John Glenn

Roger, going to UHF.

CAPCOM

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

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, this is Muchea Cap Com. How are read now? Over.

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Spoken on Feb. 20, 1962, 5:12 p.m. UTC (62 years, 4 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet

John Glenn

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

CAPCOM

Loud and clear. You were coming in slightly garbled. Could you give us your fuel, oxygen and amps? Over.

John Glenn

Roger. Fuel, 60-85 [percent]; oxygen, 65-100 [percent]; amps, 22. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger. Exhaust temperature?

John Glenn

Exhaust temperature 50 [degrees]. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger. Are you in fly-by-wire?

John Glenn

Negative, I am on manual at present time. I'm down to 60 [percent] on automatic fuel, so I cut it off and I'm on manual at present time. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger. How is your yaw thruster problem? Over.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. I am getting some erratic indications in all axes. When I align everything on orbit attitude by the instruments I am considerably off where I should be. I'm rolled some 20° to the right; I'm also yawed to the right a little bit. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, understand. Are you satisfied with the fly-by-wire and manual proportional systems? Over.

John Glenn

Fly-by-wire is not functioning in yaw low right. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, low yaw right.

John Glenn

That's affirmative. When I first had trouble with it, it was malfunctioning in low yaw left, and now low yaw left is operating okay, but low yaw right is not operating. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger. Have you tried caging your gyros and re-erecting them. What do you think about this? Over.

John Glenn

Negative, have not yet. I want to get an alignment as soon as I get back in daylight and do just exactly that. I think my, I'm probably not—my scanners are probably not working right. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger. Will you confirm the Landing Bag switch is in the off position? Over.

John Glenn

That is affirmative. Landing Bag switch is in the center off position.

CAPCOM

You haven't had any banging noises or anything of this type at higher rates?

CAPCOM

They wanted this answer. Do you have your retrosequence times 2 Dog, Easy, and Golf from Indian Ocean Ship?

John Glenn

Standby one. Yes, 2 Easy, and Golf, yes, I do have those.

CAPCOM

Do you have any, are you ready for Z and R Cal? Over.

John Glenn

Affirmative, go ahead.

CAPCOM

Cal coming through.

CAPCOM

Any comments on weightlessness, etc.

John Glenn

Negative, I have no ill effects whatsoever. I don't even really notice it now. I'm just, very comfortable.

John Glenn

I have the constellation of Orion up here in the window now. I'm holding a position on it.

CAPCOM

Roger, good. Your 150 VA is 200 [degrees]; your 250 VA is 190 [degrees]. Over.

CAPCOM

R Cal, coming now.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, Muchea Cap Com. Do you still have high, both high thrusters in fly-by-wire? Over.

John Glenn

That's affirmative, I do.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, Woomera Cap Com. We have contact, TM solid and UHF solid. Over.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, are you ready to go ahead with this 30-minute report? Over.

John Glenn

Negative, not just at the moment. Stand by.

CAPCOM

Roger, Friendship Seven.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, Muchea. Just a reminder to take your exercise after the blood pressure. Over, Woomera.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, Woomera Cap Com. Do you read? Over.

John Glenn

Go ahead, Woomera.

CAPCOM

The Cape advises that you conduct this horizon check and cage the gyros, before California.

John Glenn

Say again, please, Woomera, did not understand.

CAPCOM

Cape advises that you conduct this horizon check, and cage the gyros before California contact. Over.