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Time: 07:44 CDT 74:12:44 GMT


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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


12 hours 45 minutes. Skylab in acquisition with the Car-
narvon tracking station in 45 seconds. We'll bring the line
up for this Carnarvon pass.
CC Skylab, Houston through Honeysuckle for
9 minutes.
SPT Hello, Hank.
CC Was that you, Ed?
SPT That's affirm, Hank. How are you doing
this morning?
CC Oh, pretty good. How about yourself?
We got a - hey, while I got you here we sent up an ATM sche-
dule update, which you probably saw there, message number
7438 Bravo, and it affects your two ATM passes. I think
you're well aware of what we're trying to do on JOP 7, and
this pad here will help you get the data we need in order to
do JOP 7 tomorrow. That's our last chance tomorrow at it.
SPT Okay, Hank. Sorry we didn't get it last
night, but I'ii talk with Bill Lenoir a little bit more
about it. I have not seen that update yet. I've been working
on ii0.
CC Okay. Just wanted to make you aware that
it was there.
PLT Hank, PLT.
CC Go ahead.
PLT Couple of quick items, Hank. First, one
of the reasons that I thought the RFM (?) wasn't working right
because it was not reading zero, it was reading just off zero,
but it was reading the same on all scales, so I was getting
an indication but it was the same on all scales selected.
So I think that was on tape, but anyway I wanted to mention
that. The second, an unrelated item; IRII_ would you check
out the original camera that it was installed in? I think I
have made a glowing error in that. I think I took it out
of one of the electric Nikons_ which is a countdown camera,
and I put it into a manual camera which is a countup. So
I advanced the the film to the 37 count after clicking off
two frames initially on loading. I advanced it to 37. I think I
should have only advanced to about eight or ten, somewhere
along in there. Would you have them chew on that for a bit
and see if they can sort out my problem?
CC Okay; will do.
PLT One additional bit of information. I had
scratched out the 44, 45 original exposures, whatever it was,
and put in a 37 and I think what I intended to mean that there
was a 37 _ 37 exposures left, and on a countdown camera, of
course, that's sufficient_ but it was put into a countup
camera,
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CC Okay. We'll check it.


CC CDR, Houston.
CDR Roger, Hank.
CC Jerry, you probably noticed that there
were two S183 pads if - if - when you ripped them off there
this morning. You should disregard the first one and
the one you want to use is the one with the rev letters,
Apple i and Bravo 2, 7422 is the message number, and what
we've done is added in one more frame there on the S183 ops
which should use up that carrousel 2-2, and you might want
to change your details on your if no S019 part of your de-
tails there. Where it says 22:45 change that to 22:26,
S183 ops.
CDR Okay. Change 22:45 to 22:26.
CC Right, Jerry. And the reason we added
in that one extra exposure there, it takes part of your
housekeeping up there to use up that carrousel. We'll be
through with it.
CDR Okay; no sweat, and I kind of had a
hunch that's what the two 183 messages were for.
CC Skylab, Houston, we're i minute from
LOS. The next site is Hawaii at 06. And, Bill, we'll try to
have an answer for you there on the IR film, and the bright
team will be handing over to crimson team there.
PLT Okay, Hank. Have a nice day.
CDR By the way, Hank, would you ask Crip if
he would try to get us a little briefing on TV-103 and
TV_77, the EREP TV? IVd like to try to, if those are finished,
I"d like to wash my hands of them. I think we owe them some
more TV_77. I'd like to get it done.
CC Roger. We copyp and I think we got TV-77
on the schedule here either tomorrow or the next day. I'm not I
forget which, Jer.
CDR Okay. Good.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
14 hours 51 minutes. Next acquisition will be in 9 minutes
and 30 seconds through Hawaii tracking station. Two teams
of flight controllers on station here this morning, one under
the direction of Phil Shaffer conducting a reentry sim with
the backup crew of Vance Brand, Don Lind, and Bill Lenoir,
while oncoming Flight Director Don Puddy with his crew.
The plot board here at Mission Control Center reflecting the
reentry sim and not the mission Sk the current status of
tke Skylab IV mission. Next acquisition will be through
Hawaii. Today the crew in addition to their scheduled ac-
tivities of an EREP pass, 6 hours at the ATM console, and
several scientific experiments, have as an option more then
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18 handheld photo sites around the world, covering such


diverse areas as fault zones in Central America and the
Swiss Alps. Also, current activity, ocean current activity
in the Peru Humbolt Current as well as gulf stream activity
in the Gulf of Mexico. The crew will also he asked if they
have time to look at the upwelllng off the coast of Chile
as well as lake circulation and status of lake ice in St.
V - St. Lawrence River, and several sites throughout Africa,
the Sahara Desert, the Namib Desert, looking for dune
formations in relationship of erosion with area rivers in
southwest Africa, as well as range land patterns in the
Big Bend, Texas - Big Bend area, Texas. On this pass Science
Pilot Gibson commenting that he was still working on the
MIIO_ that's the blood sampling for the MII0 series - -

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SL-IV MC2601/I
Time: 07:58 CDT, 74:12:58 GMT
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PAO Canary and Texas. On this pass,


Science Pilot Gibson commenting that he was still working
on the MII0. That's the blood sampling for the MIIO series
in the medical experiments. This is the seventh time blood has
been sampled from the three crewmembers. One more time is
scheduled in this, the last i0 days of the mission. Next
acquisition will be through Hawaii in 7 minutes. At Green-
with mean time 12 hours and 58 minutes, this is Skylab Control.
PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
13 hours 4 minutes. Acquisition coming through Hawaii tracking
station for a 9-minute pass. Today's EREP pass which is
number 35 in the mission of Skylab IV, is anticipated to
use 255 pound-seconds of TACS propellant. Yesterday's EREP
pass and other activities used up 348 pound-seconds of fuel.
Ample amount remaining aboard Skylab, even if Skylab uses
700 pound-seconds a day, there would still be ample to com-
plete the mission and have the safety margin remaining for
the - if a rescue mission is necessary. We'll bring the
line up for CAP COMM Bob Crippen.
CC Skylab, Houston. Hello at Hawaii from
the crimson team. We've got about i0 minutes here at Hawaii.
The purple gang is in here today doing an entry slm with
Vance and company so we've swapped CAP COMMs.
CDR Morning, Dick.
CC And PLT, Houston, I know you're in the
middle of S073, so if you don't have time, don't worry about
it. But I do have an answer to you on the camera situation
you told us about.
PLT Okay. I've got 4 minutes terminate next
exposure. Go.
CC Okay. You were correct in what you
suspicioned as what had happened. What we'd llke you to
do is download that camera with IR film in it and then re-
thread it and crank off 14 frames and you ought to be in
good shape.
PLT Okay. 14. I'ii start at number 15 then.
CC That's correct.
PLT Okay and I'm going to put a message on
tape because there are four IR exposures at the end of that
roll which were taken last night. I will explain it all on
tape and we will be very careful not to go into that film.
CC Okay, Bill.
CC Skylab, Houston. We got about a minute
to LOS. Goldstone comes up at 13:18 and Jerry, if you have
a second, I have an answer on the TV for you.
CDR Okay, Dick.
CC Roger. Our friends down here are very
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happy with the TV-103 and we don't intend to schedule any more
of that for you. So we're satisfied with all those results.
TV- 77 is scheduled next time, day after tomorrow.
CDR Okay and did TV-104 repeat get down okay with
the voice modulation and the whole schmear?
CC I'ii check on that one for you, Jer.
CDR Okay.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Goldstone
for 6 minutes. Couple of things for you. Jerry, answer to
your question on TV-104. We've gotten down TV-104 and it
looks real good, both video and voice, so we're really
happy with that. Also, Bill, for your information on the
Nikon camera with the IR film that we talked about a while ago
After you downloaded and rethread it, and crank it up to 14
and then get the 6 IR photos that are scheduled for today,
you're welcome to use the remainder of that roll, except
for those at the end that you've all ready used for hand-
held photography. If you'd like, we're going to take that
film out of there tonight and we have - we have plenty of
film. Just wanted to let you know you're welcome to use
that if you want.
PLT Thank you, Dick.
CC Okay.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're a minute from LOS
Goldstone, Bermuda comes up at 13:29. See you there.
PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
13 hours 25 minutes. Loss of signal through Goldstone.
Next acquisition will be Bermuda in 3 minutes. Today, Pilot
Bill Pogue will be the subject of the M092 lower body negative
pressure and M093 vectorcardiogram experiments. This will
be the 19th time he_s performed M092 and the 20th performance
by Pilot Pogue of the M093 experiment. Through mission day
73, the crew has accumulated more than 312 hours performing
the variety of medical experiments aboard Skylab. Premission
plan for 84_day mission, has the crew performing 437 hours
of medical experiments throughout the mission. Today's
EREP pass along groundtrack 20, is scheduled to use 255
pound-seconds of thruster attitude control gas. Today's
data take is 29 minutes in duration crossing the Oregon
coast, going down through Nevada, Utah, through Texas, into
the Gulf of Mexico, through Central America, and down into
South America. Next acquisition in i minute and 30 seconds.
Dick Truly is CAP COMM having switched off with Bob Crippen,
CAP COMM for the Don Puddy flight team. Astronaut Crippen
is working with Phil Shaffer's team today on the reentry sim
presently underway. The spacecraft in a 240- by 232-nautical-
mile orbit, traveling at a speed of 25,124 feet per second.

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SL-IV MC2602/I
TIME: 08:48 CDT, 74:13:48 GMT
1/28/74

PAO Spacecraft in a 240- by 232-nautical-


mile orbit. Traveling at a speed of 25,124 feet per second.
We'll bring the line up for this Bermuda pass.
CC Skylab, Houston. Hello at Bermuda for 8
minutes. And CDR Houston, on the ATM on S055 we need an OPTICAL
REFERENCE all zeros please.
CDR Houston CDR. The REFERENCE GRATING is
all zeros. I put it MECHANICAL in order to keep the reset -
the SCAN COUNTER from bumping up every time the - the scan
goes across the limb.
CC Okay, stand by a second.
CC Roger CDR. Thank you for explaining that
and we're satisfied with what you're doing.
CDR Okay.
CC And Skylab Houston, we're about 15 or 20
seconds from a keyhole that will last about a minute. I'ii
give you a holler when we're out of keyhole.
CC Skylab Houston, we're out of keyhole
and still have about 5 minutes here. And PLT Houston, when
you have a chance in stowing S073 and can listen, I got
a note here to talk to you just a minute about the light
flashes experiment that's coming up.
PLT Yeah, go ahead Dick.
CC Okay Bill, it has to do with the data
take times. I'm sure you've reviewed message number permanent
general message number 37 about the light flashes. The time
that ended up on your details 14:47 included a 10-minute
prep time to gather your things together. What l'd like
to give you is the actual data-take times. It starts at
14:57, that's the time you - that you should don the blind-
fold and that the timer should be set and started at 70 minutes,
so the data-take time is 14:57 to 16:07.
PLT Roger, data take 14:57 to 16:07.
CC Roger that. Have fun looking for them.
PLT I can see them right now.
CC Me too.
PLT Hey Dick_ what's the penalty for sleep-
ing through an experiment?
CC I don't know. I hope the tone goes off
loud and clear so he wakes up. If it doesn't, you guys go
get him up.
CC Skylab Houston, we're i minute to LOS.
Canary Islands comes up at 13:38. See you there.
PLT Roger Dick.
CC Skylab Houston, hello at Canary Islands
for i0 minutes.
PLT Hello Dick.
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CC Skylab Houston, in about a minute and a


half we're gonna hand over from Canary to Ascension. When
we get to Ascension we're gonna be dumping the data/voice
recorder. I'ii give you a call when we've handed over.
CDR Roger Dick.
CC Skylab Houston, we've handed over and
we're gonna dump the data/voice recorder.
PLT Roger.
CDR Carr, Houston, CDR.
CC Go ahead.
CDR Just a note for the food people Dick.
I noticed this morning in my slots there was no jam stowed
for this morning's menu, so I took it from tomorrow morning's
menu and I thought I would do it in order to give the food
people time to think about a little bit. I can either just
completely skip it tomorrow morning or I can take one out
of overage if there is one available.
CC Okay Jerry, we'll take a look. Thank
you for letting us know.
CDR (Garble) Houston, CDR.
CC Go ahead.
CDR Looks like I've had two hangups in
successive runs of S056 now. Last pass was or last
super-raster was on filter 1 and this time on filter 5.
CC Roger Jerry. Copy.
CC CDR Houston. We wouldn't be surprised
if yon don't continue to get more and more of those hangups.
There's nothing we can do about it so we'll just have to
put up with them we guess.
CDR Okay, I'll just have to keep an eye out
for them.
CC Skylah Houston, we're a minute to LOS.
Carnarvon comes up at 14:21.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
13 hours 56 minutes. Loss of signal through Goldstone,
Bermuda tracking stations. Next acquisition will be through
Ascension. Next acquisition will he at Carnarvon in
25 minutes and 30 seconds. Greenwich mean time 13 hours
56 minutes. This is Skylab Control.

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SL-IV MC-2603/I
Time: 09:21 CDT 74:14:21 GMT
1/28/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


14 hours 21 minutes. Acquisition coming through Carnarvon
in 50 seconds. Bring the line up for CAP COMM Dick Truly.
CC Skylab, Houston. We've AOS Carnarvon
and Honeysuckle for about 9 minutes, and CDR, Houston, I
see that you're closing down from your ATM operations. I
have some changes to the EREP C&D pad. Sometime prior to
the EREP I'd like to get them up. I thought it might be
convenient for you here between ATM and prior to getting
started on PT.
CDR Okay. I'ii call you back in about a
minute.
CC Okay. That'll be fine.
CDR Okay, Dick. Go ahead.
CC Okay, Jerry. First of all, let me ex-
plain why this happened. We had scheduled the VTS auto cal
in the EREP C&D pad, and in some careful checking it turns
out that the auto cal would have conflicted with one of the
VTS sites. So we're going to delete the auto cal. I've
got four deletions for you to doing EREP C&D. The first one
is at the time of 23:16, S191 REF test.
CDR Okay.
CC And the next one's 24:36, VTS auto cal,
delete that. The next one is four lines down where it says
ready ON S191, 27:16, delete that. And also delete the
REF 6 just below that. And that's all.
CDR Okay. I got them. Thanks.
CC Thank you, sir.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're about a minute
to LOS. Hawaii comes up at 14:44. See you there.
CDR So long, Dick.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
14 hours and 31 minutes. Loss of signal through Carnarvon.
Later this morning Pilot Bill Pogue will attempt to see if
he can observe light flashes in an experiment similar to the
one performed during the Apollo program. Flight surgeons
have requested performance of this unscheduled medical ex-
periment. Pogue will climb into the sleep restraint, put a
blindfold over his eyes, and then don the communications
carrier for recording his comments on the onboard tape re-
corder. Each time he notes an event a mark will be given
and he will describe which eye or eyes he observed the flash and
comment on the color, motion or any unusual characteristics.
Of special interest is the period while Skylab passes through
South Atlantic anomaly. Also of interest is the amount of
dark adapting time required to begin before Pilot Pogue sees
the flashes. This experiment is scheduled for a per - period
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of about 70 minutes, beginning about Greenwich mean time


15:00. During Apollo astronauts had observed randomly
occurring light flashes and streaks. Among the explanations
offered for this is that they are caused by direct inter-
action of fast, heavy primary cosmic rays reacting with the
retina of the eye. Other suggestions include the assumption
that Cerenkov light from cosmic ray particles, or fluorescent
of the lens causes this effect. This experiment had not
been scheduled for Skylab; however, this review by the
flight management team concurred in operation of the exper-
iment today for Pilot Pogue, while Science Pilot Ed Gibson
will be at the ATM during this period and Pi - Commander
Gerald Carr will be performing his daily physical training
exercises. Today's EREP pass, number 35 in the mission of
Skylab IV, begins off the Oregon coast and will gather
mapping data over Oregon as well as snow cover data in Nevada
and Utah. As the spacecraft passes down it will be gather-
ing geological features over northern Arizona, New Mexico,
and will gather agriculture and forestry information through
Texas _ Rio Grande Valley in the Cameron County area. As
the spacecraft crosses the Gulf of Mexico the instruments
will be gathering oceanographic data in the Gulf, and as the
Skylab crosses the isthmus of Panama information will be
gathered on the intertroplcal convergence zone, where the
atmosphere of the northern and southern hemispheres meet.
Geology will be - information will be gathered in Bolivia.
Cartograph - cartography and mapping in Paraguay, and as
Skylab passes over the central Amazon basin, information will
be gathered for over overall understanding in control of
natural resources of the Amazon basin area. As at the close
of the EREP pass while Sk_lab is reorienting into solar iner-
tial attitude, instruments will continue to gather data
along the coast of Brazil, specifically outside of Rio de
Janeiro from information gathered from mapping of ocean
surface currents off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Again,
today's pass to use - scheduled to use 255 pound seconds
of propellant TACS. 15,532 pound seconds of thruster atti-
tude control gas remains aboard Skylab. 350 pound seconds
were used during the two EREP passes yesterday. Next acqui-
sition in 7 minutes and 40 seconds through Haw - through
Goldstone. At Greenwich mean time 14 hours 36 minutes, this
is Skylab Control.

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SL-IV MC2604/I
TIME: 09:43 CDT, 74:14:43 GMT
1/28/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


14 hours 43 minutes. Acquisition coming through Hawaii
in 50 seconds. We'll bring the line up for Cap Comm Dick
Dick Truly while a reentry simulations still in progress
here at mission control with Skylab backup crew Vance Brand,
Don Lind and Bill Lenoir in the command module simulator,
a few blocks from the Mission Control Center coordinating
reentry simulations through the Mission Control. Under
Flight Director Phil Shaffer. Bring the line up for Skylab
IV Cap Comm Dick Truly.
CC Skylab Houston, Hawaii for 8 minutes.
CDR Roger, Dick.
CC Skylab Houston, in about 30 seconds
we're gonna have about a minute keyhole. I'll give you a
call out of keyhole.
CC Skylab Houston, we're out of keyhole.
We are about a minute from LOS here at Hawaii. We're gonna
drop out shortly and be at Goldstone at 14:57. See you
there.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
14 hours 53 minutes. Pilot Pogue shortly to begin the light
flashing experiment where he will climb into the sleep
restraints in the wardroom sleep compartment area, put
on a blindfold and make comments into the tape recorder of
what light flashes, color, density, direction that he sees
with in this blindfolded condition. This is a follow-
on to experiments conducted in Apollo during which astronauts
did report seeing intermittent light flashes en route to the
Moon and on the way back. Next acquisition in 2 minutes and
15 seconds through Goldstone. We'll hold the line up for
this pass.
CC Skylab Houston, we're Goldstone for
6 minutes.
CC And Skylab Houston, on your optional
handheld photo message, is an entry there 15:08 which
is the laser and we had to scrub it this morning due to weather.
Sorry about that.
CDR Roger Dick.
PLT Also Dick, the PLT, I'm on the 70 minutes
on one recording so be sure and tell me if you're going to
redesignate.
CC Roger Bill.
CC PLT Houston. Just for your information
our next recorder dump is a couple of minutes after the end
of your data take. If you're not using the recorder there
we'd like to go ahead and dump it on schedule there, that's
at a time of 16:09. However if you do need it we can slip
that dump one site.
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PLT Okay, I got started on time, the thing


is I'm wearing a blindfold so I can't watch the recorder
light right now and I'd be along here, you know talking
merrily away and not even be recording. I briefed both
Jer and Ed on it.
CC Roger_ we did think of that and we - we
have no dumps scheduled during your data take. I'ii let you
know when we do. It's immediately after (garble)
PLT Thank you Dick.
CC Skylab Houston, we're a minute till LOS.
MILA comes up at 15:05. See you there.
SPT Roger Dick. So long.
CC Skylab Houston, we're AOS MILA. We do
have a keyhole in about a minute, then we're gonna hand over
to Bermuda so I'ii call you out of keyhole.
CC Skylab Houston, the handover is complete
and we still have about 9 minutes left here at Bermuda.
CC Skylab Houston, we're a minute from LOS.
Ascension at 15:23.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
15 hours 17 minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda. Next
acquisition will be Ascension in 6 minutes. This is Skylab
Control, Greenwich mean time 17 hours 14 minutes.

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SL-IV MC2605/I
Time: 10:22 CDT, 74:15:22 GMT
1/28/74

PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time


15 hours 22 minutes. Acquisition coming through the
Ascension tracking station. Skylab in its 3739th revolution,
beginning its 3740th revolution on this pass. We'll bring
the line up CAP COMM Dick Truly.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Ascension
for 9 minutes and I'm assuming the PLT is still awake and
(garble) count in light flashes.
PLT What'd you say, Dick?
CC Just wanted to make sure you're still
awake there, William.
PLT It's a real effort. No, that's pretty
interesting.
CC Rog.
PLT (Garble)
CC Rog.
CDR Bill's very good at studying the insides
of his eyelids.
CC Roger.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're a minute from
LOS. Carnarvon comes up at 15:56.
SPT Roger, Dick. So long.
CC See you there.
PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
15 hours 33 minutes. Loss of signal through the Ascension
tracking station. Next acquisition, 22 minutes will be
Carnarvon. Pilot Pogue still in the light flash experiment
while Science Pilot Gibson is working at the control and
display panel of the ATM. One hour of a total of about 6
hours scheduled for the ATM manned operations today. Comman-
der Gerald Carr with his daily annual (sic) 90-minute block of
time for physical training, personal hygiene. Today's EREP
pass, the initial maneuver for the pass, will be made at
Greenwich mean time 17 hours 56 minutes. The spacecraft
will return to solar inertial attitude following the comple-
tion of the EREP pass at Greenwich mean time 18 hours 42
minutes. 255 pound seconds of TACS propellent anticipated
for these maneuvers today on this, the 35th Earth resources
pass of Skylab IV. Next acquisition in 20 minutes and
50 seconds through Carnarvon. At Greenwich mean time
15 hours 34 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

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SL-IV MC-2606/I
Time: 10:54 CDT 74:15:54 GMT
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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


15 hours and 54 minutes. Acquisition coming through the
Ascension tracking station. The reentry sim still under
way here at the Mission Control Center under the supervision
of Flight Director Phil Shaffer. The crew shortly to begin
their meal, afternoon meal. Today they are menu day number 2,
which includes chili, pears, and orange drink for the comman-
der, with Science Pilot Ed Gibson having veal, peaches and
grapefruit drink. Pilot Pogue has tomatoes, salmon, butter-
scotch pudding, and grape drink for his afternoon meal.
We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Dick Truly on the Ascen-
sion/Carnarvon pass.
CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Carnarvon for
i0 minutes.
CDR Roger, Dick.
CC CDR, Houston, when you get a chance.
CDR Go ahead, Dick.
CC Jer, your friendly crimson team wants
to keep the antenna informed that we've put together a - a
few words on some in-the-mission testing that we're going
to do after you leave the workshop and it's going to have
some minor affect on deactivation. We thought you'd like
to hear about it. This next pass is a Guam pass and it's
devoted to the ATM conference with Bill Lenoir, who is pres-
ently EVA from the entry sim that we're doing right now.
We thought a good time to talk to you about the end-of-mis-
sion stuff might be the upcoming stateside pass when you
and Bill are supposedly eating lunch and Ed's on the ATM.
CDR Sounds good, Dick.
CC Okay; great. We'll do her. Skylab,
Houston. We're i minute to LOS. Guam comes up at 16:09.
We're planning on dumping the data/voice recorder at Guam
if that's okay with Bill, and Bill Lenoir will be here for
the ATM conference. See you there.
CDR Okay_ Dick.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
16 hours and 7 minutes. Loss of signal through Ascension/
Carnarvon. Next acquisition will be Guam in 2 minutes with
the crew being advised they'll get a report from CAP COMM
Dick Truly on what is planned end-of-mission as far as Skylab
space station is concerned. This report will be given to
the crew during the stateside pass, the next stateside pass
after Guam. Next acquisition in 2 minutes through Guam at
Greenwich mean time 16 hours and 8 minutes. We'll hold the
line up for the Guam pass.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Guam. We'd
l£ke to dump the data/voice recorder here.
PLT Okay, Dick. You got it.
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CC Thank you very much, and I'Ii turn it


over to Bill Lenoir.
SPT Morning, Bill. Ready to go. How are
you?
MCC Oh, pretty good here, Ed. Got a quickie
here for you on the Sun. There's not too much going on as
I'm sure you know. We saw a small bright mound at north 03
on the east limb that popped up at about 10:33 Zulu, lasted
for only a ]ew minutes and then disappeared. There's been
small surging going on there since but nothing very signi-
ficant to get us excited to any great degree. The EUV on
OSO VII indicates in the area where active region 14 will be
coming around the ]imb in another day or so. It does not
look very hot to us. We wonder what you see in XUV on the
east limb as, say compared to the west limb?
SPT Okay. Exactly where would that be
around. 280?
MCC Yes. It would be in the area of about
oh, 265 up to maybe 280. It's not exactly clear where
it's coming but as I recall it should be north, so
maybe 270 to 280.
SPT Okay. The reason I'm asking, there is
some brightening over there. Let me describe it to you now.
Some in around 260. There is a plate which is right on the
limb and it's fairly intense because of the limb brightening,
not anywhere near as intense as what we still have remaining
on the west limb, however. At around 270 we have a fainter
plate right on the limb, and then at around 280 there is a
line of three points which are inclined at an angle of
around, say, 30 degrees, 030. And our space may be a tenth
of a solar radii apart. There's a chain of three of them.
Perhaps a fourth one at the end, you count one very
faint bright point, and that one's kind of surprising to
see_ so there is - I imagine that is associated with activity
and I have not been able to take time out to look at it in
H-alpha. We still see active region 37 - I'm sorry; that
is active region 37 in 281. Okay. Well, let's see. You
were looking for 14.
MCC Yes. 14 would be behind the ]imb.
SPT Okay. No_ there's nothing there in
higher altitudes except for what I see in 280s but there's
nothing at high altitude. I see active region 37 at 28 and
it should be - now wait. Let's - let's go back to - let's go
back. We go back to 260 where I do see something. At 280, I
only see that string of three bright points_ and they're not
really close to right on the limb. One is the first one
is very slightly inside. At 270, however, there is also a
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some brightening. And 28 of course, partly is that active


region 37 but at 260 there is a brightening.
MCC Okay, Ed. Thank you. That sounds pretty
much llke what we've seen here. Active region 14 is really
about our only hope here for any significant activity. It
started acting up as it went across the west limb and we
really don't expect it to do much, but we're still hoping.
Okay. On today's plan, as a matter of fact at the next
sunrise, which should be coming up in about 15-1/2 minutes,
we're doing a JOP 7 test for NRL. They - -

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SPT - And 28 of course - apparently is that


active region 37 but at 260 there is a brightening.
MCC Okay Ed. Thank you. That sounds pretty
much like what we've seen here. Active region 14 is really
about our only hope here for any significant activity. It
started acting up as it went across the west limb and we
really don't expect it to do much but we are still hoping.
Okay, on today's plan as a matter of fact at the next
sunrise, which should be coming up in about 15-1/2 minutes,
we're doing a JOP 7 test for NRL. They want to run that on
sunrise tomorrow and the significant thing here is as you
probably recall, they have already done the sunset portion
of this. What they wanted to do was to look at the atmos-
pheric extinction over a relatively clean portion of the
world which they did. They would have perferred to do it
over a dirty portion of the world again at sunset but
unfortunately or fortunately maybe, we don't find much in
the southern hemisphere right now so we're forced to do it
at sunrise at Seattle_ day after this. In other words,
tomorrow is about their last chance to come over a relatively
industrialized city right at a sunup. So we wanted to get
this test done today so we can get it in tomorrow, and look
at the atmospheric extinction there for a comparison.
SPT Okay, sorry for all the delays. I am
spring loaded this time and then will be patiently waiting
here for the next 15 minutes.
MCC Okay good, and also then for tomorrow
we have the JOP 13 scheduled as I mentioned. Presently we
have a half an hour, I guess actually it's 25 minutes pad
review t_me for you to do it. We're calling it a JOP 13
although you will do it entirely from the JOP 18 summary
sheets. We'll use the building block 30 and all from JOP 18. The
maneuver sequence that we're looking at right now we will do
the regular 18D maneuver out which should center Gamma Valorem
in the 52 field of view. In other words, behind the occulting
disk. Then we give you a cookbook maneuver that should
maneuver it out to zero and y minus ii0, so that you could see it.
Then the idea is that you would perform whatever tweak maneuver
_s necessary to put it at exactly X zero Y minus ii0 and then we
give you an accurate maneuver based on what we know and the
55/52 offset to exactly center it in the 55 field of view.
And then the coming home from there would be nominal. But
once you get there then we would do two B30's. One in - in a
grating setting that would allow detectors 6 and 7 to be
looking down below the Lyman continuum and - let me think.
ProbaSly some others also. And then another grating
setting that puts the zero order image on detector 6 so that
we can see just where it is in the field of view.
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SPT Okay. I'd like to get the pad up as


soon as possible so I can take a look at it and make sure
I really understand what you said there in terms of implemen-
tation.
MCC Yeah. As soon as we understand it here
properly, we'll send it up to you. Actually what happens
is whenever the mean time between changes gets up to an hour,
we'll probably send it to you.
SPT Okay. Very good. Send up a preliminary
form that you llke and I'd like to at least be thinking about
it.
MCC Okay. It probably won't be too much
longer. It is settling down. I've got some comments for
you from S055 regarding the operations on crew day off. On
the JOP 26 that you did on the west limb that on the loops
in the structure out there, they're quite excited about
that. One of the conclusions that they've come to looking
at that is that there is a large amount of mass in the
vicinity of a half a million degrees Kelvin. And much more
so than had been anticipated and that's quite surprising.
In the co _ -
SPT Where was it, down around ii0 - 120?
MCC Just it's more a general conclusion
out in the structure that's out off the limb that is seen in
the oxygen Vl. There is a - a large amount of it out there
and it's qufte bright.
SPT Yes, I could see some oxygen Vl. And I didn't
have time to really search around but I thought that at least
giving them the mirror auto rasters would show it up
for them. I had would have liked to have given them two mirror
auto rasters in each location and also go to go to some-
thing which would have given them the Neon VII but time didn't
permit.
MCC Okay, and then also related to that, later
on in the day when you went down to P-77, as far as they're
concerned that's about the best prominence data that they have
gotten where they got the MAR and the gasses for comparison,
and they feel that's great. One of the initial looks indicates
that the Lyman-alpha and the oxygen Vl are entirely different
structures, which is interesting and once again here, this
is a quick look.
SPT Well I would - I would go along with that
too because in looking at it in - in H-alpha, I found that
that was not the point where the oxygen VI was necessarily
the brightest. It was a little bit to one side of it. So
it looked as though there there was a difference and apparently
it's showing up in their data.
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MCC Okay, good Ed. And finally here on the


coronal hole observations, they appreciate the difficulty
in doing it and wanted to pass on to you the fact that to
do it properly as they feel you did it, it's really impossible
to do it with the building blocks that we have. They have
tried to do it on an unattended basis and failed, and didn't
really do a good job of it. I wanted to pass on the word
that you did good work and a quick look at the gratings which
really requires a computer to analyze properly, especially
for lines. The Lyman continuum slope is different from
inside the coronal hole to outside and we're 1 minute till
LOS. Goldstone is next at 16:35.
SPT Okay. That's one of the advantages I
think, of operating in the mode we did and that if they
send me their objectives then I can do what's required in
order to get those met method as opposed to having to go
through a lot of middlemen. I think it worked real well.
MCC Okay.
SPT When we tried it.
MCC Fine, and we certainly do agree with you,
for our thinking right now we're planning on regular-type
planning from now until the end of the mission unless you
recommend otherwise.
SPT No, that sounds pretty good because
there's not that many unpredictable things coming up. I
think the Sun's gonna be, unfortunately rather predictable.
MCC Yeah, we sort of agree with that.
SPT Thanks very much, Bill.
MCC Okay, many thanks and we'll see you
tomorrow.
SPT So long.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
16 hours and 20 minutes with loss of signal through Guam.
Next acquisition will be through Goldstone in 14 minutes
and 30 seconds. Part of the planning activity here at the
mission control center with flight directors has been the
activities which will follow the undoeking and splashdown
of the Skyla5 IV crew. For approximately 40 hours after
splash flight control teams will be working here at the
mission control center going - monitoring the systems and
running various engineering tests of the unmanned vehicle.
These may -these will be included in running some experi-
ments with the ATM. Specifically the S052. This test will
be only conducted if time permits by the flight controllers.
Other activities include the thermal control system of the
ATM_ as well as the electrial power system of the ATM to
determine the - gain additional engineering data after long
usage to compare with pre- and Inflight analysis. Also the
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environmental control system of the vehicle will be tested


out by the flight controllers from the ground. This this
testing will run for about 40 hours. The various CBRM's
and power conditioning groups will be turned down. The crew
will be asked to do additional duties in - additional tasks
into the duties of deactivation to prepare the vehicle for
these tests after they leave on their 84th day. As presently
planned, the crew will have a 13-hour day on entry day minus
2 and a 10-hour day on entry minus i - -

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PAO crew will have a 13-hour day on entry


day minus 2 and a 10-hour day on entry minus i. Scheduled
wakeup on their last day, provided we go the 84 days, will
be Greenwich mean time 02:00 on the last day. This will be
on mission day 85. They'll arise on mission day 84 which
is February 7th at 02:00. The next 5 days the next
5 days, mission day 75 through mission day 79, have the following
activities tentatively scheduled: There'll be an M092/M093
with - for the science pilot, an MI31 vestibular function
test with the Commander and Pilot, another EREP, that'll be
EREP number 36, S0180 S183 operations as well as S063,
and a JOP 13 on the ATM. Mission day 76 has another M092/
M093 for Commander Carr, EREP pass number 37 with continued
operations on the comet with the S019 instrument. Mission
day 77, January 31st, is scheduled as an off-duty day. How-
ever, the crew has another EREP pass scheduled. This is the
360-degree pass using the EREP instruments to gain measure-
ments in a EREP pass going around the world. Also scheduled
for that day is additional operations with the S183, concen-
trating on comet Kohoutek. Mission day 78, February Ist,
has a M092/MI71 run with the Pilot - Pilot Pogue and Science
Pilot Ed Gibson. Another EREP pass, the final EREP pass of
the mission on mission day 78. Mission day 79, February 2nd,
has an M092/MI71 run for Commander Gerald Carr. EREP
closeout will be on that day as well as an E minus 6 CSM
entry checks for the crew and EVA preparations. EVA now
scheduled for mission day 80, February 3rd. Discussion with
the crew of the activities to follow by flight controllers,
activities concerned with the unmanned Skylab, will be
discussed with the crew on the upcoming stateside pass.
Next acquisition in 9 minutes and 50 seconds. At Greenwich
mean time 16 hours 24 minutes_ this is Skylab Control.
PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
16 hours 33 minutes. Acquisition coming through Goldstone
for a stateside pass in 50 seconds. Skylah vehicle now in
its 3741st revolution of the Earth. Skylab crew in their
1055 revolution. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Dick
Truly.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS stateside
for about 16_i/2 minutes and when you guys get in a listening
mood, I'd like to go over some of the end of mission testing
and the deactivation with you.
CDR We're listening.
CC Okay. Like I said, first of all, what
l_d like to describe to you first_ is our - is what we're
trying to accomplish so you'll understand some of the deacti-
vation effects. Primarily - primarily, after you undock and
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we plan to man the MOCR here for several shifts to get some
engineering data on the SWS and that period of time is about
a day and a half to two days. Most of our testing will not
commence until after you've completed the shaping burn and
are on the way home. Some examples of the kind of testing
we're going to do during that period are as follows: We're
going to operate the 8 - airlock module secondary coolant
loop on Pump Alfa invertor i. Earlier in Skylab, that
circuit breaker popped. We did reclose it but since then,
we have not used that pump or that invertor. And so we're going
to take a look at that performance. Next, we're going to
operate the secondary refrigeration system to get somo
system performance data. And we're also going to cycle the
radiator bypass valve on both the secondary and the primary
refrigeration system and take a look at those valves since
we've been staying away from them since we had the earlier
trouble in Skylab. Another thing we're going to do in re-
frigeration is we're - we plan to run both secondary and
primary systems simultaneously and take a look at that per-
formance. We intend to have an appropriate time - restart
CMG-I and see what happens as it spins up. And in the computer
area, we intend to switch from the secondary to the primary
ATM DC. We're going to load the primary ATM DC 16K from the
memory load unit on board which we never have done. And also,
then we intend to load the primary computer 16K from the
ground. We're going to vent the spacecraft to about a half a
psi and then we're going to maneuver to what we think is a stable
or a best estimate of what a stable gravity gradient attitude
is. We're going to shut down the AM - and ATM transmitters
and we're going to shut down the electrical power system,
and then we're all going to go home. If you don't have any
question about that, I'ii go on and describe - some of
the effects of this on deactivation and also a couple of other
tests that we intend to do prior to you leaving.
SPT Dick, just one other thing. What about
the future then? Do you ever intend to at periodic intervals,
try to reestablish contact and monitor any systems?
CC Negative, Ed. We do not.
SPT Thank you.
CC Moving on to the deactivation. Generally,
let me say that the deactivation has remained even after - we
have been doing a good deal of work on this end of mission
plann±ng. But the deactivation still remains just about as
you were _ that it was originally planned. We're going to do
an EVA, a final one on day 80 and then on days 81 through 84,
we're - you_ll be doing a bunch of deactivation and closeout
activities. And of course, entry day, splash day is day 85.
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You can expect some minor checklist updates to configure


the SWS for this postmission testing that I've described
to you. And one major improvement in the deactivation which
will be some - generally, some checklist deletions, is we're
goin_ to reduce by good margin, several hours of crew work
on end of mission microbiological cleaning up. So that -
that's primarily going to come out of the checklist and
we'll give you a little more pad. The plans for the - taking
care of the circadian shift at the end of the mission, are
essentially as follows: Entry minus 2 days, will be a 13-hour
day and entry minus i day, will be a 10-hour day. This will
provide nothing but 8-hour sleep periods for you which will
end up with a shift of about 9 hours.

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SL-IV HC-2609/I
Time: 11:40 CDT 74:16:40 GMT
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CC - that I've described to you, and one


major improvement in the deactivation which will be some -
generally some checklist deletions, is we're going reduce
by a good margin several hours of crew work on end-of-mission
microbiological cleaning up. So that's - that's primarily
going to come out of the checklist and will give you a
little more pad. Plans for the taking care of the cieadian
shift at the end of the mission are essentially as follows:
Entry minus 2 days will be a 13-hour day, and entry minus
minus i day will be a lO-hour day. This will provide
nothing but 8-hour sleep periods for you, which - and we'll
end up with a shift of about 9 hours. You'll wake up on
the entry day at a time of 02:00 Zulu for 15:15 Zulu splash
on that day. The testing that we intend to accomplish while
you're still there and after EVA-4 is essentially as follows:
We intend to test CBRMs - well first of all, let me tell you
what we're interested in. On the CBRMs, as you know, we've
been worried a little bit about letting them go into auto
disconnect because we're afraid we might not could bring
the CBRMs back on the line, and in the PCG area we_ve been
trying to keep them no lower than about a 33-volt level be-
cause we're afraid that might degrade our battery capacity.
What we intend to do is test CBRMs i0 and 18 down to auto dis-
connect and the only participation we're going to be asking of
you is to provide us the time of the battery talkback. Now
we will give you an estimate at that time so it's not going
to take a great deal of time with you Just looking at the
panel, but we do need you to help us there. Also, PCG
number 6, we plan to test it down to the 30-volt level, rather
than the 33-vo!t level, and there we're going to ask you to
adjust the initial test load and also note the time at the
33-volt level for us. We will not require you to continuously
monitor these tests. Assuming at this point that we have
had no failure of either CBRM or PCG, we intend to test the
remaining CBRMs to auto disconnect. We - we'll probably do
this at night. We'll hot require any effort on your part.
If any failure does occur at this point we're going to delay
all subsequent electrical power systems testing until after
the shaping burn. Just to make you feel warm about this, your
power margin in SI's about 1200 watts and we could stand to
lose about five CBRMs or about three PCGs. Either about five
CBRMs or about three PCGs and st_ll be good shape for there,
so we don't think there's any hazard involved in this.
Couple of other things that we are going to do while you're
still there is that we're going to operate the ATM thermal
control system, the secondary system, which we've never used in
Skylab, and then we're going to restart the primary system
to take a look at the restart characteristics. In conclusion,
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although we have no firm plans for any revisit to the Skylab


at the moment, we're going to have you put together a, what
we're calling a revisit bag which could be retrieved by any
revisit crew to bring _ome so we could take a look at how
i the items have survived the long term and the vacuum that
they'll be seeing. You'll be getting a message on this. We've
got it on the tubes down here. Tonight, we'll probably get
that message up to you this evening and it'll allow you to
put your - together Skylah's own little time capsule to
stick in the MDA and leave. We're not planning to schedule
this item. We figure you can Just do this on your own time.
That's all I had. If you have any questions or llke for
us to get any more information on it we'll certainly do
that.
CDR No questions right offhand, Dick.
Thanks a lot for the feedback on this and we'll give it
some thought; and if anything else comes up we'll get with you.
CC Okay. You understand, of course, this
hardware testing is the - the items that I gave you are
examples. Probably if we continue to talk between now and
splash day we may have some minor changes, but I Just thought
you'd kind of be int'erested in the general picture.
CDR Yes. We appreciate your letting us in
on it.
CC Okay.
SPT Dick, that was an excellent rundewn.
Other questions that come to mind, for me anyway, are the
command module systems and we've not been following that too
closely since we've been up here and I'd llke to know any
of the DELTAs or anomalies which you've seen on the ground
which we ought to knbw about before we hop in there, es-
pecially in the RCS and other areas.
CC That's a good point, Ed, and we'll cer-
tianly put together something for you but in a word, it's
looking real good.
SPT Very good. Thank yon.
CC Skylab, Houston. If somebody_s available
in the next few minutes we'd like to get a reg bus adjust.
SPT Glad to do it, Dick. What would you
llke?
CC Okay. What we suggest is to mark the
positions of reg adjust 1 and 2 and then adjust both of
those 20 degrees counterclock - correction; 20 degrees, 20
degrees clockwise, and we'll let you know after the EREP
when to bring them back.
CDR Boy, the ol Mississippi is really spewing the
mud out.
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CC Roger.
SPT How did it look to you, Dick?
CC We'll take a look and let you know.
CC Skylab, HouEton. The reg adjust looks
real good. We appreciate it. We Just handed over to Ber-
muda and we're going to dump the data/voice recorder here.
i
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1/28/74

CC Skylab, Houston, we're about 30 seconds


from LOS. Carnarvon comes up at 17:34, see you then.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16
hours 52 minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda. Next acqui-
sition through Carnarvon tracking station in 40 minutes and
50 seconds. A rather thorough review by CAP COMM Dick Truly
with postsplash activities, activities associated with the
flight controllers and the unmanned Skylab space station.
CAP COMM Truly going over the various tests that will be per-
formed. The vehicle will be depressnrized to about 0.5 psi
after undocking. One of the major items the ground will be
testing is attempt to spin up the control moment gyro number 1
which went off line immediately after the first EVA early in
the mission. One of the interesting items discussed was the
loading of a revisit bag, Skylab's own little time capsule
into which 30 separate items will be placed and tied in a plenum
bag and mounted on the ATM foot restraint for possible retrieval
By any future crews which may visit the orbiting Skylab. Items
scheduled to be loaded in this revisit bag include nine separate
items of food, of bread pudding and beverages associated unused
film canisters, a roll of teleprinter paper, a workshop fan,
some of the filters from the SIg0A, which will be stacked
neatly in the bag, various types of material from within the
spacecraft including duret (?)'several electrical cables, as
well as flight data file samples, including book cover, flight
pages, and star charts, surgical gloves, the fire sensor control
panel, and several other items. These - a list of these items
will be passed up to the crew in the nightly teleprinter message
probably tonight. CAP COMM Truly advising the crew there are
no plans for monitor after the 40 hours from the ground, there
are no plans to recontact the spacecraft. He again went over
the last final days of the mission starting with mission day
80_ going over the checkout list from mission day 81 to 84,
giving the times the crew - giving the times to the crew that
t_ey are scheduled to wakeup their last day in orbit. Next
acquisition t_rough Carnarvon in 37 minutes and 55 seconds.
At Greenwich mean time 16 hours and 56 minutes, this is Skylab
Control.

