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https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=003:01:39&ch=22

Kerwin (Capcom): And, 13, Houston. Check your Noun 17 for extraction pitch attitude. It should be 319 degrees. Over.
Garman (AGC): Noun 22, Noun 22!

Guidance (Yaw?) tells him they'll wait and see what happens. Garman replies, "if the Capcom is gonna say something, he should say it right."

Later, Garman, watching what the crew are doing: "Now maybe he's catching on.... Yay! He figured it out.... No, he still didn't figure it out. Let's see what he does. No, no! I'm gonna have a heart attack... If I were you I'd lean back and tell the Capcom that he figured it out despite him."

It's easy to be a critic from the back room...

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https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=021:10:58&ch=21

"AGC from Yaw... uh, Guidance. Which one of the fellows did the P23, was it Lovell or was it the other one... the CMP?"

He makes the "Yaw" mistake several times, which I guess is unsurprising given that those two roles did swap off (Yaw usually being a more junior, assistant role). Forgetting Swigert's name is a bit less forgivable, even if he was a last minute replacement!

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https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=047:08:04&ch=22

Steve Bales has a mini panic over a 'dead' PTC program (did he really say "shit!" on the loop?) and then gets mockingly told off by Jack Garman.

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https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=048:44:15&ch=20

Jay Greene: What do you want?
Unknown caller: Hey babe, have you updated since 45+38?
Greene: What's this 'hey babe' stuff?
Caller: I learned it from you!
Greene: Listen babe, we're in the control center, this conversation is being recorded, you call me "FIDO, sir"
Caller: Control center conversation mode: FIDO, sir.
Greene: Go.

And after a conversation they close with...
Greene: We'll see you, babe.
Caller: Appreciate it, FIDO, sir.
Greene: Ciao, ciao.

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https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=090:32:10&ch=19

A long telephone discussion between Chuck Deiterich and his fellow Retro John Llewellyn, in which they discuss all the key planning meetings that are happening, and who needs to go to what.

Deiterich says that Jay Greene is going to the Data Priority Meeting but he's happy once Llewellyn offers to go too. "I don't think it would hurt anything... I could imagine a Johnny Mayer type [head of MPAD] bringing in data like he did yesterday... I got really bent out of shape with Greene... I says you weren't around yesterday before that burn, everybody with their plans..."

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https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=-03:05:35&ch=50

Not my find but worth sharing for those who didn't see it on Twitter...

Retro updates Flight about the new weight of the spacecraft - 32 pounds heavier due to one crewman. In other words because Jack Swigert replaced Ken Mattingly!

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https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=018:17:15&ch=20

Retro calls Steve Bales in the middle of a very quiet night shift:

"Just to see if you're on the loop there. Looked like you might have been snoozing."

Bales' only response is: "Really? Oh."

I think he might have been! He was apparently notorious for oversleeping unless someone called him a couple of hours before his shift started.

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https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=-01:23:31&ch=19

I'm convinced this is why they so often called their backroom controllers "babe"! It saves a lot of brainpower not having to remember everyone's names.

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https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=-01:53:00&ch=19

RETRO Chuck Deiterich contacts Procedures: "hey, this is not in your bailiwick but we only got one chair down here."

The reply? "There's about three behind the Flight console."

"Yeah, but they got people in them, don't they?"

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https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=-02:14:47&ch=19

RETRO Chuck Deiterich is getting calls that shouldn't be coming to his console. "They ought not be using that 5607 number."

He tackles an offender directly a few minutes later: https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=-02:07:29&ch=19

But then literally 4 minutes before liftoff he's having to tell someone else, "don't call me unless you think it's real important": https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=-00:04:00&ch=19

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https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=-02:27:39&ch=20

GUIDO Gran Paules phones in to see how the count is progressing.

After listing the members of the Trench who are in Mission Control already, FIDO Jay Greene says "crew just ingressed, third man... or the second man, I'm not sure, I lost count."

Paules laughs and demonstrates how to count to three.

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https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=-02:41:44&ch=20

A mysterious, contextless little discussion, immediately followed by:

"That's when I get me one."
"Get you one what?"
"I'm not gonna say that on the loop."

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https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=-03:11:48&ch=20

FIDO Jay Greene discusses with Booster which one of them is supposed to send the "A" command and which one of them sends the "B" command. (For what? Who knows. I don't think it's abort commands.)

Certainly Booster seems casual about it all: "if you got A, I guess I got B, right?"

But Greene isn't satisfied. "Yeah, but that's not quite closing the loop."

Guidance doesn't know either.

Greene later asks Procedures, who also doesn't know: https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=-03:10:15&ch=20

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