd do it,
or how you'd get - what you get - they're going to get
Bill Pogue or Ed Gibson down at the window and he calls them or
what, but somehow we need to improve the -our ability to operate
with last minute weather to conserve the resources we have
on board, because they're going to ha - I assume you're going
to have less resources than we do.
CC Rog.

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Time: 07:16 CDT, 54/]2:16 GMT
9/19/73

CDR They've got a nice counterclockwise I low


pattern of clouds right over the center of Europe. England's
socked in.
CC Okay.
PLT If this had been in the Carribean, you'd
think that was a hurricane with the - from the flow pattern, it
looks like.
CC Rog.
CDR I_t's really one of the prettiest counter
clockwise spirals we've seen. It must be some 5 - 600
miles across and the whole thing is just a sequence of
spiral arms all focused on about the center of Britain.
CC Okay.
CDR Just look at that pattern all over in the area
where we're going to be on the next orbit, we're going to be
covering part of this area, but some them but it's a little bit
better further to the west.
CC Okay. Your next track will be a course
southwest of where you are right now.
CDR Yeah. It looks like it's better down
towards the Siene and around in there. Best (garble) places- France,
Switzerland, Yugoslovia, Albania, and GMV. It looks a little better
that way - not that great though.
CC We're a minute from LOS. And about 25 min-
utes to Carnarvon at 12:46. Be dumping the data voice recorders
at Carnarvon.
CC And AI, on that change request on the
lines there, the observatories that we called to get informa-
tion on that were socked in due to weather.
PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours, 21 minutes
and 50 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now out of range
of the Madrid tracking station. Next acquisition, 24 minutes
from now will be at Carnarvon, Australia. Solar activity on
the Sun today, very much the low what it had been a couple
of weeks ago when we had a number of active regions and several
major flares. However, ATM activity is still continuing at
a very high rate - 6-1/2 hours of solar data take time expected
today during this next pass over the sunlit part of the Earth.
Commander Alan Bean will be working at the ATM console. Very
little information being given by our ground observatories today.
The major observatory at Carnarvon, Australia and at Canary
Islands, have both been covered by heavy clouds. However, we
do have a report from earlier in the day that active region
formally numbered 13, which produced a major X-ray flare on
Sun's west linb nearly two weeks ago, is now about to
return to the face of the Sun. Some surges have been reported
as the region returns to the Sun's east limb later today.
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Some sun's level of activity, however, is expected to remain at a low


ebb with even the new active region much diminished in strength.
Only two small sunspots, which are associated with solar flares,
are visible at this time on the face of the Sun. Both of
those a leader and a trailer sunspot are in active region 27
near the center of the Sun. The fact that active region
number 13 is now returning to the Sun's east limb, may indi-
cate there is an opportunity there for a few prominences
in the next 24-hours, but that's still unknown at this time.
Today's EREP pass, the 36th in the mission but numbered as
EREP number 38, will gather data for the first time over
Israel. Multi-discipline studies will be made of Israel using
all of the operating EREP sensors at the end of the 2900 nautical
mile pass which begins 400 miles off the coast of France.
There are only 3 target areas in these - in this pass. The
first of two EREP passes scheduled for today. The second
pass later today, makes a sweep across the northwest U.S. ,
over southern Canada and down over the northeast ending in
the central Atlantic Ocean. This morning's EREP pass begins
at Greenwich mean time 13:53, or 8:53 am Central daylight time
and it first gathers atmospheric data over the Atlantic Ocean at
the Bay of Biscay off the French coast. That data is being
gathered for Monsieur Villevieille of the Bureau of Meteo-
rological and Space Studies of Paris. As the space station
crosses the Swiss Alps, data will be collected on snow cover
in relationship to vegetation and water run off. This study is
being conducted by NASA for Principle Investigator Professor
Harold Haefner of the Department of Geography at the Univer-
sity of Zurich. The study will also collect information on
surface temperatures of large snow fields and glaciers as a
means of predicting avalanches. Israel - Israeli test sites
cover the range of natural resource disciplines - geology,
hydrology, limnology, oceanography, and agriculture. During
the 12-minute take beginning off the coast of France and
ending southeast of Israel, Skylab will be at an altitude
of 270 miles. The ground track passes over Milan, Italy,
Athens, Greece, and Tel-Aviv, Israel. At the viewfinder
tracking system for the S191 infrared spectrometer, will be
the Pilot Jack Lousma at the control and display panel. For
the other EREP instruments will be the Commander Alan Bean
and the Earth terrain camera, the 5-inch format camera will
be controlled by the Science Pilot Owen Garriott using the
anti-solar scientific airloek. That EREP pass, the first
one to go over Israel, and it will beginning on the next
revolution about the Earth. During this last pass, the
crew did indicate that they saw fairly heavy cloud cover near England
which is where they were passing. That would indicate that
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there will be a good opportunity to get good data on weather


conditions just off the coast of France. That is one of the
goals of the pass scheduled for a little later this morning. Also
under consideration at this time, is a study of tropical storm Ellen
now in the mid-Atlantic, about 2000 miles east of Florida.
That tropical storm is expected to grow to hurricane strength
in the next several hours. It is expected, however, that it'll
remain a rather weak hurricane as it passes over the north
Atlantic. There is no predicted land fall for it - should
last at least several more days in the midst - mid-Atlantic
and be a very strong storm for a long period of time - al-
though it will not be a danger to any land areas. This is
Skylab Control. Our next acquisition of signal will be
19 minutes from now. It's now 26 minutes and 52 seconds
after the hour.

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SL III MC-2244/I
TIME: 07:45 CDT 54/12:45 GMT
9/19/73

PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 45 minutes


Greenwich mean time. We're now approximately 55 seconds
from acquisition of signal at the Carnarvon, Australia tracking
station. We have a pass through Ca_narvon lasting
approximately Ii minutes and then that will be followed by
a pass through Honeysuckle lasting about 5 minutes, so we'll
have an extended pass here through the Australian tracking
stations for about 16 minutes. We do have the line up live
for air-to-ground now through the Australian tracking sites.
CC Skylab. AOS Carnarvon and Honeysuckle
15 minutes.
CC Jack, we've been dumping the data voice
recorders here the last three minutes. Just wanted to make
sure you didn't put any parts of your M131-2 on the voice.
SPT Okay. He heard you Story.
CC Thanks.

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SL-III MC-2245/I
Time: 07:59 CDT, 54/12:59 GMT
9/19/73

CC Skylab, we're 30 seconds from LOS.


Pick you up over Texas in 30 minutes at 13:31. We're still
showing you've only used about 3-1/2 minutes on the VTR.
Could you tell us how long you've used that on TV-21?
PLT We just started, Story.
CC Okay.
CC And we see it running.
PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 2 minutes
and 42 seconds Greenwich mean time. Present time the Skylab
space station has gone out of range of the Australian tracking
station, now passing south of New Zealand. Out next acqui-
sition of signal 29 minutes from now. This morning we sat
a new record aboard Skylab for the longest teleprinter message
so far in the mission. Today's package of written instruc-
tions for the second crew is the longest teleprinter message
passed up in the Skylab Program. Teleprinter messages pro-
vide updates in detailed Flight Planning, experiment scheduling,
and general mission information. The teleprinter load, today,
contained 34 separate messages relating to medical, earth
resources, and corallary experiments, in addition to general
information on vehicle operation and housekeeping. The message
included checklist for the deactivation of the space station
and for the return of the command module using only two
engines of the reaction control system on the service module.
The message had to be sent up over nine tracking sites
during the night and 16 separate opportunities were required
for that completion. Pilot Jack Lousma who reported
after awakening this morning, that the teleprinter message
stretched from the trash alrlock to the EVA hatch in the air -
in the airlock module, where the teleprinter is located.
Actually, according to AI Briscoe, the instrumentation and
communications officer responsible for sending up the tele-
printer messages, today's teleprinter load measured 50 feet
in length and required 3.1 million computer data bits to
complete. That's another new record. Apparently, we're
going to have as much paper in space as we have on the ground.
This is Skylab Control 4 minutes and 25 seconds after the
hour. Our next acquisition 27-1/2 minutes from now.

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SL-III MC2246/I
Time: 08:30 CDT, 54/13:30 GMT
9/19/73

PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours, 30 minutes,


and 49 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time,
the Skylab space station is about a minute from acquisition
of signal at the Texas tracking station. They have a pass
through Texas, Merrltt Island, and Bermuda. It will last
approximately 15 minutes. We have the line up live for
air-to-ground through this pass and at the end of the pass,
we will have the beginning of an EREP pass over Europe and
Israel. We have the line live now for air-to-ground.
CC Skylab, AOS stateside, 14 minutes. Looking
at a good NUz update and the maneuver time is verified.
PLT Okay, Story. Thank you.
SPT SPT on channel A with a note for the
ETC folks. Wanted to mention the last time we ran yester-
day, I inserted the magazine I'm doing normally right up to
the power turn on time. When turned on the power on switch,
why no power to the camera. Checked everything, finally
went to malfunction procedures which required me to take
the magazine out and put it back in again and that fixed it.
So it did look as if it was running on prime mag that time.
There might be a little bit of dust or something in there.
That's the only time I've had that problem for the whole
mission. But I thought you ought to be aware of it so that
if it comes up again, that'll be the first thing to suspect.
And you might also mention it to Ed Gibson in his training
that that's the first thing to suspect if you don't get power
on. End of note to the ETC folks from the SPT.
CC Okay, Owen and we copied that real time
tOO.

SPT (Laughter) Forgot about that. I didn't


know they had the A and B parallel together yet. So I was
supposedly putting that on channel A. Glad you got it,
Story.
CC Skylab, we'd like a verification if you're
through with the VTR. If you are, we'll start dumping it.
PLT Yeah, we finished the PT on the MI31 at
any rate.
CC Okay.
PLT I've got a question for the EREP guys.
On ETS pad, the second special 02 makes it look like they
sure would like me to get site 863 to 865 to fill the bill for
special 02. Is that the intent, or is there something
more subtle than that I ought to be thinking of?
CC Okay. Got it, Jack.
CC Jack, in answer to your question, the
program sites are too far off the ground track, so we're just
having you pick your own to satisfy the requirements.
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Time: 08:30 CDT, 54/13:30 GMT
9/19/73

PLT Thank you, Story. It looks like to me


they'd be about 70 miles off track which would indicate ...
of the VTS but perhaps (garble) straight up angle now.
CC Jack, if you can get to them, go ahead
and take them.
PLT Okay. Thank you.
PLT Okay. I got the SI maneuver time loaded,
Story.
CC Looks good.
PLT Thank you.

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SL III MC-2247/I
TIME: 08:40 CDT 54/13:40 GMT
9/19/73

CDR (garble) lemon drop.


PLT (garble)
CDR They're goodfor EREP.
CDR Okay. We got a little information for
EREP and it's known as record switch to RECORD and then to
check all readings. I'm going to do that. 2, it's -
start with A first, A-2, 60 percent; go. A-3, 86 percent
Go. A-4, 71 percent. Go. A-5, 66 percent. Go. A-6, 0
Go. Actually it's lower than 0. Okay. And now we're
coming to B-2, 56 percent. Go. B-3, 76 percent. Go.
B-4, 71 percent. Go. B-5, 74 percent. Go. B-6, 50
percent. Go. B-7 31 percent. Go. B-8 about i, Go.
B-9, it's about i and it's not Go. But B-9, if I read it
to you and the TDA bias on 193. We know that isn't working so
we don't worry about it. Okay. C-2, 45 percent. Go.
C-3, 89 percent, that's go. C-4 is 71 percent, Go. C-5,
82 percent, Go. C-6, 46 percent, Go. C-7, 51 percent. Go.
And that ought to do it. D-2, 86 percent go. D-3, 85
percent go. D-4, 72 percent go. D-5, 13 percent go. D-6
47 percent go. D-7 is i0 and that's go. Put that back in
2 and let's take a look at the ones that you like special.
I always read them twice. B-7, 31. B-8, i. C-7 is 51.
C-6 is 56. So everything looks real good. I'm going to
MODE READY and I'm going to DOOROPEN. Now on this pad, let's
see if they want me to read out anything. A-2 and C-4, I'ii
just set those right now. Be able to read them at the time
that they want them.
CDR We've checked all the lights. They're
working.
CDR 192 READY LIGHT ON. Meaning door is
OPEN. Going to check. That's it. Let's go to the preop
configure pad. Tape recorder ON. READY ON. 92 ON.
READY OUT. MODE check. Door is OPEN. 91 ON. READY ON.
Cooler ON. Door is OPEN. 90 ON. READY is OUT. STANDBY.
Door is OPEN, can see the light. R OFF. S OFF. A is OFF.
Don't worry about the READY. 93A, correction, 94 is ON
with READY ON. So we're ready to run.
CC Reading you loud and clear, AI, i0
seconds to LOS. Madrid in 4 minutes.
PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 47 minutes
and 25 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station
now out of range of the tracking antenna at Bermuda as the
Spacecraft passes over the North Atlantic. The crew just
about to begin a study of Earth Resources over Europe.
Among the studies today are cloud forms off the coast of
France. Snow cover, water and vegetation on the Swiss Alps
and the interrelation between those things, and a wide
variety of studies over Israel using all the electronic and
photographic instruments that are operating on Skylab.
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TIME: 08:40 CDT 54/13:40 GMT
9/19/73

At this point the S193 microwave radiometer scatterometer


altimeter is still malfunctioning and that is not being
used during the pass today_ however, the other electronic
instruments are. And so are both of the camera assemblies.
In addition to the pass over the Swiss Alps and France,
Israel will be very thoroughly studied during this pass. The Earth
Resources sensor will be operated just for 12 minutes.
Enough to cover an area though that's 3000 miles in length
and the pass will begin at 8:53 a.m. , justa couple of
minutes from now, central daylight time, or 13:53 Greenwich
mean time. There will be a second Earth Resources pass
later this afternoon. That pass covering the northern
United States and Canada. Today's Earth Resources runs will
push the total number of passes to more than three dozen.
That's far above the 26 overflights planned for the second
Skylab Crew. An estimated 18 miles of computer tape and
well over i0,000 photographs are expected to be returned
with the crew when they splash down early Tuesday evening.
This is Skylab Control. We have the line llve for alr-to-
ground through Madrid for about 8 minutes.

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SL-III MC-2248/I
Time: 08:49 CDT, 54/13:49 GMT
9/19/73

CDR Must have, Jack.


PLT Yeah.
CDR You can maneuver right in the middle of it.
PLT Five.
CDR Yep.
CDR I'ii watch it for you.
PLT Yeah. I wish you would. Wait about
15 seconds.
CDR Not for you, but with you.
CC Skylab, with you through Madrid for
7 minutes. Jack, we're showing those sites about 120 miles
off. And so you probably ought to go with the pad and at least
keep the crosstrack angle on 191 within 5 degrees.
PLT Okay. Thank you very much. The map
that I've got to use for measuring that is the whole world map.
It doesn't get quite as accurately as our little U.S. map does.
CC Okay.
PLT I figure on this VTS, should you pick up
anything outside of 18 degrees crosstrack, about 18 degrees,
15 to 18, at 45 degrees, you're not going to be able to
track it through nadir. Just for a rough gouge, and that's about
a hundred miles, I think. It turns out.
CC Yeah. We'd - We'd like it with in five for
the data.
PLT Okay. I'll forget those sites then and
pick up something else. I had a hunch that might be true.
It's too bad. We're darn close to those sites.
CDR EREP START.
PLT Atta boy.
CDR I've got to give you an auto cal in
5 seconds.
PLT Shoot it to her.
CDR Okay. You just got it.
PLT Thank you.
CDR Open MANUAL. Here comes A2 and C4 for
you. A2 is 44 percent. C4 is 71. Same old numbers. Nothing's
new there.
PLT A2's a little low.
CDR A2 climbs up and down. It'll be
up in a minute.
PLT I know. It just oscillates.
CDR 56:44. Where are we?
PLT Okay, space fans. Our path today brings
us over the Atlantic Ocean and down - We hit the coast of
France just above Brest that goes just slightly south of
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Time: 08:49 CDT, 54/13:49 GMT
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Paris, over Bern, Milan, down over the Adriatic Sea, over Greece,
just hit the edge of Turkey and almost directly over Jerusalem,
and down across the Saudia Arabia Desert, leaving the coast
there of the Arabian Sea Just east of the Gulf of Aden.
CDR Not a bad trip.
PLT Right now we're over the Atlantic.
PLT Hold your hat and don't stand up.
CDR 25.50, I'm going to reference sync when
the ready light comes on.
CDR About a minute away.
PLT Now we're traveling over (garble) almost.
CDR Good.

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SL-III MC2249/I
Time: 08:55 CDT, 54/13:55 GMT
9/19/73

CDR 55 minutes at the time.. I've got a 55:50


rendezvous.
PLT All clouds today.
CDR Did you say all clouds or no clouds?
PLT All clouds is all I can see here. There's
a couple of streaks of broken areas.
CDR We'll get those. We don't turn on our
cameras for another 7 minutes so we got time to get in
some good weather.
PLT Okay. I'm running down here. I guess
I'm not sure what they wanted, but they're getting lots of
clouds. Going to be cloudy over the Alps today, space fans.
CDR Space fans. Okay, I just went reference 6.
Next 55:50. The ready light's on. Next event is 14:02.
PLT There's that little lake down there by
Zurich. You can barely see it. I can see the Alps if I look
ahead.
PLT Have to say hello to my good friend
Dr. (garble). Met there at the naval post-graduate school, a native
of Switzerland, and recovering from an injury - an operation.
PLT MARK. Camera on. - In his homeland of
Switzerland. Wish him a speedy recovery and hope he gets
back in his ski clothes pretty soon. All right, I can't put
the data push button down on this but it's clouds. It's not snow.
That's it. That's the pass over the Alps. It's very cloudy,
gang. Okay. We'll go for that desert site.
CDR 38.
CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS here over
Carnarvon. 30 minutes at about 14:26.
PLT Okay, Story.
PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours, 59 minutes
and 25 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now
out of range of signal of the Madrid tracking station. As the
Earth Resources pass continues, a pass going to end a few
minutes from now as tlhe space craft passes over Israel. At
the present time, the EREP pass is underway. The crew,
however, is behind in their timeline apparently today. The
problem was the special cuffs of the ability of the heart and
blood system to circulate blood after it's been forced to pull
in the leg by a tourniquet. That was completed this morning
on Jack Lousma as an addition to the lower body negative pressure
experiment. Tests had to be run twice however. During the
first run, the blood ]pressure measurement device, which was
inadvertently left in the off position. Mission Control tried
to reach the crew to remind them to turn the blood pressure
measurement device on, but the space station had traveled out
of range of the Australian tracking station, then being used
to communicate with the astronauts. When they came back into
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Time: 08:55 CDT, 54/13:55 GMT
9/19/73

signal, the ground did remind them they had to repeat that
experiment. Commander AI Bean indicated that he was aware
that it had been left off, although he didn't discover it
until too late. The (garble) was completed a bit late this
morning and the crew now appears to be slightly behind the
Flight Plan. Television of MI31, the vestibular function
experiment, that uses the rotating chair in the space station,
is apparently only about i0 minutes completed on the tape
recorder. 30 minutes were planned and the whole run should've
been finished over an hour ago. This is Skylab Control.
We're now about 25 minutes from acquisition of signal at
Carnarvon, Australia. Pass through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle
will be a relatively brief one, about 6-i/2 mintues. It's
now i minute and 7 seconds after the hour.

END OF TAPE
SL-III MC-2250/I
Time: 09:25 CDT, 54/14:25 GMT
9/19/73

PAO Skyla