John Glenn

California Cap Com, Friendship Seven. Over.

Comm Tech

Seven, this is California Com Tech, California Com Tech. How do you read? Over.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. Loud and clear. How me? Over.

Comm Tech

Roger, Friendship Seven, this is California Com Tech. Reading you loud and clear on UHF.

John Glenn

Roger, this is Friendship Seven. Let me give you my time, my capsule elapsed time is 04 plus 31 plus 35 on my mark. 2, 3, 4, MARK. Will you relay that immediately to Cape? I think we're several seconds off. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, we have you on that. Will give you the count down for retro-sequenee time, John. You're looking good.

John Glenn

Roger. We only have 50 seconds to retrograde. Over.

CAPCOM

John, I'll give a mark. 45, MARK.

John Glenn

I'm on ASCS and backing it up manual. Over.

John Glenn

My fuel is 39 [percent]

CAPCOM

Thirty seconds, John.

John Glenn

Roger. Retro-warning is on.

CAPCOM

John, leave your retropack on through your pass over Texas. Do you read?

CAPCOM

15 seconds to sequence.

CAPCOM

5. 4, 3, 2, 1, MARK

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Spoken on Feb. 20, 1962, 7:20 p.m. UTC (58 years, 7 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet