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MC-2107/I 10:47 CDT

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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 altimeter For the CDR, still on? The ready is off. Did it go off at the same time the unlock is the ready light on the

CDR CC light came on? CDR PLT going. CDR Bruce. I don't

I didn't, I didn't - Just a second, Bruce, we've Intervalometer know. i0. I didn't

got

something it,

check

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 the time anyhow. Now still on. Still the for 192. Ready out, through its sequence I remember it, the little ready stayed on all the ready just went out. Altimeter unlock same. Okay, ready. I'm in ready altimeter unlock out. It must have gone I guess.

,

4

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CDR Jack. PLT another nadir got swath

How

far

Off

track

were

you

for Delaware, Okay, now Okay Bruce,

Oh, about at 3:19.

20 to the right. Ready to start.

I've

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 chance, AI. CDR A-I is 39, and Check on 192. a END OF TAPE Request another A-l, B-I whenever you get

All right, B-I is 44. And Standing by for

I will in just a few seconds. we go ready, or check, I'm sorry. A to STANDBY again.

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MC2108/I 10;54 CDT,

51/15:54

GMT

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 CDR 16 minutes. Now ALTIMETER unlock we're out over on. READY on. the loop.

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 minutes at 16:02. Out. CDR 59:50. PLT CDR there goes PLT at all. Good (garble) today. Sounded llke it. Right on. Nnot bad weather down Ole. Ole, amigo. Adios. Standing by for

CDR The altimeter doesn't seem to be working. It 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. like PLT a little CDR short. I know you do. I just What's the numbers? - 59:50 thought it seemed

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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51/15:54

GMT

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. 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 correlating 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 minute maneuver time - 42 optional. PLT Okay. CC That's Charlie. Keeps good high some END CDR us out of No, trouble. everything's okay, we'll do it for you. getting mostly CC

PLT cloud stuff

651. We're nadir swathing now we're coverage. Just what we're after. Looks like kind of whiskey cirrus, (garble) and there's

OF

TAPE

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MC2109/I 11:05 CDT,

51/16:05

GMT

PLT underneath CDR

- - scattered them.

small

cumulus

clouds

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 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 CDR PLT here. CDR button. That PLT what it CDR it was. maybe England 07:50. Getting ready to punch we just passed over? I think it's France. No, the water's too wide. the SI Be my guest. And, you've got about 50 seconds to (garble) amble back on this direction

last

I wonder like

PLT was France; PLT CDR CDR seconds.

There on the map there it looks it's somewhere else. Okay, (garble) coming up. A AUTO CAL. Got an SI maneuver coming off in

2

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 run out of DAC at 16:48 in about 40 film next pass CX08, minutes. Charlie And X-ray if you 08, out

°

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51/16:05

GMT

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 anyway 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. END OF TAPE

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MC-2110/I 11:46 CDT

51/16:46

GMT

PAO This utes Greenwich mean time. through the Boneysuckle, there.

is

Skylab Skylab Australia

Control at 16 hours 46 mincoming up on acquisition statioD. We'll stand by

CC Skylab, this is Houston through Honeysuckle for a minute and a half. We see you've s_arted the Z-LV maneuver 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 probably 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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51/16:46

GMT

Objectives tion, and 52 minutes END OF

of this pass include land use, cropland identificaremote sensor performance and techniques. At 16 hours Greenwlc mean time, this is Skylab Control.

TAPE

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MC2111/I 12:15 CDT,

51/17:15

GMT

PAO This is Skylab Control at 17 hours, 15 minutes 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 Goldstone. 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 together, 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 understand 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 it right. CC trying to make other. said what tarily. CDR I mean. PLT That's exactly right. Once again, you've

sure

It's not a matter of right. I'm just we understand what we're saying to each what a 191 READY light here momenI mean. That's precisely

We

No, that's communicated Okay.

I get

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MC2111/2 12:15 CDT, 51/17:15 GMT

PLT CDR CDR PLT down

MARK. We're MARK. MARK.

It's on. now crossing Ba_a, California. There's the coastline. (garble) ALTIMETER to STANDBY.

in

CC And CDR, it should're been pointing right 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 a minute here. We're now crossing (garble). MARK. ALTIMETER on. I got a READY light and light is out now, Bruce. I gather we couldn't get any true sites at Is that the latest word? That's affirmative. MARK. Okay. just look MARK. 4. again, - and go after gentlemen. them (garble) We're now MODE to AUTO on 190. Why it would're been out and watch them MODE to READY on 192. Stana by. awful close Record Alpha 2

CDR PLT the unlock CDR Phoenix. CC PLT CDR anway. So and in PLT Charlie CDR Mexico PLT CDR PLT low.

I'ii

Tape motion light is doing it's right thing. We're out of Mexico and in New Mexico. Alfa 2 is 44 percent, which is a little Phoenix is clear. I can (garble) Charlie 4 is 50percent. I will refrain from taking them though. Charlie 4 is 70 percent. (garble) is clear. And that's good for Charlie 4. Be a good day (garble) but I guess we them.

bit

CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR can't get END OF

TAPE

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MC-2112/I 12:20 CDT 51/17:20 GMT

PLT over outs, CDR the first site.

24 I Are

is

70

percent,

and

that's _hem. - -

it We set

for just

Charlie passed

4.

guess we can't get I think it's number you ready for

PLT Bruce? CDR CC

another

of

read-

- _ 240. Go, Jack.

PLT Okay, I want to give you Alfa i to be 39 percent, 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. off PLT and the CDR PLT CDR the right PLT CDR broken. PLT SPT PLT SPT PLT CDR How are Great. Have you Yes. Attaboy. 22:50 is what we're looking pulled pulled AI, for. back right back. We're 25 seconds. It's going I don't anything that's Scattered the I now. this it's cloud see is the like down to be there you got doing your down door there, open? Big O? altimeter And 193A is running with the unlock light on nowl Bruce. Looking for 22:50. MARK. Mode to check on 192. One place. Tape We've motion got light scattered did its clouds, right thing. scattered to minute from now we're ready light

going

to be

in

Move in a little bit. now. It's hard to see looking for 22:50. PLT to be CDR tough. PLT 40. off No to CDR I've CC and got leave it it in

Okay, Okay. I hit

pretty to

soon, broken for

clouds. you. coming Request 193 it now

switch mountains

Okay. sight PLT,

up. A to

Houston. And site. it the

off. Okay, off. this scan in I'll And a minute center it, leave we're off, going

PLT more readings. CDR take some PLT CDR data in

We've got a minute.

Yeah, we'll We are right That's Right in truth Went down the the

of A1

here. the baby,

site. right must be

in

PLT the sandpile. CDR ground

way to hit sandpile. in the

taking

right there.

(garble)

Somebody

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MC-2112/2 12:20 CDT

51/17:20

GMT

PLT MARK. Intervals to i0. We're going to ready 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 recorder, 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 go to 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 mag all site. Everything else is okay. And I've got to make this at 29. That's just a little time to get organized. We 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 difference. PLT All right, just the light wasn't on. I 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 did

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MC-2112/3 12:20 CDT

51/17:20

GMT

forward of the plus CC PLT of data now, Bruce. tion. CDR getting them. END OF TAPE I'ii

Z - correction, minus Z. Okay, we copy that, A t. I remember that little piece Thank you for bringing that Refreshing your mind. say that for you. On

to my

attenyou're

clouds,

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MC211S/I 12:27 CDT,

51/17:27

GMT

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 PLT CDR SPT CDR CC CDR SI? CC CDR PLT PLT here, Bruce. CC the 190 film, PLT CC PLT CC Beautiful. Okay. Do recorder depletion. Do we have anymore 190 Nope. MARK, AUTO CAL. I think he's not in cQntaet, Big O. (GARBLE) (garble) we're coming by. Send your message. How about the message we're headed for

film

to load

up

Let me check on that for you. negative. We are on the last set of Ooh, boy. Why do you say that? I was afraid of that. Are we out?

PLT, on film.

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 the last EREP tape recorder tape load will be afternoon, also. Over. PLT That's the last one, huh? your done information, this

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MC2113/2 12:27 CDT,

51/17:27

GMT

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. END OF TAPE

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MC2114/1 12:32 CDT,

51/17:32

_MT

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 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. for 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. the PLT main door right That's now. affirmative, Bruce and we're checking

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MC2114/2 12:32 CDT,

51/17:32

GMT

SPT Looks like I got a lot of time tonight, Bruce. ahead 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 So go 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. END OF TAPE

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MC-2115/I 12:44 CDT

51/17:44

GMT

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 noticed by telemetry that the cool light on the M518 facility 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. END OF TAPE

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MC2116/I 13:23 CDT,

51/18:23

GMT

PAO 23 minutes Greenwich through Honeysuckle. CC suckle for 6 minutes. PLT last PLT rev after EREP

This mean

is Skylab Contro_ at time. Skylab about this you, is Houston;

18 to

hours be acquired Honey-

Skylab, Out. Heard

through

Bruce. on Just before monitor 1 the end of on the ATM the

Say, Bruce, we turned

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 a little information on that down as to what we might do to correct CC Roger, you're PLT Yeah, I'm look at it on the right scope every other display on monitor the same characteristics. CC raster middle? with a little wondering there, it. looking or if anybody's got have a suggestion H-alpha? i. If you normally and thing, exhibits a across full the

at

looking at H-alpha where it appears 1 does the same seeing or just

Okay, are you irregularity

apparently a line

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 at 18:45 where we'll be standing by conference; subject: ATM. Over. PLT CC Okay, Roger. monitor 1 contact to start is the through Hawaii the science peculiar thing.

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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James Underwood of the Aerospace Corporation, the Apollo telescope mount scientists. At minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab OF TAPE

who is 18 hours Control.

one

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utes

PAO Greenwich

mean

This time.

is

Skylab Skylab

Control approaching

at

18 hours, acquisition

44

min-

through Hawaii and the start of appears that Dr. Bill Thornton, the scientist astronauts may be experiments stand by CC for

the science conference. It a medical doctor and one of the one to handle the medical Dr. Musgrave. Hawaii We'll for

in this conference rather than acquisition through Hawaii. Skylab, this is Houston

through

7 minutes. conference I will turn Jack's too

Standing by for the CDR and the SPT on and I got Dr. Jim Underwood of S056 down it over now. Over. this the I Okay, conference Yeah, ATM. and let's too, Bruce. well, we don't fine hear want from to

the ATM science here to whom you, Jim him and

SPT in on CC much from

distract experiment on the

SPT production. MCC

think

Well, at the present rate of he can handle both Jobs. Hi, Owen. On the first item The don't about back you them room is copying let me have them till Goldstone. mate. have Be would happy relate

agenda we'll and own

is questions from got any questions, have a chance to about SPT the only

you. why think

so if you and then to do that to your

Okay question

there, I might

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

4"

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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 direction 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 MCC SPT MCC I have. Go Maybe ahead, A1 or Jack. Jack have something to add.

Why don't you pick up Okay. The next - the

the next agenda, Jim. 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 CC in 3-1/2 here. MCC PLT MCC Yeah. - It's okay to switch back. Right. And we've got 30 seconds til LOS. Goldstone 18:56 and I'ii let Jim just keep on talking Okay, the second Thank you. The next item is the flare indicators and -

minutes

at

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. END OF TAPE

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PAO 7 minutes. CDR there Jim. for SC CC Goldstone. Out. We're

How

Skylab, this is do you read? LoBd and clear, BrBce, do

Houston; Bruce,

through Let's go

Goldstone ahead,

Negative' still trying

cancel the TV down to dump the video

link tape

over recorder.

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 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, answer is I to don't that get think we're going to get an accurate question. Over. Okay, I copy that. The other question any brightening which are false alarm? any bright ones whic_ are not followed

mean

MCC did you

In fact, did by a flare? we've points

you get Over.

SPT I would say negative. Anything that identified is really these very small but very bright 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 well, we'll get MCC to our building blocks those by teleprinter, Okay, with regard or JOP summary sheets, I'm sure. 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'tthey 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 miniminillmb scans and a just - CC Thirty seconds tll LOS. Our next station contact 4.-1/2 minutes Bermuda at 19:07. SPT on 82 there headed. Jim, so Okay, I think we're low now we can see up to pretty date well on the film where we're

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. END OF TAPE

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and

PAO Bermuda

will

be

Correction, that the next station

was _OS in about

at Goldstone, 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. for the CC Skylab, this is Houston through Bermuda 7 minutes. We've got a l-minute keyhole 2 minutes into pass and I'ii give it back to Jim. SPT Okay, go ahead. MCC Okay, we're up to XUV monitor artifacts as I said, you've got two artifacts that we've discovered One, 0.60 you should be solar radius. able to see, appears It's a bright spot. could be possibly it was there. XUV one's that at It's

and

on the monitor. about 170 degrees about 5 mistaken also mon, 250

arc-mlnutes for a plage

in diameter and it if you didn't know

There's at there

a dark spot which we can see on the integrated but which you might not be able to see. This degrees 0.9 solar radius. It's quite possible

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 with them MCC what up? I'm talking Okay, we've got you. Go ahead. are you familiar have you picked wouldn't next time to the have Okay, do about? No, I'll Okay, They've got and flares. as a take you Those matter another do you artifacts of

SPT identified we're up MCC results. sunspots

them there.

and

fact, I look the go on

that's

we'll

55

some pretty interesting Sunspot observations.

results from 55 observations gave as formed while

of the sunspot in active region 12 on mission day 41 some real interesting results which we can summarize follows: the li - the lines in continual which have below i0 to 5 degrees Kelvin are dark in the spots, the surrounding about include of continuum.

plage is bright. In - the lines I'm talking the lines of Kelvin 2 and Kelvin 3 in the line The lines which have formed in the transition 6 at 1032, and spot with oxygen And the coronal 12, they're dark neon 7 at 465 angstroms sprouting from the lines like magnesium in the spots and the And_ of that course, are over

region, such as oxygen they're bright in the interior of the spot. i0 at 625 and silicon arches sprout from the coronal lines a million degrees.

the edge are formed And

of the spot. at temperatures a sunspot

there's

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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 shortterm 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 10minute 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 message 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 concentrating 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? much last SPT about weeks Okay. I don't think we need to talk item 4 unless it's something that pertains to observation here. Go ahead. our

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

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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 SPT CC intend SPT Skylab, AOS Canaries for 9 minutes. Hello, there, Story. Go ahead. Okay, on the BMMD urine measurement we just one bag at a time on that. That's what Bill said this morning. Now

did

to use

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.

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we'd

SPT CC llke

to make

Okay, I'ii be happy to give it a try. And on the muscle contractions there, 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

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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.

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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 four or five END OF TAPE Okay, faster copy. than And with that's S - of course about

times

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9116173
CC appreciated. CDR max speed. CC 4 or 5 times PLT remember. - and that to that will mQdule that's of prefight. max speed, be very is 15 much seconds about said, to

Wardroom Okay. than Yeah,

command

faster

Copy. And was estimated but that is

course he

CDR ones but one we get around stowage out. CC item

I would say that I'll measure some of the things that's also aided that's up so much faster than you'd think. To any and to get Okay. transit, too, llke Will do back If and you forth can you time really_ some of can

typical here is - to a move for

those,

sort of a nominal other distances, the alike. CDR

that would experiment it.

be good and compartment

some of the to MDA and

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 you're doing SPT right Okay. now. Okay. And people are happy just with what

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 and carried it off perfectly. You did it as good as you could 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 first 10 days and in about two weeks it was down to 7 - 7-1/2 cent and it hasn't changed since. SPT Which is that? The

the per

CC That's the - the leg measurements. girds. SPT Okay, fine. CC Could you make some - could you some to any tenasetic reponses you get to the M092. anyway represent a tilt to you? calf

respond Does

it

in

U

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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 for one which rates look to to me. going Yeah, we agree, that was a long time ago, is a - meal interference so - actually our heart the lowest that we've seen for the whole flight

-

except

MCC Yeah, you r actually improving there and we're 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

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MC-2122/I 15:01 CDT

51/20:01

GMT

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 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. the to

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.

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GMT

CDR frankly.

I think

it was

bigger

than

the

food,

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 hyperventilation. a slight hyperventilation at rest. A slight

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 turned out very well. We think they're laboratory data that we have. Have you running that procedure? measurements have very close to the any comments on

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. are
was.

MCC a lot SPT

closer

to

Okay. In summary, your MI71 data, you preflight norms than the SL II crew Good. significant clinical know, you got high doing a little better have higher thresholds

MCC M093, there's no changes noted on that. MI31, as you thresholds on the MS test and you're on the OGls than the SL II did. you SPT say on Okay. OGI? So we do

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GMT

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 you might just your inner ear stay used Yes sir, and after you get on the water, in the couches a short while and get 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

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51/20:01

GMT

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 than the SL-III crew in the lower body negative pressure experiments and actu - in the MI71 metabolic analyzer. seemed to be improving and near their preflight level. acquisition will be Hawaii in ii minutes. At Greenwich time 20 hours ii seconds, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

shape device They Next mean

SL-III Time: 9/16/73

MC-2123/I 15:21 CDT, 51/20:21 GMT

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 SPT CC SPT med comment about that last time. CC Musgrave SPT Musgrave. CC CDR Bruce. Frank CC yourself CDR later around was Risht, itts all yours. Have you seen the stuff that came down? Not here in the Control Center, yet. Okay, I was interested in some sort of that stuff, I mentioned it to Story about Yeah, I was here monitoring when on. Oh, I remember him. Yeah, Frank Roger, We got Frank (garble) a world record Dr. (garble)

from Denver. attempt going to peddle

here

the

Yeah, I heard you're trying world. Hard to do with no wheels.

SPT Jack and I were thinking until waiting 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.

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51/20:21

GMT

for

CDR SPT these

sort

of

Twenty minutes to I don't recognize records.

go. that

agency

anyway

CC what class and type better of that.

Well we were going to ask the Commander he was competing under_ but we fo- thought

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

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MC-2124/I 15:31 CDT,

15/20:31

GMT

for

CC 6 minutes.

Skyla5, Out.

this

is

Houston

through

Goldstone

CC give us a time to start M561. 20:26. And at And telemetry around 20:20 Over.

And for the PLT. We _ondered if you could check o_ the watch or refe;ence you were using You called down that it had been started at that time our time here on the ground was 20:24. indicates there may that i F probably started be about a 6-minute discrepancy.

backing up so we think

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 CC PLT CC CC station PLT END OF TAPE Okay. We're showing 20:36 MARK. Yeah, that's what I've got. Okay, thank you. Skylab, thl8 is Houston. 1 minute contact is Bermuda at 20:44. Out. Okay, Bruce. See you there.

til

LOS.

Next

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MC-2125/I 15:43 CDT,

51/20:43

GMT

for

CC I0 minutes.

Skylab, Out. Skylab, Over.

this this

is is

Houston Houston.

through With

Bermuda phone call

CC information. 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 onI'll talk to her just before I hit the sack, if that's 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 later okay, confirmed at 23:25, Over. SPT CC CDR housekeeping CC go do CDR it. CC CC station and for the left antenna SPT, all we've got him set the way and that's up through Guam also confirmed.

12B

on

23:25, Bruce. Thank you. Roger. Say, I was wondering Bruce. We our schedule today and we can't Your schedule or 12B? 12B in the book,

had find so we

it. can

We've

We can't find done the rest.

Next

contact

Okay, stand by. You may have a got you there. Skylab, this is Houston. i minute til LOS. through Ascension in about 6 minutes at

21:00 and fans. We but we're

housekeeping 12B has to do with OWS heat exchanger concur, we don't have it in our SWS systems checklist 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 there on Just the the heat inlets. Okay AI, we're exchanger vanes, Over. talking checking about those getting also, in not

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51/20:43

GMT

CDR I did. I took every fan out usedthe brush 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. got CAP COMM for the slm coming up at Ascension 20 hours 55 minutes, END OF TAPE is Astronaut Bob Crippen. Acquisition in 5 minutes. At Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control.

SL-III Time: 9/16/73

MC-2126/I 16:54 CDT,

51/20:59

GMT

PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time hours 59 minutes, We will have acquisition at Ascension 45 seconds with CAP COMM Bruce McCandless.

20 in

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 seconds when CC PAO hours 13 minutes will be Carnarvon 43 13 END minutes. OF TAPE This Okay, I'ii just do a fast scan for I get there. Okay. Yes indeed, Jack that will be fine. Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 21 loss of signal at Ascension. Next acquisition in 20 minutes. Greenwich mean 21 hours is Skylab Control.

:

\

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MC-2127/I 16:33 CDT

51/21:33

GMT

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 PLT, Loud Houston. How do you and clear, Hank. read?

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GMT

still

CC in

Okay. S-band.

We were

just

checking.

We're

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. Something'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. END OF TAPE

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_IC-2128/i 17:26 CDT,

51/22:26

GMT

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 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 where TC-4, going loss of VHF comm (garble) although/I'm not so sure that 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.

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51/22:26

GMT

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.

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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

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good a B.

CDR down-link CC call, Al's CDR

at on

I don't carry any uplink but I must have the moment. Okay, we'll get the _ite to give you VHF. Okay. You want me to stay simplex A and

CC Let's stay right where we are for the 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 time

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we CDR

get

our

sites reconfigured Okay , I'm now CDR, Houston,

and we'll call timing a minute. on simplex Alfa.

you. How

do

CC you read? CC CC do you CDR me?

CDR, Houston how do you read? Skylab, Houston on VHF simplex read? Read you loud and clear,

Alfa, Alfa.

how How

simplex

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

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MC-2130/I 18:10 CDT,

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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? now. chance CC Okay, PLT. We read you loud and clear, We'd like to go over to duplex Bravo give us a to re-configure the site and we'll do acom check on

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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 configured 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. like PLT it is. Roger, 25. Thank you. I'ii Just leave it

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 command module? SC PLT CC the only thing PLT, Houston. You still up in the

that

(Garble). What can I do for you Hank? Why, we just sitting here talking we didn't check on that comm check

about was

it.

the constant Key be willing to go see if something's PLT PLT Hank?

like you're use in a private comm would you back and let's just check constant keys and not happening there that's blocking us out. Yeah, I'll be right there. How do you read me in constant key, Okay, reading you loud and clear, Jack. Okay, I got a lot more background noise before it was a real clean transmission myself talk and background noise when Okay, Okay, the so same the thing constant happens key deal down here. okay,

CC PLT right now than I had but now I'm hearing I'm not talking. CC then, PLT huh?

works

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GMT

has it

CC been PLT out. PLT CC

all And

set I'Ii

up

That's affirmative. I think everything for the com call. Okay, thanks a lot Hapk, for working just leave it like it i_. You still there, HankL? 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 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. the PLT be a way time. CC 45 seconds the SPT's convenient, we missed PLT CC wondering Guam pass while Owen PLT CC minutes. END OF around it Yeah, becuase We'll that's it's check what it not like into it does. that and And there but part of about must the

we're

from LOS. We'll be coming up on Guam at 25 for private call. And I was wondering if it'd be Jack, for you to give us the Evening Status since that over the last stateside, at Guam. You want that right now, Hank? Negative, we're Just about LOS. I was if you could have it ready sometime during the which is coming up from 25 to 34 and read it down is doing his private comm. Sure be ready anytime. Okay, we'll see you at Guam then in a few

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M0-2131/I 18:22 CDT,

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PAO 23 hours 21 minutes. acquisition will be mean time, 23 hours CC CDR SC Texas)

Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time, With loss of signal at Carnarvon, next Guam in 2 minutes 50 seconds. Greenwich 22 minutes. Skylab, Okay. (Music Houston through Guam for 8 minutes. Rose of

to the tune of "The

Yellow

CC Well, I hate to cut out the yellow rose there, 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 T002correction T003-7 which was supposed to be taken before/after shower because nobody took a shower. Shopping llst accomplishments: 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. but 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.

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CC housekeeping

12

Bravo,

Okay. we

In just

answer sorted

to your question that out now.

on What

the 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 vacuum clean, what Okay, do you we'll call write that in and it, heat exchanger call vanes it, or how check That's

would you - I've forgotten. We don't use the list correlation, cause we know where they are just an aid to helps you find the right hook. go right to the book. CC vanes. CDR CC We'll Okay, we'll write And Skylab, we're coming upon Goldstone be set world's up for record. thank Texas you. Okay, it's vacuum clean

flight plan to in the book. So we just OWS heat

exchanger

LOS.

be

it in. about - 40 at - 49 and at 54 and

seconds from the CDR's to the

phone call will CDR for his new CDR PAO 34 minutes. Jack Lousma, record He was peddling riding Loss that

congratulations

Okay, Skylab of signal Commander

Control; Greenwich mean time, 23 at Guam with the report by Pilot Alan Bean set a new world's

hours

around the world inside the orbital workshop. 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. with and without devices will describe the weather of cloud layers and smog. the Then Sun angle they will as it film To aide in recognizing features such as binoculars Skylab-III crew patterns including extent and location They will also describe effects of ability the to identify selected sites objects. on the

relates to and describe

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

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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

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MC-2132/I 18:49 CDT, 51/23:49 GMT

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 a little bit you there on here at 54. CDR CC until AI, the Okay, I wonder console and we - I sort of goofed up there if you could get Jack to relieve for your private comm coming up

Okay. They'll come up. Okay, A1 we won't be ready 23:54.

for

the down-

llnk

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 a little bit too, here. While we wait for try to get un-hung. CDR (Garble). for CC the TV Skylab, down-link. Houston we're the time line it to getto slip

ready

to

configure

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 Hank? CC That's affirmative. SPT Okay, now you should be looking at Halpha 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 brightness 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 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. why 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 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. we Are you receiving rea_ time video now,

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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 Halpha i - END OF TAPE

P °°

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MC-2133/I 19:01 CDT,

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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 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. much 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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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. EN? OF TAPE

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i

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 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. END OF TAPE

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MC-2135/I 20:01 CDT

52/01:01

GMT

PAO hour 1 minute. Dr. Jerry R. 3 astronauts in his run

Skylab

Control;

Greenwich

mean

time

1

On the Vanguard Hordinsky discussed and the report is

pass the Flight Surgeon the crewVs status with the as followsl The crew remains his duty 95 minute a trip around time exercise the in

good health, Commander A1 off-duty time to perform on the bicycle ergameter, Science Pilot techniques

Bean utillze4 a continuous literally

world. The TV utilization

and Pilot demonstrated close-up to determine their usefulness

assisting with the diagnosis of potential or injuries, signed Dr. Jerry R. Hordinsky, Hawkins, Deputy Directpr of Life Sciences Space Center. CAP COMM Flight Plan should have Vanguard pass, however, in approximately as anticipated crew. We'll the this END stateside is Skylab OF TAPE Hank bid next

inflight illnesses for Willard R. at the Johnson

Hartsfleld according to the the crew good night on the last acquisition will be Goldstone if the crew is still up andabout. Hartsfleld will talk with the back up at - in 24 minutes for mean time 1 hour 2 minutes,

24 minutes CAP COMM Hank come up - come pass. At Control.

Greenwich

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MC-2136/I 20:26 CDT,

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GMT

PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 26 minutes. We anticipate acquisition at the Goldstone station in 25 seconds. We'll hold the line up for this pass in the event CAP COMM Hank Hartsfield has further discussions with the crew. CC Skylab, Houston. PLT Go ahead.

i hour tracking stateside

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 we'd like to turn MON i off. PLT CC us a PLT

it,

give OFF.

status

Okay, I'ii go up and do it. And, - PLT while you're there would you of the H-alpha-2 talk back. The door talkback. Yeah. It's white. It's - I've got the HON i

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 for tomorrow. Wake up daylight time, Monday, Reopen at 4 a.m. central Greenwich mean time, i END OF TAPE

the Apollo telescope mounts scheduled time again will be 4 a.m. central September 17th. PAO console will close daylight time, September 17th. hour 41 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

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HC-2137/1 04:19 CDT,

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GHT

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 SPT CDR CC what we did to you PLT the Air Force boot CC PLT CC 3 minutes. PLT today. CC that. PLT SPT of that wake up part of it. CC We've got about the Vanguard at now. Yeah. We're night fighters. Hey, Bob, could you play the first part message over again. We kind of slept through We'll see if we can do that for you. a minute til LOS. We'll see you again over i0:00. And that's about 31 minutes from Well, I thought you Marines were use to Thank you, mother. Thank you, mother. That's the way to wake up. I thought that was a little nicer the other day. I guess that's the way they wake camp, huh? Don't know about the Air Force. You there, Bob. That's affirm. We've I see you got got you for

than up in

about

us up before

daylight,

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 instrumental version of Come Saturday Morning. That's quite a

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change, as Crippen pointed out in the wake-up of days ago, when they were awakened by the Cowboy and Paralyzed, which sounds a little Marine Close Order Drill, according to Owen is Skylab Control, our next acquisition about from now, at Vanguard. It's now 31 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

news a couple legendary Stardust llke the Garrlott. This 28-1/2 minutes and 33 seconds

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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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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 CC Okay, we'll look into that. It was supposed 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 PLT body. CC Copy number 2. Okay, we copy that. I got that wrong. That's a number 2 lower

36.

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also Over.

SPT add CC

mine

was

Crip while 3/15/mark i, Okay, copy

he's on the subject, 30 As, 30 Bs, and 30 that, Owen. awake He

I Cs.

CDR exercise while CC same thing to CDR SPT CC maneuver pad

I'm me.

Those trying Sounds I think

guys are keeping me to sleep. like Bill Thornton. they are out finally We on board. of

with did the

their

control. that

Either Skylab, 36 is supposed

that or Houston. to be

getting organized. have reverlfied that If you would take

another look around, we'd appreciate it when we see you at Canary, we'll PLT Okay, Bob. And exercise last night I had 5 minutes and they reported as - as lower body CC Okay, copy that, CC Skylab, Houston. We'll 10:20, see you 10:20. PLT PAO again over the Canary

it. If it's - If you haven't got sendlt back to you. there's one other mistake in my for 656, so there was a mistake instead of upper body. Jack. We're 1 minute from LOS in about 12 minutes at

See you there, Skylab Control

Bob. at i0

hours

9

minutes

and

34 seconds Greenwich mean time. of the tracking ship Vanguard. I0 minutes and 14 seconds from Islands. The pass through the be a rather extensive come back up at that and 55 seconds after END OF TAPE one lasting time. This the hour.

We've now gone out of range Next acquisition of signal now. It will be at the Canary Canary Islands and Madrid will about 14 is Skylab minutes, Control and at 9 we'll minutes

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MC2139/I 05:19 CDT,

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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. 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 up. I see it's coming in right now so we'll have There was nothing else new prior to this. it coming to use it. busy llke to done

The

CC Okay. Copy that. Owen, are you there at the panel, if you got a moment, I'd kind of talk to you about this JOP 13 and why - why it wasn't 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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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 backtracking 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 inconvenienced. We it's an unprofessional CC CC sure that there's no Plan down there for handy? CDR CC there's going to where we normally Yeah, got I'm not disturbed because we're plenty of time. But I just think way to operate in the space business. Copy that. CDR, Houston. One item I'd llke to make confusion on - on your summary Flight EREP 36 data take. Do you have that You mean the VTS pad toward the bottom? No. Actually, such reason - I don't think be any problem, on the summary llst in the little blocks the Flight Plan, data take you know

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 acquisition 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. END OF TAPE

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MC- 2140/i 06:07 CDT,

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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 LOS. Next at 11:59. pass. station Out. Skylab, contact this in 44 is Houston, 35 minutes through seconds Canary to

SPT Okay, Bruce. That was a pretty short 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 offgoing 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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MC-2141/I 06:58 CDT,

52/11:58

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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 LOS. Next station contact in 26 at 12:36, where we'll be dumping Out. is Houston, one minute ill minutes through Carnarvon the data voice tape'recorder.

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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MC-2141/2 06:58 CDT,

52/11:58

GMT

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 Control. Our next acquisition from now. It's now 14 minutes END OF TAPE in Japan. 22 minutes after the This and hour. is Skylab 53 seconds

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MC-2142/I 07:35 CDT

52/12:35

GMT

and are

PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 35 minutes 54 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time, we about 53 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Car-

narvon, Australia tracking station. This pass through Carnarvon 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 monitor 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. a lot SPT more frequently Okay. than Of course the 30 megahertz occurs 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 a 45 second drop out as we hand over call you there. coming up on to Honeysuckle. a

about I'll

END

OF

TAPE

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MC2143/I 07:46 CDT,

52/12:46

GMT

CC Skylab, this is through the courtesy of Honeysuckle CC Skylab, this is LOS. Next station contact is in 34 Island at 13:26. Out.

Houston coming to you Creek for 4 minutes. Out. Houston. One minute to minutes through Merritt

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. However, 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 indication 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. END OF TAPE

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MC2144/I 08:24 CDT, 52/13:24 GMT

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 a minute to inhibit And for the SPT, we'd llke momentum for the EREP. You have it. Number 2 is Okay. off and I put number the DAS number 3 is for

SPT experiment i voice. Is that right? CC SPT

i on data voice.

Roger. Thank you. 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 specifically 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. but CDR Okay. We've never seen any sargassum 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 observations 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 CDR Sea with a Hasselblad to take the picture, of film. CC END OF TAPE Roger. Out. Say Bruce. We because just the Has - the Roger. had to tape this as I was ready Nikon decided it Sargasso was out

We copy.

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MC-2145/I 08:35 CDT

52/13:35

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CC LOS. Next at 13:41. and

station Out.

Skylab, this is contact in 4-1/2

Houston. minutes at 13 The

One through

minute Madrid

to

PAO 53 seconds

Skylab Control Greenwich mean time.

hours 37 spacecraft

minutes is pre-

sently in the north Atlantic Just out of tracking station. We'll have acquisition 2 minutes and 50 seconds at the tracking During this last pass hand held photography middle of the Atlantic Commander Alan of the Sargasso near Bermuda.

range of the Bermuda of signal in about station at Madrid. little in the with a a

Bean was doing Sea in an area It is covered

sargassuim seaweed, and this was one over that Sargassum area. They have camera previously on it during a solar may again be repeated in another few get hand held photography of several time that a research vessle from Woods

of several passes made used the Earth terrain inertial pass. That days, but they are trying to different points at the same 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 photography, 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 of his physical training. will be at the ATM console Bean will go on to And Science Pilot as he was in the do a little bit Owen Garriott 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, 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. END OF TAPE and

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MC-2146/I 08:46 CDT, 52/13:46 GMT

Skylab, station Out. contact

this in 26

is

Houston. through

One

minute Carnarvon

til

LOS. Next at 14:14. and

minutes at

PAO 23 seconds

Skylab Control Greenwich mean time.

13 hours We're now

49 minutes 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 the 191, and the control and display panel. That is the remaining instruments. This is Skylab Control. now 50 minutes and 17 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE respectively controlling It's

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MC2147/I 09:13 CDT,

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and

PAO I0 seconds

Skylab Control at 14 hours, 13 minutes Greenwich mean time. At the present time, and

the Skylab space station is coming within range of the Carnarvon, Australia tracking station. This through Carnarvon 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 Carnarvon 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 reposition 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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readings at the right time and is there anymore word about 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 the problem. We hope we'll be able to give you some after we 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.

of get

SPT Roger. In other words, this is a no sweat 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 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 day, 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.

or

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to

CDR turned CC CDR CC that'll trip CDR be OF TAPE

around

the

Everybody's circadian rhythm seems by 2 hours. Yeah, we noticed that down here, too. Watch our smoke today. Okay. Just don't give off much UV or fire detectors. Okay.

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get

CDR a family CC CDR CC

comm

Hey Bruce, you all are attempting to set up for Jack and I tonight, aren't you? That's affirmative. Thank you. One minute to LOS. Next station contact

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 you might munication. CDR shock. get 625 check and Yes sir, if you can get them stand by and make sure the SPT received our last comHe did. He's still reverberating again. If 630, that's from the

in

CC them, the sites and 635 in that

Okay Alan, here we go we'd llke to have are order. Over.

you can 630,

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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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 Honeysuckle 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. END OF TAPE

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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 CC CDR put it on PLT PLT CDR PLT CDR CDR PLT CC you that the one that you 17 minutes. we PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT when the altimeter CDR altimeter unlock there. You llke it, We llke it. huh?

We thought you'd like it. That's why Thanks for catching it the other day. Okay. It says time, 17 minutes. 52:030 and 500:21. 17 minutes is what you see, huh? I'ii put it in again, just to show you. We put them in two or three times. 15:27. How late is that after my pass? 15:27. Plenty late. Way after intended. Skylab, this is Houston. We were telling maneuver time you had previously loaded is good. Just loaded again is also good. They're both Out. MARK. READY Just redoing Reference is 95 for what? LIGHT ON. Okay. it. 6. 953 next. For 191 - -

The

Okay. Now, Bruce wants to know exactly READY LIGHT is ON when we get a steady and when the READY LIGHT goes OFF. Okay. What a llfe those fellows have in They've eating got those it made steaks. down there. We're They're getting up to do

Mission Control. here sweating and

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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 Bruce. PLT CDR PLT House scarf Oh, boy. CDR PLT PLT CDR PLT A hamburger Yeah, I could and a milkshake It would. But we'll Why don't some of that use a couple of enchiladas, would be great. through it. over there to the chow. (Laughter)

down

suffer you go mexican

Monterey

You bet. 5 weeks to go. (Garble) a month to go. Well, forget it. We're passing over land. i0 of them.

(Laughter)

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. We've slmple END CDR got 30 minutes enough. TAPE Nadir swath. 0 0r that's to get to the next one. where we are. That'll be

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PLT CDR

Knock them deadthere today, AI. 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 wondering 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 PLT CDR light is doing right. Alfa 2 is 51 percent,

MARK. Faded RECORD

MODE to READY. away to the spot. Alfa 2 and Charlle we want percent

4.

Tape be.

motion Okay.

Just like what Charlle 4 is 70

it to - -

J

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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. you PLT get up. CDR PLT CDR PLT pretty good. CDR PLT the site. CDR PLT Makes (Laughter) 622, we're there. Yeah, you have that problem up 622. I don't think I've got up yet. Yeah, Okay, 617. We've get off of it with got that 5 seconds swath and here too. you want to go to bed as soon as

I feel of swathing. get on

I've had Go man.

swathing.

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)

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CDR CC PLT humor. CDR END OF TAPE

Itts a little cloudy down there. You're oh so riEht. (Laughter) Never lose your sense 652, we're goin E to Eo on time.

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CDR going

Okay,

we

Just

went

on

time,

now

we're

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 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

I

doping hope won't hazy now. make here.

off. We've got it, we've got something. PLT We're really wearin E out this tape. I the tape lasts. CDR Let's try to get a different filter. That work. Okay, now I think we've got Chesapeake Bay. It's I can't tell, Bruce. I'ii take some data on it right Now I'm going to go back to the shore line_ but I can't out any, I can't make out it enough to know what I've got

so

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 immediately 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. I've CDR got to go to Now I'm a different going to flux. be approaching minus i0.

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Bravo

PLT 1 is

44

Let me talk to them. A1 percent, Bravo 0 is I0 percent.

is

40 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. got both of them. I'll tell you the number of the in a few minutes. PLT light is out. those lights. CC The unlock light is still on. Bruce, on 193 A. Somethin s happened Are you there? I'm here.

So we've other one The to ready

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. the hear. CDR PLT which CDR is 640A. Okay, that 190 next. What we got was was it. 630A in Block Island, CC data PLT That's we need. That's a boy. That's what we want to okay. I think we're getting

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.

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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. Everybody dinner down there. Dinner for the Mission Control, dinner for the whole team. PLT CDR PLT CC shaking PLT CDR PLT END OF TAPE That's right. You know, flight directors (garble). Okay, we'll go along with his head. We We knew hers buy (garble). don't need a dinner. 40 votes against i. We won. are that, wealthy. but he

is

That's

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that

PLT Hutch? CC PLT

Who's That Good

your

flight

director,

Bruce?

Is

it is. Good old Nell Hutchinson. 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, time. Bruce. It's just that we got through Got a few extra jobs (static) (garble) at the

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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 downlink unit showed that there was some problem with the antenna working on the multi - on the micro-wave radiometer spectrometer - 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

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PAO through Madrid CC for 7 minutes. PLT PLT PLT Bruce? for

We have

the

line

up

live

for

air-to-ground Madrid

7 minutes. Skylab, this is Houston through Out:. Okay, we're still here, Bryce. Where is the maneuver pad? Did you hear anything from

Wallops

there,

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 motivates us all PLT until he lets me CDR you were looking PLT light back on. CC tact That's why we all took that training. It stay well. The big 0 is not going to work on me trim his mustache. We'll have some good data on those CB's for the other day. MARK. Mode ready on 192. Tape motion to 45 seconds to LOS. Next station con-

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

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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

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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 seconds 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. the SPT receivers. I already got them. And better check

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 groundbased 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

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MC-2156/I 11:33 CDT

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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.

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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 something 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.

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the

CDR command

module's

Okay, what I was thinking centered coordinates

of was

-

(garble)

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 sequence minutes. and we'll Over. ()kay, how about running those pick up working on the attitude again in a in few

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
or so.

()kay, we'll ()kay, no

have

those

for you

in a minute

CDR END OF TAPE

hurry.

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MC-2157/I 11:42 CDT,

52/16:42

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 to be CDR able to do That's tha_ one. a pretty good time line. I - We ought

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 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 pass

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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 Madrid pass that's a 9 minute and 17 second END OF TAPE through pass. the

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MC-2158/I 11:52 CDT,

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for

CC 9 minutes. CC

Skylab, this is Houston Over. And for the CDR, if you

through could

Madrid us

tell

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 between 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

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MC-2159/I 12:40 CDT,

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GMT

17

PAO hours

40

minutes

This is Skylab Greenwich mean

Control; Houston time. Less than

at 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 Greenwich 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. At PLT Okay. least it sounds like we CC Roger. PAO That's from Bruce McCandless. Bruce thank you for that report. got part of it working. Right? Maybe there's hope for SL-4. Jack Lousma responding to call

up

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 so (garble) we did we're not receive? just trying to Our message check. is explanatory,

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 Honeysuckle. 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 now from acting as the observer. loss of signal through Less than Honeysuckle. 2 minutes Standing away by

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continuing to CC LOS. Next station at 18:02. Out.

monitor. This is Skylab Control Houston. Skylab, this is Houston. I minute to contact in 15-1/2 minutes through Hawaii

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

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MC-2160/I 13:01 CDT,

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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 telescope 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 Goldstone 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. for CC the next CDR CC the air Skylab, this is Houston through Goldstone 8 minutes, standing by for the CDR. Over. Go ahead, Bruce. Okay, Alan, a quick question. Did you airlock module tape recorder work procedure this

do

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morning? CDR

Over. 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 CC duplex. CDR two? CC CC switched and CDR will How about right now? Okay, panel 3, we want Okay, what else? Are VHF AM - those B to are the

Negative. One more. And on panel 9 we'd like to do. TR. Okay, I think I understand

to

get your

VHF/TR thinking,

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 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 go. you we need especially, to END CDR operate OF TAPE to undo this configuration the panel 9 one. Over. I understand on duplex before private So we're comm, goin E

completely.

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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 40 seconds away from reacquiring Skylab through and this is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE 2 minutes Bermuda,

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MC-2162/I 13:22 CDT, 52/18:22 GMT

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. hours PAO 30 minutes This is Skylab Control; Houston at 18 Greenwich mean time. The Mission Control through station Bermuda. in a

Center has had loss c f signal with the Skylab Next station to acquire Canary Island tracking little more than 2 minutes.

PAO Skylab Control; Houston 18 hours 33 minutes 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. END OF TAPE

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MC-2163/I 13:36 CDT,

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CC Next station 19:17 where Out.

contact we will

Skylab, this is Houston i mimute to LOS. through Honeysuckle in 36 minutes at be dumping the data voice tape recorder.

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 usefulness 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

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GMT

49

PAO minutes

Greenwich

Skylab Control, mean time. We

Houston at 18 hours 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

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MC-2165/I 14:17 CDT, 52/19:17 GMT

PAO Greenwich

mean

time.

Skylab Less

Control Houston at than a minute away

18 hours now from

17 minutes 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 handover 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) pitch belt, and the two and put it all idlers, adjusted back together. the pitch and then 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 I guess we'll - think about that a little try that tape recorder again. It sounds belt isn't broken. CDR CC on all of that. And bit and maybe real good, glad that

phone, here,

the

subject the day

You bet. Okay. See you later. Another thing, AI, while you're close of plenum bags, we've done a little and definitely can stow more plenum

to the homework bags

during

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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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on,

the LOS

CC Okay, sorry about - PLT (garble) my experiment 1 recorder light is still which is a good deal. CC Roger. CC Skylab, Houston. For your information, data recorder dump is complete. We're about i minute from at Honeysuckle. Hawaii is coming up at 19:38. PLT Thank you, Dick. PLT And I want to second what AI said about with,

your good efforts on - keeping the Skylab shipshape to begin 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

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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 is that CC CDR CC affirmative. CDR CC that we do Dick we want to verify something and both test 2 and i after 92. Stand by. It's good to hear you. The answer to your question Al, is want test 2 and i after MO92. Okay; thanks. Roger.

We

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 PLT I'ii Looks real Yes sir. good. Thank you very much.

CC Skylab, Houston, we're i minute from LOS. 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 approximately 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

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PAO CC PLT PAO

Skylab Control, Houston, 19 Houston, AOS Goldstone for 6 minutes. Okay, Dick. 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 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. that 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 Greenwich mean predicted time station through END OF TAPE Skylab Control, Houston at 20:00 hours time, approximately 15 seconds away now from of acquisition of the Skylab sta - space Bermuda tracking.

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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

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MC-2169/I 15:44 CDT, 52/20:44 GMT

PA0 minutes Greenwich

Skylab Control Houston mean time. At this time

at we

20 hours 44 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 conversation. Is Okay, this that correct? will be a check before our be

CC Yhat's at Guam this pass and then And that's the next rev. PLT CC PLT I replaced CC

affirm, you're

Jack. call is

The check will at 22:41 Zulu.

that Over.

Okay, thank you, Dick. Okay. And by the way that tape this morning had readings of 1,510. Thank you. PLT,

recorder 1,510 hours. Houston, before

you get to far away from the ATM panel, let you get away the - we see the S056 on the instrument, you might take care PLT The door is closed was put to close and camera power was

if I haven't already shutter is still open of that for us. the camera air lock 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 on and then for us. they'd last 380, stop PLT like issue a Roger. We think if _stop and power back you off turn the power it out to hack it

to

Okay, Dick. Maybe that's something research their instruments because after

the

long exposure I went camera power on and then I went to start for a couple and it decreased to 379, and perhaps

and it decreased to seconds and then to after the - the may give But

decrease to 379 the shutter was them a little bit of information I'll do as you say and see what CC i_oger; Jack. that PLT time it jumped

door closing and it for troubleshooting. happens this time.

Okay, as soon as I went down to 378, so I don't but we clo6ed _oger; did now. Jack. get The a frames shutter

to camera know what remaining is

poweron their decrease now and

sequence and then CC

is in there the shutter

closing

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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 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. right CC PLT CC END OF TAPE Skylab, Houston,Carnarvon ()kay, Dick, we're here. Okay. for 8 minutes. Thank you.

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PAO minutes Greenwich

Skylab Control, Houston; 20 hours 56 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. I got PLT two CC 40s Okay, thanks. I got a repeat in there, but I crossed one of them _oger. in mine. out.

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 PLT Okay, Jack. You bet. Thank youvery much.

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 during will be Guam in approximately that Guam pass we will have a 4-i/2 minutes. VHF communications And

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

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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

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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 to Dick Truly the CAP COMIC. here That's in the Jack Lousma speaking mission control center from Skylab-lll serving as

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 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 I

right?

PLT I think I've got them written down here, 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.

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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

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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 CC Ascension Okay. Skylab, comes up at Houston. We're 30 seconds from 21:56, about i0 minutes from

LOS. now.

PLT Okay, let me give you the frames remaining, 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

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PAO Skylab Control Houston 21 hours 56 minutes 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. LOS. CC Carnarvon at Skylab, 22:27. Houston. We're 45 seconds from

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

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MC-2175/I 17:26 CDT, 52/22:26 GMT

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 CC Roger, Dick. And Skylab, be advised of I did confirm the next got and get one a

for A1 on his phone call and site, I'll he reminding you a couple of evening questions evening status couple of them also for Jack. and out so of

it is set of both of and with

up. Jack's is those and I've all the EREPs perhaps one for

forth I thought the way. I had ask where

we might Owen and You to want PR on

PLT Let me to maintain configuration 9 for subsequent comm. CC Stand We want you to - that was you to go straight by the PLT Okay, the

you one, Dick. we're in - VHF

us panel

by i. PLT, Houston. Negative. strickly for the test and we want private comm cue card. thank you and now go ahead with

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 slot we just go the new ones out of. But of knowing which one is which. CC Okay, stand by Just a ones back in the there is no way second please.

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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 tell you what at the end of I don't think I'ii need that, but I'ii I did. I've - tried to think that it was just 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.

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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.

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MC-2175/4 17:26 CDT,

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GMT

from SPT

you

I'm sure, he sure appreciated that advise guys. He even asked us whether or not we would symptoms

recommend any head movements and we thought only after all 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. today one CDR on the for bike Okay, run. (garble) something up here for biomed

CC thing

Jack, switch

Say again. you should to the

I didn't start off antenna

copy that and also on the left antenna and AI say again

Jack and then please. CDR On the end of he'll END CC be OF

right

that

I said I put a lot on there 17] (garble) 0kay, it. real fine, we've

for Biomed. him and

warned

looking

for

TAPE

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MC-2176/I 17:38 CDT,

52/22:38

GMT

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 minutes 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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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 reported 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 Skylab END OF away now from acquisition Control, Houston. TAPE by Goldstone. This is

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MC-2177/1 18:05 CDT, 52/23:05 GMT

PA0 6 minutes Greenwich from acquisition The llne is now CC utes. CDR CC conversation CDR CC CDR 6.241, 6.237; CC CDR 3/10/Mark II, 305Mark tion later; PLT, let cause hers on the bi cation: CC CDR 6-I/2/G; food log. CC CDR CDR, one

Skylab mean

Control, less

Houston than a

at

23

hours away, now,

time,

minute

of signal with Skylab through open and this is Skylab Control Skylab, Houston; stateside (Garble)

Goldstone. standing by. for 17 min-

there,

5.954,

Roger. I heard about half of a cut-out but I didn't catch it. You ready for the ole nightly report? Yes sir, I sure am. Go ahead. 093, 105, 168; 6167, 0121, 6640; 6.239, 5.957, 5.954; 6.950, 6.951, 6.954. Roger. Exercise: CDR, 2/35/5041, 3/15/Mark I,

III; SPT, we'll give you the informahim give you the information later be- bike exercise at the moment. Medl-

SPT,

Seconal that's Okay° One Seconal 6-I/2/G; PLT, 6/G. Okay, go (:DR, salt add one

last Uh

night. Sleep: CDR, - how about a little

Okay? ahead. packs 1/2 and add one lemonade;

SPT, two salt packs, four salt packs, add an_ one PG.

peanuts, and lemon drops,

butter cookies; PLT, one butter cookies,

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-millimeter: 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, medical really our Flight here we go: Flight Plan Deviations: 4605. We if I haven't they're completed guess that looked at inventory should be Plan requested a shopping I by message list item. don't know

tomorrow.

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52/23:05

GMT

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

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MC-2178/I 18:13 CDT,

52/23:13

GMT

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 minutes. 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 END OF Control TAPE Houston.

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MC-2179/I 18:32 CDT,

52/23:32

GMT

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 betchayou 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 checklist it ought PLT Roger, Jack we thought that was on the and I'ii check it right away. But yes, we to be on the powerdown checklist to secure both monitors. No, it's only mon 2 at the moment, but if you

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MC-2179/2 18:32 CDT,

52/23:32

GMT

it out, why we'll include what he wants done.

it

in

the

(garble)

change

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 CC So you That's still want mon i off. Right? affirm. We do want mon i off.

PAO Skylab, Control Houston 23 hours 40 minutes 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

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MC-2180/I 19:42 CDT,

53/00:42

GMT

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 getting this one. CC for 9 minutes. CDR PLT CDR They're Skylab, going to have a tough you time at Texas

Houston.

I'm with

Hello there, Houston. Dumping down the Pike, here. 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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MC-2180/2 19:42 CDT,

53/00:42

GMT

CDR PLT CC PLT CC CDR PLT PLT CDR get flight pay for PLT being in the MOCR. CDR there.

He is. There's no doubt in my mind. Yeah, a good guy like him. (Chuckle) Wealthy bachelor. (Chuckle) Big pocketbook. Yeah. Well paid flight director. Thatts right. They get extra - they this. (chuckle) I wouldn't be surprised. I wonder if they could get perdiem for (Chuckle) Probably. They get to sleep

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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MC-2180/3 19:42 CDT, 53/00:42 GMT

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

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MC-2181/I 19:52 CDT,

53/00:52

GMT

pretty

PLT quick. CDR PLT PLT

Okay,

we're

going

to get

a MOD

signal

here

Okay, at 52:29 this MARK, MODE Single. MARK. that Dick

camera's coming EREP to STOP

off.

PLT Something gone. CC PLT 7 is. So CC

Okay, what's this post operating thing here. want's to know right here. I guess he's No, I'm not gone. I'm ease dropping. Good. Okay. You want to know what Bravo to tell you. It's 31 percent. 31, okay.

I'm

going

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 interested PLT I just did 07 I guess to get all the configurations of the X-porters, but we were to know - what happen on the 183 photography. I got the - prep and I got the stow. it in a different X-porters on account of the was less than the required amount. And - I was able the stow in - and the one that - I did. So - the on the film the stow. log. But I did get a photograph

rest I guess is of the prep and CC PLT sec No, and PLT here. it was you're CDR

Okay, thank you. Yes, sir. Okay, AI, I'Ii get that for you, just a (garble) vent, AUTO (garble) Before you got here. open. I just did it right now. (laugh) Scared you fearless, I know. (Garble) and I'm not fearless.

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MC-2181/2 19:52 CDT,

53/00:52

GMT

PLT Okay, the READY light is OUT. The EREP goes to STOP. The MODE goes to STANDBY. And I'Ii take the 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. from CC LOS. PLT up Skylab, MARK. Houston. We're about a minute

power

CC comm will be set the left antenna. down at Guam was a switch failure was the cause of out for

Vanguard is coming up at 1:07 and Jack, your - set up there. We're - you ought to start on And incidently, be advised that the problem the hardware failure. We had a - we - they found in the black box down there and - and that that:.

PLT (}kay. Well, I'm glad they were able to sank it and - I hope we can - make it at Vanguard. Thank you 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

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MC-2182/I 19:05 CDT, 53/01:05 GMT

PAO utes Greenwich mean now from acquisition CC utes .

Skylab Control, Houston at i hour 6 mintime. Skylab-3 less than a minute away through the Vanguard tracking. Skylab, Houston AOS Vanguard for ii min-

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 was 30 for the EREP officer. CC Okay, Owen. And incidentally on that

ETC

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 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 i back sure pass period and so on cause we'd like tonight to keep we it would warm. like to get monitor do

SPT Okay, sounds fine. I'Ii check and make 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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MC-2182/2 19:05 CDT, 53,/01:05 GMT

we

need

one

CDR, now.

Houston,

negative

we

don't

we

-

that guys END

CC we didn't were just OF TAPE

CDR, Houston, one thing on the EREP pass get when we went L - LOS, and I think you doing it and that was the tape measurement.

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MC-2183/I 19:12 CDT, 513/01:12 GMT

Jack.

CDR Hold CC SPT

Just on.

a second.

I'll

have

to

check

with

Okay. 30 was tomorrow

correct

on

the

ETC.

And

that'll

show

as now.

up on CC CC soon go We're CDR CC CDR

ahead looking

nights film log. Okay. And Skylab, Houston. and inhibit TACs both

We'd hardware

like and it's

- we'd software one inch.

just

in good shape on momentum. Okay, we'll do that. And Okay, thank you. And it's inhibited now. the like hardware it? I

CC inhibited. MON 1 CDR for CC CDR module think know from about CC change we'll

Thank them.

Roger. you very And does

We see much. ATM

and

software on the

just

turned

closing getting

Roger; we copy. Thank you We're going to wait 6 hours the hatch to undocking. We up 2 hours later or something. Roger; I'm not and sure we can to

for that, also. in the command may want to I don't stand be_, but another a -

in our - we'll

plan take

:[or getting up another look.

going

CDR No, there it would be, for sample, wetre tonight, it won't bother us. day. I'm not pushing it, but think about it. CC CDR Roger, I We might

wouldn't be any circadian getting to bed about an And - that's going to be we might - maybe we ought understand. have a better

change, hour later a long to

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 - we might come can get in CDR up, and weld there. I agree like with I to that. don't keep all There's know. I the pad we've limits. threw

some just

Maybe we haven't exceeded it out for a thought. CC CDR if (garble)

it;

and

and

Roger. Well, you figure 3/4 in orbit before

I see for 6 we re-enter

hours there there's a

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MC-2183/2 19:12 CDT,

53/01:12

GMT

7-3/4 hour, and - another hour or so an hour and half for recovery, that's know; we ought to look at it. CC Roger. CC Skylab, Houston. from waking LOS. you And up, - and probably, in the morning, the best time

for 9,

recovery, i0 hours.

make that I don't

We're we've would

about got a be in I

45

seconds of to

choice order

to - let you get that ATM there's a - Guam pass you up at LOS, 8:46. The next choice is Vanguard CDR Why don't we go for 8:46.

could wake at 9:16.

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 CC PAO minutes range You bet; see y'all. Enjoy your dinner. Okay, we really will. This is Skylab Control, Houston at 1 hour Greenwich mean time. Skylab-III has now passed out with tracking ship Vanguard. The next station to will Dick be - Hawaii Truly has in past approximately along the word 58 to minutes. the crew However, of

19 of

acquire CAP COMM

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 mean time, 8 hours ,$6 minutes. Houston si_ning off. END OF TAPE scheduled And at for this wake up at Greenwich time, Skylab Control,

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MC2184/I 04:12 CDT,

53/09:12

GMT

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 CC 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. END OF TAPE You still there, Crip? That's affirm. Would you rather I go

SL-III Time: 9/18/73 CC and

MC-2185/1 04:25 CDT

53/09:25

GMT

Jack, give

that's

returning

region

02

we

think,

we'll PLT signature, CC PAO 18 seconds

another number for it probably when it gets around. Thank you, Bob. We've got a good XUV though. Copy. Skylab Control at 9 hours 26 minutes and Greenwich mean time. We've now gone out of range Our next acquisition of signal now. We'll be at Canary Islands. and Madrid will last approxitime. During this last pass active region at location 270 the Sun's east limb. And it was it active region 02. And becomes visible on the

of the Vanguard tracking ship. 9 minutes and 45 seconds from The pass through Canary Islands mately 14-1/2 minutes at that we were confronted with a new on the Sun just coming around identified by it will get a the new ground number as as

returning soon as

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 minutes left of the daylight cycle. This is Skylab Control. It will be 8 minutes of signal. It is END OF TAPE and now 50 27 seconds minutes before our 25 seconds next acquisition after the hour.

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MC-2186/I 04:34 CDT, 53/09:34 GMT

and

PAO 14 seconds

Skylab Control Greenwich mean time.

at

9 hours 35 minutes 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 fast and activities, so forth. And brushing Jack their Lousma teeth, is still eating breakat 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 CC of 183. Say again, 'We do want please. to get that the photos with

MISI

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 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 information. 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 you. CC END OF TAPE Rog. Okay. I copied your active region 31.

up

Thank

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53/09:48

GMT

9118173
CC We'll see you again at 10:26, 10:26. PLT you some rate gyro 92.1; Yankee PAO 6, Skylab, Houston. over Honeysuckle Okay, Bob. temperatures. Zulu Skylab One minute from LOS. in 36 minutes. That's give Yankee and

And let me real quickly X-5, 91.7; X-6, 91.5; Zulu 6, is 90.3. at 9 hours 50 minutes

5,

90.2;

5, 93.6; Control

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

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MC2188/I 05:24 CDT, 53/10:24 GMT

and 9 conds Creek, suckle

PAO Skylab Control at i0 hours, 24 minutes seconds Greenwich mean time. We're presently at 54 sefrom scheduled acquisition of signal at the Honeysuckle Australia tracking Creek will last 5 up live Control. We for station. minutes and The 28 pass through Honeyseconds. We'll have Honeysuckle. AOS through the This

the line is Skylab CC Honeysuckle. PLT

air-to-ground Skylab, Houston.

through We're

got

you Okay,

for about 2-1/2 more Bob. You probably

minutes. didn't get

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 menu two but it's neglected reported CC CC please days for to that Oh Bob, one other deletion to my food ago. I didn't notice until the last night not yesterday, but the day before yesterday. eat two salt packs and one salt pill, that I had and I found them yesterday - yesterday Copy that. And is CDR available for a question,

I I evening.

sir? PLT CC his MI71 and biomed about thing repeat an

He's listening. Okay. Yesterday, he mentioned following exercise run that he had recorded something for 171 and we were - have been unable to find anyAppreciate words, Bob. it I what if he could gave said them then.

about that on the tapes. it again on channel A. CDR Weren't any extra 25 minutes of data. CC Oh.

just you

Misunderstanding

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 At that time, we'll have lasting approximately 12 31 minutes and 56 seconds END OF TAPE from now, will be at Canary Islands. a pass through Canary Islands and Madrid minutes. This is Skylab Control at after the hour.

Okay.

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MC-2189/I 06:13 CDT, 53/11:13 GMT

and

PAO 56 seconds

Skylab Control Greenwich mean time.

at

ii hours We're now

13 minutes about

55 seconds from tracking station. will last about of daylight acquisition CC for 12-1/2 DAS for a CDR CC The current evening of for you is of knocking

acquisition of signal at the Canary Island The pass through Canary Island and Madrid 13-1/12 minutes. At this time we have 39 minutes

left in this daylight pass. And we do have of signal now at Canary. Skylab, this is Houston through Canary minutes. For the CDR, we need to get into the minute to inhibit momentum dump. Over. You've got it. And while we've got you on the horn, Alan. plan is to schedule 3 hours for EVA prep on the mission day of 56. The EVA that's being planned basically the nominal one, with only the addition 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, you might get that message of that before the 3 hours meeting the others. CC CC it back, CDR favor? CC about them CDR calling send out CC CDR card that about Try me and see. How and put in up sometime and we won't the other and we'll have any one. So take care trouble

Roger. That's being worked And we're through with the AI. Hey, Bruce, would you do me

right now. DAS. You've a large

got

Okay. Today's my wife's birthday. florist down in League City and have a dozen yellow roses. Roger. We'll do it. And maybe you could put some message or something, if you would, just too, bill or it

on do

the it.

there

have to

them

the

CC house, CDR

or

Okay. You want us to something like that? That's a good idea. be And we're dumping the Skylab, coming up data voice is 26

CC Madrid. We'll at Madrid. CC to at LOS. 11:55.

on handover to tape recorder one minute Carnarvon

this in

Houston, minutes

Next station Out.

contact

through

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MC-2189/2 06:13 CDT,

53/11:13

GMT

CDR housekeeping probably got CC CDR CC CDR CDR

in the enough

Hey, Bruce. I just finished doing the CSM. Let me read you thruster temps. We've time for that. Give it a whirl, fast. Okay. 4-B, 1.7, 2.0, 1.6, 2.2, 2.1, 1.3. We got them, thank you. You bet. Everything else looked good with no we were leaking check. So that when we now that cycled it we haven't talk during chi -

leaks. Apparently, the command module cycled CC the coolant

any more, we got no leak. Roger. Sounds good and we'll

to you over Carnarvon. CDR All right. PAO Skylab Control at ii hours and 24 seconds Greenwich mean time. We've now

28 minutes 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

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MC-2190/I 06:53 CDT

53/11:53

GMT

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. END OF TAPE

SL-III Time: 9/18/73 CC LOS. land

MC2191/I 07:06 CDT, 53/112:06 GMT

Skylab,

this in 34

is

Houston.

One

minute Merritt

to Is-

Next station contact at 12:42. Out. PAO Skylab

minutes at 12

through hours,

Control

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 conversation 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 Owen Garriott. He about an hour ago demonstrations was to perform and the reading planned that TV on the by 55 VTR Science Pilot demonstration is now 20.7 minbefore

utes, about 4-1/2 minutes the TV 55 demonstration. tion will be coming back

of that is ATM time that was put on We would expect that that demonstrainto tracking stations around the arrival got a operations mean time.

globe this morning and we have no time yet for its back here in Houston. In addition to that, we also reading here in Mission Control. It shows the S183 which were to begin just before 12 o'clock Greenwich Seem to be looking good at this Our next acquisition of signal, now will be at Merritt Island. onds after the hour. END OF TAPE

point. This is Skylab Control. 31 minutes and 33 seconds from It's now i0 minutes and 34 sec-

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MC-2192/I 07:53 CDT,

53/i[2:53

GMT

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 the VTR at this point, please? CC Okay. You've got about 5.9 minutes left it available. Over.

on on

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 Time: 9/18/73

MC-2193/I 07:53 CDT

53/12:53

GMT

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 extensive 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 extensive 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 photography 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. line up live for air-to-ground through Madrid. pass will last 8 minutes and 17 seconds. CC 8 minutes. SPT CC to bring a new problem. for How We have the The Madrid

site

Skylab, this is Houston through Madrid do you read me now, Owen? Sounds pretty good now, Bruce. Okay, we just moved the world a little into view of the spacecraft to fix the Yeah, either that or the ionosphere is a little got all those garbles filtered out. Skylab, this is Houston, i minute to LOS. in 25 minutes through Carnarvon at 13:30. Control at 13 hours time. Skylab space out of range of the 3 minutes and station now over Madrid tracking

SPT thicker up here and CC Next station contact Out.

PAO Skylab 44 seconds Greenwich mean eastern Europe has passed

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MC-2193/2 07:53 CDT

53/12:53

GMT

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 observer 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. END OF TAPE

SL-III Time: 9/18/73

MC2194/I 08:29 CDT, 53/13:29 GMT

PAO Greenwich mean time. station is about 53

Skylab Control at 13 hours, At the present time, the seconds from aquisition of

29 minutes Skylab space signal at

Carnarvon, Australia tracking and Honeysuckle - we'll have those two stations that will the line tracking olution for away the

station. Pass through Carnarvon a small interruption between last about 15 minutes. We have through has in the Australia its 1832nd revthrough Carnarvon to take the VTR we can dump on

up live for air-to-ground station as the spacecraft around the Earth.

CC Skylab, this is Houston about 9 minutes and we're going to have from you to start rewinding it so that coming stateside pass. Over. CDR Okay. We're finished. CC Okeydoke. In accordance contact you when you can have it back again Out. CDR CC LOS. Next at 14:14. END OF TAPE Thank you. Skylab, this contact in 30

with SOP, we'll and it's clean.

station Out.

is Houston. One minute minutes through Corpus

to Christi

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MC-2195/I 08:44 CDT,

53/]_3:44

GMT

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

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MC-2196/I 09:13 CDT

53/14:13

GMT

and

PAO 12 seconds

Skylab Control at 14 hours 13 minutes 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 approximately 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 Time: 9/18/73

MC2197/I 09:30 CDT,

53/14:30

GMT

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 outside 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 determine 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 transport, 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 University 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 Michigan 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 Michigan, although any one of the three are eligible as sites today for the infrared spectrometer which must be pointed by

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MC2197/2 09:30 CDT,

53,114:30

GMT

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 Honeysuckle 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 station 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 watertable analysis in a four county region of the Texas panhandle. 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 potential hydrocarbon locations. These are oil and coal deposits in the Anadarko Basin, an area between Witchita and Oklahoma 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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MC2197/3 09:30 CDT,

531'14:30

GMT

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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53/14:30

GMT

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

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MC-2198/I 10:20 CDT, 53/'15:20 GMT

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, CC Honeysuckle we're in 29 minutes load? maneuver Roger. We load. Over. like it, we like it, both at SPT maneuver TACS CC and beginning Skylab, one minute Goldstone, in about 30 seconds. this is Houston through to LOS. Next station contact 15:51. Out. How do you like the

()kay, Bruce.

SPT complement information CC SPT and And see

()kay, Bruce. And also I wanted to the UF Officer for getting all the important put down on my ETC pad today. Stand by, we'll check that out. ()kay.

CC Roger. We need a NUZ update at 15:34 for the commander. His mission has been accomplished. with respect to the ETC pad, roger, we copy you. We'll 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. tell

SPT The only thing you didn't do, Bruce, is 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 overnight, that with was sent up a reference by to the teleprinter a statement on during the ETC the pad

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53/15:20

GMT

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 communicator Bruce McCandless was making reference to that again today, 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

he

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MC-2199/I 10:49 CDT,

53/15:49

GMT

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 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. we CC tried you to schedule out, but Okay, we it over star - we copy, we sympathize and a site so we can watch and available at that time. up

help Over.

the

wasn't

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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MC-2199/2 10:49 CDT, 53/15:49 GMT

for CDR

you

A-2

and Now

C-4. A-2

A-2 is 50 is decreased nothing's

percent. to 44 there.

C-4 is percent, Still

71 percent. and moves

it's still around llke PLT

71 on C-4. it always

So, does. 538

new

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 PLT accurately, best. CDR END OF TAPE Okay, Well, here, 5538. thank you. we'll let you know in about 3 minutes. MODE to AUTO on a little more Hope for the

I

guess

190.

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MC-2200/I 10:55 CDT,

53/15:55

GMT

PLT CC PLT CDR CC PLT CC go into clear. PLT there.

How do you hear me Bruce? Loud and clear, Jack. That a boy. How's the weather MODE to AUTO at 190. Pretty good up over Michigan. Okay. How's it at Okla City? About 3 quarters of obscurred, Oh, boy not much. 56:05

over

(garble)

broke

and

I figure

I'ii be

CDR READY on 190, and going on 191. Looking for a 56:20 when 192 goes we'll give you 82 and C-4 I guess. Come on 192 just went READY. Record 82 by the way 82, 40 per cent, B-4, 71 per cent. PLT I agree with you, that Okla City, it's to bad, because I was going 5 of those sites.

to 7, that's READY to ready. Then machine. Okay, tape motion is ON. it's overcast at to pick you off about

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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MC-2200/2 10:55 CDT,

53/15:55

GMT

PLT CDR SC CDR PLT CDR PLT END OF TAPE

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

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MC-2201/I ii:00 CDT,

53/16:00

GMT

PLT CDR CDR CDR can't Can PLT find them. the

(garble), I think. B-9 Intervalometer, 20. Stand by. REE 2. It's under a broken

is

cloud,

Bruce.

I just site.

CC you get PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT into it. CDR PLT CDR CDR PLT PLT inertial, CDR

Okay, Copy. You can't get your primary alternate? (Garble). (Garble). You got a maneuver in about 30 seconds. Okay. Okay, 190 is out going to MODE standby. There's a (garble) lots of roll going Got 30 seconds. Climbing a lot of flim. Got 20 seconds. Your time's loaded. Right. Here goes. MARK. Well the pressure

solar

no

mib. 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 And I could see Flint.

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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MC-2201/2 ii:00 CDT,

53/16:00

GMT

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 CC it PLT was CDR PLT Flint. CC in PLT almost a You there, Bruce? Still here. He's there. I bet you it was that town

Half an inch - ]it's between Lansing and Flint but closest

to

Yeah, about 2/3 of the way from Lansing to straight line. 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. Flint END OF TAPE

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MC-2202/I 11:06 CDT,

53/116:06

GMT

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 CDR there past, site the off PLT it was PLT before. clear. Same way with Oak city. (Garble) Fortunately we got some A little bit Okay. (garble) Clouds are there they're

data

on that

CDR Struggle against the inevitable. Okay, door's closed. RECORD switch to OFF. Had to take 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 Resources 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 originally 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 modifications have been made to the film requirement. Earlier plans called for as much as 60 percent overlap and many phototakes 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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MC-2202/2 11:06 CDT,

53/]_6:06

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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 camera, 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 multispectral 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 borrowed 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. Replacements 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

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MC-2203/I ii:ii CDT,

53/16:11

GMT

for here. And Out.

CC 9 minutes. CC CC next

Skylah, Out. We'll be

this

is Houston, your

through voice

Madrid tape recorder

dumping

data

station

Skylab, contact is

this is Houston. Honeysuckle in 38

1 minute to LOS. minutes at 16:58.

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

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MC-2204/I 11:57 CDT,

53/16:57

GMT

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 Honeysuckle for 5-1/2 minutes. Out. CDR CC seconds to LOS. Hawaii at 17:18. that is at about Over. Okay. Skylab, this is Houston 1 minute and 15 Next station contact in 16 minutes through And prior to your starting the ATM operations 17:08 we'd like to get a NuZ update please.

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, however 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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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 changeout 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

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MC-2205/I 12:18 CDT,

53/17:18

GMT

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. for CC 5 minutes. Skylab, Over. this is Houston through Hawaii

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 Goldstone. Roger. I understand. That'll be over

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 Goldstone 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 stone 8-1/2 down-link. and minutes, Out. Skylab, this is Houston through and we're standing by for your GoldTV

CDR Let me know whether you're locked up 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. END OF TAPE

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MC-2206/I 12:30 CDT,

53/17:30

GMT

for

CC 5 minutes.

Skylab, Over.

this

is

Houston

through

Hawaii

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 LOS. Next station contact in 3-1/2 at 17:26 and a half, where we'll be Out. 8-1/2 Next Out. time CC minutes CC station and Houston. minutes getting One minute to through Goldstone your TV down-link.

Skylab, this is Houston through Goldstone, we're standing by for your TV down-link. Out. Skylab, this is Houston, i minute til LOS. contact in 4-1/2 minutes through Bermuda at 17:40.

CDR Looks like I'm going to have a little spare 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. END OF TAPE

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MC-2207/I 12:39 CDT,

53/17:39

GMT

and the the for

PAO Skylab Control; at 17 hours 39 minutes i0 seconds. We're now Just about to acquire signal at tracking station Bermuda. We have the line up llve for pass through Bermuda lasting 5-1/2 minutes. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Bermuda 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. END OF TAPE

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MC-2208/I 12:48 CDT,

53/17:48

GMT

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. for CC 9 minutes. Skylab, Out. this is Houston through Canary

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. END OF TAPE

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MC-2209/I 13:33 CDT,

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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 Honeysuckle 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 expect 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 teleprinter, 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 revised 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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break the

CDR any CC

of

the

Because lines y'all Roger.

I don't think when you dump you are worried about. That's correct. We don't see

need to dump anyway, though. CDR Okay, sounds good. CC Uh - another item, setting up the TV camera in the MDA on on of the handrail course not of the activated. ATM, and This a

is that you'll be - universal bracket connected, the SL-IV but crew of their activities Over.

leaving it is to allow

to get into activation inside the CDR

a TV down-link and to make it MDA as

mode very near the start record of their initial out getting set up.

they start 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. have CC you on day 58 The do refrigeration system. We plan the J-5 connector disconnect. operating Over. waiting to This

will allow system i, CDR CC

us complete 2, or both

flexibility in simultaneously. Okay. Why wait? The only thing

refrigeration

we're

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 to do - to getting this all whipped-up us, but - makes your 'work so full working as hard on it as we are. if we CC can't CDR move it No Okay, we up some. Okay, strain. no copy - I Either all as sorts early, you Alan. of advantages and not for I know you're And we'll that see -

that, I just way.

mentioned

enough the some

okay. deltas ones

CC major small

Yeah. And, that pretty well summarizes as we see them at this time. We've got - that's just bringing the location of the

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additional blood sample vials that'll be brought back and rehydrating some of your food for mission day 60 after supper on mission day 59. And take care of the failed equipment 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. END OF TAPE

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PAO Grewnich mean time. acquisition through medical experiments involved as medical At the completion experiment today,

Skylab

Control,

Houston.

18

hours

51

minutes

Less than 3 minutes away now from Hawaii. When we pick up at Hawaii, more in progress. Owen Garriott, heavily subject this afternoon for Skylab experiments. of the Science M092, Pilot lower body Garriott negative pressure is scheduled to

perform a two step limb blood flow, performance of the superficial veins imposes pooling of the blood in one measures response of the superficial

designed to determine in his legs. The test leg and the second phase 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 on the test takes approximately each crew member one time 8 minutes between now and will be performed and the end of the conducted again It starts with M092 run, the chamber of mercury which lower torso as in the this case muscles

mission. with the

The second part of this test is crewman inside the LBNP canister. period at the close of a minus 30 millimeters the same stress on the the ground. to voluntarily this legs

a two minute rest is pumped down to in affect induces would be Garriott, of his measure

experienced on will be asked

The crewman contract

lower leg. As the size of his

is done - the and indication

LBNP leg bands 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. the then quiet PLT mirror line scan And in I take it what they want front center for - for to do is run 6 or 8 minutes

step her down region i, is CC CC repeat, please?

to line 25 with pointing - pointing at that right? Let us check that out, Jack. Skylab, Houston. For the PLT, could you

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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 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 9 for 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 CDR trying to 9 or 25. of Roger. Out. Now that this figure out, if I should I ran it at 9. discussion is going have run it at line on, I'm

CC Roger. 9 is the line on which it should 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. END OF TAPE

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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 a half through PLT PAO And we'll see you in about a minute Goldstone. Okay. Skylab Control, Houston at 19 hours and

4

minutes Greenwich mean time. with Skylab III over IIawaii. is Goldstone in approximately for CC 7 minutes. Skylab, Out.

We've had loss of signal now The next station to acquire 1 minute. this is Houston through Goldstone

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PLT Okay, Brad, Bruce, you won't believe it but I got one more question on that pass for that pointing 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 the TV in with both situation. that. PLT And we're standing down here now watching the Control Center of A1 doing a no-arm pushup of you on his back, you probably recall the I be doggone, I wonder where he got

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 beforehand we speculate that perhaps they rattled a little bit more afterwards but that was normal. Over.

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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. END OF TAPE

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GMT

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. is of course is as a backup for here. And starting tomorrow, the detail pad of the HO92 observer. CC This the MO92 double operation this call-out will be on Out. END OF TAPE

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PLT CC Thank you. CC LOS. Next at 19:27. station Out.

Look all right to you, Roger, Jack. The TACS Skylab, contact this in is Houston minutes

Bruce. is enable

properly. to

40 seconds through

1-1/2

Canary

PLT Okay, Bruce, (garble). PAO Skylab Control; Houston 19 hours 26 minutes 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 the loop up. re-acquiring Skylab III so we'll stand by with the

PAO Now receiving Skylab's system data on 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 CC END OF TAPE Welcome aboard, Dick. Glad to be here.

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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. END OF TAPE

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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 negative 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. END OF TAPE

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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. END OF TAPE

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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 oversite on our part. CC Skylab, Houston, for your information, your tomorrow's Fligh1_ Plans are onboard and in the teleprinter. 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 minutes Greenwich mean stone, next station minutes. about giving CC 12 minutes. that Hey, notice. I'm sorry, Dick. I didn't Sue works until about four think about in the time. Had to acquire Skylah, loss will of signal through Goldbe Mila in less than 2 we're AOS Mila at for

Houston,

CDR you

F

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afternoon and I just thought I'd wait until she got and that way it would be easier for you to get hold But I should have mentioned it earlier because it's more problems than that. Will do.

home of her. a lot

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. END OF TAPE

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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. END OF TAPE

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PAO 12 minutes Greenwich from the scheduled

Skylab Control, Houston at 21 hours mean time. Less than a minute away now time of acquisition o_ Skylab III through line open for and crew members Some 30 seconds

Ascension. We'll stand by and leave the conversations between CAP COMM Dick Truly A1 Bean, Owen Garriott, and Jack Lousma. away now from acquisition. CC Skylab, for 5 minutes. I'm standing Evening Status Report. And about the grith measurements,

This is Skylab Control, Houston. Houston, we're AOS Ascension by the EVA - correction, the AI, in answer to your question 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 that, we and never you do need can resurrect did. the assist one. We of a measures had planned to to support send up earlier We

CDR No trouble just wanted to make sure. 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. 6195, 6.939, CDR Okay, let me start 0165, 6667; 6.234, 6.234, 6.234; 6.940, 6.942; 2/35/5041, 315Mark again. 5.942, I,

132, 143, 160; 5.940, 5.940; 3/10/Mark III,

3/05/Mark III. SPT as soon as he does. 3/20/Mark I, 50, A; medication. Sleep: CC CDR pills, one lemonade; and ice cream from salt packs, stituted a bread.

has not exercised yet, and we'll report 1/05/0603, 2/35/8664. D - also PLT is 20, B; 20, D; and 20 backbends. No 6/G, 6/F, and 5-I/2/G. Food log: Okay. CDR, three salt packs, plus five salt SPT, five salt packs, plus strawberries yesterday that he did not eat; PLT, four lemon and sugar, and he and applesauce for tuna suband

plus one tea with pork and potatoes,

35: MI51

CC CDR CX08, 80; of S183:

Roger. Here comes the photo plan: VTS, track S183: UA02, 84; VTS, track 58A: CL04, 34; CI62, 06, CI61; 35-millimeter: CII05, 46, CT09, 8,847. 61. EREP,

CX34,46. 70-millimeter: CX27, 079. ETC: set W: 9,076; 1,268; 8,795; 8,173; 9,943; CC Okay.

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CDR CC CDR little

Hold

on

just a

one

second

again. in

One the comm?

A

kind

of

Okay, AI. Do you hear squeak?

little

noise

CC - wasn't sure which on. I've got severai CDR CC to LOS. I can pick case we miss it, at at 21:43, is scheduled tion:

Yeah, I have been hearing it, and I've of the loops I was - I was hearing it punched up, AI. Let me go check everything. Hold on. Okay, incidently, we're about 45 seconds up the rest of the Evening Status in a later site. The next site, Carnarvon, for the med conference.

CDR ()kay, let me give you Drawer A Configurathe 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 we just squeezed it in under the LOS. We're going 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. think there END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Houston, at 21 hours 43 minutes at Greenwich mean time. Standing by now for acquisition 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 minutes Greenwich mean time. No conversation between Dick Truly and Carnarvon. conference. the crew of Skylab, thus far during this pass The crew now engaged in the private medical at over

PAO Skylab Control, Houston minutes Greenwich mean time. Now approaching through Guam tracking station. Acquisition than 2 minutes away now. END OF TAPE

21 hours 55 acquisition sheduled less

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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 configuration, 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 get ahead toniKht, and on some of the things, go ahead and do that:. So, we'd like to just please. SPT Okay, I've still got some meet - to do after this ATM pass, so I don't be doing much extra tonight. And I'm trying at this time. I wonder if - if either - I'm you might and you might delete that, exercises to expect I'Ii to find a star 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 deleted that entry on S063 deact off your Flight Plan for tomorrow. I'ii SI'T check that later I haven't taken a look and remember that. at it yet, Dick.

CC PAO flight controller through Guam is presently scheduled place through the

Okay. Fine. Skylab Control, Houston. The network reporting that the private conversation the system is working well. AI Bean is to be talking with his wife, this taking Guam tracking station. We're 22 hours

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i_C-2221/2 16:55 CDT, 53/21:55 GMT

Greenwich

mean

time,

standing

by,

Skylab

Control,

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 SPT GC CC to use up the Wilco. VTR tape.

Okay. Thank you. 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 teleprinter 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 books. So, I'ii PAO minutes Greenwich of range of Guam look at the pads tonight on the entry see you at Goldstone. Skylab Control, Houston at 22 hours mean time. Skylab III has now passed tracking station. The next station to

8 out 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, potential 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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crew's option if difficulty is experienced in going to sleep tonight." This message passed along by Flight Surgeon Jerry R. Hordinsky. We're at 22 hours i0 minutes Greenwich mean time, and this is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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23

PAO minutes

Greenwich

Skylab Control Houston at 22 hours mean time. Standing by now for

40 -

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 everything 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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procedures simulator,

and primarily, I think i:t was

there, yesterday

Pete and morning,

Vance and

ran there

in a were

a

couple of places there that we I think one of them was in RCS a couple confused are not but can and

had made - one of

so many the RCS

pen and inks, checks and

of other places that the number of pen and inks them. And so these checklists - some of these changes really changes to what you already have in your books,

they're just typed on one clean sheet of paper that you tape over the existings. And you can take a look at those - 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 you already that is somewhat similar to got on the nominal and just the study guide like it did it that just

leads you in words through the the procedures. And then finally a procedure that is essentially a

our philology behind that stand along

and making up it's going to be 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 minus after back with these questions and and then our maybe the is entry day like right

5-day questioning exam tomorrow isn't it? CC That's the questions

all and

business when all

affirm because

that's have

we'd the

to entertain people here. might clean better

we'll

CDR pass on a those up. questions. CC

Okay, we got another pass tonight. I few to you now, and later on today so we'll And then that'll open things up for new and 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 minute 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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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 underneath the water We've got tank. it hanging on the blue ringer

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 CC

()kay. 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 realize 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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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 understand 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 is going to tell which. And I can scratch what every 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. line I've

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fairly

CDR CC

Okay, messy. And -

that'll

be

good,

because

it

looks

CDR Okay CC And, Skylab; Houston. We just up-linked 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.

some

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

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did film

SPT not print

but

The the -

left 30 message

per cent of your test which follows that on

message - the -

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. you'd CC like CDR CC to AI, we still got a couple of minutes, continue. ,Okay, I'm - I'm still looking - Dick. Okay. if

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 that i do we land? What's our recovery time generally? And sort of strategy, I don't have any feel for that at all. CC Skylab, Houston. Roger. We're about minute from LOS. We'll give you a call in the morning and and - we will put together a - more for up splashing down about three revs later the deorbit procedures you'll and it's us out some by you and on it's

AI, very briefly this you'll end 2 - 2 Island. impluse CDR

RCS

Johnson

Okay.

I guess

give

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 those out and pasting in something. CC Okay. We've got think about about 5 or i0 scratching seconds These the fail, -

on the clock now, AI. We'll see you in just one more thing, the order in which changes are coming up will be the nominal clean up, and finally the 3 CDR

the morning. these checklist first, and 4 then

timeline

then the study guide for 3 and 4 quad fail procedures. (garble)

quad

L

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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

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hours

PAO 52 minutes

This is Skylab Control, Houston at 22 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

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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

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PLT It made CC part of the

We limb One I

saw

that

on

the

Sun

the

other

day.

go dark of those it took know. Control, time.

in H-Alpha. circadians, it It's

huh?

when things. i0

PLT it shifted.

Yeah, don't Skylab mean

out of the filter one of those funny 6 minutes and out of range of

PAO seconds

Greenwich

7 hours We're now

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 deactivation 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. for CC 8-1/2 Skylab, minutes. Houston. AOS through Ascension

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 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. the PLT time it got hatch. CC changes worth the Well this one we length of - from the You notice we had intercepted trash airlock a had few entry 20 it of

by the to the EVA

checklist pages

that are still coming of that. Plus the deac

in. We stuff.

about

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CC when

We're -

PLT We may notice that in a couple of hours 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 it doesn't 071226. PLT 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 agree Well, that agrees with what - It's day Somebody's Just with 262, telemetry. If and it's about in a hurry, I

getting

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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 acquisition 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

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and we're

PAO 23 seconds about 54

Skylab Control Greenwich mean time. seconds from station. 9 minutes

at

7 hours, 51 minutes At the present time, of signal at the last a

acquisition

Guam tracking little under now

The pass through Guam will just and we have the line up live

for air-to-ground CC CDR CC SPT I think

through Guam. Skylab, Houston. AOS Guam, 9 minutes. Hello, down there. Hello, hello. We finally got back with Say couple Bob, I've got of problems. a few questions First problem here for is H-alpha

you. Adam, a -

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 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 Have 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 XUV can suggest - suggested to me 11:0/.5. Now, I'm looking at my mon picture and I had two bright spots at ii0. As near I estimate one of tlnem's about 0.3 and the other's about 0.7. probably what they want is structure associated with like about of a little the one clarification at about .3 the 0.7 which it on the XUV or whether about or 0.5 has mon. some sort But

-

I think of loose I would talking knowledge CC

not and

they're their indireeted Owen.

bright

spot i work We'll check

on? that

Over. one out

for

you,

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CC And if you're interested, I got a - can 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 interesting. 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. read 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 little bit SPT got a little orbit. a CC CC I wanted a Flight about work Owen, if you got a moment, I can tell you JOP 13, which we're planning on tomorrow. Do we have another nearby pass? I've to do here in the last 5 minutes this

Yeah. I'Ii get it for you later. CDR, Houston. AI, if you've got a moment, to make a comment about our checklist. Not checklist, 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 so we're going to save that for day 58. So if you'd just scrub off, we'd appreciate it.

yet, that

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

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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

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CC H-alpha right had to end up

now is cycling

Okay, Owen. Our recommendation on we had a problem previously where we 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, camera again. cycling power between OFF, and AUTO and now camera MANUAL. power I is Just coming turned back on

CC Okay. We're have you again over the Vanguard at 08:32, which I guess will be SPT Okay, and I MANUAL and it still just remains CC SPT number 5 has stayed It just now popped CC SPT CC PAO and 17 seconds station is now range of of signal Vanguard.

1 minute from LOS. We'll in 31 minutes, and that's on 00:32 on your clocks. did recycle H-alpha AUTO/ in READY.

Copy. We'll try to look at it. iFor information. Scan spec detector in for about oh, 20 or 30 minutes here. off. The first time. Is that some kind of new record? New record for the last 2 or 3 weeks.

Rog. Skylab Control at 8 hours 3 minutes Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space passing to the southeast of Guam out of

the tracking station there. Our next acquisition 28 minutes and 37 seconds from now will be at During this last pass over Guam the ground region has the 13 is due ATM duty to

informed Skylab Science Pilot that active back today. Science Pilot Owen Garriott for the first Active region haved flare produced observed

daylight pass just now being 13 is ¢,f interest because it the X-1 flare, on the limb of

completed. was believed

that's an extremely large 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 Active effect region on 13 the has corona given now rotated by the Skylab crew. 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 4 minutes and seconds. and 47 seconds They right should be reading 0 hours now as opposed to the correct

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8 hours 4 m:Lnutes 47 a matter of some few

seconds. hundredths

They are off now 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 5 minutes END OF be at the Vanguard tracking ship. and 18 seconds after the hour. It's now

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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 approximately 9-1/2 minutes. We have the line up live for air-toground 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. net CT one voice Vanguard check. comm tech, Houston comm tech

CC Skylab, Houston - CT This is Vanguard comm tech on net one. I read you loud and clear. CC Skylab, Houston. In the blind, understand 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. 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. It's 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 pull the - you with the test two, which use the muscle to try to is the one where squeeze a little you

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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 contract 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 performing 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 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. pass END OF TAPE

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CDR CC message, CDR or the CC CC note. on in CDR last line change. CC note and on last CDR CC CDR 2 to friendly in where. CC AI? CDR CC it makes a

Go

ahead.

Okay. On the very first page of the reference to page 1-39. Let me find that. Is that the bottom It's at the top. Talking about making Okay. Okay. line. Okay. Okay. Okay. test. Okay. Youbet. Okay. I'ii tell you what. The one I got That Got it. would it.

top? a change under in note if it the and read

It's be

clearer

little

That's all it was, thank you. Now I've got these change i and Tell me exactly what to write You talking about the MO92 tests

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 tell me exactly CC CDR vacuum valve should HG. We changed that standing by on that CC and Okay. Why don't you pull them both out where to write in. Okay. For example, we think that the main go closed before you go to 000 millimeters around without asking, but we're still one. Okay AI, if you'll allow me, what I'ii give and you the exact that's going The exact proto be write-

do is I'ii pull out the change and cedures over our next site, Canary, in about, oh, 52 after the hour. CDR procedures CC Owen is still JOP 13 planned CDR CC tomorrow SPT CC SPT get the in for That would be

perfect.

both would allow us to do it more accurately. Oikay. We'll do that for you. And if copying, I can run down quickly with him the activities. He's listening. Okeydoke. We were Hey Bob. Yeah. Go ahead. W_ny don't up here at you the wait a minute. I've got beginning of the orbit and planning a JOP 13

for

to

JOP

set

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l'd llke to diversion.

think Over.

about

what

you're

saying

without

too

much

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. END OF TAPE

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and

PAO 35 seconds

Skylab Control at 8 hours, 51 minutes 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 airto-ground through Canary Islands and Madrid. CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Canary, 13-1/2 minutes. We won't be doing a data voice recorder dump. CDR Say Bob, on that entry time line are you recommending that we take that and scotch tape it in the entry book where the time lines _its at the moment called the nominal time that? line or single burn deorbit time line or something like

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 CC Previously, right after correct? been just We got it. Go ahead. Okay. Really, there are only a couple. you - you've been voiced up a calibrate auto to returning recorder experiment 1 on. Is that

occur

CDR doing manual CC put down an

That's right. CAL to AUTO. But we've for them. Okay. Manual is fine. I think they 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 procedural 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. 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? I got

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CC I'll see if ASCO can give me an answer. 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 establish 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. on 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. END OF TAPE

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LOS.

CC Skylab, Houston. We're one minute from 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 minutes from now, will be at Guam. This is Skylab Control at 6 minutes and 54 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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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 that 5 minutes from IIoneysuckle. SPT Okay. Story, test one data on the M092? have you taken a look at

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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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 END OF TAPE

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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 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 underway 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

problem.

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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. END OF TAPE

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G_T

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. test CC number CDR CC CDR i with About how far the M0927 Two minutes. Okay I take that are you from finishing

I

take

that

back.

We' re him

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 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 automatic 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. END OF TAPE

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MC-2238/I 05:40 CDT

54/10:40

GMT

CC Skylab, we're 30 seconds to LOS. And 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 complete 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 essentially 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 about 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 conditions 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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54/10:40

GMT

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 continuing period of quiet solar activity. There will be some study made today, however, of a bright spot showing down in 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 station. after the END OF TAPE of signal at This is Skylab hour. Carnarvon, Control at Australia 48 minutes tracking and 15 seconds

a

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MC-2239/I 06:09 CDT,

54/11:09

GMT

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 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 blood pressure on MO92. CDR I found a switch up on the upper righthand 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. the

been

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. END OF TAPE

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MC2240/I 06:23 CDT,

54/11:23

GMT

All, run need

we're

seeing only He

you're 1 tape

about recorder you and

ready

to

begin M093 and you'll SPT that from and

and we're seeing 2 for M093. Okay, Story.

running he mentioned

heard

he appreciates that, but he's CC Okay. Understand LOS and 35 minutes to Bermuda PAO 46 seconds range Our from Skylab Control Greenwich mean time. of next now, tlhe tracking acquisition will he at

working on something else. and we're 30 seconds at 11:59. at ii hours, 25 minutes Skylab space station

now out of Australia. 44 seconds

antenna at Honeysuckle Creek, of signal, 33 minutes and 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, after END OF 32 the TAPE minutes hour. from now. It's now 26 minutes and 49 seconds

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MC-2241/I 06:58 CDT

54/1]_:58

GMT

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 CC PLT was an It's a subtle crutch. Okay. I figure I'm all done with one.

M092

now.

That one

extra

CC No need to acknowledge Jack, but you got 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 yesterday when if they called Ask the ATM back we ran our line scans the observatories and room what they did in line 9 instead 25, 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 CC operation of your PLTI haven't have to check. CDR awhile ago CC and it I think that will be a big plenty Story. Okay. And have you noted any erratic timer there running on primary? looked at it myself. I'ii I've looked at it a couple running of times

looked like Okay.

it was

okay.

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MC-2241/2 06:58 CDT

54/Ii:58

GMT

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. and CC we'll Okay. do that. That's an excellent point, AI,

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 getting it CC CDR working at CC too. CDR END OF TAPE we got right. it right, or have the best chance of

Okay. We'll do that. We don't always make it, but it. Neither ¥eah. do we, We know. and we're

we're at it

working

We know.

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MC-2242/I 07:08 CDT,

54/12:08

GMT

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 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 worried about that That's a too. LOS good here. point, Madrid at AI. in We were 4 minutes.

cal

PAO Skylab Control and 27 seconds Greenwich mean time. now over the north Atlantic is out Bermuda tracking station, but about

12 hours i0 minutes Skylab space station of the range of the 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, days and was four two hours earlier than on the preceeding hours earlier than the standard 6:00 two 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 produced 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.

SL-III Time: 9/19/73

MC-2242/2 07:08 CDT,

54/12:08

GMT

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 to board, because they're going to have less resources than we do. CC END OF TAPE Rog. ha I assume you're going

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MC2243/I 07:16 CDT,

54/]2:16

GMT

CDR pattern of socked in. CC PLT think looks that like. CC CDR clockwise spirals miles across and spiral arms CC CDR we're all clouds

They've right over

got the

a

nice center

counterclockwise of Europe.

I low England's

Okay. If this was a hurricane

had with

been the -

in

the

Carribean, the flow

you'd it

from

pattern,

Rog. I_t's really

one

of

the

prettiest

counter 600 of

we've seen. It must be some 5 the whole thing is just a sequence focused on about Okay. Just look at to be on the the that center pattern of

Britain. all over going in to little course down placesthe be bit area

where

going

next

orbit,

we're

covering part of this area, but some them but it's a better further to the west. CC Okay. Your next track will be a southwest of where you are right now. CDR Yeah. It looks like it's better towards the Siene and around in there. Best (garble) Switzerland, that way CC

France,

Yugoslovia, Albania, and GMV. It looks a little better not that great though. We're a minute from LOS. And about 25 minat 12:46. And AI, Be on dumping that the data voice on get recorders the informa-

utes to Carnarvon at Carnarvon. CC lines tion and there, on that PAO 50 seconds

change

request to

the observatories that we called were socked in due to weather.

Skylab Control at 12 hours, 21 Greenwich mean time. We're now out tracking station. be at Carnarvon, Next acquisition, Australia. Solar

minutes of range

of the Madrid from now will

24 minutes 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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MC2243/2 07:16 CDT,

54/]2:16

GMT

Some sun's level of activity, however, is expected to remain at 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 indicate 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 Meteorological 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 University 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 which is where they were passing. That would indicate that

a

low

England

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MC2243/3 07:16 CDT,

54/12:16

GMT

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 - although 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. END OF TAPE

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MC-2244/I 07:45 CDT

54/12:45

GMT

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. END OF TAPE

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MC-2245/I 07:59 CDT,

54/12:59

GMT

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 acquisition 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 instructions for the second crew is the longest teleprinter message passed up in the Skylab Program. Teleprinter messages provide 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 teleprinter 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. END OF TAPE

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MC2246/I 08:30 CDT,

54/13:30

GMT

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 yesterday, 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 know they supposedly Story.

had the putting

(Laughter) Forgot about that. I didn't A and B parallel together yet. So I was that on channel A. Glad you got it, Skylab, we'd like a verification if you're VTR. If you are, we'll start dumping it. Yeah, we finished the PT on the MI31 at Okay.

CC through with PLT any rate. CC

the

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 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 having sites are too far off the ground track, so we're you pick your own to satisfy the requirements.

for

just

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MC2246/2 08:30 CDT,

54/13:30

GMT

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 PLT Story. CC PLT END OF TAPE Looks good. Thank you. Okay. Okay. Thank you. I got the SI maneuver time loaded,

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MC-2247/I 08:40 CDT

54/13:40

GMT

EREP

CDR PLT CDR CDR and it's

known

(garble) lemon drop. (garble) They're goodfor EREP. Okay. We got a little information for 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. and the variety Snow cover, water and vegetation on the Swiss interrelation between those things, and a wide of studies over Israel using all the electronic instruments that are operating on Skylab. Alps and

photographic

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MC-2247/2 08:40 CDT

54/13:40

GMT

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 Israel will to be the very pass over thoroughly the Swiss studied Alps and France, 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-toground through Madrid for about 8 minutes. END OF TAPE

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MC-2248/I 08:49 CDT, 54/13:49 GMT

CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR CDR PLT seconds.

Must have, Yeah.

Jack. right in the middle of it.

You can maneuver Five.

Yep. I'ii watch it for you. Yeah. I wish you would.

Wait

about

15

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. pick It's PLT Okay. I'll forget those sites then and up something else. I had a hunch that might be true. too bad. We're darn close to those sites. CDR EREP START. Atta boy. I've got to give Shoot it to her. Okay. You just got it. Thank you. Open MANUAL. Here comes A2 percent. C4 is 71. Same old you an auto cal in

PLT CDR 5 seconds. PLT CDR PLT CDR you. A2 is 44 new there. PLT CDR up in a minute. PLT CDR PLT us over the France just

and

C4 for Nothing's

numbers.

A2's a little low. A2 climbs up and down. I know. 56:44.

It'll

be

It just oscillates. Where are we?

Okay, space fans. Our path today brings Atlantic Ocean and down - We hit the coast of above Brest that goes just slightly south of

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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. END OF TAPE

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MC2249/I 08:55 CDT,

54/13:55

GMT

CDR rendezvous.

55 minutes

at the

time..

I've

got

a 55:50

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 Dr. (garble). of Switzerland, PLT Have to say hello to my good friend Met there at the naval post-graduate school, a native and recovering from an injury - an operation. 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 That's gang. it. That's the pass over the Alps. It's Okay. We'll go for that desert site. CDR 38. 30 Skylab, we're a minute minutes at about 14:26. to LOS very cloudy,

snow.

CC Carnarvon.

here

over

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 to range of the Australian tracking communicate with the astronauts. station, then being used When they came back into

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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

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MC-2250/I 09:25 CDT,

54/14:25

GMT

PAO Skylab Control, at 14 hours 25 minutes Greenwich mean time. We're now 55 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Carnarvon, Australia tracking station. Pass through Carnarvon will last about 5 minutes. Following our acquisition at Carnarvon there will be an intrrruption beforewe have the Honeysuckle pass and we'll come back up at that time. We'll now acqui - within range of the tracking at Carnarvon. CC CC going Skylab, AOS And we show Carnarvon for in the middle 5 minutes. of a maneuver

back to SI your momentum looks good. CDR Say, again, Story. CC Ah, we see you going back to SI in the maneuver and your momentum looks good. CDR If you look more closely you'll see a big lunch. CDR I thought I'd pedal the bike just a little before lunch. CC Okay, that's all (garble) good idea. SPT And Story, they're 5/8 frames (garble). CC Could you say again on that the - the squeal cut you out. SPT Five-eighth. CC Five-eighths. CC We're 30 seconds from LOS. We'll see you over Honeysuckle in 6 minutes. PAO Skylab Control, at 14 hours 31 minutes and 40 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now passing out of range of the Carnarvon, Australia tracking station. Our next acquisition about 5-1/2 minutes from now will be at Honeysuckle. That pass through Honeysuckle is a brief one lasting about a minute and a half. Earth resources survey at - completed early this morning at - along a 3,000 mile track across Europe to Israel. The track began several hundred miles off the Atlantic coast of France and ended over the (garble) Desert to the South of Israel and it completed successfully by the crew just before their lunch time today. Electronic and photographic data from the study will be used for investigation of cloud formations off the French Coast, snow, water run off and vegetation in Switzerland and for a variety of scientific disciplines in Isreal and that material will be returned by the crew next Tuesday. We'll bring the line back up again at the Honeysuckle pass beginning about 4-1/2 minutes from now. This is Skylab Control; at 32 minutes and 43 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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MC-2251/I 09:36 CDT,

54/14:36

GMT

PAO Skylah Control; at 14 hours 36 minutes and 19 seconds Greenwich mean. We're now approaching acquisition at the Honeysuckle, Australia tracking station. And we'll have the line up live for air-to-ground through Honeysuckle. CC Skylab, AOS Honeysuckle for I minute. CC And we'd like a verification that you did leave the EREP coolant in BYPASS as opposed to FLOW. CDR We did. CC CDR in FLOW CC Okay, you can leave it right there. Take that back, you did say right, we of BYPASS per the pad. Okay, that's fine AI. left

it

instead

CDR I just checked it again, it's in FLOW. CC Okay, fine. And we'll see you over Texas in 30 minutes at 15:07 and be dumping the tape recorders there. PAO Skylab Control; at 14 hours 39 minutes and 20 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now out of range of the Honeysuckle Creek, Australia tracking station. Our next acquisition of signal, 27 minutes and 39 seconds from now will be at Texas. This is Skylab Control, at 39 minutes and 35 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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MC2252/I 1006 CDT,

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GMT

PAO Skylab Control Houston at 15 hours 7 minutes Greenwich mean time. Standing by now for acquisition of Skylab-lll on this stateside pass. First station to acquire will be Texas. Standing by. CC Skylab, AOS stateside 15 minutes. PLT Okay, Story. I noticed that the M518 is timed out. Would I be clear to put the new experiment in anytime? CC I'ii get you an answer. CDR And let me know when you got TV downlink and I'ii do this PSS - correction, PES FSS CAL. CC Ckay. And we're go for you, AI. CC And, Jack, if you can work it in at around 15:12, that's about 3 minutes from now, we've got an updata link task to check out the DSC in the command module if you can work it in. CDR I noticed this calibration doesn't worry about whether or not you - what your roll is, so I'm going to Just continue to work at this minus 4200 roll. CC That's fine, AI. CC And, Jack, that test in the command module will take about a minute and a half; and you can change out the 518. PLT Okay, when did you want to do that test? CC Oh, in about 3 minutes. Just go to the command module and I'ii call the procedures off to you. PLT Okay, can we wait about 5? CC 5 will be fine. PLT Okay, see you there. Thank you. CC And, AI, we're not getting the real time TV in Houston, so let us know when you're through with the downlink and we'll start dumping the VTR. CDR Oh, okay. and it's according to how our (garble) what's on the VTR TV downlink. Oh, you want me - you don't want me to put this on the VTR, do you? CC No, - no, just let us know when you're through. CDR ()kay, so I'ii not use the VTR, but somebody's recording it on the ground? CC That's true; we Just haven't called up the llne to get it here in Houston. CDR That sounds good. I'm presently in left 28, up 28. CC ()kay. CDR Right now I'm riBht 28, up 28. CC Got it.

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MC2252/2 10:06 CDT,

54/15:06

GMT

CDR CC

I'm in right Got it.

28, down 28.

CDR Right now I'm left 28, down 28. CC Okay. CDR I'm now at 00 - in other words, the crosspointer is centered on the face of the dial, not at the little red X that we normally use. CC Okay. CDR Okay, I've now manipulated it to get the best white - let me try something else. CDR Okay) I've now manipulated it to get the best I possibly could. I'ii read you the numbers. CC Go.

i

CDR Up 18.5; right 88. Now it's a little bit difficult to discern because we got this artifact at 2 o'clock. I believe if that were gone we could do better Job setting, but with it there we're constantly wandering to the side way off center because (garble) we take (garble) the Sun earlier when it tends to offset the (garble) somewhat and minimize the total light. CC Okay, I didn't get the right, AI. CDR Right was 88; 88. CC Okay. CDR I think we ought to do this after we dust off 52's occulting disk during the EVA, and then give them some new numbers. CC CDR CC we're ready for the PLT CC be working on panel END OF TAPE Copy. Okay, test complete. Okay, thanks. And, Jack, when you're ready EDL pad. Okay, Story, l'm on my way. And, no need to acknowledge, but you'll 3.

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MC-2253/I 10:18 CDT,

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GMT

VTR

CC And Skylab, your not scheduled to use the we'll - but we will be dumping it the next couple of revs. PAO Skylab Control, Houston. At 15 hours 20 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab-lll still under acquisition. During this pass over the States, the UDL test still being discussed with - Pilot Jack Lousma as the up data link test to perform this - a test message to the teleprinter is issued from the ENCO console CC (garble) on panel 3 verified. Tape recorder forward switched toFORWARD. PLT Okay, tape recorder to FORWARD. CC And tape recorder record to RECORD. PLT That's verified been at RECORD. CC PLT CC and then to NORMAL. PLT CC FORWARD to STOP. PLT CC PLT switched. CC FORWARD to PLT PAO Musgrave. CC PLT FORWARD. Okay. Our CAP COMM in mission control, Dr. Story Standby for RQ for a RESET. Okay. What are you going to want to reset? Right now. Up telemetry command to RESET Okay. Command RESET, NORMAL. And stand by for our cue for record Okay. Tape recorder FORWARD to STOP. Center. FORWARD to STOP CENTER, verified - er And stand by for our cue for tape recorder

Tape recorder FORWARD MARK. FORWARD.

to FORWARD.

CC Okay, the test is complete. We Just wanted to check out that we did have our command to the tape rec orders for your re-entry. PLT Okay, very good. And I'ii leave it in FORWARD then. CC Roger. PLT Thank you Story. CC Thank you. PLT Who's your ENCO? PAO That's Pilot Jack Lousma following the procedures from the ground given by Dr. Story Musgrave. We're at 15 hours 22 minutes Greenwicteam. from CC Madrid. We're i minute from LOS see you at 5 minutes

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MC-2253/2 10:18 CDT,

54/15:18

GMT

CDR And you might mention to the ATM backroom that they're missing shopping list item 13, 56 (garble) 3 exposure 16. What I think I'ii do is go back up and redue JOP 2F, step 2. I wasn't satisfied with the stepping time I did up there - on - active region 27, if it's okay with them. CC I'ii get you an answer. CC We're going that AI. PAO Skylab Control, Houston. 15 hours 24 minutes Greenwich mean time, we've had loss of signal now with Skylab-lll through Bermuda. Next station to acquire will be Madrid in approximately 3 minutes 45 seconds. CC Front and centered for that data on S052. PAO That call up - from Dr. Story Musgrave just a little bit late, we had passed out of acquisition range. END OF TAPE

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MC-2254/I 10:26 CDT,

54/15:26

GMT

PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 15 hours 28 minutes Greenwich mean time. About 30 seconds away from reacquirlng Skylab III through Madrid tracking station. CC Skylab, we're AOS Madrid for 8 mintues. And AI, we're wondering if you ran a standard mode on S052 on that building block you're runnin B. CDR It looks to me like it's still running. I just started it. I started it about 4-1/2 minutes ago, is my guess. It ought to be over in a moment. Row does it look to you? CC Stand by i. (Whistle). CC AI, we're showing down here that you're not pointed close enough to Sun center to get within the 20 arc seconds discriminator cutoff. CDR I see what the problem is. I got this thing down in i0 instead of I. You did tell me to return to i. Okay. Right. CC That ought to do it. CDR Now give it a go. CC And it's looking good down here, AI. CDR Thanks for catching it. I thought it was working. I had a Barber pole and the needles were (garble). CC Something like a no signal ILS, huh? CDR That or picking up one of the - one of the other (garble) is probably a better - (garble) way. PAO Skylab Control, Houston 15 hours 32 minutes Greenwich mean time. That's A1 Bean speaking from the work area of the Apollo Telescope Mount. S052, one of the ATM experiments, the white light coronagraph, which they were discussing. We have approximately 5 minutes remaining during this Madrid pass of acquisition time. CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS, 40 minutes to Honeysuckle at 16:14. SPT Story, I understand I'm suppose to delete SO63 deacts from my Flight Plan, is that correct? CC That's affirm, Owen. SPT Any other changes? CC Not that we have right now. SPT Thank you. PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 15 hours 38 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of acquisition of signal through Madrid tracking station. The next station to acquire is Honeysuckle, Australia, this in approximately 361/2 minutes. Both Commander AI Bean and earlier this morning Science Pilot Owen Garriott, have been working at the Apollo Telescope Mount console. This the typical of the accelerated or considerable experimentation amount of workload with the ATM. The that last has taken run, last place in the ATM run is

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scheduled for mission day 56, the day before the EVA, today of course being mission day 54. We have some approximate numbers which represent the total amount of ATM film used and to be returned at the end of this mission by experiment H-alpha; 32,000 frames, S052; 16,000 frames, S054; 14,000 frames, S056; 12,000 frames, S082A; 400 frames, S082B 3,200 frames representing a total frame number of 77,600. We're at 15 hours 40 minutes Greenwich mean time. And this is Skylab END OF Control, TAPE Houston.

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MC2255/I 11:13 CDT,

54/16:13

GMT

PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 16 hours 14 minutes Greenwich mean time. Approaching acquisition now, acquisition of Skylab-lll through Honeysuckle tracking station. We'll stand by and keep the llne open. CC Skylah, AOS Honeysuckle, 2 minutes. CC Skylab, got a short pass here. About 20 seconds to LOS. See you over Goldstone, 25 minutes; 16:42. CDR Okay, there, Story. PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 16 hours 19 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal through Honeysuckle. The next station to acquire will be Goldstone on the next stateside pass. Projected time in approximately 24 minutes. END OF TAPE

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MC-2256/I 11:39 CDT,

54/'16:39

GMT

PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston; at 16 hours 39 minutes Greenwich mean time. The change of shift News conference with offgoing Flight Director Milt Windler is now scheduled for i:00 p.m. central daylight time today in the small briefing room. We're 4 minutes from reacquiring Skylab-lll through Goldstone. One of several photo targets which may have been taken by crew earlier today is Mount Ararat in northeast Turkey, Mt. Ararat 16,946 feet tall mountain is located about 60 miles northeast of Lake Van near the boarder of Russia been requested by and Turkey. Photos of the mountains Colonel Walter Brown of the U.S. Air have Force

Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado. Also on this upcoming stateside pass is crew description and photos of major linear and circular features in dainage systems in Arizona, Nevada and Utah. This photo target is available to the crew as Skylab concludes it's 1848 revolution at about 16 hours 45 minutes GMT. Later today, about 21 hours 45 minutes Greenwich mean time, the crew has another opportunity to photograph the Big Horne Mountains region of Wyoming and Montana. In addition to the photos of the area. The crew has requested to put on the onboard tape recorder their description of crystal fracture - crustal fractures regional patterns of glacial land forms and rock types. Todays opportunities are part of a list of more than 50 global sites. The crew has been asked to describe and photograph. Earlier in the mission - has recorded on film natural events, storms, typhoon in the Pacific's, hurricane in the northern hemisphere and valcanoes and new born islands in the Pacific. We're approximately Standing by CC i0 minutes. 1-1/2 minutes away now from reacquiring Skylab. with the line open, this is Skylab Control, Houston. Skylab, AOS Goldstone and Texas for

CC And Owen, we need the DAS for dump inhibit. SPT You got it. CC Okay. CC The DAS is yours Owen. SPT Okay, Story. And I've taken a bit of extra time here to make sure I've got - really the edge of this coronal hole, and had to go to the magnizium pin line and do a lot of sweeping back and forth across the disc to make sure I'm on the proper boundry. One thing I noticed on the ATM schedule, and apparently it does not change the 82B auto. It's normally scheduled in chip 36 Alfa. However, I would like to get a confirmation from the backroom that they did intend to do that AUTO on 82B. CC OKay.

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CC Owen, we see you've got a good NuZ update we do plan to do an 82B AUTO. SPT Thank you. SPT Story, for the baekroom information, 82 Alia is now counted down to one frame remaining for the first time. So according to the - note they sent up on the teleprinter, apparently we have 2 more frames left in 82 Alia. CC Copy, Owen. And we concur. and END OF TAPE

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MC-2257/I 11:53 CDT,

54/16:53

GMT

utes utes tion

CC to Bermuda.

Skylab,

we're

a minute

from LOS,

2 min-

PAO Skylab Control, Houston 16 hours 56 minGreenwich mean time. Standing now - by now for acquisithrough Bermuda. CC Skylab, AOS Bermuda 5 minutes. CDR Hello, Story, I can't find the S183 ops pad anywhere about. CC Okay, AI. CDR We got the ones for no EREP, but we don't have one for the ops coming up soon. CC CC CDR it up CC CDR Would you like me to read it to you, AI? Would you like me to read it to you, AI? Excuse me, I was upstairs. Could you teleprinter? We don't have enough time, the ops is at Just a second. of centigrade, the

send 17:19.

on

the

SPT Story, we began the operation M - M558 at 16:41, the temperature was 23 degrees pressure was a minus .027 with a minus 3. SPT Copy? CC Okay. CDR Okay, go ahead and read.

CC Okay, prep, mag UA02, parentheses, that's in IA3, DAC02, parentheses, in E2, NuZ, plus 4.0, available 17:26 to 17:44. Field M57, rotation 331.0, tilt, 13.2, exposures 3 zips, 3 zips, and 0620. CDR I got it. CC Okay, I'm 40 seconds from LOS. I got a little more for you. Available 17:38 to 17:55. Field M42, rotation 128.9, tilt 30.8, exposures 3 zips, 3 zips, 0940. Remarks; operate without film, Carrousel, after sunset and before first exposure, operate DAC for 2 seconds. At - CDR 24 frames a second. CC exposure at any questions utes. That's correct. And prep for the second 17:37 and we're going LOS here. And if you got on that we'll pick you up over Canaries in 4 min-

CDR Looks pretty straight forward to me, thanks. CC Okay. PAO Skylab Control, Houston 17 hours 2 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal now through Bermuda. The next station to acquire Canary in approximately 3-1/2 minutes. END OF TAPE

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MC2258/I 12:03 CDT,

54/17:03

GMT

PAO Skylab Control, Houston. Less than a minute away now from reacquiring Skylab-lll through Canary. Meanwhile in the Mission Control Center, flight control team handover has taken place - or is taking place. Flight Driector Phil Shaffer and his team of purple flight controllers coming onboard relieving the maroon team headed by Flight Director Milt Windier. Our CAP COM picking up at this time will be astronaut Dick Truly. We're at 17 hours 5 minutes Greenwich mean time. Standing by, this is Skylab Control, Houston. CC CDR CC having Skylab, Houston. AOS Canary for 9 minutes. Good afternoon to your team there, Dick. Well, good afternoon to you guys. Are fun today?

you

CDR Oh, I think we would say that that's right. All sorts of things going off, (garble) ATM, EREP and all sorts of good and interesting activity. CC Roger, we - we're looking forward to the upcoming EREP pass later on ourselves. CC Skylab, Houston; no response required. For information, all the flight plans are in the teleprinter. CC Skylab, Houston. We're I minute to LOS. I'ii give you a call at Honeysuckle at 17:50. PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 17 hours 16 minutes Greenwich mean time. Passed out of acquisition range through Canary' Island. The next station to acquire will be Honeysuckle in approximately 34 minutes. The change of shift and news conference with Flight Director, Milton Windler now attentively scheduled for i p.m. Central daylight time in the briefing auditorium of the Skylab News Center in Houston. Seventeen hours 17 minutes Greenwich mean time, Skylab Control, Houston. your END OF TAPE

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MC-2259/I 12:35 CDT,

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GMT

PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston, 17 hours 35 minutes Greenwich mean time. The change-of-shlft news conference with Flight Director Milt Windier is now set for no earlier than 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight time. I repeat 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight time in the Room 135, Briefing Room in Building I. Meanwhile, while we have loss of signal we'll pass along some updated times for the landing plan that have been provided. Day of year 268, first item, undocking; 19 hours 50 minutes Greenwich mean time. Time for retro-fire 21 hours 38 minutes Greenwich mean time. 400,000 feet time; for entry interface, 22 hours 4 minutes Greenwich mean time. Begin black-out 22 hours 7 minutes Greenwich mean time. End of black-out 22 hours i0 minutes Greenwich mean time. Max G which in this case, equals 3.21 Gs, 22 hours 12 minutes Greenwich mean time. Drogue Chute deployment 22 hours 15 minutes Greenwich mean time. Main chute deployment 22 hours 16 minutes Greenwich mean time. Time of landing 22 hours 20 minutes Greenwich mean time. Latitude and longitude predicted for splashdown would be 28 degrees 57 minutes north latitude longitude 121 degrees 30 minutes west, longitude. END OF TAPE

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MC2260/I 12:49 CDT,

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GMT

PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 17 hours 49 minutes Greenwich mean time. Less than a minute away now from reacqulrlng the Skylab space station through Honeysuckle. We'll stand by and keep the line open at this time. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Honeysuckle for the next 9 minutes. PLT Okay, Dick. CC And, SPT, Houston. Only note that I have this pass is for you. We've got a proposal for something extra for you to work in during the EREP this afternoon. And anytime you have a couple of minutes I'ii describe it to you. SPT Go ahead, Dick. CC Okay. Turns out that the EREP track 39 that's coming up after a while is going to pass Just, oh, to the north of the Goddard Space Center. And the Center is operating laser, which is going to be tracking the Skylab workshop as it passes overhead to the north. And what we'd like to do, the intensity of the of the laser is low enough so that there's no danger to the eye, and the weather's fairly clear, right now. I'm looking at a satellite photograph over Goddard, and we think you might have time to whiz down from your ETC operations and look for the laser. And it should appear as a very bright spot of light llke a star on the ground. And I have a little bit of information for you to help you locate Goddard. SPT Is it a ruby laser, a red light? And I know right where Goddard is. As a matter of fact, I was photographing it Just the other day. CC Okay, if - then I won't give you any road directions. The track will pass to the north, Owen. The time of closest approach is 20:11 and 58 seconds, which is - SPT Wait Just a minute, please. CC Okay. One suggestion, Owen; you might Jot this down on your ETC 39 pad because you're going to have to fit this in between two steps on there. SPT Okay, that's just what I was getting. I have it in my hand now. The time again, please, 20:11 what? CC Okay, it's 20:11:58; should fit in between the frames to 9.5 in the standby at 13 minutes. And it's going to be about 50 degrees to the south of the ground track when you're - when you pass at your closest approach. And the distance to it will be about 275 nautical miles. That's excuse me, that's ground range from your nadir point to Goddard. And one other piece of information; the Sun angle at that time is going to be about 33 degrees.

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SPT Okay; understand. And I'ii - The way I normally look for Goddard is Just to find downtown Washington, downtown Baltimore, and more or less on a llne between them, which is what I've used before. And do they have any information about the (garble) rate? Is it a - I presume it's a bolt laser, and any other things about the color and so on? CC Owen, it's going to appear to you as if it were a contlnous steady beam of light. SPT Okay, what color? CC Owen, we have a - had a photograph here and we think it's going to appear to be kind of white or possibly with a blue tinge to it. It's an argon laser. SPT Okay, I'ii certainly be looking, Dick. Thank you very much. CC Okay. Incidentlally, one thing; I'm not sure whether Baltimore or Washington will be more visible. Goddard is almost due north of Andrew's Air Force Base, and Just to the east of the intersection between the beltway that goes - that loops around Washington and the Washington Baltimore parkway. SPT Roger. CC Okay. CC Skylab, Houston. If you'll let us have the DAS, we'll enable momentum dump. PLT You got it, Dick. CC Thank you. CC Skylab, Houston. Thank you, the DAS is yours. PLT Okay, thank you, Dick. END OF TAPE

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Hawaii

at

Skylab, 113:10.

Houston,

we're

going

LOS,

Honey-

PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston at 18 hours Greenwich mean time. We've just had loss of signal with Skylab III through Honeysuckle. The next station to acquire will be Hawaii in a little less than 9 - i0 minutes. this pass we heard CAP COMM Dick Truly describe to Owen Garriott, an upcoming laser experiment which is scheduled to take place during the EREP pass 39, as Truly described the time of closest approach to perform this experiment with is 20 hours ii minutes 58 seconds Greenwich mean time with the laser located some 50 degrees south of the ground track, 275 miles ground range from the spacecraft, at time of closest approach. This experiment is part of a series of experiments using an earth based continuous wave laser beacon as an artificial control. realistic star for visual navigation in manned spacecraft Purpose of the experiment is to provide NASA assessment of the las - laser's value as a terrestlal

During

aid for tracking reference and manually directed scientific instruments. Investigations will also be made into atmospheric distortion of data from a variety of earth sensing instruments. The experiment plan is a cooperative effort between Scientists of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland. The plan, as presently constituted, calls for the illumination of the Skylab with a high power i00 watt Argon Ion laser from the Goddard during a specific ser - series of passes, the first taking place of course at 20 hours Ii minutes 58 seconds GMT today. Power output in spectro contact of the laser beacon will be varied during each pass and recorded on the ground. When a Skylah astronaut is the primary sensor he will describe and record 1_he ease of siting and his ability to follow the artiflcial star, with and without optical aids. In the case of measurements, where primary sensors are earthoriented instruments, the astronaut will point the instrument at the beacon as Skylab passes over the Washington D.C., area. Ground beacon data will then be compared with sensor data after the mission to determine how well experiment objectives have been met. The argon laser to be used has an output entirely in the - in the visible blue-green portion of the spectrum. However, results will be directly applicable to the future use of a wide variety of lasers with outputs from ultraviolet to far infrared. Argon gas gives off energy continuously in the green and blue wavelengths of the visible light spectrum. The second EREP pass of the day takes Skylab - takes place as Skylab nears the end of it's 1850th revolution of the earth. The space station remote sensors will be turned on for the 37th time. This pass will capture data on a 3,600 mile sweep across

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the United States concentrating on the east coast, New York and Long Island sound. Nine separate Principal Investigators will receive information collected during today's pass which begins 300 miles off Vancouver Island and North of Washington state and ends approximately 300 miles southeast of Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean. The S194, L-band radiometer instrument will gather data for the entire 15 minute run, with the other EREP instruments concentrating on data gathering over Pennsylvania, the New York area, Long Island and Black Island Sounds, remote data of the Great Lakes Area - Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, and Lake Superior - is being gathered for Fabian C. Polcyn, University of Michigan; and Dr. K. P. B. Thomson of the Canada Center for Inland Waters. Department of Interior is expecting data from this pass of New York State as well as Metropolitan New York City. Also Dr. Ernest E. Hardy of Cornell University is looking for land use data for planning purposes of New York State and Long Island. Dr. R. Lawrence of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration has the New York blight as a target site for which he plans studies of water circulation patterns at different stages of tides, at different seasons of the year. Dr. Edward Yost of Long Island University, will use data collected by the EREP sensors for the New York Coastline. His study revolves around using EREP data to compile small scale oceanographic charts for monitoring spatial and water characteristics. An alternate target site on this pass is the Black Island Sound at the _ip of Long Island. In addition, the U. S. geological survey will obtain cencus information from this pass on New Haven, Connecticut. This is part of a large group of U. S. cities - the U.S.G.S. is studying to determine if urban changes since the 1970 census can be detected by remote sensing. We now show 18 hours 6 minutes Greenwich mean time. We're some 3-1/2 minutes now away from re-acquiring through Hawaii. Standing by, this is Skylab END OF TAPE Skylab Control, III Houston.

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PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 18 hours 9 minutes Greenwich mean time. Less than a minute away now from time of acquisition of Skylab III through Hawaii. CC Skylab, Houston, AOS, Hawaii for 9 minutes. PAO Skylab Control, Houston 18 hours 14 minutes Greenwich mean time. Milt Windler, the off-going Flight Director is now leaving the Mission Control Center to go to the Building I Briefing Room for the start of the change-of-shift, which should move slightly ahead of schedule it should be at approximately 1:20 p.m., this afternoon. I repeat 1:20 p.m., approximately 8 minutes from this time. Also participating in the News Conference willbe John Stanley, who will be in a position to speak on S193. We're at 18 hours 15 minutes Greenwich mean time, continuing with Skylab III pass over Hawaii. And this is Skylab Control, Houston. CC Skylab, Houston, we're 1 minute to LOS. give you a call at Goldstone, in 3 minutes. PAO Skylab Control, Houston 18 hours 20 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've just hadloss of signal with Skylab III through Hawaii. The next station to acquire will be Goldstone in approximately a minute and 40 seconds, however, we'll take the line down at this time and await the start of the change-of-shift, News Conference with offgoing Flight Director Milton Windier. 18 hours 20 minutes Greenwich mean time. This is Skylab Control, Houston. I'ii END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston; at 19 hours 6 minutes Greenwich mean time. We now show Skylab-lll at 19 minutes away from time of acquisition through Carnarvon. Meanwhile during the change of shift briefing, we have accumulated tape - during the stateside pass as well as the Canary and Ascension pass. So we'll play that tape for you now. CC Skylab, Houston, AOS Goldstone for 7 minutes. SPT Dick, are you recording down-link TV. CC It's affirm, Owen. We are. SPT In addition, I've got tape recorder number 2 hooked up and checked out, verify that it runs and so forth, For EREP, however, I got the down-link VOX connected up and tape recorder 2 and the number next to the blue dot connector is J2, not J4, so ought to have somebody verify that. CC Okay, we'll sure check it. PLT I wanted tape recorder number i at J4 but it turns into a J2 on tape recorder 2 in our spacecraft and might be a good idea to look it over. CC That is a good idea, and we'll check it. CC PLT, Houston. You're exactly right, the tape recorder 2 does - is - J2 is the correct one and the EREP officer says he owes you a coke. PLT I hope he's not counting the cokes for everyone I owe him for I'm way behind. CC Hey incidently, Phil showed me that coin trick last night and I thought it was pretty easy, I'ii teach you how to - how to do it when you get home. PLT Okay, I hope you beat him, if anybody beat him that'll be great. How was the Chinese dinner, by the way, he bought you? CC Well, my noodle was great. He says he really is going to buy us a Chinese dinner pretty soon, though. PLT Okay, we've got that on tape. CC Me, too. CC Skylab, Houston. We're one minute from LOS at Goldstone. I'ii call you at Bermuda in 5 minutes. PLT Okay, - just for the record - we can see Great Slave Lake from our present point of view and that's way up in Canada at 62 north. CC Roger, thank you. Is it pretty. PLT Yeah, it's about at the edge of - where you can distinguish - shore lines and that kind of things, it's about as far as you'd want to look to - to get a good visual observation. CC Roger, Jack. Thank you.

