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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 / Fred Haise joking
« Last post by Hetty van der Klis on April 14, 2021, 02:28:18 pm »
71.06.17 hours:
Haise: Jim and Jack are in the upstairs bedroom taking a nap now.
Kerwin: I didn't know that was upstairs.
Haise: We now have the first space station.
Kerwin: (laughter)
Apollo 13 Moments of Interest / Re: 018:17:15 Steve Bales caught snoozing??
« Last post by Naraht on April 12, 2021, 03:43:14 am »
I've read that his fellow controllers played back some of the Bales wake-up call tapes, for amusement value, so I'm hoping that at least one of them turns up in these hundreds of thousands of hours of recordings!
Apollo 13 Moments of Interest / -03:05:35 Weight increase "due to one crewman"
« Last post by Naraht on April 12, 2021, 02:47:21 am »

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!
CAPCOM Jack Lousma asks FLIGHT (Milt Windler) if he has recovery plans. Milt misunderstands at first and thinks that Lousma is joking around, but then as the conversation progresses, he realizes they are referring to the crew on board the spacecraft (since the MPL and AOL has been changing frequently throughout the flight).

Pago Pago, or Hawaii?


Edit: Looking back at the clip, it sounds like Milt is laughing at Jack's Freudian slip of referring to him as "fright" instead of "flight", rather than the recovery plans inquiry. Most people in the business would probably agree that if anyone would be referred to as a fright director, it would likely be Kranz or Kraft.
Apollo 13 Moments of Interest / Re: Apollo 13 Film vs Reality
« Last post by MadDogBV on April 06, 2021, 02:13:49 pm »
Didn't Ed Fendell also suggest shutting off both BIOMED and the POWERAMP to save power and water during Lunney's shift immediately after the explosion? Unless they turned BIOMED back on for some reason or another. (Maybe SURGEON got antsy about having it off indefinitely.)
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