CAPCOM

Understand your auto fuel is 80 [percent], your manual fuel is 100 [percent], Main O2 is 69 [percent], secondary O2 is 100 [percent]. Over.

John Glenn

Roger. This is Friendship Seven.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, would you take a deep breath?

John Glenn

Roger. Friendship Seven. Deep breath.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. Have Cape Verde Islands in sight to my left. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, I understand.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, your medical status is excellent.

John Glenn

Roger. Friendship Seven.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. The sun coming through the window is very warm where it hits the suit. I get quite a bit of heat from it.

CAPCOM

Roger, I understand

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, are you going through your day horizon check?

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. Say again.

CAPCOM

Are you going through the day horizon check?

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. Negative, not at present time. I am going to start into a yaw right very shortly. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, I understand.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. Correction: will do day horizon check now.

CAPCOM

Roger. Standing by.

John Glenn

Friendship Seven, coming up to 14°.

CAPCOM

When are you coming up?

CAPCOM

… coming up. …

John Glenn

Say again. You're very garbled. This is Friendship Seven.

CAPCOM

Roger. We have you at 3° on the ground on TM readouts.

John Glenn

Roger. Friendship Seven.

CAPCOM

We have you about 14 [degrees].

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. I have no problem at all controlling on the horizon. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, understand you have no problem at all controlling with the horizon.

John Glenn

That's affirmative.

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John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, I read you.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is ATS Cap Com. Over.

John Glenn

Hello, ATS Cap Com. Loud and clear; how me?

CAPCOM

Roger, Friendship Seven. You are loud and clear, also.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. My troubles in yaw appear to have largely reversed.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, we just lost. …

CAPCOM

Roger. Troubles appear to have reversed. Over.

John Glenn

That is affirmative. At one time, I had no left low thrust in yaw, now that one is working, and I now have no low right thrust in yaw. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, no right yaw, low thrust. Over.

John Glenn

Roger. This is Friendship Seven. Starting 180° yaw right. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger. Starting 180° yaw light. Standing by, go ahead.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. Say again.

CAPCOM

My mark was on 50 degrees.

CAPCOM

MARK, a hundred.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. Have yawed 165 [degrees], holding orbit attitude in roll and pitch. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, I confirm, confirm your values. Over.

John Glenn

Roger. Friendship Seven.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven, holding 180° in yaw. Over.