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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 »

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?"

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:

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":
Apollo 13 Moments of Interest / -02:27:39 GUIDO reminds FIDO how to count to three
« Last post by Naraht on March 30, 2021, 12:01:16 pm »

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.

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."
Apollo 13 Moments of Interest / -03:11:48 FIDO sorts out commands with Booster
« Last post by Naraht on March 30, 2021, 11:51:49 am »

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:
Apollo 13 Moments of Interest / -06:49:22 FIDO makes a bad joke
« Last post by Naraht on March 30, 2021, 11:27:23 am »

Nearly seven hours before launch, you can probably forgive Jay Greene for kidding around a little. But this falls firmly into "dad joke" territory.

"Yeah, I'm on the console."
"Okay, get off it and get on a chair."
"Do what??"
"I would get on the chair instead of the console."

No appreciation whatsoever from the other guy.
In case anyone is interested I think he appears first here:

And goes off here to speak to MPAD and is not heard from again, at least within the next 45 minutes:
Nice find! Yes that's definitely him.

I'd previously hopped around the recordings a bit to see if he was on console at all (he's one of my favorite controllers), but hadn't found this, so I appreciate it very much. I'll have a listen to the FIDO loop to see how long he was around.

He's also on duty from roughly 095 to 096 hours, if anyone is interested.

Per his oral history: "I was supposed to be the descent FIDO for 13, and then other things happened that they said, 'We don’t need you this flight.' ... I was sort of assisting one of the guys for various reasons and participated in a couple of meetings here and there and had some spiffy suggestions, if I remember, but I was not a major Apollo 13 guy." 
Pretty self-explanatory. He's not explicitly identified as Jay, but the voice is unmistakably his. I haven't monitored the FIDO loops to determine if Jay was chatting to the backroom prior to this, though I gather there were multiple FIDO's and GUIDO's working the consoles after the accident occurred. He's not heard from again on the FLIGHT loop until Lunney's second shift at around 089 hours or so.

General Discussion / Re: Way to skip gaps in audio?
« Last post by bfeist on March 26, 2021, 01:33:50 pm »
Clicking on the timeline is the only way to skip at this point.
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