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PLT And I don't think we're quite at the 50 degree latitude yet either. We're almost there but not quite. So we'll probably see it - fairly distinguish things up to about - 63 to 65 north or south latitude. CC Roger. CC Skylab, Houston. Bermuda for 8 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston. We're about a minute from LOS. We're going drop out just for a minute or so and I'ii give you another call at Canary Islands. CC Skylab, Houston. AOS at Canary Islands and Ascension for 15 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston. We're going to handover to Ascension here in just a few seconds and we're going to be dumping the data tape recorder at Ascension. CC SPT, Houston. Just for information for you the region that you're pointed at now, we saw on the ground at one of the sites and active surge and just thought you might like to know that. SPT Okay, I was just taking data on a - what appears to be either a large prominence or what's leftover from the surge there. Now I see prominence, a large spicule what - maybe the remainder of a little bit of a surge there. So - have some data on some of the same location. CC Okay. SPT I think I've got quite a bit of extra (garble) in this observing period here, I'ii put it all on channel A. CC Roger. PLT Say, Dick. That 400 foot DAC that we've been using for a - VTS and EREP - are lielng to us like one will do and they ran out this morning. And so I went and got this other one we've been using out of India 8 and - I got it in my pocket. And I'm going to load it unless you tell me otherwise and CX08, but I think we needsome new shutter speed settings for it. And maybe - you can recommend a different - magazine or shutter speed sites for this thing. CC Okay, Jack. We'll take a look at that. PLT Okeydoke, thank you. CC Skylab, Houston. One minute til LOS. Carnarvon at 19:25. PAO our clock Carnarvon Houston. END OF Skylab Control, Houston; 19 hours 12 minutes_ now shows some 13 minutes away from acquisition by tracking station, Australia. This is Skylab Control

TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 19 hours 25 minutes Greenwich mean time. Standing by now for acquisition of Skylab III through Carnarvon. Acquisition expected in about 30 seconds. CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS Carnarvon and Honeysuckle for the next 9 minutes. In answer to Jack's question the CX08 mag is okay with us. And a shutter speed of 1/60 is what we suggest. We see the maneuver time and it's loaded okay. And I got an outer gimbal to suggest for Owen so that he can get the NU-Z update properly after the momentum dump is completed. And that outer gimbal is minus 1780, for the NU-Z update. SPT Now, when is that NU-Z update is due, Dick? CC It's on the schedule Owen for 19:34 about 7 or 8 minutes from now. SPT ,Okay, I'ii go up and get it. That that was the - tell me again the gimbal, 17 - what. CC It was minus 1780, and I don't think you can do - can get it now, you're going to have to wait until a little closer to that time. SPT Okay, 1780. CC That's affirm. PLT You there, Dick? CC That's affirmative for2 minutes. Go ahead. PLT officer, he asked (Music). CC PLT time for that. CC flight. PLT PAO (Chuckle). (Laughter), okay. That rendition of "Make by Pilot Jack Lousma aboard here in the Mission Control the World Go me I got this message from the RETRO to pass along to the EREP officer. Believe me, he got the message. I thought this might be an appropriate It it certainly is - and I copy

Away" played EREP officer than

Skylab Center.

for the Less

a minute away now from loss of signal. PAO Skylab Control, Houston, at 19 hours 35 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've just had loss of signal with Skylab IIl through Honeysuckle. The next station to acquire will be Hawaii in approximately 13-1/2 minutes. This is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 19 hours 48 minutes Greenwich mean time. Standing by now for acquisition of Skylab-lll through Hawaii. PAO The GNS flight controller reporting the space station maneuvering for Earth Resources attitude. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Hawaii for 5-i/2 minutes. PLT CC PLT don't call CC PLT CC Okay, Dick, we're about ready to go here. Very good. I just finished the vacuum cleaners and me boy. Roger. (laughter) How do you read me, Dick? Loud and clear.

PLT Okay, we're on VOX now. And we'llJust take a look at our monitors at this time. Go through the T minus i0 check. Okay, Alpha-2, 60 percent; okay, alpha-3, 86 percent; okay, Alpha-4, 70 percent; okay, Alpha-5, 65 percent; okay, Alpha-6, 0 percent; okay, Bravo-2, 56 percent; okay, Bravo-3, 76 percent; okay, Bravo-4, 71 percent; okay, Bravo-5 74 percent; okay, Bravo-6, 52 percent; okay, Bravo-7, 31 percent; okay, Bravo-8, I percent; okay, Bravo-9, offscale low, and that's 193 readout (garble). Charlie-2, 45 percent; okay, Charlie-3, 88 percent; okay, Charlie-4, 71 percent; okay, Charlie-5, 82 percent; okay, Charlie-6 is 47 percent; okay, Charlie 7, 54 percent; okay, Delta 2, 86 percent; okay, Delta 3 is 85 percent; okay, Delta 4 is 72 percent; okay, Delta 5, 14 percent; okay, Delta 6 is 57 percent, okay. Then I give you a few here to - are all together. Bravo 7 - CC Skylab, Houston. We're 15 seconds from LOS. I'ii call you at Goldstone at 6 minutes from now. PLT Okay, I'Ii just keep talking here. Old motor mouth is on tire panel again. CC Roger. PLT Everybody agree with that, huh? CC Phil sure does. PLT (laugh) I was afraid of that. He's bigger me too, I ought to shut up, I guess. 30 for Bravo 7, Bravo 8, i percent; okay, Charlle 7, 55 percent which is less than 80 percent so we'll leave the cooler on and Delta 6 again is 57 percent. Standing by for T minus 5. At 56. In the meantime we'll go through the ready verification again. 192 is high, low, high. 191 calibrate 9 to reference 2. 190 is shutter speed medium, frame 07, interval i0. 193 is polar i. And 194 is AUTO B. Okay, there's T minus 5. Go to than

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READY.

Go

to DOOR

OPEN

on

192.

In

the

meantime

we

check the $190 heater switch light, OFF. Delta temperature and over temp, press the test light; works. Stand by for the door to come open on 192. PLT Okay, we got a READY light on 192 on the door and we go to (static) PAO Apparently had loss of signal, 19 hours 57 minutes. We heard Jack Lousma going through the procedures coming up on this revolution over the states. This is the 37th EREP pass for Skylab-lll. This pass will take data across the 3600 mile, 15 minute sweep of the United States, concentrating on the East Coast, New York and the Long Island sound. Commander A1 Bean and Pilot Jack Lousma are the principles for this EREP pass. Also, during this pass when the spacestation approaches the Goddard Spaceflight Center a ground based to continuous wave laser will be turned on for possible astronaut visual and optical sighting. This is the first time this experiment has been tried. The purpose of the experiment is to provide an assessment of the laser's value as a terrestial aid for tracking reference and manually directed scientific instruments. END OF TAPE

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MC-2266/I 14:58 CDT,

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GMT

PAO

Our

clock

shows

2 minutes

25 seconds

from reacquisition through Goldstone, Skylab Control, Houston. CDR 1/60th of the second set down there for timing. As you well know. Special to. PLT Hello, Dick. CC Hello, there. We're standing by at Goldstone for about: 6 minutes. PLT Okay. Yes sir, I noticed the VTR has a green light on so you must be dumping it. CC Must be. PLT Okay, I was wondering if it's going to good shape to go ahead and do this TV-12 that comes the EREP pass. CC That's affirm, it sure is. PLT Okay, thank you. PLT Stand by for a START. Okay. MARK. EREP to START. Recorder malf light ON and then OFF. Tape motion light is ON. 194 to MANUAL. MARK. Okay. CDR See how far they can watch it at Goldstone. (Garble) can get us til we're over - PLT Tape recorder 2 is hooked up. CDR South, North Dakota. PLT Becked out, CDR Winnapeg. PLT Watch it turn over a few times. Kept it cool, well over the number 2. CDR Bermuda. Okay. PLT That down-link box hooked up to number 2. And is OFF. And I verify that the T¥ selector switch and TV power switch are both on. Now I know. I'll check them again, yeah, they're both on. Right position. CDR The auto cal, huh? PLT Yeah, I was laying on the auto cal here Houston. be in after CC PLT Alpha-2, Say again, Jack. I was laying on the auto Charlie 4. cal on the

VTS. a

CDR Going to be a long time before I got site anyway. PLT Right. CDR About 8 minutes, anyway. PLT Alpha-2, and Charlie 4 are reading. And Alpha-2 is 39 percent and Charlie 4 is 71 percent. Now Alpha-2 is down to 37. Kind of isolating in there a little bit. What's CDR the Taking delay? i0 minutes to cross the U. S.

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CDR Vancouver Oh,

Island

'Hatching the clouds, right now. should be here but I don't see it.

we did, okay. Thank you O. CDR Bunches of clouds, Jack. Hope you're not running any photos. PLT We will be after while. CDR Okay. CDR (Garble) tracks, thought we'd get Atlanta before it's over, I don't know. CDR Multiple Canadian Lakes. CDR The time 10:42. PLT And 191 ready light. And we'll go rev 6. That's where we are now. END OF TAPE

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That's it is

PLT where

we

are

91 READY now.

LIGHT,

and we'll

go

to REF

6.

CDR And, Dick, what are they looking for today, didn't say? A uniform wooded site - a green uniform area, that what generally we're looking for? CC CDR, Houston. It's uniform area, and we're checking to see if they perfer wooded area or not. CDR Okay. Actually we can't tell if it's wooded or grass. We can only tell if it's green or brown, or blue, or something like that. we're PLT standing PLT saying how far CC PLT and CC looked at PLT in (garble). there all the CC PLT photographed Oh, I assume that must be it. Okay, get 192 to READY here, pretty soon. Say, Dick, were you on today when we're north we could see? Yeah, I sure was. I Go ahead. by to Well, after you passed I got out the map lake you pointed out. It is way up there. Yeah, boy you can really see up there We could see Alaska if it wasn't cloudy up time. that Roger. Several that. Skylab, Houston. We're going to here for about 3 minutes, and I'ii of the Aleutian Islands and

we

CC Roger. be losing you from Goldstone call you at Bermuda. PLT CDR PLT READY in AUTO. (static) PAO Skylab-lll CDR PLT get back. CC CDR Lake 1037 ones

MARK, MODE READY. Okay. We'll be waiting. MARK, MODE AUTO on 190. Okay, Alpha 2 is now 55 percent, Charlie

we're at 4 is 71 percent.

through

Standing by now for reacquisition of Bermuda. (garble) let's you plan it and (garble). Have to do something about this when we Skylab, Okay. Houston; Bermuda for 10 miniutes.

And

CDR looks like we're Just finishing up with Ontario. Looking for 1042. 1042, 45 up, 0 left/right. right there, camera ON. 1042, okay. We got green and brown ones_ We'll search a green one for a while. CC Okay, that sounds good. CDR Okay, we're taking data on a green something. it's been tracking to a minus i0 degrees which I will do.

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it's

plus

33. Hello, Dick, I've got the (garble) loud a bluegreen light and very steady. Hey, good show, Owen. You see it - you can see it easily? Take a picture. You bet you. Eyes like an eagle. Not bad for a mature set of eyes. Right

SPT clear. CC SPT CDR SPT CDR PLT

It's

AI? CDR Yeah, I would say that's true. SPT I wish they'd turn them back on. CDR Well, we were wrong, O, they just won't last as long. Good for short periods but they wear out. CDR May have burned out a rod or (garble) there, Jerry. (garble) PLT What did you say, O? SPT I think perhaps our 40 is off a little bit now. We had it loud and clear just a minute ago. CDR Minus i0 degrees right there, let's move up ahead. Okay, there - there's someplace. There's Block Island. Has anybody ever heard of that? PLT Let them have it, AI? CDR Let's zap them in Block Island, that's one of their favorite (garble). PLT That a boy. CDR Okay, we're giving you your alternate site. PLT some good data. CDR visit there someday. get we CDR haven't PLT to STANDBY. already. CDR END OF TAPE even It's Good left old 7 so we won't Block Island. have any sweat. I'll We'll

I think

Minus i0 right now. We're getting data thought about yet. MARK, 190 READY LIGHT O_T and we go Gee whiz, we're coming to the end of this Not over the - -

i

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PLT - thought about yet. PLT MARK. 190 ready light OUT and we go to STANDBY. Gee whiz we're coming to the end of this already. CDR I don't maneuver until 29, I believe. CDR Data, a bunch (garble). That was it. PLT 21. Maneuver 21, AI. CDR 21, it is, okay. PLT Plenty of time, huh? CDR Bye-bye, Block. PLT Stand by for 13:30. CDR We've got'em. PLT Nice going. PLT MARK. RAD 2. He doesn't miss. CDR Nobody misses Block Island. Like missing Lake Superior. CDR 20:21 maneuver time, Jack. In case you're in doubt about it - -PLT Concur. CDR - - I know you are. PLT Plenty of time. You can look at all that water down there, if you want. CDR Okay. That's a good idea. PLT Well, what's Charlie 8 doing? Well, it's come off the big. Last roll of tape, I think. In fact, I know it is. PLT MARK. AUTO Cal on 191. READY light went out . CC Skylab, Houston. You might be interested to know that - just -- past the end of your data take at closest approach of - 20 plus 18 plus 30, tropical storm Ellen is going to be just to the south of your ground track. It's still a tropical storm but the winds are up to about 70 miles per hour and you might want to look out the window and take a look. We do not require any photography of it. PLT 3 more minutes, huh? Okay, thank you, Dick. SPT (Garble) PLT Didn't know there was another one out there. SPT Hey, Dick - the apparently the laser didn't track us right to its closest approach, about the time we got to New York why they were back on again and tracked us again for a couple of minutes and I do have some hand-held photographs. CC Roger, Owen. Thank you. SPT Oh yeah. The storm is very clear up here ahead of us now, with the typical counterclockwise pattern and CDR MARK. SPT and (garble) over the whole thing this time, not quite like some of the others we've seen but (garble) CC Roger, Owen. Thank you.

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PLT Right? CC PLT PLT PLT PLT PLT minutes we CC minutes. PLT recorder CC Bravo Close it care EREP on is

And

-

the

VTR

is

ready

to

go

you

said.

got

That's affirm, Jack. Sure is. Okay, thank you, Dick. Standing by for READY light to come ON. Then, we're going to STOP. MARK, it's ON. and we're STOP. MARK. Okay, that's it. How many more there, Dick? We still got you for - in AOS for 3 more Okay, I'll here in a Okay. Okay, you Bravo 7 window. And just read you down the - tape minute, if I get that far. me to cent. voice Door record CLOSED. time and

measurement:

PLT 7 and I will. and latch the good to us.

folks want says 31 per we see

CC looks

Skylab,

the

maneuver

PLT Okay, thank you, Dick. Good, that takes of 190. And we go off record, this is the end of pass number 39, thank you for listening. PLT Okay, we're going to rip off four frames 190. To AUTO, READY light is ON. Zero and 4. Intervals down to 2, hand to start. READY by in CAL on 21:46 20:27. Okay, Okay, inches CC PLT empty. Okay. close CC PLT PLT PAO to 7/8 And on the supply reel, we've inches empty. Okay, got that too. Thank you. Okay, 192 door is CLOSED. Skylab Control, Houston. At mean pass time, thus ends over the states got oh, that's Dick. Dick, on the take-up reel we have Okay, it's taking the frames. Hear light goes OUT just before the last frame the transporter. EREP STOP. To STANDBY. Tape 19]. for MARK. it goes Skylab, recorder 02:26. power OFF. Yeah, we're going write

PLT it running? gets pulled to down comes PLT AUTO

PLT there. CC up at PLT PLT

At 19:20. 19:20. And 02:26, I'll OFF. we're 1 minute from LOS. Ascension

2-9/16

pretty

20

hours pass Skylab Flight We heard

21 minutes number 31, reported Center,

Greenwich the EREP

Earth resources now completed. Space tried.

seeing the laser beamed from the first time this experiment

the Goddard has been

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Jack Lousma reporting that - Owen Garriott has eyes like an eagle. Also it was reported that the laser was seen from as far away as New York. We show 5 minutes 35 seconds until time of acquisition through Ascension. And at 20 hours 22 minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Houston, 20 hours 26 minutes Greenwich mean time. Less than a minute away now from acquisition of Skylab III through Ascension tracking station. CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS, Ascension for 9 minutes. CC And Skylab, Houston, I've got a correction to the maneuver pad number 39, it was addressed to the CDR, but whoever has it we - I'd like to change the TACS inhibit time on it. PLT Go ahead, Dick, I'ii write it down. CC Okay, the TACS inhibit time should be a GMT of 22 hours 40 minutes and zero seconds. And it was an oversight on our part. The reason is we'd like to keep the TACS enabled throughout the post-EREP momentum dump. PLT Okay, 22:40. Thank you. CC Roger. PAO Skylab Control, Houston, 20 hours 32 minutes continuing on this pass over Ascension approximately 5 minutes remaining. No contact with the crew on this Ascension pass, following the stateside pass, in which EREP 39 was successfully concluded. CC Skylab, Houston, we're i minute from LOS. Carnarvon at 20:59. And we're going to dump the data recorder at Carnarvon. PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 20 hours 38 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal through Ascension with Skylab III. The next station to acquire Carnarvon in approximately 21-1/2 minutes. This is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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MC-2270/I 15:58 CDT, 54/20:58 GMT

PAO minutes Greenwich

Skylab Control, mean time. Now

Houston approaching

20

hours 59 acquisition We'll Ii min-

for Skylab III through Carnarvon tracking station. stand by with the line open. CC Skylab, Houston, Carnarvon for utes. PLT CDR Report. A1 CC that. CC inertial mode on We're and Roger, talking Skylab, we suggest Okay, Dick. How about a little Evening

Status

would you stand by just a second, about something here. Houston, we're still in solar the we - somebody select experito that occur in a we'll doors. And the little hit we don't the fine think Sun

ment pointing prior to Sunrise which is going couple minutes so that we won't have to - so get an automatic opening of the fine Sunsensors CDR, Houston, affirmative. I'm ready to copy Evening Status Report if you'd like to get a ahead on that. it's sensor 093; CDR necessary. unless 125; 160; We Mainly you're 6.623; going to because go we do it don't but need

in experiment 0.210; 6.712; I,

pointing. 6.243;

Here 6.242; Exercise: 3/05/Mark

we go. 6.239; III;

5.954; 5.950; CDR: 2/35/5041,

5.954; 6.953; 315Mark

6.954; 6.954. 3/10/Mark II,

SPT will report later. Also at the end of this report I'll give you his exercise from yesterday which he wasn't able to report until later. PLT, 2/35/8675, 1/05/0621, 3/20/ Mark I, 50, A; 20, B; 20, D; and 20 backhends. Medication: CDR, one Seconal, SPT, one Seconal, PLT, one Chloral hydrate. Sleep: CDR, 7/G, SPT, 7/G, PLT, 7/G. Food log follows: CDR, seven salt packs, plus three salt pills, plus one lemonade; SPT, no salt, add butter cookies_ peanut butter, and grape drink; PLT, four salt, add one lemon drop, one tea with lemon and sugar, one butter cookie. CC Roger. CDR Here comes the photo: Sunset, C160, 00, C152. S183; UA02, 82. VTS: track I got a ID, but the 70; fig C120. CC CDR ID okay, CL04, 00. S183; PRI for an MI51; C163,

Okay. 1183; SPI, ]Roger. VTS, track 70-millimeter:

MI51; 4,

C163,

42,

C120.

CC CDR CII0566.

CX3411.

CX08, 75. 35-millimeter: CX27101; ETC: CT09070. 8,841; 8,218; no change AI, A2,

IR, 02058, EREP, set, 9,988; 8,892. Drawer

W, 9121; 1,313; A Configuration:

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or the back, A3, here, 06, C160, 00, C152; A4, 03, C163, 42, C120. CC Okay, AI. we got that. CDR Now comes the Flight Plan Deviations; I'd like to read Owen's yesterday's exercise. It is: 2/30/4900, 3/20/Mark I, 60, A; 30, B; 30, C. CC Okay. CDR The only other item is an unscheduled stowage change, spaghetti from 559 to wardroom for the SPT. That's it. CC Okay, AI. Thank you very much. l've got a couple of evening questions that I was going to ask later but I might as well pass it on up to you now if you're (garble). CDR Whatever that means we're in. CC (Chuckle) okay. First of all Pete Conrad and those guys built some little flapper valves out of tape and mosite and installed them on the OWS hatch check relief valve and we'd appreciate it if somebody would go inspect those little fabricated flapper valves and we'd like to know if they're still functioning - functional as a check valves and do they provide a good seal and are they free to move. CDR Tell us where this is. We haven't seen it. CC Well that was part of the question, if they're still there they were originally - END OF TAPE

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and

CC are they

free

to

- - and do they provide move?

a good

field,

CDR Tell us where this is, we haven't seen it. CC Well, that was part of the question is if they're still there. They were originally put on the OWS hatch check valves. You know, those two check release valves on OWS hatch? CDR noticed. Hold on, CC CDR of the door and we They're the day look We're familiar with them but we've never we doubt they're there, but hold on. Okay. There's one on us. Now on the backside never look at the backside of the door. they were look Just installed. probably llke they did

both there and - the day they

or

CC Okay, amazing what you find out when you on the backside of the doors. Right? CDR You said it; never did it. CC Okay, the EGIL was interested as to whether not you think that they would still be functional as

a check valve. In other words, would they - are they free to move and would they provide a good field? CDR They're free to move, and they'll do whatever they did before as Jack points out. Whether or not something of that material provides a good field or not on the pressure at 5 PSI, I wouldn't know. They - they could easily establish that by having Pete build something on the ground like that and stick it in the chamber or something. My opinion would be it would probably work, but I'm not that familiar with check valves, you know, the materials and the like. Looks like it would work. Probably has some leak rate if it leak I mean if that were the only item with the air the air from escaping, but it would close it off CC Okay, AI, that satisfies us. preventing pretty well. We're

about a minute from LOS, and we're going to drop out for about 4 minutes and I'ii give you a call at Guam. I got another question here, it has to do with EREP. And the question is: Was the S192 internal scanner cover ever left off during any EREP pass, particularly those when the C&D meters Alpha-2 and Charlie-4 were reading out of tolerant high? CDR We both think that they were always on. We've had them off during warmup whenever we thought we were going to read them. You know, whenever you'd send up one that says 192 CAL or whatever the words are, then we'd read them and we'd always stick the tops back on.

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CC Okay, AI; thank you very much. I'ii you a call at Guam. CDR A lot of times we wouldn't screw them down completely, but they's be on. CC Okay; thank you. And, Skylab, as we go AOS, I have i more evening question that I want to ask Owen and I'Ii get up - I'll get that to him over Guam. SPT Go ahead with the question while we're still listening to you. CC Okay. What circumstances required the large pointing changes between the building blocks ii of JOP 15 Alfa? This occurred about 1700 Zulu. We're sorry the question's come up so late. We had anticipated only 5 to i0 arc seconds pointing across the coronal hole boundary. SPT Yes, I understand the question, I debriefed it in on channel A, but I would like to give you the info in this downlink. give CC Okay, real fine. I'll give you a call Guam, Owen. PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 21 hours 13 minutes. Standing by now for acquisition of Skylab through Guam. at i0 CC minutes. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Guam for

PLT Okay, Dick. SPT There's a fairly lengthy explanation for that, Dick, which is on channel A. But to summarize the thing, the XUV mon photograph, which I obtained right at the beginning of that orbit, did not show the coronal hole distinctly at all. In order to find out Just where the boundary was, I had to put the grating to magnesium i0, that's 1941 grating, and scan around, more or less manually, looking at the detector numbers in order to define the outline of the coronal hole. Then I tried as best I could from the XUV mon to get the XUV slit parallel to that. Now, after doing the - I forgot whether it was building block i0 or ii - on the boundary itself, I also (garble) before that found that the gradient across the boundary was not as sharp as it is on most coronal holes, at least some coronal holes. And in as much as I did not belleve the 82B slit at that time was really parallel to the boundary, I had to move further than 5 arc seconds in order to get any sort of different data on the 82B slit that I had at the boundary itself. And so I purposely moved further than 5 arc seconds and actually scanned around trying to - better to find the boundary in order

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to clearly get the 82B slit out of the coronal hole and into the coronal hole for the final two pointings. Over. SPT Hello, Houston. CC Roger, Owen. We copied that and we're soaking it up and and we were trying to decide if we had any other questions to ask you. Stand by just a second, please. SPT Okay, I don't know what's on the pad for tomorrow, but if there is any observing time I think it would be very well worth letting the operator up here try to find his own defined best coronal hole, and this may repeat three pointings, both on the boundary, and try to find one that has a fairly sharp gradient across the boundary at magnesium i0. And then, at that point, step inside and outside by 5 arc-seconds or so, approximately. CC Okay, Owen; thanks for the suggestion. We don't have any other questions about that subject now. I do have one clarification on the evening status report on the photo log for - what the CDR gave us that I'd llke to ask about. PLT END OF TAPE Go ahead, Dick, we're listening.

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CC Skylab, Houston. I didn't copy if the CDR was ready to listen to me, I do - I do have another question though. Our TV VTR dump plan included a VTR dump to be done at this upcoming States pass that occurs in about 22 minutes and we had a question as to whether or not TV-12 would be accomplished by that time. CDR We think it will. Jack is on the way to do it now but go ahead with your questinn. CC Okay, AI. In the photo log report, the first activity you were reported on-hand to do and it was associated with the C160. We got the information about the magazines and so forth but we didn't catch - what activity that was associated with. CDR There was a small amount of film left on that window was I'm (whisle) sunset. cassette (garble) of the sunset. It's out the

CC Okay, AI. Thank you very much. And that all I had. We still got about 6 minutes left in this pass. standing by. CDR Okay, Jack's headed up there now and don't dump it until - he get's finished but it's going to be kind of a close - he ate - he ate before he went because otherwise he's going to be eating just as he goes to bed. CC Roger. CDR Going to read us any news tonight? CC We'll I just walked up to the back row and asked him to get us some. I don't have any right here infront of me, AI. I'm planning on it before the night is over though. CDR Actually, I think one of the things that happens up here is that you really lose touch with what's going on in the world. And ya'll try but I guess there's no way that you could ever duplicate, scan a whole newspaper and look at a couple periodicals, llke you seem to do every week, you know, so even though you get the primary news you don't get it's hard to retain in a lot of it because there's not much detail there. But we don't have the time to do it either. But it's - it's Just one of the - observations we've made. CC Roger, AI. I'm sure when you come back you, you're going to-probably are going to hear about a lot of things that you wonder why we didn't tell you. It seems to me that about the only time I catch up with what's going on is when I read it up to you. CDR We're both in trouble, then. (lauFh) CC A heap of trouble. CDR Put in the changes to commander's checklist today and had a chance to look over the timeline and study

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guide. Both are - all of them are real good and real straight forward. I particularly like the tlmeline. I mounted it on a couple of old food cards, put some rings in it, and we're going to - have that up there and then we can - have two separate books, that one that leads us from - you know, gives up the timeline and then we move from there to the page in the entry book that's applicable. So we think it might be a real useful way to go. CC Roger, AI. We thought you'd like that timeline. You - old Robert Crlppen pushed real hard to get that on a piece of paper for you and get it up there. So you can think him for that one. CDR Okay, well, I will because that's really going to make it nice as far as looking ahead, seeing what's next, what you've got to do and where it is. It's really laid out nice and I think I intend to agree with Phll that that amount of time, is not going to be - it's going to go fairly slow but it also gives you some flexibility to get back in and readjust the fans on the - rate gyros or some of these other things that are liable to happen at the last minute. We've got the time there to take the hatch back out and go fix something in case it comes up. CC Roger, AI. We sure concur. CDR I guess immediately, it didn't mention I guess immediately, after we close out. We vent down the area between the two tunnels so we will be able to establish right then, the leak - if we got a good seal. One thing l've been wondering, these seals have been open up here for a long time, particularly the command module ones, and I'm wondering - I notice the procedure something it talked about if you had problems with your seals to take them out and put some of the lublcant from the command module suit kit in there. Now we've got of that lubicant up here in our - our - EVA kit and I'm just wondering if it wouldn't be wise to - within the next day or so, get out that lubicant. Same sort of thing, we put on our seals and everything before we go EVA and venturely lubicate those two seals, the one there in the MDA and the one on the command module hatch. CC Roger, CDR. We'll sure think about that one. CDR I kept an eye on them, they're nice and clean but they are also pretty dry, now maybe - maybe they're just as good dry, I don't know. CC Roger, AI. We're about a minute from LOS. Goldstone is going to be coming up at 21:39. And the blomed officer points out AI, that the PT, the exercise that you read down on tonight's status report is identical down to the last number of what you read down yesterday and we just

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wanted to make sure that that actually was today's and you hadn't possibably read us the wrong numbers. CC And no answer required now, AI. We're about i0 seconds from LOS. And I'ii call you at Goldstone. CDR Okay, now Jack's is different, Owen's we didn't give you and mines been the same for days. I always do that same amount. I really end up doing instead of 5041, I usually hit 5045 or something but I'm keep shooting for 5041. CC Roger, AI. Thank you. CDR I'm 41 years old, so I figure I ought to do 41 watt minutes and then I throw in the extra 5000 for the heck of it. CC Roger. PAO Skylab Control, Houston. At 21 hours 24 minutes Greenwich mean time, we've had loss of signal through Guam. The next station to acquire will be Goldstone in approximately 14-i/2 minutes. END OF TAPE

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MC-2273/I 16:38 CDT,

54/21:38

GMT

PAO 38 minutes acquisition CC 17 minutes. dump

Greenwich of Skylab

Skylab Control, Houston, at 21 hours mean time. Standing by now for III through Golds,one. Skylab, Houston; hello stateside for

SPT Jack says he's not ready, quite, to yet. CC Okay, we'll stand by and when you when we are able to dump then if your11 just let us know. WeIll start immediately. SPT Okay. CC Also while we're waiting, I do have a few new items if you'd like me to pass them up now or if you'11 busy, 1111 do it later. CDR Now's the time. CC Okay. At the United Nations the General Assembly admitted the two Germanys, both East and West_ to United Nation membership yesterday in a ceremony. The United Auto Workers and Chrysler reached agreement on a new contract to cover 10,500 white collar workers_ bringing 127,500 UAH wo - members at Chrysler under tentative new agreements and they're expected to re-open the 1974 car production lines at Chrysler possibly by early next Week. The Senate foreign relations committee yesterday approved the nomination of Henry A. Kissinger as Secretary of State. In Skylah news, most stories today centered around your overnight teleprinter load which had spit out 50 feet of paper with instructions from us here in Mission Control, most of them aimed at bringing you back to Earth next Tuesday. And Jack's quotes - or Jack was quoted when he said that it stretches from the trash airlock all the way to the EVA hatch. You may or may not know that this Thursday night in the Astrodome is scheduled the battle of the sexes, a tennis match between Billie Jean King and 55-year old Bobby Riggs. This battle has also become know as the battle of the vitamins. Mrs. King is reportly taking vitamin E to build up her strength and Riggs is said to be taking enough vitamin C to equal that of 2_000 oranges a day. Also in the sport scene, last night the Cincinnati Reds nudged the Astros 1 to nothing to trim the Big Red Machine's magic number for the National League West title down to six. And up in Dallas_ retired linebacker Chuck Howley, was invited to rejoin the Dallas Cowboys by Coach Tom Landry and he announced Tuesday that he'll resume workouts with the team three days a week. Over. CC Out. CDR Back to recovery.

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You

made

everybody

in here

laugh

at

CC Skylab, Houston. Also, sometime this evening wetd sure appreciate it when it's convenient for - for us to get a readout of the frames remaining on the ATM so we can help to keep up with everything. SPT Here it comes, 2661, 279, i, 24, 602, 578. CC Roger, Owen. Thank you very much. SPT Dick, are you with us? CC That's affirm, go ahead. SPT And Jack said you can dum - dump the tape recorder now. And does that mean that you do not want this TV down-link, that's on the ATM schedule? CC Stand by. CC SPT, Houston, Yes, we would like the ATM TV down-link while we're rewinding the VTR so we can start the dump. SPT Okay, I'ii give it to you now. CC Thank you. END OF TAPE

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CDR That long deact checklist change you it, Dick, I got an idea. CC Okay. PLT Bey, Dick, give you a little extra on that TV down-link VTR on the tape recorder. I reloaded the tape recorder also instead of just unloading it, but tell the EREP officer not to worry because I've cut the tape off and put it in the command module. CC Okay, Jack; we copy. CC Skylab, Houston. We're about a minute from LOS at stateside here. You'll be talked to by the doctor at Carnarvon at 22:38, and then we have one more pass before bedtime at Guam after that. PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 21 hours 56 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab-lll has now passed out of range of Bermuda tracking station. The next station to acquire will be Carnarvon in approximately 42 minutes. Skylab-lll crew is now nearing the end of day 54 activities with crew bedtime scheduled during the Guam pass coming up in approximately 56 minutes from this time. And shortly after wakeup tomorrow morning, Science Pilot Owen Garriott will be involved with a new use of the Apollo telescope mount. The solar telescopes, cameras, electronic equipment tomorrow plans to be aimed at the scorpio constellation in an attempt to photograph for the first time, a source of unusually high X-rays. The Skylab space station will be maneuvered from the standard solar inertial attitude in Forget order to a - point the Apollo telescope mount equipment away from the Sun and the at the scorpios constellation. Here before astronomers have recorded this high X-ray source only with counters and have been unable to obtain high resolution photographs afforded by the ATM instruments. Tomorrow's activity refer to as JOP 13, Joint Observation Program number 13, will utilize several of the ATM instruments, including the SO54, X-ray spectrographic telescope, which will be the prime instrument for JOP 13, S056 dual X-ray telescope, the S052 white light coronagraph, which will be used to - for accuracy of pointing. Additionaly the S055A ultraviolet spectrometer which will be used in an attempt to ddetect the Xx-ray energy from the st - this stellar source. The Skylab vehicle will be maneuvered from the solar inertial attitude at 8 hours 40 minutes Greenwich mean time. Shortly after crew awakening on mission day 55, or tomorrow. Approximately 200 pound seconds of TAC propellent will be used for this meneuver and the return of Skylab to it's normal solar inertial

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attitude. Approximately 13 minutes has been set aside for the actual data take. The entire JOP 13 maneuver, data take, and second maneuver will involve approximately i hour. This maneuver is simular in scope as to what is planned for Skylab-lV when comet Kohouteo comes into view of the Skylab space station. We're at 21 hours 59 minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control, Houston, END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Houston. At 22 hours 37 minutes Greenwich mean time, less than a minute away now from acquisition of signal of Skylab-lll through Carnarvon. This is scheduled to be the pass in which the private medical conferencetakes place. We expect no live alr-ground communications, however, we'll leave the llne up during this pass. 22 hours 38 minutes GMT, Skylab Control, Houston. PAO Skylab Control, Houston. 22 hours 39 minutes GMT, workshop data is being received here in the mission controlcenter. System data being recieved. CC Skylab, Houston. Understand you're through with the medical conference and we still got about 3 minutes left here at Carnarvon, I'm standing by. PLT Is Big Phil writing those jokes for Jerry? CC Say again, please. PLT Aw, the doctor, just told us a couple of good jokes; guess maybe you didn't hear them. I thought maybe Phil was wrlting them. CC No, but we'll make him tell us - tell them to us when he gets back down here. CC just won PLT Phil's money. CC Phil Guam a Hey, Jack. One more imput for you, though, quarter off Don Lind on the lousy coin trick. I don't doubt it. Don's should have used Skylab, Houston. We're i minute til LOS.

comes up at 22:52 and that's the last pass of the evening. PAO Skylab Control, Houston; 22 hours 46 minutes Greenwich mean time, we've had loss of signal through Carnarvon. Acquisition of Skylab-lll through Guam expected in about 5 minutes 45 seconds. Guam will be the last pass of the evening, in In which we expect air-to-ground conversation from the crew of Apollo Skylab-lll. We'll expect the sleep period to start following that pass. END OF TAPE

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PAO minutes Greenwich

Skylab Control, Houston 22 hours 52 mean time. Less than a minute away now

from acquisition of signal of Skylab III through Guam tracking station. CC Skylab, Houston, AOS, Guam for 5 minutes. PLT Okay, Dick. CDR What's the next pass after this, Dick? CC AI, the next pass is Goldstone and it comes up at 23:15, it's about - well we're 22 minutes from Goldstone. CDR Okay, call us there too, would you. CC Okay, sure will. PAO Skylab Control, Houston 22 hours 55 minutes Greenwich mean time. A little less than 3 minutes remaining call from at well 20 minutes on this pass over Guam. However, we heard the Commander AI Bean asking for a call at Goldstone as well. Goldstone acquisition approximately from this time. So this will not be the last

AOS

pass of the evening with Skylab III. Standing by at 22 hours 56 mimutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab Control, Houston. CC Skylab, Houston, we're i minute from LOS. I'Ii give you a co - call at Goldstone at 23:15. And we're going to dump the data recorder at Goldstone. CDR Sounds good. Let me make a correction to our photo pad. On 16-millimeter, we shot more film crew activity. C163,00, C120. And go down to A4 it should read 03, C163, 00, C120. CC Okay, AI, thank you I got that. PAO Skylab Control, Houston, at 23 hours Greenwich mean time. Skylab III now out of range with Guam tracking station. Next station to acquire will be Goldstone in approximately 15-1/2 minutes. This is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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23

PAO hours

15

minutes

This is Skylab Greenwich mean

Control, Houston at time. About 30 seconds

away now from acquisition through Goldstone. We have the mission surgeons' daily summary on crew health which we'll read now. It reads as follows: As this mission is nearing it's end, the crew remains in good health and reports no illnesses or injuries. The crew used medication to assist with their early sleep onset last evening but do not plan on any this evening. Signed Dr. Jerry R. Hardensky. We'll stand by now for acquisition of Skylab-lll through Goldstone. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS stateside for 15 minutes. CDR Okay, Dick. CDR We thought Owen would be finished with his exercise now, but it doesn't look like he's going to make it, Dick. CC Okay, well, this is a pretty long pass so if he does get through by that time, just give us a holler. CDR Just ground to a halt. I don't know whether he's finished or wore out; he was pumping 225 watts. Well - okay. What is it, about a 15-minute pass? CC Yes, sir; that's right. CDR Okay, Dick, we'll - we'll be working working out. CC Okay. PLT Say, Dick, I ought to report that I changed the desiccants in the Sl90 today and also, I was curious to know how the EREP tape mode TV came out. CC Roger, Jack. We haven't seen that TV yet. PLT Okay. SPT Okay, Dick, here's the update on a couple of things on the flight plan_ status report for me. CC Okay. SPT On the exercise, 2/25/5000, 3/25 mark I, 90 A's, 60 B's, and 60 D's, Delta. And on salt packages add two tablets. Over. CC Okay, Owen, I copied that. SPT Thank you. CC Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute to LOS. You guys have a good night's sleep. You'll get a call wakeup call in the morning at Guam at 07:08 Zulu. One suggestion to Owen. You might set your timer a little bit early since that JOP 13 is going to be about - start about half an hour. We will have a pad sitting there in the teleprinter

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JOP 13 when you wake up in the morning. PLT Okay, Dick, we'll make sure he gets the word. And thanks a lot for your good work today. How long will you fellows be on today? CC Roger, guys and see y'all in the morning. PLT Okeydoke. Good night. PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 23 hours SI minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab-lll has passed out of range of - on this stateside pass. The crew of Skylab-lll, AI Bean, Owen Garriott, Jack Lousma, recleving a goodnight call from CAP COM Dick Truly here in the mission control center. We'll take the llne down at this time. Crew wakeup time is scheduled on mission day 55 for 7 hours 8 minutes Greenwich mean time. We'll bring the line back up at that time. This is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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MC2278/I 02:07 CDT, 55/07:07 GMT

PAO Skylab Control at 7 hours, 7 minutes, and 51 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time, the Skylab space station is about 53 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Guam tracking antenna and we'll have the line up llve for wake-up call from Spacecraft Communicator Bob Crippen. At the present time, Flight Director is Don Puddy. This shift will be on for another couple of hours this morning. This is Skylab Control waiting for that wake-up call from Bob Crippen over Guam. CC (Music) Good morning, Skylab. We're AOS over Guam for 8 minutes. SPT Good morning there, Robert. How are you today? And I hate to mention business quite so early in the morning, but was Just up taking a look at the teleprinter papers and CD maneuver pad for Jop 13. Do they have that setup? CC No, we were playing around with it here this evening and we are just now up-llnking it. So it should be coming though, we hope. It's going to be in a little bit different form than what you're used to seeing, Owen. Because we're going to ask you to do a CMG reset in the middle of it and a few other things, so we sort of did it as a fill-ln-theblank kind of thing look at it now, and we'd appreciate it. SPT pass after questions. CC Vanguard SPT CC CC over at Guam, well on your JOP sheet. see if you have any Okay. I'll Okay. 07:48. Okay. I'ii mention any questions Okay. Fine and dandy. Skylab, Houston. LOS in 1 minute. Vanguard in 31 minutes at 07:48. there. See That let The sounds you next know pass If you go up and take questions about it, fine there is and if going when the next any over a

there's to be

you

the

PAO Skylab Control at 7 hours, 19 minutes, and 16 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now out of range of the Guam tracking station after Owen Garrlott responded to the wake-up call, "Moonlight Becomes You," with a request about the teleprinter pad for ATM JOP 13. ATM JOP 13 is one of the activities scheduled for today. END OF TAPE

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GMT

PAO call, Moonlight pad for ATM JOP

Owen Garriott responded to the wake-up Becomes You, with a request about the teleprinter 13. ATM JOP 13 is one of the activities

scheduled for today, early this morning to begin about an hour from now. JOP 13 is going to be the first use of the ATM instruments to point for x-ray sources in the depths of space rather than to point at the Sun, instruments of the telescope array will be pointed out into deep space. This is Skylab Control. We're 28 minutes from our next acquisition of signal. It's now 20 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 7 hours, 47 minutes, and 14 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time, the Skylab space station is traveling across the south Pacific, just about to acquire signal at the Vanguard tracking ship. The pass through Vanguard will last approximately i0 minutes and we'll have the llne up llve for air-to-ground through Vanguard. CC Skylab, Houston. AOS over the Vanguard, ii minutes. SPT Okay, Bob and the pad - all looks fine. I presume that we're opening doors in that nominal momentum cage because we're certain that that's a time that is into the night. And everything else looks pretty straight forward, including that really. CC Okay. That's affirm and then that is the reason. Owen, one other additional item which we didn't really call for out on the pad is - but it's the way we've been handling entering maneuver times from these EREP pads so that everybody gets a chance to take a look at it before you initiate it. The maneuver times that you use to come out of the thing after you've done it, if you have a chance to put that in in early, it would be appreciated. SPT Okay. I'ii plan to do that. In fact, I think the number sheet sort of worked out that way, didn't it? I guess maybe it doesn't call out the timing, but I see avoiding that and I certainly plan to do it just like that. CC Okay. Thank you. And Owen, while I'm talking to you on the SAP there's been no significant activity over the last 12 hours. A new small plage at 28/1.0 has had some minor surges. SPT Okay. CC Good morning, CDR. AI, do you have a moment to talk with me, please sir? CDR At least. CC Okay. Very good. We had a little question we'd like to get your opinion on. We're considering another M509 run for day 57 right after the EVA, with you being the pilot and the primary objective of this test is to evaluate the effects of the LSU 02 hose on the M509 stabilized modes, with and without a light weight CCU attached. The umbilical effects can be evaluated in the shirt-sleeve mode, but we would llke your opinion about donning the suit after lunch and making the run suited. Of course, I guess, the consideration here is primarily you've just gotten out of the suit. The PI would of course like a suited run since we could make some of the maneuvers we couldn't do because of the LSU on M509-3. It looks as if only about 2 hours will be available for you to do the run. So if we do it suited, there will be

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less time available get your opinion on the time available, versus shirt-sleeve? is about it, AI. CDR CC for an answer.

to do the actual maneuvering. And we'd llke doing the additional run and considering what do you think about doing that suited We'd llke whatever your honest opinion Let me think about it a minute. Okay. No - certainly no big - big

to

hurry

SPT A comment for you, Bob. Might note the stated lighting backup circuit breaker was popped again this morning. I had to reset it. CC Oh, the inverter LCA breaker was popped is that what you said? SPT Yeah, that's correct. CC Okay. We have not seen it out before. That's - that's different, I think. We had been cycling it but I don't believe we've ever seen it popped before. SPT Wait a minute. I think that was the LCA stated lighting backup i. Just a second. Maybe it wasn't either. Excuse me. Stand by. Let me check thiS. CC Okay. Backup i should be out. SPT Yeah, that's right. My - my mistake, Bob. It did not need to be reset and ! saw the stated lighting backup circuit breaker popped and I thought that was the one that was giving us trouble yesterday. But it's all set normally. CC Okay. Very good. Hake us feel better. CDR I can think of two factors on this 509 run as I said here. One is two hours is not enough time to suit out, get in it, strap in, do the maneuvers and get finished. You can't do it in two hours. There's just - there's too much prep time. Just getting in the suit isn't that hard. But doing all the rest of it is a long timeconsuming job as you've seen from the other runs. And two, I'm not sure what extra you get out of doing it with the suit. However, it doesn't take that much longer to do it with the suit. The thing that concerns me mostly is I don't think we can pull off anything worthwhile in two hours. Maybe there's more time in there that could be made available. CC Well, what is your opinion on doing the run at all, thinking about it in the shirt-sleeve mode with probably still only having two hours available. Our basic problem is time right now, it looks like. CDR Well, our problem is you Just can't do all that in two hours, Bob. You've got - you've got to rig out the vehicle, and then you got to get in it, and then you got to get all the cameras set up and you got to get the comm set up and then you got to get those special straps on.

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And although it sounds easy, that takes a long time to right. There's a lot of parts to it. I think we could either suited or unsuited. But I'm not sure we can do

do it do it either

of them worth - worth anything in two hours. We've got to get another hour. Maybe there's an hour earlier that we could rig it all up and then come back after the EVA and do it, or something like that. Or else cut something else out. I think we could do it in 3 hours either way. As far as suited or unsuited, as long as we got the suits out, we can sure do it that way. I don't know if there's going to be a lot of difference. You see the umbilical affects more without the suit cause you're lighter. But we did not investigate all the suited problems. So, my feeling would be that we probably ought to do it suited. But they ain't got a prayer doing it in two hours. END OF TAPE

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CC Okay. What is your opinion then if we can get the additional hours that you think you might need of doing the (garble) Do you think we should try to do it? CDR I think we might learn something. I think just what we're going to learn, we're going to do as far as doing all their maneuvers again, I'm not sure that's the most worthwhile thing in the world, because we've done many, many maneuvers in that thing and certainly enough to demonstrate and give them data that determines the numbers they want to know. There's always - Itts always good to do other runs and other maneuvers. In fact, I'm not sure we hadn't done every single thing that they thought of plus a few extra we hadn't thought of. But, that's a good experiment and compared to something like, I won't name any others but, compared to some other things that are possible to do, it's sure more worthwhile. My opinion would be, it depends on any other things you might have down there that you feel are higher priority. Now, let me mention another thing. We got up our We're going to have to take the umbilicals out again and put in the - no, we won't, we can leave them in. But get out our new 02 umbilical, which we got stowed up there in the food lockers, which will be easy enough. We'll have to get out and rig a new comm capability. We'll have to - We've already put the 509 to bed, in that we've taken all the straps off, put them away neatly and got it all folded up as we have T20 for stowage, but that doesn't take but another 15 minutes to put it all back together. It certainly a good experiment, and it certainly worth the time it takes to do it, if it doesn't knock out something like - that's more important. I'd certainly think it was a better thing to do with our time than some other things I could think of. CC Okay AI, we're going to go LOS here in about 30 seconds. I'll have you again over Ascension in 6 minutes at 08:05. I think get the gist of what you're saying and we'll sit down and take a look at it, and see whether we can come up with that additional time and weigh against the other experiments we do have.

it

CDR That's right. I think it's strictly a priority sort of a thing. The additional amounts (static) necessary, I don't think. The evaluation with the 02 umbilicalthrust CC We're over the hill, AI. PAO Skylab Control at 7 hours 59 minutes and 43 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station has now gone out of range of the tracking ship Vanguard for about 5-1/2 minutes from our next acquisition of signal at Ascension. And during that last pass we heard a discussion with spacecraft communicator Bob Crippen talking to Commander AI Bean about the possibility of doing an M509 run, either

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suited or unsuited. About 2 hours had been set aside earlier for that on Sunday and there was some discussion of possibly doing a suited run after the EVA, which is scheduled for Saturday morning beginning at 6:15 central daylight time or 11:15 Greenwich mean time. The M509 run does require a good deal of time for preparation. And for that reason Bean says that he does not believe that either a suited or an unsuited run could be accomplished in the 2 hours that Mission Control was setting - thinking of setting for that. Also Owen Garrlott reported a popped circuit breaker, but as the ground controllers informed him, that was the normal status for that and when reminded of that Garriott agreed that was in fact normal for that circuit breaker. The ground on the areas, also reported some minor surges in surface of the Sun. That's one of light colored areas ,on the surface one of the plages the brighter of the Sun has had

a minor surge. That may be a prelude to a flare activity later. And there still are very few active regions and relatively small ones at this time on the surface of the Sun. We're now about 3 minutes and 55 seconds from acquisition of signal at Canary Islands and we'll come up and announce the pass Just before it begins. PAO Skylab Control at 8 hours 4 minutes and 38 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time the Skylab space station is about 37 seconds from acquisition of signal at Ascension. The pass through Ascension will be followed by a pass through Carnary Island and Madrid as the spacecraft crosses the northwest coast of Africa. This will be quite an extended pass lasting about 15 and we do have the llne up live for air-to-ground the pass. for CC 14-1/2 Skylab minutes. What's the possibilities of doing 509 Houston. AOS through minutes, during Ascension

CDR tomorrow?

CC We're (garble) - CDR - - Slipping something tomorrow to the next day. That might be more appropriate We're going to have to break up that 02 BCUs. We're going to have to tape them together in two or three spots, I suspect, just to keep, It'll minimize the torque but it will also keep them from being all over the workshop. CC AI, in the initial look see at that, we've got a normal ATM work, an EREP pass, dead run tomorrow, and 3 hours of EVA preprep which we anticipate that you wanted and it just doesn't look reasonable right now on the initial look see to try to put a 509 run in there. Could I ask you another couple of questions here, just to give us

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idea of what the status is? On the 509 bottles, is like to know if bottle four is charged andtopped off? CDR The answer is yes. They're all charged and topped off. CC Okeydoke. CDR I think the big factor is whether or not we've got time to allow about 3 hours to do the Job. CC Rog. We copy that and we're taking a look at that right now and Just seeing whether that may be possible. Not for tomorrow, but for later. CDR The think that we can't afford to get knocked out of there the EVA day is our exercise, cause that EVA just doesn't give you that much exercise. We got to keep our exercise up here the last 4 or 5 days. CC Copy that, and we'll make sure you have it. END OF TAPE

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the

CC momentum

dump

Owen, for you that we evening. You

we're getting for this JOP talked So if

ready to inhibit 13, also to load message the DAS

the and to please,

momentum discuss sir. SPT NUZ

(garble) yesterday

about in the we can have DAS. a

have

the

CC update, SPT CC was looks SPT

yet,

this

Owen, have you had morning? That's affirmative.

chance

to

do

your

NUZ it

correct like

so it's

Okay. We just that the attitude good. It's only changed

wanted was. about the Bob? We've

to verify that And apparently, 2/lOths DAS belongs to

this

degree. you CC once CDR more time, head, take CC minutes. That's more. You still there, That's affirm. got you a couple good. And

CDR Okay. I was still thinking of 509 in also we'll have to take the two others too. But their you know, head pieces and all that other business and it up and stash it in the MA - I mean MDA - MDA for while (garble) the in order in their Okay. suit. It's up there them back to get suits Copy not and at the all that volume down the time. it would there require and

a little not he

CC transferring

had we mean just It's

CDR to get them finish bring then. some that CC

- It's not a big deal. We just then do the job and then, when this time, that's what I it a got taking little hit, the time we a look at there's can do that to it.

When you think about time involved, if we've simple. Okay. We'll

right now to see if we can come up with do it. It's kind of hard to find three but we've got the FAO scratching after about Guam doing Owen 1 at minute 08:46, from just LOS. about recorder 13. Okay. Stand We're going 28 minutes dump How by. and

the time for you hours right now, it. We're see you over now. We'll to he

to from

a data voice doing his JOP SPT CC Owen. OF TAPE

looklngforward

seeing

does (garble) look? Everything looks good

right

now, END

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PAO Skylab Control at 8 hours 22 minutes and 34 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now passing over eastern Europe is now out of range of our tracking station, at Madrid, Spain. Our next acquisition of signal 23 minutes and 40 seconds from now will be at Guam. During this last pass Science Pilot Owen Garriott is making preparations for the ATM JOP 13. That's the joint observation program number 13. Joint observation program 13 is the first attempt made during the Skylab Mission to receive data on X-ray sources from deep space. The solar pointing experiments which are normally used for study of the Sun, including primarily the X-ray telescope will now he pointed at the constellation, Scorpio. Scorpio is the source of unusually high x-radlation and the Skylab will be maneuvered to point into darkness of space rather than to be pointing at the Sun as it normally is. This maneuver was scheduled according to the message sent up to the crew to begin at 8:25, that's about a minute and a half from now. Following the maneuver about 15 minutes of data take time are set aside. Up to this time very little information has been gathered about deep x-ray sources, about the only thing available so far has been counters and little has been available in the way of high resolution photographs. These things can be provided, of course, by the ATM instruments. The maneuver being performed to receive data on the constellation Scorpio is very similar to a maneuver that will be done in the Skylab final mission to receive data on the comet Kohoutek. The prime instrument during the experiment will be the SO54 X-ray Spectrographic Telescope. However the SO56, Dual X-ray Telescope and SO52, White Light Coronograph will also be used. The White Light Coronograph will be primarily used for pointing the instruments. In addition the S055 A Ultraviolet Spectrometer will be used in an attempt to gain ultraviolet data on the x-ray energy source. The maneuver does expend about 200-pound seconds of thruster attitude control propellant. That's propellant that's used to control the attitude of the Skylab workshop and is in relatively short supply. However, only about 200-pound seconds will be used and it will leave an ample supply for the duties for the final crew. The entire maneuver requires about 2-1/2 hours to three hours of crew-tlme, this morning. All of that being set aside out of Science Pilot Owen Garriott's schedule. During this last pass over Ascension, Canary Island, and Madrid, Commander Alan Bean indicated that he was interested in the possibility of doing an M509 run, perhaps be scheduled for EVA day, but he did indicate it would require at least 3 hours of time and he made mention of the fact that he would like to have as much time available as possible for physical training. The crew does want to

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stay in the next Tuesday. approximately only about they'll be

best

of possible Because the 3 hours, and

condition for their splashdown time required for that M509 is ground controllers had indicated run it's on now EVA very day, unlikely much more that likely

2 hours available_ doing that M509

that they will now increase the time available for physical training. Very little had been set aside in the early preparations for that Flight Plan for Saturday morning. EVA has about 4 hours set aside for it on Saturday morning, beginning at 6:15 a.m. central daylight time. Primary purpose of the EVA is to replace film and camera cannlsters for will from This the Apollo telescope also be clearing a the occulting disc is Skylab Control. next acquisition and 52 seconds mount solar instruments. They speck of contaminating matter of the White Light Coronograph. We're 19 minutes and 38 seconds of signal after the at Guam. hour. It's now

from our 26 minutes END OF

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PAO Skylab Control at 8 hours, 45 minutes, and 28 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now 55 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Guam tracking station. Skylab now about 13 minutes left in its daylight period with Owen Garriott preparing for that Jop 13 - Joint observation program 13. The first attempt made by Skylab to observe an X-ray source in the constellation Scorpio in deep space. This is the first time that Skylab has pointed its instruments at target other than the Sun and the telescopes are expected to return more than a dozen photographs of the X-ray source known as SCOX-I, located in the constellation Scorpio. Very little information's available about this rare X-ray source and we will get something during this next pass beginning a little after 4 o'clock Central daylight time. We now have acquisition of signal at Guam. CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Guam and we will be doing a data voice recorder dump. We got you for about 7 minutes. SPT Okay. You might check the times and so forth to make sure you still llke those, Bob. And I've got the gimbal - star tracker gimbal set for the star track for the star number i position. And I did notice, up until just a couple of minutes ago when I went manual on the star tracker, the door would not open. And then here about i or 2 minutes ago, it would start opening. not sure whether the computer opens or not. But, CC immediately, Owen. Now has that may be normal, I'm control of when that door be all set up opened when now. Over. you hit manual

we appear to That should've

SPT That's sort of what I thought and I tried it about 3 or 4 times and recycle through manual and close and back to manual and it wouldn't open for intervals of about i0 minutes there. We did point the star tracker at the Sun, if that might have helped and Just about 2 minutes ago now, why it opened again. I should clarify that, I guess not at the Sun, but where the Sun could fall on the star tracker. CC You made everybody's eyeballs open up wide. SPT I think A1 was looking og out the window and CDA and my gimbal position and and did just this so that sun could fall on the star tracker. CC Okay. our If you can see that nominal minimun cage attitude there substantially. We're looking at it. And of course, we've been firing the TACS. about the amount you were expecting. We calculated 42 and you're up to 45 right

did the

SPT perturbing CC SPT I hope that CC is

was

now.

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have minutes and now Guam

over away.

We're Honeysuckle Skylab Greenwich over New station.

getting at 08:59 Control mean time.

ready and at

to that's 8 hours, Skylab

go

LOS. about 55 space range by the

We'll 6-1/2 minutes, station of the antenna

PAO 28 seconds passing tracking

Guinea, It

has gone out will be acquired

of

at Honeysuckle Springs time Owen Garriott is

in approximately working at the

4 minutes. controlling

This display

panel for the Apollo Telescope Mount solar instruments. Those powerful telescopes are going to be trained in the next few minutes on an X-ray source known as SCOX-I in the constellation Scorpio. This is the first time during the mission that the telescopes have been pointed at a target other than the Sun. They will be used to point at Scorpio to gain emitted data by a on the X-radlations blue star in Scorpio. emitted by Science - believed Pilot Owen to be Garriott

began his preparations for this pass just after wake-up this morning. First time that the solar telescopes have looked at deep space. They expect they'll take more than a dozen photographs of the strongest source of X-radlatlon in the sky. The X-ray source, which is located in the constellation Scorpio, was first discovered in 1961. It was the first X-ray source ever discovered by man and the universe. No photographs have ever been made of an X-ray source until now. So the dozen or more photographs returned by Skylab will be the first such photographs. This is a 13-mlnute observation period on the Skylab observation of Scorpio. That begins at 4:06 am Central daylight time or 09:06 Greenwich mean time. Two purposes for doing the observation which is considered to be a very exploratory observation according to A1 Kreiger, the co-lnvestlgator on the experiment. First purpose is to gain additional data on soft X-rays. There is fairly extensive data on hard X-rays or the longer X-ray band. The soft X-rays are not as thoroughly studied. That will be to is some that gained confirm believe in the 36 angstrom the location as to be associated band. identical with. The to At second purpose the blue star time, there is that is both

this

suspicion that is

of the star that the source because

is very strongly believed there is a variation in

visible light of the star and the X-radiation, which Seem to be simultaneous. ScoX-I is one of the few X-ray sources located precisely in the sky. It appears to be an extremely blue star, about 500 to 5,000 light years away. It's definitely unusual. that of not an It's ordinary spectral stars star. It's considered characteristics do would appear to not be to be extremely conform to simular. Most

other

which

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sources are

are either

very well understood. super nova remlnents,

X-ray distant

sources in galories,

or close binary about each other pulsate. ScoX-I teristics members of and

members. and for does not

That is, twin stars that rotate thatreason, appear to appear to have any of the characgalaxies or binary of interest.

super nova that makes

remnants, distant it an unusual source

Some have been known for a dozen years, which also makes it a considerable interest. The maneuver that was performed a short time ago to orient the spacecraft for this observation of the night sky. It's similar to the kind of maneuver that will be performed to track the comet Kohoutek on the final Skylab mission. We have acquisition of signal now at the Honeysuckle tracking station. We'll - END OF TAPE

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sky.

PAO It's

similar

to

- the observation of the kind of maneuver

the night that will

be Skylab Honeysuckle air-to3 minutes

performed to track the comet Kohoutek on the final Mission. We have acquisition of signal now at the tracking station. We'll keep the line up live for ground through Honeysuckle, the pass to last about and 20 seconds.

CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Honeysuckle 3 minutes. See you solar inertial. CC Skylab, Houston. One minute from LOS. Vanguard in 25 minutes at 09:27. PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 4 minutes and i0 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now out of range of the Honeysuckle tracking antenna crossing New Zealand that's - 23 minutes to our next acquisition of signal at Vanguard. That's a low elevation pass that's expected to last only about 30 seconds. It's now 4 minutes and END 30 OF seconds TAPE after the hour. This is Skylab Control.

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PAO Skylah Control at 9 hours 26 minutes and 29 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now approaching acquisition of signal at the Vanguard tracking station. The ship is going to be acquired only for a very short period for voice, approximately 29 seconds. We will, however, bring the line up live for air-to-ground in the event that that acquisition comes a little bit early. PAO We have acquisition of signal now at Vanguard for telemetry data and we'll get voice acquisition shortly. CC Skylab. AOS through the Vanguard for 5 minutes. SPT Okay Story. We're on the way back, as I guess you can see by now. CC Yes Sir. SPT Just for backroom information, we got a 12-3/4 minute exposure on SO56. We got about 2-1/2 rasters on S055, and we got 2 complete sequences for SO54, and the inner gimbal angle star hung right at plus i000. Just about 2 arc minutes away from the pad value for essentially the whole data taking interval. So the whole thing looked real good and gee, I must congratulate ASCO and all your fellows down there who did the calculations for this maneuvering. It was certainly precise and everything went exactly llke the plan. CC Okay. Very good and thank you, Owen. SPT Incidently one other bit of information. While monitoring the detector number 3 for the most part, during the scanning operation, there were very frequent intervals in which the first digit wouldn't flicker indicating some small count was registering in the 40 miliseconds or so that each position is being scanned. And I couldn't get a pattern to it, but it does look as if there may be some information recorded on the S055 telemetry and I would appreciate any feedback that they might have after scanning the data. CC Okay. That's real interesting, Owen. CC Jack, Houston. PLT Yes Sir. CC You've got a terminate of M518 and pickup of M556 Ops at about 18:00 on your Flight Plan, but we're looking ahead to your EVA prep. We'd llke to get everything done way short of that if we can, so if you can pick that up earlier, it will be fine. PLT That's a good idea and I will, Story. As soon as the first cool light comes on. Thank you for reminding me.

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CC Okay. SPT Another question for the ATM room. l'd like to know if 4906 grading position does put 01 on detector number 3 or where does it put it? Over. CC Get it for you, Owen. CC One minute to LOS. CC Skylab, we're about 30 seconds from LOS. We'll pick you up over Canaries in 15 minutes. And we concur Owen, that 4906 on the grading will put the 01 on detector 3, and we're wondering what you got on S052. SPT S052 did get three exposures, spaced 5 minutes apart. System exposures is about 3 percent. CC Okay. Outstanding. And for Jack, I checked that the cool-down light is on priorto pressing on. PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 33 minutes and 42 seconds Greenwich mean time. Rather unusual conditions at the Vanguard tracking ship allowed us to have extended communications there. Much longer than were predicted by our tracking charts here. Next acquisition of signal is about 12 minutes and 20 seconds from now. That will be at Canary Islands. During this last pass Owen Garriott reported that the maneuver to acquire ScoX-I, the X-ray source of constellation Scorpio was extremely successful, and he thinks he's got some excellent pictures of that area. That includs a dozen photographs using the X-ray telescope cameras and also photographs using the whltellght coronagraph. He did indicate too, that some data may be observed on the S055 telemetry. That is sent down to Earth, of course, immediately after the pass and we should hear something from the scientists perhaps a little later in the day. This is Skylab Control. Eleven minutes and 30 seconds to our next acquisition of signal. It is now 34 minutes and 51 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 45 minutes and 21seconds Greenwich mean time. We're presently crossing the Atlantic Ocean about 50 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Canary Island tracking station. The pass through Canary Island and Madridwill last about 15 minutes. We have the line up live for air-to-ground through Canary Island and Madrid. CC Skylab, We see you've completed the is looking good. We'd like momentum bias. SPT I have not or software And I don't AOS Canaries and Madrid 13 minutes. maneuver. Your momentum the DAS here to put back in the

Okay, Story. You've got the DAS and inhibit - not inhibited TACS yet. Either switches of course, awaiting until 11:30 on that. know whether the backroom's interested in the frame

count of the frames where the stowage 1 photographs are taken or not or whether that information has come out normally. If they'd like those numbers, I'ii give them to them. CC We'd like the numbers, Owen, as usual. SPT Okay. On S056, frames 276 to 274. Only one of those is good, of course, and it's one of those three. SO54, after the two sequences the frame counter was 531, so we used 16 frames above that. S052 the final frame count was 547, so it's the frames Just above that. And incidentally on the NUZ update, the orbital plane error was plus 4.3 before storing JOP 13, and after the NUZ update there was no change, still 4.3. CC Thank you. PLT Say, Story, I'm trying to set up for this demonstration 5530 Bravo-i and I'm trying to find some length of 2-inch grey tape. Can you tell me where the 2-inch grey tape is? I'm thinking maybe either you mean the 2-inch neutral or silver back tape or the l-inch grey tape that we fix everything with. CC Okay. We'll get that for you, Jack. And Owen, the DAS is yours. We got the biases in and dump enabled. CC Jack, on the tape, you can use any tape which has a light background. And the neutral tape will be fine and we agree with you there's probably not 2-inch grey tape onboard. END OF TAPE

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half

CC Skylab, i minute to LOS. It's about a an hour to Carnarvon at 10:27. PAO Skylab Control at i0 hours, 0 minutes, and 40 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now over eastern Europe, is out of range of the Madrid tracking antenna. We'll acquire communications again with spacecraft 27 minutes and 7 seconds from now. That'll be at Carnarvon, Australia. This is Skylab Control as the Skylab space station is in its 1859th revolution above the Earth. It's i minute and 6 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

the

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PAO Skylab Control at i0 hours 27 minutes Greenwich mean time. We're presently Just 55 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Carnarvon, Australia tracking station. Our pass through Carnarvon will last approximately 5-1/2 minutes. And we will have a pass shortly thereafter at Honeysuckle lasting 8 minutes, so we'll have the line up live for air-to-ground through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle. At the present time, the crew should be engaged in housekeeping activities, having completed the ATM activity for earlier this morning. And the science demonstration that was planned - I believe that one will be showing the melting of ice in space. We're live for air-to-ground now through Carnarvon, Australia. CC Skylab. AOS Carnarvon 5 minutes. SPT Roger Story. CC Was that Owen? SPT That's him. CC Okay. In the next I0 hours sometime, a change to your ETC pad. SPT Okay. Let me see here, just a minute. Maybe now is as good a time as any. Give me aboutl minute and I'ii get it out. CC Okay. No hurry. PLT Story, I put M556 on to cook at 10:03, and the cold one temp was 23 degrees centigrade and the pressure was 0.2. time i0 to the minus 3 torque. CC Thanks Jack. I got SPT ahead. CC Okay. 2107 change standby to run to depletion. We're estimating you only have 5 frames left anyway at that time. SPT Okay. I've got it. CC Okay. CC Skylab, we'll be dropping out here for about 30 seconds. Handing over to Honeysuckle. Be dumping the tape recorders over Honeysuckle. CC We're back with you for 7 minutes, Skylab. SPT Hey Story, about 11:30, you might give the ATM operator a reminder on that TACS INHIBIT. CC Will do. END OF TAPE Okay Story. I've got the pad out. Go

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CC CDR CC checks.

