CAPCOM

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0.

Scott Carpenter

I feel the lift-off. The clock has started.

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Spoken on May 24, 1962, 12:45 p.m. UTC (52 years, 5 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet

CAPCOM

Roger. [Cape Canaveral]

Scott Carpenter

Loud and clear, Gus.

CAPCOM

Roger, Aurora seven, stand by for—the time hack.

Scott Carpenter

Little bit of shaking, pretty smooth.

CAPCOM

3, 2, 1, mark.

Scott Carpenter

Roger, the backup clock has started.

CAPCOM

Roger, Aurora Seven.

Scott Carpenter

Clear blue sky; 32 seconds; 9,000 [feet], fuel and oxygen steady; cabin pressure 15.1 [psia]; and dropping. A little rough through max q, and 1 minute.

CAPCOM

Roger. You're looking good from here.

Scott Carpenter

Okay, 25 amps and the power is good.

CAPCOM

Roger. You're looking good.

Scott Carpenter

Mark, 1 minute. Cabin pressure is on schedule; fuel and oxygen are steady, 24 amps; all the power is good.

CAPCOM

Roger. Pitch is 56 [degrees]. You look—

Scott Carpenter

Roger. My pitch looks good, it's smoothing down a little bit now. I feel the pitch program starting over.

Scott Carpenter

The sky is getting quite black at 01 30—-elapsed. Fuel and oxygen is steady, cabin pressure is leveling off at 6.2 [psia], 22 amps and the power is still good, one cps sway in yaw.

CAPCOM

Roger. Understand. Pitch is 37 [degree]. You look real good.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. There is BECO on time, and—

CAPCOM

Ah, Roger. Understand BECO.

Scott Carpenter

Roger, I felt staging. Do you confirm?

Scott Carpenter

Do you confirm staging?

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven, we confirm staging.

Scott Carpenter

Roger, g peaked at 6.3.

Scott Carpenter

The tower is way out. It's gone. The light is green. Going over the BECO check now.

CAPCOM

Roger, Aurora Seven.

Scott Carpenter

BECO check is complete

CAPCOM

Roger. Understand complete. Is that correct?

Scott Carpenter

At 3 minutes. Fuel and oxygen are still steady; cabin is holding 5.8 [psia]. Power still looks good; my status is good.

CAPCOM

Roger. Pitch minus, minus 2 1/2 [degrees], and you're right on; you're good.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. Reading you loud and clear, Gus.

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven, . . ., you are good.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. Still reading you. Broken a little bit. At 30, my status is good. Fuel and oxygen are steady. Cabin is holding 5.8 [psia]; Cabin is holding 5.8 [psia]. Power is good, 25 amps.

Scott Carpenter

Four minutes. Aurora Seven is Go. Fuel and oxygen steady; cabin holding, 25 amps; power is good.

CAPCOM

Roger, Aurora Seven. Pitch minus 3 1/2 [degrees]. You're good.

Scott Carpenter

Roger, Reading you on Bermuda antennas now, much louder.

Scott Carpenter

4 plus 30 my clock. Fuel and oxygen steady, 3 1/2 g's. Cabin holding 5.8 [psia]; 25 amps power is good.

CAPCOM

Roger, Aurora Seven. You're through 0.8, V over VR of 0.8.

Scott Carpenter

Okay, there is SECO. The posigrades fired. I am weightless and starting the fly-by-wire turnaround. Aux Damp is good.

CAPCOM

Roger. You look good down here.

Scott Carpenter

Periscope is out, and . . . .