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Apollo 13 Moments of Interest / 065:06:14 Minor goof: Kerwin on the wrong loop
« Last post by MadDogBV on March 20, 2021, 09:10:41 am »
Short but sweet one here. In his first shift in the MOCR as CAPCOM after the explosion, Joe Kerwin tells the crew to commence the planned yaw maneuver. Problem is the crew can't hear him.

I suspect Kerwin probably didn't get much sleep after the accident.  ;D

Isolated Flight Director Loop:
INCO Ed Fendell puts through the idea to FLIGHT Glynn Lunney about saving power in the LM by turning off the power amplifier for the comm unit. It wasn't but a few hours ago that a test procedure also initiated by Fendell to bring up TM caused a significant loss of comm, so Lunney is quick to remind him of this. Thankfully, Fendell is undeterred.

If you listen to the start of the FLIGHT loop of the Kranz shift just prior to the accident, then go all the way to the end, you'll notice there is discussion about how to manage the SHe problem on board the LM, in case the pressures are too high. It even gets to the point where Kranz has a meeting with the LM guys and some folks in SPAN on what steps need to be taken if the SHe pressures are too high, requiring the AFD to take over in the interim.

By the time Kranz returns, Haise has already entered the LM and has reported a nominal SHe pressure.

EECOM Sy Liebergot laughs about the amount of time and effort that went into creating a plan, and how it all turned out to be for nothing. The sense of relief and elation throughout the MOCR (at one point requiring Kranz to bark at the controllers to "keep the chatter down") is especially ironic given what happens an hour later.

General Discussion / Way to skip gaps in audio?
« Last post by KarateCriminal on March 11, 2021, 07:05:27 pm »
Is there anyway that a method to skip between gaps in audio (Dark grey to light grey) can be implemented? This would be helpful for getting by large gaps (several hours sometimes) in the audio.
His voice sounds like it could be Ed Mitchell. Mitchell was married to Louise Randall from 1951 to 1972.
Don't know who this is either, but he calls his wife to touch base. She decides to go to Mary's house (assuming Haise-Fred's wife) for an hour "unless things get bad."
Don't know who this is, but it seems his wife's name is Louise. Alan Shepard's wife was named Louise but I believe he wasn't at mission control when the problem occurred.
"Oh, Lord. Is it tight?" -Wife
"No, no, no, it's alright." -Controller
"Does it really, I mean for real?" -Wife
"...yeah, it's a little tight." -Controller
This is interesting because Gerry Griffin and Ed Fendell tell the story about being at that softball game and seeing people walking towards them across the field and getting that sinking feeling that something is wrong.
Jim Fucci calls security to attempt to contact Ed Fendell, who's playing softball.
Security returning the call after attempting to contact Fendell.
He finally gets in touch with Fendell.

FIDO Jay Greene messes something up but it turns out correct anyway. Not sure of the fine points. Anyway, as he triumphantly concludes, "I was right."
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