Subtract

CDR, Houston. Go ahead. AI, I'm running 2 hours from the

your entry minus timeline you got

5 on there.

CSM

Your timellne is going to be 2 hours ahead of ours. Just subtract 2 hours. CDR Okay. I Just spent about 30 minutes looking it over. We're ready to go. CC Okay. And AI, no need to acknowledge, but we're not going to be ready for CSH loads and that kind of thing for about 37 minutes till we get to Bermuda at 11:17. CDR Okay. Do you mind if I bring up the CMC on time and get a good platform so that when you give me the (garble) ops Tig I need to do an option i. So that means I can bring up the platform and just do an option 3 - just a P-51, then we'd know where we were. Then when you gave me load, we can do an option i. CC Stand by i. CDR What I'm trying to do is avoid you sending up the load and then saying taking allgnments when we're in the middle of the night. CC Yeah, we're working that. CDR Also, I noticed the last alignment is an optic so I'm going to need stars and gimbal angles for that. CC Okay. CUR The computer should do it, but I'd llke to do it manually. CC Okay. AI, we'll need to get your clocks synced at some other things, so I think you'll have to stand by on that to Bermuda. AndBermuda will be coming up in 35 minutes at ii:17. And we're about 30 seconds from LOS. CDR Okay. Understand, Story. Thanks. PAO Skylab Control at i0 hours, 42 minutes and 25 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now over New Zealand, is out of range of the tracking antenna at Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. Our next acquisition of signal, 35 minutes from now, will be at Bermuda. At the present time, Commander Alan Bean is preparing to begin entry minus 5 day checks of the command module and he did indicate he'd like to bring up the command module computer, the CMC, but ground indicated they weren't quite ready - having a little difficulty in computers and have not quite had them configured for the entry minus 5 checks. But that will beginning probably at the Bermuda pass which is 34 minutes away. This is Skylab Control at 43 minutes and 13 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO

Skylab

Control

at ii hours

16 minutes

and 40 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now 54 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Bermuda tracking station. That signal through Bermuda should last for 7 minutes and 50 seconds. We'll keep the line up live for air-to-ground through Bermuda for a little over 7 minutes. This is Skylab Control. CC Skylab. AOS Bermuda 8 minutes. CC CDR, Houston. CDR Go ahead. CC AI, we'd like an E-MOD. That's a verb 74 inner. what CDR it is Want now. It'll be BIT rate HIGH. Okay, and we're BIT rate HIGH or LOW. Let me check

CC already there. CDR CC completed CDR you could then I'ii CDR CC

self

And it's on the way. And AI, we'd like to know if you've check and what were the results. I have not. I waited to start so that And

see it. And l'm just finishing up STS power up. do the self check where you watch it. Did you copy my last Roger, and you can go ahead with the

self check and after that we'd like accept for a clock sync, and a REFSMMAT update. CC AI, could you tell us what the source of the C and Ws that we're seeing down here are. CDR Okay. The first one was caused when I put on caution and warning gate A through D, then A and B. I didn't like the way the lights illuminated, so I went to the CM Just to make sure that the lights and the buttons to turn them out were working properly and they are. I pushed recall and got no recall, so apparently it was just a little quickie there, whenever we activated the ones per the checklist. CC Okay AI, we need accept now for clock and REFSMMAT update. CDR You got it. CC Okay. CC AI, we got your TFN manual complete clock sync over Madrid and we're about 20 seconds to LOS. sync Over Madrid we'll be doing an entry VHF check and on page 3-2 you'll find the reconfiguration to VHF. CDR Okay. I was Just staring at it. I'll get reconfigured right now and you can call me on VHF if you want.

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No All

Sir. right.

We'll Then

get

the

logic cool it

checks and wait

CDR that. CC CDR time

I'ii

Okay. I'm in in there?

a

hole

right

now.

Did

you

get

the

CC We only got part of it in, and I'ii have some time changes for you on pages 3-3 and 3-4 when we get to Madrid. PAO Skylab Control at ii hours 26 minutes and 21 seconds Greenwich mean time. We've gone out of range of the Bermuda tracking station. I could hear, during that last pass, Commander Alan Bean up in the command module preparing the entry minus 5 checks. These are simulations in advance of the splashdown next Tuesday afternoon. We're about 2 minutes from acquisition of signal at the Madrid tracking station and we'll keep the line up live for about an 8-1/2 minute pass at Madrid. END OF TAPE

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Skylab, Roger. the sync

back

through

Madrid down to you're

for

8-1/2

min-

CDR where I can close circuit breaker. CC CDR three steps with them on. CC CDR CC hibited. PLT CC
on.

Okay. I'm arm whenever

the point ready. That's

the

Okay, AI. Okay. I'm state and are Go.

Press on. ready to coordinate standing by for 6

the logic;

next 2 of

Okay. They're And for Jack, Okay. AI, you

both we're

on. Standing by. seeing the TACS in-

got

a good

check.

We're

GO

for

power

CDR That's good news. I'll turn off the logic, put it back llke it was. CC And when you're ready A1, configure for VHF. That'll be in i0 of llst and the right side of page 3-2 and during those comm checks, I can pass up some times to you on page 3-3 and 3-4. CDR Okay. I'm going to be off that stand for a few minutes. 6 CC Okay and I_ll come up on VHF. CDR How do you hear me on the'headset? Okay. It's Just the old speaker box. It doesn't have alot of zing to it. All right. Anything new? Go ahead. I think we can hack it. Go ahead. I'm ready to copy. 01255. All zips. Got it. Okay. If you're satisfied with the _HF, I'ii go off it. Okay. Here we are in S-band. CC Okay. CC A1, could you tell us on the C and W's was that the quad Bravo package temperature or the SPS oxidizer pressure? CDR There was no way to tell when I punched recall. I did not get a recall. CC Okay. CDR Two caution and warnings that I have at the moment are B-max 1 and 2. Maybe that was it. CC Okay. CDR I could turn them off and turn them back on. We could interested. CC you over to block CDR test and probably get a check that way, if you're See go

Carnarvon now and they're

AI, we're about i0 in about 25 minutes press on with this. Okay. I'm working passing.

seconds from LOS. at 12:02. You can away on the needles

b

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CC Okay. PAO Skylab Control at ii hours, 38 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've gone out of range of the Madrid tracking antenna. Our next acquisition of signal will be in 24 minutes at Carnarvon, Australia. Commander Alan Bean has begun an extended checkout of the command module in preparation for next Tuesday's splashdown in the Pacific Ocean southwest of San Diego. Earlier this morning, Science Pilot Owen Garriott reported complete success in the pointing of Skylab's array of telescopes at the strongest source of X-radiation in the night sky. Those instruments which previously have been used only for the study of the Sun, were pointed at the constellation Scorpio, where the X-ray source was discovered in 1961. Today's survey of the powerful radiation source, known as ScoX-l, and believed to be an unusual blue star, will provide more than a dozen photographs the first ever taken of a stellar X-ray producer. The instrumeats were pointed at the ScoX-l, an estimated several hundred to several thousand light years away from Earthp for 13 minutes beginning at 4:06 am Central daylight time. Astronauts were awakened Just after 2 am today. Part of the new space station day will continue through the conclusion of the 59-day mission next Tuesday. This is Skylab Control. 22 minutes and 55 seconds from acquisition,of signal at Carnarvon and it's now 39 minutes and 20 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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12

PAO seconds

Greenwich

Skylab Control at 12 hours i minute and mean time. We're now 55 seconds from

acquisition of signal at the Carnarvon, Australia tracking station. The pass will be through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle Creek, Australia and will last approximately 15 minutes. There's a line up live for air-to-ground through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle where we expect we will hear spacecraft communicator Story Musgrave talk with Commander Alan Bean, who's now in the midst of entry minus 5-day checklist for the command module. We have the line live now for air-to-ground. CC for 15 minutes. we're CDR probably going Skylab, AOS carnarvon and Honeysuckle

Okay. We've run into a little problem to have an entry day. The star's

not available till just a fewlminutes before it goes into momentum dump. And there's not very much time in there to get the 51:52. But we're working on it at the moment. CC Okay, AI. We're looking at it. CC And the dump just started, AI. CDR All right. Well, look, we're going to have to hold this 51 until the next sunrise. There's nothing we can do about it. We went to - We can Just leave right now and we'll probably have a fairly close alinement. But it probably won't check the things you want to check. But we're going to have to look at this for entry day, because it's liable to even be worse. The star might not even be available, period. CC Okay, AI. CC AI, did you get the P-51 completed? We show that you have coarse aline to platform. CDR What we did was - did a P-51 complete. And then we did a P-52 as far as coarsing aline to platform option one. And now we're going to leave there. So that's going to give us a pretty close alinement to what you wanted anyway. But it will not be trimmed up bythe P52. CC Yeah. Still - He trimmed it out afterwards. CDR Sounds llke Vance Brand's voice. CDR What I'm going to book for right now is, I want an exit platform alined as it is. CC Okay, AI. We show ment now. And we show stars 2_ 4, and you can probably complete the P52 nowm of the dump. CDR Okay. This might We'll get Jack up there and see if he look right in my now, little leaving this

a good coarse aline6 available. And even in the middle be an interesting can do it. He do task. -

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l'm not sure he knows how to acquire the stats unless you want me to use the CSM optics, which I could do. I'll do that. You think tars - stars 2, 4, and 6 are available, huh? CC 2, 4, and 6, and use the CSM optics. CDR Okay. That's what we're going to do. SPT Story are you there? CC Yes, sir, another 9 minutes. SPT Just wanted to make sure that we were in a position TV-45. CC SPT CDR to record on the VTR. I'm about to do that

Okay, you're go, Owen. Thank you. Looks like star 2 is not by spacecraft. back, there

available. We'll it try sits.

Looks like it may be occulted something else. CDR No. Take I've got her in site. CC Okay. END OF TAPE

that

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We've

CC already CDR middle of the CC CDR

Okay A1, we're seeing a good P-52. your torque time and your NOUN 93. And the check starts right in the sec, so I'ii get out of this program. Okay. Looking good. Will those same three be available got We this expect other 2, 4,

(garble) do you suppose? CC Stand by i. Okay. and 6 will be available on entry day. CDR Excellent. And if

thing

comes up, we'll be able to maybe get in the 51 and if we have to go to 52, we can go it this way. Should be - Are you still there? CC Yes Sir. Another 4 minutes. CDR Sounded like did the Delta V test and it worked minus 217, which is acceptable. and found out we have a drift of I started minus i00, 1 minute 40 indicating 99.4. I ran it twice once it was 99.3. CC CDR CDR BMAG. CC CC error needles CDR on the arlon CC CDR power now. CDR a minute. see You're-We're go for that, AI. And before we lose you here, how'd your go? Went perfect. Everything looks good Okay. Okay. Okay. Okay. A little And you dropped out. I well. Ended up with a Did the null bias check plus 0.6. By that I mean seconds later, we're and once it was 99.4,

minus. I'll bring on the old

I guess

test needle.

Let's We'll

bring start

on the

the

old

FDAI/GPI check in

drift

CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS. We'll you here over Texas in about half an hour at 12:48. CDR Okay. We just began our drift check. CC Okay. PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 18 minutes and 45 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time the Skylab space station has passed out of range of the antenna at Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. We're 29 minutes and 30 seconds from acquisition of signal at Texas. A checkout of the command module this morning has Commander Alan Bean going through nearly totally powering up the command module. This duplicates the activities the crew will perform prior to reentry next Tuesday morning. The

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preorblt systems check of the command module includes everything short of actually closing the hatch and undocking the command module from the Skylab workshop. This checkout scheduled for 4 hours began with panel configuration and then powering up the command module computer, the CMC. The initial inertial measuring unit, the spacecraft control system synchronization of onboard clocks, platform alignment and checkout of the reaction control system and service propulsion system engines. That checkout of the RCS and SPS engines includes electrical checkouts only. That is mainly to see if all the switches and controls are working properly. These engines will not be test fired during the checkout. During this operation, Flight Controller Phil Shaffer is here supervising a group of Flight Controllers who will be on duty the reentry and splashdown stage of the Skylab mission. Astronaut Story Musgrave is acting as during the phase of the mission, but he is being assisted by astronauts Bob Crippen and Vance Brand, the backup Commander for the present mission. A side note is that Robert Crlppen is celebrating an anniversary. One year ago today he completed the Skylab medical tests called the SMEAT. That was a prior test of the equipment used on Skylab which did show a number of equipment problems before the mission and those weze remedied in time for the first

CAP

COlqlq

Skylab crew to go up. One year ago today that SMEAT test was completed. The command module has been in a powered down or quiescent mode since the crew boarded the workshop on July 28th. The command module draws power and at a minimum level approximately 800 to 1000 watts. Since the fuel cells were shut down on mission day 20, that's August 16th. During this period the workshop power system has been furnishing about 40 amps, and during the checkout that will draw approxlmately 60 amps. About a 50 percent increase in total power consumption. While Commander Bean is in the command module, Pilot Jack Lousma will periodically monitor the electrical systems of the Skylab workshop. The checkout of the guidance and monitoring systems aboard the command module is the longest portion of the checkout. Two separate phases of the checkout require an hour and 30 minutes to run with Commander Bean monitoring those systems. At completion of the checkout of the command module systems, the command module will be powered down once again and all three crew members are scheduled to spend an hour reviewing the checklist for the command module. Those checks are expected to run through about 14:15 Greenwich mean time this morning, at which time there is a scheduled test of the $193. The $193, of course is the EREP instrument with the microwave radiometer scatterometer altimeter, which

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has been malfunctioning. test will follow the CSM are presently underway. 26 minutes to our next States and it's now 22 hour. END OF TAPE

A problem entry minus

with the antenna. That 5 day checks, which

This is Skylab Control. It's now acquisition of signal at the United minutes and 30 seconds after the

SL-III MC-2295/1 Time: 07:47 CDT, 9/20/73 PAO 30 seconds

55/12:47

GMT

and

Skylab Control Greenwich mean time.

at

12 hours We're now

47 55

minutes seconds

from acquisition of signal over the United States. We'll have a pass through several stations in the U.S. and Bermuda. And the pass should last approximately 13 minutes. We have the llne up llve for air-to-ground over the U.S. CC Skylab, AOS stateside for 14 minutes. Be dumping the tape recorders over Mila at 12:49. SPT (Garble) you to let me know when you're configured for down-llnk TV, Story. CC We're ready, Owen. SPT Okay. You're getting that T_ mon, or you will be as soon as I move my video switch. CC And you're on the next 13 minutes, got a couple of questions. SPT For who, was that? CDR Well, I'm working on - CC That! s for CDR. CDR I've got 5 minutes until I'm supposed to do this little operation here. CC Okay. We're wondering how the EMS entry takes went? CDR Went good. But I didn't work under this ... plate. CC Okay. CDR You can hear those glmbal motors growling back there when you give it the MPVC. Never heard those before. CC Copy, A1. CC Owen, you've got a good NUZ update. SPT Are you asking me_ or letting me know how it looks on the ground? CC No. Wefre Just telling you it looks good from down here. SPT Good. Fine. Thank you. SPT This activity coming over the east llmb is certainly producing a lot of XUV mon brightness above the llmb. There's quite a bit out there in the corona that we can't see the H-alpha. CC Okay. CDR Okay. We're 145 from the simulated burn. CC AI, you're too far down in the mud read you. Can you adjust your headset or mike or something? CDR Okay. I Just wasn't talking very loud. We're 130 from the simulated burn at the moment. Both to C&M valves are auto. I checked CC Okay. CC And, Owen, star tracker shutter door. them we'd a moment like you ago. to close the

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SPT pole. CC position. off the CDR per instructions time, I guess,

The We'd

-

my llke

barber

- my

flag

is

barber

the switch

in the closed GHC power is right now is In real life.

The MS mode to normal. here. And of course, I'd give it a verb 46.

SPT It's a barber - It's a momentary switch Story. And it was already barber pole, I didn't cycle it again. How does your telemetry show it now? CDR (garble) blank. CC It's okay, Owen. CDR Okay. We start ullage about right now. But we won't today. We've got the - both Delta-V thrusts off and we've got both pilot valves circuit breakers pulled. So everything's okay. CDR DMS is counted up to 100.4. Okay. We've still got a 99:40. CDR Okay. We've got a 6:40, 97:40. We've got the engine on light just like we should have, helium valves are still barber pole, ejecter valves are still closed. We've got the nitrogen pressure A in 20:50 and B is 23:00. CDR Okay. There's an enter. CDR Thrust light went out just per plan. CDR 99:40, we entered. Got a 16:85 with a bunch of residual. We (garble) we're through 37, we go to PO0, now. CDR Okay. Now this is PCM blt-rate low. But I don't think you want that, because that's where because it wasn't that way when we started. CDR Okay, Houston. Gimbal motors are off. CC Okay, AI. And you can go to low and bit-rate so you'll have the switch in the proper position for your checklist. CDR to to Okay. I went low. BMAGs back got the the bus. bus rate 2. Main bus ties be careful here, where because we've kind And are coming we've got of done off. Now we've the batteries on something been funny looking to great

Okay. there. down END

CC here. OF TAPE

everything's

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CDR Concur. It looks fine. Okay. Main BUS ties are OFF. EMF is OFF to STANDBY. I might consider biasing this thing about 4/10 of a foot per second. And it says DSC dump. That's something you'll be doing, I guess. CC On that biasing the EMS, AI, we will probably have some new numbers for you on entry day. CDR In other words you're going to take care of the bias, huh? CC Yes Sir. think double CDR Okay. That's that circuit breaker panel check it one more time. a good idea. 275 is right. Okay, I Let me

CDR Okay. That looks good. CDR Okay. The engine package and the quad heaters are primary. CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS here. See you over Madrid in 4 minutes. And A1, you got ahead of us a little bit on the RCS checks. How did they go? CDR I'm sorry Story. I thought you'd we'd gone AOS. They went just exactly as planned. I got the right numbers and everything worked out. I got the heaters on, and I went back and did verb 48, and put the proper things in the computer, gave it a verb 46. Standing by to end the STS drift check at 18. Everything else is complete and satisfactory. CC Okay. Thanks. I got a couple of more questions and comments. We'll pick up over Madrid and over Madrid, we'll need to restore EMT 51 that the self check wiped out so (garble) go to accept there. CDR Okay. I'll be ready to do it. PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 3 minutes and 51 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time the Skylab space station has gone out of range of the tracking antenna at Bermuda and it's about 3 minutes from acquisition of signal at the Madrid tracking station. During this past revolution about the Earth, Commander Alan Bean has been busy working on the entry minus 5 day checklist on the command module. Everything is going well according to the Commander at this last report and that will be completed about an hour from now. Following that there will be a test run on the S193. The purpose of the test, 193 has been malfunctioning. Had a problem with the antenna control on 193, which is the microwave radiometer seatterometer altimeter. One on the Earth Resources electronic sensors. They will do a test on that, that will dislodge a piece of contaminating material that's to be fouling up the antenna. That test will be hopefully believed performed

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after

14:15

Greenwich

mean

time,

a little

over

an

hour from now. On the past revolution about the Earth, the ATM has been manned by pilot Jack Lousma, who has gone on to housekeeping and at the present time Science Pilot Owen Garriott is handling the ATM duties. In this past revolution handheld photography was scheduled to be taking place. That was a duty set aside about an hour ago over Pakistan, During the pass over Pakistan, Science Pilot Owen Garrlott was scheduled to take photos of flooded areas in West Pakistan where hundreds of towns are under 4.5 to 6 meters of water. Heavy rainfall in the mountains of Kashmir sent water surging through rivers such at the Hanab and Junjab, in Junjab province. The waters of the Imdus River burst through their banks and abruptly flooded towns. For i0 days the swollen to northern Sind cotton crops and waters of Pakistan. the wheat the Imdus moved from Punjab The flood has damaged the supply stored on fields has photography assignment Garriott should have been

been washed away. That handheld was given to Science Pilot Owen

completed during this last pass. We have not yet received any formal report, but we should get one later this evening. We're now about 40 seconds from acquisition of signal at Madrid. We'll have a 7 minute 47 second pass through Madrid and we'll have the line up live for air-to-ground there. END OF TAPE

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CC Skylab, AOS Madrid for 7 minutes and we'd accept now. CDR Okay. You gots it. CC And how busy are you right now? CDR Not at all for another 6 or so minutes. Six or i0 minutes. CC Okay. We'd like to know on the end of P-50. Did you accept the NOUN 23s or did you reject them? CDR I noted it didn't say, so I went ahead and accepted them. May I give them to you? CC Yeah. We're ready to copy. CDR Okay. 146, 28. 180, 02, 00011. CC Okay. We're showing those are essentially unchanged. CDR Suprise. CC And could you make some comments on the gimbal motor growls. Did that seem normal to you from your previous experience? CDR No, it seemed much louder and I don't recall them ever growling near that much. Although we've heard them before. Now it may be it's because we're being held so solid here inertially and then they're moving around. So that has an effect although I don't know what it would have rather than be a undocking movement. And they did it both in pitch and yaw which kind of leads you to believe that it might be normal. But I was suprised at the growling of them. And I think growling is a good word because I wasn't sure it was the gimbal motors for a few minutes. Then I moved the hand controller and I said, "¥eah, that's what it is." It was a little bit different than I recalled. CC Okay and on your Pbl and P52's, on the Pbl, using the sun sensor or the star tracker and you can't do that during a dump. But you could do the P51 on using stars if they're available and of course, you could do the P52 using stars during the dump. We're looking at the rates that are achieved during a typical dump. Earth is the passive thermal control that you used on Apollo, and these dumps are a tenth of what the rates were in the passive thermal control and you had no trouble doing 52's then. CDR I concur. As long as can find the stars there's not a lot of things to see out the window, I've noticed particularly when the Earth is the occulting (garble). If we can thumb ahead on - get the shaft to trunnion, we can very easily do it. But what I hope to do, is llke we did prior to that EVA - last EVA where we cranked this thing up real early, the idea anyway when we get a 51 and 52 and just let it set there. So we don't have to get into a hassle like

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getting a good alignment. CC Yeah. There's no trouble in doing that 51 early, AI. We just passed you a time for your own sequencing. CDR Understand. I'm Just hoping that on real entry day, we crank it up either the night before or early in the morning before we start doing anything else. Get over here and get it aligned and then just let it float there. Then you can find those stars and everything else pretty simple with y'alls help and tell us which ones are available. CC And AI, it's your computer and we'd llke a VERB 74 to check our lock. CDR now, don't be best to think? you? just Okay, youknow bit I can put it in high leave it low and take You can leave the me. by. rate low is low but this'll - might longer. What do you switch It'll We've in low, but we've -

CC commanded high. CDR CC down here.

Way ahead of Okay. Stand

be interesting to lost the MC data

CDR Okay. Going to be interesting to see how brown part of this command module is. Because I'ii tell you, it seems to me that the workshop is much more gold in color than it use to be when we got here. That thing is slowly but surely turning sort of a light gold. CC Okay, AI. We've got the data back and give us the VERB 74 and we're thinking down here that maybe the glmbal motors are louder now because you've got less background noise than you've had before. We've had a lot of motors and fans that aren't running right now. CDR I suspect that's probably a good call. The encouraging thing is that they're the same in pitch as they are in yaw, which gives you the feeling that maybe it's not Just one motor acting funny or one gimbal doing something. That's the way they always are. You're probably right and of course, it's quiet up here most of the time and we're probably less sensitive to noise than we were some time ago during launch where we're_ you know, around on the Earth. It's pretty quiet up here most of the time. Like right now. CC Rog. CDR I guess we're crossing Italy now. I can see it out my side window. Looks mighty pretty down there. See Corsica and Sicily. CC Skylab, we're 30 seconds to LOS. We'll see you over Carnarvon in about 25 minutes at 13:41 and everything we could see in the gimbals down here was good. CDR Okay. I'm feel pretty good about them too and I'Ii be checking out BMAGS here - going over to BMAG i here in another 3 or 4 minutes. CC END OF TAPE Okay.

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PAO Greenwich

mean

time.

Skylab Control Skylab space

at 13 hours station is

16 now

minutes out of

range of the tracking antenna at Madrid. Our next acquisition of signal in 25 minutes and 6 seconds from now will be at Carnarvon, Australia. During this last pass, there was a brief interruption in the data received here from the command module computer, but there's no problem there and they are completing now, the entry minus 5 checks of the command module prior to the reentry for next week. This will be completed during the next pass around the Earth. It's now 24 minutes and 16 minutes and END OF TAPE and 42 seconds 40 seconds after to acquisition the hour. of signal

_h

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and

PAO 20 seconds

Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time.

at 13 We're

hours, 40 minutes 55 seconds from

acquisition of signal at the Carnarvon, Australia tracking station. The pass through Carnarvon will last approximately 5-1/2 minutes. We have the line up llve for alr-to-ground through of that next 20 Carnarvon. At CSM E-5 checks. or 30 minutes. 13:40 we have scheduled a completion Those will be completed in the And ATM activities underway and Just

now being completed by Science Pilot Owen Garrlott, who's probably about ready to eat lunch. We have the llne up llve, now, for the air-to-ground through Carnarvon, Australia. CC Skylab, AOS Carnarvon 5 minutes. PLT Hey, Story. Let me give you a little word on this diffusion experiment. I got the little (garble) set up, there's a swab in the top. It got soaked in water, of course. Then I went to put the tea on top of it and waited about an hour and nothing happened. And the tea Just stayed right on top of it. And I'm guessing that probably nothing will happen. And maybe what we ought to do is get a swab and soak it with tea and stick it in the top, llke you folks were-thinking down there for a while and and - Want to know what you think we ought to do? CC Okay. Get back with you. CDR Story, I 're got the ru - results of that BMAG 2 test if you need them. CC And, AI, for your P52, star 2.6 is still good. CDR Okay. I'm waiting until the proper time, unless you want me to do it now. But I can give you the BMAG 2 check, if you'd like it. CC Okay. We'd like 2 and I test results. CDR Okay. l's not finished, of course, yet. Here's 2; 16436, 33590, 00083. That was NOUN 20. Same time the ASCP thumbwheels were 162.8, 337.8, 001.4. Start time was 18:00, stop time was 27:05. So it amounted to 09:05, as far - correction - i hour 09:05 as far as time is concerned. CC CDR the food CC Okay. Okay. here. Go. Now, I got a little information

for

people

entry here. pass

CDR I was looking over their meal B for day in the command module to make sure it was all And a couple of things that I noticed, and you might it on to them. They may want to reach G. They said

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MC-2299/2 08:40 CDT, 55/13:40 GMT

to get minute

out let

some things me look at No, No. forget I

out of something. it. I can't

overage. found find it it.

For right It

example here. says -

-

CDR thank you. CDR Are you still

still

there?

CC Yeah. We've got another minute here. CC And, AI, you can go ahead with the P52. CDR All right. I'll go ahead on that. But they indicate that the PLT is going to eat two sausages We can work that problem. Okay. I think we can handle it. Here's a meal. All right. We got it all. CC Okay. Good. We're 30 seconds from LOS and 6 minutes from Honeysuckle. CDR Okay. And I'm going on to 52. PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 50 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now out of range of the Carnarvon, Australia tracking station, passing very far south of the continent of Australia. And we'll have acquisition of signal at Honeysuckle Creek in about 3 minutes and 17 seconds. During this last pass, Pilot Jack Lousma indicated that he was a little concerned about the key diffusion science demonstration that is underway at the present time. He said that the tea, which was saturating a fiber pad remained on top of the water and didn't diffuse. Here in Mission Control the corollary experiments officer informed the flight director, although it has not been called up to the crew, it's expected that that that it's was exactly anticipated what about was 36 expected. hours will That be

required for that tea to diffuse in zero gravity. So he will probably inquire as to whether or not the tea was properly saturating the pad. And other than that, they would not expect a complete diffusion to take place for a good deal of time yet. During this last pass, the Commander of the Mission, A1 Bean, back in the command module, reported that the body mounted attitude control system test had been completed. It took an hour and 9 minutes and 5 seconds to complete that test. The BMAC was compared for its performance with the attl formance Shaffer previously. expected, with another attitude control system. And its perwas excellent. In fact, flight director Phil indicated that it was better now than it had been and Its performance was quite satisfactory. extremely Commander close Bean to the indicated

that there was a problem with one of the entry day meals. Didn't go into much detail, but he - Apparently, something had been removed from the meal that had to be replaced. He said that he would take care of that problem and wouldn't bother the

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ground with it. Bean is now going aheadwith Program 52 which is - which is one of the activities scheduled for today. That's the inertial alinement - the IMU alinement. That is now underway. He was going to postpone it a bit, but he was given an okay to go ahead with the - END OF TAPE

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PAO - That is now underway. He was going to postpone it a bit, but he was given an okay to go ahead with the alignment of the IMU. We're now about a minute and 14 seconds from acquisition of signal at Honeysuckle. This is going to be a relatively short pass lasting approximately a minute and a half and we have signal coming in now and we do have the line up live for alr-toground through Honeysuckle. CC Skylab. AOS Honeysuckle for i minute. CDR Okay. Could - Would you be interested in the results of that last P-52? CC Yes Sir. And you need to hurry. CDR Okay. Here it comes. Stars 2 and 4. All zips. Noun 93 plus .134, minus 2, that's 002, minus 051. And time of gyro torque was 13:49:22:00. CC Okay. Thanks AI. When you get done with your checks there, you're GO for a power down and remember to get your VERB 45, that's activate the dot DAP along the way there. CDR If it's in there, I'ii get it, I hope. I - there it is. I'ii sure do it. I'm just standing until this 30 minute check runs out. CC Okay. And for Jack, we want you to check that pad between the tea and the water. Be sure you got good contact of the fiber pad between the tea and the water. And also Jack, the Goddard Space Flight Center Laser may be visible from 14:32 to 14:36. We're going LOS here, we'll see you over Texas in half an hour at 14:23. PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 55 minutes and 39 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now out of range of the tracking antenna at Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. During this last pass AI Bean gave a report on the performance of program 52, which is inertial measurement unit alignment and that apparently has gone off all right. Spacecraft Communicator Story Musgrave indicating to the crew that they may have an opportunity to see the Goddard Space Flight Center laser as they pass over the area to the northeast. That laser was spotted yesterday by Science Pilot Owen Garriott. It appears to be a 51uegreen color from the spacecraft and they had no trouble at all identifying it. Said it was very, very clear. They will however, be repeating that today and may do it a number of times during passes over Goddard over the next several days. The experiment is an attempt to determine whether or not a ground based laser can be used for navigational purposes and for other scientific purposes for spacecraft. That will be visible beginning at 14:32 which is a little less than an hour from now as the spacecraft crosses the U.S. on revolution number 1861 of the

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orbital workshop. We're now 26 minutes and 18 seconds from acquisition of signal at Texas tracking station in Corpus Christi and we are now 57 minutes and 4 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 14 hours, 22 minutes and 21 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now approximately 50 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Texas tracking station in Corpus Christi. We have the llne live for airto-ground through Corpus Christi and a long pass over the United States station lasting approximately 16 minutes. During this pass, one of the three crewmembers may be taking the opportunity to see if he can spot blue-green laser from Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, just north of Washington, D.C. That laser was aimed at the spacecraft yesterday successfully and Science Pilot Owen Garrlott said he saw it coming through loud and clear and that'll be done again today using that argon high powered laser to for tracking purposes. We now have CDR Trying to lock up on us. PLT Hello, Story. CDR Hello, Houston. CC Yes, sir. We got you stateside, 15 minutes. PLT Hey Story, my spot meter readings don't agree with the (garble) mine or yours. CC We're breakln up pretty bad here. Stand by about 30 seconds so we get a solid lock on. PLT Very well. CDR Solid lock. CC Okay. We're good now. PLT Okay. My spot meter's reading 1/25th at as opposed to 1.8 llke the pad suggest it might. CDR S to STANDBY. R is STANDBY. Let me you some information. PLT Want me to go to my meter readings there, What's I got 3 feet. your distance, it located about Jack? - well

F-16 read Story?

be

CC PLT about

it

should

CC Okay. PLT That's what it is, 3 feet. I got F-16 at 1/25, is what I'm spotting. CDR Okay, Story, let me read you A-9 which is zero, actually it's offscale low. B-O and I0, C-O is 2, B-9 is SPT Story, question for the ATM backroom. I'm doing a shopping llst 19 over on the east llmb instead of the west where there is a very large area of brightness Just coming around, and I'd llke to know if 82B wants to participate in this. Over. CC CDR that friendly Okay, Owen. Story, why don't I little alignment while read you the results ago? I mean the

8.

of

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check.

CC Okay, we can - we're pretty busy hear on things. Let's take that up over Bermuda. CDR Okay, can't handle it, huh? Okay. Well, we finally overloaded them down there, Jack. (garble) would happen. PLT Okay, the antenna's pointing to forward now, looks like it's down to plus Z all right but it's pointing forward and I got some pictures of it. CC Owen, we concur with your suggestion. PLT BaJa, how about that? Good old Baja. CDR We've probably got 80 pictures of that. PLT Know we didn't get anymore here, that's for sure. Okay. CC Jack, use the spot meter readings you're getting onboard. PLT Okay, 1/25 at F-16 (garble). CDR It's Just standing there, isn't it Jack? PLT It's not doing anything rizht now. CDR Right, it's in the park position, 45 forward or something like that. PLT Yeah, looks like it's forward and very much straight down. Now it's going to be noncontiguous so it's going to fly back and go step, step, step, step and fly back to the other side and step, step, step, (garble) - CDR EREP at START, Jack. S190 - S is ON and R is ON. Standing by now. PLT Give me a hack before you go to ALTIMETER ON, will you? CDR I most certainly will. S is ON, R is ON. PLT There it goes. RAD going to the right. CDR RAD (garble) GIMBLE light is illuminated and blinking. PLT It's going to the right, it's looks like it might be moving but I can't tell. Jiggle it a little bit there it goes. It swung out to the left and back to center. CDR Got both READY LIGHTS ON. PLT Left, center, right, ever got to minus Z - or plus Z rather. just doing dithering around at random. right stop now; it's on the right stop. it in now, AI? CDR Same old thing. left, it hasn't Looks like it's It goes clear to What - what you

the got

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PLT Okay, it went to the right stop and is hanging up there, and every once and a while it twitches a little. Twitches off and stops toward the center and goes back. Now it goes to the left - CDR Okay, let me talk a second. PLT But it wasn't unlf - wasn't stepping, it was Just a swing over there. It's swinging off the right stop to the center and back to the right now. CDR A-9 - A-9 is 5, B-O is i0, C-O is offscale low, B-9 is 6. Go ahead, Jack. PLT Okay, it's hungup on the right stop now and it's Just twitching a little bit. Every once in a while it swings towards the center a little bit, comes back to the right stop - that time it swang back, probably all the way to the center, maybe all the way to the left. Now it looks llke it's looking straight down and it's zinging back to the right, but it's not giving us any definite step movement. CC we don't PLT CDR minutes ago. PLT AI. but have We got the carrier on the EDDU any modulations. We got both switches right. Everything's okay, it was right Let me know when you go to downllnk

a

few mode,

another

CDR All right. I'ii go to STANDBY in a minute. PLT It's not doing anything uniform, Story. It's moving off from stop and Just swinging over to the left and it'll hesitate for a minute and come back to the right stop, but it's not swinging right, stepping back to center, swinging left and stepping back to center like it's supposed to. And it never has pointed straight down, it's still pointing forward. CDR On the intrack noncontiguous (garble) in a minute. CC PLT CDR PLT 12:19. CDR now. PLT It's suppose to swing back to zero; swing forward, step back to looking forward toward the command module away forward zero. Right and it might and then step now it's be straight 29:30, which is about 33 seconds from Okay. Okay. We're standing by Okay, let me look

to go intrack non contiguous. that up. That's at

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and CC SPT CC

it

might

be

at the right Owen, Houston. Go ahead. Between 14:32 2 and see if ON. we

stop;

I

can't

tell

which.

and you

14:36, can see

if the

you

get

a

chance laser.

look CDR CC

out

STS

Goddard

S ON, R Yesterday it 2-1/2 watts

ran and

it

on

20

watts; to

we'll calibrate

be running that.

today,

we're

trying

SPT Okay, that's 32 to 36. PLT Okay, now the antenna apparently all the way forward. We're looking forward, but now went down to the forward stop and it - it occasionally back to the original position and then it goes right to the forward stop and bounces. Now to the forward and it's trying to bounce off a little bit. It comes occassionally and then bounces against the stop, Just dumps itself CC SPT PLT back CC camera settings. PLT to out. And, Owen, have you got the camera I don't think so; I'ii check. the same It's If doing you got an opportunity I've the same thing. It

wasn't it comes back stop up kind of up there?

doesn't got the

come

For what?

plus

CDR Okay, let me give you A-9 again. A-9 is 3, B-0 is plus 8, C-O is plus 2, D-9 is plus 8. SPT Okay, go ahead, Jack. PLT Okay, it's still on a forward stop and every once and a while it looks like somebody just kicked it a little bit and it comes off the stop and it goes right back to it. It Just bounces and damps itself on the stop and then it - a little while later it'll come back off the stop to a different location, and go right back to stop and bounce on it a little while. It's (garble) off the forward stop back to plus Z is erratic, it doesn't go to the same place when it comes off of stop everytime. It certainly is not doing any kind of stepping at all. It looks llke something is trying to get it off of stop, but nothing - nothing making steps. Right now it's not doing anything. CDR S STANDBY, R STANDBY. I'ii give you the A-9. Again A-9 is 3 percent, B-0 is 9 percent, C-O is 2 percent, D-9 VOX. END is 8 percent. Switch position going off on the downlink

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Switch come

CDR Czero position going off PLT Okay, off the forward - -

is 2 percent, D9 is 8 percent. on the downlink VOX. now we - A1 went to standby and

CDR S off, R off. EREP going to STOP. PLT It came off the forward stop. oops, now (garble) something. (garble) to the left. CDR Displays OFF. Bus i off and bus 2 off that's the end of the show. PLT that's what he but did not go Later on, - CDR PLT why it you're

and

Okay, when AI went to stand by, I think said, it came off the forward looking stop, back all the way to zero, I do not believe. Yet. About

the

time

he

said

he

went

to

off

slung to the left as I look at it. To the looking through the - with your headturned

right if to the command

module. But it now. It appears be in the right looking straight SPT CC a 55-millimeter CDR SPT Story. CC SPT have to CC CC you

not ever swing back to - looks like it's straight to be looking forward yet, although it may possibly vertical plane although it's definitely not down, it's looking more forward. What settings do you want, Story? Okay, Owen that's FI1, at 1/250, with lens. Not contiguously. Okay, that's for the Nikon 300-millimeter

now,

Right? That's leave it I got there. a 55-millimeter. the 300-millimeter lens on, I'm going

to

use about

in

the

Let me get you some settings. And AI, if you're done with S193, command module for about 5 minutes. EREP guys got any trying to describe? questions down

we here

can

PLT what

I was

CC No sir, we certainly needed that running commentary. It doesn't look llke we got any EDDUand the running commentary, that's the data we got. Thank you. PLT Okay, I don't know why; it was all hooked up right. CDR Be in the command module in a minute. CC Okay. PLT I guess in summary, Story, it looks to me like the thing's kind of doing the samething in both modes. It goes to a stop and then it looks llke somebody kind of boots it and it goes off a little ways and it looks like the guy who's booting it, boots it each time. And it goes in a random with a place different strength and it comes

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back like it had a spring on it. Hits the stop and kind of bounces a little bit - bouncing dance out and sits there a while and then it looks like somebody kicks it again. SPT Don't see the laser, Story, but I don't - I think they're not tracking us too good. PLT That's getting it. CC Okay, Owen, shutter speed 1/500 in F8 on the 300-millimeter. SPT Just a minute, I think we got it in sight here. CC No need to acknowledge Owen, hut the laser is on. SPT Okay, Jack and A1 both have it visually. I didn't see it, but Jack and A1 both have it and it looks llke we got a couple of pictures of it. CC Okay. Super. And it's off now. CDR It didn't look like a bright point; it looked llke three bright points lined up in a line, parallel with the horizon. It was much more than just a single point. CC Okay. CDR And it was not a blob. If I'd seen it somewhere else I'd thought it was like a neon tube, the dlam - the length - the diameter was - length was maybe 20 times longer than its apparent diameter or width, or whatever you want to call it. CC Okay. CDR I'm in the command module now, Story. We double checked our down-link VOX and it was connected perfectly. CC Okay, we're a minute from LOS here, and about 5 minutes from Madrid. And I got you - got some things for you to hook up there so we can verify some data. CDR I'm standing right here to do it. CC Panel 275; circuit breaker, bat bus A and B. Bat A and B, two of them closed. That's circuit breaker bat bus A and B, bat A and B, two closed. CDR I was going to mention it the voltage is down on those things and we may need a charge. Looks like about 33 when I looked at it previously. I'ii look at it right
now.

CC Okay, that's the next thing coming up. out the hat bus A and B volts, and the bat C volts. CDR Bat A is 33.8. Bat B is 33.3. CC And Bat C? CDR 36 - wait a minute. 36.5. When we started this mission, A and B were up there too. CC Okay, I'm going over the hill here now. And on panel 275, you can open up those circuit breakers. Bat bus A and B, Bat A and B to open. Read

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CDR They're open. CC Okay, and coming up over Madrid in 4 minutes. I'ii just have a couple more questions for you and then that will complete the command module check. CDR Okay, and I'ii give you the BMAG goodies. CC Yes sir, I'ii be looking at BMAG 1 and also we'd like to know what the BMAG warm-up after you went to warm-up how long the temperature - how lone did it take for the temperature light to go out? CDR I do not know. END OF TAPE

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9/20/73
PAO Skylab Control at 14 hours 40 minutes

and 39 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab has passed out of range of the Bermuda tracking station. There was an attempt there apparently by the spacecraft to make some additional communications as they passed over the North Atlantic but the message was totally broken up and it was impossible to read any that. They did come up a little early on the Texas pass, again attempting to communicate before they were within range of the tracking antenna. Very very busy pass over the United States_ we're now about 3 minutes from another acquisition of signal at Madrid. During this pass, Jack Lousma and A1 Bean participating in a test of the S193 antenna. That antenna has apparently malfunctioned and they've had a good deal of difficulty in pointing it. They were testing it - trying a number of maneuvers with the antenna. And they said during this last pass they were attempting to point it - and to photograph its position. At the same time, they had a EDDU the EREP diagnostic downllnk unit operating but the EDDU was malfunctioning and they were not receiving any useful data on the ground. They thought that perhaps the switch might be in an incorrect position but at the end of the pass, Commander A1 Bean indicated that the EDDU was properly connected. So they did not recleve very good data on the ground, however, Jack Lousma gave a continuing description of what the antenna was doing. That it was being moved back and forth in the hope that it may have been fouled in part by a piece of mylar, but they're not certain of that and apparently it is not operating properly at this time. They will however, continue to work on that problem and attempt to discover why the antenna is not properly controlled. Also, during the pass, both Commander A1 Bean and Jack Lousma indicated that they had seen the laser that was fired into space from Goddard Space Plight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The laser was substantially reduced in power today. Yesterday, Science Pilot Owen Garrlott indicated that he saw the 20-watt laser. They poweredthe laser down to 2-1/2 watts today and A1 Bean did indicate that he could see it. He a single said one. it looked And it llke looked three bright points rather a little llke a neon tube crew Even both at saw and the very than about

of

20 times as the Goddard

long Space

as it was wide. The Flight laser today.

photographed reduced to it's -

power. The laser which i00 watts of power, but and it also apparently 2.5 level. a realistic for tracking Purpose assessment reference of

is an argon laser is capable up it's very very easy to observe, is observable even at that reduced the experiment of the laser's and for manually also is to value

provide NASA with as a terrestial aide scientific into the atmospheric

directed be made

experiments.

Investigations

will

r

.

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distortion of data from a varity of Earth sensing instruments. This is a cooperative program of Johnson Space Center and the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Number of more passes over the Greenbelt, Maryland site will give additional data on the laser's performance. We're now 18 seconds from acquisition of signal and we'll bring the llne up llve for alr-to-ground through Madrid. CC Skylab, AOS Madrid, 8 minutes. CDR Story, do not know the time the lights went out, but - any other information you need? CC How about the BMAG 1 drift results? CDR I think I've got'em. CC Go. CDR Here comes the ASCP Delta-T was 3900. 164.42; 337.25; 003.08; thumbwheel: 1643, 3377, that's 0033, NOUN 20. and the

CC Okay. CDR Anything else? CC No, sir. We're going to be looking over all of this for the next couple of days to get a firm status on the CSM. Vance will be coming on the line again over Honeysuckle at 15:30 to give you the topics for discussion during the procedure review and then he'll come back about stateside and discuss all the entry procedures with you. CDR Excellent, I thought I heard his voice, a couple of hours ago. CC Yes, sir. He was plugged inwlth me and supposedly on ADF conference and we were air-ground then. CDR Good to hear him again. Say, did you want me to put the PCM bit rate high or do you want me to leave it where it where it is in low? CC You can leave the switch in low, AI. CDR Alrlght, is there any other switches that you see out of position that you would llke for me to reconflgure? CC One more thing, A1. On another 509 run, whether 2 hours is enough - that's only a 30 minute run and it's unsuited. Do you still think that 2 hours is not enough? CDR We could sure try it. I mean we're game to try but we might run over, so position it at a place where we can run over. It's just hard to get all of that gear together. It's a tough one to assemble and get on and strap in and check out. It just - it Just takes awhile. It - maybe we can get a little lead time on it or something. We're game to give it a go, I'll tell you that. CC We'll schedule you a little more than 2 hours on that, AI. And could you comment on the comparison 16:00

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between the brightness of the laser you saw yesterday and the brightness of the laser you saw today? CDR I did not see it yesterday and I don't think Owen saw it today, so that's a little bit tough to do. Now the thing that puzzles Owen and I both, Owen is convinced that maybe I didn't see the laser - or Jack didn't, because it was not a pin point of light. However, it's the only bright thing I've seen on Earth, so I personally think it was the laser, but I don't know why it appeared as a horizonal llne as opposed to one bright dot. It was plenty bright to see by the eye and we saw - at least the thing I saw. It stood out well. It was sort of a green color and it tracked us well until we were perhaps 1 minute past the site. CC Okay, that does, that does sound llke the laser. I guess you don't have a comparison and - all of the command module switches where looking at, they all look good from down here. CDR Okay, I think I'ii go find my lunch. CC And before Jack digs into his dinner, I need to talk to him for a short while. PLT CC running commentary the term righthand of track? PLT that meant it So that would CC END OF TAPE I'm here, go ahead, Story. Jack, could you confirm that - in your on the 193 test, that when you were using that this was in the motion towards left to the looking right, aft.

Yeah, when I say it moves moved toward my right and I was have been to the left of track. Okay, thank you.

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the

-

CC the

fiber

is

And Jack, in contact

did you happen to notice with the tea and water?

that

PLT Well, I haven't had a chance to go back and do that again but here's what happend. I put the water in and then I put the little fiber thing on top to make the then I pushed it down a little bit and a little air bubble forms under it so you got to push it down and let the air out. Then it gets a little wet so, then I made sure that the wet fiber was in contact with the water. And then I put the tea on top of the wet fiber and it didn't go anywhere it Just stood up there and filled up the rest of the tube and it didn't go anywhere at all. Then I tried taking all the tea out with a syringe and injected it a little further down along side the fiber. Well, that didn't work very good either because some of it slipped by and went on down into the water so that's where it stands right now. And my suggestion is that we soak up a new fiber with tea and stick it in there and contact with the water and then let it do it's thing, because I don't think the other one was going to do anything at all. The tea would not defused on down into the fiber while I was watching it anyway. CC Okay, you did get all the bubbles out? PLT Yeah, I got a good interface between the fiber and the water I could do that. CC And how about the contact between the fiber and the tea? PLT Yeah, that was good too. There's a - the tea is a little bubbly but they're just very small bubbles and there's no way to do it differently that's just the way the tea mixes up and get to the syringe. But there's no big bubbles just a little bit frothy but that had good contact with the fiber. CC Okay, thanks. We're 30 seconds from LOS here. We'll give you a good 40 minutes to eat. See you over Honeysuckle at that time at 15:30. And I guess Vance will be talking to you then. PAO Skylab Control, at 14 hours 54 minutes Greenwich mean time. We're now out of range of the tracking station at Madrid, Spain; as the spacecraft is passing near Egypt over the Southern part of the Mediterranean. During this last pass an additional description by Commander A1 Bean of the observation of the laser bean sent up by Goddard Space Flight Center. Commander Bean indicating that the laser tracked them for about i minute and he was quite convinced that the blue-green light that he saw was that of the Argon laser beamed up by the Goddard Space Flight Center. Description was a little bit different than that given yesterday by Science Pilot Owen Garriott who apparently

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did not have an opportunity may be due to a number of transmission of the laser

to see the laser today, it things, one of those is atmospheric which is an area to be studied

today by the - by the Goddard Space Flight Center team and the Skylab astronauts. That laser will be a possible value aid in navigation for space - future spacecraft and also may be used for pointing instruments at locations specified on the ground for various sorts of earth resources experiments. These are of course future applications for the Argon laser that was tested today. The test today used only 2-1/2 watts of power, yesterday when Owen Garriott spotted it, it was using a full 20 watts. It's capable of up to i00 watts of power - it's quite a powerful laser, of course there is no danger to the crew from the laser's beam. It's quite a safe on, radiates only visible light in the blue and green spectrum so it appears as a bright light on the ground. Today it did appear as a long horizontal light apparently like a neon tube. Commander Bean indicated as he passed over the United States he said it was about 20 times as long as itwas wide and also indicated that it had 3 bright points of light in it. This is Skylab Control, it's now 55 minutes and 49 seconds after the hour. We don't have another acquisition of signal for 35 minutes. END OF TAPE

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15

PAO hours

29

minutes

This is Greenwich

Skylab mean

Control, Houston at time. About 2 minutes

away now from reacqulrlng Skylab-III through Honeysuckle. Meanwhile in the Mission Control Center a backup Commander Vance Brand is presence. Brand will talk with the crew of Skylab III at Goldstone activation, approximately 1600 hours GMT. This would be on checklist changes for reentry, the long llst of procedures which were sent up on the teleprinter. We'll stand by and pick up Skylab-III as Story MusErave makes his call. CC Here's Vance. Hi, Vance. Hey, how you doing? You guys We really haven't got much to really say in - PLT MCC CDR 3 minutes. Skylab, AOS Honeysuckle for 3 minutes.

MCC Yeah. I don't know if we'll get much done in the 3 minutes but, A1 we're prepared to answer, first of all, the questions you sent us the other day. And ready to copy anymore you might have or - or disucss it in things informally or whatever you'd llke. CDR Okay, we're ready; go ahead. MCC Okay, the point you brought up the other day, the Mae West donning thing is out - out of sync with the suit doffing, and I think that that will he corrected in the pad that we have here ready to send up. And next thing was the you asked about when do we do the secondary and primary water evaporator activation. And I think maybe the stuff you've recieved recently might have squared that away. Do you still have a question on that? CDR No question; understand now. Thanks, Vance. MCC Okay. Okay, we only have 15 seconds, AI, and probably the next thing will be discussion of the hypergarment and when you wear it. And we'll see you next time. CDR Thanks for the briefing. See you on the ground. MCC Okay, see you in a few minutes. CC Okay, we'll pick youup over Goldstone, Skylab, at 15:59. Vance will have 15 minutes that stateside pass. CDR Okay, ask Vance - here's a question he might want to think about. How would it, if we did use the - PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston at 15 hours 34 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've Just had loss of signal with Skylab through Honeysuckle. The next

j-

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station to 25 minutes.

acquire will Meanwhile

be Goldstone in the news

in center

a

little more auditorium

than at

11:45 Central daylight time this morning, a JOP 13 briefing will take place with Dr. A1 Kreiger, who is a Principal Scientist for S054. I repeat: The news briefing will take place in the news center auditorium at 11:45 a.m. Central daylight time this morning. This is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston at 15 hour 58 minutes Greenwich mean time, now approaching acquisition of Skylab-lll through Goldstone. We expect resumption of the conversation between A1 Bean, Commander of Skylab-lll and Vance Brand, backup Commander for this Skylab mission, once we reacqulre. Brand setting along side CAP COMM Story Musgrave here in the mission control center. Standing by, this is Skylab Control, Houston. CC Skylab, AOS, stateside, II minutes. CDR Okay. MCC Say, AI, you cut out on that last transmission, when you were asking a question, would you repeat that please? CDR The question was Just, when you get a chance you might discuss, if we did do an RCS burn, how we secquence through the different tanks that we have. MCC Okay, llke - PSM to QUADs etc, huh? CDR That could be later, other words, do you burn out the PSM first and then shift over to the primaries or - I mean the QUADs or what? But that's of low priority, go ahead. MCC Okay, that's a good question. It's already been discussed down here. There's a lot more gas in the PSM. We'd like to see you use up the PSMs first and then shift to the QUADS. CDR Well, I gather you just keep burning until you started to loose attitude control, is that how you would do it? The minute you start to loose attitude control you'd assume that you were out there and then switch to QUADs or what? CDR Would you watch the pressure? I'm not - I'm not sure how you know exactly when to shift. MCC Okay, there is - we'll check it down here, but I think AI, what the answer is going to be is that you're going to have caution and warning lights coming on, telling you you're going down on pressure but stand by on that one. CDR Okay, go ahead with your things, Vance. MCC Okay, and let me finish off that - darn Mae West by just giving you the quick checklist change right on the spot, have you got page 12-1 open there? CDR Sure do. sure MCC Okay. Where you see F-I unstow and donn West, just scratch that, move it to the next stage, at the very end of - I - of - pin and ink number 8, which is after doffing. CDR Okay, it's there. So - go ahead. MCC Okay. Next - counter pressure garments you asked about that. There has been a lot of discussion on Mae

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how that should be handled down here. Basically - it's your option to inflate the counter pressure garment to 175 millimeters of mercury, prior to the SPS deorbit burn. You can do that if you want or not. After splashdown, the garment must be inflated to 175 and maintained at that until your in the (garble). And, I think that'll probably give you what you want in option. CDR Okay, let me make sure now. If you do do it prior to the burn, then you do it on the water, or I mean before you get out on the ship. If you don't do it prior to burn, what do you do? Do you then do it on the ship? MCC In any case, you do it after splash on the water, and you keep it inflated until you're on the ship. But the option applies to whether or not you inflat it before the burn, for example, if you decided to inflat it before the burn, you could depressurize it until you are on the water, or leave it inflated until you are on the water. CDR Okay, I think that's a good idea. I haven't liked leaving it pressurized so long. What do - Paul, Joe and Pete say about this SPS burn, that was one of my big questions today. You talked with them about it I guess, what's their thinking? MCC Okay. They're sort of - for it - Paul and Joe, I've talked to and Story. Story is right here. He's been in the middle of this item. Why don't I let you listen to him. CC Both Joe and Paul had a - slight graying out of narrow of their vision during the - their first SPS burn. And apparently that was enough to get the reflexes going, that during the second SpS burn, they had no symptoms at all. It's our feeling though Al, that this is probably an arterial reflex and that the - the counter pressure garment itself, which prevents being as venous pooling. It probably isn't going to help you a lot during the burn. CDR It sounds like that there doesn't appear to be an easy way get our reflexes in shape. That that burn is going to be sort of - tunnel vision. Is that correct? Would you assume that? had CC no symptoms CDR CC on Joe and Paul did on the first one, the second. How about Pete on the first one? No Pete never did on either one. they

,

CDR Well, we're in pretty good shape, we'll not do either. Go ahead then. CC It sure won't hurt to inflate it though, that's your option. CDR Okay, I plan to inflat it, by the way. Go ahead. liable

but

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MCC Okay, next thing AI. You ask the question about - where do you - go spacecraft control to CMC AUTO after undocking? You wondered was it was before or after the RCS check? The answer to that, we expect you to come off, undock, in CMC free, that'll give you a min impluse mode on the dock DAP then when you're clear of the SWS, you will go into the CM RCS check directly and that'll put you into SCS free, then when you finish that, you'll end up in SCS free and then it'll switch you over to CMC AUTO. If that's clear. these paper right. CDR three sentences and then I'll Okay, on look that's clear. Would you please put a pad and send them up on a piece of through my checklist and make sure it's

MCC Okay. That brings up another point, those three pages, right in that - that area from about 12 wellor more. 12-1 through 12-5, we're curious to know how clobbered up your book is, right in there. You know, what we could do if we want - wanted to sendup a teleprinter message to redue the left side of those pages, it's up to you. CDR No, I think it's okay. I just want to and I think we have all of the changes in there. I just want to make sure that I understand the philosophy and it being the words reflected because - I don't think we'll have any trouble, I've been working with this book, plus that nice tlmellne you sent up and it's been working real well but I just want to make sure I understand what the plan is. MCC Yeah. Basically the CMRCS check has to be done in SCS or we desire it to be. And basically when you undock, you want to be in im - min impluse so you don't spray your solar panels and - after all of that smash is finished. Then you'll want can get your AUTO maneuvers dock DAP control. I've to be in and that - CMC AUTO so sort of thing that with you the

CDR Okay. How about - go ahead and continue. got about 5 more questions after you're finished. MCC Okay. You asked Just prior to the SPS burn, why one minute before the burn, we do the VERB 46, why we don't do it sooner? The answer to that is, that the the attitude hold using dock DAP is so good, and keeps you pointed so well, that we llke to stay in dock DAP until the last minute before the burn and then - there's very little chance you'll do any drifting before you start the ullage but you have to be certain that you do the VERB 46 about a minute before the burn because - your ullage will be not good if you forget that.

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CDR Okay, and it's just a simple verb 46 takes you out of the dock into the undock. We previously loaded the proper numbers in there and away you go. And there is no check, Just do it and then - when 20 seconds come, you'll find out that it worked okay, is that correct? MCC That's exactly right. Of course, we mention in one of the study guides that you might during the coasting phase sometime leading up to the burn, go into the undock DAP and maneuver it just a little bit to see how it feels. And you do that just by doing a VERB 46 maneuver using the RHC and THC for your and then when your satisfied do a VERB 45 enter again. CDR Okay, I plan to do that. They got it under the plan is OJT, so I'm going to do it. MCC Okay, and I might mention thatwhen you do that, be real careful to notice which way you have to control with the THC when you you or - correct you in a certain direction. CDR Well, I figured it was fly from, now the question is, when you're flying in - with the THC, do you try to keep the needle centered on the fly from (garble) or do you get your mind turned around where you Justfly the ball? MCC to go. And your error to correct THC to the is a little you do the MCC now? do CC you read I use the needles and that's the only way you'll be set up to use the needle. If you see needle going off to the left, meaning youhave to the leftin yaw, then as I recall, you do right , so it's kind of a fly from situation. Which strange that's why you might think about it when OJT. You got that? Okay, Skylab, Houston, how do you read Okay, now? Okay, read you well, and question was, know when to put B MAG - B all B MAG Just leave or when to put it in ATT i rate 2 with the other do them? Okay, AI. I don'twhere we We'll pick youup over Bermuda in about Okay, Did you get all Wellof my we'll hit that on one the under flight that one. over from Houston, Skylab,Houston. How

CDR how do you it in rate 2 when you MCC CC a minute. MCC Bermuda. bit? No if END -

transmission and -

CDR no need to say MCC you drag a B MAG OF TAPE

Sure did, Vance more. Okay. Basically around but -

understand it doesn'thurt

much

?.

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CDR

...

stable

it.

MCC Okay. Basically it doesn't hurt much if you drag a BMAG around, but I'ii give you some words on what the little simple rule on that will be. Okay, here we are at Bermuda. How about that? Okay, basically you handle the BMAGS for this nominal entry Just llke you would if you had 4 quads, with one exception. If you ever get into a control mode where you're using the THC for yaw control then put the yaw B mag to the same rate 2 so that it's caged, and you won't drag it around. But for burns just go by the checklist and in general Just follow the checklist. CDR Okay, so it's a drag around problem as opposed to any sort of switch over problem or things of that nature. to be MCC concerned That's about. correct. Not really very much

CDR Okay, understand. MCC Okay, you had one question about - for the CM RCS check, are we in CMC mln impluse or FCS min impluse. I think our uplinks have squared thataway. It's SCS mid impluse. CDR Okay, you're right. MCC And that was a confusing section that we think's all in good shape now. You askedabout what do we mean by auto RCS select 12 to main A, main B. We didn't want to clobber your checklist too much so we looked for a convenient notation that we could use that was familiar. And basically that's just your ring i, ring 2 type notation. But when we say that let me - why don't you copy down really which jets are on main A and which are main B, if you're ready to copy. CDR Okay, go ahead. MCC Okay, that means AC roll 4 off. Okay, and ring I, 6 in parenthesis to main A, and those are Bravo i, Bravo 2, Charlie 3, Alfa 4, Bravo 3, and Delta 4, and ring 2, 6 to main B, and those are Delta i, Delta 2, Alfa 3, Charlie 4, Delta 3, and Bravo 4. Is that clear. CDR Yeah, I got them. You don't need to say anymore there. MCC Okay. And you asked about having a teleprinter pad sent up for your checklist for page 7-4, the completion, and I think you've got that. We also sent one up for 7-3. Next thing is go around stragedy if you're ready. CDR Okay, ready. MCC Okay, so, for the case that you're -

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in your nominal deorbit and SPS fails to light. What do you do? The strategy as is follows. And we can actually send it up on a teleprinter later, because it's a little bit lone and maybe I could just explain it to you here. CDR That's a good idea. MCC Okay, it's for 2 quad, 2 impulse RCS deorbit with an addition having B-4 on quad Bravo enabled. And it's going to be - you'll get your first pad over Vanguard at a PET of 2100 or 21 hours rather, and that'll be the pad for RCS i. Now the nominal pick for RCS 1 would be 24 minutes after you get the pad about 21:24. And it'd be a Delta V of 185 feet per second; a burn time of 14 minutes, taking you down to a perigee of 130 miles. Next you'd coast for 2 revs between RCS i and RCS 2. You'd get you RCS 2 pad overVanguard at 24 hours and 7 minutes, and the RCS 2 tic would be 24 hours and 25 minutes with the same Delta-V and the same burn time as you had for that is a Delta to 37 nautical RCS i. And it would take you down through a burn time 14 seconds. That'll take youdown miles.

CDR Okay; understand. CC And, we're going LOS here, AI. You can keep talking. We'll see you over Madrid in 5 minutes. You'll have a i0 minute pass there. CDR Okay. MCC Okay, the entry would be (garble) down to one-g and then it would be G&N. Entry interface would come at 25 hours and 5 minutes, and the splash would be about 300 nautical miles southwest of Johnson Island at a time of 25:22. splash And you'd havea fixed wing airplane covering the area dropping swimmers by parashoot. CDR Okay, understand now. MCC Okay, incidentally, you'd go into chapter 8 for your RCS burn, that's the planned 2 quad deorbit procedure which we have changed somewhat butwhich - if there are any other changes we'll get up to you later. Do you still read? SC (static) PAO Skylab Control, Houston 16 hours 18 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had a dropout of signal through Bermuda. Madrid should pick up Skylab-lll in approximately 3-1/2 minutes. And we'll expect to see a resumption of Vance Brand here in Mission Control talking to AI Bean, Commander of Skylab-lll on a series of questions that Bean had posed to the ground regarding procedures on entry day. About 3 minutes away now from reacquiring Skylab-lll. This is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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MCC got CDR to say.

