CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, this is Indian Cap Com. Be advised we have flare ignition. Over.

John Glenn

Roger. This is Friendship Seven. Do not have it in sight; cloud cover solid underneath. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, understand.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. IOS, do you have any indication of fuel temperatures? Over.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, this is Indian Cap Com. We read 95° on auto fuel temp, 95° on manual fuel temp. Standby one.

CAPCOM

We read 65° on manual fuel temp. Over.

John Glenn

Roger, understand 65° on manual fuel temp.

CAPCOM

That is affirmative. We have message from MCC for you to keep your Landing Bag switch in off position, Landing Bag switch in off position. Over.

John Glenn

Roger. This is Friendship Seven.

CAPCOM

Roger. Are you prepared to copy retrosequence times? Over.

John Glenn

Okay. Friendship Seven. …

CAPCOM

Roger. Do you have Area 2 Delta time, Area 2 Delta? Over.

John Glenn

Friendship Seven. Negative.

CAPCOM

Roger. Area 2 Delta time is 2 hours, 38 minutes, 31 seconds. I say again, 2 hours, 38 minutes, 31 seconds. Over.

John Glenn

Roger. Friendship Seven. 2 plus 38 plus 31.

CAPCOM

Roger. Area 2 Echo is 2 hours plus 48 minutes plus 59 seconds.

CAPCOM

48 minutes, plus 59 seconds. Over.

John Glenn

2 hours plus 48 minutes plus 59 seconds for 2 Echo.

CAPCOM

Roger. End of orbit area Golf is 3 hours plus 00 minutes plus 39 seconds, I say again, 3 hours plus 00 minutes plus 39 seconds. Over.

John Glenn

Roger, 03 plus 00 plus 39 seconds.

CAPCOM

Roger, that is affirmative.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, this is Indian Cap Com. Have you noticed any constellations yet? Over.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. Negative. I have some problems here with ASCS. My attitudes are not matching what I see out the window. I've been paying pretty close attention to that; I've not been identifying stars. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, understand.

Comm Tech

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

John Glenn

Hello, Muchea Com Tech, Friendship Seven. Over.

Comm Tech

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is Muchea Com Tech. Have your telemetry. Muchea Com Tech. Do you read?

John Glenn

Hello, Muchea Com Tech. Friendship Seven. Read you loud and clear; how me?

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CAPCOM

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

John Glenn

Hello, Muchea Com Tech, Friendship Seven. I read you loud and clear; how me?

John Glenn

Muchea Com Tech, Friendship Seven. Holding attitude on Orion. Over.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is Muchea Com Tech, calling on HF and UHF. Friendship Seven, this is Muchea Com Tech. Do you read?

John Glenn

Hello Muchea, hello Muchea. Friendship Seven on HF. Over.

Comm Tech

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

John Glenn

Roger, Muchea. Friendship Seven. Read you loud and clear; how me?

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, would you say again?

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven, Muchea. I read you loud and clear. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, Friendship Seven. I'm reading you loud and clear on HF. Over.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, Muchea Cap Com. How me? Over.

John Glenn

Roger, Muchea Cap Com. Loud and clear. Fuel, 62-85 [percent]; oxygen, 65-100 [percent]; amps, 22. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger. I did not get your fuel. Would you give that … to us again? Over.

John Glenn

Roger, fuel is 60-85 [percent]. Over.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, how do you read us on UHF? Over.

John Glenn

Roger. Loud and clear; I am still on HF. Over.

CAPCOM

Friendship 7, Muchea Cap Com. Recommend you go UHF. Over.