This forum is for discussion about content found on https://apolloinrealtime.org 

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 / Re: Apollo 13 Film vs Reality
« Last post by bfeist on April 06, 2021, 10:27:45 am »
On the biomed removal, they only had a few biomed sets, not enough for everyone to wear them at the same time and they took shifts. My guess is that Lovell saying "I don’t have BIOMED on" was because it wasn't his turn and they had gotten mixed up on the ground. I didn't take this as being an act of rebellion.
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General Discussion / Vale Glynn Lunney
« Last post by capcom1970a on April 05, 2021, 10:10:22 pm »
Very sad to hear of Glynn Lunney's passing March 19

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-remembers-legendary-flight-director-glynn-lunney/

I had gotten so used to listening to him on the FD loops and wondered if I might have had a chance to see him in person one day.

I would do anything to hear his work on A10 but there seems to be nothing like this real time resource for that flight ...

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Apollo 13 Moments of Interest / Re: 018:17:15 Steve Bales caught snoozing??
« Last post by bfeist on April 05, 2021, 06:32:36 pm »
Similarly, a prank about sleeping in was played on someone during Apollo 11 countdown as well:
https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/?t=-02:27:02&ch=34
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Apollo 13 Moments of Interest / 018:17:15 Steve Bales caught snoozing??
« Last post by Naraht on April 04, 2021, 08:11:54 am »
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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Nice find! And here, a little earlier is Fucci trying to find out where Fendell plays ball. https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=056:22:36&ch=5
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Apollo 13 Moments of Interest / Re: -06:49:22 FIDO makes a bad joke
« Last post by bfeist on March 30, 2021, 08:11:03 pm »
These are great. Thanks for posting them!
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Apollo 13 Moments of Interest / 056:12:37 RECOVERY gets ready to abort
« Last post by MadDogBV on March 30, 2021, 02:37:41 pm »
Immediately after news of the O2 leak, RETRO is already preparing for the worst and getting abort procedures underway with RECOVERY.

Link: https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=056:12:37&ch=32

RECOVERY does later dial up PACIFIC RECOVERY to lay down the law on a potential PC+2 abort and/or T+60 fast abort plan and ensure that the Navy ships are still in recovery range.

Link: https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=056:33:18&ch=32
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General Discussion / Re: Way to skip gaps in audio?
« Last post by MadDogBV on March 30, 2021, 01:48:40 pm »
One thing I've done mostly as a side hobby is downloaded the audio files for the loops directly from the NASA Audio Collection on Archive.org, ran a noise removal algorithm in GoldWave to get rid of the warbling noise in the background produced by the tapes, and then a silence removal to get rid of the gaps. The result is a relatively seamless track that can be listened to through a multimedia player like VLC or AIMP. I could produce a step-by-step guide for doing this if need be.

Of course, this is not the same thing as skipping the files directly through the Apolloinrealtime.org website, but I can imagine that being a general pain to program in.
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Apollo 13 Moments of Interest / -01:23:31 RETRO forgets Jack Garman's name
« Last post by Naraht on March 30, 2021, 12:36:07 pm »
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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Apollo 13 Moments of Interest / -01:53:00 RETRO in search of extra chairs
« Last post by Naraht on March 30, 2021, 12:33:35 pm »
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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