Okay, Loud

Skylab, and clear,

Houston waiting

how to

do

you

read? what you

hear

MCC initial questions. have a couple of

Okay, AI I I'm standing comments. One

think that covered your by for more questions of the questions later

and on you go

oh, - somebody just said, in addition towhat I just gave about the - the 2 impluse deorbit wouldbe thatyou'd get (garble) in3 hours - about3 hours after splash. Now to back we thought you might like to run over some of the denser checklist pages to make sure you're or that you have them all copied in right, pages 121 through 5 in the entry checklist a couple pages in the deactivation checklist, 289. How do you feelabout that? CDR ask send what I've got some questions

right. Specificspecifically and possibly iike288 and here I'd much rather

you about and then work that problem up, verbatim ona pad what ought to ought to be on those pages cause I now. But on there MCC you CDR give if then us they just send I can double Okay, well your questions? Okay. What's

or they be - on think I

can the teleprintergot them what ought the pad. then of the and why is

right to be

up in sequence check mineagainst hold that

let's your

don't

opinion a

there any part of this to you when you put it MCC any tight places. before undocklng there's anything procedurally. deorbit but CDR to on me. Now handling I

time linethatseems in the simulater?

little

tight

No, I really can't say that there were You have what appears tobea lot of time and you have a long coast period. And if I couldsay it seemed rather nominal we don't normally there was plenty Okay, that's to pass shifting sortof some to do a single of time. the way it impluse looked up sort

I know thought

you'regoing the PSM and

more information the Quads and that

of thing Jective undocked alone. MCC

so I opinion DAP,

won't say anything more. Give me your subagainabout flying the vehicle with the with the dock and also with the CSMthrusters Okay, very good. First of all, the

most preferred mode during coasting it's just really good, super. It's Quads, especially for auto maneuvers We smoked it for a long time before up you Just because with got to before we it. wanted The to only make thing youget 1 minute sure

flights is a docked DAP, almost like having four and that sort of thing. we decided to sendit there a wasn't 46 The in anything is that a to you (garble) can use

wrong

that's

disadvantage

be sure that the burn -

that VERB before.

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RHC and it's just superb control. Now, if you go to the undocked DAP, or FCS control mode where you have to use the THC, it's - it's not super but it's - it's good. It's kind of bothersome to have to control with a THC all the time. You don't have an attitude hold capability so you have to watch to make sure you're not drifting towards gimbal lock, something like that. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to fly on that control mode. We thought in the beginning that's what you'd be on all the time. And there's a slight cross coupling that you get when you move the THC, that cross couples into roll. And so if you do it THC you may or may not have to do a little roll correction. CDR But would you put it att i rate 2 on pitch and roll and then fly the THC? Or would you Just leave them all at rate and fly manually, preferred? MCC Well, I guess if I - I would leave it pitch and roll in att i, rate 2 because whenever I move the hand controller, the RHC, it's going to cage the BMAGS so it's not going to drag them around and you'll at least get attitude hold on two axes when you want it. Of course, the yaw I would leave caged in rate 2, then. CDR Okay understand. Now how about the (static) MCC I'm sorry you were cut out AI. CDR Just the command module alone? MCC Okay. CDR With the service module on the back end. MCC Right. Okay. That, once again, isn't quite as nice a control mode. That's one step down the best being docked DAP. The next best being using two quads just as I just discussed without the docked DAP. One step down is using CM on, only, but itIs perfectly adequate. The things that are not so pleasant on it are a greater crosscoupling between yaw and pitch. And the fact that the pitch thrusters are fairly weak compared to the yaw and roll. CDR Okay, let's change the subject for a minute. I'd like to ask them to send up, tonight if possible, the planned SPS deorbit burn pad and the planned entry pad Just as we normally have them in our books up here so that I can look at them and get on my mind the direction of roll - the direction we're going to go to Jettison the service module and all that business, so that it becomes sort of second nature instead of seeing it first on entry day. Much the same as we have done all of training. But now some of these questions that aren't serious ones and we can be sure that we can play it by ear. It would Just be nicer to have it up here and kind of get it on my mind. Just as a

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fly of thumb technique has been on my mind and I feel pretty confident that we can whip that off without any trouble. MCC Okay, Flight says he'll send you the best we've got and it may get corrected at the last minute. CDR Okay, but that will at least give me an idea which way we're going to roll first and whether Beta's going to be plus or minus. So if I see it, I don't have to look back and try to remember which is was. I'ii know that beta is suppose to be positive or negative or whatever it is. MCC Yeah, and let me emphasize that the CM only or CM RCS only controls, with the service module still on, is just more than adequate. I've flown a whole bunch of them and it's it's just no sweat if you ever got into them - that mode which we dontt think you will. CDR Okay, now I assume that you looked over our entry car - cue cards and SPS burn cue card - I had just a couple of questions. Let me glance at them a minute. Right at the top is attitudes dead-band and rate min low. I assume that's still where we go, in the undocked DAP, I mean the docked DAP that will be in at that time. So we handle the SPS pretty much the same as we've always have even though we're operating in undocked DAP. Corectlon, docked DAP. MCC Yeah, that's correct. For example we'd like to have it at min low, just to maintain that narrow dead band in pitch and roll if you ever switched over to SCS. CDR Okay, of course there's going to be no trimming except in X but that shouldn't be any problem. Once we separate - have you noticed any - since we're in the undocked DAP for the burn then we yaw out - I understand we yaw out with the THP, then the minute we separate we're standing around in the normal control mode is that correct_ Just the very second it separates then we're standing around CSM VERB 46, and everything just like it always is? MCC Yeah, after the instant of CM SM sep, you're Just back to normal procedures. CDR Okay, just a second let me look at a couple of other pages. MCC Okay. CC We're about i0 seconds from LOS here. See the dumping stay, I how to session free the

you over Honeysuckle in 40 minutes at 17:06; be tape recorders there. CDR Okay, I'm not sure Vance has to I think - I think I understand what the plan is and do it. We may be calling back for another consulting but it's strictly up to Vance. MCC Okay, well we sure have the day if you want something later. Shall I hang on until next station?

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got 16

CDR (static) PAO hours 32

I

think

minutes

No, let us digest what you said. We you answered most of our questions and This is Skylab Control, Houston at Greenwich mean time. We've had loss

(static).

of signal now through Madrid. The next station to acquire the Skylab III space station will be Honeysuckle in approximately 34-1/2 minutes. Meanwhile in the News Center Auditorium, at 11:45 a.m. Central Daylight time, in approximately 15 minutes, the briefing on JOP 13 will start with Dr. A1 Crelger, Principal Scientist for S054. Also at 12:30 Central Daylight time, in the News Center Auditorium will be the change-of-shlft Conference with off going Flight Director Milton Windler. I repeat Milton Windler change-of-shift-brleflng, at 12:30 Central Daylight time in the News Center Auditorium. At 16 hours 33 minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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PAO Greenwich mean acquired during CC for 8 minutes.

Skylab Control, Houston 17 hours 25 minutes time. We'll play back tape now which was the press conference. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Honeysuckle All right, Dick, we're right here. Roger. Skylab, Houston. I've got a talk to the PLT if he had a chance about

CDR CC note. I wanted to this defuslon demo.

PLT Okay, Dick. CC Hey, Jack, we've talked some about the - the defusion demo that you started earlier today, and after some talk we think what we'd like to do is, at your convenience today to get you to restart it. It turns out that the defuslon is expected to be extremely slow at Zero-G. For example, only about I inch after 36 hours. So, what we'd like you to do, if you have the time today, is to repeat the original procedure according to that general message that you have. It's - the 36 hour period will probably go into your sleep period or possibly into the EVA; we don't care about that. We do want to go ahead and get it started today. We want you to allow the defuslon to continue during the EVA without photography, and take the photo series at your convenience after the EVA, and then terminate the demonstration. Also, one other thing that's a late input and was not on the original pad. If you can provide us on channel A or air-to-ground of the identification of SL-II syringe needle and pills that were used, we'd appreciate that. If you've already thrown them away and don't have that, that's okay. PLT Okay, the pills came out of (garble) i0, the one that was marked, and think it was 1034. And it was a scopdex - well, wait a minute - that was for the ice cubes. The scopedex was toss out for the - for the ice cube cylinder. And the syringe came out of our - our stuff. The syringe was for the defusion experiment. And didn't have to dig into any (garble) but it came out of our - our supplies. CC Okay, well, the suggestion here is to reuse the forceps tube syringe. And so if you still have that you might give us the ID number if it has one on there, otherwise you can Just forget that. And you might let us know today about what time you do get this thing restarted and that'll help us help you keep up with it. PLT Okay, that'll be good. The syringe - the

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5 CC syringe. It's the only one that was in the kit, doesn't have a serial number on it and the tube was just one that had - one of 3 forceps (garble). And I did restart the experiment with a little different technique. I soaked the - I soaked the divider with a fiber thing in tea and stuck it in there and the thing is proceeding on. But I'Ii take it apart and do it over again, I'm getting pretty good at that. My concern was that the tea was never going to get through the fiber divider. And if you say that the fusion will take place through that, why that's good enough for me. CC Okay, Jack; thank you very much. We're about 30 seconds from LOS at Honeysuckle. And Hawaii comes up at about 17:26. I'ii give you a call there. PLT Okay, Dick. See you there. Thank you; CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Hawaii for 9 minutes. CC scheduled 3 or accomplished. about - should taking much. PLT Yes, sir. Thank you for reminding us. PAO Skylab Control, Houston 17 hours 30 minutes Greenwich mean time. Now up live over Hawaii tracking station with 5 minutes 52 seconds remaining on this Hawaiian pass. CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute to LOS. I'ii give you a call at Goldstone 3 minutes from now. PLT Okay, Dick, see you there. Thank you. CC All rlghty. PAO Skylab, Control, Houston 17 hours 36 minutes Greenwich mean time. Had loss of signal with Skylab-lll through Hawaii. Goldstone scheduled to acquire in approximately 2 minutes. END OF TAPE PLT care CC of Skylab, Houston. We had a Nu-Z update 4 minutes ago. We don't believe it's been When you do get to it, the outer gimble is be about minus 1317. our Okay, Dick, I'Ii go get that. (garble). Looks real good to us, Jack. We're Thank you very

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GMT

CC Skylab, Houston. Goldstone for 7 minutes. PLT Roger, Dick. PAO Skylab Control, Houston. 17 hours 39 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab-lll now under acquisition through Goldstone. The call up from CAP COMM Dick Truly here in the mission control center. No response yet, from Skylab. We've had a shift hand over as far as flight controllers, Phll Shaffer's purple team of controllers now on duty. PAO Skylab Control, Houston. 17 hours 44 minutes Greenwich mean time. Continuing on this stateside pass is Skyla5-III. Very little communications at this point. Skylab-III still under acquisition by Goldstone. END OF TAPE

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MC-2311/I 12:44 CDT,

5.5/17:44

GMT

PAO Skylab Control, Houston 17 hours 47 minutes Greenwich mean time. I had loss of signal with Goldstone Bermuda scheduled to acquire in approximately 2 minutes 45 seconds. PAO CC PLT there today. CC about you. PLT doesn't it. CC PAO Dick Becelvlng data now through Bermuda. Skylab, Houston, Bermuda for 8 minutes. Okay, Dick, you guys are kinda quiet down Well, I bet I was you thinking the same thing happy,

that makes

ole Phil

III,

Truly

He says that's very affirm. That's Jack Lousma speaking here in Mission Control.

from

Skylab

PLT Well, I hope we haven't caused him any trouble, we're Just trying to keep his morale up. CC Rog, well, Phll says he's really going when he's really going to miss you is when you guys - after you guys come down and he won't have anybody to keep telling him about the coin track. PLT anymore he'll miss CC CC Canary comes up in I know, there's nobody to harass him it. Roger. Skylab, Houston, we're i minute to LOS. about 2 minutes. I'ii give you a call

there. A couple of reminders one for - on the maneuver pad there's a TACS inable scheduled at 18:00 Zulu, and that's normally put also on the detail pad so you won't forget it. we overlooked that today. So we do want to get TACS enable sometime around then. And also on the M092 vent window we'd like only EREP call and to make sure that we get that have one momentum dump period pass and with those reminders you at Canary.

And

window today, because we prior to the EP - succeeding I'ii get off the air and for the word you. on the dump

PLT I'Ii get the DAS CC PAO utes Greenwich mean Bermuda. Canary to

Okay, thank you set up. Thank Okay. Skylab Control, time. We've had acquire in less

Houston 17 hours 58 minloss of signal through than i minute. A refined

time on the change-of-shift-briefing with off-going Flight Director Milt Windier that time now 1:15 Central Daylight time in the New Center Auditorium. I repeat the change-of-shiftbriefing with Flight Director Milt Windler, 1:15 Central Daylight time in the News Center Briefing Room. END OF TAPE

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now for much.

PAO for reacquiring CC 16 minutes and

Skylab Control, Houston. Standing by Skylab-III. Skylab, Houston. AOS Canary and Ascension we see the TACS enabled. Thank you very

PLT Okay. CDR Dick, I noticed on my friendly little C&D pad, it tells me to crank up BUS 1 and also 191 at 18:50. Do they mean 19:507 CC Well, let me check. CC CDR, Houston. That was purposely put a little early today, due to flight planning problem in which they thought there would be a conflict in your activities a little bit later. So we did make a mistake, that 18:50 is okay with us. CDR Okay, I'ii see if I can reach out of the can. Also when you're up there, turn it on. We'll get Jack to do it. What conflict are they thinking of? CC Well. I'm still - still here AI. I haven't left you. pads, hang I'm on. just turning the pages, looking at my different

CC CDR, Houston. For the last couple of minutes, I've been trying to reconstruct what our thinking was. The - that switch throwing is listed on the EREP C&D pad per a normal format. However, it's called out for the PLT to do it on his details flight plan - his details pad. And if we had put it at the absolutely nominal time, it would have turned out to be about 19:40 which does conflict, both times conflict with you because of the medical runs. But we stuck it on the PLT's pad, right at the beginning of one of his ATM observations. CDR Okay, thank you Dick. CC Roger. CDR We didn't mind. We were thinking it was going to get too hot. We knew you had to have it on a certain length of time before you put on the cooler and that's what I was worried about. It might of a have been a misprint, by an hour is what 11 was klndof guessing. CC No it was purpose - purposful the way we did and it just took me a couple of minutes to reconstruct what the thinking was. END OF TAPE

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MC-2313/I 13:06 CDT, 55/18:06 GMT

the

CC medical

run, in the

we

Skylab, see the couple

Houston. ESS is or 3

not

To the medical on yet and it in order

- guys needs to meet

doing the

to come on vent window. as by we a SPT can.

next

minutes

It

looks

We know Dick, we're hurrying now we'l either just barely

as fast make it

or

miss

it

couple of minutes. CC Roger. PAO On the M092 medical experiment A1 Bean is the subject today with Owen Garriott as the observer. CC Skylab, Houston. We're about 45 seconds from LOS. Carnarvon comes up at 18:42. PAO Skylab Control, Houston 18 hours 16 minutes Greenwich mean time. Loss of signal now through Ascension with Skylab III, the next station to acquire will Carnarvon in approximately 25-1/2 minutes. Off-golng Flight Director Milton Windler has left the Mission Control Center for the Skylah Skylab Control, END OF TAPE News Center Houston. for the change-of-shlft. This is

be

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MC-2314/I 13:42 CDT,

55/18:42

GMT

PAO Skylab Control, Houston. 18 hours 42 minutes Greenwich mean time. Standing by now for acquisition with Skylab-lll through Carnarvon. CC Skylab, Houston. Honeysuckle for 5 minutes. PLT Okay, Dick. PLT Say, Dick. What are the chances of setting up a phone call sometime? Too late to start thinking about that. CC Negative, Jack. We'll give it a whirl. PLT Okay, I'd appreciate it, thanks. PLT As the diffusion experiment is off and running again, I took a few pictures of it when I initiated it, and I_ii take some more very shortly. CC Okay, thank you very much. CC Skylab, Houston. We're I minute til LOS. Hawaii comes up at 19:04. PLT Okay, Dick. We did the 191 thing. CC Say, again, please. PLT We turned off the power on 191. CC Okay. PAO Skylab Control, Houston. At 18 hours 52 minutes Greenwich mean time, Skylab-lll has now passed out of acquisition range with Honeysuckle. Very little communication with the crew during this pass over Carnarvon and Honeysuckle. Today is A1 Bean's day as a medical subject. At the completion of the M092, lower body negative pressure experiment, which should be coming up shortly Bean is scheduled to perform a two-step limb/blood flow, designed to - determine performance of the superficial veins in his legs. The test im - imposes pooling of blood in one leg and the second phase measures response of the superficial veins when the muscle - muscle contraction is imposed. The first phase of the test, a 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 Bean is still in the lower body negative pressure canister. 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 legband measures the speed at which the blood pooling disappears. This part of the test takes approximately 8 minutes and will performed on each crew member one time between now and the end of the mission. The test has already taken place in the case of Owen Garriott. The second part of this test is conducted again with the crewman inside the lower body negative pressure canister. It starts with a 2-minute rest period. At the close of the

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M092 run, of mercury lower torso

the chamber which, in as would

is pumped down effect induces be experienced -

to the on

a minus 30 same stress the ground.

millimeters in the

The crewman - in this case, Bean contract the muscles of his lower the lower body negative pressure of his legs an the superficial indication veins. of This

will leg. legbands

asked to voluntarily As this is done, measure the size M092

the flow of blood through test, although similar to

is different in one aspect. During M092 run the subject lays motionless in the chamber and the measurements of his cardiovascular system are accomplished without inducement of muscle action. It is hoped these tests will enhance the data of the M092 experiment, the purpose concerning the time course and blood vessels_ as well of as of which is to provide information deconditioning of the heart providing infllght data, to result - away Hawaii. a of now long from

predict the degree of orthostatlc intolerance as periods of Zero G. We're about 8-1/2 minutes way reacquirlng the Skylab-III space station through And this is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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MC-2315/I 14:03 CDT, 55/19:03 GMT

PAO

This

is

Skylab

Control, by

Houston, now for you for 8

19

hours

4 minutes Greenwich mean with Skylab III through CC CDR CC sometime during this notes that I wanted also another one on need SPT to tell me now

time. Hawaii.

Standing

acquisition

Skylab, Okay, And

Houston, Dick. Houston.

Hawaii If

minutes. a chance of and

SPT,

have

pass, or the next to mention to you. the now hurricane, Okay, IIm or can we still wait a

one I've One is Ellen.

got a couple one the laser 92/93, on. you

working little

with later

CC either here opportunity wanted time to before

Well, I need to get up the one sometime or Goldstone about the hurricane, there's an that you might have a chance to look at it I pass that EREP. up to you. The one about the laser any-

SPT CC hurricane

with

gusts

Okay, tell me the hurricane, now. Okay, it's going to be - it is now is up to a 100 knots, it's going to be

a

visible from the wardroom window from 19:29 to 19:34 Zulu, and it's going to be about 120 miles southwest of your ground track if you have time in between your monitoring the medical run to whiz over to the wardroom window and take a look, that's 19:29 to 19:34. SPT CC SPT go ahead CC get have a And where is it located, Dick?

you could might and

and

Stand While give me

by I and I'ii get that for you. you're getting that Dick, why don't the other info on the laser now also. we're wondering for 82 Bravo, finished Owen, it taking turns if we a we

readout a little 12 on the

Okay, and for Jack on frames remaining problem there. Yeah, Dick, counter. Roger, 12. I just for

PLT we got CC

couple

And

out

the business this morning about the laser when you saw the three bright spots of light Owen, instead of one, it turned out that they were in a scan mode with the lazer due to the late arrival up there and that's the reason is the reason that it spot next ETC, watt 21:04 and of light. EREP pass it's going it was 20 to 21:07 wondered of the (garble) you were looking appeared to you update to them. So at the laser and that to be more than one

It is going to be turned on again during this and you'll be on the AT - you'll be running the to be the smaller power level, that is one watts yesterday and the observation time is and window to look for it is the SI window if you'd try to have a chance to do that

we

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GMT

one note on that we're going to use up all the film in the ETC cassette during this run so if you're a minute or so late to get back to the ETC and turn - and hit - and put it to standby which occurs right at 21:07. That's okay with us. SPT I wonder why I can't see it out of the wardroom window, wouldn't that be adequate? CC Owen, I haven't looked at the angles right now so I haven't checked it myself but I'm told that it is not available out the wardroom window and the STS window SI is the SPT best opportunity. Okay, I'ii check my ground track up here

also. CC Okay. SPT I thought you might appreciate a little more information about that scan mode you were talking about I'd llke to know what it is you're describing for us there? CC Okay, we'll get some more information for you. CC SPT, Houston, the hurricane is located at coordinates 3.7 north, and 54.5 west, and that is several hundred miles - almost due east of Bermuda. CC And it will be to the south of your - or southwest of your ground track. CC Skylab, Houston, we're i minute from LOS. Goldstone comes up in 5 minutes from now, I'ii give you a call. END OF TAPE

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MC2316/I 14:14 CDT,

55/19:14

GMT

PAO Skylab Control, Houston; 19 hours 15 minutes Greenwich mean time. Approaching acquisition now with Goldstone. Skylab-lll less than 2 minutes away now from acquisition through Goldstone. CC Skylab, Houston. Goldstone for 5 minutes. CC PLT, Houston. The problem on 82 Bravo that we're looking at is we are not getting a - on TM, a film transport descrete. And we think that you're film counter should now read ii. Is that correct? PLT Dick, the film counter is reading 12 now. And it's in the middle of the 26 minute exposure. CC Okay, thank you, Jack. CC PLT, Houston. We'd like you to continue your normal operations on 82B per the pad. However, we wouldn't be surprised that when this exposure is over that your counter does not count down. We - there are a couple of possibilities; possibly the camera may be jammed, the film transport switch possibly may have failed, or with somehow the counter may have gotten out of sync, and we actually may be out of film. In any case, after the EVA if any of these turn out to be actualities they'll be cured by your EV - what you replace during the EVA. So, we'll just press on now with normal procedures and keep you advised. PLT Okay, thank you, Dick. And I'ii be watching the film counter in this frame. CC Okay. CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute to LOS. Bermuda comes up in about 5 minutes, I'ii give you a call there. We're going to dump the data recorder over Bermuda. right PLT END OF TAPE Okay, Dick.

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MC2317/1 14:26 CDT,

55/19:26

GMT

and

CC Bermuda

for

the

Skylab, next i0

Houston. minutes.

We're AOS Merritt And for Jack: If

Island we're

following you correctly, Jack, the exposure on S082 Bravo should be complete in 3 or 4 minutes. And when you get there, if the film counter decrements okay, press on with normal operations. If you get no decrement on the counter, however, weVd like you to terminate S082 Bravo operations for the remainder of the day and we'll think about it because if one of the failures could cause us, if we continue to get multiple exposures on that frame, and we might as well save that one good frame if that happens to be the case, and we'll Just think about it some more. So, watch it and let us know. PLT Okay, I'll do that, Dick. We got about minutes of this exposure yet, and I'll do as you say. you. CC Roger. PLT Are you with us, Dick. CC Skylab, if you called, say again, please. PLT Yeah, I was just looking at the hurricane out the wardroom window right now, and itVs a very large counterclockwise structure. The circular pattern is again very evident. There's no eye visible at the moment, but itVs certainly a very large hurricane. And over the all the central portion is a very thin layer of clouds with no way to penetrate visibly down to the water. CC Okay, Owen. Thank you very much for the description. Appreciate it. SPT I (garble) that the outer extremities are getting more and more dense as it gets near the eye. CC Roger. SPT We're right at clostest approach to the eye right now, Dick. And as you say the center is just a little bit southwest of here. 10-1/2 Thank see CC Roger, Owen. But you still can't really down to the water in the eye from your angle, huh? SPT No, that's correct. It's a solid deck of clouds all the way. Perhaps 50 miles from the center I can see i or 2 little passes. And also, off to the east of the eye the cloud layer is less dense and somewhat less extensive. It extends not quite out as far into the east as it does to the north and other quadrants. CC Okay, thanks a lot. CC Skylab, Houston. We're 30 seconds from LOS. I'ii give you a call at Ascension in about 6 minutes.

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MC2317/2 14:26 CDT,

55/19:26

GMT

SC Okay, Dick. PAO Skylab Control, Houston; 19 hours 37 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab-lll has now passed out of range with Bermuda tracking station. The next station to acquire will be Ascension in approximately 5-1/2 minutes. During that Bermuda pass we heard the crew description of hurricane Ellen which was some 120 nautical miles southwest of the Skylab-lll ground track. We should be reacquiring Skylab-lll through Ascension in approximately 5 minutes. And this is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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MC-2318/I 14:39 CDT,

55/119:39

GMT

PAO Skylab Control, Houston, 19 hours 43 minutes Greenwich mean time. Now under acquisition Skylab III now under acquisition through Ascension. CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS, Ascension for i0 minutes. PLT Okay, Dick. At the end of the 82B exposure the frame counter did not decrement. Therefore, we'll terminate ops on 82B until we hear further from you. CC Okay, Jack, thank you very much. CC And Skylab, Houston. Be advised we did not finish getting the data recorder dumped at Bermuda and we are du - we are dumping it here at Ascension. I'ii let you know when we're through. PLT Thank you. CC Skylab, Houston. You might be interested to know that we have some guests in the viewing room that are from - it's a rugby club that's here from Nairobi, Kenya and they're scheduled, playing some games here in Houston this week. They're going to be playing the Houston Rugby Club on Saturday, and they all said to tell you hello. PLT Hello to the ruggers down there, too, Dick, and by golly, you could sure kick a goal up here full length of the field. CC Roger. SPT Hi, Dick, tell them we've flown over their country many times, and looked down and have photographed it several times as well. Glad to have them aboard in Houston. Hope they enjoy their stay in the U.S. CC Okay, you're talking right to them cause we got the alr-to-ground going right into the viewing room and they appreciate it very much. dump CC on the PLT data And Skylab, Houston, recorder. Roger, Dick. And Dick, in looking that we've passsed over Roger, TAPE thank you for we've completed the

PLT it appears to 3 hours ago. CC END OF

us

at our Nairobi

orbital map just about

the reminder.

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MC-2319/I 14:52 CDT, 23/19:52 GMT

from

CC LOS. PLT PAO

Carnarvon

Skylab, Houston. at 20:16. (garble) This is there. Skylab

We're

about

20

seconds

Control,

Houston.

19 hou

54 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've just had loss of signal with Skylab-lll through Ascension. Next station to acquire will be Carnarvon in approximately 21 and a half minutes. Today's Earth resources pass, coming up this revolution is the next to the last one scheduled for the Skylab-III mission. It is a 12 minute pass crossing the United States from the northwest to 20:55 minutes, cloud cover, planning in crosses the spectral Energy, Data 250 will miles the southeast. the Skylab Beginnln_ sensors will at Greenwich mean gather information time, on

wheat fields of South Dakota and South Carolina. The ground track west coast near Vancouver Island, for for R. A. Stewart, use in mapping as

mineral exploration for todays pass where multiDepartment of of the area. passes South Dakota

photos will be made Mines and Resources, be gathered on six over the continental

states United

the vehicle States. In

physical and thermal V. I. Myers of the University. As an instruments 70 miles

characteristics Remote Sensing aide in alining

of plants and soils for institute of South Dakota the Earth resources the the Oawaii target Reservoir, for the geographic

for the South Dakota pass, southwest of Aberdeen will be tracking will USGS

S191 viewfinder survey scientists mapping. Another at todays glaciation

telescope. Two U.S. geological obtain data on South Dakota for principal investigator will look of buried Plains of

data in across

search of the Great

rivers caused by the United States.

Over

Iowa, the Earth resources sensors will be collecting performance data for the Skylab program office at the Johnson Space Center. Des Moines and Harton County are prime targets for these investigations. The Monroe Reservoir outside of Blumington, Indiana is a target for S191 vlewfinder, which will be operated by Pilot Jack Lousma. Earth resources data will gathered on the Wabash River basin for Dr. LeRoy F. Silva of Purdue University, identification, who is studying the basin with emphasis on acreage measurement and urban studies. crop Dr.

Silva is studying the same disciplines in the of the Hoosier National Forest, 400 miles west Kentucky. Towards the end of this 38th Earth

Blue grass country of Louisville, resources data

take, the remote sensing equipment will be focused on Ashville, North Carolina for Robert Alexander of the USGS as part of a census urban area study. Todays ground track is 3040 miles ends 300 miles off the coast of South Carolina. Near the end will of todays Earth resources again try to sight the run, laser Science beamed up Pilot from Owen the Garriott Goddard

and

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MC-2319/2 14:52 CDT,

23/19:52

GMT

Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland. This experiment has been successfully accomplished twice in the past 24 hours. First with the laser at 20 watts of power yesterday and then again this morning with 2-1/2 watts of power. This afternoon the laser will be operating with i watt of power for the experiment. Four Earth - or Four sensor equipped aircraft will support todays Earth resources pass. Two aircraft, an RB-57, a C130 will fly over the South Dakota test sites. Another RB-57 and a University of Michigan C47 will fly the Wabash River basin test program. The two RB57 and the C130 are part of the Earth resources aircraft prog _m here at the Johnson Space Center. The final Earth resources pass, scheduled for tomorrow, will be the longest of the Skylab-lll mission. Beginning in the Gulf of Mexico and ending in Ethiopia, Africa. We're some 16-1/2 minutes away now from reacquiring Skylab-lll over Carnarvon. And at 20 hours Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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MC2320/I 15:15 CDT,

55/20:15

GMT

PAO 15 minutes Greenwich now from reacquiring CC for i0 minutes.

Skylab Control, Houston at 20 hours mean time. Less than a minute away Skylab-IIl through Carnarvon. Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Carnarvon

PLT How's the weather shaping up in the Louisville area, Dick? CC Roger. Let me check on that whole ground track and I'ii get back to you. PLT Thank you. CC Skylab, Houston. The weather looks kind of grim for this pass. It's going to be overcast from the point where you go feet dry and Ontario, almost half way across the United States. There are a couple of breaks where it goes down to fort to 7/lOths cloud cover. Louisville presently is overcast. The southeastern states, however, it breaks out and it's clear there or 0 to 3/10ths cloud cover. We did have a report from Goddard that they bit of scattered clouds there in the that's how the weather looks. Over. for were last picking up a little hour, and - but

PLT Okay, thank you for researching that us, Dick. Appreciate it. CC Okay. CC Skylab, Houston. We got a Nu-Z update that's scheduled here in about a minute, at 2025. And we suggest an outer gimble angle of minus 1815. PLT Okay, I'ii get that, minus 1815. Thank you. CC Roger. CC Skylab, Houston. We're 30 seconds from LOS; Guam at 20:29. PLT Okay, Dick, I'm close the maneuver load. CC Roger. MCC (garble) Houston, COM TECH (garble) CC Read you loud and clear. MCC Roger. You're normal here. CC Roger. PAO Skylab Control, Houston; 20 hours 29 minutes Greenwich mean time. Standing by for acquisition of Skylab 3 with the Guam tracking station. The voices that you heard over the air-ground which sounded as though it could be a soap opera, in fact was just that. Somehow it got the - what appeared to be the narative on a television show got switched into the circuitry between here and Goddard. It was not part of anybody's flight plan or unflight plan as far as Skylab-lll is concerned. We're at 20 hours 30 minutes Greenwich mean time. Standing by for contact with Skylab-lll through Guam. This is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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MC-2321/I 15:30 CDT,

55/20:30

GMT

CC 9 minutes. PLT (garble).

Skylab, Roger,

Houston, Dick. How

we're you

AOS, llke

Guam the

for

maneuver

CC We like it a lot, looks real good. PLT Thank you. SPT Here's a short note to Ed Michael and John Rummel, and Bill Thornton, and physilogy in (garble) books respectably. The answer the other day about heart rates and things llke that, I was just handling the bicycle at an average load of about 171, essentially 175, for 30 minutes a little over 5,001 minutes of work and my heart - slowly leveled out at about 165, it really is a little bit below that but as I began to get toward the end it went on up to about 165. I suspect that's consistent with the data that you've seen on me as the harder workloads in the last couple of weeks, but that's the information you were asking for at any rate. End of message, Ed Michael, John Rummel, and Bill Thornton from the SPT. CC Skylab, Houston, SPT, that was on the air to ground and we did get the message just thought I'd let you know. SPT (Chuckle) I guess so, well I keep forgetting that you guys parallel the channels here, a little earlier than I expected, thanks Dick. CC Roger. CDR Okay, this is for EREP, and CDR, it's been about 20 minutes since we turned on the 192, I'm now in mode check. I will now give you the read out of B-6, B-6 indicates 57 percent, or roughly where it always does. 57, so everything looks good. We'll be back later. CC Skylab, Houston, we're about 30 seconds from LOS. Give you a call at Goldstone at 20:55. PLT Okay, Dick, we're just standing by to maneuver - (garble) 1 minute. CC Okay. PAO Skylab Control, Houston at 20 hours 40 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal with Skylab III through Guam the next station to acquire will be Goldstone in approximately 15 minutes, when we pick up Skylab III again it will be at the start of the Earth Resources pass over the United States and we will expect to pick up Commander AI Bean and Jack Lousma in a VOX mode of communications. 20 hours 40 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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MC-2322/I 15:53 CDT,

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GMT

PAO time, standing Goldstone. by

At now

20 for

hours

54

minutes of

Greenwich Skylab III

mean through

acquisition

PLT How's your door there, O? CDR He's looking out of a window for some reason. There's Houston. PLT I hear them coming up. CDR They're always coming up. CC Here we come, here we come. CDR Here they are. PLT Here they are. CDR Watch out. Okay, let me give you some news on A2 and C4. A2 varies between about 40 and 49 which is normal; normal; so CC CDR immediately ref 6. ears PLT covered CDR C4 was at they look 71 percent in good. Okay. Anybody holding it. 191 ready fact it still is which is in

release

their light's

breath, can on we're going and

right

I bet big Phil now. Bet he does.

got his eyes

PLT Here we come again. CC You said it. CDR Has he smiled today, I've wondered that? CC Well, he was smiling this morning, hut it's going away as the day wears on it's been a long one. CDR Ah, we're wearing him out again, he's got to learn to toughen up, running the track will help. I found it builds up your endurance. Why don't you take him over to the gym sometime Dick. Okay, 20, I got 190 auto by the way and 192 went ready at the right time, so everything is running along okay at the moment. CC Okay. CDR Sometimes they come unglued later. Take him over to the gym, put him on the erogemeter, he ought to do that for training so he can understand what we are doing up here. PLT Well, now there's a pretty thick cloud area I guess we'll take that, right there. Camera on. Zoom in. they just have CDR You still have disband them? Did they solve fold their tent? (Chuckle) CC No, we'll never them. CDR We're up here. data priority means all the problems or solve We're them all we or

still

one of

them.

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Mode PLT CDR PLT

to

check

on And

192, gentlemen. there's another

one.

Did you get one? One cloud area. Ah, good shl - show. Right on, right on. Your training wasn't wasted. Right. Right on, Dick. We got - we got to get that EREP simulator on it, it's a big old thunderstorms then some stratus that's what we need.

CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR that has clouds strat _ coastal

PLT Hey, I can do this until 15:30 Itsays, CDR Well, we got to get them to put the Great Lakes on there, because he PLT Lake Michigan is a toughy. CDR That's a good one. PLT There's a goodie over there wait until we get that one, Ron (garble) is going to like this. CDR Wonder how Ron and his gang are? (garble) wonder what he's doing these days? Probably working with SL IV. PLT They're holding their breath their eyes and ears, just like Phll is down there. CDR Okay, 5724, we put mode ready on 192. PLT What was it that got him Dick, was it that Chinese dinner he's going to get everybody I'ii retrack that if that's what it is - and CC No, don't retrack that, don't retrack that. PLT Anything I can do to get along with big Phil, you know I ought to do it. I llke the guy he's a nice fellow. Ah, let's do one more here it's a little off to the left but that is a beauty, (whistle). CDR Ready out on 190. time. stand PLT CDR by, PLT _eat set of clouds I've seen in a long to

frames

Mode to check, to 24. (Garble). 1530. (Garble) 5930. Standing

gentelmen.

190 mode

Hawaii

PLT Reservoir. CDR PLT CDR PLT like

And wonder I0. by

how

things

are good.

in

I bet for when

they're

- 21:00. clouds there is about I it Dick,

just

the

doctor

We're getting ordered, and

some good thick Hawaii Reservior way why

i to 2 shots to bet it's covered

the left, 5930, the with clouds that's

I got it figured. they didn't give

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me. Those guys - CDR Showing that - - (garble). CC Always thinking. CDR On that 192 - correction on M092, I think all three of us are having less heart rate increse with the delta Vthan we had on the ground. END OF TAPE

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MC2323/I 15:58 CDT,

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GMT

CDR 3 of than

92

-

correction.

On

MO92

I

think

all

more

us are having left heart rate increase with the Delta-P we had on the ground. CC Roger. CDR Been in that can too much. How many runs do we have, one more a piece? CC Stand by. PLT Okay, I'm taking 5 heavily clouded sites. SPT Oh, you're all right, Jack. CDR 5 is (garble). PLT I'm bein f an extra good guy tonight. PLT That fifth one's for Phil. SC Hawaii's CDR Must going to 2115 be a big bumper. be dug in. seconds. Well, no it wasn't.

Well,

PLT Little town of Mobridge down there by the Hawaii reservoir. They had one bridge years ago and then built another one. They didn't want to call it bridges because that was the name of the town drunks. So they called it Mobridge because they had one more bridge. One more bridge. CC That's the worst story I ever heard. CDR (laughter) PLT I came up with it in a hurry though. CDR He's trying to make a recovery. PLT I just happen to see that on the map. CC There's 2 more runs for the PLT and the SPT, and 1 more run for the friendly CDR. CDR That's the way it ought to be. PLT Okay, I'm taking some more clouds in since you're such a good guy. CDR into PLT CDR PLT CC at - back my good Tell the flight planners they're getting graces with that sort of planning. Okay, I got some more clouds here. Know what they're doing. Beyond the clouds until Ii0, it says. AI, did you get the S192 MODE READY I got them both. O kay. I wouldn't miss them.

when

CDR CC CDR you do. PLT CDR

Ruins

the

run

Don't use as much tape though. I'm waiting for 220 now. MODE's saying it though, we're okay. Dick. I was

READY

and - Thanks for there, but think

blabbering

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GMT

PLT CDR PLT

Okay, this will be A nadir swath. I'm at 00.

a nadir

swath.

CDR Wish this pass would hurry up, I got a filet, a nice butterscotch pudding, a lemonade - PLT Steak and ice cream with the club tonight. I'm not going to turn the camera on because we're over some clouds at the moment. But perhaps we'll come out of them at which case I'll Just turn them on and - CDR Standing by for 220 at which time we go intervalometer 20. Hoping I can hack it. PLT Th[S one here. That was too late. Trying to go to this sight up here which is 45 and left .8. CDR We sure got a lot of EREP tape around I know that. The command module is going to float with tape. PLT 244 is the time. PLT My favorite sites I flew 8 (garble) let's A2 is 250 CDR go the a mere same 54. They must (garble) weather too. I flew this one in the and 40 sites. down 38. there. (garble) C4, it still one is

I remember that. Acquire A2 and game. You don't say 4 71 percent, Come on better. weather. Oh, this next

is.

PLT which

ain't

much

CDR Now, mark it at 244 overcast, Dick. CC Okay. CDR Standing by for (garble) minutes. PLT ALTERNATE is at 250, MARK it's overcast there too. Tell you what, I'ii get you some more clouds. Some different kind of clouds this time. giving CDR us CC the They haven't changed their extension, huh? That's affirm so far. Well, we're okay up until mind about

CDR I guess. PLT there, Dick? CC CDR back 2 extra CC

PET

20 hours down

Everybody

hanging

in pretty

well

EREP

Oh, yeah, we're doing fine. Did we tell you - I guess we're tapes. Is that right? That's affirm.

bringing

CDR Yeah, I wanted to tell - I didn't tell EREP the other day we couldn't get that last one in so I had to take it off the reel and stuff it in one in the compartment. But it's all in there.

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CC No creases, huh? CDR Just - it's just there; he any trouble. Just trying to find out which end Okay, Just gone to 2. Standing by for MODE to PLT Well, that's all of that. tracking. 2107 (garble) CDR MODE TO STANDBY. VTS AUTO New here at 07. Couple of minutes. PLT Yes, sir. CDR VTS. CC And, reported that the Goddard CDR Been There's the coast. CC about the laser the answer. as

won't have is the (garble). STANDBY. No more CAL at 5, Jack.

Skylab, Houston. The - it's been laser is turned on. reported that they lost comm. answer Owen's it. Not the question question,

I'ii answer - I'ii soon as I understand

CDR AUTO CAL. I need the AUTO CAL you baby. PLT Okay, you did. Thank you. Okay, 07 the time. Our little trip over the states brought us over Canada and over to the U.S. border at Idaho, over Great Falls; over Siux Falls, South Dakota; over Berllngton, Iowa, Terra Haute, Lexington, through Louisville, Kentucky and off the coast Just south of Wilmington today. With that I part the area and head for the ATM. 192. there, likes CDR Tell Bill Dick? CC him. CDR MODE to MANUAL I still think he's I will. at 6. Late getting off a great guy, will you deserves one guy who

Everybody

Six minutes.

PLT (garble) guy who says he's one of his greatest fans. He's waiting to meet the other one. CDR 625, the READY is going out. Everything's running along just swell, we think. PLT that laser. CDR know if we told for PLT (garble). CDR PLT END OF TAPE We've There's the big O down there looking Tell him about that satellite we saw? Yeah, we saw a great satellite. We didn't you about it. The closest and brightest seen several - 625 READY OUT. ... was a red one. one we've seen

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MC-2324/I 16:06 CDT,

55/21:06

GMT

you

CDR about PLT (garble). CDR PLT CC

- satellite, it. We've

we

didn't

know one

if we

told

Closest and brightest seen several. 06:25 READY OUT. It was a red one,

we've

seen,

wasn't

No, you may have told somebody, but it this team. I don't remember hearing about it. PLT I guess we didn't report it. It was reflecting in red light. Oscillating - oh, count its period of brightness to its dim _st, about i0 seconds, it led us into sunset (garble) CDR SI maneuver in 15 seconds. PLT about three it, AI? CDR revs Yes, sir. ago, I think. MARK. I'm standing by. That was Something like that, wasn't

PLT Yes, sir. We're on our way. Go man. SPT No luck on the laser, Dick. CC Okay, Owen, thank you. PLT No miss in or out, you guys are doing a great Job on the maneuvers down there. Okay, we're going to leave TACS enabled overnight, it says. So I won't set my timer for that. I guess I'ii come over here and secure this operation. CDR 7:40. 7:40. Okay, IR is ON, EREP to STOP. That's it. Do tape measurements. I think we can do that. (Whistling) PLT must have some CC PLT we have another I didn't see the flight plan for tomorrow, more EREPs tomorrow, huh? Yes, you do as a matter of fact. Is tomorrow the last EREP day then, or one after that?

we

do

CDR I wonder where the tape measure went. CC Jack, tomorrow is the EREP number 41 and that is the last one and I sure hate to see them end. PLT Oh, I do too. I really enjoy doing EREP. CDR Jack, have you seen any tape measures? PLT I took the tape measure and it's on that diffusion experiment. (garble) CDR On the difussion experiment. PLT I'ii take it off, I'ii get you that other one. CDR PLT CDR here. I'ii get the Okay. Okay, let me one do off the medical it said experlmentl to do

whatever

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55/21:06

GMT

CDR Which is record BT. B7 is 31 percent. 190 CLOSE. PLT How about half of a little finger? Would that be good enough estimate there, Dick? For this tape. SC (Laughter) CDR Okay, let's close and latch the window. PLT I'ii say it's about an inch and a quarter, to an inch and a half of empty space on that top reel. CDR I'ii go get it in Just a moment. As soon as I latch this thing. Okay, I think that window is latched. PLT Last EREP. Sad thing, sorry to see them end. CDR Okay, be back in a second. CDR All of the doors are CLOSED. PLT Okay, what's the kid got to do here? Perform the maneuver, we've done that. Set the gimbals to zero we've done that. Turn off the DAC, we've done that. VTS power OFF. Okay, we're going to switch the COMM off here, Dick, back to normal mode. CC Skylab, Houston. We're about 45 seconds til LOS. Carnarvon at 21:54. door PAO Skylab Control, Houston. At 21 hours 14 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal through Bermuda with Skylab-lll. Next station to acquire will be Carnarvon in approximately 39-1/2 minutes. Judging from the crew comments, you might say this Earth resources pass was again dedicated to Big Phil. Big Phll being Phll Shaffer, Flight Director for the purple team of flight controllers, presently on shift. We also heard a crew report of the siting of a satellite about 3 revolutions ago. Owen Garriott reported a no roger on the laser siting, indicating that he was unsuccessful in seeing the laser beam today. And with the completion of tomorrow's scheduled 36 minute Earth resources pass, Skylab-lll will have logged a total of 39 separate runs of gathering data. These passes included 4 over South America, Africa and Europe, one each over Australia, Japan and the Mediterranean Sea area, two gathering data on Atlantic Ocean hurricanes and the remainer over the United States. Only 26 passes were scheduled for the total mission preflight. We're 38 minutes now away from reacquiring Skylab-lll over Carnarvon, this is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

SL-III Time: 9/20/73

MC-2325/I 16:52 CDT, 55/21:52 GMT

PAO 53 minutes acquisition Australia. for CC the

Skylab Greenwich mean of Skylab-lll Skylab, 9 minutes.

Control, time. through

Houston. At 21 hours Standing by now for Carnarvon tracking station, We're AOS at Carnarvon

Houston.

next

CC And Skylab, Houston. A couple of things where - when we were going LOS there, we never got the tape measure from the EREP. I'd llke to get that and also the PLT's phone call is set up the next pass at Guam at 22:07 if he could get somebody to - no I take it back, I see that it's Owen on the ATM. Also, I've got a pile of evening questions here that I'd kind of a llke to get started and get a head on. CDR Okay, the answer to the tape measurement is i-1/2 inches. Tell the EREP officer I always won. I turned off 190 or put 190 in STANDBY instead of 192. I caught it about i0 seconds later, got 192 ON, correction to STANDBY but I did not put 190 back on. CC Okay, AI. Copy that. PLT Thank you for setting up the phone call. CDR And we're ready for questions. CC Okay. I've got a number of them here and I'II Just start at the top and keep going. You'll see that there are several in here that have to do with stowage with deactivation coming up. You can understand that, I'm sure. One, this first one has to do with the S192 (garble) that were taken up in your malf book. We're not - We're not certain as to whether or not all of those were used, we're wondering, were they used and if not, where are they in case we have to use them on SL-IV. PLT all. And Malfunction Dick the (garble) were not used at they are in the - I think they are in the experiment procedure or in the EREP - EREP malfunction

procedures book. The (garble) gage that I used to - check out the 192 is taped inside of the gold box, S192 gold box. CC Okay, Jack. Thank you much. CC Okay, here's another one. This has to do with the SOP serial number 12 that - which you used on T020. we would llke you to do is to give us the current pressure reading on it. We - detected a leak in a SOP in a test at KSC in preparation for SL-IV. We'd llke to check that SOP that's used on TO20 because we're - it might effect us, even bringing up a new one on - on SL-IV. So when you get a chance why don't you check that and put it on channel A or call it down to us on alr-to-ground. CDR It works at the moment.

What

SL-III Time: 9/20/73 CC alrlock is this screws

MC-2325/2 16:52 CDT,

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GMT

O kay, the next one is - has to do wlth tape recorder serial number 28. We're wondering recorder stowed in D438 and does it have all of the

and associated little items taped to it? CDR The answer is yes to all questions. CC Okay. Okay, earlier today, I'm skipping around a little bit. Earlier today on the S063 photos that Jack took for us, he - he asked if he had done what we had intended on estimating angles and so forth. And the answer is definitely yes. We think we got the acurate data. Here's another one that has, also the PLT, has to do with the girth measurements that were read down last. They were read down for the CDR chest measurement was inhale of 90.0 centimeters and exhale was 92.4 centimeters and we think those were inadvertently confirm that. - vertently reversed. And we wanted to

PLT I'll clarify that for you, Dick in a minute and - things have change around (garble) you know. The SOP is reading 2600 psi at the moment. It was reading less when we cut off, I think that's because it was providing (garble) CC Okay, Jack, thank you very much. CDR You spend a lot of time in the 92 can and that happens to you. CC (laugh) Roger. Okay, here's another one and Owen may be busy on the ATM but the package of fish has been approved to bring home. We're wondering is the can that this experiment came in still available. Can alpha and the spacer from the can - and is the spacer from the can also still available? SPT I didn't remember that it came in a can Alpha but - I can look around and find - see what I can find there. Right at the CC Okay, why don't you do that and channel A for us. down moment I can't answer the question. Owen. When you get a chance, just call it down or put it on

SPT Okay. CC CDR, Houston. We - I'm informed by ENCO that we have upllnked your pad for the entry, the P30 and the entry pad. There - They're in the teleprinter now. One correction for the CDR's details pad for tommorrow, that we up-linked awhile ago, that you may have in your possession by now AI. I'm sure which but it - indicates there - that you have EREP C&D tomorrow. That's incorrect. You have EREP VTS. The summary pad I think is okay. But the EREP VTS for you is correct. CDR Okay, I'ii change it.

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chest Thank

PLT measurements you for call

You might as for AI. 92.4 that out.

well reverse inhale and

the 90.0

numbers exhale.

on

the

CC pile of questions and we'll be at

O kay, I think that gets me through the that I had. We're about a minute from LOS Guam at 20:07. Correction 22:07 and Jack

that's were the phone call will be set up. I do have a note here on Fred Halse. Fred's condition continues to improve. But as in most burn cases the progress is very slow. He has not had any gross complications but some minimal skin graphing is intislpated. PLT hospital, CC indication PLT update on CC END OF TAPE Any Dick. that Fredo. Roger. I don't know Jack. But I - from I have, it's going to some time. Thanks a lot, we're glad to keep every getting forcast for how long he'll be in the

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MC-2326/I 17:03 CDT,

55/22:03

GMT

PAO Skylab Control, Houston, at 22 hours 6 minutes Greewnich mean time, coming up now on acquistion with the Skylab III through Guam. CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS at Guam for 6 minutes, and for the ATM operator, we noticed that S054 is an exposure range 54, we think it shoud be 256 and we'd llke to ask you to re-run filter 3. SPT I think you're right and I'ii do that. Thank you. CC Roger, and I'm standing by to collect the Evening Status Report. CDR Okay, here it comes. CC Okay. CDR 113; 145; 195; 6.261; 0.270; 6.720; 6.247 6.247; 6.241; 5.953; 5.953; 5.953; 6.945; 6.947; 6.946. Exercise: CDR hasn't done any yet but will report when he does. SPT: 2/30/5030, 3/20/Mark I, 60, A; 30, B; 30, D. PLT: 1/05/ 0612, 2/35/8681, 3/20/Mark I, 50, A; 20, B; 20, B's, 20 backbends. Medications: CDR, Seconal, SPT, Pilot; zero. Sleep: CDR, 5/Good, SPT, 6/Fair, Pilot, 6-1/2/Good. Here comes the food items: CC Okay. CDR CDR: salt, four, plus three salt pills, one lemonade, one pear; SPT, two salts, subsltute pork and potatoes instead of tuna, and pears, peanuts, and grape drink; PLT, four salts, add one tea with lemon and sugar, one butter cookie, substitute peach ambrosia and peanuts for tuna and bread. CC Roger. CDR Photo log: S193, antenna, BV07, 30; VTN track 19D, CX08, 65; two activities, C162, 00, C161; 35-milllmeter: CII06, i0, CX35, 52, 70-milllmeter: CX27, 119, CT09, 076. EREP: Set, W, 9,155; 1,347; 8,875; 8,252; 0,022; 8,926. Drawer A: the only one that was changed was A2, should read 05, C162, 00, C161. CC Okay. CDR And no remarks for the rest of the nightly report. CC O kay, AI thank you very much. We still got 2 minutes left here at Guam and I'm standing by. CC Skylab, Houston, we're i minute to LOS. Goldstone comes up at 21 - correction 22:32, that'll be the med conference and then after Goldstone when we hand over to about I'ii get you back for the rest of that pass. SPT Okay, Dick, I noticed on the ATM schedule it says power down at 13 minutes time remaining, was it a little bit early there because you want to check the panel out or something like this? CC CC Stand by Owen. SPT, Houston, negative we had a little Texas

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schedule conflict there and we thought you'd need to leave the console early but if you have the time we'd llke you to stay. SPT Yeah, I'ii finish the run. Thank you. CC Okay. PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston, 22 hours 17 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal with Skylab III through Guam. The next station to acquire will be Goldstone in approximately 15 minutes. END OF TAPE

SL-III Time: 9/20/73

MC2327/I 17:30 GMT, 55/22:30 CDT

PAO Skyla5 Control, Houston; 22 hours 31 minutes Greenwich mean time. Standing by now for acquisition with the Skylab-lll through Goldstone. During the Goldstone pass the private medical conference is scheduled. We expect further contact with the crew of Skylab-lll from CAP COM Dick Truly as Texas tracking station is acquired. CC Skylab, Houston. Understand I have you back. I've got you still stateside for 9 minutes. And I've got a couple of things for you guys. For Owen on the ATM, when you power down the ATM this evening for unattended OPS tonight, at the end of this pass, we'd like you to please leave the roll at minus 10800 or as close to that as possible. We've changed our mind about some of the unattended OPS and that'll set us up a little bit better. SPT Okay, I've got it. CC Okay, thank you very much. And also, for the CDR. The other day AI, you asked about lubricating some of the seals on the hatches and we have considered that. We've talked to the folks here and at Marshall and at the contractors. The seals are completely qualified as they are, and so we don't think lubrication will be required. Furthermore, - and incidentally the lubrication on most of those seals is a dried lubricant like a talcum. However, applying a moist lubricant to them we think might inhance them picking up little tiny pieces of grit and so forth, and so it possibly might do more harm than good. So the answer is negative, we would not llke to lubricate the seals. CC S kylab, Houston. I got caught by a handover there and I'm not sure if my entire call got up there about the lubricant on seals. If I was cut out in the middle, let me know and I'II say the last half of it. CDR No, you got completely through it, Dick. And I Just was interested. And sounds good, we won't touch them. We'll just dust them off and put them in when the time comes. CC CC downlink. Okay, real fine. Thank you, AI. SPT, Houston. We're configuring for ATM

TV

SPT Okay, that's fine. And would you ask the S055 people if they ever took a look at those two mirror auto rasters during JOP 13? And if they managed to see anything other than a little bit of scattered noise? CC Okay. CC Owen, it happens that we Just got the data delivered here to the backroom. And we're hustling, I think we can get an answer for you here at the states, if not, possibly at Vanguard. SPT Okay, sounds fine. END OF TAPE

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9/20/73
CC S kylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds from LOS stateside here. I'Ii call you at Guam at 2257; that's the last pass of the day. PLT Okay, Dick, I'm still taking pictures periodically of the diffusion experiment and right now nothlng's happening. CC Okay. PLT OU _t to make the comment that that tea has got a lot of sugar in it and it's very syrupy, very sticky and it may be that it's too thick to get through that fiber thing. CC Roger, Jack. PAO Skylab Control, Houston; 22 hours 47 minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal now wlth Skylab-!ll on thls stateside pass. The next station to acquire will be Vanguard in approximately 9 minutes. This is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Houston. AT 22 hours 56 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab-lll now less than i minute away from acquisition with Vanguard. We'll stand by, keep the line open. PLT Hello, Houston. CC Skylab, Houston. Go ahead. PLT Yeah. How long do we got here, Dick? CC We have got about 9 minutes. PLT Okay. I didn't get the (garble) back around to optical reference by the time the Sun went down. Didn't quite make it in time. So I've left it a mechanical 102. Now if - stand by for (garble) CC O kay. PLT Oh, that's all right. We still got plenty of sunlight but I can see it coming in the window but we must have got cut off on (garble) gravity gradient So - if the backroom or ATM would like, I'ii go back up in about 25 minutes and bring it around to optical reference and then really get it a little more percisely in - optical reference and I'ii just go ahead to th with the rest of the panel power down now. CC Okay, Owen. We'll get right back to you. SPT The other point was I could go as far as minus 10250, I could not make it to 10800 because I - hit the roll stop so with a (garble) angle won't permit us to quit reach the point you were asking for. CC Okay, Owen. Thank you very much for that. CDR Also, we we're looking in our maps today trying to find the Islands of Telba, (garble) where Naopolen was exiled, two different times. One of them we think (garble) but we can't find it. Could give us some help and we don't know where (garble) is. Could you give some help on that
one.

CC SPT H-alpha, 231, CC CDR Dick.

i,

Sure will, AI. H_re comes the frames remaining 2122 on 12, 419 and 445. Thank you, SPT, Igot them. One other note to the flight planners,

CC G o ahead, AI. CDR Last couple of days, we've been eating our dinner about an hour before we went to bed and that's not a good way to get to sleep, I've notice. And since we've got a kind of a big physical thing coming up here in about 4 days, 5 days, I'm hoping that the flight planners will try to schedule our evening meals kind of evenly dissearse during the day if they possibly can, particularly the last 2 or 3 days. And also make sure we've got some good time between

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eating the last one and going to bed and if we get to bed on time, because - I think one of our biggest physical pushes of all this 56 days - this 60 days is going to be on day 60. And we want to make sure we're fully rested and - and (garble) properly and got all of our exercises last week. So whatever it takes, put that CC got it. in the almost way of moving as the primary Okay, AI. things around, I'm hoping thing to do. Very good suggestion. We they'll - We've

CC SPT, Houston. On the ATM close out, what we'd llke - stand by I'm getting On S055, we see that you are in line 25 and if you'll just put it in optical reference then you can close out the rest per normal and you do not have to go back up there. We'll take care of the rest. SPT reference mechinical So it Okay, well I can put the switch in optical but of course - the counters are zeroed on division reference now and it's in mechanical 102. that, Itll put the switch back position of the grating. affirm, Owen. We do understand up that of there

I'm sure they understand really won't change the CC That's and that's how we want it.

the the you

SPT Okay, fine. CC SPT, Houston. On your question about JOP 13 you did this morning. I'ii initial look at data on one of the rasters one of the - the first one did, we did see a spike and we're not sure whether or or a noise a straight spike and so right_now answer. We don t know we _ust whether

the that not that's

a source give you or not.

can't really we got it

SPT Okay, sounds fine. That was sort of my impression by keeping my eye on the intensity counter as it was scanning, of course I couldn't watch it as carefully as anywhere near as carefully as you could do with the data in front you the way it is in the back room. The other point perhaps is irrelevant as we mentioned on that first scan. I do remember that detector 5 kicked out, at least I believe it kicked out, oh, 2/3rds of the way through the first scan or something llke that. And I turned it off. Now, it's just possible based on that test we ran about a week ago, that detector 5 was providing cross talk into - detector 3. So - I'm sure they'll be checking that too. It's just - It just registered in my memory that there might have been a connection between detector 5 tripping out and the noise spike on the other detector. CC Okay. The - turned out it was the lower right part of the first raster is where we saw the - the spike that we saw and I guess it will just take a little more careful looking at the data.

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SPT good chance that we Based on the way the think there is every photos. CC 30 seconds from LOS you guys get a good morning. CDR CC it up but believe me PLT CC Dick,

Okay, fine. I think there is a very got good X-ray photographs at any rate. star tracker intergimbals look. I probability that we got some good X-ray Roger. And Skylab, Houston. We're about Vanguard. Last pass of the night. So night sleep and we'll call you in the What happen to the news? Woops, we slid down the hole without you didn't miss much tonight. Good night, Dick (garble) I missed that one.

passing

SPT I guess ATM looked at the panel there, and apparently liked it all right. CC That's affirm, they have looked at it. CC W e would like to open the S056 door. If PLT Sure is, I missed that PLT That's done, understand. CC Roger. PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston. At 23 hours 7 minutes Greenwich mean time, that's the final conversation with the crew of Skylab-lll for the day. The crew given the go to bed call. We have the mission surgeons' daily summary on crew health. The summary reads as follows: "The crew had no medical complaints, they appear m_dically fit for the planned EVA on mission day 57. The circadian shift is causing a minor difficulty with sleep onset." Signed Dr. Jerry R. Hordinsky. We're at 23 hours 18 minutes Greenwich mean time. We'll be taking the line down at this time and bring it back up at time of crew wake up which will be 7 7 hours Greenwich mean time in the morning. This is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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CDR you my exercise for 3/05/MARK II, 3/05/ END OF TAPE

Dick, no need to answer. Let the evening. It's 2/35/5041, Mark III. Out.

me give 3/15/Mark

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PAO Skylab Control at 7 hours 3 minutes and 25 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now about to acquire signal at the Vanguard tracking ship. We'll keep the llne up live for air-to-ground through Vanguard lasting approximately i0 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston. Good morning. SPT Good morning Hank. How are you doing today? CC Oh, pretty good. How are you all feeling morning? SPT Very well, thank you. CC You're over Vanguard now and we got about i0 minutes left. SPT Okay. Thank you. PLT And Hank. Could you tell us what time we begin ATM operation. CC Okay. It's 07:15 according to the CDR's detail, he should be on the console. PLT Okay. Thank you. SPT Hello Hank. Would you check with blomed and make sure they were happy with the 133 data last night. And also I noticed on my Flight Plan that I got 133 again tonight. Two nights in a row. I guess that's not a mistake. Could you confirm that. CC I'ii check it out Owen. CC In answer to the first question, the this data looked good last night. SPT Okay. And one electrodes didn't want to pop in, hut I think we can get away without one electrode as long as it's not two on the same side, I believe is the situation. CC And Owen, the answer to your second question. This is an end of mission requirement, guess three successive nights. SPT Oh, I see. I'ii probably get it for two more nights in a row then. CC That's affirmative. SPT Thank you. CC And Skylab, for over, we got that perhaps you didn't on the exercise report. We did get yesterday. CDR Thank you, Bank. CDR We made another zero g. CC What's that. CDR counterweights on We them, found like the CDR, in the handget an acknowledgement your exercise from 133

amazing

discovery

in

that your eyelids window sashes and

have in zero

g

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they won't closed in CC CC from LOS. END OF TAPE

counterweight the llds. The llds keep the morning. We're having the same struggle Skylab_ Houston. We're about We'll be coming up on Ascension at 18.

going here. 1 minute

L

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PAO Skylab Control at 7 hours 15 minutes and 58 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now passed out of range of the Vanguard tracking ship as it goes along the coast of Brazil. We're about 2 minutes and 18 seconds from acquisition of signal at Ascension. And we'll have a long pass through Ascension, Canary Island and Madrid, lasting approximately 17 minutes. This is the wake-up call over Vanguard from spacecraft communicator Hank Hartsfield. At the time Hank made the call up, we could read on the M133 sleep monitor that Owen Garriott, the Science Pilot, was still sleeping. He was in a moderate stage of sleep, sleep stage 2 of possible 4. Four is the deepest sleep, one is a very early stage of sleep. He was asleep and shortly after Jack Lousma answered the wake-up call, you could see the indication that it went to rapid eye movement, which indicated that Owen was waking up and he did wake up just a short time after that. We have the line up live now for air-to-ground through Ascension, Canary Island and Madrid beginning about a minute from now. 7-1/2 down CC minutes. CDR there. S kylab, Didn't Houston, take you through long to Ascension get to for get

CC And for the CDR, a little update on the what's been happening with the Sun. Nothing significant in the last 8 hours. Active region 31 is growing and there's possible complexity in active region 36. We suspect that the solar activity may increase somewhat during the next 12 hours. CDR @od. I'ii point 8-al - H-alpha at it. CC And CDR, if we could have the DAS a little bit here, we'll command inhibit on a momentum dump getting ready for S019. CDR Okay. CC Skylab, DAS is yours. CC Skylab, Houston, we've got about 6 minutes left on the - on our star for our NUZ update. CDR They've been here for i0 billion years. CC It has, but you're not going to be. (Laughter) It'll be occulted here, shortly. CDR Okay. It's one of those things that happens every i0 billion years. All right. END OF TAPE

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PLT minute.

Say, Hank.

I took a couple.