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SL-IV MC2611/I
Time: 12:32 CDT, 74:17:32 GMT
1/28/74

PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time


17 hours and 32 minutes. Acquisition coming through Carnar-
von tracking station in 50 seconds. The reentry sim still
underway here at the Mission Control Center under the super-
vision of Flight Director Phll Shaffer. The backup crew
still in the command module simulator in Building 5, here at
the Johnson Space Center. We'll bring the line up for CAP
COMM Dick Truly for this Carnarvon pass.
CC Skylab, Houston. Hello at Carnarvon for
7 minutes.
CDR How's the weather look, Dick?
CC Well, I'll tell you. I was just getting
ready to call you and give you a briefing on it. I'll Just
do that now if it's okay.
CC Turns out that there's a weather condition
that's out around the Pacific coast as you cross that's going to
cause a good deal of moisture and it's going to be pretty
heavy cloud cover out there. It is going to break to - it's
got about 8- to i0/i0 as you cross the coast and it'll that'll
clear up a little bit to 4- to 7/10 over Reno and we think
there's a real good chance of getting the VTS site 125
at Sow Creek. Then as you come down over Utah, it's
goin_ to get cloudy again, back to 8- to I0/i0. Begin to clear
up as you come over about Gallup, New Mexico and then it'll
get very clear after that - 0- to 3/10 from there on, oh,
down around Brownsville. The - there's a VTS - there's a
VTS special site number I0 at Carlsbad. They do have a poten-
tial fog problem out there down in the valley but we think
that site should also be obtainable by you. And then, as you
get around the coast down at Brownsville, it's going to get
cloudy again, 7- to i0/i0 coverage down there. After you
get out into the Gulf, unfortunately, from there almost until
the cross the exiting the South American coast, it's going
to be generally heavy broken to overcast. There are some
holes in and out down there. But in general, it's going to
be a pretty cloudy trip.
CDR Roger.
CC Okay.
PLT Would you say again the cloud coverage in
the valley?
CC I'm sorry, Bill. Say again, please.
PLT Would you say again the cloud coverage in
the McAllen area?
CC Okay. Stand by.
CC That's about 4- to 7/10.
PLT Okay. Thank you.
CC Roger.
CC Skylab, Houston. We'd like to have the DAS
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and we'll enable dump.


PLT You got it.
CC Thank you.
CC Thank you much. The DAS is yours.
CDR (Garble)
CC Go ahead.
CDR Negative. Just acknowledging.
CC Okay. I had one other note that I'd like
to mention to you. We don't on the EREP today, we don't see
or anticipate the same kind of attitude problems that we -
that showed up yesterday. But in the event that we do get one
or more gimbals on the stop and you're loosing altitude, the pro-
cedure is to enter zero fine maneuver with a 6-minute CAL
and it's not necessary to hit STANDBY. What you guys did
yesterday was real good and Bill, particularly your - your
continuing to take data through all that business helped us
and we think we're going to be able to recover some of that.
On this attitude control, if you would like to, permanent
general message number 4 Delta, the last part of that message
talks about gimbal problem recovery procedure, and that is
the procedure that we're recommending. The zero fine maneuver
and the 6-minute CAL.
CDR Roger. Understand, Dick.
CC Okay.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're a minute from
LOS. Guam comes up at 17:48 and we're going to dump the
data/voice recorder at Guam.
CDR Roger, Dick.
PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
17 hours and 42 minutes. Loss of signal through Carnarvon.
Next acquisition through Guam tracking station in 5 minutes
and 35 seconds. Flight surgeons here at the Mission Control
Center indicate that if the mission goes the 84 days, their
eating habits, by the time the crew leaves, there'll be
very little left aboard Skylab for any potential future
visitors, with the exception of the survival food which was
taken up on Skylab IV in the event that a rescue mission was
necessary. These are high caloric food candy-like bars.
There were 25 pounds of those. However, the standard Skylab
food - the only items left, are in the tuna fish, shrimp
cocktail, green beans and asparagus. That those be 15
each of those left according to tabulations here, if the crew
continues to be _ to eat all of the food items they have on
their remaining menus. The crew has been eating on the average
of 3000 or more calories per day, and it's reflected in their
present weights as of yesterday. Flight surgeons report that
Commander Gerald Carr at launch, weighed i00 149.7 pounds.
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Yesterday, he weighed 149.7. Identical weight. Science


Pilot Ed Gibson at launch, weighed 157. He has dropped
slightly, down to 154.9 pounds. Pilot Bill Pogue, who weighed
149 pounds at launch, also dropped slightly. He's down to 146.2
pounds. Next acquisition will be through Guam. The Earth
resources pass scheduled for this upcoming stateside track
along groundtrack 20, will be EREP pass number 35. The
maneuver for this EREP pass will take place at Greenwich
mean time 17 hours and 56 minutes. It'll occur during the
Guam pass, so ground will have readings of the onboard
systems, specifically, the guidance and navigation system,
indicating the condition of the CMG number 2 as well as
the status of the attitude and the usage, if any, of the
thruster attitude control gas.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2612/I
Time: 12:45 CDT 74:17:45 GMT
1/28/74

PAO - as well as the status of the attitude


and the usage if any of the thruster attitude control gas.
C&C officer reports 255 pound-seconds are expected for the
maneuvers today. Pi - CAP COMM Dick Truly advising the
crew the flight - flight controllers did - don't anticipate
the attitude problem experienced yesterday following the
E - first EREP maneuver, a total of 350 pound-seconds of fuel
being used yesterday for the separate maneuvers of two Earth
resources passes. Acquisition coming through Guam. We'll
bring the line up for this Guam pass.
CC Skylab, Houston. Guam for 6 minutes.
CC And Skylab, Houston. We're dumping the
data/voice recorder here at Guam.
PLT Roger , Dick.
SPT Hello, Dick. Let me take a minute here
and just give you a brief rundown on what I see on the
white light coronagraph. I missed that this morning
when we were talking with Bill Lenoir.
CC Okay, Ed. Go ahead. We're listening.
SPT Okay. A relatively small change, per-
haps the largest one is at 060. We see a streamer which
is exceptionally well defined now, not anywhere near as
bright as the one over at 275 but still the brightest one
on the east limb. Looks like a helmet streamer and extending
pretty much in a radial direction. Another very faint one
originating at around 090 and heading in a direction of 070,
faint, diffuse. Over at 120 we also have a - one that's a
kind of a combination of the two fairly - fairly bright at
its base, well defined, but get a little diffuse out around
3 solar radii extending in a direction of around 100. The
brightest over on the east limb is at 275, not a very well-
defined one but fairly broad, maybe 20 degrees at the base
and extending outward at all the way in our field of view
on out to the edge. Not very sharp, however. At 260 a very
faint and very sharp one which extends out in our ability to
see, about 2-1/2 to 3 solar radii.
CC Roger, Ed. Thank you very much for the
update.
CC Skylah, Houston. We're about to rewind
the VTR and we're going to be dumping at - at Goldstone.
PLT Roger, Dick.
SPT Dick, do the folks in the backroom have
a feel for how many frames I will have to shoot up at the
conclusion of the ETC pass today?
CC Stand by, Ed. I'll find out.
SPT Thank you.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute to LOS.
Goldstone at 18:11.
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PLT Roger, Dick.


SPT SPT, at 17:54, ETC clock time.
Stand by -
SPT MARK. Okay, on that mark it was - by
ETC clock time anyway, 17:49. (Garble), 54. I would say
the E_C clock looks like 5 minutes and a couple seconds slow.
Let me give you one at 30 here - 30 seconds. Stand by -
SPT MARK. Oh, looks like it's now
5 minutes - -
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
17 hours 56 minutes, as Skylab IV began maneuvering into the
Z-local vertical attitude for the upcoming EREP - EREP pass.
G&C reports all systems look good on this phase of the
maneuver. G&C predicted 21 mibs to make the maneuver into
EREP. A total of 255 pound-seconds predicted for the ma-
neuvers in and back to - into Z-LV and back to solar inertial,
At next acquisition the crew will be in the Z-LV mode at the
start of the EREP pass. 29-minute data take beginning off
the coast of Oregon runing down through Nevada, Utah, New
Mexico, Texas, over the Gulf across the Yucatan Peninsula,
down over the Isthmus of Panama, Paraguay, Bolivia, and
Brazil. Final data take over the - as the spacecraft crosses
Rio de Janeiro gathering data on ocean surface currents.
Next acquisition in 13 minutes and 20 seconds. At Greenwich
mean time 17 hours and 58 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2613/I
Time: 13:08 CDT 74:18:08 GMT
1/28/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18


hours and 8 minutes. Acquisition coming through Goldstone
in 3 minutes as the Skylab IV will be in the EREP mode. I
have an announcement for news media that the - those media
wishing to submit questions for the scheduled press conference
with the crew for Thursday are asked to submit their questions
to Bruce Hicks, United Press International representative
in Houston at area code 713 488-5214, or submit the questions
to the Skylab News Center in Houston, area code 713 483-5111.
Deadline for submitting questions is i:00 p.m. central daylight
time Tuesday. We'll bring the line up for this EREP pass.
CAP COMM is Dick Truly.
CC Skylab, Houston, AOS stateside for 15 minutes.
CREW Hi Dick.
CC And SPT, Houston, sorry I didn't get back
to you, but we expect less than i0 frames to shoot up after your
ETC pass. That last auto sequence should take approximately
5 minutes.
SPT Thank you, Dick.
CC Roger.
PLT Okay clouds, you better start breaking
up pretty soon.
CDR Okay, on my mark, it will be 12:48.
CDR Stand by.
CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER ON.
CDR MARK. RADIOMETER ON.
CDR 13:00 is next.
CDR Stand by.
CDR MARK. EREP start.
CDR Got a tape recorder running. 13:06.
CDR MARK. S194 MODE to MANUAL. 13:13 is next.
Stand by.
CDR MARK. S190 MODE to AUTO.
PLT This should be Plymouth Falls.
CDR I take it it's cleared.
PLT Yeah.
PLT Ah-hah, there's Butterfly Lake as they call
it.
PLT And I've got the desert. Beautiful.
(garble) on low. Camera on. I'm going to start taking
data at 47 degrees. Data pushbutton.
PLT Barely have enough authority with this
thing.
PLT Okay, I'm on Black Rock first. I'm going
to bring it down to about 25 degrees and then I'll get Smoke Creek.
PLT Oh, pretty.
PLT Okay, now going for Smoke Creek.
CC And Skylab, Houston, for your informaton,
we have CMG-2 outer gimbal on the stop attitude. Air is not
built up.
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CREW Okay, l'm all ready spring loaded for


for that maneuver if I have to do it.
CC Okay.
PLT I'm getting Black Rock Smoke Creek rather.
CDR Okay, we're coming up to 18:15:00.
PLT i0.
CDR Stand by.
CDR MARK. 193 POLARIZATION to 4.
PLT DAC off (garble) back out.
PLT Oh, beautiful.
CREW There on that lake.
PLT I'm going to see if I can - just may be
able to see Lake Tahoe.
CDR You notice how Lake Tahoe looks kind of
like a footprint.
PLT It sure does. It looks like a hear paw.
CDR Yeah.
PLT (Laughter) I never noticed that.
PLT Okay.
CDR Hey, get Walker Lake, grab it because
I couldn't get it yesterday.
PLT Okay, Walker, I think I'm already by it.
CDR Yeah, you probably are.
PLT I think I had better watch what I'm doing
here. Okay, 17:49.
PLT Okay, there is Lake Powell (?). I think.
CDR Okay, my next mark will be at 16:35.
CC Roger, Jerry. And we just got an outer
gimbal drive logic on CMG-2. I'ii keep you advised.
CDR Okay. Let me know if we have to do that
maneuver. I'd llke to begin it as soon as possihle.
PLT Oh yeah, the Grand Canyon, beautiful.
PLT 16:35 coming up. Stand by.
CDR MARK it. 190 S_UTTER SPEED MEDIUM. 17:00
is next.
PLT There is Lake Powell.
CDR The old Grand Canyon huh.
PLT Yeah.
PLT Okay.
CDR How does it look through there?
PLT It looks (garble) It's just like looking
through the binoculars.
CDR Coming up on 17:00. Stand by.
PLT 17:49, 45 right 1.4 - -
CDR MARK it. 193 POLARIZATION to i.
CDR 17:30 is next with an ETC POWER ON, Ed.
PLT Here is White Sands right there. (Garble)
PLT 17:49, 45. 0.i there we go, right 1.4.
That's about it.
CDR Coming up on 17:30, Ed. Stand by.
CDR MARK it ETC POWER ON. 17:15 next.
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PLT (Garble).
CREW (Garble) 49.
PLT Okay, want a homogeneous area in here.
CDR On my mark, 17:50. Stand by.
PLT MARK_ DAC on.
CDR MARK. ALTIMETER to STANDBY. 56. Stand by.
CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER to STANDBY. MARK.
At 58 the RADIOMETER to STANDBY. 193 roll to minus 15.
18:10 coming up. Stand by.
PLT MARK. SCATTEROMETER ON. MARK. RADIOMETER
ON. 18:30 next, Ed, with an ETC AUTO.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2614/I
TIME: 13:17 CDT, 74:18:17
1-28-74

CDR 6. Stand by.


CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER to STANDBY. Mark
at 58. The radar - RADIOMETER to STANDBY. 193 ROLL to minus
15. 18:10 coming up. Stand by.
CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER ON. Mark, RADIOMETER
ON. 18:30 next Ed, with an ETC auto. The had is (?) 30 on
my mark.
PLT They're putting me right out in the
booneys, but I guess thatVs what they want,
CDR Stand by.
CDR MARK. 18:44 is next. Coming up on
18:44. Stand by.
CDR MARK. 192 to READY. Tape drive shifting
gears, we've got motion.
PLT Waiting for 18:56.
CDR 19:33.
PLT MARK. DAC OFF. DAC's back. Up again.
Okay, 20:01. Okay. Del Rio. Laredo. 20 (garble) 4.1.
Oh, boy.
CDR Down?
PLT Yeah.
CDR Coming up on 19:33. 19:33. Stand by.
Mark at S190 INTERVAL going to 20. 19:42 is next. Stand by.
CDR MARK it. SCATTEROMETER to STANDBY. MARK.
RADIOMETER to STANDBY. ANGLE going to zero on 193. 56 is
next. 19:56. Stand by.
CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER ON. MARK, RADIOMETER
ON.
CC Skylab Houston, the gimbals are off the
stops. You've got some small attitude errors in X and Y, but
no problem.
CDR Mode check.
PLT (Garble) Yeah the attitude error I
think - let me - -
PLT I don't recognize. I - I can see just
enough. Oh here we go. It's under clouds.
CDR 21:14. Stand by.
CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER's STANDBY. MARK.
RADIOMETER to STANDBY.
PLT Okay, this is gonna fool them.
CDR Coming up on 26.
PLT I've got 390, but I don't have the others,
sync and data.
CDR Stand by.
CDR MARK. ALTIMETER is ON at 21:26. 21:32,
Ed, ETC to STANDBY. Mark it. 22:36 is next.
PLT The Delta Lake was under clouds but I
found 390. Which we haven't been able to get before. Okay,
DAC OFF.
CDR Got an ALTIMETER UNLOCK light. Watching
to ready.
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TIME: 13:17 CDT, 74:18:17
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CDR 27:12 for Nadir slide. Okay Dick, I'm


pretty well freed now, just let me know if we have to do
a maneuver.
CC Oke - -
CDR We're out of the woods.
CC Roger Bill, it's looking good now. All
the gimbals are off the stops and that attitude errors are
slowly coming out.
PLT Okay.
CDR Okay. The ALTIMETER READY light is off.
Turning the switch to STANDBY at 22.
PLT Okay, and pink friends (?) I'm gonna get
some data on the coastal blending of Yucatan. Just pressing
the data push button here, and that's at (garble) 235.
CDR Okay, ALTIMETER is ON at 36. Alia i is
63, Bravo 1 is 50 percent. Got an ALTIMETER READY and the
ALTIMETER UNLOCK light is out. 23:10 is my next mark.
PLT Okay, this is on the eastern - north/south
trending coastline of the Yucatan. Coastal blooming.
CDR Stand by for 23:10. Stand by.
CDR MARK. 190 INTERVAL to i0. 23:35 is next.
PLT Bay of (garble)
CDR Bay of (garble)?
CDR That's on the west coast.
PLT Yeah, I got it.
CDR 23:35 take data 92 MODE to READY. MARK.
192 MODE to READY. Got a shift in speed and TAPE MOTION.
24:30's next.
PLT Data push button, Bay of (garble) Sedimentation
flows from the river mouth. Boundary of the sediment with
the coastal water. Okay let's take a look out in the sea here
and see what we can find. We've got a real nice water pattern
here, just to the north Bay of (garble) Okay, let's see if
we can find Lake Managua. Ah, beautiful volcano I just had it.
CDR Coming up on 24:30. Stand by. MARK. 192
MODE to CHECK. Shifted down on tape speed. 25:00 is the next
mark.
PLT Okay, taking data on a on a crater.
CDR Okay, ALTIMETER is going to STANDBY at 40.
PLT You just frame the DAC on this so you'll
know which one - -
CDR The ALTIMETER UNLOCK light was ON and
the the READY was out. I'm setting the ALTIMETER RANGE to
68. I probably could have caught that a little early but
I was busy working on 192.
PLT Oh, beautiful. That one I that
volcano that's out on that island on Lake Managua is just about
clear,
CDR Beautiful.
PLT I'll go ahead and take a couple of frames
on it. Data push button. And a little cloudy. That's okay.
Okay now.
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TIME: 13:17 CDT, 74:18:17
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CDR i minute until the next mark.


PLT 27:12 is in my nadir swath card. See what
I was thinking here.
CC Skylab Houston, while we got a little
break here, we're about a minute and a half to LOS. Vanguard
at 18:36 and the VTR is clean and ready for use.
CDR Roger. Thanks Dick.
PLT Couple of frames here. Okay now data
push button push is in the bay south of Managua. Release the
data push button and oh, some beautiful Sun glint. Just the
right angle. I'm going to get some more data on - 27:01 -
CDR Coming up on 26:40.
CDR 26:40 stand by.
CDR MARK. ALTIMETER is ON.
PLT Okay, (garble) up for nadir swath.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2615/I
Time: 13:26 CDT, 74:18:26 GMT
1/28/74

PLT Releasing data pushbutton and oh, beautiful


Sun glint. Just the right angle. I'm going to get some more
of that on 27:01.
CDR Coming up on 26:40. 26:40. Stand by -
CDR MARK. ALTIMETER is ON.
PLT Okay. Setting up for nadir swath.
CDR ALTIMETER UNLOCK at 58.
PLT Okay. Nadir swath started and I'm going
to go ahead and turn the DAC on and ask Dick. There's no -
nothing in my notes about not using the DAC on this special
mode i nadir swath.
PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
18 hours 28 minutes. Loss of signal through the Texas tracking
station as Skylab IV continues the Earth resources pass.
G&C officer reporting - had reported a total of 21 mibs for
the maneuver into the attitude and then 25 to retain the
attitude on this EREP pass. As of right now, a total of
48 mibs have been used up to this point in the EREP pass.
Maneuver out of the EREP will be made as the spacecraft
crosses the coast of Brazil. EREP officer reporting on
Pilot Pogue's description of the clear weather over Central
America. He told Flight Director Don Puddy. He said, "Looks
like we're getting a lot of extra goodies." The weather
unexpectedly clear down there and the crew was able to get
some of the volcanoes in Guatemala which theytve missed on
previous EREP passes. Next acquisition in 6 minutes and
50 seconds will be through Vanguard at the close of the
EREP pass number 35 in the mission of Skylah IV. At Green-
wich mean time 18 hours 29 minutes, this is Skylab Control.
PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
18 hours 35 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Vanguard
tracking station in 40 seconds. We'll leave the line up for
this pass.
SPT Filter (garble)
PLT Okay. I've got the 51 maneuver and Itve
got nothing (garble) down.
SPT Okay. Let's see. Want a 10-second inter-
val.
CC Skylab, Houston. Vanguard for i0 minutes.
CDR Hi, Dick. We've got a problem with 190,
I think. After about 20 - well, it was 28:05 when I put the
SHUTTER SPEED to FAST. Just a few seconds after that, we
heard the S190 fal£er and I've got MALF lights on i, 4, and
5. I've got the back open and looking and number i is still
advancing film. Number 4 is advancing film.
CC Roger, Jerry. Copy.
CDR Okay. I'm watching number 5 to see if it's
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advancing film. Yeah_ it's advancing film, too. I guess it


was probably 5 or 6 seconds after I went to SHUTTER SPEED,
FAST when we heard it. It sounded like it bogged down, slowed
up and very noticeably; and at that instant_ those 3 MALF
lights came on.
CC Okay.
CDR I'ii give you on tape, or I can give yon
air,to-ground if you want it, beginning and ending frame
count on S190.
CC Okay. We'd like to have it air-to-ground
if we - if you have the chance_ Jerry. And are you telling that
the cameras are advancing by the frame counter?
CDR That's affirmative.
CC Okay.
CDR Okay. In the beginning frame count, I've
got some time here before my next effort. Beginning frame
count before sensitometry advance and I checked sensitometry.
It was good, 28 frames and no MALF lights. So before the
sensitometry, it was 9666, 9005, 9882, 9871, 3419, 5140; and
when we're finished, we'll give you another frame count to
see if they all took their alloted number.
CC Okayp Jerry. I got those.
CDR Next mark at 40:00. And 192 ought to use
up that 3 centimeters of tape this timep Bill.
CC And CDR_ _ouston. When you get a chance,
could you check the meter and tell us if the SHUTTER SPEED
appears to be operating at the right speed.
CDR Okay, sure will. Ed didn't even think to
do that. (Garble) looking good right now. Yes, I did, Bill.
It was right after the shift to the high speed. Okay, we're
coming up on 40:00. Stand by
CDR MARK. 192 MODE to READY.
CDR Coming up on 45.
CDR MARK it. 92 MODE to STANDBY. By the way,
Dick, the 191 cooler is considerably more quiet and stable
this afternoon - or today than it was yesterday. Just begin-
ning to get a little bit of racket from it now. But up until
nowp it's been rather normal.
CC Okay, Jerry.
CDR 41:10 MARK. Got a 190 READY out. MODE's
going to STANDBY. Looking for 41:40.
CC Roger_
CDR Want me to run the 190 SHUTTER SPEED up
to FAST and see if it'll go there?
CC We're talking about that right now, Jerry.
Stand by, pleas_e.
CDR Okay. Coming up on 41:40. Stand by -
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CDR MARK it. The ATLIMETER's ON. 41:46 is


next. Stand by -
CDR MARK. 194 MODE to MANUAL. 18:42, Bill?
PLT Right.
CDR 7 seconds. Stand hy -
CDR MARK it. ALTIMETER UNLOCK light.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2616/I
Time: 13:42 CDT 74:18:42 GMT
1/28/74

CDR - ALTIMETER UNLOCK light.


CDR ALTIMETER READY out at 21. Stand by -
CC CDR, Houston, when you got a chance.
CDR Go ahead.
CC Okay; what we'd like you to do on 190
is go OFF to clear the lights, and in a i0 frame go SHUTTER
SPEED to FAST and hit AUTO and see what happens there. Then
after all that's over you can you can give us a frame count.
CDR All right. ALTIMETER UNLOCK light came
on. I killed the ALTIMETER and put it back ON at 36. It's
looking okay. Just got an UNLOCK light again at 55. Okay,
the power's going OFF. Setting the frames at i0. FRAME
INTERVAL is at i0. POWER's coming back ON. All right.
Going to FAST SHUTTER SPEED. There's just - right up there,
nice and smooth. Going to AUTO. It was a nice, smooth
acceleration up to fast speed. That's two frames down, looking
good. Three frames down, still looking good. You said i0
frames, didn't you Dick?
CC That's affirm.
CDR Four frames, still looking good. Okay.
ALTIMETER's READY light was out. Went to STANDBY at 05. AL-
TIMETER back ON at 20. Still clicking away, looking good.
No malf lights.
CDR ALTIMETER UNLOCK light at 45. Stand by
for 45:00.
CDR MARK it. ALTIMETER STANDBY, EREP STOP.
CC Skylab, Houston. In - -
CDR (Garble). Go ahead.
CC We're a minute from LOS Goldstone at
19:49. Go ahead, Jer.
CDR Roger. I was going to say I guess I
don't have to do the tape depletion, do I? It's all done
for me. Okay. We got tape completion, Dick, at - let's
see here; about 4 - 40 minutes and around 30 seconds, about
2/3 of the way through the S192 sequence.
CC Okay.
CDR Okay. Bravo 7 is reading 34 percent.
192 DOOR going CLOSED.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
18 hours 46 minutes with loss of signal through Vanguard at
the close of the EREP pass. G&C reports that attitude looked
good, use of mibs within the nominal planned use at the start
of the maneuver. Until the spacecraftVs out of maneuver just
a few minutes ago the use of mibs totaled 57, which is
approximately 220-some poundseconds. The prediction for the
EREP passes was 255 pound seconds. Final revision of these
numbers will have to await until we have contact from Gold-
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Time: 13:42 CDT 74:18:42 GMT
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stone. We bypassed Tananarive on this pass. The next


acquisition will be in i hour and i minute through the
Goldstone tracking station. Report that the crew was having
problems with the 190 camera, malfunction lights coming
on, indicating film advance was not operating properly.
However, readouts at the close of the pass, EREP officers
said it looked good. Apparently the cameras are operating
all right. Next acquisition will be through Goldstone in
i hour. To repeat an earlier announcement, the scheduled
press conference with the crew of Skylab IV, for those
media wishing to submit questions, questions should be sub-
mitted by i p.m. central daylight time tomorrow, Tuesday, to
either Bruce Hicks of United Press International at area
code 713-488-5214 or to the Skylab News Center at 483-5111.
Next acquisition in i hour through Goldstone. At Greenwich
mean time 18 hours and 48 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2617/I
Time: 14:47 CDT 74:19:47 GMT
1/28/74

PAO This is Skylab Control. 19:47 Greenwich


mean time. Acquisition through tracking station Goldstone
in 45 seconds, final stateside pass of the day. By this
time the space station ought to be back in solar inertial
attitude. Standing by for AOS Goldstone.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Goldstone
for ii minutes.
SPT Hello Dick.
CC Hello there Edward.
CC And Skylab, if somebody's available this
pass we'd like to do the last part of that REG ADJUST.
SPT Jerry'll be with you in a minute Dick.
CC Okay, no hurry.
CDR Okay Dick, go ahead.
CC Roger Jerry, what we'd like to do is go
25 degrees counterclockwise from the present position, that's
5 degrees counterclockwise further counterclockwise from
the mark - original position.
CDR Okay, you want to go 25 counterclockwise,
right?
CC That's correct.
CDR Okay.
CC Okay Jerry, thank you very much.
Incidentally on that EREP pass a while ago we failed to put
on there to stow T - tape T38 in command module locker 89.
CDR Okay, we were wondering what your plans
were there.
CC Yeah, sorry we left that out there. Also
I have some turns out that the aurora is moderately active
and I have some available times for both the north and south
if you'd like to get a pencil and jot them down.
CDR Okay, go ahead.
CC Okay, the south aurora is - the windows
are 2033 to 2041 and again at 2206 to 2214. The north is
available at 2100 to 2108 and again at 2234 to 2242.
CDR Okay, hang on a second.
CC Okay.
CDR Okay, I had to get my super raster
going again there. South aurora 2033 to 41, 2206 to 14 and
north aurora 2100 to 2 - to 2108 and 2234 to 42.
CC You got itp Jerryp thank you much.
CDR Okay, I promised you an S190 frame
count post EREP thatls 9857, 9196, 0073, 0062, 3610_ 5331.
CC Okay, thank you sir.
CDR And Jerry, how did the shutter speed
look when you checked that meter?
CDR It looked just fine, it accelerated up
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very smoothly and leveled off and the i0 frames went through
very cleanly.
CC Okay, thank you.
SPT Was just a one time good deal glitch.
CC Roger that, that's what we hope.
CC Incidentally, despite that little anomaly
Jerry, we don't think we lost hardly any data at all.
CDR Well that's good news.
CDR Sounded like Bill was picking you up
all sorts of good freebies down in Central America.
CC Sure did, we sure copied that. Sounded
a lot better since the weather report was kind of grim when
I read it up to you and when we got it.
CC PLT, Houston. Not sure how busy - busy
you are but if you get a chance we still have about 4 minutes
here. I got a little information on your - on the RAD (?) size -
a window for that and also a time for your phone call.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2618/I
TIME: 14:56 CDT, 74:19:56 GMT
1/28/74

SPT Dick, go ahead right now use - in the


M092 and then the (garble) that I will copy down the times.
CC Hey_ youtre right, I'm sorry about that
I read the observing subject wrong real quickly there. Yes,
the window is at a time from 01:12 to 01:24, Bill might want
to stick that in his details and incidentally, he will be
an observer on MI31 at that time so it's strictly an optional
but if he can get it, that's the window. Also his phone
call is this evening, it's Guam pass at 02:05 LEFT ANTENNA.
SPT Okay, window 01:12 to 01:24 and Guam at
02:05 LEFT.
CC Roger.
CDR Houston, CDR, I'm a little bit confused
by my S183 details. The details they passed me up a change
that said to end the exposure at 22:26 and if I do that I'm
going to cut it short.
CC Okay, Jerry let me check that one out
real quick.
CC Skylab, Houston we're about a minute from
LOS, Vanguard comes up at 20:13 and wetre going to dump
the data/voice recorder at the Vanguard and Jet, I'ii have
an answer on SI 183 down there for you.
CDR Okay_ it looks to me like the 183 pad is rlght_
it probably is the details that are in error.
CC Okay, wetll check it.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal
from tracking station Goldstone and Texas for the final
stateside pass for today. News person who desire to submit
questions to the second Skylab IV inflight press conference
scheduled this coming Thursday which is January 31st, should
submit their questions for consideration to Bruce Hicks of
United Press International at area code 713, 488-5214 or the
Houston Skylab News Center, area 713-483-5111, deadline for
submissions of questions is I p.m. central daylight Tuesday,
the 29th of January, tomorrow, i0 minutes to tracking ship
Vanguard. We'll return at that time, at 20:02 Greenwich mean
time, Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2619/I
Time: 15:11 CDT, 74:20:11 GMT
1/28/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 20:11 Greenwich


mean time. Tracking ship Vanguard will acquire space station
Skylab in about 50 seconds. Commander Cart on the Apollo
telescope mount control and display panel at this time,
while Pilot Bill Pogue is the subject on the M092/093
medical experiments being observed by the Science Pilot, Ed
Gibson. Standing by for the good ship Vanguard.
CC Skylab, Houston, wetre AOS the Vanguard
for i0 minutes. We see somebody usin - using the data/volce
recorder. We - we are going to dump that one; however, as
long as the experiment 1 recorder is running the voice will
be going on there okay.
CC CDR, Houston_ when you get an opportunity
here, if you do, I've got an explanation on the S183.
CDR Okay, go ahead, Dick.
CC Okay, Jerry. It turns out when we corrected
that time to 22:26 in your details pad, we should have also
deleted that little remark at the end of that line that says
end exposure. Your S183 pad that we sent up, 7422 Alfa 1 and
and also the second page of it, is correct. The idea is
that that first exposure that you start is the 21-minute
exposure and the intention was that time of 22:26 is
approximately 5 minutes prior to the start of the second
exposure. Over.
CDR Okay, that clears it up.
CC Okay. I have a question for you. Tomorrow
we've got a situation that that'll be coming up to you -
that may require some crew monitoring of gimbal angles during
an LOS type maneuver. And we're wondering - we had an
earlier report from one of the earlier crews that there was
some intermittent operation of the CMG 3 outer gimbal meter
readings. Have you guys noticed that CMG outer gimbal - CMG
3 outer gimbal meter has - has occasionally being going off-
scale low?
CDR That's right, Dick. And we've reported
it several times throughout the mission.
SPT Dick, the way you can work it, though, is
to keep it on CMG 3. Then just, whenever you want to read 2,
just go on back there for around 5 seconds, and there seem to be
a time delay in the CMG 3 dropping down. It appears as though it
got some compassitance in there or something, and as long as you
only stay over on 2 for a short period of time you can read
all you want.
CC Okay. So - so, in essence then, you could
- you can use that meter to monitor the glmbal?
SPT That's correct.
CC On 2 and 3. Okay, thank you much.
CC CDR, Houston, if you have a chance and
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Time: 15:11 CDT, 74:20:11 GMT
1/28/74

you'd like to check the accuracy of that the meter on


CMG 3 outer gimbal. Right now it should be reading about
plus 50 percent.
CDR I've got plus 15 percent.
CC Roger. We made a mistake and we're
looking at a different gimbal and it was our error. We're
reading now about plus 20 percent so that one that looks
llke it is in the ball park.
CDR Yeah, CMG 2 is about 50.
CC Roger.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're a minute to LOS.
Tananarive at 21:39 - correction_ 20:39.
CDR Hey, Dick_ that old ice island is still
out there.
CC Roger.
PAO Skylab Control, LOS trackin_ ship
Vanguard. Large island of ice is spotted by the crew
drifting north out of the Antarctic. Next station in 14
minutes will be the voice relay station at Tananarive.
We'll return at that time. At 20:24 Greenwich mean time,
Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2620/I
TIME: 15:37 CDT, 74:20:37 GMT
1128174

PAO This is Skylab Control, 20:37 GMT.


Acquisition at voice relay station Tananarlve in 50 seconds.
Awaiting word from Tananarive COMM TECH that -
PAO Well, we've just had word from Tananarive
COMM TECH that they're GO for voice out there so we'll stand
by here.
CC Skylab, Houston Tananarive for 7 minutes.
CDR Roger, Dick, got a question for I guess
the articulated mirror people.
CC Okay, Jerry they're listening go ahead.
CDR On about two occasions now, I've indicated
that if they would just tell us where the discone antenna
should be located in the field of view when you got 00 and
rotation and TILT_ that we can give them a real accurate loca-
tion of where the 00 position is and we could give them
TILT and rota - rotation readings for that. It seems to me
this would be a real great way that's not time critical
to pretty well assure yourself that you're going to be
pointed at the right star field because you can open the
SAL and look in - extend the mirror and look at the antenna
before it gets too dark and kind of benchmark or calibrate
yourself. And so far that data has not been forthcoming.
Is it because it's impossible to get or what's the deal?
CC Stand by and let me get you an answer,
Jer.
CC CDR, Houston, I guess the answer is
we believe and and our problem, I guess is that we haventt
gotten this back up to you is that we don't have any say in
the location in the normal known location and the stability of
that location of the discone antenna. We believe that they
move around and wobble a good bit and this is affected by
each maneuver that we do and in general we do think that
it's a poor showing to get real accurate readings, particularly
when we're able to get the reference stars. So I guess
what we should have done is just told you that at least that
that was our opinion several days ago and then you wouldn't
have been expecting it, over.
CDR Yeah, that would have been a good idea,
because I've been harping on that for weeks now and haventt
gotten any feedback on it.
CC Sorry about that. Hey while I got you can
I can I talk to you about a couple of other things. First
of all, the jam you asked ahout_ we think the next day that
jam is scheduled for you Jerry is on day 76. We also, our
records show that there should be enougk jam on board to
cover each time that it appears in the menu from here on out.
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TIME: 15:37 CDT, 74:20:37 GMT
1/28/74

However, we're not real certain exactly what the location


of it is.
CDR Okay, we've got jam up here in overage,
but I was afraid to take it out because it's not on the llst
that they sent up of food that's available which told me
that everything that's here is accounted for that's not on
the list.
CC Stand by please.
CDR Okay.
CC Skylab, Houston Jerry rather than repeat
the conversation we've been having about overage, scheduled
meals and jam and so forth, the simple answer is that when
itts scheduled in your menu you can eat the jam that appears
in your overage. Also we're about a minute or so from LOS_
Hawaii comes up at 21:23 and we plan on dumping the
data/volce recorder there. I do have one other input that
you might be interested in. You noticed you know on
recorder one, the one that we changed the other day we have
previously been seeing some intermittent tape motion indications
that were noted during dumps. During today, we also noticed
that condition - sometimes when that reeorder_s in record_
we have verified that the recorderts working okay, however,
and it's strictly a problem with the TAPE MOTION sensor.
CDR Okay, it looks like that same old flashing
light, we_ve had that today too.
CC Okay.
PAO This is Skylab Control, LOS Tananarive,
next station in 34 minutes will be Hawaii. Seems the main
topic of conversation across Tananarive was onboard supplies
of jam. Just any old jam no flavors mentioned. Wetll be
back in 34 minutes for Hawaii. At 20:49 GMT, Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2621/I
Time: 16:22 CDT 74:21:22 GMT
1/28/74

PAO This is Skylab Control. 21:22 Greenwich


mean time, Tracking station Hawaii will acquire Skylab in
about a minute. About 2/3 of the way through revolution
3740
CC Through Hawaii for 7 minutes. We're
going to be dumping the data/voice here,
CDR Hello, Story; welcome aboard.
CC Yes, sir, same to you.
CC Skylabp we're a minute to LOS, about
23 minutes to the Vangaurd at 21:51.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal
at tracking station Hawaii. Next station in 20 minutes,
tracking ship Vanguard. We're looking at a change-of-shift
briefing with Flight Director Don Puddy at 5:00 p.m. in the
Houston News Room. That's 5:00 p.m. central daylight time
with off going Flight Director Don Puddy. At 21:30 Greenwich
mean time, Skylab Control.

