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Very little of the thousands of hours of Mission Control audio on the website has been heard or documented. As you find moments of interest, post them here for discussion.

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Apollo 13 Moments of Interest / 059:54:09 Loden: "Get the dadgum PGNS turned off!"
« Last post by MadDogBV on January 12, 2022, 01:14:55 pm »
If it wasn't clear earlier, the controllers - particularly for the LM and guidance platform - are becoming particularly strained at this critical point in the mission where they have to decide how to manage rapidly dwindling resources.

Link: https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=059:54:09&ch=21
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Here's a sequel to this, specifically on the GNC loop with Buck Willoughby and company. They are even MORE relieved than Sy.

Link: https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=054:52:39&ch=18
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Apollo 13 Moments of Interest / 055:32:17 FIDO Stoval greets SELECT, Bostick drops in
« Last post by MadDogBV on January 10, 2022, 12:10:15 pm »
In the grand scheme of Apollo 13, this is not an especially exciting conversation, but it's one of my favorites. FIDO Bill Stoval leisurely greets the DATA SELECT officer that just came on duty. The two exchange pleasantries, with Stoval notably and ironically jibing "You don't have to come in early tomorrow, I guess you've heard", just minutes prior to the beginning of most likely the most difficult shift SELECT has ever had to work. The conversation concludes with a surprise drop-in from the Flight Dynamics chief, Jerry Bostick.

Link: https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=055:32:17&ch=20
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Oh that's what it is! Thank you! I've heard it referenced twice on the loops now, and couldn't figure out what the heck it was called via Google searches.
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Edit: I think near the end of the conversation, Will Fenner is referring to an "alidade in the back room" though he gets cut off so it's hard to tell.

Pretty sure it's actually "an Olivetti," ie a calculator: https://spectrum.ieee.org/the-calculator-that-helped-land-men-on-the-moon

For example Jay Greene (whose accent is more comprehensible to me anyway!) saying here, "I went back and I divided it on the Olivetti." https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/?t=-08:59:31&ch=20
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General Discussion / Re: Identifying speakers/ Mission Control teams
« Last post by Naraht on January 04, 2022, 11:19:35 am »
Ah, got you. I agree it makes a nice collection all of people calling for Flight.

I'll see who else I can find during my own listening. Off the top of my head it would be relatively easy to include Bob Carlton (CONTROL) and Phil Shaffer (FIDO) from Apollo 11.
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General Discussion / Re: Identifying speakers/ Mission Control teams
« Last post by MadDogBV on January 04, 2022, 09:07:40 am »
I've no problem with you doing that. I considered doing the back rooms since I know a fair number of names related with those cats, but they never call up FLIGHT so for the purpose of this exercise, I left them out. I've no objections to amending the search.
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General Discussion / Re: Identifying speakers/ Mission Control teams
« Last post by Naraht on January 04, 2022, 02:06:34 am »
An ingenious idea! I'm afraid that I don't have any knowledge of NETWORK and FAO, but I did have a listen to all the samples I do know as a double check, and they all sound right to me.

If you do know the first names of some of these people, I would suggest looking at the manning lists which might help to narrow down the suspects.

Would it be useful if I kept a look-out for people in the back room identifying themselves, or would that be going too far? I could also provide links to samples for some of the Apollo 11 controllers who aren't represented here.
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General Discussion / Re: Identifying speakers/ Mission Control teams
« Last post by MadDogBV on January 03, 2022, 04:31:20 pm »
In an effort to aid on identifying who is who, I created a Google Drive that has audio samples of flight controllers calling FLIGHT on the flight director loop. Some samples are currently unnamed (like the NETWORK and FAO ones) since I don't hear the last names identified on the loop. If anyone has some input, please let me know:

Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1o6E5HwSX1XHIgw3AhDeUBFwv69_vWRlo?usp=sharing
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