Just

a

PLT Hank, I took a couple of more pictures of the tea bag experiment, but nothing's really happened. Tea's just sitting on top of the fiber stopper and it doesn't seem to diffuse even through the central stopper and let alone in down into the water below it. from star close couple and CC a short CDR tracker? CC the LOS. Okay. We copy. And we're about 30 seconds Be picking right up again at Canaries at 27. How does that look to you Hank, on the Looks shutter. tea for bags If you can get Jerry to bring up a on the resupply mission. Skylab, Houston. We're through Canaries another 8 minutes. And, CDR, Houston. We see the star tracker good to us, AI. You're clear to

CDR of CC Madrid CC

shutter still open and we're in manual mode. Maybe you got the wrong switch there. CDR How's that, HanK? CC Okay. Looks good to us now, AI. CC Skylab, Houston. Of general interest to you maybe. We - the - a quick look at our JOP 13 XREA data indicates that we did get a spectrum on the beryllium counter, and counting rate was pretty much what we expected. CDR That'll make the Big O real happy. Great. SPT Yeah. I'm Just thinking about that. So you're suggest - indicating that the beryllium counters did indicate a higher flux when pointing at the general area of Sco-X and it did when we were pointing in some other direction apparently. That's what you're saying. CC That's affirmative. SPT Okay. That's very interesting. So pleased to hear that. And there's a - suggest again that we ought to have some good XREA photographs when we get those developed in a couple of weeks. too, you CC Owen. We're looking forward to getting those,

and now of

CC Skylab, Houston. We're going LOS. See at Guam at 02. We'll have a recorder dump. CDR Okay, Hank. PAO Skylab Control at 7 hours 37 minutes 39 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station passing over Greece towards the northeast out of range the Madrid tracking station. Our next acquisition of signal

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24 minutes and 20 seconds from now will be at Guam. During this last pass we had a little bit of kidding going on since the crew awakened this morning, giving Hank Hartsfield a bit of a hard time. Jack Lousma indicating, right after wake-up at Vanguard that he has discovered a new zero g affect, which is that the counterweights that operate the eyelids don't operate and won't keep them open. And Hank Hartsfield replied that that's a problem we're facing here on the ground, too. And over Ascension, Hartsfield told the crew that they had 6 minutes left to acquire the star for a NUZ update and AI Bean replied the star's been there for i0 million years. And the crew was also informed that solar activity may be increasing in the next 12 hours and replied that they'll try and aim H-alpha at it. At this point, they're just about out of film in their instruments and there's not much left they can do. In solar activity, of course, that film will be resupplied tomorrow morning during the EVA. Report also went up that berrylium counters did show higher flux when pointing it at Sco-Xl yesterday morning. That was the strongest XREA source in the night sky. And Owen Garriott indicated that he had believed he had seen a spike during the scanning of that area on the XREA ment and that spike has been confirmed and it is, in related to the XREA source. That would indicate that photography that would be brought back at the end of mission should be very good photography of ScoX-i the source in the constellation Scorpio. This is Skylab It's now 39 minutes and 33 seconds after the hour and 22 END minutes OF TAPE and a half until our next acquisition. equipfact, the the XREA Control. we have

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PAO Skylab Control at 8 hours i minute and 14 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now just about to come within range of the tracking antenna at Guam Island. And we'll have the line live for air-toground 8-1/2 through minutes. CC minutes. Guam. This Skylab, pass will last a little Guam over for 9

Houston

through

CDR Say again. CC We're with you for 9 minutes. CDR Okay. CDR 56 hung up in filter one at the moment? I think maybe it is. CC We'll check it. CC CDR, Houston. It appears to us S056 terminated it's sequence properly. CDR Well, it may have, but the operate light is on, so that makes me - it should have run out at several minutes ago. I'ii turn off the operate light. And I'm turning off the stop switch. I think in the last frame it didn't cycle far enough. CDR I guess if it hangs up at the middle, you all see it, but if it hangs up at the end, it still glves us an operate light, hut it looks okay to you down there. We have both kinds. CC That's affirmative, discussing this thing now, about what up a sequence and doesn't quite catch frame there. you l'd CDR the clue, say about CC CDR AI. We're still happens when it ends the signal on the last

It goes back to frame one, which gives but the operate light stays down - stays on. 50 percent of the lockups are that way. We copy. That also accounts for several times

I've left

said, "Is it hung up", and the answer was no and I've it sort of sit there for awhile. I did not realized was the hung up operate on the final frame light was on, that there, having you all didn't know

that when it taken it but it. LOS.

CC We'll be SPT CDR photo scheduled Madrid - Okay, PAO 27 seconds now out of

Skylah, Houston. We're i minute from up on Vanguard at 43. See you there, Hank. And Hank, I notice that I have a handheld at about 09:15. Just (garble) with my I got it. Understand now. Skylab Control at 8 hours 12 minutes and coming mean time. the tracking The Skylab antenna at space Guam station passing to

Greenwich range of

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the southeast of Guam. We're 30 minutes from acquisition of signal at our next tracking station. We will be passing close to Honeysuckle, but that is not indicated as an acquisition. It's only about 2.5 maximum elevation and the rule has been to not acquire signals that are too low in the sky. That would have been a very short one in any case. So our next acquisition will be at Vanguard in a little less than 30 minutes from now. This is Skylab Control at 13 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 8 hours 41 minutes and 47 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now 53 seconds from acquisition of signal through the Vanguard tracking ship. That period of communications will last approximately 6 minutes. We have the llne up live now for alr-to-ground through Vanguard for about 6 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston, through Vanguard for 7-1/2 minutes. PLT Okay, Hank. We've got a problem, possibly a problem, but when we found ... S019 (static) I could not the film lever over to slide retraction. We are filming but it's only reading about 122 or 123. I've mounted the film cassette, don't know if there's any film in it or not, I thought I'd get one or two more exposures and let you what - let you decide what to do for the next pass. CC Jack, I'm sorry. We had a drop out there and we lost all the first part of that. PLT Okay. The subject is S019, Hank. I got the first exposure and then I went - was going to go from carriage to slide retracted on the second one and the lever wouldn't move into slide retracted, although it would move into the other direction, freely. I've got a hunch maybe it's out of film, but it's only counting at 122 or 123. I put in the second film cassette and I'm going to try to get one more exposure or whatever I can get in the rest of this rev. But, you might want to decide what to do for the next operational period. CC Okay. We copy. CC Skylab, meant to tell you earlier, but I forgot it. The long awaited tennis match came off last night. And Billy Jean King consistantly outplayed Riggs and put him down. 6, 4; 6,3; 6,3. CDR Woman's Lib rides high. Tell me this, what kind of vitamins was she taking? We want to get some. CC I don't know. I wonder if he was taking too many. He might have had them rattling around and couldn't do much there. not get that other but know CDR Dr. Garrlott informs me that he was C and she was taking E. SPT I told you those vitamins are no darn good for you. PLT All right - Okay. I got it here. CC Say again. PLT I've got to get the comm refigured reconfigured. Okay. I took one more exposure. We've only taken two this rev. The first one was on cassette single number 5. And this last one was on cassette number 3. I've got the taking

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270 to 30 second exposure on PO512. The rest of it, of course, I've already mentioned it, the film lever locked up. And so I'm standing by for what you want me to do about that. CC Okay. We're discussing it down here now, Jack. We'll try to get an answer to you here, shortly. PLT Okay. At the moment, I've got number whatever it was, the last - number 3 I guess, installed and available for taking pictures. I don't know how many frames we've got left. It's sitting on 144 now. CC Skylab, Houston. We're about one minute from LOS. We'll be coming up on Canaries at 02. And Jack, we'll try to have an answer for you there. That will still be in time for the next pass. PLT Okay. Thanks. CC The quant - the number - serial number three you put in there appears to be working okay. PLT Yes, sir. I don't know how much film it's got left in it though. It's been sitting on 144. And I don't know the characteristics of what happens when you come to the end of the film slot but I've got a hunch that may be what happened. Because I think we must have maybe run out of slots. CC Okay. PLT That was a real hard stop there. It gears retracted and it just won't go any farther. CC Normally, I think, there are 150 in those things. PLT That's what I thought too. So I was a little surprised. PLT There's something else that I don't understand on this melt demonstration, and that is, what what does step 3 mean? A painted photo i/8th piece of paper in the front center of the ice cube. And then I want to know what part of the ice cube they want to see on the side or is it the front with the - the front portion? PAO Skylab Control at 8 hours and 24 seconds Greenwich mean time - END OF TAPE film, is circular 51 it the looking cylindrical

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PAO

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seconds

Greenwich

mean

time.

The

Skylab now out of range of the Vanguard tracking ship's antennas. Our next acquisition of signal is 10 minutes and 43 seconds from now will be at Canary Island. During this last pass Pilot Jack Lousma indicated he was having a problem with S019. That's the ultraviolet stellar astronomy experiment that's operated by fellow Astronaut, Carl Henize. The problem seems to be that the film lever has locked up after one frame was shot. The reading on the film lever was 122 film count. There are 150 frames normally, so that would indicate that it should not have been out of film. cassette Pilot that Jack had Lousma replaced 6 frames remaining the cassette with on it, and he a used said

that it seems to be operating properly. The experiment is to photograph, with three exposures each, an area of 50 star fields in the milky way, primarily of young stars to determine something about the origin of stars and about inner stellar matter. Also a little discussion of last night's tennis match match between here in Billie Houston into having a Jean and long more King and the crew daylight than an Bobby Riggs has been follownow. The daylight

ing that. Just gone Skylab space station

period hour of

as we're in a very high elevation for solar astronomy and how longer data take times on those ATM instruments. At this time the film status of those instruments is coming fairly close to the end. Only H-Alpha has a good deal of film left. About 2000 frames left in the H-Alpha. SO82B, the film counter has reached a telemetry reading of stop, which indicates that either it's no longer operating properly, that the camera is jammed or that it has run out of film. The 82B is the ultraviolet spectograph. S082A, which is the extreme ultraviolet coronal spectroheliograph, is going one frame to use left up and it's that final will frame be shot of a film little today. bit It later has

in the day. The used up today in will run out the activity possibly

other cameras are going to be pretty much preparation for that EVA tomorrow. They rest of the film there, expecting some on the Sun. There is a active region fairly very expected should about a a

27, which is near the Sun's center will be studied extensively during the day. And two active regions close to each other on the Sun's eastern llmb are to possibly have some interaction today. If they have a flare in that area, and they think there's 75 percent chance medium size flare that area down on of flare of anyway, then the eastern are and C

magnitude or larger, they may start observing llmb of the Sun. Those

active regions, 34 and 37 the day. We're 7 minutes of signal at Canary Island_ 54 minutes and 32 seconds END OF TAPE

expected to interact during 50 seconds from acquisition This is Skylab Control at after the hour.

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PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 1 minute and 20 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now 54 seconds from acquisition of signal at Canary Island. This pass through Canary Island and Madrid will last about 14 minutes. We'll have the line up llve for air-to-ground through tracking stations near Africa and over Europe. CC Skylab. AOS Canaries and Madrid 13 minutes. We'll be dumping the tape recorders over Madrid at 09:06. CC Jack, Houston. PLT Go ahead, Story. CC Jack, on S019, field 215 is a high priority field. We're looking at having you run 215 at the next opportunity. That'll be 09:52. Prior to that if you can, get to the malfunction procedure on page 2-4 of the experiment malf book and we're coming up on Honeysuckle at 09:50. At that time we'll pass you some rotatation and tilt numb e rs. PLT Okay, Story. And there's one other question I had on this melt de _nstratlon. I don't understand step number 3 on mission day 56. Obtain and fold a 1/8 inch piece of paper at the center of the ice cube. That Just mean a 1/8 inch strip and stick it on the cyllndrlcal end? And the other question is what view do they want in the camera of the ice cube. Do they want the cylindrical end or do they want cylindrlcal side? CC Stand by i. PLT Okay. END OF TAPE

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CC Okay. We'd llke a picture of the paper ice interface straight on. We're going LOS here, you in 35 minutes over Honeysuckle at 09:50. PLT Okay. They'll have to come up with better answer than that. That doesn't tell me anything. Where do they want the strip, on the end or the side? CC Want the side view. PLT PAO Okay. Skylab Thank you. Control at 9 hours 17 minutes

see a

Greenwich mean time. Skylab, now over eastern Europe out of range of the Madrid, Spain tracking antenna. next acquisition of signal will be 32 minutes and 55 from now. And that is at Honeysuckle, Australia. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 49 minutes and 7 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now 54 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Honeysuckle tracking station. This pass through Honeysuckle will last approximately 8 minutes. We'll have the line up live for air-to-ground through Honeysuckle. CC Skylab, AOS Honeysuckle for 7 minutes, and I've got an S019 pad for Jack. PLT Go ahead. CC Are you ready to copy? PLT Yep. Ready to copy, Story. CC Okay. You'll be using cassette 003 as you know. We've got 6 frames remaining until we get into the CAL frames. We are going to use just one of the CAL frames. So you'll be taking 7 frames in all. Start: 0956, rotation, 343.9, tilt, 18.3, field 560, exposure, 270. Start: i001, rotation, 135.7, tilt, 26.5, field, 215, expsoure, 270, 90, 30. You still with me? PLT Sure. Go ahead, Story. CC Okay. One more. Start: NO8, rotation 140.5, tilt, 25.2, field, 211, exposure, 270, 90, 30. And this will complete the frames remaining on cassette 003. PLT Okay. You might tell me what the NuZ is down here on that pass. CC Okay. That's 4.3. PLT Okay. Thank you Story. I got all that. I got about 3 minutes and I have to be in run. So I'ii take off and tell you about the other canister later. Looks like film in it is working okay to me. It's just that the gears won' t come out. CC Okay. Copy. And on the ice melting experiment. Take those photos perpendicular to the paper. Looking straight at the paper. PLT Okay. And the paper I take it should be lined up along the cylindrical side parallel to the long axis. Is that right? CC Yes Sir. That's affirm. PLT Okay. That's as opposed to being on the Then I'ii take the photos perpendicular to it. CC That's correct. Thank you. PLT Okay. Thank you for clearing it clarifying that for me, Story. SPT Story, for ADAM down there, the H-Alpha 2 door just did not close at sunset here, and so I started on the door fail to open malfunction procedure here. Let me hear some other suggestions. Dver. CC Copy Owen. end.

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CC And Owen, we've got no data down here, and we've also got no command capability and we'd like an AUTO GG ENABLE. SPT Okay Story. You have the GC ENABLE, and I'd like to verify that we did have the primary motor ENABLED on H-Alpha 2. Over. CC Stand by i. SPT In other words, I Just want to make sure that's the one we've been using. CC H-Alpha 2 is on secondary, Owen. SPT Thank you. CC Skylab. We're getting data now. Still do not have command capability. SPT Okay Story. After step 2, I show barber poles on both the H-Alpha i and H-Alpha 2 now. CC Copy. CC And Owen, from what we can see down here you're in good shape. When you get into sunrise we expect the doors to open. SPT Okay. I'Ii terminate the malfunction procedure at that point after block 2. CC Okay. That'll be fine. We're about a minute from LOS. We'll see you over Bermuda in 35 minutes at 10:33. PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 58 minutes and 42 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station on revolution 1873 is now out of range of the Honeysuckle Creek, Australia tracking station. We have 34 minutes and 50 seconds to our next acquisition of signal, and that will be at Bermuda. During this last pass instructions were given to Pilot Jack Lousma for another attempt to get some S019 data that is ultra violet stellar astronomy photography. They were new instructions for the location and the amount of time to be given to those frames that will complete the cassette number 3 that is being used now on the ultraviolet astronomy experment. Earlier Jack Lousma had difficulty with that previously used cassette that stuck with about 28 frames remaining and he is now using up the remainder of another cassette. Today is the last day of solar observations by the second Skylab crew. So far on their 55 days in space, Alan Bean, Owen Garriott and Jack Lousma, have spent more than 400 hours at the control panel for the six solar telescopes. By working longer hours, the second Skylab team has gathered nearly half again as much data as was expected by the Flight Planners before the crew was launched in late July. Although the Sun has been very quiet for nearly two weeks, solar forecasters are predicting at least one modest flare today. And they believe

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there may be a series of eruptions from two active on the Sun's eastern edge. That might be another eruptions with one active region igniting a flare second active region. Tomorrow Science Pilot Owen will assist Commander Alan Bean in replacing film assemblies on the solar instrument. The film will with the previous film cassettes used and provide scientists with more than of the Sun. The film will be removed beginning tomorrow. i0 hours our next END OF by the 75,000 during

regions series of in a Garriott in camera be returned

telescopes separate views a space walk

just after 6:00 a.m. central daylight time This is Skylab Control. It's now just after Greenwich mean time, and we're 33 minutes from acquisition of signal. TAPE

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MC-2340/I 05:32 CDT,

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PAO Skylab Control at I0 hours 32 minutes and 45 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now crossing the coast of South America. It's about to come within range with the tracking antenna at Bermuda. We have the line up llve for air-to-ground through Bermuda, lasting about 7 minutes and 20 seconds. And we're about 44 seconds acquisition of signal there. CC Skylab, AOS Bermuda 6 minutes. CDR Okay, Story. I've rigged up that 6-pack cool a few minutes ago. Got that rigged out. You might want - put a note in Jack's deact checklist right at the very end just after the close-out before he closes the hatch to verify the fan's on and that the tie-downs are tight and it's all alined. But y'all may have a better place to put that. It's my guess it's going to get bumped around over the next few days, particularly suited ops during the EVA. It's right in the middle of the normal traffic time. CC Okay. Sounds like a good idea. If we any change to that, we'll get them up to you. CDR When I opened my urine drawer this morning, I noticed there was quite a bit of urine around. And looked to me llke the little rubber boot that fits over the pipe coming out of the centrifuge, part of it was over the wide bump. The other part was not. It looked okay, but apparently it was not, so I cleaned that up. I've put down the number that I read, but my guess is, the leak was about i/2 of one of those sample bags. And I assume the sample bags are what, 120 millimeters or something like that? CC That's affirm, AI, so about 60 MLN. CDR Okay. When I read it out tonight I'ii mention it again, but you might alert the urine interested biomeds llke Mike Whittle that it looks llke this thing's going to be in error about half of a sample bag's worth. CC Okay. got CC hand-held and what And, AI, could you comment on your photograph of Madrid. Did you get a good picture was the weather there? Weather was good there. I was not able I got hung up in the urine - problem. Okay. We're interested in the weather pass will go over there. Okay. I looked out. And France looked Okay. Okay. And we'll reschedule that photo from

it

CDR to pull it off. CC because the EREP CDR as did Germany. tll CC later. CDR

good

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CC Jack, Houston. PLT Stand by i. PLT Looking good to do the melt experiment. CC Okay. CDR He'll be with you in a minute. Story's working on his lee cube. It's not a cube, his ice cylinder. CC Okay, AI. CDR I mentioned it to Dick, last night, Phll Shaffer's team, we're kind of hoping that the Flight Planners for the next 3 or 4 da - well til the end of the mission put the eating on time and getting to bed on time and getting the exercise at least a couple of hours before we get to bed and also getting to eat, at least, 3 or so hours before we get to bed. It's about the highest priority things they have. CC Okay. They got that, AI. And we'll do it. CDR Okay. The last couple of days we've been eating just as we went off to bed and also exercising right at the last minute too. And we need to get this thing really psyched out here for the last five days. CC Okay. And we're going LOS here and we'll see you over Canaries in about i minute. END OF TAPE

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CDR Okay. We're going to move our own eating periods around today so that we're eating pretty near normal. We noticed we're eating 8 hours after we get up, lunch, so we're going to move that back. CC Okay. Good idea. PAO Skylab Control at i0 hours 41 minutes and 40 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now over the mid Atlantic is just about 44 seconds from acquisition of signal at Madrid and at Canary Island. We'll have the line up live for air-to-ground through those stations. Just a few moments ago Commander AI Bean did indicate that he had no success today in getting the handheld photography over Madrid. We're AOS at Madrid and we'll have the line up live now. CC We're back with you through Canaries and Madrid for i0 minutes. We'll be dumping the data voice recorders over Madrid at 10:45. PLT CC experiment PLT is up and CC PLT Okay Story. Go ahead. Got a little addition to your ice melting Jack. You ready to copy. Okay. I want you to know the thing Okay. Go ahead.

there, melting.

CC When it gets done melting and you've got a sphere of water there. Take the shower soap dispenser and put a small amount on the edge of the globule and in terms of perspective, put that at right angles to the DAC. As the DAC is looking at the globule, put the soap off to the edge of the sphere of water and try to avoid touching the water with the tape. PLT Try to avoid touching the water with the tape. What's the tape got to do with it? I understand the soap, but I don't understand the tape. CC We just don't want any contact between the tape and the water. PLT Oh. I understand. The tape that it's hooked on to. Okay. And I'ii put a little dot of shower soap on the outside edge of it. Right? CC _eah. At right angles to the DAC, so we'll get the best view of the dispersion. And run the DAC at about two frames per second for i or 2 minutes to observe the dispersion. the PLT tape. I took Okay. a little And right now, I got it hooked to piece of mosite to make it stand it but I got it so that you will far the diffusion

off and I wasn't completely sure if you said set up so it'll all be in the DAC and set up be able to get all of the data you need. So

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experiment hasn't done anything. The tea is just sitting on top of the fiber stopper like it was doing yesterday. I think the trouble is that tea has Just got too much sugar and it's just sort of llke syrup and I don't think it's going to go anywhere, but I'ii just leave it like it is and take pictures of it every once in awhile. CC Okay. That's all fine, Jack. PLT Yesterday, when I was working away with another mode I got a little bit of that tea in the water and noticed that when it did get in the water, it started to diffuse, but at the moment, I don't think any of that tea is going to get in the water, because the stoppers is in the way. CC Yeah. We understand that, Jack. CC Owen, we'd like the DAS for a NAV update. SPT You have it. END OF TAPE

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CC CDR CC checklist? SPT Owen, the DAS is yours, and AI. Go ahead. D o you need any more time for updating You need any more scheduled time? Not with the checklist onboard,

your we

wonlt need any more. If we get a lot more I guess we will. CC Okay. The rest of the stuff we've got is pretty minor. SPT A1 says to tell you the most important thing we can do is to eat on time and get to bed on time. Out. CC Okay. We're going to do that. SPT Okay. That's great. We'd llke to do that too. CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS and about 25 minutes from Carnarvon at 11:18. SPT Okay, Story. See you then. CC And we're going to have all the EVA troops in here about 2 or 3 hours from now. So, if you're looking at any questions on those procedures go ahead and shoot them down to us around then. DPT Okay. PAO Skylab Control at i0 hours 54 minutes and 18 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now over eastern Europe is out of range of Madrid tracking antenna. And we'll have another acquisition of signal in about 24 minutes from now, that will be at Carnarvon, Australia. During this pass over Bermuda, Canary Islands, and Madrid, had several odd things discussed by the crew. Commander Alan Bean reporting a leak of about 1/2 of a sample bag of urine. That sample bag contains a 120 milliliters and half of that would be 60 milliliters or about 2 ounces of urine were leaked out. The medical officers here indicated that that would not affect the experiments. But, of course, it did create something of a problem that was cleared up and it was noticed at the time that the sample bags were being changed. New sample bag has been placed on and the problem has been solved. Apparently, the configuration of the sample bag had indicated that it was properly attached, but as it turned out, A1 Bean said that it had leaked despite the fact that it looked all right. Commander reported that the weather was good over Madrid and also good over France and Germany. He was to have taken a hand-held photograph of Madrid during a previous pass over that area at 9:11 Greenwich mean time this morning. The purpose of that was to take photographs of the new tracking station Dish antenna, 64 meters in dimensions and also to make a photograph of metropolitan Madrid, Spain. Because he was working on that leak from the sample bag, he did not

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have an opportunity to take the hand-held photo of Madrid. Flight Director Milton Windier indicated that we'll attempt to reschedule that at the earliest opportunity. The weather report for the European continent is good news for an EREP pass scheduled for later today, which will cross both the United States and parts of Europe. At Canary Island, Pilot Jack Lousma indicated that the tea is not diffusing in that tea demonstration of diffusion in water and the ice is melting, which is the second demonstration. These are two additional science in the demonstrations mission at the that were proposed for the crew. Earlier time when their additional work schedule

permitted some added science demonstration. But this time the time is becoming more critical. There will be no request for additional demonstrations. Commander A1 Bean was working on the bicycle ergometer during this last few minutes. He's now on his physical training period. And he emphasized by way of Jack Lousma that he does want to get plenty of sleep and also to have their exercise and meal time scheduled in such a way that they do not all pile up Just before the sleep period. He did mention that, himself, over Bermuda, saying that he would llke to have his meal - evening meal about three hours before sleep time and the exercise to be completed about 2 hours before the sleep time. A1 has made several times in the last few days a mention of the fact that during these final days of the mission he wants to do everything possible to maintain his physical condition at the best level. And that's in preparation for the splash down on Tuesday. This is Skylab Control. We're 20 minutes and 53 seconds from acquisition of signal at Carnarvon, Australia. It's now 57 minutes and 42 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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MC-2343/I 06:17 CDT

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9/21/73
PAO Skylab Control at ii hours 17 minutes and 33 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time we're about 54 seconds from acquisition of signal at Carnarvon, Australia. The pass will be through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle, Australia. And it will last approximately 16 minutes. We have the line up llve for alr-to-ground through the Australian tracking stations. CC Skylab, AOS Carnarvon and Honeysuckle for 15 minutes with a slight dropout for the handover. CDR Okay Story. PLT Story, did you get the word that I passed on the troubleshooting of S019 film canister? CC Jack, we think you've gotten on through the malf and the film hatch mechanism is working okay. PLT Yeah. That's basically what it is. When you try to go to (garble) retracted, the - it's a metal to metal type of stop. Pretty definite and I took the thing in the (garble) where it was dark and fooled around with it, but I found that the shutter was closed, the carriage is retracted. It would not go in any direction. And when you tried to open the shutter_ it obviously would not open with the carriage is retracted, the film runner free wheeled all the way from carriage retracted over to shutter open mal, and the film hatch works normally. CC Okay. CC And we don't have any more procedures for you on that right now, Jack. PLT Did you call, Story? CC Yes Sir. We dontt have any more procedures for you on the SO19 right now. • PLT Okay. I evacuated that canister it's in the film vault now and I'm about ready evacuate the other one, since I understand it's now empty. Is that correct? CC That's correct. SPT Hey Story, H-Alpha 2 door did not close at sunset here again, so it looks llke I'ii have to go through the same motor turn off and back on again. CC That's fine, Owen. SPT Show barber pole now. CC Okay. PLT Story, you still there? CC Yes Sir. Honeysuckle for another 4-1/2 minutes. phone SPT call CC SPT afternoon. CC END OF TAPE tonight I wonder if you'd try to set to the home folks, please? Okay. Who is that to, Owen? To the wife if you can reach Okay. Will do. me up a

her

this

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SPT Yeah, Story. You might catch her about 8:00 o'clock local or something like that, before everybody gets up and around. Since we have to sort of set it up a little early on our present schedule. CC Okay. CC Understand you want that this morning, in the next, oh, hour, hour and a half, Owen? SPT I just thought you might call Ellen sometime this morning. It doesn't make any difference. At 7 to 8 o'clock somewhere like that. That way it will catch her before she gets off running around somewhere. And I guess we'll have to have the conversation before our bedtime, which will make it afternoon there. CC Okay. Understand. CC S kylab, about 20 seconds to LOS. We'll see you over Mila in half an hour at 12:05 and be dumping the tape recorders ther e . SPT Okay, Story. PAO Skylab Control at ii hours 35 minutes exactly Greenwich mean time. We're now out of range of the tracking station at Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. The Skylab space station 30 minutes and 45 seconds from our next acquisition at Merritt Island, Florida. So far today, we've had relatively few problems aboard the Skylab. A small leak with one of the urine bags found by Alan Bean and cleaned up, lost approximately half the sample bag, or about 60 millileters of urine leak around the boot of the device that's used to fill those sample bags. Did not accomplish the hand-held photography assignment this morning of Madrid, but that will be rescheduled for a later time. Later today, we have an Earth Resources Pass, the 39th of the mission, but officially designated as EREP 41. The Earth Resources Pass will be along track 29 and 30, covering more than i0,000 miles running from the Gulf of Mexico, with sites including the Houston area test site, an 18-county area around Houston, Texas, and crossing three continents including the United States, Canada, France, Italy, and Etheopia as major countries for study. This is Skylab Control. We're 29 minutes - 25 seconds from acquisition of signal. It's now 36 minutes and 30 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 4 minutes and 55 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now _ust about to cross Central America is coming within range of the tracking station at Merritt Island. We'll be there in about 48 seconds and we'll have acquisition of signal for a relatively extended pass through Merritt Island and Bermuda lasting approximately 13 minutes. We have the line live for air-to-ground. We're one rev away from that extended Earth Resources pass covering i0,000 miles and we do have acquisition of signal. CC Skylab, AOS Mila and Bermuda 14 minutes. SPT Okay, Story. I did the NuZ update here about 5 minutes ago and I went to close the shutter and it - the shutter door on the star tracker will not close. When I tried to do the window here and wonder if you have CC CC to close it. If it SPT of times already. you like for me to CC plus 4200. SPT CC CC inhibit. SPT CC Mile at 21:55. you about that CC SPT END OF TAPE that. When you visually look out see that it is still wide open. And I any recommende_procedure for me. Over. Okay. Owen, you might give it another attempt doesn't work, park it and power it down. Okay. I've already tried it a couple I'ii try it one more and where would park it. What are =hose numbers? That's inner, minus 1800, and outer Okay. Thank you. And the NuZ looks good. And Owen, we'd like the 6 ahead. your phone right, and yours, Owen. call is on for I will remind

DAS

for

dump

Okay. And The antenna is later on. The DAS is Okay.

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to

CC Madrid.

Skylab,

one

minute

to

LOS,

five

minutes

PLT Okay, Story. PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 20 minutes, exactly, Greenwich mean time. We're now out of range of the Bermuda tracking antenna. Spacecraft traveling over the north Atlantic about to acquire at Madrid in 3 minutes. At the present time the Earth Resources Officer is reviewing the weather for today's pass. That'll be made on the next revolution a little over an hour from now. The pass begins at 13:44 Greenwich mean time at 97 degrees west longitude and ends at 14:20 Greenwich mean time at 45 degrees east longitude. Covers three continents beginning over North America including sites in the United 6rates and Canada, also a number of sites in Europe and in Etheopia and Africa. Weather conditions over the U.S. at this time, appear to be very good for the sites that are indicated. Areas along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast show zero to 3/10ths cloud cover or almost perfect conditions. There is some cloud cover in the - part of the area north of Alabama, but that does not appear to contain many of the sites of primary interests for ground sites. And there is a goo - good condition again zero to 3/10ths cloud cover over the New York area where there are a number of sites on this pass. This is Skylab Control. We are 1 minute and 50 seconds from acquisition of signal at Madrid tracking antenna and we do have the line llve for air-to-ground at Madrid. CC Skylab, AOS Madrid i0 minutes. PLT just completed any more than the Just Okay, Sory. And for the ATM room, I 4-mlnute exposure for SO52. If they want the one exposure now is the convenient have a to include mirror an

time to get it. And also, since we don't really ready light very often on SO52, we probably ought extra step in the checklist. Did they cycle the

position to camera to make sure that we're not wasting that one frame? I did do that, but for the next iteration, we probably ought to include that to make sure. I'ii be sun center here for another minute or so in case they do want any other exposures. CC CC for Okay. Owen, now. Okay. Thank you. And sometime in the next 5 minutes bus adjust for you to do. Okay. Just stand by. I've I'll we've get got back with you. enough pictures on the

S052

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CC SPT CC clockwise. SPT CC

And

REG

And we Okay. Okay. adjust Okay. And the

got 2 minutes, Owen. Go ahead with what you wanted. REG adjust BUS i, 15 degrees BUS 2 I0 degrees clockwise. reasons for that are we will be

discharging the batteries pretty pass. The airlock batteries are ATM batteries, so we'd llke them the load. SPT _ Understand.

good during the next EREP in better shape than the to carry a little more of

CC And we're a minute from LOS. Be coming up over Carnarvon in 25 minutes at 12:56. We'll be dumping the tape recorders there and also will be turning off the MDA wall heaters over Carnarvon, for your information. SPT Okay. The REG adjust is complete. CC Thank you. SPT And the frame count for that 4 minute exposure on 52 was 295. CC Got it. PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 32 minutes and 12 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now crossing eastern Europe is out of range of the Madrid tracking antenna. Our next acquisition of signal 24 minutes and 26 seconds from now will be at Carnarvon Australia. This is Skylab Control at 32 minutes and 27 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 55 minutes and 50 seconds Greenwich mean time. At the present time we're 55 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Carnarvon, Australia tracking station. This pass through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle will last approximately 10-1/2 minutes all together. But there will be an interruption between the two passes and we'll stay live during the entire time. It's now about 35 seconds to that acquisition. We have the line up. CC Skylab, AOS Carnarvon 9 minutes. SPT Hello, Story. Did you redesignate another tape recorder or am I going to have to wait until you get this one dumped. CC Say again, Owen. SPT I was adjusting channel A tape recorder. I guess you Just started to dump it. I wondered if you turned on experiment recorder or whatever required. So far, channel A is still recorded or shall I wait until you're through with the dump and put it back on again? CC We're already dumping, Owen. We'd like you to stand by until we get done. SPT Okay. Thank you. SPT • Story, this is the third straight rev, and H-alpha number 2 door goes white instead of barber pole at Sunset. CC you want of it? SPT minute. VTR
over

to

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power off of the up for a dump

SPT Okay. Jack says he'll get back at it in a minute. And it looks like the recorders - that dump is for us. Is that right? CC That's affirm, on the recorder. CC And there's no hurry on the VTR if you're vacuuming or something now. CC Owen, when you're done with the door, ops would llke the DAS for dump enable. SPT Okay. I'm through with it. You can have it. CC Okay. CC The DAS is yours Owen. CC S kylab, we're a minute from LOS. We'll Just back see you purposes. of days over Honeysuckle in We will be taking from now, using the 5 minutes. some more ca1 frames. And data for your planning with SO19 a couple

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PLT Okay, Story. SPT Story, I was off the llne there for a couple of minutes on channel A. Did you have anything for me? I Just heard you talking on our squawk box some distance away. Over. CC Negative, Owen. That only concerned SOl9 ops a couple of days from now. SPT Thank you. CC And your Z-LV maneuver time is verified. PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 6 minutes and 32 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now south of the continent of Australia is out of range of the Carnarvon tracking station in western Australia but will be acquired by Honeysuckle in the eastern part of Australia in about 2 minutes and 46 seconds. Short time from now the Skylab crew will begin preparing for the operations of the EREP number 41. That's the 39th actual completed EREP of the mission. Two of the earlier numbered EREPs were cancelled. Follows track 29 and 30, across the United Statesj Canada, Europe, and Africa. During the pass there will be an infrared spectrometer site spotted by Commander Alan Bean using the view finder tracking system on the S-191 infrared spectrometer. That site is Long Island Sound, where Dr. Edward Yost of CW Post Center at Long Island University, is attemptlng to determine the utility of several sensor systems for complying small oceanagraphlc charts. The targets that they'll be looking for is Eden's NecK Point on Long Island Sound very near Huntington. This is Skylab Control. We're about a minute and 40 seconds from acquisition of signal at Honeysuckle Creek and we have the llne up llve for alr-toground there. END OF TAPE

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CC Skylab, we're back again for Honeysuckle 2 minutes. CC We're a minute from LOS. About 30 minutes to Texas at 13:39. PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 11 minutes and 54 seconds Greenwich mean tim e . Skylab now out of range of the Honeysuckle_ Australia tracking station. Twenty-seven and a half minutes before our next acquisition and that will take place at Texas. During the beginning of this next acquisition of signal_ we will have our Earth Resources pass ready to begin. The beginning time for that pass is at 13:44. It begins at 97 degrees west longtitude, which is approximately over Mexico. We'll give you a more complete report on that Just before the EREP pass begins. And 27 minutes from now we'll have acquisition of signal. for END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 34 minutes and 37 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now over the Pacific Ocean about 4-1/2 minutes from acquisition of signal at the Texas tracking station. At this time the crew is preparing for that Earth Resources Pass, which will begin shortly after the acquisition, about 4 or 5 minutes later. Today's Earth Resources Pass, which crosses three continents and includes sites in the Gulf of Mexico, the United States, Canada, France, Italy, and Ethiopia is one of the longest made by the Skylab crew. The pass begins at I0 - at 8:44 a.m. central daylight time near the Mexis - the Mexico-Texas border on the Gulf of Mexico and extends more than i0,000 miles along the Appalaeian Mountains, across New England, over the north Atlantic to Bordeaux, France, across the Islands of Sardinia and Sicily and along the northeastern portion of Africa not far from the Red Sea. The pass concludes at 9:20 a.m. central daylight time over Ethiopia. Nearly three dozen sites will be surveyed for a wide variety of purposes exhibiting the range of studies to be performed on through the Earth Resources Program. Today's EREP pass is the 39th completed during the mission. Only 26 were planned before the July launch, but due to the additional work load that the crew required and demanded, there were an extra 50 percent completion on Earth Resources passes. In addition, substantial number of Earth Terrain camera passes in addition to those EREP passes were completed including two over Paraguay where a special mapping project is underway. The passes during this mission have covered more than 500 sites around the world. They're expected to provide approximately 18 miles of computer magnetic tapes and roughly 15,000 separate frames of photography. Today's pass includes only one infrared spectrometer site, that is site just off Huntington on Long Island Sound, where the data will be used for the purpose of mapping the waters there. There are, however, some nadir swaths which are paths directly below and over an extended period, including the Gulf of Mexico, using an infrared spectrometer. Infrared spectrometer will also be on during the pass over Ethiopia. And there again there is no specific site, but it is a nadir swath. Weather conditions are very good for the sites that have been indicated today. A zero to 3/10ths cloud cover from the Gulf of Mexico where the pass begins to the Tennessee border. There is some cloud cover over the Appalacians, but by the time we pick up most of our sites again, from Pennsylvania to Maine, again, there is zero to 3/lOths cloud cover. During part of will be turned the pass over the mld-Atlantic, the equipment off. There are no sites in that period and

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then it will be turned on again before the Bay of Bisque in France. Over Ethiopia Earth Terrain Camera 190A, 191, and 192 insturments will all be operating. The 194, of course, operates during the entire pass, with the exception of that short period over the middle Atlantic. Should the Long Island Sound site for the SI91, which Commander Alan Bean will be operating be clouded over, the backup to that would be an alternate site at Boston. Substantial number of sites around the world, the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas is being studied to determine methods for early detection of insect infestation on plants by W. G. Hart of the Department of Agriculture, Jacques Gillemot of the Institute Petroleum in France is going to be studying geological alinements on southern France, particularly the techtonlc systems between the eastern Pyrenees and the southern Alps. And there are a number of other sites in - in Europe to be covered today. We're approximately going to have acquisition of signal, so we'll bring the line up live now for our U.S. pass. END OF TAPE

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MC-2351/I 08:38 CDT

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AUTO Okay.

CC CDR PLT CC CDR PLT PLT CAL.

MARK.

Skylab, AOS stateside 16 minutes. Not too good. How do you read me, Jack? MARK We're reading you, AI. Okay. We just (garble) MARK Okay. We just started. Now we go to AUTO CAL. 194 MODE to MANUAL. MARK.

We're standing by for 191 READY LIGHT to come on. PLT Bow's the (garble) from Friendswood today down there, Story? CC They're all great. PLT Okay. Did they stop all that flooding? Stop the rain? And CC There's a drought there now. We need some rain. PLT Oh, I see. Well, I thought they legislated against floods, which is a good deal. A good way to get reelected. PLT Maybe he doesnlt want to get reelected. CDR How's your door down there, Big O? CDR Okay. CC While I've got you in a break here, there's three cloud decks at Goddard and the laser's been turned off. PLT PLT get a couple a while? Okay, Story. Hey O, are you sneaking pictures of that water ball over there every once to in

of

SPT I'ii go do it now. I've been busy otherwise, Jack, and I haven't had a chance. I (garble) turned on. I'ii get a couple. PLT I know it. I kind of hate to interrupt for taking pictures of the melt experiment here for the last i0 minutes or so, cause I got busy doing EREP, Story. The things pretty well melted. Just got a little bit of ice left in it. It's forming a nice ball around the outside. Don't breeze over there too fast, Owen, or it will blow off. Still no diffusion. If they'd clear me to use another one of those little test tubes, I'd set up a diffusion experiment that they could watch. Okay, just had a buzzer on the S191 READY LIGHT to come ON? CDR 56. Right and PLT What's your path look like today, AI? up the backbone of the Adirondacks? Is that it? CDR Yeah. We're headed up over Mexico then over New Orleans PLT MARK. READY LIGHT ON. Ref 6.

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CDR Alabama, Tennessee, Roanoke, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Providence, Boston, and right over Nova Scotia, and right through Halifax, so we're in pretty good shape for hitting the nice part of the country. I hope it's cloud free, at least partly cloud free. We got a Nadir swath here in a minute. PLT PLT CDR PLT is the CC CC PLT Another toughy. Okay. Standing by for 43:53. I'ii do it. Sorry to see this pass get here, Story, one. We've really enjoyed doing this EREP. Okay. Stick it to us. We've enjoyed listening to you. MARK. MODE AUTO on 190. 40. Looking for 45. Well, we won't say nothing about your taking the team out to dinner like we did team and big Phil's. He probably did it anyway. He's probably Nice guy like that.

this

last

CDR PLT Flight Director for Hutchinson's CDR done it already. END OF TAPE

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CDR Nice guy like that• CDR 45:04• PLT Tape recorders read right around 45 percent somewhere. Come on 45. CDR We're over the Gulf. Nice and clear. PLT Alpha 2 is 58 percent, Charlie 4 is 71 percent. For those who like to know that. They didn't ask me to read that out today. I wonder why. CDR Never changes. PLT Probably - Well, we figured out that the less I say, the better. PLT Got old motor mouth and eagle eye going today. CDR Okay, we're going to get the tape burner on in a minute here. CDR 45:04. PLT MARK. Mode to ready, MALF light on, off tape motion light on. CDR Camera's on. PLT 192 is working good. CDR About a 46:04. This is almost 2 minutes. I'ii - around plt on One this EREP. minute (garble) I'm just standing

CDR Well, we're getting some good pictures of the Gulf. There's not many clouds down there. And that's what you're looking for. Gulf surface. PLT Shutter speed going to MED on 190. CDR (Garble) shattered but still plenty of surface. PLT MARK. Medium. CDR PLT another one. CDR PLT CDR PLT reason. Charlie be over water. CDR Now we go up CDR 47:17. Just llke overcast PLT to Still Alpha plenty of surface. 2's hanging in there. Here's - -

4,

And now we're back to clear (garble) Intervals, i0. EREP will be happy. Alfa 2 is 40 - 57 percent for some 71 percent. Maybe it just likes to DAC OFF. That finished that little

one.

45 up and left to zero right there. Okay, we stand by to go on here at a minute away. We're over some - looks here. It's hard to tell. Just says white 35 percent being read on Charlie 8 real steady when you've

out. got

now. It hangs in there. It's the old tape burner running.

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CDR Look at this haze. We're actually over the ocean, but hazy. It's hard to tell. I zoomed in I might be able to tell more. PLT Standing by for 47:30. Tape recorder's getting low. Pretty near 31 percent. Still got a half a minute to go. CDR 47:17. PLT CC three times You got Block Island again today? No. I've got the one I shot two of that. Kind of in - in a little or inland

short

a few little points of land. 47:17. Then I got Boston after this one. Block Island isn't going to get a treatment today. 47:17 coming up. Camera's on. PLT TAPE MOTION light Just went out and oscillating is flickering. CDR Okay. 47:17 is there. PLT It is flickering. CDR And we're going to zoom in and see what we can get. PLT Well, I guess (garble) must be a sticky tape. Stand by. CDR We can track, but we can't see what it is. It's just (garble) PLT (Garble) check. CDR Very hazy day down there. Come on (garble) PLT Recorder malf light on steady now with the tape motion light on steady. I've never seen that before. Now the malf light went out. I think it's that reel of tape. Story, is that a reel of tape one that was up here when we got here? Or did we bring it up? CDR We're tracking away, Story, 20 degrees; same old site. other PLT roll CDR of tape (Garble) that roll we've run through. Why? Does it feel of tape. But any

different?

PLT recorder not make CC before.

It's already - It's also on the tape number 2, which might make a difference. It did a difference yesterday. That's correct, Jack. And it's happened

PLT I know it's happened before. But hasn't happened to us in the tape recorder i. Does it happen in tape recorder 2? Is it function of tape recorder or the tape? CC That's the tape recorder. PLT Okay. Thank you. I've got it on my funny list and I've been looking for it. But I've never seen it on tape recorder i.

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that's

Locked on. (garble) Standing by for intervals to 20. Hey we're about in 22. That's plenty coming off. Coming back and - MARK. Intervals to 20 on SI90.

(Garble) And right, 4. 45. AC i, 2, 3, 4. Looking for 50:09. Less than a minute away. Incidentally, it (garble) a little bit, so we can pick it out. PLT Tape recorder's oscillating around 25 percent plus or minus 7. CDR We're looking for 50:09, 45.1, right 40. A right 40 and a 45.1. Little hazy down there again. 50:09. Think that's just the way of the world up here. Okay. We're getting Long Island. We got the target - not yet, but we're going to get it. I can tell. END OF TAPE

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PLT Okay, putting intervalometer to i0. PLT MARK. (garble) to 10. CDR I see it. The site is not in sight yet. P09 is what I'm looking for. Okay, it doesn't look right down there. PLT Did you get your VTR dump, Story? CC Stand by I. CDR (garble) we didn't get a good point that time for some reason. We got the place but the point was poor. PLT We're going to READY on 192 here. STANDBY. PLT MARK, MODE READY. 192 MALF LIGHT ON; OFF. No tape along there. And the tape motion light's coming on, Just flickering on. CDR We got the goodie. PLT STANDBY for SHUTTER SPEED to FAST. Tape motion light just likes to flicker. Makes it more interesting when the lights don't all work right. CDR We're 16 degrees; we're taking data right on. Good weather down here; the way it ought to be. Going park - PLT SHUTTER SPEED to FAST. I hear them turning ou t too. CDR When it goes back to i0, we're going to get off this site. Zero right now. PLT Boy, I'ii tell you, if this doesn't run off that tape, nothing will. We're at 20 percent. Get out my little book that tells me what the cal curve looks llke for tape recorder number 2. All written up neatly by our friends from Martin there in the back of the - CDR (garble) PLT - - EREP (garble) to (garble) up that data section cause this is the last page. CDR Let's go to zero. PLT Yeah, there we go. CC We got the VTR dump, and it's rewound. CDR And we're going to go right - thank you 2.3. Get back over here. PLT Got 15 percent on the tape recorder. CDR (garble) time 51:51. That was it back there. That's okay, we got it. Now we find Boston; there's Boston. Now we find a place close at hand. PLT Of course, here we got more tape left than we do on the other tape recorder. CDR Okay, we got a uniform site. Everything looks good.

°_

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getting Boston's uniform site. Okay, we've unlocked. PLT Okay, what you think? He takes a bead on that historic city. CDR (garble) 822, next to the historic city. 822. PLT See where the Boston Tea Party was. We're having our own little tea party up here but see it doesn't work llke - CDR Doesn't have any confusion that goes along with it. Huh? PLT That's what you're taking a picture of. Okay, we're burner off. PLT to (garble) CDR I got going to go to check here and STANDBY.. MARK, we're in CHECK. - -00 we're standing get this little tape

Tape motion by for

light 08:22.

the time

a maneuver at 14:20, that's a good long way away. PLT A long pass. CDR Yeah. CDR We're hitting Nova Scotia. I think I'ii take a look and see if I can see Halifax. PLT You take a picture of my (garble) down there, SPT Not right now. I'm shooting (garble) here Nova Scotia or anything. PLT Let's get back to science down there. SPT Well, we're doing that, Jack. (garble) PLT (Laughter) CDR Can't keep his mind off science. PLT I think that guy was sightseeing. Keep thinking he's in a train; alway's traveling. PLT Okay, 191 is next. CDR Okay. _ Standing by for an 08:22 operation. PLT All kinds of time, AI. CDR I'd say so. Makes me think my pads wrong, it's so much. PLT Yeah mine too. PLT MARK, REF 2 on 191. We've got a little bit of tape. My cal curve hit 00 at the same time here, as opposed to tape recorder number i, tape recorder's number 2 is supposed to hang in there a little longer. I'm waiting for the 190 READY out light. READY LIGHT OUT is what I should have said. Not yet, however. What will happen if I do that? END OF TAPE

0?

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PLT One second Frames are doublecheck CDR PLT AI.

(garble) early, but pretty going to i and 7. that. i, 7, Okay.

when that happens, darn close. We're Intervals to 20. Stand going by. to get

I o that. MARK. in standby. Okay, let's

20. VTS

an

auto

cal

on

you,

of

CDR PLT this auto PLT CDR PLT

Why don't you do that. MARK. The auto cal. EREP cal.

stop

after

the

end

191 ready light is out. You can put that in storage and forget I'ii come down and take that picture, here. if you'll go take take one now one for you now, you, don't I'ii Jack. need

it. O.

going to have a minute SPT Well, one in 5 minutes. CDR I can got it in 5 to 8 minutes. SPT I just worry about it. PLT Thank CC We're Madrid. Your SI maneuver a good

I'm

take I've to

did

that

take,

you, Owen. a minute from LOS. time is verified.

Five minutes And it looks

to like

pass you had. CDR We got them all. Boston was - we got Boston, but it wasn't straight viewed by then. I followed the first site until it was about 20 degrees back and then it moved up to Boston. So Boston we started maybe i0 degrees in and back. But we got it (garble). SPT It should have been next to our data, Story. About the only thing dropped in happened to be that Washington Baltimore area. The rest of the coast, all the way up and down, is nearly clear. PLT Weather is clearing up now we're leaving. CC Okay, great. PLT I think it was that active Sun that made all the weather CDR up there over the Could be. states.

CDR Nothing like an active Sun. There is nothing really llke it. PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 56 minutes and 51 seconds. The Skylab space station has gone out of range of the Bermuda tracking antenna. It is now over the north Atlantic where there will be a brief interruption in that Earth resources pass. That will be continuing however shortly after we get acquisition of signal at Madrid. This is the final Earth resources pass, the 39th of the mission. And all of the instruments are being used during the Earth resources pass today

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which covers a total of i0000 miles. The only instrument not being used today is the S193, that's the microwave radiometer scatterometer altimeter which has been malfunctioning, a problem with the stepping operation of the i.i meter terribolic antenna. It has an antenna that can move through several different positions. It has not been subject to control by the crew or by the instruments. And for that reason it has not been a useful instrument in the last several days. There will be some consideration given to possible EVA to repair that, certainly not on this mission, but conceivably on the next mission. However, there is no real decision made yet on that move. Tomorrow there is an EVA scheduled. That will begin early tomorrow morning. About 6:08 is the tentative time set for hatch opening. And we'll have some more details on that later in the day. Next pass around the Earth we'll have a news conference. That news conference is to begin at 10:15 central daylight time or 15:15 Greenwich mean time. And it should extend at least 12 minutes and possibly a little longer. There will be live television for the 12 minutes of the U.S. pass. And there may be additional news conference without television following that. This is Skylab Control. It is now 58 minutes and 40 seconds after the _ hour. We'll have the line up llve for acquisition of signal through Madrid for 7 minutes. The Earth resources pass will continue beyond that acquisition of signal for approximately another 13 minutes as the space station goes down the coast of Africa along the Red Sea. END OF TAPE

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CC 7 minutes. PLT protocol did water glob? CC

We're

back

with

you

through

Madrid

for

Hey, Story. What kind of photographic you want when I put the shower soap under it Want to let it run continuous for two frames or what? That's about i to 2 minutes at two frames

per second. And I guess it will be a good idea to start the camera Just prior to putting the soap on it. PLT Yes, I've been doing that anyway. I've been putting the camera on it when - the thing gets secure under and that kind of thing. So - every couple of minutes, you say, for a couple of frames per second, huh? CC That's affirm, Jack. PLT Are you there, Story? Not there. CC Another five minutes, Jack. PLT Okay. When they ran this melting test on the ground and - they put the soap on it, how big of a glob of soap do they want on it there? About the same as - a normal water drop on earth or is it a bigger glob? CC Stand by i. PLT Okay. CDR During this nadir swath over Sicily, we noticed that the volcano at the eastern end of Sicily, this morning was putting out a little smoke. Too bad we can't stop the - 191 and put it right on the mouth of the volcano. PLT MARK, EREP to START. PLT MARK. 190 MODE to AUTO. PLT to be running CDR PLT raise that up. I'm look through there, CDR as we do it. seems TAPE MOTION light is ON. pretty well. 8:22, Jack. It's roughly Okay, after this is over, going to look through the and the door comes CLOSE. You've got it right. I'Ii Everything 4 minutes. I'm going to window while you read the procedure

PLT Okay. CDR And I'm going to do a quick alignment, which I suspicion, hasn't moved a bit. PLT Hope you're right. CDR And I'm going to change into seal in the water spicate. (garble) PLT Standing by for MODE to READY. CDR Okay. PLT MARK. READY light on - READY on the 192. MALF light on and off. Tape motion light is ON. Okay, we're in good shape. CDR Let me check and see where we are. PLT (garble) where it is.

SL-III MC-2355/2 Time: 09:00 CDT, 9/21/73 PLT we're only CDR getting

56/14:00

GMT

We

must

be

over

a

good

place

because Maybe over

40 seconds on 192. That's what I'm wondering.

(garble) PLT CDR over the quick. PLT CDR PLT PLT

coast No,

of

(Garble) 9 percent. Charlie 8. No, we're right over - we're coming in France, it looks like. Hard to tell real departing it. Well, we must be departing something. We just - I think we just cut across the Right now, I'd say. MARK. MODE to check on 192.

we're

CDR (Garble) CDR Haven't got my map set, but I think it was (garble) we just passed. CC Jack, that's a very small drop of soap. PLT A very small drop of soap, okay. CDR We just wait for that 22. PLT Thank you, Story. CC And while we got a break here in your EREP ops, on your maneuver back to SI, we think you'll probably get a CMG SAT and fire a couple of mibs on the way back. CDR Okay, we'll watch out for it. PLT I figured we'll ought to take the DAC down there and take movies of that come from that other window. CDR Okay. PLT We saw the TACS firing the other day Just at sunset. It Just happen to fire that one near the - workshop the wardroom window. It Just sends out a white cloud, like a flash. CDR Sure see it. CMG SAT. PLT Sounds llke lightning. Brightening up the window for a moment. If the Sun's shining right on it. END OF TAPE

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Okay, you over

we're

about

40

seconds at

from 14:47.

LOS

See CDR PLT CDR

Honeysuckle in 40 minutes Okeydoke. Okay, Story. Make sure I'm looking at Standing It looks by like for 8 minutes.

the

(garble) Shutter speed I

PLT to medium. CDR think it

Gibraltar

down

there.

is.

PLT And for Siciliy. CDR Sicily. PLT Okay, standing by for shutter speed to medium, coming up in 8 minutes. MARK. Medium. That shutter speed I can hear it wind down on 190. 02:22 standing by. CDR It's nice and clear right now over the Med. PAO Skylab Control at 14 hours 8 minutes and 19 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now crossing of the is still minutes the island of tracking station under at 20 Sicily. It at Madrid. is just out That Earth of the range resources pass few passes

way and it will be completed minutes after the hour as the

in another spacecraft

over Ethiopia. Today is the final Earth resources pass of this mission, 39th to be completed. All the instruments operating except the S193. Most of the data returned by the mission and probably the most important data is computer data that is put out on 1-1nch magnetic tape, 18 miles of it all together• They have used so much magnetic tape in fact that they have had to borrow from the Skylab-4, final Skylab missions load of tape and they did borrow two reels in addition to the eleven that they carried up with them. That gave them a total of 18 miles of computer tape. It takes about 2 months to process that tape after it is returned here. And it does have to be stripped out and individual sites located, and the information transmitted on individual magnetic tapes to each of the principle investigators. Principle Investigators in the do make although However, use of the magnetic the photography is in addition to the There Skylab are approximately program. Most of 150 them

tape rather than the photography, probably a little bit better known. 18 miles of magnetic tape to be

used by computers there is also approximately 15000 frames of photography. But 2000 of those are Earth terrain camera photography. And the remainder are photos taken by the 6 band multispectral camera which produces 70-milllmeter photos six at a tlme using different sorts of film. On our next pass around the Earth as we come over the United States we'll have a press conference with final press conference the Skylab crew. in space for this This will mission. be And the today

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is the final day both on Earth resources and on the ATM solar experiments. Both of those being closed out. Both of them having been completed to about 50 percent greater total man hours than were expected previous to the mission. The ATM hours having exceeded 400 man hours for the crew. This is Skylab Control. Our next acquisition of signal 30 minutes and 24 seconds from now. It is now i0 minutes and 39 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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MC-2357/I 09:46 CDT

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GMT

and

3

PAO seconds

Skylab Control Greenwich mean time.

at 14 hours 46 minutes We're now about 50 seconds

from acquisition of signal at the Honeysuckle tracking station. This pass will be a very very brief one only lasting about a minute and 40 seconds through Honeysuckle. And we'll have the llne up llve for alr-to-ground. CC Skylab, AOS Honeysuckle for just I minute. CC And Owen, I've got a message for you on downloading the ETC. SPT Go ahead. CC SPT Are you ready Go ahead. to copy?

CC Download both prime and a spare mags per the cue card. The prime mag stow the film in F26, the mag in FSI0, the (garble) mag, the film in F27, and the mag in M124. SPT Okay, that sounds fine. Now that's not on my schedule. Do you want me to do it at the end of the ETC stowage I have? CC You can Just get that any time you can work it in, Owen. SPT Okay, fine. CC And we're going LOS here. We'll see you over Goldstone at 15:15. And you've got a press conference coming up then. We've got aobut 17 questions for you and you'll have a total of about 16 minutes so you probably won't get to all of them. You'll have TV for the first i0 minutes of the press conference. That's through Goldstone and Texas. And the last two sites will be voice only. SPT You're (garble) right now, Story. CC Okay, good. PAO Skylab Control at 14 hours 50 minutes Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now out of the range of the Honeysuckle Creek Australia tracking antenna. It's passing over the southern island of New Zealand, and will next have an acquisition of signal 25 minutes and 30 seconds from now. And as Spacecraft Communicator Story Musgrave tried inform the crew at the very end of that pass over some very bad communications lines that there will be a press conference underway there at the Goldstone and Texas pass. The press conference will be broadcast llve here in Mission Control. At 14 hours 50 minutes and 35 seconds, this is Mission Control. END OF TAPE

to

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17

PAO seconds

Greenwich to

Skylab Control at mean time. We're a

15 hours ii minutes now a little over

and

4 minutes astronauts. through continued,

the beginning This will be

of that press conference live television press press conference at Bermuda for

with the conference will about 5 be minutes for 45

Goldstone and but without The pass minutes.

Texas. The television through That

afterwards. about 11-1/2

the U.S. does begin

stations will at 15 minutes

last and

seconds after the hour. There is going to be a corollary experiments briefing today at ii:00 a.m. in the Building 1 Briefing Room, Room 135. Participants in the corollary briefing will be Jack Walte, the Marshall Space Flight Center Manager for the Corollary Experiments, Bob Adams, the Manager of the Materials Processing Program, Dr. Harry Gatos, the Principle Investigator for M562, and Art Bolse, the Marshall Space Center Technical Manager on M518. This will be primarily concerned then with the manufacturing and space aspects corollary experiments. And those four participants will available At 1:00 on ATM, Principle solar board at II:00 a.m. in the Building 1 small briefing p.m. central daylight time, there will be general briefing on ATM by James Milllgan Investigator on $056. That will concern research. the Skylah Today space is the station final for day this of solar mission. Flight of the be room.

a news briefing who is the all of the research on And tomorrow

there will be a change out of that film. More than 75,000 pictures are estimated to have been shot so far during the Skylab mission. We are now about 2 minutes and 46 seconds acquisition and Texas have an Bermuda of signal lasting a interruption for a press at Goldstone. little over ii before conference we have that This minutes. our will pass through And then

from

Goldstone we'll at television

pass be

beginning without

at Bermuda. Texas for by Newsmen will be PAO

And we will have about ii minutes. and Capcomm Story them up to Skylab

llve TV Questions Musgrave

through Goldstone and were submitted earlier has read them over and this had next pass. an Earth resour-

reading

the crew Control,

during we have

ces pass completed some i0000 miles Texas across the New Nova York and Scotia,

today of track eastern

very from United

successfully. That pass covered the lower Rio Grande Valley of States including the cities of provinces of north Atlantic Canada, and then

Boston, across Newfoundland,

the maritime out over the

across France, Sardinia, Sicily, and down through Ethiopia, and Africa where all of the instruments were used that are operating with the exception of course of S193 which has been inoperable coming up to because about a of a failure and in 19 the seconds antenna from control. acquisition We're of

minute

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signal at the Goldstone tracking station for that televised llve news conference with the astronauts. Capcomm at this time is Story Musgrave. Dr. Musgrave will be reading up a series of questions presented by newsmen. And the pass through Goldstone and Texas, ii minutes of television, then we will have about 5 minutes of voice only at Bermuda. And that will complete the press conference. We'll leave the line up live now for alr-to-ground and the beginning of that press conference. END OF TAPE

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MC2359/i 10:14 CDT,

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GMT

CC We'll have a and Bermuda. seems

i minute

Skylab, we're dropout for

AOS stateside for 17 minutes. handover between Mila

CDR Okay, we've got our TV setup; our comm to be working okay; we're ready to go. CC Okay, this is a list of questions submitted by newsmen who have been actively covering your Skylab mission, AI. For each of you: Do you anticipate any trouble when you return to a 1 gravity field next Tuesday? And do you think you'll be able to walk out of the spacecraft? CDR Let me answer the second one first. We know we're going to he able to walk out of the spacecraft. And go back to the first one, my opinion would be that we probably are going to have some problems because we been up here for 2 months in a zero-G environment obviously. We do know that we've been working very hard in the LBNP and that we've found that our indications there, measurements there, have been pretty close to baseline on Earth, which gives us a very encouraging opinion. We've been able to put out more work on the ergometer here than we had before we left on Earth, so that leads you to believe that our heart's in good shape. But I think we'll have some small problems readjusting to zero-G. But I don't think we'll have any trouble getting out of the spacecraft nor performing the physical tests and medical tests afterwards, and I think we'll be back in pretty good shape within a week or so. How about you, Owen? SPT There's really not very much I think that myself or Jack can add to that because you've covered the field pretty thoroughly and I think you've expressed my opinion well, in addition, AI, so I don't have anything else to say about it. PLT I have the same comment as AI; I don't think we're going to have any problem, at least we've been working particularly hard on getting our legs in shape, and we're used to putting a good load on them because of the exercise that we have. So I think we'll be able to adjust quite well to walking. And I think perhaps some of the problems are a little bit unknown as to what's going to happen after that, but we don't anticipate any significant problems. CC Okay, and we're getting an excellent picture down here. You might try holding the mike just a little bit closer. And for Commander Bean: Do you and your crew feel you're getting tired or bored or

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9/21/73
uncomfortable CDR reasons we after asked your Not for an long stay in weightlessness? at all. In fact, that's one of extension several days ago, was the

because there is a multitude of things you can do up here. There's so many things that haven't been thought of that we could do on a daily basis. For example, this ice cube melting experiment Jack's doing right now is Just a small example of some of the things that could conceivably result in important discoveries, that haven't been attempted yet because we Just haven't had time in space to - to set around and pick up the smaller items or think about the littler ones. Now we tried to do some of these things; we've flown some paper airplanes up here; we've thrown some darts; we've made - Owen's made some big balls of water; we've played with some matches. There's Just many many things that we can do up here if just had more time. I might add one other thing. I think the thing that - that has really impressed us the most about living up here for these 2 months is the fact that you can put out a lot of work; you do have a lot of energy all day long to keep going; and you sort of like to have something to do from the time you get up until the time you go to bed. There's - you got energy, you're eating well up here, we all feel very good, and you feel like in this environment you're only going to he here a couple of months that there just isn't enough time to do all the things that you'd llke to do. We keep hoping the ground will send us up even more things to do, particularly in the way of new science. And so I really think that - that the time has gone extremely fast; each day does. Today, for example, is about over half way through and it seems like it's only been several hours or so. Let me ask Owen to say some words about that, he's about Jack more the and SPT I scientific possibilities do. At minded of least Well, he I and does a zero-G than has a think lot more thinking maybe sometimes grip on answer it. it just

better I would

a little bit differently. First of all, yes we get tired. I'm tired at the end of every day because I've put in a pretty good 16 hours of work and Jack and AI, I know, are the same. But as far as whether or not we're getting bored with it, the answer to that is, "absolutely not." As a matter of fact, I would dearly love to have another 2 months in the ground, I'd be spacecraft, to do Just very happy with the to absolutely things that no requests no requests I would like from the from to the do myself. to

have

ground

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tell me what to do. Standing here at the window I know Jack and I, after working hours or sometimes taking a half an hour of the last of our dinner, to look out the window with cameras in hand, and you can amuse yourself indefinitely seeing things that you've never had any chance to see before, and photograph - END OF TAPE

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CDR You can amuse yourself indefinitely, seeing things that you never had a chance to see before. And photographing (garble) work to be accomplished. And so it's certainly not boring. No if we had more time, more fll _ we could do it a lot more effectively. CC Okay, following that one up and back to Owen. For Dr. Garrlott. Do any of you have a feeling of homesickness or perhaps a psychological need to return to gravity? SPT I don't think so. Of course, we all miss our families. But we're also all accustomed to being away from our families from time to time. And this has only been two months, and as a matter of fact, it's going very quickly, as AI just said. And I expect our families at home have found it a very fast 2 months as well. So other than the general sense of wanting to be with our families, which we would all expect to experience, certainly no other psychological requirements to get back into society or back into i G. But we feel very close to society, as a matter of fact right up here, talking to everybody, everyday. CDR Only one thing I've mentioned a couple of times to the guys that this would be the perfect Job, if you could go home every night to your wife. CC Okay, for Jack and we got about another 12 questions to go here. Do you think you could continue to work effectively in space well beyond 59 days? And do you feel your mission indicates that man could llve and work comfortably in space for long term flights llke a trip to Mars? PLT I think there's no question about the fact that we could go farther than 59 days. We've all steadied out on the amount of work that we can put out and our health is pretty much stabllzed in (garble) as far as we know. We could go on working up here almost indefinitely, I think. We'll be able to know better when tests are performed on us, of course and after Gerry's mission. But it looks to me now, with the data that they have that there is no reason that we couldn't extend beyond this. I feel that we all could right now, if requested to do so. CC Okay. Hold the mike a little bit closer for us. Commander Bean, the Skylab station has had a number of problems. Do you feel that it could be left unmanned until November and then support the next crew for 8 weeks? CDR Very easily. Very much so. For the simple reason that the problems that we've had, the major ones have been solved. The only one that I can think of right now, that's a large problem at all is the fact that we no longer have a primary cooling loop. But we secondary cooling loop and have no indication have a very good that the lifetime

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of that loop would be less then - before November occurs. So I feel that the station itself is in better shape at the moment than it was when we got here. In fact, the station itself seems to be getting in better shape with each crew. I assume when Gerry comes up, the SL-IV crew comes up, and reservices the primary loop, we're going to end up with the station about as good as we wanted it to be when we launched it. I think we all know the problems we had then. It does show that man himself can do a great number of things. If he can just get on the scene and have good support on the ground, you can you can fix many things that - that - fall or are wrong when you first get there. The station, in my opinion, is in excellent shape. CC Okay. And also for Command Bean. Do you anticipate any problems at all with the entry, Tuesday? Using the new QUAD firing procedures? Plus the fact that you haven't flown anything for two months? CDR No, I've spent some time in the command module over the last two weeks, reviewing the procedures. And I've been very happily amazed at how familiar the command module, the switches, the positions and everything are. I believe this is because we spent several hundred, I don't know how many, maybe 350 or 400 hours in the command module doing launches and entries mostly before we came. So that that sort of thing just doesn't depart from you in 2 - 2 months. As far as - follow the entry procedures, they've worked been worked out by number of people. Two of which are Vance Brand and Pete Conrad, which I have the utmost confidence in. I've looked them over very closely, as Jack and Owen have, as we've talked about them, looked at them and they look prett straightforward. I have also appreciated the - let's call it the wide open time line that's in there, that will allow us to do some thinking prior to each of the major maneuvers. And I don't anticipate any problem at all with the command module or the execution of the maneuvers. It looks - we're looking very positive - Once again, I think I feel a lot better about entry than I have since day i when we got here. CC Okay. And we're about 30 seconds here from a i minute dropout as we handover to Bermuda. A question for Owen, for Dr. Garriott. People who have been following your flight on television mainly have seen the fun aspects, dart throwing, paper airplanes, acrobatics and the like. Would you briefly tell us what immediate benefits that the man on the street might reap from Skylab? And you've got about 15 seconds here, Owen. And then you can complete it over Bermuda.

