CAPCOM

Surgeon requests a blood pressure readout if convenient at this time.

John Glenn

Roger 47 [degrees].

John Glenn

Correction, Roger, blood pressure, 47 [degrees] on steam temp, blood pressure on.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. I have a pretty good run here on, on yaw check. I believe my yaw is pretty accurate. Roll is off by about 20° to the right at present time.

CAPCOM

Roger, Friendship Seven. Roll is off by 20° to the right; yaw looks pretty good. Hawaii. Over.

John Glenn

That's affirmative.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, Hawaii Cap Com. MCC confirms that they are GO at the present time for third orbit.

John Glenn

Roger. Friendship Seven.

CAPCOM

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

John Glenn

Roger, Hawaii. Loud and clear, how me?

CAPCOM

Are you ready to copy?

John Glenn

Friendship Seven. Go ahead.

John Glenn

This is Friendship Seven. I have a better alignment now on the day side, I believe, on these, on the attitude. I will probably cage and uncage gyros again. Over.

Comm Tech

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

John Glenn

Roger, California Com Tech. Read you loud and clear. How me? Over.

John Glenn

Hello, California Com Tech. Friendship Seven. How me? Over.

Comm Tech

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

John Glenn

Roger, California Com Tech. Friendship Seven. How me? Over.

Comm Tech

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

John Glenn

Hello, California Com Tech. Friendship Seven. Loud and clear; how me?

Comm Tech

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

John Glenn

Hello, California Com Tech. Friendship Seven. Loud and clear; how me?

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, California Cap Com. Read you loud and clear, John.

John Glenn

Say again. You came in garbled that time. This is Friendship Seven.

CAPCOM

Friendship Seven, this is California Cap Com. We read you loud and clear; how me?

John Glenn

Roger. Receiving you much better now, Wally. Very good. Fuel is 62-62 [percent], oxygen 62-95 [percent], amps are 25. All systems are still go. I have had some erratic ASCS operation. I caged and uncaged on the night side and it appears to be working fairly well now although I was drifting again in roll a moment ago. It appears to have corrected itself in roll, however, without me caging again now. Over.

CAPCOM

Good, John. We have a go all the way on this. I'd like to give you your inverter temperatures. Your fans are 215 [degrees], your ASCS 198 [degrees]. We're not going to do anything about them. Looks real good.

CAPCOM

Will you give me your attitudes and we'll check those with ground.

John Glenn

Roger. I'll go back into orbit attitude, drifting toward it at present time. Do you have TM solid now? Over.

John Glenn

Roger. Roll is 5 [degrees] left, yaw 3 [degrees] right, pitch — 32 [degrees], right now.

CAPCOM

Roger, have your readings.

CAPCOM

John, we check almost right on the button with your attitudes within 2°.

John Glenn

Roger. I appear to have a little bit of drift in the scope yet though.

CAPCOM

Roger. You probably don't have a good reference yet, do you?

John Glenn

It's rather, it's more difficult to pick up drift than I thought it would be. Your best drift really is to look out the window and try and get something moving away from you out the window.

CAPCOM

Roger, I've got you there.

CAPCOM

You understand that your capsule elapsed time is running about a second slow compared to GET.

John Glenn

No, I did not; I was not aware of that on the elapsed time.

CAPCOM

Roger. This will affect your sequence time. I'll give you 3 Alpha if you're ready to copy.

John Glenn

Roger, ready to copy 3 Alpha.

CAPCOM

Roger. 3 Alpha corrected for the second error will be 03 plus 11 plus 26. Over.

CAPCOM

You have your end-of-orbit time, and that has not changed and I believe you have Area Golf also.

John Glenn

That's affirmative. I have Golf at 03 plus 00 plus 39 and Hotel at 04 plus 32 plus 40.

CAPCOM

That is correct. You can correct your Area Golf by subtracting one second and subtract one second from Hotel.

John Glenn

Roger. Understand for my retrosequence for end-of-mission is 04 plus 32 plus 39. Is that affirm?

CAPCOM

Negative. That should be 04 plus 32 plus 38.

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.

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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…

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.