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SL-IV MC2622/I
Time: 16:50 CDT, 74:21:50 GMT
1/28/74

PAO This is Skylab Control 21:50 Greenwich


mean time. Tracking ship Vanguard in about 50 seconds.
And we're estimating a change-of-shift briefing to commence
immediately after loss of signal at the Vanguard, which will
be about 9-I/2 minutes from now, according to the station
contacts display. 2 or 3 minutes after 5. We're awaiting
acquisition and resumption of communications through tracking
ship Vanguard with the crew of Skylab IV.
CC Skylab, we're with you through the
Vanguard for 9 minutes.
CDR Roger, Story.
CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS. About
15 minutes to Tananarive at 22:15.
PAO Skylab Control, LOS tracking ship
Vanguard. 13 minutes to voice relay station at Tananarlve.
Flight Director Don Puddy now gathering up his notes foT
his press conference - change-of-shift briefing, and should
be in the news center within the next 5 minutes. We'll tape
the Tananarive pass for delayed playback after the press
conference. This is Skylab Control, at 22:01 Greenwich mean
time.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2623/I
TIME: 17:48 CDT, 74:22:48 GMT
1/28/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 22:48 Greenwich


mean time. Some 9 minutes away from acquisition at Hawaii.
We have slightly over a minute of recorded air-to-ground
from the earlier Tananarive pass which took place during
the change-of-shift press conference, which we'll play back
at this time.
CC Skylab, back with you through Tananarive
for 4 minutes.
SPT Hello, Story. How are you doing today?
CC Ed, I'm doing beautiful today as are
the rest of us. And we got a beautiful day in Houston, about
the third good one ea in the last month.
SPT Hey, that's good to hear.
CC You'd be interested to know that the
back course back there is beautiful today.
SPT Well, keep it packed down there, Story.
I plan to use it a little bit.
CC Okay, can't wait for you to get back
home.
SPT Looking forward to it.
CC I might be able to keep up with you for
a week or two.
SPT Cardiovascular system is willing but
I think the legs won't be.
CC That's what I was hoping on.
SPT Sounds like a set-up to me.
CC That's what Milt was saying.
CC And we're a couple of minutes from LOS here_
the next station is Hawaii 22:58.
PAO This is Skylab Control, that completes
playback of Tananarive tracking station or voice relay
station pass recorded during the change-of-shift press
conference. They discussed a pair of post mission tennis
games being planned. We'll be back in 7 minutes for tracking
station Hawaii7 At 22:50 Greenwich mean time, Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2624/I
TIME: 17:57 CDT, 74:22:57 GMT
1/28/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 22:57 Greenwich


mean time. AOS, Hawaii in about 50 seconds 45 seconds,
final time this evening. Science pilot and pilot scheduled
for exercise at this time and the Commander Jerry Carr will
be manning the Apollo telescope mount with solar observations.
May be a rather quiet pass.
CC Skylab, AOS through Hawaii for 9 minutes.
CDR Roger, Story. Story, the S183 operations
are complete the first part of them anyway. It looked like
your - the plan - the pad they had was unattainable in that we
were not able to complete the second exposure, we had to
truncate it quite early.
CC Copy, Jer.
CC And Jer, this pass here probably we'll
be shipping up an S183 checklist change to you. That does not
concern your S183 ops today, that's for tomorrow.
CDR Roger, I thought we chopped the last of the
film today.
CC Jer, we're going back to the other
carrousel, that's i_i, that was considered unusable before
but weVve ginned up a procedure that you can still get it
aligned for installation.
CDR Okay.
CC And Bill_ll probably want to look at that
procedure a little bit tonight when he gets a chance.
CC Ed or Bill, Houston.
PLT Go, Story.
CC Wetre showing an experiment tape recorder
number i running, and unless youtre using it, you can turn it
off for us.
PLT Okay.
CDR Houston, CDR.
CC Go ahead, Jer.
CDR Roger, Story, I'm looking at permanent
general message 45, the revisit bag and down in item number
3 and item number 2, it says DBI material, one unit, any
clothing and then number 3 says Dnrrette material sample,
one unlt, any wrist or waist tether. I think they've got their
materials mixed there. I believe it's our clothing thatts Durette
and tethers are (garble), aren't they?
CC That sounds correct, Jer and I'ii I'ii
check on that.
CDR Okay.
CC Jerryp Houston.
CDR Roger, Story.
CC So that we can plan and get our biases in
for the articulating mirror system pads tomorrow, could yon
SL-IV MC2624/2
TIME: 17:57 CDT, 74:22:57 GMT
1/28/74

give us the results of the reference star sitings and any


differences between the AMS pad values and actual AMS readings
when Canopus was centered.
CDR CDR Yes, sir. On the reference star I found
Canopus off to the right and what I had to do was to track
2.0 degrees from rotation and add 0.3 degrees to tilt and
that put it right square in the center.
CC Okay, thanks. And that S183 pad we Just
sent up, itts labeled for the PLT but that's for you. And
as for your Flight Plan there, you'll be doing that early
in the morning.
CDR Okay.
CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS. About
22 minutes to the Vanguard at 23:29, for Bill the evening status
report will be coming up there and we're planning to dump
the data/voice there.
PLT Roger, I_ii be ready for you Story.
CC Okayp so will we.
PAO Skylab Controlp loss of signal final
time tonight through tracking station Hawaii, Next station
will be Vanguard tracking ship in 20 minutes. Scheduled
at Vanguard is the e_ening status report with Pilot Bill Pogue
passing down the information on food _onsumption_ all the
usual information that is included in the evening status
report. This will be a situation where they'll go one
complete revolution without any coverage, will be Vanguard
to Vanguard, almost an hour and a half out of contact with
the space station after the upcoming Vanguard pass, At 23:10
Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2625/I
Time: 18:28 CDT, 74:23:28 GMT
1/28/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 23:28 Greenwich


mean time. Acquisition at tracking ship Vanguard in about
45 seconds. Evening status report scheduled at this
Vanguard pass. The succeeding Vanguard pass an hour and a
half from now will be the medical conference. So, essentially
we're almost 2 hours without contact with the crew directly
from the control room here. Unless the flight surgeon turns
back part of the Vanguard pass one revolution from now our
next contact after this one will be Ascension, whieh is an
hour and 50 minutes from now. Five seconds to predicted
acquisition at tracking ship Vanguard.
CC Skylab, AOS through the Vanguard for
9 minutes.
CDR Roger.
CC Jer, we'll be shipping that S183 message
up to you this pass. I thought it had already gone up.
And we did correct it so your name's on the top of it. Also
we hope we_ll get up this Vanguard pass, that jumper wire
procedure that_ll get that 6 cycle per second noise out of
your audio. And you might take a look at that. And refer
just to the message, it does refer you to the SWS Systems
Checklist because there is a procedure in there that might
give you additional data but you can really pull it off
without looking at the SWS Systems Checklist. And you might
be interested in doing that tonight sometime, probably be
about 20_25 minutes for you.
CDR That's greatp Story, It111 be a relief.
CC And you're eomrectt The clothes are
Durette and the restraints and straps are PBI.
CDR Okay. Don_t bother to send up a new
message we_ll just scratch these out and correct them.
CC Good idea.
PLT Ready to copy the photo log?
CC Gop Bill.
PLT 16-millimeterp M516 charcoal canister
activity, Charlie India 94, 15 percent; Charlie India 128.
EREP VTSp Charlie Lima 12, 58 percent. (Music) MI51, M092/
93_ Charlie India 87, 83 percent, Charlie India 79. M487-4
Alfa, Charlie India 87, 68 percent_ Charlie India 79.
Nikon 01, Charlie X-ray 44p 46 frame count. Nikon 02,
Bravo Victor 40_ 43. Nikon 03, Charlie India 116, 15. Nikon
04, Bravo Echo ii, 05. Nikon 05_ India Romeo ii, 25.
70rmillimeter, Charlie X-ray 18, 158. ETC, India Romeo 03, 105.
EREP set Papa 98575 9196; 0073; 0062; 3610; 5331. Drawer A
configuration_ Alfa-l, transporter 02. Empty supply reel
takeup Charlie India 86; Alfa_2 transporter 05, no supply,
takeup is Charlie India 94; Alfa 3, transporter 06, Charlie
India 87_ 68 percent_ Charlie India 79. Alfa 4 in BACK, no
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Time: 18:28 CDT, 74:23:28 GMT
1128174

change.
CC Okay, Bill.
PLT And ready for the evening status.
CC Go, Bill.
PLT Sleep: CDR, 6.0, 4.5 heavy, 1.5 light;
SPT, 7.0, 6.5 heavy, 0.5 light; PLT, 6.0, 6.0 heavy.
Urine: CDR, 170; SPT, 95; PLT, 190. Water gun: 8821;
4896_ 1695; CDR, SPT, PLT, respectively. Body mass, BMMD:
CDR, 6.314, 6.313, 6.314; SPT, 6.406, 6.398, 6.399; PLT,
6.250, 6.257, 6.248. Exercise: CDR, no change; PLT, no
change; SPT, no change. Medications and expendables: CDR,
no medications, socks, shorts, and shirt. SPT, Afrin, once,
socks and shorts, and shorts and shirt. PLT, three Actifed
as directed, no clothing. Shopping list: Entry Checklist
review one and a half hours SPT, mission day 84 and 85 menus
packaged and stowed CDR. Inoperable equipment disposition:
transporter 05G with 15 percent remaining. This was during
the filming of the canister operation last night. Film
broken, transporter cleared

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2626/I
Time: 18:35 CDT 74:23:35 GMT
1/28/74

PLT (garble) CDR. Inoperatable equipment


disposition: Transporter 05G with 15 percent remaining. That
was during the filming of the canister operation last night;
film broken; transporter cleared; takeup reel Charlie India
128 stowed. Unscheduled stowage item location: Day 84 food,
W-730; day 85 food, W719. Food: CDR, salt packs, 19.0, plus
a black coffee, minus one strawberry drink, rehydration plus
1.5_ SPT, salt packs 4.0, plus a grape drink, plus an Apollo
cocoa, plus an Apollo grape drink, plus a tuna, That first
grape drink was a Skylab. No rehydration water devs. PLT,
salt 4.0, deviation 2 greenbeans, one was eaten last night
after the status report with the evening meal and one was eaten
with lunch today, plus 1 black coffee with su or plus a
coffee with sugar; no rehydration water deviations.
CC Okay, thanks, Bill. And on on the film
report, drawer L, the EREP, the fifth station, you read a 3610
and we're thinking it ought to be 9610.
PLT I copied it out of my pad, let me look at
it. Okayp that's what Jerry copied, too, 3610, but let me go
up and check the mag again just to be sure, Story.
CC Okay.
CC Ed, Houston.
CC Or CDR, Houston.
SPT He's recording right now Story.
CC Okay_ we were interested in checking to
see that the teleprinter is printing out messages. We're not
getting any verification on that down here.
SPT Okay, stand by a moment.
PLT Okay, Story, I've checked. That's what
the little numbers read.
CC Okay, thanks, Bill.
CC And Skylab, we're about 30 seconds till
LOS here, the next station is your medical conference which
is back again at Va - Vanguard in about an hour and a half.
You_ll see us next at Ascension, that's about an hour and
42 minutes, at 01:20. You may get a few desat firings and
you may possibly also get a CMG reset. Press on with the
flight plan and also get that momentum dump inhibit per the
checklist for your S183 ops.
SPT Okay, Story, will do. Teleprinter is
doing its thing, working great. And I'd like to change my
exercise. That's method Alfa is 37 minutes vice 40 and it's
been that way since around say day 023.
CC Okay, got it. And Dr. Roody Hoffman, the
PI in the light flashes_ thanks Bill for some good data.
SPT Bill gave it his all.
PLT Any time, Story, it was nice.
SL-IV MC-2626/2
Time: 18:35 CDT 74:23:35 GMT
1/28/74

PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal


at tracking ship Vanguard. An hour and 27 minutes to
Vanguard again, medical conference. And unless the crew
physician turns the loop back to Spacecraft Communicator
Story Musgrave here in the control center our next live
pass won't be until Ascension Island in an hour and 40
minutes. Orders being taken here in the control center for
local steak house to - for carry-out orders for flight
controllers during this long period. Instead of sandwiches
being wolfed down quickly, going first class tonight with
steaks. 23:40, returning in an hour and 40 minutes, this
is Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2627/I
Time: 20:11 CDT 75:01:11 GMT
1/28/74

PAO This is Skylab Control. 01:ii Greenwich


mean time. We're in acquisition now at tracking ship
Vanguard. However the crew physician is having the evening
medical conference with the crew of Skylab IV. We'll stand
by for the remainder of the Vanguard pass just in case the
loop is handed back to the CAP COMM. And wetll stay up
across the brief gap to Ascension.
CC Skylab, got you here for about a minute
and a half through Vanguard.
PLT Roger, coming at you with the frame
count from ATM. 7892, 85318, 6, 24, 788, 617, 2564.
CC Okay, Bill, got it.
CC And we're already ahout 30 seconds to
LOS here and we're about 3 minutes to Ascension at 01:20.
CDR Roger Story.
CC And we'd like Jerks water gun reading
some time along here.
PLT Stand by.
CDR Would you buy 8891?
CC Yeah.
CC Skylab, back with you through Ascension
for 9 minutes. Bill, Houston.
PLT Go Story.
CC Bill, we'd like the S052 frames remaining
again and an S054, like the GRATING position to OUT and your
EXPOSURE RANGE to 256.
PLT Stand by.
CDR Houston, CDR.
CC Go Jer.
CDR I don't know why Story, but this time
the pad values for ROTATION and TILT for Canopus were within
2/10 of a degree. So the corrections I had last time didn't
work this time.
CC Okay, thanks Jer.
CDR I guess all that tells me is there's a
lot of slop in the wheels there that control the mirror or
something.
PLT Story, was that 52 that you wanted over?
CC Yes sir, I think you gave us two numbers
on that, was it 788 or 617?
PLT 788. Disregard 617.
CC Okay, and the panel looks good now Bill.
PLT Thank you.
CC And Bill_ while you're up there could
you check the teleprinter and check the legibility of the
S183 ops pad and recorder bypass pad?
PLT Stand by.
SL-IV MC-2627/2
Time: 20:11 CDT 75:01:11 GMT
1/28/74

CDR Story, when they dump the tapes this


time would you have them check and see if any of the med
conference got onto the dump tapes. If they did I'd like
to request that we do not again schedule a med conference
and an experiment at the same time that requires recorders.
CC Okay, we'll check that for you and let
you know Jer.
CDR I found it almost impossible to carry
on any kind of conversation with either side of the house
either the experiment or the doctor at the time.
CC Okay.
PLT And the teleprinter is legible but it's sort
of poor quality.
CC Is it good enough?
PLT It's good enough.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2628/I
Time: 20:25 CDT, 75:01:25 GMT
1/28/74

CC Skylab, we're 40 seconds to LOS. The


next station is Guam in about 35 minutes, 02:05. Bill,
you've got a phone call there. It'll be ANTENNA, LEFT, And
we're intending to dump the data/voice at Guam.
CDR Okay, Story. And he copied.
CC And Jer, we'll be looking for any
med conference notes from the tape recorder there. And
at this time of the evening when we're scheduling phone
calls, med conference, and evening status and all, this
time of the evening wetve been running Vanguard to Hawaii,
and we got, sometimes an hour and a half between passes, it's
real hard to work all of those things in, but we'll do the
best we can.
CDR Yeah, I know. I realize it's a problem
but it's also a pain in the neck having your darn med
conferences recorded.
CC Yes, sir.
PAO This is Skylab Control, LOS Ascension.
Not to much in the way of communications through Ascension
on the first pass through that station tonight. Next
station, Guam in 32 minutes which will probably be the final
pass of the evening before the crew goes to bed or at
least before they go into that final hour of pre-sleep
activity. At 01:32 Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab
Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2629/I
TIME: 21:04 CDT, 75:02:04 GMT
1/28/74

PAO This is Skylab Control 02:04 Greenwich


mean time. Guam Island tracking station in 50 seconds which
will probably be the last pass of the evening. Meanwhile
the acting crew physician Dr. Charles E. Ross has issued
the daily summary following the medical conference at the
last Vanguard pass which reads as follows: "The Skylab IV
crew remains in satisfactory health. The pilot is improving
daily in reference to his nasal and sinus congestion. The
pilot also completed a lower body negative pressure experiment
today." That completes the summary.
CC Skylab, AOS through Guam for 8 minutes
and we'd like the DAS. It's for an outer gimbal backup.
CC And we'll be dumping the data/voice here.
CC Jerry, Houston.
CC The DAS is yours, Skylab.
CDR Houston, Skylab.
CC Go ahead.
CDR This is CDR, how do you read?
CC Loud and clear, you been calling us
Jer?
CDR Yeah, I don't think we've been gettin_
any downlink to you. Did you call me?
CC Yes sir, I gave yon an AOS and a data/
voice dump, and then I called you and also asked for the DAS.
Were you receiving me on those?
CDR Yeah, we got all those.
CC Okay, Jer, we'd like you to check
the subsequent teleprinter messages that - that have gone up
and if they're marginal or you have any question about them
we'd like you to change the paper, we've got a lot more pads
to send up tonight.
CDR Okay, Story.
SPT Story I just checked it; looks pretty
good.
CC Okay, Ed.
SPT Story, I just finishing up some work on
the ATM here, we did not get block number 1 at that last orbit
so I came up and got that one in as well as some others I'ii
mention to you in a moment. And I'm just putting that back
in unattended configuration, gave 52 a shopping list item i now
and I_ii be going unattended right now.
CC Okay, thanks Ed, we_ve been watching you.
And Jerry, Houston.
CDR Go ahead, Story.
CC We're planning on this being the last
pass for tonight, if you've got anything for us. And
there's still a 2 degree error in the AMS. The reason it
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came out pretty good last time is that we had about a 2-


degree error in the nuZ and that compensated for the error
in the instrument. And in future pads, we're going to put
the biases in for that 2-degree error.
CDR Okay, good enough. That had me kind of
confused there, how it could have been bad last time and
good this time.
CC And Jer, pass on a message to Bill, I
know he's on the phone right now and that is that if he gets a
if he did not get RAD 5, that's radiation 5 another window
opens up for that at 02:48 tonight.
CDR Okay, Story I'll tell him, 02:48.
CC Thanks Jet.
SPT Okay, Story, the ATM is yours.
CC Okay, Ed and you can do a favor for us
up there and change the GRATING position in S055 to all balls -
to zero.
SPT Okay, I just ran it from all balls to
617; I'll run her over to zero again.
CC Thanks.
SPT Story, what we did on S055 was - we picked
up some extra ones on either side, the right limb and left
limb at plus 395 and 105 and minus 185 and up/down. We just
added some on the left-hand side and the right-hand side to
try to pick up any limb activity that might be extended out
there. So we figured it wasn't a maxi-RASTER, it wasn't a
super RASTER, it was a hyper-RASTER.

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SPT - going to pick up any limb activity that


might be extended out there. So we figured it wasn't a
maxi-RASTER and it wasn't a super-RASTER; it was hyper-RASTER.
CC That'll keep a lot of people thinking, Ed.
SPT I think it probably was a little bit
sadistic because now all the S055 folks are goin_ to have to
go outand buy new picture frames.
CC Or get themselves a new Sun. And while
I got you, on the general message for handheld photos that
we're sending up for tomorrow's work, there's three entries
there that'll need changing. We're going to send you up an
entirely new pad so you won't have to pen-and-ink them.
SPT Thank you.
CC Skylab, we're a minute till LOS, the
next station is the Vanguard in about 30 minutes at 02:44.
We won't call you. It's there if you want us. Good night.
CDR Good night, Story.
SPT Night, Story. Enjoyed the evening.
CC Yes, sir.
MCC Good night, Skylab.
CDR Good night, Milt.
SPT Night, Milt.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal
at tracking station Guam. Final call of the evening. And
after a round of "good nights" between the crew and Spacecraft
Communicator Story Musgrave, Flight Director Milt Windler got
on the air,ground and said good night and it was a return
"good night, Milt" from the crew. Signing off until 6:00 a.m.
Tuesday morning, this is Skylab Control at 02:15 Greenwich
mean time.

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Time: 05:54 CDT 75:10:54 GMT
1/29/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time i0


hours 59 minutes. January 29, mission day 75 for the crew
of Skylab IV. Wakeup coming in approximately 35 seconds.
We'll bring the line up for the wakeup call from Hank Hartsfield.
CC (Music)
CC Skylab, Houston, good morning. The bright
team will be back with you again in about 5 minutes in Madrid,
and we're scheduled to dump the voice recorder.
CDR Hi_ Hank.
CC (Music)
PAO Sk_lab Control, Greenwich mean time ii
hours 15 minutes. Wakeup call through the states. A medley
of soft music for the crew this morning. Wakeup call from
CAP COMM Hank Hartsfield. Flight Director this morning is
Gene Kranz of the bronze team. Skylab space station in its
3752nd revolution of the Earth. The crew is in 1067th revolu-
tion. Temperatures aboard the spacecraft this morning average
71.2 degrees. The G&C officer reports the CMG number 2 is
no better, indicates that number 2 is continuing its slow decline
rated deterioration which began 6 days ago. Acquisition
through Canary/Madrid tracking stations in I minute. We'll
hold the line up for Hank Hartsfield.

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SL-IV MC-2632/I
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CC Skylab, Houston. We're through Madrid


for 8-1/2 minutes, and we'd like to dump the recorder here.
CDR Rog, Hank. You've got it.
PLT Check (?) do you need that bumper in -
that breaker in the dump?
CC Stand by i.
CC No, we dontt need that in, Bill.
CDR Okay. It's in, Hank.
CC Would you care to hear a little news
this morning, or you want to wait a little while?
CDR No, Hank. Go ahead. That'll be fine.
CC Well, we_ll lead off here with a few
more words on Kohoutek. A leading comet expert says the
comet Kohoutek still could be the comet of the century to
scientists. "Kohoutek is a better than average comet," Dr.
Marsden said. "But there is just an awful lot we don't know
about these things. We never had a case like this of a comet
which came in so close to the Sun being discovered so far out
in space as this one_ and this presented many interesting
possibilities about what it could do," he said. "But because
it was discovered so early, scientists could prepare, and
speaking as an astronomer, I am delighted at the scientific
observations made. No comet has been studied as extensively
as this one_ and what is learned should be incredible," Dr.
Marsden said. He said comets are extremely unpredictable
objects which can suddenly grow brigkter or dimmer_ burn out
completely, or even split into two or more other comets. "We
feel that there may be a volatile substance on the outside of
the comet head which is lost on the first pass, leaving just
water, ice and other material which doesn't vaporise as easily."
It is the vapor reflecting light that is seen in the sky, and Kohoutek
could have lost its vaporizing substance passing the sun.
Many experts speculate that comets originate somewhere beyond
Pluto's orbit in a ring of comet-like snowballs and occasionally
one is nudged out of place and falls toward the sun. The pre-
vailing theory is that these snowballs are composed of
frozen water, ammonia and methane, along with dust particles
and other space debris. The surging Mississippi River, flooding
thousands of acres of lowlands in West Tennessee, has forced
about 500 people to flee their homes. Authorities said the
river had spilled over about 30,000 acres of unprotected
farmland from Hickman, Kentucky, near the Tennessee-Kentucky border
southward to about 40 miles north of Memphis. The hardest
hit counties in West Tennessee were Dyer and Lauderdale counties,
where flood water covered about 22,500 acres. The river at
Dyersburg in Dyer County was cresting Monday at more than
6 feet above the 32_foot flood stage. A spokesman for the
National Weather Service said the river would-crest at Memphis
on Sunday at 36.1 feet, which is 2.1 feet above flood stage at
the city. Problems with Mariner i0 from Pasadena JPL. They
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say about 20 percent of Mariner X's nitrogen gas supply


was lost Monday, just eight days before a scheduled flyby
of Venus, scientists reported. Their scientists were not
immediately certain whether the gas loss would have any
effect on the mission. A computer alarm alerted engineers
at laboratory Monday to a sudden decrease in attitude control
gas pressure ahosrd the spacecraft, a spokesman said. Proper
pressure was restored by turning off the gyros which had
been controlling the craft's attitude for the last i0 days.
Mariner X, launched November 3, 1973, is scheduled to fly
by Venus on Feburary 5 and Mercury on March 29. And here's
a little one from Per - Orlando, Florida. Little did Carlton Black
realize that spitting watermelon seeds at his sister might
someday win him a trip to Las Vegas. Black, a Jacksonville
auto parts salesman, captured the Florida melon spitting
championship Sunday. "I didn't get too dry a pucker," he
explained after spitting a seed 55 feet to beat all challengers,
including Florida Secretary of State, Richard Stone. Black,
30, said he gained his skill sitting around the back yard,
eatln_ watermelon and spitting the seeds at his sister. He
won a trip to Las Vegas for the National spit-off. From
Miami: Soviet Communist party leader Leonid Brezhnev gets
his first chance to address the Cuban nation today at a
massive outdoor rally in Havana. Brezhnev, who received a
tumultous greeting on his arrival in the Cuban capital
on Monday, is expected to express his country's solidarity
with the Cuban regime of Prime Minister Fidel Castro at
ceremonies in the Plazs de la Revo -Revolucion. The 67-year-old
Brezhnev is expected to spend much of the week-long visit
in meetings witk Castro. There has been no official word on the
subjects to be discussed. From Houston: When the Skylab III
astronauts depart their orbiting home next week, they'll leave
behind a time capsule that may be retruved - retruved, huh -
retrieved by future spacemen. Mission Control radioed the
astronauts a list of 30 items, ranging from food and clothing
to electrical devices to be placed in a bag and left in a
convenient spot inside the laboratory. Carr, Pogue and Gibson
today were in their 75th day of the 84-day mission, heading for
a Fehruary 8 splashdown. They are the third and final crew to
inhabit the 85_ton space station. Washington: The Navy
plans to argue that the energy crisis makes it necessary to
have a bigger fleet. Senior Adam Admirals will tell congressional
committees in coming months that naval power is vital in keep-
ing open the tanker routes from oil producing regions. In the
last five years, the fleet has shru_nk from 976 ships to 511 older
as older vessels were retired. Also Washington: The fate of
emergency energy legislation appears in doubt in the Senate.
A fZnal Senate vote on the bill was scheduled for this after-
noon, But before that_ Senator Gaylord Nelson was expected
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to offer a motion to send the bill back to conference with


the House. The bill would give President Nixon the
authority to order gasoline rationing. Well they had a big
fight last night. Muhammad All showed up in glistening black
and white terry cloth and Joe Frazier swathed himself in
white crushed velvetp but the fighters looked like paupers
Monday night compared with some of the fans. A noted designer
reportedly made All an $ii,000 rhinestone-studded cape to
wear to the ring, but he did not use it. Earlier in the
week, he had chided Frazler for flaunting minks while most
of the world was starving. It was the night of the peacock
at Madison Square Garden. In furs and featkers, glistening
platform shoes and blinding diamonds came to the Soul people,
strutting majestically into the smoky_ smelly arena to
witness the most primitive of man_s sports. Ringside seats
went for as much as one thousand dollars from scalpers. 20,400
fans packed the Garden to watch All and Frazier go 12 rounds.
The final score was 7 for All, 4 for Frazler and 1 even. Both
fighters were cut up pretty bad. "I'd love to give Joe
another chance. He deserves everything he can get," Muhammed
Ali said on a possible rematch with Joe Frazler. Ali won
a unanimous 12_round decision on the heavyweight match. It
is estimated the fight was witnessed by a billion people. Thatts
hard to believe. And that's about it. We're about 25 seconds
from LOS. Tananarive is next at 38.
CDR Thank you, Hank.
CC And for the SPT, i quickie. We've got
your new JOP 13 pad on board, now.

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SL-IV MC-2633/I
Time: 06:26 CDT 75:11:26 GMT
1/29/74

CC They were just a few changes to that Ed, from


the one yon reviewed.
SPT Okay, thank you, Hank.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time ii
hours 28 minutes. The morning news read up to the crew by
CAP COMM Hank Hartsfield as the crew was in their postsleep
activities, more than likely having a cup of coffee aboard
their space station. Today, mission day 75, a schedule filled
with observations of the Sun, medical experiments, and another
Earth survey pass make up the bulk of Skylab IV activities
for January 29. Major medical experiment today is the M092/M093
lower body negative pressure and vectorcardiogram runs. Today's
test is to begin approximately at 2:20 p.m. central daylight
time with Science Pilot Ed Gibson as the subject and Commander
Gerald Carr as the observer. The M092 experiment is designed
to establish a time course of cardiovascular deconditionlng
changes caused by zero g and to make comparisons with base-
line studies here on the ground as long as - prior to the mission.
M093 measures electrocardiograph potentials during zero g to
obtain precise measurements of change. Three periods of solar
observations are on today's Flight Plan with Science Pilot
Gihson hearing the hulk of the tasks. Gibson will perform
an ATM JOP 13 experiment later this morning - later in the
evening. Joint Observation Program, acronym JOPs are designed
around specific problems in solar physics. The JOPs are carried
out by executing a succession of fundamental observing sequences
also known as building blocks. Each buildln_ block provides a
specific type of observation. JOP 13 is an observation of night
sky objects. The Earth resources pass along groundtrack 34
is number 36 in the mission of Skylab IV. The space station
will take data over Oregon, Sante Fe, New Mexico, Lubbock,
Texas_ and Central and South America. The run starts at 12:25
central daylight time and continues through 12:58 p.m. central
dayl_ght time. Kousekeeping, personal hygiene, physical training
and a variety of handheld photo targets of opportunity round out
the busy schedule for the Skylab IV crew. By bedtime approximately
2821/2 hours, will have been devoted to science-gathering exper-
iments. Next acquisition through Tananarive in 6 minutes 45
seconds. At Greenwich mean time ii hours 31 minutes, this is
Skyla5 Control.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time ii hours
37 minutes. An 8_minute pass through Tananarive as the crew is
in their postsleep activities on this morning of their 75th
day of operations aboard Skylab. The crew presently in has
orbited the Earth 1067 times since launch on November 16. We'll
5rlng the line up for this 8_minute pass. CAP COMM Hank Hartsfield.
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CC Skylab, Houston through Tananarive for


7 minutes.
SPT Roger, Hank.
CC CDR, Houston.
PLT He's listening, go.
CC Okay, he had a question yesterday evening
regarding whether the med conference got on to the dump tape
with the MI31 data. And we checked and it did not.
PLT Okay, thank you.
CC And when you get to tearing the pads up
you'll probably notice that there is a ref Charlie on message
7534 regarding the optional handheld photos that replaces the
Alfa version, so you can throw the first one away.
PLT Okay.
CC And, Skylab, got one question for anybody
that can answer. What's the status of the AFC bypass information?
Did you do that yet?
PLT What kind of bypass?
CC Roger. We were going to install that
cable you know on the AM recorder there recorder number 1 so
we could get rid of that buzz.
PLT Okay, well we didn't do it, Hank. Was
there an uplinked procedure involved in that, or was that right
out of the book?
CC We sent a message up yesterday to allow
you to do that. It sort of revised the procedures in the
book. It was a complete procedure_ it should have stood alone.
PLT Okay, we'll have to take a look at it.
CC Okay. It went up yesterday. It was message
number 7451. We were just (garble). You can do it any time you want
to, but we were just curious if you did get to it yesterday.
PLT When did that come up on the teleprinter,
Hank. We haven't found it yet.
CC It went up yesterday at 23:30 Zulu. And
the reason wetre asking yon about it is that once that procedure
is accomplished we can no longer redesignate recorders down
here. So we do need to know when you do it.
PLT Okay, Hank, either we didn't get it or
we mislaid it. How about firing another one up when itts
convenient.
CC Okay, that's no problem, and we'll do that
right away.
CC Skylab_ if it's convenient to listen, you
might be interested in a couple of notes we got in from your
recovery boat. The New Orleans sailed out of San Diego
Sunday morning. And itts on its way out to get ready to pick
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you up. You'll make the 30th pick up of manned spacecraft


that has been made by the Navy. The weather officer on board
the ship is Lieutenant Commander David Sokol and he said the
long range forecast will be pretty good for your recovery.
There is also an interesting story coming from the ship. The
air officer on the boat is named Orville Wright Jr. Commander
Orv_lle Wright Jr. was named for his father, obviously, who
was born in the year Orville and Wilbur Wright discovered
flight at Kitty Hawk; They were not relatives, but his family
chose to commemorate that bit of history by naming their son
Orville. "At least it helped me through flight school," the
naval aviator said. No one wanted to he the instructor who
washed out Orville Wright. As the air officer he is in change
of the air mission which is to recover you guys. And he said that
he's that Orville Wright is a proud name to be bearing especially
on this mission to recover the men who have flown longest in
space a mere 70 years after Orville and Wilbur Wright launched
man into the sky. Commander Wright grew up in Bucks County, PA,
but he says he is - says here, discovered San Diego during his
Navy duty and doubts if he will ever leave.
CDR We've got a warm heart - a warm place
in our heart for all those guys in the Navy, Hank, and pass
on our best wishes now. We!ll hope to see them in about i0 days.
CC Okay, Bill, will do.

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SL-IV MC2634/I
Time: 06:45 CDT, 75:11:45 GMT
1/29/74

PLT _ Best wiskes now and we'll hope to see


them in about i0 days.
CC Okay, Bill. Will do.
CC We're coming up on about a minute from
LOS. Honeysuckle is the next site at 12:03 and that's 17-i/2
minutes from now.
CREW So long, Kank.
PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
ii hours 47 minutes. Loss of signal tkrough Tananarive.
Next acquisition will be in 15 minutes and 40 seconds through
Honeysuckle. Today's Earth resources pass, number 36. It is
anticipated only 4 mibs will be used today for the Earth
resources pass. However, approximately 325 to 465 pound-
seconds of propellant may be used during the maneuver later
tonight for Joint Observation Program number 13, using the
ATM instruments aiming at a star, Gamma Veil (?). This maneuver
will take place at Greenwich mean time 24:00 while Science
Pilot Ed Gibson is operating the ATM instruments. Yesterday's
Earth resources pass, number 35 in the mission of Skylab IV,
was accomplished along groundtrack 20 on a descending pass
through the United States and South America. Multispectral
and metric photography and multispectral scanner data from
this data take will be analyzed for mineral exploration in
Nevada and Utah. The same type of data will he used for
regional geological mapping, mineral exploration and ground
water exploration in Colorado. Yesterday'_s data, multiscanner
data, collected over north _ northern Arizona, will be used
for thematic mapping as well as analysis of multispectral
imagery, infrared spectrometer, and multispectral scanner
data, collected over southern Rio Grande valley of Texas,
may result in the detection of citrus insect infestation and
avenues of entry. In addition, salive soil maps will be
prepared from this data in the same area. Radiometer/scattero-
meter data collected over the upper Rio Grande valley, will
be used to determine soil characteristics. Multispectral
and metric photography were acquired in Central and South
America for photomapping and map revisionsp cultural identi_
fication_ and thematic mapping, The same type of photography
plus metric - multispectral scanner data, will be used to conduct
volcanic studies in Central America and natural resource surveys
in Bolivia. Multispectral photography and radiometer data
acquired over the intertropical convergence zone cloud system
over north _ northern South America, will be evaluated for
purpose of improving weather forecasting. Finally, multispec-
tral and metric photography plus multiapeetral scanner data
collected over the southeast coast of Brazil, will be used
for oceanography _ for oceanography studies. During the EREP
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operation of yesterday, the SI90A multispectral photographic


facility operation, an audible decrease in shutter speed
occurred and malf - malfunction lights came on on cameras i,
4, and 5. Post pass testing indicated proper operation. A
capping shutter checkout test will be conducted prior to
today's pass to determine if the camera logic circuitry is
performing properly. Yesterday's activities, the GNC reports
a slight decrease in control moment gyro 2 wheel speed and
an increase in phase currents, occurred on mission day 28.
This is the third consecutive day in which these changes have
been detected. Howeverp the bearing temperature differential
does not reflect a noticeable change. Bearing 2 temperature
has been warmer than bearing 1 by approximately 2 degrees to
2.7 degrees during this 3_day period. Next acquisition will
he in ii minutes and 35 seconds through Honeysuckle. At
Greenwich mean time ii hours 51 minutes, this is Skylab
Control.
PA0 Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
12 hours 2 minutes. Acquisition coming in 50 seconds through
Koneysuckle tracking station, Thls will he a 9 minute pass.
We_ll bring the line up for CAP C01_ Lank Rartsfield.
CC Skylah, Houston through Honeysuckle for
9 minutes.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS.
Hawaii is next at 23, ii minutes from now.
SPT So long, Hank.
PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
12 hours 13 minutes. Loss of signal through Honeysuckle.
Next acquisition in 9 minutes, will be the Hawaii tracking
station. At Greenwich mean time 12 hours 13 minutes, this
is Skylab Control.

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SL-IV MC-2635/I
Time: 07:21 CDT 75:12:21 GMT
1/29/74

PAO Skylah Control, Greenwich mean time


12 hours 21 minutes. Acquisition coming through Hawaii in
50 seconds, a 9_minute pass through Hawaii. Commander
Gerald Carr should be performing the S183 at this timep on
this pass. This is the 15th time the S183 instrument has
been used in Skylab IV. We_ll bring the line up for the
9_mlnute pass through Hawaii.
CC Skylab, Houston through Hawaii for
9 minutes.
CDR Roger_ Kank.
CC Sk_lah_ HouRton_ i minute to LOS.
Goldstone at 35_ 3_i/2 minutes from now.
CC Skylab , Kouston through Goldstone
6-1/2 minutes.
PLT Howdyp Hank_
CC Skylab, Houston. i minute to LOS. Wetll
see you again in Bermuda at 46_ that's about 4-i/2 minutes
from now.
CDR Roger_ Hank. Have you uplinked that
teleprinter message on the jumper?
CC Okay. The answer is down - down here,
Jer, as soon as we can get computer support we'll put it in
and ship it up.
CDR Okay; good enough_ I don't have any
idea what happened to the one last night. I was going to
ask you a _ on the last pass _ why they hadn't sent it up
yet.
CC Roger. We - We uplinked that yesterday after-
noon, and we're a little surprised, too that it didn't get up.
I don't understand that, either.
CDR No. It's probably on the end of somebody's
pad and we haven't noticed it yet, but we_ve looked around.
CC Roger. It's three pages long.
CDR Well, that can't be it then.
SPT Hank, is the VTR available for the ATM
now?
CC That's affirmative. VTR is cleaned off,
Ed.
SPT Thank you.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
12 hours 43 minutes. Loss of signal through Goldstone.
Next acquisition will be Bermuda for a 2 minute and 45 second
pass. We'll hold the line up for this Bermuda pass.
CC Skylab, Houston through Bermuda for
7 minutes.
CC Skylah, Houston. We're coming up on a
keyhole. It's about 45 seconds long. Give you a call when
we get out.
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Time: 07:21 CDT 75:12:21 GMT
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CC Skylab, we're out of keyhole and back


with you another 4 minutes (garble).
SPT Hello, Hank. It looks like on the WLC we've
got another burned-in spot on the TV display. It's one
right adjacent to the one we had previously only this one's
a little larger and just a little further out in a radial
direction.
CC Roger. We copy. Ed_ would you tell us
again where the new spot is in relation to the older one?
SPT Yes, Hank, the old one is about I0:00 and out
about a third or so of the distance from the center. The
new one is at around 10:30 and out around halfway, and looks
to be about a factor of 3 larger.
CC We copy.
SPT You'll be getting a look at it on the
VTR which we'll be doing in a moment after we get done with
building block i.
CC Okay. We_ll be looking to see that on
our dump, and we're ahout i minute to LOS now. Canaries is
coming up next at 55_ and we plan to dump the recorder there
and the blithe (?) team will be handing over to the crimson team
there and we'll see you tomorrow.
SPT So long, Hank. Have a good day.
CDR See you, Hank.
CC See you later, guys. Have a good day.

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SL-IV MC-2636/I
Time: 07:53 CDT, 75:12:53 GMT
1/29/74

SPT Hank, you still there?


