CAPCOM

Roger, holding 180° in yaw.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven.

CAPCOM

Go ahead, Friendship Seven.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. I like this attitude very much, so you can see where you're going. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, say you liked your attitude? Over.

John Glenn

Say again, please. Over.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, this is ATS Cap Com, suggest you. … Over.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. I have a loose bolt floating around inside the periscope.

CAPCOM

Did not read, did not read. Say again, say again.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven, yawing back to orbit attitude. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, coming back to orbit attitude. Over.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, this is Kano Cap Com, standing by.

John Glenn

Hello, Kano. Roger. Hear you loud and clear.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, this is Kano. Any time you're ready, we'd like your status report. We hear you loud and clear, also.

John Glenn

Roger, Kano. This is Friendship Seven. I am presently returning to orbit attitude from 180° yaw check. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, Friendship Seven. We marked that your part of the transmission pretty clearly over ATS, and understand you like the old attitude.

John Glenn

Negative, I like the forward-facing attitude much better. Like,. …

CAPCOM

But, how is your status, and your station report?

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. My status is good. Control fuel is 76-100 [percent]; oxygen, 68-100 [percent]; amps, 25. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, Friendship Seven. We are monitoring your inverters. Your 150-volt inverter 200°, your 250, 180°-180°.

John Glenn

Roger. Friendship Seven.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, we have telemetry solid and check all your systems out okay. We will remind you to start pre-darkside check list as soon as you lose contact with us.

John Glenn

Roger. Friendship Seven.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven, back in orbit attitude. Over.

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CAPCOM

Roger, understand back in orbit attitude.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. That's affirm.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. I now have control in low thrust to the left. I do not have control in low right thrust. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger. Confirm you have control in low thrust to the left, but no control in low thrust to right.

John Glenn

That is affirmative. Friendship Seven.

CAPCOM

We will inform MCC. Have you any other comments or queries?

John Glenn

Negative. Friendship Seven. I'm in orbit attitude. I'll try and go back on ASCS and see if it works. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger. Will stand by.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. The capsule appears. …

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, your last transmission was interrupted.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. The capsule appears to be holding in ASCS okay, but I believe we are off in yaw. Do you confirm? Over.

CAPCOM

Our signal shows you are sitting at zero in yaw.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. I'm going to depart from flight plan for a moment and try and work this out a little better here, we are drifting in yaw. I am cutting automatic yaw off. And, and will control manually in yaw temporarily. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, we still confirm you are holding in yaw, at, as last TM check.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, this is Kano Cap Com. I do not think I can read you, handing over to Zanzibar.

John Glenn

Roger, this is Friendship Seven.

Comm Tech

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven this is Zanzibar Com Tech, transmitting on HF UHF. Do you read? Over.

John Glenn

Roger, Zanzibar. Friendship Seven.

Comm Tech

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is Zanzibar Com Tech, transmitting on HF UHF. DO you read? Over.

John Glenn

Roger Zanzibar. Read you loud and clear; how me? Over.

John Glenn

Zanzibar Com Tech, this is Friendship Seven. Over.

John Glenn

Zanzibar Com Tech.

Comm Tech

Friendship Seven, this is Zanzibar Com Tech transmitting on HF UHF. Do you read? Over.

John Glenn

Roger, Zanzibar. Friendship Seven. Hear you loud and clear; how me?