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Author Topic: 096:27:18 A lot of CAPCOM(?) cussing about the press  (Read 580 times)

Offline Tim Hamilton

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096:27:18 A lot of CAPCOM(?) cussing about the press
« on: April 15, 2020, 03:47:22 pm »
https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=096:27:18&ch=14

On the CAPCOM channel, there's a phone call with someone about press briefings.  At this point, "Tom" (the person he's on the phone with says, "Thank-you, Tom" at the end) starts using a bunch of four-letter words about how the press is reacting. 

I'm not sure this is really CAPCOM.  At the beginning of the call, a few minutes earlier, the transcript was showing Houston-to-13 communications going on during the call, and I couldn't hear that on the CAPCOM channel.  Any ideas what's up?

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Re: 096:27:18 A lot of CAPCOM(?) cussing about the press
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2020, 10:02:41 pm »
the "Tom" here is Tom Stafford

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Re: 096:27:18 A lot of CAPCOM(?) cussing about the press
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2020, 07:07:59 am »
A very interesting find!

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Re: 096:27:18 A lot of CAPCOM(?) cussing about the press
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2020, 08:57:37 am »
the "Tom" here is Tom Stafford

OK, I was wondering if it might be.  Joe Kerwin was CAPCOM on duty at the time, I think, so was Stafford sitting by at the right console, then?  Since I couldn't hear Kerwin talking as the transcript scrolled by, I wonder if the CAPCOM [R] track shifted over to the CAPCOM [L] position as the tape was being read in at this time.