CC Roger.
SPT Okay. When I try to look at the corona
using the TV display, put it to the TV position, I can just
barely see the inside of the corona. I suspect that the
AGC in the tube is looking at this bright spot and just brings
everything else down. So, I'm looking at a corona (static)
CC Skylab, Houston. Good morning guys.
We're with you through Canary, we've got you for about - oh,
probably for about i0 minutes through here and Ed, could
yon give us a little bit more description of what you're
talking about there on your TV for the WLC?
CC And we're also doing a data/voice recorder
dump here.
CDR Roger, Crip.
SPT Be with you in a minute, Crip.
CC Okay. No sweat. It - At your convenience.
SPT Okay, Crip. Where you start off we've
got another large spot a good deal larger than the other. The
on the WLC. The first one was around 1 centimeter by a half
centimeter _ oval shaped. And about 3.3 centimeters from the
center. This one is 2_i/2 centimeters hy 1 centimeter and
4.3 centimeters from the center. The other one was at
the original one was at around i0 o'clock and this one is
about 10:30. It behaves in the same way, that is, it's
exceptionally bright and the scan that goes across and then
for all those lines, is darker on either side. So the AGC
is doing its Job and brings down the level of light on
the remainder of the total display, to such a level that
with max contrast and max brightness I can only see the inside
of the corona. If I turn the contrast down to 4_i/2, and the
brightness up to 9, I can still make out the outline of the
corona out to the edge of the displayp although with nowhere
near the clarity that we could before. If we're planning
on looking for a very dim feature as we may be this afternoon,
with the JOP 13, now I suspect that our chances are sub-
stantially reduced, if not down to nil, with this development.
CC Okay. That's a very good description
of it. That doesn't look to promising for that trying to find
Gamma Vel.
SPT What's the magnitude of Gamma Vel?
CC Plus 2.
SPT No, that doesnlt look too promising,
Crip.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from
LOS. Next station contact in 28 minutes through Honeysuckle
at 13:40. Correction on that. That's about 30 minutes away.
CDR So long, Crip.
CC Bye, bye.
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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


13 hours 12 minutes. Loss of signal through Ascension.
Next acquisition in 21 - 27 minutes will be Carnarvon.
Discussion with Science Pilot Gibson concerning the TV
monitor on board. Apparently another spot on the monitor,
which he indicated would reduce the chances of his being
able to see the star which the ATM will be aimed at later
tonight. The star is the Gamma Velorum, which is located
in the region of the Gum nebula_ where scientists report
a super nova has ionized much of the interstellar hydrogen,
thus making observation at wavelengths below the hydrogen
absorbing - absorption edge of 912 angstroms a possibility.
Later today at Greenwich mean time 24:00, the crew will
implement JOP 13, Joint observation 13 with the ATM to aim it
at this star, Gamma Vel - Gamma Velorum. No star has
heretofore been observed to emit any Ev - EUV region below
912 angstroms. Detection of radiation in the region 3- to
500 angstroms would be of great significance to astronomy_
scientist here at the Mission Control Center say, not only
because it would change our ideas about the interstellar
mediums but also because it would open up an entire new
window of the spectrum to astonomical research. About
I month ago, scientists observed intense emission from Gamma
Velorum below the Lyman limit by an amount greatly exceeding
even great optimistic predictions. That the source was,
indeed, Gamma Velorum is concluslve_ there remains a slight
possibility that some of the observed emission was contami-
nated by scattered light from wavelengths longer than
912 angstroms. Thus a confirmation by an independent instru-
ment, in this case, the ATM instruments is badly needed. The
scattered light by the S055 instrument is known to be
negligible and this is the instrument primarily to be used
in the ATM JOP 13, tonight. Also_ the count rate expected
given the fluxes reported by the earlier detection is high enough
to permit detection by the S055 instrument. Thus this instru-
ment could provide the necessary confirmation. If the observa-
tion is made and it is successful, a new program to make
observations of this star and perhaps other stars of 1912 (sic)
angstroms can be expected. In snmmary_ scientists here say, that
this observation is crucial because it will verify or refute
an exceedingly important new affect. If verified, the effect will
have important consequences for understanding of the
intersteller medium and it would undoubtedly influence pro-
gramming for future astronomy missions. This is the first time
that JOP 13 has been programmed for this mission. The EREP
pass scheduled for _ to begin at Greenwich mean time 17:35,
today _ 17:25 today will hopefully capture the elusive
HATS _ test site _ the Houston area test site. The last
t_me MATS was availahle to the EREP instruments, it was the
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time that the SI90A filters were inadvertently left off


of the cameras. So today's pass along groundtrack 34 should
complete the information for the scienctists interested in
the Houston area test site. The instruments will begin
gathering data off of the North Pacific and the data take
ends in South America as the spacecraft passes over South
America. 28 sites are in the groundtrack today, 4 manda-
tory and 24 desired candidate sites, principal of one of
which, of course, is the Houston area test site. Next
acquisition in 23 minutes through Honeysuckle. At Greenwich
mean time, 13 hours and 17 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

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SL-IV MC2637/I
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PAO Skylah Control. Greenwich mean time


13 hours 39 minutes. Acquisition coming through Carnarvon.
We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bob Crippen.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS at Honeysuckle
for about 8 minutes. Got a keyhole coming up in about 1
minute of a minute duration and I'll call you on the other
side of it.
CDR Roger.
CC Skylab, Houston. We've cleared the key-
hole. I have a couple of notes here that if somebody's available
might like to read up.
CDR Stand by a minute, Crip. I'll be right
with you.
CC Okay. There's no hurry at all. If we
don't get them this pass_ we can get them _ get them a little
bit later.
CDR Okay Crip. Go ahead.
CC Okay. One item _ we _ave 509 scheduled
on the alternate Flight Plan tomorrow and Just to go ahead
and top it off, we_d llke to put battery 7 onto charge for
about 4 hours. If somebody has time to do that for us_
corollary would very much appreciate it and so would Mr. Bruce.
CDR Okay. I'll do that right now.
CC Okay. One other item is that the aurora is
moderately active today and if you've got time, I could give
you some windows that - that it would be available both north
and south.
CDR Okay. I'm ready to copy.
CC Okeydoke. First coming up is out of
window S-4, the north aurora would be between 14:06 and 14:14.
Between 15:39 and 15:47, and between 17:12 and 17:20. For
the south aurora, hopefully out of window S-3, it would be
15:12 to 15:20_ 16:45 to 16:53, and 18:18 to 18:26.
CDR Okay. North aurora, 8-4, 14:06 to 14,
15:39 to 47, 17:12 through 17:20. South aurora, S-3, 15:12
through 20, 16:45 through 53, 18:18 through 26.
CC That's a good readhack. Appreciate it, Jet.
CDR Okay and battery 7 is on charge now.
CC Thank you very much.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS.
Next station contact is through Hawaii in 13-1/2 minutes at
14:00.
PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
13 hours 49 minutes with loss of signal through Honeysuckle.
Next acquisition will be Hawaii in ii minutes as the Skylab
IV crew in their 75th day in orhlt_ mission day 260 for the
Skylab workshop in launch since _ in orbit since May 14.
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EREP pass on tap for today, pass number 36 in the mission


of Skylab IV, a data take beginning off northwest coast of
United States and ending in - in South America. Acquisition
in i0 minutes and 30 seconds through Hawaii. At Greenwich
mean time 13 hours and 50 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

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SL-IV MC-2638/I
Time: 08:59 CDT, 75:13:59 GMT
1/29/74

PAO Sk_lah Control, Greenwich mean time


13 hours 59 minutes. Acquisition coming through Hawaii in
50 seconds, this will be a 9_minute pass. We'll bring
the line up for CAP COMM Bob Crippen of the maroon team.
Flight Director for the maroon team is Don Puddy.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through
Hawaii for 8 minutes.
CREW Roger, Crip.
CC Skylab, Houston. For the CDR, do you
have a moment to chat_ Jer?
CDR Go ahead, I'm listening.
CC Okeydoke. Sounds like you're - like
you're working too. We are upliRking that message for instal-
ling the ALC so that we can possibily get rid of this 6 hertz
noise. We would - You can look it over. We would prefer
you not to install it until after Ed does the JOP 13 this
evening. There could possibly be some conflict with us using
the recorders during the day. You might take a look at
especially at the end of the message_ there are certain
constraints involved once this ALC is installed. And you
might want to peruse those a little bit.
CDR Okay. Sure will.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're going to go ahead
and take the VTR and rewind it so we can dump it over the
States.
CDR Okay.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from
LOS. Have you again in 4 minutes through Goldstone at 14:13.
14:13.
CDR See yon.
PAO Skylah Control_ Greenwich mean time
14 hours and i0 minutes. Loss of signal through Hawaii.
Next acquisition will be Goldstone in approximately 2 minutes.
Today's EREP survey is a 23-minute data take covering a
groundtrack of more than 5500 nautical miles. Data will began -
will be gathered for principal investigators on variable wind
conditions over the north Pacific. And as the spacecraft
crosses the United Statesp information will he gathered in
the Nevada, Utah area on mineral deposits. And as the spacer
craft crosses over the state of Colorado_ data gathered will
he used for mapping large geologic fa _ features. Alsop
information on forest cover, rangelands, for mapping land
forms, avalanche and landslide hazards. As the spacecraft
crosses Texas, information will he gathered for regional
planning and development, specifically crop identification,
urban studies, affluent water patterns and recreation site
analysis in the Houston area test site, referred to as the
HATS area. As the spacecraft moves into the Gulf of Mexico
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and over the Caribbean, uni - uniform data on water condi-


tions in the Caribbean Sea between the Honduras and the
Isthmus of Panama will be gathered. And at the close of the
EREP pass, between Panama and south of Bogata, Columbia
data will be gathered to determine cloud top heights and
cloud-types in the intra _ intertropleal convergence zone.
While - earlier in the pass information will be gathered
as the spacecraft crosses another groundtrack in the Oregon-
Idaho area, gathering geothermal data, after the Sun rises in
that area in Oregon and Idaho, the same information will be
gathered further down between Provo_ and Salt Lake, Utah,
gathering information on geothermal - -
CC _ - AOS though Goldstone. Have you for
about 6 minutes.
CDR How's the weather at Goddard, Crip?
CC Good. Going to be able to get it today.
CDR Good show.
CC Sk_lab_ Kouston, We're i minute from
LOS. Next station contact in 4 minutes through Bermuda
at 14:22. Incidentally on the laser from Goddard, today,
we couldn't get the blue so it will be red 1-watt to start
off with.
CDR Okay, Crip. Thanks.
SPT Hey, Crip. On S056, we've got a hangup
now where the filter has returned to number i, but we still
have an operating light on. Are they still exposing in -
starting out in 6 and now in filter i without the frame advancing?
CC Negative. The _ The shutter's closed.
SPT Okay. We still have an operate light,
however. That must be in the electronics and not in our
film camera.
CC We'll take a look at it for you.
SPT Thank you.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
14 hours 20 minutes. Loss of signal through Goldstone.
Next acquisition in 2 minutes through Bermuda. We'll keep
the llne up live for this Bermuda pass.
CC Skylah, Kouston. We're AOS through
Bermuda. Have you for i0 minutes.
CC For the SPT. Ed_ if you get a minute or
two out from your operations there, l!ve got a couple of items
I should run over wl - with you.
SPT Okay. Hold on, Crip. I'ii be right
with you.
CC Okay. No _ No rush.
CDR Okay, Crip. Got the red laser.
CC Rog. Understand you've got it.
CDR Binocs only; I'ii try naked eye, now.
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CC Okay.
CDR Okay. Got it unaided.
CC Hey, beautiful.

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SL-IV MC-2639/I
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CC We would - would like to get a photo of


that. I don't believe we've gotten a photo of a red laser.
SPT Okay, Crip. Go ahead.
CC Okay. One - one item we'd like to sug-
gest trying on the monitor when you're looking at WLC TV is,
see if you can cover up the - the bright spots, sort of mask
them in some way. Might put paper across them or something llke
that, and see if you can - that will allow you to turn up
the contrast any. The reason that we're asking that is that we're
seeing the AGC voltage level down here still approximately
the same, and it may be a function of Just your eye inte-
grating the light, and we want to, by (garble), get some of
it out that it might help you out a little bit.
SPT I don't think that's the problem. I
have done that. Ever since we got that bright spot I cut
out a - I have a cutout that I've been using for photography
which covers up that bright spot. And I've also used it today.
Had to move it over considerably in order to cover the spot,
and I - that makes the information much different, and I don't
believe it's in the
eye.
CC Okay. You're always way ahead of us
there. Okay. We got it. One item regarding - you got a
JOP 7 catching the sunrise on the next orbit, and we would
like to verify that, or make sure that we do have the 52
DOOR closed during that operation.
SPT Okay. I'll make a note of it right now
on the p - on the pad.
CC Rog.
CDR Hey, Crip. I lost the laser about
20 seconds ago with the binoculars.
CC Okay. It wa - it was turned off about
that time, Jer. For Ed also, there was some mention made
on one of the dump tapes when you were doing 92 about a
short associated with the leg hands, and we really couldn't
understand the entire conversation on the dump and we're
wondering whether you were - there was some kind of electri-
cal problem or not. If you have a chance we'd llke you to
expand on that a little bit.
SPT What was that?
CC Well, you - you mentioned something when
you were talking about leg bands about short and the ques-
tion is whether you were talking about the leg bands being
too short or whether there was an electrical problem with
it or what.
SPT No; the right leg band, Crip. When I
was looking at the volume readout on the ESS, and I would
wiggle the wire leading to the leg band, it would alternately
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go between the proper reading, which was, say maybe 3.2 for
the cal, or to zero. In other words, when I have cal in it
should read 3.2. Wiggling the wire would alternately send
it to zero and then back to that position, indicating that
I was getting a signal which was intermittent, most likely
' due to a wire somewhere opening or closing.
CC Okay. Appreciate that other explanation.
SPT If it doesn't harm the data, if they're
getting good data down there, there's no reason for us to be
chansing it.
CC Rog. Copy; understand. For the CDR,
Jer, a there's a word of explanation as to why the the
laser was secured was we're normally leaving it on as long as
we can and the about the only limitation is if we have an
aircraft in the area, and that was the reason today and why
they went ahead and secured it.
CDR Okay. And the laser pictures I took
were with the Nikon 300.
CC Thank you, sir. Also, it was mentioned
the other day, I believe by the SPT, regarding the mark one
excerclse's spring breaking and we're wondering if you guys
have had a chance to try repairing that yet.
PLT Super Ed has done the deed.
CC Very good. I didn't know he was such a
mechanic.
CDR He's got real talent.
SPT In this business you need a backup trade,
Crip.
CC Yes; yes. It's always a good idea, especially
in this business.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from
LOS. Next station contact in 7 minutes through Ascension
at 14:39, 14:39.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
14 hours 33 minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda. Next
acquisition will be the Ascension tracking station in
5 minutes 30 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 14 hours 33
minutes, this is Skylab Control.

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SL-IV MC2640/I
Time: 09:38 CDT, 75:14:38 GMT
1/29/74

PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time


14 hours 38 minutes. Acquisition coming through Ascension
for a 10-minute-40-second pass. We'll bring the line up
for CAP COMM Bob Crippen.
CC Skylab, Houston. We are AOS through
Ascension for i0 minutes.
SPT Hello, Crip. Even though you can see the
Sun down there now, let me tell you how it looks from up
here.
CC It always looks prettier from up there. So
tell us about it.
SPT Okay. XUV monitor, active region 34 is
there but it's very dim. Active region 36, I have a beck
of a tough time finding out where that is. It's barely -
barely able to see a brightening in the region in which it's
called out. We don't have any real major coronal holes on
the disk except for north and south. We have one at - which
is just a very faint - maybe perhaps it looks more like a very
wide diffuse filament channel at about 180, extending
east/west maybe, 4/10 of a solar radii, slightly curving
to the north as it goes to the east. I'm sorry, to the
west. Over on the west limb, east limb, excuse me, I'ii
get the two straight one of these days. Give me another
85 days at it.
CC No such luck.
SPT Active region 37 stands out. There is
some brightening. I assume since they say active region 37
is at 0.9, that the brightening which is right on the limb
now at about 270, may be from 265 to 275, that that is not their
active region 37. So that must be something new coming
around the corner. Right adjacent to active region 37,
there are two other brightenlngs in XUV which look to me
the same magnitude and they run they're seperated by
a distance of around 0.i solar radii and run in a straight
line from the active region 37 to the west - northwest.
They incline maybe around maybe 20 degrees to the equator. I'd
like to go on over and take a look at that with 55 if I get
the chance today, because all three of them look to be about
the same intensity and they're lined up - perfect straight
llne up. Seeing this yesterday also. Looking at the white
light coronagraph, a picture which I was able to get out of
_t_ you could see the - essentially three streamer structures,
one at 060, which is by far the brightest - I should say the
best defined one_ looks like a helmet streamer at the base.
It extends out quite sharply to the edge of the display.
At 125 degrees or so, there's a very sharp faint one, very
narrow. I can see it out to around 3 solar radii. And then
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over at 275, is that fairly wide diffused one, radial direction


which has not changed appreciably from yesterday. Using an
overlay which I've - another one which I've just made up
which covers up that spot, I'm able to get some reasonable
pictures out of it. And it does help my eye. It does help
so that your eye can become a little better dark adapted
and see things better on the scope. But I have to do it
with a contrast of 4 in a brightness of 7. And that cuts
down my ability to resolve very faint features. So I think
we can give it a go today but we sure don't have the capa-
bility we did before.
CC Okay. Appreciate that rundown, Ed and
we're giving it a GO here. We're going to have a backup
maneuver Just in case you can't see it, you know, to go ahead
and place it and try it anyhow. Incidentally, that is a new
active region coming around the - coming around the limb, the one
you referred to. And also regarding the 56 thing you saw a while
ago when it was back to filter I and the OPERATE light stayed
on, St was just a normal 56 hangup. It just happened to
occur right before the last frame advance at the end of the
picture taking cycle. So that was the reason it didn't go
ahead and go back to to READY.
SPT Okay. So when the frame that does not
advance, the filter moves forward but the not frame, so you
really have a double exposure then on one piece of these frames. Is
that correct? All along here, I've been hoping that when
they get a hangup like that, that what they're really getting is
a long exposure in one of their filters. Maybe that's not
true however.
CC Think it kind of depends on - on where the
thing hangs up, but in this case, you you did get one. I'm going
to go LOS here in about 15 seconds. Next station contact
is through Carnarvon in 23 minutes at 15:13, 15:13 and we'll
be doing a data/voice recorder dump there.
SPT So long, Crip.
CC Bye, bye.
PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
14 hours 50 minutes with loss of signal through Ascension.
Next acquisition in 21 minutes and 40 seconds will be Car-
natron tracking station. Commander Gerald Carr has his
90_minute block Of time for personal hygiene and physical
exercZse for the day. Science Pilot Ed Gibson spending his
second hour at the ATM console while Pilot Bill Pogue is
calibrating the M172 specimen mass measurement device. An
EREP pass scheduled for later today beginning at 17:25
Greenwlck mean time, lasting 23 minutes, a 5500-mile ground-
track gathering data on wind conditions over the north Pacific,
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mineral deposits in Nevada and Utah, geothermal data, in Oregan


and Idaho, as well as Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah area,
mapping information in Colorado for rangelands as well as
avalanche and landslide hazard mapping, regional planning
in the Houston Area Test Site on crop identification, urban
studies, effluent water patterns, rereactlon site analysis
as well as gathering data of water conditions in the Caribbean
Sea between Honduras and the Isthmus of Panama and gathering
data on the intratropical conversion zone, determing the
cloud top heigths and cloud types and identifying cloud
characteristics associated with significant weather activity
over land in South America. Next acquisition in 19 minutes
and 50 seconds will be through Carnarvon. This is Skylab
Control at Greenwich mean time 14 hours and 52 minutes.

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SL-IV MC-2641/I
Time: i0:ii CDT 75:15:11 GMT
1/29/74

PA0 Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


15 hours and ii minutes. Acquisition coming through Carnar-
von, a 10-minute pass. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM
Bob Crippen.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through
Carnarvon for about i0 minutes.
CC Skylab, Houston. We will be doing a -
a data/voice recorder dump through Carnarvon here.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from
LOS. Next station contact is through Guam in 4 minutes at
15:26, and Bill Lenoir will be standing by to talk at Ed at
that station.
CDR Roger, Crip.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
15 hours and 23 minutes. Loss of signal through Carnarvon.
Next acquisition in 2 minutes and 30 seconds will be Guam.
DurinE today's EREP pass radiometer data, which will be
collected for atmospheric investigators over high altitude
cirrus cloud systems associated with weather fronts, will be
analyzed and will be used to evaluate models for the purpose
of improving weather prediction. Skylab EREP instruments
will obtain information over the state of Colorado for geo-
logical investigators to map subtle fracture patterns so as
to determine potential mineralized areas. Hydrologists will
evaluate photography and multispectral scanner images to
survey the aerial extent of snow cover and the location of
mountain lakes in the Rocky Mountain region. Surface drain-
age patterns will be evaluated from EREP data to be taken
over the Colorado River basin in Texas. From these studies
stream networks will be related to geometric features for
better understanding of flood prediction. The Houston area test
site in south Texas will be imaged by the infrared spectro-
meter sensor to determine atmospheric attenuation effects
between the spacecraft and the ground. Meteorologists will
receive film and tape products from several of the EREP
sensors whick acquire data over the United States and South
America to study severe storm systems and associated weather
phenomena for future improved prediction in weather fore-
casting, Land use maps and cartographic products will be
derived and compiled from photographs of Brazil. The inven-
tory of natural resources, agriculture crops and forest
cover will he made by investigators studying the EREP sensor
data taken today over this country. We'll bring the line
up for the Guam pass. Guam pass scheduled to last 9 minutes
and 30 seconds.
CC Skylab_ Houston through Guam for 9 min-
utes w_th the ATM conference. Over.
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SPT Morning, Bill. What have you got to say?


MCC Okay. I don't have too much to say
here today. Listened to your comments earlier about not
being able to find active region 36. We have already dropped
it from our llst and we're not carrying it any more as an
active region. On the west limb activity that you talked
we're thinking that there's a new active region coming Just
south of the equator around the limb there, and the little
brightening that is north is probably from the return of
active region 14, neither of which look terribly exciting
right now.
SPT I caught you, Bill. I think you mean
the east equator - the east limb.
MCC Yes. That's right. I'm just like you.
Another 85 days and I'd probably wouldn't learn it then
either, to tell you the truth.
SPT Okay. There is a fair amount of bright-
ening over there. It looks relatively dim.
MCC Yes, but with the limb brightening that's
anticipated and everything we don't look for much to be
coming around there, although we certainly can hope. Some
thoughts on today's plan. You're coming up, as you no doubt
know, on the JOP 7 that you took a look at yesterday and I
assume that the way the pad is written it's fairly clear.
If you have any questions on that I can answer them now.
SPT No. It's very clear the way it's
written.
MCC Okay. And one other thing; later in the
day at the last orbit that Jerry has, beginning at 22:04
or thereaboutsp 22:05, if you haven't picked it up we asked
him in his observing time, we suggest shopping list 26-B,
that's spectra for 55, on an emerging flux region. I
point that out to you now so that you might start looking
ahead and thinking emerging flux region. We'll be looking
on the ground and if we see anything noteworthy we'll cer-
tainly let you know. But you might spend some time if you
have it just to look around and see if anything looks likely.
SPT Okay. I'll try to do that.
MCC Okay. And 2 days from now - 2 days
from now is your next crew day off. Right now we're not
planning anything special as far as ATM goes. If you've got
any inputs or requests for us make them and we'll be glad
to see what we can do about it.
SPT Bill, I'll probably be taking a couple
orbits that day, but not anywhere near what we've had be-
fore. I think we've got to start thinking command module,
and I'm going to devote a little time to that.
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MCC Fine. That sounds great with us, and


also, for planning for tomorrow if you have any specific
projects or programs, like EVA or something like that, that
you'd like to recommend to us, I'ii take them into the plan-
ning conference this afternoon and we'll see what we can do
about them tomorrow, although we do not have very much time
scheduled.
SPT The only I noticed that's a little out
of the ordinary is these three bright regions that are coming
around the corner over there on the east limb. I think it'd
be kind of interesting to look at. What I had planned to do
was to try to get all in the 55 mirror auto raster if pos-
sible. I'm not sure I can fit them all in. And give them
some truncated mirror auto rasters and see how they - if
there are any changes, and if so whether they're related to
one another in the three brightenings. Looks just like three
active regions, at least certainly what we've been calling
active regions lately.
MCC Okay, fine. I'ii mention that this
afternoon then. That's all I had. Unless you've got some-
thing else to talk about we're done, and we've got about
5-i/2 minutes left.
SPT No t I don't have anything else to bring
up. I'm wondering how their super-RASTER came out. We -
we added some on the side to try to get some more hyper-
RASTER with the three more on each side so that they can
pick up whatever activity there might be on the limb.
lyre not s _ -

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SPT Roger.
PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
15 hours 36 minutes. We've had loss of signal through
Guam. Next acquisition in 14 minutes and 35 seconds will
be Goldstone. During the upcoming stateside pass, Skylab
will maneuver - will begin the first maneuver for the at-
titude change to place the vehicle in the EREP attitude.
This maneuver will take place at Greenwich mean time 16:07
as Skylab is in acquisition of the Bermuda tracking station.
25 pound-seconds of propellent is scheduled for use for
the EREP maneuvers today. And between 325 and 465 pound
seconds of propellent is scheduled for the JOP 13 maneuver
later today. JOP 13 to study the star Gamma Velorum, which is
in the region of the Gum nebula, a special JOP 13 observation
using the S055 instruments of the ATM. Next acquisition
through Goldstone in 13 minutes and 30 seconds. This is
Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 15 hours 38 minutes.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2642/I
Time: 10:B0 CDT, 75:15:30 GMT
1/29/74

CC Okay, fine. I'll mention that this after-


noon, then. That's all I had and unless you've got something else
to talk about, we're done; and we've got about 5-1/2 minutes
left.
PLT No r I don't have anything else to bring
up. I'm wondering how their super-RASTER came out. We
we added some on the side, trying to get to a hyper-RASTER with
the three more on each side so that they could pick up whatever
activity there might be on the limb. I'm not sure whether
We had a sufficient number of mirror auto rasters in each
location, Bill to to bring out what was there. But we gave it
a go.
MCC Okay, Ed. It's going to take a while
to obviously look at the data. But at least mechanically
in what we got, looks like it was a success as far as the
super-RASTER goes, including the additions you gave us. And
I've got some comments here from the backroom on 55. They're
looking at those three bright regionssounds like an ex-
cellent idea.
SPT Okay. Very good. If we get some time
today, we'll do that. You may want to - if - as long as
you're not calling them active regions, they must be associated
with activity because they're a little bit largefor bright
points. Just what program do you want to run on them, I'm
not sure other than spectra plus 55 mirror auto rasters. You
may want to (garble) stuck for things to look at to-
morrow. You may want to consider that.
MCC Okay. I think we'll certainly talk about
that at the planning this afternoon; and other than that, then I
guess 1'11 be talking with you in the morning.
SPT Thanks very much, Bill. So long.
CC Ed, one item I might fill in there. A while
ago, we were talking about 56. It - the mode of that failure
on the hangup is such that you always end up with a double
exposure on one frame. The thing always goes ahead and when it
hangs up, it'll - the filter will go ahead and change over
and the frame will stay there. Consequently when you restart
the next one, you are going to ge= a double.
SPT Okay. Thank you, Bob. That's unfortunate.
This past - (garble) sunset, I was able to pick up six aurora
photographs in the south. It was reasonable activity. It's
not anywhere near what we saw up in the north about 6 weeks
ago however.
CC Okay. Very good. Appreciate that report.
CC Skylab, Houston. We are i minute from LOS.
Next station contact is through Goldstone in 17 minutes, at
15:52, 15:52.
SL-IV MC-2643/I
Time: 10:50 CDT 75:15:50 GMT
1/29/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


15 hours 50 minutes. Acquisition coming through the state-
side Goldstone tracking station in 45 seconds. This will be
a 19-minute pass through overlapping coverage Goldstone,
Texas, MILA, and Bermuda. We'll bring the line up for CAP
COMM Bob Crlppen.
CC Skylab, Houston. We are AOS stateside.
We've got you for about, oh, it looks like about 15 minutes
across the States.
CC Skylab, Houston. If you guys are
finished with the TV for a while we'd like to go ahead and
dump it here stateside.
SPT (Garble), Crip. All of JOP 7's on
there.
CC Thank you, sir. And Skylab, for your
information the laser is going to be yellow-orange again
today at 1/2 a watt.
SPT It's going to be a real challenge, Crlp, although
we saw the one watter almost up to a i000 miles the other
day.
CC Rog. I remember. That half a watt
ought to - can we say that's going to be 600 miles?
SPT Let's just wait and see.
CC Okay. Also, sometime at your convenience
Ed, probably prior to the maneuver here, since you're up in
that area I would like you to do a reg adjust for me and
then give it a few caution and warning parameters, whenever -
whenever you'd llke to.
SPT Let's go ahead with it now, Crip.
CC Okay. For caution warning on panel 207
we'd llke to, for battery charge low, 2, 3, 7, and 8 to - to
inhlb_t those.
SPT That's done.
CC Okay; and for reg adjust we want them
marked however you're doing it the original spot and turn
the pot i and 2 both 40 degrees clockwise.
SPT Is that 20 degrees, Crip?
CC Negative. 4 - 40 degrees clockwise.
SPT 40. Okay.
CC Be interested to see that panel there
after you've marked it as many times as we've asked you to.
SPT What we're doing now, Crip, is making
scratches in the pencil marks.
CC (Smile) Okay. For the SPT. Ed, we need
about 5 more degrees clockwise on pot i.
SPT You got it.
CC Thank you, sir.
SL-IV MC-2643/2
Time: 10:50 CDT 75:15:50 GMT
1/29/74

SPT Crip, it calls out the powerdown for EREP but


yet we're making - setting a grating and a roll. Do they want
to operate unattended, and if so I can put it for unattended ops?
CC Let me check that for you. SPT, Houston. That
was a good catch on your part, Ed. That should be powerdown
for unattended.
SPT Okay, Crip. That's the way they are now.
Thank you.
CC Thank you, sir.
CDR Never did see it, Crip.
CC Okay. Sorry about that.
SPT I couldn't either, Crip. I was looking
out the EREP window and couldn't see a thing with binoculars.
CC Rog. We're just getting a chance to
take a - take a look at your big blivet on your WLC down
here. Pretty good size.
SPT We're pretty fortunate it didn't occur earlier.
CC Roger that. You know in looking at the TV we're
getting down here it would appear that the resolution going
out in the corona is is still pretty good.
SPT Yes_ you can still see out there, Crip,
but you can't use the brightness and contrast the way
you could before in order to show up very faint objects.
CC Rog; tog.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from
LOS. Next station contact is in 41 minutes through Carnar-
yon at 16_51, 650. We'll be doing a data/voice re - recorder
dump there_ and for the CDR, I'm going to have a few modifications
to his EREP C&D pad. So if we could probably get them up
at Carnarvon we would appreciate it.
PLT Roger, Crip.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
16 hours ii minutes with loss of signal through Bermuda.
Next acqu£slt±on in 38 minutes 45 seconds will be Carnarvon.
The Skylab space station began its maneuver - first maneuver
into the Z_local vertical attitude here through the Bermuda
station. The GNC officer adivlslng Flight Director Don
Puddy that the rates look good, attitude looks good. The
fine maneuver for the EREP pa°s will be made Greenwich mean
time 17c09, about 19 - 19 minutes before the start of the
EREP pass. The ATM scientists here at the Johnson Space
Center looking closely at the TV just dumped through the
stateside pass showing the - t_e additional bright spot on
the w_te light eoromagraph TV monitor. This is a second
spot approximately three times the size of the first bright
spot on the TV monitor, right alongside the first one at
about i0_00 on the TV monitor, slightly off center of the
SL-IV MC-2643/3
Time: 10:50 CDT 75:15:50 GMT
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monitor. The - this these two spots according to Science


Pilot Gibson interferes with his observation of the - the
Sun via the TV monitor. This monitor will play an important
roll later today in the JOP 13 observation of the - the
Gamma Vel star in the Gum Nebula. Next acquisition in
37 minutes through Carnarvon. At Greenwich mean time 16
hours and 12 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

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SL-IV MC-2644/3
Time: 11:49 CDT, 75:16:49 GMT
1/29/74

Guam tracking station, during which time the final maneuver


for the upcoming EREP pass will be made. This will occur
at Greenwich mean time 17 hours and 9 minutes. Today's
Earth resources pass is number 36 in the mission. On the
EREP pass today, Commander Gerald Carr will be at the control
and display panel of the EREP instruments, while Science
Pilot Gibson is at - operating the Earth terrain camera
through the antisolar scientific airlock, with Pilot Bill
Pogue operating the viewfinder tracking system of the S191
experiment. Today is along groundtrack 34, the second time
Skylab has flown this track. During this pass today, some
of the data lost earlier in the mission, due to the inadver-
tent omission of the filters on the SI90A cameras, data will
be gathered over the Houston Area Test Site during this pass.
Compilation of science hours as of today, or through today's
activities, 437 hours and 54 minutes. Total man-hours applied
to medical experimentation, 242 hours and 49 minutes; on
Earth resources experiments, 502 hours and 5 minutes; on the
Apollo telescope mount, 52 hours and 48 minutes of acumulative
man-hours applied to the ATM operation for comet Kohoutek.
Corollary experiments have accounted for 209 hours and 57
minutes of the crew time. And corollary experiments for
comet Kohoutek 96 hours and i minute, for a total of 1541 hours
and 34 minutes of science data time by the Skylab IV crew
through mission day 75. We'll bring the line up for acquisi-
tion through Guam, approximately i minute.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2644/2
Time: 11:49 CDT, 75:16:49 GMT
1/29/74

all the way from northern New Mexico - correction, yeah


northern New Mexico all the way down to to the Gulf. But we've
got clear weather here in Houston today, and all your targets
coming through Texas here is going to going to be in good shape.
And you pick out clouds (garble) of the frontal system.lying
off off the coast here out in the Gulf. You're going to
pick up some clouds there, and it's going to be generally -
starting out, probably, overcast and then break down to about
4/10 to 7/10 until you get down to your ITC (garble) targets.
The - Those cloud formations are moved over the land there.
So we - that's going to be one of your targets, and that looks
pretty good. And South America is completely socked in all the
way across. 8/10 to i0/i0 coverage all the way down for the
rest of the pass.
CDR Okay, Crip. Thank you. And I'ii read
back those corrections now. On S193A in the ready verification,
I'ii go to nadir align instead of reset. And then at 31:30
we'll delete. And at 32:28, we'll add S192 MODE READY. And
then sometime between 41:33 and 41:44:24, I'ii record Alfa i
and Bravo i.
CC Okay. That's a good - good readback.
Is Bill handy there? I did have one item I wanted to mention
a little bit about the gimbal situation for today.
PLT Okay. I've been reading the pads, but
go ahead.
CC Okay. All - All I wanted to inform you was,
you notice that we did tell you right after you initiate
that FINE MANEUVER, that there - possibility of have - you having
to do the little bit of Intering the zero maneuver, and our
(garble) run down here did we show that we've got a gimbal on
the stop during that particular portion of the thing. So it is
quite possible you might have to do that.
PLT Okay. Now the pad says to wait till
19 past the hour. Do you - Should I go ahead and do
that as soon as I get the glmbal on the stop?
CC No. The - It there's a possibility of
getting it there at the end of the maneuver, that thing'll
take care of itself, so you go ahead and - and do it per the pad.
PLT Okay. Thank you.
CC Okay. We have a keyhole coming up
here in about 30 seconds of about a minute duration and
we're only about 2 minutes from LOS. I'ii go ahead and
say goodbye here and we'Yl have you again over - over Guam
at 17:04. That's about 6 minutes away.
PLT Okay. So long.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
16 hours 59 minutes. Skylab space station loss of slgna]
through Carnarvon. Acquisition in 3 minutes through the
SL-IV MC-2644/I
Time: 11:49 CDT, 75:16:49 GMT
1/29/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


16 hours and 49 minutes. 45 seconds away from acquisition
through Carnarvon. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM
Bob Crippen.
CC Skylab, Houston. AOS through Carnarvon
for 9 minutes. We'll be doing a data/voice recorder dump
here. !
CC And for the CDR, if you've got time,
sometime during this pass, I'd like to get up to you some
EREP C&D changes to your pad and also I can give you weather
either here or through Guam.
CDR Okay. Go ahead with both.
CC Okay,then. Why don't we start out with with
the changes if you've got your pad handy there.
CDR Ready to copy.
CC Okay. On the - Starting on the first
page, down in the ready verification blocks. For S193A we
currently have it mode reset. We want to change - Instead
of reset, we want to make it nadir align. So you can put
in a a NAL in there.
CC Okay. And just as a matter of interest.
You don't have to put it on, but in the remarks, we said
it was going to put the antenna to - roll angle to the prelaunch
setting. Actually it's now - with this bit it'll put it to
DSL-3 (?) setting.
CC Okay. And if you go down on into your pad,
into the operate portion, at - between 32:12 and 32:34 - -
CC Yeah. We want to put a - At 32:28, we want
to do a 192 MODE READY. Okay. And you - and you can scratch a
line through the one we have at 31:30.
CC Okay. Now go down to your pad between
41:33 and 44:24 anywhere between those 2, you can - we want to
get a RECORD A-l, B-I.
CC Okay. That's - That's all the changes I have.
And to give you a little bit of rundown over the - over the -
about the weather. When you start out, initially taking data out
over the water, that's going to be all cloudy, 8- to i0/i0
coverage. And it's going to recontinue socked in somewhere
to around central Oregon, where the cloud coverage is still
going to be pretty much overcast. However, it's high, thin
cirrus, and you may be able to see through it. We anticipate
that getting down to Salt Lake, where that condition still
exists, you probably should still be able to - to pick up that
target. Cloud coverage should start to break up a little bit
along in there to around 4/10 to 7/10, which will continue down
to New Mexico. The Rio Grande Reservoir at number 275 should

also be in the 4/10 to 7/10 area. However, we think that you'll


you'll be able to pick it out. And io and behold, It's clear
SL-IV MC2645/I
Time: 12:01 CDT, 75:17:01 GMT
1/29/74

CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through Guam.


We have you for 8 minutes.
PLT Roger, Crip.
CC Skylab, Houston. We have a short keyhole
coming up here and I'ii I'll call you out of it.
PLT Okay Crip.
CC Okay. We're back with you again but we're
about i minute from LOS. Next station contact is through
Goldstone in about 16 minutes. That's at 17:28. Your
maneuver's looking good right now and we'll see you in the pass.
PLT Okay.
CDR Crip, how's chances getting some sort
of a 10-day forecast from you folks on scheduling? I think
we need to get a look at the - at the big picture now between
here and splashdown. I'd be interested, really, in having
it in the form of a summary Flight Plan for i0 days with Just
the blocks filled in that you folks know you're going to do
so far. And the areas where you don't have anything firmed
up yet, just leave them blank. But I think we really need
to know what's ahead as well as possible in order to kind of
plan. And I think we have an input or two on what ought to be
done. In particular, I would like to know just exactly what
days we have time allowed for study of the CSM procedures and
things like that.
CC Don Puddy's holding it in his hand, and I've
got one over here on my desk. We're thinking ahead of you.
For once
CDR Very good. Thank you.
PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
17 hours and 13 minutes with loss of signal through Guam.
Next acquisition in 14 minutes and 20 seconds will be Goldstone
as the crew begins the EREP pass for the day, a stateside pass
goin_ across the Gulf of Mexico, Isthmus of Panama, and into
South America, Later today, this evening's Joint Observation
Program number 13p the exercise with the Apollo telescope mount,
requires a maneuver that will orbit - orient the solar panels
of Skylab away from the Sun. JOP 13 will be looking at the
region of the sky that contains the Gum Nebula, the star Gamma
Velorum, is the subject of the study by the Harvard College
Observatory using the S055 instrument known as the UV scanning
polychromator spectroheliometer. The maneuver out of solar
inertial, will begin at 6:45 p.m. central daylight time and
for a period of 1 hour and 38 minutes, the solar panels will not
be aimed at the Sun. If you picture yourself as standing in the
Skylab workshop and looking toward the docked command and
service module, the Skylab vehicle will be rolled to the right
151 degrees and pitch up 53 degrees. Approximately 325 to
465 pound,seconds of propellant is scheduled for this maneuver.
SL-IV MC2645/2
Time: 12:01 CDT, 75:17:01 GMT
1/29/74

During the period when Skylab is out of the solar inertial


attitude, power will be supplied by the ATM and airlock
module batteries. Estimated power usage will be 7.2 amp-
hours from the ATM battery source and 19.4 amp-hours from
the airlock module battery source. This is well within the
limits of the system. During today's JOP 13 exercise, an
attempt will be made to confirm emissions in the EUV, extreme
ultraviolet region below 912 angstroms. The data take will
last for 40 minutes. Recently emissions of this nature
were observed by the Mariner Venus/Mercury planetary space-
craft. The dectection of radiation in the region, 300 to
500 below 912 angstroms, would be of great significance to
astronomy. It would open up an entire new window of the spectrum
to astronomical research. No star heretofore has been ob-
served to emit radiation at these levels. Acquisition in
ll minutes and 35 seconds through Goldstone. At Greenwich
mean time 17 hours 16 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2646/I
Time: 12:26 CDT 75:17:26 GMT
1/29/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


17 hours 26 minutes. Acquisition through Goldstone as EREP
pass will be in progress. We'll bring the llne up for the
stateside EREP pass.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS across the
States for 15 minutes. Sounds like you got a cricket up
there or something.
CDR Roger.
PLT (Garble) Not a friendly cricket, though.
He never goes home.
CC Sounds like you got the mike right beside
it. I can hardly hear you because of it.
CDR You talking about the 6-cycle noise or
the cooler?
CC Must be the cooler.
CDR Yes. It's pretty noisy.
PLT Yes_ it's coming through my mike I ima-
gine when I lean down here.
CDR Okay. Coming up on 29, Ed, with a ETC
POWER ON. Stand by -
CDR MARK. ETC POWER ON. The cooler's run-
n_ng pretty steady hut it is running louder than it usually
has, in the past.
CC Rog.
CDR Ever Since we had that intermittent noise
a couple of passes ago.
PLT Okay. I'm terminating nadir swath.
CDR Seems to be getting louder.
PLT Salt Lake (garble)
CDR That is the most peculiar red and green
lake I have ever seen. Coming up on 29:54.
CDR MARK it. It's S190 INTERVAL down to I0.
At 30 ETC to AUTO.
CDR MARK it. 30:06. Stand by -
CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER to STANDBY.
CDR MARK. RADIOMETER to STANDBY at 08. 193
to X_TC, POLARIZATION i. 30;30 next. Stand by -
CDR MARK. At 30:30, RADIOMETER, ON.
PLT Oh, now it's starting to branch out.
PLT Come one old Salt Lake, ought to be picking
you up here.
PLT (Garble) 2.1. There she be. Okay; I'm
going to get the green water first. Okay. IMC; camera is
ON, and taking data. Here we go. I'm taking data in the
green area first. I'm taking data down to about 20 degrees,
then I'm going to go back and get the red.
CDR Okay. Coming up on 31:54.
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Time: 12:26 CDT, 75:17:26 GMT
1/29/74

CDR MARK it. RADIOMETER to STANDBY.


PLT There's Salt Lake City just big as
life, (garble) - -
CDR 32. Stand by
CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER, ON.
CDR MARK. RADIOMETER, ON. 32:12. Ed, ETC
to STANDBY. Stand by -
CDR MARK. 32:28's next.
PLT Just a little whispy stratus or cirrus
above so Salt Lake. Here is 20 degrees. I'm going to go
back for the red and I'm holding the data button. I'm going
to release the data button
CDR 32:28. Stand by.
CDR MARK. 192 MODE, READY.
PLT MARK, in the red and data push button
push again. (Garble)
CDR We have tape motion.
PLT Pushbutton just as we went into the red.
CDR 32:34. 190 SHUTTER SPEED to MEDIUM.
33:00's next.
PLT Okay, and I'm terminating now. I'm going
for Rio Grande. Okay 45 right i.
CDR 33:00. Stand by -
CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER to STANDBY.
CDR MARK. RADIOMETER to STANDBY at 02.
Going to angle of ROLL of plus 30. 33:18 coming up. Stand
by
PLT Okay, I've got something.
PLT Ha ha ha ha.
CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER, ON.
CDR MARK. RADIOMETER, ON. You find it?
PLT Yeah.
CDR Beautiful.
PLT How about my luck day. Okay. We're
getting it. Some snow has melted_ Jer.
CDR That's great.
PLT Okay. We got the Rio Grande reservoir.
CC Congratulations, Bill, that's a hard one
to get.
PLT Boy_ are you telling me. We were both
figuring we didn't have a chance.
CC We were trying to find a different way
to find _t. Styding the maps to see if there was some
different way to look at it.
PLT Man, I've got a tie breaker I'm going to
zoom out and look at in Just a second.
PLT I'm tracking it down to zero.
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Time: 12:26 CDT, 75:17:26 GMT
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CDR Okay. l'm going to zoom back out.


PLT Yes. I got the tie breaker. That's it.
That was it okay, camera off. Now we go for Eagle Lake.
CDR What's your tie breaker. That lake south - -
PLT I had me a - That little geographic (garble)
didn't appear anywhere else in the area. It's a particular
form, and that's what I was looking for there.
PLT (Garble)
CDR Okay.
CDR Coming up on 34:40. Stand by -
CDR MARK. 192 MODE to CHECK. TAPE MOTION's
back on, looking good. 35:30 next.
PLT Eagle Lake 23. (Garble) 5 right 2. Oh
man this is going to be a (garble) 36:23. Get that map out.
CDR Coming up on 35:30. Stand by -
CDR MARK it. POLARIZATION to 4.
PLT Beautiful day in Texas. Son of a gun.
I've never seen the vis this good in VTS.
PLT There's Austin; (garble). University of
Texas. How about that. Okay. 36:22.
CDR Okay, there's the river leading in. Okay.
There's Columbus.
PLT Oh my gosh. There we go. Com on (garble)
CDR That Eagle Lake?
PLT I think I've got it. Yes it is; it's
Eagle Lake. How about that.
CDR Coming up on 36:50.
PLT (Garble)
PLT Okay.
CDR MARK. 36:50. 192 went to READY. Got
good tape motion.
PLT Yeah, it's Eagle Lake.
CDR 37 is next.
CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER to STANDBY.
CDR MARK. RADIOMETER to STANDBY.
PLT They finally laid on some good weather
for us, Jer, we can do the work.
CDR Beautiful. Okay. 19

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SL-IV MC2647/I
Time: 12:37 CDT, 75:17:37 GMT
1/29/74

CDR MARK. RADIOMETER to STANDBY.


