CAPCOM

Negative, your auto fuel line temperature was 70°, 70°.

John Glenn

Roger, very good.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven standing by. I am slightly behind on my checklist at present time. Will get caught up.

CAPCOM

Roger, this is Canary CapCom standing by.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven still on ASCS. I can see dust storms down there blowing across the desert, a lot of dust; it's difficult to see the ground in some areas. Over.

CAPCOM

Seven, you are fading; how me? Over.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, this is Kano Cap Com, I read you loud and clear. How do you read me? Over.

John Glenn

Roger, Kano, loud and clear; how me?

CAPCOM

Roger, loud and clear. What is your status? Over.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. My status is excellent. I feel fine. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger. I monitored part of your conversation over Canary and heard your comments on the weather over Africa. Will you give us status report? Over.

John Glenn

Roger, this is Friendship Seven. Fuel, 90-98 [percent]. Oxygen, 78-100 [percent]. Cabin pressure holding 5.6 at the present time. Have very little dirt floating around in the capsule, just a little bit and preferring to take xylose pill at present time. Unsealing the, going to unseal the faceplate. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, Friendship Seven. Your exhaust temperature please. Over.

John Glenn

Say again. Standby one, taking xylose.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, this is Kano Cap Com. Can you give us the reading on your exhaust temperature?

John Glenn

Say again, Kano. Over.

CAPCOM

Reading on your exhaust temperature.

John Glenn

Roger. Steam temperature is 59 [degrees]. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger. Friendship Seven. We have TM solid. If you want, we will standby while you do your yaw maneuver and check your systems.

John Glenn

Roger. Friendship Seven. I am taking xylose pill now.

CAPCOM

Roger, Friendship Seven, understand.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven, going to, UHF low for cheek. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, Friendship Seven.

John Glenn

Hello, Kano. Friendship Seven. UHF Low; how now? Over.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, this is Kano Cap Com. Say again.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven on UHF Low. How do you receive me? Over.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, this is Kano. Read you loud and clear.

John Glenn

Roger, Kano, going back to UHF Hi. Over.

CAPCOM

We have a temperature of 189° on your 150 volt inverter and 150° your 250 volt inverter.

John Glenn

Roger. This is Friendship Seven on UHF Hi again. Understand inverter temperatures.

CAPCOM

Roger, Friendship Seven. We will standby while you do your yaw maneuver. Over.

John Glenn

Roger, this is Friendship Seven, starting in yaw maneuver. I'm about 40 seconds late on that one. Starting yaw maneuver at present time. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, understand.

John Glenn

Going to manual control.

John Glenn

Correction, going to fly-by-wire. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, understand on fly-by-wire for yaw maneuver.

John Glenn

That's affirmative.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven, having no trouble controlling on fly-by-wire. Drift is coming around at about 1° per second, and holding attitude okay in other axes. Over.

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CAPCOM

Roger. Check drift at 1° per second and holding attitude okay all axes, I have your retrosequence time for Area 1 Charlie.

John Glenn

Standby. Will get it later; I'm in the middle of yaw maneuver at present time. Over.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven at 60° right yaw, and holding temporarily. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger. 60° right yaw and holding.

John Glenn

Attitudes all well within limits. I have no problem holding attitude with fly-by-wire at all. Very easy. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, check fly-by-wire is very easy. Our telemetry checks all your systems out okay. Are you ready for retrosequence time?

John Glenn

Negative, not yet. I'll pick it up possibly at next station if I lose contact with you. I'm still on manual control here on fly-by-wire. Over.