John Glenn

Plus 38. Roger. Does Cape want me to set that into clock at present time? Over.

CAPCOM

Negative, we have not had those instructions. I'll have Arnie check for you.

John Glenn

Roger. I am still operating on prelaunch time of 04 plus 32 plus 28. Over.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. Coming across the Gulf of Lower California at present time in the scope.

CAPCOM

John, for your information, the clocks will be set over Canaveral.

John Glenn

Roger, understand clocks will be set by command, is that affirm, or do they want…

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CAPCOM

That is negative. They, on contact with Al, they will have you change the clock.

John Glenn

Roger, understand. Friendship Seven.

CAPCOM

For your information your O2 is holding. It seems to be working; it's reading about

John Glenn

Roger, Friendship Seven. Cabin temperature is holding steady at about 90 [degrees]. I still have excess cabin water light on and my, I have the cabin water turned almost completely off at present time.

CAPCOM

Roger, it sounds like it's working out all right anyway.

John Glenn

Roger, it's doing okay. We'll make one more orbit okay.

CAPCOM

I assume you are still on manual proportional; is that correct?

John Glenn

That's affirmative, I'm still on manual.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, Guaymas Cap Com reads you loud and clear. Over.

John Glenn

Roger, Guaymas. Read you loud and clear, also.

CAPCOM

John, the Aeromeds are real happy with you; you look real good up there.

John Glenn

Ali right, fine, glad everything is working out. I feel real good, Wally. No problems at all.

Comm Tech

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is Texas Com Tech. Do you read? Over.

John Glenn

Hello, Texas, this is Friendship Seven. Read you loud and clear. How me? Over.

Comm Tech

Roger, reading you five square on HF. Let's try UHF. Over.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven, I'm on UHF. Over.

Comm Tech

Roger, Friendship Seven, Roger. Standby for Cap Com.

CAPCOM

This is Texas Cap Com, Friendship Seven. Do you read?

John Glenn

Roger, Texas Cap Com. Loud and clear. How me?

CAPCOM

Loud and clear. We have no queries down here. Continue with your observations please.

John Glenn

Roger. This is Friendship Seven. Systems all operating normally. I gave my quantities again. There's no need to waste more time on those. I am pitching down to about 60° to make observation. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, we confirm down here on the TM. Over.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. Just passed over El Paso in good shape. Could see town through some of the clouds, Over.

John Glenn

Friendship Seven, flying over complete cloud deck at present time.

John Glenn

I'm pitching down to 60° at present time. Orbit attitude in roll and yaw.