PLT They finally laid off some good weather
for us, Jet. We can do the work.
CDR Beautiful. Okay. 193 X-TNC L/R. Angle
is zero. POLARIZATION is 5. 37:24's next. Stand by
CDR MARK it. SCATTEROMETER's, ON, RADIOMETER's
ON. 37:58's next.
PLT Okay. I'm going for San Bernard.
CDR I got six MALFUNCTION lights on S190.
PLT (Garble)
CDR Taking data 58.
PLT Camera's stopped working but I got the
San Bernard and the (garble) taking data.
CDR Stand by
CDR MARK. 37:58. 192 MODE to STANDBY. 38,
ETC to STANDBY, Ed. 38:04. S190 MODE to INTERVAL 220. No
sense in going to 20, I don't have anything. Six MALFUNCTION
lights all at once.
PLT I'll go check the breakers for you. Just
a minute here. Okay, camera OFF. Just got San Bernard about
15 to 20 seconds (garble).
CDR My breakers are okay under the cover.
Crip, are we supposed to be out of film or do they expect
to be out of film this soon?
CC Negative, negative. You might try cycling
the power if the breaker's in.
CDR Okay. Okay. The MALF lights are out.
Got our power.
PLT The breakers were in. Okay. Let's see.
Special 01 38:22. Nadir swath. Late here on my nadir swath.
CC Jer, did we understand the lights went out
when you cycled the power?
CDR That's affirmative and they just all came
back. All I don't hear any action (static) S190 either. You
want me to cycle the power switch again?
CC You might check the SHUTTER SPEED and
the remote operation of the cameras, if that doesn't work.
CDR Okay. Okay. I'ii set the INTERVAL back
to i0 where it belongs. At 40, SCATTEROMETER to STANDBY,
RADIOMETER to STANDBY, they were both 3 seconds late. 40:12
coming up. Stand by -
CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER, ON. 40:20 next
with an ETC, STANDBY. SHUTTER SPEED, zero.
PLT Okay.
CDR 40:20, go to STANDBY on the ETC. 40:46
is next.
PLT Okay. Camera OFF and nadir swath's com-
plete temporarily.
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CDR l'm going to try LOCAL CONTROL.


PLT 43:30.
CDR Nothing.
PLT Okay.
CDR 40:46 coming up. Stand by -
CDR MARK.
CC Did you get the SCAT, STANDBY, 40?
CDR Yeah, the SCAT's at STANDBY. 52 is next.
CDR MARK. ALTIMETER to MODE 5. Looking for
a READY_ out on 190. That's - I can skip that. 41:09 is
coming up. Stand by -
CDR MARK. The ALTIMETER's ON. 41:15, 190
MODE to STANDBY. Just might as well give up on 190 for now. A-I.
Alfa i still reading 96. Bravo i is still reading 51. Okay.
I've till 44:24 to play here.
PLT l'm on LOCAL CONTROL.
CC You might cycle the power once more. That's
about all we've come up with now.
CDR All right. I'm going to go LOCAL VM and
cycle the power. Nothing. Deader than a doornail. I'm
going to try SLOW SPEED. ALTIMETER UNLOCK light. READY
light's out and so at. i0, I went to STANDBY on the
ALTIMETER.
CC Did you get A-I and B-I for us?
CDR Yeah, I did. They were 96 and 51 and
right now, it's reading 69 and 51. Okay. Going back to
READY to ON on the ALTIMETER. We're back in business on
that. Boy, 190 just gave up the ghost completely.
PLT Sounds like a - power thing.
CC Okay. We're about 30 seconds from LOS.
Next station contact is going to be, I guess must be Guam at
correction, how about Goldstone at 19:05_ all the way around.
CDR We'll see you.
CC About an hour and 22 minutes.
CDR Got an ATLIMETER UNLOCK light about i0
seconds ago.
PLT Okay. Got one more nadir swath here on
the -
CDR ALTIMETER READY went out.
CC Okay. I'm sorry.
CDR 43:15, ALTIMETER went to STANDBY.
CC Correction on that. We're going to see
you at Vanguard at 17:54.
CDR Okay. Good. We'll see you then.
PLT Stand by -
CDR ALTIMETER's back ON.
PLT MARK. DAC ON. Okay. Starting this nadir
swath.
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Time: 12:37 CDT, 75:17:37 GMT
1/29/74

CDR ALTIMETER UNLOCK light at 49.


CC At your convenience, if you can give us
another A-I, B-I reading, we'd appreciate it.
CDR Okay. The same thing. It's no wait it's
at 76 now and 51. 44:45's my next call. Okay. I'm going to
have to go ALTIMETER to STANDBY. Now I did it at 30. Might as
well leave it there. 44:51 will be my next call.
PLT 51 RADIOMETER, STANDBY.
CDR 44:57.
CDR MARK it. X-TNC POLARIZATION i.
CC You can turn the power OFF on 190.
CDR X-TC. Okay. Power OFF on 190.
45:15 coming up.
CC Might let it cool off and try it again
a little bit later.
CDR Okay. Stand by -
CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER (static)
PA0 Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
17 hours 45 minutes. Loss of signal through MILA tracking
station as Skylab continues its EREP pass for today, number
36 in the mission of Skylab IV. All seemed to be going well
during the EREP pass except when the spacecraft crossed over
the Gulf of Mexico, the crew reported malfunction lights on
the SI90A instrument, the multispectral camera which has
six separate cameras as a unit. After troubleshooting, switching
it on and off, Commander Carr reported that it was "deader
than a doornail." First malfunction of the SI90A cameras
occurred during the eighth EREP pass back on December 4.
However, this problem was remedied and during yesterday's
pass, malfunction lights came on during the EREP pass. The
crew was advised to turn the cameras off, let them cool down
and try to reactivate them before the end of the pass which
is suppose to end as the spacecraft crosses over the coast
of South America. The S190 cameras were to be on during
the entire pass starting over the western north Pacific,
over the United States, down through the Gulf of Mexico,
Central America and throughout the entire pass through
South America. Next acquisition will be in 6 minutes through
Vanguard at which time the spacecraft should be back maneuver-
ing to the solar inertial mode. That's a 15-minute maneuver
time beginning at Greenwich mean time 17 hours and 58 minutes
at this close of the EREP pass. Next acquisition in 6 minutes.
At Greenwich mean time 17 hours 47 minutes, this is Skylab
Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-I¥ MC-2648/I
Time: 12:52 CDT, 75:17:52 GMT
1/29/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


17 hours 52 minutes. EREP pass still in progress. We'll
bring the line up for the conclusion of this pass through
Vanguard.
CDR Way out over the water.
CDR Out over the water.
CC We're back with you through the Vanguard
now for about 8 minutes. Would it be possible, Bill, to have
you take a look out the window and see if you can see the
antenna moving on 193?
SPT The indicator here shows it moving now,
Crip. It's been moving about every 5 seconds. It goes from
96 down to about 84, then back up to 96.
CC Copy.
SPT Bill says it's moving.
CC Rog. Okay. Thank you.
CDR Crip I took - I've taken a look at the
malfunction procedures. I'm on page I-II in symptom number 6.
And ready to start block 3, when the thing is over.
CC We copy that.
CDR Okay. At 55:45 SCATTEROMETER OFF, 47
RADIOMETER OFF. Correction, STANDBY positions.
CDR 56:57. Stand by.
CDR Whoops. I turned them both OFF i minute
too soon. I'ii get them both back ON. Sorry about that.
Nothing to do for 7 minutes and I still blow it.
CDR I _uess you lost about 15 - i0 to 15 seconds
of data there.
CC No problem. Thank you.
CDR Okay. Now the SCATTEROMETER and the
RADIOMETER are OFF. SCATTEROMETER coming back ON at 57.
Stand by.
CDR MARK. 57:03's next. Stand by.
CDR MARK. This is 194 MODE MANUAL. 57:30's
next.
CDR 57:30 coming up. Stand by.
CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER to STANDBY. 58's next.
58:00.
CC Before you do that, if we can, we'd like
you to give us a 193A reset.
CDR (Garble)
CC And then a 193A ON for 20 seconds.
CDR Okay. Here we go. I - A reset at 55.
CDR ALTIMETER ON at 58:00, give you 20 seconds.
CC Okay. We'll hold up on the STOP here,
for a while.
CDR Say again, Bill.
PLT (Garble)
CDR Okay.
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Time: 12:52 CDT, 75:17:52 GMT
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CDR All right, coming up on 58:20. Stand by.


CDR MARK. ALTIMETER back to STANDBY.
CC Okay. You can go ahead and do your
EREP STOP now.
CDR Okay. STOPped at 27.
CDR Bravo 7 is reading 35 percent. S192
door going CLOSED.
PLT We're on our way to SI and the rates look
good.
CC Roger. We concur.
CDR Okay, Crip. Do you want to do the S190
MALFs while you guys are looking on, or you want to wait
until after we get everything put away and have a special
period of time for it?
CC What we'd like to do is wait until
you go ahead and get everything all secured. Then cycle
EREP BUS i and 2 and then go through the MALFs.
SPT Okay.
SPT I've got a DOOR CLOSED light. Go
ahead, Crip.
CC Okay. One 1 item of caution is not to
re-move the mags, because this just could expose the ones
we did get over the HATS area there before the thing stopped.
SPT Okay.
CC Skylab, Houston. We are 1 minute from
LOS. Now the next station contact is Goldstone in an hour
and 4 minutes. And that should be about 19:05 and we'll
be doing a data/voice recorder dump there.
CDR Roger. I'll have the tape measurements
there for you and results of film.
CC Thank you, sir.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
18 hours and 3 minutes with loss of signal through Vanguard
tracking station. Next acquisition in 62 minutes through
the Goldstone tracking station, a complete revolution nearly
before we have acquisition with the crew again. Continued
discussion with the malfunction of the S198, multispectral
cameras. Indications, however, are that when the camera
failed the spacecraft had already gathered data over the Houston
Area Test Site the ellusive target in the EREP program due
to weather and other restraints during the Skylab mission.
This is the first time that the Houston Area Test Site was
clear and all instruments performing normally. The report
of the consumables aboard, of remaining oxygen, nitrogen,
and water, indicate remaining consumables are 41 percent of
oxygen or 2285 pounds of oxygen; 42 percent remaining
of the supply of nitrogen or 613 pounds of nitrogen; and
33 percent of the water remaining aboard, or 1955 pounds of
water. SL-IV MC-2648/3
SL-IV MC-2648/3
'Time: 12:52 CDT, 75:17:52 GMT
1/29/74

water. This would leave sufficient oxygen and nitrogen for


150 days aboard Sky lab at its present use rate and approximately
70 to 80 days remaining for the water usage. This unusually
high amount of consumables remaining is according to Luther
Powell, of the Marshall Space Flight Center, who is program
manager senior representative here at the Mission Control
Center. He said that his people are surprised at the low
usage. Attributes this through the low leak rate aboard the
Skylab. Although there was a contigency built in to about,
150 of the days, they anticipated a 30-day contingency,
the spacecraft did not use the amount of consumables as earlier
i planned when the - design and construction of the vehicle. So
apparently, Skylab as very tight ship during 3 missions, -
three manned missions and more of 10 days unmanned before the
launch of the Skylab II crew. Next acquisition will be through
Goldstone in 59 minutes and 35 seconds. This is Skylab
Control at Greenwich mean time 18 hours and 5 minutes.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2649/I
Time: 13:46 CDT 75:18:46 GMT
1/29/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


18 hours and 46 minutes. Acquisition in 19 minutes through
Goldstone. There'll be a meeting at the Building i news-
room at the Johnson Space Center. Would - on the committe
reviewing the questions for the press conference with the
crew on Thursday. This meeting will take place at 2 p.m.
in the briefing room at the_Buildlng 1 newsroom in - at the
Johnson Space Center. The committee to review questions
on Thursday's press conference with the crew, meeting at
2 p.m. in Building i. Next acquisition in 18 minutes and
40 seconds through Goldstone. At Greenwich mean time 18
hours 46 minutes, this is Skylsb Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2650/I
Time: 14:04 CDT 75:19:04 GMT
1/29/74

PAO Skylah Control, Greenwich mean time


19 heurs 4 minutes, with acquisition coming through the
Goldstone and then Texas tracking stations for a 15-minute pass.
We'll bring the line up as Skylab concludes its 3757 revo-
lution of the Earth, the crew in their 1071 revolution.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're back with you
once more. We've got you through Goldstone for 12 minutes.
We'll also be doing a data/voice recorder dump here. And
Skylab, Houston, is it - would it be possible to get some-
body to go up and adjust the pots or reg again please?
PLT Be right with you, Crip.
CC Okay. All we want to do is go back to
the original position.
CC PLT, Houston. Is this a convenient
place to talk, Bill, or are you tied up that right now?
PLT Go ahead.
CC Okay. Couple of items. First, I'd like
if you could, you've got a housekeeping period around, 20:40.
So I'd like you to do is give us an M509 F5A to add a little
02 to the workshop at that time. And we're going to secure
it about an hour later and I'ii I'ii get to Jerry, or
some somebody later to do that. Okay, also another question, is
when you looked out the window the o - to check the 193
antenna for us, can you give us any words about how it was
moving? Did In other words, did it look normal, or did
you look at it that long?
PLT I looked at it two or three times there
and it was swinging back and forth, you know, that is to say,
in the only mode it can move. And it was moving smoothly and
I didn't notice anything out the wrods.
CC Okay; very good. Appreciate that info.
PLT What was the time again on that 509
Foxtrot 5 Alfa?
CC At 20:40. After your 63 ops.
PLT Roger.
CDR Crip, on the EREP tape there's 6 centi-
meters remaining. And on the S190, we powered down the
panel then powered the whole thing back up again, went into
malfunction procedures for 191 went in symptom 2, and bumped
us immediately into symptom 6. We worked down the line
and finally ended up with a circuitry failure. The - the
drive motors were quite cool. There was no indication
that any of them had been warm, and the - the shutter mech-
anisms rotate freely with no friction problems at all. So
it looks llke we're just not getting the power there.
CC Okay. Appreciate that that word of
info also. We're just going to go ahead and leave the film
SL-IV MC-2650/2
Time: 14:04 CDT 75:19:04 GMT
1/29/74

the mags, installed because we don't want to take any chances


on hurting the film or exposing the pixtures that - that we
did get taken. One other item, can you tell us whether you
think that the 193 altimeter ever locked up?
PLT You were cut clipped off short there,
Bob. Say again?
CC Okay. I was asking Jer if he could tell
or if he thought that the altimeter ever locked up during
the pass?
CDR During the last part of t_e pass, nega-
tive. The indication was moving from 96 to about 84.
Every 5 seconds it would drop from 96 down to 84 and then
come right back up again, and it wasn't steady at all. Where-
as the first part of the pass it went up to 96 and stayed
there.
CC Okay. What about the - the UNLOCK light?
Was it was it on? While you were in the altimeter mode.
CDR Oh, negative. If it'd been on I'd have
called it.
CC Okay; very good. Wetre about 20 seconds
from LOS. Next station contact is through the Vanguard at
19:29, and that's about ii minutes from now.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
19 hours and 19 minutes with loss of signal through Texas.
Next acquisition will be Vanguard. EREP officer indicates
that the troubleshooting procedure for the $190A will be
worked out in - in the trainer in Building 5 before proced-
ures are passed to the crew, in order to remove the magazines
from the SI90A without damaging the film. The last frames
of film on the camera, before the problem developed during
the EREP pass, was of the Houston area test site, and the
ground is concerned about salvaging those last few frames
on that roll that were exposed. Today's EREP pass is 91 in
the mission of Skylab IV - 91 in the missions of Skylab,
the 36th for this mission. 44 were accomplished during Sky-
lab III, ii during Skylab II, 36 so far in this mission for
a grand total of 91, which is more than 50 percent more than
orginally programed for Skylab prior to the extension of the
Skylab IV mission. Original plans called for 15 EREP passes
in the first mission, 30 in the second Skylab manned mission,
and 15 for the last mission. Indications on the ground here,
telemetry shows that only seven mibs were used during the
maneuvers in and out of the EREP attitude, for a total of
35 pound-seconds, well within the anticipated 25 which G&C
predicted earlier. Next acquisition will be the Vanguard
tracking station in 7 minutes and 45 seconds. At Greenwich
mean time 19 hours 21 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2651/I
Time: 14:28 CDT, 75:19:28 GMT
1/29/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 19:28 Greenwich


mean time. 50 seconds to acquisition tracking ship
Vanguard. Starting revolution 3,757 for space station Ky -
Skylab, 1072 for Skylab IV crew.
CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS through the
Vanguard for ii minutes.
CC PLT, Houston. Bill, if you got a chance
we'd like to take the M509 battery 7 off of charge.
PLT Wilco.
CC Thank you, sir.
PLT And Crip, is it a terminate on battery
7 or an interrupt?
CC It's a terminate.
PLT Okay.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal
at tracking ship Vanguard. AOS at voice relay station
Tananarive in about 14-1/2 minutes. The crew terminated
charging battery number 7 for the M509 astronaut maneuvering
unit, on instructions from the ground during the Vanguard
pass. The commander and science pilot now involved in
M092/093 medical experiment combination. While the pilot,
Bill Pogue is operating S063, which is attached to the
scientific airlock. We'll return in 13 minutes for the
pass at voice relay station at Tananarive. This is Skylab
Control, at 19:42 Greenwich mean time.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2652/I
TIME: 14:54 CDT, 75:19:54 GMT
1/29/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 19:54 Greenwich


mean time. Voice relay station at Tananarive, in about
45 seconds.
CC Skylab, Houston back with you. We've got
you through Tananarive for oh, about 4 more minutes here. We
had a little antenna problem awhile ago back at Vanguard and lost
you early.
CDR Roger, Crip.
CC Skylab, Houston. We are I minute from
LOS here through Tananarive, and we'll see you again Hawaii in
about 20:40.
CDR Roger, behave yourself.
CC I'ii try to, can't hardly get into any
trouble in 40 minutes. Flight won't let me get away from
console that long. And as we go over the hill here I can
tell you that your Flight Plans are on board.
CDR Roger, thanks.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal
at voice relay station Tananarive, 35 minutes to Hawaii.
20:04 GMT, Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2653/I
Time: 15:38 CDT, 75:20:38 GMT
1/29/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 20:38 Greenwich


mean time. Space station Skylab within 50 seconds of being
acquired for the first time this afternoon_ through the
tracking station at Hawaii. Science Pilot Gibson and Jerry
Carr, likely, will still be involved in the medical experiments,
with the pilot completed with his S063 operations and either
into his exercise period or doing scheduled houskeeping.
He will probably be the only one available to talk at
Hawaii. We're in acquisition at Hawaii and standing by.
CC - - through Hawaii for 5 minutes.
CDR Hello, Crip. Got a question about
tomorrow's Flight Plan.
CC Yes, sir.
CDR They've got the SPT scheduled for another
MI31-1MS, and he just did one last night. I'm wondering
if there's been a mistake?
CC Let me check that.
CC Here, while I'm getting you an answer
to that, can I ask you a couple of questions?
CDR Shoot.
CC Okay. Actually, the first is a request
to do something. The - Bill should be up putting on that
02 flow shortly here and we'd like you_ if you would, to
make a note on your Flight Plan to secure it at 21:40 with
a M509 F5 Bravo.
CDR Okay. I've got it.
CDR You want it on for an hour. Is that
right?
CC Yes, sir.
CC Also, while I've got you here. You got
any comments regarding the handheld messages, the way we've
done it yesterday and today?
CDR No. We dontt have any objection to that
that procedure at all. I think the only thing that we regret is
that we just very seldom get a chance to do anything about
them. I took that list yesterday and marked everyone of
them with whether or not I'd had an opportunity to do it or
if I couldn't, why. And of that whole list, live only got
an opportunity to go for two of them. And I just flat missed
two others because I was just kind of busy eating or
something like that, you know, no good excuse. And all the
rest I was either at the ATM or working some assigned task
and just couldn't get to the window.
CC Okay. Well_ we appreciate that. But you
guys have had a fantastic track record going as far as those
handhelds are concerned. Everybody here is well pleased
with it. So, the only thing I wanted to find out was whether
the system we had now with the message was workable or not.
And I guess from you comment here, it is.
SL-IV MC-2653/2
Time: 15:38 CDT, 75:20:38 GMT
1/29/74

CDR Yeah, I think it's workable. It's okay. I


just regret that we're not getting a chance to do more, because
that to us really is one of the most enjoyable parts of the whole
mission.
CC Rog. Gotta - Gotta split our science
up in all different ways though. One other comment here, maybe
you could give it some thought. We're - As you recall, back
on your last EVA, we had a requirement to try to measure
the temperature of the S020 can while it was still outside
and that didnlt work out too spiffy. We would like you, if
you could, to give us some ideas to - maybe if we did something
before you went out, you know, either taping the thing on the
can or something like that, something simple, it might be
possible. They - they've got a requirement they'd like to
measure it so they could help them out developing their film
after we get back. But if it's going to be a big deal like -
like it was last time, we don_t even try. But if you could give
us some words and your opinion on it later, we would appreciate
it.
CDR What kind of temperatures are they
expecting?
CC Well, I guess the last time they - the
temperature reading that you ended up giving them was a little
bit higher than what they'd anticipated. I'm afraid I don't
have that - that temperature right here offhand.
CDR Well, you know, we've got some of those
stickon temperature sensors that we_ve got on the rate gyros.
We got a few extra of those left, and we could stick - possibly
stick one on. And I think the method we used the last time
was probably pretty good. Ed_s got a comment or two on that.
It's just a matter of taking the time to do it. Our problem
was, when you were kind of in a rush rush mode there at the
end to get in_ and we really didn't get to do that thermometer
temperature measurement the right way.
SPT Yeah, Crip. That seems like a perfectly
doable thing. And the problem we got into last time is
we were working another experiment_ when sunset came around
we had to rusk and try to get a measurement for them. I don't
think it's a hard thing to do at all. If you want to schedule
one the next time, it's no problem.
CC Okay. We may do that. We'll also
take Jer's recommendation under consideration of whether those
sticky crystals will work or not. And we'll try to have a
an answer to your questions regarding scheduling on 131 when
we get to Vanguard. We're about 30 seconds from LOS and
Vanguard is our next station contact at 21:08. We'll be doing
a data/voice recorder dump there.
CDR Okay. And another question, Crip, is why
are we doing a houskeeping 90 Alfa_ this evening?
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Time: 15:38 CDT, 75:20:38 GMT
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CC Okay. I'ii see if I can get that.


CC JOP 13 is the reason for the 90 Alfa.
CDR Okay. Thanks.
CC And we show experiment i and 2 recorders ON.
Probably can go ahead and turn those OFF, we believe.
SPT Rog.
CC Thank you.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2654/I
TIME: 15:46 CDT, 75:20:46 GMT
1/29/74

PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal


at tracking station Hawaii, 21 minutes to Vanguard.
Commander Jerry Carr there talking about all the list of
optional handheld photography, Earth features that are passed
up to the crew daily on the teleprinter. But usually, as
Carr mentioned, they're too busy doin_ other scientific
investigations to go over to the wardroom window and
unlimber a camera and shoot the ground sites. He did say
it was really the most enjoyable part of the mission. And
as Spacecraft Communicator Bob Crippin comp - complemented the
crew on the outstanding job they've done so far in getting as
many of the handheld photography sites as they have. We'll re-
turn for tracking ship Vanguard in 19-1/2 minutes. This is
Skylab Control at 20:47 Greenwich mean time.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2655/I
Time: 16:06 CDT, 75:21:06 GMT
1/29/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 21:06 Greenwich


mean time. Acquisition at tracking ship Vanguard in 50
seconds. We're anticipating a change-of_shift briefing
with off-going Flight Director Don Puddy at 4:45 central
time in the Houston news room. That's 4:45 with Flight
Director Don Puddy, Houston news room.
CC Skylab, this is Houston, through the
Vanguard for i0 minutes. We're starting out with the data/
voice tape recorder dump. And your end-of-mission summary
Flight Planning message will be coming up here at the Vanguard.
Ove r .
CDR Hello, Bruce. Thank you.
CC Roger, Jer.
CC Skylab, this is Houston, coming up on
LOS. 13-1/2 minutes to AOS Tananarive.
CDR Roger, Bruce.
PA0 Skylab Control, LOS tracking ship
Vanguard. 13 minutes to reacquisition for the final time
through the voice relay station at Tananarive. We're
looking at 4:45 for the change-of_shift briefing with
Flight Director Don Puddy. Neil Hutchinson and his team
of flight controllers are taking over the remainder of the
day. Replacement CAP COMM will be Bruce McClandless, replacing
Bob Crippen. Repeat again the change-of_shift - Flight
Director briefing will be at 4:45 in the Houston news room.
Next station in 12 minutes, voice relay station Tananarive.
This is Skylab Control, at 21:19 GMT.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2656/I
TIME: 16:30 CDT, 75:21:30 GMT
1/29/74

PAO This is Skylab Control. 21:30 Greenwich


mean time. Final pass across the voice relay station Tananarive
starting in about 40 seconds, and we're standing by.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Tananarive
for 5_i/2 minutes.
CDR Hey Bruce, I'm all hung up on acronyms.
Au LCCU - is that a lightweight comm cable umbilical?
CC The what, LWCCU?
CDR Negative, in this procedure for the
the bypassing of the bumper M, it calls for two LCCUs out
of M157. I think LCCU means lightweight comm carrier umbilical,
but I'm not sure. Is that the big long Jobber that's about
8 feet long?
CC That's affirmative, that's the lightweight
CCU. That's the one that has just the audio in it and not
the biomed.
CDR Okay, thank you.
CC You probably got a whole bunch of them
hanging around there.
CDR Yeah, I thought that what it was. But you
get so messed up in these acronyms that we use sometimes that
you really don't know what it really is.
CC CDR, this is Houston.
CC CDR, this is Houston.
CDR Roger, Bruce.
CC Yeah, we gather you're doing that ALC
installation, and we'd rather you not get too close to the
J0P 13, JOP 18 time frame in installing this. We're concerned
that we might come up on 13 or 18 out of configuration and
lose some recorded data. But it you feel like you can go
ahead and complete it with plenty of time, why press on.
CDR I was already briefed on that, Bruce. I'm
aware of it but I don't believe them when they say it can be
done in 20 minutes. I'ii bet it would take me 1/2 hour
just to gather the equipment, and that's what I thought I'd get
done.
CC Okay, beautiful. And we got a minute and
a half to LOS. Next station contact in 37 minutes through
Hawaii at 22:15, out.
CC Skylab, this is Houston do you still read
us?
CDR Roger, go.
CC Okay, you wanted to be reminded here at
Tananarive to terminate the 02 enrichment.
CC Okay, we'll do it.
CC Roger, out.
SL-IV MC2656/2
TIME: 16:30 CDT, 75:21:30 GMT
1/29/74

PAO This is Skylab Control. Tananarive


voice relay station has had final loss of signal for the
last time this afternoon. Next ground track pass is
between Ascension and Tananarive, getting into the periods
of long LOS times between stations. 32 minutes now to
Hawaii, which will be an 89.7-degree elevation angle pass,
0.3 of a degree away from straight up. Flight Director
Don Puddy putting on his jacket, preparing to depart for the
Building i news center for _is 4:45 briefing. SRould get
there right at 4:45. Any ground station passes that
take place during the change-of_shift briefing will be
recorded for delay playback. This is Skylab Control at
21:43 GMT.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2657/I
Time: 17:14 CDT, 75:22:14 GMT
1/29/74

PAO - - trol, 22:13 Greenwich mean time.


50 seconds to acquisition at tracking station Hawaii. The
space station will pass immediately overhead at this station,
almost 90_degree e{evatien angle, pass lasting slightly over
i0 minutes.
CC Skylah, this is Houston through Hawaii
for i0 minutes. Out.
CDR Houston, CDR. Hope the guys in the
backroom have got a lead on an emerging flux region for me
for later on in the pass.
CC Understand, we owe you an emerging
flux region. Is that correct?
CDR If there's one there, you owe it to me.
CC We'll see if we can find it for you.
CDR Okay.
CC CDR_ this is Houston. Wetve got an
EFR for you. It's at i0/0.i, that i00 degrees 0.i solar radii.
Over.
CDR Thank you, Bruce.
CC We'll name it after you, Jer.
CDR Neato. Almost too much to ask for, having
an EFR and a grating malfunction named after you.
CC (Laughter) Beautiful, baby.
CC CDR, Houston. Over.
CDR Go ahead, Bruce.
CC Okay. When you do the housekeeping
90 Alfa at about 23:00, we'd like to add a few steps to it.
CC You ready to copy?
CDR Go ahead.
CC Okay. Panel 206, REG ADJUST, BUS I pot,
55 degrees clockwise; that's 55 degrees clockwise. BUS 2,
50 degrees clockwise. Over.
CDR Okay. Add REG, BUS i, 55 clockwise;
REG, BUS 2_ 50 clockwise.
CC Right. And_ also, inhibit the battery-
charge low caution and warning switches for PCGs i, 4, 5,
and 6, putting in a configuration where all eight battery
charge low inputs are inhibited. Over.
CDR Hit that again.
CC Okay. We want to wind up with all eight
batt charge low inputs to caution and warning inhibited. We
show that you should have to reposition i, 4, 5, and 6. Over.
CDR Okay. I copy.
CC That's it.
CDR Okay. Got it.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. i minute to
LOS. Next station contact in 22 minutes through the Vanguard
at 22:46. At the Vanguard, we'd like the SPT to be available
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so we can talk for a minute about the upcoming JOP 13.


And for the CDR. Just a word of explanation about this
reg bus adjust. We're trying to more equitably balance
the loads between the airlock module and the ATM. We will
be taking the airlock module batteries down 19 amp-hours out
of an estimated 23 amp-hours each capacity. And we'll
be taking the ATM batteries down about 7.2 amp-hours each
out of an estimated 9 amp-hour capacity. Over.
CDR Roger, Bruce.
CC So, hang on.
CC And we'll also be commanding CBRM 5 on
line here, probably over the Vanguard.
CDR Okay, We'll get the flashlights out
and get them all squared away and ready to go.
CC Okay. Get that bicycle interconnect to
REG, BUS i made and you'll be all set.
PAO Skylab Control, loss of signal at
tracking station Hawaii. 20 minutes to tracking ship
Vanguard. We'll return at that time. There'll be a discus-
sion with Science Pilot Ed Gibson about conduct of the
ATM joint observation program number 13_ which involves
tilting space station Skylab toward the distant star-field
to look for extreme ultraviolet sources from a star in the
region of the Gum Nebula. The star is Gamma Valorum and
will be scanned and photographed on a long time exposure
by the Harvard College Observatory. S055, ultraviolet
scanning polychrometer spectroheliometer. The maneuver out
of solar inertial starts at 6:45 p.m. central time and lasts
for a period of an hour and 38 minutes. Solar panels will
be away from the Sun during that period. And while out of
solar inertial, the power will be supplied by the ATM and
airlock module batteries. Estimated power usage, as mentioned
just now by Bruce McCandless, will be about 72 amp-hours
from the ATM and about 19 amp hours from the airlock madu -
airlock module batteries. Recently, emissions of extreme
ultraviolet spectrum around - below 912 angstroms were
observed by the Mariner_Venus Mercury Planatery Spacecraft
and thos JOP 13 will be an attempt to confirm these emi - -

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1/29/74

PAO - - extreme ultraviolet spectrum around -


below 912 anstroms, were observed by the Mariner Venus/
Mercury planetary spacecraft. And this JOP 13 will be
an attempt to confirm these emissions, get additional
data. No previous observations of stars in extreme deep
space have been observed to emit radiation at these levels.
We will return in 17 minutes for tracking ship Vanguard. At
22:28, this is Skylab Control.

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SL-IV MC2659/I
TIME: 17:45 CDT, 75:22:45 GMT
1/29/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 22:45 Greenwich


mean time. Tracking ship Vanguard in 50 seconds.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through the
Vanguard for 9 minutes. Info for the CDR, over.
CDR Go ahead, Bruce.
CC Okay, we're going to reconfigure your
rate gyro setup so that you're running on rate gyro 6 pack.
Gyros only for JOP 13. Since we feel that by doing this
we can improve the accuracy of your pointing. We will also
reconfigure you back to the current configuration afterwards
by ground commandp over.
CDR Okay, fine.
CC CDR_ correction on my last, we'll be
doing this in the X-axis only. We'll leave the Y and Z axis
rate gyro scheme unchanged.
CDR Okay, understand.
CC And for the SPT, I've got a change to his
JOP 13 pad and then a little discussion.
SPT Stand by a moment, Rouston. I'ii be
with you.
CC Okay. And also for your information Jerry,
we're commanding CBRM 5 OFF at this time and getting the
heaters off.
CDR Roger, Bruce.
SPT Okay, Houston, SPT. Go ahead, ready to
copy.
CC Okay_ SPT, Houston_ if you'll look at
step 14 of your JOP 13 pad 7542 alfa 2_ over.
SPT Roger.
CC Okayp down on w_at turns out to be
the 17th line, it says perform fine maneuver of plus 000 X,
minus 107 Y to position Gamma Val. At center of S055 raster.
That minus 107 Y quantity should be minus 105 that's minus
105 Y, over.
SPT Minus 105 rather than 107.
CC Right, and the way this came about is
sombody subtracted 2 octal quanities and got a dec - and
used the decimal technique instead of t_e octal technique,
we got that straightened out. And wit_ respect to the
JOP 13 procedures in general_ we also like to delete step 3
of the JOP 18D checklist, which is the one that says GRAVITY
GRADIENT talkback to barberpole because we won't have a site
where we can do that conveniently before you start the
maneuver. And we don't want you to do it because we want
to make sure that we complete the current maneuver first.
We'll take care of that for you, over.
SPT Roger, Bruce.
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TIME: 17:45 CDT, 75:22:45 GMT
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CC And also, as you may have recalled from


our comet discussions there always comes the question of
what do you do when you get down to the tweak maneuvers
and you can't find the target visually? So let's look
back at this step 14 again. As you go through it, the
the first set of 000 X and plus ll0 Y is a maneuver to
put your target at the second postion, that is at 000 X and
minus ii0 Y. And at this point you should be able to see it.
If you can't, why_ we've got other procedure to go through here.
If you look down at the one we just corrected, the final maneuver
is a manever of plus 000 X and minus 105 Y, which is suppose
to put the target back underneath the occulting disk near
the center, or at the center of the S055 raster, which is
some 300ths, decimal of a degree off from the centerline of
the S052 instruments. If Gamma Valorum is not visible
after doing that first maneuver, you can attempt some small
maneuvers in order to make the sightings or in order to pick
it up visually. And we'd like you to spend no more than
5 minutes on this. If after 5 minutes, you're unsuccessful,
reselect SI mode, this will zero your attitude maneuvers
and drive you back where if everything has been correct,
Gamma Valorum will be centered. Then perform a fine
maneuver of 000 X plus 003 Y and 000 Z to obtain the theoretical
300ths of degree offset to 52 to 55 bias. You want me to
repeat that last maneuver again.
SPT Plus 3 in Y, I got it.
CC Roger_ that takes care of our commentary.
SPT Roger.
CC Okay, and also for your information, we
expect to see a lot of TACS used on this maneuver around
this revolution. Especially concerned with the reset and
also coming out of the JOP 18, JOP 13 attitude here.
SPT Roger.
CC And the total that we were talking about,
just to give you some feel for what we mean by a lot, is
somewhere around 70 to 80 mibs, over.
SPT Roger.
CC Okay, sorry to interrupt your PT and
PH, Ed, but the site coverage here gets pretty crumby. We're
one and a half minutes from LOS, next station contact in
an hour and 2 minutes through Hawaii at 23:53, out - 23:56,
out.
PAO Skylab Control_ LOS tracking ship
Vangaurd. 59 minutes to next station which will be a brief
pass at Hawaii of 2-1/2 minutes. Scinece Pilot Ed Gibson
will be in the midst of ATM joint observation program
JOP 13 when we acquire again at Hawaii. Will be rolled out
of solar

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Time: 17:56 CDT, 75:22:56 GMT
1/29/74

PAO JOP 13, when we reacquire again at


Hawaii. It will be rolled out of solar interial attitude
by 150 - 51 degrees as you're lookin E aft toward the
command module, rolled to the right 151 degrees and pitched
up 53 degrees for almost a full revolution. 22:57 Greenwich
mean time returning in 58 minutes for Hawaii. This is
Skylab Control.

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SL-IV MC02661/I
Time: 18:54 CDT 75:23:54 GMT
1/29/74

PAO This is Skylab Control. 23:54. We're


in acquisition at Hawaii, at least we're getting data. Almost
2 minutes early according to the prediction clock. So we'll
stand by here for a fairly brief pass across Hawaii.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Hawaii
for about 3 minutes. Over.
PLT Roger, Bruce.
CC Yeah. Say looking over your shoulder
and into your computer we see you in step i0 of the JOp 18
Delta procedures, down to but not yet having loaded the
momentum bias. We do need to get this loaded before you do
the nominal H-cage, which is scheduled for a time of 00:13.
Over.
SPT Okay, Bruce. I believe I did enter those.
I'ii put them in again.
CC That was 52024 ENTER, followed by the three
data commands in step i0 of the pad?
SPT Affirm.
CC Okay, it's looks good to us now. If
you'd put some of these commands in out of sequence that
might explain it. We can only see the last four entries
that were made.
CC And we need the H-ALPHA i NIGHT INTERLOCK
switch to NORMAL, please. Thank you.
SPT Roger, Bruce. I went back over and did
some of the RM 52014 entries again, so that's probably why
you did not see it.
CC Okay, no problem, and everything looks
good not. We got about a little less than 2 minutes to LOS,
next station contact in 27 minutes through the Vanguard at
00:24. And we show a data/voice tape recorder dump and the
evening status report scheduled for Vangaurd. Over.
PLT Roger, Bruce.
CC And CDR, this is Houston.
PLT He's listening, go.
CC Roger_ how would you feel about running
a couple of quick EREP tests for us this evening, even if it
might run a little past 02:00_ so we could be prepared for
the EREP pass tomorrow _ about i0 or 15 minutes worth? Over.
CDR I'ii be glad to, Bruce.
CC Okay, thank you very much.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal
at Hawaii tracking station. 23 minutes to reacquisition at
Vanguard. Scheduled at Vanguard is the crew evening status
report. Science Pilot Ed Gibson in the midst of his JOP 13
joint observation program 13 with the Apollo telescope
mount, sighting in on, hopefully_ the location of the star
Gamma Valorum looking for evidence of extreme untraviolet
SL-IV MC-2661/2
Time: 18:54 CDT 75:23:54 GMT
1/29/74

radiation from that star. We'll be back in 22 minutes for


Vanguard. This is Apollo this is Skylab Control at 1
minute after midnight GMT.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2662/I
Time: 19:23 CDT, 76:00:23 GMT
1/29/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 23 minutes after


midnight Greenwich mean time. 50 seconds to acquisition at
tracking station - tracking ship Vanguard. Evening status
report scheduled here. We're standing by for AOS - AOS
Vanguard.
CC Skylabp this is Houston_ through the
Vanguard for 10 minutes. Data/voice tape recorder dump.
And let's fly with the evening status report. Over.
PLT Roger, Bruce, coming at you with the
photo log.
CC Okay, let's fly with the photo log.
PLT 16-millimeter, EREP, VTS, Charlie Lima
12, 40 percent; Mlbl, Charlie India 87, 58 percent, Charlie
India 79. Nikons: Nikon 01, Charlie X-ray 44, 23; Nikon 02,
India Romeo 12, 26; footnote, Bravo Victor 40 (garble) with
24 frames remaining beyond Nikon 02; Nikon 03, Charlie
India 116, 15; Nikon 04, Bravo Echo ii, frame count's ii; Nikon
05, India Romeo ii, count's 32. 70-millimeter, 18, 165; ETC_
Charlie Tango 13, 77; EREP set Zulu which is still in the 190
camera. The numbers are 0823; 3000; 0547; 9905; 1676; 0613.
Drawer A configuration: Alfa 3, 06, Charlie India 87, 58
percent, Charlie India 79; all other positions, no change.
CC Say again, that one position number you
gave us? In Drawer A.
PLT Alfa 3.
CC Okay_ we got it.
CC Standing by for the evening status report.
CDR Roger, Bruce. Sleep: CDR, 6.5, 6.5 heavy;
SPT, 6.7, 6.3 heavy, 0.4 light; PLT, 7.0, 6 heavy, 1 light.
Volumes: 210_ 145; 180. Water gun: 8902; 8918; 1719.
Body mass: 6.301, 6.299, 6.301; 6.402, 6.402, 6.2 - correction
6.204, 6.204, 6.201; and then the last three sets are 6.255,
6.250, 6,254. Exercise: CDR_ no change, SPT, standard,
except Alfa is only 301 watts. PLT, no change. Medications:
CDR, none_ SPT, Afrin one time9 PLT, three Aetifed as directed.
Clothing: CDR, shorts, T-shirt; SPT, socks and shirt;
PLT, soeks, shirt, and T-shirt. Food logs: CDR, 2.5 salt,
plus a strawberry drink, plus a coffee with sugar correction
make that a coffee black, plus pears, plus one lemonade. SPT,
6.5 salt_ plus a lemonade, plus peaches, plus corn. PLT -
correction, let me go back, rehyrdation water, CDR, 1.0
hydration water, and SPT, 2.0. Now the PL - -
CC Those are both plus?
CDR TheyT_re not minus_ Bruce.
CC Okay.
CDR All sor - salt packs for the PLT, 4.5,
deviation plus green beans, plus crispy bar, rehydration water
zero. Flight Plan deviations: none. Shopping list: SPT,
entry checklist review 1 hour. CDR, recorder ALC bypass cable
installed. That'll be 45 minutes when I finish it up. I
SL-IV MC2662/2
Time: 19:23 CDT, 76:00:23 GMT
1/29/74

got it strung and ready to connect. Inoperable equipment:


S190 MALF troubleshooting in work. Unscheduled stowage:
none.
CC Beautiful. we_ve got all of t_at Jerry.
And thank you. While we got you on the llne here, the
current EVA checklist configures both EVA crewmen on channel
B with the 6 hertz background noise. Do you expect this
will be bothersome enough to you to want us to modify your
checklist so as to put all three crewmen on channel A on
VOX? The checklist change is relatively minor. Over.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC 2663/1
TIME: 19:29 CDT, 76:00:29 GMT
1/29/74

CC - - to you to want us to modify your


checklist so as to put all three crewmen on channel A on vox.
The checklist change is relatively minor, over.
CDR Yeah, if it's just a minor change, let's
go ahead and do it that way, and get rid of it.
CC Okay, beautiful, we'll do that then.
And for the SPT, if he's listening, we don't want to inter-
rupt, but we'll change him to a 131-2 spatial localization in
place of 131-1 double motion sickness at 19:35 on tomorrow's
pass.
SPT Roger, Bruce. And I was unable to find
Gamma Bell at all in the either display. I maneuvered
took several maneuvers, used the persistent image scope, tried
everything I could and couldn't find it. So we got started
at 02:26 on the exposures.
CC Okay, we thank you, Ed. And to round
things out, for Bill. We've been unable to find the M172
CAL data from earlier - We've been unable to find the M172
or the 172 CAL data for this morning. The following items are
missing from the tape that we got: start time, stop time,
temperature, all of sequence number i, and the first four
readings of sequence number 2. If you could, we would appreciate
your re-recording this data for us, over.
PLT Will do.
CC Thank you. And that winds up the evening
questions.
CDR Bruce, on that food log for the CDR, drop
the extra lemonade, will you. I decided I won't have it.
CC Okay, consider it dropped. And again,
Jerry, just a reminder, we have your phone call set up this
evening for 02 - yeah, 02:01 through the Vanguard. And I
guess it's - that'll last until 02:12 or ii minutes. And I
guess if you want, you can go ahead and pick it up at Ascen-
sion also at 02:14 later. Over.
CDR Okay, that'll be fine. Which antenna?
CC Start out on the RIGHT ANTENNA and go to
LEFT, it should hold through for both sites.
CDR Okay, thank you.
CC Roger.
SPT Bruce, what kind of counts was S052 expecting
to see in (garble) S055.
CC Stand by, I'll check. And again, Jerry, in
response to your question regarding the med conference and
the recording that was going on last evening, after a careful
review of the tape, there was nothing intelligible on the
tape relating to the med conference. You could - you could
sort of tell that maybe something was going on in the background
SL-IV MC2663/2
TIME: 19:29 CDT, 76:00:29 GMT
1/29/74

but you couldntt tell what it was or what was being said
or anything like that, over.
CDR Okay, thank you, Bruce.
CC And we got i minute to LOS_ here next
station contact in 4_i/2 minutes through Ascension at 00:37.
CC One to 4 counts on S055, Ed.
SPT Thank you, Bruce, we're seeing that now
everywhere because we're in the South (garble)
CC Roger, we copy.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Tracking ship
Vanguard has lost acquisition. Space station Skylab,
and the Skylab will be picked up again in about 2 minutes
at Ascension Island for the first time tonight. And we're
standin_ by.