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SPT Do you want me to wait on that until our over, Story? CC Okay, good idea, Owen. SPT While you're in the process of handing over, I seem to detect two different courses in your question. I'm not sure that the first portion had anything to do with the ultimate question. You were talking about the fun we did, and then what benefits Skylab has. Now is that all one question? CC Yes, that's one question. END OF TAPE

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CC Okay, Skylab, we're back with you. And we will not be getting any TV here, it will be voice only. And the i_portant part of that question Owen, is would you briefly tell us what im_diate benefits the man of the street might reap from Skylab? SPT Well the most im_nedlate thing, perhaps, during the (garble) of the Earth resources photography that we've been taking. Just today we completed our last pass as a matter of fact and there are going to be literally thousands and thousands of film which will be developed and used to evaluate these techniques for the study of our crops for the study of water resources, mineral deposits and that sort of thing. So in the area of Earth resources I think we do have fairly immediate benefits for all of our country and other countries as well. This of course coupled with similar sorts of work being accomplished with other of NASA's automated satellites, ERTS satellites in particular. And then longer range programs almost everything we're doing up here we think will contribute to our knowlege of ourselves, knowlege of our environment, and ultimately be of benefit to all of our citizens. But the more immediate ones, I think my guess would come in Earth resources and perhaps some of the technological experiments. Over. CC Roger. And for AI Bean. Based on your experience what major recommendations will you make to the next Skylab crew about working and living in space? CDR Well, I would recommend first of all the three things that we keep in mind now all of the time, that perhaps we didn't have in mind the first few days. And that is you've got to do three things every single day, and you've got to try to do them on time, and put them the highest priority. Those three things are one, you've got to get enough sleep. You've got to get to bed and get up so that you've got enough sleep to keep your energy up. Next you've got to eat pretty much on time, and you've got to eat enough food so that your weight stays up and you feel healthy. And the last one, you've got to get a lot of exercise so that - at least as much exercise as you did on Earth so that once again you are healthy. This gives you your health. This keeps you feeling good, keeps you going hard. And then from that point on, it's wide open. Probably major recommendations would be i, try to get a few more experiments up here that you can run because it looks llke we can work longer days than we planned to work. I think we've demonstrated that. We're able to get in more per day than we actually thought. So that means more experiment time. The next one is I think we need to work on EREP a little bit so that we tend to, in EREP, use the man

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up here to too cloudy, man on the we have in

decide whether or not to take data, whether it is too clear, too rainy or what ever else. Use the scene so that we can conserve the expendables that EREP. We've been able to do that in ATM and I

think we've shown up here, particularly Owen super expert in operation of the ATM that the man on the scene can do an excellent job. Let me go back to the previous question and discuss that a second, about what we're doing up here. I think we all decided before we came we wanted to do two things. One, we wanted to do what ever we did in space to make sure we did it right. Secondly we wanted to do the job that was assigned up here, mainly see what man can do in zero g. And lastly we wanted to have a good time doing it. And I believe that we've done that. CC Okay, and for Jack Lousma. How much has the extensive exercise contributed to the good health of the crew? PLT I think that we knew before we left that a lot of exercise is going to be to our benefit. And I think that we have not only maintained our physical condition up here, I think, in some cases we've improved it. And I think that this is probably what has kept us in as good a health as we've been in. And I certainly recommend that the following crew do as much. I think that you can get to the point that you can do too much exercise, however, and there is a happy medium in there that you want to try to ascertain relatively early in the flight. But the excercise has no doubt been a great benefit to us up here, and I heartedly recommend it to the future other crews. CC Okay. We're about a minute and 20 seconds from LOS. Madrid in 5 minutes. We've got time for one more question for Commander Bean. Do you feel your crew accomplished everything it set out to do on this flight? CDR I don't know if we - I don't exactly know the answer to that. I will say this. That we put in i00 percent of what we had and - every day. And we probably could have worked harder, but I think at the same time if we had we would have compromised some other things. You've got to have relaxation. You've got to have some change of pace. And we've done one whale of a lot more than what was planned for us to do. And I think we tried each day at the end of the day to discuss whether or not we put in the best we could that day, and how we were going to do tomorrow. And that was what we planned to do today and tomorrow. So my feeling is we've done as much as our crew can do and still maintain the health the attitude, and the energy level that we've got right now, which you can see is pretty dog goned good.

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CC Okay. And we don't have enough time for a complete answer to any other question. So thank you vert much, Skylab. PAO Skylab Control at 15 hours 33 minutes and 51 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now crossing the north Atlantic has now gone out of range of the tracking antenna at Bermuda. Our next acquisition of signal is 3 minutes and 45 seconds from now at which time will be acquired by the Madrid tracking station. That's a 9 minute pass through Madrid and that does conclude the press conference there at Bermuda. We will not hear any more questions from the ground, Spacecraft Communlcator Story Musgrave will be talking to the crew again in another 3 minutes and 25 seconds and we will have acquisition of signal then. And we will leave the line up from now until then for air-to-ground at Madrid. END OF TAPE

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PAO 17 seconds

Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time.

at 15 hours 35 minutes We're now about 2 minutes

and 25 seconds from acquisition of signal at Madrid, And here is a reminder, at Ii a.m. this morning central daylight time, there will ba a corollary experiments briefing focusing _n manufacturing in space. The participants in the briefing will be Jack Waite, the Marshall Space Flight Center Corollary Experiments manager, Bob Adams, who is the Material Processing Program Manager, Dr. Harry Gatos, of MIT, the Principal Investigator on M562 which was used during this mission and was originally scheduled for the final Skylab mission and Art Boese, the Marshall Space Flight Center Technical Manager for M518. That corollary briefing will be held in the building I briefing room that's in room 135 beginning at ii a.m. At i p.m. this afternoon, there will be a news briefing on ATM on the solar telescope array and that will be with James E. Milligan who is the principal investigator on S056. That news briefing will be a general briefing on the subject of ATM and its performance during the mission. ATM activities are completed today. This is the final day for solar telescope and solar observation during this mission. The film will be replaced in those cameras tomorrow and they will be used in unmanned phase during the_period which Skylab is not manned by a crew. That ATM briefing is again at 1 o'clock in the building 1 briefing room with principle investigator, James E. Milligan. This is Skylab Control, we're about 53 seconds from acquisition of signal at Madrid tracking station for about a 9 minute pass there and we'll have Story Musgrave the Spacecraft Communicator talking to the crew again here. CC Skylab, AOS Madrid, 8 minutes. CC Skylab, we dropped out a minute there, we're back with you through Madrid for 7 minutes. CDR Roger. CC And AI, I've got about 3 things for you. CDR Go ahead. reg CC buses. CDR Bus i Okay, we'd like to readjust the you're at the ATM now, aren't you? You be t. the

CC BUS i, 20 degrees counterclockwise, 2, 25 degrees counterclockwise. CDR Okay. Tell them to look at that, I think I did it but I can tune it up for them also. CC Okay. We're looking at some pretty large dump angles, the next nightside pass. It's possible that you could get a CMG reset and a cor - a caution and warning associated with that, but we think the machine will do all right, even if you do get a CMG reset. BUS

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CDR Okay. We've got of course the TACS activated. We did not get any CMG reset - before - that you mention I don't think at least we didn't know it if we did. CC No you haven't had one but we're thinking maybe you'll get one during the next dump. CDR Okay. CC And I've got a two step procedure here for you, if the H-alpha-2 door hangs up again going into night. CDR All right, I listening. CC Okay, inhibit the secondary motor and enable the primary motor. CDR I think I can remember it okay. Right now what motor is doing what? CC You're on the secondary alone right now. CDR Okay, understand. CC And the reg adjust looks good. CDR Okay. CC And concerning your press conference there, the troops on the ground concur i00 per cent, that you've been meeting all of the flight plan requirements and more. CDR Okay, llke I said, we - we talk about it almost every night. And I've asked myself over the last few days, if I thought that - that we - you know if I was happy about the way the mission has gone. And adding up all of the things that we've done or haven't done or anything else, I'm - I really couldn't be happier myself about the way the mission has turned out so far. It's - we've had super Sun activity, solar activity, which has really been great. We've been able to do a lot of EREPs, lot more than what we thought, which has been real nice. We've been able to work on these corollary experiments longer than - than I ever imagined. The only thing that's been a real suprise to me on the negative slde, is we make a lot of errors_and that - I never realized we made so many but I assume that goes along with doing a lot of things. That - that to me was surprise but the others were surprised too, and there are a lot positive. So all in all, I been just super happy about the way the weather, thethe solar activity and the experiments have held together. CC Okay, I guess we've got somebody looking after us. CDR somebody. CC SPT CC p rocedure. the END OF TAPE Yeah, I think it's y'all down there. That's

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PLT Go ahead, Story. CC Okay, we did have a change in procedure on your M092 vent window, but we're going to wait on that until we see how the next dump comes out. I do have something for you on the diffusion experiment here. You're the expert on that so I cancel Owen's activity at 16:30 on that. And we'd just llke you to reinitialize that experiment using your own ingenuity, and what you think is best to carry that thing off. And we'll let it diffuse on past the EVA and see if we can get some data. PLT Okay, very good. Thank you Story, I'ii work on that a little bit. And I just put the soap under the big water blob that used to be ice. And it looked like it kind of diffused itself or spread,itself around the outside. I don't know if you are trying to look with the (garble) or what but that is the status of it now. I'ii take a few photos of it from time to time. And perhaps later on you'll want me to inject it with some grape juice or anything maybe tea. CC Okay, that's just about what we expected it to do. And concerning your EREP run, the tape recorders behaved the same way they did on SL-2 and it's probably just a light malfunction, and we think you got excellent data. PLT Okay, real good. The guys figured it real close on the tape. I think we only had about 65 feet left out of over about a mile and a half. CC Okay, we're about i0 seconds from LOS. See you over Honeysuckle in about 40 minutes at 16:23. CDR instead of CC tea? Does this mean Jack can use grape juice

That's affirm. AI, And you may get some faulty they will come up right talkbacks as soon

CC And due to your door work. as you get sunrise.

PAO This is Skylah Control Houston at 15 hours 48 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab-3 now passing out of acquisition range through Canary and Madrid. Next station to acquire will be Honeysuckle in approximately 34-1/2 minutes. The corollary news briefing is now scheduled in the small auditorium of the Skylab News Center at ii:00 central daylight time this morning. That's ii:00 central daylight time the corollary experiments briefing. At 15 hours 49 minutes, this is Skylab Control Houston. END OF TAPE

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experiments briefing is now ready to start. are in the briefing room in the Skylab News by now for members of the press to arrive. Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston at 16 hours 48 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab-lll is now over Hawaii, however, we'll pick up and play back the Honeysuckle tape on that pass and play catchup as Skylab-lll passes over the states. CC Skylab, AOS Honeysuckle, 6 minutes. CDR Hey, Story, I've just did housekeeping 83S, which is squeezer valve seal replace - seal replacement. The seal had struck the edge of the cylinder a bunch of times and bolted back. So I replaced it but my suspicion is that another one will not last Jerry's mission. He ought to bring about 3 maybe. CC Okay, copy, AI. I guess you're riding the bike now? CDR No, that's Jack. I've finished mine. CC Okay, if you got a minute could you tell us something or describe by that sighting of that active volcano that's a state first? CDR Okay, what we sawactually Owen had seen it on yesterday. Let me get out my little map. I can't remember now if it was the northwest tip or the north - or - or the - the northeast tip or the southeast tip. Anyhow, there's a big volcano there we've been looking at because it's very cone shaped and it's black. It is black with salt relative to the rest of the terrain so it stands out. It's not a shield type volcano and it looks llke a huge cinder cone. It's kind of like a classic one. And Owen noticed smoke was coming out of it this morning. And we looked down and we said, yes, it looks llke clouds but it looks like smoke too. But when we saw it a while, we said it must be smoke. So then when I made the pass (garble) I looked down and (garble), and what it looked llke it looked llke there was 3 (garble) on the top of the volcano. And one, of the direction we were going would be the right one, looked like it was partly concealed by, it looked like smoke, a white steam as opposed to any other color, sort of a white steam smoke. And - CC AI, we're - we're 20 seconds from LOS here and I've got to interrupt you. CDR (garble) nadir swath .... In other words, we left Sicily and I quickly zipped back with the 191 and put it right on the one that was smoking, andCC A L, we're going LOS here and I've got a - AI, we're going LOS here. See you over Hawaii at 1644. I got a couple of DAS ammends for the H-Alpha doors.

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CC Skylab, AOS Hawaii i0 minutes. Jack - CDR Story, let me tell you what happened with the door. First of all I inhibited secondary and enabled primary; couldn't get any action. So I enabled them both and then it enabled primary; nothing. So, I inhibited them both; and enabled secondary and it worked great. So, now the door is open and it's on secondary motor. CC Did you ever give it an open command, AI? you CDR Yes, I did. And I couldn't get no action; it just remains white. The minute I enabled the secondary motor the thing went barber pole, then I gave it an open and it came open. I know it's strange but that's the fact. I think maybe we've got two problems we see. One, it takes some logic to recover from a failed motor, namely you got to get them both off and then one of them back on. And the other may be just the fact that one of these motors is acting up. I'm not sure which one now. Because we (garble) - we've had this problem before but the minute I put secondary motor on it clicked close. It dldnlt wait to go closed, the barber pole just went close which indicated it had already been closed which is not indicating. Another thing about that water squeezer, Story, and I dontt think we' re going to have time to work the problem, is the water squeezer itself appears to reason that that seal failed is it fairly it's not very free operating. The lever does not move the shaft and piston up and down very freely. Probably because the pistons - no, no, no - probably because the shaft has grime and grit and the likes on it perventlng it. Now, what occurs is, if you try to close the little door - I mean try to close the whole piston there so you can squeeze the rag without the handle fully up, it's possible to catch the edge of the seal. Now, it seems to me this is probably what occurred. What would be necessary to get it ship-shape again is to take that whole head off; disassemble the screws; and take out the pistons and clean it out with something so that at once more you have Just metal to metal contact without a lot of grime in there. We've squeezed that valve to make sure that the handle's up before we close the plunger, but I think it needs to be reworked. I just don't think we're going to have time to do it over the

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next 3 or 4 days. We got a lot of action coming up. If we do we' ii whip it apart and fix it and put it back together. CC Okay, we copy that, AI. SPT Story, for the EREP officers. The ETC has used about 150 frames at the time the solar inertial return was initiated. I continued to let it chug away and it went to about 175 before the film was completed. Over. CC Okay, copy that, Owen. And while I've got you, why did you ever find the fish can? SPT I'm sorry, I haven't looked yet. I'ii do it now. CC Okay, and Jack, Houston. SPT He's plucking on the ergometer right now and can't talk to you, Story. CC Okay. AI, on that H-alpha 2 doors, we want to take a look at the ASAP data. And just leave it running on secondary. We may have to reenable it every nighttime. CDR Excuse me; I was doing something else. Say again, Story. CC O n the H-alpha 2 doors we're just going to leave it running on the secondary motors, and we may have to reenable that every nighttime pass. CDR Okay, well now has anybody taken a look at the logic and see if there is - END OF TAPE

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CC - running on the secondary motors, we may have to reenable that every nighttime pass. CDR Okay. Now has anybody taken a look at the logic and see if there is a funny going on in the logic as opposed to the border itself. I'm sure they have, it just probably hasn't filtered back up to us. CC That's affirmative, AI. And the logic may be causing an inconsistency in the talkback indications. CDR That's what I think happened. I think it closes real great and it just won't show it and then it won't open again. And so when you turn them both off and turn it on then it says okay now I can do something. CC Okay, that's about what we're thinking too. And while I've got you on the detail pad that we're sending up to you for tomorrow, we've got a AM cabin depress window. That's when you depress the airlock module. And that is only an optimum time to depress the window. And we're fully aware of how you can't stick to a hard time line on an EVA prep. So that's just an optimum time. If we hit it we hit it, if we don' t we don' t. and about CDR the same time Okay, understand. We'll we did for the last EVA probably relative get out to the yet LOS. for

time we get up. If we work long at a pretty steady pace, we didn't get carried away with being in a big hurry. CC Yesh, and we're about 15 seconds from See you over Goldstone in 4 minutes. CC 6 minutes. SPT Skylab, Okay back with Now you I have over Goldstone

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I thought just contained medical resupply. I had forgotten that the fish came up in this. I have cut both ends out of the cylinder, so we still have the cylinder with neither a top nor a bottom. And I have quite a bit of a black, tacky material that goes around the stuff too. CC Okay. SPT Did you have a question or a comment about that or do you want to thing about what I have just described. CC We'll think about it Owen. And we had two different procedures to send up to you. One was if the can was available, and the other was if it was not. a can we'll SPT with CC come SPT CC neither up with So the answer's halfway in between. a top nor a bottom. Okay, so we don't have one for that. something. Okay. And while I've got you, I've got I have But

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was a possibility of getting a little bit of it done, but there is no way now. CC Stand by one. CC Owen on the M092 test 2 and test i the only important thing is there we do not want to run into your EVA prep time. SPT Okay, we'll have to see then because I still have to exercise after M092 and also eat after that. So it's going to be a tight squeeze to get much done in there. CC don't want to pressed, then CC CDR you CC to be CDR CC for the SPT him, CC next Story. No, station. I better talk to him on this one at at O kay, Owen, get it and get it if you can. infringe upon your EVA prep time. If you look don't do it. CDR, Houston. Go ahead. llne A1 on S055 25. Okay, Jack, He's the mirror I was. line I'ii Could scan we'd change I take it. the message like We

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PAO Skylab Control Houston, 17 hours 2 minutes Greenwich mean time. We have now caught up on all of our back tape. Skylab 3 some three minutes away now from being reacquired through Bermuda. The volcano sited reported as being sited early in this transmission yesterday by Owen Garrlott the Science Pilot was - geographically is located in Sicily. 17 hours and 3 minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control Houston. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Houston. 17 hours and 5 minutes Greenwich mean time, standing by now for re-acquisition of Skylab-lll through Bermuda. Meanwhile in the mission control center, we've had a changeover in flight control teams. The purple team of flight controllers, headed by Flight Director Phil Shaffer now on duty. Our oncoming CAP COMM will be Astronaut Dick Truly. The change of shift news conference with offgoing Flight Director Milton Windier is now scheduled for 12:45 central daylight time in the Skylab News Center briefing room. Standing by now for acquisition of Skylab-lll. This is Skylab Control, Houston. CC S kylab, AOS Bermuda, 7 minutes. CC And is Jack off the bike yet? CC Skylab, AOS Bermuda, 5 minutes. CDR Okay, Story, go ahead with that message for Jack. CC First of all, I've got a simple question, he ran the malf on S019, canister 005, when he evacuated did he have the film hatch knob open? PLT No, sir it was closed. CC Okay, we would like to get the - the film evacuated, so if you can open that film hatch knob and then apply a vacuum and after you've done that go ahead and close the knob, that'll evacuate the film. after that, PLT Okay, do you want me to do the same thing seal 03? Since it's apparently used up, I locked the knob course. I'd do the same thing to it, wouldn't I? CC Yeah, we - we would like that evacuated also. You - of course you will be using it for one more run, two days from now. We're going to use some of those CAL frames one more data take. But we would like that film evacuated to of also. And if while you are evacuating the film hatch knob closed, the vacuum is not getting to the film. PLT Okay. CC And one more thing on that, on 005, if you pull a vacuum on it with the film hatch nob closed, it may be difficult to open. If you have any trouble opening those, you can just depressurize the canister and that'll let you open up that film hatch knob. is

for

PLT Okay, we're guessing there's some leakage in that film hatch anyway because in the past when we've taken it out of the SAL, we've just not been required to depress it. But when we (garble) later go to open it why we can't get it open, so we think tha - some of that gas is leaking back in by the film and it created a vacuum in there and we have to let a little gas in to open it up. So I think there's some leakage in there, anyway. S191 CC door Okay, while go close? I got you, did you see the

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CC 3 minutes. PAO

Skylab. Skylab

We're Control,

a minute Houston.

from LOS. 17 hours

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Greenwich mean time. Skylab-lll with Bermuda. The next station approximately i minute. CC 9 minutes. END OF TAPE Skylab,

now out of acquisition range to acquire will be Canary in We're AOS Canary for

Houston.

SL- III _C- 236 8/i Time 2:16 CDT, 56/17:16 GMT 9/21/73 CC S kylab, Houston. We're going LOS. We're gonna pick you up at Carnarvon at 17:58. CC Skylab, it's just about a minutes difference but the Carnarvon pass is gonna be very low elevation. We're not going to call it up. It'll be Honeysuckle at 17:59. PAO 17 hours 25 minutes has now passed out station. The next This is Skylab Control Houston at Greenwich meantime. Skylab III of range through Canary tracking station in which the mission

control center will be in contact with Skylab Ill will be Honeysuckle in approximately 35 minutes that call up coming from Cap Com Dick Truly here in the Mission Control Center. The change of shift briefing with flight director Milton Windler is now scheduled for 12:45 p.m. central daylight time in the Skylab news center briefing auditorium. This will be immediately followed by an ATM briefing with James Milligan, the principal investigator for S056. At 17 hours 26 minutes GMT this is Skylab Control Houston. END OF TAPE

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CC S kylab Control Houston at 17 hours 51 minutes Greewlch mean time approximately 9 minutes away now from reacqulrin Skylab III through Honeysuckle. Flight Director Milton Windler has now left the mission control center and headed toward the Skylab news center for the change of shift news conference. This is Skylab Control Houston. END OF TAPE

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CC Skylab control, Houston at 18 hours, 29 minutes Greenwich mean time. Wd'll now play back the tape which was acquired during the news conference, be tape of the pass over Honeysuckle and Hawaii. Skylab III now approaching acquisition with the States. CC Skylab, Houston_ weIre AOS Honeysuckle for 8 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston. For the CDR, we're going to be passing over the hurricane in the Atlantic the next descending pass, whlch occurs at about 1845 and we were going to ask you, if you had the time off off the ATM, to go take look at it, and even get some pictures of it, maybe. And ,ill be giving you some information about that coming over the States. CDR The answer is yes, and I'll waiting back for the info. CC Also p AI, Bill Lenore and I are sitting here looking at an Atlas and I was gonna get - be getting back to you shortly about the island of Elba in St. Helene. CDR Okay, we kind of wanted it that stop down the hole, we Just figured ... hadn't heard all day. CC No sir, it didn't. I'ii get back to you very shortly. CDR Okay. CDR Tell William, hello. CC Hello CDR Things are going alone okay up here, Bill. Wlsh could Join us. CC So do I. CDR I know you do. CC Skylab, Houston. For the CDR, I believe. One of the things we wanted to get out of the way, and we weren't looking for a lot of elaboration on how the procedure went, but we wanted to insure that the S191 door got closed after the EREP this morning, CDR Okay, it took roughly 3 minutes to close. It was a little bit jerky, but not unnecessarily so, it completely closed. I then tried to do the align. It apparently doesnt t hit the lock because it stops the lightener switch or whatever it is because I could not get the gimbals out of zero zero. So we still have the old alignment taped in, which I hope is still good. That's the one we've been using for the last month and a half. And there doesn't appear to be any way to allgn anymore because of the interlock. The door's closed. Everything's put to bed. Tape recorders are clean and ready for the next group. CC Real fine, AI. Thank you, very much for the info. you

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ATM

CDR motors.

I

thrned

Okay, and let me them both off;

tell you what I did to the I knew the primary - I talking

about H-Alpha-2. I knew the primary was off, but I commanded it off, and I commanded the secondary off, then I commanded the secondary on and then both H-Alpha i, and H-Alpha 2, indicated barber pole, so I suspect, but I don't know that when sunrise comes through in a minute, that H-al-pha 2 will open automatically, but if it doesn't, I'ii hit the switch and I think it'll open then, we'll Just have to wait and see. CC Okay, AI. Copy. Thank you. CC Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds from LOS; Hawaii, at 18:21. CC Flight. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Hawaii for 9 minutes. CDR ... door open agression. H-Alpha 2 door opens all by itself. CC Okay, AI. Thank you for letting us know. And I've got a couple of notes here for you, one is - about the upcoming hurricane, and there's some camera info you have the time for that, and also this business about E_ba and so forth. CDR Go ahead. I'm ready to copy. CC -Okay, on the hurricane, your closest approach to it will be at a time of 18:49:30. You'll actually should be able to acquire it, we think, about 3 minutes before that• It's going to be about 30 miles northeast of your track the Sun angle out there is about 30 degrees. And the camera information, we suggest, a Hasselblad with 100-millimeter lens, 1/250, and an aperture of f/100. CC Also, I forgot to tell you, it should be visible out the wardroom window. CDR Okay. Got it. CC Okay, and while I'm talking, A1, a couple of things about the hurricane. It's located about 700 miles eastnortheast of Bermuda. It's moving to the north - northeast about 17 miles per hour, and expected to be no problem to the United States or to Bermuda. Our morning satellite pictures indicate that it's well organized and it does have about a 20 to 30-mile eye. CDR Okay. • CC Okay on the subject of the two islands, AI, - uh - here"s the coordinates of them. Elba is at 45 deglees north, and 10.3 degrees east. And - St. Helena is at 16 degrees south, and 5.5 degrees west. A couple of notes on each of the islands. First, on ELBA. It's Just about due east of the northern tip of the island of Corsica, and

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it's - uh - the only kind of large island between - uh - the northern tip of Corsica going due east to the coast of Italy. So that should be easy to spot. Secondly, on St. Helena, you're going to have an almost overheaduh'track of it on this descending pass after the hurricane. Youtre gonnait's going to be about 2 minutes before Ascension LOS is upcoming, and that's going to be the time of about 19:08, and it should be about northeast of the track - about 80 miles or so. CDR Okay, give me a reminder of that, and I'll look out the window, and we probably have seen Elba for a lot of times_ We all were remarking the other day how many islands in the (garble) that we didn't know about. A lot of speckles is this little island. CC Roger. I'm sure you have, A1. I - I remember when I was flying over there a lot seeing all of them. And I remember this specific one in particular. CDR Thanks for looking that up, Dick. CC I enjoyed it, 1 learned - I found there's some experts - uh - here in the center as a matter of fact, on Napeoleon. I've learned more in the last 24 hours than I think I knew before. CDR When I was over this - when I was over in Europe this summer, I visited Waterloo, Just outside of Brussels, not very far. And I guess, as well as Jeanette, (garble) and Bergerac showed up, we'd all be speaking French right now. CC That's a good thought. CDR One thing regarding the EVA. When we built that uh - universal mount and - uh - uh - cardboard back, two hatch or rather not hatch - but samples that we've had out there for the last month. We taped that on there pretty - -

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CDR (garble) I want not patch, but samples that we've had out there for the last month. We taped that on there pretty good. And I suspect I'm going to have to use my scissors and cut the tape off to get that one patch and break it in. Now that doesnlt look llke it's going to be too hard and Owen and I can work together. But I thoupht maybe you ought to be aware that it kind of looks llke we're going to have to use scissors on it to get it off in good shape. CC Roger, AI. Thanks for the input. And Skylab, Houston, we're going LOS, Hawaii, I'ii give you a call in a couple of minutes at Goldstone. CDR Uh, why don't you go for the procedures, we can't seem to (garble) coming in ... CC Skylab, Houston, we're aAOS Goldstone for about 6 minutes. Wetre set up for the ATM TV. And AI, after that LOS call that I gave, I heard you saying something but I didn't catch what it was. Say again, please. CDR Okay, let me get this TV started. You got to (garble) Alpha, tune AI, whenever they got to get mock up, then I'ii give them to you. You'll be mark. CC Okay. CDR I was saying looking over the procedures it doesn't look like we're going to be making any ramps off any doors or doing anything mechanical, other than breaking in that one sample. Everything else is llke $230, 149, and all the ATM equipment, is that correct? CC CDR Houston, that's correct, with the minor exception of pressuring of S052. One point that Flight wanted me to mention to you, that now is probably a good time to do it. Is with this cooling lash up that we have tomorrow's EVA, we think that probably he is, and we're planning on, a maximum EVA time of about 4 hours. And we intend to give a go, no go on that in about 3 hours, and that's been hldde_ the little comments in the various paper work that we've sent up to you but we Just wanted to remind you. We certainly aren't encouraging you to hurry, but you know, you ought to be aware that that probably is a cooling restraint we're going to have to llve with tomorrow. CC Ok. It should be we should be able to do that. Usually this thing gets up in the air is exactly when we get out cause we like to (garble) steady pace and not get in a hurry and as you know, an extra things come up, one of the extra things coming up tomorrow is, we're going to have to check out our BioMed briefly before we suit up, and I sure hope we're near a ground station before we're ready to do that. in

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CC Roger. I think the best thing to just pass it, I'ii pass the word down that there's line to the CAPCOM and let you be kept very aware of you know where the stations are coming up as you progress in the prep. CDR get that part on so other things. CC TV downlink, we are CDR CC CDR CC NU z update and the We're going to go we get it checked down a little out and then do is

early, to some

to

Roger. And CDR, Houston, the receiving Okay. Okay, here comes the XUV llne. Okay. Now maneuver the door open. CDR, Houston, we copy that you shutters closed, and we were Just

got

the

wondering if you had any trouble, with that. CDR No trouble, seems to work okay. My guess is, is that it had to be one of the (garble). Get on it and warm it up a little bit, and it Just works just perfectly. CC Good. CC Skylab, Houston, we're about a minute from I'ii call you at Hila, in about 4 minutes. CDR Okay, we've given - uh - 2 sets of integrated data so that ought to do it. CC Okay, thank you much. PAO Skylab, Control Houston, 18 hours 41 minutes Greenwich nean time. Back up live again, and about 1 minute away now from acquisition through Mila and Bermuda. CC Skylab, Houston, we're (garble), Herritt Island and Bermuda for about 9 minutes. CC CDR, Houston, back on the star tracker, the last thing we think we need on entry days is star tracker shutter that stuck open. So we're considering leaving it closed from now on, to minimize the degradation during the unmanned phase and PSI with grand predicted an_les for the sextant, we think should be no problem, and Phil wanted me to ask you, and see what you thought about that. _ CDR It's okay with me, provided we do it the night before, so we get this thing powered up and alined. That's the you know like day 59. CC Okay, AI, I guess we're going to have to think about that one and Bill's initial thought is, is that he thinks there's plenty of time on the last day to get that TMU and get the siEhtlng done, but we'll think about it. LOS,

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CDR Okay. Well, l'm not that l'm going to hold out. I was hopinE you was going to do that away. If he isn't I guess you can schedule that for the very first thing when we get and and leave it up all day. Because that's the problem even in the film we're trying to get those off storage because of - uh - right now several factures. You haven't got a tape right there you hadn't got (garble) that's the problem. Probably the biggest problem we have in the film. In the star is getting all that stuff put in there right. CC Roger, CDR. We'll give it some hard thought and we'll make sure that there is plenty of time to some back-up opportunity to get the thing squared away so there'll be no problem. We'll think about it. CDR Okay. CDR We really need a way to get a llne without the star tracker if we think about it a little bit. CDR We - we know no the enicial latitude probably we could set the inertial and set it up there - uh commanders attitude (garble) to oxygen 3 or something like that. I bet there's someway we could - bet there's someway we could do it. CC Rog. You're sure now. We can get externally close up with ground numbers and another thought that Phil had was we probably - uh - the evening before can Just bring up the CMC, and leaving it in except and then when you do work up on that final morning we'll have had plenty of time to get the vectors in and get CMC square away. CDR Okay, pal. CC Roger. CDR Boy, that's a beautiful star that's for clampit. CC Roger. CDR Right in the middle righ t in the eye. it (garble) now weather were going to be able to feed water through it or not we don't know. But it's one of the nice pieces (garble) we've seen on this spot. (Garble) stuff we've seen but it sure is llke you pointed out well formed. And at the counterclockwise rotation. It doesn't have to many advancing clouds are following clouds. Yes, we can see the water riEht down there, It's not a perfect eye we see a couple of times down at the (garble) but you can see the water. CC Roger, AI. CDR It's a beauty. CC And CDR, Houston. ATM backroom observed that 56 is hungup and you might restart it when you have the oppertunity. CDR Okay. I elther got an arm stretch or wait just a second. CC Okay. No problem, AI. END OF TAPE

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When you have an opportunity. Okay, I need to get arm stretcher, Okay. No problem AI. We got it, that was the night. Roger. We saw one down off South America

wait

just

about

a

month and a half ago. It was real perfect llke that and then it had about a - 30 mile diameter core that was just very clean, not a single cloud in it. You could see right down to the water. It was a classic. CC Roger. CC Skylab, Houston. We're about a minute from LOS Ascension comes up at 18:59. PAO This is Skylab Control; Houston at 18 hours and 53 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab-lll has now passed out of range through Brmuda. The next station to acquire will be Ascension in approximately 6 mlnutes. During this pass over the states, we've been hearing mainly from AI Bean, operating in part at the Apollo Telescope Mount also making visual observations. We heard him describe the hurricane in the Atlantic, Hurricane Ellen. Meanwhile Owen Garrlott and Jack Lousma performing medical experiments with Owen Garriott the subject, Jack Lousma, the observer. Owen Garrlott working in the Inflightlower body negative pressure experiment. He was also scheduled for MI71 metabolic activity, riding the bicycle ergometer. Additionally Lousma will be shooting photographs of Garrlott. These photos will not be the usual tourist type pictures, but rather documentary stills for the medical personnel here at the Johnson Space Center to study after the mission. The Skylab 2 crew of Conrad, Kerwin, and Weitz reported that the lack of gravity made their faces feel slack as facial muscles relaxed. The medical officials here are interested in having progressive pictures made by this crew to record any changes in facial contours, and the apparent size of neck veins. Similar photos will be made during runs of the lower body pressure experiment to compare for changes caused by differences in blood volume distribution. Color photos of each men two front head and shoulder and one each of each side are made for the total series. The doctors have asked that the crewmen wear T-shirts and be photographed either against a dark background or at a maximum distance from the workshop wall. The photos will be made with a Nikon F with a 55 millimeter lens, high speed color, one sixtieth of a second at FI4. Wetre reacqulre Skylab-III in about 3-1/2 minutes through Ascension, and this is Skylab Control Houston.

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PAO acquisition 18 hours 59 for

Skylab Control, for Skylab-III through seconds Greenwich mean Skylab, Houston.

Houston Ascension. time. We're

standing Wetry AOS

by at

now

for

CC lO minutes.

Ascension

PLT Okay, where did you said you were, Dick? CC We're AOS Ascension Island, Jack, for about 9 minutes. PLT Okay. Thank you, Dick. CDR Thinking about it a little bit more, Dick, I think that's a good idea. We fly up to CMC at night, get all _at information in and then when we get up in the morning wetll have on the pad the point angles to those stars and wetll wander in there when wetre solar inertial and get a good alignment. CC Roger, AI, and one other note that l was going to pass up toyou this evening that we might, since we're talking about it and thlnklns about it, I thought I'd just go ahead and pass up to you now. We're considering a change and probably will make it; we'd llke you not to get too firmly in your head the yaw angle for the service module jettison and initial roll for entry. W hat - essentially, what happened was - is there's - the island of Guadalupe it - at our intitlal splashdown point was right on the very edge of the - like 3 sigma footprint from a - for a bank, reverse bank entry, nd so to be super triple conservative, we decided to roll, I think it's left on your pad, to go to the side of the footprint thatIs away from California. We're - that one - we don't think that was a very smart thing to do. What we should have done was retarder about 15 miles shorter than that to get that 3 sigma possibility of that island completely out of the footprint, and then roll in the opposite direction because it means about a 7 or 8 hour difference from splashdown to being feet-dry in San Diego and I figured you'd llke that. CDR Okay, just send it up as soon as you can so we can change our minds and get our mind thinking the other way. Thanks for keeping me informed. I read those two pads the other day, and we been talking about it down there and tryins to get that down in our mind as the standard. Now we only have to learn deviations from that. CC Roger, AI, and actually on the pad - and I will let you know as soon as we're sure that that's the decision we're going to do - actually there's Just a couple of pen and inks that - to the pad - one is, you change the roll left to roll ripht, and the other one is to change the CM SM sep attitude from yaw right to 045, to yaw left to 315, and I'ii keep you advised. CDR Okay, thank you, Dick. CC Roger. And of course there - well I take that back, there was - there'll be one mory pen and ink and that is there's a remark says target south of ground track; the tarset will be north of the ground track.

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training

Phll

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before

flight,

CC Roger that. Incidentally, your - our closest point of approach to St. Helena is coming up in about 3 or 4 minutes. And just a reminder about that, we think it's about northeast of your groundtrack about 80 to i00 miles. CDR Okay, thank you. I had my little timer set, was thinking about it. CC Okay. CDR When these doors go closed tonight, do you want me to - do you want me to turn off both motors and relnltlate the secondary? Or do you want to do that by command? In order that H-alpha 2 will open whenever you want it to? CC Stand by on that one, please. CDR CDR, Houston; we'd llke you to leave it alone and we'll secure it back by command. CDR Okay. CC CDR, Houston. Wetd llke a verification also. Are you counting down frames on S052? We see an increase in camera temperature. CDR No, I'm not; should I be? CC Roger, will - CC C IR, Houston. Yes, we think you should be. We'd llke to issue a stop on S052 and we think we're probably out of film now. Thank you • sir. CDR l'm looking for that node and can't find it anywhere. CC For what note, AI? CDR The note that says look at the something. CDR That note that tells me to count the frames on 52. CC R _er, CDR, and we were wondering if you give us the frames remalnln_ on all the instruments while you are there. CDR Okay, I'm still a little puzzled where this count the frames 52 came from. I can't say that I've tea d it. Here's it comes: H-alpha 618; 56, 180; 82A, I; 82B, 12; 52, 227; and 54, 243. CC Roger, AI, thank you very much. CDR Better go look out the window, be right back. CC Okay. CC Skylab, Houston; we're going LOS Ascension Carnarvon comes up at 19:32. CDR D _ we ever figure out about that 52 count-the-frames business? could there

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CC Roger. There's a chance, AI, camera is Jammed. We're not sure if it's that or You were in an exposure there, so you should have counting, we think.

that the out of film. been

PAO Skylab control, Houston. At 19 hours Ii minutes Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal with Skylab 3 but through Ascension. The next station to acquire will be Carnarvon in approximately 21-1/2 minutes. S052 is the white light coronagraph that we heard in the latter part of that conversation. Dick Truly passing up the word to A1 Bean who's working at the Apollo telescope mount that there's a chance the came_ would be Jammed, but that data's being looked at both here on the ground and we're sure also by Commander AI Bean. Wetre at 19 hours 7 minutes Greenwich mean time. This is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control Houston at 19 hours 28 minutes Greenwich mean time about 4 minutes away now from reacquirlng Skylab 3 through Carnarvon. And when we pick up Skylab 3 at Carnarvon the crew may very well be involved in the prepreparations for tomorrow's extravehicular activity. They have a 3 hour block of time coming up now to prepare for the EVA scheduled to begin at 11:15 Greenwich mean time in the morning. During this EVA preparation period the crew will prepare their pressure suits and associated equipment necessary for the planned activities outside the Skylab workshop. Included in this preparation work will be preparing of the communications systems, verification of the atmosphere control system and readying of the film which will be replaced in the two Apollo telescope mount experiments. There will be an additional 2-1/2 hours of EVA prep is scheduled for Saturday morning or tomorrow morning prior to the start of the EVA which has Commander AI Bean and Science Pilot Owen Garriott outside the space station with Pilot Jack Lousma monitoring and supporting the exercise from inside the multiple docking adaptor and STS structure transision section. We're about 2 minutes away now from acquiring Skylab 3. And at 19 hours 30 minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control Houston. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Carnarvon for 9 minutes. CC And Skylab, Houston, I've got two notes that I need to get up to you here. We feel that we still have S052 camera - we feel that we've had an S052 camera jam. The temps are still increasing and we'd llke some body to cycle the main power to off and then back to on again for it. CDR Okay Dick, here it goes. Main power is off. CC R oger. CDR Main power is on. CC Okay AI, thank you very much. If we need any more help with it I'ii call you again later. Also the second note that I have and we're a little bit late telling you this but we've decided that we're not going to use TV for this EVA. Primarily we think we've met our objectives for EVA TV in the past. And also since we did lose one of the TV cameras earlier we just think it's an undue risk. And so on page 1.2-2 of the EVA checklist, that TV prep this afternoon you can just completely skip that. CDR Will do. CC reviewing here We're going to Okay. And one more thing we're presently a film thread pad and a photo pad to prep the DAC. get these up to you as soon as we can. If

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you are at I can voice shortly.

a point them

where up but

you we -

absolutely should be

have to have them in the teleprinter

very

CDR because we're CC Guam CC in

eating

Okay, you'll probably have plenty of time dinner and then we're going to get after O kay, real fine. We'll do that. S kylab, Houston. We're i minute to LOS,

it.

6 minutes.

PLT Okay, Dick. PAO This is Skylab Control Houston at 19 hours 42 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab 3 has now passed out of range through Carnarvon. The next station to acquire will be Guam in approximately 5 minutes as you heard on this pass. You hear Capcomm Dick Truly advise Skylab 3 that there will be no television on this upcoming EVA in the morning. A decision was made not to use A TV camera because an unexplained increase in the temperatures the previous EVA on mission day 28. Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab END OF TAPE of the camera during At 19 hours 43 minutes Control Houston.

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PAO Skylab Control Houston 19 hours 47 minutes Greenwich mean time. Standing by now for acquisition of Skylab IIl through Guam. CC Skylab Houston. We're AOS Guam for 7 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston. _Ie Just upllnked a film thread pad to support the EVA prep on the DAC when you get to it. Also we got a couple of photopads that will be coming up either here at Guam or over the States for the same purpose. One note of caution, they do have 57 numbers on the upper right hand corner instead of day 56. And they Just ... PLT Okay, Dick, wetll look at that. And we're about ready to go up there and grab waf to get with it. CC Okay, Jack, and one other thing while you're close to the phone. We have some very distinguished visitors back in the viewing room. a bunch of the guys from over at the Harris County Youth Village. And we got the alr-to-ground turned on back there. I think some of the guys have been in Sunday School classes with you before. And I thought I would let you know that the other Sunday afternoon on luckily for me, it was one of my off days. I went over there and we dedicated a an Oak Tree. And also a new - workout room full of weights and so forth and a bunch of airplane pictures and so forth in the memory of Stu Present. PLT Well, I'm glad that you did that, Dick. And I know that the boys over at the Boys home and those associated with the Youth villase appreciate much a lot of people not only in the Nasa Bay area but also from Houston and had a lot to do with those boys. And I've got a lot of friends over there and I hope they're listening now. And I just want to say that I miss all of them. And looklng forward to getting back and hope they're behaving themselves in Sunday School class. CC Got a bunch of big grins out of that Jack. CC Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds from LOS. I'll give you a call at Goldstone at 20:11. PLT Okay, we'll see you there, Dick. And say so long to those boys from the Youth Village there. And tell them we'll be seelng them in a month or so. CC Okay. I'll sure do that, Jack. PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston at 19 hours 56 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab Ill is now passed out of - communications range with Guam tracking station. The next station to acquire will be

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Goldstone in approximately 15-1/2 minutes. You heard Cap Comm Dick Truly advise pilot Jack Lousma that a group of boys from the Harris County Youth Village were in the viewing room of the Hission Control Center. And pilot Lousma extended his greetings and salutations. There were about 55 to 60 boys in the viewing room from Harris County Youth Village. And Jack Lousma, when he is here on Earth teaches Sunday school classes at the Youth village. We're at 19 hours 57 minutes Greenwich mean time and this is Skylab Control, Houston.

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PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston. At 20 hours ii minutes Greenwich mean time, standing by now for acquisition with Skylab-lll through Goldstone. CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Goldstone for 5 minutes. PLT Okay, Dick. CC Skylab, Houston. We're going - in about a minute, we're going to drop out for Just a few seconds and I'ii give you a call when we got you back at Texas. And we'll have the remainder of this stateside pass. and CC we PAO standing by Skylab, Houston. We're for about 12 minutes. Skylab Control, Houston. got 20 you hours AOS 19 again minutes

Greenwich mean time. Very little communication As the crew of Skylab-lll going through their preparations for the EVA tomorrow morning. END OF TAPE

on this preliminary

pass.

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Skylab, Ascension

Houston. up are

We're

about that

30 hose

seconds

LOS. CDR

is coming Oh You

at 20:39. aware that

that I'm taking it because it's that correct? CC water CDR in CC leave CDR CC PAO it from

out of 311 never been T hat's And now on

and stowing drained, but affirm, AI.

still has water that's okay.

in Is

we're out.

just going to leave Is that correct?

it

with

to

it

with

That's affirmative, AI. We are going water stowed during the unmanned period. Okay, thanks. Roger. Skylab Control, Houston at 20 hours Skylab-lll has next station to 8-1/2 minutes. now passed acquire

31 minutes Greenwich mean time. out of range with Bermuda. The will be Ascension in approximately END OF TAPE

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20 away for from

PAO hours

38

minutes

This is Greenwich

Skylab mean

Control, time.

Houston Less than

at a minute

now from CC 4 minutes. CC LOS.

reqcquirlng S kylab, Skylab, comes to

Skylab-III Houston. Houston. up at 21:10 the Skylab mean

through We got We're and

Ascension. you at Ascension seconds llke report; at has

Carnarvon

39 we'd

to

take I'll 20

time out there call you. PAO hours 45 minutes

catch

evening Control, time.

status

This is Greenwich

Houston Skylab-III

now passed out of range with Ascension. The next station to beacquirlng Skylab-III will be at Carnarvon tracking station Australia in approximately 25 minutes. No conversation with the crew of Skylab-III during this pass over Ascension. The crew apparently quite preoccupied with their prepreparatlons for tomorrow morning's EVA. Tomorrow's EVA, the third of the mission, is scheduled to last about 2-1/2 hours with a few modifications. The EVA will have Cap - Commander Alan Bean and Science Pilot Owen Garrlott moving outside the workshop while Pilot Jack Lousma monitors the work of his partners and performs tasks from within the multiple docking adaptor. The EVA is scheduled to begin at ii hours 15 minutes Greenwich mean time as Skylab moves - begins a stateside pass on the start of the space stations 1,889th revolution. Tasks to be performed include retrieval of film from the battery of solar observatory cameras, return of a trio of scientific samples, return of a sample of sunshield placed August 24, and outside the dusting the vehicle on mission off of the lens of day 28, the SO52 on

camera. Commander Alan Bean will exit the airlock hatch behind Science Pilot will work from the workstation in the assist Bean as he moves and other locations to know as EV2, will work the center workstation Garrlott, this EVA. hours will

the spacecraft through Garriott. Garriott fixed airlock and

out to the Apollo telescope mount pick up the scientific samples. Bean, at the two workstations of the ATM; and the Sun end workstation with of 2-1/2 take

who will be known as EVI for the purposes Our best estimates are that no more than be required for the total EVA. It should crewmen about 20 minutes the airlock to the fixed compartment outside the hatch. at the

the two EVA from inside a well-like

to transfer equipment airlock shroud workstation, hatch. The hatch is are scheduled of the ATM.

a modified Gemini for the operations

Thrity-five minutes center workstation

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will

unload

film

from

four

of

the

cameras

at

this i.

location. Bean will the SO56,

These cameras being S052, S054, S056 and H-alpha first remove the used SO54 film canister, then the SO52 camera and film and finally H - finally

the H-alpha 1 film canister. He will replace film in SO54 and camera and film of the SO52, the only Apollo telescope mount experiments operated during the unmanned portion of Skylab. As he removes each film canister or camera he hooks it to the extendable boom which Garriott reels back to his workstation for transfer back. While Bean and Garrlott procedures as well Commander outside Lousma checklist from as commanding open Bean to retrieve are will monitor systems and EVA the structural transiston section ATM aperture doors in order for film and cameras. Bean will

move up to the Sun end of the ATM, the Sun end work station of the ATM. He will remove the S149 experiment and bracket which was affixed to the rim of the ATM during the first EVA on Skylab-III, that being mission day I0. The S149 particle collection experiment was scheduled for use through the solar scientific airlock, which has been inoperative since the first 56 - the first Skylab mission because of the Sun shield. The S149 is scheduled to be replaced on the Apollo telescope mount during an EVA on Skylab-IV. While at the Sun end, the top of the Apollo telescope mount, Bean will remove both the camera and film of S082A and SO82B to in SO52 END take the experiments. 50 EVA, minutes. Commander A The work at this location the the is final disc planned steps of the

Before Bean smudge

moving on to will dust off or contamination

experiment. OF TAPE

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PAO the EVA. Commander Bean will dust off the disc of S052 experiment. A smudge or a contamination of a sort have been reported on the disc by ground controllers who are able to monitor this experiment white light coronagraph by television. In order to get at the S052 disc or outer lens, Lousma from the Apollo telescope mount console, in the MDA will direct a slight rotation of the ATM canister. 15 minutes are scheduled for the retrevial of the D024 thermal control coatings experiment, which is located on truss of the alrlock module. The sample panels of the experiment are 6 by 1/2 inch in size. Bean will remove one of the four panels from the truss and place them in an 8 by 8 by 5 inch sample return container, which he passes back to Science Pilot Garrlott. The remaining sample panels are to be returned by the Skylab-IV crew. The next step in the EVA is retrieval of sample panel of the S230, the magnetospheric particle composition experiment. This experiment consists of a pair of spools on which are placed cuffs of aluminum, -aluminum oxide and plutonium. Bean will retrieve one of these cuffs, a similar one was retrieved on Skylab-ll. This is the experiment of Astronaut Don Lind. One of the final steps will be for Commander Bean to retrieve one of two 12 by 12 inch pieces of parasol material deployed on the second EVA. The other sample will picked up during one of the three EVAs on Skylab-IV. Throughout the EVA, Science Pilot Garriot will position the 16-milllmeter DAC, data acquisition camera, outside to record Commander Bean's activities. A modification to the operational procedure is not the - is that the primary coolant system will not be used to be to provide coolant to the suited EVA crewmembers. Skylab has been operating on the secondary coolant loop since mission day 27, the day before the second EVA of the flight. The system of using i00 percent oxygen for Bean and Garriott was decided upon to pre - prevent additional strain on the secondary loop. This EVA is not as strenuous as earlier work outside the space craft. Therefore controllers and engineers estimate this oxygen system which will be pumped through 50 foot long llfe support umbillcals into the suits 13.5 pounds of pressure will be adequate to provide cooling to the astronauts. This rate of oxygen will be sufficient to provide cooling for as much as 800 to i000 BTUs. Bean and Garriott will also not wear the liquid cooling garment during this EVA. They will wear the constant wear garment, cotton longjohns under their space suits. Essentially, this system calls for the astronaut to - to sweat. The cool oxygen being feed into the suit from the 3000 pound pressure oxygen tanks will carry off the excess moisture produced by the astronaut

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work load. Pilot Lousma will be usin E a separate means to cool himself. Although he is wearing a pressure suit, is not wearing gloves or a helmet. He will hook up the blower fan on the vacuum used for the shower to ,the suit

he

outlet, which in effect will draw air through his suit as opposed to the system used by Bean and Garriott. Without a helmet on, the cabin air, 74 percent oxygen and 26 percent nitrogen at 5 psia will be drawn through the suit, thereby providing cool air. To prevent this system from leaking at the wrists, Lousma will have placed tape at the wrist disconnects. Engineers ran tests on this system at building 7 here at the Johnson Space Center and they report this will be ample coolant for BTUs 500 to 700. Lousma will not be performing any heavy workloads. He will be movln E only from the STS area to a few feet away from the Apollo telescope mount control and display panel. Three cabin circulation fans will be turned on during the EVA to increase the flow of cabin air. Garriott has performed two previous EVAs, a record 6 hours and 31 minutes on mission day i0 and on mission day 28, spent 4 hours 31 minutes outside the spacecraft with Pilot Lousma. We show 13 minutes 40 seconds now remaining until we reacquire Skylab-Ill, at Carnarvon. At 20 hours 56 minutes Greenwich mean time, this Skylab Control
Houston.

END

OF

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PAO

This

is

Skylab

Control

Houston

at

21

hours

9 minutes Greenwich mean time. Approaching of Skylab 3 through Carnarvon less than a from reacquiring Skylab 3 over Carnarvon. line open and stand by. 21 hours 9 minutes time, this is Skylab Control Houston. CC for about report. 9 minutes Skylab, Houston and standing by

acquisition minute away We'll keep Greenwich

now now the mean

we're AOS Carnarvon for the evening status

CDR Okay, here it comes. Urine: 082, and we had about a 60-millimeter spill so you can add 60 on to 082 as an estimate. SPT, 130; 190; 6278, 0314, 6744. BMMD: 6.231, 6.233, 6.233; 5.972, 5.972, 5.972; that's not bad; 6.933, 6.934, 6.935. Exercise: 2/30/5041, 1/05/0500; 3/15/MARK I, 3/05 MARK II, 3/05 MARK III. SPT: 2/15/2500 plus his MITI run, more to come he's got written. PLT: 1/05/0613, 3/ I didn't read that right. Let's try that one again. 1/05/0613, okay, that's one of them. Okay, next 2/35/8661, 3/20 MARK I, 50, A, 20, B, and 20 backbends. Medications: CDR one seconal, SPT and Pilot zero. Sleep: CDR 6/G, SPT 5-I/2/F, PLT 6/G. Food log 1 lemonade berry apple; follows: for a 4 CDR 7 strawberry salt SPT, add plus drink 4 salt because tablets, there is substitued no strawa pinetea with potatoes

drinks PLT

available. salt packs,

1 solt pack and added one lemon drop and one

lemon and sugar, and as a note he and applesauce for tuna and bread, CC Okay.

substituted pork and as he always does.

CDR Photolog: VTS/29/3, CS08,55. EREP prep and ops CI83,60; CI63. Diffusion in melting experiment, CI 64, 72; CI 62; 35 millmeter; CI 106, 14; CX 35, 31; he added 70 milimeters. CX 27, 134; ETC IR 02, 175; EREP set W. There is amps (garble) so the numbers may be meaningless, we'll fire them at you. 3331, 1523, 9052, 8428, 0198, 7103. Drawer A configuration AI, 07, CI 5813, CI 53; A2, 05, CI 64, 72, CI 62; A3, 06, CI 21, 99, CI 60; A4, 03, CI 83, 60, CI 63, back of the drawer, 02, none, 00, CI 56. CC CDR good so that CC more. CDR squeezer Roger, got that The flight plan tomorrow. It doesn't won't get O kay, in bed on AI, good. on the tape recorder. came off as planned. look llke there is time. It Go ahead looks then, It too have

looks much some

for we

good. if you housekeeping equipment,

83S,

valve is hard to do

Shopping list seal replaced. to it, operate, not unless

accomplishments, And inoperable and disassembly we're told to

the squeezer we don't plan

and just

cleaning because

of

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constraints. and potatoes CC CDR

Unscheduled from 561 to Okay. And that's

stowage item the wardroom. it.

locations:

2

CC Okay AI, thank you very much. The good tape recorder got all of that. And I had a couple of things here that I was going to say but since we're talking already I'ii Just give them to you. Nell Hutchinson asked me to pass up that they have identified a couple of small deactivation changes that are in work. And we'll be coming up to you as soon as we can get the message ready. One of them has to do with the plenum bag stowage arrangement that we talked about several days ago, and also for the retrun of the fish. And I had one question for the evening for the PLT, and it goes back to the S019 film hatch business that we talked about several hours ago. We listened to the tape again and some people thought that Jack inferred - END OF TAPE

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CC hours ago. We

... listened

business to the

that tape

we again

talked and

about some

several

people film hatch We wanted and if both

thought that Jack inferred, possibly, an apparent leakage problem on one or more of the canisters. to confirm if that really was the right asumptlon; so, which canisters. PLT I think we've noticed some in

of them, although I'm not sure. Maybe A1 knows. But welve noticed that - that usually when we get the film canister out of the film vault, that we have not fire until it depresses, and And we noticed you that don't do we can't that get except for the last the lid off. So we thing has evacuated operating it - it it gets repressed. film hatch. Then still a vacuum canister off the air that's the the we time. suspect when we And

that what's happened is that the we got the film hatch opened and then closed the film hatch before it throws a vacuum in behind the

repress the whole thing and there's the film hatch and we take the film the cover on and that lets some of the and film hatch and causes somewhat the of

in behind and put in between hatch film

cover leaks through a vacuum throughout

film whole

canister, thus making it impossible for us to get this lld off. But what we normally do is just bleed it llke we do the AMS of the optical canister. So thatts what leads us to think that there's a leak through the film hatch. true noticed CC CC for PLT all it the Okay, Jack, canisters that Yes, Dick, both of them. Yes. Okay. has this been pretty you've tried? there's only two, and I've got one more much we've

with

question

for you guys. The SL-IV crew is going to use panel 500, the QD for the 35 PSI GN2 source. And since that higher PSI QD is there and we were never successful in getting those a different size QD, we want to make darn sure that the nomenclature legible. And us that that's And 21 I'll PAO hours give 20 on panel 500 was still nice and clear sometime, you guys mlght let us - reassure true. We're about 15 seconds from LOS. you minutes a call at This is Greenwich Guam in about Skylab Control, mean time. Golds minutes. Mission with 4 minutes. Houston Skylab-III at now and

out of range with Carnarvon. to acquire in approximately to CAP COMM Dick Truly in through the evening status

3 the

Guam's We've Control the

scheduled been listening Center going aboard Skylab.

report

crew

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stand by and pick up Skylab-lll again over Guam. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Guam for about 8 minutes, and we'd llke to get the TACS inhibited both hardware and software. The momentum looks real good. PLT Okay, Dick, I'ii do it. CC Okay. CDR Dick, when I untacked the two umbillcals to put in the two spheres, which I completed, I noted that there were dummy connectors on the end of all of them. So, for example, both of the water connectors on both umblllcals have plugs in them. I left those plugs in the water umbillcals, obviously, didn't connect them up to the panel. Now, is that the way you want them, or do you want me to take those little dummy connectors out of there? There'd be four of them. I removed the electrical ones and removed the 02 ones, and then, of course, I removed the one from the end that goes to the S - PCU. CC Stand by i. CC AI, we'd like to leave the plugs in. CDR Okay, and Jack wants to report panel 500 looks brand new. CC Roger, AI; thank you very much. CC Skylab, Houston. We got about 4 minutes left here. And the stateside pass next time Owen is going to have a phone call. I'ii remind again, Owen, about that. And then after that is the med conference. I do have some news, I'm not sure how busy you guys are with the - with the EVA prep, but if you'd llke to listen here, okay; otherwise, I'ii delay it. CDR Welre never too basy for news. Go ahead, Dick. CC Okkay. The big news here in Houston last night was Billy Gene King's triumph over Bobby Riggs. King defeated Riggs with ease as 30,472 people watched that much (garble) Astrodome Battle of the Sexes tennis match. It was the largest crowd ever to watch the tennis match anywhere. Each time Riggs trled hls famous (garble) Kllng answered with a scorching slam or even better log. She took the set 6 to 4, 6 to 3, and 6 to 3. In other sports, University of Houston meets the South Carolina Gamecocks for the first time tonight in the Astrodome and ten Texas Longhorns, favored to win their sixth SWC championship Hurricanes and Arnold in a row, travel to tonight. On the golf Palmer managed only a Miami scene, split to play the Jack Nicklaus for a long day's

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work and Tom Welskopf lost twice as the United States went dsown to a crushing three-point deficit to Brltan on the opening day of the Ryder Cup competition. On the national scene, inflation took its biggest bite in more than a generation last month as consumer prices, led by - END OF TAPE

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CC - On the national scene, inflation took its biggest bite in more than a generation last month as consumer prices led by the biggest one-month Jump in food costs since 1933, it rose 1.8 percent. Workmen rushed final preparations for thousands of visitors expected at dedication ceremonies tomorrow for the new $700 million Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, the largest in the world. The dedication week-end was launched Thursday when the Brltlsh-French supersonic transport Concordla made its maiden flight to America. On hand were local dignitaries and some 400 mewsmen. Henry Kissinger was confirmed as Secretary of the State by the full senate today and is due to be sworn in tomorrow. International news, the Soviet Union has started preliminary talks with General Motors in hopes of convincing the auto maker to build a billion dollar truck factory in Siberia. Sources say that the Soviet Union has a target date in the early 1980's. And in the Sky - the Skylab news today, it all centered around the news conference that you held with the press this morning. Let's see, I think there was another item here. White House officials said today that they have not ruled out the possibility of a trip to Europe by President Nixon later this year, although they repeated that the timing of such a journey is now uncertain. We're about a minute from LOS at Guam. I'll give you a call when we get to Goldstone at 21:48. CDR CC SPT but Okay, Roger. Dick, where? Dick. was let It's to you. the my Thanks private for comm the news. at Goldstone

not

21:48

21:55

or

CC we get AOS at you again when SPT CDR Is it

Well, MLA, Owen. we're about Thank What's

see, it's for MLA, it's when 21:55 about and I'll remind hand over to them. weather llke back home now?

cold, fall, summer or what's goin? on? CC Well, the last few days it's been very pretty. It's getting cooler and the days have been very pretty. We did have a lot of heavy rain several days during Khe mission but it's just been real nice lately. You're coming home at a nice time. time? CDR Or CC says, early. I guess. CDR CC says. So you Good. what? Yes, got All The we are. Some couple time of in weeks October, of that, Phil Are we still on daylight saving

another right. last Sunday

in

October,

the

EGIL

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CDR CC CDR CC PAO

The EGIL knows all, says the Big Jack. (laugh) Roger. We don't argue with Jack, (garble) I don't argue with Phil either. Skylab Control, Houston. 21 hours 33 time, loss of signal now with Skylab-IIl next acquire Skylab-III at Goldstone minutes.

minutes Greenwich mean through Guam. We will in approximately 14-1/2 END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control Houston at 21 hours minutes Greenwich mean time now standing by for acquisition Skylab 3 through Goldstone less than a minute away now. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Goldstone, and we've got you stateside for about 13 or 14 minutes. And I'ii give you a call when we're going to hand over to _lila. SPT Okay, Dick. CC And Owen, Houston. We talked to the people up at Goddard and back to the business of the laser that you all saw the other day that was not a single point of light? Well, I'ii give you the information that we have about that pass, and then I guess then that your guess can be as good as ours. The first point is that the laser site did not have the correct pointing info for tracking during that pass. SPT Which pass now are you talking about? The one when we apparently saw about three bright points? CC Yes sir, that one. I think it was day before yesterday. That is the one I am talking about. SPT Okay, go ahead. CC Okay. So the laser was never correctly pointed during that pass. Since it wasn't pointing directly at the spacecraft it was being viewed obliquely. And we think this may have given the long shafting appearance. The only possible reason that we've come up with so far is when you saw three rays instead of one, is that the laser itself is composed of several columns of varying intensities of light, and I guess it is possible that you may have seen more than one of these. But that may sound a little weak, but we really don't have a good explanation for it. CC Skylab, Houston for Owen. We're going to be handing over to !lila in about a minute or a minute and a half or so. 47 of CC Skylab, Houston. We've got about 9 minutes left in this pass. And the following pass is Vanguard scheduled for a medical conference, and that's the last one of the day. We thought we might give you an opportunity to let us know how the EVA prep was going. CC Skylab, Houston. We've got about 4 minutes prior to LOS. We'd like to get a status if we could as to how the EVA prep went tonight. PLT AI and I are finished, Dick. And Owen is still working up there, of course he did have a phone call, but I think he's near being through. CC Okay. PLT AI and I just now got finished. CC Okay, I'm assuming from the lack of problems

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you PLT CC PLT

reported

to

us

and

so

forth

that Dick. good

everything

went

So far so good, Roger. You did a real

Job

with

the-

-

END

OF

TAPE

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MC-2384/I 17:01 CDT, 56/22:01 GMT

to

us

and

- from the lack of problems that you so forth, that everything went okay. So far so good, Dick. Roger. They did a real good job (garble) on

the

CC Roger. The EVA guys have been working hard last few days as always do prior to an EVA. PLT Now they know it forwards and backwards, if it's going to be right, those guys are going to do it. They seem to do it every time. CC Roger. CC S kylab, Houston. For the CDR we have decided that we are going to do what I said about targeting on the - on the entry and I've got a few pen and inks for those two, that entry pad and the P30 maneuver pad. We only have about - they have been sitting here and I forgot to pass them up to you a little bit earlier. We've got about 2 minutes left here. I could either pass them up now or probably Just hand it down and give it to you in the morning, if you can't get to those pads. CDR Got the pads in my hand, go ahead. CC O kay, on the entry pad. On about I0 lines down or 6 or 8 lines down on the "lat long," the latitude is plus 30.83, longitude minus 120.50. About another 8 or 9 lines down, at bank angle, you should delete the two L's for left and make those R's for right. And below that in the remarks, number i, target _ it should read target north of ground CDR track. And then the Go ahead. P30 pad.

