Friday, November 14, 11:53am Florida
Sunday, November 16, Houston
Tuesday, November 18, 3pm Houston
102:38:04 Carr: Got some words from the families. Dick, I just talked to Barbara and she’s been resting up; they’re taking naps and everything, getting all set for spending the night up with you; and Barbara said to tell you that she thinks you’re just great.
102:38:24 Gordon: Well, tell her thank you. After 16 years, it’s about time.
102:38:29 Carr: [Laughter] Pete, are you listening?
102:38:35 Gordon: Negative, Jer; they’re getting in their LCG’s
102:38:39 Carr: Okay. When they get back up on the hook, give me a call.
102:40:03 Gordon: Hello, Houston; 12. Pete’s back up on the line.
102:40:07 Carr: Okay, Pete; talked to Jane just a few minutes ago, and she said the family’s all doing fine, and they’re …
102:40:12 Conrad: Hold it a minute.
102:40:19 Conrad: Okay; go.
102:40:21 Carr: Roger, Pete. Just talked to Jane a few minutes ago. She said the family’s all doing just fine, and they’re all getting rested up to spend the night up watching you guys.
102:40:34 Conrad: Very good, Jer. Thank you. And will you have the doctors look at the Biomed? I’m in my LCG now. All hooked up.
102:40:40 Carr: Your Biomed looks real good.
102:41:27 Bean: Houston, this is Al. Go ahead and check my biomed now. [Long pause.]
102:43:04 Carr: 12, Houston. We are about 1 minute from a handover from Goldstone. There may be an interruption there.
102:44:32 Carr: Apollo 12, Houston.
102:44:37 Conrad: Go, Houston.
102:44:39 Carr: Roger. Al’s Biomed looks pretty bad there. The medical people suggest that you try on one of your sensors, try a new seal and some new paste under it. We’ll see what that does.
102:45:28 Carr: Al, while you are cutting and pasting there, are you listening?
102:50:05 Gordon: Hello, Houston. Are you looking at the DSKY, so I don’t have to write this down?
102:50:14 Carr: Roger. We copied your star angles.
102:51:13 Gordon: Boy, Jerry, this platform has done real well, in spite of that glitch we gave it at launch.
102:51:23 Carr: Roger, Dick. You recommend that we glitch them like that every time?
102:51:29 Gordon: No, sir. Not at all.
102:57:51 Conrad: Okay, Houston. How does the Biomed look now?
102:58:15 Carr: It seem- to be improving now, Pete. I guess we’ll just have to live with what we can get here.
102:58:23 Conrad: There you go. That’s the words I want to hear. We’re on our way. Bye-bye.
102:59:40 Carr: Al, you listening?
102:59:46 Bean: Yes, Jer.
102:59:48 Carr: Okay, Al. I talked to Sue a little while ago, and they’re also doing fine at home. They’re resting up getting ready for tonight.
102:59:54 Bean: Stand by. Stand by.
102:59:56 Carr: Okay.
103:00:08 Bean: Hey, Houston, I think we found the problem. The one – the one that we just pulled off on the top is all dried out.
103:00:14 Carr: Roger. They’re rejoicing in the streets here.
CAPCOM is right, there is rejoicing in the streets. Clay and I run out the back door, my 68 year old Aunt Julie roars up the driveway in Dad’s custom black and gold Corvette. The Vette had lived with Dad at the Cape for the past 6 months, and Aunt Julie brought it home.
Tuesday, November 18, 8pm Houston
9:46pm Houston time
107:46:19 Carr: Intrepid, Houston. You’re Go for undocking.
107:46:25 Conrad: Roger-Roger.
Intrepid undocks from Yankee Clipper. The house quiets down as we watch and listen. Every action in Space takes so long, so many checks, so much waiting for us on the ground, it is late for a little 6 year old girl. I fall asleep.
Wednesday, November 19, 12:54am Houston