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SL-IV MC-2664/I
Time: 19:36 CDT 76:00:36 GMT
1/29/74

CC Skylab, this is Houston through


Ascension for 8-1/2 minutes. For the CDR, we're unable to
get your EREP troubleshooting procedures pulled together
and scrubbed down sufficiently this evening. So we're going
to go ahead and work on them a little more tonight, uplink
them probably sometime tonight, and let you run them tomorrow.
CDR Bruce_ I missed your first couple of
sentences. Would you hit it again?
CC Okay, a site or two ago we called and
asked if you'd mind staying up or working on some stuff after
2 for us. But we find that we're unable to get the procedures
pulled together and scrubbed down well enough so we feel
confident in sending them up to you tonight. So we're going
to take a little bit more time and ship them up in the
morning and probably schedule you to do them sometime
tomorrow, if you would.
CDR Okay 9 that's fine.
CC And we would like to leave the magazines
containing film in place on SI90A. Over.
CDR Well do it.
CC And also we are commanding discharge
limit override on PCG 6 at this time.
CDR Roger.
CC The lights getting dim up there yet?
CDR Not yet, we're still hanging in there.
CC Okay.
CC Skylab, this is Houston. i minute to
LOS, next station contact in 37 minutes through Guam, private
medical conference at 01:24. It's about a 7 minute pass.
Next subsequent station contact area will be the Vanguard
at 02:01. We won't plan on calling you there since it'll be
after 02:00. Will be the CDR phone call there, and at
Ascension if desired at 02:15. See you tomorrow morning.
CDR Okay, Bruce. Good night.
CC Roger.
PAO This is Skylab Control. LOS Ascension
Island. Next station will be Guam Island. However, that's
scheduled for the medical conference with the crew surgeon.
Following station after that will be traekin_ ship Vanguard
again. However, that falls in the hour before bedtime period
in which the crew has been - has asked to be left alone. So
it isn't likely we_ll call the crew at Vanguard next
revolution. Everything appears to be going nominally on
JOP 13 as far as attitude. Battery drain is along the
predicted profiles. At 48 minutes past midnight, Greenwich
mean time, this is Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2665/I
Time: 20:22 CDT, 76:01:22 GMT
1/29/74

PAO Skylab Control, we're in ac


CC - - Houston through Guam for about 7-1/2
minutes. How do you read?
CDR Loud and clear, Bruce.
CC Okay, we need the DAS for a minute to
reload a more nominal momentum configuration. And also, due
to the off-nominal situation that you're currently in with
respect to momentum_ and a possiblity of a CMG AUTO reset
routine during sleep, we'd like you to inhibit the ACS
MALF CMG SAT CAUTION and WARNING input parameter on panel
207. Over.
CDR (Garble), you cut out after inhibit.
CC We'd like for you to inhibit ACS MALF
CMG SAT CAUTION and WARNING inhibit or input on panel 207
so that you don't get awaken. Over.
CDR Okay. ACS MALF CMG SAT.
CC Right. And we also need a REGULATOR
OPEN CIRCUIT VOLTAGE ADJUST as a result of coming out of
this JOP 13/18 mish mash. REG ADJUST BUS i POTS, we need
55 degrees counterclockwise, that's 55 degrees counterclock-
wise, plus 2 POTS 60 degrees. That's 60 degrees counter_
clockwise. Over.
CDR Okay, I got it.
CC And Jerry, wetd like to know if you've
completed the installion of the recorder ALC bypass cable?
CDR Negative. I was waiting for things to
cool down a little bit. I think I'ii do it now, and get
in touch with you at 02:01.
CC Okay, that_ll be mighty fine. If you
need us later on, i0,000 on the DAS do not ENTER. I'm going
to hand yon over to Chuck Ross here for the med conference.
And the DAS is yours.
CDR Okay.
CC Good bye. We'll call you at Vanguard
at 02:01 briefly.
PAO Skylab Control. The first portion of
this pass was used by the Spacecraft Communicator for advising
the crew to inhibit the caution and warning for a CMG reset
which is expected 3 or 4 hours for now - from now, while
the crew is asleep. Then the balance of the pass has been
handed over to Dr. Charles Ross the crew physican on this
team, who is now conducting the medical conference, which was
scheduled for this pass here at Guam. There will be another
brief conversation with the crew, the final of the evening,
over Vanguard in about 34 minutes. Wetll leave the
circuit for the remainder of Guam LOS_ or AOS period just in
case Dr. Ross completes his conversation with the crew and
hands the line back to the control room. Standing by at
01:26 over Guam, Skylab Control.
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Time: 20:22 CDT, 76:01:22 GMT
1/29/74

CC Skylab, this is Houston, 30 seconds to


LOS. Next station contact in 31 minutes through the Vanguard
at 02:02. CDR private phone call.
CDR Roger.
CC And we show the ATM C&D coolant loop
flow glitching down to zero at the present time, just for
your information.
PAO This is Skylab Control, loss of signal
at Guam. 29 minutes to reaeqnisition at tracking ship
Vanguard. Going in and out of attitude or into the JOP 13
attitude and back out again at the completion of the data-
take thus far has taken 80 miminum impluse burns or mibs.
That maneuver or attitude should be back to nominal solar
interial at about this time after completion of the Joint
observation program 13. Looking at star Gamma Valorem
seeking radiation of extreme ultraviolet radiation. At
01:32 Greenwich mean time returning in 28 minutes, this is
Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2666/I
TIME: 21:00 CDT, 76:02:00 GMT
1/29/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 02:00 Greenwich


mean time. Acquisition at Vanguard in about 50 seconds.
Final pass of the evening. Wakeup tomorrow will be at 11:04
Greenwich mean time, 6:04 central daylight, over voice relay
station Tananarive. Welre standing by here for acquisition
at Vanguard and the final pass of the evening.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Vanguard
for 10 minutes.
PLT Rog, Bruce I've got four items. Itll start
off with number 1 here unless you've got something that - hondy.
CC Say again please.
PLT I say I have 4 quick items for you Bruce -
CC Okay, fire away.
PLT The ATM coolant problem problems you
called - called out was a good call. I went up there and
listened in the area in the fourward airlock compartment where
we normally hear that noise and there was no noise. We - we
had a DELTA-P light on the ATM panel. We switched pump Bravo,
the DELTA-P light went out and I heard the noise in the proper
place.
CC Okay, great.
PLT Number 2, a different item. We need a
comet location and rise DELTA-P from sunset, in order to
get some idea of where the comet is right now. We're having
a little trouble locating it.
CC Okay, we_ll work on that one.
PLT And we have a couple of questions regarding
this recorder 2 audio load compensate installation. First
just a matter information there were no dust caps on the ends
of this cable, but the ends were taped. I guess that's
not a particular big deal, but we thought you ought to know
about it. And the next item which is I think very important.
And that is when Jerry was going through the procedure, when he
connected up the SIA number 401_ before connecting it had
him turn off the channel A and it was turned off in order to
make the connection_ but it was not refigured after the installa-
tion. And we were wondering if that shouldnVt be IEOM PTT, or
at least something to give us some power.
CC That's negative Bill, it should be off.
The word I'm getting here is that the microphone wires are
still tied into cable even in the OFF position.
PLT Okay, I run it on line (garble) because I'm
going to put that BMMD stuff on the tape. And it'll be awhile
I guess before you know it but at least by morning we'll know
whether or not the stuff got on tape.
CC Okay.
PLT And that takes care of it, thank you.
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TIME: 21:00 CDT, 76:02:00 GMT
1/29/74

CC Okay, but you're not going to get off


scott free. First off we have cleverly uplinked you through
a revised film thread pad, number 7606 Alfa based on the
information we got from the evening status report. It
should be in the teleprinter at the present time. Secondly
belay that stand by.
PLT While you're standing by, I noticed in
my details at 12:00 in the morning, they're suppose to load
set Union to Echo 7 through Echo 12 into Drawer J and of
course, right now we're configured in such a way, we can't
do that.
CC Roger, we're aware of that Bill, and we're
working on that pad. We'll have it up to you in plenty of
time in the morning. And apparently we're uplinking the
entry checklist pad changes at the present time for (garble)
And we_ll have the film tread pad 7606 Alfa coming up
later on. We apologize for that, but don't don't use the
one that you_e got on board. For the CDR, if you can
shout up to him, when he gets to Ascension VHF LEFT ANTENNA
all the way. And we gathered you've gotten - or Jerry's gotten
the recorder ALC cable installation complete except for a
check of its operation, over.
PLT That's affirmative, Bruce. He's now getting
the word on the antenna.
CC And when we got the evening status report
readings this evening on the SPT, BMMD readings_ first we
got 6.402_ 6.402 and something and then the second set was
6.204, 6.204, 6.201 equalling 143.3 pounds - -

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CC The second set was 6.204, 6.204, 6.201,


equaling 143.3 pounds, for a loss of i00 of 11.4 pounds
since the last reading. And we're wondering if maybe the
first set wasn't more - wasntt more correct t_an the last.
And if so_ we didn't get the last value on that. You can put
that -
PLT Okay, Bruce, I'm I'm reading - I think
that's probably - but let me check on this and give you a
reading later, if I could. But itts probably 6.402, 6.404,
6.401. Now that - those reading make sense.
CC Okay. If you would, you can go ahead
and put it on
PLT (garble) corroboration on that.
CC Okay we copy 6.402, 6.404, and 6.401?
PLT Affirmative.
CC Okayp thank you very much. And I guess
it's time to say good night, again.
PLT Okay, unless you got any other gems.
CC PLT, this is Houston, guess who?
PLT Go, Bruce.
CC Yeah. Okay, on Kohoutek it is approximately
60 degrees from the Sun at the present time, will set 5
minutes after sunset, and is located midway between the
constellations of Aquarius and Pegasus.
PLT It was 5 minutes after sunset?
CC That's affimative.
PLT Okay.
CC And also in your housekeeping 90A, you
powered down two of the fans in OWS duct 2. In 90B we
believe you probably powered both of those back up. However,
our flow transducer down here has been intermittent on an
unpredictable basis and we're currently showing off - no,
nearly off,scale wall, And Just before you go to bed, we_d
like you to verify you're getting good flow through OWS duct 2.
PLT Will do.
CC And good night again.
PLT Good night Bruce.
CC Cross our hearts, good night.
PLT Just so you_ll rest easy, we are getting
good flow on duct 2.
CC Okay_ thank you Bill, and good night.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal
at Vanguard. At least three good nights over that station
which is probahly some kind of record. Pilot Bill Pogue
reported that the switch to the pump B of the ATM C&D
coolant loop and everything copacetic after that switch,
no pump noise audible to him. Wake up call in the morning
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will be at 11:04 Greenwich mean time or 6:04 central at


Tananarive. The following is Dr. Charles E. Ross, the acting
crew physician on this shift, summary of the medical
conference which reads as follows. The three crewmen of
Skylab IV remain in satisfactor F health. The Pilot's
nasal congestion is almost resolved and medication has
been reduced. The science pilot has a mild rash to the
left side of his neck and alongside of the left ear.
It does not apparently bother him symptomatically. The
science pilot successfully completed a lower body negative
pressure experiment today even though he was rather tired.
That completes the medical conference summary. Signing
off until 6:00 a.m. central time Wednesday. This is Skylab
Control at 02:14 Greenwich mean time.

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SL-IV MC-2668/I
Time: 05:54 CDT 76:10:54 GMT
1/30/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time i0


hours 54 minutes, mission day 76, January 30. Wakeup call
coming through Tananarive. We'll bring the line up for CAP
COMM Hank Hartsfield.
CC (Music: "Ghost Riders in the Sky")
CC Skylab, Houston.
CREW Go ahead, Hank.
CC Skylab, Houston, I hate to bother you so
early in the morning, but we have an indication that the tele-
printer paper is out_ and we'd have to call on one of you to change
the paper out for us. And we'd also like to get a reading on
what the latest message you had was_ the latest legible message.
CC Skylab, Houston, we may have dropped out
there. We have an indication that the teleprinter paper is
all out_ and we need to know what the last message you got
was so we can plan our uplinks.
CDR Hank, you're still dropping out, hut Bill
is up checking the teleprinter right now.
CC Okay_ good show.
PLT Roger, Hank. 7615 started but did not
complete, so you'll have to send that one again.
CC Okay, appreciate it, Bill. Sorry we had
to bother you right off the bat, but we need to get our messages
in order, so we'll transmit everything including that that
we_ve sent up and try to have it up for you.
CC And we'll be -
PLT Rog.
CC We'll be going LOS here shortly, Honeysuckle
is next at 20, so wetll talk to you there.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time ii hours
and 4 m±n_tes. Wakeup on this the 76th day for the crew of
Skylab IV, coming through the Tananarive tracking station.
Total science for today will be about 27 hours. There will
be a talk_aronnd tour of the laboratory by Commander Carr
later this morning. Science Pilot Gibson starts the day at
the Apollo telescope mount control and display panel while
Commander Cart is the subject of the M092/M093 medical experiment
with Pilot B_II Pogue serving as the observer. At 10:42 a.m.
central daylight time EREP pass number 48_ actually number 37
for the mission, will start along groundtrack 48. It will run
down through Washington state, across the central United States,
move out across the coast of Louisiana, over the Gulf of Mexico
and down through Colombia, Brazil, and South America. Looking
primarily at two mandatory sites, the Colorado River Basin
and one in Colombia South America. The crew will spend about
3 hours at the ATM_ some of which will be spent observing the
comet Kohoutek with the S019 experiment. Two separate maneuvers
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are planned today, one for EREP, and one for use of the S019
work with the comet Kohoutek. G&C reports only 2 mibs expected
for the EREP maneuver, about i0 pound-seconds of TACS propellant.
And if predictions go, the S019 will not require any TACS.
Science Pilot Gibson is to perform the MI51, the time and motion
study experiment today while using the Earth terrain camera.
The Sclene Pilot will be the subject of the M131, human vestibular
function test, as Pilot Pogne observes. Stereo photographs
will be taken of the crew, and again this evening at sleep
time Science Pilot Gibson will don the sleep cap and perform
the M133 sleep monitoring experiment. In the event today
that the EREP pass is canceled, the M509 astronaut maneuvering
unit will be used with Commander Carr serving as the test pilot
and Bill Pogue observing and taking photographs of the test
flight inslde the dome of the orbital workshop. Next acquisition
tkrough Honeysuckle in 12 minutes and 25 seconds. This is
Skylah Control at Greenwich mean time ii hours 7 minutes.

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SL-IV MC-2669/I
Time: 06:19 CDT 76:11:19 GMT
1130174

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


ii hours 19 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Honey-
suckle tracking station in 50 seconds. We'll bring the
llne up for CAP COMM Hank Hartsfield. Flight director on
duty presently is Gene Kranz, flight director for the bronze
team.
CC Skylab, Houston through Honeysuckle for
6 minutes.
PLT Roger, Hank.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're sending up
another message now and if it's convenient we sure would
like to get one of your to take a look at it and see if it's
acceptable.
PLT Stand by, Hank; we'r_ on our way.
SPT Hank, it's coming out a little light on
the rlght_hand - on the left-hand side. After you get
finished with this message I'ii readjust it.
CC Okay. Okay. We've stopped uplinking.
SPT Okay, Hank. Give her another go.
CC Okay. Skylab, Houston. i minute to LOS.
Hawaii is the next - is the next site at 41, and that's
16 minutes from now. How did that next message look?
SPT It's looking okay, Hank. Just keep send-
Ing them up.
CC Okay. Thank you a lot. Again, I say
l_m sorry to have to bother you right off the bat but we were
in a pinch here to get the EREP mal message up. You'll need
that by 12:00.
SPT No problem, Hank.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
ii hours 29 minutes with loss of signal through Honeysuckle.
Next acquisition in ii minutes and 30 seconds will be the
Hawaii tracking station. This is Skylab Control at Greenwich
mean t£me ii hours 29 minutes.
CC Skylab_ Houston through Hawaii for
7 minutes.
PLT Roger_ Hank. Standing by for the news.
CC Okay. Let's see what we've got here this
morning, First story's from Las Vegas. Says a $219 million
class action suit was filed Tuesday charging Howard Hughes
and others with fraud and stock manipulation in the purchase
of Air West airlines. The suit asked $119 million in com-
pensatory damages and another $i00 million in punitive dam-
ages. Washington: A Senate committee is demanding reams of
secret information on Justice Department eavesdropping prac-
tlces for the past 6 years. And I guess this must be
Senator Jackson said at the time "We must start by identi-
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fying, isolating and eliminating all unwarranted surveillance


activities by the government itself. The civil liberties of
all our citizens are at stake." The FBI and the deparment
periodically disclose the number of wiretaps in operation,
but normally make public no other details unless forced to
do so in court or under pressure from Congress. Also
Washington: CIA director William E. Colby said Tuesday night
that the CIA can find only one tape recording bearing on the
Watergate affair and that it has destroyed all its other
tapes from that period. In a telephone interview, Colby
said, "We had periodic destruction of our tapes." CBS News,
meanwh±le, reported that the CIA made the recordings secretly
and that some of them may have included conversations with
the President. CBS said the tapes apparently were being
sought to throw light on the CIA's role in the break-in at
the office of Ellsberg's psychiatrist and other Watergate-
related matters. Los Angeles: A subpoena ordering President
N_xon to testify personally in the Ellsberg burglary case is
awaiting the s±gnature of a California state judge following
his ruling that the President is a material witness. The
unprecedented subpoena was drafted and delivered to Superior
Court Judge Gordon Ringer late Tuesday by attorneys for
John D. Ehrlichman who requested Nixon's appearance. Wash-
inton: Controversy over oil industry profits appears to have
k_lled the emergency energy bill that Congress wrestled with
_or 2 months. "It's all in a shambles now," Senate Interior
Committee Chairman Henry M. Jackson, Democrat, Washington,
sa_d, House Commerce Committee Chairman Harley O. Staggers,
Democrat from West Virgina, agreed that the Senate vote
probably would kill the bill. Washington: President Nixon
addresses Congress and the Nation Wednesday night on the
State of the Union, and quite possibly on the Watergate crisis.
W_th the general shape and nature of the President's 1974
leglslat£ve program already well known, interest in his
address centered on the question of whether he would talk
about the troubles that beset him and his Presidency. Wash-
ington: Russia is reportedly seeking a naval base on the West
African coast from which its warships could patrol sea lanes
connecting Europe with Latin America and South Africa. U.S.
_ntell_gence sources said there have been recent indications
that the Soviet Union is putting pressure on President Sekou
Toure of Guinea for permission to build a naval base on an
island off Conkary - Conakry, the Guinean capal - capital.
Raleigh, North Carolina: Customers at a Raleigh service
st_t_on make appointments to buy gas. "Customers just love
_t," station operator William E. Congleton said Tuesday.
_No one thinks it's anything less than a tremendous idea."
When a customer fails to show up for an appointment the
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allotment goes to drop-in customers. Seattle: James H.


Wheeler, age i01, known as "The Cat Man of the Yukon," died
Monday. He made a small fortune during the Alaska Gold Rush,
not in prospecting, but in picking up stray cats in Seattle
for 50 cents and selling them to Yukon dance hall girls for
$300 each. Space Center, Houston: Despite some space sta-
tion and weather problems, Skylab 3's astronauts will com-
plete about 90 percent of the experiments planned for their
84_day mission. Flight Director Don Puddy made that assess-
ment for newsmen Tuesday as the astronauts soared through
the home stretch of their record flight. Carr, Pogue, and
Gibson today were in their 76th day in orbit, with return
to Earth set for February 8. The Flight Plan today included
a full slate of solar astronomy, medical and Earth resources
tasks. Washington: The senior Republican on the House
Judiciary Committee says President Nixon is not entitled to
w±thhold information from the panel's impeachment inquiry -
inquiry. Representative Edward Hutchinson said the impeach-
ment power overshadows the President's claim of executive
pr±vilege. So far_ the committee has not asked the White
House for any materlal_ but it is seeking to obtain broad
s_ubpoena power from the House. Crofton, Maryland: Former
Vice President Splro T. Agnew is reported to be house-huntlng
in and around Anne Arundel County in his home state of Mary-
land. "They want to stay here," a representative of Charles
H. Steffey, Inc. said Monday. He said the Agnews have been
trying to keep their shopping quiet. The Agnew's current
home in Bethesda_ just outside Washington, is for sale for
$325,000. And in Houston: Prosecution lawyers plan to call
_i0 average cit _ citizens" to testify in their effort to
have the trial of Elmer Wayne Henley moved to another city.
And that about does it for this morning.

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SL-IV MC2670/I
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1130/74

CC - an Earth resources pass. Washington -


The senior Republican on the House Judiciary Committee says
President Nixon is not entitled to withhold information from the
panel's impeachment inquiry. Representative Edward Hutchinson
said the impeachment power overshadows the President's claim
of executive privilege. So far, the committee has not asked
the White House for any material_ but it is seeking to obtain
broad subpoena power from the House. Crofton, Maryland -
Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew is reported to be house-
hunting in and around Ann Arundel County in his home state
of Maryland. "They want to stay here," a representative of Charles
H. Steffey, Incorporated said Monday. He said the Agnews have
been trying to keep their shopping quiet. The Agnew's current
home in Bethesda, just outside Washington, is for sale for
$325,000. And in Houston - Prosecution lawyers plan to call
"i0 average citizens" to testify in their effort to have the
trial of Elmer Wayne Henley moved to another city. And that
about does it for this morning.
CDR Thank you, Hank.
CC And one word for you, Bill. The track 48
we're running on the EREP today is not dependant on the
completion of these mal procedures that you're going to be
starting here shortly. If the S - S190 doesn't check out
we_ll Just do with the ETC photographs that we have scheduled.
And if you don't get the 193 mal finished then we'll just
take Alfa 1 and Delta 9 readings during the pass.
PLT That's the 190 Alfa. Right?
CC Affirmative.
PLT Okay, thank you.
CC And, we're about 1 minute from LOS. Goldstone
is next at 52p and that's only about 3-1/2 minutes from now.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
ii hours 49 minutes with loss of signal through the Hawaii
tracking station with acquisition coming through Goldstone
in 1 minute and 40 seconds. For a 5-hour period during the
nlght_ beginning at 05:00 Greenwich mean time until 10:23
Greenwich mean time_ control moment gyro number 2 returned
to normal for 5 hours_ returned to its state that it was
7 da_s ago before the present anomaly occurred. Wheel speed
returned to 8891, the temperature cycle was normal, and
the amperes came down to the normal figure. However, this
normal operation was only for 5 hours and at 10:23 Greenwich
mean time through the Bermuda tracking station, the telemetry
data indicates that CMG is back to its offline performance
rating, wheel speed%s down to 8829, amps up and temperature's
st_ll 2 to 3 degrees between bearing 1 and bearing 2. Bring
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the line up for this Goldstone pass. CAP COMM is Hank Hartsfield.
CC Skylab, Houston through Geldstone for
7 minutes. And Skylab we plan to dump the voice recorder
here.
PLT Roger, Hank.
CC Skylab, Houston. Since we put in that
bypass cable on the voice recorder you know that degrades
the _oice a little bit, and we're getting Jerry very plainly
but Bill and Ed, you're coming in a little bit weak now. And
if you would we'd like for you to try to speak a little mere
loudly and distinctly. And if you're using the microphone
to kind of _ I don't know, I guess get it closer to your
lips there to help us out.
PLT Okay, Hank.
CC Skylah, Houston; we're 1 minute from LOS.
Bermuda is next at 02.
CDR Roger, Hank. And on $233, I don't hold
out much hope for finding the comet right away. I managed
to look one time and I havenlt seen it yet. We'll keep
plugging away at it, but l'm afraid that things don't look
too good for this first try.
CC Okay, we copy, Jerry.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
ii hours 59 minutes. Loss of signal through Goldstone.
Ac_u_sltion coming through the Bermuda tracking station
in approximately 2 minutes 45 seconds. Commander Carr reporting
he is not having success trying to locate comet Kohoutek.
Ne is scheduled to be taking photographs of the comet through
the command module window. However, he indicates things
don'_t look too good for the first try today. Another attempt
wTll be made tonight. As the crew in their postsleep activities
on this their 76th day in orbit. They began their day with
Commander Carr having eggs and sausage, grapefruit drink,
coffee, Pilot _ Science Pilot Gibson having sausage with
orange drink, cornflakes, tea, bread with Jam, Pilot Pogue
eggs, beef hash, pears, orange drink, coffee, and bread with
Jam, Next acquisition in 1 minute 40 seconds. We'll hold
the line up for this Bermuda pass 2 minutes in duration.
CC Skylab, Houston through Bermuda 6 minutes.
CDR Roger, Hank. And if you can for scheduling
tomQrrow will you see if they can't slip in some checklist
update time in there? These mounds of paperwork is beginning
to get to us.
CC Okay, on tomorrow we got you - about an
hour set aside for that.
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CDR Okay, I ought be able to make a good dent


in it with that.
CC Plus since tomorrow is an off-duty day,
there's a good bit open time there too.
CDR Oh, yeah, that's right. I forgot about that.

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SL-IV MC-2671/I
Time: 07:06 CDT, 76:12:06 GMT
1/30/74

CC Skylab, Houston, we're 1 minute from


LOS. Canaries is next at ii 3 minutes.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
12 hours i0 minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda. Acqui-
sition with Canary tracking station in i minute and i0 seconds.
We'll leave the line up for this Canary pass, 9 minutes in
duration.
CC Skylab, Houston through Canaries for
9-1/2 minutes.
CC CDR, Houston.
CDR Go ahead, Hank.
CC Okay. Jerry, I was just talking to Karl there,
here about trying to find the comet on $233, if you orient yourself
so that you're looking regularly outward through STS window
number 4 and - the comet should appear at about the upper
third part of the window. When I say upper, I mean towards
the CSM plus-X and about halfway from the centerline of
the window - of the lon- longway centerline to the right-
hand edge as you look toward the CSM.
CDR Okay, Hank. Thank you. I'ii give that
a try. Last night period I looked out there and the horizon
was well over to the right. And I was afraid maybe it was
going to be impossible, even, to get a camera in there to
look out.
CC Well all we can - I guess all we can do
is Just give it a go. If we cantt then we can't.
CDR I thought I'd try to take a look out of
the command module side hatch window. It looks like it may
be aligned with window number 4.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're about 20 seconds
from LOS. Tananarive will be coming up at 35. And for Bill,
I don't know whether we made it clear or not, this EREP
mal we kind of wanted you to run during the time we had
scheduled for the EREP mag at 12:00.
CDR Yeahp Hank_ he figured that out. He's doing
a couple of film threading problems right now and then whistle
right up there.
CC Okay. Good show. You - He's doing the
right thing, must have read our mind.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 12 hours
and 22 minutes. CAP COMM Hank Hartsfield advising Commander Carr
what window would be best to view the comet this morning. Suggestion
was out the $4 window. That's the - in the STS in the airlock
module, the structural transition section of the airlock
module through window number 4. Another attempt to photo-
graph the comet will be made later today at Greenwich mean
t_me 21:00p again using this same window. Next acquisition
tkrough _ in ii minutes and 35 seconds, a low-elevation pass,
2 m_n_tes in duration through Tananarive. At Greenwich mean
t_me 12 hours 23 minutes, this is Skylah Control.

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SL-I¥ MC-2672/I
Time: 07:33 CDT 76:12:33 GMT
1/30/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


12 hours 34 minutes. A brief 2-minute _ass through Tanana-
rive in 50 seconds. We'll bring the line up for CAP COI_M
Hank Hartsfield.
C_ Skylab, Houston. We have you on a real
low elevation pass through Tananarive. We may have you for
about I minute. The next site is Honeysuckle at 57 and
that'll be coming up in about 20 minutes.
PLT Rog, Hank. EREP malf procedures com-
plete; looks like we're back in business. It worked.
CC Outstanding. Is that for both of them?
PLT No, it's for the 190 aek - A magazines.
CC Okay. 190A's working and you haven't
had a chance to work on 193 yet?
PLT Negative.
CC Okay. That's really good news about the
190.
PLT I haven't seen the procedure on 193,
Hank. I'ii start looking for it.
CC Okay. That should have came as the
third page of that EREP test, Bill.
PLT Okay. You better send it again because
it was cut off right in the middle of step 8, which I
didn't - fortunately I did not need for it because it worked
out all right, so you better send that one up again.
CC Okay; we'll do that. Step 8 had you Just
shutting everything down and step - step 9 was where we were
removing the film if we couldn't get 8 done, but you didn't need
all that.
PLT That's affirmative, and I got about the
first three lines of step 8 and then it was blank and I
thought all - all I lost was the end-of-message line.
CC Okay. What steps seemed to cure every-
thing up, Bill?
PLT When I cycled the three breakers on 202
I think is what did it.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
12 hours 39 minutes. Pilot Bill Pogue reporting that the
malfunction procedures passed up to the crew this morning
to correct the problem with the S190 multispectral cameras
worked successfully. He said it looks llke we're back in
business. He has not yet started on the S193 altimeter
problem. A nadir align operation of the experiment S193
altimeter was conducted in an effort to better understand
the large number of unlocks and aborts which have been
occurring on recent Earth resources passes. Based on crew
comments, it appears that the antenna did not command to the
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zero degree roll position as expected. A procedure to cor-


rect this problem was passed up to the crew; however, the
_. message apparently did not get int_ the" teleprinter. It will
be resent at the next pass. Hopefully by the - start of the
EREP pass, this S193 p_oblem can be corrected also. Next
acquisition in 16 minutes and 50 seconds through Honeysuckle.
At Greenwich mean time 12 hours 40 minutes, this is Skylab
Control.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
12 hours 56 minutes. Changeover in progress here. Maroon
team headed by Flight Director Don Puddy, CAP COMM will be
Bob Crippen.
CC Skylab, we're AOS with you through Honey-
suckle for 7 minutes.
CDR Roger, Crip.
CC Bill, we have a question down here re-
garding your teleprinter pad since you mentioned that EREP
malf, you'd only gotten a portion of it. After we sent that
one we also sent up a center of mass measurement which youtre
scheduled to be doing about now, and you - your EREP pads.
Can you tell us whether you got those on board?
PLT We have center of mass and EREP. I still
am waiting for the 193 part of the malf.
CC Okay; very good. We'll - we'll try to
get that up to you.
PLT And Crip, you can save me a few minutes,
here, I'm sort of in a bind for time, if you can have the film
people quickly confirm or clarify on Nikon 2 and Nikon 4 if
there's downloading involved. I think there is.
CC We'll see if you can get - get you a
quick answer on that, Bill.
PLT I can sort it out checking through Flight
Plans but it'd take me a few minutes.
CC Rog; we got - I think we got the word.
Just a sec. PLT, Houston, you're absolutely correct, Bill.
We do need to download both 2 and 4.
PLT Thank you. And Crip, I have in my hand
message 76632, which is I guess the completion of the trouble-
shooting on EREP.
CC There should be a third page to that.
It's actually page 3, and it should be coming in now.
PLT I'm going to go out and see what - how
much of this 193 I could do on this pass.
CC Okay; copy that. Wonder if the - what
the status is with SPT this morning. Ed, are you all tied
up? The reason I'm asking is a little problem with the con-
flict on where we scheduled the ATM conference, and Bill
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Lenoir said he only had a couple of minutes worth for you this
morning. We could either do it at the end of this pass or
pick it up over Goldstone.
SPT Crip, right now I'm working on setting
up the cameras for the center-of-mass measurement.
CC Okay, Ed. No problem. We'll - we'll
see if we can work it when we _et to the stateside.
SPT Look; if you want to go ahead I can - I
don't have a heck of a lot more, so if he's sitting right
there let's go ahead and press on. I can listen to him.
CC Okay; that's fine. He's present.
MCC Okay, Ed. This morning on the Sun, don't
really have anything to add other than so far we have no
hard evidence of the return of active region 14. Main thing
wanted to mention here or give you a chance to ask questions
about is, the next orbit's worth of operations we've sched-
uled - well, we haven't really called it ops time, but that's
in effect what it is. We're attempting to scheduled what
you recommended yesterday on that line of three bright points.
Where - we want to try to get as much of it into many MARs as
we can and run repetitive mini-MARs for about half the available
time little less than half actually. Go to one of the brightest
points, take a grating scan and go back and finish off the
rest of that time with mini-MARs as we've started. Ad if you
don't have any questions on that, that was the main thing.
Also to point out to you that we are in the process of nego-
tiating for another JOP 13 two days from now but there are
many conflicts and problems with computations, so whether
or not that comes about is unclear right now. Other than
that, inputs from you was about all else I had on my llst.
SPT Bill, I'm not in the A - by the ATM. We
got that locked up for $233. The only thing I can say is
that the bright points which I looked at yesterday are -
started to fade and one on the end is not anywhere near as
bright as it was before. So it doesn't look as good a target
as it did yesterday, but I'ii go ahead and work _t over some-
thing similar to it.
MCC Okay; sounds find. And if it doesn't
look like the right thing to do Just press on and do whatever
looks right.
SPT Okay.
CC Okay. We're about 30 seconds from LOS,
and next station contact is going to be through Goldstone in
24 minutes at 13:29, 13:29. We don't have Hawaii this pass.
CDR Roger, Crip, and $233 was a bum_er.
There's a Moon out there which makes it even more difficult
to find. I just couldn't find the comet.
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CC There's a what out there? A Moon?


CDR Moon.
CC A Moon. Rog.
CDR A half a Moon.
CC Okeydokey. Well, do you think it's worth
trying to pursue? I believe Ed's got at it a little later on
today.
CDR Well, the big thing is if we just find
the comet we'll be all right but it's going to take a little
looking, you know, for a couple of passes probably to find
it.
CC Okeydoke.

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CDR Moon
CC A Moon.
CC Rog.
CDR A half a Moon.
CC Okeydokey. Will - Do you think it's
worth worth trying to pursue. I believe Ed's got it
a little bit later on today.
CDR Well, the big thing is, if we can just
find the comet, we'll be all right. But itts going to take
a little looking, you know, for a couple of passes probably
to find it.
CC Okeydoke.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
13 hours and 6 minutes with loss of signal through Honeysuckle.
Next acquisition will be through Goldstone in 22 minutes and
35 seconds. Commander Carr reporting difficulty being able
to locate comet Kohoutek. He was scheduled to photograph the
comet this morning through the structural transition section
window using a 35_millimeter camera. He said it'll probably
take a little looking to find it later. A second attempt
will be made later today to photograph the comet Kohoutek.
Earlier today, the G&C Officer reported that beginning at
midnight today, the CMG number 2 returned to its normal
pattern of wheel speed of 8890. The temperature cycle
returned normal and amperes were lowered. However this
condition lasted only 5 hours and at Greenwich mean time
i0t23_ this morning, the CMG-2 regurned to its normal glitch
pattern of lower wheel speeds and higher amperes and difference
between bearing number i and bearing number 2 temperatures,
ranging from 2 to 3 degrees. The temporary normal operation,
only 5 hours in duration. Today is EREP pass number 37, a
states_de pass. The maneuver for the EREP is scheduled to
use only about I0 pound-seconds of TACS propellant. Two maneuvers
to go into the EREP mode beginning at 15:26 Greenwich mean
time and then again at - an hour later at 16:26 Greenwich
mean time. The spacecraft will return to solar inertial
attitude at Greenwich mean time 17 hours 15 minutes. Later
this afternoon, Greenwich mean time 23:38, the spacecraft
will again be maneuvered for photography of comet Kohoutek,
using the S019 instrument. The crew, successfully - successful
in their attempt to fix the S190 cameras, the six multispectral
cameras which unexplainedly went off yesterday during the
EREP pass. Pilot Bill Pogue_ this morning_ using malfunction
procedures passed up_ managed to correct the problem. He will
now work with the S193 in an attempt to correct the problem
they've been having with that instrument during the last
several EREP passes. Approximately 85 percent of the EREP film
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and magnetic tape has been used up in the 37 passes to date.


17,404 frames of the SI90A film has been used in the mission
so far. 2156 frames of the Earth terrain camera, the S190B
have been taken. And 426 feet remain in the S191 film maga-
zines. 88,590 feet of magnetic tape have been used with the
S192. 100,800 feet of magnetic tape had been launched for
this - with this mission. Sufficient film and tape ample
for the remaining EREP passes. 97 percent of the onhoard
film scheduled for use in the ATM instruments has been used
up in the S052 experiment. 15,191 frames have been shot.
S054 has used 13,486 frames of film. S056, 12,741 used to date.
SO82A only two frames remain. Of the 402 launched, 400 have
been used up. S082B has used 15 1598 frames of film of
the 1608, which were taken aboard Skylab. In the H-alpha 1
camera, of the 30_800 frames scheduled for use, 30,033 frames
have been used to date. Next acquisition Ii minutes and 50 sec-
onds through Hawaii. At Greenwich mean time 13 hours and
i0 minutes, this is Skylab Control.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
13 hours 27 minutes with acquisition in 50 seconds through
the Goldstone tracking station. Changeover here in the
Mission Control Center, maroon team under the direction of
Fl_ght Director Don Puddy. CAP COMM is astronaut Bob Crippen.
CC Skylab, Houston. AOS through Goldstone.
We%ve got you for about 6 minutes.
CC Also, Skylab, we_d like to go ahead and
take the VTR and dump it here through Goldstone.
SPT That's fine_ Crip. Go ahead.
CC Skylab_ Houston. We're 1 minute from
LOS. Next station contact is through Bermuda, that's in
about 4 minutes from now at 13:39. We'll be doing a data/
voice recorder dump, Also on the upcoming laser pass_ it's
Irwatt yellow. And our _ I would also llke to get an ATM
frame count from _ from you, Ed, when you man the panel through
that pass.
PLT Roger, Crip.

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TIME: 08:35 CDT, 76:13:35 GMT
1/30/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


13 hours 37 minutes, loss of signal through Goldstone. Next
acquisition in 2 minutes will be through Bermuda. The weekly
food inventory for Skylab mission shows that if we had a
visitor to Skylab at a future date the visitors would have
to like tuna fish salad, asparagus, green beans, and lemonade.
These four items are the - the major overages for the mission.
Right now there are 32 asparagus remaining and will remain
at the end of the mission, as well as 25 cream style corn,
18 cans of green beans, 20 packages of lemonade, and 20 cans
of tuna fish sandwich spread. Next acquisition through Bermuda
in i minute. We'll leave the line up for the Bermuda pass
i0 minutes in duration.
CC Skylab, Houston; we're AOS through Bermuda.
We have you for 9_i/2 minutes. The VTR is all cleaned off,
it belongs to you guys again. You got a full 30 minutes.
We"ll also be doing a data/voice recorder dump here. And
whenever it's convenient, Ed, I would like to get a frame
count from yon off the ATM.
CDR He'll be with you shortly, Crip.
CC Okay, no problem.
PLT And we've got it sighted there, Crip; unaided.
PLT Crip, I'll cut it back to half a watt if
I can.
CC Okay, understand you got it in sight now.
We_ll check and see if we can cut it back.
CC We show that the data - the recorder's
runnZng and we need it to do a dump here. We're - we're all
full.
PLT We've got it, Crip, and also we still have
the laser in sight.
CC Very good.
CC Bill, time does not permit reducing the
power down to half a watt this pass. We'll check and see if
that may be feasible for the next one.
PLT Okay, Crip, itts still coming through loud
and clear.
CC Thank you, sir.
SPT Hello, Crip. You ready for the frame count?
CC Yes, sir.
SPT 7644, 85238, 27602, 2488. And Crip, the
reason l_m getting _ going slow here is that between ATM
passes we had - had me scheduled for setting up some cameras,
some lights taking center-of-mass measurements, and an ATM
conference, and we needed about a factor of time 2 more than
what we were allowed. And that's why we're going a little
5it slow here.
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CC Copy that, and understand the problem.