CC O kay. Inunder the remarks, the undocklng should change it about i0 seconds or so, 18 plus ii plus And remark number 2, should read, yaw left to 315 and that's CDR You don't change the burn time, same burn time we Just target slightly different huh? Just so the entry equations will fly it out, huh? CC That's affirm, AI. We don't - we do not change the burn time. CC And Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds to LOS. Vanguard is going to pick you up at time of 22:14. And that's the scheduled medical conference. If we don't time 20. get you back on sleep and we'll PLT CC CDR alr-to-ground then, you guys see you in the morning. Okay, Dick. Thank you. Roger. Was that longitude 120.50 have a good night's

it.

or

1

-

I

mean

120.30?

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.50.

CDR Was just one degree, huh? CC Yeah, that's right. 1 degree. CDR By the way, I went over that llst of changes, fastest changes that you have and all our entry and deact books are up to date. CC Okay AI, thank you for letting us know. Incidently your evening status report on photos didn't quite Jive with what we thought and we're going to be sending you another photo pad later on this evening so you can disregard the early ones that we did send. PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston at 22 hours 6 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab -III has now passed out of range with Mila. The next station to acquire will be Vanguard in approximately 8 minutes. This could very well be our last conversation with the crew of Skylab 3 this evening on the next pass which is our go to sleep pass over Vanguard the private medical conversation is scheduled. We're at 22 hours 6 minutes GMT. This is Skylab Control Houston. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston; 22 hours 13 minutes Greenwich mean time. Less than a minute away now from acquiring - reacqulrlng Skylab over Vanguard. We expect no conversation with CAP COM Dick Truly and the crew. The private medical - medical conversation is scheduled for this pass. Additionally this should be the last pass of the evening prior to the start of the rest period for the crew of Skylab-III. Twenty-two hours 14 minutes GI_T, Skylab Control, Houston. Our controllers report workshop data being received now. Systems data from Skylab being received in the Control Center. PAO This is Skylab Control, Houston at 22 hours 22 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab-lll has now passed out of acquisition range with Vanguard. The next station coming up on Skylab's path will be Goldstone in approximately 1 hour and 2-1/2 minutes. We will bring the llne at the time we receive the - the medical summary crew medical summary for this evening. And this is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control Houston at 22 hours 51 minutes Greenwich mean time. We have the Mission Surgeon's daily summary on crew health. It reads as follows: The health of the crew remains good. Sleep adjustment is still not perfect. The crew still has a medical go for the EVA planned for tomorrow. Si_ned Dr. Jerry R. Hordinsky. At this time we'll take the llne down. Crew wake up time is scheduled for 7 hours Greenwich mean time tomorrow morning. At 22 hours 51 minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control Houston. END OF TAPE

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and

PAO 22 seconds

Skylab Control at 7 hours 17 minutes Greenwich mean time. We're now about 50

seconds from acquisition of signal at the Guam tracking station, and we expect to have call for wake-up from Hank Hartsfield, he's the spacecraft communicator. At this time we would expect the crew is awake. However+ during the last pass, just before the hour, the sleep monitor on M133 that Owen Garrlott's wearing this evening was reading sleep stage II, which indicates he's still in a moderate stage of sleep. So we would expect that wake-up call to come here if the crew's not already awakened. CC Skylab, Houston. Good morning. PLT Good morning, Hank. How are you doing today? CC Oh, pretty good. How're you boys doing up there today? PLT Well, we'll know better in about 5 minutes. CC All righty. We're - we're - you're Guam now, and we've got about 9-1/2 minutes left. CC For info, Skylab, we'll be dumping the recorder this station. CDR Jack? CC Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds from LOS. We'll be coming up on Vanguard at 58. CDR Okay, Hank. CC By the way, CDR, Texas opened their season with Miami last night. CDR And? over CDR CC to 15. How'd they do, Hank? Uh - Hurricanes got the best of them;

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PAO Skylab Control at 7 hours 29 minutes and 25 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now out of range of the Guam tracking antenna. We'll be within range of signal again in 28 minutes and 54 seconds, when we'll be passing near Vanguard. Today is, of course, EVA day. Activities yesterday on the ATM and on Earth's Resources experiments were completed for this mission. And we'll give you a complete report on that EVA a little later in the morning. EVA is scheduled to begin approximately 6:08, and that's when we're out of range of tracking station, 6:08 a.m. central daylight time. This is Skylab Control at 30 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 7 hours 57 minutes and 30 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now crossing the South Pacific is just about to acquire slgnal from the Vanguard tracking antenna. And we'll have communications from spacecraft communicator Hank Hartsfleld with the crew of the second Skylab manned mission. We're now about 40 seconds from that acquisition of signal. We have the llne up llve for alr-to-ground through Vanguard lasting about 8-1/2 minutes. CC Skylab Houston through Vanguard for 9 minutes. CDR Okay. CC We were going LOS while ago when I read up that score. Did you copy that? PLT Unfortunately it was copied. CC That was a big shocker for everybody. Kinda surprised us. Houston had a little better luck. They knocked off South Carollna 27 to 19. SPT CC left. SPT Be enough to give you a couple of minor changes to last evening's status report? CC Gd ahead. SPT Okay. On the SPT exercise. I'd like to add the followlng. 3/25/Mark 1, 90 Alfa, 60 Bravo, 60 Delta. And you had the earlier portion from last night. And also, on the menu devlations, add peanuts to my list. I already had some plneapple added. CC Roger. We copy. SPT Thank you, Hank. CC Skylab, Houston. We're about 1 minute from LOS. We'll be coming up on Canary in about 12 minutes from now at 18. PLT END OF TAPE Okay Hank. See you there. Thank you. You have a minute or so here, Hank? Roger Owen. We got about 5-1/2 minutes

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MC-2389/I 03:07 CDT, 57/08:07 GMT

8

PAO seconds

Greenwich

Skylab mean

Control at 8 hours 8 time. The Skylab space is out of acquisition range of

minutes station,

and

now ship

passing over Vanguard.

Brazil, Our next

of the tracking signal will be at the and Madrid is scheof Skylab,

just a little over I0 minutes from now. That's Canary Islands. That pass through Canary Islands will last approximately 15 minutes. This morning duled for a - the third extravehicular activity

the third space walk in this mission. During the first Skylab mission there were also three EVAs, the first one, however, was a stand-up EVA from the command module on mission day i. That was an attempt to release that stuck solar array. It was unsuccessful. The beam was deployed, however, on the first formal walk on mission day 13, a 3-1/2 hour space walk during the first Skylab mission. And on mission primary on the and last the the day 26 there was a film activity to be completed ATM cameras. The EVA is sixth in the Skylab 2-1/2 hours. Commander Alan outside work of docking of those change-out. Today the is also a film change-out the third in the mission and With Bean it's scheduled to a few modifications, and Science Pilot while Pilot and performs Jack tasks from

program

approximately EVA will have moving the

Owen Garriott Lousma monitors within Bean in

the workshop his partners

the multiple the removal EVA from

adapter. Garrlott will assist film canisters from the ATM to begin at a.m. central 11:08 GMT. daylight of That's time.

instruments. about 3 hours

is scheduled now, at 6:08

Just before our - the EVA begins, the spacecraft out over the Pacific Ocean, and it will be out signal at the after the EVA of a stateside time the hatch opening is scheduled to start, pass, and this is at

will be range of

is to occur. Shortly there is the beginning the end of the 1,888th

revolution of the orbital workshop. Tasks to be performed include retrieval of film from the battery of solar observatory cameras, a return of a trio of scientific samples, a return of a sample of sunshield material placed outside the the vehicle dusting on mission off of the day 28, occulting or August disk for 24th, the and S052 also white

light coronagraph. The occulting dlsk, whlch is 1-1/2 inches in diameter, has a speck about i/i0 of an inch in diameter, block - acting as a contaminant on that occulting disk. The occulting disk is used to block out or occult the Sun so that the white light coronagraph telescope can photograph the Sun's atmosphere or corona, which runs from about 200,000 miles above the solar disk, outward to 6 solar radii. This is Skylab Control. of for We're about Canary through 7 minutes and We'll Island 15 seconds back Madrid. from acquisition up at that time END OF TAPE signal at that pass Island. Canary come and

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PAO Skylab Control at 8 hours 17 minutes and 24 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now crossing the North Atlantic is about 50 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Canary Island tracking station. The pass through Canary Island and Madrid will last approximately 14 minutes and we have the line up live now for air-to-ground through those stations. Space craft Communicator Hank Hartsfield as he is completing his shift on the duties of spacecraft communicator here in Mission Control. Flight Director Charles Lewis is in the early stages of handover to on-comlng Flight Director Milton Windier. We now have the line up live for air-toground through Canary Islands and Madrid. CC Skylab, Houston through Canaries and Madrid for 13-i/2 minutes. CDR Okay Hank, we're going to get a picture that tracking station today. CC Okay. And we just checked the weather there and it's i0 percent or less. It ought to be real great for you. CDR Okay. CDR Okay. We got Madrid. CC Good show. CDR Took all three of us to do it, of CDR It's a nice clear day there, but Madrid doesn't show up too much and it's parked against the mountains. We had trouble finding it before but, we pretty well got it. We shot at two or three different places. LOS. from CC We'll now at CDR PAO Skylab, Houston. We're I minute from be coming up on Honeysuckle about 35 minutes 06, and we plan to dump the recorder there. Okay. Skylab Control at 8 hours 33 minutes

and 17 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now over Eastern Europe out of range of the Madrid tracking antenna. During this last pass Commander Alan Bean was scheduled to photograph the tracking antenna station at Madrid, where there is a new antenna there, a 64 meter antenna, and he did report that it took all three crewmen to locate the target area, they did succeed in getting photographs of that area, three sites there, including the City of Madrid. The Nikon 300 millimeter handheld camera was used for that, using some color film. Very little cloud cover at Madrid. Yesterday they were scheduled to take these photographs of Madrid, but a leak in the urine container system forced them to postpone that photography. Alan Bean was occupied with cleaning up

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that was and and

mess while clear again 17 seconds 23 seconds

passing yesterday. Greenwich from our

over

Madrid, It's now mean time. acquisition

although the weather 8 hours 34 minutes And we're 32 minutes of signal. This is the hour. That Skylab

next

acquisition Control at END OF TAPE

will take 34 minutes

place at Honeysuckle. and 28 seconds after

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PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 5 minutes and 45 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now is just crossing the Australia coast and is about to acquire signal through the Honeysuckle tracking station. The pass will last about 7-1/2 minutes and it begins 45 seconds from now. We have the line up live for air-to-ground across Honeysuckle and the coast of Australia. PAO Spacecraft Communicator Story Musgrave has now come on to replace the off-golng Communicator, Hank Hartsfield. CC Skylab, AOS Honeysuckle, 7 minutes. SPT Okay Story. PLT Story, my checklist tells me to enable the TACS which - but it doesn't say anything about enabling the TACs and the DAS but my impression is that they want that done. CC Jack, you can go ahead and do that or we can do it. And do you need the command. PLT No_ I got them here. Thank you. CC Okay. And for your information, during the EVA, we are going to inhibit all the dumps and we'll accept the desat firings that we did. PLT Okay. CDR Why is that, Story? CC Say again, AI. CDR Why that change to the normal ops? CC We think we can get away that way with using less TACS than the other way. And also related to that, that does away with the vent window we had. CC And while I've got you A1, one other thing we'll have you do out there is check the H-alpha door. We think that it is closed and we think we've got bad indicators, but we'll want you to take a look at it while you're out at the Sun end. CDR Okay. Be glad to do it. CC And could you tell us where you are on the prep checklist right now? CDR Yes, we're putting the coatings on the inside of the helmets. CC Okay. CDR And Owen's just about ready to don, and Jack is probably just about ready to don also. CC Okay. PLT Story_ do you want the S052 main power switch off? I have a note from before to check with you people. CC Could you say that again, Jack? PLT Yeah. The S052 main power switch. My checklist calls for it to go to OFF, but I have a note that says I ought to check with you before I do. CC Go ahead and turn that off, Jack. PLT Thank you.

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CDR

Also

Story,

the

inside

of

the

SPT's

protective visor has lots of scratches, but it's not as clean as it ought to be. I think that's coating in there, but I'm not sure. I tried to out as best acceptable, protective CC to LOS. and we'll time. CDR CC CDR CC that, CC visor See be you over looking I could, but not visor on

just - it's the UV smooth it It's the seconds

but couldn't do it too well. perfect. That's the inside of the EVVA - the SEVA. Okay. Copy AI; We're about 15

Bermuda for your How It's

in about 35 instrumentation

minutes at 09:51p check at that now? 09:51. it. and AI, Madrid there's right a

long is that from about 35 minutes. We might make we got Canaries over the hill,

after spare

Okay. Well, if you don't. Going over 509.

PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 15 minutes and 35 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now over New Zealand and out of range of the Honeysuckle Creek, Australia tracking station. At the present time the Skylab crew is engazed in preparation for their early morning Extra Vehicular Activity. During this pass Spacecraft Communicator Story Musgra_e informed A1 Bean that he will also be asked to check the H-Alpha door when he's at the Sun end of the ATM to see that it is closed. open and They they along that There is some the indicators concern here on that the that may have been left ground are not correct. at this point visors, moving also indicated to the

will make a are putting fairly well there was

check of that. antifog coating on the checklist apparently

Bean says on their and he

some

some

scratching

ultraviolet The ground there was

coating on then informed a replacement

the Science Pilot's protective visor. him at the end of the pass that visor available above the M509.

Story Musgrave also asked A1 Bean or reminded him that they will be looking for an instrumentation checkup about 35 minutes from now, although they may have to wait a little bit longer for that according to the commander. That instrumentation check is on the operational biomedical system, the OBS, that's used by the crew during this EVA. Today's EVA is a little different than all the previous EVAs in that there's been a modification of the procedures for operating. That modification necessary because of the failure in the primary coolant loop, which has now been permanently operating in shut the down. alrlock There is module, only and one coolant during the loop previous now

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EVA, the second EVA of this mission, they had some difficulty with the temperature control valve. That temperature control valve normally should read 47 degrees and since the EVA it has varied from about 42 to 44 degrees. They are a little concerned that using the coolant loop to provide cooling to the system of the astronauts, the suit umbilical system, would possibly perturb that temperature control valve further. So they have decided for today that there will be no water cooling provided to the suits. Instead they will be cooled by oxygen flowing through the suits at about 13.5 pounds of pressure. And they believe that will provide adequate cooling for the EVA today. However, because that cooling system will be used, they will be wearing the operational biomedical system, the OBS, to give constant data on the metabolic activity. END OF TAPE

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will

PAO be used,

they

- will

over. Because be wearing the

that cooling system operational biomedical

system, the of the crew. hour schedule 4 hours put EVA on or to the not

OBS, to give constant data on the metabolic activity Also, for that reason, although there's a 2-1/2 for the EVA today, there is a formal limit of on it for medical reasons. They would not want the than 4 hours, and the OBS will provide of the crew after 3 hours to determine allowed to go the full 4 hours. For data whether that reason,

run longer condition they'll be

Bean and Garriott will not wear the liquid cooling garment during the EVA. They will, however, wear the constant-wear garment, which are cotton long-johns under their space suits. Essentially, the system calls for the astronaut to sweat, and then the cool oxygen is fed through the suit from the 3,000 pound pressure oxygen tanks, and that carries off the excess moisture produced by the astronauts while they're working. Relatively less work is required for today's EVA than for certain EVA's in the past, particularly the EVA in which the solar panel was deployed. Pilot Lousma will be using a separate system is not wearing a pressure suit gloves or helmet - he will hook to cool he is up the him. not wea blower Although - not fan of he wearing the

vacuum used for the shower to the - su - suit which, in effect, draws air through his suitas the system used by Bean and Garrlott, in which blown through the suit. Without a helmet on,

outlet hose, opposed to oxygen is the cabin

air - 74 percent oxygen and about 26 percent nitrogen at 5 pounds per square inch -will be drawn through the suit and thereby cool Lousma. We're coming up towards that EVA, which begins at 11:15 Greenwich mean time, a little less than 2 hours from now - correction, that's 11:08 Greenwich mean time, a little less than 2 hours from now. It is scheduled to last about 2 hours and 37 minutes. This is Skylab Control at 31 minutes and 28 seconds to our next acquisition of signal and that's at Bermuda. It's now 20 minutes and ii seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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MC-2393/I 04:50 CDT,

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PAO and 35 seconds. coast of South

Skylab Control at Skylab space station America, is just about

9 hours 50 minutes now crossing the to come within range

of the Bermuda tracking antenna. That antenna is - range is very near where the spacecraft will be tracking so it'll be a very short pass, about a 4-1/2 minute one, at a very low elevation. We may have some trouble with communications here. But because of the preparations for the EVA, did want to make sure that there was an opportunity talk to the crew. We do have acquisition of signal Bermuda and the llne is up. CDR Hello, Houston. 4 CC minutes. CDR think no CC TV CDR CC CDR CC of during the Yes Okay, blomed. this sir. let We're me here through up and they to at

Bermuda see what

connect

you be

Great. And just a reminder here, they'll EVA as you know. Okay, I'm connected up. Okay, we're looking, AI. See anything at all? AI, we're GO on your blo instrumentation. Okay, here comes the big O. How does that look, Story? It's beautiful, O. You're GO. Okay, fine. We'll disconnect here. Okay. Skylab, we're a minute to LOS and 2

CDR SPT CC SPT CC CC minutes to PAO Greenwich

Canary. Skylab mean time. Skylab Control space at 9 hours now 57 minutes the station over

mid-Atlantlc is out of range 40 seconds from acquisition this pass over Bermuda, both

of Bermuda and approximately of signal at Canary. During of the operational biomedical

system units were attached and were operating properly on the two crewmen, Commander AI Bean and Science Pilot, Owen Garriott, and the crew is now approximately on their timellne, although they did get started a few minutes late this morning. They 11:08 do look Greenwich Skylab, AOS; like they'll mean time meet as and that they're Madrid hatch work12

opening time of ing right now. CC minutes. END OF TAPE

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CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS. We'll you over Carnarvon in about 25 minutes at 10:35. SPT ()kay Story. Jack and I are in suits, and we're just now getting A1 in the other suit. Just about to make it. CC Thanks a lot. We were just thinking about that. see and PAO 15 seconds Skylab Control at i0 hours Greenwich mean time. We're now i0 minutes less than

an hour from the beginning of the EVA, with Commander Alan Bean the only member of the crew now not suited. Owen and Jack Lousma both being suited and helping AI on with his suit during this last pass. They are moving along very well on the time line and do appear to be right on schedule. Earlier Story Musgrave, the spacecraft communicator informed the crew or reminded them that there was no TV today. Of course they will record this, using the 16 millimeter data acquisition camera. That will be Science Pilot Garriott's responsibility to position that for recording Commander Bean's activities up on the Apollo Telescope Mount. A little earlier we had tests of the Commander and Science Pilot's operational biomedical system, and those were working properly. The importance of this is that because of the lack of liquid cooling for the suits today, this action being taken to prevent any possible damage to the secondary coolant loop in the alrlock module. They will be using oxygen cooling only. The oxygen is pumped through the umbilical suit umbilical system at approximately 127 pounds per square inch of pressure. It comes into the suit, however, it's modulated at the suit entry point to 3.5 pounds of pure oxygen per square inch, and that will be used to carry away the body heat of the crew members. Because of this there is considerably reduced cooling capacity and the crew members will be watched very carefully for overheating. The main measure of that temperature, body temperature for the experiment today will be a measure of the outlet temperature of the gas leaving the suits and that - an attempt there will be made to modulate that somewhere below 90 degrees. There is a difficulty in that the suit outlet was not intended primarily for this purpose, but it has a off scale high reading once it reaches 90 degrees, so when it does reach the 90 degree level the doctors here may instruct the crew to slow down. The other main measure of metabolic rate will be the heart rate of the crew members, and the medical officer Dr. Royce informed Flight Director Milton Windier that the general guideline for that will be that when the heart rate reaches 120 beats per minute for a period of more than

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5 minutes, the crew will be asked to slow down. And that would indicate an output of 1500 BTUs per hour. The suit system is capable of removing about 800 to i000 BTUs per hour. At 140 beats per minute for a 5 minute period, the crew will be asked to take a break and rest completely rather than Just slow down. That does indicate a 2000 BTU hour heat loss, and that's a very high work load. Should the heart rate reach 160 beats per minute for a 2 minute period, the medical officer will also instruct the crew to

per

stop and rest. At 3 hours into the EVA or approximately that time, there will be a review given and a GO or NO/GO for a possible 4th hour should that be required. The Flight Plan calls for about a 2-1/2 hour EVA, but the experience of the Flight Director on this mission has been that such EVAs have been run rather slowly by the crew and they tend to take their time. For that reason, there is a possibility that we may run to that 3 hour GO NO/GO sign from the medical officer. At that time they will review the total amount of heat output for the previous period, the general guideline being about ii00 BTUS for output over a long period of time. And at that time they will concern themselves with whether or not the heat buildup inside the suits has been so great that it might provide some danger, even though a very small one to the crew, and they then will decide whether or not that 4th hour will be premitted. Four hours is the outside limit for the total EVA, with the exception possibly of a few minutes at the end for stowage inside the spacecraft. This is Skylab Control. We are now 20 minutes and 50 seconds from our next acquisition of signal at Carnarvon, Australia. And it's now 14 minutes and 45 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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MC-2395/I 05:34 CDT

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PAO Skylab Control at i0 hours 34 minutes 31 seconds Greenwich mean time, The Skylab space station crossing Indonesia. It's - SPT REG i LOW FLOW and LOW VENT FLOW lights will light. Monitor cuff gage for max decay of .8. This is a i minute test. Whenever I say FLOW OFF, we'll go FLOW OFF and then time it for a minute. Turn FLOW OFF. and now CC We're reading through Carnarvon for i0 minutes. data voice recorders here. CDR CDR PLT PLT AI. CDR PLT PLT SPT CDR SELECT both CDR next. lights PLT are Cuff out. wrist Says if suit PRESS decays rings and gas connectors .3 to .8 lock before gage is stable. 38 and all the In a minute. Okay. PRESS SELECT to both, Mine leaked down about Okay. Let's see what then IVA. Okay. That's dandy. you loud and clear, AI, We'll be dumping the

Okay Story. We're doing our suit integrity Mine's gone up a tenth. Did you get your press select

check. OFF.

and then 3/10. it says. Let's see

IVA. PRESS what's

and

CDR verify helmet, proceeding. PLT CDR PLT check again. time. CDR PLT PLT CC CDR there.

Mine decayed about 3/10. And we can verify it. (garble) Maybe we ought I don't like to- let me do the

to run the check one more

copy

I guess PLT CC PLT the first one. PLT CDR PLT SPT PLT

All right. How do you read me, Story? Hello Story. How do you read me? Loud and clear, AI. Okay. Jack was just giving you a call Were you pressing to talk up there, Jack? How do you read me, Story? Loud and clear, Jack. Okay. Thank you. I - apparently it didn't How was it that time. Still about 2 to 3 tenths. Hm. All my Hm. stuff is locked. down rings

CC AI, we're following your EMU check here and if you've checked all your connectors, wrist and the like, press on.

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CDR Okay. That's what we're doing. I'm Just kind of looking at the,, some more. I want to look at them again. CDR How do they look to you again, O? SPT Okay. That lock's flush, flush. CDR That's the way I want to PLT That - uh - you' re not into - that water connector is not down into the lock. CDR PLT CDR back. PLT PLT PLT Okay. CDR PLT CDR
on.

Because there's nothing in it. Okay. That's right. There's just the plug (garble) Here' s the iron lungs. Wrist rings. Vox. They're locked. Helmet Go back to where stable. we were. 36 to 39.

See. in the

ring

is locked.

Okay. Cuff gage

All

lights

CDR PLT SPT PLT CDR clearing. CDR CDR PLT CDR tones. PLT CDR headset and he's CDR SPT CDR here, Jack. PLT CC to Honeysuckle. CDR PLT CDR CDR PLT first, CDR PLT END OF TAPE

Okay. MODE select to ABSOLUTE. Okay. Okay Jack. We're ready for you. I'm not quite down yet in mine. Okay. No it's coming down here a - It's little All right. All riEht. We'll be right here. Okay AI. Cabin pressure. And we are in ABSOLUTE. I got the All integrity checks complete. Okay. Checks complete. Jack's off the probably floating over to get something. Okay. (garble) break for you. EVA, we'll read all procedures from Two's OFF. One's OFF. We' re a minute from LOS Okay. One's OFF.

slow.

and 2 minutes

Two's

OFF.

Feet

Okay. I'm on my way. Okay. Let's see. Which way I think, doesn't it. Or did Head first. Head first. Okay.

does it say. it say?

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I hear

CDR from CDR SC

Just you.

floating

right

here

waiting

till

Okay. (Garble) I am in pretty good shape. Okay, I'm in the LSU hatch the field. Back Okay, with you through We're Honeysuckle just crawling for into and I'm

SPT CDR inspecting CC 4 minutes. the SPT alrlock.

Story.

CC SPT stowing our CC SPT CDR SPT SPT CDR Okay. SPT CDR CDR doesn't llke CDR CDR CDR

Okay, and Jack's at the No, he's in the alrlock umbilicals. Okay. (Garble) Hatch handle open. Okay.

STS isn't he? with us here

Pull that closed. Okay. That's before release handle

unlocked.

All right. Just a second. Okay, I'm working on it, Jack. The hatch looks closed, but the handle to go. There, that worked. thing went. (Garble) Yeah. The whole Just a second.

CDR Now, let me do this. CDR We go there and then we unlock the handle. Now go to equalize pressure. CDR Okay, now what? CDR Release handle to UNLOCK. SPT Okay. CDR Hatch handle CLOSED. Hatch handle LOCKED. CDR The thing's Just right. CDR Okay. SPT Uh, we'll scoot it down a little bit to get out of your way. SPT Just a minute. CC Skylab, we're i minute from LOS. We'll see you over Mila in 35 minutes about 11:24. All your systems are looking good and you're GO for AMD PRESS. SPT/CDR Okay. CDR Okay, good. Appreciate it.

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PAO Skylab Control at l0 hours 51 minutes and 47 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now crossing New Zealand is out of range of the tracking antenna at Honeysuckle Creek, Australia, and the crew is moving along well on their planned timeline for the EVA. Hatch opening is still expected to take place at 6:08 central daylight time. That's about 16 minutes from now. Everything is moving very smoothly and they are right on the timeline according to the EVA officer here at Mission Control. That timeline would indicate a hatch opening time of ii:08 Greenwich mean time. A FAS configuration should be in about 11:28. That's first steps to configure the fixed alrlock shroud and prepare for the EVA, moving equipment and so forth. The VC operations - film operations taking 35 minutes. Estimated GMT is 12:03 on that. The VS Sun end operations film dusting and the S149 should be a - estimated GMT of 12:53. That's - take 50 minutes. D024, estimated duration i0 minutes, will be completed at 13:03. The $230, i0 minutes completed at 13:13. Sail material sample return should take them about 5 minutes completed at 13:18. The AM airlock module reconfiguration taking about 20 minutes, should be completed at 13:38. That would give them a total time of 2 hours and 30 minutes for the entire EVA and hatch closing, then, to take place at 13:38, 2 hours and 30 minutes after the crew begins. Doctors here in Mission Control are monitoring the bio-environmental data. Both Science Pilot Owen Garriott and Commander Alan Bean do have their biomedical equipment on under their suits now and we were getting readings, heart rates of approximately 90 on the Science Pilot and during the end of that pass over Honeysuckle, the rate on Commander A1 Bean was up to above i00, about 108 or 109 for a mean heart rate at the end of that. The importance of that, of course, is that, because the suit umbilical system cooling loop and the liquid cool garments are not bein E worn during this EVA. Cooling is going to create something of a problem. The equipment that will be used, of course, is the flow of oxygen through the suit. That is oxygen flow is believed to be able to remove about 800 to 1,000 BTUs per hour. And 800 to i000 would be the expected rate of usage of heat loss during the activity today. Should that rate Teach ii00 BTUs per hour, the - the medical officer would ask them to slow down in their activities or possibly to stop for brief periods of time. A main method of monitoring that will be to watch the temperatures of the outlet of the suit and those temperatures can be read up to 90 degrees. At that point they do go off-scale high. That would be a rough indication of their total heat output. A better indication, they believe,

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is that the total rate of - of hearts - of heart rating beats per minute should indicate the total BTUs being used. A heart rate of 120 BTUs - 120 beats per minute, would indicate 1500 BTUs per hour of heat loss and if that should occur for more than 5 minutes, the crew will be asked to slow down. They also have restrictions of 140 beats per minute for a 5-mlnute period would indicate that they'll have to stop and rest during the EVA. And should the rate reach 160 beats per minute for a 2-minute period, the crew will also be asked to stop and rest to keep from producing too much heat. The total amount of energy is used normally by a person in moderate activity seated activity is about 420 to 450 BTUs per hour. The equivalent for the total heat loss that the suits can take care of 800 to i000 BTUs, would be swlmling bicycling. Swimming and bicycling do the neighborhood of 800 to 1,000 BTUs. swimming, or blslcklng absorb roughly in This is a moderate -

bicycling activity and a - fairly active swimming. It's that level is a higher level than is normally used up in playing tennis. So the crew will be watched Very carefully for the totaheat output. There will be a GO/NO GO after 3 hours of the EVA. We do expect the EVA to be less than that period of time, but should it run to 3 hours, there will be an approval from the medical officer for a fourth hour before we can go on to a longer EVA. The crew's record EVAs. so In far the has been to participate past none of their EVAs in relatively has been as long short

as 4 hours. This is the sixth EVA of the Skylab mission, the first one a standup EVA on Skylab I, first Skylab mission. That was Just before the crew docked with the Skylab workshop in the first mission. The first crew managed to complete their EVAs relative - in relatively short periods of time. The solar array deployment in 3 hours 23 minutes and the normal EVA an hour and 3 - END OF TAPE

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PAO workshop complete The solar normal mission. longer EVA

in the first their array an For

- for the mission.

crew docked with the The first crew managed short periods of hours and 23 minutes on the day crew

Skylab to the

ErAs in relatively deployment in 3 hour this of and EVA, time 36 minutes however,

time. and

26 of the first has had relatively of EVAs. 6 hours and 31

period PAO

required for Time on EVA is

comple_ion a record

minutes for that first EVA on mission day i0 - that was August 6th. And on August 24th, mission day 28, the 4 hours and 31 minutes occupied in the second EVA of this Skylab second manned mission. EVA today is going to begin in approximately 10 minutes from now according to the schedule. And we will so we expect pressure at well before now and at i0 Merritt seconds not hear the MDA from the crew - the airlock of for another module to be 26 minutes, without

that time. We should we have acquisition Island. after the This is hour.

have the hatch opened signal 26 minutes from Control at 58 minutes

Skylab

END

OF

TAPE

J

:

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MC-2398/I 06:21 CDT, 57/11:21 GMT

PAO and 6 we're signal expect

Skylab

Control

at

ii

hours,

21

minutes

seconds Greenwich mean time. about 2 minutes and 50 seconds at Merrltt Island, Florida. the crew has probably opened

At the present time from acquisition of At this time we would up the hatch to the

alrlock module and equipment from the to the fixed airlock working as an actual

they should be in the process interior of the Skylab space shroud where Owen Garrlott

of moving station will be

from during this EVA. Owen Garriott assistant to Commander Alan Bean, who job of replacing the film and camera of those ATM instruments. Also the sample arrays or experiments

will be acting will do the assemblies to bring back that are now 20

for several in three of

deployed outside the workshop. Among the things to be moved out to the fixed airlock shroud during the first minutes of the EVA which will be completed in about another 4 or 5 minutes, are film and camera assemblies for two of the unmanned period be attached to

instruments which will be replaced for the of the ATM and the DAC camera which will one of the airlock module struts that will

record the activities of Commander Bean during the EVA. And those activities should be underway right now. 11:08 to 11:28 is the period required to configure the fixed alrlock shroud for the EVA activities. Following that, we will have operations - We should be coming up on air-toground now. Here is the CAP COMM, Story Musgrave and the crew. SPT PLT PLT PLT moment. frames I've it is. got to ... look good. ... Okay? Now let me Okay. Just a second. F-II. look Okay. in the Infinity. bottom for

look. Just that. a Six

CC clear through MILA systems are looking big SPT Jack? my tether

Skylab, we're reading you and Bermuda for Ii minutes. good. Okay. Okay. to the What'd Just other you say

loud and Your at l'm last,

there here.

PLT switching CDR CC PLT SPT PLT PLT PLT CDR

a second wrist.

Okay. Jack, Houston. Yes, sir; go ahead. I have it, AI. Just a Okay. Just Okay, minute, Story. Okay, f/ll. I wondered.

a minute. we're on

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CDR That put it at 1/60th. PLT Okay. We got 5 Honey set. Infinity, set. Wait a minute. It was set on 12, not six. You want it on six, huh? Okay. Yes. CDR Looks llke Hawall down there. Wonder where we are. PLT Go ahead, Story. You called. CC Okay. You're passing over - getting close to Bermuda now. You - you may get some TACS firing for CMG desat. We'd llke you to INHIBIT on panel 207, a caution and warning panel, ACS MALF INHIBIT CMG SAT. CDR That A-7? PLT That's done. CC And we'd like your time for hatch opening, Jack. PLT Okay. I'ii give you a mark when it happened. It was about i0 minutes ago and it's going to be 9 minutes and 45 seconds. Stand by. PLT MARK. and
see

PLT see if
-

that

Kick out of thing's running

my or

shoes not.

to get down there Sometimes you can

CDR panorama out here. CDR SPT CDR out my umbillcals, SPT little bit. have CDR turned SPT PLT

... looks nice and gold. Much better Faster Okay. I'm waiting for the big O to - Okay. It's clicking. It's clicking? Owen's going to pull no doubt. Okay. Let me get out of your way a Blue hatch - I mean, the blue on it. They sure looked turquoise. Uh-huh. Sort of - handrails

turquoise

CDR Everything has - PLT Watch out. Your - Okay. You're in the DAC. Could you - right leg there. CDR How's my umbilical doing? SPT Doing. CDR You're outside here. You sure are. CDR Nice view. There's the old commands (sic) module. Quads - Boy, is the sight of the - ... Back there just below United States all that stuff is scorched and the foil is kind of bent up. CDR . .. been getting some - All right. Let's do that. Looks llke a good place to visit over here.

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CDR You sure can get around here, Houston, compared to that water tank. Okay. It works. Solar panels look nice and clean; I can see them back there - the ones on the side of the workshop.

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that like other about.

CDR I don't the SL-II crew put on CDR If you it may have departed. night. PLT I don't CDR When

see that cable on to pull it up. look out the window Maybe that's what know what cable out

there

anymore

it looks I heard the talking beam, they

you're SAS

they

pulled

that

had

-

PLT Oh yeah. CDR - - cable, they tied it on. It stayed out there. It's not there any more. CDR Feel the Sun on your gloves here. CDR I'm standing right close to SO54. Not exactly, but close. PLT Yep. It's all clamped. SPT Al's is not clamped. CDR Okay. PLT llm holding 365 and no lights. CDR Put a little tension on my old umbilical would you, O? CDR That's it. Thank you. PLT Okay. SPT Incidentally for the EVA troups down there. This 31 feet is a little too much. I clamped it at 31. We got more play than we need. It'd he better clamped at about 29 to 30. Story. PLT Okay. It is deployed and it is unlatched. PLT Okay. It works. CDR Not exactly. I can put it there though. CDR Okay. Power primary and secondary enabled. CDR PLT CDR CDR S054. line LOS. like PLT Okay. I'm going to take up some of the in his umbilical. There's too much of it hanging out. CC Skylab. We're a minute and a half from Five minutes to Madrid and to verify telemetry, we'd an EMU standard check from the Commander. The Commander gives it a big 3.65, about a half a psi less than it was while ago. And are on. EVA HIGH FLOW. Anything in particular? No, sir. That's fine. Thank you. Hey Story, did you get my comment about (garble) Okay. (garble) Opening enabled. stopping. the door.

See

me

looking

at

SPT which is no lights CC SPT

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31 feet being too much. I pulled which is adequate for the length center work station. CC SPT on and PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR here. PLT PLT

it back to of umbilical

about out

29 to the

We've got it, Owen. Okay. I pulled it in locked.

and

I've

got

the

SO54

()kay. Are you ready, AI? Are you kidding? Nope. Fire away. There you go. Sending me a present. Boy, this old vehicle is sure motionless Fantastic. This Tell me when. is really fantastic.

up

PLT Hey Story, that canister roll of plus there really CDR When - - put S054 in front of AI. It's that 4750 that I'm - Now he's rolling around a little bit. might want to make that note for a future reference. CC Copy Jack. PLT i got it in my hot hands. PAO This is Skylab Control at ii hours 36 minutes and 17 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now crossing the North Atlantic. The EVA underway. About 2 minutes and 50 seconds to our next acquisition of signal at the Madrid tracking antenna. During this pass we got an estimate of the beginning of the EVA hatch opening. A rough count here from procedures was 17 minutes and 48 seconds after the hour. That's 4392, 11:17:48 Greenwich mean time. For the purposes of the Flight Controllers, we've rounded that off to 18 minutes. And the Skylab I elapse time clock is now counting from that estimated time of 18 minutes after the hour. But the time that we did copy from Jack Lousma indicated about 17 minutes and 48 seconds after the hour for the beginning, that is hatch opening for this EVA. This is AI Bean's first EVA on this Skylab mission and his first EVA in open space. He did spend 7 hours and 45 minutes on the surface of the Moon during Apollo 12. Owen Garriott commented for the EVA officer here that 29 to 30 feet appears to be the right distance for the EVA umbical through the center work station and he has pulled that back down to that level. He was originally set to have that hooked up at 31 feet. He has shortened that now, and clamped it down. AI Bean is at the center work station at this time and is working on the operations there for replacing the film on those cameras instruments at the center work station. About 35 minutes set aside on their for time that. llne. And they are moving along Four instruments receive very well film at that

You

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location. The white light coronagraph, the X-ray spectrographic telescope, the _-ray telescope, and the H-Alpha i telescope. That's SO52, 54, 56, and H-Alpha i. We're llve now for alr-to-ground through Madrid for the next 8 minutes and we keep the llne up for the comments from the crew now working on that EVA. END OF TAPE

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PAO for the comment SPT I'm ready to extend CC for 8 minutes. up boom, SPT AI? CDR SPT CDR CDR SPT

- - minutes and we keep the llne from the crew now, working on that EVA. Okay. I'm - I've got the 54 off and the boom. We're back with you through Madrid Okay, Story. Are you ready for the

Not yet. Okay. But I will be in Open the door. Look in the door.

a minute.

CDR CDR SPT CDR CDR don't see SPT CDR to SPT CDR

See S056 restln E there happily. I'm ready for the boom. All right. Here it comes. I have S056 in my hand. Well, let's see where Madrid is. it. AI, still Nice place llve. Yep. Halt. retract coming up to visit here. up here. Even

I

a

nice

place

CDR recommend you SPT SPT CDR in this game. SPT SPT CDR CDR CDR Fantastic. CDR CDR SPT PLT SPT firmly. PLT SPT PLT

S056 is locked on your boom. I would it (garble) Okay. All right. She's on her way back. Okay. Consider it in. No new ones (Garble) visible ops. Okay, it's in work. In work. There, There's Must Okay, Just of believe SO52. some it or not. Got corona of it must all of over leaked it. out.

bl E O. a minute. there. on the tree

You've been workln E hard up I'ii get this rascal locked Not a bad idea. I don't see Europe. Still ahead of us.

Where

is

it

i

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GMT

SPT SPT PLT CDR corona thinE. CDR No,

Looks Okay, Okay, I got There.

like-you ready? What's it's in WORK. the doors open and The motor's inside the next step? at can. the

looking that

the motor looks like it's on top of the can. CDR This thing's attitude is beautiful because it's never quite level with the Earth. Ah, there's England, I think. Hard to tell. SPT Okay, 52 is ON and LOCKED. CDR Okay. You ready for it? SPT Yeah. PLT You better believe it. CDR Hello, Jack. You're barely there. SPT Hello there, Story. CC Hi, Owen. SPT Well, we got about 12,000 X-ray photographs retrieved now. CDR Partially retrieved. Still got to handle them once more. SPT Yep. CC We got all the confidence in the world. SPT Halt. That's it. They're out of the We're Just gonna bring the tree inside7 And you fallows to go to work developing them. SPT Okay, I'm goin E to retract that out of way, AI. CDR Why don't you do that? SPT That's really bad llke that, don't you Yes, I do. But I think

ATM. have your

think? CDR SPT careful. SPT CDR CDR SPT CDR CDR SPT you can lick it by being

All right. You want a new one? No, I'd llke an old one. (Garble) to 52 can. Okay. Extend it hack so we can put it Perfect. You've Good. got it. Here she comes.

on

first.

SPT A thousand photos of 9 solar eclipse. CDR Hope they don't get mad. I noticed some of the rays were bent on that. Some of the pictures we took. (Chuckle) They weren't all straight. PLT Installed, the white flag's visible, and it feels firm. SPT Not a bad idea. PLT It works.

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CDR visible, Jack. SPT CDR time and 4 frames a a minute part of the it sits. flag's CDR boom. SPT CC minutes CDR out OF

Okay,

that

door's

locked

and

white

(Ga_ble) one. (Garble) running manual second part of the time time. Okay, the doorts Okay. It wiggles the

part of the - four frames open and there Big 0 sends me some

25 good.

from

Okay, here it comes. Skylab, we're a minute from LOS and Carnarvon. All your systems are looking Thank you, Story. We're having a good

time END

here.

TAPE

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PLT floating CDR CDR CDR CDR SPT SPT SPT

like

that,

You prefer AI. Yes. Let nature O?

to

leave

your

umbilical

Just

take

it's

course.

You got it O. Okay. Stand by and I will. It's locked and visible.

CDR Okay, will do. Sure didn't stay here long. PAO Skylab Control at ii hours 47 minutes and 56 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now crossing Eastern Europe is out of range of the Madrid tracking antenna. We're 24 minutes and 25 seconds from out next acquisition of signal and that will be at Carnarvon, Australia. During this last pass, EVA still in progress, replacing film on several of those instruments at the center work station. Commander A1 Bean receiving some things on the end of an extendable boom that's permanently attached to the workshop. Owen Garriott passing the film up to him for replacement on two of those instruments and the film being retrieved from the SO52, 54, 56, and the H-Alpha telescopes. The Commander will put new film in the S054 and a new camera end film assembly in the SO52. These are the only ATM cameras operated during the unmanned portion of the Skylab mission. In addition, the SO55, ultraviolet scanning polychrometer spectroheliometer will be returning electronic data on the Sun. That way telemetry during the month and a half Skylab will be without a crew. We're 23 minutes and 30 seconds from acquisition of signal. It's now 49 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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MC-2402/1 07:09 CDT

57/12:09

GMT

PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 9 minutes and 31 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now 2 minutes and 53 seconds fzom acquisition of signal at the Carnarvon, Australia tracklnE station. The pass through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle will extend approximately 14 minutes altogether with an interruption at the midst of that pass. The end of the last communciations we had from the spacecraft at Madrid, apparently A1 Bean had completed his work at the center station replacing the film for those four instruments, two of them getting new film and four of them having the film removed from them, and was approximately ready to move up to the Sun end of the ATM where he'll also take out some film units. Before moving to the Sun end work station of the ATM, Commander Bean will remove the S149 experiment and bracket, which was affixed to the rim of the ATM during the first EVA of this mission. That was on August 6th, mission day I0. The $149 particle collectlon experiment was scheduled for use through the solar scientific alrlock, but that airlock has been inoperable since the first Skylab mission when the parasol was installed through the small alrlock. Although a twln-pole thermal shield has been installed since that time, the parasol does remain in the scientific alrlock on the solar side of the vehicle. The S149 is scheduled to be replaced on the ATM mission. Both the Sun remove both the camera during an EVA on the final Skyleb and the top end of the ATM, Bean will and film from the SO82A and SO82B

experiments. The work at this location is planned to take about 50 minutes. Although the crew did begin about i0 minutes late today at 11:17:48 Greenwich mean time, they have been moving very quickly. They cut about 6 minutes off the time expected for the configuration of the fixed airlock shroud. And they did cut about another 12 minutes off the operations at the center of the workshop if we'reat the center of the ATM; _f we're correct in interpreting Beants final remarks. The medical officer reported that the metabolic activity of the crew members, Science Pilot is 950 BTU per hour, and the Commander running about 1500 BTUs per hour. That's a relatlvely high rate, but because the total temperature output and the perspiration level and the related CDR Maybe we ought to look before we go. SPT Yep. (garble) CDR (Garble) Let me describe this thin E to you, Jack, because it's becoming pretty much of a rectangle. Now let me tell you. It's centered on the workshop real nice, but as I look aft, the end nearest me would he my right hand which is ou t - -

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GMT

and then the opposite corner, which is back towards the tail, it's out. In other words, if you're standing inside, the parasol has rotated about i0 to 15 degrees clockwise. Out here it looks like itt s rotating counterclockwise. CC Skylab, we're reading you loud and clear through Carnarvon for 9 minutes. CDR Everything's going smoothly. We Just put in the 149. Owen's putting in the stowage plate. It's complete. And he's Eolng to send out a couple of cans, which we're gonna go mount and do 82A and B. CC Okay. SPT Okay. It's in works. CDR And now I can see that cable that the SL-II crew hooked up. It was close aboard enough to be hinge lined and couldn't be seen from the center work station, but it's seen quite easily out here in the transfer work station. CC Okay. Good. And you don't see any entanglement with any important part of the structure do you? CDR No, I don't and I was just looking at the friendly little twin-pole sunshade and it looks just like when Jack put it out. The accordian has come out pretty much. It's still accordian like, but not enough so it does not shield the workshop. I can look and see the Sun as it tingeing on the left side of the workshop and the right side, but it looks like it's so close to the maximum diameter, you probably don't know it inside. The place that it's in the Sun - let me tell you the place that it's in the Sun. One side is the - is that air duct that gave way first and caused the meteoroid shield to give. That's in the Sun. That's one limit. On the other side, in the Sun is just about a foot earlier than when you come to the area where the other SAS beam used to be. If the other beam were folded now, it would be in the Sun. CC Okay. PLT Okay. I'm ready to extend these cans to you, AI. CDR Well, fire away then. PLT All right. Here we go. Front Would you keep an eye on the clearance here? It's tight with this big box. CDR I'll do it. PLT CDR PLT CC Okay. Here it comes. Nice place out here, Story. Barely slips through this. Yes Sir. You're making me SAS

empty

end entend. a little

Jealous.

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CC Could you verify that that line going the SAS beam is intact? CDR It's intact and just exactly like it was. It Just could not be seen from the center work station. I thought it was further away from the hinge line. It looks good, in fact, it looks llke it did when we looked at it out the wlndow_ I've also looked at the little to grommets on the twin poles. The only one thatts loose, I think, is the one we talked about, and itIs concelvable that it got bumped by the umbilical. PLT S top. CDR We're going to have to move it a little bit more 0 but - PLT The oouer end. CDR Out. A little further. Stop. PLT Okay. SPT Consider it done, although I haventt done it yet. CDR Take her away, O. SPT Okay. CDR 1'11 tell you one thing, Story. Handling these big boxes is sure easier here than the water tank. You can Just use your wrist action and they all move around llke you want them to, instead of balancing here and there. CC Yes, Sir. CDR Okay, I've done that, Jackt and stowed happily. PLT Okay. Owen's goln E to get the boom in. I notice the boom from I see it, through the window has got some marks perpendicular to the long axis. They look llke to be in regular places every 4 to 6 inches and closer in as the door gets closer to being retracted. About an inch long. PLT Okay. Go ahead. CDR Thank you. CDR Okay. I think I'ii go for a trip. SPT Another thing that's different Story, I remember from the last tlmep that's different from the water tank, when you come back in, you don't need to worry about focusing your eyes. That 4/3 correction for the water tank on index of refraction is missing out here. You can see right off. Where did the Earth go? Okay, wetre Just coming into night. SPT If that's correct, ilt Just CDR Golee, what a place to visit. CDR Looking down and see these experiments. They really are looking out at the Sun. SPT If I were to - PLT CDR CDR now, You might want to take the gold visor A/I right. Let's do that. Everything's turning a sort of reddish Sun goes down. up.

pink

as

the

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GMT

SPT And some people have been interested in the looks of the horizon. The aurora shooting from the 6range into white, at least three white bands above the first white band as the Sun goes down. Several white bands. And it goes into blue and then black. I see two two distinct bands to the south and two or three bands to the north. And they extend about 15 degrees either side of the Sun and then those white bands disappear. CDR Can I do anything for you, Jack, as long as I'm here? All lights are out and my suit press is 365. PLT Okay. Just a minute. As soon as I this umbilical, I'ii recheck that. CDR I'll tell you what. Right where you know these little mounts that you put your toes in on the foot restraints. They cast a perfect shadow on the Sunshield here and throw - where the shadow is itls clamp still white and perfect focus. END OF TAPE all the I'll be rest darn. is just brownish pink. Just

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CDR Yes. You can see the outline of all hathese handrails. I think you should. SPT Okay. l_oving out pretty fast. CDR Good lighting up here. See stars. SPT I hope so. CDR Well, it's obvious we got to wait because got to check it against the sun. We may want to do this last and do these others first. I'll look in there and dust it off, but we'll have to wait to cheek it. SPT Sure you can see well enough, huh? CDR No, I dont t think I can. SPT Then I sure wouldn't try it unless you could - really got good visibility. CDR Yeah. But it doesn't look down in any of these holes is the problem. I see an ins,r-men, that's looking right now. CC AI, we'd like you to leave the S052 alone until you get into daylight. CDR We concur with that. Will do. I think these I can see in there now, but you can't see any - It' s so dark in there, you cannot see what's going on, really. I think we ought to go - Why don't you rotate this back, Jack, to 82A and B and I'ii make that exchange and then when the Sun comes up, we'll be in good shape. PLT All right. CDR Well, we've only got 3 hours to go, Story. I hope we can hack it. CC Okay. SPT Story, could you give me a canister roll for S082? A1 rolled it down there from VC, and I want to go back there now. We're goin 8 to transfer the film before we do the brushing. CC Okay, we'll _et that for you and we' re about 30 second_ rTom LOS here and abou_ 2 minutes to Honeysuckle. CDR get there, Jack. PLT CC B. PLT CDR see that, SPT CDR PLT CDR there PLT got to gee, that It's rotated; I'ii tell you when you

you've

(Garble) Jack, at Okay, I can

minus

4200

for

82

A

and

Story, 42 look down

- minus in the

4200. mirror them-

and -

thing that's ... Jack.

bothering

back it's

on be

the

- - (garble) Uh oh, is it It looked to mirror.

way back there. not on the first me llke it was something Bet ayou that wouldn't do

way it, AI,

Uh-oh, no. something out on

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SPT PLT CDR CDR couple times CDR k - keep coming. PLT CDR it'd be better, but I can hack you read to me CDR what that is. CC Honeysuckle for canister roll. number, Jack. a found that; too,

Okay, we'll - - (garble) It looks to

see. needed me like

to focus. a washer. 2 door move the same place. to

You got to watch Jack. Fortunately That's close for

H-alpha door it's about me, you need

How about right there? Now if we could go even further then it would be llke the training; it there. That's it, right there. When the procedures, I'ii do it. Container door, okay, I think I know Okay. Skylab, we're back with you through 4 minutes. And an update for the We think minus 6700 would be a better

PLT Okay, Story, thank you. And we a good number that was a little bit more than 42. Thank you. SC Uh -

CDR Okay, I've got it. I've got the magazine in my hand. It's complete. In the container. It is - complete. I'll check it. Pin in hold, everything is Just right. And, it's open. Okay, closed. It's locked. I'ii do that. That door needs a little muscle. CC Owen, to verify telemetry could you give us an EMU status check, please? SPT Okay, I'm sitting on 370 and no llghts. CC CDR at the moment. I shaking the whole SPT CDR SPT CDR straints position. Okay. Not having much luck with that door think I'll take a break. Boy, I'm canister up here. That the 82B- 82B door. All right. I'll Just lift out of bit. I think I can get my in foot rea better we

a little

CC don't think but in case

you'll you do

And now while you're taking a break; get to D024 before we Eet stateside, we'd llke you to observe the coloration when you pull them out, around the structure

on both sides of the sample trays and also the color of the aluminum where the trays are attached.

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SPT Okay, I'ii try to do that, Story. door doesn't want to come open. I got it. CC And, Skylab; we're a minute from LOS here, see you over Texas in about 30 minutes at about 12:55. We'll be dumping the data voice recorders there And you're momentum is building up, we're estimating you might use a little TACS around 13:00, that's about 35 minutes from now, probably not until stateside. We just wanted to tell you there is a possibility. PLT Hey, Story, what's our present location, are we - SPT Thank you. Story. PLT - - are we down near the southern extreme of the orbit? The about CC minus 50 at Thatts affirmative, this time. you're right

PLT We got a very nice aurora just off to the left, it's several curtains and sweeping green arcs. They extend over about 90 degrees on the horizon. All well below us, hopefully CC Okay, thank you. SPT - - and you can see some of the rays extending up vertically above the lower altitude aurora. END OF TAPE

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CDR 82B (garble) SPT (garble) SPT (garble) cZouds CDR live always wanted to (garble) PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours, 28 minutes, and 34 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now south of New Zealand has passed out of range of our tracking antenna at Honeysuckle Creek. We_ll have acquisition 27 minutes and 13 seconds from now at Corpus Christi, Texas. At this point the Commander Alan Bean is out at the Sun end of the ATM. He has completed the center operations, apparently now running right along the schedule that was orlglnally planned and a little bit ahead of the time that we might have ted since they did get started about i0 minutes late with a hatch opening at 17 minutes, 48 seconds after the last hour. During this pass, got a report on the twin pole sunshade which is working very well, but apparently a little bit of Sun is touching on each side of the orbital workshop. One place that it's touching is in - near the air duct that caused the meteoroid shield to deploy prematurely on the launch of the Skylab space station. And touching a little bit on the other side where the SAS beam, the solar array system beam, would have been if it bad not been torn off. Commander Bean also reporting that the - the llne that ran out to the SAS beam that was used in deploying that beam does remain intact. Earlier he said that it had apparently disappeared. He was - He informed that it from his position earlier. During this sunset about 10 to 12 minutes ago. That the nighttime period of the orbit now. uing to work, though, in replacing the and 82B at the Sun end of the ATM. 82A was just out of sight pass, they did have sunset puts them in And they are continfilm on the SO 82A and 82B are the XUV

expec-

coronal spectrohellograph and the ultraviolet spectrograph. XUV, of course, extreme ultraviolet coronal spectroheliograph. During this pass, Jack Lousma was inside rotating the mechanisms to give access to the instruments. Instructions also given up to the crew to observe the color around the housing and also observe the color of the samples for D024. That will be an instrument removed a short time from now. As I was saying earlier, the doctors reported after the Madrid pass, about 40 minutes ago, that the metabolic activity of the Science Pilot was at 950 BTUs per hour and the Commander was running about 1520 BTU per hour. There was no concern, however, at that point because the total temperature output and the related perspiration levels were quite low and the heart rate remained well below the levels that would have had the crew forced to reduce their activity. Bean's

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heart

rate

so

far

in

the

EVA

has

been

about

120

beats per minute. And that was just a brief period of time at that high level. During this last pass, the metabolic activity was considerably reduced. Total amount of heat lost a great deal lower. Apparently the crew relaxing in their activities, although they're moving along very well. 950 BTUs per hour now for the Commander, about the same amount of energy that would be used up in moderately active swimming or bicycling. And his heart rate running a little over i00 beats per minute. About 102 beats per minute, the estimate given to us by the Science Officer here. Science Pilot using about 770 BTUs per hour. His heart rate well within the range that's acceptable for an extended EVA. It does not appear, however, that wetll run beyond the 2-1/2 hours originally scheduled for this. There is a NO/GO GO at 3 hours should the EVA have to be extended beyond that period of time. Also as the spacecraft was passing south of Australia, very near the 50-degree south mark, the furthest southerly point that the spacecraft travels over. Owen Garriott reported a very nice aurora to the left of the spacecraft down towards Antarctica. This is Skylab Control. Wet11 give you a little llst of the people who are here at Hisslon Control during the activity. Dale Meyers, The Associate Administrator for Manned Spaceflight; Doctor Christopher C. Kraft, the Director of Johnson Space Center; William C. Schneider, the Director of the Skylab Program Office; Kenneth S. Klelnknecht, the Manager of the Skylab Program Office here at Johnson Space Center; Thomas P. Stafford, the Deputy Director of Flight Crew Operations, and one of the crewmen for the Apollo/ Soyuz test project in 1975, and Donald K. (Deke) Slayton, the Director of Flight Crew Operations at Johnson Space Center, and a fellow crewmember on that ASTP flight. This is Skylab Control 22 minutes and 44 seconds to our next acquisition of signal. It's now 33 minutes and 17 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO

Skylab

Control

at

12

hours

54

minutes

and 29 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now crossing the south - the North Pacific, Just going across the equator. It's within about a minute and 20 seconds of the Texas tracking station. We'll expect a quick acquisition of signal with the crew on their VOX. We have the llne up llve for air to ground through the U.S. stations for an extended period of time, lasting approximately 15 minutes. SPT CDR CC clear, and Yes. I see their signal. 52 Just came closed. Skylab, we're reading you AOS stateside 16 minutes.

loud

and

we're

CDR Okay, the thing that I saw on the occulting disc, looked - at least, if this is it - I don't know, it looked almost llke a whisker on your chin that's been there about a - about a day, and that's all I could see on there. But I've dusted everything that - that I just dusted around in general, got rid of that little whisker, and we'll Just have to see what happens, I guess. CDR By the way on H-alpha 2 door, seemed to work smoothly. I did notice that on the top of the ramp, there were sllght scuff marks. Now 82B's ramps also have slight scuff marks, so maybe that's not important. And of course I cannot see under the ramp, so I don't know what's going on there. But it appeared that - that it the door operated smoothly. the CC S052 image on Okay, now the TV? is Jack taking a look at the

CDR SPT around? the PLT standard. SPT SPT

He's working on it right this minute. Is it nice and uniform all the way Yes, Good. Story, yes, that's getting there; that's

Are you keying your marks? Jack just said that it looks Of the all course it's a little brighter pointing is - is off to the way around. Looks

uniform all the way around. over towards one side where one side. But it's uniform like it's clean. CC PLT look CDR down inside Okay. Okay.

I'ii tell there, Story,

you what, though. I can see a few

When little

I -

particles kind of floating around down in there and they're they're not the size of paint chips or anything llke that, they're just like - like I say a bunch of little whiskers, maybe four or five of them, floating around down in there. And I wouldn't be surprised to see one of them in just a

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while land up and do the same thing again. Because doesn't appear to be any reason theythey wouldn't. SPT Maybe we can wait about 5 minutes and see if they won' t drift out. CDR Just keep the door open and maybe it'll float out. SP T Uh-h uh. there smooth little PLT where rim bit CDR PLT CDR PLT Okay, Story, it looks nice and clean the particle was before. We've got a nice, on the occulting disk. Like Owen said, it's a - Somebody's moving around out there I believe. That' s me. Yeah, don't do that. That bad news? Yeah. I'ii quit moving around. Now you got to leave the it much did I? All right 5 arc-minutes Story. is Like aless 0 said door I'll than on open be a so I'll

a

CDR CDR Boy, I didn't be still here. SPT tenth of PLT

move

a degree. Okay, the

opposite side of where the particle was, there's a brightening there as there always has been on the place where the particle was, why, it's a little darker, but it's not due to particle any more, it's just due to plage. CC Okay, Jack. And in reference to Al's comments, and we've seen those particles floating around in there on previous EVAs. CDR I'm not moving much. CDR Do you want us to do anything about H-alpha 2? Wetve got our wrench in sight if you want us to remove the ramp. CC No sir, leave it the way it is. CDR Okeydoke. SPT I guess we're finished out here, Jack. PLT Okay. PLT Story, on my checklist, the PES fine sun sensor cal is on page 2-19 and your pad calls for 2-20 unless I'm overlooking something, probably ought to start on page 2-19 and do the first paragraph. Is that correct? CC SPT PLT the screen door again. Stand by 1. AI, you may remember that that-Okay, there's a lot of streaking on and something or other just is closing the Itve opened the door twice, and it's

_ -,

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apparently closed itself. CDR It's probably me, wiggling a little bit. I'll quit wiggling. SPT When you're doin E a lot of it's Just bound to move the canister that much. SPT Uh-oh.

around moving,

PLT Okay, we got something back on here that's - we - the same thing we had before is back on the screen now for some reason, Story. You see that dust speck? It's in the same - exact same location, and before that happened, there was - the image flashed on and off on the screen very bright and very dark a few times, and then it went off completely. And I went back to TV and the image came back. But now we also have that the same as we CC SPT SC SC discontinuity had before. Copy, Here. Yes. Just there Jack. at 2:00 Just exactly

a little

bit

(garble)

PLT There" It's happened again. I'm getting a lot of fast, very bright things streaking across the scope. Sometimes it blots out the whole picture and and then it comes back and sometimes it closes the door. SPT Looks llke we're looking right down on Cape Kennedy. CDR We are, huh? PLT What it looks like is a great big washer about the size of the occulting disk with a little hole in the middle. And it moves across the screen very b rush. PLT they' re little. CC CDR PLT CC once Sometimes they're big and sometimes slowly CDR sometimes and other times it I'm going to go over goes very rapidly. and get the

CDR, Houston. Go ahead. How A1, about could some TV down-link, you brush off the Story? occulting

disk

more? Sure, I'm on the way. You get Jack to open the thin E and to the door, so the door won't close That's up. And affirmative, we're Just we don't have TV down-link

turn while

CDR CDR off the motor I'm out here. that

CC going to pass capability.

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PLT find that CC CDR minute, Jack. PLT to CDR this paints and crumbly. END OF TAPE

command.

going to have to look back How about giving it to me, Story? Stand by i. We're going over Cherry Point in a l'm I know the area well. of these paint little bit soft -

kind

of

_Light dried

be little parts out up here, a

:-

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9/22/73
PLT It's coming open. CC Jack, I've got those commands for you. CDR And I don't (garble) Let me try to get some different perspective on these things. CC Jack, I've got those commands for you. PLT I've loaded 401, 41, 40061. Are those the ones, Story? CC That's affirmative. And on the PES and CAL, we only PLT CC want the top paragraph Okay. I'll do No TV. on page 2-20. that. Thank you.

SSS

PLT Okay. PLT I just thought it would be good to have some TV to see this illusion that I see in the screen so you can perhaps analyse it. Too bad. CDR I don't see a thing in there. See if I can turn around a little bit. Look at it upside down, maybe. Pushed it in there as best I can. Let me take up my visor a little. CDR Down further down on those other discs, they look good, too. Just a minute. CDR Well, I hate to say it, Jack, but I cant, see anything there. I've dusted it and looked at it, stared at it. It may be something way back there on the mirror that I can't see. The only thing that I see different about the mirror is it's got a round dot that's off center. And I think that's part of the mirror system, though; but I donIt know what it is. right I've llke CC AI, we think you've done all you can do now. CDR I think so, too. I can't see anything. raised my visor and looked in there and it doesn't look anything is on it. CC Okay. We Just suggest you press on. CDR Okay. That's the end of the ballgame PLT PLT CDR okay? PLT CDR Right. Any little motion will disturb Just the same, let me get set Go ahead. Nova Scotia. I'Ii Just sit quitely here while you top to

there. that thing. and I won't

move,

CDR that Job. CC paragraph on page Bermuda. finish PLT CC Madrid.

Jack, when you get done with that 2-20, we would llke some TV down-llnk Okay, I'm working on it right Skylab, we're a minute to LOS

now. and 5 minutes

to

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CDR SPT storm that track.

is

Okay. Nice storm out here, Story. I just wondered if there was a tropical reported just off to the right of our (garble)

PLT Okay, Story. You should be getting the TV. I've distributed the light around it about best I can. We still get a bright glow around the 8 o'clock portion, very closed in. But if I move the disc any more, it distorts the 3 o'clock area without changing the brightness at 8 o' clock. And it looks like we got a uniform brightness all the way around from th