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Offline Naraht

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102:03:02 Doors locked before landing - AGC is amused
« on: July 21, 2020, 01:53:19 am »
https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/?t=102:03:02&ch=21

AGC (Jack Garman): Yaw, AGC. They're gonna lock you in?
Yaw: In. Everyone else out.
AGC: Pretty good.
Someone else: Is that the way you want it?
Yaw: I don't know that I have any choice.

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Re: 102:03:02 Doors locked before landing - AGC is amused
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2020, 06:34:48 pm »
Hi. I always wondered why the callsing YAW. Do you have any idea?

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Re: 102:03:02 Doors locked before landing - AGC is amused
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 01:20:08 am »
Per Murray and Cox, Apollo: the Race to the Moon:

"During critical portions of the mission, Guidance had a second controller, "Yaw," so named because his function was to monitor the yawing movements of the spacecraft."