SPT Okay, as long as the people down there
understand how much time these things are taking and plan
accordingly and they'll know what they're going to get. We're
charging four more, but there's no way of getting through them
in a nlght-side pass.
CC Roger, that.
PLT Loss the laser, Crip, visually at 44:10.
And Jerry still has it on the binocs.
CC Okay, you're getting pretty far out ther_
again.
PLT The - I got an - started getting a very
definite attenuation about 43 minutes and it was, you know,
sort of dropping in and out, but I was still able to maintain
visual contact about for a minute and a half here and then
finally lost it completely.
CC Okay.
PLT Still have it on the binoculars.
CC Reg.
PLT Still have it on the bicnoculars. And
another point of interest was that when I was making the
transmissions, I was also leaning down. So I was reacquiring
that thing visually right up until I gave you that last call.
CC Reg. You guys got strong eyeballs.
PLT MARK. Lost it on the binoculars.
CC Reg.
CC SPT, Houston. Ed, if you've got another
moment l'd like to give you some words regarding the 82A
and Bframes and how much we_ve got remaining and where you're
going to have to stop and so forth.
$PT Go ahead.
CC Okay, on 82A, understand you've got two
frames on there now. I believe you've got an 82A exposure
scheduled a little bit later in the day and it should of
course decrement to i. Subsequent to that, we'll have you
go ahead and try one more exposure to see if it does decrement.
If it does not_ we'll just go ahead and leave it alone at
i. If it does, we'll go ahead and take one more exposure
w_th it at zero. On B we show that you are now reading
7 frames and we can go ahead and take exposures all the
way down to zero.
SPT Okay. As I understand what you're saying
on 82A is that when it gets down to either i or zero you try one
more, if it doesntt change, then you stop at that point.
CC Okay, that's on A. It should really
stop at i we think, but we want you to go ahead and try it
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when it does - when it is reading i. And if it - when you


try it it does go to zero we'll try taking one more.
SPT Understood.
CC Would you like any words on the general
message regarding that, or is this discussion adequate?
CC I guess we'll probably go ahead and send
it up, that way it will be available there on the panel if -
The rest of you ought to take a look at it. It will be applicable
for the next couple of days, probably.
SPT Yeah, why don't you go ahead and do that.
Whenever we have the exposure coming up where we fall into
that situation it wouldn't hurt for the CAP COMM to give
whoever is on the panel a reminder at that time.
CC Rog.
CC Okay, we're about a minute from LOS. Next
station contact is going to be through Ascension in 8 minutes
at 13:56. We are complete with the data/voice recorder dump,
and it belongs to you again.

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SL-IV MC-2675/I
Time: 08:48 CDT 76:13:48 GMT
1/30/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


13 hours and 50 minutes with loss of signal through Bermuda.
Next acquisition in 5 minutes and 55 seconds will be the
Canary tracking station. The corollary officer reports
based on Pilot Pogue's observations of the laser beam emitted
from the Goddard Space Flight Center at Greenbelt, Maryland,
that the crew was able to see the laser beam from a distance
of 1500 nautical miles over the Atlantic Ocean back to Green-
belt, Maryland, which indicates a sueces in the fact that
laser beams can be used for tracking and visual observations.
Next acquisition will be through Ascension tracking station
in 5 minutes. At Greenwich mean time 13 hours 51 minutes,
this is Skylab Control.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
13 hours 55 minutes. Acquisition coming through Ascension,
a 10-minute pass. At this time Commander Gerald Carr is the
subject of the M092/M093 experiment lower body negative pres-
sure/vectorcardiogram. This is the 20th time in the mission
that Commander Carr has performed the M092, six more sched-
uled performances of this medical experiment upon the com-
mander. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bob Crippen.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through
Ascension. We have you for i0 minutes.
CC Skylab, Houston, for CDR and PLT. We've
copied because of a little bit tight scheduling there that
you're running a little bit behind on 92/93. If - if you
think you need some catchup time in order to allow us to get to
the EREP on - on schedule it is possible to go ahead and eliminate
the limb blood from - from this run right now.
PLT Rog. We'll eliminate the limb blood flow.
CC Okay. That - that's if you think you
need to - to get to the EREP.
PLT Okay. We'll take a look at it when the
time comes.
CC Okeydoke. Skylab, Houston, no need to
acknowledge. Matter of information, we calculated that time
that you had the laser out to i000 nautical miles visually
and about 1500 nautical miles with the binoculars. -
CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from
Log. Next station contact is through Carnarvon in 24 minutes
at 14:30, 14:30.
SPT Crip, how do you read?
CC Loud and clear.
PLT Okay. One comment on the successful 190
Alpha film (garble) troubleshootin_ (static0 and garble going
over the hill).
CC Bill; break; break. We got a lot of
static here just as soon as I told you I was reading you. I'll
try to get your comment a bit - a little bit later if I may.
PLT Okay.
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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


14 hours 6 minutes. Loss of signal through Ascension. Next
acquisition through Carnarvon in 22 minutes and 25 seconds.
At Greenwich mean time 14 hours 7 minutes, this is Skylab
Control.

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SL-IV MC-2676/I
Time: 09:30 CDT 76:14:30 GMT
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PAO Skylab control, Greenwich mean time


14 hours 28 minutes. Acquisition coming through Carnarven
in 50 seconds. We'll bring the line up live for this pass,
9 minutes in duration.
i CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through
Carnarvon for 9 minutes.
CC Skylab, Houston, i minute from LOS.
Next station contact is through Guam in 6 minutes at 14:44.
See you there.
SPT Okay, Crip. Before I whistle away from
the panel here. Let me give you a quick overview. Won't take
long here. XDV monitor shows the brightest regions coming
around the east limb, poking at about 270, fairly bright
one about 0.9 - 0.94 some brightening above that at - at
270 or around 280, there's some limb brightening. Several
bright points around on the disk. The active region 37 is
very difficult to distinguish from bright points. There's a
bright point at around 140.2 and 120.4 and l0 6.5, and a
few others scattered around. Filament channel down running
east/west down pretty much close to the center about 0.5 degrees,
or 0.5 solar radii down and we have coronal hole to the north
and south. At the north we've got a filament channel running
parallel to the coronal hole, pretty much what we've talked
about in terms of helium. It's real (garble) banding. Maybe
that's what we're looking at here in the oxygen VI
I'm sorry; in the XUV monitor, white light coronagraph (garble)
strong streamers on I0. (Static and garble)
CC We're going over the hill on you here, now,
Ed.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
14 hours and 39 minutes, with loss of signal through Car-
narvon, Next acquisition will be Guam in 4 minutes. Today's
EREP pass, the 37th pass in the mission. Data take begins
at Greenwich mean time 16 hours and 42 minutes. Data will
be gathered in the North Pacific to - for general weather
conditions. As the spacecraft crosses over the United States
and through - over Colorado, data will be gathered over
Denver as well as spectrometer data over Dillon Lake, Col-
orado. Geological features in the Leadville area of Colorado
will be gathered today, forest rangelands and alpine cover
in the Indian Peaks, Colorado, area, atmospheric conditions
over Cripple Creek, as well as looking for potential accumu-
lations of hydrocarbons in Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma.
Weather information will be gathered over the Gulf of Mexico
as Skylab crosses the coastline. Land classifications in
the Sabine National Forest, Texas, is also a target today,
as well as coastal marshlands of Louisiana for determining
salt water intrusions and other water characteristics of
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the marshlands of Louisiana. Also global geode studies of


the oceans in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the prime targets
for today, and croeket crop and forest inventory, insect
or disease damage studies in Columbia, South America as well
as mapping of Colombia, South America, is included in to-
day's pass. Also, two tracks, as 48 - track 48 crosses
track 59 and track 48 crossing track number 2, additional
geothermal area data will be gathered of these two areas.
Greenwich mean time 14 hours andi42 minutes. Next acquisi-
tion in 2 minutes. We'll keep the line up for the Guam
pass.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through
Guam. We have you for 7 minutes.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from
LOS. See you aEain in 17 minutes over the States. Gold-
stone at 15:08.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
14 hours 52 minutes. Loss of signal through Guam. Next
acquisition in 15 minutes will be through Goldstone. The
end-of-mission activities for the Skylab IV crew, beginning
with mission day 79, will have a 16-hour workday for mission
day 79. That day includes wakeup at the standard time at
Greenwich mean time ii:00. Mission day 79 includes CS,
command service module systems check, and N - _092/M171
run on the commander, closeout of the ERE - EREP instruments,
preparations for the upcoming extravehicular activity, as
well as preparations for the T025 and S020 instruments
which may be scheduled for deployment during the EVA.
Mission day 80, again a 16-hour workday. Wakeup time stan-
dard Greenwich mean time ii:00, more EVA preparations, with
the EVA scheduled for that day, and mission day 81, again
16-hour workday. An NI31 human vestibular function run
on all three crewmembers, and M092/NITI run on Pilot Bill
Pogue, and the limb volume measurements of pilot and the
science pilot. Mission day 82, 16-hour workday with the
MII0 blood sampling, M092/171 on the science pilot, command
module transfers, deactivation. Mission day 83 is a 14-hour
workday, an M092/171 run on the commander, continued deacti-
vation, the trim burn, deactivation of the _133 experiment.
Mission day 84 is a 9-hour workday, and this is the day that
the crew goes to bed early that day and gets up early for
deactivation, undocking and separation, with splashdown on
mission day 85, the shaping burn to take place at Greenwich
mean time ii hours 33 minutes, deorbit burn at 14 hours
36 minutes, and splashdown in the Pacific west of San Diego
at Greenwich mean time 15 hours and 17 minutes. The splash
occurs 20 hours and 42 minutes after undocking. Next acqui-
sition through Goldstone in 12 minutes and 25 seconds. At
Greenwich mean time 14 hours 55 minutes, this is Skylab
Control.

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SL-IV MC-2677/I
Time: 10:07 CDT 76:15:07 GMT
1/30/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


15 hours 7 minutes. Acquisition coming through Goldstone
in 50 seconds. During this stateside pass Skylab will be
maneuvered for the 37th Earth resources pass, this maneuver
scheduled to begin at 15:26 Greenwich mean time, a second
fine Z-LV maneuver to be performed i hour later at 16 hours
26 minutes Greenwich mean time. Bring the line up for this
stateside pass. CAP COMM is Bob Crippen.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through
Goldstone for 5-1/2 minutes.
PLT Roger, Crip.
CC Skylab, Houston. I don't know whether
you're going to have an opportunity to try for it this time,
but if you do, the laser again will be a local startout
with i watt. We'd like to get one photo of it if you find
it. We assume you will, and if - after you report that we
can go ahead and reduce it down to a half watt per your
previous request and get another photo of it then.
PLT Okay.
CC Skylab, Houston. At your convenience,
we can - we need somebody to adjust the REGS for us for the
upcoming EREP pass. It'll be both pot i and 2, 30 degrees
clock_±se.
CDR Roger. And Crip, just something to pass
to you before I forget it again. Last night's evening status
report we should have included under inoperable equipment
the blood pressure cuff_ serial number 011, broke yesterday
in t_at it failed to send a signal to the ESS apparently.
We were getting no blood pressure light or reading. We
swapped out, we have a new cuff which is serial number 12,
and everything's working fine.
CC Okay. Appreciate that report, and when
somebody does get up to the - around the area of the STS there,
there're a couple of things that I want to check.
SPT You got 30 degrees clockwise on each one,
Crip. What else do you need?
CC Okay. We copy that pump Charlie appar-
ently quit on us last night and we wondered if - like to
ver±fy that the switch for pump Charlie on panel 203 is
in OFF now and also that the circuit breaker on panel 202
for pump Charlie on the ATM coolant loop - coolant pump,
ratherp is _ is CLOSED.
SPT Circuit breakers for Bravo and Charlie
are both CLOSED and all pumps are turned off at the present time.
Would you like that reconfigured?
CC Okay. We thought we were running on -
on pump Bravo.
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SPT I did too as of last night but the switch


is off now. Hold on.
CC Ed, what we're talking about, is the ATM
coolant pumps now. We're going to LOS here for about 30
seconds but I'ii give you a call on the other side.
SPT No, we got Bravo running on the ATM
coolant.
CC Okay. Also Ed, would you check 52
POWER ON? It looks like it might have got turned off acci-
dently.
SPT Yes, it sure did. It's on.
CC Thank you, sir.
CC I'm back wi£h you through Texas now. We
got you for about 12-1/2 minutes. That REG adjust you did
for us looks good.
SPT Okay; thank you, Crip. Just as you were
going over the hill when I was talking to the white light
coronagraph there's two real faint features. One at 120
and one at 090, both very narrow streamers, radial. I don't
believe I was able to get those in. Otherwise, no signifi-
cant change.
CC Okay. Pre appreciate your keeping
us updated on what's happening with old SOL.
SPT Crip, I'd like to move 133 again if
I could back one night. That's not tonight but tomorrow
night. If there's any questio_ on that, why don't they channel
them through Chuck Ross and I'll talk to him tonight.
CC We copy. SPT, Houston. Ed, I take it
that the 133 cap is causing you a little bit of difficulty in
sleeping, or is that the problem?
SPT It's not really that. Why don't you
just let me talk to Chuck Ross tonight, Crip.
CC Okeydoke.
PLT Crip, I'm all ready to get a picture of
tke laser but how gout - how about giving me a call about
24 past the hour so I don't miss the maneuver.
CC Rog, We'll keep a watch on it for you.
PLT Okay. I've got him, Crip.
CC Very good. And PLT, Houston. Bill,
whenever y-ou'd like to get the photo and everything and you'd
l_ke to try to reduce power on it, well give us a word.
PLT Go ahead now, Crip, and reduce the
power.
CC Okay; in work. Okay. You're about
kalf _ half a watt now.
PLT Okay. I got a 300-millimeter of both
pow _ power levels.
SPT Crip_ you can really tell the difference.
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CC Very interesting.
CDR Crip, it looked like to me it got more
yellow when they reduced the power.
CC Okay.
CDR Okay. Crlp, I just lost it with the un-
aided eye.
CC Okay.
CC And if you guys are interested, when you
lose it with the binocs we can go ahead and try cranking the
power up some and see what that does to it.
PLT Okay. I just lost it with the unaided
eye and Ed's still got it in the binoculars. Crank it up
again.
CC In work.
PLT Ed still has it in the binoculars.
CC Okeydoke.
PLT I never reacquired it visually.
SPT Okay, Crip. It dropped - it just dropped
out of sight. I think we're just got the slant range and the
haze Just finally got to it.
PLT Same here.
CC Okay. We copy that.
SPT How far out are we?
CC About 1400 miles now.
SPT Got to be around 1200 or so is what it
was. Well, maybe - maybe not quite that far back. It was
only about 5 seconds before I called you that I lost it so
maybe 13.
CC Okay. We're coming up on 24 minutes
after the hour here so Bill probably ought to be going up to
the C&D to take care of the maneuver.
PLT Thank you, Crip.
SPT That yellow shows up pretty well, Crip.
CC Sound like it. Guys've done a fantastic
Job of seeing at it. Sounds like more of not a function of
wanting it so much_ it's just getting out and getting a slant
range down through the haze maybe the big problem there
at that distance.
CDR Looks like probably the way to go is
use a green or something for acquisition and then once you
acquire shift over to yellow for range.
SPT It terminated rather abruptly, Crip.
I could see it getting dimmer then all of a sudden it just
cut off and _ and I'm not sure whether a cloud a cirrus
all of a sudden got in our line of sight and obscured it.
CC Okay; copy that. While I'm talking to
you, and Bill's busy there at the panel, but I'm going to
ha_e a _ one modification, Ed, to your ETC pad and I've got
several mods to his C&D pad, if we can catch those. We got
a_out three sites hefore the pass.

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1/30/74

SPT l'm not sure whether a cloud - a cirrus


all of a sudden got in our line of sight and obscured it.
CC Okay, copy that. While I'm talking to you,
and Bill says you're there at the panel, but I'm going to have
one modification, Ed, to your ETC pad. And I've got several
mods to his C&D pad if we can catch those. We've got about
three sites before the pass.
SPT I'ii be going that way in about 20 seconds.
I'ii give you a call.
CC Okay, we've got about 2 more minutes here,
no sweat. We can probably pick them up a little bit later. It
might be easier for you.
SPT Okay Crip, go ahead with the mod.
CC Okay, the only one I had was down at 58:30
for the standby. We wanted to change that to 57:15.
SPT 58:30 is changed to 58:15 for standby.
CC And that's it.
SPT Thank you.
CC Okay, we're i minute from LOS. Next station
contact is in l0 minutes through Ascension. And that'll be
like 36.
SPT So long, Crip.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 15 hours
28 minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda as Skylab maneuvers
into the EREP attitude. Next acquisition will be in 7 minutes
20 seconds through Ascension. Today's double operation of the
$233 camera,the 35-millimeter camera for the comet Kohoutek,
will be one of the few last remaining times that comet Kohoutek
will be photographed by the Skylab crew. Tomorrow, the $201
experiment, will be used on an attempt to get the last operation
with the 201 tomorrow. $233 is scheduled for twice tomorrow
again as is today. The last scheduled operation of the comet
photography is on mission day 81. Acquisition in 6 minutes
through Ascension. At Greenwich mean time 15 hours 29 minutes,
this is Skylab Control.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 15 hours
and 35 minutes. Acquisition coming through Ascension as Skylab
maneuvers for the 37th EREP pass for the mission, number 92
EREP passes so far in Skylab's three manned missions. We'll bring
the line up for this Ascension pass 5 minutes in duration.
CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS through Ascension
for 5 minutes.
CDR Roger, Crip.
CC For the PLT, Bill would this be a convenient
place to give you some C&D pad changes, or would you rather
wait about 30 minutes and get them over Carnarvon?
PLT Get them right now. Stand by about l0 seconds.
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CC Okay, no hurry.
PLT Go, Crip.
CC Bill, did you give me a call then?
PLT Roger, you can go ahead with the changes.
CC Okay, fine. I'd like to start out down
in the operate portion of your pad° Let me just basically
tell you what we're going to do first, and then we can mark
it. At around 45 minutes after the hour, we've got a scat
and RAD to STANDBY. We're going to move those down to 46
after the hour, and then we're going to cross out some stuff
here in between. To start out the - again at 45:00 and 45:02,
the S193 SCAT and s193 RAD both STANDBYs are to be deleted.
r And at 45:08, the 193 RAD OFF and 193A ON are to be deleted.
PLT Wait a minute. That was 46:18?
CC Negative, negative. At 45:08 the S193 RAD
OFF and 193A ON are to be deleted.
PLT Roger.
CC Okay. Also the 46:18 call_ o£ S193A STANDBY
and S193 RAD are to be deleted. And then we need to add in
at 46:00 S193 S STANDBY, and 46:02 S193 RAD, STANDBY.
PLT Okay, the way I have it now at 44:40 we
have a DOWNLINK switch position to 7, next event 45:08 S193
MODE CROSSTRACK CONTIGUOUS, angle roll plus 30, POLAR-
IZATION i, at 46 even, I have 193 SCAT, STANDBY, at 46:02 I
have RAD to standby. Those are the corrections I have put in
so far.
CC Okay, that's a good readback. You've got
also the 46:18 193A and 193 RAD to STANDBY are eliminated.
Is that correct?
PLT That's affirmative.
CC Okay, would you also add in at - over
at 55:30 after that and bef0re the 57:45 a call for 57:15,
ETC standby.
PLT 57:15 ETC, STANDBY.
CC Okay, and I would like to eliminate the
callout for ETC STANDBY at 58:30. And that is all of the changes.
We're about i0 seconds from LOS. Next station contact is
through Carnarvon in about 38 minutes at 16:07. We'll be
doing a data/voice recorder dump there.
PLT Roger, Crip. And the record Alfa i, Charlle
l, Delta 9 at 58:30 is still good.
CC That's affirmative.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 15
hours 43 minutes. Loss of signal through Ascension. next
acquisition in 23 minutes and 15 seconds will be the Carnar-
von tracking station. Skylab scheduled to make its second
maneuver for Z-local vertical at Greenwich mean time 16 hours
26 minutes just prior to the start of EREP pass number 37,
a 33-minute data take across the United States into South
America. Acquisisi0n in 22 minutes and 45 seconds. At Greenwich
mean time 15 hours 43 minutes, this is Skylab Control.
END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2679/I
Time: 11:03 CST 76:16:03 GMT
1130174

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


16 hours and 3 minutes. If the boost burn scheduled for
mission day 83 goes on schedule and the resulting orbit
change is as expected, the following will be the separation-
reentry times. These times are given in Greenwich mean time.
Undocking at 10:34, which is 5:34 a.m. central daylight time
on February 8. 22 minutes are scheduled for flyaround of
the vehicle. Greenwich mean time i0:56_ the flyaround is
completed; the RCS separation burn at Greenwich mean time
ii hours. This results in a delta-V of 5 feet per second.
The SPS shaping burn will be at Greenwich mean time 11 hours
37 minutes 45 seconds, a delta velocity of 279 feet per
aecond_ the SPS retrofire burn at Greenwich mean time 14
hours 35 minutes and 50 seconds_ a delta velocity of 185
feet per second S entry interface is Greenwich mean time
15 hours 55 seconds_ .05 g's at 15 hours 3 minutes 21 seconds;
Begin blackout at Greenwich mean time 15 hours 3 minutes
43 seconds_ end of blackout 15 hours 7 minutes ii seconds;
drogue chute deploy at Greenwich mean time 15 hours ii minutes
and 20 seconds; main chute deployment 15 hours 12 minutes
and 7 secondsp with splashdown Greenwich mean time 15 hours
16 minutes and 59 seconds_ or approximately i0 a.m. - 10:17
a.m. central daylight time on February 8. Target landing
po±nt _s 31 degrees 19 minutes north. Longitude 119 degrees
45 m±nutes west. Bring the line up for this pass through
Carnarvon, i0 minutes in duration. CAP COMM Bob Crippen.
CC Skylab_ Houston. We are AOS through
Carnarvon. We'll be doing a data/voice recorder dump here.
PLT Roger, Crip.
CC For the PLT. Bill, I got a - I got a
change to the change. If you got that C&D pad handy, I
could glve you the mod to it.
PLT Ready to copy.
CC Okay. All it is is back a 45:08, the
operations that we have, S193 MODE CROSS-CONTIGUOUS, angle RIGHT
plus 30 and POLARIZATION i, should be moved after the 46:02
operation of 193 RAD_ STANDBY.
PLT Got it.
CC Thank you, sir. Is this a convenient
place to g±ve you a brief rundown on today's weather for the
pass?
SPT Roger, Go ahead.
CC Okay. It - actually it sounds pretty similar
to what we saw yesterday. You're going to find it socked in
over the wate_ overcast all the way down to the Washington
Oregon _order_ and about there it's like 8/10, i0/i0
coverage all the way down to the Denver area where it'll
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break down to about 4/10 to 7/10 coverage, which is high, thin


cirrus. So the Dillon reservoir, we really think should
be visible in that and you should probably be able to see
through the high, dense cirrus, probably look kind of hazy
all the way down to - to the Texas-Oklahoma border and io
and behold the state of Texas has got nice clear weather
again today, so you should have no problems picking up the
Toledo Bend area and all the way down to the coast.
CDR Okay; good enough. Thanks.
PLT Hey, Crip, I think I missed one thing. When
I get down to 46:30 when I put 193 ALTIMETER MODE 5, RANGE
73, I have put it to STANDBY up at 16:38:30 but I have not turned
it ON. Perhaps I missed one of your corrections.
CC Okay. I believe it's still on from the
previous operation. Stand by i.
PLT Okay. I deleted it at 45:08. I thought
you said delete it.
CC We did.
PLT Okay. Is it ON at 46:18?
CC Stand by I, Bill. Okay, Bill. In
answer to your question_ we do have you change the mode there
46:30 on the ALTIMETER; however_ we're not going to be oper-
ating it till a bit later at - at 58:03 and that that is
the way we want to run it. It has - the operations sound
a little bit different there because of the change we made
but we went ahead and elected to leave the mode change
where it was.
PLT No sweat; I agree with you. I was afraid
I had missed a callout ALTIMETER ON somewhere.
CC Okeydoke. And also Skylab, Houston, for
PLT and the CDR. If we get any problems with SI90A today,
I can give our recommended procedure which is basically what
Bill ended up doing in his little troubleshooting procedure
earlier today.
PLT Go ahead.
CC Okay. I don't believe it's necessary
for you to write this down, but basically all we want you
to do, if we get all the lights on again is to take the
SI90A POWER to OFF and then on panel 202 we want you to cycle
the three S180A circuit breakers to OFF and back CLOSED, and
then turn the power back ON and hopefully she'll run.
PLT Okay. Now yon want to put the MODE switch
to STANDBY and wait 2 seconds first or can I just whip right
into the PONER OFF?
CC Let me verift that if there's any (garble)
to go to STANDBY.
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CC Bill, that sounds like a good idea to


go ahead and do the de - delay in STANDBY.
PLT Okay.

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SL-IV MC-2680/I
Time: 11:14 CDT, 76:16:14 GMT
1/30/74

CC Okay. We're about to go LOS here in


about 15 seconds. We'll see you again at Guam in about
3 minutes at 16:20.
CDR Roger, Crip.
PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time
16 hours and 18 minutes. Loss of signal through Canarvon.
Next acquisition in minute, 50 seconds through Guam. Guam
pass 9 minutes duration.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're with you through
Guam for 9-1/2 minutes.
CDR Roger, Crip. We're doing the S193 test,
now.
CC Copy.
CC CDR, Houston. Jerry you got a moment
to talk?
CDR Negative.
CC PLT, Houston. You got a moment to chat,
Bill?
CDR He hasn't either. We're doing the 193
test.
CC Rog., rog.
SPT I'll talk to you, Crip.
CC You're so sweet to me, Ed.
CC Okay. Let me tell you the problem and
you all can discuss it up there later, Ed. We just saw that
cable last night to get rid of the 6 hertz and we're somewhat
concerned about, since we haven't had a chance to test the
recording circuits will all three of you talking at once as
to whether we're going to be able to record that, and if
you guys can hack it for the duration of the pass, we would
appreciate it if you could go ahead and CLOSE that audio
system BUF AMP number 1 circuit breaker on panel 200, which
of course, is going to give you the six cycle back. And
you can open that up as soon as the data take is complete.
SPT Is that the only configuration change
required?
CC Yes, sir. We'll be turning on another
recorder down here, Ed, so that we've got it backed up,
we_ll have 2 recorders covering it. We'll be able to evaluate
it subsequent to this pass, as to whether this will be
necessary in the future when we're running EREP passes.
SPT Okay. I'm on my way.
CC Okay. And for the CDR. Jer, we see
you've got 1 minute coming up until the fine maneuvers
to be initiated.
CDR Overload look okay?
CC Looks good from here.
CDR Okay. We've finished the 193 test.
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CC Okay. Thank you. Sorry to keep


bugging you.
CDR Crip, was what you wanted to talk to
us about that BUFFER AMP breaker?
CC Yes, sir.
CDR Okay. It's tak - Ed took care of it.
CC Fine. Appreciate with you putting up
with the noise for this pass just to make sure we don't
lose any of the data.
CDR That's no sweat.
PLT 83. (garble) Charlie 6, 47; Charlle
7 is reading 50. Delta 2, 68; Delta 3, 82. Delta 4 is 45.
Delta 5, 13; Delta 6, 55.
CC (Garble)
PLT (Garble) to record also. Didn't
Couldn't get the recorder when it came up and at D-2, Delta 6
is also reading 55, just for the record.
CC Okay. We're about 30 seconds from
LOS. Goldstone in 16 minutes at 16:45.
CDR Roger, Crip. How do you read?
CC Loud and Clear.
CDR Okay. We're on hot mike now.
CC You guys have really been hustling this
morning.
CDR Yeah, it's been a very very busy morning.
CC Yeah. Sorry about that. Just a little
bit - little too pushy.
CDR My shoes getting worse all the time.
Just about tore my foot off. Oh, mush.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
16 hours 30 minutes. The final maneuver made for this up-
coming EREP pass, number 92 in the Skylab program, number
37 for Skylab IV mission. Three mandatory sites in this
upcoming pass; one is the Pacific north/west, catching weather
conditions. The second is the Colorado River Basin and the
third mandatory site is geology in Colombia, South America.
Next acquisition will be Goldstone, at which time the crew
will be in the EREP pass. We'll bring the line back up in
13 m_nutes and 50 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 16 hours
31 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2681/I
Time: 11:43 CDT 76:16:43 GMT
1/30/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16


hours 43 minutes with the crew on voice-actu=ted comm. We'll
bring the line up here through Goldstone.
PLT Okay, DOWNLINK switch position 7.
CDR Okay, there are scattered to broken clouds.
CC We're with you guys across the States.
Probably got you about 15 minutes.
PLT Okay.
CDR Okay, Crip.
PLT Okay, waiting for 46 even.
CDR Okay_ Dillon Reservoir. You can just kind
of jump out and hit me right in the eye.
CC You might get wet that way.
CDR That's okay, at least I'd get the data.
PLT Stand by for 46.
CDR Okay, that's the end of the nadir swath,
I can start -
PLT Stand by.
PLT MARK. SCAT STANDBY. And -
PLT MARK. RAD STANDBY. 193 MODE CROSSTRACK
CONTIGUOUS. And ROLL plus 30. POLARIZATION i. Waiting for
46:30.
CDR (Garble) up in the northwest.
PLT (Garble)
PLT MARK. SCAT ON and RAD ON. 193 ALTIMETER
MODE to 5, RANGE 73. Okay, that's that one.
PLT And you might confirm our DOWNLINK switch
position 7 if you would, Crip.
CC Checking.
PLT Stand by 47.
PLT MARK. POLARIZATION 4 at 47 minutes.
PLT Waiting for 47:36.
PLT Stand by 36.
PLT 36 MARK. SCAT STANDBY. 38 MARKS RADIOMETER
to standby. Waiting for 47:53.
CC DOWNLINK position 7 confirmed.
PLT Standby.
PLT MARK. Roger, thank you. At 48 ETC power
on, Ed. And it's coming up.
PLT MARK.
PLT 93 ANGLE -
PLT MARK. ANGLE to zero, and POLARIZATION 1 on
the 193.
CDR Okay, we're getting into some snow-covered
ground now.
PLT MARK. sCAT, ON and RADIOMETER, ON.
PLT Okay, Charlie 1 and Delta i. Charlie 1
is reading 15 and Delta 1 is (garble) scale low.
CDR There's the Snake River.
PLT 49 minutes I want ETC AUTO. And that's about
15 seconds away yet.
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PLT Stand by for 49:06.


PLT Okay -
PLT MARK, at 49 minutes even. ETC to AUTO,
and stand by.
PLT MARK. 49:06 and 192 to READY. I've got
a speed change and a solid green tape motion light.
FLT (Garble)
CDR Okay, we've got a few clouds over the area.
49:30.
CDR MARK. We're in IMC. Now where's the reservoir?
Where did you went, Dillon Reservoir?
CDR Nothing but snow.
PLT Okay, in 30 seconds the ETC will be switched
to frames per minute to i0. 10.0.
PLT Okay, 5 seconds for ETC frame rate change.
On my mark.
PLT MARK. 50:15. Frames per minute to i0.
CDR Okay, I'm not finding the Dillon Reservoir.
It's down there somewhere but it must be either snow or cloud
covered.
CC Did you pick up Denver?
CDR (Garble).
PLT (garble) Terry Hills Reservoir out there.
CC No, Denver has got clouds over it.
There is an area, might be around Colorado Springs.
CDR Well_ so much for that one.
CDR DAC is off.
CDR Sure couldn't see that reservoir.
PLT All right, I'm waiting for
CC Sorry about that.
PLT Getting (garble) 192. And then go off to
CHECK check until 55:30. In about 30 seconds, Ed, at 52 I'ii give
a call frame rate per minute will be changed to 4.8.
CDR Okay, now looking for Toledo Bend. We've
got scattered cirrus.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2682/I
Time: 11:51 CDT, 76:16:51 GMT
1/30/74

PLT (Garble) cirrus.


PLT Okay. Stand by for a call in 52 minutes.
PLT MARK. ETC FRAME RATE 4.8.
CDR (Garble) Lake or two now. Looking for
Toledo Bend at 53:12.
CC Bill, can you give us a reading on D-9.
Dog 9?
PLT Delta 9 is reading - Let me get the -
the range of values here. 63 on the top, 41 on the bottom,- -
CC Got -
PLT 62 on the top, 41 on the bottom. 41 to 62.
CC Copy.
CDR Okay. Cedar Lake in Laake Twakoni coming
up.
PLT 53:10 next mark.
CDR There's Toledo Bend.
PLT Stand by.
PLT MARK. SCAT STANDBY.
PLT MARK. RAD STANDBY. 193 MODE CROSS-track.
NONCONTIGUOUS LEFT/RIGHT. POLARIZATION to 5. 84:53:34.
PLT Stand by.
CDR Data coming in.
PLT MARK. SCAT ON.
PLT MARK. RAD ON.
PLT 55:30. Don't miss the 192.
CDR You know, I think, the last time I did
Toledo Bend, I was pointed at the next - next figure of land
down to the south from here. Got the right target this time.
PLT Make and compare the two areas.
CDR Yeah.
CDR Pretty weather, pretty weather. Wonder
how the bass are biting in Toledo Bend.
PLT Last. Getting a flicker on the TAPE
MOTION light again. I bet it can't be cleaning, that's all
I've got to say. That thing's cleaned so well it can't stand
it.
CDR Okay. That's the end of the data on
Toledo Bend. See if we can pick up a little Houstonian
action here.
PLT I wonder if it's a light bulb. It could
be that light bulb there. It just went out a couple of times
there, Crip, the TAPE MOTION light, but I'm not getting a
RECORDER MALF light.
CDR Okay. Nadir swath is coming on. Crossing
the gulf coast now. Lots of silt.
PLT Waiting for 55:30.
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Time: 11:51 CDT, 76:16:51 GMT
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PLT Stand by.


PLT MARK. MODE to CHECK on 192. Charlie 1 is
reading 15 percent. Delta 1 is reading full-scale low.
CC We think that TAPE MOTION li - flicker
was just due to the fact that we've had it on for a long time.
We believe that's normal for tape recorder 2.
PLT Okay. That's good news.
CDR Okay. The problem with Dillon Reservoir,
I just flat couldn't see it. We were probably pointed right
near by, but I couldn't find it. And with Denver, looked like
there were clouds over it or else we had just gone by it
and I couldn't get over to it.
PLT Yeah. White on white is pretty hard to
see.
CC Roger that.
PLT Okay , in little less than a minute ETC will
be going to STANDBY, Ed.
PLT At 57:15.
PLT Okay. Stand by for mark at 57:15.
PLT MARK. ETC to STANDBY.
CDR Okay. Coming up on the Yucatan Peninsula.
PLT Waiting for 57:45.
PLT MARK. SCAT to STANDBY.
PLT MARK. RAD to STANDBY. And RAD went
OFF. 803, ALTIMETER will be coming ON.
PLT ALTIMETER ON. And Alpha i (garble) 58:30.
PLT Okay. At 58:30, on my mark. Alpha i
is reading 5 - 67 percent. Alpha i 67; Charlie i is reading
34 to 35, And Delta 9 is reading 51.
PLT And I do not have a READY light on the
ALTIMETER. And I do not have an UNLOCK light. I'm going
to go to STANDBY here for 15 seconds and see what's happening.
PLT ALTIMETER back ON.
PLT Still don't have it. Okay. Going with
it to STANDBY for a little while. Pick up the time line here,
again.
PLT For 17:01.
CDR Okay. I've got an END OF FILM light
over here, which I don't believe. Yep. We're empty.
PLT Okay. Did not get a READY light when
I turned the 193 ALTIMETER ON.
CC Copy that.
PLT And I went back to STANDBY. Neither
did I get the UNLOCK light.
CDR Okay. I'm going to go ahead and kill
the camera. Wetve got an END OF FILM light. The indicator
says it's empty. That's it for the DAC.
CDR I think our film indicator is no good on
that 140_millimeter mag - on 140 magazine. Because we started
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2/30/74

out this pass - pass with it indicating 40. Right now it's
indicating oh, about 20 - 25 and we got an END OF FILM LIGHT.
PLT Stand by.
PLT MARK. 192 MODE to READY. Speed change.
PLT MARK. Good TAPE MOTION light. Waiting
for 123.
CDR Check and see if there's any film (garble)
PLT (Garble) ALTIMETER to STANDBY. And we're
(garble) there. I'll wait and try to pick it up on the
next sequence again. That's all I know to do. Ed, at 1:30,
in 5 seconds, ETC to AUTO.
CDR We've still got film in the frame (garble)
PLT Okay. 136.
CDR Come on over to South America.
PLT MARK. RAD to STANDBY. 19 193 MODE -
CROSS-TRACK CONTIGUOUS, POLARIZATION to i.
CDR (Garble)
PLT - 4. Okay SCAT ON and RAD ON at 154.
CC Going LOS. See you at Vanguard 17:11.
CDR Roger.
CDR Hey, Crip, I'm g^ing for some - If there's
any film left in the DAC, I'm getting some cloud streams over
land. This looks like it's a couple 300 miles inland from
Baranquilla.
PLT Okay. (garble) at 224. I want to go
to INTERVAL 20.
PLT MARK. INTERVAL 20.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
17 hours and 3 minutes with loss of signal through MILA as
the crew continued activities associated with the EREP pa°s
for the day. A 8000-mile groundtrack beginning off the
northwest coast of the United States and ending as the space-
craft crosses Argentina over the South Atlantic Ocean. Friday
at 10:17, a.m. central daylight time, Friday, February 8, the
Skylab IV command module and crew is scheduled to splashdown
in the Pacific off the southern California coast. This space-
craft will be just 2 pounds lighter than the last Skylab
command module at splashdown time. Skylab III weighed
12,136 pounds at splash and the Skylab IV command module
will weigh 12,134 pounds. Skylab II, the first manned mission
command module weighed 12,054 pounds at splash. However, when
Skylab IV was launched it was the heaviest command module
ever launched. It weighed -

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2683/I
Time: 12:05 CDT 76:17:05 GMT
1/30/74

PAO - it's a splash; however, when Skylab IV


was launched it was the heaviest command module ever launched d.
It weighed 13,455.89 pounds and included 1938 pounds of stowed
material. The ret - return weight of stowed material on this
last Skylab command module will be 1718 pounds. Included in
this weight will be 70 pounds of 16-millimeter, 35-millimeter,
and 70-millimeter film and magazines, and 901 pounds of
experiments, which includes the film, ag - magnetic tapes
from the S082A and B instruments, EREP instruments; S190
Earth terrain camera; the S020 instrument, S149, the $22g,
S183, the M556 experiment, the S009, ED31, M561, M562, S054
ATM, S052 ATM, S056 ATM, and the H-alpha i, plus urine and
fecal samples gathered during the flight, as well as 747
pounds of support equipment including such items as flight
data file, handheld cameras, suits and other gear. As a
comparison, equipment returned on the first two Skylab mis-
sions weighted 1649 pounds on Skylab III and 1388 pounds of
equipment returned on Skylab II. Next acquisition through
Vanguard in 4 minutes and 55 seconds at Greenwich mean time
17 hours and 6 minutes. We'll leave the line up for this
upcoming pass. The crew will still be on VO_ as they gain
acquisition through the Vanguard tracking station.
PLT I don't know why it is I don't miss any
other callout on this sheet. That's twice I've missed a 192
to STANDBY. They didn't put a star by it (laughter) Oh,
golly.
CC Like stars. We're with you for 7 minutes.
CDR Yeah.
PLT Yes. I ran 192 about 4 minutes too long,
Crip.
CC Okeydoke.
PLT The last sequence.
CDR Sounds like 190 is still running too.
PLT It is. And we're in a sequence.
CDR (Garble) 13:40. Okay, we're coming up on
the coastline of South America. It's all cloudy.
CC Jer, as a little reminder here. We -
we show that you have not loaded the maneuver time in for the
maneuver back so you will have to do that before you (garble).
CDR Roger, Crip. Thanks for the reminder.
CC And for PLT I'll call it to you when we
get there but instead of going to EREP STOP where we've got
it called out we're going to have you turn the ALTIMETER
back ON.
PLT Okay, And waiting for 13 minutes.
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CDR Well, I don't know if we're going to be


able to see Rio de Janeiro today, all cloudy up there.
PLT MARK. MODE to MANUAL on 194.
CDR Taking a little DAC film footage here
of an island off the coast of South America. My big chart
doesn't indicate the name of the town, but there's a jetty
built out in the straights between the island and the land
and it's just about halfway - a third of the way up to to
Rio de Janeiro from Sao Paulo, as best I can tell.
PLT Okay, stand by -
PLT MARK. The 190 READY light is out. Going to
STANDBY.
CDR Okay. I better get on the stick with the
maneuver here.
PLT 15:40 SCAT to STANDBY and RAD to STANDBY -
CC And you can just follow those up with the
ALTIMETER ON.
SPT Okay.
CDR Maneuver time's in, Crip.
CC Thank you, sir.
PLT SCAT to STANDBY - -
CDR Say again, Ed.
PLT MARK. RAD to STANDBY and ALTIMETER
ON. I've got a READY light.
SPT (Garble)
CDR No, I didn't. I had to leave in order
to do - -
PLT And I've got an ALTIMETER UNLOCK light.
But I still have a READY light.
CDR Going to SI. Well, it looks like it's
working, sort of normally.
CC Could you read A-I and D-9, for us again,
please?
PLT A-I is reading 64 and Delta 9 is
reading 50. Bravo 9 is. reading 58.
CC Would - - Stop the A-I with 58.
PLT Yes. Alfa I is reading out, so Alfa i is
reading at 64.
CC 64.
PLT Rog.
CC Does A-I say anything at all?
PLT Negative, and I've lost my READY light.
Do you want me to switch to STANDBY for 15 seconds?
CDR You want me to look at the antenna?
PLT Yes, it wouldn't hurt.
PLT Jerry's going to look at the antenna
down there.
PLT So he's going to operate. Okay, I'ii -
I'm knocking it off where I just (garble)
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CDR The umbilical is tethered.


CC Okay. You can -
PLT Okay. The READY light is out.
CC - you can go ahead go to STANDBY on the
ALTIMETER and EREP STOP.
PLT Okay. EREP STOP.

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SL-IV MC-2684/I
Time: 12:16 CDT 76:17:16 GMT
1130174

CC Is A-l's (garble) off?


PLT Negative, and l've lost my READY light.
Do you want me to switch to STANDBY for 15 seconds?
CDR Do you want me to go look at the antenna?
PLT Yes_ it wouldn't hurt.
PLT Jerry's going to look at the antenna
down there. No, he's on hot mike.
CDR I'll get off. I just getting - umbilical
(garble).
CC Okay - -
PLT The READY light is out.
CC - - you can go you can go ahead and go to
STANDBY on the ALTIMETER and EREP STOP.
PLT Okay. EREP, STOP. Okay. Do tape recorder
depletion. Oh well_ I guess weVre not hurting too bad
anyway then.
CDR Hey, Crip. What seems to be the problem
with the antenna? We keep getting these things they want
us to do but nobody tells us why.
CC I don't - I'm - the thing isn't working
properly apparently and we haven't been able to figure out
exactly what's wrong. Well, let me see if I can get some
good words for you.
CDR Okay. Maybe we can do their little S193
test over again for them_ and maybe do it while we're in
alr_to_ground in contact (garble) mode.
PLT If you can have somebody that can answer
questions or something_ cause I was watching it move and it - -
CC You didn't - you didn't notice anything
wrong with it whenyou were doing the test out there, right?
PLT Well, Crip; I didn't know what to look
for to say what was wrong and what was right. I described
the discrete movement of the antenna and the - the mode they
had it set up in was - the antenna was going all the way to
to the right and then coming back to roughly null in
three increments. The first two increments were rah - were
rather brisk and the last one, well it started out sort of
sluggish and then sort of wiggled its way over to null - nadir.
CDR Which was it? Was it right? (garble)
PLT I was looking the wrong way. It was
actually pointed to spacecraft right, looking at plus X or
Z_LV.
CC Copy. It didn't - -
PLT The first call I gave you.
CC Rog. It didn't go all the way to the
other side. It was just going between sort of center and
to one side?
pLT That's correct.
SL-IV MC-2684/2
Time: 12:16 CDT 76:17:16 GMT
1/30/74

CC Okay. We're about 30 seconds from LOS,


and we're going to be out of your hair a good long while
here. We'll see you over Goldstone in about an hour and
4 minutes away at 18:22. The reason that we're concerned -
well, the altimeter apparently is not working properly and
we were talking about doing this 360-degree pass with it
tomorrow. That was one of the reasons we wanted to find out
how it was operating.
PLT Ah, yes. How about that?
CDR Well, Crip. If you wanted to we could
do that 193 test over again and we'll try to find a little
spare time to do it in.
CC Let - let us talk about it and we'll get
back with you at Goldstone.
CDR Okay. So long.
CC Have a good lunch.
PLT Thank ya.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
17 hours and 20 minutes. Loss of signal as Skylab IV crew-
members concluded the EEEP pass for the day off the coast of
Sao Paulo, Brazil. The crew's description of the operation
of the altimeter indicates EREP officer telling Flight
Director Don Puddy that operations so far looks as
though tomorrow's around-the-world EREP pass the
altimeter would not interfere with that scheduled pass; how-
ever_ a further assessment of the operation of the intrument -
instruments will be made here today before the GO is given
for the first around-the-world EREP pass scheduled for to-
morrow morning. At the close of the call through Vanguard
CAP COMM Bob Crippen advising the crew have a good lunch.
The crew has a light lunch today. Commander Carr has peanut
butter and jam sandwich, lemon pudding and tea. Science
Pilot Gibson has macaroni, tomatoes_ shrimp, butterscotch
pudding and lemonade for his lunch; Pilot Bill Pogue has
chicken and gravy, green beans, peaches and orange drink.
Next acquisition will be in I hour through Goldstone. At
Greenwick mean time 17 hours and 21 minutes, this is Skylab
Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-2685/I
Time: 13:20 CDT, 76:18:20 GMT
1130174

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


18 hours 21 minutes. Acquisition coming through Goldstone.
Goldstone, Texas pass, 15 minutes in duration. We'll bring
the line up now for CAP COMM Bob Crippen.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through
Goldstone for 12 minutes.
CDR Roger, Crip.
CC CDR, Houston. If it's convenient here,
I could try to give you a few words about doing 93 ALTIMETER
and what we were trying to do and where we think we are.
CDR Okay. Fine.
CC Okay. The reason we've been concerned
is that we haven't be able to get the ALTIMETER MODE to
lock up. It keeps unlocking, as probably been obvious to
you in the passes. So we were trying with that little test
that we had Bill run - Bill and you - Both of you run earlier
today, to find out if the antenna, itself, was tracking
properly. I guess we've just about concluded that the
altimeter or in the ALTIMETER MODE, the antenna is posi-
tioned to the right a little over a degree. At least that's
what the readings that you're giving us indicate. We would
also conclude from what you said in that test that you ran,
what was supposed to have happened was the antenna was
supposed to go to the right and then step back to the center
and then go to the left and step back to the center once
more. And it sounded as though it never did go to the left.
However, during the last pass, in a RAD/SCAT mode, the antenna
did track properly both right and left. And, also, I guess,
right there at the last, just before we left you through
Vanguard, it would have appeared that the ALTIMETER MODE locked
up very briefly. Quick synopsis, that's about where we're
at. We're still not don't understand why it doesn't
appear to be centering itself properly in the ALTIMETER MODE.
CDR Okay, Crip. Thanks for the fill-in.
Let Bill think about it a little bit. But, as I remember
from what he was telling me, it just wasn't going to the left
at all.
CC Okay. That That's what we got out of
that last briefing. Also, I can give you couple of words
here. We're setting down trying to trying to get your
Flight Plan for your day off put together. Then, go back
and forth a little bit. I mentioned, earlier, that we were
talking about around-the-world altimeter pass. We're still
considering that. We do have an EREP,. If for some
reason, we conclude the altimeter's not working properly,
we_'ll still Eave an EREP pass for tomorrow. I believe we've
got one ATM pass scheduled, which is just the synoptic. All
SL-IV MC-2685/2
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i130174

totaled, I believe it's coming out to somewhere around


11-1/2 or so hours. We do not have a science conference
scheduled tomorrow, hut we do have a press conference
scheduled for you.
CDR That's neat.
CC I thought you would like that. The - we
were - we know that you want to start getting some checklist
changes in. I'm sure you've been putting up quite a few. We
gave you all the entry stuff last night. We're planning on
giving you the deact stuff tonight. And we're going to be
considering that in the future Flight Plan that we're building
for you to try to allow you enough time to put those in and
also to allow you to do a little bit of thinking about the
command module and entry and what's required.
CDR Okay. Very good.
CC And the following day is also going
to be fairly busy. We're going to try to do another JOP 13
early in the morning. And we're going to, hopefully, get
that pad up to Ed tomorrow in the afternoon so that he
can have plenty of time to look at it and get it allentered_
because it is going to be one of the first things first
activities of the day. Got another EREP through track 6
plus a lunar cal and then we're going to be doing a 201 maneuver
in the afternoon. So, right now, that's a pretty packed one
as far as momeutum and all the calculations that GNS has to
do for us.
CC Skylab, Houston. For your information,
we've got live TV coming down, but apparentl_T the TV is just
floating free and on and getting a good picture of a wall here,
better known in the Navy as the bulkhead.
SPT Yes, Crip. We were doing TV 87, but we
interrupted to take a little look at California.
CC Ah, so.
CC gkylab_ Houston. We are 1 minute from
LOS. Next station contact is through the Vanguard at 18:46.
That's about 13 minutes away.
CDR Roger, Crip.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
18 hours B6 minutes with loss of signal through Texas. Next
acquisition in 9 minutes 50 seconds will be the Vanguard track-
inn station. Later this afternoon_ at 4:39 p.m. central
dayllgkt time, Science Pilot Gibson will he using the 35-millimeter
camera again to attempt to photograph the comet Kohoutek through
one of the windows in the airlock module. Today's activities
are the waning operations of the comet Kohoutek from Skylab-

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SL-IV MC-2686/I
Time: 13:36 CDT 76:18:36 GMT
1/30/74

PAO - today's activities of the waning op-


erations of the comet Kohoutek from Skylab. Later today the
S019 will be used to photograph the comet and tomorrow, Jan-
uary 31, S183 instrument will be used again and then on
February 1 the $201 will be used for the final time. $233
will he used twice daily until February 4, at which time
that will be the last day of comet photography from Skylah IV.
Next acquisition in 8 minutes and 45 seconds will be Tanana-
rive. This is Skylah Control at Greenwich mean time 18 hours
37 minutes.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
18 hours 45 minutes with a ll-minute pass coming through
Vanguard in 45 seconds. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM
Bob Crippen.
CC Skylab, Houston. AOS through the Van-
guard for i0-i/2 minutes.
CDR Roger, Crip.
CC And Skylab, if we could, we'd like some-
body to go to REG ADJUST for us. We need POTS 1 a-d 2 45 degrees
counterclockwise. Skylab_ Houston. Sorry to bother you hut
I need about 5 more degrees on both of those POTS counter-
clockwise.
CDR Okay. That's in work.
PL PLT You got it.
CC Thank you, sir. Okay, That last adjust-
ment did it that time. Thank you very much.
CDR You still with us, Crip?
CC Yes sir. We're breaking up a little hit.
Got you about 3 more minutes here.
CDR Roger. The ocean all the way from the
position we're at right now all the way back to Montevideo
is Just a _ it looks like a Surrealist painting. All the
d_fferent colors of green and - and strange reds and things
that are involved with the Falkland Current. I've never seen
such a profusion of - of different colors and shades of green
in the water, and unfortunately we don't have an IR camera
L_&ded up so we burned up some Hasselblad. It's really some-
thing, It extends a i000 miles at least out to sea.
CC That sounds pretty fantastic. Thank
you for the report.
CC CDR, Houston. You're not talking about
your visual observations. You guys have been doing a fan-
tastic Job on that. We talked a bit ab - a little bit about
it yesterday. Only gripe was that you didn't get more. One
of the questions that's been raised down here was whether you
have made sufficient notes and sketches in your vis ops book to
warrant either bringing back the whole book or a portion
thereof.
SL-IV MC-2686/2
Time: 13:36 CDT 76:18:36 GMT
1/30/74

CDR Crip, for the most part we haven't put


any sketches into it at all. Most of all of ou _ - all of
our notes have been on tape to you folks and we really
haven't done any sketching at all in the book.
CC Okay. Appreciate that note. Thank you
very much. We're about i minute from LOS. Next station con-
tact is going to be at Tananarive, and that's about 17 min-
utes away at 19:13. Thank you.
PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
18 hours 58 minutes. Loss of signal through Vanguard. Next
acquisition will be Tananarlve in 14 minutes. Sunday,
February 3, is the day planned for the fourth and final
EVA for the Skylab program, an EVA now scheduled to last
4 hours and 35 minutes, which will raise the EVA total for
Skylab IV to 21 hours and 37 minutes. EVAs in Skylab III
were 12 hours and 47 minutes in duration. Three EVAs in
Skylab II, a standup EVA and two actual EVAs, for a total
of 5 hours and 31 minutes. Sunday's EVA will have Science
Pilot Ed Gibson workin_ in the fixed airlock shroud area in
the EVA bay while Commander Gerald Carr will be the crew-
member doing the work outside the ATM and deployment of
the experiments. Pilot Pogue will be in the multiple docking
adapter at the ATM console and display panel monitoring an -
the EVA from within there. Scheduled for activities on the
EVA Sunday is S - S020 setup for the S020 camera, setup also
of the T025 contamination experiment. Also the crew will
retrieve the S052, S054, S056 and H-alpha film for return
as well as the S082A and S082B film. They'll also install
the S149 particle collection device and they'll leave it out
there after they leave the spacecraft. They'll also retrieve
parts parts of the experiment $230, the magnetoshere
particle composition experiment, while also retrieving the
$228 and bring back also the SL-III twin poon twin boom
sail mater_al which has been placed on a clipboard on a
handrail at the structural transition section. Also to be
retrZeved in the EVA is the D024 experiment. The EVA is
sckaduled to last 4 hours and 35 minutes, bringing to a
total for the Skylab IV mission of 21 hours 37 minutes. The
longest EVA in the program was on Christmas Day on mission
day 40 for the craw when they spent 7 hours and i minute
outside the spacecraft. Next acquisition will be through
Vanguard _ through
- Tananarive in ii minutes and 40 seconds.
At Greenwich mean time 19 hours and 1 minute, this is Sky-
la_ Control.

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SL-IV MC-2687/I
Time: 14:12 CDT, 76:19:12 GMT
1/30/74

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time


19 hours and 12 minutes. Acquisition coming through Tananarive
for a 6-minute pass. We'll bring the llne up for CAP COMM
Bob Crippen.
CC Skylab, Houston, AOS Tananarive. We
have you for about 4 minutes.
CDR Roger.
CC Jet, are you all tied up right no-
or could I - could I ask you a question?
CDR No. Go ahead. I'm between exposures
right now.
CC Okay. Well, don't let me interfere with
that, but we picked you up in that entry checklist change
last night that the Hasselblad film you were to be using for
for entry was CXI8, and I guess we copy now I'm going back
and reviewing everything that that's the one that you are
currently using. And you probably don't have but about three
frames remaining on that. We would like to get a clarification
of that some time a little bit later. And you may have already
gone ahead and put CX45 in. And if so, that's, as we copy, the
last film for - for entry. So you might want to consider about
how many frames you want to save for - for the flyaround and
so forth.
CDR Roger, Crip. You're correct. We've already
got CX45 on. And right now, tentatively, we've thought about
saving about 50 frames. But we might it might be less. I
don't know. We'd like to hear from you guys if you have any
recommendations as to how many we should hang onto.
CC Okay. On the order of 40 or 50 is
about what we've been doing and that's pretty much your
preference.
CDR Okay. I guess we're going to have to
start rationing this Hasselblad film_ now.
CC Yeah. We have been getting ready to
send up handheld photo that was going to include a bunch
of Hasselblad. We're probably going to take that back and
change it to Nikon in order to conserve some.
CDR Okay.
CC And just a little matter of info - we
will get it squared away in your pad that we'll be uplinking
a little bit later - of course, Hasselblad is the preferred
photography for the high_ppriority targets and we will go
ahead and schedule it like that or put it in your handheld
optionals but it is still your option if you see something
that you think deserves Hasselblad, feel free.
CDR Okay.
SL-IV MC-2687/2
Time: 14:12 CDT, 76:19:12 GMT
1/30/74

CDR If we've got IR film to shoot, I'd sure


like to get some back in to the camera just as soon as possible.
CC Yeah, I copy what you were saying a while
ago about the the Falkland. We'll look into that for you,
also.
CDR Okay.
CC Okay. We're about i minute from LOS.
Next station contact is through Hawaii in 40 minutes at
19:56.
CC CDR, if you're still reading, Nikon 4,
you can load up with IR at 13.
PA0 Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time
19 hours 20 minutes. Loss of signal through Tananarive.
Next acquisition in 36 minutes will be the Hawaii tracking
station, the Skylab crew concluding the EREP pass for the day.
The EREP pass used three mibs or approximately 15 pound-seconds
of TACS propellant. INCO had predicted use of only two, well
within the anticipated use rate. Next acquisition in 35 minuees
and 45 seconds. At Greenwich mean time, 19 hours 20 minutes,
this is Skylab Control.

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SL-IV MC2688/I
Time: 14:55 CDT, 76:19:55 GMT
1/30/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 19:55 Greenwich


mean time. Extremely brief pass of about 3 minutes over
the northeast quadrant of the Hawaii tracking station.
Spacecraft will rise above the Hawaii horizon only 3-1/2
degrees on this first pass of the afternoon. Midway through
revolution 3,771 for space station Skylab and 1,086 for the
crew and the CSM. 20 seconds to predicted Hawaii acquisition.
CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS through
Hawaii for 3 minutes.
CC CDR_ Houston. You up in the ATM STS
area?
CDR Negative, but I'm just getting ready to
go up
there.
CC Okay. What we w^re going to ask you to
do, Jer, was we'd like to go ahead and try that pump Charlie
on the ATM C&D COOLANT LOOP once more to see whether it's
really out for good. You might - might try that when you
go up there, Also, we are planning on having you secure
the coolant -ATM C&D COOLANT LOOP at night, so we don't put
any more wear and tear on the pump than we have to.
CDR Okay, I'll be right up there.
CC Skylab, Houston, we're about i minute
from LOS. Next station contact is through the Vanguard in
26 minutes at 20:24. Jer, what we'd suggest that you have
pump Charlie on now to go aheaa and leave it on for awhile
we_ll _ we'll keep a look at it here. And we'd like for you
to monitor the DELTA P light. If DELTA P light comes on, you
can go ahead and secure it and go ahead and - back on Bravo.
CDR Roger, Crip.
CDR Okay, I just turned off pump Bravo and I
donVt have a DELTA P light yet.
CC Yeah, it looks like your flow's gone down,
so _ stand by.
CDR I have not yet turned on pump Charlie.
You want me to turn it on - -
CC Yes_ please.
CDR - - before we get a DELTA P light or wait
for it?
CC Go ahead and turn on Charlie now go ahead
and turn on Charlie.
CDR Okay.
PAO This is Skylab Control, loss of signal
at tracking station Hawaii. Next station will be tracking ship
Vangaurd in 21 minutes. We'll return at that time. At 20:02
Greenwich mean time r Skylab Control.

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SL-IV MC2689/1
Time: 15:23 CDT 76:20:23 GMT
1/30/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 20:22 Greenwich


mean time, 50 seconds to acquisition at the tracking ship
Vanguard. Commander Carr should be on the Apollo telescope
mount control and display panel at this time. While Science
Pilot Gibson is the subject of MI31 medical experiment. Bill
Pogne serving as observer. Standing by for AOS, Vanguard.
CC Skylab, Houston we're AOS through the
Vanguard. We've got you for i0 minutes. And the poor old
pump Charlie is looking good right now.
PLT Yeah, it hasn't quivered.
CC For the CDR, Jer I forgot to give it to
you at Hawaii. But just as we left Tananarive while ago I
did tell you that could load Nikon 04 with IR 13. Did you
copy that?
CDR That's affirmative Crip and it's been
done.
CC Very good. I saw you coming up over
that Falkland area again, thought you might want to take a
look at it.
CDR Crip, is the Vanguard ready for TV down-
link?
CC Be about a minute and a half
yet Jet, before we can take it.
CDR Okay.
CC Okay, CDR we're ready for the TV down-
link.
CDR Okay you've got it. I've got white light corona-
graph going and I'm starting the rotation to minus 5400.
CC Copy.
CDR Hey Crip, I've got a dollar sign in my
twenty_thirly - at twenty-thirty in my Summary Flight Plan
and nothing in the details. Is it anything important?
CC Let me check it for you just a second.
CC It's just a mistake it should not be on
there.
CDR Okay.
CC As a matter of information the reason it
was on there was that we did have you - telling you not to do
ergomater during those upcoming S073 ops, but we found out
t_at wasn't a constraint. So we took it out of your details
but we forgot to get the dollar sign.
CDR I see that's fine.
CC And CDR, for your information you might
have heard the woodpecker working there. We just sent up
a vis ops pad for a handheld which is optional for this
evening at 02_22. The reason that it wasn't set up orig-
inally was that was in your TSA. But we thought we'd send
SL-IV MC2689/2
Time: 15:23 CDT 76:20:23 GMT
1/30/74

it up and leave it to your option. Whether it was available


or not. It's that little Pikelot Island that's so hard to find
out there.
CDR Okay, Crip.
CC Skylab, we're about 1 minute from LOS.
The next station contact is Tananarive at 20:48 that's
about 14 minutes away. And and we have noticed a signif-
icant drop in 02 - PP02 in the last 4 hours. And wonder if
anything changed that that you're aware of?
CC Part of that we'll talk - -
CDR Negative Crip the cabin regs are open.
CC Okay. Think about it we'll talk to you
about it at Tananarive.
CDR Okay.
PAO This is Skylab Control, 20:34 Greenwich
mean time. Loss of signal at tracking ship Vanguard. 12
minutes across to final pass at voice relay station
Tananarive. Workshop systems engineer here in Mission Control
noticed telemetry showing a slight drop in flow rate of
oxygen into the cabin. The partial pressure of oxygen down
one-tenth of a pound in the last 4 hours. The crew on being
asked if they've done anything that might have changed the
balance of oxygen and nitrogen in the workshop, said they
that everything was nominal up there. We'll be back for
voice relay station Tananarive in ii minutes. This is
Skylab Control, at 20:36 GMT.

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SL-IV MC2690/I
Time: 15:46 CDT, 76:20:46 GMT
1/30/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 20:46 Greenwich


mean time. Acquisition predicted in about 50 seconds at
voice relay station Tananarive for the final time today.
Standing by here for Tananarive.
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through
Tananarive. We have you for 7-1/2 minutes.
SPT Hello, Crip. Bill (garble) to do a little
scheduling on $233 - -
CC Ah, you
SPT (Garble).
CC You're way too low Ed, I
SPT Say again, Crip.
CC You're way low, say again. I understood
you're talking about scheduling on 233.
SPT That's right Crip. We have only one
manual shutter release cable. We had two requirements for
it and at the same time, SO73 and 233, one had to give.
CC Okay, assume 233 gave in this case?
SPT The PLT got to it first.
CC He's a rapid man. You got to watch out
for those Air Force guys. Skylab, Houston, as I was saying
when we went LOS there at Vanguard. We are showing the
rate of PPO2 dropping about oh, about four times as fast as
it normally does. About the only thing that we can think
of that you might check was we did do an M092 today. We
might verify that that vacuum vent is closed. And also,
another item would be the WMC where you - we think you
dumped urine today.
SPT Okay, Crip that was it. One of the bags
didn't have the nozzle closed in the WMC.
CC Okay, we copy.
CC Skylab, Houston. I do have some word
on some aurora activity and I can give you some - some
times if - if you have time to copy.
SPT I have time for the times, Crip.
CC I'm sorry I couldn't copy that last
can you copy it?
SPT Fire away.
CC Very good, firing coming up. I'ii start
off with the windows for the northern aurora out of S-4,
21:11 to 21:19, 22:44 to 22:52, 00:17 to 00:25. Okay, we
got a possible LOS coming up here very shortly. And we'll
see you again at Hawaii, at - that's about 36 minutes, 21:32.
We_ll be doing a data/voice recorder dump there. For
southern aurora, window S-3, 22:16 to 22:24 and 23:49 to
23:55.
SL-IV MC2690/2
Time: 15:46 CDT, 76:20:46 GMT
1/30/74

SPT Okay, Crip. I got them. North S-4,


20:11 to 19, 22:44 to 52, 17 to 25. South $3, 22:16, 24,
23:49 to 55.
CC Sounds good. I'm going to quit for the
day. You guys have a good time. We'll see you in a few
days.
SPT So long, Crip, you have a good time.
CC Do my best.
CDR Take the rest of the day off, Crip.
CC Thank you, sir. Bet you guys wish you
could.
CDR Yeah, stay out of the bars, will you?
CC Ah, you know I do that. You don't read
my mind?
PA0 This is Skylab Control, loss of signal
at voice relay station Tananarive. Next station in 33
minutes will be tracking station Hawaii. The source of the
drop in partial pressure of oxygen was located. One of
the nozzles on a urine bag in the waste management compartment
was left open. Jerry Carr said that had been closed. The
partial pressure of oxygen will be boosted sometime
during the night by venting additional oxygen into the
atmosphere. The drop had been something like 1/10 of a
pound in partial pressure_ or percentage of oxygen in
the total atmosphere in about a 4 hour period Flight
Director Don Puddy went on the Flight Dir°ctor loop here a
moment ago to tell all the operators that Flight Director
Chuck Lewis is out of surgery, in the recovery room and
reported doing fine. He was - had surgery today for a
stomach ulcer. We'll return in 32 minutes for tracking
station Hawaii. At 21:00 Greenwich m=an time, this is
Skylab Control.

END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC2691/I
Time: 16:31 CDT 76:21:31 GMT
1/30/74

PAO Skylab Control, we're in acquisition at


Hawaii. We're getting data in waiting for the first call
here by the new CAP COMM Bruce McCandless. 22 - 21:32 GMT
and standing by.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Hawaii
for a little over 9 minutes with a data/voice tape recorder
dump. Over.
PLT Rog, Bruce.
CC Skylab, this is Houston, i minute to LOS.
Next station contact in 22 minutes through the Vanguard at
22:03. Out.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal
at tracking station Hawaii. 20 minutes to tracking ship
Vanguard. However, the change-of-shift briefing with Flight
Director Don Puddy is scheduled to begin about that time at
5 p.m. in the Houston news room. On the subject of another
press conference, the second Skylab IV in-flight press con-
ference will be tomorrow d-ring the Goldstone and Texas pass
beginning at 12:38 p.m. central daylight and lasting until
12:53 p.m. at Texas loss of signal. Questions compiled by
newsmen - news persons covering the Skylab mission will be
read up by the CAP COMM on duty tomorrow morning, which will
be Dick Truly. Reminder, again, change-of-shift briefing,
Flight Director Don Puddy at 5 o'clock in the Houston newsroom.
Wetll record the Vanguard pass for delayed playback at the
conclusion of the change-of_shift briefing. This is Skylab
Control at 21:43 Greenwich mean time.

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SL-IV MC2692/I
Time: 17:01 CDT 76:22:01 GMT
1/30/74

PAO This is Skylab Control 22:01 Greenwich


mean time. Flight Director Don Puddy delayed for a few
moments so we'll go ahead and run live this Vanguard pass
starting in about 45 seconds. He should be in the newsroom
for the change-of-shift briefing shortly after loss of signal
here at tracking ship Vanguard. Standing by for acquisition
of signal.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through the
Vanguard for 8-1/2 minutes. Over.
CDR Roger, Bruce.
CC Okay, if you'll look in the teleprinter you
should find one complete Flight Plan for tomorrow and SPT
details for tomorrow. And we'd like you to tear it off and
wad it up and throw it away please, and we'll start over
again. We inadvertently uplinked rev A to all these to you
instead of rev Bravo. Over.
CDR We'll do it.
CC And for your information we've got a
subfaint flare in active region 39. Started at 20:20 Zulu.
Located at 08/0.4. That's 080 degrees 0.4 solar radi. The new
region not on the SAP. And then a question for you all.
Was H_alpha 1 left in override during the last night cycle?
The frames remaining are getting low, and since the counter is
now working we need to account for usage during the night
cycle. And also you may configure to normal on H-alpha i.
Over.
CDR I think it was left that way. I had
the panel last and I don't remember putting it back to normal.
CC Okay. And we've also got a question on the
rice plants here with respect to ED-61, 62. I guess I can
hold that one till the evening questions. Belay that.
CC On - here we go. Do the rice plants
appear to be alive and healthy? If they are alive the stems
and roots sbould be falling around and leaves should be the
same light,green color as earlier observations. If they're
dying or dead they'll have dark blackish-green waves. Over
SPT Last time I looked_ Bruce, they were still
alive and green. IVll go take a look again.
CC Okay.
SPT It was about 1 day or so ago 24 hours
or so ago that I looked.
CC If they are still alive, the ED-61 modi-
fication general message 7439 should be implemented before
the plants die. If on the other hand when you go and look
and find they are already dead you shouldn't spend any further
t_me on them or on the ED-61 mod or the ED-61, 63 procedures
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Time: 17:01 CDT 76:22:01 GMT
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uplinked earlier on the shopping list.


CDR Okay, your plan was not to schedule that.
Is that affirm?
CC Yeah, that's affirmative. It is on the
shopping list and all we're saying is that if you wait too
long it may not be feasible to do it.
CDR Okay.
CC And Jerry, one last one for you and we've
got the hopper cleaned out here. On the revisit bag subject,
we - if you've got the message around, I can talk from that
probably most easily.
CDR Stand by a couple of minutes.
CC Okay, that's PGM 45 and if you want to wait
till later this evening we can do that.
CDR Why don't we do that? I'd like to try to
finish up my exercise.
CC Roger.
PAO Skylah Control, loss of signal at tracking
ship Vanguard. Almost an hour to the next station, tracking
station Hawaii 56 minutes from now. And we're anticipating
Flight Director Don Puddy change-of-shift briefing in the
Houston newsrooom in the next i0 minutes or so. This is Skylab
Control at 22:13 GMT.

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SL-IV MC2693/I
Time: 18:09 CDT 76:23:09 GMT
1/30/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 23:08 Greenwich


mean time. Acquisition at tracking station Hawaii predicted
in 50 seconds; however, we're already getting data. Must
he low tide out there. Flight Director Neil Hutchinson re-
viewing the flight plan detail messages for tomorrow with the
various console positions in the room. These pages of the
flight plan are called up on video displays at each console,
reviewed, changed, edited before they go into the thing called
the pool where they're held until they're ready to be uplinked
on the teleprinter to the spacestation teleprinter. Should
be within voice contact right now.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Hawaii
for 7 minutes. We saw an AUTO RESET while we were LOS 6
minutes. We're going to reset your status word. And for your
information, also, looks like the third dump maneuver is
giving us a change in nuZ on the order of 2 degrees or so.
We're going to try and compute to you a new maneuver or some
biases to the S019K angles. But if we don't get it to you,
why, it will involve updating all your rotation settings, I
believe. Over.
SPT Okay.
CC So you might get out the S019K maneuver pad
and be standing by, because if I get the anglos and changes,
it'll probably be pretty close to LOS here at Hawaii.
SPT Okay, I'ii be ready.
CC Skylab, this is Houston with the corrections
for the S019K maneuver pad, fine maneuve_ change. Over.
CC Skylab, this is Houston, fine maneuver
change for S019. Over.
CC Skylah, Skylab, this is Houston -
SPT Break, break, break, ready to copy.
CC Okay, X, 51007; Y, 51225; Z, 51216. Read
it from the beginning again. Fine maneuver, 52021, 51007,
i 51225, 51216. Read back. Over.
SPT 51007, 51225, 51216.
CC Roger, Ed, and with those maneuvers, the
S019 pointing angle should be approximately correct. They
convert out to X minus 0.07 degrees; Y, minus 1.49 degrees;
and Z, we think - minus 1.42.
SPT Okay, Bruce.
CC Roger, we're going LOS here. Next station
contact in 23-1/2 minutes through the Vanguard at 23:40.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal at
Hawaii. Some changes in the maneuver angles for the upcoming
S019 ultraviolet stellar astronomy observation of Comet Kohoutek,
which is scheduled for Jerry Carr at 23:40 in about 22 minutes.
These changes were read up by the CAP COMM. Next station in
21 minutes, tracking ship Vanguard. At 23:19, this is Skylab
Control.

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SL-IV MC2694/I
Time: 18:39 CDT 76:23:39 GMT
1/30/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 23:39 Greenwich


mean time, acquisition at tracking ship Vanguard in 50 seconds.
We pick up Ascension on this revolution, Ascension Island
tracking statiom. And it appears there is about 5 minutes
LOS time between Vanguard and Ascension and we'll stay up
all the way across both stations.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through the
Vanguard for i0 minutes. And prior to starting S019 - that is,
over the Vanguard here - we would like to get the BUFFER AMPS 1
circuit breaker on panel 200 CLOSED so that we may start
an additional recorder and be sure in getting all your recorded
voice for the S019 operations. Over.
PLT Roger.
CC Let us know when it is CLOSED so we can
command.
PLT Stand by, Bruce. It's CLOSED, Bruce.
CC Roger, thank you.
SPT Houston, SPT.
CC Go ahead, Ed.
SPT Do I have a call tonight?
CC Yes, if y0u'll deposit your dime we'll
give you a dial tone and tell you when it is. Or have you got
a credit card number?
SPT I have no money and no credit.
CC So what else is new (laughter). Okay,
phone call is set up through Guam at 02:15 Zulu. Start out on
LEFT ANTENNA, and after about 1 minute got to RIGHT ANTENNA.
Over.
SPT 2:15, LEFT to RIGHT. Thank you.
CC Roger.
CC Skylab, this is Houston, i minute to LOS.
Next station contact in 6-1/2 minutes through Ascension at
23:56. Out.
PAO Skylab Control, loss of signal at Vanguard.
4 minutes to reacquisition Ascension Island, standing by.

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SL-IV MC2695/I
Time: 18:53 CDT, 76:23:53 GMT
1/30/74

CC Skylab, this is Houston, through


Ascension for 6-1/2 minutes. And we've got an oxygen
enrichment procedure here, that we'd like to read up to
Ed.
SPT Go ahead.
CC Okay, at 00:i0 Zulu about 13 minutes
from now, we'd like you on panel 225 to open the 02 FILL
PRIMARY switch and the AM FILL PRIMARY switch. That's
those to to OPEN. And if you'd request Jerry and hour
later at 01:i0 Zulu, please, we'd like to get those two
switches returned to COMMAND. Over.
SPT You want the prime and secondary or
just the primaries?
CC Just the primaries, okay.
SPT Roger.
CC Skylab, this is Houston, 1 minute to
LOS. Next station contact in 38 minutes through Guam at
00:40, with the evening status report at AOS. Over.
PLT Roger, Bruce.
CC See you over Guam.
PAO This is Skylab Control, loss of signal
at Ascension Island. Next station Guam Island in 35 minutes,
scheduled at Guam is the evening status report. We'll
return at that time. And at 4 minutes past midnight
Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control.

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SL-IV MC2696/I
Time: 19:39 CDT 77:00:39 GMT
1/30/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 39 minutes past


midnight Greenwich mean time. Acquisition in 50 seconds at
Guam Island tracking station, for which we are standing by.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Guam for
6 minutes, ready to copy the photo log.
PLT Roger. 16-millimeter center of mass
measurement, Charlie India 88754 Charlie India 79. MI51, ETC
prep, and three magazines supplied takeup as before 48 percent.
M487-4 Echo, same supply takeup 39 percent. Are you still
there, Bruce?
CC Still here, beautiful.
PLT I thought we'd lost lock. Okay. EREP
VTS, Charlie Lima 12, 25 percent, and end of film light on
the cassette. 35-millimeter, Nikon i, Charlie X-ray 49, 65.
Nikon 2, Bravo Victor 42, 40; 3, no change; 4, India Romeo
13, count is 04; Nikon 5, Bravo Hotel 06, 33; Nikon I and 3,
do not of course include stero photos which will be taken
later. 70-millimeter, Charlie X-ray 45, count is 19. ETC,
Charlie Tango 13, count is 54. EREP set Papa, 9983, 9322.
0200, 0188, 3736, and 5457. Drawer A configuration: Alfa 3,
transporter 06, Charlie India 87, 39 percent; Charlie India
79; all others, no change. And for the photo people, Nikon 2
had I - India Romeo 12 downloaded at 26 frames remaining, and
Nikon 04 had Bravo Echo ii downloaded with ii frames used,
there's 2 remaining.
SPT Houston, are you ready for the TV downlink?
CC We're ready, Ed, and we copied all that,
Bill. We're ready now for the Evening Status Report.
PLT Roger, evening status. Sleep: CDR,
6.5, 6.0 heavy, 5 - 0.5 light; SPT, 7.5, - stand by, I think
l've got the wrong day here. I was right, Bruce. SPT, 7.5,
6.5 heavy, 1.0 light; PLT, 7.5, 6.5 heavy, 1.0 light and
go back to CDR, 6.5 total, 6 heavy, 0.5 light. Urine: CDR,
1150; SPT, 1900_ PLT, 1250. Water gun: CDR, 8914; SPT,
4946_ PLT, 1874. Body mass: CDR, 6.301, 6.302, 6.302; SPT,
6.391, 6.388, 6.382; PLT, 6.270, 6.273, 6.268. Exercise:
CDR, SPT, and PLT, no change. Expendables: CDR, no medica-
tions, socks, shortsp and trousers; SPT, Dalmane on day 29,
socks and shirt_ PLT, two Actifed as directed, no change on
clothing. No flight plan deviations. Shopping list accomp-
lishments: SPT, ED 61, MOD and insensitive H20 loss exercise,
SPT did that, and CDR muscle girth as per permanent general
message 40.
CC Hey, Bill. Okay, say again the accomplish-
ments. We got SPT, ED 61. I didn't copy after that.
PLT SPT got in - insensible H20 loss during
exercise and CDR got muscle girth that's per permanent general
message 40.
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CC Okay.
PLT Inoperable equipment: VTMS cuffs,
serial number 011 was changed out of 4 and replaced serial
number 012, DAC 01 is inoperative. Okay, Bruce, I stand
corrected. 012 is the new one; i011 is the one that broke.
CC Okay.
PLT Food

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SL IV MC-2697/I
Time: 19:44 CDT 77:00:44 GMT
1/30/74

CDR - - number is 012. DAC 01 is inoperative.


Okay Bruce, I stand corrected. 012 is the new one, 011 is
the one that broke.
CC Okay.
CDR Food: CDR, 6.0 salt, minus one coffee
with sugar, plus one 1.5 rehydration; SPT, zero salt, plus
one tuna, plus one lemonade, plus 3.0 rehydration water; PLT,
1.5 salt, plus one green beans, plus one chocolate chip bar,
reac rehydration water, zero.
CC Okay. Beautiful. We got all that, Bill.
Thank you. And we got about i minute to LOS here. Next
station contact in 33 minutes through the Vanguard at sea,
at 01:17. And can you copy a change to the revisit bag PGM
message, or would you want us to hold that?
PLT I can copy. Stand by just about i0 seconds.
CC PGM-45.
PLT Go.
CC Okay. Delete the drawer-E after each C-2424,
load Uniform SI90A, station i or 2, and replace that with -
from location M-124, C cassette November l, SI90A. This is
some SL II film that we're going to leave up there instead
of using film that you'll be using from the last EREPs.
PLT Okay. Would you like to say that last
one again, l'll didn't get all of that. From in about M124
Charlie, is that.
CC That's from M124, and forget about the
Charlie. It's just the item. The third film item sould be
cassette November i. SI90A film.
PLT Got it.
CC Actually that replaces item Delta, which is
2424 film load U. SI90A station 1 or 2 film.
PLT Okay. I got it.
CC The Charlie is an error on our part.
PLT Roger.
CC And Vanguard AOS is the private med
conference, if you still read me.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal
at tracking station Guam Island. Next station tracking ship
Vanguard in 29 minutes. Medical conference scheduled at Vanguard.
We_'ll come up part-way through that pass just in case the
crew physician finishes his medical conference with the crew
early, and hands the line back to CAP COMM. Returning in
29 minutes, this is Skylab Control at 48 minutes past midnight
Greenwich mean time.

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SL-IV MC2698/I
Time: 20:23 CDT, 77:01:23 GMT
1/30/74

PAO This is Skylab Control, 01:23 Greenwich


mean time. We're in acquisition now over tracking ship
Vanguard. Medical conference underway. But the past
several nights the crew surgeon has handed the loop back to
the CAP COMM after fairly briefed medical conferences. So,
we're standing by now for the remainder of the Vanguard
pass. And we_ll stay up for Ascension, Canary, and Madrid
for about the next 26 minutes.
SPT Houston, SPT.
CC Go ahead, Ed.
SPT Okay, for the unattended mode, we've got
some conflicting pointing requirements. One is to point to
the pointing and roll we have for JOP 27, which I got a
roll of 1080. Then they have given a roll of 5400. Which
is correct?
CC Stand by, please. Okay, Ed, go ahead and
roll to minus 5400. And we'll do our own pointing for
filament 88. Over.
SPT Okay, will do. I did the pointing for
filament 88. I - it wasn't the exact same pointing we had this
morning in terms of numbers. But it was on the exact same
location which I pointed. So, all you have to do is roll
about Sun center and and they'll be right on there. You'd
like a frame count?
CC Yes please.
SPT 7495; 85183; i; 6; 527; 2464.
CC Okay, understand: 7495; break 85183_
break 16 break 527; break 2464.
SPT Slip a break between your one and six.
CC You only gave us four sets of numbers,
then.
SPT Bruce, I gave you six sets of numbers,
you interpreted it as five. I said you need a break between
the one and the six, S082. A is nu - one frame, 82B is six
frames.
CC Okay, we got it. 7495; break; 85183 break;
1 break_ 6 break; 527 break; 2464.
SPT You got all the breaks in the right place.
CC Roger. 40 seconds to LOS. Next station
contact in about 3 minutes through Ascension at 01:31. Out.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Ascension,
Canary_ and Madrid for 18-1/2 minutes.
CC Skylab, this is Houston, for your information
at wakeup we'll be calling you through Hawaii at 12:33 in
the morning. Wakeup nominally is about 12:30.
CDR Okay, Bruce.

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SL-IV MC2699/I
Time: 20:41 CDT 77:01:41 GMT
1/30/74

CC Skylab, this is Houston, 2 minutes till


LOS. We'll be giving you a call at 12:33 in the morning
through Hawaii, and as we mentioned earlier for wakeup. The
film thread pad is on board right now if you desire to take a
look at it tonight. And also for the CDR we have a message
number 7755 to be specific that will be coming up sometime
this evening that addresses the TV-27 comm configuration. And
you notice that we have TV-27 comm check scheduled at 13:13 at
Ascension in the morning. You may want to go ahead and try
and gather some of this stuff together tonight. And you can
go ahead and do everything except step 4 this evening. And
we do want - we do need to get out of the way before the
EREP pass so we can check out the comm. Over.
CDR Roger, copy.
CC And we've been sitting down here going
over the deactivation checklist modifications. And we
anticipate having the pads prepared on the detail shift
tomorrow evening, so we'll probably get them up to you tomorrow
night while you sleep. Over.
CDR Okay, Bruce. Thank you.
CC And bid you a good night. I0,000 on the
DAS if you want us. And you can pull the BUFFER AMP 1 circuit
breaker at your pleasure to get rid of the noise. You may
recall we had you put that back in so we could redesignate
tape recorders. That evolution has passed.
CDR Thank you Bruce, I've already pulled
that breaker. I'd appreciate whatever you could get of
tomorrow on deactivation. Because times awasting as far
as time available to make chan checklist changes, and that's
a very time consuming process. I planned on getting a lot
of it done tomorrow.
CC Well_ we won't have the deact checklist
changes tomorrow for you, it will be tomorrow evening.
PA0 This is Skylab Control, LOS Madrid after
fairly continuous pass: Vanguard, Ascension, Canary, Madrid.
Next station in 23 minutes will be tracking station at Guam
Island. However_ Spacecraft Communicator Bruce MeCandless
h_s signed off with the crew in accordance with their wishes
to he left alone for the final hour prior to their actual
bedtime. We_ll return in a few moments as soon as the
medical status is available. This is Skylab Control at
01;52 Greenwich mean time.

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